Posts tagged ‘new york city’

My Manicurist Doesn’t Speak English

…but she knows my name.  Welcome to New York.

Two weeks and two days ago, I moved to this city to persue my passion.  I don’t have one yet, but when I get one, I am sure that New York is the place to be when I get around to going after it.  In high school, I used to sit around with my drama club friends and chat shit about five of us renting a studio apartment and lining the floors with mattress after mattress so we would always have a place to sleep.  We thought NYC would be just like “RENT,” but hopefully sans deadly diseases, and also with more money.  That is to say, I have always held a romantic ideal of what it would be like to move to The Greatest City on Earth! and mostly, it lives up to the hype.048

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September 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm 6 comments

My Favorite Video Right Now

Sometimes making videos isn’t about being artsy or framing the shot or fucking lighting it like an eplipetic’s worst nightmare.

No. Sometimes it is about being BAD ASS. Take a lesson from Matt & Kim in their new video for “Lesson’s Learned”

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May 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm 5 comments

How to: Navigate the Subway (Letters)

120px-nycs-bull-trans-asvg1A Train: The A train can either be your best friend of your worst enemy. If you live downtown, then golly, that train sure is fast! If you live above central park, then shit goddamn, I hope you get used to taking a shuttle every weekend when the A train decides to mysteriously stop working on a regular basis. If you’ve got an Inwood commute, chances are you’ve almost slit your wrists trying to leave your neighborhood on a Saturday night. If you’re heading to Bed-stuy, your commute’s a little better since the JFK terminal is serviced by this line, which means more $$ for the MTA, which means that your swipe to Nostrand Ave isn’t so superfluous. Score.

 

 

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April 2, 2009 at 1:01 am 5 comments

The New York Times: They’re Just Like Us!

Or, you know, not.  This is one of the most obnoxious pieces the Times has published on the recession, and seems especially oblivious given that six hundred thousand people lost their jobs in January alone.  Read this, and tell me how much sympathy you feel for these poor, salary-capped executives:

Barbara Corcoran, a real estate executive, said that most well-to-do families take at least two vacations a year, a winter trip to the sun and a spring trip to the ski slopes.

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February 11, 2009 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

Goodbye Chelsea

Pardon my absence from googly-eyes for the last 10 days or however long. I was enjoying a relaxing family vacation in the gay capitol of the east coast, Rehoboth Beach, where I was without my laptop and very sparse internet/cell phone signal. Immediately upon returning to New York, I somehow managed to cram all of my belongings inside themselves, rent a cargo van, and then move all of my and my boyfriend’s shit from Manhattan to Brooklyn with only one minor collision and no fatalities (yay!) After some severe dehydration and foot pain, we’re in Brooklyn, and still without wireless (I am publishing from work). But anyway, this whole moving thing means that I am no longer a resident of the other gay capital of the East Coast, Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, which I loved dearly. The convenience, the cleanliness, and the jealousy that would follow everytime I told someone that I lived on West 16th Street will be sorely missed. Following Olivia’s example, I will now take the time to list my favorites in the neighborhood of which I grew so fond (in no particular order).

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August 5, 2008 at 9:20 am Leave a comment


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