• Inspired

    Eight Million Personalities: Favorite New York City Movies

    What’s New York City really like? I’m a film geek, so when I want to learn about a place, I turn to movies. But here’s the rub about New York City movies, the city seems like it has a personality disorder. You have Martin Scorsese’s New York on the one hand and Woody Allen’s New York on the other. Then there’s Spike Lee’s New York juxtaposed with Nora Ephron’s New York. It’s a city with many personalities: the sympathetic intern and her monster of a boss; the lizardly Wall Street yuppie; the deceptive Broadway star; the reclusive millionaire; the heroin junkie; the tempting blonde next door; the crippled voyeur; the…

  • On To Adventure

    Next Stop, New York City! | Moving to New York City

    Once upon a time . . . I loved fairy tales, but over the past couple of years, I’ve grown to despise them. While fairy tales are meant to be inspiring and uplifting, they’ve left me jaded because I spent so much of my youth and young adult life believing they were real. I was slightly naïve, but I chose to begin this entry with the classic fairy tale line because the story I’m about to tell begins with the girl who believed in those stories. However, this story is much more Grimm or Tim Burton than Disney. Once upon a time . . . there was a young girl who fell madly in love with…