New York City

All posts related to our experience living in and exploring New York City, including our recommended things to do, places to eat, and other handy tips and tricks we’ve learned!

Exploring Roosevelt Island: The Ultimate Addition to Your NYC Bucket List

A woman sitting on a ledge with the NYC skyline and Ed Koch bridge in the background.

Needing a break from the incessant car honks, sirens and chaotic NYC streets? Look no further than exploring Roosevelt Island! Although Roosevelt Island is just a quick subway or tram ride away from Manhattan you’ll feel like you’re in a different city entirely.     Roosevelt Island is a narrow island situated between Manhattan (the Upper East Side) and Queens. …

Explore NYC: Upper West Side

Although the Upper West Side (UWS) is just a quick walk across the park from the Upper East Side (UES), the neighborhoods differ in a lot of ways. The UWS is filled with more culture and music than the UES, perhaps due to its closer proximity to broadway itself. We love to cross Central Park to explore the neighborhoods, enjoy …

Explore NYC: Randall’s Island

With the arrival of nicer weather amid the NYC COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve been on the hunt for some fun, and safe, outdoor activities. You can easily spot Randall and Ward’s Island from the FDR and RFK bridge, and while we have driven past it many times, we had never ventured there until this past weekend! Originally two separate islands, the …

Explore NYC: Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is an iconic area of the city. Historically, it was home to farmland before the mansions of the elite and wealthy started to be built. Henry Clay Frick and the Vanderbilts being too well-known early settlers of these mansions. Flash forward to Hollywood days and this neighborhood is the background of several popular movies and TV …

Best Places to Bike in NYC

New York City is filled with unique and interesting places to explore in all corners of the city, but sometimes it can be an intimidating place to get around. When we’ve needed a break from the constant traffic, subway delays, and busy sidewalks, one of our favorite alternatives to getting from point A to B has been riding our bikes. …