Category Archives: NYC

NY Drivers License Good For Domestic Flights For Another Year

NY Drivers License
image: Gothamist (from DMV)

Last month I wrote that NY driver’s licenses + 3 other states won’t be valid for domestic flights starting next year. This was due to the Real ID Act.

This led me to look into what counts as a valid form of ID for domestic flights. With all of this ID talk when it comes to domestic flights, I found it surprising that if you forget your ID, you could still fly!

I just came across some important news from Gothamist which is great for New Yorkers. Continue reading NY Drivers License Good For Domestic Flights For Another Year

Visit LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal During Open House New York

LaGuardia Airport Marine Air Terminal

The 13th annual Open House New York weekend will take place on October 17-18, 2015.

OHNY is a great way to gain access to hundreds of sites around the five boroughs for free which might usually be closed or charge a fee to visit.

You can find out about Open House New York 2015 in a post that I wrote over the summer.

This year, Kim and I are planning to visit a bunch of sites but there is one that really stands out which happens to do with travel. Continue reading Visit LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal During Open House New York

Spend Halloween in NYC at the American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

As a little kid, I always found it exciting to get dressed up and go trick or treating around the neighborhood. I always got a kick out of ringing strangers’ door bells and scoring lots of treats.

In recent years, we’ve taken Lucas trick or treating a couple of times but I can’t say that it was so exciting. Then again, getting dressed up is half the fun. Check out Lucas as my little burger from a few years back during Purim, another holiday where you get dressed up. Last year we all dressed up as skeletons. After Lucas picked out his costume at the store, Kim got crafty and made us ours.

This year I am really excited for Halloween since we’ll be doing something quite different from what we’ve ever done before. Continue reading Spend Halloween in NYC at the American Museum of Natural History

One of the Best Underrated Pizzerias in Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Pizza New York City is filled with great places to get pizza and many of them have been around for a very long time.

We have Lombardi’s, American’s first pizzeria around since 1905, although not in its original location. Totonno’s has been serving up their excellent pies in Coney Island since 1924 and John’s of Bleeker St has been around since 1929. There are many other pizzerias around NYC that seem to have been around forever. One of my favorites, I feel doesn’t  get mentioned as much as it should. Continue reading One of the Best Underrated Pizzerias in Brooklyn, NY

An Awesome Time at Taste Talks Food & Drink Fest

taste talks

Over this past weekend (September 12-13), Kim and I attended the Taste Talks Festival in Brooklyn, NY. (Lucas came along to the event on Sunday.)

The festival featured a variety of seminars, discussions & tastings on Saturday as well as the Future Food Expo both days. Sunday was the All-Star BBQ with music by Questlove. Luckily we went early and left just in time before the rain started falling.

We attended a few of the seminars, sampled some tasty food and had a really good time overall.  Continue reading An Awesome Time at Taste Talks Food & Drink Fest

Eat & Learn at Taste Talks Festivals

Taste Talks 

An awesome food festival is coming to Brooklyn, New York this weekend.

Taste Talks will host their event in Brooklyn and then make a stop the first weekend of October in Chicago.

The festivals “celebrate the future of taste through symposia, tastings, dinners and parties. Taste Talks brings together thought leaders and luminaries from around the world together with everyday food enthusiasts to engage in great conversation, amazing food and one-of-a-kind experiences“.

When I first found out about Taste Talks it seemed like a festival which would be really fun and interesting to attend. Continue reading Eat & Learn at Taste Talks Festivals

FREE uberPOOL Rides To/From NYC City Hall Today

uberPOOL

Uber is looking for help today in New York City.

Mayor de Blasio is supporting a bill which could place limits on new drivers’ jobs due to congestion in the city.

Uber claims that this new “bill would destroy 10,000 job opportunities for New Yorkers in just one year” which could lead to less reliable service…

So how could you help Uber out? Continue reading FREE uberPOOL Rides To/From NYC City Hall Today

New York Travel Festival: April 18-19

NY Travel Fest

A couple of years back I attended the first New York Travel Festival (NY Trav Fest). Check out my review featuring the highlights here.

The festival featured lots of different seminars and discussions in a much smaller setting than what you’d expect of a show like the NY Times Travel Show.

The NY Travel Festival had an impressive roster of travelers featured like Lee Abbamonte, Andrew Evans, Matt Kepnes and more. Continue reading New York Travel Festival: April 18-19

Etihad’s The Residence At The NY Times Travel Show This Weekend

New York Times Travel Show

This weekend, January 23 – 25 is the very popular New York Times Travel Show which takes places at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

I’ve been to the show around 6-7 times including the past few years with media access thanks to my blog.

The cool thing about media access is that it gives you access to the first day of the show which is the Trade Day for industry professionals, exhibitors and media. Continue reading Etihad’s The Residence At The NY Times Travel Show This Weekend