Roasted duck and chicken in Chinatown windows

Gallery: 17 days in New York’s Chinatown

September 3, 2014 / 0 comments

As of September 1st, I’m in-between apartments and will spend the next 2-3 weeks in Chinatown. Specifically, sleeping on my grandma’s sofa in Confucius Plaza.  

Spike Lee vs. Michael Rapaport: The gentrification of New York City

August 24, 2014 / 0 comments

Gentrification is a complicated issue. It becomes even more complicated an issue when you’re brand new to a city like I am to New York.

Best of East Village: The Roost coffee shop/bar

August 18, 2014 / 0 comments

The Roost opened around the corner from me a few months ago. On Avenue B between 13th and 14th street, I walked by the cozy little coffee shop several times and kept telling myself that I would stop in at some point.

What do the lights mean on Citibike?

Red/Yellow/Green: What does it mean when I get a red light on a Citi Bike dock?

August 16, 2014 / 1 comment

It’s been about a month now since I started my Citi Bike membership. I love the program; it’s completely changed how I access the city. 

Citi Bike Review: Is Citi Bike Worth $100? Hell Yes.

August 9, 2014 / 4 comments

I resisted Citi Bike for nearly a year. I liked the idea of the city’s bikeshare program, but since I already had a monthly MTA pass, my own bike sitting at home, I pushed off Citi Bike as a nice-to-have, but was more a luxury that I would only use from time-to-time. 

Lebron Jordan #23 from the back

Lebron James and Michael Jordan are sharing jersey #23… again

July 30, 2014 / 2 comments

Oh the NBA off season, when trade speculation, salary cap discussions, and jersey numbers are considered breaking news. 

Lyft to start in New York (and why I don’t use Uber)

July 10, 2014 / 1 comment

Lyft was my service of choice in San Francisco, so I was happy to read that we’ll be finally seeing Lyft cars in New York, specifically starting out in Brooklyn and Queens (though not without the expected barriers from the taxi commission).

A Murderer Destroyed a Family (And We Go On With Our Lives)

July 9, 2014 / 0 comments

A sad, heart-wrenching note was posted on Facebook a couple days ago in the aftermath of Wen Hui Ruan’s from two months ago.

Valmar convenience store wants 2AM liquor license

May 30, 2014 / 2 comments

When I first arrived on Valencia and McCoppin St. in 2005, the area wasn’t as developed as it is now. In the last decade plus, the Mission district has been booming and continues pushing north into the area

NY, SF: Turn your junior studio into a 3 bedroom penthouse…

May 29, 2014 / 0 comments

… not really, but this is cool. One of the many projects coming from the nerdfaces at M.I.T. Media Lab is developing a“Room-in-a-Box” — way to expand and extend your home without actually expanding the physical space.

Goodbye, Flax

May 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Flax, the funky art supply shop off Valencia and Market is saying goodbye. Flax is being pushed out by a nine-story, 160-unit condo building with parking lot that is set to be developed in that space

How to find price per square foot in New York City by neighborhood

May 4, 2014 / 0 comments

If you’re in the market to buy real estate, then you know that in order to get a sense of what’s a reasonable price for real estate in the area you’re considering,  you have to pull the prices for similar homes in or near that area. 

Here’s one study that proves racism still exists

April 14, 2014 / 0 comments

  If you need anymore proof that racism (intentional or not)  still exists, look no further than this 2003 that a recent BBC article around baby names cited In a study from 2003, called Are Emily And Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal? Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan sent nearly 5,000 CVs in response…

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Urban Casual Spirit

February 7, 2014 / 0 comments

Here I go with my bags again. Don’t underestimate a backpack that looks feminine online, that thing might scream easy, breezy, beautiful COVERGIRL in real-time. Case in point, my new M.A.R.S.E.A. backpack.

haemul pajeon korean seafood pancake

Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake)

January 11, 2014 / 0 comments

This is an up-close and personal photo of the super colorful, super delicious seafood pancake at Cho Dang Gol in Midtown Manhattan

#Selfie

January 6, 2014 / 0 comments

> I’ve never taken to taking #selfies, nor compelled to put them on social media. Or at least, not taking #selfies and posting them publicly. Today, I took three selfies and posted them to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And then all three to WordPress…

Market and Gough St.

San Francisco: Market St. & Gough St. back in 1889

January 4, 2014 / 0 comments

Here’s an image showing the corner of northeast corner of Market St. and Gough St. in my neighborhood. The first image is from 1889, the second one is present day/recent.

Halal New Year

January 1, 2014 / 0 comments

Not Surprised; Low Expectations

December 29, 2013 / 0 comments

> NS;LX: Traditionally, the phrase not surprised; low expectations (abbreviated ns;lx) has been used as a concise manner to express how one is no longer amazed or shocked by behavior due to the historically predictable actions.

Stop / Don't Stop Crosswalk Confusion

Don’t Stop / Don’t Walk

December 14, 2013 / 0 comments

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