5 NYC Things You’ve Probably Been Sleeping On This Past Month: NYC Monthly Favorites

At the end of each month, I depart from my usual content of sharing NYC tips and trivia to share some of my favorite New York things from the past month. I know it veers into lifestyle influencer territory, but don’t worry, everything I talk about will be related to New York City. So, if…

What to Know and Do in Brooklyn’s Most Expensive Neighborhood: A Cobble Hill Neighborhood Guide

Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo may be the Brooklyn's most visited neighborhoods, but Cobble Hill is constantly topping lists as the borough's most expensive neighborhood. Anyone have a spare $1.64 million? Because that's the median price people spent on property in the neighborhood in 2021, according to Property Club. Luckily, you don't need to have nearly that…

Everything This New Yorker Was Obsessed With This Past Month (NYC Monthly Favorites: August 2022)

https://youtu.be/KZ05buC9xOE At the end of each month (as of last month), I depart from my usual content of sharing NYC tips and trivia to share some of my favorite New York things from the past month. I know it veers into lifestyle influencer territory, but don't worry, everything I talk about will be related to…

Eight of the Most Unique Stores in NYC

I don't know who needs to hear this —maybe it's just me— but Target is not the end-all be-all of stores, especially if you're in New York City. NYC has over 200,000 small businesses fighting the good fight in this chain-store gentrification era the city's currently in, but you're missing out on seeing the unique…

Shiloh in the City’s NYC Monthly Favorites: July 2022

This is a departure from my usual content, and I'll admit it might be veering too much in the lifestyle influencer genre, but I thought it might be an interesting and perhaps useful exercise to share some of my favorite things from the past month. Of course, each thing I talk about in this NYC…

How to Explore Inwood in a Day: An Inwood Neighborhood Guide

Inwood may be at the top of Manhattan island, but it's rarely top of mind when people think of Manhattan neighborhoods. So why are we talking about Inwood on the blog today? Well, to be honest, it is partly because sometimes I want to be a little self-indulgent. I've lived in the neighborhood for over…

Do You Have a New York State of Mind? Having These 8 Traits Makes You a Real New Yorker

The writer Delia Ephron has a quote attributed to her that reads, "New Yorkers are born all over the country, and then they come to New York City and it hits them: Oh, that's who I am." If I could revise it, I would change the word "country" to "world," but other than that, I…

The 10 Best Apps to Download in NYC (for Locals and Tourists)

It goes without saying that New York is much better enjoyed when your face isn't glued to your smartphone, but a little bit of tech can help enhance the experience, whether that's by helping you finesse your navigational skills or by explaining the culture of this chaotic city to you. So here are the ten…

Here Are Some Unusual Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in NYC

Although NYC is home to hundreds of superb restaurants, don't wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. That's so played out and you can do that any other date night. Instead, surprise them with one of these unusual ways to spend Valentine's Day in NYC. Take a romantic ferry "cruise" I know taking a…

When’s the Best Time to Be in NYC? Here’s a Month-to-Month Guide!

The short answer: it's always the best time to be in NYC — if you know how to make the most of it. The long answer involves researching what usually happens in NYC weather-wise and event-wise month by month. Sounds tedious, right? I guess it's a good thing that I already did that work for…