View of Manhattan and Kennedy Bridge from Astoria Parl

The Best Things To Do In Astoria and Why You Should Visit Now

I moved to New York a little over four years ago and found myself living in Astoria for the better part of my time in the city. It wasn't until I moved in with my boyfriend a few years ago that I traded in my Queens address to try out other neighborhoods in New York. It was a bittersweet decision and there are things I absolutely miss about my first home in New York. Some...more
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A New York Country Bar Turned Into My Favorite Bar in The City and Here’s Why

When I found a New York country bar three years ago I knew I could make this city home, because the only real positive connection I have to my childhood is country music. It’s one of the few constant things that have defined me my whole life and one of the only things I’ve inherited from my family. I got my first pair of cowboy boots when I learned to walk, and I danced around...more

Everything You Must Do When You’re Visiting New York For The First Time If You Only Have the Weekend

New York City with its ever growing neighborhoods, impressive museums, historical sites and limitless restaurants, can never really be seen in one trip. When you've visiting New York for the first time, planning your trip may seem overwhelming. Especially if you just have a few days to see the city. It's amazing though, how much you can actually squeeze in to one weekend in New York if you're willing to not waste any time and...more
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My 10 Step Guide To Moving To New York City Alone With Nothing (Because You Can)

I moved to New York City five years ago from California with nothing more than a little chunk of change and a (practically) strangers couch to crash on. It had been something I had been talking about doing for my entire life and I was finally done just talking. It was time for me to make moving to New York city alone a reality. I was 26 years old at the time, a college graduate,...more

Spending the Day In NYC and Why You Should Be A Tourist In Your Home City Too

Sometimes it's really easy to forget that I live in a city that people from all over the world come to visit. I forget in the middle of my routine of train rides, bar shifts, and dodging tourists on the street, that there is so much to see right here. Occasionally, I brave the crowds (and sometimes snowstorms) to get out of the little bubble I've created in New York City. It's important to be...more