I wrote a weekly column -- some 700 articles in all --- about things to do, eat, and experience in New York City for several years, ranging from the best takes on 5 classic American foods to offbeat ways to spend your tax return.
From 2008 to 2010, I reviewed restaurants for Citysearch [bylined].
Then I beheld Knoll Krest Farm Coconut Macaroons, awkward, prepackaged orbs in ecru and ivory. Even prettier!
Cool off–and learn about carpets!
Finding the spirit of Long Island City on Vernon Boulevard
From 2010 to 2011, I wrote features and round-ups on food and fun in New York City for Oyster Locals, a website for travelers.
100 Minutes on North 3rd Street in Williamsburg
From 2011 to 2013, I wrote a weekly column about great date restaurants in NYC.
As we walked the length of Broadway, we counted 362 restaurants, 104 dogs, and 1 cat.
When it comes to New York City, many writers draw inspiration from what can actually be seen or experienced, and their books become maps we can use to explore. In this slideshow, we tour different neighborhoods and eras through the pages of 10 popular novels set in NYC.
Other slideshows for the city's official tourism website include:
Five boroughs in five days? It can be done! All you need is a good pair of walking shoes, an open mind, and our itinerary.
A guide to what to see, do, buy, and eat around the United Nations for the city's official tourism website.
The East Village's 7th Street is like the City's food scene in miniature. Come for brunch, come for lunch, come for dinner—just come hungry. This slideshow for the city's official tourism website covers what to eat and drink along four delicious blocks.
New York City lets you travel the world without leaving the five boroughs. This slideshow shows you how.
These days, Bushwick is New Yorkese for "the hippest neighborhood in town." This slideshow offers the best in art, food, and drink.
Twenty-five years after Spike Lee memorably depicted a day in the life of the neighborhood in Do the Right Thing, Bed-Stuy has shed its volatile reputation and emerged as a must-visit destination.This slideshow shows you why.
Only a few stops on the subway from Midtown Manhattan, Jackson Heights prides itself on being the kind of place where people from elsewhere can feel at home, much like New York City itself.