Shiloh’s 10 Commandments for Surviving Times Square (a.k.a. the Times Square Survival Guide)

Despite me and countless other New Yorkers telling you that it's not worth it and how there are a million other things in NYC that are better to do, you're probably still going to go to the mother-of-all-tourist-traps, Times Square. But to tell you the truth, I don't blame you; you should do it at…

Times Square Beyond the Bright Lights: What to See When Your Done With the Tourist Traps

I went into this week really wanting to like Times Square. Broadway just reopened in NYC, so I figured that it would be the perfect time to see if I could have a Times Square experience that defied the typical New Yorker convention to avoid the area at all costs. Although I found some interesting…

Is NYC’s Little Island Overrated? An Honest Review

A little over a month ago local news outlets were heralding its opening and influencers were coming out in droves ready to pose and post. But it appears that visitors are already a little disenchanted with Little Island, NYC’s newest park. Funded largely by multi-billionaire Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg,…

Read This Before You Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Yeah, anyone can cross the Brooklyn Bridge, but I’m guessing you’re here because you want something more than a quick stroll over some random landmark. You’re here because you like being an informed explorer. You want to go beyond the superficial experiences…

NYC Tourist Traps to Skip! (And What to 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…

Your Eccentric Friend Shows You Around Town: A Review of “Awkwafina’s NYC”

In honor of Queens-born rapper/actress Awkwafina’s recent Golden Globe win and the upcoming premiere of her Comedy Central show “Nora from Queens,” I re-read “Awkwafina’s NYC”. Awkwafina, aka Nora Lum, released this NYC travel guide book in 2015, a time when she was best known for the bangers “My Vag” and “NYC Bitche$.” I wouldn’t…