Why Times Square is the BEST Place in NYC!

Times Square is often written off by NYC locals as a congested, technicolored tourist trap, but they couldn't be more wrong! The video below will prove, once and for all, why Times Square is the absolute BEST place in New York City.

35+ Fun Things To Do in Midtown East: A Neighborhood Guide

In my past few years as an independent, don't-need-no-man, working woman, I've probably spent more time in Midtown East than I've spent in the neighborhoods where I actually reside. And in that time I've learned that Midtown East has a lot more to it than cold, glass skyscrapers full of self-important, yet disgruntled office workers.…

A (Bad) Catholic’s Guide to NYC

It's hard to think of NYC as a particularly religious city, let alone a Catholic one. But contrary to popular belief, plenty of New Yorkers worship the almighty God along with the almighty dollar, with Catholics making up the largest sect of the city's religious folk. According to data from the Pew Research Center, 33…

5 Quotes from The Street by Ann Petry That Capture the Worst Side of Life in NYC

If I had known that The Street by Ann Petry was so bleak, would I have ever read it, let alone have chosen it as February's pick for the NYC Nerds Book Club? Probably not. But now that I've read it, I don't regret choosing it. Instead, I'm wondering how I never heard about this…

You Need to Visit the Lewis Latimer House Museum in Queens ASAP!

On a relatively quiet street in Flushing, Queens, an adorable yellow and red Queen Anne-style house sits surrounded by nondescript low-to-mid-rise apartment buildings. You'd think the contrast between the house and its surroundings would bring it more attention, but the Lewis Latimer House Museum exists much in the same way its namesake did: humble and…

Here Are Some Unusual Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in NYC

Although NYC is home to hundreds of superb restaurants, don't wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. That's so played out and you can do that any other date night. Instead, surprise them with one of these unusual ways to spend Valentine's Day in NYC. Take a romantic ferry "cruise" I know taking a…

Fascinating and Frustrating: Should You Read “Only in New York” by Sam Roberts?

Only in New York by Sam Roberts was chosen as January's pick for the NYC Nerds Book Club. But was it a good read? Find out below! Only in New York is the anthology of the eponymous podcast hosted by Sam Roberts of the New York Times. Although each topic is only a few pages…

When’s the Best Time to Be in NYC? Here’s a Month-to-Month Guide!

The short answer: it's always the best time to be in NYC — if you know how to make the most of it. The long answer involves researching what usually happens in NYC weather-wise and event-wise month by month. Sounds tedious, right? I guess it's a good thing that I already did that work for…

Five Surprising Connections Between MLK and NYC

Usually when we think of Martin Luther King, Jr., we picture him in the South in places like Birmingham and Montgomery, speaking out against the segregationist laws there. We don't normally picture him up north, although segregation and discrimination were also a fact of life for people of color in the northern states. Partly because…