Read This Before You Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Yeah, anyone can cross the Brooklyn Bridge, but I’m guessing you’re here because you want something more than a quick stroll over some random landmark. You’re here because you like being an informed explorer. You want to go beyond the superficial experiences…

Four NYC Bridges You’ll Like More Than the Brooklyn Bridge

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is on everyone’s NYC bucket list, but it shouldn’t be the only bridge on your list. NYC has over 2,000 bridges, and many of them are pedestrian friendly. A few of them are even more enjoyable than the…

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…

Forget Your Summer Cruise! Take a Ride on the South Brooklyn Ferry!

Don't feel like reading? Press the play button and I'll read this post to you! I'm not going to bash Circle Line cruises or any of the companies that specialize in touting tourists along NYC's rivers. They have their perks. But today I'm going to tell you about the South Brooklyn Ferry, a cruise alternative…

NYC Lite: 5 Places to Go in New York If You Want to Avoid Crowds

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! We've been through a lot during past few months. I can't blame you if the thought of typical New York with its packed trains and congested sidewalks makes you a little nervous right now. But while crowds are one of…

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…

7 Books About Being Black in NYC That You Need to Read

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! New York City is the largest city in the USA, so it should come as no surprise that this city is also home to the nation's largest black population. Out of NYC's total population of 8.5 million, well over 2 million of…

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…

Grant’s Tomb: An NYC Presidential Memorial that’s Full of Surprises

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Several presidents have called NYC home at some point in their lives but only one has made the city his final resting place. General Ulysses S. Grant may not have had as strong a tie to the city as Theodore Roosevelt or…