General Irving

For the first time since being on Instagram, I was actually influenced to make a purchase. When I saw a jar of cardamom-saffron marmalade on General Irving’s page, I told myself that I absolutely needed a jar of it—and I don’t even like jam or preserves! So I took a long walk on the warmest […]

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Little Shop of Soil

At the intersection of Myrtle, Central, and Dekalb Avenues in Bushwick, there is a magical little plant shop called Little Shop of Soil. Inside, you will find a green wonderland and enough pretty pots and planters for you, no matter who you may be. The name of the store is a play on Little Shop […]

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Slow Rise

I’ve lived in New York for almost six years now and I’ve been in nine different homes (if you decide to count college dorm situations) in several neighborhoods. I’ve never found a go-to bagel shop near any apartment I’ve loved enough to frequent on lazy Sunday mornings for breakfast. That’s not to say I haven’t […]

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The Seneca

One of my favorite bars in Queens, or honestly in New York City, was The Seneca. After a hiatus, they have returned as a general store with an emphasis on local and handmade goods. Before the said hiatus, I had a lot of unique drinks at The Seneca including lemon-lavender beer and rumsicles—which are basically […]

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