Is working remotely a viable solution?

At some point or another, every office worker asks themselves what it would be like to work from home, or how the freedom to work where they choose would change them for the better. Working remotely means having the freedom to work where and how you want. But is it all that it’s cracked up to be?  Let’s take a look at some of the pros and some of the cons: Pros Flexible schedule No commute Less distractions from coworkers Increased productivity Flexible attire Cons More personal distractions—family, tv, phone calls, Facebook, etc. No face-to-face relationship building Missing important information… Read More

Stand up for a healthier you at work

With summer coming to a close, we’re heading into that long stretch of time where we tend to sit for most of the day. As the temperature drops, it’s easy to find ourselves opting out of midday workouts, or quick runs in the park, in exchange for the warmer option of sitting down indoors. In short, we’re going to be less active. But that doesn’t have to be the case at work! We’ve all seen the coworker with the yoga mat tucked behind their desk and bouncing, or rather rolling, around on an exercise ball—sometimes hilarity ensues. Then there’s that coworker who… Read More

Inwood: Manhattan’s most awesome (and underrated) neighborhood?

While Duke Ellington’s big band made taking the ‘A’ train to Harlem a swinging NYC pastime in the 40’s, today, the cool kids are all taking that same subway a little bit further…all the way up to Inwood. Like a cap perched jauntily on Manhattan’s long noggin, Inwood is the borough’s northernmost neighborhood. It’s also one of Manhattan’s last bastions of affordable arts spaces, making it a hub for artists of all stripes finding new ways to create. Just ask Aaron Simms, creator of The Back Porch, a free vaudeville performance series that takes place on – you guessed it!… Read More

Midtown and Lunch

There is a sea of possibilities in Midtown when it comes to grabbing some grub on your lunch break. Of course there’s also the problem of proximity—is there anything good near my office?? Finding the perfect meal to add a little pep to your step (or eye balls for reading those bazillion emails) can be a daunting task given your limited window. Fear not. Fortunately, there are some pretty dedicated people out there solving these types of problems. If you’re looking to try something new everyday, or want to find an awesome culinary retreat from the daily grind, here are… Read More

NYC Tech Growth Taking NY By Storm

There’s been a battle going on for the attention of talented tech startups, and New York’s the peppy underdog. According to a recent article on Mashable.com, over the past 4 years there has been a 40% increase in startup financing in “Silicon Alley.” This financing boom is also translating into increased job growth and rental growth (17% this year), suggests The Epoch Times. So, what does this mean for NYC? Well for starters there’s probably going to be an up-tic in sales of Starbucks and Apple products. Following that, an increase in job opportunities—which we’re pretty excited about! Interestingly, one… Read More

Labor Day The New York Way

Labor Day is the celebration of our great American workforce and the contributions each of us make. It’s a time of reflection, recognition, and of course, relaxing. For most of us it’s also about the end of summer. One last day to enjoy the warmth, the sunshine, and the gluttonous behavior celebrations are meant for. So the real question is, what are you doing this year? If you’re staying in the city for Labor Day, consider making the most out of the great outdoor spaces and attractions. Have fun with animals at the Bronx Zoo and the NY aquarium. Take… Read More