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…

The Top Things to Do in Flatbush, Brooklyn: A Neighborhood Guide

The neighborhood of Flatbush is the geographic heart of Brooklyn, and as far as I'm concerned it's the neighborhood with the most heart as well. Not to mention, it has the most energy, the greatest food, the most aesthetically pleasing homes, and the most vibrant Caribbean community outside the geographic Caribbean. (Before we go further with…

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…

The NYC Summer Bucket List: How to Make the Most of Summer in the City

There's no denying that summer in NYC is humid, icky, and smelly. But once you get over that (or rather, once you learn to live with it), NYC summers can also be a lot of fun. A world of possibilities for exploring opens up to you in a city where you already can't run out…

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…

How to Explore Your New Neighborhood in NYC: A Guide for Old New Yorkers and Newbies

So you’ve gone through all the hassle of finding an apartment in NYC, moving into it, and setting it up. Now it’s time to shift your attention to the world outside of your apartment. It’s time to explore your new NYC neighborhood! Following this guide will help make your neighborhood feel like home in no…

Poster House: One of NYC’s Underrated Museums

I'm probably not the only one hesitant to step inside a museum during these times. But a couple of weeks ago, curiosity got the better of my cautiousness and I paid a visit to Poster House in Chelsea, Manhattan. It was the first museum I'd been to since March, and let me tell you, it…

The Ultimate NYC Bucket List For NYC Locals

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! With people supposedly moving out of the city in (socially distant) droves, an uptick in violence, and everything fun either being shut down or restricted, the big question lately has been "Is it worth living in NYC?" After thinking about…

Erie Basin Park: IKEA’s Hidden Brooklyn Playground

Don't feel like reading? No problem! Press play and I'll read this post to you! When you look up Erie Basin Park, Google is going to tell you that it’s “permanently closed.” Google is lying to you. There is nothing barring you from visiting this quirky, semi-educational playground, except, perhaps, your self-consciousness about letting out…

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…