New York Road Runners Club Midnight New Year’s Eve Race

By Seth Fera-Schanes I think I just described everything in the title but allow me to expand a bit.  I ran the annual midnight New Year’s Eve race through Central Park this year. This event is a great way to ring in the new year.  Join a couple […]


Times Square 2014

By Seth Fera-Schanes Are you ready to say goodbye to 2013 and welcome in 2014?  Have you ever considered ringing in the new year in the middle of Times Square?  It will be cold and once you are in you are committed to spending the next 6-8 hours […]

The Life of a Christmas Tree in NYC

By Seth Fera-Schanes Starting immediately after Thanksgiving, Christmas tree stands spring up all over the city.  The fresh Noble and Douglas pines are trucked in from Canada and in typical NYC fashion are not cheap.  I have seen 7 foot trees selling for $130 (no joke.) For the […]

National Academy Museum

By Seth Fera-Schanes Museum mile, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is home to the Guggenheim, Cooper-Hewitt, Met and a handful of other world class museums.  I typically visit the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) mainly due to the volume of pieces and history it houses.  If you […]

Let the Shopping Begin

By Seth Fera-Schanes It might not be the equivalent to Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other gimmicky “go spend money day” but right around Thanksgiving many of the city’s local artists leave their Brooklyn and Chelsea studios to peddle their wares on the streets of New York.  […]

Winter Farmer’s Market

By Seth Fera-Schanes We are one week into December and the Union Square Farmer’s Market is still going strong.  You will notice a shift in products with more root vegetables and an abundance of hot apple cider but the vendors are still out there in the cold offering […]

Street Art in Williamsburg Brooklyn

Local artists have been finding space all around Williamsburg to add their artwork.  There are some great pieces in the neighborhood and I would highly recommend spending a few hours walking around and taking some pictures.  If you are coming in from Manhattan, just ride the L train and get off on the Bedford stop in Brooklyn.  You can find some of the art on North 14th street and Wythe Avenue (or in the general area.)