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Enjoy the 4th of July in New York: Macy’s Fireworks

Enjoy the 4th of July in New York: Macy’s Fireworks
The 4th of July Fireworks are without a doubt an event that you have to attend if you’re in New York during this time. Every year since the declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 the United States welcomes Independence Day with great enthusiasm. In New York, the event is celebrated in the evening with fireworks sponsored by Macy’s, the department store. In this article, you’ll find all... 


Discover the One World Observatory

Discover the One World Observatory
About 11 years after the attacks of September 11, history is being re-written in New York with the opening of a new observatory: One World Observatory. On May 29, 2015, the day of the official opening, I went there 2 times in order to provide you enough information and photos showing the inside of the building... and I also met the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio! ☺ Summary : Discover the... 


The Butcher’s Daughter: A juice bar and more!

The Butcher’s Daughter: A juice bar and more!
In New York, eating healthy means adopting a vegetarian or gluten free lifestyle! The Butcher’s Daughter is part of that trend! The Butcher’s Daughter is a juice bar but also serves coffee and is essentially a vegetarian restaurant. Created in 2012 by Heather Tierney who own 2 additional spots: the cocktail bar Apotheke and the Mexican restaurant Pulqueria, both located in Chinatown. After noticing... 


Economy Candy, the candy store in New York

Economy Candy, the candy store in New York
If you’re looking for “THE” store for candies in New York, go to Economy Candy located in the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Just 2 steps away from the pretty Orchard Street, it is an old school candy store. Actually, I’m sure you can even pass by without noticing the location. And that will be a real shame! However, I’m pretty sure that as soon as you step in the store I bet you’ll come... 


NY Waterway, NY Water TAXI and NYC Ferry: a fun way to commute around Manhattan!

NY Waterway, NY Water TAXI and NYC Ferry: a fun way to commute around Manhattan!
When traveling to New York, we use the metro and taxi a few times, but we rarely think about using boats to get from one place to another. There are cruises that you can take to the Statue of Liberty or other places: New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and even Governors Island. These are the NY Waterway, NY Water Taxi and NYC Ferry!!! I'll explain exactly what they are so you'll know which one... 


The New York Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 2017

The New York Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 2017
If you’re planning to watch an outdoor movie in the city among New Yorkers then come to HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival!!! The festival also called the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival schedules movies all summer long in Bryant Park. Summary: The New York Bryant Park Summer Festival ├ When movies are being scheduled? ├ What’s the entrance fee to watch a screening at Bryant... 


Hotel Mulberry, A hotel located in Chinatown

Hotel Mulberry, A hotel located in Chinatown
Are you looking for a hotel to stay on your trip to New York? I always try to give different options depending on the price, location, and services. Mulberry Hotel is located in Chinatown and could be a great option for you! Summary : Hotel Mulberry, A hotel located in Chinatown ├ How is the Mulberry Hotel? ├ How are the rooms in the hotel? ├ How much does it costs to stay... 


The Empire State Building: a must-do for any traveler

The Empire State Building: a must-do for any traveler
The Empire State Building is one of the most famous skyscrapers in New York and the United States. It is one of the must-see buildings for any traveler visiting New York! Follow your guide 😉 Summary  The Empire State Building ├ How is the Empire State Building? ├ When to visit the ESB? ├ How much does it cost to visit the Empire State Building? └ Another good plan? History the... 


230 Fifth Rooftop: The bar with panoramic view over the Empire State Building

230 Fifth Rooftop: The bar with panoramic view over the Empire State Building
The 230 Fifth Rooftop is a bar you must visit in New York. It's one of my favorite places to have fun in New York. Summary 230 Fifth Rooftop: The bar with panoramic view over the Empire State Building ├ How's the 230 Fifth Rooftop? ├ What's the atmosphere of the rooftop? ├ What to eat or drink? ├ How much will you spend at the 230 Fifth Rooftop? ├ What is the... 


Planning group visits to New York

Planning group visits to New York
If you want to travel to New York with a group of people (more than 6), you will need to anticipate almost everything. I will try to give you the best  detailed tips for your “before & during’’ trip. The most important thing; define what you want to do, where you want to stay, what you want to visit… Then do your reservations. Summary : How to visit New York (for groups) ├... 


Go for a walk and discover the High Line in New York

Go for a walk and discover the High Line in New York
If there’s a place I recommend 100% while visiting New York, it’s the High Line!!! Since the opening of this elevated and original promenade, it allows you to discover New York from a different angle. Let me explain to you the history, the design, what you can do and where you gain access to the High Line. Summary : Go for a walk and discover the High Line in New York ├ The history of... 


Lobster tasting at Chelsea Market (a great tip from Diane)

Lobster tasting at Chelsea Market (a great tip from Diane)
This new tip from the New York City Travel Tips community was given from Diane who had the chance to taste some lobsters at Chelsea Market. In this cute temple of gourmet food called Chelsea Market (a must see in New York just like the High Line located right above), you’ll find a number of small shops and some delicious little restaurants. During her last trip in New York, Diane tried the Lobster... 


Go eat a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery in New York

Go eat a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery in New York
I know for a fact that many girls dream of coming to New York and act just as Carrie Bradshaw in the show “Sex & the City”. Precisely, Magnolia Bakery is one of the symbols of this cult series since Carrie and her girlfriends used to often go there to eat cupcakes. I’m sure you understand that Magnolia Bakery has become an institution in New York if you’re a cupcake fan. Sommaire Go... 


A trip through the Brookfield Place mall

A trip through the Brookfield Place mall
  Brookfield Place is a complex of several buildings located south of Manhattan in Battery Park City. It had to be renovated after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Today it is a nice place to stroll the mall while you enjoy the panorama of New Jersey and the Hudson River. Summary : A trip through the Brookfield Place mall ├ History Brooklfield Place ├ What is the main attraction of this... 


What’s the best neighborhood for housing in New York according to your taste and budget?

What’s the best neighborhood for housing in New York according to your taste and budget?
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Adrienne’s Pizzabar, the best pizza in Wall Street

Adrienne’s Pizzabar, the best pizza in Wall Street
During a visit of Wall Street and the Financial District, I strongly recommend to stop by Adrienne’s Pizzabar. This Italian pizza restaurant is located in the heart of Wall Street is a great addition in this part of the city. Summary Adrienne’s Pizzabar, the best pizza in Wall Street ├ What can we eat at Adrienne’s Pizzabar? ├ Should you order one slice of pizza per person? ├... 


Meet the Borough of Queens: tours, walks, museums, housing...

Meet the Borough of Queens: tours, walks, museums, housing...
If you go to New York and are eager to discover more than just Manhattan, you could go to Queens. In this article I am going to indicate what you may see in Queens: museums, parks, neighborhoods... 😉 Summary  Meet the Borough of Queens: tours, walks, museums, housing... ├ The geography and demography of Queens ├ What are the main neighborhoods of Queens to discover? ├ Can... 


Where can you find the best cookie in New York? At Levain Bakery of course!!!

Where can you find the best cookie in New York? At Levain Bakery of course!!!
For a while, I wanted to try cookies at Levain Bakery since I've heard very good things about this place. They offer the best cookie deals in New York.Since I believe only what I see or taste for that matter, I had to venture on the Upper East Side to try that cookie for myself!! Summary Where can you find the best cookie in New York? At Levain Bakery of course!!! ├ A little history about... 


Murray's Bagels: the best bagels in New York

Murray's Bagels: the best bagels in New York
Go to Murray's Bagels to eat the best bagels in New York City! Salty or sweet, the bagel is a local specialty, along with the hotdog, hamburger, cheesecake, the cupcake, donuts... I am already getting hungry: D Summary  Murray's Bagels: the best bagels in New York ├ History of Murray's Bagel Restaurant ├ What's in Murray's Bagels? ├ What else to eat other than a bagel? ├... 


Carlos Bake Shop, The Cake Boss bakery in New York

Carlos Bake Shop, The Cake Boss bakery in New York
If you have cable TV access, then chances are you have heard of Cake Boss, the 4th generation baker that creates crazy pastries from his talent and imagination! The original Carlos Bake Shop is located in Hoboken (New Jersey) but you can visit their other location near Time Square. Summary Carlos Bake Shop, The baker that does the impossible in New York ├ The Bakery’s history ├... 


Discover the new Adidas store on 5th Avenue

Discover the new Adidas store on 5th Avenue
Adidas opened up a new store on December 2016 in New York, a store that proudly wears the Adidas brand with pride. Before there was only one Adidas store located on Broadway, NoHo, but this new store is bigger compared to the older one. I was able to go there myself on my last visit in New York. Summary Discover the new Adidas store on 5th Ave ├ Why is Adidas located on 5th Ave? ├... 


What to do in Central Park?

What to do in Central Park?
A trip to New York goes through Central Park. It is impossible to miss this large park in the city's center. It was created in 1857 and measures 341 hectares. I cannot imagine all the activities that you can do in the park! I will give you some ideas in this article. Summary : What to do in Central Park? ├ Central Park in any season ├ Central Park for athletes ├ Central Park Bike Ride ├... 


Discover Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens

Discover Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens
If you want to enjoy Manhattan skyline from a different view other than Brooklyn Heights, I recommend visiting the Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens. You’ll discover former docks restored in waterfront promenade, picnic tables and benches designed to fully enjoy the magnificent view Manhattan is offering especially on the Empire State, the Chrysler Building and the UN building. Summary Discover... 


Christmas markets in New York

Christmas markets in New York
If you're going to New York during December, you may like to have information on how to celebrate the holiday season. I went over some of the different activities in this article. And now I will be sharing some more tips on some of the holiday shops around the city. I highly recommend that you to visit some of these locations! Summary : Holiday Shop Locations in New York ├ Bank of America...