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Nina In New York: Fame Is Closer Than You Think

A local apple-cheeked SUNY New Paltz student and aspiring something-or-other who pulled off a rather elaborate prank on the hoards of silly tourists who clog Times Square and Rockefeller Center summer evenings.


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Chili Cheese Dog & Fries from the Snap Truck

I’ve been on a bit of a hot dog quest lately, and my latest conquest was a chili cheese dog from Snap. They are one of the newer food trucks in town, and are named after the ‘snap” a good grilled hot dog has when you bite into it.

CBS New York–08/23/2012

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Nina In New York: Those Golden Oldies

Say what you will about this city, but there’s no denying it is the single most entertaining place on earth.


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The Secrets Behind Lincoln Center Flash Mob ‘Diner En Blanc’

I work in advertising, so the word interactive is thrown around quite a bit in my world. Diner En Blanc was probably the most interactive event I have ever participated in — because the guests are the event.


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Chicken Curry From Cambodian Cuisine Torsu

One of the better lunch deals around, whether from a food truck or a restaurant, is Cambodian Cuisine Torsu. Most of their lunches are $5.95, and you get a lot of bang for the buck.

CBS New York–08/22/2012

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Nina In New York: Could You Dine Without Your Cell Phone?

But what if you reached over and remembered that you actually checked your phone in when you sat down, jury duty-style? That’s the concept at Eva restaurant in Los Angeles, land of inappropriate restaurant-related cell phone behavior.


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Wafel & Dinges Truck Celebrates National Wafel Day With Contests, Prizes, Free Sweets

Wafels & Dinges, one of New York City’s favorite food trucks, is celebrating “National Wafel Day” on Friday with a sweet event and a chance to win a year’s worth of treats and a trip to Belgium.


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Buffalo Chicken, Pulled Pork And Crabcake Sliders From Our Heros Truck

I started with the crab cake slider, which was a thick patty about 4 inches across. The slider had a remoulade sauce on it, which is kind of like a spicy tartar sauce. The remoulade had a two-pronged bite; one from cayenne pepper and one from vinegar.


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NY Food Truck Lunch: Bark Hot Dogs On The High Line

Bark started with a small strorefront in Park Slope, then added another outlet at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This season they opened a stand at High Line Park. That’s where I went a couple of times recently to sample some dogs.

CBS New York–08/20/2012

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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.



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.


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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.


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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?


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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


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?


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