New York

As our second home, New York is a place we have explored and know like the back of our hands. In these posts we’ll share the expected, but also the unexpected things this crazy town has to offer.

Rock, surf and sand at Jones Beach, NY

Your summer of rock starts at Jones Beach. Some of Long Island’s best beaches and a 15,000-seat arena makes Jones Beach worthy of at least one summer trip a year. Surf’s Up! There are two main aspects of Jones Beach for a visitor: the beach and the venue. The beach is at a point in the island devoid of local shops and board walks providing an unspoiled natural...

The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Summer in NYC

Summer in NYC is like no other With the city in winter mode for five months a year, it comes alive in summer. Get out and explore beyond the obvious attractions and add some of these to your to-do list. PARKS AND STREETS Free HBO presents movies in Bryant Park With the HBO head office across the road on Sixth Avenue, the cable channel is a major player on the free...

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter arrives on New York’s Broadway Harry Potter on Broadway, Harry Potter and the Marathon Five Hour Session, Harry Potter With a Crippling Hangover, these were all potentially fitting names as we hit the box office to pick up our tickets that we won in Today Tix’ Friday 40 lottery which not only gave us access to the two-part play for $40 (instead of...

Discover NYC’s best view from Top of the Rock

Ignore the recommendations from friends, Top of the Rock is the view of Manhattan the Empire State Building will never be able to deliver. As it’s name would suggest, Top of the Rock can be found at the top of 30 Rock (30 Rockefeller Plaza) between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Rockefeller Plaza is a series of buildings housing high-end shops to legal offices, but as the...

Hoboken, New Jersey

Old cobblestone streets, hundred-year-old Irish bars and a strong Italian community, Hoboken adds another flavor to your Tri-state experience. Unofficially dubbed the sixth borough, New Jersey’s Hoboken and to a lesser extent, Jersey City are basically extensions of New York. The architectural styles are the same and the accents are pretty similar (apart from a...

Boobie Trap, Bushwick

Beer, board games and boobs, what’s not to like about this iconic Bushwick dive bar? Boobie Trap is a top heavy, kitsch heavy hangout on the corner of Irving and Bleecker.   From the moment you enter Boobie Trap, you will feel like home, greeted by friendly staff, a well stocked bar complete with naked torso fitted with twin beer taps as its ovaries and a blackboard...

Father Knows Best, Bushwick

As the waves of gentrification sweep further east towards the outer extremities of Bushwick, semi industrial spaces are making way for creative new venues and eateries like relative newcomer, Father Knows Best. This former garage is decked out in modern reclaimed wood furnishings, the walls covered in colorful paintings by local artists. By day, Father Knows Best is...

Hiking Cold Spring

When the rat race gets too much, escape to one of the many green spaces around New York’s Hudson Valley. There are some beautiful hiking trails within an hour and a half of Manhattan. If you’re not sure you need to get out of town, the gauntlet run between the subway and the main concourse of Grand Central will surely remind you. Grand Central is a stunning place to...