Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s addicting hazelnut powder now available to buy in-store

November 4, 2015 / 1 comment

Rejoice! After years of customers begging, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf finally decided to sell their magic hazelnut powder!*

Get $50 off a Lyft from Las Vegas Airport to the strip with this promo code

October 29, 2015 / 1 comment

Now you can officially take a Lyft from Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport to the Vegas strip – the first car sharing service to operate in Vegas.

Your MTA transfer doesn’t work for bus-to-bus transfers on same route

October 24, 2015 / 1 comment

Whenever possible I plan my trip in a way that allows me to do what I need to maximize my $2.75 Metrocard fare.

Lyft retires $8 fares, teases new 50% promotion in “discount zones”

October 23, 2015 / 0 comments

As quickly as $8 Lyft Lines replaced $5 Lyft Lines, they’re ending the more expensive promotion after just a couple weeks.

“Dockpocalypse” hits Citi Bike stations in East Village, Alphabet City

October 22, 2015 / 0 comments

Living near the East Village, it’s not a rare occurrence to find the two Citi Bike stations nearest my apartment completely bare. When it happens, I have to walk to a station a couple extra streets to grab a bike.

Get 24 free months of Citi Bike by referring 24 friends

October 21, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you considering Citi Bike? If you open a new annual membership, you can get a free month through if an active member refers you for a membership.

Yikes! Jeremy Lin sports “bowl cut” hairstyle at Hornets practice

October 10, 2015 / 2 comments

While in China for the NBA Global Games, Jeremy Lin decided to wear his hair in a bowlcut at a Charlotte Hornets practice.

Why you should take a Lyft (Line) from JFK to Manhattan

October 6, 2015 / 5 comments

Those of you that read this site know that I prefer Lyft over Uber and specifically, the Lyft Line service is an efficient and reasonable transportation option.

Lyft increases ‘Lyft Line’ fares to $8 in New York City

October 5, 2015 / 1 comment

Lyft has been threatening to end their $5 Lyft Line promotion for a few months now and they’ve finally pulled the plug on the five buck fares in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

I love using Lyft Line, but good luck getting a car during “Prime Time”

October 4, 2015 / 0 comments

From the $5 hotspots to 10-minute match, it’s no secret that I much prefer Lyft Line over regular Lyft, and certainly over Uber.

Nespresso celebrates “National Coffee Day” with “Buy 10 Get 1 Free”

September 29, 2015 / 1 comment

If you’re a member of Nespresso Club, you likely got the same promotional email I received this morning.

Goodbyes: Iconic Pearl City Mart to close massive SoHo store in December

September 26, 2015 / 3 comments

Pearl River Mart is a three-level department store you wouldn’t expect to see on the busiest, most tourist-heavy, bustling street in the heart of Soho’s retail center.

That ‘Cienfuegos’ credit card charge may actually be ‘Mother of Pearl’

September 22, 2015 / 0 comments

Did you recently notice a credit card charge for a merchant named “Cienfuegos” on your statement and don’t recall purchasing anything from a “Cienfuegos“?

Is Citi Bike experiencing docking problems?

September 11, 2015 / 3 comments

A couple of days ago, I wrote about receiving an email from Citi Bike stating that the bike I docked was still in the wild four hours later and that I was incurring charges for continued usage.

Lyft Line: When a car service is cheaper than the subway

September 10, 2015 / 0 comments

Would you rather have a car pick you up from your home and zip you directly to your destination or take the subway? Usually the subway is cheaper than a private car, but with Lyft Line, the price difference isn’t much.

Did you get the dreaded “Looks like you’ve had a Citi Bike out for a while…” email from Citi Bike?

September 7, 2015 / 0 comments

At 2:30 AM in the morning, I received the “OH CRAP” automated email from Citi Bike customer service telling you that something is amiss. You may have seen this subject line: Looks like you’ve had that Citi Bike out for a while…

What is considered downtown in New York? And where is midtown and uptown?

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

As with any large metropolitan area, there are invisible boundaries known only to the denizens of that city. In Manhattan, there are downtown, midtown or uptown designations, but no official borders, so where does each start and end?

Cheap and tasty rice noodle rolls from Sun Hing Lung Co

August 30, 2015 / 0 comments

Cheong fun is a dish associated with dim sum. It’s normally found side-by-side with some of the more popular dim sum dishes like har gow, sui mai and char su bao.

The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)

August 28, 2015 / 3 comments

Two years ago when I first moved to New York, Avenues A, B, C and D were talked about as if they were apart of the East Village. And I happily went along not knowing better.

I wish I never read that Gawker article about the Conde Nast executive and gay porn escort

July 20, 2015 / 0 comments

A couple days ago, I read the now infamous Gawker article about the married executive and gay escort that is at the center of a firestorm of criticism against Nick Denton’s media website.

Citi Bike confirms locations for the 80 new stations in Upper West Side and Upper East Side

July 10, 2015 / 0 comments

After much discussion and community input (complaining, letter-sending and yelling), a plan has been agreed on for the approximately 80 new stations planned for the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

Finding “Sharer Zero”: How can I see who shared my Facebook post?

July 5, 2015 / 0 comments

As the webmaster of a couple websites, there’s been a few occasions where I woke up to see a post was shared out on Facebook, went viral and my website traffic spiked from it. 

How to choose the best Citi Bike at the docking station

July 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Picking a Citi Bike is a crap shoot. Other than kicking the tires, there’s not much you can do to ensure you chose a good or bad bike until you actually start riding the bike.

1,000 brand new, redesigned Citi Bikes hit the streets of New York City

July 3, 2015 / 1 comment

Citi Bike released 1,000 of their redesigned bikes this week. I wasn’t aware of the new bikes, so when I first came across one, it was a surprise.

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