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Surfers Mobilize for Post-Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Humanitarian and former professional surfer Jon Rose is leading an effort to help rebuild post-Sandy devastation. As a first responder to the surf-community, Jon’s non-profit organization, Waves For Water, will lead a focused effort to remove storm debris and assist with other basic survival needs associated with the catastrophic storm. read more »

Funky, fun....FREE, in NYC

CityPASS holders already know the incredible bargains awaiting them in New York City at major Manhattan attractions like The Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty as well as other Big Apple draws. But did you know there are other inexpensive adventures available to you in this “city that never sleeps?” And pssst, many of the best ones are free! read more »

Bear Mountain Cruise: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Throughout September and October, Circle Line vessels will be winding their way up the Hudson as you absorb the unrivaled views of The Palisades in all of their natural beauty. Take the perfect snapshot of radiant fall foliage, or enjoy a good conversation with friends and family. Whatever you desire, Circle Line’s Bear Mountain Cruises are the best way to relax this fall. read more »

Fall's Must See Trees: Autumn Leaves in NYC

New York is famed for tall buildings and expansive skylines, but come autumn there’s one more reason to tilt your head up toward the heavens: the canopy of blush-bursting trees that dot the skies of this delightful city with an explosion of color. Come every October, in Manhattan’s best parks and nearby boroughs, nature takes over to form a kaleidoscope of light rivaling the best of Broadway and all the windows of Fifth Avenue’s finest boutiques combined. Here are just a few sweet (and free!) spots to take a stroll under these leafy skyscrapers and enjoy a cascading view of lush red, brown and golden hues. read more »

Tips on Tipping: What Are Your Tipping Tendencies?

Last year, getting out of a cab in Kyoto, I paid my fare and tried to give the driver a tip. His face winced as though I had insulted him and, to my surprise, he insisted on giving my change. All of it. The same happened with the bellman who helped me with my bags at the hotel. Looking curiously at the yen I pressed into his palm, he asked, “This is for me?” read more »

An English Girl's View of New York City

Women all around the world have undoubtedly been drawn to the glamour and ultimate lifestyle that New York City brings to many of our favourite female film characters: the romance between Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle, the success of career-driven Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30, the raunchy adventures of Piper Perabo in Coyote Ugly and obviously the alluring lifestyle of the entire Sex and The City cast. read more »

No Doubt, Mariah Carey to Kick Off NFL Season

Football fans and music fans alike can delight in the NFL’s pre-game performances by Mariah Carey and No Doubt that kick off this year’s football season on September 5. The Grammy award-winning artists are set to perform at Rockefeller Center just before the season opener between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. read more »

Traveling with a Teen in NYC

Longing for some uninterrupted time with our only child, my husband and I agreed that we needed a family vacation. Bribing is not necessarily the best parenting practice. However, the opportunities to travel with our insanely busy college-age son, Weston, are dwindling. So we made him an offer he couldn’t refuse–an all expense-paid trip to New York City. read more »

Discovering New York's City Island

City Island is a fun day trip for adventurous visitors willing to leave Manhattan and travel off the beaten path. Located up in the Bronx (one of New York City’s 5 boroughs), this tiny community is surrounded by the Long Island Sound on one side and Eastchester Bay on the other, and is one of New York City’s hidden treasures. It has a rich maritime history. City Island was an English settlement in the 1600s, home to oystermen and Hellgate pilots (who guided ships through treacherous waters) in the 1700s and 1800s, and a boatbuilding center from the 1800s through the mid-20th century. During World Wars I and II, many of the military’s tugboats, minesweepers and PT boats were produced here. Later on, several America’s Cup-winning sloops were constructed at island shipyards too. Today, City Island is mainly a residential community, with knockout water views and a small-town feel that’s unusual for New York City. Its charm lies in the fact that it’s totally un-touristy.

 

 

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Five Best NYC Museum Exhibits for Kids

Kids have the attention span of, well, kids. When taking the little ones to a museum it is possible to avoid the dreaded “I’m bored” and “Can we go yet?” Here are five museum exhibits in New York to visit that will keep your kids entertained and have them instead asking you, “When can we go back?” read more »

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