Exploring Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO

We explore Brooklyn a lot as transplant locals. Once we started to, it very quickly became one of our favorite boroughs. An amazing beer scene, history, interesting restaurants (including lots of vegan/veg places), and really beautiful buildings, street art and bridges…you can’t go wrong. Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO are super photogenic areas that I only …

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A Day in the Life: Tokyo Record Bar Restaurant Review

Tokyo Record Bar is a cool cellar restaurant modeled after restaurants in Tokyo. It seats just 18 and you have to get a reservation a fair bit in advance. Like the owner’s other restaurant, Niche Niche (see our review here), they serve a tasting menu and everyone eats the same thing. The main themes of …

A Day in the Life: Niche Niche Restaurant Review

Something New Yorkers often hear about in their day-to-day is what new restaurant opened in what trendy up and coming neighborhood. Well, last night, Neal and I went to just such a new trendy restaurant called Niche Niche. It’s located on the border of SoHo and the Village. The owner is Ariel Arce, who happened …

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 …

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. …