Category Manhattan

Weeknight Pick: Smorgasbar

With the days getting shorter again, it’s becoming harder to take advantage of the nice weather on a weeknight.  By the time I get home from work, there’s only an hour left of daylight and I find myself sorely missing my porch and hammock back in Ohio.  If you, like me, have been looking for […]

Weekend Pick 8/3-8/4

Although I am completely distraught that it is already August, one of the many things I’m looking forward to this month is:  Night Markets at the Hester Street Fair (, corner of Hester and Essex)!  Starting this Saturday, this treasure trove of a flea market will be open later than usual (12-10pm).  Manageably small, Hester […]

Weekend Pick 7/20-7/21

After a rather rainy start to summer, the sun has been beckoning me outdoors, and if you, like me, have been craving a taste of nature and need a respite from the concrete jungle, head on up to Innwood this weekend for a hike.  Surprisingly, you don’t even need to leave Manhattan to get an […]

Lower East Side: Then & Now

Before Sunset: The Lower East Side

Unless you’re a resident, I’m guessing most of you have yet to see NYC’s Lower East Side in the daylight, or if you have, it was mostly likely at sunrise while on your way home to nurse a debilitating hangover.  I, for one, only visited this fun-loving neighborhood after 10 pm in my first year […]

Weekend Pick 5/4-5/5

If you’re looking to take advantage of the weather this weekend then head to midtown for Madison Square Eats (Open daily, May 3-May 31,  Tightly packed in a small triangle between the tumultuous traffic of Broadway and Fifth, this foodie fest features stands from some of New York’s best restaurants.  Take advantage of the […]

Weekend Pick 4/20-4/21

Hey New Yorker, feeling overlooked?  Just another face in the crowd, cog in the wheel, body on the 6 train?  If you are in need of some attention, this weekend’s pick is sure to make you feel special. Head over to 1st avenue between 5th and 6th street.  Stacked one on top of the other and side-by-side, you’ll […]