By Seth Fera-Schanes Here is a project for New York City residents and incoming tourists. Dedicate one weekend day to explore the city. Like really explore. Get out the door at 9am and start walking. Not a few blocks. Not one specific neighborhood. Like 8 miles of traversing […]
By Denise Oliveira If you regularly pour over the crossword puzzle in The New York Times, and jealously follow along while a lucky contestant gets to play a puzzle with Will Shortz on NPR every weekend, then you should pack your bags and head to Mohonk Mountain House this […]
By Marsha Clarke If you live anywhere on God’s green earth I’m willing to bet that you have a friend of Caribbean descent, especially if you live in NYC. You probably noticed that by the start of every summer they mysteriously disappear never to be heard of until […]
Free activity is a phrase that will turn heads in the city. Free summer movies in the park, free wine and beer at a gallery opening and a personal favorite, free kayaking. If you are in the mood for an outdoor activity, the Downtown Boathouse and Manhattan Community […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes The burden of friendship hits nearly every recent New York City transplant. People from all over the world want to visit the city because it is a capital of culture, finance and food. It is the most populated city in the United States. It is […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes An enigma among New York City neighborhoods, Vinegar Hill is a small area of Brooklyn nestled between D.U.M.B.O and the Brooklyn Naval Yard. Stand on a corner and face one direction and you are met with cobblestone streets and seemingly abandoned houses that could be straight […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Ottomanelli’s Wine and Burger Bar, located on 111th street and 5th avenue in Harlem offers live jazz on Saturday and Sunday, featuring the talented Stephanie Jones (who also brings her Jazz knowledge to Full Access as a contributing editor.) The Ottomanelli in the name of the […]
If you haven’t been to Brooklyn Bridge Park – the 1.3-mile waterfront stretch along the East River, just west of Brooklyn Heights – here are 21 great reasons why you should. It’s a great place to spend an entire day, just take a stroll, or share a meal with friends. It’s easy to get to by subway (any of the stops in or around Brooklyn Heights) or via water taxi from Manhattan.
We’re all told that doing yoga is one of the best antidotes to the crazed pace of New York life. But when a class costs as much as $20 a pop, it’s just not feasible for many people. The good news is, there are studios around the city that help you get Zen without going broke. Here is a sampling of yoga studios that offer pay-what-you-can, donation-based classes.
By Seth Fera-Schanes A bike is a great way to explore new areas of New York, especially after you have lived in the city for an extended amount of time. I have covered a lot of ground in this city by walking or with public transit but am […]