Tag: Seth Fera-Schanes

30 Reasons to Visit Switzerland

Swiss Cities Immaculate might be the perfect way to describe cities in Switzerland. I was hard-pressed to find so much as a stray wrapper as I walked around and explored. Transportation within and between cities is also a thing of (Swiss) precision. The trains are on-time, run consistently […]

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Spring In Switzerland

There are plenty of direct flights and deals from New York City area airports to Switzerland. With a flight time of just under 8 hours outbound, Switzerland should be a consideration for your next trip. On a recent adventure to the country, I was able to visit 4 […]

Maimouna Youssef At Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage continues to build upon its already strong programming.  This was very much evident in a recent performance I saw featuring Maimouna Youssef (aka MuMu Fresh.)  The Grammy-nominated artist frequently performs with The Roots and has appeared twice on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert; once with August Greene (8 […]

Incredible Bike Ride in Putnam and Westchester Counties

Have you ever stood on the Metro-North train platform on a Saturday morning and seen groups of people looking like they are ready for a bike race?  They are most likely heading upstate to take advantage of a number of bike paths and trails found just outside the city.  

One of these rides begins in Brewster, NY.  Metro-North runs approximately once at hour on the weekends to this town in Putnam County.  From the train station, it is one mile to the entrance and start of the Putnam Trailway.

Harlem Hops Beer Hall

Harlem Hops, located on between 133rd and 134th streets on Adam Clayton Powell Avenue is a must visit beer hall if you are uptown Manhattan.  

The beer hall has feels roomy with plenty of seats and space to stand and hangout with friends.  Harlem Hops also has a backyard patio with a few chairs and tables if you want to take advantage of nice weather.

Visit Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown

Lyndhurst Mansion is around a 45 minutes train ride on Metro-North from Grand Central Station.  Off-peak roundtrip train tickets will cost around $21.  A quick taxi ride from the Tarrytown train station to the mansion entrance is $7.  A one hour small group guided tour of the mansion is $18.  While this day trip upstate will cost you around $50, I would recommend it for the architectural and New York history as well as just walking around the grounds and taking pictures.