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…

Poster House: One of NYC’s Underrated Museums

I'm probably not the only one hesitant to step inside a museum during these times. But a couple of weeks ago, curiosity got the better of my cautiousness and I paid a visit to Poster House in Chelsea, Manhattan. It was the first museum I'd been to since March, and let me tell you, it…

Badass NYC Women and Where to Honor Them

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! Right off the bat, let me say that this is NOT a complete list of badass NYC women. If you want to dive deeply into the history of women who have contributed notably to New York City, I recommend cracking…

The Weirdest Buildings in Midtown Manhattan You Have to See For Yourself

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Last week we admired (or made fun of) Lower Manhattan's weirdest buildings. Now we're heading uptown to see the weirdest buildings Midtown has to offer! Vessel Does the Vessel even count as a building? It looks more like a copper-colored…

How to Have a French-Inspired Day in NYC

Whether you're celebrating Bastille Day or you’re just in a Paris state of mind, here are a few things you can do to have a French-inspired day in NYC. Savor a cronut. Sure, there are countless French bakeries you could start your day from. But no food embodies today's theme of Franco-New York fusion more…

How to Have a Hamilton-Inspired NYC Trip

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Are you a Hamilfan, a U.S. history nerd, or perhaps both (like me 😁)? You’ve probably already listened to the musical’s soundtrack dozens of times, read Ron Chernow’s book cover to cover, and have been streaming the Hamilton movie nonstop since its…