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…

Four NYC Bridges You’ll Like More Than the Brooklyn Bridge

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is on everyone’s NYC bucket list, but it shouldn’t be the only bridge on your list. NYC has over 2,000 bridges, and many of them are pedestrian friendly. A few of them are even more enjoyable than the…

The Oddest NYC Neighborhood Names Explained

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Today when we hear the names of NYC neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Hell's Kitchen, we associated them with attractions. But have you ever stopped to think about how these neighborhoods ended up with their sometimes odd names? And it's…

5 Places to Go in New York If You Want to Avoid Crowds

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! We've been through a lot during past few months. I can't blame you if the thought of typical New York with its packed trains and congested sidewalks makes you a little nervous right now. But while crowds are one of…

Your NYC Black Bucket List: 20 Black Sites You Must See

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Make no misunderstanding: the following list is not the end-all be-all of black cultural and historic sites in NYC. In fact, you're more than welcome to suggest more places that should be added to what I'm calling the NYC Black…

Grant’s Tomb: An NYC Presidential Memorial that’s Full of Surprises

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Several presidents have called NYC home at some point in their lives but only one has made the city his final resting place. General Ulysses S. Grant may not have had as strong a tie to the city as Theodore Roosevelt or…

Need a Pick-me-up? Look at These Inspiring NYC Spots

As much as New York likes to tout itself as the greatest city in the world, it's one of the toughest places to craft a life. Between rent prices as high as the city's skyscrapers, soul-crushing day jobs with brutal hours, and competition for everything from school spots to subway seats, it's easy to feel…