What to Know and Do in Brooklyn’s Most Expensive Neighborhood: A Cobble Hill Neighborhood Guide

Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo may be the Brooklyn's most visited neighborhoods, but Cobble Hill is constantly topping lists as the borough's most expensive neighborhood. Anyone have a spare $1.64 million? Because that's the median price people spent on property in the neighborhood in 2021, according to Property Club. Luckily, you don't need to have nearly that…

A Plebeian Visits NYC’s Most Expensive Neighborhood: A Tribeca Neighborhood Guide

Before you continue reading, I've got to admit something to you: this post's title is a tad misleading. According to Property Shark, Hudson Yards is currently NYC's most expensive neighborhood, with the median property sale price being $5.1 million. But I didn't want to do a neighborhood guide on Hudson Yards because it doesn't feel…

How to Escape New York Without Leaving the City

This is point in the summer, for me at least, when the hot garbage smell and the humidity gets to me, and I tire of being in the city. But due to work obligations and the reluctance to subject myself to the reported chaos at the airports, I'm stuck here for now. But luckily for…

QUIZ: Which NYC Neighborhood Should You Explore Today?

Want to explore a NYC neighborhood but can't decide on which one? This quiz will help you decide which NYC neighborhood you should explore today and will give you suggestions on what you should do once you get there! Find out what you should do today in NYC by answering these four questions below.Note: If…

How to Spend a Day in Lower Manhattan on a $20 Budget

Despite it continually making the list of most expensive cities in the world, you don't need to have much money to have a good time exploring NYC. Case in point: The other day, I left my apartment in Inwood determined to spend the whole day exploring Lower Manhattan without spending more than 20 dollars on…

How to Explore Inwood in a Day: An Inwood Neighborhood Guide

Inwood may be at the top of Manhattan island, but it's rarely top of mind when people think of Manhattan neighborhoods. So why are we talking about Inwood on the blog today? Well, to be honest, it is partly because sometimes I want to be a little self-indulgent. I've lived in the neighborhood for over…

The 10 Best Apps to Download in NYC (for Locals and Tourists)

It goes without saying that New York is much better enjoyed when your face isn't glued to your smartphone, but a little bit of tech can help enhance the experience, whether that's by helping you finesse your navigational skills or by explaining the culture of this chaotic city to you. So here are the ten…

5 Unusual Things to Do on a Rainy Day in NYC

New Yorkers often gripe about our humid summers and frigid winters, but we don't tend to acknowledge that NYC is also a fairly rainy city. Sure, it's not Hilo, Hawaii, the rainiest city in the US, but with an average of 47 inches of rain a year compared to the national average of 38 inches,…

35+ Fun Things To Do in Midtown East: A Neighborhood Guide

In my past few years as an independent, don't-need-no-man, working woman, I've probably spent more time in Midtown East than I've spent in the neighborhoods where I actually reside. And in that time I've learned that Midtown East has a lot more to it than cold, glass skyscrapers full of self-important, yet disgruntled office workers.…

A (Bad) Catholic’s Guide to NYC

It's hard to think of NYC as a particularly religious city, let alone a Catholic one. But contrary to popular belief, plenty of New Yorkers worship the almighty God along with the almighty dollar, with Catholics making up the largest sect of the city's religious folk. According to data from the Pew Research Center, 33…