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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 25, 2016
Spring in New York always feels like a small miracle, and watching the city shrug off the monotone grays of winter as it assumes the riotous colors of spring never gets old. Most any park or tree-lined street will do for soaking up the beauty of the budding season, but for a full immersion a ...
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Washington Square Park
April 21, 2016
Nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village ('the Village,' to New Yorkers), and marking the southern end of Fifth Avenue is Washington Square Park.  With its recognizable arch and and large central fountain, the park has a storied history, and has evolved since its first use a public burial ground to a vibrant community space ...
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East River Ferry
April 13, 2016
Before moving to Brooklyn we lived in Midtown Manhattan, far enough from both the Hudson and East Rivers flanking the sides of the island that sometimes long stretches of time passed without a glimpse of the water. The opposite is true of our life now in Brooklyn, where we can see the East River from ...
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
April 5, 2016
Much attention has been focused in recent years on developing New York City waterfront parkland for use by the public. In Manhattan, the Hudson River Greenway runs the entire length of the city's west side stringing together a series of parks and redeveloped piers. On the east side of the island, the East River and ...
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BROOKLYN
Jane's Carousel
April 4, 2016
When the last email of the work week has been sent, we often make our way to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Jane's Carousel. Perched on the edge of the East River overlooking the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and all of Lower Manhattan, Jane's Carousel has most spectacular setting of any carousel in New York. The ...
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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 ...
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EAST VILLAGE
Tompkins Square Park
January 26, 2016
For us, a typical weekend day includes a subway journey to a different New York neighborhood.  We start with lunch, peruse a few shops, and then spend a couple hours in the local playground, followed by a subway ride home ideally before dark.  Recently we visited the East Village, starting with lunch at B&H (127 ...
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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 -- ...
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CHELSEA
Chelsea Piers
July 8, 2010
A huge three-pier complex on the West Side Highway, Chelsea Piers is New York’s answer to suburban living. The sprawling sporting and entertainment paradise has it all – a multi-story golf driving range, swimming pool, world-class gym, Olympic sized skating rink, bowling alley, sun deck, skate park, a kids ball pit, a playground and a ...
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CHELSEA
The Highline
May 27, 2010
You can’t help but LOVE New York City if you take an early evening stroll on The Highline. Not only is the people-watching fantastic but the whole experience will just make you feel cool. The Highline was the old elevated subway system in NYC and after years of sitting dilapidated and unused it has been ...
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Hudson River Park
April 19, 2010
Oftentimes, it is very easy to forget that Manhattan is actually an island -- surrounded by beautiful open water views and wide promenades to stroll and cycle. I have lived here my whole life and I still do a double-take when I catch a glimpse of a boat going by or see more then a ...
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Turtle Back Zoo -- Who Knew?!
January 19, 2010
This past weekend we did a Saturday field trip to New Jersey to a place called Turtle Back Zoo. A quick 14 mile drive from lower Manhattan, the large 15-acre zoo has over 850 animals and it was a truly incredible place to spend the afternoon. Not only was I blown away by the huge ...
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Central Park Zoo
January 19, 2010
The Central Park Zoo is a treat for young kids – especially the separate children’s zoo that has a ton of things to climb around in, an adorable petting zoo, and a HUGE indoor rainforest filled with all kinds of wildlife walking around. While not as expansive as the Bronx Zoo (the real deal zoo ...
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Horse & Buggy ride
September 15, 2009
Oh how I love playing tourist sometimes! And one of my favorite spots to visit is perhaps the crossroads of it all -- the corner of 59th and 5th Avenue. Tiffany’s, The Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwartz, Bergdorf, Barneys, and the entrance to Central Park -- to name a few of the highlights. And I ask ...
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