Harlem Hops, located on between 133rd and 134th streets on Adam Clayton Powell Avenue is a must visit beer hall if you are uptown Manhattan.
The beer hall has feels roomy with plenty of seats and space to stand and hangout with friends. Harlem Hops also has a backyard patio with a few chairs and tables if you want to take advantage of nice weather.
Lyndhurst Mansion is around a 45 minutes train ride on Metro-North from Grand Central Station. Off-peak roundtrip train tickets will cost around $21. A quick taxi ride from the Tarrytown train station to the mansion entrance is $7. A one hour small group guided tour of the mansion is $18. While this day trip upstate will cost you around $50, I would recommend it for the architectural and New York history as well as just walking around the grounds and taking pictures.
The Roosevelt Island Tramway is a low cost way to grab some nice ariel photos of the Upper East Side, Downtown Manhattan and Queens.
Momix is a visual meal from a Michelin starred restaurant. The menu starts with an amuse-bouche in the form of Pleiades where a trio of dancers and their double headed batons transform the stage.
Restaurant week is an opportunity to sample new cuisines, broaden culinary palates or simply get into higher end restaurants without breaking the bank.
I visited Aureole in midtown Manhattan for a weekday lunch. The restaurant wasn’t too crowded but it’s always good to make reservations in advance. A new element to restaurant week is the ability to have a meal with or without dessert (difference in price is $26 vs. $32 for lunch.)
Lime Bikes, the dockless bike-sharing company has not yet made its way into New York City. Lime is among a number of start-ups all vying to get into the city. Current options in the city remain docked Citi bikes and bike rentals around NYC. However, I am excited for the future prospect of the on-demand model as well as a mixture of pedal and electric scooters and bikes.
Improving upon an already delicious cocktail, The Tux can be thought of as a refined Old Fashioned. Originally provided to our Refined Chef site by Hanson Dry Bar in Clinton Hill – Brooklyn, NY
The former New York and Putnam railroad has been reborn into a nicely paved pathway that is ideal for distance workouts. I use the trail for bike rides but LSD (long slow distance) day runs would also work.
I split the workout into 3 segments (with one additional option to get home.)
Yes, catfish are one of the many fish species that can be found in New York City’s Central Park. While many people target bass and panfish there are a number of other fish one can catch and the yellow bullhead catfish is one of them.
One beekeeper told me the hive they were harvesting from would yield about 40 pounds of honey! And that is after leaving more than half of the honey in the hives for the bees to and continue to add to for their winter stores.