Your Ultimate Guide to Free Family-Friendly Halloween Events in New York City (And Which Neighborhoods Are Most Kidtastic for Trick-or-Treating)

Prospect Park’s Annual Haunted Walk & Fair (courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance) The Village Halloween Parade, now in it’s 45th year, is legendary. But it’s not necessarily the most family-friendly event if you have young kids. Not only do the swollen crowds along Sixth Avenue make it hard for small children to see much, the … Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide to Free Family-Friendly Halloween Events in New York City (And Which Neighborhoods Are Most Kidtastic for Trick-or-Treating)

Bedbug Violations Are Declining, But Infestations May Not Be

Bedbug violations are falling in New York City. The number of violations dipped more than 28 percent over the past five years, according to an analysis from Localize.city, a website that provides insights about every address in New York City.  Localize.city examined bedbug-related violations issued by the city’s Department of Housing and Preservation Development from … Continue reading Bedbug Violations Are Declining, But Infestations May Not Be

Sun-drenched or sun-starved? Now you can know how much light a building gets

When Melissa Kinski moved into her Lower East Side apartment nearly 25 years ago, she faced a backyard dotted with trees. Her apartment was speckled with sun coming through the leaves during the day. That changed when a 26-story L-shaped hotel went up around her five-story tenement. “I would keep basil, rosemary, mint, a bunch … Continue reading Sun-drenched or sun-starved? Now you can know how much light a building gets