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Time Out New York Dishes On the Secret Lives of NYC Residents

By: 7seventeen - Published: • References: timeout
The latest issue of Time Out New York has a fairly compelling and gender-bending photo looking out at you along with a headline that screams, “Secret Lives of New Yorkers!”

What kind of secrets would your neighbor on the subway be harboring, you ask? Well, for instance, that nice, devout Muslim is such a raging alcoholic, he can’t even give it up for Ramadan. And you probably wouldn’t expect that prim ad exec to have recently been named the undefeated women's champ on the Brooklyn pro wrestling circuit.

Basically, the magazine boasts personal stories of New Yorkers that are bizarre, intriguing and just downright sad. Besides the stories, you also have a plethora of Post-Its to flip through to make you feel a bit better about your life.

And, picking up where last year’s issue left off, the website provides updates to some of these secretive New Yorkers, like the family guy/orgy enthusiast and the teacher/go-go dancer. In these updates, they divulge just how stealthy it was of them to share their alter egos and secret behaviors with a widely-read magazine*.

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