In my opinion Cool New York is one of the best New York City guides available for iPhones/iPads. Wonderful photos with excellently researched reviews and – very important – an offline map to find everything, even when you are not online! It’s absolutely worth the money. Overview of the functions: […]


New York is a very filmmaker friendly state. On their website they announce “there’s almost nothing you can’t capture on film or video in our state.” That sounds pretty promising… And so you’ll find many useful links on http://www.nylovesfilm.com – e.g. for locations, production companies, permits and so on. Permits are only […]

If you want to access free Wi-Fi in a park in NYC this is pretty easy. There are many access points: Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Devoe Park Joyce Kilmer Park: north playground Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 6 Fort Greene Park: around the monument […]

There has been many rumors why NYC is called “The Big Apple” for a long time, but research over the past two decades, primarily by amateur etymologist Barry Popik and Gerald Cohen of Missouri University of Science and Technology, has provided a reasonably clear picture of the term’s history. The […]