Across the Hudson

The gift of the city

I begin this column before completing my mental return from Thanksgiving break, but the post-Thanksgiving shopping season is clearly already in full swing. I’ve been tempted to fade into the…


Remember your manners

I must admit that in most U.S. cities, even East Coast cities, cars are undeniably a bad transportation method. Between the headache of parking, the insane insurance prices, and the surface…


Laugh at yourself a little

This column is probably several weeks overdue, but the message is important regardless of the timing. Things have been really rough for most people who have at least some strong political,…


T time

I can’t help but like how much the East Side has preserved its character. I know the West Side is a lot trendier and more popular, but that just seems…


Tragedy on 34th Street

Not many people who have taken a train from Penn Station have enjoyed doing so. It’s a crowded and disorderly mess of a train terminal. It embodies the spirit of…


Looking for America

Last Friday, I was told about an American-themed restaurant opening in the East Village whose theme was American stereotypes: red, white, and blue everywhere, Walmart references, large meat dishes, etc. As soon…




A hole-y burger

After looking back on my old columns, I noticed that my reviews and recommendations are almost exclusively in places like Chelsea, Chinatown, and Battery Park – essentially hot neighborhoods in…


Taking a Peek at the Peconic

My first recommendation for non-metropolitan New York, exploring the Adirondacks, was a strong one, but the Adirondacks are pretty far away. This week’s recommendation, the East End of Long Island,…