Winter Storm Jonas Takes Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas Takes Manhattan

I think anyone who has lived in New York City for a certain period of time knows that midtown, and Times Square in particular, should be avoided. But snowstorms provide an exception to the rule. Having been through five of…

Sunday, November 22 Sunset

Sunday, November 22 Sunset

Did you catch that gorgeous sunset on Sunday night?

super blood moon

Super Blood Moon

I caught the briefest shot at the “super moon” eclipse from midtown Manhattan (the worst place on earth for astrophotography) when the clouds parted for a few minutes and I looked up from my dinner. It occurred to me that…

Front Row Fourth of July Fireworks

Front row 4th of July fireworks pic.twitter.com/Z1tUIDMdHA — Sara Bogush (@snackish) July 5, 2015 If you lived in New York City prior to 2009, you might recall feeling some angst when the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks relocated from the…

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

Recently I started an exciting new job at One World Trade Center, and took a trip to the observation deck on the top floor.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

I’ve lived in four apartments in the East Village, all tenement buildings around a hundred years old. Each had its quirks: slanted floors, musty smells, leaky pipes or crumbling walls, and railroad bedrooms in sizes that I’m told are illegal….

Yes There Are Good Tacos in NYC

Yes There Are Good Tacos in NYC

I’ve heard people complain that there are no good tacos in New York City–particularly West Coasters who are the worst snobs when it comes to Mexican food. But I’d counter that NYC has really stepped up its taco game in…

the dream house tribeca neon

The Dream House

How you feel inside the Dream House, a 20-year-old light and sound installation located in a Tribeca rowhouse, may ultimately come down to your opinion of wall-to-wall carpeting that’s steeped in Nag Champa smoke. But it’s the noise, that inescapable…

rocket pig sandwich

Rocket Pig

Let’s say that you just spent years perfecting a single sandwich. You might open a little shop with the sandwich as the sole menu item. You might, on the shop’s signage, alert your customers that they’re about to have the…

Breads Bakery cinnamon babka

Breads Bakery

When a man sidles up to you at a bakery and tells you to squeeze the babka, there might be a couple of things going on. Either this is some kind of creepily carb-focused flirting or he’s pretty damned excited…