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About cara protzko

A wanderlust at heart, I believe there is no better city to explore than NYC. With so much culture to experience, both old and new, my mission is to share my under the radar findings to enhance the experiences of the locals and the full-time NYC wanderers. I want my experiences and this blog be your go-to place for insider tips as you travel and explore this great city.

Crypt Sessions

It has been a minute… ok more like a few minutes since I have submerged myself into a NY moment.  Life has taken a few amazing major turns for me which has prevented me from experiencing a little big thing … Continue reading

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finding beauty on the subway platform

Of all the years that I’ve frequented this subway station, I had no idea nor did I even notice the chimes in the 34th street N, Q, R platform until very recently.  I SO wish that I could recall what … Continue reading

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sofar sounds

You don’t have to go “so far” to hear some sounds yet you don’t know exactly where you’re going to hear those sounds until the day before nor do you know what you’re going to hear until you’re there.  This is the … Continue reading

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union square wines

Thirsty?  Want to get a good buzz on for free?  I am by no means telling you to get out there and get your drink on.  And this post is not written to encourage drinking.  However, IF you’re in the Union … Continue reading

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my new backyard

   I know its been a minute since I contributed to this blog.  I recently moved to the Upper West Side and was showcasing the riverside to a friend.  My motive for this post isn’t to highlight the 79th street boat … Continue reading

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losing our ferris wheel

A tourist doesn’t come to New York and not make his or her way to Times Square.  Sometimes you find a tourist looking up or taking a picture of something that makes you look to see what they are discovering. … Continue reading

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palisades hiking

My initial thought was that this post was a little late in the season. My second thought was, yeah but so is the leaf peeping season – its a few weeks delayed.  The nice thing about this post is that … Continue reading

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dumbo 1st thursday gallery walk

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO hosts their FREE gallery walk.  Print out their listing and the map of the galleries / events and take a stroll through DUMBO Brooklyn.  http://dumbo.is/itineraries/1121 Here are a few snapshots from my … Continue reading

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the evolving new york(er)

This week, I “became” a New Yorker, as defined by some people.  10 years ago, I began my journey to the big city to live out my dreams set for myself at 4 years old. 12 years ago or so, … Continue reading

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5 course beer tasting

A friend of mine at Gastronomista, the award winning website on all things cocktails, told me about this Anchor Brewing tasting event at Chelsea’s location of Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen.  Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter was in town  to celebrate Anchor’s 50th … Continue reading

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