Merrill Lee Girardeau Author

Merrill Lee Girardeau grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. The recipient of a BA in English and an MFA in Writing, Merrill Lee teaches English to college students and lives in Brooklyn.

10 Restaurants near Christopher Street You Need to Try

The Christopher Street/Sheridan Square area has developed into one of the most popular neighborhoods in New York City. The West Village’s angular streets of historical...

13 Williamsburg Restaurants You Need to Try

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is not just home to the so-called hipster. Like any New York neighborhood, Williamsburg presents a cross-section of many New York cultures. There’s no...

24 Outdoor Restaurants in NYC You Need to Try Right Now

During Summers in New York, you can eat almost every meal outside, whether on a rooftop, a patio, backyard, or boat. Here are 24 fantastic places to eat and drink out of doors in...

7 Popular LGBT-Run Restaurants You Need to Try in NYC

New York’s complex restaurant culture has seen a slow rise of LGBTQ+ chefs and restaurateurs in kitchens across the city. These out figures are leading the way toward progress,...

19 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC You Need to Visit

There’s nothing like a room with a view in New York City. Better yet, an outdoor space where you can bask in the sun and drink in the city at night. One glimpse of the skyline...

Get All the Basics for How to Have a Blast on Fire Island

Anyone looking for a day at the beach should consider a trip to Fire Island. This long, slender strip to the south of Long Island offers white beaches, friendly atmosphere, and a...

This Is Why You Should Try These 10 Park Slope Restaurants Now

Park Slope, Brooklyn is one of the 6 gayborhoods you should definitely know about. This long, thin area, located immediately west of Prospect Park, is filled with street after...

You Need to Visit These 6 LGBTQ Neighborhoods in NYC

Whether you’re a local looking for a new place to hang or a visitor who wants to live your best NYC LGBTQ life for a weekend, a week, or the whole month, here are the most...