Uncommons Board Game Cafe

In the heart of Greenwich Village on the campus of New York University, is a tiny green shop with coffee and board games. There is a wall stacked from floor to ceiling with brightly colored boxes.  Two rooms with large, wooden tables welcome guests to play at the Uncommons Board Game Cafe.  http://uncommonsnyc.com/ We love seeking […]

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Hark! The Angels are Singing

“Merry Christmas! For 320 years, the people of Trinity Church have been saying Merry Christmas to each other,” was the reverend’s opening greeting.  I looked around me at the hundreds of people squeezing into pews with many more standing for the Christmas Eve service at Trinity Church on Wall Street. People were excited and in […]

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Best Eats of New York City

When you’re on your feet racking up 10 miles a day in sightseeing, meals play a big part in the level of enjoyment during your trip. Much of the time, we spent searching for food when we were most desperate and groaning over the number of choices to pick through. That’s a good problem to […]

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Chess Masters and Bubble Makers in Central Park

For a first-time visitor to the Big Apple, the “New York State of Mind” was more like planning three moves ahead in a strategic board game. Knowing which subway line to take, where to find a good place to eat, or how to navigate our whereabouts without a phone’s GPS coordinates took a little patience […]

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Photobombing with Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama

We love going to museums to learn more about history and experience art firsthand. But sometimes, we just want to let loose and have a good belly laugh. One of the more unique places to visit in New York City is Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum where you can rub shoulders with international celebrities of a […]

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Lady Liberty from Afar

It wouldn’t feel right to visit the island of Manhattan and never see the water. The Statue of Liberty is a tourist destination that seems more than just a selfie opportunity. Visitors flock to the monument as a source of America’s heritage and the welcome invitation she presents to the world. Generations of citizens descend […]

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The Christmas that took our Breath Away

It was as if we were walking in place. The wind cut through us, all limbs scrambling forward just to make it another block. I pinched my hood underneath my chin to keep it from brushing back, fighting the gusts of wind that swarmed the streets. We snuck into a bakery for a few moments […]

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