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…

Why I Love New York Right Now and Always

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! Contrary to the impression I give off here, I don’t constantly walk around New York all starry-eyed, ooh-ing and aah-ing at tall buildings and pigeons, while wearing an “I ❤️ NY” shirt (although I’ve been meaning to get one for…

These NYC Jokes are Funny Because They’re True

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! You think New Yorkers are too tough to crack jokes about ourselves? Think again. Life in this city is so absurd that you have to make fun of it or else you’ll lose your mind. There are probably as many…

Read This Before You Visit Queens, NYC!

Don't feel like reading? No worries! I'll read this post to you. Press play! Ah, Queens! The borough you turn to when you're priced out of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Kidding. Queens is like the middle child of New York City’s five boroughs, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are some reasons why Queens is a…

Don’t Go to the Bronx… Without Reading These Facts

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! While Staten Island is the forgotten borough, the Bronx is New York City’s misjudged borough. Yes, it does often rank last in terms of crime, poverty, and inequality in the city. But it’s still a worthwhile place to live and explore. But…

Scared to Drive in NYC? Here Are 9 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Driving in NYC

Reader, before we dive into the nine don’ts of driving in NYC, I’m going to be transparent with you: I can count on two hands the number of times I’ve personally been behind the wheel of a car. But before you click away: hear me out. I’ve had years of experience as an active backseat…

The Oddest NYC Neighborhood Names Explained

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Today when we hear the names of NYC neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Hell's Kitchen, we associated them with attractions. But have you ever stopped to think about how these neighborhoods ended up with their sometimes odd names? And it's…

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…

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…