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.

Your Essential Guide to Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?
 Autumn in New York, it spells the thrill of first-nighting. Autumn in New York, as Ella Fitzgerald sung, is inviting. As the afterglow of summer fades, a chill descends over the city. It’s not an icy breeze, but is a cool change, ushering cozy nights in and crazy nights out. The next three months are abuzz with...

Tubing the Delaware River

The chance to go Tubing on the Delaware River has been on our American bucket list since first moving here. We finally had the chance on Labor Day weekend. Tubing is summer tradition for East Coast Americans. The chance to sit inside a large inner tube of air whilst floating with a beer in hand is an enticing idea for most people and with the added offer of a...

Brooklyn Crab, Red Hook, Brooklyn

The best way to make the most of summer day drinking in New York is to spend the afternoon partying at the Brooklyn Crab. New York in summer is exciting, vibrant, humid and overcrowded, so take any chance to escape the craziness and find a place outdoors with ice cold drinks, games and a little space to your self. To that end, we recommend the Brooklyn Crab. Situated...

The Cloisters, Met Collection, NY

The Cloisters are the home of the main portion of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval collection. Up at the extreme end of Manhattan, almost to the Harlem River you’ll find a stretch of riverside parkways that skirt Broadway, around 200th Street. A few hundred years ago, this was the site of a British fort and a defeat for the colonials. Today, it’s green space...

Fort Tryon Medieval Fair, New York

Once a year, New York’s nerds and history buffs descend on Fort Tryon Park for the annual medieval fair. After a dreary, wet week and the promise of a clearer, warmer escape to the outdoors, we approached the Fort Tryon Medieval Festival with high hopes. Not having been to a good medieval festival since attending the abbey museum version near Bribie Island...

Rockaway Beach, New York

It’s not hard, not far to reach, we can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach. 

 Before ever visiting New York, Rockaway Beach was just another Ramones lyric. We never imagined it was a real destination, possibly due to the Ramones’ reliance of the word “rock” in many of its song titles and lyrics. See: Rock n Roll High School, Do You Remember Rock n Roll Radio...

Review: Rockaway Beach Surf Club, New York

Every self-respecting beach has its surf club and Rockaway Beach is no different. 

 Surfing’s thirsty (and hungry) work. All that paddling, the waves, the rips, the bails, the dumps. It will leave you exhausted, but glad to be alive. And especially glad to know there’s a place that serves fresh, authentic tacos, $5 beers and frozen margaritas. The Rockaway Beach...

Union Square Green Markets, New York

In a megalopolis as large as Manhattan, you’d think accessing fresh food from local Green Markets would be nigh on impossible, but Union Square is the place to go. Thankfully there’s no shortage of farm fresh and farm-to-table options. From the Westside Markets to Whole Foods, there’s genuine, GMO-free deliciousness to be found if you know the right place to look...