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I Went to College 3,000 Miles Away From Home & I Lived to Tell the Tale

By Maura Barry-GarlandSeptember 1, 2016
Leaving home for the first time is never easy, but it's particularly difficult when you're lugging a futon across state lines and... More  →
I Went to College 3,000 Miles Away From Home & I Lived to Tell the Tale

Should You Move to New York City?

By Maura Barry-GarlandAugust 26, 2016
New York City: it’s the land of tourists, Broadway musicals, and Pizza Rat. It's not for everyone, but more than... More  →
Should You Move to New York City?

Milkshake Squirrel Is the New Pizza Rat

By Emily BrownSeptember 24, 2015
Just hours after the rodent hauling a slice of plain down the subway stairs found its way onto Youtube, it was dubbed... More  →
Milkshake Squirrel Is the New Pizza Rat

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Won't Let Me Wear Shorts, Because... Rape?

By kat_rosenfieldJune 2, 2015
Dear Auntie, So I live in New York City, which (as you probably know) tends to have stupidly hot summers. My school's... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Won't Let Me Wear Shorts, Because... Rape?

Taylor Swift's "Welcome to New York," Critiqued by a Long-Time New Yorker

By Anthony DeVitoNovember 3, 2014

New York City is one of the most sung-about towns in the history of music. From Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New

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Taylor Swift's "Welcome to New York," Critiqued by a Long-Time New Yorker

Open Thread for July 17!

By SparkLifeJuly 17, 2014
 Thank you again, levackkid!

Times Square, New York City, New York.

We really want your pictures! And art! And awesomeness! Submit... More  →
Open Thread for July 17!

Lighting Designs We'd Like to See on the Empire State Building

By reidfaylorDecember 10, 2013
Fun fact: SparkNotes HQ is located in NYC, home of the Empire State ... More  →
Lighting Designs We'd Like to See on the Empire State Building

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Tell My Parents I'm Spending The Summer With My BF?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 2, 2013
Hi Auntie, I'm a freshman in college and I'm applying for internships for the summer. My boyfriend is also in college, already has... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Tell My Parents I'm Spending The Summer With My BF?