Wander Woman

NYC

curated curiosities for new york's weirdos and wanderers

The cross-streets off lower Fifth Avenue are some of Manhattan’s most historic and picturesque. Despite being bound by Washington and Union Square, the area feels decidedly residential, with tree-lined sidewalks and ivy-covered brownstones reminiscent of an earlier tim...

Tucked on a quiet, tree-lined street on the Upper East Side, is an elegant townhouse with a Jacobean facade. Few are aware that behind the wrought iron entranceway, lies a treasure trove of artifacts from all over the world, including a narwal tusk, Sir Edmund Hilary’s...

The noun appetizing (as in to eat or serve appetizing) is a Jewish food tradition chiefly localized in New York City. Appetizing spreads typically include a variety of delicacies such as smoked and cured fish, schmears, and homemade salads — colloquially known as “the...

New Yorkers are often criticized for being cold or aloof, but this behavior is as much of a survival mechanism as it is a city-wide character flaw. Every day, we are bombarded by a constant stream of stimuli. In response, we tend to retreat into ourselves, preserving o...

While walking my dog yesterday, I noticed a giant, limestone head sitting outside a brownstone on East 80th Street. I was struck by just how out of place it looked. With the Metropolitan Museum of Art only a few blocks away, it seemed particularly odd that such a beaut...

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