New York City Category Archives

The BIG Tote

Having spent a lot of time on both coasts, people are always asking me the pros and cons of LA living versus NYC living. I think the two largest differences are obvious: 1. The weather 2.  The transportation As a freelancer, the adjustment of not having my own personal vehicle to keep my stuff in while out and about during days and evenings was the …

Ringing In ‘Year of The Monkey’!

Growing up I always thought I was the year of the Tiger.  My parent’s friends who were into Symbology/Astrology would always get me Tiger paraphernalia: figurines, stuffed animals and such.  I was well into my twenties when I discovered that being an early January birthday my Chinese Zodiac birth year was actually an Ox.  I adjusted accordingly and now I’m an OX.  What’s your Chinese …

When The Moon Hit My Eye… *Best Pizza in NYC*

When I first arrived in New York last February everyone told me that I had to have authentic NYC pizza.  I’m a pizza snob; my father is Italian and makes homemade pizza from scratch and even spins the dough on his finger like in the movies so naturally no restaurant pizza ever compared to the homemade pies my father makes… Until I discovered Fornino.  In all fairness, …

Nostalgia Found in Williamsburg

“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” ― Carson McCullers You can tell everything about a town by their second hand shops. Growing up, my great-grandmother Tooty lived in a classic old Los Angeles home in Highland Park right above Wilshire. …