Tag: Harlem

  • Morningside Park

    Morningside Park

      I’ve lived in NYC for over 10 years — almost half of those in Upper Manhattan — and I only just visited Morningside Park! And on my visit, I saw: two cats, countless turtles, a duck, a goose, and what I *think* is an egret?     And stairs. LOTS of stairs. Morningside Park is low…

  • Top 5 NYC Neighborhoods I Have Lived In

    Top 5 NYC Neighborhoods I Have Lived In

      Ten years in New York! This photo was taken a little over a month after I moved here and thus, began the longest and most fulfilling relationship of my life —   HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!   But I haven’t exactly stayed put all this time. Over the past ten…

  • New York, I ❤️ You (And You ❤️ Me Back)

    New York, I ❤️ You (And You ❤️ Me Back)

      Guys, let me tell you about the New Jersey Turnpike.   See, you never really know how much you love something until you lose it. This was how I realized I was stanning Sasha Velour in season 9: when it looked like she might be in danger of having to lip sync for her…

  • The Seven Worst Moments In The Life of a New Yorker

    The Seven Worst Moments In The Life of a New Yorker

    Category is: Law & Order intro realness. Yes, they’ve all happened: 1.  The pounding bass line that’s keeping you from sleeping on a weeknight has gotten so irritating that you venture, bleary-eyed and pajama-clad, into the brightly lit hallway of your apartment building only to discover that the offending apartment, the Party Animals, the horrific…

  • 2015 Best Nine Instagrams

    2015 Best Nine Instagrams

    What the hell is this post, a shameless plug for my Instagram?  On the one hand, yes definitely.  On the other hand, I’ve felt an Instagram rant has been long overdue from me and I want to get my feelings out there and see what you think.  But first, the ‘grams: 1.  My top ‘gram…

  • 2015 in Review: First Quarter

    2015 in Review: First Quarter

    JANUARY Adjusting to the New Job (1/22/15):  “Most days I go home tired.  Some days, I go home feeling like a total failure.  I feel so defeated it’s hard to breathe as I walk to the subway.  And some other days, things go so well that I feel like dancing all the way home.  But…

  • Street Harassment Selfie

    Street Harassment Selfie

    To everyone who actually buys that myth that looking “too hot” and walking alone late at night on the street is the reason women get harassed:  below is a picture I snapped of mysself less than 50 feet from where, on Sunday, March 22nd at 5:57pm, a strange man brushed himself against my arm as…

  • Sunday Stealing + MY 1500th POST!!

    Sunday Stealing + MY 1500th POST!!

    HELLO, 1500th POST!Bonjour, Sunday Stealers!  Welcome to my 1500th post!  Why, just yesterday, I had hit my 936th post and now here we are! I’m just tickled pink and red and lacy and chocolatey that I’ve made it this far and still going strong!I can’t believe I’ve actually accomplished something so big and monumental as…

  • Drunk Furniture

    Drunk Furniture

    Have you seen the hot trending topic “Drunk Furniture” ?  Basically, you find old furniture thrown out at the curb and give it a caption like it’s drunk. THIS IS THE FUNNEST GAME EVER. Now, whenever I see ratty old gross furniture chucked out on the sidewalk, I don’t think about the bedbugs that most…

  • To The Infant I Couldn't Stop Staring At In The Laundromat

    To The Infant I Couldn't Stop Staring At In The Laundromat

    hi, little guy.  I hope I didn’t creep you out by staring at you in your impossibly tiny sweatsuit.  I doubt if you even noticed – your eyes wide and flicking all over the room, pausing on each new amazing sight to process and file it away.  everything is new and nothing is taken for…

  • Ugly Naked Gal

    Ugly Naked Gal

    An open letter to the creep pointing and laughing at me from across the alley: Dear Jerk, So you’ve noticed I like walking around my apartment naked.  Yes, when home alone, I walk around my apartment naked.  I’m sure most people do.  I’ve been walking around naked at this particular address since August 2012.  Here…

  • Currently…in January 2014

    Currently…in January 2014

    FEELING:  Really down.  I just got dumped two days ago, and it hit me really hard.  I don’t know if it’s the season, or if I’m really in a rut, but nothing about what I’m doing right now feels right.  My job is getting on my nerves, I’m tired of working hard and spending all…

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas

    Today some of you are celebrating Christmas.  I wish for you fond memories, peace, harmony, and a little bit of booze.  And a White Christmas, from me, by way of Harlem, NYC.   BONUS Greenwich Village night-time shot!

  • Laundry Pickup Service

    Laundry Pickup Service

    So last week I was sick.  At the first sign of getting better, I realized my life was A MESS.  Dirty clothes everywhere, near-empty seltzer bottles, random buckets lying around.  I had to start somewhere and I started with laundry. My main concern with this Herculean task was being able to carry all my heavy…

  • Nuts in the Fruit Department

    Nuts in the Fruit Department

    This is the reason why I’ll never again shop at the Key Foods on 146th Street. I just went in for some apples, oranges, tuna and cottage cheese.  I picked up a basket and headed to the apple section when I noticed something…off.  There was an elderly couple, a man and a woman, standing in…

  • Compartment


    One morning, a few days ago, I caught myself unable to tear myself away from the view out my kitchen window. “This is my favourite view,”  I said aloud.  And meant it truthfully. At current moment, there is loud music pouring out the door across the hall.  Clapping, live singing, a live band is playing…

  • Community

    “That baby has been crying literally – literally – ALL DAY,”  I complain to my roommate when she comes home.  It’s maybe the fifth straight hour of screams that can’t possibly come from a human being.  Kitty-corner across the hall, she goes on for hours and at all times of the day. “How does everyone…

  • 30DHN: Something I Could Never Tire Of

    30DHN:  Something I Could Never Tire Of

    My windowsill nook The crazy bathroom storage that screams “tiny Manhattan apartment” Gizmo giving me the coy side-eye in the kitchen Waking up to this view …And having a home to come home to.

  • Cheap Joke

    Cheap Joke

    This is my grocery basket from a recent trip.  This is not the joke part. Easy Mac happened to be on sale, so I bought all I could find.  All that I could fit into my basket, while still leaving room for a tiny (just a tiny) bit of self-respect.  Looking at my purchase, I…

  • Little Letters

    Little Letters

    Dear Spanish Karaoke: I appreciate what you’re trying to do there.  But please, keep it between the hours of 10:00am and 11:00pm.  This 2:00am and 7:30am nonsense is really inconsiderate. Sincerely, Ay Dios Mio. Dear Weather: I was hoping for a little autumn before we jumped right to winter. Coldly, Layering Up Dear Manhattan, I…