By Terri Williams, Tue, March 21, 2023
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels
Spring is the perfect time to thoroughly clean all of those areas you’ve neglected during the winter. There are plenty of great tools that can make this chore a lot easier. However, New Yorkers tend not to have a lot of space for storing cleaning tools. But no worries: we found some cool items that don’t take up a lot of space and can be easily stored.
By Rebecca Fishbein, Tue, March 14, 2023
Photo of McSorley’s © James and Karla Murray
Irish Americans have been a part of the New York ecosystem since the colonial era, but they cemented their stamp on this city during a period of mass migration in the 19th century. We owe a lot to the Irish—some of the city’s most beautiful buildings and cathedrals were designed and built by Irish immigrants, for instance. One of the tastier hand-me-downs was the Irish bar, replete with cheap pints, hearty grub, dark lighting, and a slate of bartenders who’ll inspire you to earn their respect. Ahead we’ve rounded up 11 of the best pubs, from old standbys like McSorley’s and Peter McManus Cafe to some lesser-known gems like Sunset Park’s Irish Haven (the bar in The Departed) and Hartley’s in Clinton Hill.
By Lidia Ryan, Mon, February 27, 2023
Photo by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft. See more here.
Living in the Big Apple often means living in a small apartment. Even the grandest townhomes and penthouses tend to be storage-challenged, and this inevitably leads to clutter, disorganization, and even some outside-the-box “hacks.” From turning a stack of suitcases into a nightstand to storing clothes in an oven, New Yorkers have to be creative when it comes to staying organized. We asked professional organizers about the best ways to tackle small spaces, the importance of decluttering, and practical renter-friendly tips.
Tips and tricks this way
By Terri Williams, Thu, February 23, 2023
Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash
Winters in New York City can be brutal, with even our notoriously hot, steam-heated apartments feeling uncomfortable during a cold snap. Thankfully, there are several ways to stay warm in your home, and we’ve researched the best products to keep you toasty during this frigid season. From thick throw blankets and cozy rugs to a towel warmer, these are the best items to keep you warm all winter long.
Full list ahead
By Michelle Cohen, Wed, February 22, 2023
Photo by Jeffrey Zeldman on Flickr
No matter how old or established they may be, New York City neighborhoods are in a constant state of change. With each new chapter, boundaries shift and new architecture and commerce arrive. The Manhattan neighborhood known as Nomad (for its location north of Madison Square Park) is a fine example. Nomad became a top residential choice, as well as an international dining destination and an all-around rising star, at the beginning of the 21st century. The neighborhood stretches from approximately 25th Street to 30th Street between Sixth and Lexington Avenues, but the bounty that surrounds it in the neighborhoods of Chelsea, Midtown, Union Square, and Gramercy knows no bounds.
What to do and see, and where to live in Nomad
By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, February 21, 2023
With all of the unique attractions and over-the-top experiences New York City has to offer, sometimes you just want to have a more casual night. There are several spots across the city that offer fun and frivolity, along with a full food and drink menu. Ahead, find some of the best bars and social clubs that offer activities and games, from axe throwing and mini golf to ping pong and shuffleboard.
Fun, this way
By Terri Williams, Fri, February 3, 2023
Photo courtesy of Casper
Sleeping 7 to 8 hours each night can positively impact your mood, focus, and concentration levels, and also decrease the chances of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health problems. The key to getting a good night’s sleep is creating the right environment to sleep comfortably and soundly. We rounded up the best bedding items of 2023 to help you get quality sleep and wake up refreshed each morning.
Sleep better, feel better
By Lidia Ryan, Tue, January 31, 2023
Red Hook Winery. Photo credit: Sava Studio
When asked why a couple should spend Valentine’s Day at City Winery, CEO and founder, Michael Dorf responded, “Wine not?” Puns aside, he believes “there’s this romantic vibe to wooden barrels — something sexy about a winery.” It’s what he attributes to City Winery hosting so many weddings. Plus, he joked, if you get engaged at his winery, you’re guaranteed to stay married. Time might tell whether or not that’s true, but when it comes to planning a date night, urban wineries are like a more romantic version of the ever-popular urban brewery.
Where to wine and dine
By Lidia Ryan, Fri, January 13, 2023
The holidays are over and we’ve settled into the long month of January. With the sun setting early and the days cold and blustery, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy resolutions of exercising and eating healthy — sitting on a cozy couch and a glass of red wine is so tempting. But, if you’ve decided to partake in dry January (a month free of alcohol), there are a number of spots around New York City that can make it fun. With mocktails and non-alcoholic spirits becoming more and more popular, you don’t have to stay in on Friday and Saturday nights drinking green juice and water! Here are five bars and “liquor” stores serving up alcohol-free libations to keep your January fun and healthy.
Sober spots here
By Lidia Ryan, Tue, December 20, 2022
Photo by Chad Madden on Unsplash
Decorating your home is one of the joys of the holidays. But in New York City, most people don’t have room for a 10-foot Christmas tree or an elaborate display of lights. But that shouldn’t stop even studio dwellers from getting into the spirit! We spoke to interior designers to get some expert tips on how to decorate small spaces for the holidays.
Tips this way