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…

NYC Subway Facts from the Most Basic to the Fairly Obscure

NYC's subway system is a never-ending source of fascinating things, and I'm not just talking about all the stuff that is used as fodder for Subway Creatures. With over 100 years servicing the people of New York, the subway has racked up volumes worth of stats, facts, and trivia. Let's go over a few of…

Everything This New Yorker Was Obsessed With This Past Month (NYC Monthly Favorites: August 2022)

https://youtu.be/KZ05buC9xOE At the end of each month (as of last 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…

A Plebeian Visits NYC’s Most Expensive Neighborhood: A Tribeca Neighborhood Guide

Before you continue reading, I've got to admit something to you: this post's title is a tad misleading. According to Property Shark, Hudson Yards is currently NYC's most expensive neighborhood, with the median property sale price being $5.1 million. But I didn't want to do a neighborhood guide on Hudson Yards because it doesn't feel…

How to Escape New York Without Leaving the City

This is point in the summer, for me at least, when the hot garbage smell and the humidity gets to me, and I tire of being in the city. But due to work obligations and the reluctance to subject myself to the reported chaos at the airports, I'm stuck here for now. But luckily for…

Eight of the Most Unique Stores in NYC

I don't know who needs to hear this —maybe it's just me— but Target is not the end-all be-all of stores, especially if you're in New York City. NYC has over 200,000 small businesses fighting the good fight in this chain-store gentrification era the city's currently in, but you're missing out on seeing the unique…

Shiloh in the City’s NYC Monthly Favorites: July 2022

This is a departure from my usual content, and I'll admit it might be veering too much in the lifestyle influencer genre, but I thought it might be an interesting and perhaps useful exercise to share some of my favorite things from the past month. Of course, each thing I talk about in this NYC…

QUIZ: Which NYC Neighborhood Should You Explore Today?

Want to explore a NYC neighborhood but can't decide on which one? This quiz will help you decide which NYC neighborhood you should explore today and will give you suggestions on what you should do once you get there! Find out what you should do today in NYC by answering these four questions below.Note: If…