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 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.
Here is a concise and practical guide on what to pack for your trip to New York City — from clothing to footwear to accessories. As you contemplate your wardrobe choices, keep one word in the forefront of your mind: comfort.
Learn the story behind the famous Charging Bull and Fearless Girl sculptures in Downtown Manhattan in this post about two of the most photographed works of art in New York City
NYC is home to over a hundred museums, many of which are not world-famous but still worth visiting. Here is a list of a few lesser-known gems across genres and the different boroughs of New York City.
Check out our list of some of the most popular and important museums in NYC with directions, hours of operation, and cost of admission, as well as some helpful background info.
The Cloisters transports you to a very different place — to Medieval Europe to be exact — without leaving the island of Manhattan. Learn more about this wonderful museum in Upper Manhattan.
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.
If you find yourself in or around Morningside Heights, here are some great food spots near Columbia University, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Riverside Church
Visiting NYC for the first time? Then you must read this free advice about your planned visit from a NYC tour guide.
Kykuit offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC, while being a short car or train ride away. If you love history, old mansions, art and sculpture, and beautiful nature, then you should carve out half a day for a visit to Kykuit.
Brooklyn has some of the best pizza places in NYC, from Dumbo to Midwood; from Buskwick to Coney Island. Check out this guide, which includes a map, to where to get the best slice in the great borough of Brooklyn.
New York City bagels are one of the most quintessentially “New York” food items, and for good reason. They are fresh, hand-rolled, delicious, and unique to the city that has made them the “old-fashioned” way since the late 19th century.
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.
Stone Street in New York’s Financial District offers some of the best dining options Downtown, especially if the warmer months when the outdoor tables fill up with eaters and drinkers. Check out this helpful guide to plan your visit.
Cornelia Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village, is lined with popular local restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines and offers great respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Check out this helpful dining guide to learn more.
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.
Written by: Max Vishnev, founder of CityRover Walks NY Updated: January 19, 2018 Using this detailed subway guide for beginners you will learn how to use the NYC subway like a local! Read on to learn how to buy a MetroCard, how to navigate New York's massive subway system without getting lost, what the different [...]
Updated 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 [...]
Written by: Max Vishnev, founder of CityRover Walks NY Updated: January 19, 2018 This free guide on 10 “Must See” Places to Visit in New York City includes Wall Street, the High Line, Grand Central Terminal, Washington Square, Central Park, and more. Our Top 10 New York places to visit on one […]
Updated February 21, 2018 by Max Vishnev If you’re planning a visit to New York City, it’s always great to keep in mind all the free and cheap things to do here. This is a very expensive city, but it doesn’t have to break the bank if you know where to go. You can […]
by Max Vishnev Last updated January 20, 2018 An Introduction to the High Line in New York City What is the High Line? The High Line is a unique elevated park built on an abandoned elevated freight line on the west side of Manhattan. The history of New York City is full [...]
To 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 [...]
by 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 [...]
by 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 [...]