38 episodes

If you love New York City then this is the podcast for you! The Gossipnista podcast seeks to continue enriching the lives of New Yorkers and those looking to visit or move to New York City. Join host Mariana Monks, as she asks all the questions you've ever wanted to know about the Big Apple through interviews with special and expert guest within various fields in New York City. Tune in as we pull back the curtain on the city that never sleeps and inspire you to live your best and most authentic life in it. For the latest NYC happenings be sure to check out www.gossipnista.com and follow along on Instagram @gossipnistapodcast to stay up-to-date on any episode changes.Have any questions and or scoop on the city, suggestions for an episode - email us at gossipnista@gmail.com Xoxo, Gossipnista

Gossipnista: A New York City Podcast New York City Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

If you love New York City then this is the podcast for you! The Gossipnista podcast seeks to continue enriching the lives of New Yorkers and those looking to visit or move to New York City. Join host Mariana Monks, as she asks all the questions you've ever wanted to know about the Big Apple through interviews with special and expert guest within various fields in New York City. Tune in as we pull back the curtain on the city that never sleeps and inspire you to live your best and most authentic life in it. For the latest NYC happenings be sure to check out www.gossipnista.com and follow along on Instagram @gossipnistapodcast to stay up-to-date on any episode changes.Have any questions and or scoop on the city, suggestions for an episode - email us at gossipnista@gmail.com Xoxo, Gossipnista

    From NYC Renting to Jersey City Homeowner with Demi Palmer

    From NYC Renting to Jersey City Homeowner with Demi Palmer

    As home prices continue to rise, some will have the opportunity to buy a home in the city; others may inherit a family home in one of the boroughs; many will move to New York and rent an apartment as the majority will come and go. However, few will have conquered the city in such a short amount of time as my guest Demi Palmer has done and did it all before the age of 25. Making New York City her backyard and playground, Demi is only 20 minutes away from the heart of the city, West Village.
    With light, love, humility, transparency and serendipitous moments that can only happen in New York City, Demi, holds nothing back in our interview and shares her New York story as well as pathway to home buying in Jersey City, for anyone looking to make that move now or in the future. “It’s an extension of New York”! 
    Throughout our interview, she provides great insights into home ownership and the costs that go along with it, as well as tips and hacks for buying a property, finding a realtor and a good contractor, and setting yourself up for a successful transaction, plus so much more.
    Worldly, educated, and driven, she has also created an arts and culture community for musicians and people of color Tapped Brooklyn which shares their stories and artistry. This is an episode that will take you just outside of the city, while the intention of still always being a part of it. 
    Connect with Demi directly on Instagram - @dpal.photos
     
    Support Tapped Brooklyn on Instagram - @tapped_bk

    Learn more about Tapped Brooklyn - HERE

    Feel free to reach out to Demi and ask her any questions about home buying - she’s the sweetest and eager to always help others and share her resources. Enjoy the episode!

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    New York Forever Song with Dan Smith

    New York Forever Song with Dan Smith

    New York is on a world stage and my guest this week, Dan Smith, has created the perfect song to be at the center stage...
    NEW YORK FOREVER 
    Episode 30: I do want to warn you...you’ll be singing this song all day, so please proceed with caution. In my interview with Dan Smith, who happens to be a legendary New York community fixture and having spent a little over two decades in the city - Dan reveals for the first time, what inspired him to create his latest song ‘New York Forever’ as well as shares his story and relationship with New York City. There is so many great stories and a lot of insight here! 
    We also dive into what made him stand out amongst millions of musicians in the city and landed him in parody spoofs amongst celebrities, music videos developed about him, Halloween costumes designed after him, and he’s even been mentioned in books, magazines, and various news publications. 
    The ‘New York Forever’ song is currently at the forefront of Dan’s music career and if you love NYC - you’ll probably make it your anthem song to New York City as I have. 
    Be sure to tune in to the complete interview to hear Dan reveal never before shared information. You can listen to the complete ‘New York Forever’ by going to-

    dansmithguitar.com
    Follow Dan on Instagram - @dansmithmusicnyc

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    • 1 hr
    Shots on New York with Karla Mabini

    Shots on New York with Karla Mabini

    Shots on New York - served with a side of french fries. Yes please! You’ll have to tune into the episode to hear the whole story on the fries. In the meantime, one can actually get tickets to some of New York’s most popular locations right now if you sign-up/walk-in to get the vaccine shot. Sign me up!
    Episode 29: I had the honor of speaking with one of New York’s frontline essential healthcare workers, Karla Mabini. Karla is currently assisting in distributing the covid-19 vaccines throughout New York City. When she’s not helping administer shots, you can find her saving lives in the operating room as an Intraoperative nurse in the city.  
    In our interview today, get ready to hear her recount some of the challenges faced in 2020. Also, hear some of the beautiful moments New York offered it’s healthcare workers during these trying times. Karla is an advocate on getting the vaccine shot and shares why it’s important we move towards “herd immunity", while also helping to answer questions we may or may not already know about the vaccines, during our conversation. 
    Ultimately, her light, love and gratitude for life and everyone who’s supported essential healthcare workers shine through. This is a must listen from someone who has experienced it all!

    Karla wanted to express her gratitude to the following businesses below. Please check them out and see how you can support-

    Specialized - Specialized gave Karla and other healthcare workers a commuter bike which they could use to go to work. It was a immense resource and alternative mode of transportation especially at the height of the pandemic to fell safer.

    Transportation Alternative - This company helped match Karla with Specialized for a commuter bike. They accept bikes (used or new) to be given to those who needs it.

    First Descents: Experience the Healing Power of Adventure - During 2020 this company awarded Karla and several healthcare workers with an all expenses paid rock climbing trip upstate. They generally serve  Cancer and MS patients to offer these life changing outdoor adventures - but of course they made an exception for healthcare workers. 

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    Gossipnista 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    NYC vs. LA with Claire Shay (Series) Episode 1

    NYC vs. LA with Claire Shay (Series) Episode 1

    Music insert of all the East Coast vs. West Coast songs you can think of here. Some might say this weeks topic is a bit controversial, but a must to touch upon for me being from LA and now living in New York City. 

    Episode 28: We talk New York City versus Los Angeles with my guest, Claire Shay a current New Yorker. This is the first episode of a series of many to come that will drop sporadically throughout the podcast in hopes of bringing light and awareness to each city. If you want to share your input and have a deep passion for this topic - DM or email please. 

    My guest Claire, a sustainable lifestyle blogger, who has lived in both Los Angeles and New York City, brings an engaging and eloquent perspective to the conversation about the Big Apple and City of Angels. She also shares her NYC story and how the city led to her finding her path, plus publishing an e-book, starting her blog and more. In this one episode we’ll go deep into each city and cover topics such as...


    What are the main differentiators between the two?  Where is there more opportunities? Are the stereotypes of each city true?What defines the people of each city and what can you expect? What’s the best advice for making it in each city?
    Realistic expectations of each and so much more! I’m excited to share this episode with you and more like it. Make sure to connect with us and let us know what you think!
     
    You can connect and learn more about Claire Shay below
    Website: https://missclaireshay.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missclaireshay/
    E-Book / Reinventing Sustainability - https://missclaireshay.com/reinventing-sustainability/

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    Gossipnista 
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Making NYC Your Temporary Home with Mark & Kristen Morgan

    Making NYC Your Temporary Home with Mark & Kristen Morgan

    Who doesn’t have the travel bug right now? I definitely do! How amazing would it be if one could try before they buy into something - especially a place like New York City! 
    That’s exactly what my guest’s this  week did, Mark & Kristen Morgan. Scientists by trade and world travelers by design, they left everything behind and set off on an 18 month honeymoon around the world in 2018 and ended it right before Covid-19 hit. However, that did not stop them towards the end of 2020, settling into New York and experiencing the city nearly all to themselves for a couple months in 2021. 
    With a world of knowledge learned  from traveling to 4 different continents and 35+ countries...and counting 'Where Are Those Morgans' travel blog - tune in to hear their perspective on the city, what they liked, disliked, and if they’ll make New York their permanent home. Also, hear some of their amazing travel adventures, which seem right out of a movie. What countries they enjoyed best; how much you can expect to spend in some countries and what 18 month of travel will set you back, plus suggestions on where to go next and of course, how to explore and live in NYC just as they did. 
    All of this and so much more on the episode. Let me know what you think and what you’d like to hear more of. Thank you, Mark & Kristen!

    Please Note: Mark and Kristen's stay in New York City was from Jan-April 2021

    You can connect with Mark & Kristen below
    Website - https://wherearethosemorgans.com/
    Instagram - @wherearethosemorgans
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wherearethosemorgans/
    Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/wherearethosemorgans/

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    • 53 min
    SPOTTED: NYC Apartment Renting Tips (Series) Episode 1

    SPOTTED: NYC Apartment Renting Tips (Series) Episode 1

    Making big moves in 2021? The rental market landscape has definitely changed due to the pandemic, and I believe it’s still very much a renters market in New York City.
    Whether you’re a current New Yorker who looked to optimize during Covid’s availability in NYC and upgraded your apartment to get those views you always dreamed about; or move to a new more desirable neighborhood; maybe have more amenities; or need more space, etc., it’s all been possible and it’s only the beginning. 
    If your new to the city and/or dreaming of a New York Lifestyle, it’s more than possible!- I’ve gathered some tips throughout my apartment search, which you may find helpful and I’m here to answer any questions you might have. 
    I’ve had my finger on the pulse since early on as well as the height of apartment rental vacancies in the city during September/October 2020 and have experienced it firsthand. 
    From what’s going on with brokers and fees right now, to the stringent application process, the difference neighborhoods in the city, things only New Yorkers would know about apartments and searches, etc. There is so much more to share that I’ve decided to start an ongoing ‘Spotted’ series on Apartment hunting.
    This would not have been possible without the number one source New Yorkers look to find an apartment, StreetEasy.

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

DanSmithNYC ,

Mariana Monks is great!

Mariana has created a fantastic window into all things NYC! As a veteran New Yorker I highly recommend you give her a listen! Every interview of hers that I’ve listened to has been extremely well produced and has left me feeling inspired. She offers an entertaining mix of relaxed conversation and illuminating insights into the greatest city in the world!

PetroniusArbiter ,

New York, New York - big city dream

This potcast is amazing. Great insights into the real New York City. Mariana's caring and interested style enables people to speak about their city experiences in a way that helps listeners relate to the person and the topic. And learn about our beloved NYC. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

RHERN66 ,

Amazing Podcast!

Have been listening to your podcast since it all started. Now that I’m planning on moving into a different state, have now a foundation of what to look for in my new home. Transitioning from one state to another can be intimidating but seen how important it is for personal growth, I’m thill for my new chapter in my life.

Thank you for sharing so much meaningful information.

Kind regards,
Roy H.

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