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July 12, 2021
Things to Do in New York in October (2022)

This post covers the best things to do in New York City in October. We include nighttime activities, free as well as family-friendly things to do, all updated for 2022. TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN OCTOBER This section will feature our top 10 activities to enjoy in New York City throughout October.  Be sure […]

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June 10, 2021
What to do in DUMBO Brooklyn

This post is a self-guided tour that takes you to see charming and historic locations and cutting-edge art and architecture in DUMBO, Brooklyn. WHERE IS DUMBO? DUMBO is located in the northeast of Brooklyn, just across the river from Lower Manhattan and just to the north of Brooklyn Heights. If you are wondering is it's […]

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May 18, 2021
Little Island NYC Tickets and Visitor Tips

This post is about Little Island, an innovative floating island and public park located at Pier 55 in Chelsea that opened in 2021. We cover hours, what to see there, and directions to get to Little Island. About Little Island This 2.4-acre park is unlike any park you have seen before. It is on top […]

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May 10, 2021
How to Get Tickets to The Vessel

This post is about how to get tickets to The Vessel, a 150-foot tall (47 m) sculpture/spiral staircase with great city views. We also include tips on how to get free tickets. WHAT IS THE VESSEL? Part conventional structure, part sculpture, the Vessel is probably the most unusual staircase you have ever seen. Made of […]

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May 7, 2021
What to Do in August in NYC

This post lists the many great things to do in NYC in August 2022, including free, family-friendly, as well as nighttime activities and events. For even more suggestions, see our comprehensive guide to Things to Do in NYC. TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN AUGUST This is our list of the ten best […]

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May 4, 2021
Lion King Broadway Lottery Tickets

This post is about how to get tickets to the Lion King on Broadway. We include discounted tickets, lotteries, and a 2-for-1 deal.  HOW MUCH ARE LION KING TICKETS? Tickets on sale through StubHub will usually run you anywhere from $168 midweek for mezzanine seating to anywhere from $200 to $350 for premium seating. Weekends […]

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April 25, 2021
Central Park at SummerStage

This post is about SummerStage, a series of free concerts held in Central Park every summer, and is updated for 2023. We include information on how to attend a show, a list of who is performing, and other free music options throughout NYC. SUMMERSTAGE Every summer since 1986, a series of free concerts called SummerStage […]

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February 21, 2021
Shopping Outlets in NYC

This post is about various shopping outlets in and around New York City. All of these can be reached by public transportation.  Woodbury Commons The Mills at Jersey Gardens Other Outlets  Discount Tourist Pass NYC on a Budget Discount Shopping in NYC WOODBURY COMMONS Located in Central Valley just an hour north of New York […]

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January 16, 2021
How Long Does It Take to Walk Central Park

In this post, we tell you how long it takes to walk Central Park. We include the amount of time for several different routes so that you can see the options available to you. Check out our in-depth post on things to do in Central Park as well as our guided Central Park tours. Watch […]

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January 11, 2021
Things to Do in Harlem NYC

This post covers things to do in Harlem, NYC. We include top sights, where to eat, where to hear great live music, how to attend a gospel service, and much more. Watch a 22-minute abridged version of our live Harlem tour. PLAN YOUR VISIT Harlem is a must-visit neighborhood located at the northern end of […]

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January 1, 2021
Things to Do in Battery Park

This post is about Battery Park, how to get there, and things to see and do once you are there, including getting great views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Let's explore!   HOW TO GET TO BATTERY PARK You can use this google map to get exact directions to the northern entrance to Battery […]

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December 14, 2020
Happy Hour in New York Near Me

In this post, we explain what happy hour is, its roots, and offer some resources to help you find happy hour deals near you in NYC. Those of you who are familiar with Happy Hour, you know why we call it ‘happy’.   For those who aren't familiar and like a good beer or drink […]

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December 8, 2020
Visit Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

This post explains how you can take a tour of Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, both guided as well as self-guided tours. Admission is free every day. Introduction Who is Buried Here Guided Tours Self-Guided Tour Hours and Directions Things to Do in Brooklyn Introduction Opened in 1838, over half a million people are buried in […]

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November 27, 2020
Lower Manhattan Film and TV Locations

In 2009, New York City's Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting developed "Made in New York" free, downloadable podcasts of film locations in Tribecca and other parts of Lower Manhattan narrated by actors Julianna Marguiles and Matthew Modine. It appears that this government office may have intended to create more of these podcasts, but only […]

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November 24, 2020
How Long Is the Brooklyn Bridge?

In this post, we answer the question, how long does it take to cross the Brooklyn Bridge? We also have a post on tips on how to cross the Brooklyn Bridge as well as things to do in Brooklyn. HOW LONG IS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE? The Brooklyn Bridge is approximately 1.1 miles in length (or roughly […]

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November 3, 2020
Where did Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City" live?

This post explains how to visit Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment (the famous stoop), including tips on visitor etiquette, background information, and guided tours. You can go on your own, but you can also go with other fans on the Sex and the City Bus Tour. Intro How to Get Here There are Rules Rent vs. Reality […]

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