7 NYC Places You Can Visit Via Video

Who says you need to be in New York to get the New York experience? Ideally, it would be best to pound the pavement, taste the pizza, and smell New York's signature aroma of hot garbage/stale coffee/urine/roasted peanuts #5 in person, but that's not always possible. Fortunately, there are plenty of online resources to help…

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What to Expect When Riding NYC’s Buses: 17 Things that Will Irritate You

Last week we sounded off on NYC's subway; this week, we're going after NYC's buses. If you thought that taking the subway was God's way of testing your patience, you've never experienced the MTA bus. Waiting for, boarding, and even getting off the bus are all come with herculean tasks you'll have to endure before…

How NOT to Use the NYC Subway: Top Subway Pet Peeves

Let me preface this post with the things I love about the NYC subway: it's the great equalizer, where you'll find people from all walks of life. This is the place where you'll see New Yorkers at their best, because if you ever get lost, there's always a kind stranger willing to point you in…

What You Should Skip When Visiting New York (And What You Should Do Instead)

New York is the city with a million things to do, but not everything is worth your time and/or money. More often than not, guide books have been pointing people to the same played-out attractions that are far removed from the authentic New York experiences visitors (and locals) could be having instead. So it's time…

Next Stop: 1936! Tips for Taking a Ride on the Holiday Nostalgia Train

Ah, the Holiday Nostalgia Train rides! The only time of year when people are actually excited to board an MTA train. Every Sunday in December the MTA and the New York Transit Museum put their vintage fleet of 1930s trains back in service and allow the public to take a ride down memory lane for…

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What Exists at the End of Subway Lines? This Book Dares Us to Find Out.

Growing up, I considered Brooklyn College - Flatbush Avenue, the Brooklyn terminus of the 2 and 5 subway lines, to be my home station. Being at the terminus of a line was a badge of honor I wore with pride at the beginning of a journey because I’d never have to compete with anyone for…