Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer are upon us, which means we’re almost halfway through this year already! These 12 posts are our most popular blogs of 2018 (so far), so read your favorites a second time or hit those you missed. And we love comments, so if you have any thoughts, please do tell!
Our most popular blogs of 2018 (so far)
Manhattan’s Lower East Side is a destination for great eats and some of the city’s best nightlife, but the diverse neighborhood was loaded with history and culture long before the word “hipster” became part of our NYC vocabulary.
New York City is filled with dog lovers. I’ve wanted a dog for years (I grew up with three Yorkies in Hawaii), and seeing so many adorable pooches walking the streets of Manhattan didn’t help my “doggy fever.”
If you dream of living in New York, this blog post is for you. Naturally, the affordability question comes up often (like in every conversation) when people talk about living in NYC. Yes, this city is incredibly expensive to live in.
Traveling to New York City sometime soon? If this will be your first time visiting this chaotic yet charismatic metropolis, you could probably use some New York subway tips.
Clearly, Mother Nature hasn’t received the memo that spring has arrived. (Hence, New Yorkers recently sledding and building snowmen in Central Park). But while the city waits for warmer temperatures to set in, you can start shopping for the new season.
With an infinite list of things to do in New York City, you’ll never get bored. Of course, major attractions like the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and Top of the Rock are probably at the top of your must-do list. And while those are iconic and make for unforgettable NYC experiences, adding some under-appreciated activities to your itinerary will make your time in the Big Apple that more memorable.
Is there anything more refreshing than a delicious milkshake on a hot summer day? This all-American treat has been enjoyed by people of all ages since it first appeared in drugstore soda fountains during the early 1920s. Today, NYC restaurants are coming up with insanely indulgent milkshake flavors.
No matter how much I love living in NYC, if I’m honest, even the greatest city in the world is far from perfect. Similar to what comes with any long-term relationship, the idiosyncrasies that didn’t unnerve me in the beginning have gotten under my skin over the years.
New York City’s is known for its serious brunch culture. Every weekend, friends meet up at their favorite restaurant for a meal and cocktails. We love to wash down a good omelet with mimosas, but it’s nice to break from routine every once in a while.
Even at its trashiest, derelict worst – on a dreary day with rain-filled skies, avenues swarming with crowds of grumpy commuters, and overspilling garbage cans littering every corner – somehow, this town can’t produce a bad picture.
We’re all slaves to our favorite brands at times, especially when it comes to food. For those of us who love discovering new favorites, however, it’s fun to try out New York food brands that we may not be able to find elsewhere.
One advantage of living in New York City is the bevy of options we have for weekend getaways. New York is situated, as such, that making an escape from the city (once you’ve survived bridge and tunnel traffic) to greener, quieter, or sometimes, just ‘different’ pastures is pretty easy.
Have a great weekend!