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 […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes If you have never been to Governors Island, you should set aside three hours on a weekend this summer to go for a visit. Located in New York Harbor, Governors Island is about a 10 minute ferry ride from downtown Manhattan. If you are a […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Long day? Go for a bike ride. Up early on a Saturday? Hop on your bicycle and get going. Bored? Bike. It was a summer evening on the Upper West Side and I wanted to go out for a ride. I started out west towards […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes I decided I am a city bike rider now. Actually, let me back up a few steps. I saw people riding bikes all around the city and wanted to be a part of that group. So much so, I identified bike riding as my intended […]
You are heading to Williamsburg, Brooklyn; home of the hipster.
ACME Smoked Fish Co., located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been in operation since 1906. I discovered the factory when I was walking around the neighborhood and saw a line of trucks with the ACME label. I also started smelling a nice mix of brine and sweet smoke in the air which led me to the doors of this NYC institution.