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The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Saint John the Divine

More than 125 years after the cornerstone was laid, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine remains an unfinished structure. But despite that, it is one of the most impressive structures in NYC, both inside and out. Check out this guide to learn more.

Bryant Park In All Four Seasons

Bryant Park in winter

Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan is a wonderful place to escape New York’s hustle and bustle, enjoy a sit-down break, some people-watching, and grab a snack. It’s also a great place for various fun activities — from ping pong to yoga to ice-skating.

Best Brunch Restaurants Near the High Line

Bubby's by the High Line

The High Line is one of the most popular attractions in NYC, but all the walking, sightseeing, photo-taking, and people-watching will make you hungry, so we’ve prepared this helpful guide to good local spots to eat before or after your stroll.

Best Restaurants in Chinatown: A NY Guide to Great Chinese Food

Traditional Dim Sum in Chinatown

Manhattan’s Chinatown can be pretty overwhelming for a first-time visitor, given the foot traffic, vegetable and fruit stalls bearing exotic fruit, all the fish smells, and the sidewalks that seem to narrow for the number of people walking on them. But this guide by a native New Yorker will help you navigate your way to great local restaurants and stay away from the tourist traps in Chinatown.

Best Coffee Shops in NYC – Neighborhood Guide with Maps

The perfect cortado

Thankfully, good coffee is not hard to find these days in NYC. You just have to know where to look. And this is where this free coffee guide comes in. It is arranged by neighborhood, with a “coffee” map for each, to help you more easily feed your coffee addition without sacrificing taste or quality.

5 Great Pizza Spots in Greenwich Village

Delicious pizza at Bleecker Street PizzaUpdated January 19, 2018 There are lots of great reasons to visit Greenwich Village.  And great pizza is certainly one of them!   Most locals will tell you that NYC has the best pizza (our clean and tasty tap water is the secret "ingredient") and many visitors would agree.  And Greenwich Village makes it easy to sample your way [...]

McSorley’s Old Ale House – NY’s Oldest Irish Pub

McSorley's Old Ale HouseTo step into McSorley’s Old Ale House is to take a trip back in time.   To a time when the Lower East Side portion of Manhattan was full of poor European immigrants living in dark, overcrowded tenements and working in factories and sweatshops, or on the docks and construction sites; a New York before sanitation grades [...]

Brooklyn Bridge – An Introduction to a New York Icon

Brooklyn Bridge view from Manhattanby Max Vishnev, founder of CityRover Walks NY   The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York's most iconic structures.   It’s been featured in countless movies, songs, photographs, and paintings.  Ken Burns, the famous documentary film-maker, did a film about the Brooklyn Bridge, which was nominated for an Oscar in 1982.   But what makes [...]

Central Park Background Info and Frequently Asked Questions

Nature in Central Park with San Remo in the backgroundby Max Vishnev, founder of CityRover Walks NY This free Central Park guide is divided into 2 sections:   1.  Central Park background info   2.  Central Park Frequently Asked Questions     First things first: Central Park is not just a famous park to check off your “must see” list while visiting New York [...]