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Local Hostel, a new generation hostel in Long Island City

Local Hostel, a new generation hostel in Long Island City
Hostels are a good plan to stay at a good price in many cities around the world and also in New York. They don’t always have a good reputation, as they are inexpensive places, one assumes they’re old, and the beds are worn out. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and try one out for myself.Summary : Local Hostel, a new generation hostel in Long Island City ├/span> How is... 


American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is one of the largest museums in the world. It is also an internationally renowned scientific and cultural institution. Visiting the AMNH is discovering the origins of man, animals, civilizations and also financing the research team of the museum. You do not have to be experts in natural sciences to understand and appreciate the exhibits of AMNH. This... 


The New York Restaurant Week in Winter 2018

The New York Restaurant Week in Winter 2018
This winter, if you are planning to travel to New York, taste the best food and for really good and reasonable prices. My travel tip is to attend the “NYC Restaurant Week" from January 22 to February 9, 2018.Summary : New York Restaurant Week in winter ├ How to participate to the Restaurant Week? ├ To what kind of restaurants you can go? ├ What can you eat? ├ How... 


Burger and Lobster, a really good place to eat lobster in New York

Burger and Lobster, a really good place to eat lobster in New York
In New York eating lobster is very common, and unlike other places it’s not very expensive! I have already recommended a few other places to eat lobster but Burger and Lobster is my favorite. There is nothing better than the quality, price, and atmosphere.Summary : Burger and Lobster, a really good place to eat lobster in New York ├ History of the Burger and Lobster Restaurant ├... 


Packing tips for your trip to New York City

Packing tips for your trip to New York City
I want to share a reminder with you, useful when packing you luggage to make sure you do not forget anything before heading to the airport. First of all, I recommend that you review the baggage allowance on the weight, size and number of bags. It may vary from one airline company to another. Now let me tell you what you can’t forget! Ready?Summary : Packing tips for your trip to New York City ├... 


How to register and participate at the New York City Marathon 2018?

How to register and participate at the New York City Marathon 2018?
The New York City Marathon takes place each first Sunday in November. For 2018, it will be on Sunday November 4.Summary : How to register and participate at the New York City Marathon? ├ The History behind New York City Marathon ├ How to register for the New York’s Marathon? ├ Participation at the New York City’s Marathon ├ The best tips for New York’s Marathon └... 


Don’t miss the Top 10 tips to fully enjoy New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Don’t miss the Top 10 tips to fully enjoy New Year’s Eve in Times Square
Every year in New York, more than 1 million people gather in Times Square to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Finding the right spot to see the Ball Drop might be a difficult task, but all you need a little strategy and organization. Here are my advices to enjoy a successful New Year’s Eve in Times Square!! 1. Arrive early! This advice might sound evident, but some people arrive early afternoon and some... 


S'MAC and its macaroni & cheese

S'MAC and its macaroni & cheese
In the North American culinary culture, the inevitable burgers and bagels are known the best, but there are also many other things. With S'mac, you will discover another US specialty: the Macaroni & Cheese !!Summary : S'MAC and its macaroni & cheese ├ What's S'MAC? ├ What is the atmosphere of S'MAC? ├ What can you eat and drink in S'MAC? ├ What are the prices? ├... 


Jimmy at the James, a trendy rooftop bar in SoHo

Jimmy at the James, a trendy rooftop bar in SoHo
Years go by and the number of rooftops increases in New York City, now I will talk about Jimmy at the James in SoHo. Located on the top floor of the The James Hotel, the bar offers one of the best views with an incredible terrace over Manhattan and a pool to top it off.Summary Jimmy at the James, a trendy rooftop bar in SoHo ├ What is the atmosphere of Jimmy at the James? ├ What can... 


Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center

Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center
The Rock, located at the Rockefeller Center in New York (W 52th Street / 6th Avenue) is home to many offices such as NBC studios and Radio City Music Hall. The Top of the Rock is a 69-story building with observatory deck on the last 3 floors. It's my favorite place to admire New York City from above!Summary Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center ├ What to see from the Top of the Rock? ├... 


The Life Hotel, a historic building in the NoMad area of New York

The Life Hotel, a historic building in the NoMad area of New York
The Life Hotel has a perfect location in the NoMAd neighborhood, NOrth of MADdison Square Park. The building is old, but the hotel is very recent, with a restaurant that has just opened a couple of months ago.Summary The Life Hotel, a historic building in the NoMad area of New York ├ History of the Life Hotel ├ How is the hotel? ├ How are the rooms? ├ What are the good... 


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... 


Rudy’s Music, Paradise for all the guitar and bass guitar players in New York

Rudy’s Music, Paradise for all the guitar and bass guitar players in New York
Some of you have been asking if there is any music stores in New York. Well I was walking around Soho one day and I ran into this small music store that I like to call “Paradise for guitar and bass players.” Rudy Pensa owns this store; he’s from Argentina and has been living in New York since 1971. It looks like a museum more than a store, and it’s filled with exceptional guitars that he collects.Summary : Rudy’s... 


Visit New York City "à la carte" with the New York City Explorer Pass and the SightSeeing Flex Pass

Visit New York City
The New York City Explorer Pass and the SightSeeing FlexPass are an alternative to visit New York City and some of its most famous attractions! You may know the the New York Pass and the New York City Pass but the Explorer and this Sightseeing FlexPass are "à la carte". It really depends on what you’re planning to visit, how long are staying in New York and whether it’s your first trip to New... 


New York ice skating rinks for the winter holidays

New York ice skating rinks for the winter holidays
If you enjoy ice skating, this might be a great activity during your trip to New York. Here’s a list of ice skating rinks along with some great tips.Summary New York ice skating rinks for the winter holidays ├ The Rink at the Rockefeller Center ├ Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park ├ Ice Skating in Central Park : Wollman Rink ├ Seaport Ice ├ The... 


The Max Brenner restaurant at Union Square (a New York City Travel Tip by Michaël)

The Max Brenner restaurant at Union Square (a New York City Travel Tip by Michaël)
Michael spent a week in New York with his family. It was not his first time in the Big Apple, and now has decided to share with us many of his best tips. He already told us about his experience at Bubba Gump. In another style: he also went to a restaurant dedicated to chocolate. I will say no more, and let Michaël speak. If you want to share your experience of the city, check out this article in... 


The Wyndham Garden Long Island City, an economic hotel near Manhattan

The Wyndham Garden Long Island City, an economic hotel near Manhattan
If you’ re searching for a well located hotel in New York and for a good price, the Wyndham Garden Long Island City can be one of your best options. I just stayed there and I liked it a lot.Summary : The Wyndham Garden Long Island City, an economic hotel near Manhattan ├ Where is the Wyndham Garden in New York? ├ How much does it cost to stay at the Wyndham Garden Long Island City? ├... 


Photo sessions in New York with Johnny from NYCTT

Photo sessions in New York with Johnny from NYCTT
I’d like to introduce Johnny who offers a high quality photo-shoot at a good price in New York. Johnny is a very nice and professional photographer.Summary : Photo sessions in New York with Johnny ├ Hello Johnny, can you introduce yourself to the NYCTT community? ├ What are you doing in New York? ├ How is you photo session? ├ How much is the photo shoot? ├... 


Things to do with your teen in New York: visits, shopping, walks and more

Things to do with your teen in New York: visits, shopping, walks and more
One evening, around the family table, your teen has a something to tell you: “Mom , Dad, you know, Emma and Jordan are going to New York this summer with their parents. Why can’t we do the same?” Or, it may simply means that you are super sweet parents, and you thought ahead and planned your trip to New York with your teenager without him/her asking you. Anyway, whatever happens, you’re going... 


The Sales calendar for a great shopping in New York!!!

The Sales calendar for a great shopping in New York!!!
New York is a great city for shopping and if you add sales then that’s even better!! In shops and outlets, prices are already low compared to European prices so if you can enjoy additional savings on your trip to New York then why not? In the United States and particularly in New York, clothes are much cheaper then in Europe. This is especially true for American brands. Therefore, it’s always... 


Petit Poulet, a Parisian Bistro in New York

Petit Poulet, a Parisian Bistro in New York
I was in New York for Thanksgiving Day and wanted to find a restaurant where I can eat the traditional Thanksgiving food. After doing a bit of research, I decided to have dinner at a French restaurant. It's called the Petit Poulet (Little Chicken). It might seem odd to have dinner at a French restaurant for Thanksgiving day, but really I don’t regret it. Dinner was excellent, this place is highly... 


Christmas and Holiday Windows at New York Department Stores

Christmas and Holiday Windows at New York Department Stores
If you travel to New York in November and / or December, I invite you to see the holiday windows of New York city department stores. I'm sure both children and adults will enjoy these magical displays. The windows are decorated by real artists, adults appreciate their work and the kids will be amazed by the colors and animations. The best thing is that you can see the holiday windows for free 😀Summary : Christmas... 


The best stores for kids on the 5th Avenue (Good Tip in New York from Michaël)

The best stores for kids on the 5th Avenue (Good Tip in New York from Michaël)
Michaël shared with us many of his experiences from his last trip to New York. He been to New York several times, but this was his first time with his children of 10 and 12 years. He surprised his kids by, visiting the toy stores of 5th Avenue and surrounding areas. If you also want to share your best tips in New York, read this article, I explain how to do it. Memo NYCTT. Your kids are going to... 


Troquet, a piece of France in SoHo

Troquet, a piece of France in SoHo
SoHo is a must-see neighborhood when you visit New York. But visiting such a big city makes you hungry (and thirsty)! Troquet is a perfect place to take a break and taste something different.Summary Troquet, a piece of France in SoHo ├ History of Troquet ├ How is Troquet? ├ What does Troquet serve? ├ Where is Troquet and when does it open? └ ConclusionHistory... 


Christmas Masses in New York in 2017

Christmas Masses in New York in 2017
  If you go on a trip to New York for Christmas, I guess you may want to attend one of the gospel masses. Please note that on December 25, you can also go to St Patrick Cathedral at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 & 10:15 am, 12 Noon, 1:00, 4:00 (Spanish), and 5:30 pm, but you will need tickets to get in. Before reviewing the list, I remind you that I have not been able to go to all of these masses, so I...