Don’t Go to the Bronx… Without Reading These Facts

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! While Staten Island is the forgotten borough, the Bronx is New York City’s misjudged borough. Yes, it does often rank last in terms of crime, poverty, and inequality in the city. But it’s still a worthwhile place to live and explore. But…

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…

If You Think Today’s New Yorkers are Obsessed with Speed Walking, Let’s Walk Back in Time

Today's New Yorkers have a reputation for being speed walkers, but nineteenth-century New Yorkers—and Americans in general—took it to the next level by making speed walking an extreme sport. People would gather en masse to watch a couple of folk try to outwalk each other. Competitive walkers would go round and round a dirt path…

All Your Questions About New Yorkers Answered

I'm starting to get the impression that people think New Yorkers are a strange breed. Why? Because it appears that people ask Google a lot of questions about us. Type in "why do New Yorkers" into the Google search box and a never-ending list appears. It seems that people want to know why New Yorkers…

14 Facts That Show How Unusual NYC Really Is

NYC has many nicknames: the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps, the City of Dreams, but I'm surprised that there is no nickname highlighting how unusual this city is. How about the City of Oddballs or the Uncommon City? Why would I say that? Take a look at these unusual facts about NYC to…

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NYC 101: Essential Facts to Know About New York City

Whether you're in the city for a visit or you've been here your whole life, there are certain things you ought to know about New York City. I'm not talking about the social etiquette things like never stopping in the middle of the sidewalk or not hogging the entire pole in subway cars; I'm talking…