NYC Subway Facts from the Most Basic to the Fairly Obscure

NYC's subway system is a never-ending source of fascinating things, and I'm not just talking about all the stuff that is used as fodder for Subway Creatures. With over 100 years servicing the people of New York, the subway has racked up volumes worth of stats, facts, and trivia. Let's go over a few of…

Everything This New Yorker Was Obsessed With This Past Month (NYC Monthly Favorites: August 2022)

https://youtu.be/KZ05buC9xOE At the end of each month (as of last month), I depart from my usual content of sharing NYC tips and trivia to share some of my favorite New York things from the past month. I know it veers into lifestyle influencer territory, but don't worry, everything I talk about will be related to…

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…

Eight of the Most Unique Stores in NYC

I don't know who needs to hear this —maybe it's just me— but Target is not the end-all be-all of stores, especially if you're in New York City. NYC has over 200,000 small businesses fighting the good fight in this chain-store gentrification era the city's currently in, but you're missing out on seeing the unique…

Shiloh in the City’s NYC Monthly Favorites: July 2022

This is a departure from my usual content, and I'll admit it might be veering too much in the lifestyle influencer genre, but I thought it might be an interesting and perhaps useful exercise to share some of my favorite things from the past month. Of course, each thing I talk about in this NYC…

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…