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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.
Brooklyn Barber vs. Met Opera Barber: Which One Is for You?
Brooklyn Barber vs. Met Opera Barber: Which One Is for You?

Brooklyn Barber vs. Met Opera Barber: Which One Is for You?

A little Brooklyn (of course!) upstart Loft Opera is battling the mighty Metropolitan Opera this week with competing Barbers of Seville. Our friend Michael, who sold his CPW co-op couple of years ago and moved to Brooklyn, has gotten involved with a local opera company called Loft Opera. He says that they’re young and fresh…
Check Out These Events Happening in NYC This Week
Check Out These Events Happening in NYC This Week

Check Out These Events Happening in NYC This Week

1. Holiday Markets are opening around the city. One of the best is behind the Public Library in Bryant Park.  The streets of little shops offer unique and one-of-a-kind gift items at many price points.  After your shopping expedition, pick up a snack from one of the food stalls and eat at a table by…
Mark These 7 Events on Your Calendars Right Now
Mark These 7 Events on Your Calendars Right Now

Mark These 7 Events on Your Calendars Right Now

It is hard to keep up with all the wonderful cultural offerings in New York City, but here are a few picks we find interesting right now: ON BROADWAY: The Last Ship, the new musical by Sting, is in previews at the Neil Simon Theater. Discount tickets are now available on TDF ($45) and other…
4 Fun Things to Do with Your Grandchildren in October
4 Fun Things to Do with Your Grandchildren in October

4 Fun Things to Do with Your Grandchildren in October

October is the perfect month for doing things outdoors with your grandchildren. If you have the pleasure of their company on weekends, you can take them to Central Park and introduce them to bird watching. Or you can have an old-fashioned fall clean-up day and sign up to rake some leaves. Bring with you a…
Opera for a Song: Lincoln Center’s Deals
Opera for a Song: Lincoln Center’s Deals

Opera for a Song: Lincoln Center’s Deals

Lincoln Center is the epicenter of classical music and opera in New York, but the tickets can be prohibitively expensive for city boomers on fixed income. However, once again, if you have some time and stamina and a little bit of luck, bargain tickets can be had to even the hottest performances. You just need…
No-Car Mini Vacations: Leaf Peeping in Hudson Valley
No-Car Mini Vacations: Leaf Peeping in Hudson Valley

No-Car Mini Vacations: Leaf Peeping in Hudson Valley

  New York City is just a couple of hours’ train or bus trip away from many interesting small towns and historic sites. Each season has its favorites and right now is the perfect time to plan a day trip or an overnight visit to the small village of Rhinebeck in Hudson River Valley. In…
Welcome to NewYorkCityBoomers.com
Welcome to NewYorkCityBoomers.com

Welcome to NewYorkCityBoomers.com

Welcome to NewYorkCityBoomers.com, the Baby Boomers’ Guide to Retirement in New York City! When people ask me, “where will you move when you retire?” I always reply, “why should I move?” My New York City apartment offers “assisted living” without the downsides: a doorman to help with groceries, a handyman who comes to fix the…