If you want to keep up with NYC news, learn about restaurant openings and closings, the hottest neighborhoods and the most outrageous real estate deals or just to read about fabulous NYC living, here’s a guide to our favorite NYC local blogs and news sites:
screenshot: Gothamist NY
Gothamist is a news and entertainment magazine that covers NYC food and nightlife events and local news. The site updates several times a day, covering everything that happens in New York, from subway crimes to art, entertainment and food events, also featuring interviews, BuzzFeed-style lists (such as NYC Best Bloody Marys) and vintage finds of old-time New York.
For NYC neighborhood news, DNAInfo provides the most updated inside information about NYC five boroughs including crime, education, health, politics, real estate, transportation, sports, art, entertainment, shopping and dining news by neighborhood.
screenshot: Humans of New York
Curbed is a real estate and urban architecture news site, covering NYC housing market by neighborhood, peeking inside celebrities’ homes for sale, providing apartment hunting tips for New Yorkers and following the city’s development (and ruining) plans.
NY Magazine’s Grub Street is NYC guide for restaurant openings and closings and other local food news, also featuring restaurant and bars guides and recommendations, interviews with dining industry figures and recipes.
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York is one of the oldest blogs which documents NYC changes (or its process of going extinct, in the blogger’s words). Established in 2007, the blog uses archive photos to perpetuate closed restaurants, small business, old buildings and the atmosphere in the streets pre-gentrification Manhattan.
Humans of New York is a visual catalogue of New York City residents in all age, ethnicity and occupations. The blog’s creator, photographer Brandon Stanton, displays the unique style and personal stories of thousands of New Yorkers he met randomly on the street. The successful blog is now a bestselling book.