Read This Before You Visit Coney Island!

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Coney Island has been delighting generations of visitors for almost 200 years. And in those 200 years, it has earned nicknames like “America’s Playground,” “Poor Man’s Paradise,” and “Sodom by the Sea.” Let’s find out why in this quick introduction to the…

How to Have a Hamilton-Inspired NYC Trip

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Are you a Hamilfan, a U.S. history nerd, or perhaps both (like me 😁)? You’ve probably already listened to the musical’s soundtrack dozens of times, read Ron Chernow’s book cover to cover, and have been streaming the Hamilton movie nonstop since its…

Which NYC Beach is Best for You? Let’s Find Out!

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! You name an ecosystem and NYC has is: forests, marshlands, and of course, beaches! In NYC, there are at least 14 miles of public beaches spread across the five boroughs. Today, let’s pit them against each other and find out which NYC…

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…