The 9 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC According to A Self-Proclaimed Expert

You can say I have a thing for Mexican food. Where I grew up in Southern California, it's practically got its own spot on the food pyramid, avocados are considered a superfood, and you can get any kind of pepper you want in all the grocery stores. When I first moved to the city, I searched high and low for the best Mexican restaurants in NYC. It's taken me over five years to compile a...more

Unique Bars in New York City for a Fun and Quirky Night Out

I probably don't have to be the one to tell you this but New York City is full of weird personalities and strange sightings. I remember just after a few weeks of living here, I was wandering down 6th Avenue when I saw a guy in a spandex body suit riding his bike, holding a large boom box, and blasting some 80s tune.  Maybe that sounds a little too on the nose, something right out...more

Brooklyn Neighborhood Guide: The Best Things To Do in Prospect Park

Prospect Park is one of those neighborhoods in Brooklyn you just don't hear that much about. Most people who want a little taste of Brooklyn flock to Dumbo or Williamsburg, never actually losing sight of Manhattan. It boggles me because there are a ton of fun things to do in Prospect Park. If you're just brave enough to lose sight of the (East River) shore, you'll find some pretty amazing neighborhoods. I'll be the first...more

List of the Top 5 Things to do in New York City in The Summer

Most New Yorkers live for New York City in the summer, when they can shed layers of clothes and overdose on the Vitamin D their body's have been deprived of all winter. I however am of a small population of people who's always on the fence about it. I do love that in New York there is always a new season to look forward to, I just kind of prefer winter. Summer is the time...more

The Best Bars in Midtown Manhattan Right Near Times Square

Tourists that flock to New York City tend to tether themselves closely to places like Times Square. The fact that it is always bustling with people and lit up 24 hours a day gives visitors a sense of security and safety in numbers in a big chaotic city. However, due to the sheer volume of options, finding the best bars in Midtown to spend an evening can be daunting. So how do you filter through...more
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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

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 the kitchen using a mop as a microphone, singing along to the Judd’s farewell tour cassette tape with my sisters...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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10 Steps 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