The Best Free Things to Do in NYC

Whether you live here or you are just traveling through, you've probably heard that NYC has a reputation of eating up your money. But as a certified cheapskate who is certainly not swimming in a stream of dollar bills, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way! It's more than…

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Is It Worth Visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the Winter?

My objective this weekend was to see if it was actually worth going to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during the winter time. The short answer is yes, it certainly is. However, you should keep in mind before you go that it's not going to be the lush green wonderland that it is during the warmer…

The Five Quirkiest Museums in Brooklyn

It’s easy to joke that New York has a museum for everything, but I didn’t realize how true this is until I started to compile the ultimate list of free museums in the city. While researching for that list, I noticed that some of the most eccentric museums can be found in my home borough…

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…

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…