My New York Palette

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Having worked in New York City for over two decades, I was certain that I knew Manhattan.  I ate from its countless food carts and inside some of its poshest restaurants.  In my earlier years, I partied after work and after-hours and frequented many bars and nightclubs.  I took part in much of what the city had to offer terms of culture and the arts. But recently,  I relocated my entire life; all my things and my snail mail address to New York City.

Immersion offers an entirely new perspective than living on the periphery and I am uncovering a New York like I’ve never know before. Here, I offer you my entirely new experiences as seen from my vantage point; a woman who’s not in her twenties, not married, and not in midlife-crisis mode.

I present you new stories à la mode.

My New York Palate.

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Posts from My New York Palette

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    The Fight
    By tamara on May 4, 2015

    I don’t usually follow boxing, but like most, I was swept into the vortex of media hype, for the Fight of the Century.  And although I was compelled to watch The Fight, I made no real plans to do so. But life can be so anecdotal and so very accommodating. Yesterday morning a determined me, …

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    Mmmm Cronuts
    By tamara on March 27, 2015

    I don’t think that I could write about my Soho experiences without devoting a post to the Cronut.  The Cronut has become an international sensation since its creation in 2013; and the bakery that sells the Cronut is located directly across the street from my apartment – which is not so great for my ass! …

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    Hot and Sweaty
    By tamara on March 19, 2015

    One of my favorite new experiences that I’ve encountered since moving to New York City is Bikram.  Don’t get me wrong; although I say I love it, I actually hate it. Bikram is a form of Hatha Yoga that is practiced in a room heated to 104°F with a humidity of 40%.  Each class runs for …

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    Apartment Hunting
    By tamara on March 12, 2015

    The Manhattan renter’s market is really like no other.  The pace is lightning fast and apartments list today for a move-in date tomorrow.  So when I brought a lead time of several months, no agents really wanted to talk to me – until of course, I gave them my price range. Real estate brokers in …

  • Biting into the Big Apple
    Biting into the Big Apple
    By tamara on February 2, 2015

    Hello everyone, Happy 2015!  I know that it’s been a while since I last posted, but I was out buying more paint for my canvas, metaphorically speaking of course.  As some of you may recall, when I last posted, six months ago, I was having a chat with my inner voice that turned into a …

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