QUIZ: Which NYC Neighborhood Should You Explore Today?

Want to explore a NYC neighborhood but can't decide on which one? This quiz will help you decide which NYC neighborhood you should explore today and will give you suggestions on what you should do once you get there! Find out what you should do today in NYC by answering these four questions below.Note: If…

How to Spend a Day in Lower Manhattan on a $20 Budget

Despite it continually making the list of most expensive cities in the world, you don't need to have much money to have a good time exploring NYC. Case in point: The other day, I left my apartment in Inwood determined to spend the whole day exploring Lower Manhattan without spending more than 20 dollars on…

How to Explore Inwood in a Day: An Inwood Neighborhood Guide

Inwood may be at the top of Manhattan island, but it's rarely top of mind when people think of Manhattan neighborhoods. So why are we talking about Inwood on the blog today? Well, to be honest, it is partly because sometimes I want to be a little self-indulgent. I've lived in the neighborhood for over…

5 Unusual Things to Do on a Rainy Day in NYC

New Yorkers often gripe about our humid summers and frigid winters, but we don't tend to acknowledge that NYC is also a fairly rainy city. Sure, it's not Hilo, Hawaii, the rainiest city in the US, but with an average of 47 inches of rain a year compared to the national average of 38 inches,…

35+ Fun Things To Do in Midtown East: A Neighborhood Guide

In my past few years as an independent, don't-need-no-man, working woman, I've probably spent more time in Midtown East than I've spent in the neighborhoods where I actually reside. And in that time I've learned that Midtown East has a lot more to it than cold, glass skyscrapers full of self-important, yet disgruntled office workers.…

A (Bad) Catholic’s Guide to NYC

It's hard to think of NYC as a particularly religious city, let alone a Catholic one. But contrary to popular belief, plenty of New Yorkers worship the almighty God along with the almighty dollar, with Catholics making up the largest sect of the city's religious folk. According to data from the Pew Research Center, 33…

You Need to Visit the Lewis Latimer House Museum in Queens ASAP!

On a relatively quiet street in Flushing, Queens, an adorable yellow and red Queen Anne-style house sits surrounded by nondescript low-to-mid-rise apartment buildings. You'd think the contrast between the house and its surroundings would bring it more attention, but the Lewis Latimer House Museum exists much in the same way its namesake did: humble and…

Here Are Some Unusual Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in NYC

Although NYC is home to hundreds of superb restaurants, don't wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. That's so played out and you can do that any other date night. Instead, surprise them with one of these unusual ways to spend Valentine's Day in NYC. Take a romantic ferry "cruise" I know taking a…

Are These New York Christmas Traditions Worth Your Time?

Not to sound like a Scrooge, but some things about Christmas in New York are overrated (Looking at you, Union Square Holiday Market). As your friendly but jaded New Yorker, it's my civic duty to give you an honest evaluation of which New York Christmas traditions are worth your time. So if you're wondering which…