Explore The City With Me: The Gorgeous Contrasts Of FiDi

Before I spent any time there, I thought the Financial District (or FiDi as it’s referred to by locals) was only a destination for tourists or professionals. FiDi is filled with skyscrapers and famous historical landmarks. I never would have classified it as a “neighborhood” which denotes that people actually live there and do regular daily life stuff like go …

Explore The City With Me: Vibrant Chinatown

I’ll admit it, my first visit to New York City’s Chinatown I felt overwhelmed. The sights, the sounds, the smells, all so unfamiliar. For first-timers, the fast-paced vibe of some parts of this neighborhood can translate as chaotic. Adding to the complexity is that most of the signs are in Mandarin. Chinatown is home to an estimated 100,000 people, the …

The East Village

Explore The City With Me: The Gems Of The East Village

The reason for my first trip to New York City in 2010 is a story in itself, for another time, but on that trip I was talking with a local who said, “you know, if you want the best coffee in the city, you need to go to Mud Spot in the East Village”. I made a mental note of …

5 Reasons Why NOW Is A Good Time To Travel To New York City

Beginning April 1st, domestic travelers to New York City will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival. While travelers will still need to wear face masks and comply with local Covid protocols, they are welcome to engage in city life right away. This is a big win for American travelers and the tourism industry in New York City. Are …

Columbus Circle Central Park

Visiting NYC During The Pandemic

I frequently get asked if it’s okay to visit New York City during the pandemic. The answer: it depends. Early in the pandemic, the answer was a hard “no”. But as the numbers have come down and the city and its residents have been diligent to consistently implement health and safety measures, the answer isn’t quite as hard and fast. …