Every Monday evening, Lenox Coffee turns into the best open mic night in Harlem. The kick-off starts at 7:30 and ends when the locals feel like going home (sometimes past 11pm.)
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In one word; absolutely! While New York City summers can be hot, humid and smelly (I am really selling you on this right now) there is a range of activities and you have the opportunity to take advantage of the long days to explore so many new neighborhoods.
The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic is an annual bike race in the historic Mount Morris district in Harlem. The race occurs every Father’s day in June and has been going on for 46 years!
A few neighborhoods I like to visit are the South Bronx, Astoria in Queens, Brooklyn Heights and Financial District in Manhattan. I am always up for a quick ride on the Staten Island Ferry as well.
Stunning seaside towns, incredible food and an all around relaxed atmosphere are just a few reasons to get your travel plans together for a trip to the Puglia region in southern Italy.
Justify. Justify. Justify. The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes for the coveted and rarest of sports achievements; the triple crown.
Capture the magic of the setting sun against the roofs while sipping a beer from any of the hilltops throughout the city.
Anyone in New York City can participate in a community garden. The requirements are simple: find a garden plot, apply and then have enough patience to wait until a space opens up. If the wait time is long, don’t fret since there are hundreds of plots around the city through NYC Parks Green Thumb.
A fun weekend summer option from New York City is found in Niagara Falls, NY. A 6.5 hour drive from Manhattan or a quick and relatively cheap flight into Buffalo airport makes this a great way to spent 48 hours.
Manhattanhenge, this ‘couple-times-a-year’ event continues to grow in popularity. It’s free, it juxtaposes a beautiful sunset with the dense NYC urban skyline and most importantly it’s as instagram worthy as any food item you love dripping with melted cheese.