NYC Organizations to Donate Your Time and/or Money to This Holiday Season

In a city/country/world with such an unfathomable amount of need, it's not surprising that New York City is home to at least 35,000 non-profit organizations. I actually thought that number would be a lot higher. Regardless, it doesn't make it any easier to decide which organizations you should donate to on Giving Tuesday (or any…

A Slightly Snarky Tour of the Most Unusual Buildings Along the High Line

An article from Curbed once said that when taken as a whole, the buildings surrounding the High Line are what would happen if you invited too many historical figures to a dinner party. Their massive egos would get in the way and they'd all be shouting over each other. And that's what it feels like…

The Curious Case of Marble Hill: A Neighborhood Caught Between Two Boroughs

If there was a competition for NYC neighborhoods with the weirdest backstories, Marble Hill would definitely be a strong contender for the top prize. Read about Marble Hill's neighborhood history below and then let me know which borough you think it should belong to. Marble Hill Neighborhood History Tiny by NYC standards, with around 10,000…

What to Know and Do in The Bronx’s Wealthiest Neighborhood: A Riverdale Neighborhood Guide

Known for its suburban vibes, elite private schools, and its persistent denial that it's part of the Bronx, Riverdale is the only wealthiest NYC neighborhoods that I've spent the day in that didn't put much of a dent in my wallet (see my Tribeca and Cobble Hill guides), partly because there isn't a lot to do…

How to Spend a Spooktacular Halloween-Themed Day in NYC

Want to get into the spooky season spirit, but you don't know where to start? Then follow this guide on how to have a Halloween-themed day in NYC! The NYC Halloween activities I'll talk about don't get too scary, so this will be the perfect Halloween itinerary if you're an easily spooked scaredy-cat like me.…

NYC Vampire Movies Worth Resurrecting This Spooky Season

Vampires could pick any city in the world to live in, but they keep choosing to reside in New York, at least according to the unusually high number of vampire movies set in the city. But it makes sense that NYC would be an attractive homebase to the undead. Between the active nightlife, the anonymity,…

NYC Urban Legends That’ll Keep You Up at Night

Here are five NYC urban legends that will get you into the spooky season spirit. The Legend of Cropsey Beware, kiddos: if you don't behave, you'll be taken to Staten Island. Staten Islanders have long told tales of Cropsey, a bogeyman with a hook for a hand who kidnaps badly behaved children and takes them…

5 NYC Things You’ve Probably Been Sleeping On This Past Month: NYC Monthly Favorites

At the end of each month, I depart from my usual content of sharing NYC tips and trivia to share some of my favorite New York things from the past month. I know it veers into lifestyle influencer territory, but don’t worry, everything I talk about will be related to New York City. So, if…

What to Know and Do in Brooklyn’s Most Expensive Neighborhood: A Cobble Hill Neighborhood Guide

Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo may be the Brooklyn's most visited neighborhoods, but Cobble Hill is constantly topping lists as the borough's most expensive neighborhood. Anyone have a spare $1.64 million? Because that's the median price people spent on property in the neighborhood in 2021, according to Property Club. Luckily, you don't need to have nearly that…

The Best Introductory Books to NYC History

Whether you are new to the city or have been living here for the majority of your life, it's important for all New Yorkers to have a grasp on the basics of the city's history. I know that every history teacher you've had from elementary school through high school has probably said that the past…