Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. What has been your biggest surprise living in the city? How lonely it is, despite how many people there are. In my opinion, most people come here to accomplish some individual or personal goal, not really to meet others. What is your favorite place to grab a […]
I’ve just recently moved from my lovely home in Jersey City, NJ to the great borough of Brooklyn, NY. I’ve moved around quite a lot in the NY Metro area (first Brooklyn, then Manhattan, Hoboken and Jersey City), but since I’ve lived in NJ for about 4 or 5 years, I’ve forgotten how unique […]
Given that it just snowed a foot in the city I thought it would be appropriate to drop a couple of friendly hints, with a little help from the Gothamist Blog (remember that blog that we said you should be reading if you live in the City?), for how to become a sledding New Yorker. […]
Nothing in New York bonds people together in the way the subway does – everyone uses it, everyone has an opinion on their line of choice and everyone hates it during the summer. If you have never ridden in the subway before, know that it is a unique world with its own customs, etiquette, currency and […]
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 […]
New York is a funny place in that it, at once, holds out such promise and possibilities for the future, and in the obverse, harkens one to the good, old days. Well, as someone who has lived in Manhattan for all of my almost 59 years, I clearly remember the “good old days” as not […]
So your friends and family are ready for the big visit to your home that you now call New York City. How do you make sure you show them the best time they’ve ever had in the Big Apple? And maybe even more importantly, how do you not get overwhelmed playing tour guide and host to your nearest and dearest? Here are a few things to consider and get you thinking.
As a follow-up to my last post about the difference between streets and avenues, I thought some of you might be interested to learn just how one of the biggest cities in the world got everyone to agree that all the blocks needed to be rectangular and uniform. New York is not the only city […]