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.

The Rum House is a Times Square bar at the Edison Hotel

Savor timeless cocktails at The Rum House, NYC

The Rum House in the Hotel Edison in Times Square, New York The Rum House is the antithesis for the bright lights, brusque, clueless crowds and blatant commercialism of the surrounding NYC streets of the Theatre District. Situated adjacent to the stylish W Hotel and parallel with the daily identifiable TKTS booth, its frontage is reassuringly unassuming. Rum from a...

Pickle Day NYC is a fall celebration of the dill pickle

Pickle Day NYC: a Lower East Side Pickle Festival

The pickle has experienced such a massive pop-cultural resurgence that it now has its own dedicated festival each year at Pickle Day NYC. The humble cucumber. The filler of the salad bowl. The unsung hero of the cocktail. The gherkin has gone from ugly, wart-like vegetable to the hipster hero. Soaked in brine and vinegar, its has taken on a new form – the super...

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Exhibit: Paley Center, New York

Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs Maisel captures New York in its golden era. Have you ever thought you were born in the wrong era? Do you feel a stronger connection to tradition, stylish fashion and mid-century modern furnishings? Have you longed for a glimpse into Midge Maisel’s privileged life? From now through September 6 you can stop by the Paley Center for Media in the...

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition, Coney Island

World class competitive decadence is a major draw to Coney Island on the 4th of July for the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition. Americans are known for their love of a fair fight and their love of carbs. These come together perfectly once a year. Nathan’s is one of the original creators of the hot dog (there’s some conjecture between junk food historians)...

Meet The Muppets at the Museum of the Moving Image

It’s time to get things started. It’s time to light the lights because every Friday night you can see the masterworks of visionary director and puppeteer Jim Henson for free at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. Movie Magic Everywhere Outside of Hollywood, New York is easily the largest living back lot for film and television production. On any given...

A summer escape to Governors Island, New York

Governors Island is New York City’s best-kept secret. If you haven’t enjoyed lounging in a field of hammocks, sipping local craft beers, watching live bands and having one of the best views of the Statue of Liberty all at once, you’re doing New York wrong. For a budget-friendly summer’s day out in New York City, nothing comes close to a day at Governors Island. Five...

Dromedary, the best (and only) tiki bar in Bushwick

Cocktails and tiki bars, is there a better boozy combination? Dromedary Bar nails it in its edgy “urban tiki bar” manifestation. Brooklyn’s Bushwick is the current ground zero of hipsterdom meaning there’s no shortage of edgy dive bars and quirky themed experiences. Dromedary captures the essence of a tiki bar and crosses it over with comfy diner booths, couches and...

Getting the best start on November with the New York Marathon

You know it’s November when it’s peak autumn foliage and the New York Marathon. We’ve learnt that the two fall simultaneous on the first weekend of November and both tend to bring out the best in the city – amazing colors and an energy and positivity that speaks volumes for the true character of its residents. Across the five boroughs, of which the marathon weaves...

Seeking asylum on Roosevelt Island

For those seeking a little solace in the city that never sleeps, you can’t look past Roosevelt Island. Not Quite an Island Getaway For the last 150 years, Roosevelt Island has been a dumping ground for the sick, the mentally ill, and the criminally minded. From the 1830s, it was the home of the New York City Lunatic Asylum, a prison that housed notable historic...

Find your secret lair at the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Co.

When you live in Gotham City, you’ve gotta look the part and at the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Co.  you can dress to impress. If you were a super hero, what would be your secret power? For Bernie, it’d be the ability to spill coffee out of a sealed cup and for Jess it would be sensing a bodega cat from 20 yards away. We may not save anyone, but luckily we’re not...