April 21, 2016
Tucked into vacant lots and unused corners of the city, New York's Community Gardens can feel like a real discovery when you happen upon them. Two months ago we exited the subway at 2nd Avenue on our way to brunch and came face-to-face with the Liz Christy Community Garden. How I've missed it all these ...
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park
April 4, 2016
The track surrounding the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park is an amazing place to break a sweat and take in spectacular views of the city. For me, it's my best bet for squeezing in a workout, as the track is only 1.58 miles, making one or two laps achievable for the unbuff. Even in the ...
New York Historical Society
January 26, 2016
The New York Historical Society is a surprisingly awesome place to visit with kids. There’s less mania than the big museums, and we’ve had great luck with their special exhibits, which cater to adults and children alike. This winter we visited their annual train exhibit as well as Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York ...
Make Meaning -- Art Space for Kids, young and old
November 4, 2010
Paint-a-pot... step aside. I think your days are numbered. Make Meaning recently opened its doors on the Upper West Side and they are definitely on to something! The gigantic, walk-in creativity center offers a place where parents and their kids can sit together and work side by side on a variety of creative projects -- ...
Things to do on a beautiful sunny day. NYC museums!
April 23, 2010
So recently I had a really terrible idea. It was pouring horizontal rain, freezing cold AND the schools were all closed for spring break… and for some reason, I decided it would be a truly excellent idea to take one of my girls to the Planetarium at the Natural History Museum. The good news was ...