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
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…
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
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.
New York City is the birthplace and home to countless celebrities. You cannot deny that you often question where they actually reside. People-watching is a great way to pass the time. Who knows, maybe you’ll spot Leonardo DiCaprio or Robert de Niro. Did you know that Alicia Keys spent her childhood in Hell’s Kitchen? Or that Jay Z and Beyonce had a condo in TriBeCa? Believe it or not, these famous icons lived in Harlem!