5 Quotes from The Street by Ann Petry That Capture the Worst Side of Life in NYC

If I had known that The Street by Ann Petry was so bleak, would I have ever read it, let alone have chosen it as February's pick for the NYC Nerds Book Club? Probably not. But now that I've read it, I don't regret choosing it. Instead, I'm wondering how I never heard about this…

NYC Nightmare Fuel: 3 Spooky Books Set in NYC

Disclaimer: My fear tolerance is like my spice tolerance: a cautious medium level -- somewhere between finding Scooby Doo villains to be amateurs while still second-guessing every sound in the house not caused by me after watching Paranormal Activity. That being said, the following books aren't for the faint of heart, but they won't leave…

7 Books About Being Black in NYC That You Need to Read

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! New York City is the largest city in the USA, so it should come as no surprise that this city is also home to the nation's largest black population. Out of NYC's total population of 8.5 million, well over 2 million of…

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…