NYC’s Wildlife and Where to Find Them

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! NYC may be the natural habitat of hipsters, hustlers, and dreamers, but have you ever thought of its connection with the natural world? Despite being a concrete jungle, this city is an ecosystem made up of all kinds of critters,…

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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Explore New York With These 10 NYC Guide Books

As I was studying to get my NYC sightseeing guide's license back in 2018—yeah, I'm a licensed tour guide; hmu if you're interested in a tour—I devoured a TON of NYC guide books. From the conventional to the quirky, I've read almost every New York City guide there is and I've learned what makes a…

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…

A Native New Yorker Reads “Ask a Native New Yorker”

I’m not the target audience for Jake Dobkin’s new book “Ask a Native New Yorker.” As a fellow New York City native I’m probably the last type of person Dobkin would want to have picked up his book, as born-and-bred New Yorkers tend to viciously nitpick through advice anyone else offers about surviving in this…

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What Exists at the Ends of NYC Subway Lines? Check Out This Subway Adventure Guide!

There are mainly three ways New Yorkers think about the stops at the end of a subway line:1. As a blessing, because you can always get a seat when you board the train2. As a curse, because you have to endure every. single. stop. before the train gets to yours, or3. They don't think of…