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NY Food Truck Dessert: SnoBalls From An Icy Introduction

There are many ways to cool off during a hot city summer, and here’s another one: An Icy Introduction, a stand selling Caribbean-style SnoBalls, SnoCreams and Slushes.

08/17/2012

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Nina In New York: We’re Officially Out Of Excuses As Study Confirms ‘Yo-Yo’ Dieting Doesn’t Have To Last

This week, a new study confirmed a completely annoying fact which most of us probably knew was true but didn’t want to think about anyway.

08/17/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Chicken Tikka Masala From The Famous Dal Wagon

Its beautiful Indian decor helps it stand out from most other food carts in the city, and they are a true Indian food cart. You won’t get chicken over rice at the Famous Dal wagon, but you can get keema masala, puri bhajji, chicken tikka masala, and of course dal.

08/16/2012

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Nina In New York: What Recession? Weird Businesses Booming In NYC

It appears the entrepreneurial spirit in Manhattan is, as always, unshakable – however, er, misguided it may be. Two dubious businesses have arisen in the recent months that made me scratch my head and ask, aren’t we still in something of a recession?

08/16/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Fish Po’ Boy From The Fishing Shrimp Truck

The fish po’ boy is 3 pieces of fried whiting with house cole slaw in a sandwich. On the first bite, there was a nice crunch from the breading, the taste of fresh fish, and more crunch from the coleslaw. The breading was nice and crunchy, but not heavily spiced at all.

CBS New York–08/15/2012

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Nina In New York: F-Bombs, Sexting, Flexitarian And More New Words

Listen, if sexting wasn’t meant to be a genuine word, why would the universe have made sex and texting so easily and obviously combined, both in life and on paper?

08/15/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Pulled Beef Brisket Bowl From Calexico Carne Asada

The pulled beef brisket was available in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or a “naked” burrito. We liked the sound of a “naked” burrito, and got that for $9.

08/14/2012

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Nina In New York: Babies Are No More Boring Than Anything Else On Facebook

The fact is, when distilled to the social media posting level, none of us are all that interesting. Maybe a handful of people lead fabulous lives and share stimulating updates which awe and inspire them. But for the most part, we’re all sort of boring.

08/14/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Sweet Chili Chicken From Indian Tasty Halal Food

When we see a halal food cart, we assume they will have chicken or “lamb” over rice with white and hot sauce. Lately, we’ve run into a few halal carts with chicken tikka masala, kati rolls and fish served with Indian spices and sauces.

08/13/2012

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Nina In New York: Seat’s Taken

Well, one academic out of Yale University has made a literal science out of antisocial bus behavior. In a study published in Symbolic Interaction (there is a journal for everything), Esther Kim published the results of her observations and interviews after spending three years criss-crossing the United States by bus.

08/13/2012

Cookies From Sweetery Food Truck

NY Food Truck Dessert: Cookies & Ice Cream Cupcakes From Sweetery NYC

We brought home an assortment of cookies to enjoy with our family – and enjoy them we did. Our goodie bag included a snickerdoodle ($2), flourless chocolate walnut ($2.25) and a macarella ($3).

08/10/2012

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Nina In New York: No More Beach Volleyball? And 9 More Closing Olympic Thoughts.

This Olympics has taught me a great many things, including the fact that I actually enjoy watching the Olympics. This wasn’t clear to me from past years, for whatever reason, but I think I’ve now made direct and lasting contact with the realization and am looking forward to putting it to use again in another two years.

08/10/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Tuna Melt & Onion Rings From Munchie Mobile

With all the exotic food trucks around, it’s been a while since we had that staple of the American lunch diet, a tuna melt. And with a $5 tuna melt, we had room in our wallet for $4 onion rings.

08/09/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Classic Combo From The 53rd & 6th Halal Cart

What’s the first rule of street food? Long lines = fresh food.

08/08/2012

Handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech - one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of August 5, 2012. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

Nina In New York: To Mars We Go

So, I’m pretty stoked about Curiosity landing on Mars successfully. Perhaps it’s hype from a cash-strapped agency which needs to revive dwindling public interest and support, but this mission sounds like it’s going to be the one that might change the way we see things.

08/08/2012

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