So long, sweet summer

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Shellfish, seashells and sun.

Summer came and went quicker than I could have ever imagined this year. It was a good one, though. On our second annual trip to Shelter Island, I learned how to shuck oysters -- an important skill if I do say so myself. I didn't travel too far, but had plenty of beach days (thank goodness for summer Fridays).
Hopefully, I'm now the shade of Pauly D.

One can dream.

A GRAND EXIT

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After 1,000 days at the New York Daily News (yes, exactly 1,000), I decided to move on to a different venture.

At the end of May, I joined the Marketing Strategy team at Viacom as what you could call an "in-house features reporter." I'll be covering what's happening at Viacom's various brands, like MTV, BET, Nick, Comedy Central and more -- so hopefully that means some Jersey Shore!

I'm still picking up freelance reporting gigs here and there, so pass anything my way!

Fingers crossed, I guess.

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Shelter Island

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Another escape from the city. 

I could not believe what a lovely place Shelter Island turned out to be. I didn't even know it existed! An interesting mix of plush greenery and beaches.

Luckily, we found an awesome boat trip with Capt. John and grabbed a chance to view this sweet sunset from the middle of the water.

#takemeback

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My new home ❤️

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After a long time living in New Jersey (basically my entire life), I moved to south Brooklyn a few months ago (no, not the hip part). 

While I may not be surrounded by fancy cocktail bars and five-star eateries - I do have this and oh, how sweet it is in the summer!

BEACH DAZE

The first beach day of summer (May 17). A little bit of sun has really helped bring up my spirits.

Brighton Beach is a gem.

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