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Whether you’re looking for a cozy cafe or a place to go dancing on a Friday night, we’ve got some great local tips for you so that there’s no need to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for the third time or get mixed up in a horde of people in Times Square. From neighborhood guides to off the beaten path destinations, consider our blog your one-stop destination for all things NYC culture.



If you’ve ever worked in a busy office where the majority of employees speak English, there have probably been a handful of times when you didn’t quite catch the meaning of a phrase used in conversation. Instead of interrupting the…

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The New York Slang You Need to Know

It can be a little difficult to understand everything you hear on the streets of New York. People speak quickly and words morph into others at warp speed. On top of that, New Yorkers have developed their own unique slang…

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Cobble Hill Neighborhood Guide

Cobble Hill is not what most people think of when they think of a NYC neighborhood. It’s quiet, pleasantly old-fashioned, and free of tourists carrying Century 21 bags. Its cobblestone streets, long standing mom and pop shops, and architectural gems–some…

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