New Yorkers love our bodegas. These corner markets are so intrinsic to NYC life, we’ll defend them like a member of our family. Bodegas are THERE for us. They wake us up in the morning (with the best bacon, egg, and cheese), help us in times of crisis (TOILET PAPER), and even tuck us in at night (with a pack of cigarettes at 3AM on a drunken Saturday). We trust them with our secrets (emergency condoms and/or cat food).
Bodegas are THERE for us: Holiday Edition!
New York City is known as a shopping destination year round. The shopping scene naturally peaks every holiday season, with pop-up shops and festive holiday markets. My favorite is the Bryant Park Holiday Market. It’s so full of cheer with unique gifts, an outdoor bar, and (most importantly?) FREE ICE SKATING!
Ok, the ice skating is in fact free, but the skate rental is not. That’s “the catch”. Still, it’s completely worth it, smack in the heart of Manhattan with views of the Empire State Building and the New York Public Library.
A night at the Bryant Park Holiday Market is definitely my favorite Date Idea for the NYC holiday season.
Standing at the corner of Jerkface Care Bears and JAS Ladies in Soho.
Also known as the corner of Kenmore and Mott in Soho. These wall change constantly. Last time I was here it was the corner of Where’s Waldo and Alien Eyes.
Go on Google Maps and you’ll see art yet again, completely different! Same corner, completely different vibe, always awesome art. Read More
The New York City skyline is spectacular. I was lucky enough to take it in on what could be one of the last warm days of 2017!
I discovered this wooden path that bridges Brooklyn Heights with Brooklyn Bridge Park. I love discovering new paths in places I’ve been dozens of times before!
If you read this blog, chances are you love New York City. Want to spread that love to everyone on your holiday shopping list this year? Or maybe you Googled your way here searching for the perfect gift for someone you know who is crazy about NYC? Well you’re in luck because I went on a quest (around the internet and NYC) and found:
The Best Gifts for People Obsessed with NYC!
I’m walking home on a Thursday night, down my dark, windy street in Brooklyn. It’s not too late, but the chill of the night some how makes it feel later than it is. There aren’t many people on this street or businesses that stay open after 8PM, definitely a change from my old Manhattan neighborhood.
As is customary for the millennial New Yorker, I have my headphones in, listening to a podcast. What podcast, you ask? Oh, just a little podcast about murders. Ya know, tooootes normal and soooo advisable to listen to while walking home on a dark, blustery night with dead leaves swirling around my feet…
There’s only one other person on the sidewalk and I don’t pay much attention until it’s clear he’s approaching me. Fuck. He motions for me to take off my headphones. Fuuuuuuck.