NYC Winter Throwback: The Blizzard of 1888

Over the weekend, while everyone was soaking up the sun, I was thinking about how we should be up to our knees in snow rather than baring our knees in shorts. In fact, there was one particular snowstorm on my mind: the Blizzard of 1888. To tell you the truth, the Blizzard of ‘88, aka…

Advertisements

Top Things to Do in NYC: January 2020

Now that the holidays are over you might be wondering what else is there left to do during this dreary winter. But you’re in New York, baby! There is always a ton of things to do, even in anti-climatic January. Here are some of the coolest events happening in NYC this month. El Museo del…

What to Get the New Yorkers in Your Life: Holiday Gift Guide 2019

It’s the final countdown to Christmas and I don’t know about you, but I’m nowhere near ready for the big day. Aside from all the cooking and cleaning that still needs to be done, it seems like every year I leave the gift shopping to last minute. I’ll admit that a lot of this has…

How to Buy Your Way Into High Society: the Dollar Princesses of New York

The Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, was in New York for a few days this past weekend, spreading her Christmas cheer. Sitting on the throne set up at her Chelsea pop up shop reminded me of New York's "dollar princess" trend, where the city's financial elite were obsessed with marrying off their daughters into the…

Next Stop: 1936! Tips for Taking a Ride on the Holiday Nostalgia Train

Ah, the Holiday Nostalgia Train rides! The only time of year when people are actually excited to board an MTA train. Every Sunday in December the MTA and the New York Transit Museum put their vintage fleet of 1930s trains back in service and allow the public to take a ride down memory lane for…

The Five Quirkiest Museums in Brooklyn

It’s easy to joke that New York has a museum for everything, but I didn’t realize how true this is until I started to compile the ultimate list of free museums in the city. While researching for that list, I noticed that some of the most eccentric museums can be found in my home borough…

24 Things to Do in NYC This December

1. Marvel at the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show Forget your preconceptions about model trains: this train show is far from nerdy. Aside from the trains, the display features 175 mini replicas of NYC landmarks, all crafted from pieces of plants. 2. Have dinner at Rolf’s Restaurant Rolf’s is what you wish your…

Evacuation Day Pole, Shiloh in the City, Bowling Green, Charging Bull

Before There was Thanksgiving, New Yorkers Celebrated This November Holiday

Allow me to take you back a few hundred years to the streets of New York, where anticipation and preparation were in the air, not for turkey and pumpkin pie, but for pole climbing and patriotic plays. For New Yorkers back then, this too was the beginning of the holiday season, but the holiday they…

The Seven Best NYPL Branches to Cozy Up In This Winter

The theme for the past couple of weeks has been “Don’t hole yourself up in your house just because it’s cold outside!” (Can you really blame me for harping on this? This is New York City, after all.) But if you do insist on hiding away all day, consider spending the day at the New…