Big City Lights

Visiting New York has been on my wishlist ever since I was a kid with starry eyes admiring the skaters at Rockefeller Center and the lights of Times Square on New Year’s Eve. I could only imagine what the Big Apple might be like as the crazy, magical place that flashed through our TV set […]

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Walking the High Line

Above the streets, we glide, walking on air with buildings all around us.  The High Line is our view of the city while in its midst, glimmering with reflections from above. Formally an elevated railroad, this New York City park stretches 1.45 miles from the shore of Hudson Yards to the Chelsea Market in west […]

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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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