Tag Archives: NYC Life

Travel for 4th of July? Are you nuts? I’ll stay right here in NYC!

I5tM7mxqNIf you are one of the thousands that look to the July 4th holiday weekend as a time to head out on vacation, BBQ, spend time with family, or to just kick back and enjoy the lazy days of summer then by all means have at it. We here in NYC are already experiencing the annual “bug out” of city that happens every year during this holiday. Almost everyone makes a mad dash to pack, grab a car, plane or train, and head out to the Jersey shore, Hamptons, or some beach somewhere. Watching the news this morning they showed reports of crowded airports and bumper to bumper roadways. I used to be one of those robots that thought it was a must to jump into that holiday travel nightmare. I used to sit in my car traveling at a snail’s pace, or in an airport with screaming kids and flight delays, paying for overpriced hotel rooms and gasoline price gauging. I used to try and justify it all in my mind saying that this is what everyone does, so it’s cool to be doing it too. The pain of travel is part of the adventure. Then I remembered that we would also have to suffer through this Hell a few days later heading home. Nothing is worse than the torture of knowing you have to go back to work drained and exhausted from that long trip home. Continue reading Travel for 4th of July? Are you nuts? I’ll stay right here in NYC!

The NYC dating scene – a new alternative to the crazy.


Every once in a while I receive requests for guest posting on The Regular Guy NYC. Most I have to turn down as they have no real connection to my readers or vibe of my blog. This one just struck my fancy, and they were more than happy to word it to apply to the NYC dating scene. I am sure we have seen tv commercials for this service. With the craziness of dating in NYC this might be another way to connect with people. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

– Phil 

Single NYC Guys May Be Ahead of the Curve When It Comes to Online Dating

I think we can all agree that trying to navigate the dating scene in NYC is a lot of work.

Sure, it’s easy to find a hookup at any number of bars or clubs throughout the city, but if you’re looking to actually establish a deeper connection with someone (or maybe even a serious relationship eventually), that’s probably not the best way to go about doing it. Continue reading The NYC dating scene – a new alternative to the crazy.

Chill out with Handsome Dan’s snocones in NYC!


Lately all this heat and humidity here in NYC has me thinking of ways to keep cool short of dumping ice down my pants. Yowza! Talk about shrinkage!

There are a few places that come to mind that serve up one of my favorite cold treats – flavored ice. Hidden away inside a decrepit mini-mall off Bedford Ave in Brooklyn lies an amazing find of sweet delight. Handsome Dan’s Snocone & Candy Stand !

Stumbling onto this place one afternoon after seeing the chalkboard sign out on the sidewalk advertising sno-cones we walked into a small candy shop that Willy Wonka would even approve of. Continue reading Chill out with Handsome Dan’s snocones in NYC!

Free Ice Cream in Bryant Park June 27 – Share The Love NYC!


With the oppressive heat and humidity that has hit the city since Summer started just less than a week ago one of the best treats to cool off with is ice cream. Well, here is a perfect chance to chill out for free courtesy of Good Humor!

Come and enjoy a delicious ice cream bar with former New York Mets relief pitcher, John Franco, at the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck on Thursday, June 27 at Bryant Park. As the first stop of Good Humor’s “Share the Love” campaign this summer, John will hand out free classic and new Good Humor ice cream bars to hundreds of New Yorkers. People will also receive the opportunity to win fun prizes through games and activities. The event will be about from 11 AM – 1 PM.

Photo credit - http://www.stjohns.edu/
Former Mets pitcher John Franco – Photo credit – http://www.stjohns.edu/

NYC residents can also capture meaningful moments of joy at the animated gif photo booth available at the truck. They can send the gifs directly to their social media channels from the booth, sharing the experience with their friends and family. The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck will continue to surprise and delight The Big Apple with free frozen treats throughout the summer.

Additional information on scheduled stops and surprise locations can be found on www.goodhumor.com , www.facebook.com/goodhumor and www.twitter.com/goodhumor

There’s no way better to Share the Love” in NYC than with free frozen treats!