Becoming A New Yorker

Special KIMYE* Edition: The What-How-When-and-Where

Keeping Up With the Kardashians In Real Life Imagine it is 3 PM on a seemingly regular Friday as you are walking through 6th Avenue and you see a crowd gathered for a cause. You immediately assume there is something or someone important, well-known, to say the least. You approach the crowd, ask strangers or passers-by about the occasion only to be shown videos taken … Continue reading Special KIMYE* Edition: The What-How-When-and-Where

Is the In-Store Glossier Experience Glossy enough to wait 30+ Minutes?

Glossier is a beauty brand founded by Emily Weiss (NYU’07) who, after years of blogging, launched an e-commerce site in 2014. Today, the digital-first brand has a physical SoHo store that is reminiscent of the many other immersive experiences New York has to offer – But unlike those, entry is free and you purchase at your own risk.             In order to attract customers into … Continue reading Is the In-Store Glossier Experience Glossy enough to wait 30+ Minutes?

Here is Why People Can’t Get Enough of SoulCycle— and Why They Shouldn’t

50,000+ riders persistently turn on their beast modes for a sweaty 45-minute cardio session in over 93 studios. I took a 5-pack and attended all my sessions. Here is all you need to know about the hyped workout method of our decade: SoulCycle has a Strong Sense of Community One of my instructors said that the bikes were intentionally set very close to one another … Continue reading Here is Why People Can’t Get Enough of SoulCycle— and Why They Shouldn’t

Six years after its opening, Dominique Ansel Bakery still has a line outside its doors – But not for the Cronut

About six years ago, foodies – New Yorkers and tourists alike – were bedazzled by the taste and photogenic appeal of the Cronut when it was introduced by Dominique Ansel Bakery in 2014. The shop, the lines, the cronut went viral and the line formed as early as 6 a.m. Today, the croissant with a donut exterior sustains some of its hype but the shop’s … Continue reading Six years after its opening, Dominique Ansel Bakery still has a line outside its doors – But not for the Cronut

NYU’s Fashion Panel Addressed Media and Streetwear as Complements

Guests from Highsnobiety, Complex and Surface gathered at NYU on Wednesday to discuss how media intersects with streetwear — a combination of California surf skate culture with New York hip-hop fashion. The panelists colorized the room, having dressed for the occasion in sweatshirts and baggy pants with layered fabrics and patterns, and of course, futuristic sneakers.  “Streetwear is a bit like sportswear, you don’t wear sportswear … Continue reading NYU’s Fashion Panel Addressed Media and Streetwear as Complements

Craving Chocolate? I Got You Covered!

Wherever you are reading this from and whenever you are reading it, there is at least one commonality: a shared demand for satisfying our ‘chocolate-tooth’ and let’s face it, what better place to do so than New York? NYC is known for its myriad alternatives for everything and desserts that specialize in a chocolate overload certainly is no exception; whatever it is your sweet tooth … Continue reading Craving Chocolate? I Got You Covered!


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