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Calendar Highlights- August

Summer may be winding down but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the New York City sunshine before the Autumn leaves start falling. As always, if you attend one of these events post a picture on Instagram and tag us; or if you think of something we missed mention it in the comments […]

The “Trump Slump” Hits Home
How NYC’s Least Favorite Son is Hurting Tourism – and What We Can Do About It

Historically, New York City has acted as America’s proverbial canary in the coal mine. The city is forever finding itself on the forefront of cultural and economic trends that begin on the shores of the Hudson before winding their way into the nation’s heartland. So, it should come as no surprise that the repercussions of […]

Calendar Highlights- July

In New York City, as in most places in America, July makes people think of Fireworks. And while the city does put on what is, arguably, the single greatest pyrotechnic display in the country, there’s much more to do and see in New York after the Independence Day festivities are over. Here are a few […]

Calendar Highlights – JUNE

Dear Readers, Happy June! Summer is arguably the most exciting, fun filled season to visit NYC. As such, the list of concerts, cultural offerings, food fests, performances and parades can quickly become overwhelming. How should you spend your time? What can you do right now in New York that you can’t do at any other […]

Calendar Highlight: The New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

Each year, The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx heralds the coming spring by transforming the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into the ultimate garden party- the annual Orchid Show. This year’s theme, Thailand, gives the dedicated garden staff a lot to work with. Thailand is home to over 1,200 native orchid species including the […]

Event: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Ahhhh Christmas, most commercial of all holidays! Full disclosure, I’m a total Scrooge. I would happily let this holiday pass me by without so much as hanging a wreath. I couldn’t care less about mistletoe, or tinsel, or overweight geriatrics in red suits. But I have kids. And, as a Mom, I’m socially and morally […]

Simple Pleasures: Manhattan Bookstores

Rainy days in NYC are some of my favorites. They have a special ambiance, an almost romantic feel to them. Gray, wet mornings in the city call for comfy sweaters, strong coffee or thick hot chocolate with little marshmallows and, above all, a good book. My love affair with books began early. There are photographs […]

Calendar Highlight: The Procession of Ghouls

New York City has certain beloved, Halloween traditions that, if you happen to be visiting as October draws to a close, you’re invited to be a part of. Perhaps the most famous and riotous of these is The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. I’ve marched in the parade once and attended it numerous other times and […]

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