Escape the heat this weekend and head to Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum.  The first Saturday of every month, the museum not only waives admission but provides the public with free music, performances, and hands-on art projects.  Also, if you’re like me and find it a tedious task to read all of those […]

For a New York City neighborhood, Prospect Heights is pretty much as normal as they come.  A diverse mix of residents and relatively affordable rent (compared to neighboring Park Slope), Prospect Heights is comprised of a handful of brownstone-lined streets and two unassuming main streets—Vanderbilt and Washington.  For those who might get overwhelmed at the […]

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, http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/2013-eats).  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 […]

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 […]

Last weekend marked the season opening of Smorgasburg (http://www.smorgasburg.com/).  In Williamsburg on Saturdays and DUMBO on Sundays, no matter the location, this foodie flea affords some cheap eats with a view.  In DUMBO, Smorgasburg is hidden in an old warehouse with the roof blown off, allowing the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge to loom overhead. […]

There’s a new Fifth Avenue in town, but instead of Tiffany rings and high-end design, this neighborhood’s Fifth Avenue is stocked with vintage finds and consignment couture.  Park Slope’s main street holds a handful of vintage stores with boutiques sprinkled in between making this avenue a shopper’s haven for the thrifty and lavish alike. And […]

More than pizza, pastrami, and cheesecake, nothing says New York City like a Black & White cookie.  Before moving to New York, I had the opportunity to eat inferior versions of all three of these things, but Black & Whites were not so easy to find outside of the city’s limits.  On top of B&Ws’ […]