What’s in New York City for Teenagers? Ask a Teen Concierge
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What’s in New York City for Teenagers? Ask a Teen Concierge

If you want to know what’s in New York City for teenagers, ask the Teen Concierge at Omni Bershire Place in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I had a chance to interview¬†Larissa Horn, the the Teen Concierge behind Omni Berkshire’s Teen Connect Program when she was gearing up for the busy summer months. Larissa is from…

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

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

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 a magical place, full of wonder and joy. The Albany…

Ultimate Guide to Rockhounding in New York!
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Ultimate Guide to Rockhounding in New York!

Little kids love to collect rocks, even if it’s just a piece of gravel. Even older kids get a kick out of working the gemstone mining station found at Howe Caverns, High Falls Gorge,?and other rockhounding sites. Why not capitalize on that intrinsic curiosity of nature to introduce children to geology while scoring some nifty…