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.

Laundry isn’t a chore at Sunshine Laundromat and Pinball speakeasy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

If you want to survive as a business in the competitive landscape of New York City you need a shtick and if there’s ever been a more interesting way of doing chores than at the Sunshine Laundromat and Pinball speakeasy in Greenpoint, we’re yet to hear it. Raines Law Room is a popular speakeasy in Chelsea, New York What’s a speakeasy? The speakeasy culture here has...

An insider’s take on New York in Quarantine

There’s sizzling grills and old black iron smokers emitting hearty aromas of barbecue and jerk chicken. Two oversized refrigerated trailers bearing the stars and stripes are parked on the road and an orderly queue forms at the vacant car park entrance. No, it’s not a festival or a celebration. Far from it. This is the face of the front line fight against Covid-19...

Catch your seafood live at Zauo Japanese restaurant, Chelsea

At Zauo Japanese restaurant Chelsea you can fish for your seafood. Our recent trip to Tokyo exposed us to new dining experiences and although we discovered the Zauo seafood restaurant was closed in the hours we could dine we were pleasantly surprised to find they have another in the heart of where we live – Chelsea, New York. Tucked beside the popular retro...

Top 7 things to do in Buffalo, New York (beyond eating wings)

There’s more to this northern center than wings, so join us in discovering the top things to do in Buffalo, New York State. Buffalo, New York is an upstate town known for its famed chicken wings and sporting teams but when you get here, you’ll discover that frontier “town” is actually a much larger city with much more than tangy wings to attract visitors...

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 exhibit 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...

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...