Governor’s Island Part II – Glamping

That view.  That unbelievably gorgeous (surreal, incredible) view of Manhattan from your luxury tent on Governor’s Island.  Imagine yourself sitting in a slingback chair on a grassy lawn watching the sun set behind Lady Liberty; snuggling by a bonfire making s’mores; falling asleep knowing the lights of Manhattan are twinkling for you alone. You can pinch … More Governor’s Island Part II – Glamping

Governor’s Island – Part I: Urban Gardening with GrowNYC

Governor’s Island is NYC’s favorite car-free oasis.  Just a 7 minute ferry ride from Manhattan you find yourself on an uninhabited island with million dollar views of the Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge and Jersey City.  The excitement for our upcoming family glamping adventure on the island (see Part II of this post coming … More Governor’s Island – Part I: Urban Gardening with GrowNYC

IDNYC benefits: New York’s best kept secret

It is common knowledge that New Yorkers are pretty lucky…we have amazing public parks and playgrounds that serve as a respite from the concrete jungle, and dozens of world class museums and cultural institutions to fulfill our intellectual curiosity.  The parks are free, but visiting our lovely museums sadly is not. Well, now there is … More IDNYC benefits: New York’s best kept secret

Cooper Hewitt Museum – The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

Between 90th and 91st Street and 5th Avenue, just north of the Guggenheim, sits a 64 room mansion with an impressive gated garden.  This mansion, formerly the home of Andrew Carnegie, now houses the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum which is dedicated to historical and contemporary design. As you enter the museum grounds through the … More Cooper Hewitt Museum – The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

A “Secret” Garden in Central Park

  From the snowstorms that closed our schools (four Nor’easters in as many weeks) to the prolonged sub-freezing temperatures that threatened to give little fingers frost-bite if not properly covered, New Yorkers took a veritable beating this winter.   Next came the torrential downpours that gave special meaning to “April showers bring May flowers” and we … More A “Secret” Garden in Central Park

Guggenheim – Albers in Mexico and Thannhauser Collection

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on East 89th and Park in New York was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and opened in 1959.  The grandiose central rotunda with its spiral ramp is a major draw and a very special place to view art exhibitions in the city.  Collections are also displayed in wings … More Guggenheim – Albers in Mexico and Thannhauser Collection