Is Finnerty’s the best bar to watch the Golden State Warriors in New York City?

May 25, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you a Golden State Warrior’s fan living in New York City and looking for a bar to watch your team with other Bay Area fans?

No Valets: How to crowdsource Citi Bike’s supply and demand problem

April 16, 2015 / 0 comments

Last year, Citi Bike introduced a new valet service to maintain balance throughout the bike sharing system.

That one time when a subway performer and an angry stranger connected on a NYC subway platform

March 13, 2015 / 0 comments

Anything can happen when a diverse set of people share common space as we do everyday in big cities across the country. A lot of these interactions happen on public transportation.

New York’s Cheap Eats #2: Halal Cart (Chicken & Rice for $5)

March 10, 2015 / 0 comments

In a past post, I discussed the #1 cheap eat option in New York City: Pizza.

What happened to Bourbon Coffee on 14th Street? When did it close?

March 7, 2015 / 0 comments

I am not sure what happened, but sometime between mid February and early March, Bourbon Coffee + Crust closed.

New York’s Cheap Eats: The ubiquitous $1 pizza (or 99 cent pizza slice)

February 22, 2015 / 0 comments

One thing that I was pleasantly surprised by when I moved to New York was the affordable food options in the city.

New York vs. San Francisco: No contest when it comes to the DMV

January 8, 2015 / 0 comments

Here’s another point for New York City in the “San Francisco vs. New York” debate. The Department of Motor Vehicles in New York is approximately 5x better than San Francisco’s. 

Cheap and tasty dumplings at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Restaurant

January 2, 2015 / 0 comments

Though Flushing (the city), Prosperity, Lam Zhou, Xi’an Famous Foods and Vanessa’s get a lot of the ink when it comes to cheap, tasty dumplings in New York City, I’d have to insert Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine Restaurant into the conversation.

New York vs. San Francisco: The population density between the two densest cities in the United States

December 17, 2014 / 2 comments

Despite San Francisco being the second-densest city in the United States after New York – it always feels empty when compared to New York City.

Millions March vs. Santa Con: 2 events that couldn’t be more different

December 14, 2014 / 0 comments

On any other year, New York would collectively roll our eyes and the media would skewer another aimless, zero-value SantaCon as it stumbled through the city.

1st Avenue L Train MTA

Is the MTA adding entrances to the L Train at Avenue A?

December 12, 2014 / 0 comments

For selfish reasons, I think there should be a TRAIN STATION at Avenue C or D, but I welcome the news that MTA is looking to extend the 1st Avenue entrance to the L train to Avenue A.

A table of the fastest, slowest, most-reliable and least-reliable buses in New York City

December 11, 2014 / 0 comments

The Straphangers Campaign just released a survey of the city’s buses to determine the fastest, slowest, most-reliable and least-reliable buses in New York City.

The ultimate list of the best “cheap & tasty” restaurants in Manhattan (updated)

December 3, 2014 / 3 comments

One’s definition of “cheap” becomes skewed when they live in a city like New York for a long enough time. Cheap becomes relative.

Best of East Village: TopSec Security & Locksmith

November 25, 2014 / 0 comments

I rarely review a business unless I’ve used their service or been to their establishment at least twice, but in some situations where it’s a one-time thing or exceptional service, a review is merited from just one experience. 

Are Asian immigrants being targeted for MTA subway attacks?

November 24, 2014 / 0 comments

This is an article that I originally wrote for American FOBs. I corrected a mistake and made some slight edits to this version for clarity. 

Free Wi-Fi hotspots in New York City if you subscribe to Time-Warner Cable

November 19, 2014 / 0 comments

If you subscribe to Time-Warner Internet and you leave your house, you don’t have to leave your Internet behind. 

Are Asian immigrants being pushed onto subway tracks a coincidence or something else?

November 17, 2014 / 3 comments

I don’t know what number constitutes a pattern, but after a 61-year Chinese immigrant was pushed onto the tracks of the oncoming D train in The Bronx.

Here’s why you should use Amazon’s Subscribe & Save service (especially if you live in NYC)

November 15, 2014 / 0 comments

Living in New York for the last 15 months has also been the first time in my life without access to my own car.

Best of East Village: C-Town Supermarket

November 14, 2014 / 0 comments

Having recently moved closer to Avenue C, only a block east and a couple streets south of my old apartment, the stores, markets and cafes I now frequent have almost completely changed.

How to navigate the insane long lines at Trader Joe’s in Union Square (New York)

November 13, 2014 / 0 comments

The lines at the Trader Joe’s Union Square are unlike any other Trader Joe’s in the country. The queue for the cashier is more akin to the release of the new iPhone. Really. 

Here’s what it feels like to walk in women’s shoes (and not be a drag queen)

October 31, 2014 / 0 comments

As humans, our experiences as who we are influence how we view the world. 

I’ve had to talk with Time-Warner Cable at least 16 times this last month

October 23, 2014 / 1 comment

I’ve been holding off writing a post about Time-Warner Cable for the last couple weeks solely because the agents have been so helpful and friendly.

Where is the IKEA Brooklyn shuttle bus stop located?

October 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Apparently, there are three IKEA shuttle stops in Brooklyn. In this post, we’re going to talk about locating the Borough Hall bus stop.  

Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles (What’s in a name?)

September 4, 2014 / 0 comments

What’s in the name?  When in Chinatown, the names of stores and restaurants can be nonsensical, include random numbers, and state ridiculous claims

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