A Day in the Life: Street Art (Bushwick Collective), Breweries & a Michelin Star Restaurant in Brooklyn

No trip to NYC is complete without a day exploring Brooklyn. Brooklyn is known for its beer and street art, and if you’ve been following our blog, you know we love both. Living in NYC makes it so we have the pleasure of rotating beer and street art. Check out what’s currently in the streets …

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A Day in the Life: Attending the Game of Thrones World Premier in NYC

Let me begin by saying this post will not say anything at all about the content of the first episode of Season 8 of Game of Thrones. Because I: It will however tell you everything about attending the premier itself. Neal and I are big Game of Thrones fans. Because Neal works at HBO, we …

A Day in the Life: Rock Climbing, Brunch, and the Brooklyn Museum with a 7-year-old kid

Wondering what a local in NYC does when a 7-year-old kid comes to visit? Read on! This weekend, my brother and our wonderful niece came to visit. We don’t often experience NYC with a kid, so it’s always a challenge to decide what to do. Good thing this is no normal kid. My 7-year-old niece …

A Day in the Life: Sculptures, Street Art and Beer in Astoria

We live in Long Island City, Queens and we often visit our regular haunts in and around the area. Yesterday we decided to go north instead of south and take a stroll through north LIC/Astoria. We had an awesome day and walked around 8 miles! We saw everything from amazing sculptures, to blocks and blocks …

Book Review: Franklin Pierce: The 14th President

by Michael Holt Franklin Pierce often ranks as one of the worst presidents in US history. Michael Holt repeats this apparent axiom multiple times in his 133 page biography on the 14th President which is a part of Arthur Schlesinger’s The American President Project. Holt sticks to the facts and does not write to change anyone’s mind. …

POTUS and Me: Reading my way through presidential history

Back in May 2016, I picked up Ron Chernow’s book Alexander Hamilton shortly after the fiftieth time listening to the cast recording of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Something inside me just clicked and I fell in love with biographies with an emphasis on American and political history. I realized though that I really had …