The cultural lines between Harlem and the Upper East and West Sides of Manhattan are getting progressively blurred. While the face of Harlem is changing, the soul food and its fanatics only grow with every new restaurant. The world famous Apollo Theater, Amy Ruth’s, and Sylvia’s are all classic spots that have contributed to cultivating Harlem as we know it today. New mainstream businesses are opening alongside the mom & pop stores, while several upscale restaurants are taking up 8th Avenue in the southern part of Harlem. There’s no special way to narrow down the list of all the extremely interesting things to do and see in Harlem but here are the reasons why you want to check it out!
July 4th, America’s Independence Day, has passed. Now it’s time to get excited for July 14th! The date doesn’t ring a bell? Bastille Day! This is a French National holiday, dating all the way back to 1789 with the storming of the Bastille. This was the day the French were finally released from an economic and political crisis, marked as the symbol of the French Revolution, and an important holiday worth celebrating liberty, equality, and fraternity ever since. This patriotic pride goes a long way on Bastille Day, especially here in New York City with the week leading up to July 14th being full of events to celebrate the French culture. Here is everything you need to know to celebrate Bastille Day in New York avec panache!
When the heat settles on New York , it’s sometimes difficult to resist the call of hundreds of ice-cream makers. You deserve to for this sweet break, a New Yorkers’ favorite summer treat! Check out our list of our ‘just-cannot-resist’ ice creams by neighborhood.
There’s never a shortage of super fun things to do in New York City —especially during the summer! Enjoy your NYC summer outdoors, splashing around in the water, eating yummy refreshing foods, taking in the sun, the sky, and the arts; moving around, and getting down to good sounds for a summer to always remember! Here’s a list of 10 of the best activities you can do here to really take a juicy bite outta the Big Apple…and savor it to the last drop.
June is a great month to visit New York City! From celebrations of love and nature to live music, performances and free movie events, this month brings great festivities suited to everyone’s interests. Here are our top 10 recommended activities to explore solo, with friends, a spouse, or with family and experience New York City like a real local.