What to Do in New York at Night (for Non-Partiers)

Daylight Savings Time or not, now that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, ‘tis the season to curl up under the covers and stream movies til our eyes bleed. NOT! While nothing’s wrong with the occasional steaming binge, longer nights mean that it’s time to embrace NYC’s nightlife! My clubbing days…

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Picnicking in Green-Wood Cemetery: A Surprising NYC Fall Must-Do

This week I crossed off the first item on my Fall Bucket List: I picnicked in Green-Wood Cemetery. Was it creepy? At times. Would I do it again? Definitely. First of all, why picnic in Green-Wood Cemetery? Isn’t that disrespectful? Actually, no. Picnicking in Green-Wood is a NYC tradition which dates back to 1838 when…

A Native New Yorker Reads “Ask a Native New Yorker”

I’m not the target audience for Jake Dobkin’s new book “Ask a Native New Yorker.” As a fellow New York City native I’m probably the last type of person Dobkin would want to have picked up his book, as born-and-bred New Yorkers tend to viciously nitpick through advice anyone else offers about surviving in this…

5 train, NYC subway

What Exists at the End of Subway Lines? This Book Dares Us to Find Out.

Growing up, I considered Brooklyn College - Flatbush Avenue, the Brooklyn terminus of the 2 and 5 subway lines, to be my home station. Being at the terminus of a line was a badge of honor I wore with pride at the beginning of a journey because I’d never have to compete with anyone for…

Brooklyn Museum, Pay What You Wish, NYC Museum Free Days

The Best Things in Life are Free.99: Free Museums in NYC

Let me start off by saying that museums are cultural institutions that are worthy of our money. But this is New York and for some of us, after rent and MetroCards, there isn’t a lot of money to go around. Does that mean that going to museums can’t be a poor man’s pastime? Not at…

9 Museums in Brooklyn that Aren’t the Brooklyn Museum

Don’t get me wrong: the Brooklyn Museum is one of our city’s finest cultural institutions and it deserves all the renown it has acclaimed, but in a borough as big as Brooklyn we’d be doing ourselves a disservice if we didn’t explore all the other museums that have their own unique perspectives on this borough’s…