The Best Free Things to Do in NYC

Whether you live here or you are just traveling through, you've probably heard that NYC has a reputation of eating up your money. But as a certified cheapskate who is certainly not swimming in a stream of dollar bills, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way! It's more than…

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Is It Worth Visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the Winter?

My objective this weekend was to see if it was actually worth going to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during the winter time. The short answer is yes, it certainly is. However, you should keep in mind before you go that it's not going to be the lush green wonderland that it is during the warmer…

NYC Museums/Galleries to Help Satisfy Your Wanderlust

As much as I love New York City, sometimes I wish I could just board a plane to some land far, far away. But since I don’t have the luxury or the money to hop on a flight on a whim, I try to satisfy my wanderlust by hopping on the subway to one of…

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…

Top Things to Do in NYC: January 2020

Now that the holidays are over you might be wondering what else is there left to do during this dreary winter. But you’re in New York, baby! There is always a ton of things to do, even in anti-climatic January. Here are some of the coolest events happening in NYC this month. El Museo del…

The Five Quirkiest Museums in Brooklyn

It’s easy to joke that New York has a museum for everything, but I didn’t realize how true this is until I started to compile the ultimate list of free museums in the city. While researching for that list, I noticed that some of the most eccentric museums can be found in my home borough…

24 Things to Do in NYC This December

1. Marvel at the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show Forget your preconceptions about model trains: this train show is far from nerdy. Aside from the trains, the display features 175 mini replicas of NYC landmarks, all crafted from pieces of plants. 2. Have dinner at Rolf’s Restaurant Rolf’s is what you wish your…

The Seven Best NYPL Branches to Cozy Up In This Winter

The theme for the past couple of weeks has been “Don’t hole yourself up in your house just because it’s cold outside!” (Can you really blame me for harping on this? This is New York City, after all.) But if you do insist on hiding away all day, consider spending the day at the New…

Picnicking in Green-Wood Cemetery: A Surprising NYC Fall Must-Do

This week I crossed off the first item on my Fall Bucket List: I picnicked in Green-Wood Cemetery. Was it creepy? At times. Would I do it again? Definitely. First of all, why picnic in Green-Wood Cemetery? Isn’t that disrespectful? Actually, no. Picnicking in Green-Wood is a NYC tradition which dates back to 1838 when…