The Unusual Street Names of Inwood, Explained.

https://soundcloud.com/shiloh-frederick-718117019/the-unusual-street-names-of-inwood-explained Press play and I'll read this article to you! There are few things I take pride in more than knowing my way around Manhattan. I relish in knowing those little tips and tricks that lessen my reliance on Google Maps. But recently, I moved to Inwood, where everything I know about navigating Manhattan means…

The Rockefellers’ NYC: How One of Richest Families Made Their Mark on the City

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! Let’s play the word association game. When I say “Rockefeller,” what do you think of? The annual Christmas tree lighting? Swimming pools of money? The robber barons of the late 19th century? These are all things you can rightfully associate…

Explore New York’s Food Scene with These 4 Books About Food in NYC

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you. It's the most delicious time of the year! Let's kick off the food-centric holiday season by taking some time to appreciate New York City's fantastic food scene, from its upscale Michelin Star restaurants to its hidden hole-in-the-wall joints to its…

Poster House: One of NYC’s Underrated Museums

I'm probably not the only one hesitant to step inside a museum during these times. But a couple of weeks ago, curiosity got the better of my cautiousness and I paid a visit to Poster House in Chelsea, Manhattan. It was the first museum I'd been to since March, and let me tell you, it…

20 Things New Yorkers are Most Afraid Of

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! This Halloween I’m not going to talk about ghosts and ghouls (although New York has its fair share of ghost stories). Instead, I’m going to share some things that are far spookier and strike fear in the heart of every…

How to Travel the World Without Leaving NYC

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! New York City is physically in the United States but culturally, it's all over the map. Between its dozens of ethnic enclaves where immigrants and their descendants live and keep the mother country alive, to museums that celebrate global art…

The Ultimate NYC Bucket List For NYC Locals

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! With people supposedly moving out of the city in (socially distant) droves, an uptick in violence, and everything fun either being shut down or restricted, the big question lately has been "Is it worth living in NYC?" After thinking about…

Why I Love New York Right Now and Always

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! Contrary to the impression I give off here, I don’t constantly walk around New York all starry-eyed, ooh-ing and aah-ing at tall buildings and pigeons, while wearing an “I ❤️ NY” shirt (although I’ve been meaning to get one for…

Walk With Me Down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NYC!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRQU1WkJTh0 For New Yorkers of past and present, Eastern Parkway has always been more than a roadway. It’s a street full of history, culture, and believe it or not, relaxation. A few days ago, I walked the length of the parkway to film what makes it so special. You can come along for that walk…

Erie Basin Park: IKEA’s Hidden Brooklyn Playground

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! When you look up Erie Basin Park, Google is going to tell you that it’s “permanently closed.” Google is lying to you. There is nothing barring you from visiting this quirky, semi-educational playground, except, perhaps, your self-consciousness about letting out…