New York City has an amazingly large population, there is no doubt about it. With this many people from all over the world an endless amount of lifestyle variety is sure to follow. There are many things that people can enjoy and experience in this place that are all guaranteed to be one of a kind. From the unique neighborhoods, many of which feel like their own city within a city to the different cultures, sounds, smells, and sites- everyone can find some piece of NYC that feels like home. Continue reading
Although there are so many large museums with prestigious collections of various artifacts located in almost every major city all throughout the globe, the best of the best of these museums are still undoubtedly found in New York City. Every art museum has become the sources of pride of the City and these museums have also created a great deal of significance to its residents. Continue reading
The “New York Lifestyle”
I have a lot of friends that tell me that they’re jealous of my New York lifestyle. Lol.
Sometimes, I have no idea what they’re talking about, but I suppose they imagine me clubbing every night and stuffing myself with exquisite New York cuisine.
Of course all of that is possible, but it comes with a price. Average rent in New York is over $3,000/month! Admittedly, some people luck out and can find studio apartments for under $1,000, but for many people the only way they can afford to live in New York is by sharing an apartment.
How To Cut Down Your New York Expenses
On the other hand there are quite a few expenses that simply don’t exist for many people in New York. It’s pretty common knowledge that you can get to just about anywhere without having to own a car. So not only do you not have monthly car payments, but you also don’t have to pay for car insurance, parking spaces, or parking tickets.
Also, there are quite a few things you can do to keep your expenses down in this wonderful city. For example, you can often get a decent lunch for as little as $2 – $5. So, if you do want to eat out, consider eating out at lunchtime (breakfast can be a good option, too).
Shop at your local mom and pop shops. In comparison to most other American cities, there are many more traditional mom and pop shops here where you can buy your necessities at very reasonable prices.
Run a fan instead of an air conditioner. Summers can be exceedingly hot here in New York so it’s tempting to turn up the air conditioning full blast. That’s what I used to do until I discovered that I could keep acceptably cool by putting on a fan and turning my air conditioner up to as high as 74 degrees. I also bought a bed fan to use while I sleep – probably one of the smartest moves I’ve ever made when it comes to cutting down my expenses.
How To Go Into Deep Debt – New York Style
Then there are the non-necessities – and that’s where a lot of my friends have gotten into trouble. I mean, I don’t blame them for wanting to take in shows, experience amazing New York restaurants, and unique art exhibits that you can’t find anywhere else. But I’ve also seen these same friends go into massive debt and ruin their credit scores – something that can affect you for a long, long time (you can see that at this bad credit personal loan page).
Obviously, the better your credit score, the lower the interest you can get on loans that you take out. But when you’re young it’s hard to comprehend the reality of this fact and get caught up in the fun and vibrancy of a city can drain you financially.
I Should Probably Tell You To Make A Budget…
I should probably tell you to make a budget and stick to it, but I’d feel hypocritical since that’s not what I do myself. Instead I continually ask myself, “is this a sensible way to spend my money?” as well as “what could I do to spend this money more wisely?” I’ve done a lot of research and come up with a lot of solutions for cutting down my expenses and my friends and I are always sharing cost-saving ideas.
If you can make a budget, then great. Most people can make them, but few people can stick to them. If you’re in the latter category you may want to try my two-question solution to cutting your expenses.
It’s a good question, and it’s one that is being asked by an increasing number of New Yorkers who are now using this springy platform to bounce the calories away. New York fitness studios, such as the popular Shen Tao Studio, are now offering trampoline based fitness classes with intriguing names, like “Trampoline Yoga” and “Bounce Movement”. At the same time, these fitness regimens can also be practiced in the privacy and comfort of one’s own home. (If you don’t already own your own trampoline, many NY residents have found some here.)
Celebrities are also “jumping” (pun intended!) on the bandwagon. Megan Fox, Amanda Bynes, and Julianne Hough were just a handful of the celebrities who were photographed in and around New York this summer attending trampoline fitness classes.
The technical term for trampoline exercises is “rebounding”, and if you think one of these classes is just 60 minutes of childlike, joyful play, then you are about to be in for a sweat-soaked awakening. When you bounce on a trampoline, at the height of your movement, there is zero gravity; however, at the bottom of your movement, your body weighs four times your normal weight. Rebounding is quite different from any other kind of exercise in the water or on the ground.
Some fitness instructors and studio owners estimate that their trampoline based fitness classes burn an average of 500 calories per hour. Some trampoline enthusiasts believe that the more intensive classes can burn upwards of 900 calories an hour. Despite the fact that rebounding requires an intense amount of physical exertion, you’ll rarely see a class participant who doesn’t have a smile on their face.
When you are bouncing, your body produces a lot more endorphins, but at the same time, the exercise is enjoyable. Your lymphatic system increases its circulation considerably, which means that your feel good endorphins are being spread throughout your body that much more quickly. It’s similar to how children always love to jump on their bed.
If your body is begging for a change from your normal workout routine, perhaps a trampoline based fitness class is exactly what you need. Although the trend’s roots are in New York City, other metropolitan cities around the country are quickly beginning to mimic the trend. If there isn’t a gym or studio who offers these classes in your neighborhood yet, create your own at home!
Make sure to choose a well reviewed brand of trampoline, and then get to work scouring the Internet for new fitness routines to try. YouTube offers a treasure trove of rebounding workouts designed by professional personal trainers, and there are whole online communities and message boards dedicated solely to a love of this workout regimen. You don’t have to live in New York to enjoy the physical benefits this type of exercise has to offer, but if you do live in the Big Apple, make sure to check it out!
Liposuction. Of all available modern cosmetic procedures, this is the one that Americans tend to be most familiar with. Almost everyone has heard of it, even if they are not familiar with the specifics. Liposuction is also commonly referred to as body contouring or lipoplasty. Within the United States, lipo Beverly Hills is arguably the location where this procedure is conducted the most often.
So what exactly is liposuction? In its most basic definition, this cosmetic procedure is defined as the reshaping, slimming, and contouring of specific areas of the human body by removing excessive fat deposits to achieve a slimmer figure and improve the body’s contours. Many patients who have undergone liposuction report feeling considerably higher levels of self-esteem and self-confidence, which has contributed to this procedure’s position as one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States.
Despite a reasonable level of fitness and good overall health, many people still struggle with a body that has disproportionate contours, caused by localized, stubborn fat deposits. Many times, these problems can be attributed to genetics and family traits, rather than a lack of fitness or weight control.
Another reason why liposuction remains enduringly popular is that it can be performed on almost any part of the human body. For example, Dr. Stevens of Liposuction Visalia, just like many other plastic surgeons across the United States, has conducted liposuction on:
- Waists and abdomens
- Hips, thighs, and buttocks
- Necks, arms, and backs
- Inner knees
- Chins and cheeks
- Ankles and calves
In most cases, liposuction is performed as a standalone surgery; however, it is not uncommon to hear of it being performed simultaneously with breast reductions, facelifts, and/or tummy tucks to achieve the optimal results for a patient. Liposuction can be performed through a number of different methods, including ultrasound assisted liposuction and laser based liposuction. Patients who are considering having this procedure done will discuss, with their plastic surgeon, which procedure method would be of most benefit to them.
Despite the effectiveness and popularity of liposuction, this cosmetic procedure is not recommended for everyone. The best candidates for liposuction will be individuals who eat healthy and exercise regularly, but still have stubborn fat deposits. Liposuction should never be used as a means of treating morbid obesity, and it is not intended to be used as a replacement for healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Furthermore, interested patients should know that liposuction is not an effective treatment for targeting cellulite. Cellulite is the dimpled skin that often appears in a person’s buttocks, thighs, or hips.
Although plastic surgery procedures are typically associated with women, this popular misconception is becoming less and less true. Hundreds of thousands of men and women across the United States undergo this medical procedure each year, and you don’t have to live in California to have it done! If you think you might qualify for liposuction, don’t be afraid to speak with a plastic surgeon to become the best you you can be!
One of the common complaints that can be heard from almost anyone is that there are too many people who sue one another these days. However, as New Yorkers we need to ensure that we know what to do in the event that this happens to us. Most people go through their entire lives without ever being sued, yet it is something that everyone should be prepared to deal with. People can sue someone over falling on the person’s front porch, or when they are involved in an auto accident with them. In most cases, when one person sues another this is going to be handled in small claims court. The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that your lawyer is fully aware of the situation.
What you Need to Tell Your Lawyer
If you receive papers that state that you are being sued, you need to immediately make an appointment with your lawyer to talk about what is happening. If you don’t have an attorney, and you live in New York like I do, then you can consult the New York State Court System to find an attorney for hire. The lawyer you retain is going to want to know all the details of why this person is suing you and the specifics of the incident. For example, if you were involved in an auto accident and the person is suing for damages that were not covered by the insurance company, the lawyer needs to know about the accident and just what the insurance company did pay out. It is then that your lawyer is going to take over the case. If you are having troubles finding an attorney that will take your case, I found some great guides on how to find the right attorney at http://www.senioritycomplex.com. Now, when I found that website I would looking for an attorney for my elderly mother, but the principles are the same no matter how old you are.
What Your Lawyer Will Do
There are several actions that your lawyer can take. For the most part, the lawyer is going to try to prove that you do not owe the person anything. This can be done through providing eye witness reports, paperwork that has been filed and the like. The lawyer is going to throughly go through the case and try to find the loopholes that are present to ensure that you are not paying anything.
You do need to be prepared to go to court. Several times these types of small lawsuits are settled out of court. In this case, your lawyer will do everything for you and you will not have to go. However, if the lawyer cannot find a way to settle, then you will go to court. If you refuse to go to court, most judges are going to award the plaintiff with whatever they are demanding, meaning that you will have to pay. If you do not have the money to pay, the plaintiff can take your property and belongings as payment by the law. However, you will have to know the law in your particular area to know how this is going to play out.
If you do find that you are being sued, do not panic. Chances are, your lawyer is going to be able to find something wrong with the case and file against the person for wrongful suit. However, it is always better to be prepared for the worse in the event that you do have a length court process. Remember, if you live in New York your chances of getting sued are greater than they are in Kansas (or somewhere else). Be prepared, get ready, and don’t fret.
As our society continues it’s stride towards a more progressive way of social living, we begin to think about the advantages of the convenience that we are enjoying thanks to the improvement brought about by science and technology. It is no doubt that we have reaped the fruits of our knowledge, making it a bit easier to move ahead despite the growing threat of uncertainty brought about by the growing global population. Which brings about another question of where do we go from here? The world that we live in seems to be getting smaller by the minute as we have never quite understood why. With all the advancement that technology has brought about, shouldn’t there be a limitation to all of these despite our seemingly never ending potentials as a specie?
With the looming threat of financial meltdowns and changes in the environment, shouldn’t we be looking for more organic solutions to our obvious social problems? Taking a look at all the mega cities that are slowly encroaching across the world, it seems that we are slowly making the place we live in a little bit smaller with every passing minute. Ken Dart, a billionaire philanthropist, whose family started it’s fortune in the disposable paper cup manufacturing industry, had just improved their manufacturing procedures for making paper cups to be environmentally degradable. The company said that it was a timely change to give back something for the environment as it was stated on their website at www.dartfoundation.org.
A resurgence of the Zen minimalist lifestyle has been noted among health advocates that are slowly diverting from the contemporary norms of the usual way of living. Their preferred means to live a way of life that they feel is more close to the natural divine purpose of what nature has intended for us to live. It seems that many have come to realize the importance of not having to exert too much emphasis on overdoing our potential as a society, that some have just gotten tired of orthodox way of social life. This can be seen in the change of the usual designs that have reflected the excess of society’s prudence of “thinking big”. In the earlier part of the dawn of the century, industrial designs had opulence as the basis for everything that it thought society demanded on their needs.
As times change, industrial designs have slowly shrunk down to a minimum, all thanks to the advancement of modern technology. More and more people are opting for a more common method of reducing the output of industrial waste as it is now taking it’s toll on the environment. Organic naturally derived food products are now finding their way to mainstream consumers who are now consciously reducing their consumption of meat products for health reasons. In view of the world’s dwindling source of food and natural resource, it seems like simple living is the most practical way of making it through these hard and trying times. Society has incurred so much clutter in regards to a majority of useless social practices that do not have any tangible impact on the way we conduct our lives.
Living on the bear essentials does not sound to be a bad idea, knowing that it would greatly benefit others and give them an equal chance at the resources that we sometimes take too much without having second thoughts of whether we really need it as a necessity or as a simple self gratifying want rather than a need. To think small in terms of needs and wants maybe is a new way of thinking really big for the benefit of others.
Living in the big apple I am no stranger to the temporary fencing that is put up all around the city to block off the ongoing construction. You know the kind of fencing I am referring to, the flexible orange fencing that they put up temporarily to block off entrance to a specific area. I would like to propose to the companies that produce that flexible orange fencing that they make other colors available. I know that the places doing the construction would probably not want any color other than that offensive orange because it wouldn’t do as good of a job at getting people’s attention and keeping them out but as a citizen of the city I would welcome the colorful changes.
I think they could even expand into flexible fencing that displays messages or even branded advertising. With the technology of today, it can’t be too difficult for them to make the different colors or flexible fencing that doubles as advertisements. Think about how much better the city would look with a simple change of color to all those construction sites that I have seen in the city since I was a little boy.
I understand that the fencing is necessary and that it protects people from entering dangerous construction areas but couldn’t the fencing still do the same job using different colors? It’s not like the fencing is some tough, strong fencing that physically prevents people from entering. It acts more like a warning to people, letting them know that they should avoid the area. Signs would be just as effective and therefore I believe different colors would be just as effective as well.
I would like to pursue this idea to help change the landscape of the constant construction in NYC and other places that use the flexible orange fencing. I am not sure if I should contact the manufacturers of that fencing or the construction contractors that purchase the fencing or possibly the businesses having construction done. Approaching the companies that manufacture the fencing would be the least amount of work but probably bring about no changes. The manufacturers have no incentive to provide other colors and it would only cause them more work.
Approaching the contractors would also be fruitless because they don’t have any reason to make the change either. If they aren’t demanding different colors then why would the manufacturers make the changes? My best bet is to contact the business owners who are having the construction work done. If the business owners can see the value in having different color fencing for the construction done at their establishment, maybe the contractors would want to offer those options to their customers. If the contractors were to start asking for more options then the manufacturers would have a reason to offer different choices. If I could get one manufacturer to make different colors and a few businesses to ask for those choices then the other manufacturers would follow suit rather easily as well as businesses looking to have construction work done.
For the savvy working woman, it’s vital to be able to tell your handbags apart. It might not seem important to other people, but we know the importance of distinguishing between a tote and a shoulder bag, or a cross-body and a clutch. This short article is a complete introduction to the different kinds of bags that you can buy. Any fully functioning wardrobe should have a selection of each of these different styles of handbags as each is designed to fit a particular situation perfectly, slotting easily into the different places in which we find ourselves in our day-to-day life.
The first kind of bag that you’re likely to need is a good athletics one. These are cylinder-shaped, roomy bags designed to hold sporting equipment and clothing. They are very useful and can double up as a spacious overnight bag for short trips. They’re relatively inexpensive unless you go for a designer brand. The Louis Vuitton range is of an exceptional quality, for example. Similar to these, and good for the same purpose, are backpacks. You can get some absolutely beautiful backpacks (forget those ugly school designs) and it’s worth investing in one. They’re great for carrying about lots of things and are never in the way.
If you want space but don’t necessarily want an athletics bag or a backpack you can always get a bowling bag. Inspired by the bags traditionally used to hold bowling balls, these have become a fashion item. They can provide a good-looking and quirky alternative to the two options described above. Finally, for space, consider also investing in a “bucket bag.” These are spacious bags in the shape of a bucket that usually have an open top and long shoulder straps. They can double up as a good everyday bag too.
For your everyday use, you have a few options. There’s some really quirky designs as far as shoulder bags are concerned and this is your chance to let go a bit and wear something that’s a bit edgy. Take for example, the camo design of these bags, or else the animal features of the Little Moose range. Of shoulder bags, hobo bags (small bags with a crescent shape and a small strap) are a definite must for your collection. A messenger bag, which is a cross body bag with a long strap that hangs by your waist or a tote bag (a larger bag designed for everyday use) can also be great choices for everyday use.
Finally, you want to think about formal bags for those special events and nights out. You should have a few clutch bags, small bags without a strap that you have to hold. Very similar to these are wristlet bags, which are slightly smaller clutch bags that come with a small band to wear on your wrist, so you can dance without worrying. Finally, you can also get a sling bag. These are small cross-body bags that look great. For some really glamorous pieces check out these Harrods bags.
There you go, I hope this little guide has helped. Make sure to keep up to date with the latest designs and stay looking good!
Each year students from across the world apply to New York City’s many fine universities. NYC houses some the finest institutions of higher education in the world and many excellent state and private universities and colleges call NYC home. No matter what your passion- the arts, humanities, sciences, an so on, you can find a great place to study in NYC.
There are hundreds of universities across New York City. These institutes work in harmony as well as in healthy competition in order to provide updated and quality education to the students. The school system from NYC is considered to be one of the largest in the world. New York is the perfect hub for the study of many topics due to its many cultural, financial, historical, and scientific landmarks and institutions that make the city itself a great center for learning. Spend a day on Wall Street watching the stock traders yell “buy” and “sell” or stroll through one of the cities many art museums, any one of which holds many of art’s greatest known treasures and treasures to be.
Do keep in mind that admission to many of New York Cities is highly competitive. Not only are you competing with many of the worlds best and brightest, NYC itself is home to a highly educated population with many incredible college prep schools and tutoring services, way too many to name in a single blog post.
When students hear the name “New York City” they are tempted to pursue their education in this excellent city. College experience in the big apple is absolutely unique and exciting. The city is packed with interesting activities, full of unique and interesting people, excellent food, as well as endless entertainment. Going to college in NYC can be quite expensive, not just in terms of schooling but also when it comes to living expenses. You have to be an expert in budgeting if you want to pursue your college in NYC but it can be done.
Though going to college in NYC can be expensive, in terms of standards in education, NY can be the best option. As long as you are serious about your studies and the profession you are pursuing you will likely have a successful educational experience. Just be sure to learn how to budget not only your money but also your time when you are studying in NYC!
With all the lectures, the studying, labs, papers, and all night party spots it will not take long to realize that what they say about New York is actually true- it is the city that never sleeps. The upside of going to college in NYC is that you can also improve and enjoy your hobby or your passion. If you are fond of art, music, fashion, food, sports, photography, or collecting antique balls of yarn you will have no problem finding like minded individuals who share your interests no matter how obscure they may be.
Before choosing a specific school to attend in New York City you should narrow down your search. There are many different schools that can be the best for your in accordance to your choice of profession. You also need to consider the different essential factors like the neighborhood or area of the school. Because New York City can be difficult to get around in most students do not own a car. If you feel you are unable or unwilling to walk everywhere or learn to rely on public transportation you may need to reconsider your options.
Living in New York City is an amazing educational and cultural experience. It is expensive but if you set your mind to it you will learn a lot and find the right balance. You will learn how to handle yourself, how to be independent, and how to live in one of the great cities of the world. This can be your stepping stone in achieving what you had set out to do in life- good luck!
Blues music is alive and well in NYC. In NYC you can listen to a solo, acoustic blues act in a small bar or catch a national touring act at Madison Square Garden. No mater what your blues music preference you can find it in New York City.
Many locals and informed tourists like to begin their blues-infused evening at Terra Blues in Greenwich Village where you can catch intimate, early evening acoustic blues show any night of the week at 7pm. If you really want to rock out, stay until 10pm when the band plugs in.
Want to learn to play the blues? There are many great teachers located in NYC and it is quite possible to take an intro. to blues group course at any of the many music studios or educational centers. If you are an advanced player looking to up your chops many world class players also live and teach in NYC. If you are looking for something more long term check out MusikaLessons.com as they have many options.
Smalls is another favorite haunt of blues aficionados. Smalls is known for its Saturday night blues shows and is said to fill up quite quickly and can feel quite “Small” hence the name. Many of the Saturday Night Blues Shows can wander off into the experimental side of things, so blues purists will want to keep an open mind.
Blues music came to NYC via the southern United States of America when freed African American slaves traveled north to look for work and a less opressive cultural environment. During the late 19th century African Slaves developed a type of folk song called the blues. It has seen mutations and offshoots in the 20th century. This music was inspired and originated because of the frustrations of slavery and poor economic conditions. The signature of this genre is the 12-bar and AAB structures but artists have played and bent the rules and structure.
In blues music, the lyrics are very important. They are not just words used for mere entertainment or to fill in the melody. The lyrics are a reflection of the performer and writer’s emotional state. Many blues musicians were born into poverty or freed slaves and had to endure many hardships, including poor work conditions and racism and this started the tradition and beginning of the blues. The lyrics often reflect sadness and frustration but can also reflect optimism and hope. The music and lyrics are and extension of what the performer is feeling.
There is varied instrumentation for blues music. The most basic blues instrumentation is the voice and a steel-string guitar called the Delta blues. During the 20th century, blues musicians moved to Northern cities, such as Chicago and New York City, to look for work. They expanded the instrumentation of blues and electrifying it. Electric blues bands use electric guitars and basses, drums, piano and other instruments.
The oldest and most enduring structure of the blues music is the lyrical AAB structure. With this structure, the performer sings a lyric and, to drive the point home further, repeats it in a second A section. The B section resolves the lyrical theme with a new lyric, often commenting on the A sections.
This week we are starting to take look into who the new and upcoming groups and artists from the New York City area are. The band we have decided to debut our New York City artist spotlight with is a unique band that is really taking the “traditional” sound of music and transforming it into something that maintains the traditional elements but gives the genre a fresh twist. If you are looking for something new with a familiar sound, that brings you back to the “good ol’ days”, The Stepkids are one of the bands you definitely need to check out.
Formed in 1999 out of Bridgeport Connecticut, part of the Greater New York City Combined Statistical Area, The Stepkids have managed to combine the sounds of the 70’s with a touch of the modern electronica that has been flooding the sound waves in nearly every genre of music lately.
In October of 2010, the Stepkids signed a record deal with Stone Throws Records. Since then they have begun to climb their way up the ladder of the music industry and make some Individually, members of The Stepkids have managed to do some really cool things. Besides recording, engineering, and producing their albums on a classic reel-to-reel system, they pride themselves on each being an equal part in every song, lyric, and artistry that they put into their projects.
Their sounds have made it into to commercials and movies. They have also created individual solo albums, playing within the East coast Jazz and R&B genre throughout their careers. Some members have played with some serious names in pop-culture as well. Acts such as 50 cent, Alicia Keys, and Lauryn Hill, are just a few well-known names they have collaborated with. Guitarist Jeff Gitelman actually gave up touring with Alicia Keys to focus on playing with The Stepkids, and it sounds like the fans are appreciative for him to do such a thing.
The Stepkids have proven to be some really amazing musicians, with a wide range of styles. Their genre has been described as a fusion of punk and jazz, West African and 1960s folk, neo and classic soul, and classic funk and 20th century classical.
After over a decade of experimentation and experience, the Stepkids have with no doubt been able to create some really interesting and original sounds. In order to really understand and feel what they have created, you need to check out their official music video, Shadows on Behalf.