Viewing: New York City with kids

15 Irresistible New York City Treats

The promise of a sweet reward can motivate even the most reluctant young sightseers; and luckily, there are many tempting New York City treats. I asked Larissa Horn, the Teen Concierge at the Omni Berkshire Place on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, to recommend the most popular New York City desserts. She gave me a number of great suggestions […] Read more

New York City Photos from the Circle Line

I’m not sure if they still do this, but Columbia College used to take the entire Freshman class on a Circle Line cruise of Manhattan during Orientation. Then, as now, the three-hour sightseeing cruise is the best way to get a full view of the New York City skyline, and to begin to get an […] Read more

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

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 is significantly cheaper than other parts of the city. But […] Read more

Pearl River Mart – NYC Shopping At Its Quirkiest

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 has no rival. Pearl River Mart has a wide variety […] Read more

Prospect Park – Family Fun in Brooklyn

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as a place of respite, Prospect Park in Brooklyn is a 585-acre oasis filled with fun things to do with kids in New York City. Lots of Family Fun in Prospect Park By the time we arrived in Prospect Park, it was at the tail end of our weekend in […] Read more

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge – Fun and Free Family Fun!

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is a fun outing to do with kids in New York City. It’s a good way to get outside in the city, take in some sites both in Manhattan and the DUMBO area of Brooklyn and it’s free too.   The Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883 and considered an engineering […] Read more

A September 11 Memorial Story: The Survivor Tree

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. The Memorial has been designed so that two pools, an […] Read more

Hotel Review: Andaz Wall Street in New York City

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 the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, as well as the re-birth […] Read more

When We Saved Coney Island

The last time we went to Coney Island was almost the last. The following article was published in the summer of 2008 when plans were afoot to dismantle the beloved New York City institution in favor of gentrification. I was there with my family, by chance, headed to the airport to pick up a friend. […] Read more

Family Fun in New York City’s East Village : The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

One of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City is the East Village. The kids like it there too, because of the unique shops and the excellent people watching. On a recent family trip, we headed down to Astor Place via the Lexington Line on the subway, where the big giant steel cube sculpture tempted […] Read more

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