Roosevelt Island is a Great Place to Wander

The Four Freedoms Park located on Roosevelt Island in the middle of the East River in NYC is a tribute to the 32nd President of the UnitedStates. It was named after the 4 freedoms he spelled out in his 1941 Inaugural Address and celebrates his legacy during trying...

St Patrick’s Cathedral – Through My Eyes

When I was a kid one of our Summer Road Trips took us to NYC. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, I was no stranger to skyscrapers or bridges but the size and scope of these here amazed me.We were only in the city 3 days so we had to make the most of it. Along...

See Boston from Above and Set Your Internal GPS

Beautiful view of the Charles River flanked by Back Bay to the south and Cambridge to the northPrior to the 19th Century the Back Bay was literally a bay but was filled to add more territory to Boston town. Today the area is home to exquisitely preserved brownstones,...

NYC Subway System – By the Numbers:

The Subway system in New York is a marvel of engineering and has been successfully moving millions of Gothamites around town for over 110 years.  Here's a look at the system by the numbers... 🌐1.751 billion – Annual ridership (ranked 7th busiest in the world) 🌐361.1...

Patience and Fortitude at the NYC Public Library

Patience and Fortitude. These are both great qualities and also happen to be the nicknames of the pink Tennessee marble sculpted lions that sit in guard of the New York Public Library. Patience, shown here, along with his brother to the north have been popular NYC...

The 64-65 World’s Fair Lives On

The New York State Pavilion is one of the few structures still standing from the 1964-65 World's Fair. The dramatic towers, the tallest at 226 feet, were used as dining and observation platforms. Fair guests boarded Sky Streak capsule elevators that whisked them...

Bemelmans’ Sets the Bar

Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattans upper east side is a NYC institution. This Art Deco lounge is a haven for people who prefer a sophisticated ambiance and classic cocktails. Made famous for its murals created by Ludwig Bemelmans who was well known for...

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