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A Weekend Guide to Grown Up South Brooklyn

When I was relocating from my home in Manhattan’s midtown east neighborhood of Sutton Place, I was eager to be among the young who were absent from my old-timer part of town. And so I looked to Brooklyn—the apparent Logan’s Run of New York City. It’s not all bowties and handlebar mustaches as the ever popular Williamsburg may have you […]


Theatre Etiquette

If you come to New York, you’re more than likely going to end up in a theatre eventually. As a working theatre professional, one of the things that really irks me is when people show up with no idea of how to behave in a theatre, especially given the price of tickets on Broadway. Phones […]


Where is the best coffee in New York?

Coffee is the gasoline of New York City- with a populous that is perpetually behind schedule, stressed out, sleep deprived and in a hurry, we all need some caffeinated motivation to keep moving. Everyone has their neighborhood go-to spot for their morning Joe, but sometimes you really want to treat yourself to a nice well-roasted […]


Ask a New Yorker: Nicki

Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. What brought you to New York? I was born here! What is your favorite brunch spot in the city? Lately it’s been Egg or Cafe Colette in Brooklyn, or August in Manhattan. How long do you think someone needs to live in New York before they become a […]


Ask a New Yorker – Chris

Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. Biggest Surprise Living in the City The people here really aren’t as mean as they’re often portrayed.  Whether it’s on TV or in the movies, New Yorkers are often shown as insensitive.  This has not been my experience.  I’ve met so many nice people in the four months […]


Ask A New Yorker: Karri

Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. Ed. note: In an effort to make our bevy of BANY contributors a bit more familiar to you all, we now present “Ask a New Yorker: Karri”, the first post in Q&A series with those who write for this site.  Check it out, enjoy the stories, and share […]


Hidden Secrets: Speakeasies

Going out in New York can be exhausting. Speakeasies are your answer.


Hidden Secrets: A New Yorker’s Guide to Life

One of the first things you’ll notice about living in New York is the role that word-of-mouth suggestions play in your daily life.  Friends are the best guidebooks, and though our restaurant critics are lauded with celebrity status, recommendations from someone you’ve had a drink with usually hold much more value.  With that said, your […]


How To Live In New York Without Going Broke

New York is the most expensive city in the United States, and the 8th most expensive city in the world. Check out the following tips and learn how you CAN afford to love New York.


Everything You Need to Know About Dining in NYC (Except Where to Go)

There is a myth that restaurateurs in New York like to perpetuate: they are striving to reach some European ideal of service. Anyone who’s ever eaten in a real Parisian bistro will tell you that the food is buttery and delicious, the pastries are to die for, and the service is surly, seemingly based on […]


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