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New York Secrets: The Rooftop of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You can live your life in New York and still not discover all the little nooks that make the city so interesting. My latest discovery: the rooftop of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s free (or, included with the “by donation” museum entry), it’s artsy (look at these table sculptures) and it has one of… Read more »

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The Secret World of Shoes

  So I went to a Randall Loeffler sample sale. Even though I found the selection slightly disappointing (there was nothing I wanted to spend more than $100 on), I was incredibly impressed by the look of the location. The warehouse, the racks of shoes and the hidden closet entryway all helped create the impression of entering… Read more »

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Back to 1927!

  I walked right through a film set today. Yes, they were filming a period movie near my work (I caught it on a filming break and so was able to walk right through the set) and it felt particularly discombobulating to see people in old-style hats and trench coats on one side and actors… Read more »

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Umbrella Views.

This sight greeted me from beneath my umbrella the other day.  

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Nepali Food in East Village

This, if you’ve ever wondered, is what Nepali food looks like. With two friends, I found a Nepali restaurant (an entirely new cuisine for me!) and tried steamed chicken dumplings with a pepper chutney, a light chicken curry, a traditional noodle soup called Sha Thukpa and a thick bean soup that did not make it into the… Read more »

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Daily Finds

Balloons. Balloons. BALLOONS (in unexpected places!)  

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A Question of Faces

  Not every question can be answered by Google. One such question is why these doodled faces are showing up in some of Manahttan’s most random places. I’ve seen at least three now.

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They’re Looking At Me

If you really want to get creeped out, try wandering around East Village in the evening while also peeking inside the windows of some antique shops. These are the faces that greeted me on my own journey.   This is what creepy faces look like. Photo by Veronika Bondarenko