Represent YOUR Manhattan Neighborhood!

New York City has a language all its own and part of that is our neighborhood jargon. Don’t be surprised if you hear people talking about living in DUMBO, NoLita, or Noho, just know what it means!  Even if you are a newbie to the city, it’s easy to catch up and sound like you were born here with this handy little interactive map!

What’s neat is that you can click on a neighborhood on the map and you get finer detail with pictures and information and other links. It’s not quite the same as being there, but it’s a nice little slice of our NY.

Have you seen the Cupcake Truck?

art_cupcake_truck1If necessity is the mother of invention, then economic down time is the father of the cupcake truck., Cupcake Stop’s founder, Lev Ekster, graduated law school and realized that the prospects of a position in a firm were rather slim. Building on a whim of his own “Why can’t a cupcake come to me?” and seeing how cupcakes are the new black in NY, he launched the Cupcake Stop truck  which will deliver gourmet coffee and other drinks along with gourmet cupcakes.

On the drive back from Cupcake Stop’s inaugural event, “people were literally chasing the truck through Times Square,”. Sounds like a new trend!

 You can follow the CupcakeStop on Twitter for the truck’s location. There goes the collective Manhattan Diet.

 

Enjoy the NYC High Line!

There has been quite a bit of well earned buzz regarding the Official opening Monday of the High Line Park in the Sky. We have even Tweeted about it ourselves quite a bit.  If you have super allergies or need more inspiration to get on over, check out this great article and collection of photos over at Inhabitat. 

We like the inspiration which has come to fuitation:

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“The High Line was originally constructed in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in the 1930s to lift dangerous freight trains off of city streets. Abandoned in the 1980’s the High Line went into decay and disrepair and was rediscovered in popular consciousness in 2000, after acclaimed photographer Joel Sternfeld captured the beauty of the industrial relic in photos: overgrown with wildflowers – an abandoned human structure essentially reclaimed by nature in a matter of 20 years.”