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Williamsburg Is Over
Summer’s almost here, so I decided to take a walk in Williamsburg, and it just reassured me that… thinks are really over for this neighborhood. I moved to Greenpoint (a sister neighbor...

Where is love?
Love has been on my mind recently (and probably has been unconsciously for a while now) and I started thinking about where to find it. I know it’s a pretty odd thing (you can&rsqu...

It’s Your Man Or...Your Girlfriend?
I recently noticed a very scary pattern, and I’m wondering what is causing it. I’ve noticed that women are a bit lost and confused as to what kind of partner they want to have by thei...

Should I Dump Him?
I was just sitting in the sauna at my gym last week, and I couldn’t help but overheard the conversation of two women around my age (even though I was trying very hard to focus on the guys in spe...

We all pretend it’s normal…
We all pretend that life in NY is normal. Just today I had the day off, which isn’t usually for a Thursday, and I decided to go to the gym before noon. I got on a train at 10am and...

What If I Told You That You Can Have a Different Life?
I know I will sound very naïve now, but I had a recent revelation I would like to share with you. I started thinking about the choices we make and why we actually make them. Those who have rea...

Poor Rich Kids
I have mentioned money in NYC on Just Like NY a few times already. There is a lot of money here, and people spend lots of it on a variety of weird and stupid things sometimes....

Do You Want To Be Famous?
Because I’ve been living here for almost five years now, I tend to forget what kind of place NYC is. It’s where fantasy keeps meeting reality. The longer you live here, the more “...

Double Standard – Why Are Women Treated Differently?
I had a situation that I wrote about on Facebook, but I want to write more about it, because there is more to it.  So there was a guy, a customer of mine who I had met maybe three times, who&n...

Why Having a Boyfriend Will Not Make You Happy?
When I was a teenage girl (that is one week ago… just kidding), my biggest dream was to have a boyfriend. Especially since a weekly column called “Love Story” from “Bravo&r...

What Happens Once You Stop Caring If People Like You?
What happens once you stop caring if people like you…? It’s simple – your life starts changing. Yes, it’s that huge. One day I realized that it happened to me – that ...

Men and Sex
What is it that men want when it comes to sex…? The thing is: they want to have everything. Including a virgin. That’s the funniest part. I didn’t have a lot of sex in my life (c...
2013-12-10 Discover NY

Balthus at Metropolitan Museum of Art


Definitely my favorite painting.  I was overjoyed to be able to finally make it to Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Balthus exhibition “Cats and Girls – Paintings and Provocations”, the title of which is pretty much self-explanatory.   Before I comment on the exhibition itself, I will briefly mention what was most memorable to me about the entire visit. At al
2013-12-05 Discover NY

Musical Mondays


If you ever find yourself staying in New York City on a Monday, you really need to visit The Bitter End club. It’s a place located in West Village, in downtown Manhattan (West 4th St. subway station). Me and my friends - Magda and Joachim, ended up in the club on one of this November Mondays. It was completely by accident; we didn’t plan ahead. Our main objective for the evening was
2013-11-23 Living in NY

Polish Pork Chop in New York


When someone asks me: „Don’t you miss Polish food?”, I say I don’t. Is it because I don’t like Polish cuisine…? No. I do enjoy it. I may prefer Greek or Italian, but I always enjoy a good „schabowy” [pork chop]. The reason I don’t miss it is because it’s fully available to me over here. Of course, it may  not always be „home
2013-11-19 Discover NY

Greenpoint - Manhattan Avenue


My last post on Just Like NY was about the polish neighborhood Greenpoint. Today I invite you for a walk along its main avenue - Manhattan Avenue.    
2013-11-15 Discover NY

Greenpoint vs. Williamsburg


I’m always irritated by Polish people who –without ever being in New York and thus without knowing Greenpoint first-hand – tell me their opininon of the palce or simply laugh at it. The truth about Greenpoint, as is usually the case, is somewhere in between. Especially recently. Greenpoint has been forever associated with Polish people. Everyone in NYC knows that’s where
2013-11-07 Living in NY

Why Is America Different. Part III


Maybe this picture is not a perfect illustration, but at least it shows the carts :) Shopping with Your Own Cart If you happen to see a person in the street pushing a shopping cart, it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something wrong with them. Americans often take their own carts to shop, instead of lifting to heavy bags with them. My friend who has been living here for a number o
2013-11-02 Living in NY

Tipping


There are many ways to get a tip... I wrote recently that every price over here is increased by the sales tax, which often results in prices being higher than listed. Same goes for services. What I mean this time is tipping, which Polish people actually call „beer money”. Let me just say that over here, tips are welcome everywhere and in most places are treated as standard practice.
2013-10-30 Living in NY

First Aid Kit


"My" chinese place, Brooklyn, October 2013 I don’t know why that is (laziness or simply convenience, if there’s even a difference between the two), but what I really like over here is the fact that every other block has the same set of establishments, which – combined – I like to call my „first aid kit”. In any given district, no matter how fat or t

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