Christian Gollayan

New York, New York

Christian Gollayan

Columbia Journalism '15, NY Writer



Subway riders are turning to this 11-year-old shrink for advice

Move over, Lucy — the new “doctor” is in. Over the past nine Sundays, Ciro Ortiz, a 4-foot-8 Bushwick sixth-grader, has been counseling anxious Brooklynites at the Bedford L train stop. For $2 a pop, he offers five-minute “emotional advice” sessions. His office hours are noon to 2 p.m.
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How this bikini babe makes $170K a year on Instagram

Thanks to her nearly 8 million followers on Instagram, this curvy bikini babe is making bank. Abigail Ratchford, 25, has come a long way from her days juggling three jobs as a paralegal, secretary and bartender — and earning less than $600 a week — in her hometown of Scranton, Pa.
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Why San Juan is the winter escape you deserve now

Snowbirds who want a quick jaunt away from NYC’s blistering winter months should take a four-hour flight south to San Juan, a city known for its powdery beaches, bustling nightlife and Caribbean hospitality. Better yet, because Puerto Rico is a US territory, Americans can enjoy San Juan’s culture without much hassle: The dollar is the main currency, your cellular service works there, and English is widely spoken.
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Catch Chicago’s second wind with a summertime visit

No one loves summer more than Chicagoans. Can you blame them? Just think back to winter in “Chiberia,” marred by foot-high snow, deep freezes and Lake Michigan’s blistering winds.
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How she got rid of her hunchback

When Anna Pesce was visiting her children in Wagener, SC, in November 2014, the then-85-year-old Orangeburg, NY, native almost collapsed trying to climb a set of stairs. “I had this horrible pain shooting up my back,” Pesce tells The Post. “I had to be carried up the stairs and put into a wheelchair for the rest of my stay.”
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The Soho club where rich, bald dudes pick up gorgeous models

Even on a Friday night in the dog days of summer, when the who’s who of Manhattan has scurried to the Hamptons, the Blond lounge in Soho still attracts a well-heeled crowd. “Our Uber helicopter to Montauk broke down so I guess we’re stuck here,” jokes a 20-year-old Ford model wearing an ASOS slip dress and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. The 5-foot-10 blonde, who declined to give her name for professional reasons, saunters past the velvet rope, up the spiral staircase and into the dimly lit lounge stocked with middle-aged men, Ivy League grads and pretty young things.
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These guys are why NYC’s single women are screwed

Ever since Michael Garofola, 36, moved to New York in October, his calendar has been packed with different women penciled in for dinner or drinks. As a former “Bachelorette” contestant, Garofola knows he has no problem scoring with women — he goes on up to five first dates a week, which he says usually include a drink or two and nothing beyond a goodnight smooch on the cheek. But in the past two months, he’s been feeling spent by the mating game.
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Meet the curvy beauty even Drake couldn’t seduce

Fanny Neguesha stars in the much-hyped new Drake short film “Please Forgive Me,” but the Belgian model makes no apologies. “I came here to slay,” the 26-year-old tells The Post. Mission accomplished.
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I only date guys with high credit scores

Brooklyn resident Martina Paillant boasts a credit score above 800 and is seeking a mate who also has excellent credit.Photo: Photo by Jeffery A. Salter; Wynwood Kitchen & Bar in Miami. When it comes to love, Martina Paillant won’t settle for someone who has a credit score below 700. “I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills,” the 22-year-old Canarsie, Brooklyn, resident tells The Post.
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Tom Cruise Taught Me How to Speak English

I was about to finish kindergarten at La Salle Green Hills, a Catholic boys school in Mandaluyong, a bustling city in the Philippines, when my mother told me that we'd be leaving our home of five years and moving to the states. Ever since his turn as a risk-taking fighter pilot in Top Gun, many Filipinos viewed Cruise as the quintessential American.
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The longings of ... a beautiful boy

He's 6 feet tall barefoot, 6-feet-5 in his Jeffrey Campbell heels. He loves Lady Gaga and Andy Warhol and beautiful women who don't care about what other people think. He loves vodka. He takes it straight up, pursing his lips, keeping a composed face. It makes him feel as if he's made of plastic; it's reassuring.
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