The Merchant House is a taste of Old New York in the East Village and a place I had walked past a thousand times without giving a second thought that something historic was right in front of me.
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This is a recommended visit for families and fans of magic. You can plan to spend about 1/2 hour in the museum.
The New York City Fire Museum is a recommended visit for families and people visiting the city on a weekend looking for an activity that will take about one hour.
The South County Trailway is a relatively flat, well maintained trail that was part of the Old Putnam Railway line. It is one of 4 segments from the train’s path that have been repurposed for public use. The trail starts at the top of Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and continues north for just under 15 miles.
Fall is the perfect time for a Metro North train ride up into the Hudson Valley and worth spending a full weekend day outside the city. With apps like All Trails you can get information on a number of hikes to easily plan your trip in advance.
Dreamstates is currently on a limited release tour across the United States and was shown at Harlem Stage on Friday. The film, written and directed by Anisia Uzeyman and starring both the director and Saul Williams engages the audience with it’s imagery of the United States, limited dialogue but puissant interactions between the two main characters and a deeply thoughtful soundtrack.
Harlem Stage kicked off their fall season with an incredibly welcoming open house on September 16th. Performances included spoken word, dance, jazz and even a drum circle.
5 cities, 5 incredible experiences as my dad and I traveled through the Apulia Region of Southern Italy. In addition to the food (which alone is reason enough to make the trip) the walking, history, architecture and people make this an adventure to consider for future travel planning.
An 8 hour flight from New York JFK into Rome Leonardo da Vinci airport. A 4 hour train ride southeast into Bari. Another 2 hour train ride further south into Lecce. And a 45 minute cab ride over to Otranto on the Adriatic Sea.
A bit of a trek, but well worth it to explore and eat my way through the Apulia Region of Italy.
Mizuna is a versatile leaf that can be added to a salad such as this or lightly sautéed. I like the shape and texture of the leaves because they have a slight crispness to them. The hearts of palm, goat cheese and artichoke hearts round this dish out nicely.