Many non-New Yorkers make the initial mistake in assuming that the borough of Brooklyn is only composed of quant streets full of roaming artists, hipsters and concept stores. Yet, like many other parts of New York City, Brooklyn is very diverse, culturally vibrant, and each neighborhood has a vibe of its own. Manhattan has always received the highest praise when it comes to visiting New York City, but what is across the East River should not be ignored. Although more travelers are choosing to explore Brooklyn when visiting NYC, Brooklyn is still far from being a tourist hub. Explore the trendy and diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Bushwick, Coney Island, Red Hook, DUMBO, Greenpoint and Williamsburg during your stay here in New York.Read more
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.
Like most major cities, the Big Apple has its share of distinctive and quintessential places to see: the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and plenty more. But, also iconic to New York City are those who live here. Perhaps it’s the size and the diversity of the population — or maybe it’s something in the water. Regardless of what the case may be, there is nothing like what you will see in the streets of New York City.Read more
At Harlem Spirituals, we love when history and music collide. Latin-Yiddish Jazz is the epitome of jamming the melting pot here in New York City. One of the reasons New York City offers such a diverse cultural landscape undoubtedly stems from the role that the harbor-city played in welcoming the various waves of immigration throughout the years. We were telling you all about this in our previous article on the Lower East Side. To this day, the incredible diversity of the people of NYC is an aspect that fascinates many tourists, artists and writers. Read on to see why.