Where to Go to Learn About the Forgotten History of New York’s Waterfront

These days, New York City's waterfront is a maritime playground, but for most of the city's nearly 400-year existence, the waterfront used to be strictly business. Anyone who wasn't a dock worker or a passenger on a ship steered clear of the shoreline, as all the action we've come to associate with New York City…

NYC Summer Bucket List: Top Things to Do in NYC in the Summer

There's no denying that summer in NYC is humid, icky, and smelly. But once you get over that (or rather, once you learn to live with it), NYC summers can also be a lot of fun. A world of possibilities for exploring opens up to you in a city where you already can't run out…

An Unconventional NYC Boat Tour: The Soundview Ferry

This is not the first time I've written about the NYC Ferry system here on the blog, but it is such a fun experience that I have to tell you about it again. But don't click away! This is not the same post as last year. If you recall, last year I wrote about how…

NYC’s Surprising Presidential History and Where to Find It

Washington, D.C. is the seat of the U.S. national government, but it doesn’t have a monopoly on the country’s presidential history. Believe it or not, New York City is quite presidential if you look beyond the rats and the shoebox apartments. Keep reading and I’ll prove it to you! New York City was the first…

How to Explore Your New Neighborhood in NYC: A Guide for Old New Yorkers and Newbies

So you’ve gone through all the hassle of finding an apartment in NYC, moving into it, and setting it up. Now it’s time to shift your attention to the world outside of your apartment. It’s time to explore your new NYC neighborhood! Following this guide will help make your neighborhood feel like home in no…

Is NYC’s Little Island Overrated? An Honest Review

A little over a month ago local news outlets were heralding its opening and influencers were coming out in droves ready to pose and post. But it appears that visitors are already a little disenchanted with Little Island, NYC’s newest park. Funded largely by multi-billionaire Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg,…

Underrated Places in Upper Manhattan That You’re Missing Out On

https://soundcloud.com/shiloh-frederick-718117019/underrated-places-in-upper-manhattan-that-youre-missing-out-on With the hype surrounding the theatrical release of In the Heights, people are giving some much overdue love to the neighborhoods of Upper Manhattan. Harlem, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, and Inwood are vibrant communities with great food, unique architecture, awe-inspiring landscapes, and surprising historical significance. It’s almost overwhelming what these places have to offer.…

The Rockefellers’ NYC: How One of the Richest Families Made Their Mark on the City

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! Let’s play the word association game. When I say “Rockefeller,” what do you think of? The annual Christmas tree lighting? Swimming pools of money? The robber barons of the late 19th century? These are all things you can rightfully associate…

Poster House: One of NYC’s Underrated Museums

I'm probably not the only one hesitant to step inside a museum during these times. But a couple of weeks ago, curiosity got the better of my cautiousness and I paid a visit to Poster House in Chelsea, Manhattan. It was the first museum I'd been to since March, and let me tell you, it…