Aerial Tour of New York City in a Toy Plane

Aerial view of The Statue of Liberty

Someone from Team Black Sheep put a camera on a radio controlled toy plane and flew it over the Brooklyn and Verazano Bridge, around Downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Here is the YouTube video showing the amazing and unique birds-eye view they captured with the toy plane. Asked if they alerted authorities before flying the plane, they responded “it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.” Enjoy the awesome video!

Holiday Ice and Everything Nice: Winter in New York

The Pond at Bryant Park

New York, New York.  I have spent many a holiday in this fair city they call the Big Apple.  Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?  And by sweet, I mean the musty scent of slow-melting snow tainted with exhaust fumes gently swirled with the sugary aroma of roasted cashews wafting from the corner Nuts 4 Nuts vendor.  But it’s New York and it’s magnificent.  Though I begrudge the added crowds filling our streets  – be it tourists hustling from their hotel to Radio City or simply fellow New Yorkers rushing form store to store trying to find …continue reading

6 Must-See New York City Attractions

New York Public Library Lion

Have you ever been on vacation and realized, as you are going home, that you haven’t really seen the most important tourist attractions? This type of experience will most likely happen during your New York City vacation.

The Big Apple simply has too many attractions and events. To experience them all, you might need to come back again and again. But during your first short visit, here are six New York City attractions that you must include in your itinerary. Even if you missed other New York City attractions, visiting these six places means that you’ve made it here.

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Important New York City Travel Tips: Getting Around the City

NYC yellow taxi cabs.

The real fun in New York City travel is getting around the city. There is an intangible but strong sense of accomplishment in being able to go from one destination to another within this almost intimidating maze of the Big Apple.

Fortunately, there are several methods of getting around New York City. There are buses, taxis, and the world famous subway. Tourists may want to consider renting their own car but for very short distances, walking is highly recommended.

Here are several important tips to remember when you use any of these methods.

New York City Travel On Foot

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Fashion Week To Move?

Fashion Week Tents at Bryant Park

It has been rumored that organizers of New York fashion week are going to announce that next year, Fashion Week will be moving from Bryant Park (where Fashion Week has been held for the last 15 years) to Lincoln Center.

Apparently, park management has been complaining for years about the invitation-only shows had grown too large and were restricting access to the park. Although Fashion Week was welcomed in 1993, when it started, there have been many clashes between Fashion Week organizers and the park’s management company.

The problems escalated in 2006 when the Bryant Park Corporation announced it would no longer allow …continue reading

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