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Ink and the City!

Let me begin by saying, for the record, I LOVE the New York Historical Society. Why this place isn’t on every tourists’ “must see” list is beyond me.  The miracle of this incredible institution (New York City’s oldest museum, founded way back in 1804) begins to unfold the moment you step inside.  Just to the left […]

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 […]

Calendar Highlight: The Feast of San Gennaro

New York City’s yearly calendar is filled with “Must See” events. Cultural and culinary celebrations, parades and performances, holidays and festivals.     One of these is The Feast of San Gennaro. Originally a religious celebration begun in Naples, the feast arrived in New York in 1926 when Italian Immigrants who lived on and around Little […]

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