Spending the Day at Green-Wood Cemetery: A Surprising NYC Fall Must-Do

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

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How to Make the Most of Fall: An NYC Fall Bucket List

With the chill in the air, it’s finally beginning to feel like autumn in NYC! It’s tempting to take one long look at the leaves changing colors and then huddle in my room for the next six months but there’s so much more to autumn than that. So in the spirit of having one last…

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…

The Problem with NYC Museums: My Experience at Night at the Museums

Maybe it’s the nerd in me, but I’m always hype when Night at the Museums rolls around. No, I’m not talking about the Ben Stiller movie, although I wouldn’t pass it up if it were showing on tv; this particular Night at the Museums I’m talking about is the one night of the year when…