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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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…