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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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Discover NYC Holiday Magic at Historic Houses
Discover NYC Holiday Magic at Historic Houses

Discover NYC Holiday Magic at Historic Houses

by William Beavers Gotham is magical at holiday time. Department stores have their window displays, Rockefeller Center its magnificent tree, and George Balanchine’s Nutcracker is being performed by the New York City Ballet. Too often, however, we forget about the city’s many historic houses at this time of year. These unique structures are open year…
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…