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Top 10 New York Notebook Posts from 2013

Top 10 New York Notebook Posts from 2013

Vintage Postcard – via To say that a life in New York is full of ups and downs would be simplistic. If anything, starting out in New York looks more like the jagged and iconic architecture of a skyline outline. A mix of the most popular posts and the biggest life events – here are...
#051 - New York Notebook in London

#051 – New York Notebook in London

Double-exposed Photos of New York and London – via I spent months – no, seriously, months of painfully putting huge chunks of each paycheck into my savings account and eating nothing but pasta and free cereal while losing sleep over monetary woes – to save up for the plane ticket. On October 28th, I excruciatingly...
#050 - Yes, And

#050 – Yes, And

Taking the dive – via   As I sat in the classroom at UCB surrounded by people who were complete newbies to the theatre, I did some major eye rolling. Improv. What a ridiculous, theatrical and stupid thing to take a class in. I felt extremely uncomfortable without a bunch of paper in front of...
#049 - ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

#049 – ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

One Year – via I arrived at JFK at 6am or so in the morning and half-slept in a taxi as it flew down the expressway en route to Harlem. I was with my boyfriend and two suitcases. My eyes were dreary with aircraft haze and time lag, my muscles sore and my head sleepy....
Tea Factory Nightmare: A Tom Burson Sequel

Tea Factory Nightmare: A Tom Burson Sequel

Tom Burson writes, jokes and probably quotes too much Elton John – in three years he’ll find out he was quoting Rod Stewart the entire time. He writes about the best things to do in NYC. If you’re interested in more writing, he’ll post some random links here. Read his first post for New York...
#048 - Hiatus

#048 – Hiatus

  Writers Block – via Guys. Hey guys. It’s been a while since we’ve talked, hasn’t it, guys? I think I’ve been on an unwilling hiatus. My writing has been at a standstill, and my blog frozen for weeks. I think I’ve been lost. I’ve been lost for the things I love most: words. My...
#047 - Nights and Weekends

#047 – Nights and Weekends

Bar – via I spent the whole of August and half of September at work. I spent every night watching the sun slowly set over the Freedom Tower while my coworkers Yvette, Denver and I chiseled away at a tedious, unending stock footage project. Every evening our entire department, including our boss, would shut off...
No Way Of Getting Out: Abby Holland's Five Year Plan

No Way Of Getting Out: Abby Holland’s Five Year Plan

Abby Holland is a writer/performer at The PIT and The Magnet Theaters in New York. She is also a segment producer for VH1’s Best Week Ever. Abby performs with her improv teams, Dagger and Aquarius and her sketch group Buzz Off Lucille too. Twitter: @abby_holland Website: www.abbyholland.net     Moving to New York City was...
#046 - Rebuilding

#046 – Rebuilding

Ikea Brooklyn – via It was the best of nights, it was the worst of nights. This quote was written by Charles Dickens the week he had to sleep on an air mattress in his new Williamsburg apartment. My entire body was in pain, my entire being was exhausted and my bank account was wounded...
#045 - The Rooftops of Williamsburg

#045 – The Rooftops of Williamsburg

Manhattan View – via I didn’t have an Internet connection. I didn’t have a dresser. I didn’t even have a bed yet. What I did have, however, was the setting of my new life as a single person. It was… quiet. Empty. Different. After being worried that our new apartment wouldn’t be ready for us...
I Always Knew I Was Going to Move to New York: Chris Kelly's Start

I Always Knew I Was Going to Move to New York: Chris Kelly’s Start

Chris Kelly is a staff writer for Saturday Night Live and  a writer and consulting producer on Comedy Central’s upcoming “Broad City”. Previously, he was a staff writer and director at Funny or Die  and The Onion News Network. Currently at UCBNY, Chris performs his storytelling show Chris Kelly: America’s Princess Diana. He’s also been on...
#044 - Then, Everything Changed

#044 – Then, Everything Changed

Fireworks Wiliamsburg Bridge – via Sometimes when things aren’t going your way, you accept your fate and consider other options. Other times, you have to get up off the ground and force life to be on your side. Sometimes, you have to move the planets themselves. In Mid-August, I was running out of time to...