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Ramona Emerson | Posted 07.16.2015 | New York
Ramona Emerson

As much as Sex and The City wanted us to think it, New York isn't your boyfriend. And since it isn't your dumb boyfriend, it's free to be perfect -- and New York is perfect. I recently had two West Coasters say things like, "New York is great, but all people do there is sit in bars and talk." Can you imagine anything better?

In Defense of My Mistress

Eric Ulloa | Posted 03.15.2015 | New York
Eric Ulloa

For years now, I have regarded NYC as my mistress. She's that relationship that I have consistently kept on the side, yet through all the difficult times there is something about her that keeps me hooked.

7 Signs That Prove You're A Real New Yorker

Christopher Russo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Teen
Christopher Russo

A few weeks ago my Twitter feed was spammed with tweets with the hashtag #youaintfromnewyork. Inspired by these tweets, I decided to compile my own list of "you ain't from New York" facts.

How to Fall in Love With New York City

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Casey Cavanagh

I have quickly learned that falling in love with New York City means first letting yourself get really uncomfortable. When you're uncomfortable, it means you're shedding the old and exposing yourself to new, to better.

20 Mistakes You Make When You First Move to NYC

Jen Glantz | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Jen Glantz

1. Paying more than $1 for a slice of pizza.

L.A. Woman On New Year's Eve

Chef Rossi | Posted 03.04.2014 | New York
Chef Rossi

We are talking about multi-taskers zipping down La Cienega Boulevard, sipping soy cappuccinos, admiring their facelifts in the rear-view mirror, texting their yoga guru and reading notes for a screenplay.

12 Tips for Overcoming the New New Yorker Bump

Allison Stadd | Posted 02.07.2014 | New York
Allison Stadd

4. How to tell which way is north in Brooklyn: It's hopeless. Don't even try.

What A Fortune Teller Got Right (And Wrong) About My Life

Sari Botton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sari Botton

"Don't give up the apartment." It was my first of what would eventually add up to 10 yearly appointments with Terry, a psychic who was popular among media types. But, real estate advice was hardly what I wanted for my $150. No, I wanted Terry to tell me what most people go to psychics to hear: that there was love on the horizon.

Dear NYC, I Love You, But I'm Leaving You

Amanda Slavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Amanda Slavin

You were good to me. Really good. You were my first love. Even though I dated NJ growing up briefly, that ended shortly and I was close enough to you to maintain a long distance relationship in my early age.

The Eternal Quest for the Affordable NY Nabe

Martin Kleinman | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Martin Kleinman

When Lena Dunham and her production team recently commandeered Bar Matchless in my son's Greenpoint neighborhood, he gave her the stink eye, turned on his heel and walked away. From the bar, and from the neighborhood.

10 Reasons NYC Isn't as Great as You Think It Is

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 06.06.2013 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

If you can make it here, you're told that you can make it anywhere, but "making it" consists of not eating for days because you can't afford it and hoping that the mysterious rash on your leg that you got when you moved into your new apartment will magically go away because you don't have health insurance with your new job.

New York Is Meant to Break You

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.09.2012 | New York
Greg Jacobs

The pain and struggle that come with living in this city are all worth it in the end. We're all climbing up the same stairs of an endlessly tall skyscraper, just trying to make it in a place that is meant to break us

Maybe a Wrinkle Would Do Me Good

Leigh Greaney | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Leigh Greaney

New York City can ruin your day when you're a semi-decent looking 20-something, hoping for a little respect on a friendless subway ride.

The Only Living Girl in New York

Taylor Trudon | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York
Taylor Trudon

Between unfortunate orthodontia and an equally unfortunate obsession with sparkly blue eyeshadow, middle school was rough. But as John Mayer wisely predicted, "Something's better on the other side." The other side is New York.

(More) Reasons to Leave New York

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 06.27.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

To thrive in New York is to embrace uncertainty, enjoy ridiculousness, revel in treachery and find exhilaration every second of every day.

Defining Your Own Chaos

Kristal Brent Zook | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women
Kristal Brent Zook

"Why not leave the city?" we asked ourselves. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Get some fresh air. A yard. A real house. It would shorten my commute to Hofstra University out on the Island, and of course, we would be saving all that money.

Are Women Better At Living Alone?

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Women

By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow (Click here for original article) Earlier this year, divorcee Dominique Browning published an essay in the New York Times ...

Dream Like New York Or Die Trying

Megan Snedden | Posted 03.30.2012 | New York
Megan Snedden

I couldn't bring myself to deliver the lines I was coached to say. So, I did what any reasonable, starving New Yorker would do. I lied.

Cooking With My Sister: Studio Apartment Pesto

One For The Table | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
One For The Table

After some rattling of bowls and a few choice curses, my sister emerged from the kitchen area carrying a large glass bowl of pesto pasta to the table. I took my first bite before she did. My taste buds immediately shut down. My throat burned.

On Being a Hick

Peter Mehlman | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York
Peter Mehlman

When it's clear you're gone from New York for good, this weird phenomenon occurs in which home becomes the place where you live and the life you're living squeezes out the life you left behind.

"What the He'll?"

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
One For The Table

Yes, it feels good to vent with the tip of my finger. Only trouble is, I have the new iPhone and it doesn't believe in Hell.

Cheap, Fat and Satisfied

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
One For The Table

Instead of dreaming of hitting the newest clubs and tripping the light fantastic in the latest fashions, I dream of checking out the latest restaurants and dishes yet to be explored.