Whether you have a DSLR or smartphone, photo opportunities present themselves all the time in New York. You might stumble across some frozen camel milk at a grocery store on 42nd and 11th avenue or find your way across the George Washington Bridge for an afternoon hike in the Palisades. Walking around let’s you experience all this great city has to offer (and will give you some things to circle back on and visit for a more in-depth visit the next time around.)
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We put together 2 date suggestions for each of the 5 boroughs. Whether you are planning for Valentine’s day or just a weekend outing with that special someone, this list has you covered.
I find myself heading north into upper Manhattan more and more for great food options. Washington Heights has a range of Latin America restaurants covering Dominican, Mexican and of course Salvadorian (amongst others.)
New York is the most populated city in the United States. It is home to some of the highest skyscrapers around. It has residential apartment buildings layered with tenants. Needless to say, it can be a crowded, congested place to live and visit. There are three moments when […]
Corner Social – My personal favorite spot for hot wings in Harlem. Corner Social has a full restaurant menu and a nice bar. It can get a little noisy but has a great atmosphere and is a good place to go with friends. The wings are big, flavorful, a little pricier than other places on the list, but this is my go to restaurant and I would recommend trying them out.
Not only is New York a food town, but given its location within the tri state area, you can source a lot of fresh ingredients from the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and New Jersey. My friend provided some Central Jersey venison and I got to have some fun with a few ingredients that had been sitting in my spice cabinet.
I had purchased Tcho cocoa powder and it was just asking to finally be opened. I also had smoked paprika from Sullivan Street tea and spice company in the Greenwich Village. Rounding out the ingredient list was a Laguna Salt Company Black Truffle Salt. I got out a little bowl and added about a tablespoon of cocoa powder, dash of smoked paprika and pinch of truffle salt (exact measurements, obviously.)
One of the best kangaroo burgers in New York City is from Burke and Wills on Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood.
There is a great documentary on HBO called, Birders: The Central Park Effect. The movie shows the huge range of birds who live in the park and use it as a stop over on their migratory flights.
If you live in the city or are just visiting you can take full advantage of bird watching in the park. One of the best places to go is the North Woods towards the top of the park. Spending even an hour on the weekend will afford you the opportnity to see a lot of different bird species.
We all knew winter was coming and today it arrived. Here are a few videos and pictures of the snow from Harlem in Manhattan.
You are excited to move to New York but know there is a laundry list of work to get you started. This might include finding a job if you went the 2 suitcase and 1 way plane ticket route. It will include locating your nearest grocery stores and quickly learning how many bags you can carry home (remember most of us don’t have cars. I can carry up to 8 bags of groceries at this point….) Where is your local bar, sushi and thai restaurants. Brunch place for new residents is also a must. Finding the right subway car that lets you off at the exact exit that is closest to your apartment is for a slightly more seasoned newcomer but trust me that within 4 months you will know exactly where to stand.
I feel like I might be overlooking one small detail. Possibly something about Maslow and shelter. That’s right, you need to find a place to live and very few cities can be more nerve wracking than New York. It’s everything you have already heard and read about (expensive, inevitability of dealing with some cockroaches or mice, loud, multiple entry doors, lots of stairs.)