Tracy's New York Life | A Blog About Life in New York City

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Plaza Hotel: A New York City Classic

by Lauren Malamala

Brimming with history, the Plaza is like no other hotel in New York City.

It’s no secret that NYC has more than its fair share of luxury hotels. I’ve attended magazine parties at the Pierre, and liquor brand launches at the Gansevoort – both, very memorable affairs with beautiful surroundings. Still, no hotel in this city is as historically significant and classically “New York” as the Plaza.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Arturo's, Where Have You Been All My Life?

by Tracy Kaler

Arturo's on Houston Street is a legendary spot for delicious Italian food and live jazz seven nights a week.

I rarely go out on Monday nights. I like to spend a long day in the office (at least until 7 p.m.), get caught up on emails and plan out the remainder of my week. But I had a chance to view a hot exhibit in SoHo, and I couldn't pass it up. Michael came along as my plus-one, and after we'd browsed the gallery, our appetites moved into overdrive and food was on the agenda. I just so happened to have a hankering for Italian. This is no surprise.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Downsizing to a Closet (Literally); Famous Faces on Broadway; Fantastic Footage of 1980s New York, and More

by Tracy Kaler

Caffee Reggio has been open since 1927. {credit}

Amazing places that still exist in New York City. {Buzzfeed}

Restaurant trends in the city this year. {Food Republic}

The (new) New Jersey Shore is a quick weekend getaway from the Big Apple. {Travel & Leisure}

Thursday, January 22, 2015

8 New York Film Moments We Can't Forget

by Tracy Kaler

New York City's star quality is evident in every movie filmed here. {credit}

We're in the midst of awards season, so I find it an appropriate time to reflect on some of my favorite NYC-centric films. We've seen the undeniable beauty of New York on screen for decades, and in spite of an always evolving city, I don't believe its star quality will ever waver. I hope you enjoy these moments from some of the most memorable (in my opinion, at least) New York City movies in history.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

'Culture Shock': From NYC to the Burbs

by Lauren Malamala

After living the New York city lifestyle for nearly four years, I get a sense of culture shock when I visit the burbs.

During my college years, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to several different countries. From Austria to Egypt, I never felt overwhelmed or out of place when immersing myself in those cultures, learning the languages, and interacting with the locals. So I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been living the New York City lifestyle for nearly four years (and this place is basically a world of its own), but now there is one place where I do get a sense of culture shock – the suburbs. After spending a month visiting my parents on the West Coast over the holidays, here are the aspects of suburbia that I can’t get used to anymore.
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