Have you seen Banksy yet?

Notorious graffiti artist Banksy has taken up residency in New York for the month of October! Each day he’s made his mark on Gotham’s landscape with a new sculpture or graffiti piece. Unfortunately, the NYPD has promised to prosecute him if he’s caught and many of his pieces have been defaced mere hours after they’re […]

NYC Update: Viewing the Statue of Liberty

Did you know the Statue or Liberty and Ellis Island are considered National Parks? It’s a fun fact that’s not so fun at the moment. The current bickering in Washington has caused a government shutdown. Without Federal funding all National Parks close down which means your vacation just hit a snag if you were planning […]

World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

Pirates?  19th century New York gangs?   Political corruption? What do all these have in common? They’re all part of the history of the oldest subway tunnel in the world.  And it happens to be in Brooklyn.  Built in 1844, the Atlantic Avenue Subway Tunnel was built by hand in 7 months!  (Don’t worry, it’s […]

This Week

Finally! The South Ferry Station is open! I know some of you non locals might not be as excited, but we New Yorkers wait years for changes like this to our metro system. The MTA’s Arts for Transit program has done amazing things, including a map mosaic of Manhattan and glass walls with silhouettes of […]

This Week

Tuesday the 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and if you are up for the crowds and craziness you can head to 5th Avenue from 50th Street to 86th Street at 11am for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Luke and I prefer more low key options, and our picks for the day are St. Dymphna’s (118 […]

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This Week

Welcome to our first Blog post. Very exciting! This week Luke and I went to see God of Carnage, which is currently in Previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. This is a straight play with a small, but very talented cast. Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden make up the […]