NYC | You’re Better than Buttered Popcorn

I’m not a huge fan of seeing movies in theaters. I don’t like sitting still (especially with both feet on the floor) or being inside for too long. The main appeal of a movie-going for me is the opportunity to devour baked pretzel nuggets dipped in cheese during the previews. BUT I’ve just discovered, per recommendation by Aubrey, a theater that may change all of this.

NYC | Dear Diary, Today I Saw a Boy

Please refer to Britney Spears’ classic love song, “Dear Diary,” if you are not familiar with this post title. It’s okay if you can’t make it past the first 30 seconds, I sincerely understand.

NYC | 5 Pointz: One of LIC’s Coolest Jointz

When Banksy took NYC by storm last month (which I wrote about here), suddenly everyone became interested in graffiti, including this girl. Banksy’s New York exhibition brought a lot of attention to the graffiti mecca in Long Island City, 5 Pointz.

NYC | Once Upon a Time

I’ve been really into stories lately – I have been listening to the podcast of This American Life more than the new Taylor Swift album, making my mantra “Do it for the Story” (as inspired by Girls on HBO), and thinking about what story I would tell to Alex after the first commercial break if I were ever to make it on Jeopardy.

NYC | Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard

NYC is expensive. No one will argue this, especially not me as I just signed a new apartment lease (yay!). But, just as I believe the city tries to make up for urban life by bringing us suburban experiences, it also tries to make up for the cost of living by offering tons of free events. One of these free events is every Sunday night at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). Another is Summer Stage in Central Park, which recently featured UCB.

NYC | A Poem Lovely as a Tree

Working hard on my 28,
I cannot – will not – finish late, So for my second task, My friend Brad I did ask, Great ideas he did give, For the New York life I want to live

NYC | Flashing Lights, Lights, Lights, Lights

When I asked people to add to my “27 Things to do Before I Turn 27” list, Frousin Emily suggested to be part of a flashmob and gave me the link to ImprovEverywhere. I had seen “performances” by this group before so I of course agreed to add this item to my to-do list. On Saturday, we got to cross this off as we were a part of the Mp3 Experiment Eight in Battery Park City.

NYC | The Fastest Way to get Bed Bugs

When Nicole and I moved in together in August we discussed how important it was to make sure we did not have any uninvited guests like rodents, Bronx Zoo cobras, or bed bugs. Therefore, instead of actually *participating* in today’s NYC Pillow Fight Day 2011 in Union Square, I just watched from behind the barrier.