Storify: Small Moments in the Big Apple

Photo Credit: Celine Elliott
Blogging about my experiences in New York City this semester has been so fun, and was a great way to keep a record of all that I explored and learned in the city along the way. Looking back through my posts over these past three months makes me proud to see all the work I’ve accomplished and accumulated. Through this “Storify”, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite posts from the blog.

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Video: Roamin’ The Big Apple

Photo Credit: Celine Elliott

Wow, I can’t believe I only have one week left of interning in New York before I return to campus to complete my last semester of college. The three months I’ve been here in the city have truly been memorable and amazing. Continue reading “Video: Roamin’ The Big Apple”

Q&A With Hogan Fulton

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This evening, I had the opportunity to interview actor/dancer Hogan Fulton, 21, at the 8th Avenue/39th Street Starbucks about all things New York City. I wanted to get a perspective on New York City living from someone who’s much more accustomed to the city than I am. At just 17 years old, Hogan landed a part in the Broadway musical Newsies, moving from small town Newbury Park, California to the Big Apple. After working and living in the city for two years, Hogan returned to California to attend UC Berkeley, but has since been drawn back to the city, embarking on year three as a New Yorker. Continue reading “Q&A With Hogan Fulton”

NYC Driver Honks Horn, Sparks Street Wide Movement

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NEW YORK CITY – Sunday, November 27, 2016

On Saturday night, 38-year-old New York City driver Thad Hanks honked his car horn while cruising down W 35th Street, sparking a miles long symphony of honking horns throughout the city. “It was kind of a freeing experience, actually,” said Hanks in a press conference Sunday. Initially, Hanks honked his car horn when the car in front of him stopped at a red light. “I’ll admit I was frustrated that this person in front of me would dare to obey traffic laws.” However, his frustration soon turned to pure joy when the truck driver next to him joined in with a series of rapid honks. Continue reading “NYC Driver Honks Horn, Sparks Street Wide Movement”

How To: Get Utterly and Completely Lost Inside the 42nd St Subway Station

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Having lived in New York a short time, I don’t yet feel like a total expert on all things NYC. However, if there’s one thing I’ve discovered I’m an expert in as a newbie, it’s getting lost. Most recently, I got utterly and completely lost inside the 42nd St subway station in Times Square. Here’s my step-by-step guide on how I did it, so you too may get utterly and completely lost inside the 42nd St subway station. All you need for this tutorial are:

-Adjacency to the 42nd St subway station

-A Metro Card

-A dumbfounded and confused expression
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Thank you, New York City

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Dear New York City,

Hey, it’s me. That girl who has gotten lost not once, but two times in Central Park. I just wanted to say thank you for being such a welcoming and captivating city. At first glance, you seem intimidating, but once people get to know you they love you. I can relate to this because my resting face is somewhere between deeply melancholy and one second away from an eye roll (or so I’m told). However, like you, I swear I’m a delight (no one has told me this). But I digress. This letter is about you.

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Question: Why New York?

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Why do you want to live in New York?

As a California native, I am asked this question a lot by family, friends, and even total strangers. Most of the time, they are incredulous that I would choose to leave such perfect, consistent weather behind. At first, having never been to New York, I didn’t really know how to clarify my East Coast dreams. Continue reading “Question: Why New York?”

A Review of Baked By Melissa Cupcakes


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This week, I visited Baked By Melissa, a popular cupcake shop in New York City. The shop is known for its bite-size cupcakes and macarons. And when I say, “bite-size,” I mean it literally. Baked By Melissa’s website boasts that the cupcakes are only slightly bigger than a quarter. Continue reading “A Review of Baked By Melissa Cupcakes”

Halloween in NYC


Although there’s only a week left until Halloween, it’s not too late to get into the spooky spirit. New York City offers a variety of scary, festive, and pumpkin-filled events to satisfy any taste. Here’s a short list of some events you can experience in the Big Apple this Halloween.

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1 Month in The Big Apple (Photo Gallery)

Photo Credit: Celine Elliott; Collage made using PicStitch

This Thursday marks my first month living in New York City. This place has not only filled my heart with love for its many sights, but it has also filled my phone’s camera roll. I’ve sifted through hundreds of my own photos (some, I’m embarrassed to admit, photobombed by my thumb), and compiled a gallery of some of my favorite sights and things about The Big Apple.  My hope is that, through these photos, you will be able to see New York City for the vibrant, bustling, and awe-inspiring city that it is.  Continue reading “1 Month in The Big Apple (Photo Gallery)”