I (Still) Heart NYC

It has been quite some time since I have blogged about New York City, but no worries, I still love it. I am graduating in December and, therefore, have been applying to (many, many) jobs. Since I have high hopes to go back to the city I fell in love with two summers ago, most of the jobs I’m applying for are in NYC. Needless to say, New York has been on my mind even more so than normal lately.

This brings me to the next blog I am blogging about: this is why i love ny.

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The woman who writes this blog (her identity is not part of the blog) will either post random things that make her love the city or will write longer-form posts that go more in-depth of why she loves NYC. I like that she combines both styles because sometimes I don’t want to do a lot of reading but more seeing.

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In this post, she said she loved NYC for the creation of a new food genre: Japanese-Jewish food. This is matzo ball ramen soup from Shalom Japan, a new restaurant in New York.

The author also excepts pictures and explanations of why YOU love New York. You can submit them on her blog or you can instragram a picture with the hashtag #thisiswhyiloveny.

so cloudy, still #beautiful: the #empirestatebuilding. Submitted by David Hanjani. #thisiswhyiloveny #nyc #nyskyline #love
This is a submission from one of her followers. She included his name and his caption along with the picture.

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Recently, she wrote a post called “How Desirable Is Unavailable? A ‘Bachelorette’s’ Human Experiment.” Her and a few friends had a fake bachelorette party where they took turns being the bachelorette at each bar. They discovered some pretty cool things about men and it’s worth checking out. In fact, Huffington Post, Fox 5 News, and The Frisky spoke about her post on their news segments!
If you’re a lover of NYC but cannot currently be there, this is definitely something that helps cope.

The Big Picture

I have posted before about how I love great photography (but who doesn’t?!). What I have found this time around is an amazing current events photo blog.

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This blog is called The Big Picture and tells “news stories in photographs.” The site is produced by a select group of photo editors from The Boston Globe. The majority of the images come from companies such as the Associated Press, Reuters, and Getty Images, who license them to The Boston Globe for their use. Other photos come from public domain sources such as NASA, and others from private photographers who share them with the Big Picture for one-time use.

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All photos must be very good, high-resolution, newsworthy, free for use, and there must be a good amount of them from each subject. I love that they do this because we can see great photos of things happening all around the world from different perspectives.

Below are some pictures from a photo series they recently posted called “Harvest 2013” that looks at harvesting from around the world since mid-summer.

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Georgia (the country)

Sometimes, no words are needed when there are great photos. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite news oriented blogs.

Combo

The next blog I’m posting about is a blog many people know about. It combines (hence the title “Combo”) many things that I’ve posted about before plus other things I am passionate about. These things include humor, celebrities, videos, photos, viral media, lists (I love lists!), fashion, and so much more. The blog is called BuzzFeed.

I mostly love BuzzFeed because of its humorous posts, but it’s so much more than that. Every single time I look at this blog, I learn or see something new. Many people might think that it’s kind of a joke of a website that talks about stupid stuff surrounding celebrities. I don’t think that’s the case. BuzzFeed was co-founded by Jonah Peretti who also co-founded The Huffington Post, and, in 2012, Ben Smith of Politico was hired as editor-in-chief. I think these facts show that it isn’t quite a joke website.

Another reason I like this blog is because I love the way the site is set up. Across the top is a list of topics you can choose from, so you can view exactly what you’re looking for. Those topics are LOL, win, omg, cute, geeky, trashy, fail, wtf, and one with a crooked arrow pointing up. There’s another list under that with more specific topics, which includes news, entertainment, life, and more.

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I also like how you immediately see a photo with a caption explaining what you will see or read if you click on the photo. BuzzFeed also has so many lists with pictures, such as 9 Surprising Things That Might Not Be Vegetarian, 18 Experiences You Only Have At University, 43 Of The Best Met Ball Accessories, 7 Photos Of A Skinny Chris Christie (LOL) and so many more. The BuzzFeed team is constantly uploading new stuff, too. (Seriously though. Go to the page and refresh it a few minutes later and a couple of new things will be up.)

Here is a look at the whole front page. See all those pictures? Doesn’t it just draw you in?!

While BuzzFeed does post a lot of humorous information and celebrity-based stories, they also write about a lot of stuff going on in the news. BuzzFeed takes a different spin on their stories about news, which I like since I am a journalist and all.  Enjoy!