9 Fun Reasons to do a Trip to New York

The New York on My Mind team (of two!) just got back from its annual New York summer break, hitting the road from Brighton, England and we thought you might like it if we share some of our travel planning notes… 1. Discover a hidden city garden I stumbled on the beautiful Gardens of St ... Keep reading

Five free things to do in New York in June

Shakespeare in the Park Delacorte Theatre

I love some of the major tourist sights in New York – I always try to go up the Empire State Building on my first night – but mostly I find the high entry prices off-putting, so I tend to make sure I find out what free events are going on around the city. There ... Keep reading

My New York: Dede Lahman

Dede Lahman Clinton Street Baking Company

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, Upper West Sider Dede Lahman, co-owner of the Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant on the Lower East Side and Community ... Keep reading

My New York shopping list

New York shopping list

In just three days time I’ll be making my way across the pond (excited, much?!), and although there are plenty of cultural activities on the agenda, I’ll of course be saving time to hit up my favourite shops. In case you were wondering, here are a few ‘essentials’ on my New York shopping list (so ... Keep reading

Which type of New Yorker are you?

When I’m in New York – or any city I don’t live in for that matter – I will always wonder what type of people live in each area, and where I’d fit in or like to live if I was moving. These infographics used to advertise a new room-mate-finding app from Apartment List showing ... Keep reading

Apartment rental fantasy #2

285 West 11th Street

Next up in my apartment rental fantasy series is actually this gorgeous West Village house, not apartment, but it’s too good not to share. Just steps from Bleeker Street, it has three levels, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a big open-plan living/dining/kitchen room with treetop and village views. All for just $30,000 a month! I ... Keep reading

My New York: Bekka Palmer

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, photographer, designer and maker, Bekka Palmer from Brooklyn, shows us where to find the best pulled pork sandwiches and a curious ... Keep reading

Fabulous Behind-The-Scenes Photos from Mad Men Season Four

When your favourite series ends, typically the denial kicks in first, followed by several other stages of grief and withdrawal. But I’ve come across something that might be able to help us victims suffering from television show withdrawal to deal with their nostalgia. Enter Rolling Stone magazine’s black-and-white behind-the-scenes photographs from the filming of Mad ... Keep reading

Gallery Hopping in Chelsea

Gallery Thursdays New York

Every week in New York, many of the city’s smaller, independent galleries in Chelsea throw opening parties for their new exhibitions or artists of the moment. Typically taking place on a Thursday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, gallery hopping is a really fun evening and a great opportunity to get dressed up, stop by to sip ... Keep reading

My New York: Eva Shi

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden places? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, writer and blogger, Eva, leaves no stone unturned when it comes to unearthing new finds in her Lower East Side neighbourhood, ... Keep reading