Marine Park Salt Marsh: Brooklyn’s Best-Kept Secret

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Folks, I'm about to let you in on one of the best kept secrets in Brooklyn—something that's not known by many people outside of Brooklyn's most southeastern neighborhoods. I hope my fellow South Brooklynites can forgive me, but I've got…

The Ultimate Brooklyn Bucket List: 60 Things to Do in Brooklyn, NY

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Congrats! You've crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. So now you’re allowed to check Brooklyn off your itinerary, right? No way! Fuggedaboutit! In fact, your Brooklyn adventure has only just begun. Brooklyn is a huge borough with so much to offer both residents and…

Read This Before You Visit Brooklyn

As a born-and-raised Brooklynite, I am tired of seeing travel guides overrating certain parts of my borough and devaluing other parts. Yes, Brooklyn is hip and cool but there is so much more to this borough than its hipster reputation. So if you value being an informed traveler/citizen, keep reading. Here is your basic Brooklyn…

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…

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…

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…

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…