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Seija Goldstein

Seija Goldstein has lived in New York City for 40 years and has no intention of ever leaving. After working full time in media and raising two wonderful children, she is now planning to sample everything that her favorite city has to offer. She will be reporting her experiences on this blog and inviting other New York City Boomers to join in the adventure.
Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park
Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park

Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park

  By William Beavers Our Summer in NYC Parks – series continues with the introduction to Brooklyn Bridge Park, a spectacular new public space to explore and enjoy. When you visit a number of New York’s parks, most notably Central and Prospect Parks, you wander through acres of lovely fields and woodlands. But Brooklyn Bridge…
Should You Retire in New York City?
Should You Retire in New York City?

Should You Retire in New York City?

If you are looking  for an active, engaging and entertaining retirement, there is no place like New York City!  Surprisingly, it can also be much less expensive that you’d expect. Since transitioning into working part-time, and starting this blog last fall, I have discovered that there are two New York Cities. There is the “working…
March Events for Frugal Boomers (and Others)
March Events for Frugal Boomers (and Others)

March Events for Frugal Boomers (and Others)

After semi-hibernating for the last couple of month, as the snow and ice have made the city treacherous for us boomers, it’s time to come out and shake off the winter cobwebs. Broadway is buzzing with new shows, music venues are introducing new performances, and museums and galleries have rolled out their spring offerings. It’s…
February Events for NYC Boomers (and Others)
February Events for NYC Boomers (and Others)

February Events for NYC Boomers (and Others)

February is officially both the Creative Romance Month and the Sinus Pain Awareness Month, but to me the best thing about February is that it’s only 28 or 29 days long. Fortunately, there is a silver lining to this slippery, icy month; because it’s difficult to tempt people out of their warm homes onto the…
NYC Boomer’s Typical Weekly Calendar of Available Events
NYC Boomer’s Typical Weekly Calendar of Available Events

NYC Boomer’s Typical Weekly Calendar of Available Events

There are eight million stories in our city and it often seems there are almost as many events to attend and places to visit. You can get dizzy just reading the calendar sections of your daily papers and weekly magazines. Here’s our short take of some of the free and discounted offerings showing up right…
Week of January 12 – Things to Do Right Now in NYC
Week of January 12 – Things to Do Right Now in NYC

Week of January 12 – Things to Do Right Now in NYC

This is the rare time of the year for us city boomers when all of the city’s famous sites are ours to enjoy, without having to wait on long lines for our turn. The holiday tourists have left and the spring-breakers have not yet arrived.  Better yet, as the tourist crowds thin out, more ticket…
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays and thanks to all you New York City boomers who have found our new site! We are now taking a little time off but we’ll return right after New Year with more advice on how to enjoy your boomer years to the fullest in your favorite city.
Spend a ‘Tourist Day’ in Rockefeller Center
Spend a ‘Tourist Day’ in Rockefeller Center

Spend a ‘Tourist Day’ in Rockefeller Center

Don’t be a jaded New Yorker and let the out-of-towners be the only ones enjoying your city’s holiday splendor! Take a ‘tourist day’ in Rockefeller Center and join all the other visitors to ooh! and aah! the sights and shows. THE TREE The tree is magnificent as ever. Act like a real tourist and take…
Entertaining Holiday Visitors Without Breaking the Bank
Entertaining Holiday Visitors Without Breaking the Bank

Entertaining Holiday Visitors Without Breaking the Bank

As we New York City Boomers already know, December if the most magical month in our city. There are so many things going on every day it’s impossible to keep track of everything. This is also a time when family and friends come to visit and look to experience a spectacular NYC holiday season. Unfortunately,…