Tag Archives: New York City

‘Wicked’ on the cheap

Tonight begins my quest for a $25 “Wicked” ticket. I’m practically perfect in this endeavor and I hope my streak continues this evening. I’m talking about the “Wicked” lottery that happens between two-and-a-half hours before showtime and two hours before … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is closing Friday for a year’s worth of repairs, which is the inspiration for this Wednesday photo. Friday is also the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the French gift by Pres. Grover Cleveland.  I have … Continue reading

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Cupcakes make people happy, too

So says the slogan of swirlz, a cupcake bakery in Chicago. Music makes people happy, as well, which I wrote about a couple days ago. Linsey and I stopped at swirlz to pick up a couple of treats before I … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Coney Island

Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., is one of those storied places. When I spent a summer there in 2008, I knew I had to visit the beach and boardwalk. I ended up visiting four or five times because there were … Continue reading

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The Top 5: Free (or reduced) New York City

I spent the summer of 2008 in New York City, interning in Midtown and living in Brooklyn Heights. Since I was barely getting paid and trying to save as much money for my year abroad as possible, free or reduced-priced … Continue reading

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14 ways to describe summer

July is almost over, and therefore, summer, as I know it and define, is also coming to an end. The month of July signifies summer to me because it is the month my family gets together at a house on … Continue reading

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Fun on the Fourth

One of America’s Fourth of July traditions has always perplexed me, and every year when the holiday rolls around, I get to thinking about it. Why do we love Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture so much? It wasn’t written for us because … Continue reading

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