Day 61 // Explore Chelsea Market
Day 61 // Explore Chelsea Market
Day 60 // Hang out in the Hamptons
Day 60 // Hang out in the Hamptons
Day 59 // Driving Through Manhattan
Day 59 // Driving Through Manhattan
Day 58 // Grocery Shop Like a New Yorker
Day 58 // Grocery Shop Like a New Yorker
Day 57 // Live in a Tiny New York Apartment
Day 57 // Live in a Tiny New York Apartment
Day 56 // Eat Only Seamless for a Day
Day 56 // Eat Only Seamless for a Day
Day 55 // Go to a Free Concert
Day 55 // Go to a Free Concert
Day 54 // Eat a Bagel at Russ & Daughters
Day 54 // Eat a Bagel at Russ & Daughters
Day 53 // Use the Best Public Restroom
Day 53 // Use the Best Public Restroom
Day 52 // Sunbathe in Central Park
Day 52 // Sunbathe in Central Park
Day 51 // Ride Bikes Through Manhattan
Day 51 // Ride Bikes Through Manhattan
Day 50 // Experience Fleet Week
Day 50 // Experience Fleet Week
Day 49 // Visit All 5 Boroughs in One Day
Day 49 // Visit All 5 Boroughs in One Day
Day 48 // Have a Boozy Brunch
Day 48 // Have a Boozy Brunch
Day 47 // Be Saved By Your Super
Day 47 // Be Saved By Your Super
Day 46 // Do Laundry Like a New Yorker
Day 46 // Do Laundry Like a New Yorker
Day 45 // Go to Union Square Greenmarket
Day 45 // Go to Union Square Greenmarket
Day 44 // Ride Bikes Through Central Park
Day 44 // Ride Bikes Through Central Park
Day 43 // Tell FAO Schwarz Goodbye
Day 43 // Tell FAO Schwarz Goodbye
Day 42 // Use Sephora as a Salon
Day 42 // Use Sephora as a Salon
Day 41 // Go to the Frieze Art Fair
Day 41 // Go to the Frieze Art Fair
Day 40 // Eat Korean Food in K Town
Day 40 // Eat Korean Food in K Town
Day 39 // Go to Madison Square Garden
Day 39 // Go to Madison Square Garden
Day 38 // Learn the Bus System
Day 38 // Learn the Bus System
Day 37 // Eat Street Meat
Day 37 // Eat Street Meat
Day 36 // Hop Train Cars
Day 36 // Hop Train Cars
Day 35 // Hang Out on Someone's Fire Escape
Day 35 // Hang Out on Someone's Fire Escape
Day 34 // Use LaGuardia over JFK
Day 34 // Use LaGuardia over JFK
Day 33 // Complain About Other Cities
Day 33 // Complain About Other Cities
Day 32 // Diagonally Jaywalk
Day 32 // Diagonally Jaywalk
Day 31 // Put on Makeup on the Subway
Day 31 // Put on Makeup on the Subway
Day 30 // Whisper in Grand Central
Day 30 // Whisper in Grand Central
Day 29 // Ride the Tram to Roosevelt Island
Day 29 // Ride the Tram to Roosevelt Island
Day 28 // Eat a 99 cent slice of pizza
Day 28 // Eat a 99 cent slice of pizza
Day 27 // Visit the Secret Train in Bloomingdale's
Day 27 // Visit the Secret Train in Bloomingdale's
Day 26 // Surf the Subway
Day 26 // Surf the Subway
Day 25 // Find a Speakeasy
Day 25 // Find a Speakeasy
Day 24 // Buy Groceries at Duane Reade
Day 24 // Buy Groceries at Duane Reade
Day 23 // Deal with Crazy People
Day 23 // Deal with Crazy People
Day 22 // Go to the Tribeca Film Festival
Day 22 // Go to the Tribeca Film Festival
Day 21 // Go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Day 21 // Go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Day 20 // Go to a Yankees Game
Day 20 // Go to a Yankees Game
Day 19 // Find Crazy Ways to Save Money
Day 19 // Find Crazy Ways to Save Money
Day 18 // Eat Chinese Food In Chinatown
Day 18 // Eat Chinese Food In Chinatown
Day 17 // Walk the Bridge Trifecta
Day 17 // Walk the Bridge Trifecta
Day 16 // Watch Break Dancing on the Subway
Day 16 // Watch Break Dancing on the Subway
Day 15 // Go to a Rooftop Bar
Day 15 // Go to a Rooftop Bar
Day 14 // Drink in the Gutter
Day 14 // Drink in the Gutter
Day 13 // Eat at Smorgasburg
Day 13 // Eat at Smorgasburg
Day 12 // See an Improv Show
Day 12 // See an Improv Show
Day 11 // Have Your Rent Raised
Day 11 // Have Your Rent Raised
Day 10 // Go to Trivia Night
Day 10 // Go to Trivia Night
Day 9 // Eat Fried Chicken at Sylvia's
Day 9 // Eat Fried Chicken at Sylvia's
Day 8 // Get Relationship Advice from a Taxi Driver
Day 8 // Get Relationship Advice from a Taxi Driver
Day 7 // Wear All Black
Day 7 // Wear All Black
Day 6 // Pack Yourself into a Crowd
Day 6 // Pack Yourself into a Crowd
Day 5 // Pronounce Houston "How-ston"
Day 5 // Pronounce Houston "How-ston"
Day 4 // Find the Right Subway Car
Day 4 // Find the Right Subway Car
Day 3 // Buy Cheese at Murray's
Day 3 // Buy Cheese at Murray's
Day 2 // Complain about Construction
Day 2 // Complain about Construction
Day 1 // Jump a Turnstile
Day 1 // Jump a Turnstile
Day 61 // Explore Chelsea MarketWhat is better than food? Hundreds of food choices! Chelsea Market is one of the biggest indoor food markets in the world, and the best way to experience it is one bite at a time.
Day 60 // Hang out in the HamptonsOne very New Yorker thing to do is leave New York every now and then. We escaped to Southampton, NY for a day of shopping and beaches.
Day 59 // Driving Through ManhattanI decided to graduate up from biking through Manhattan to driving! It was surprisingly just the same as any other place, just watch out for the one-ways!
Day 58 // Grocery Shop Like a New YorkerIt was a shocking moment when I realized I couldn't buy a carload of groceries in New York, mainly because I didn't have a car to carry them in. In NYC, you only buy what you can carry.
Day 57 // Live in a Tiny New York ApartmentUnless you are a ba-zillionaire, it is inevitable that your apartment will be tiny, at least if you live in Manhattan like me. We do our best as you can see.
Day 56 // Eat Only Seamless for a DayYou can get about anything delivered in NYC, food, clothes, wine, liquor, groceries, marijuana (you didn't hear it from me). We did what we have done many times before, only eaten food delivered to us from Seamless.com for one day. 
Day 55 // Go to a Free ConcertI realized half-way through this post that I was surrounded by tourists, so this wasn't a big New Yorker moment, but it is true that New Yorkers take advantage of a lot of the free stuff the city has to offer in the Summer.
Day 54 // Eat a Bagel at Russ & DaughtersRuss & Daughters is where you have to go to get anything that goes on a bagel. Their lox tastes like heaven. The fact that they've been around since 1914 in the same location says something, and that something is "holy shit, yum!"
Day 53 // Use the Best Public RestroomTourists use public restrooms all the time, but it takes a real New Yorker to know where to go when you have to go. Today I used the nicest restroom of them all in Bryant Park.
Day 52 // Sunbathe in Central ParkOn a pretty day, thousands of people will flood into Sheep's Meadow in Central Park to sunbathe and play.
Day 51 // Ride Bikes Through ManhattanSomewhere in between running into a parked car and not being able to reach the ground, I realized that some people (aka, me) aren't meant to ride bikes through Manhattan.
Day 50 // Experience Fleet WeekFleet Week is when NYC (and other cities) get flooded by men and women in uniform, and we get to celebrate what they do for our country. The USS San Antonio was docked and we got to take a tour!
Day 49 // Visit All 5 Boroughs in One DayEvery borough of New York is unique. This was my first time going to Staten Island and I'm pretty sure my ears hurt from the silence.
Day 48 // Have a Boozy BrunchBrunch was a cultural staple of New York before it blew up everywhere else. Expect lines, multiple drinks, and the best bread you've ever tasted.
Day 47 // Be Saved By Your SuperSuperintendents are actually superheros. David has fixed leaks, installed our air conditioner, and made sure we don't have trash piling up. I've never needed him more before today though.
Day 46 // Do Laundry Like a New YorkerYes, some people go to laundromats, but the first time I complained about how horrible laundromats are a New Yorker told me to get my laundry picked up. I've been doing it ever since.
Day 45 // Go to Union Square GreenmarketThe Union Square Greenmarket has been around for over 40 years! It was cool before farmers markets became cool, so you know that it's legit.
Day 44 // Ride Bikes Through Central ParkCentral Park floods with people when the weather gets warm, and there is no better way to skirt around the crowds than on a bike. Watch out for the horses and the pigeons!
Day 43 // Tell FAO Schwarz GoodbyeThe famous toy company is closing this iconic location and moving, so of course I had to hug some teddy bears and dance on the Big Piano one last time.
Day 42 // Use Sephora as a SalonJust like churches in the South, there is seamingly a Sephora on every corner in NYC. I've been guilty of going in to use free makeup (hello, gay pride parade 2013), but today I did the whole sha-bang.
Day 41 // Go to the Frieze Art FairThe Frieze Art Fair travels all around the world! It has a nice week-long stop in NYC and we took advantage of it, but we didn't understand half of it.
Day 40 // Eat Korean Food in K TownThere are many "towns" in Manhattan, but none are as vibrant as Korea town. Today I ate dumplings and bibimbap. Another day I will take on karaoke (far far into the future)
Day 39 // Go to Madison Square GardenNew Yorkers commute in and out of Penn Station every day. They go to concerts and events here. I just so happened to graduate my masters program here and got to walk across the stage at Madison Square Garden. 
Day 38 // Learn the Bus SystemThe bus system is the least efficient form of MTA transportation, so I hadn't become proficient in it yet by the start of this project. Give me a month and I can get around like an ace. 
Day 37 // Eat Street MeatIn a hurry? Hungry? Grab street meat. It's only been sitting out for 4 hours!
Day 36 // Hop Train CarsIf your train comes too early you may not have time to get to the optimal subway car. Then comes the train hopping–moving from car to car through dangerous open doors. Illegal? Yes. Scary? Still yes.
Day 35 // Hang Out on Someone's Fire EscapeIf a New Yorker wants to simultaneously hang out in the comfort of an apartment and hang out outside, then most of the time the only option is the fire escape.
Day 34 // Use LaGuardia over JFKReal New Yorkers will choose LaGuardia Airport over JFK every time. Why? Because it is tiny and tourists don't use it as often. You can zoom through security like a ninja. 
Day 33 // Complain About Other CitiesNew Yorkers are a little elitist when it comes to their own city and skeptical when it comes to other cities. I traveled to Chicago to assess pizza, public transportation, and piers. 
Day 32 // Diagonally JaywalkThere is jaywalking and then there is diagonal jaywalking. The first can be done by nervous tourists, but the second takes a real New Yorker nonchalance about traffic.
Day 31 // Put on Makeup on the SubwayIn the rest of the country when women are running late they'll put makeup on in their cars, but a lot of New York women take public transportation, so it is normal to see women able to put makeup on in the bumpiest of train cars.
Day 30 // Whisper in Grand CentralMost New Yorkers have tried out the Whisper Gallery outside the Oyster Bar in Grand Central. I'm pretty sure it's the only place in New York where it is considered normal for people to be talking to a wall. 
Day 29 // Ride the Tram to Roosevelt IslandResidents of Roosevelt Island have to ride the tram because of limited subway service, and I'm sure this is a blessing and a curse. Roosevelt Island doesn't have much to do, but it is a damn pretty ride over there!
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Day 27 // Visit the Secret Train in Bloomingdale'sThere is a not-so-secret secret in Bloomingdale's. I've lived around the block from the store for over a year and a half and had no clue there was an old train car restaurant inside–with a great view to boot.
Day 26 // Surf the SubwayReal New Yorkers don't have to hold on to anything on the subway, and sometimes it is important not to! You don't know who has touched that pole! Too bad I didn't learn this trick in flu season.
Day 25 // Find a SpeakeasyThe speakeasies in New York have been around since the 1920's but laws aren't slowing them down now! They are hard to find but worth the search.
Day 24 // Buy Groceries at Duane ReadeNo doubt there are some crazies in New York. This guy luckily wasn't yelling at pedestrians or kicking people in the butt and running away (I've seen that happen too), but he definitely wasn't considerate of the masses.
Day 23 // Deal with Crazy PeopleNo doubt there are some crazies in New York. This guy luckily wasn't yelling at pedestrians or kicking people in the butt and running away (I've seen that happen too), but he definitely wasn't considerate of the masses.
Day 22 // Go to the Tribeca Film FestivalI saw the New York opening of "Ashby," complete with a speech from the director. Why would any New Yorker pass up the opportunity to go see a movie before anyone else can? It is our rite!
Day 21 // Go to the Brooklyn Botanic GardenLocated in Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a gorgeous selection of cherry blossom trees and bonsais. We got to see these along with some traditional Japanese drumming, dancing, and sushi, of course.
Day 20 // Go to a Yankees GameNothing screams New Yorker more than a drunk middle aged man wearing pinstripes. I've never heard so many New York accents in my life!
Day 19 // Find Crazy Ways to Save MoneyNew Yorkers spend so much money on rent that we have to figure out rediculous ways to save money in other places. Today I got my hair dyed by a student, and then crossed my fingers that I don't regret it. 
Day 18 // Eat Chinese Food In ChinatownYou know the restaurant is authentic when the waitress doesn't speak English. Today we experienced "mystery pastries," had to clarify that we didn't want chicken feet, and also got a tummy ache! Mission accomplished.
Day 17 // Walk the Bridge TrifectaWalking the bridges is something you have to do either as a New Yorker or as a tourist. It was great to discover the different personalities of the bridges along with getting some nice cardio.
Day 16 // Watch Break Dancing on the SubwayI've been wanting to see break dancing on the subway for a while, but haven't gotten the chance to. I'm sure real New Yorkers would be annoyed, but hey! I'm still a New Yorker in training.
Day 15 // Go to a Rooftop Bar
Day 14 // Drink in the Gutter
Day 13 // Eat at Smorgasburg
Day 12 // See an Improv Show
Day 11 // Have Your Rent Raised
Day 10 // Go to Trivia Night
Day 9 // Eat Fried Chicken at Sylvia's
Day 8 // Get Relationship Advice from a Taxi Driver
Day 7 // Wear All Black
Day 7 // Wear All BlackNew Yorkers wear a lot of black. During winter you will only see a sea of black coats on the subway, and on rainy days 90% of umbrellas are black. Normally I intentionally wear colored coats and carry around my pink daisy umbrella, but I forced myself to wear black for a week. I actually got a ton of compliments on my outfits! I was even told that I look "chic" which was a first.  I liked it. I may start wearing all black outfits more often. 
Day 6 // Pack Yourself into a Crowd
Day 5 // Pronounce Houston "How-ston"
Day 4 // Find the Right Subway Car
Day 3 // Buy Cheese at Murray'sOne of my professors gave the excellent recommendation that I should check out a huge cheese shop in Greenwich Village. There is an overwhelming amount of cheese there. I had no clue that there were that many types of cheese in the world. Had the mozzarella for dinner and it was definitely worth the trek!
Day 2 // Complain about ConstructionI wasn't planning on this being my post today, but when you are used to going to the same subway entrance once a week and SUDDENLY IT IS WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE PLANET it is worth mentioning. This could only happen in New York, and yes it was the F train. 
Day 1 // Jump a TurnstileThe first day of my 100 Days of Becoming a New Yorker I wanted to do something I was afraid to do: jump a turnstile. I watched a guy get chased down by a police officer just last week in the same subway station, and I was not looking forward to the $500 fine if the same happened to me. Glad I didn't get chased down, but it could've made for a better video!
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