All Your Questions About New Yorkers Answered

I'm starting to get the impression that people think New Yorkers are a strange breed. Why? Because it appears that people ask Google a lot of questions about us. Type in "why do New Yorkers" into the Google search box and a never-ending list appears. It seems that people want to know why New Yorkers…

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Watch These NYC Documentaries Before Your New York Trip

Movies tend to be many people's first introduction to New York. Through Hollywood movie magic, the city seems loud, kooky, and larger than life. It's true that NYC is all of these things, but it's also a lot more, and luckily, there is an abundance of NYC documentaries to fill in the gaps that Hollywood…

Read This Before You Visit Brooklyn

As a born-and-raised Brooklynite, I am tired of seeing travel guides overrating certain parts of my borough and devaluing other parts. Yes, Brooklyn is hip and cool but there is so much more to this borough than its hipster reputation. So if you value being an informed traveler/citizen, keep reading. Here is your basic Brooklyn…

Need a Pick-me-up? Look at These Inspiring NYC Spots

As much as New York likes to tout itself as the greatest city in the world, it's one of the toughest places to craft a life. Between rent prices as high as the city's skyscrapers, soul-crushing day jobs with brutal hours, and competition for everything from school spots to subway seats, it's easy to feel…

7 NYC Places You Can Visit Via Video

Who says you need to be in New York to get the New York experience? Ideally, it would be best to pound the pavement, taste the pizza, and smell New York's signature aroma of hot garbage/stale coffee/urine/roasted peanuts #5 in person, but that's not always possible. Fortunately, there are plenty of online resources to help…

14 Facts That Show How Unusual NYC Really Is

NYC has many nicknames: the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps, the City of Dreams, but I'm surprised that there is no nickname highlighting how unusual this city is. How about the City of Oddballs or the Uncommon City? Why would I say that? Take a look at these unusual facts about NYC to…

Songs about New York Shiloh in the City

Party Big Apple-Style to These 12 Songs About New York

New York is a city that inspires people to create movies, write books, and, of course, make music. From hip hop artists to broadway stars, everyone has something to say about NYC, good, bad, but never indifferent. So in this time of limited travel, how about getting to know the Big Apple through the songs…

NYC Guide Books Shiloh in the City

Explore New York With These 10 NYC Guide Books

As I was studying to get my NYC sightseeing guide's license back in 2018—yeah, I'm a licensed tour guide; hmu if you're interested in a tour—I devoured a TON of NYC guide books. From the conventional to the quirky, I've read almost every New York City guide there is and I've learned what makes a…

Chrysler Building and Grand Central

See What It’s Like Inside the Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is the caged exotic dancer of the NYC skyline: you can look at her but you can't touch. At least, that's what I believed until recently. It turns out the Chrysler Building will welcome you into her cage, but she'll never let you climb the bars. I know, that metaphor was weird.…