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What is Uber? Or BusTime? Decoding the Many Ways of Getting Around in NYC
What is Uber? Or BusTime? Decoding the Many Ways of Getting Around in NYC

What is Uber? Or BusTime? Decoding the Many Ways of Getting Around in NYC

By J. Simpson Driving in NYC is a thankless proposition. From endless gridlocked crosstown traffic, to clueless motorists, to irate taxi drivers and suicidal bike messengers, not to mention exorbitant garage rents, the accepted wisdom is that you’d have to be nuts to own a car while living in the Big Apple. In fact, many…
Tourist Day: Visit Astonishing Governors Island!
Tourist Day: Visit Astonishing Governors Island!

Tourist Day: Visit Astonishing Governors Island!

By William Beavers No summer in the city should be complete without a visit to Governors Island and, happily, it just reopened to the public on May 23.  From now until September 24, when Governors Island will close for the season, it is the great new playground for people of all ages. Governors Island is…
In May Visit the Parks
In May Visit the Parks

In May Visit the Parks

By William Beavers Spring is here and with the warmer weather come many ways to enjoy New York’s fabulous parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities. Here are five parks we’ve selected that offer something for everyone—whether it’s a concert or movie, a crafts or language class, or simply beautiful scenery where you can stop to smell…
The Back Story: Collyer Brothers Park
The Back Story: Collyer Brothers Park

The Back Story: Collyer Brothers Park

By William Beavers Have you ever passed by the Collyer Brothers Park on Fifth Avenue and 128th Street? Did you wonder who these mysterious brothers were? Homer and Langley Collyer are the most famous hoarders in NYC history, and one of them was literally killed by their belongings. If they were alive today, they would…
The Spring Has Sprung, Finally! It’s Time for a Stroll in a Park
The Spring Has Sprung, Finally! It’s Time for a Stroll in a Park

The Spring Has Sprung, Finally! It’s Time for a Stroll in a Park

By William Beavers New York City has scores of lovely parks where you can find something fun, entertaining and healthy to enjoy year round, but the best season is starting right now. April is the perfect time for a stroll through your neighborhood park, or for a visit to one of these six great New York…
Discount Theater and Entertainment Clubs of NYC
Discount Theater and Entertainment Clubs of NYC

Discount Theater and Entertainment Clubs of NYC

By Ruth Antrich With the overwhelming array of choices for live entertainment available to us here in New York City, it is hard to decide which shows or concerts to pick. On top of that, ticket prices can be prohibitively expensive unless you have season tickets, or don’t mind queuing up at the TKTS booth.…
Baby Boomer’s Guide to Renting Abroad
Baby Boomer’s Guide to Renting Abroad

Baby Boomer’s Guide to Renting Abroad

By Chloë Elise Mydlowski Eaton Do you dream of globe-trotting and finding the perfect secluded spot to spend couple of weeks or months? Now that you have more flexibility with your time, longer trips and more exotic locations may beckon you, but you may lack the confidence,  or feel it is just too hard to…
Some Surprising Things You Didn’t Know about New York City
Some Surprising Things You Didn’t Know about New York City

Some Surprising Things You Didn’t Know about New York City

By William Beavers You may pride yourself on knowing a great deal about Gotham and its rich history, as I do, but here are some things that may surprise you. YOU ARE LIVING IN THE WORLD CAPITAL OF LANGUAGE DENSITY Do you speak Garifuna? How about Mamaju? These are but two of the many rare…
Boomer’s 4-Step Guide to Closing Down or Downsizing a City Apartment
Boomer’s 4-Step Guide to Closing Down or Downsizing a City Apartment

Boomer’s 4-Step Guide to Closing Down or Downsizing a City Apartment

by William Beavers Many city boomers downsize when they find themselves with an empty nest, or they simply decide to trade their home for a more compact living space. Or perhaps they are faced with the task of closing down their parent’s home, filled to the brim with possessions amassed during a long life. But…