New York

Are you not entertained? Strategies for coping with canine cabin fever

Having worked in upstate New York as a foster for a local dog rescue, I know canine cabin fever. Through these experiences, I learned that when the weather gets cold, you have two options on how to entertain your pooch: suck it up or get creative. And here’s how…

My third life: Reinventing myself by moving to another city

In New York, one of the first questions asked when you meet someone is, “What borough are you from?” I quickly learned that I needed to “represent.” At first, it felt weird trying to profess my pride for a place that I had only know through TV and movies, but as months passed, I felt less and less like a Clevelander and more like a Brooklynite. Unfortunately, after 14 years, the New York City that had I loved since childhood pretty much vanished in front of my eyes. ust as we were contemplating leaving, we got an offer to stay with his family in Greeley, Colorado…

Electrical tape mural of the NYC subway system

Check out Homie Jsaxena’s DIYed wall mural. She created this work of wall art out of electrical tape, based on the 1972 Vignelli subway map. Wanna see how she did it?

Modernized Brooklyn brownstone, rich with personal history

Almost nothing in our home was purchased brand new. Much of our decor was passed down from parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and even great-great-grandparents, giving this recently refurbished Brooklyn brownstone, with all its modern amenities, a rich sense of personal history.

A fully-pimped Star Wars room in a penthouse

Curbed ran a little highlight of an almost-$6-million-dollar apartment in Manhattan with three bedrooms — one of which is a fully pimped ode to Star Wars. This thing comes complete with full wall-and-ceiling starscapes, a large model of the Millenium Falcon, and shockingly-cute accessories that make the whole place look chic, not at all weird.

Luckiest kid in the world has a bedroom built of LEGO

When you need to add a space for your kid in your one-bedroom condo, what do you do? How about adding a loft made of LEGO blocks? It’s a very tiny building material, and it makes for a super cool custom bedroom you’ve got to see to believe.