Category Archives: New York

NYC Accent Tour

Fred Armisen of Portlandia notoriety, specifically of the brilliant two-hipsters-go-out-to-a-restaurant skit (at the end of this post) recently did NYC accent improv at a charity event. Spectators called out different NYC neighborhoods and boroughs and Armisten did his best impression of … Continue reading

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Nostalgia City, America

I’ve had better weeks in my life than the one that just happened.  And so when the weather is gloomy and I’ve have a not-so-great week I get a little homesick. Well, not homesick really, I only really felt true homesickness when I … Continue reading

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FYI NYC Words and Definitions

A nice collection of NYC terms to memorize before you come visit “the city” from Buzzfeed. Below are a few of my favs. Let me just say that I’ve been a Magnolia customer since before Carrie Bradshaw even got one … Continue reading

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Le French Invasion of New York

Walking around New York City you’re bound to hear a plethora of different languages being spoken by the residents, immigrants, and tourists that make this city a true melting pot. However, unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, in … Continue reading

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El ÑQR LOL

Doesn’t look like the MTA is scrambling to get rid of the ñ’s like they did during the FML scandal of 2010…  

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Un poste en français: Un souvenir de mon enfance

I wrote this for my French class senior year of high school after watching the film Un souvenir de mon enfance. Disclosure: It’s not well written (it’s not called Senioritis for nothing!), but it’s a cute story anyway. I think … Continue reading

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Won’t You Please?

Has anyone ever noticed these signs on the NYC bus and thought that they are very bizarrely phrased? Everytime I see these signs I feel like asking the guy next to me, “Please suh, can I have some more?” Who … Continue reading

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