A Slightly Snarky Tour of the Most Unusual Buildings Along the High Line

An article from Curbed once said that when taken as a whole, the buildings surrounding the High Line are what would happen if you invited too many historical figures to a dinner party. Their massive egos would get in the way and they'd all be shouting over each other. And that's what it feels like…

What to Know and Do in The Bronx’s Wealthiest Neighborhood: A Riverdale Neighborhood Guide

Known for its suburban vibes, elite private schools, and¬†its persistent denial that it's part of the Bronx, Riverdale is the only wealthiest NYC neighborhoods that I've spent the day in that didn't put much of a dent in my wallet (see my Tribeca and Cobble Hill guides), partly because there isn't a lot to do…

How to Spend a Spooktacular Halloween-Themed Day in NYC

Want to get into the spooky season spirit, but you don't know where to start? Then follow this guide on how to have a Halloween-themed day in NYC! The NYC Halloween activities I'll talk about don't get too scary, so this will be the perfect Halloween itinerary if you're an easily spooked scaredy-cat like me.…

What to Know and Do in Brooklyn’s Most Expensive Neighborhood: A Cobble Hill Neighborhood Guide

Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo may be the Brooklyn's most visited neighborhoods, but Cobble Hill is constantly topping lists as the borough's most expensive neighborhood. Anyone have a spare $1.64 million? Because that's the median price people spent on property in the neighborhood in 2021, according to Property Club.¬†Luckily, you don't need to have nearly that…

A Plebeian Visits NYC’s Most Expensive Neighborhood: A Tribeca Neighborhood Guide

Before you continue reading, I've got to admit something to you: this post's title is a tad misleading. According to Property Shark, Hudson Yards is currently NYC's most expensive neighborhood, with the median property sale price being $5.1 million. But I didn't want to do a neighborhood guide on Hudson Yards because it doesn't feel…

How to Escape New York Without Leaving the City

This is point in the summer, for me at least, when the hot garbage smell and the humidity gets to me, and I tire of being in the city. But due to work obligations and the reluctance to subject myself to the reported chaos at the airports, I'm stuck here for now. But luckily for…

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,…