Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

When you first think of Brooklyn, you most likely think of Williamsburg or Coney Island before anything else.  However, there is a hidden gem of a neighborhood called Dyker Heights which is located near the Verrazano Bridge and infamous Bensonhurst. Advertisements

Window Shop on Fifth Ave Like a True New Yorker

Stores in NYC can be just as holiday festive as you and me. In fact, stores such as Lord and Taylor, Saks Fifth Ave., Tiffany & Co., and Macy’s have some of the best window displays in the entire country. The concept of holiday department store window displays was said to have started with Macy’s, as…

Rockin’ Around the Rockefeller Christmas Tree

The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 30, with live performances from 7–9pm at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. This is the 84th Rockefeller Tree lighting to date. The beautiful tree is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights…

Times Square Halloween Flash Mob is a Must-See

Ever wonder what being in the midst of a flash mob is like? Well, Times Square celebrates Halloween this year with the 2nd annual Flash Mob and Dance Party! You will see swing dancers from all over performing a flash mob. Join in on the fun (don’t be afraid to wear a costume!) at 43rd St…

Free Ice Skating at Bryant Park Opens This Saturday 10/29

With Halloween coming to a close this weekend, the Holidays are around the corner in New York City. Bryant Park’s Bank of America Winter Village is not wasting any time to bring that holiday spirit: its ice skating rink and holiday shops open this Saturday, 10/29. The holiday shops are an open air market that feature…

NYC’s Premier Haunted House is the Scariest One Yet

You’ve seen the segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that featured Kevin Hart. Yes guys, Blood Manor in NYC is not a joke. Blood Manor is 5,000 sq feet of themed rooms, corridors, and passageways that will scare the living crap out of anybody. It is known as the most intense, creepy, and “scream inducing” haunted…

Here Comes Santa Claus Right Down Gingerbread Lane

Well, this is that time of year again!  Holiday decorations are being hung up among homes all over the country, people are buying gifts for their loved ones, and there seems to be an abundance of seasonal music and foods wherever you go.  One of the most iconic treats every winter season is the classic gingerbread; whether it…

How to Beat the Craziness at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9am. It begins on 77th Street and Central Park West and stretches all the way to Macy’s Herald Square on 34th Street. Talk about a long route! You’ve seen the parade live on NBC, and I’m sure you’ve seen how crowded the parade can…

Find Your Sweet Escape at Alice’s Tea Cup

Let’s face it, it is extremely difficult to find restaurants or cafes in Manhattan that are inexpensive, yet trendy.  I mean, do you really want to keep eating $1 pizza in St. Mark’s for the rest of your life, or that same old Subway sandwich? Well, luckily for you NYC-lovers, there is a cute, fun cafe that has made…

Frida Kahlo and the Day of the Dead featuring the New York Botanical Garden

According to Mexican tradition, November 1st marks Dia de los Muertos, otherwise known as “The Day of the Dead.” During this holiday, the Mexican culture celebrates the spirits of all the deceased (angelitos). These spirits are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy…

The Hype of Smorgasburg

So friends, as some of you might know, Smorgasburg has been running every Saturday at Pier 5 in Williamsburg (scroll down for the exact location) since the end of May, and on November 21st, it will be the end of its outdoor season.  With a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline, the fall might be an even…

Halloween Fun at the Queens County Farm

Do you think that a corn maize and an apple orchard are only found in New Jersey or some other suburban area? Well, think again! The Queens County Farm — located in, you guessed, it, Queens (Floral Park to be specific) — is having an annual corn maize maze for people of all ages to explore!