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…

7 of NYC’s Cutest, Coziest New York Public Library Branches

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…

Spending the Day at Green-Wood Cemetery: A Surprising NYC Fall Must-Do

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

How to Make the Most of Fall: An NYC Fall Bucket List

With the chill in the air, it’s finally beginning to feel like autumn in NYC! It’s tempting to take one long look at the leaves changing colors and then huddle in my room for the next six months but there’s so much more to autumn than that. So in the spirit of having one last…

Brooklyn Museum, Pay What You Wish, NYC Museum Free Days

Free Museums in NYC: The Best Things in Life are Free.99

Let me start off by saying that museums are cultural institutions that are worthy of our money. But this is New York and for some of us, after rent and MetroCards, there isn’t a lot of money to go around. Does that mean that going to museums can’t be a poor man’s pastime? Not at…

9 Museums in Brooklyn that AREN’T the Brooklyn Museum

Don’t get me wrong: the Brooklyn Museum is one of our city’s finest cultural institutions and it deserves all the renown it has acclaimed, but in a borough as big as Brooklyn we’d be doing ourselves a disservice if we didn’t explore all the other museums that have their own unique perspectives on this borough’s…