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Nina is the Engagement and Corporate Communications Analyst for RentHop, a national apartment rental site based in New York City. She moved overseas from Norway three years ago and has since been living and working as an expat in New York, enjoying everything the city has to offer.


What's Good to Do on a Day in Harlem?

(April 13, 2018) - What's good to do on a day in Harlem? The neighborhood is rich in history and offers so much to see. While the more popular neighborhoods that tourists like to check out aren't as far north in Manhattan don't disregard Harlem. Take the short subway ride uptown for some good soul food and activities that go beyond just the normal tourist spots. (read the story...)

What's Good to Do on a Day in SoHo?

(March 02, 2018) - What's good to do on a day in Soho? From shopping to dining and drinking, here are a few fun suggestions. (read the story...)

What's Good to Do on a Day in Washington Heights?

(February 16, 2018) - What's good to do on a day in Washington Heights? From Fort Tryon Park to "La Casa del Mofongo," you'll find plenty to check out here. (read the story...)

What to Do with a Family Over a Winter Weekend in NYC

(February 02, 2018) - NYC is still in its winter months, where going up and down the streets of New York City sightseeing can be cold, and if coupled with a harsh wind chill factor, unbearable. So what else can you do to occupy your time in NYC without freezing any limbs off? Here’s a list of winter activities the whole family can enjoy, even when the temperatures are low. (read the story...)

5 Great Accessible Mexican Restaurants in NYC

(January 26, 2018) - Finding a good spot to eat in New York City can be overwhelming; the options are endless. Here’s a tip for making the process of finding a good spot to eat easier: Pick a cuisine first! One of my go-to cuisines, whether it's for a night at home or a girls' night out, is Mexican food! It’s colorful, delicious, spicy (that depends on the dish of course), and it goes so well with a margarita. Want to know where to go for some delicious Mexican food in New York City? Read on. (read the story...)

6 Women's Clothing Stores You Need to Check Out in NYC

(January 05, 2018) - People come to New York City for the two s’s-sights and shopping. When in NYC, you want to make sure to hit some of the not-so-typical clothing stores. Here are six women's clothing stores worth exploring. (read the story...)

6 Clothing Stores for Men You Need to Check Out When You're in NYC

(December 22, 2017) - New York City is a shopping mecca. No matter your style, New York City has something for everyone. And if you want to explore your personal style, well, you have come to the right city to do just that. New York City, of course, has all of the popular clothing chains, but consider checking out some stores that you won’t be able to find elsewhere. Here are a couple of favorites clothing store options for men. (read the story...)

6 New York Toy Stores Kids Will Love

(December 22, 2017) - For most people, New York City is all about Central Park, the endless dining possibilities, and the sightseeing. But, if you’re traveling with kids, you know the importance of adding some kid activities to the mix-like visiting toy stores! Just like anything else in New York, the city offers a lot of great toy stores. Here are some all-time favorites. (read the story...)

NYC Bakeries to Visit During the Holiday Shopping Rush

(December 11, 2017) - Between all the holiday shopping it is good to take a breather, relax your feet and mind for a little while, and maybe treat yourself to a little refresher in the form of a cup of coffee and a pastry. It’s not always easy to find the perfect spot to relax when you need it which is why I suggest scheduling in a break once in awhile in advance! Here are some of our favorite bakery spots in New York City. (read the story...)

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit in NYC

(December 01, 2017) - Getting into the holiday spirit in New York City is not a difficult thing to do. There are winter villages, the lighting of Christmas trees, the smell of roasted chestnuts, Starbucks holiday cups. You name it. But if those things don’t rub off on you, there are always other ways to get into the holiday spirit in NYC. (read the story...)

5 American Things a Visitor to New York Must Experience

(November 03, 2017) - You’re on your way to New York City. You have your list ready of must-sees while in town; these usually entail seeing Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and so on. But if you’re really in New York City to experience American culture, what should you check out then? Here are five recommendations of things that celebrate American culture. (read the story...)

Where to Get the Best Indian Food in Manhattan

(November 03, 2017) - One of the things that make New York City a city most people want to visit is the diversity. There are so many different things to see, to smell, and let's not forget to eat! If you’re one for flavorful and spicy food, you need to check out some of the Indian restaurants while you’re here. New York City is lucky enough to have so many authentic and delicious restaurants that it is almost hard to pick which one to go to sometimes. Here are five you can check out if you’re looking to try some Indian cuisine in New York City. (read the story...)

Live Music NYC: Concert Venues You Need to Check Out

(October 17, 2017) - Are you coming to New York City, looking to check out some great music but not sure where to go? Well, worry no more. New York City has tons of great venues to check out, easily accessible by public transportation or a cab. Here are just a handful of places to check out, if you haven’t started the search for venues yourself. (read the story...)

Activities in NYC for the Entire Family

(October 13, 2017) - New York City is a great place for a family vacation. While the high number of people who live here, the loud noises, and the constant rushed traffic might not seem that appealing for some, New York City has a lot to offer, even for the littlest visitors. You don’t have to take your kids to Times Square if you don’t want to (although the Disney Store and the M&M shop are a hit, not to mention enchanting places like Gulliver's Gate). Depending on whether you’re traveling with younger or older kids, here are some group activities in NYC that fit the whole family. (read the story...)

New York's Can't-Miss Coffee Shops

(October 05, 2017) - Coffee, coffee, coffee. Like what seems like all the rest of the residents of New York City, I am highly addicted to coffee. NYC is all about high tempo. Caffeine surely helps to keep up with the city. Also, a good cup of coffee is flavorful and delicious. If you’re new to New York City and you’re not sure what spots to hit for your daily caffeine intake, check these recommendations out. (read the story...)

Great Free Under-the-Radar Things to Do in Brooklyn

(September 15, 2017) - Brooklyn is a great place to go in New York City, and I’m not just saying that because I live there. But it really has a lot to offer. Here are five FREE Brooklyn activities to put on your agenda. They'll save you some money and provide some adventure in this amazing borough. (read the story...)

5 Alternatives for a Rainy Day in NYC

(September 15, 2017) - While no one wants it to rain when going on vacation, sometimes it just can’t be helped, even on the temperate streets of New York City. While you can’t control the weather, you can control what to do with your time. Here are five alternative activities that will entertain for hours on end—indoors! (read the story...)

8 Asian Restaurants Not to Miss in NYC

(September 08, 2017) - Asian cuisine provides a variety of options, and that holds true in New York City. You'll find restaurants full of dishes that are flavorful, colorful, and exciting. Here are my top 8 favorite places to satisfy my cravings for Asian food. (read the story...)

Alternative Ideas for Things to Do During the Day on a Visit to NYC

(September 08, 2017) - Although you may have your day agenda in New York City all ready to go, don't miss out on some lesser-known alternative ideas, from Brooklyn to the Bronx to Manhattan. Here are just five things you might want to explore, as an introduction to all that NYC has to offer. (read the story...)

Nighttime Alternatives in NYC

(September 08, 2017) - You’ve probably planned what you want to do in New York City during the day, but what will you be doing at night? Sure, there are thousands of bars in the Big Apple, but there's much more on offer. From culture to sweets to stunning views, here are some great nightlife alternatives in NYC! (read the story...)

NYC Activities for Group Outings

(September 01, 2017) - When going to New York City, few people travel alone. If they do, it’s because they’re visiting someone who lives there. So, of course, you’re going to be looking for things to do together as a group! New York City is the perfect place for a group vacation. There’s so much to see and the city; there are so many options to accommodate your party's size. Check out the following suggestions if you’re looking for something to do with your friends this weekend! (read the story...)

Top 6 Rooftop Bars in NYC

(September 01, 2017) - The calendar has turned to September in NYC, but even with the fall coming on there is plenty of time to check out the city's rooftop bars! Sipping on a cocktail while viewing Manhattan from above is a great way to experience New York City. Here are just a handful of nightlife favorites. (read the story...)

Vintage Shopping in New York City

(August 15, 2017) - You’re in New York City, one of the most desirable shopping destinations in the world. While we understand why you'd want to spend some time walking up and down Fifth Avenue, there are also plenty of stores around where you can score great pieces that won't break the bank. We’re talking vintage, all the way. Here are just a couple worth checking out. (read the story...)

6 Things You Must See in the Financial District

(August 10, 2017) - The Financial District, also known as FiDi, is the southernmost neighborhood in Manhattan. Most people probably recognize famed downtown attractions like Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, which are often shown in movies. As the name suggests, it's also the heart of banking in the city. So what can you see here? Plenty. (read the story...)

Branching Out on the Lower East Side

(July 24, 2017) - The Lower East Side is a nightlife center of New York City, but beyond its many bars and live music halls, there are plenty of great things to check out. Read on for some ideas for branching out on the LES. (read the story...)


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