New York City (Page 2)

As I navigate this path called life I am always looking for clues, patterns and ideas for life satisfaction (beside petting as many dogs as I can on one day). I have many thoughts on this matter, but will focus on one life lesson in this post. I had an epiphany during my exercise class this morning. Continue Reading

Chinatown is my family’s go-to spot when we are at a loss as to what to do on any given Sunday. We hop on the Q – hop off at Canal – and explore and eat and explore some more.  Which is why I can say with confidence that I have walked by the Eldridge Street Synagogue a bazillion times. But did my eyes cast a gaze or did I ever once consider the storied history of this landmark building that has been standing guard on Eldridge street for over 131 years!??? Continue Reading

I am the target market for experience billboards. Years ago we were driving to the Grand Canyon and the husband privately prayed my eyes would not spot the giant billboard promoting Bearizona! His prayers were not answered. Of course we went to the drive-through zoo on our way to the Grand Canyon (Guess what? He loved it too and has since given up on trying to avert my billboard inspired explorations). If I see something that looks intriguing, fun or experiential we go. Such was the case when I saw the stark black and white signs all over LaGuardia airport announcing SpyScape…Continue Reading

When a friend asked me to go see the Escher Exhibit in Brooklyn, I would like to say that my brain knew who that was. My brain, however, did not. My brain was MISSING OUT!  While I will never be able to say I am an official Escher expert, I can say that I am officially an Escher enthusiast and an uber fan of this particular experience exhibit…Continue Reading

I first caught wind of Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic when I stumbled across a group photo of a friend’s family at the show on social media.  The family looked so lovely all gussied up for the event and my friend’s words about the event were super complimentary. I was sold and immediately bought tickets, read on to find out why you should too…Continue Reading

Parent’s nights out can be pleasant, but sometimes less than memorable affairs.  A little dinner, some cocktails, some chats; then home and on with your life.  Thank goodness my son landed in a class where some of the parents have taken it upon themselves to elevate these evenings from a pleasant night out to A BOLD EVENING OUT…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading