A New Year Means a New Resolution

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New Year’s 2017 Resolution: Establish a Second Source of Income

For as long as I can remember, I have always made a New Years Resolution. I have committed to this ritual longer than I’ve committed to celebrating my own birthday. From early in my life until last year, my resolutions typically revolved around some sort of personal vanity – usually setting out to lose weight (some years being more successful than others). However, this year will be focused on something that will help my overall posture in life… and still help with my hit-or-miss weight loss goals.

Option A: Purchase a Multi-Unit Home

This option requires money up front in form of a down payment, and the return Continue reading “A New Year Means a New Resolution”


Lineup of February Events at Blackthorn 51


Blackthorn 51 (80- 12 51st Ave) is turning out a strong list of performers for the month of February, but also leaves you free to enjoy Valentine’s weekend with your loved ones. You can see every show for roughly $160!


Fri, Feb 5
$16 Find tickets
Thrash metal – old school style

Michael_Sweet_2-6-16_180MICHAEL SWEET
Sat, Feb 6
$20 Find tickets
Lead singer of Stryper (Christian rock)

Sun, Feb 21
7pm Find tickets
The Official EP Release For Nitty Scott & Official Birthday Bash For David L From RDG & Rae Beauty. Music By “The Party Starter” DJ N.O

Fri, Feb 2
$20 Find tickets
Modern Rock

Sat, Feb 27
$15 Find tickets
Death metal

Joe_Lynn_Turner_2-28-16_180JOE LYNN TURNER
Sun, Feb 28
$20 Find tickets
Hard and pop rock

Scholarships You’ll Want to Consider (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Scholarship_Image_500Whether you are a high school senior, transfer, or prospective graduate student, scholarships are a great way to offset the expenses of higher education. There are both academic and non-academic scholarships available, and some are even done by lottery!

Check out the comprehensive list below of scholarships below that every students should apply for (in order of scholarship dollar amount):

NAME | Graduate Studies Endowment (ESA)
AMOUNT | $5000
ELIGIBILITY | Doctoral program
ESSAY REQUIRED | Yes (No limit – discuss your career goals)
NOTES | Sign up for an account on ESA, complete your profile (includes basic and detailed information, official transcript, letter of recommendation, and personal essay), then you can begin applying to 30+ scholarships. Apply for the Maxine Wirth Graduate Studies Endowment for your chance at another $3,000. Continue reading “Scholarships You’ll Want to Consider (Undergraduate & Graduate)”

So, What’s Elmhurst All About?


A new sub-tab has been created in the About section named Elmhurst. This tab has information on our lovely town including location of schools, places of worship, transportation, and more!

Suggestions, information, ideas? Email iamElmhurst@gmail.com

More sections coming up

Take a look at this brief introduction then click through each tab and explore. Leave some feedback in the Comments portion below each section.

TRANSPORTATION | Section includes information on the major roads, bus lines, and subway stations we have – and some fun facts!

PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS | Get information on how to get to Elmhurst’s 7 different parks and playgrounds then explore and enjoy the amenities.

SHOPPING | Find out shopping mall hours, directions, and contact information for guest services.

EDUCATION | Teacher-to-student ratios, the library, and even driving school information can all be found here!

WORSHIP | Get contact information and service hours from your local places of worship; if you don’t belong to any, find one!

Some Interesting Sales Coming Our Way at the Queens Center Mall this Week(end)!

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I love shopping post-holiday season. The deals are unbeatable and after scoping out some sales at the Queens Center Mall, I had to share these special findings with you.


(featured) There’s a skincare event at Bare Minerals and they’re giving out a FREE cosmetic pouch with every $60+ purchase between 1/15 and 1/17. Set aside only a little bit of time for an in-store skincare spa experience and take home a spa headband! While you’re at it, top that off with a sample of Skinlongevity, a new product in their skincare line. Samples are available until 1/31, but why not ‘kill 2 birds with 1 stone’, right?  Continue reading “Some Interesting Sales Coming Our Way at the Queens Center Mall this Week(end)!”

ruElmhurst? iamElmhurst is Looking for Writers, Photographers, and More – and You Can Get Paid!

New Contributor Form

Calling all writers/bloggers and photographers who embody Elmhurst! Are you looking to become a writer? photographer? or maybe want to help build a brand from the ground up? iamElmhurst is looking for some dedicated content creators for original content in the following areas:


  • Fashion – street fashion, trends, new store openings
  • Art – interview artists/gallerists, openings, studio visits, online art trends and discussion
  • Music – shows, band interviews, digital mix tapes
  • Real Estate/Architecture – new developments, rentals/homes for sale, guides
  • Food – Series, Reviews, Recipes, Interviews With Chefs
  • Environment – Local issues, Urban Sustainability, DIY Projects, Living Green
  • Tech – Local Start-ups, Online trends, Social Media, Local Blogs
  • Community News/Elmhurst Living
  • Events – Finger on the pulse of “What’s Going On?” in Elmhurst


  • Photo Series, Street Fashion, Portraits, Interiors/Exteriors, Street Photography, Events


  • Local series
  • One-off illustrations for specific posts

New Contributor Form

Because this is a brand new venture, aka no money (at the moment), it makes paying you for every post a bit challenging, but still you can get paid! Receive $10 for every post assigned by the publisher.

Email us with any questions you might have at iamElmhurst@gmail.com

It’s a New Year and a New Chance for More!

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WHO AM I | Often people have urges to do something different with their lives, but don’t know what to do. I am totally one of these people! The only thing I know is that I want more, but where do I start? What do I do? How do I figure out what I ‘should’ be doing? I struggled with this for quite some time and found myself jumping around from one career to another. But, with every new year always comes the opportunity for a change and/or another chance to pursue dreams.

I first moved to the neighborhood in June 2006 and I hated it. I was waiting for the lease of my apartment to expire so I could quickly run to Astoria, Long Island City, or maybe even Greenpoint with the rest of the millenials. Truth is, I stuck out like a sore thumb and I couldn’t stand it. The white washed neighborhood I grew up in did not prepare me for what I was about to learn living in Elmhurst. I have always wanted to “fit in”, and Elmhurst showed me just how different I truly am. After the initial culture shock of moving here subsided, I began to appreciate the people, local foods, and of course the shopping. A full 12 month cycle had passed, but I couldn’t bring myself to leave. I signed the lease for another year, because barely scratching the surface of what Elmhurst has to offer simply was not enough. Fast forward almost a decade later and I have finally come to realize, I am Elmhurst. Continue reading “It’s a New Year and a New Chance for More!”

Coming Soon!

iamElmhurst.com will be your one stop for all local news, events, a directory, and so much more! Whether you live here, are visiting, or are merely curious about what’s going on, we will keep you up-to-date on events, food, drink, culture, art, music, and community affairs.

Sections will include “What’s Going On?”, “Spotted”, Food & Drink, Art/Music, Shopping, Local Businesses/Community, and anything interesting happening in our area.

This site will be developed over the course of the next few months, so please excuse the appearance and lack of content in the meantime!

We are looking for contributors! Are you interested? Email iamelmhurst@gmail.com.

Any ideas, questions or suggestions? Email iamelmhurst@gmail.com.