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Borough by borough, day after day, seeking the little details that make NYC great.

Warm October Afernoon in Riverside Park

By Seth Fera-Schanes Riverside Park is located on the westside of Manhattan and runs parallel with the Hudson River.  This is one of my favorite areas in all of New York. On any given day you will see locals running or bike riding up and down one of […]


Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum

Located in Washington Heights right off the 1 train on 153rd st., Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum is worth the trip.  Plan on spending 1-2 hours to walk the grounds and look for some of NYC past famous residents.  Also,  while you are exploring try and find the plaque that marks this place as one of the battlegrounds of the Revolutionary War.

Strike, Spare, Gutterball

Remember bowling in your hometown when you were growing up?  20 lanes, bright overhead lights, arcade games and shoes that never quite matched.  This was an affordable past time first done with family, then high school friends, then again with the same high school friends but after you had moved away and were back visiting; the last example being primarily for cheap beer.

NYC Likes Cool Products

By Seth Fera-Schanes What do you get when you combine a fish tank and an indoor garden?  Aqualibrium. Here is the quick back story.  I like to walk around the Union Square Farmer’s Market most Saturday mornings.  I met a guy who along with his friends started a […]

Who Wants to Buy an Expensive Pumpkin?

It is October and pumpkins are in every grocery store, bodega and farmer’s market ranging from  $20 to $100 (you can find some cheaper options so don’t totally freak out.)  These are not the prices that I remember from my childhood but tis the season and I want to make a jack-o-lantern so what am I to do?

Doughnut Plant and Hotel Chelsea

Hotel Chelsea is a New York City landmark and has been home to writers, artists, musicians and poets since it first opened in 1885. The added benefit of visiting the hotel today is a Doughnut Plant location in the first floor retail space that offers some of the best doughnuts in the city.

Abracadabra in New York City

It is October and New Yorker’s are settling into their fall schedules.  Part of the schedule is thinking about and preparing for Halloween at the end of the month.  This is a notable holiday in the city with parties, parades and then some more parties. Retailers recognize the […]

Makana Hawaiian BBQ

Makana Hawaiian & Japanese BBQ features a melting pot of popular dishes not usually found outside of Hawaii, and certainly rarely east of Los Angeles.  To see that Makana is successful enough to open a second branch in NYC is a real treat.

Crave Fishbar

By Louise Simon.  You can follow more of her work at Appearance for Less. After a year of walking past Crave Fishbar and repeatedly saying, “we should try this place”, last Saturday, we finally tried it.  Being from Sydney, we are always looking for a good seafood fix […]