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Time Out New York announces winner of the Ultimate New York Life Competition

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After months of searching for Time Out New York’s next star blogger, a winner has finally been chosen! San Francisco resident Marcia Gagliardi beat out thousands of participants across America to win the big prize. Starting in December, Gagliardi will spend the next six months at Time Out, blogging about the best things happening in the city, while living rent-free in a one-bedroom apartment at The Ritz Plaza, a luxury building owned and managed by Stonehenge NYC. The Ritz Plaza boasts high-end amenities including a fitness center, member’s lounge, rooftop terrace, heated pool and the Let’s Drive NYC car-sharing program. 

Congrats, Marcia!

Gagliardi’s winning entry, “Seven things San Francisco restaurants need to stop doing, like, right now," was among the top 15 finalists opened up to public voting in the contest. Entrants were asked to submit a sample blog post on city living, and her funny, insightful skewering of San Francisco foodie culture managed to garner the most votes. She also maintains her own blog,

Time Out New York’s Editor Carla Sosenko says, “We’re thrilled to have Marcia join us for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We look forward to welcoming her as part of our team, contribute exciting content ideas as well as experience a new city in her role at Time Out New York.”

Get ready for some more great posts from Marcia on the blog starting next month!

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