1:16 pm, March 30th | by Laura Donovan
Though we enjoyed watching columnist Carrie Bradshaw prance around New York City in Manolos during our financially clueless college years, we figured out pretty early on that the “Sex and the City” character would lack the means to fund her sparkly frivolities in the real world. And yet many of us still pursued journalism or other low paying glamour fields to follow through with our aspiration of leading lavish lives, only to learn that happy hours, broker’s fees, monthly rent, and utilities bills put noticeable dents in our wallets and leave us feeling more like cautionary tales than successful career women.
That’s why we’re pleased to see the entertainment industry expose the truth about residing in a city — particularly New York — as a young person, or shall I say “emerging adult.” To promote the new NYC-centered sitcom, “Don’t Trust The B— in Apt. 23,” which we’ve taken to task in the past, ABC has just released an infographic listing some of the inexpensive places to eat in the concrete jungle.
12:00 pm, March 4th | by Amy Tennery
Eight years later and people are still taking digs at Sex and the City.
In Saturday’s New York Times, Lena Dunham chatted up her new HBO show, Girls. On its surface, Girls is a Brooklynite foil to Sex and the City. Whereas Sex and the City chronicled the lives of professionally established 30- and 40-something women in Manhattan, leading glamorous lives and Trying To Figure It All Out™, Girls is about 20-something women leading unglamorous lives on shoestring budgets while Trying To Figure It All Out™.