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Don’t judge by the chapter you walked into.
It’s a new year, so I want you to change one thing. I would say “we,” but I’ve already been working on it the last two years (not that I’ve mastered it yet). Don’...

Why Some Women Don’t Want to Have Kids (And Why the Reason Is Not What You Think It Is)
Yes, I want to write about it (again), because it bothers me. I recently realized I don’t want to have kids (now and maybe ever). And I realized how difficult it is for a woman not only to adm...

You’re Fine
2018 has been a very successful year for me, because I finally understand that I’m completely fine. I just look at myself and I finally see myself. It took me half my life to understand it, bu...

It’s Profound to Be Understood
As Whoopi Goldberg said in her book „If He Says: ‚You complete me’ — Run!”, which I’ve already written about on JLNY some time ago, people tend to mistake love fo...

You’re Always Becoming
Michelle Obama released her book memoir, „Becoming”, and I keep seeing it everywhere in NYC. I haven’t read it yet and now I really want to. Not because I consider Barack Obam...

Drop This Attitude
I just had my best friend Gosia visited me from Chicago a few weeks ago. We spent the whole weekend together excited about each other. We did a few activities, but what was the most important was th...

Is Your Partner’s Skin Color or Country of Origin Relevant At All?
I will answer the titular question right away: „I don’t think so”. And I’m pretty sure I am right. I honestly don’t understand this whole theory about having a partner ...

How To Get the Body You Want
Have you ever said to yourself: “I’m so fat”…? Or “I can’t even look at myself”…?. Or “I will never lose all this weight”…? Or &l...

Accept the challenge
Until now, my favorite sentence was always: “Hope he’ll change after we get married.” (Yeah,  sure, into a pumpkin…) But there is a new contender that I find equally ...

NY Love Story A.D. 2019
I don’t like romantic comedies. And I can tell you why. Once, it used to be my favorite genre, but I grew up since then (a bit). Also — I moved to NY. Romantic comedies just don’t ...

When Was the Last Time Your Journal Embarrassed You?
When was the last time you said to yourself: “This is embarrassing”, and you actually meant yourself…? Well, it just happened to me. I sat down to write about something else and I...

Why It’s Important To Not Look Like Shit
Here is my question: Why do you think it’s a good idea to look like shit at home? Some people put on their worst clothes at home - clothes with holes, stretched out, worn out, old and ugly. (B...
2015-06-11 Discover NY

Selfie On the Run, or: How to Party at Governors Ball


This year, once again I took part in the Governors Ball music festival (this time for one day only) and once again I have to say that – at least as far as the music is concerned – the event is awesome. But… Yeah, there is a big “but”, namely two things that made me summon up my inner Buddha more than once. No. 1 is the omnipresent teenagers (or twenty-somethings,
2015-06-03 Discover NY

June in NY, Part II


Some more June events in NY. The first part is to be found here. 8. Throughout the summer, Summerstage at Central Park is happening; it includes a lot of high-profile cultural events. I especially recommend the Saturday (6 June) Blue Note Festival, which looks really interesting. You can see the entire line-up here: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/activities/concerts/summerstage-festival.
2015-05-31 Discover NY

June in New York City, Part I


Finally, my favorite time in New York is here. Not only is the sun shining and everyone is smiling, but also there’s a number of outdoor events lined up, most of them free of charge. So that you don’t get confused by the richness of events, I decided to point out some key ones: 1.       Summer begins with Sunset Jammin’ in Brooklyn Bridge Par
2015-05-28 Discover NY

New York Musicians


New York City literally belongs to musicians. You will see them every day on the street: they traverse the city, carrying their heavy instruments. You see them on the subway at every time of day and night: on their way to a gig, on their way from a gig, or in search for a gig. As I wrote before on Just Like NY, they form the largest group of dreamers coming to this city. I don’t know how m
2015-05-12 Discover NY

Park Slope


I’ve been wanting to visit Brooklyn’s Park Slope for a while now, since I knew it was famous for its brownstones and… its high rents. Oh yeah – to live here, you need a really fat wallet. The reason for that is mostly the neighboring Prospect Park, the largest park in Brooklyn, almost as large as Central Park in Manhattan. Both Prospect and Central Parks are much more th
2015-04-18 Discover NY

Your First Visit in NY – What You Need to Know


In case you come to New York for the first time, I encourage you to read some posts which I wrote soon after I started to run this blog. They will provide you with some pointers as to what may happen to you in this crazy city.   First of all, read “How Not to Get Lost in Manhattan”, so that you learn how to move around the island. Then learn why is it OK to walk on red li
2015-04-13 Discover NY

Cards for All Occasions


7th Avenue Brooklyn One of the things that truly surprised me here and which I grew to actually like, is the habit of sending greeting cards. Everyone does it here, and on every possible occasion. If you go to a christening, or to a reception (as well as in thousand other cases), you not only bring a card for the occasion, but you usually send another one to thank your host on the next day. Tha
2015-04-07 Discover NY

Easter on the Brighton Beach - Coney Island boardwalk


I went for short walks on Sunday and Monday mornings, not even taking my camera and I saw Easter pictures that I didn't expect. Great walks!

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