Gillian Osswald

Brooklyn-Based Writer and Editor

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The NYC Glossary: 38 New York Words to Learn

In New York City, talking the talk is a key part of walking the walk. And sounding like a New Yorker isn't about quoting Midnight Cowboy or imitating Linda Richman's accent. It's about the language New Yorkers use-efficient, with lots of abbreviations.

Best Hidden Speakeasy Bars in NYC

You probably weren't around during Prohibition, when speakeasies were essential for New Yorkers looking to throw one back. Though we in NYC may not need secret bars any more, that doesn't mean the rush of walking up a secret staircase or knocking on an unmarked door is obsolete.

First We Feast
The Future of Dining: 10 Ways the Food World Is Changing

We give you a glimpse into the future of food, from test-tube burgers, to robo-baristas, to 3D printed snacks. As a society, we're obsessed with food trends, new restaurants, and what's hot right now in the dining scene-but do we know what the future of food looks like?

Priceless Cities
Chefs' Recommendations for NYC Restaurant Week®

Summer Restaurant Week is prime time to expand your dining horizons, score a sought-after table or take a break from takeout (or all of the above). With more than 370 restaurants participating in this dining celebration, there are just as many directions in which your appetite could lead you.

Guide to MoMA PS1

An abandoned public school lends both a name and a building to one of the country's largest and oldest contemporary art institutions.

The Faces of NYC Fleet Week

Check out the portraits and stories of the U.S Navy members participating in Fleet Week.

First We Feast
What Do Winter Olympic Athletes Eat?

The proper diet is an integral part of Olympians' day-to-day training schedules, and they manage their food intake with as much precision as their workouts. Fierce competitors like Shaun White and Lolo Jones keep healthy, protein-rich snacks in tow before going to battle, but each sport has its specific requirements for weight, strength, and energy.