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Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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WORKING IN TANDEM: WILL A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO ENCOURAGE HOP-ONS? 



WORKING IN TANDEM: WILL A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO ENCOURAGE HOP-ONS? 
TIME OUT NEW YORK
APRIL 30-MAY 6, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

Walking is fine for dogs and the red carpet, but New Yorkers walk all the time. Sometimes we crave something a little different—fast-paced, even romantic. In other words: a bike.

For the past few years, I’ve been forced to listen to friends wax poetic about the joys of bike riding. Despite the fact that I haven’t owned a bicycle since my pink Huffy was stolen in ninth grade (it was parked outside a church), I started to become [read more...]

DEAL OR NO DEAL: BEWARE ALL YE WHO ENTER – SHOULD WE LOOK PAST DEAL-BREAKER APARTMENTS TO GIVE THEIR INHABITANTS A CHANCE?



DEAL OR NO DEAL: BEWARE ALL YE WHO ENTER – SHOULD WE LOOK PAST DEAL-BREAKER APARTMENTS TO GIVE THEIR INHABITANTS A CHANCE?
TIME OUT NEW YORK
APRIL 16-22, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

I live in what could arguably be called a deal-breaker apartment. It’s unabashedly girly—decked out entirely in pink and white. The focal point is a ridiculous Pottery Barn for Teens canopy bed, on which rests an unironic teddy bear. I have a pink piggy bank, pink shower curtains and an extensive scented candle collection. Ayn Rand paperbacks that I read in high school hang out on my bookshelves [read more...]

THE GREAT WHITE LAY: THE RIGHT BROADWAY SHOW CAN SEAL THE DEAL



THE GREAT WHITE LAY: THE RIGHT BROADWAY SHOW CAN SEAL THE DEAL
TIME OUT NEW YORK
APRIL 2-8, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON

Every New Yorker’s gotten it – the well-meaning but slightly clueless out-of-town relative first wants to know if “you like New York” (Um, yes? That’s why I live here?) and then invariably follows that brilliance with, “so, seen any good musicals lately? You know, like Phantom? Or … Cats?”

Well, no. I have not seen Cats lately. Nor has anyone else in New York. That is because it NO LONGER RUNS HERE.

That having been settled, the original question isn’t [read more...]