Get More NYC | "Welcome to New York"

Taylor Swift and I lead pretty different lives. She doesn’t host trivia or have a blog or drop her phone twelve times a day, at least as far as I know. She has a cat and way more followers on Instagram than I do. But today I discovered that T Swizzle and I actually do have something more in common than a sorted dating history.

Get More NYC | The “Drunk History” of the Statue of Liberty

If you haven’t yet seen the Comedy Central show “Drunk History” – get on that ASAP. The basic premise is ridiculously drunk people passionately telling stories of American history, which are then acted out by celebs, but always dubbed in the drunk person’s voice. It’s incredible in every way. This week’s episode took place in NYC and we got this little gem out of it about the Statue of Liberty, which I visited with my frousins on a lovely fall day a few years back.

Get More NYC | How I Met Your Mother

Just like the modern classics of “Friends” and “Seinfeld” before it, “How I Met Your Mother” was filmed on a fake New York City set in LA. Even though the show is not filmed on our streets, New York still remains a main character along with our favorite human characters of Marshall, Robin, and Barney. Let’s face it, Lily and Ted, you’re kind of annoying sometimes.

Get More NYC | "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"

I can’t help but think of my first NYC apartment, on 54th and 10th, whenever I hear it. Bruce is singing about the formation of his band on the streets of *his* 10th Avenue, but I always think of the formation of my New York City life on *my* 10th Avenue.

Get More NYC | "Humans of New York"

Too often on the streets of Manhattan you run into a stranger who you want to know more about. For example, the guy on the subway on New Year’s after midnight who jokingly asked me if I could tell him what day it was since I was carrying a calendar that I’d won at the party. Or the man at my old laundry place who was the best but because of the language barrier, we only said a few words to each other each time I picked up my stuff. Or the man I’ve seen walking around several times with his cat perched comfortably on top of his head.

Get More NYC | The Avett Brothers – “I and Love and You”

A friend just had me thinking about my favorite songs about New York, which works well for my new blog feature, Get More NYC. As I sent over my list, which in fact is mostly made up of music from a CD my sister, Katie, made for me when I moved to New York (seriously, how great is she?!), I also starred my favorites and I couldn’t help but star this next one 3 times.

Get More NYC | Greg Holden – “She’s Got Something”

The most frequent question I’ve gotten over the last two weeks has been “Are you going to do a 29 Things list?” The short answer is no, but the long answer is that I always have a few to-do lists running in my head anyway and I’d like to reduce the pressure I put on myself with time limits this upcoming year.

Get More NYC | "I Lego N.Y."

If you haven’t read any of Christoph Niemann’s “Abstract Sunday” blogs for the NY Times, do yourself a huge favor here. You may have recently heard of Niemann because he sketched his way through the NY marathon in the fall, “26.2 Miles, 46 Sketches” (also read about MY watching of the NY marathon, here). But what I really wanted to share with you today is Niemann’s entry on building NYC with his sons’ Legos, entitled “I Lego N.Y.”