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How To Spend A Day In The Bronx

Separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River, the Bronx is a culturally diversified borough. From the food to the art to the history, the Bronx is a must-visit on your next trip to New York City. If you find yourself with a spare day on your hands use this guide to...

7 New York Fall Traditions You Will Want To Partake In

New York City is a very vibrant city at all times of the year. However, something about the Fall and Winter seasons make it a bit more special. Some of the biggest events of the year take place during the latter months, and here’s a guide to a few of the ones that...

A Closer Look at the NYPD Over the Years

Although the New York City Police Department’s history includes extensive investigations and corruption, it also accomplished great strides over a period of time in its efforts to reduce the corruption, find better ways to control the rising crime rate caused by...

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...