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NYC’s 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza in Photos

I feel lucky to live in a great big city like New York. I mean, where else could I get to see such an amazing world-class fireworks display for the 4th of July (Independence Day for the USA) against a background of the Manhattan skyline? It’s been a tradition for years now to go and watch the fireworks […]

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RIP 5Pointz, NYC’s Graffiti Mecca in Photos

I don’t know about you, but I am a HUGE fan of graffiti! Ever since I spotted the graffiti of protest on Israel’s “Security Wall” in Bethlehem, I really began to understand just how powerful this form of art can be! Lately, New York City has been on a graffiti craze, with the famous British street […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Exploring the Darkness in Manhattan (VIDEO)

You know, when I moved to New York City five years ago, I never expected to encounter a hurricane. “Oh, that’s the stuff of the Gulf [of Mexico] Coast,” I thought, site of such horrific storms as Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans back in 2005. But if someone had told me that I’d be […]

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Reflections on 5 Years in New York City

The train was late. Very late, an unusual occurrence for the morning rush. But still it came. And then a glitch down the line resulted in my taking 4 different subway lines to try and get to work, a process that took 20 minutes longer than usual! Oh, MTA… As I made my last transfer at […]


Exploring Brooklyn from the Fairfield Inn

Brooklyn. Happening place, right? It seems like everyone’s heard of it. But has everyone visited it? It’s been said that to really get to know New York City, you have to reach beyond Manhattan and explore other boroughs. I’ll be the first to admit that I, for one, am terrible at doing this. I hardly […]

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Photo Essay: Spring in Central Park

Spring is in the air as the natural world awakens from its winter slumber! After a long winter that was full of gloom (and far too much snow), trees are finally in bloom in New York City, painting the full spectrum of colors among these mean streets. And there is perhaps no better place to […]

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Finding a Local Community in CouchSurfing

What if you could travel the world without leaving your home town? What if you could meet the same truly awesome people that you meet while you’re traveling, but they’re local? Would you do it? No, I’m not talking about exploring the ethnic neighborhoods you may have in your city (though those can also be […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Spending New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Is spending New Year’s Eve in New York City’s Times Square on your “Bucket List?” If so, here are a few things you should really know before you go. What are my credentials for offering this advice? Well, spending New Year’s Eve in Times Square was always on my bucket list too and I crossed […]