5 Quotes from The Street by Ann Petry That Capture the Worst Side of Life in NYC

If I had known that The Street by Ann Petry was so bleak, would I have ever read it, let alone have chosen it as February's pick for the NYC Nerds Book Club? Probably not. But now that I've read it, I don't regret choosing it. Instead, I'm wondering how I never heard about this…

Fascinating and Frustrating: Should You Read “Only in New York” by Sam Roberts?

Only in New York by Sam Roberts was chosen as January's pick for the NYC Nerds Book Club. But was it a good read? Find out below! Only in New York is the anthology of the eponymous podcast hosted by Sam Roberts of the New York Times. Although each topic is only a few pages…

NYC Nightmare Fuel: 3 Spooky Books Set in NYC

Disclaimer: My fear tolerance is like my spice tolerance: a cautious medium level -- somewhere between finding Scooby Doo villains to be amateurs while still second-guessing every sound in the house not caused by me after watching Paranormal Activity. That being said, the following books aren't for the faint of heart, but they won't leave…

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…

5 Dramatic NYC Beach Reads You’ll Want to Read This Summer

You may want a relaxing beach day, but that doesn't mean your beach read has to be a snooze fest. Here are five NYC beach reads that will serve you big city drama while you are lounging beachside. The Pierre Hotel Affair by Daniel Simone Goody-two shoes, beware! This is a book that will have…

Explore New York’s Food Scene with These 4 Books About Food in NYC

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you. It's the most delicious time of the year! Let's kick off the food-centric holiday season by taking some time to appreciate New York City's fantastic food scene, from its upscale Michelin Star restaurants to its hidden hole-in-the-wall joints to its…