NYC Skyline view from Pilot floating bar

Summer’s sultry breezes and languid evenings leave little excuse to not get out and enjoy all the romantic nooks, top-notch dining spots, bougie bars and all-around awesome outdoor activities that New York City has to offer. We’ve asked six of New York City’s best travel writers to let us in on their favorite summer date […]

Lincoln Center Revson Fountain

Lincoln Center sits in the middle of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It is home to some of the most revered performing arts companies in the world. This vast complex was built to invigorate the neighborhood during the city’s lean and mean 1960s. It has several dozen world-class indoor and outdoor performance spaces. Lincoln Center is […]

Red Hook Boaters Paddle Camille

Both weather and calendar confirm that summer unofficially begins this weekend. And to help you kick it off, I offer you my second installment of the Best Paddling in New York City: Brooklyn. So grab your sunscreen and sense of adventure and head to the rivers, marshes and lakes of Brooklyn New York. You can […]

Bronx River Paddle

This summer, offMetro is introducing a new column focusing on discovering New York City through its waterways. I’m excited to be spending much of the summer exploring the five boroughs in my new foldable kayak (a perfect fit for my tiny apartment). I’ll be writing about my experiences, as offMetro’s first ever “floating reporter” in a bi-weekly […]

Teatown-Lake-Preserve-Ossining-NY

As the crocuses triumphantly rise from the cold earth, families can rejoice. That stir-crazy feeling of being cooped up inside all winter will give way to the excitement of getting outside and for some new parents, their first real adventure with a baby in tow. Heading outdoors with an infant can be challenging, so these […]

EARTH DAY

In 1969, a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California prompted then U.S Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, to create the first ever Earth Day. He felt encouraging students to take action while raising awareness about pollution could put environmental protection on the national political agenda. Fast forward more than 50 years later, we’re still […]

Earth Day NYC

It’s officially Earth Month and we’re excited for the upcoming events surrounding sustainability that comes with it. The pinnacle of all Earth Month events is, of course, Earth Day NYC which, will take over Union Square on April 15th. Billed as the “most high-traffic Earth Day event in the country”, the event promises to be both […]

film set clapper

New York City is a great city for film buffs. Many legendary motion pictures were shot here, plus there are a slew of film festivals that celebrate the industry in grand style. These festivals give film lovers a chance to see an array of interesting movies, often before they are released and in the presence […]

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

Each year, as winter slowly loosens its grip, flower-happy urbanites make their way to the Bronx to witness an explosion of floral artistry. It’s time for the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, a utopia of fragrance and color. This year’s event features installations by acclaimed Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost, so […]