Tag Archives: NYC

Quiet Mornings at the Museum

Visiting New York City’s great museums can be anything but peaceful, but on the first Wednesday of each month the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) offers a uniquely tranquil opportunity to mindfully experience their artworks. MoMA opens three hours early … Continue reading

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They had me at chocolate

New York chocolate guru Jacques Torres has just opened Manhattan’s first chocolate museum in Soho. The Chocolate Museum and Experience focuses on the origins, evolution and cultural significance of the food of the gods. The museum features relevant Mayan, Aztec, and European … Continue reading

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Book Lover’s Guide To Coffee

If you love coffee as much as I do, you may want to download a free copy of The Book Lover’s Guide to Coffee. The e-book from Penguin Random House features stories on the cultural significance of the heavenly beverage, tips on … Continue reading

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Subway Rhapsody

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Winter Wonderland

For 150 years, New York City’s major retailers have been going all out decorating their store windows for the holiday season. This year thanks to Google everyone around the world can virtually experience the festive sights of Manhattan. Just click … Continue reading

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A station in a station ( or a terminal)

Most visitors to Manhattan this time of the year head for the gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or traipse around gawking at the elaborate holiday window displays, but for me one of the highlights in New York City every holiday … Continue reading

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Speed Reading

Even if you have never visited the New York Public Library’s famed Rose Reading Room, its likely that you have seen it in films or on travel shows. The stunning Beaux-Arts hall just reopened following a two year restoration project. … Continue reading

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Is It Wrong

I haven’t quite made up my mind about these new takes on the New York City subway map from the Brooklyn-based Triboro Design team. The duo explain their design choices by saying, “we chose the most inappropriate colors that we … Continue reading

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Street Art Mapping

After posting a story last month on an amazing street art installation in New York City by JR, I received a few emails from readers who are planning visits to the city with questions on how to find street art. … Continue reading

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We All Come From Somewhere Else

Earlier this year, I shared a story on street artist JR’s documentary on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Last week, the peripatetic French artist created this enormous installation on Franklin Street in Tribeca NYC. The piece, titled “Unframed, Ellis … Continue reading

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