Holidays in the City

Unless you find yourself amidst the holiday markets in Europe, there’s no better place to be during Christmas time than New York City.  From the countless trees decked with lights to the window displays along Fifth Avenue to the ice rinks found around the city.  Hey, most of the time we even have the crisp air that allows you to bundle nice and warm, because who isn’t about that boots and scarf look?

Having lived here now through four Christmas seasons, I do agree that the Big Apple does it best – it’s been a treat to wear jeans, sweaters, and scarfs on a regular basis but I also have been fortunate to go home for a sunny and 70F Christmas morning.  I have made it my goal to experience as much Christmas cheer as possible and have a list of things that you certainly should check out one or many years down the road.

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Big City in the Summer


We may be midway into summer but better late than never, right?

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Participate in Summer Restaurant Week (Jul 21- Aug 15) – DONE – More Details Here

Smorgasburg, Williamsburg

Play musical chairs in Bryant Park – DONE –

Run in a NYRR race – DONE – NYRR 5 MILER (8/10/14)

Eat brunch at the Boathouse (#1 + #2)

Walk along the High Line – DONE –

Music in Central Park ~ NY Philharmonic

Visit Rhode Island – DONE – Westerly + Newport w/ cousins July ’14

44 Frozen Treats to Try in NYC (Buzzfeed) – Ice Cream Love

Kayak in the Hudson…for FREE

Attend a baseball game (Mets and/or Yankees) – DONE

Coney Island (Brooklyn Half)

Take a trip to the beach (Memorial Day + July 4th)

People’s Pops, Manhattan

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“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” 
― Charles Bowden