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A Taste Of The City At Home

Spring solo trip to New York City: Cancelled. Fall family trip to New York City: Suspended. These realities have been totally disappointing. Understandable, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, but difficult nonetheless. One small consolation and a fun way to stay connected to the city that I love during this time has been through home delivery of some of …

Holding On To What We Know: New York City Will Rise.

The city that never sleeps has taken a deep exhale and is closing her eyes. Streets are nearly vacant, subway cars empty and many businesses shuttered. The rush of humanity has dispersed, hunkering down for the sake of selves and community. This forced slumber, though scary and unknown, is best characterized as a nap. It’s not the catnap that we’d …

Pier 17 Brooklyn Bridge

Things to do FOR FREE in NYC! Part Four: Brooklyn Bridge

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is an unforgettable experience. Even if you’re only in the city for a short time, it is totally worth doing. Here’s why: The view of the Manhattan skyline. When you’re in the city it’s easy to lose your perspective surrounded by all the skyscrapers. But take the subway just a few stops away and you’re …

Clock at Grand Central

Things to do FOR FREE in NYC! Part Three: Grand Central Terminal

A walk through Grand Central Terminal feels like taking a step back in time. When I’m there, I feel connected to present-day humanity because of the sheer number of people scurrying about but I also feel connected to the generations before me; the history in the building is palpable. It’s a quintessential New York experience that should be near the …

Things to do FOR FREE in NYC! Part Two: New York Public Library

The iconic New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman building, is an absolute must-see on your trip to New York City. Opened to the public in 1911, this majestic Beaux Artes style building is a stunner. From the grand marble entry at Astor Hall with its vaulted ceilings and soaring archways to the hand-painted McGraw Rotunda and the numerous research …