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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Beatles in Indianapolis, Curt Gunther, 1964

Fab 5 Ways to Celebrate Beatlemania

On Friday, February 7, 1964, John, Paul, George, and Ringo arrived in NYC and immediately changed the world.   While I celebrate the Beatles on a regular basis, here are my Fab 5 Ways to Celebrate Beatlemania on the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ first visit to the USA. (And…Read More

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Ideas in NYC

There’s no need to get stressed out over Valentine’s Day. Forget the hard-to-get dinner reservations, the fancy bling, and the heart shaped box of chocolates. Actually, never forget the chocolates. Here are the Top 5 Valentine’s Day Ideas in NYC – unique Valentine gifts for all budgets:   Check out…Read More

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Celebrities You Can See on a Broadway Stage

Broadway has no shortage of celebrities singing and dancing their way into more fame. News that Prince Topher is going to be asking, “Where you think you’re going, baby?” to his new Cinderella, Carly Rae Jepson, has everyone talking about what celebs are making it to the Great White Way….Read More

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A New Year Brings New Shows to Broadway

Times Square brings in the New Year and Broadway brings in new shows for theatre-fanatics to rave about.New York City Vacation Packages (NYCVP) has found that theaters all along the Great White Way are filled with a variety of new musicals and plays that appeal to a wide range of audiences. Over…Read More

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