Regardless of how long you’ve been in New York City or how many times you have been here, there is a chance that you can still find yourself at bit overwhelmed with the plethora of attractions and activities. Sadly, mixed in with all the awesome stuff, there are some things you have to know before you get out there on your own. Some visitors often try to figure things out themselves but they only end up wasting their precious time. To avoid such things, we have compiled a list of things you shouldn’t do when in New York City.
Gospel music has the power to emotionally move you regardless of whether you are spiritually inclined or not. The neighborhood of Harlem is renowned for its authentic Gospel music, rooting all the way back to the 17th century. The history of Gospel music in Harlem shines through the culture of this rich neighborhood. Read on to see how it all happened.Read more
Harlem will celebrate this year the 100th anniversary of its golden era: the Harlem Renaissance. Let us go back in time to look at the storied past and transformation of our most beloved NYC neighborhood! Before it became a Manhattan neighborhood, Harlem was actually a village named Nieuw Haarlem, named by the Dutch. It has ever since kept its independent spirit and its own culture, feeling like an entire new world from the rest of Manhattan. Read on to explore the riveting evolution of the Harlem neighborhood through the Harlem Renaissance.Read more
Pizza is one of the quintessential New York foods, but it’s also one the most polarizing, which is why there are debates about what constitutes a good pizza — thin crust, thick crust, wood-fired or coal-oven. The good news is that regardless of your preference, there’s a style of pizza for everybody, from Roman pies to the classic New York slice. After a focused and long discussion, we’ve agreed that these are our favorites.Read more
With approximately 14 percent of the city being covered by public parks, one of the great things about New York City is being able to get closer to nature without traveling too far. Here, we’ve gathered ten of our favorite New York City parks.Read more