New York City

Lincoln Highway Begins In New York City

by Sandra Foyt

There is no Lincoln Highway marker in New York City. Even in 1913, Times Square was more of a ceremonial origination point rather than the beginning of an actual roadway. And yet it made sense then, as it does now, to begin in New York […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island: a Family-Friendly Budget NYC Hotel

by Sandra Foyt

The best-kept secret to finding a budget NYC hotel is that there’s more to the Big Apple than Midtown Manhattan. New York City is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and the often-forgotten Staten Island.  Because it’s frequently overlooked, Staten Island lodging […]

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Pearl River Mart – NYC Shopping At Its Quirkiest

by Gina Martin

We don’t always shop in SoHo, one of New York City’s most hip and swanky neighborhoods, but when we do, we make sure to stop by Pearl River Mart. Pearl River Mart is not what you’d call upscale, but for pure quirky imported goodness, it […]

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Adventure to Fitness Introduces High Energy DVDs for Families

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Have your kids come home from school raving about an adventure with a guy named Mr. Marc and their travels through the Big Apple or maybe ancient China.  If so, their school participates in the Adventure to Fitness program designed to keep kids physically fit […]

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A September 11 Memorial Story: The Survivor Tree

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The National September 11 Memorial is not an easy place to visit. It is undoubtedly beautiful – well conceived with classic style; but even on a sunny summer’s day the waterfalls and reflecting pools mirror back more than the surrounding construction and newly planted trees. […]

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Hotel Review: Andaz Wall Street in New York City

by Gina Martin

The New York City Downtown area and Financial District has been developing into a residential and tourism area over the past several years. I recently stayed at the Andaz Wall Street, and highly recommend it for everyone – families, singles, couples, you name it. With […]

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Brooklyn sea lion represents!

by Sandra Foyt

Brooklyn’s most charming ambassador greeted us with with a practiced showmanship, acrobatic hip hop moves, and a resounding fish-scented cheer. Video: Brooklyn Sea Lion Represents – New York Aquarium Osborne, New York Aquarium’s star performer, is one of several athletic dancers busting a move in […]

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Travel Deal: New York CityPASS Saves Nearly Half Off a Visit to Popular Landmarks

by Sandra Foyt

CityPASS, the ticket booklet program to popular tourist attractions in major U.S. cities – including New York, Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, or Hollywood – saves 46 percent off combined admission to six top New York City attractions. In January, Travel […]

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New York City with Kids: Fun and Educational Things To Do, Family-friendly Hotels and Restaurants, and More!

by Sandra Foyt

Even though I lived on the Upper West Side for ten years, it’s a whole new experience to return to the Big Apple with my children. New York City with kids is a world onto itself. Seen through the eyes of a child, Gotham is […]

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Dinner and a Dream at the Stardust Diner in New York City

by Sandra Foyt

I hadn’t planned on going to Ellen’s Stardust Diner in New York City. In fact, I had always avoided this diner in favor of ethnic restaurants, thinking that it would be another overpriced tourist trap.  But this night was different. My son and I went […]

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