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…

An Unconventional NYC Boat Tour: The Soundview Ferry

This is not the first time I've written about the NYC Ferry system here on the blog, but it is such a fun experience that I have to tell you about it again. But don't click away! This is not the same post as last year. If you recall, last year I wrote about how…

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…

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…

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

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! 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…

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…

Your NYC Black Bucket List: 20 Black Sites You Must See

Don't feel like reading right now? Press play and I'll read this post to you! 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…

7 NYC Places You Can Visit Via Video

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…

10 Unique Romantic NYC Date Ideas to Try

New York may not be known as the "city of love"—in fact, it has a reputation as being one of the toughest places for singles who are trying to find relationships—but even the most jilted daters can't deny that there are tons of romantic things to do in New York City. Whether you are making…