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Why is New York Called the “Big Apple” Nickname

Why is NYC called the Big Apple? In this post, we look at the Big Apple meaning, as well as its origin, debunked theories, and more.
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It’s Quite a Travel-Related Week for New York City

A quick post highlighting some major developments regarding New York City transportation, including LaGuardia, JFK, and Hudson train tunnels.
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New Yorkers – Rude? A Look at Speech Patterns in NYC

New Yorkers have been deemed rude for quite a while, whether its from people from other parts of the US or those from abroad. This post describes speech pattern differences in New Yorkers and why it seems rude when it really may not be.
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Less-Explored Brooklyn: Brighton Beach vs. Coney Island

Brighton Beach is a Brooklyn throwback, a glimpse into a New York City of decades past, full of Slavic restaurants, shops with Cyrillic signage, bars, etc.
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Getting to JFK Airport From Anywhere Around NYC

Complete guide to getting to JFK, John F Kennedy International Airport in NYC, from anywhere in and around the New York City metropolitan area.
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Jude Law and a Semester Abroad: A Funny Story on Couchsurfing

A funny Couchsurfing story involving two visiting girls from Finland, a bar, cigarettes for the first time, and Jude Law.
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My First-Time Hosting Experience With Couchsurfing in New York City

First-time hosting experience with couchsurfing. I hosted the lovely Ania, a friend I met in Warsaw just months before, and we had a blast together in NYC.
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15+ Bronx Places: Guide of Things to See & Do

15+ Bronx places to see and the best things to do in the New York City borough which is home to the Bronx zoo and other famous locations.
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Summer at Coney Island, Brooklyn

There are numerous fun and exciting things to do during the summer at Coney Island at the south of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City.
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Encountering The U.S. Customs and Border Protection

My experience getting stopped by the United States Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) and detained for hours at my home airport, JFK.

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