A Little Piece of Home, 4 Restaurants to Help You Feel at Ease in NYC

Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Finding familiarity in the bustling and diverse melting pot of New York City.

New York has long been dubbed a “melting pot.” Some experts say that over 800 languages are spoken in the Big Apple. With such an amalgamation of cultures and ethnicities, native New Yorkers make up the minority in their own city. So how do people feel at home when so much of the city is made up of transplants?  Some of these hot spots will give you the familiar feel you crave.

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Tags: Things To Do In NYC, Going Out: Where To Eat & Drink In NYC

How to Hail a Cab (and What to Do Once You Get in It)

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Travel, hail, and act like a true New Yorker while navigating the streets by cab.

If it’s your first time traveling to New York City, the idea of hailing a cab can be intimidating. Here you are, nervous and new to a big city with millions of people, and you have to be aggressive on the curbs of Manhattan. How do you hail a cab? How do you fight off the locals? What do you tell them for location? Why does everyone always tell you to stay away from the silver or black taxis?

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Tags: Getting Around New York

Raising the Bar - 12 Specialty Bars in NYC for the Beer, Wine, and Liquor Lover in You

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Ditch the corner dive and check out these 12 classic to contemporary specialty NYC bars.

Sure. You can totally go hang out in that dingy looking spot down the street from your Airbnb. We’re not criticizing dive bars (we really love them, actually); but if you're looking to avoid the “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” feel while you’re in the Big Apple, these bars are sure to satisfy the beer, wine, and liquor snob in you.  These 12 bars have been tasted, tested, and approved by our team.  All you have to do is get there!

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Tags: Things To Do In NYC, Going Out: Where To Eat & Drink In NYC

11 Restaurants to Check Out While in NYC

Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Where to eat, and how much it will be while traveling in New York

You can ask 10 different people on the street of NYC and (if they don’t ignore you) they’ll each give you different options on where to eat while you’re in the city. Every day, new restaurants open and close as the demanding NYC restaurant scene only allows the best of the best to stay, and forces others to shut down. If you only have a day, a few days, or just the night to pick a place to go, what do you do? Do you rely on apps like Yelp, or prefer to go by recommendations? We could write novels of the best places in New York City and why, but we’re going to keep it short and sweet. We’ve done the dirty work for you and have chosen a list of noteworthy dining options sure to make your mouth water. Scaled from pricey (and we mean NYC pricey) - $$$$, to super budget friendly - $, Your next problem is going to be picking one! (You can totally go to more than one, though…we won’t tell).  Good luck!

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Tags: Visit New York: Planning Your Trip, Things To Do In NYC, New York With Kids, Going Out: Where To Eat & Drink In NYC

Lost in Translation: How to Find Your Way in New York City

Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Getting around New York City like a local, without the tears, fuss, and frustration.

Every commute, even as a local, is an adventure in New York City.  From maneuvering through the crowds, squeezing your way last minute through the subway doors, or just people watching, your commute is guaranteed to never be normal.  The big question is, for those of us who don’t travel around the Big Apple day in and day out, how do you get around?  Which direction do you go?  Are you headed uptown or downtown? Are you going toward Brooklyn or Queens? No matter the transportation you’re taking, here’s a list that can help you get to where you need to go.

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Tags: Getting Around New York