My Favorite NYC Bakeries! Part Two: Mille-Feuille

When I’ve travel to New York City alone, I always stay in a tiny studio apartment about a half-block from Central Park on the Upper West Side. The neighborhood is filled with locally owned restaurants, shops, and cafes. I’ve rarely gone wrong ducking into a new place and sitting down to enjoy a meal. I’ve actually discovered some of my …

Summer In The City: See NYC From The Water!

I’m a firm believer that in order to fully experience the magnitude of New York City you have to take it in from various vantage points: from the streets, from an elevated view, and also from the water. Cruises, sightseeing tours and ferries operate year-round but summer is the absolute BEST time to be out on the water. A champagne, …

Explore The City With Me: Vibrant Chinatown

I’ll admit it, my first visit to New York City’s Chinatown I felt overwhelmed. The sights, the sounds, the smells, all so unfamiliar. For first-timers, the fast-paced vibe of some parts of this neighborhood can translate as chaotic. Adding to the complexity is that most of the signs are in Mandarin. Chinatown is home to an estimated 100,000 people, the …

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 …