Setbacks with the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum

South Pool of the WTC Memorial

Over the past few years, plans have been set in motion to try and create an underground World Trade Center Memorial Museum. The museum was supposed to be created to commemorate all of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and was scheduled to open on September 11th, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the attacks. The museum would also be opening one year after the revealing of a September 11th memorial at the site of the buildings that in its first few months of opening, drew well over 1 million visitors. The museum is intended to add to the memorial and …continue reading

Touring NYC Taxi Style

Ford Crown Victoria

Touching down in New York City, you’re bound to have some misconceptions regarding the transport systems. Yes, NYC boasts one of the finest metro systems in the world, but even the Big Smoke suffers capital-standard delays and the subway doesn’t serve every little nook and cranny. Buses might seem the obvious option, yet if you’re unused to the ‘wrong side of the road’ drivers or indeed the bustle of metropolis, finding your way around presents a challenge of “Rat Race” proportions. Served by over 10,000 licensed drivers in the center of New York alone, it’s pretty reassuring that all you need …continue reading

Fashion Trends in NYC

Punk Appeal

A Heads Up On Style In The First City of Fashion

London, Paris and Milan – European cities whose bias toward their own designers often results in little mention of emerging U.S talent. New York; a hot-bed of textiles talent and home-grown designers aka Michael Kors and Donna Karan. When it comes to fashion forwardness, Europe lags considerably in the futuristic department. Versace and Dior are known for their flowing classic cuts and bohemian trends, yet rarely do the houses showcase street-style – probably one of the most defining fashion trends of the 21st Century. Conversely, New York is also affiliated …continue reading

You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine

Angelika Theater NYC

A discussion over what is the best movie theater in New York is one likely to inspire some fierce debate.  Some enjoy the megaplexes of Times Square or Union Square, while others gravitate to the art-house realm of theaters such as the Angelika theater.  Now, I believe in pluralism and the idea that there is a place (and room enough) for both styles of movies houses, though my tastes more often than not fall on the art-house side.  And I realize that what I am about to say isn’t going to win me any fans, but here comes my confession:  I …continue reading

Free Activities in NYC

Get free scenic ferry ride on the Staten Island Ferry. Just one of many free activities in NYC.

As any big city New York can be really expensive. Sightseeing tours, museums’ fees, concerts, Broadway shows… These are just a few attractions that will require expenses from your side. Add traveling costs, meals, accommodation if you are not a NYC resident, and your NYC trip that is supposed to be an exciting experience will turn into a nightmare.

So now what? Cancel the trip? Cut your costs? Spend all the money and then regret for months that you have done it?

No, no, no, and no! New York welcomes each guest and provides a huge number of activities that are …continue reading

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