Archive / January 2013

January 7, 2013

…shopped in Chinatown (and had my first ever dragon fruit)

I’ve lived a block from Chinatown for more than a year but, shamefully, I’ve never shopped there. Today I put that to rights, visiting a store on the corner of Elizabeth and Hester streets and picking ingredients for dinner. And I realised I should have been shopping there all year because IT IS SO CHEAP …

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January 6, 2013

…saw the Manhattan skyline (from the sky)

Today I took a helicopter from the Manhattan heliport near Battery Park and soared over the city, waving to Lady Liberty, construction workers at the top of Freedom Tower, homeowners in Jersey City and the eerily-empty streets of Governor’s Island. It took me about two minutes to realise it wasn’t a simulator.    

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January 5, 2013

…helped Hurricane Sandy victims

When Hurricane Sandy lumbered through New York two months ago, I was wrapped up in my 6th-floor-level flat, with my only worry that my windows could break. A week later and without a damaged window in sight, my power was back on and it was easy to forget that just a few miles down the …

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January 4, 2013

…learned to like whisky

When I had my first sip of whisky at the Astor Center today, I remembered something: I hate whisky. But I’d run out of ideas for my boyfriend’s Christmas present and, seeing as the one-time teetotaler has been drinking incremenetally more over the course of our relationship, I thought he’d appreciate an excuse to drink …

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January 3, 2013

…start making the most of NYC

Since my job moved me from London to New York City in October 2011, I’ve done a lot of sitting around. I’ve eaten a lot of brunches, drunk a lot of coffee and watched a lot of The Real Housewives. I’ve done some things. As friends and family have visited over the past year, I’ve visited …

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