New York City (Page 2)

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…

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…

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…