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Strolling at Little Italy in New York

Visiting New York? Don’t miss the city’s Little Italy. Though the Italians have long gone and moved to different neighbourhoods, it’s still vibrant and alive with everything Italian. Going for a stroll around the area will reward you with something nice, quaint and lovely. Little Italy isn’t just historic but

The best time to visit 911 Memorial in New York

The only place in New York City where taking a selfie with a smile on your face is absurd (or frowned upon by me) is the 9/11 Memorial, former site of the city’s World Trade Center Twin Towers. For a solemn visit, I think the best time to visit 911

New York Skyline at Night from Brooklyn Heights

Because I couldn’t survive the freezing temperature during the New Year’s Eve Ball Countdown at Times Square, I had to get out of the block where I was standing. My feet were numb and my cheeks were red. I thought I was fully cloth and prepared for the temperature that night

25 Photos of Central Park in Snow

Before I left New York, I had the chance to visit its Central Park one early morning on snowy day. I intended to really go early (Is 8 a.m. early to you?) because the weather forecast that day said it’s gonna be snowing only from 6-10. When I arrived there,

Times Square New Year Countdown

One of the things to do before you die is to see, feel and experience the excitement of celebrating New Year at Times Square in New York. Whether you agree it or not, to be among the crowd is a test of endurance, patience and immunity to the cold temperature.

Christmas on Wall Street

Wall Street is America’s symbol of financial power. But, despite the fact that money is god here, the people of Wall Street aren’t totally heartless, afterall. They managed to put up a giant Christmas tree, perhaps, to remind their bosses that it’s bonus season. 😉 Here’s the proof that there’s

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in Brooklyn

Forget about the overrated Rockefeller Center. They might have the tallest Christmas in New York but it lacks creativity. Go and visit the Dyker Heights neighbourhood in Brooklyn and you’ll be amazed at how the owners decorate their houses for the festive season. It’s not just the Christmas lights that

Christmas in New York

What it’s like to spend Christmas in New York? That’s one question I had in mind before finally deciding to spend my three weeks holidays. Well, it was actually an easy decision to do, to choose New York, instead of the sand, sun and sea in the Caribbean. I can’t

The Holiday Train Show at NYC Botanical Garden

This 2014 Holiday Season, the New York Botanical Garden is host to 150 iconic landmarks that can be found in New York. These landmarks are tiny minis made of barks, leaves, roots, etc. From Brooklyn Bridge to Grand Central Station to the Empire State Building, visitors will be delighted to

New York Skyline at Night is Magical

Do I need to say more? These photos of New York skyline at night will really make you impulsively buy a ticket right now because New York  at night is magical, stunning and romantic! In almost ALL cities I have visited, going to the top to see the city’s panorama

Times Square Buskers

There used to be only the naked cowboy and naked cowgirl in Times Square in New York City. Nowadays, the center of downtown Manhattan is swarmed with buskers either in elaborate costumes or almost in their birthday suits–even if it’s cold. For most naive tourists, these Time Square buskers are

The New Harlem

There’s such thing as Italian Renaissance. Or English Renaissance. But, there’s no such thing as Manhattan or Queen or Bronx or Brooklyn Renaissance. However, there’s such thing as Harlem Renaissance. It refers to the African-American cultural movement in the 1920’s in the US where Harlem in [easyazon_link asin=”1250038820″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes”

A Walk in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City, right across downtown Manhattan. A walk in Brooklyn Heights is a walk to remember. There’s history, architecture, intrigues, trivia, literature, scenic view, food, nature and leisure as we walked around one nice autumn day a few days ago. Instead of

Autumn in New York

The title of this blog entry, Autumn in New York has nothing to do with the movie starred by Winona Ryder and Richard Gere having a May-December love affair. No, I’ve never seen them in person. But, I remember, I cried while watching that movie. And I remember how beautiful,

40 Photos from New York Village Halloween Parade 2013

The rain didn’t stop the zombies, the skeletons, the ghosts, the belles, the superheroes, the transformers, the entertainers, the dancers—and all things in between, to strut, scare and show-off their fab, weird, gory, cute, amusing costumes to Nueva York citizens and visitors at [easyazon_link asin=”1250038820″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default”

Five Great Reasons to Live in New York City

(An acquaintance I met before came up with 5 reasons why living in New York is great! She has lived in 4 other countries—but decided to settle in New York City as her permanent address, most of the time. When there’s typhoon or hurricane coming up in the great city,
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