National 9/11 Memorial Museum

My recent visit to the National 9/11 Memorial Museum was not the emotional tumult that I had anticipated. Perhaps I had tempered myself in the days leading up to it, constantly asking myself how I would be able to handle the photos, the videos, the artifacts, the voices, the stories,…Read More

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9/11 Memorial Museum is Set to Open

If you haven’t already heard, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is set to open May 21, 2014 and this is a really big deal.   Millions of people from across the world have gone to see the 9/11 Memorial site at Ground Zero since its commemoration on September 11, 2011 (marking…Read More

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An Old-Fashioned 4th of July with New York City Style

My brother is in the pool, splashing around with our cousins as the sun starts fading away to purple and blacks. The fireflies come out. My dad throws another round of burgers and hot dogs on the grill, charcoal burning low, while pairs of aunts and uncles sit around the…Read More

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Aladdin Review

  So the critics and I haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye much of late. ROCKY received mostly negative reviews, and I think it’s one of the more exciting shows this season. Meanwhile, Aladdin received rave reviews, and to be honest with you, I didn’t think it was all that amazing. People…Read More

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NY Yankees Swing - Photo by Danton Boller

NYC Baseball Quiz

Hooray for baseball season! Take a swing at this NYC baseball quiz to get in the baseball spirit. Answers are posted at the bottom of the page.    Match the baseball player (noted by numbers 1-4) to his NYC team (noted by letters a-d): 1. Jackie Robinson 2. Lou Gehrig 3. Keith Hernandez…Read More

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NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Trivia & History Let’s learn a wee bit about New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade as we sip a Shamrock Shake (Shamrock Shakes are available at select NYC McDonald’s this month, but I will healthily decline) or a warm and frothy Guiness (yes,…Read More

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NYC Wins 2014 Oscar for Best Film Connections

Maybe you’re still retweeting host Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie that broke Twitter or ranting about how Leonardo DiCaprio’s dream of holding that little golden man in his hands was squashed once again. Or maybe that’s just me. Maybe you didn’t even watch the 86th Academy Awards last night, but I think it’s…Read More

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NY Yankees Legend’s Final Season Inspires Baseball Vacations

Spring is just around the corner, which means so is the 2014 baseball season. This season is the last chance to get to see certain first-ballot Hall of Famer Derek Jeter as he takes to the diamond for the last time in his professional career. It also marks the appearance…Read More

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