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NYPD: Television vs Reality

It is fair to say that crime shows have developed a cult following. For decades, television has been creating shows based on the New York Police Department. Fan favorite shows like Law & Order: SVU, Castle, and CSI: NY all showcase the NYPD. While the plot lines...

5 New York Subway Riding Tips

If you plan on traveling to New York City anytime soon, you will have to learn how to master the subway. Subways are the cheapest way to get around the city without having to splurge on cabs. At first, the New York subway system may seem overwhelming, but it one the...

Best-Kept Secrets of New York City

There is no shortage of guidebooks and internet resources dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of the best things to do while visiting New York City. But not all tourists want to follow the proverbial crowd. For a more unique look at the Big Apple, be sure to take...

What to do as a Solo Traveler in New York City

Being solo in the city that never sleeps is a common occurrence. Many New Yorkers go to places by themselves, and the Big Apple is full of fantastic destinations for any type of traveler. Visit an Art Museum Since people come to a museum to focus on art, they most...

Your Guide to Navigating New York City

New York City is on any traveler’s list of places to visit. However, it can be quite intimidating as there is much to see in so little time. This is a guide on how to navigate New York City in an effective way, leaving the traveler satisfied with what they have seen...

How the Fire Department of New York Benefits the City

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) saves lives every day and although we all know the main duties– it’s more than just about putting out fires. In addition to emergency rescues, the Fire Department of New York City also manages a number of programs to help...

NYPD Training in time for Black History Month

It’s no secret — NYPD has been losing the PR game for a while. For decades on end, residents of New York City have protested the police use of force and the way officers interact with their communities over all. Claims of disrespect, intolerance, and general...

Historical Places to Visit in New York City

The state of New York is home to more National Historic Landmarks than any other state. Of its over 260 landmarks, William Doonan has hand-picked a select few that rank at the top of his list. As a New Yorker himself, he can validate that these locations are worth...

Best Breakfast Spots in NYC

In the city that never sleeps, it’s easy to find a bite to eat. With so many options to eat in the city, choosing a great restaurant isn’t as easy as it sounds. William Doonan is a local to New York and has compiled this list of places in New York. Breakfast is one of...