7 Books About Being Black in NYC That You Need to Read

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! New York City is the largest city in the USA, so it should come as no surprise that this city is also home to the nation's largest black population. Out of NYC's total population of 8.5 million, well over 2 million of…

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15 NYC Quotes That Really Capture the City’s Essence

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Lots of ink has been spilled trying to put the chaotic energy of NYC into words. But to tell you the truth, New York is so beautifully complex that no words could ever perfectly capture it. These NYC quotes below are the…

Grant’s Tomb: An NYC Presidential Memorial that’s Full of Surprises

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Several presidents have called NYC home at some point in their lives but only one has made the city his final resting place. General Ulysses S. Grant may not have had as strong a tie to the city as Theodore Roosevelt or…

Marine Park Salt Marsh: Brooklyn’s Best-Kept Secret

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Folks, I'm about to let you in on one of the best kept secrets in Brooklyn—something that's not known by many people outside of Brooklyn's most southeastern neighborhoods. I hope my fellow South Brooklynites can forgive me, but I've got…

The Ultimate Brooklyn Bucket List: 60 Things to Do in Brooklyn, NY

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Congrats! You've crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. So now you’re allowed to check Brooklyn off your itinerary, right? No way! Fuggedaboutit! In fact, your Brooklyn adventure has only just begun. Brooklyn is a huge borough with so much to offer both residents and…

Things New Yorkers Don’t Leave the House Without

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Rarely does a New Yorker empty-handedly leave their house for the day. As varied as the city is, there are certain things you're almost always going to encounter on a daily basis. Be ready to handle the most common NYC situations by…

Tricky NYC Names that Might Tongue Tie Tourists (and Locals)

https://soundcloud.com/shiloh-frederick-81684646/shiloh-in-the-city-tricky-nyc-names Don't feel like reading right now? Let me read it to you instead! Press play! It's easy to pick up the New Yorker fast walk, but can you master the way New Yorkers talk? Now, I'm not talking about putting on that classic "New Yawk" accent; unfortunately, finding New Yorkers that still talk like…