Shiloh’s 10 Commandments for Surviving Times Square (a.k.a. the Times Square Survival Guide)

Despite me and countless other New Yorkers telling you that it's not worth it and how there are a million other things in NYC that are better to do, you're probably still going to go to the mother-of-all-tourist-traps, Times Square. But to tell you the truth, I don't blame you; you should do it at…

Times Square Beyond the Bright Lights: What to See When Your Done With the Tourist Traps

I went into this week really wanting to like Times Square. Broadway just reopened in NYC, so I figured that it would be the perfect time to see if I could have a Times Square experience that defied the typical New Yorker convention to avoid the area at all costs. Although I found some interesting…

Three Books to Help You Make Sense of the Twin Towers, 9/11, and the Freedom Tower

It's been 20 years since the day that changed New York City, the country, and even the world, but I still feel no closer to comprehending what happened on 9/11 than I could as a confused six-year-old wondering why our parents were picking us up from school so early in the day. As I was…

The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Each NYC Borough

You don't have to be a heliologist to see how special sunsets are in New York City. It's as though nature puts a pair of rose-colored glasses on you, reminding you of the magic of New York, rather than how gross, lonely, and expensive it can be. Whether you want to admire the sunset or…

Where to Go to Learn About the Forgotten History of New York’s Waterfront

These days, New York City's waterfront is a maritime playground, but for most of the city's nearly 400-year existence, the waterfront used to be strictly business. Anyone who wasn't a dock worker or a passenger on a ship steered clear of the shoreline, as all the action we've come to associate with New York City…

Is NYC’s Little Island Overrated? An Honest Review

A little over a month ago local news outlets were heralding its opening and influencers were coming out in droves ready to pose and post. But it appears that visitors are already a little disenchanted with Little Island, NYC’s newest park. Funded largely by multi-billionaire Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg,…

Underrated Places in Upper Manhattan That You’re Missing Out On

https://soundcloud.com/shiloh-frederick-718117019/underrated-places-in-upper-manhattan-that-youre-missing-out-on With the hype surrounding the theatrical release of In the Heights, people are giving some much overdue love to the neighborhoods of Upper Manhattan. Harlem, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, and Inwood are vibrant communities with great food, unique architecture, awe-inspiring landscapes, and surprising historical significance. It’s almost overwhelming what these places have to offer.…

The Unusual Street Names of Inwood, Explained.

https://soundcloud.com/shiloh-frederick-718117019/the-unusual-street-names-of-inwood-explained Press play and I'll read this article to you! There are few things I take pride in more than knowing my way around Manhattan. I relish in knowing those little tips and tricks that lessen my reliance on Google Maps. But recently, I moved to Inwood, where everything I know about navigating Manhattan means…

The Rockefellers’ NYC: How One of the Richest Families Made Their Mark on the City

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! Let’s play the word association game. When I say “Rockefeller,” what do you think of? The annual Christmas tree lighting? Swimming pools of money? The robber barons of the late 19th century? These are all things you can rightfully associate…