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Nina In New York; Nina Pajak

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Nina In New York: Average Is Beautiful, But Lammily Is No Average Girl

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

03/12/2014

Nutella

Nina In New York: Scandal Rocks Columbia Dining Halls, Kinda

As the beverage ban debate wages on, with Bloomberg taking to the airwaves and swearing appeals and vengeance and a pox on all your soda-plagued houses, another scandal of excess is taking place in our fair city.

They’re calling it Nutella-gate.

03/13/2013

Commuters step off the subway (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: NYC Pregnancy Etiquette

Let’s talk about etiquette for a moment. Specifically as it relates to pregnant women. Let’s call it: pregniquette. Yeah, that’s terrible.

02/12/2013

Commuters ride the F train November 1, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: Post-Hurricane Patience Dwindles

Nearly two weeks since Sandy, we seem to have hit our limit. And being jammed into subway cars like sardines every single day simply highlights everyone’s bad behavior, therefore causing more aggravation and annoyance through the ranks.

11/09/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: Honk, Honk. That’ll Be $350.

I don’t always get on board with the decisions of the venerable Taxi and Limousine Commission, but with this new fine punishing cab drivers for unnecessary honking, I have to hand it to them.

10/28/2011

Flu Shot (credit:  David Greedy/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: Flu: 0. Nina: Winning.

As a mild-to-medium germaphobe, I obviously find flu season quite stressful.

09/21/2011

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Nina In New York: White Castle Way Too Small For People Who Like To Eat White Castle Food

So this guy weighs 290 lbs, and he feels it is discriminatory of White Castle to have booths that don’t fit his ostensibly expansive frame. This being predicated on the idea that obesity is a disability.

09/14/2011

Woman In Dressing Room

Nina In New York: Double Zero Better Than A Double Rainbow

As our waistlines grow as a country, so do the major retailers’ size standards, ensuring that most people will rarely have to worry about going from a 4 to an 8 even if the tape measure says otherwise.

CBS New York–08/22/2011