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…

Do You Have a New York State of Mind? Having These 8 Traits Makes You a Real New Yorker

The writer Delia Ephron has a quote attributed to her that reads, "New Yorkers are born all over the country, and then they come to New York City and it hits them: Oh, that's who I am." If I could revise it, I would change the word "country" to "world," but other than that, I…

The 10 Best Apps to Download in NYC (for Locals and Tourists)

It goes without saying that New York is much better enjoyed when your face isn't glued to your smartphone, but a little bit of tech can help enhance the experience, whether that's by helping you finesse your navigational skills or by explaining the culture of this chaotic city to you. So here are the ten…

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…

NYC Subway Tips for Every Season

You can expect the NYC subway to be gritty, complex, and probably running behind schedule all year round. But there are also some characteristics of the subway that are more seasonal. As the seasons change, don't be caught off guard. Here are NYC subway tips for every season. Summer Before you enter an underground subway…

NYC Summer Bucket List: Top Things to Do in NYC in the Summer

There's no denying that summer in NYC is humid, icky, and smelly. But once you get over that (or rather, once you learn to live with it), NYC summers can also be a lot of fun. A world of possibilities for exploring opens up to you in a city where you already can't run out…

How to Explore Your New Neighborhood in NYC: A Guide for Old New Yorkers and Newbies

So you’ve gone through all the hassle of finding an apartment in NYC, moving into it, and setting it up. Now it’s time to shift your attention to the world outside of your apartment. It’s time to explore your new NYC neighborhood! Following this guide will help make your neighborhood feel like home in no…

20 Things New Yorkers are Most Afraid Of

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! This Halloween I’m not going to talk about ghosts and ghouls (although New York has its fair share of ghost stories). Instead, I’m going to share some things that are far spookier and strike fear in the heart of every…

The Ultimate NYC Bucket List For NYC Locals

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! With people supposedly moving out of the city in (socially distant) droves, an uptick in violence, and everything fun either being shut down or restricted, the big question lately has been "Is it worth living in NYC?" After thinking about…