Fit in the City

Paddle Sports

Feeling a little doughy?  Looking to get some exercise and shed some weight before being seen in that new two-piece or set of trunks you just ordered from lookinghotornot.com*?  Of course, the city offers a wide array of gym chains, specialized fitness studios, and trainers for hire.  All good options.  But why not experiment with your fitness routine and try something new?  If you are looking to take advantage of warm weather and get away from fluorescent lights, here are a few outdoor fitness activities to try:

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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

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

Sunday In The Park With Pastries

It’s Sunday morning.  You have peeled yourself out of bed and are ready to greet the day after a weekend of wild parties, turning heads, and a secret rendezvous or two.  Or maybe you spent your weekend by lounging at home in your PJs and watching every episode of 30 Rock, while drinking nearly a case of grape soda.  I don’t know your life and I don’t judge.  Either way you are about to start another week after the last one was full of long hours (be it spent at work or looking for work), bad food, and even worse coffee.  …continue reading

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!

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