19. 07. 2015

Brooklyn Boulders

Looking for something active to do this summer that does not involve trekking to New Jersey? Brooklyn Boulders is your spot. The climbing facility is a 22,000 square-foot mecca, suited for every level...

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15. 02. 2015

Spa Castle, Queens

Visiting Spa Castle, a 4 story bath haus in Queens, has been high on my list for a while. I first heard of Spa Castle from a coworker who had her bachelorette party there and the notion of a...

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15. 11. 2014

Helicopter Over Manhattan

What better way to celebrate 3 years living in NYC than a helicopter tour over Manhattan. I booked my tour with Heli NY via their website. They have three tour options, 15 minutes,...

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05. 11. 2014

5 Pointz

                          In an all too cliche turn of events, the cultural epicenter of famous graffiti collections known as 5 Pointz has...

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21. 10. 2014

Coney Island

I am not sure what could be creepier than Coney Island at Halloween. Every year Coney Island puts on Halloween Harvest at Luna Park and open their doors from 6PM – 12PM nightly. At this...

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20. 10. 2014

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

              ….. What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than a trip to Sleepy Hollow. As could be expected from a place as infamous as...

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25. 06. 2014

The Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum

  It took a family outing, but I finally made it to The Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum. Although I dragged my feet on this, the museum turned out to be really...

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04. 06. 2014
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The Brooklyn Crab

…aka my new summa spot! This place has it all…space, outdoor seating, mini golf, cornhole, drinking games, water views, seafood, craft beer. The Brooklyn Crab is the place to be, summer ’14. The...

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04. 06. 2014
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Brooklyn Bridge

It has always perplexed me as to why the Brooklyn Bridge is the top of everyone’s to-do lists when there are two others in Brooklyn that boast similar attractive qualities. These alternatives are...

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27. 02. 2014

East River Park Amphitheater

  This winter and now spring, I am training for a half marathon, which has allowed me to explore the city via running paths. If you have not visited either the East River...

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28. 10. 2013

Charging Bull

Crossed of the tourist achievement of the year by snapping this photo with the infamous Charging Bull, in NYC’s Financial District. Yes, I did wait in line for 20 minutes with foreigners to...

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23. 10. 2013

Paint Nite – Drink Creatively

          This week, I attended a unique Living The List activity: Paint Night.   Paint Night is hosted at a local bar, and hosts about twenty to thirty people who are all painting the...

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20. 08. 2013

Carl Schurz Park Conservancy

Carl Schurz Park is a public park in the NYC Parks & Recreation system that is funded by a nonprofit benefactor, the Carl Schurz Conservancy for over forty years. The park is aptly...

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19. 08. 2013

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Although I was not in attendance this year, this is list MUST-DO: Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. This year marked the 8th annual celebration of Jazz music and ’20s culture. For...

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15. 08. 2013

Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion is a New York landmark that dates back the 1799. The original manor was built by a wealthy New York merchant, Archibald Gracie, who built it as a country house with...

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08. 08. 2013
Panoramic View

Soaked Rooftop at Mondrian SOHO

     Soaked Rooftop is the Mondrian Hotel’s luxurious rooftop bar and lounge located in the heart of SOHO. We were lucky enough to get in without a reservation, but it is recommended to...

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31. 07. 2013

HOWL! Festival

HOWL! Festival is an annual arts festival that takes place exclusively in the East Village, mostly around  Tompkins Square Park. The festival was founded in 2003 in an effort to support the creative...

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15. 07. 2013
Pod 39

Pod 39 Rooftop Lounge

                              .           . Pod 39 is Mexican themed taqueria bar on top of the...

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11. 07. 2013
Beekman Beer Garden

Beekman Beer Garden

Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club falls under the Outdoor Drinking portion of The List. This Beer Garden is located in the Financial District, directly under the Brooklyn Bridge. Beekman Beer Garden opened two years...

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10. 07. 2013

CitiBike NYC

                    .         . CitiBike is the newest public transportation system to be introduced to NYC in over a decade. The...

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14. 06. 2013
Rooftop View

230 Fifth

     230 Fifth boasts that it is the largest outdoor Rooftop Garden and enclosed Penthouse Lounge in NYC. The rooftop offeres a contrast of city skyline and Palm Trees imported form Florida. 230 Fifth...

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13. 06. 2013
Wise Men

Wise Men

Wise Men is a new bar on Bowery that opened February 13th of this year.  The bar / lounge is a collaboration between three friends: a photographer named Danielle Leviit, S Magazine creative director Christina Chin, and...

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16. 05. 2013

SOHO House

This week I achieved a MAJOR list accomplishment by setting my peasant eyes on the notoriously exclusive SOHO HOUSE. Located in the heart of the Meat Packing District, Soho House is a members-only lounge, accessible only to professionals...

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15. 05. 2013
Mad Sqaure Entrance

Madison Square Eats

  As we all now know, Spring has sprung in NYC and Madison Square Park officially kicked it off on May 3rd with Madison Square Eats.  Eats is an outdoor food market in...

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09. 05. 2013
Good Beer

Good Beer

Good Beer is a craft beer shop in the East Village dedicated to providing customers with the best draft and bottled beers from independent, micro and nano brewers. The stock is roughly 80%...

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29. 04. 2013
Inside Sons of Essex

Sons of Essex

As the weather warms, and brunching season approaches, you will need to take a trip to Sons of Essex. This trendy East Village spot is the sister to the equally hip, Beauty and Essex, but...

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09. 04. 2013
All About Cats

Ollie’s Place for Cats

     Ollie’s Place for Cats is not weird by nature, it is a volunteer-run, non-profit, no-kill adoption center in NYC. What makes the cat rescue center odd is that it is located in...

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08. 04. 2013
DNA Truck

The DNA Testing Truck

Oh, the things you see in NYC…this is The DNA Testing Truck. Also known as the “Who’s Your Daddy Truck” it is a recreational vehicle that cruises around New York City selling DNA tests, mostly to fathers...

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04. 04. 2013

Fuerza Bruta

One of the weirder list items: Fuerza Bruta, an interactive performance that takes place near Union Square. I heard about the show from a friend who described it as “a blend of Cirque de Soleil and Sleep...

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22. 03. 2013

Campbell’s Apartment

As my affinity for finding hidden bars and themed restaurants has become increasingly clear with trips to Ninja New York, Angel’s Share, La Esqunia and Raines Law Room, it should come as no surprise my latest Living...

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21. 03. 2013

The Bourgeois Pig

Like so many of the places I have been going to since moving to the East Village, The Bourgeois Pig was not originally on The List, but is next door to my apartment & is...

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19. 03. 2013
Peanut Butter CO

Peanut Butter & Co

     Peanut Butter & CO is a single-menu-item shop located in Greenwich Village. The name speaks for itself in terms of their culinary offerings. If you are a Peanut Butter lover, this is the place...

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11. 03. 2013

Visit Google HQ

I gave my inner nerd a little pat on the head and accomplished a long standing list item: Visit Google Headquarters. The NYC HQ for this nerd mecca is in The Meat Packing District, right...

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08. 03. 2013
Pomme Frites

Pommes Frites

     Pommes Frites is a well-know East Village hole-in-the-wall drunk eating spot. The shop has a single-item-menu, serving Authentic Belgian Fries with a variety of dipping sauces. Pommes Frites, Belgian fries, are made from premium...

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05. 03. 2013

Angel’s Share

New York City is full of unique bars that earn their reputation for standing out in a saturated market, Angel’s Share is chief among them. The bar, located in East Village, is a Speakeasy that...

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21. 02. 2013

Oscar Exhibit at Grand Central

In honor of the upcoming 2013 Oscars, I am posting a Living The List activity from LAST YEAR: The Oscar Exhibit at Grand Central. Last year, New Yorkers had the chance to view,...

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20. 02. 2013
General Assembly Hall

United Nations

Visit the United Nations Headquarters, crossed of the list! The Headquarters of the United Nations is located in New York City, along the East River at 405 East 42nd Street. When you are...

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19. 02. 2013

Chinese New Year Parade

The Chinese New Year occurs on the first day of the first month on the Chinese Calendar. Unlike the Christian New Year, which is based on a solar calendar, the Chinese New Year is based on a lunisolar calendar whose date...

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15. 02. 2013
Decibel Entrance

Decibel Sake Bar

Decibel is one of the greatest places I have stumbled across in the City. Not originally on the list, my friend was searching for Sake bars in the East Village and we picked...

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12. 02. 2013
PDT Entrance

Please Don’t Tell

Also know as, PDT, Please Don’t Tell is one of the most famous Speakeasy’s in NYC. Generally, any “speakeasy” that has a website loses its authenticity and becomes somewhat of a tourist attraction. PDT’s prohibition...

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06. 02. 2013
Panna 1

Panna II

      Panna II has been a long pending List item, that was FINALLY achieved last week. The restaurant is an Indian joint, located in the East Village, that is famous for its blinking, obnoxious...

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05. 02. 2013
Housten Hall

Houston Hall

       “A New Old Garage Full of Beer.” For New Yorkers, a full size Beer Garden is an oddity so rare we are willing to wait hours in line to enter such an establishment. The...

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29. 01. 2013

Mugarita at Sweet + Vicious

Sweet & Vicious is a dive bar in SOHO that is known for their Margaritas. These frozen delights are served in a mason jar, and are the best frozen margaritas I have found in the city. Not...

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25. 01. 2013

McSorley’s Old Ale House

Established in 1854, McSorley’s Ale House boasts being the oldest continuously operated saloon in New York City. The bar is a New York staple with notable historic patrons including: Abraham Lincoln, Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt and John Lennon....

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23. 01. 2013


Last night, I crossed SoulCycle off the List, an event I feel half-ashamed, half-excited to have accomplished. Since moving to NYC in 2011, I have heard people gush about SoulCycle as the best and most...

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22. 01. 2013

Casey Rubber Stamps

              Casey Rubber Stamps was not originally on The List, but was added after I passed the store walking home one afternoon. What stood out about Casey Rubber Stamps...

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21. 01. 2013
Death + Co Entrance

Death & Co

As we are making our way into the end of January, and the weather outside is cold and grey, it goes without saying that this month is a drinking month. I followed up...

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09. 01. 2013
Raines Law Room

Raines Law Room

Raines Law Room is a Speakeasy located on 17th street between 5th and 6th. The speakeasy is similar to the other’s off The List: The Back Room and Milk & Honey, in that it is...

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08. 01. 2013


What better way to start off the New Year than with a meal that completely breaks any weight-loss, health-oriented resolutions! I started off 2013 with a visit to S’MAC, a single-item restaurant serving irresistible Mac-n-Cheese.  ...

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18. 12. 2012
Window into Roldas

Rolf’s German Restaurant

Rolf’s German Restaurant is a recent addition to the Holiday List, and a new holiday favorite.  Rolf’s, an average German family-style restaurant, would not normally draw a crowd, but around the Holiday season it is...

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17. 12. 2012
Santas at Bar


SantaCon is a New York tradition where people in their early- to-late twenties dress up as Santa, and other holiday-themed costumes like: Elves, Reindeer, Candy-Canes, Menorahs, Jesus, etc. Once the costumes are assembled, SantaCon...

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14. 12. 2012

Life-sized Holiday Objects

         As another Holiday check-list, I have prepared: Life-Sized Holiday Objects – littered all over NYC.  So far I have located: Life Sized Christmas Lights:  . Life Sized Ornaments:  ....

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10. 12. 2012
Bryant Park Skating

Ice Skating at Bryant Park

Sunday, we took a trip to the Ice Skating rink at Bryant Park…and crossed off another item from the Holiday list.  Citi Pond Ice Rink is opened October 26, 2012 and officially closes March 3,...

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07. 12. 2012
Rockafeller Tree

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

After pushing through hordes of gaggling tourists, stepping on little kids’ toes, and photo bombing every camera I could see…I accomplished my mission of taking a picture in front the the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. This was a...

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06. 12. 2012
Inside the Lion King

Inside the Lion King

As I was perusing Midtown in search of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree & Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink, I found the interactive pop-up exhibit “Inside the Lion King.” The exhibit is FREE , located adjacent to...

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03. 12. 2012
Inside Holiday Shop

Union Square Holiday Market

Ahhh….it is that time of year again….when New York City replaces it icy-cold concrete exterior with strings of garland, a plethora of twinkling Christmas lights, gargantuan trees and life-sized nutcrackers.  It is my...

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29. 11. 2012
Apple Store

Flagship Apple Store

           I gave my inner nerd a little pat on the head and crossed the Flagship Apple Retail Store off my list.  The flagship retail store is located in...

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27. 11. 2012

Wall Street Bath & Spa

The Wall Street Bath & Spa, also called Spa 88,  is one of my favorite places in all of Manhattan. The Wall Street Bath & Spa is a combination of modern spa facilities...

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27. 11. 2012

Sleep No More New York

FINALLY crossed off a major bucket list event: SLEEP NO MORE NEW YORK. Since I moved to NYC in October 11′ I have heard about Sleep No More as one of the must-see shows in NYC. It is...

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26. 11. 2012
Dim Sum Pots

Dim Sum at Jing Fong

This Sunday I went to Dim Sum in Chinatown. Dim Sum is a 700 year old Chinese tradition that celebrates life, food and tea and is meant to be shared with loved ones. Dim Sum...

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24. 11. 2012
Inside Boathouse

Loeb Boathouse Central Park

The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park is a New York Classic.  I visited the Boathouse in late fall, on a Sunday for Brunch. The restaurant overlooks a placid lake where tourists are happily paddle-boating and...

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14. 11. 2012

M&M’s World in Times Square

Nothing beats being a tourist in your own city like a trip to M&M’S World in Times Square.  I crossed off this touristy List item last weekend, and have quite the time. The obvious...

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09. 11. 2012

Dumpling Man

I recently moved to the East Village of Manhattan from the Upper East Side, which has opened up a plethora of new dining opportunities. Among these opportunities are a variety of single menu restaurants serving one...

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08. 11. 2012
Mud Truck

The Mudtruck

The time has come to start pursuing another category on The List: FOOD TRUCKS. …and what better Food Truck to start with than The Mudtruck, which provides steaming hot coffee as a pick-me-up...

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07. 11. 2012
Photo It's blue, Empire State Building from our building! NYC! For the WIN

Empire State Building: 2012 Election

November 6th was a historic evening for the Unites States: the 2012 Obama vs. Romney election. The election was especially special for New Yorker’s as the progress of the election was being tracked by blue...

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02. 11. 2012

Hurricane Sandy Interruptions

Hi All – Due to Hurricane Sandy and the massive problems she has caused in New York and the Tri-State Area, I have put Living the List on hold. I am currently seeking...

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25. 10. 2012
Frozen Hot Choco

Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity

“The Art of finding the pleasantly unexpected by chance or sagacity.” – Serendipity  Last night, I crossed off a much anticipated list item, Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity. As many of you know, this...

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24. 10. 2012

Houdini Museum

A last minute list item, the Opening Night of New York’s own Houdini Museum. The Houdini Museum is located in Fantasma Magic shop and was built as an exhibition debuting over 200 authentic...

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23. 10. 2012
Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex

Last Sunday, I finally made it to Beauty & Essex, one of the most buzzed about restaurants in NYC. Beauty & Essex is a “speakeasy” restaurant that you enter through a pawn shop...

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22. 10. 2012

Tough Mudder

The day came, and then it went…and it was AWESOME. The Tri-State Tough Mudder at Raceway Park, New Jersey. For the past month, I have been training for this event, which is the...

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19. 10. 2012

Birreria Rooftop at Eataly

As the summer has dwindled and the rooftop days are slowly coming to an end, it seemed time to feature the infamous Birreia, the rooftop restaurant and brewery at Eataly. Eataly is a HUGE...

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18. 10. 2012
Artichoke Pizza

Artichoke Pizza

Last night, I FINALLY got Artichoke Pizza and didn’t realize it was a list item until I was halfway through it! Hence, the photo above. If you have ever been to New York City or...

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16. 10. 2012
Little Piggy

Queens Country Farm

Fall is officially here in NYC and what better way to kick it off than a trip to the Queens County Farm. Starting September 15th and going through to October 28th, the farm...

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15. 10. 2012

Milk & Honey

Friday night I made my way to the illusive Milk & Honey. Located on 132 Eldridge Street in the Lower East Side, Milk & Honey is one of New York’s most exclusive speakeasy’s....

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12. 10. 2012
Blood Mannor

Blood Mannor Haunted House

Getting into the Halloween spirit early this season with a trip to Blood Manor Haunted House!  The haunted house occurs every year and is rated as one of the best in New York....

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11. 10. 2012

Apple Store at Grand Central

Nothing says “old meets new” like the Mac Store in Grand Central. The Mac store in Grand Central is a remarkable statement about our generation and the massive success of Apple’s brand. Within...

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10. 10. 2012
NYC10_Exterior Entrance


How do I put this lightly…Yotel is one of the oddest places I have been to in New York City…and not because it is trying to be odd, it is just creepy. First...

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09. 10. 2012

Bookmarks Lounge

This Living The List activity was a bit misleading. I put Bookmarks Lounge on my list after visiting Press Lounge rooftop bar located in Hotel Ink48, which is themed around the printing industry and styled...

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05. 10. 2012
Exchange 2


Last night, I check out an interesting “concept bar” called Exchange Bar and Grill. The bar is a fully automated real time drink market, where the prices for your drinks fluctuate depending on...

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04. 10. 2012
Yankee Cup

Yankees Game

FINALLY MADE IT TO A YANKEES GAME. I feel like my right of passage into New York is officially complete now that I have been to Mecca. Last night, I went to Yankees...

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02. 10. 2012


Well if this isn’t “List-worthy” then I don’t know what is. This weekend, I completed my first move in New York City  from the Upper East Side to Alphabet City in the East Village. For those of...

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30. 09. 2012

The Boom Boom Room

Finally made it to The Boom Boom Room, the swankiest of the swanky. The lounge is located on the 18th floor of The Standard Hotel in Chelsea’s Meatpacking District. The Boom Boom Room...

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28. 09. 2012

Bierhaus NYC

Willkommen!! The perfect #livingthelist activity for the end of September and beginning of Octoberfest: a visits to NYC’s own Bierhaus!  I am not really sure where to start with how amazing this place...

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27. 09. 2012
Shake Shack 2

Shake Shack in Madison Square Park

Shake Shack is famed throughout NY as the “best burger place” in the City. Until now, I never knew if this was fact or fiction because every time I try to go the...

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26. 09. 2012
La Esquina

La Esquina

La Esquina, located on 114 Kenmare in SOHO, is a hybrid Mexican Restaurant and Speakeasy. The restaurant is beneath, The Taqueria, which serves a small to-go lunch counter. There is also a cafe on the street...

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25. 09. 2012
Women Panel

Mashable Social Good Summit

Yesterday, I attended the Social Good Summit at The 92Y, presented by Mashable, my employer. The three day summit kicked off on September 22nd and finished today, September 24th. The Social Good Summit is is a conference...

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18. 09. 2012
Entrance to Back Door (2)

The Back Room

The time has finally come to start embarking on my “Speakeasy” section of the list. A Speakeasy, also called “blind pig” or “blind tiger,” is term that comes from the Prohibition era, and is...

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17. 09. 2012
Philly Cheese Steak

Living the List: Philly Edition

1. Liberty Bell:  Obviously, the Liberty Bell is on the Philly “List.” I am ashamed to say, we did not see it, but I put it on here because I could not handle...

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14. 09. 2012

Stone Street

Stone Street has been a list item I have been anxiously waiting to cross off. Originally know as Brewers Street, it was the first paved street in Manhattan and was developed by Dutch colonists in 1660, which makes...

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13. 09. 2012
Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Twitter

Gallow Green & Michael Phelps Retirement Party

           Last night, my friend and I visited Gallow Green, a spin-off of the wildly popular theater experience, Sleep No More New York, that occurs at The McKittrick Hotel in...

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11. 09. 2012
Freedom Tower

The 11th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11th is a day all Americans will remember for the rest of our lives. The story of September 11th will be passed onto future generations as a tale of America’s nationality, independence,...

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10. 09. 2012
Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

Nothing like a little Jazz to wind down a weekend packed full of Ninjas, Museums and Walking Tours. Last night, I ended my weekend at The Jazz Standard, located at 116 East 27th...

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09. 09. 2012
Outside Gugs

The Guggenheim Museum

Checking off museums left and right. The Guggenheim, located on 89th and 5th Ave, is an Art Museum dedicated to Non-Objective Art. What is that? It is another way to refer to Abstract or nonrepresentational art,...

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09. 09. 2012
Water Club

The Water Club

Every time I take a cab down the FDR on the East Side, I pass a boat-restaurant and think “I wonder what that restaurant is, I would love to try it.” So finally, I...

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07. 09. 2012

Ninja New York

Crossed off a list must-do: Nina New York. Ninja is a restaurant  located in Tribeca that has been converted into a time-honored Japanese Ninja village where the meals are served by Ninjas.  Located on 25 Hudson Street,...

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06. 09. 2012

The Press Lounge at Ink48 Hotel

        Yesterday, I went to The Press Lounge, located in Midtown West on 48th and 11th. The Press Lounge is the rooftop lounge at Ink48 hotel, and offers some of the most amazing...

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05. 09. 2012
Drinks at the Met Rooftop

MET: Roof Garden Cafe & Martini Bar

                  An ABSOLUTE list favorite, The Roof Garden Cafe & Martini Bar, located on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This rooftop bar is my favorite...

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04. 09. 2012
Central Park

Lasker Pool & Rink

AKA: THE MASSIVE FREE PUBLIC POOL IN CENTRAL PARK. Located, between 106th and 108th Streets. A free, public pool, in the heart of Harlem, in Central Park…I will let you take a minute...

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04. 09. 2012

Museum of Modern Art: MOMA

FINALLY…I added another checklist to the Museum section of my list, other than the Museum of Sex. Last Friday I visited the Museum of Modern Art, affectionately called the MOMA, located on  53rd between 5th...

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30. 08. 2012

The High Line

The High Line is another one of my favorite places in the City. I enjoy it because it is such an authentic piece of history that has been gentrified and shared with the...

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29. 08. 2012
Bemelmans Bar

Bemelmans “Madeline” Bar

Bemelmans Bar, located in the Carlyle Hotel on 76th & Madison, is truly one of a kind. The entire bar was decorated by Ludwig Bemelman, the creator of the classic children’s book: Madeline. Everything...

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28. 08. 2012

James Farley Post Office

                    A NYC Landmark… recognized because it consumes an entire city block, spanning West from 8th Ave to 9th Ave and North-East from 31st to 30th, and is...

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27. 08. 2012
Berlin Wall

Paley Park

      Paley Park fits into my “Pocket Park” theme…along with GreenAcre Park, The East River Pavilion and Sutton Place Terrace, this park is small and hidden, but a very powerful place. The park is private,...

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24. 08. 2012

Sushi Making Class

I have been wanting to try a Sushi Making Class for a long time, and I finally accomplished it. I found the class by Google-ing “sushi making class in NYC” and Sushi By Simon was the first thing...

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22. 08. 2012
The Frying Pan

The Frying Pan

The Frying Pan is truly a New York Staple. Located at Pier 63 in the Chelsea Piers, the Frying Pan is the ideal summer drink spot: outside, on a boat, in the water. The Frying...

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20. 08. 2012
9.11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial

“A national tribute of remembrance and honor to the men, women, and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.” One of the most special events on...

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19. 08. 2012
Spin Ping Pong

SPiN Ping Pong

FINALLY made it to Spin Ping Pong, a major item I have been itching to cross off. Spin has been on my radar for multiple reasons, the first and most obvious being that...

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19. 08. 2012

The Levee

The Levee was our post Brooklyn Bowl drink spot. If you will recall, four of us spent on the upside of $240.00…so after bowling we were looking for a cheap, hole-in-the-wall place for...

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18. 08. 2012

Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl is a great venue, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is a 16 lane bowling ally, as well as a live concert arena w/ 4 shows a week. While this is awesome, it...

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16. 08. 2012
Wizard of Park Ave

Wizard of Park Ave

The Wizard of Park Place is located on on 470 Park Ave between 31st and 32nd street. I first heard about this little guy from “Scouting New York” – an awesome NYC blog...

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15. 08. 2012

Check-In at Foursquare HQ

For all of you non-Tech lovers, this will not be cool for you, so read no further. But, for those of you active Tweeters, Instagramers and Foursquare fanatics, you will understand the excitement of yesterday’s #livingthelist...

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14. 08. 2012

How To Train Your Dragon Live Arena Show

The “How to Train Your Dragon Live Arena Show” is a spectacular display, based…exactly on DreamWorks original movie: How to Train Your Dragon. This event was special to me because I worked at DreamWork’s Animation during...

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13. 08. 2012
The Smith

Brunch at The Smith

This Sunday was concert recovery day, so we headed to the best brunch in the City at The Smith. The Smith is located in Midtown at 2nd Ave. The Smith is a great because...

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13. 08. 2012
Brothers of The Sun

Brothers of the Sun Concert

A List item that has been pending for months, as well as my primary source of excitement for months. Country haters, read no further. Country lovers , you will understand that this was the best...

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11. 08. 2012

Mets Game at Citi Field

Take me out to the ballgame! Checked off Mets Game at CitiField over the weekend! Not much to say here, aside from crossing it off the list, baseball games are pretty standard for...

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11. 08. 2012
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Flex Mussels

Yesterday, I died and went to Seafood heaven…also know as Flex Mussels.  Flex is a restaurant that serves MUSSELS ONLY.  The menu has over 22 mussel variations to choose from. The selection range...

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10. 08. 2012

Sutton Place Park

One of my favorite things about “The List” is finding the ‘secret’ parks in NYC. So far, I have found: GeenAcre Park, The East River Pavilion and now, Sutton Place Terrace located on...

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10. 08. 2012

Margarita Popsicle at Teqa

In the effort to ‘Stay Cool’ this summer, Teqa Tequileria and Tagueria is dishing out Frozen Margarita Popsicles. Naturally, I had to try this bad boy for myself. While eating the Popsicle in a bar was a good...

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09. 08. 2012
Old Crow Medicine Show

SummerStage at Central Park

Old Crow Medicine Show. Never heard of them? YES YOU HAVE…they sing that song “Wagon Wheel” you know, “so rock me mamma like a wagon wheel, rock me mamma any way you feel…hay...

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08. 08. 2012
Love Sculpture

The Love Sculpture

Well that was random! On our way to the SummerSeries Concert in Central Park, my friend and I stumbled onto one of my NYC List landmarks…the LOVE Sculpture. The landmark is located on...

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06. 08. 2012

Williamsburg Flea

  The Brooklyn Flea is awesome, and exactly what it sounds like: A flea market right on the water in Williamsburg featuring hundreds of top vendors of antique and re-purposed furniture, vintage clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts...

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05. 08. 2012

The Smile

  The Smile was on my list because it is one of those places you pass and wonder what it is. Finally, a friend of mine went there and told me it was...

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04. 08. 2012

The BIG Piano at FAO Schwarz

  A definite list favorite! The BIG Piano at FAO Schwarz, famous for its awesome-ness and for being featured in the movie BIG!  Today I lined up with 20 other 5 year olds to have...

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03. 08. 2012


  A personal first and something I have been interested in trying for a long time: Acupuncture. I found a Groupon for a $60 trial session with Susan L. Krieger. The experience was really interesting....

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02. 08. 2012

Berry Park Rooftop Beer Garden

  Another awesome beer garden, another great rooftop: Berry Park Rooftop Beer Garden. Berry Park is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and was established in 2009. The bar offers 14 beers on tap, a premium liquor selection,...

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02. 08. 2012

Scraggly Willow

This post is a detour from my list, and more of a story about a recent experience I had as a result of starting this blog. If you recall…I visited the Flower District on...

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01. 08. 2012

Warrior Bootcamp

I don’t think I could get more random if I tried. This #livingthelist activity was my second photography gig, which randomly fell into my lap when I visited The East River Pavilion on...

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31. 07. 2012

Rooftop at The Gansevoort Park Ave South

  What is it about the Gansevoort that makes you want to say it in a drawling English accent? “Oh, you can find me at the Ganssssssevort. That’s rigt, the Gaaaanssseeeevoort. Rooftop, that is....

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28. 07. 2012

Imperial Woodpecker Snow-balls

  Located in Greenwich Village, Imperial Woodpecker is a 3 month pop-up shop serving New Orleans style Snow-balls. To clarify, snow-balls are different than snow-cones, because they are fluffier shaved ice, doused in...

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25. 07. 2012

THREEsatisfaction & Shabazz Palace

Yesterday’s events were a bit surprising, but definitely ‘list-worthy.’ My frist PAID photography gig for Little Village, Iowa City’s News & Culture Magazine! The event I was shooting was a free concert at Fort...

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24. 07. 2012

The Flower District

Another of my favorite #livingthelist activities, The Flower District, aslo know as “The Jungles of West 28th Street.” Located on 28th between 6th and 7th Aves the district is an entire block lined...

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23. 07. 2012

Earl’s Beer and Cheese

Earl’s Beer and Cheese has been on my list for a long time, and for many reasons. The first reason is that Earl’s is in my neighborhood and the second is that Earl’s...

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23. 07. 2012

L.I.R.R to Long Island

My Saturday (7.21.12) #livingthelist activity was heading out to good ole’ Long Island for a friends 30th birthday bash. I don’t know if I am proud or ashamed to say this was my...

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23. 07. 2012

Restaurant Week at Mesa Grill

While Mesa Grill is not technically on my NYC ‘To Do’ list…Restaurant Week sure as hell is! Restaurant Week occurs twice a year in NYC, when 5 star establishments offer a 3 course Prix Fixe menu...

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20. 07. 2012

Standup at Comedy Cellar

  I went to the Comedy Cellar on a Thursday night, for the 10PM show. Some advice, get down there early, and book tickets in advance! The Comedy Cellar is  recognized as the...

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19. 07. 2012
Dino BBQ

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Let’s just start out by saying: food-gasm, joy-gasm, soul-gasm. H.O.L.Y S.H.I.T. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is amaZING. Located at 700 W. 125th street in Harlem, this BBQ was the absolute best thing I have ever...

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18. 07. 2012

The East River Pavilion

Yesterday was another of my favorite #livingthelist days. Originally, I had planned to get Acupuncture for the first time, but when I showed up for my appointment, I was a week early. I was on...

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17. 07. 2012

GreenAcre Park

           GreenAcre Park is located on 51st street between 2nd and 3rd, and is an urban oasis. The park is tucked between two buildings, which condenses the humidity from...

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17. 07. 2012

Rice to Riches

One of the notorious: “only type of food on the menu” type resturants you will find scattered throughout the East Village. Rice to Riches is not only famous for their product: 20+ flavors of rice pudding,...

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16. 07. 2012

Brunch at Mother’s Ruin

After reading Time Out NYC’s best places to brunch, we decided to try Mother’s Ruin. The restaurant is quaint, with exposed brick and weathered wood bars and tables, which gives it a farmhouse feel. We...

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15. 07. 2012

La Piscine, Hotel Americano Rooftop

As a NYC rooftop aficionado, I would like to dedicate a majority of this blog to finding the most bomb rooftop bars in NYC. My friend recommended the La Piscine, the rooftop restaurant &...

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14. 07. 2012


Around NYC Blockheads is know for serving their margarita’s with a twist…of corona and lime. These margs have a Coronita tipped into them, so as you are drinking the Corona gradually mixes and...

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13. 07. 2012

Tram to Roosevelt Island

I have been curious about the Roosevelt Island Tram since I moved to NYC. Do people take it for fun? Is it commuter only? Is it a tourist attraction? What is Roosevelt Island...

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12. 07. 2012

Luke’s Lobster

Finally found the infamous ‘Luke’s Lobster’ truck that makes it’s way around NYC during lunchtime. Turns out, the truck stops rite outside my office @23rd and Park Ave South on Wednesdays…dangerous. I ate: Lobster...

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11. 07. 2012
Tacombi Truck


Tacombi was not originally on my list, but after checking it out it is a definite must. The restaurant is located in a garage-type venue in the East Village. Inside, there is a...

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11. 07. 2012
Museum of Sex

Museum of Sex

My initial attraction to the Museum of Sex was that I walked by it every day on my way to work and wondered “seriously, what is going on inside there?” After completing the...

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10. 07. 2012

Cannibal Beer & Butcher NYC

“TASTY ANIMALS ARE ALWAYS FAIR GAME, AND THE CANNIBAL IS OUT TO USE EVERY PIECE, FROM SNOUT-TO-TAIL.” “Beer and Meat. If you’re a carnivore, chances are this combination feels like heaven to you.”...

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09. 07. 2012
Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is a MAJOR list item. Since I moved to NYC in the Fall of 2011 I have heard nothing but rave reviews about the show “written by the South...

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07. 07. 2012
Boat Basin Sunset

The West 79th Street Boat Basin Cafe

The Boat Basin is one of the best outdoor / Summer drinking venues in NYC. Located on the West Side Highway, the Boat Basin is tucked below the 79th street roundabout. When you...

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03. 07. 2012
Wizard of Oz in Bryant Park

Wizard of Oz in Bryant Park

Bryant Park Summer Movie Festival, presented by HBO, takes place every Monday during the summer, from June 18th through August 20th. The flicks go on when the sun goes down, but be sure...

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02. 07. 2012
Lady Lib

Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty Ferry

  This was hands down the most touristy thing possible to do on ‘The List,’ but a great…and total American way to get things started. A review is probably 100% un-interesting, but my summary...

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01. 07. 2012
Kadampa Meditation

Introduction to Meditation Class

This List Item was off my ‘Personal’ To-Do List. I have always wanted to try meditation and understand the method behind the practice. I found Kadampa Meditation Center online, which offers classes daily during...

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23. 06. 2012

Living the List

The challenge is to stop adding things to the ‘To Do’ list, and start doing it. *Official start date is 07.01.2012.   

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