Best of the East Village: Ramen Misoya’s lunch special might be the best ramen deal in New York

There’s no lack of ramen joints in the East Village; with no fewer than fifteen restaurants that offer up the tasty Japanese noodle dish in the neighborhood. Continue reading “Best of the East Village: Ramen Misoya’s lunch special might be the best ramen deal in New York”

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

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.  Continue reading “Citi Bike confirms locations for the 80 new stations in Upper West Side and Upper East Side”

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Zara Store Locations: Here are all the ZARA stores in New York City

There are seven ZARA locations in New York City; all of which are located in Manhattan. Continue reading “Zara Store Locations: Here are all the ZARA stores in New York City”

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Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?

With each new bank branch and fast franchise that opened on East 14th the last two years, the Kennedy Fried Chicken outpost felt more and more out of place in the East Village. Continue reading “Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?”

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Tompkins Square Park’s basketball courts closed for improvements and renovations

The nearest Citi Bike station to me is on East 10th and Avenue A, so I walk by the basketball courts at Tompkins Square Park all the time. Continue reading “Tompkins Square Park’s basketball courts closed for improvements and renovations”

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

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

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

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. Continue reading “That one time when a subway performer and an angry stranger connected on a NYC subway platform”

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

I am not sure what happened, but sometime between mid February and early March, Bourbon Coffee + Crust closed. Continue reading “What happened to Bourbon Coffee on 14th Street? When did it close?”

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

One thing that I was pleasantly surprised by when I moved to New York was the affordable food options in the city. Continue reading “New York’s Cheap Eats: The ubiquitous $1 pizza (or 99 cent pizza slice)”

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

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.  Continue reading “New York vs. San Francisco: No contest when it comes to the DMV”

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Cheap and tasty dumplings at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Restaurant

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. Continue reading “Cheap and tasty dumplings at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Restaurant”

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

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

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

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. Continue reading “Is the MTA adding entrances to the L Train at Avenue A?”

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Best of East Village: TopSec Security & Locksmith

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.  Continue reading “Best of East Village: TopSec Security & Locksmith”

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Are Asian immigrants being targeted for MTA subway attacks?

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.  Continue reading “Are Asian immigrants being targeted for MTA subway attacks?”

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

Living in New York for the last 15 months has also been the first time in my life without access to my own car. Continue reading “Here’s why you should use Amazon’s Subscribe & Save service (especially if you live in NYC)”

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Review: Chinatown’s Good Luck (Lucky Express) Car Service

It’s comforting when you get to a point where you can trust a service to consistently deliver (whether a haircut, laundry service, or fried yuca); it allows one to put energy into more important things in life.  Continue reading “Review: Chinatown’s Good Luck (Lucky Express) Car Service”

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Where is the IKEA Brooklyn shuttle bus stop located?

Apparently, there are three IKEA shuttle stops in Brooklyn. In this post, we’re going to talk about locating the Borough Hall bus stop.   Continue reading “Where is the IKEA Brooklyn shuttle bus stop located?”

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

What’s in the name?  When in Chinatown, the names of stores and restaurants can be nonsensical, include random numbers, and state ridiculous claims Continue reading “Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles (What’s in a name?)”

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Gallery: 17 days in New York’s Chinatown

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.   Continue reading “Gallery: 17 days in New York’s Chinatown”

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Citi Bike: What does the “Trip Open/Completed” status mean?

Every so often when I log into my CitiBike account to check out my usage. Last month I came across a “Trip Completed” in my history.   Continue reading “Citi Bike: What does the “Trip Open/Completed” status mean?”

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The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in New York’s Chinatown

I have relatives that live in Confucius Plaza, sometimes referred to as Confucius Tower. Confucius Plaza is an expansive apartment complex with historical significance found in Manhattan’s Chinatown.   Continue reading “The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in New York’s Chinatown”

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