New York City Travel Tips
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Essex Street Market, with its old-school butcher and fishmonger, and towering shelves stocked with items that can fulfill any grocery list, not to mention cafés, bakeries, and food stalls, is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. It’s the kind of place where tourists might come in off the street to take a break […]
New York is many things—bright, loud, busy. As some visitors have noticed, it may not be the cleanest metropolis America has to offer. But it’s alive and exciting and for all its flaws, the city gives back in so many ways. One of those ways is when the snow starts to fall, dusting the city’s […]
Chinatown in New York is a lively, historic neighborhood packed with restaurants, boba “bubble” tea cafés, souvenir shops and much more. You’ll want to leave plenty of time to explore this culturally fascinating corner of the city, but don’t forget to take a break so you don’t run out of steam. Here are a few […]
Union Square is one of the most perfect, most quintessential people-watching spots in New York City. In one condensed location, you’re likely to see competitive games of chess in action, chanting Hare Krishnas eagerly passing out pamphlets, and the crowded, popular farmer’s market selling goods from Upstate New York farms. Or you might see […]
Greenwich Village earned its bohemian reputation early on, and artists and free-spirits of all stripes still flock here today. There’s a nice mix of tourists, locals, and students, and it is home to some of the oldest cafés and restaurants in the city. You could spend an entire day exploring the narrow cobblestone streets and […]
…The Village’s Hot Brews The bohemian reputation of Greenwich Village largely evolved out of the coffeehouse culture of the 1960s. Bob Dylan, newly arrived in town and only 19 years old, sang folk songs at Café Wha?. Jimi Hendrix played here, Lenny Bruce did standup, and Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul and Mary served […]
Abandoned Hospital Tour on Ellis Island If you join us on our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour, you’ll notice a cluster of buildings on the south side of Ellis Island, set apart from the main museum. These buildings make up the island’s hospital complex which until fairly recently, had been abandoned and left […]
Some of New York’s most fashionable buildings are located around the High Line; fitting since Chelsea has become the most desirable neighborhood in the city in the last decade. Some of the newer buildings are products of a luxury condo boom, while others have been around for a bit longer and are enjoying the nouveau […]
On Dec. 19th and Dec. 20th the Philharmonic performs “Winter Wonderland,” “O Tannenbaum,” and a medley of Irving Berlin classics like “White Christmas” and “Happy Holiday,” and a carol sing-along that will warm your spirits. Plus: a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Whoopi Goldberg on Dec. 19 and Mo Rocca on Dec. 20. […]
For years as Christians celebrated at home, Jews needed an option for what to eat on Xmas and Chinese was the answer. This fun tradition has begun to spread outside of the Jewish community and for some families, even the most devout Christmas celebrators, have begun to embarrass festivities. Chinatowneateries can be pretty busy year […]
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