You Need to Visit the Lewis Latimer House Museum in Queens ASAP!

On a relatively quiet street in Flushing, Queens, an adorable yellow and red Queen Anne-style house sits surrounded by nondescript low-to-mid-rise apartment buildings. You'd think the contrast between the house and its surroundings would bring it more attention, but the Lewis Latimer House Museum exists much in the same way its namesake did: humble and…

The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Each NYC Borough

You don't have to be a heliologist to see how special sunsets are in New York City. It's as though nature puts a pair of rose-colored glasses on you, reminding you of the magic of New York, rather than how gross, lonely, and expensive it can be. Whether you want to admire the sunset or…

Socrates Sculpture Park: The Art Lover’s Eden

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you. If you’ve ever been torn between wanting to spend time at an art museum but not wanting to miss out on a gorgeous sunny day, this Queens park might be the answer to your dilemma. Socrates Sculpture Park brings artwork…

Read This Before You Visit Queens, NYC!

Don't feel like reading? No worries! I'll read this post to you. Press play! Ah, Queens! The borough you turn to when you're priced out of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Kidding. Queens is like the middle child of New York City’s five boroughs, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are some reasons why Queens is a…

If You Love Beautiful Houses, Visit These NYC Neighborhoods

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read it to you! I love looking at other people’s houses, and if the success of HGTV means anything, I know that I’m not the only one with this voyeuristic pastime. So for the people who like to mentally fawn over the landscaping of someone’s lawn or…

Which NYC Beach is Best for You? Let’s Find Out!

You name an ecosystem and NYC has is: forests, marshlands, and of course, beaches! In NYC, there are at least 14 miles of public beaches spread across the five boroughs. Today, let’s pit them against each other and find out which NYC beach is best for you. Coney Island Beach What You’ll Like: Between being…

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…

The NYC Black Bucket List: 20 Black Cultural Sites in NYC

Make no misunderstanding: the following list is not the end-all be-all of black cultural and historic sites in NYC. In fact, you're more than welcome to suggest more places that should be added to what I'm calling the NYC Black Bucket List. With sites spanning all five boroughs, no matter who you are, you've got…

Here are the 7 Best Virtual Tours of NYC!

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…