Category: New York

A diorama of the outdoor part of the African Burial Ground National Monument under the shadow of the sankofa symbol.
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Why You Need To Visit The African Burial Ground New York City (+ Learn About Slavery and the Economy of Colonial New York)

The African Burial Ground in New York City is a national monument operated by the National Park Service in Lower Manhattan. One of the most important black historical sites in New York, the African Burial Ground Museum is also one of the coolest little museums in downtown NYC.   The exhibits at the African Burial Ground

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Judith Leiber Bags At MAD Museum in New York | Museum of Arts and Design | Judith Leiber Handbags | Judith Leiber minaudieres| Judith Leiber exhibition
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Go Mad for Judith Leiber Bags At MAD Museum in New York

So many bad MAD jokes that I don’t even where to start. MAD Museum  (also known as the Museum of Arts and Design) in New York City is a small and quirky museum located on the west side of Manhattan. After a morning spent wandering around the area, my children and I stopped by MAD

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Family-Friendly NoMad Neighborhood and Flatiron District NYC
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Family-Friendly NoMad Neighborhood and Flatiron District NYC

Although the Flatiron Building has always been a famous landmark in New York City, the area now known as NoMad has really only been a trendy area in the last few years. With the clean up of Madison Square Park and the Flatiron district going residential, the area has become very family-friendly. Although all these

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Manhattan Helicopter Tour
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A Bird’s Eye View on a Manhattan Helicopter Tour

My relationship with Manhattan is complicated.  Every time I move away, I am drawn back its siren song of wailing sirens, honking taxis and grumpy sales people.  Even now though I live across the pond, I am in New York City at least twice a year.  Manhattan is beautiful, infuriating and alluring – a beautiful

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Star Wars Costumes Exhibit
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Around the World with the Star Wars Costumes Exhibit

Have you ever stopped to think about the fantastical imagery of Star Wars?  I know I hadn’t until I went to see a Smithsonian Institution Traveling exhibit in New York City entitled, Star Wars:  The Power of Costume.  The exhibit is currently at Discovery Times Square, a building that served as the previous home of

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Union Church of Pocantico Hills in New York has all of its stained glass done by modern masters, Matisse and Chagall
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A Modern Masterpiece at the Union Church of Pocantico Hills

Who turns down a free Matisse stained glass window?  The church goers at Pocantico Hills did. They thought the art was just too ‘modern’.  The Chagall was a gift to the Union Church in Pocantico Hills in New York from the Rockefeller family who lived nearby in their Kykuit estate.   Not use to hearing no,

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Brookfield Place in Manhattan
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Brookfield Place in Manhattan, A Steel and Glass Lazarus

Everyone remembers the tragic details of 9/11 and the fall of the World Trade Center buildings.  There were other buildings associated with that disaster which were severely damaged  at the time.  They just didn’t have the spectacular televised downfall of the North and South Towers.  Brookfield Place in Manhattan has emerged from the ashes of

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Fun For Kids: Roosevelt Island Tram in Manhattan

While we were waiting for our table reservation at Serendipity, the famous ice-cream store in Manhattan, we had a couple of hours to wander around.  The cheapest and easiest option was to take the kids down the street from Serendipity and take the Roosevelt Island tram.  For the price of a New York subway ticket,

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Brooklyn on the Hudson in New York

Hudson in New York is the cutest little town you ever did see.  I grew up in New York state and I don’t remember anything remotely this pretty in the area.  After a little bit of digging, I found out why.  Hudson is a trendy little town which has been recently colonised by Brooklynites looking

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