A Guide of Harlem

A Guide of Harlem

Thinking back to boyhood days, I remember the bright sun on Harlem streets, the easy rhythms of black and brown bodies, the sounds of children streaming in and out of red brick tenements,” said writer and Harlem native Walter Dean Myers. This is usually what one pictures when thinking about Harlem, but the neighborhood has been through a long series of transformations since its beginning as a Dutch colony, through the Harlem Renaissance to today’s gentrification movements. So hop on the A train – or on our guided bus tours, and follow us on the road to Harlem. Read more

Jazz Clubs in Harlem

Harlem is rooted in rhythm and soul. For decades since the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, Harlem’s arts and culture have revolved around Gospel, Blues, and Jazz. Some of the best Jazz clubs are well and alive today. Here are our favorite Jazz clubs in Harlem, where expectations for a classic night out are always exceeded.  Read more

A Guide of Downtown Manhattan

A Guide of Downtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan is more than just the city’s main business center and financial district. In and around this concrete jungle of bank towers and office buildings, there are some really important and beloved pieces of New York City’s history. Unlike any other areas of New York City, our picturesque Lower Manhattan provides a spectacular backdrop for nearly any types of situation…

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A Guide of Chelsea & the Meatpacking District

A Guide of Chelsea & the Meatpacking District

Not long ago, the Meatpacking district was only cool because of the enormous, meat-filled fridges piled and prepared for shipment from the New York Harbor; but today, the neighborhoods of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District work together in formulating one of the trendiest areas in New York City. No longer stuffed with only meat, this west village region hosts only the chicest and most hip places to eat, shop and go out.  Read more

Where to Find Speakeasies in New York City

Where to Find Speakeasies in New York City

Lets take it back to 1919, the kick off of one of the largest social experiments in America. The Volstead act was passed by Congress, otherwise recognized as the National Prohibition Act. This law forbade all production, buying, selling and transportation of any form of alcohol with few exceptions (religious purposes and medical aid) for the next 13 years in America. This lead to the creation of Speakeasies, hidden establishments used to illegally buy and sell alcohol- hush-hush bars. A password was needed upon entry, and often times you entered an underground establishment or a typical store. After five years, it was estimated that there was up to 100,000 speakeasies in New York. The effect of the Prohibition created a new culture among New York City that still lives on today. Check out our top (secret) Speakeasy bars throughout New York City, where you will travel back in time with a creative bespoke cocktail.

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