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On Friday night, I had an impromptu get together with a friend. She is my go-to person for happy hour and we usually go to the same spots. However, on this particular occasion, she wanted to try something different. With a little research, we decided on Raymi, a Peruvian restaurant near Madison Square Park.

At my job, tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are often available. Sometimes I take advantage, sometimes I don’t. About a year ago, I decided to see Blue Man Group.

I love going to museums and galleries—it’s the way I would bond with my dad as a kid. We both really like art—in fact, I went to a visual and performing arts high school and was “this close” to choosing something art-related as a career path. Anyway, when you go on an art outing, do you ever wish that you had more info than what’s provided on the little cards next to a piece of work? Well, if you are inquisitive like me and need more answers, check out ArtMuse.

I have never seen a Charlie Chaplin movie in its entirety. Not that I haven’t had an interest, it just hasn’t happened. Although I appreciate his contributions to cinema, it’s his life that I’ve always found the most fascinating. You can learn all about the man in the new musical Chaplin, with tickets on sale thru Feb. 13, 2013.

This past Friday, I went to a going away party at the popular pizza joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Roberta’s. The place doesn’t take reservations, so we spent some time chatting on the back patio while waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. I can’t speak for everyone, but I think most of us would have been content to spend the entire evening in the patio.

On September 11, 2001, I was a senior in high school. This particular Tuesday morning started off like any other—except I was anxious about my senior class trip to Canada, which was to take place the following day. At approximately 8:46 a.m., I was sitting in first period Yearbook Staff.

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Pretty astute, right?

When I see a Broadway musical, I normally end up with one or two songs stuck in my head for about a week after the show. These could be anything from lesser-known numbers to the hits we all know and love. This Sunday, Sept. 9th, I bet this will happen to you when you stop by Times Square for Broadway on Broadway—a free concert featuring musical numbers and appearances from current Broadway shows and a sneak peek at upcoming shows opening in the new season.

When I lived in the Bronx, I would often venture south to the Upper West Side for dinner. I think this might be my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan. I love the architecture and the laid-back attitude of most of the residents. Plus, there are so many restaurants, music venues and retail shops.

Last night, I celebrated a friend's birthday at the Japanese restaurant Ninja New York.

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