Celebrating Black History All Month Long


New York is a great place to explore in February, particularly because it’s Black History Month and we’re rich with African-American culture and history. Some of our most accomplished African-American residents, past and present include: Louis Armstrong, W.E.B. Du Bois, …



Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Chef Yoel Cruz, romantic fellow that he is, has prepared a scrumptious, four-course prix fixe dinner for $55. That’s 55 bucks for four courses in New York City. Prepared by Chef Cruz. …

I Hate Football. So What Now?


Not a football fan? Frankly, neither am I. So I’m going to avoid the Super Bowl hooplah and do something (anything) that doesn’t involve watching large men hugging oval-shaped balls and tackling each other. Here are a few of my …

Up, Up and Away


File this one under Things That This Blogger Will Tell You About But Is Too Damn Scared To Do Herself: The Trapeze School of New York specializes in multi-level classes in the aerial arts, i.e. flying trapeze, static trapeze (where …

Winter Jam NYC


If you love the cold weather and all the outdoor activities that go along with it, head to Central Park tomorrow and take part in the Winter Jam, a free winter sports festival right here in the middle of Manhattan. …

Grab Your Sleds!


So you’re in the city, it’s crazy cold and Mama Nature has just dumped a foot of the white stuff on the ground. What do you do? Get thee a sled! Here are a few of the best slopes to …

Happy Birthday, Dr. King!


“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”     I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/martinluth297520.html#L3K9KTbj5tkK77fx.99

Y? Because It’s Awesome


I want to let anyone coming to the city know about the 92nd Street Y, or as it’s officially known, the 92nd Street Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association, or the YM-YWHA. (Got that?). Its proper name may be …

Take A Stroll Down Thompson Street


Thompson Street runs from Washington Square South through the Village and Soho and is a lovely and active route to amble down on a sunny day. Previous residents include the late Frank Zappa at #180, plus various Bonnano and Genovese …