Category: Things to do in New York City

New York City activities, walking tours, sightseeing, theater, events and exploring one of the biggest cities in the world.

Noguchi Museum

Located in Long Island City, next to the East River, the museum does take a little effort to get there but the the traveler will be happily rewarded.

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Must Visit Midtown Libraries

We all recognize some of the historical or interesting places in the cities where we live.  And we all fall into the pattern of being comfortable excusing ourselves as being too busy to go or rationalizing we will visit another day.  Those days turn into months which turn into years.  I am guilty of this and the Morgan Library is a prime example.  It’s right on Madison Avenue and I have literally passed it 1,000 times.  And finally, one rainy Friday evening, I forced myself to walk through the doors and couldn’t have been happier.

Where to Buy the Best Christmas Trees in New York City

If you grew up outside of New York and now live in the city, you are faced with an annual dilemma that involves the purchasing of a live Christmas Tree.

Every year, right after Thanksgiving, tree stands are set-up throughout the city.  They are filled with douglas firs, frasers and balsam firs.  Friendly staff are stationed at these stands 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Christmas.

As fun as it is to see experience the sights and smells of fresh trees all around the city, there is a glaring problem.  These trees range anywhere from $80 to $200 for trees starting at 5 feet.

Croton Gorge Park: Half Day Adventure Outside New York City

Wanting to escape city living, at least for a couple hours on the weekend can be pretty straightforward in New York.

Case in point, Croton Gorge Park is 40 miles north of Manhattan (if you have a car) or you can take the Metro North Train to the Croton on Hudson stop.  Note: if you take the train you will then need to take a car service for the remaining 2.5 miles to the park (and remember this because I will revisit it later.)

Open House: Weekend Adventures

By Seth Fera-Schanes Want to feel like the 1 percent in nyc?  It’s quite simple, really.  Download any number of real estate apps (my personal choice in Trulia) and head to the advanced filters page.  Select the ‘open house’ box to highlight properties in your area, or any […]