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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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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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Fairytale of New York
New York

A Pictoral Fairytale of New York

I’m not ready for Christmas to be over.  There is such a long lead-time towards the big day and then ‘poof’ it’s over.  The British at least have Boxing Day the day after Christmas day itself to drag out the celebrations a bit longer. The British also have the Pogues song ‘Fairytale of New York‘

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Bergdorf NYC
New York

A Luxury Christmas at Bergdorf NYC

Bergdorf Goodman is the grande dame of New York luxury retailers.  Located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th streets since 1899, she is the only New York-centric luxury store left in the city.  All the other department stores have spread their influence outside of New York. (I’m looking at you Saks Fifth Avenue

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Christmas Lights in Brooklyn
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The Ultimate Christmas Time in NYC Experience Includes the Brooklyn Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Display

Spending Christmas time in NYC and thinking about visiting the Christmas lights at Rockefeller Center?  Fuhgettaboudit.  In New York City at Christmas, the spectacle you need to see is Christmas in Brooklyn. No, not the hipster Christmas in Brooklyn you see in Williamsburg or Brooklyn Heights. But OG Christmas in Brooklyn – I’m talking the

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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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