Exploring Manhattan: Why the High Line Is Awesome Despite Tourism

The High Line in Manhattan is a beautiful path straight down the west side of the island. But so many locals and tourists trying to do locals’ stuff skip it because of how touristy it gets. And I get it, I don’t like people either. Yet, I love the High Line! Let me tell youContinue reading “Exploring Manhattan: Why the High Line Is Awesome Despite Tourism”

Exploring NYC: Crossing NYC’s Stunning Bridges by Foot

When we aren’t able to hike in the woods, we take city hikes, sometimes walking 10+ miles in a day all over the city. One great way to see a different side of the city is to cross one of its many bridges connecting Manhattan to the other boroughs/NJ. They make it so easy! WeContinue reading “Exploring NYC: Crossing NYC’s Stunning Bridges by Foot”

Exploring Manhattan: The Financial District’s sites and history

The Financial District in Manhattan, despite having several touristy spots, is one of my favorite places in the city. You walk on cobble stone streets, through narrow alleys and past historic sites like One World Trade, Trinity Church and the famous bull. Because of the narrow streets with towering buildings, it can be really darkContinue reading “Exploring Manhattan: The Financial District’s sites and history”

Our Top 10 Favorite Vegetarian Places in NYC

NYC has what feels like millions of eateries. There are uber expensive steakhouses, super fancy sushi/fish restaurants, and a million other well-known, meat-heavy restaurants that get all the fuss. But there are some EXTREMELY delicious vegetarian places for us veggies out there that I have come to really appreciate as a New Yorker. So forContinue reading “Our Top 10 Favorite Vegetarian Places in NYC”

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 onlyContinue reading “Exploring Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO”

Hiking Anthony’s Nose: A Day Trip from NYC

Exploring the Hudson Valley by Metro-North is one of the greatest discoveries I’ve made while living in NYC. It can get so concrete around here, if you know what I mean. Life is elevators and subways and street noise. When you get on the Metro-North, you start to see the city fall away to rollingContinue reading “Hiking Anthony’s Nose: A Day Trip from NYC”

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, weContinue reading “A Day in the Life: Attending the Game of Thrones World Premier in NYC”