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…

Chrysler Building and Grand Central

See What It’s Like Inside the Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is the caged exotic dancer of the NYC skyline: you can look at her but you can't touch. At least, that's what I believed until recently. It turns out the Chrysler Building will welcome you into her cage, but she'll never let you climb the bars. I know, that metaphor was weird.…

Things to do in NYC March 2020

Top Things To Do in NYC: March 2020

Let’s hope that we’re marching toward better weather this month (Get it?). Whether it’s rain or shine, there are always fun things to do in NYC. Here’s what’s happening in March:Philip K. Dick Film Festival | March 4 - 8, 2020Have an interest in the puzzling, the metaphysical, or the downright eerie? The annual Philip…

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…

Things Not to Miss This Month in NYC: February 2020

There's much more to look forward to this month than a hot date with your boo thang (or yourself #selflove). Here's a quick rundown of all the events worth checking out in NYC this month. Winter Jam in Central Park | February 1, 2020 Missing the snow? Get your fix of the white stuff over…

Top Things to Do in NYC: January 2020

Now that the holidays are over you might be wondering what else is there left to do during this dreary winter. But you’re in New York, baby! There is always a ton of things to do, even in anti-climatic January. Here are some of the coolest events happening in NYC this month. El Museo del…