The Ultimate NYC Bucket List For NYC Locals

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! With people supposedly moving out of the city in (socially distant) droves, an uptick in violence, and everything fun either being shut down or restricted, the big question lately has been "Is it worth living in NYC?" After thinking about…

Why I Love New York Right Now and Always

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! Contrary to the impression I give off here, I don’t constantly walk around New York all starry-eyed, ooh-ing and aah-ing at tall buildings and pigeons, while wearing an “I ❤️ NY” shirt (although I’ve been meaning to get one for…

Erie Basin Park: IKEA’s Hidden Brooklyn Playground

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! When you look up Erie Basin Park, Google is going to tell you that it’s “permanently closed.” Google is lying to you. There is nothing barring you from visiting this quirky, semi-educational playground, except, perhaps, your self-consciousness about letting out…

These NYC Jokes are Funny Because They’re True

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! You think New Yorkers are too tough to crack jokes about ourselves? Think again. Life in this city is so absurd that you have to make fun of it or else you’ll lose your mind. There are probably as many…

The Oddest NYC Neighborhood Names Explained

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Today when we hear the names of NYC neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Hell's Kitchen, we associated them with attractions. But have you ever stopped to think about how these neighborhoods ended up with their sometimes odd names? And it's…

Your NYC Black Bucket List: 20 Black Sites You Must See

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Make no misunderstanding: the following list is not the end-all be-all of black cultural and historic sites in NYC. In fact, you're more than welcome to suggest more places that should be added to what I'm calling the NYC Black…

15 NYC Quotes That Really Capture the City’s Essence

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Lots of ink has been spilled trying to put the chaotic energy of NYC into words. But to tell you the truth, New York is so beautifully complex that no words could ever perfectly capture it. These NYC quotes below are the…

Things New Yorkers Don’t Leave the House Without

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Rarely does a New Yorker empty-handedly leave their house for the day. As varied as the city is, there are certain things you're almost always going to encounter on a daily basis. Be ready to handle the most common NYC situations by…