Posts Tagged: New York Off the Beaten Track

Self-Guided Roosevelt Island Tour

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Roosevelt Island Tour

This post is a self-guided tour of Roosevelt Island, located in the middle of the East River. You may recognize the island by the red aerial tram that goes to the island. The tram has been the setting for many films and TV shows, such as Spider-Man (2002), in which the Green Goblin blows up the Roosevelt […]

The Woolworth Building Tours

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Tours of the Woolworth Building NYC

This post includes information on how to visit the Woolthworth Building, a true gem in New York City. As a private residential building, you must take a tour to see its famous lobby and lower level. It is worth it though. See below for information on booking a tour. In 1913, New York City watched […]

Greenwich Village Pigeon Man

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New York pigeon man

Paul the Greenwich Village Pigeon Man can be seen feeding the pigeons and squirrels in Washington Square Park most weekday afternoons. A regular fixture in the Park, Paul sits west of the fountain on a bench regularly reserved for him. Often, the children in the neighborhood will wait for him, or gather around him.  While some […]

McSorley’s Old Ale House NYC

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McSoreley's Free New York Pub Crawl

While New York City is home to hundreds of bars, very few can claim the history and character of McSorley’s Old Ale House.  They can boast being open for over 150 years and serving everyone from Abraham Lincoln to John Lennon.  One of their mottos is “We were here before you were born.”  (The other […]

The NYC Mosaic Man Jim Powers

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New York The mosaic man

The Mosaic Man, whose real name is Jim Power, embodies the enduring, archetype of an artist who lets nothing stand in the way of his craft. Since 1985, through poverty, lack of funding for his craft, assisted living, periods of homelessness, and health problems which now confine him to a wheelchair, he has adorned the […]