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6 Black New Yorkers You'll Want to Know

You know Jay-Z and Biggie, Cardi and Nicki, Chris Rock and Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson and Al Sharpton, but can you recall any of the following influential black New Yorkers? via Wikimedia Commons ELIZABETH JENNINGS GRAHAMElizabeth Jennings Graham was the OG Rosa Parks of the mid-1800s. Before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat…

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What You Should Skip When Visiting New York (And What You Should Do Instead)

New York is the city with a million things to do, but not everything is worth your time and/or money. More often than not, guide books have been pointing people to the same played-out attractions that are far removed from the authentic New York experiences visitors (and locals) could be having instead. So it's time…

10 Unique Romantic NYC Date Ideas to Try

New York may not be known as the "city of love"--in fact, it has a reputation as being one of the toughest places for singles who are trying to find relationships-- but even the most jilted daters can't deny that there are tons of romantic things to do in New York City. Whether you are…

Shiloh in the City Podcasts to Understand New York

Six Podcasts to Help You Understand New York

You could be in New York for days or for years and still not even scratch the surface of understanding this zany, bustling, diverse city. Besides exploring as much as you can in person and reading NYC-based books, to broaden your perspective of the city even further, I recommend listening to NYC-centric podcasts. Of course,…

The Best Free Things to Do in NYC

Whether you live here or you are just traveling through, you've probably heard that NYC has a reputation of eating up your money. But as a certified cheapskate who is certainly not swimming in a stream of dollar bills, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way! It's more than…

Is It Worth Visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the Winter?

My objective this weekend was to see if it was actually worth going to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during the winter time. The short answer is yes, it certainly is. However, you should keep in mind before you go that it's not going to be the lush green wonderland that it is during the warmer…

Things Not to Miss This Month in NYC: February 2020

There's much more to look forward to this month than a hot date with your boo thang (or yourself #selflove). Here's a quick rundown of all the events worth checking out in NYC this month. Winter Jam in Central Park | February 1, 2020 Missing the snow? Get your fix of the white stuff over…

NYC Museums/Galleries to Help Satisfy Your Wanderlust

As much as I love New York City, sometimes I wish I could just board a plane to some land far, far away. But since I don’t have the luxury or the money to hop on a flight on a whim, I try to satisfy my wanderlust by hopping on the subway to one of…

Your Eccentric Friend Shows You Around Town: A Review of “Awkwafina’s NYC”

In honor of Queens-born rapper/actress Awkwafina’s recent Golden Globe win and the upcoming premiere of her Comedy Central show “Nora from Queens,” I re-read “Awkwafina’s NYC”. Awkwafina, aka Nora Lum, released this NYC travel guide book in 2015, a time when she was best known for the bangers “My Vag” and “NYC Bitche$”. I wouldn’t…