Read This Before You Visit Queens, NYC!

Don't feel like reading? No worries! I'll read this post to you. Press play! Ah, Queens! The borough you turn to when you're priced out of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Kidding. Queens is like the middle child of New York City’s five boroughs, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are some reasons why Queens is a…

If You Love Beautiful Houses, Visit These NYC Neighborhoods

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read it to you! I love looking at other people’s houses, and if the success of HGTV means anything, I know that I’m not the only one with this voyeuristic pastime. So for the people who like to mentally fawn over the landscaping of someone’s lawn or…

The Weirdest Buildings in Midtown Manhattan You Have to See For Yourself

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Last week we admired (or made fun of) Lower Manhattan's weirdest buildings. Now we're heading uptown to see the weirdest buildings Midtown has to offer! Vessel Does the Vessel even count as a building? It looks more like a copper-colored…

Don’t Go to the Bronx… Without Reading These Facts

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! While Staten Island is the forgotten borough, the Bronx is New York City’s misjudged borough. Yes, it does often rank last in terms of crime, poverty, and inequality in the city. But it’s still a worthwhile place to live and explore. But…

The Weirdest Buildings of Lower Manhattan That You Need to See

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Welcome to Manhattan, or as Kurt Vonnegut calls it, "Skyscraper National Park." He has a point: Manhattan is home to thousands of high-rise buildings in all shapes and sizes. Despite the island's relatively small land mass, it seems like architects flock here…

Read This Before You Visit Coney Island!

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Coney Island has been delighting generations of visitors for almost 200 years. And in those 200 years, it has earned nicknames like “America’s Playground,” “Poor Man’s Paradise,” and “Sodom by the Sea.” Let’s find out why in this quick introduction to the…

How to Have a Hamilton-Inspired NYC Trip

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Are you a Hamilfan, a U.S. history nerd, or perhaps both (like me 😁)? You’ve probably already listened to the musical’s soundtrack dozens of times, read Ron Chernow’s book cover to cover, and have been streaming the Hamilton movie nonstop since its…

Which NYC Beach is Best for You? Let’s Find Out!

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! You name an ecosystem and NYC has is: forests, marshlands, and of course, beaches! In NYC, there are at least 14 miles of public beaches spread across the five boroughs. Today, let’s pit them against each other and find out which NYC…

Read This Before You Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Yeah, anyone can cross the Brooklyn Bridge, but I’m guessing you’re here because you want something more than a quick stroll over some random landmark. You’re here because you like being an informed explorer. You want to go beyond the superficial experiences…