New York City (Page 2)

Today I got to meet (and sing with) Mr. Apollo aka Billy Mitchell, the Tour Director/In House Historian/Apollo Ambassador, at the one and only Apollo Theater in Harlem. To say that Mr. Mitchell was a treasure trove of information regarding all things Apollo would be a woeful misrepresentation of the term. Billy Mitchell is a walking, talking embodiment of the Apollo Theater…

Last May I wrote about my experience converting my fitness routine from frequenting one single studio to ClassPass – an app that allows me access to a whole array of fitness classes throughout this amazing town. Now, well into year two, I can confirm that I am in love with this service and can’t imagine going back to a single studio model (nice as some of them can be).  Oh how I love my ClassPass, let me count the ways…

The other day my friend Jaime invited me and about 15 friends to a dinner party or rather: The Dinner Party. There was no food or drink and there was nowhere for us to sit, but it was a dinner party I will not soon forget…

Over the course of our three day Thanksgiving break various permutations of me and my group went on four different hikes in and around Montauk. In this post I share my favorite MTK hikes and how to access them, along with some happy thoughts on the joys of hiking with my group…

This week I visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in downtown Manhattan.  I am not going to go into detail about the memorial for a few reasons. Number one being: you should go there yourself.  Allocate a lot of time and bring a friend and some tissues.  Two:  It is personal and private how one reacts to this exhibit.  What I will do is offer planning tips for when you do follow my advice and see this exhibit for yourself…  

Today I found my new go to spot:  LongHouse Reserve.  I was shocked to learn that this rarefied location has been on offer for a quarter century and I only just heard of it last year!  I had this place on my “Grab a Group and GO There” list all summer, but only got around to it today.  Today’s group will be the first of many to go with me to this experiential slice of perfection…

Back in January I decided I had enough of the big chain drugstore pharmacy experience.  The blank stares.  The long waits.  The complaining folks in line in front of me which made the wait that much longer because their list of complaints went on and on and on.  I dreaded getting prescriptions filled, then I made a discovery that changed everything…