Neon Streets by Allyson Herbst en-us The Ultimate Guide to New York Fashion For a little over a year now, I've been working as a legal assistant, a night shift legal assistant.1 One of the biggest challenges I face, of course, is deciding what to wear in an industry so famous for being fashion forward2 at an hour when literally tens of people might see me. I've become rather skilled at it, some even call me a fashionishta,3 and with just a few simple steps, you too can dress like an overnight legal assistant. A key step to success is making your shabby chic (crappy)... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:53:56 -0500 Construction I work the night shift.1 This means that daily events others consider simple nuisances often make me apoplectically angry, as they are rousing me from sleep. These include, but are not limited to, music, package deliveries, phone calls, the old people upstairs watching TV and, of course, sunlight. Not that I'm complaining.2 Of course the worst of all of these, and the bane of any apartment dweller's existence,3 is construction. Here are some theories on why my downstairs neighbors thought... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 05:17:07 -0500 The City That Never Sleeps Takes a Little Nap: A Hurricane Story Part 1 - Preparations On a Saturday in Brooklyn, as Sandy wound her way towards the east coast, two women desperately searched for important supplies. After several hours and much back and forth between crowded stores, they returned home with their vital items: a plastic pirate hook and foil to make Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte's signature grill. With a hurricane imminent, my roommate and I were kind of maybe sort of preparing for a Halloween party. On Sunday, as rain threatened and... Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:44:33 -0600 From CG to NYC "First, I traveled through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, past the sea of twirly, swirly gum drops, and then, I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel." -Buddy the Elf, Elf Like Buddy, I recently moved to New York City. Unlike Buddy, I did not journey through any forests or oceans of preposterously animate candies to get here, though I have been through the Lincoln Tunnel (Spoiler: It's slightly less enchanting than he makes it out to be). No, I embarked on my own wondrous... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:34:48 -0500