Category Archives: NYC

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

Beware of Uber Surge Pricing on Halloween

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While I’m not at all a frequent Uber user, I’ve heard about their Surge Pricing from many people and even wrote about a $94 2-mile cab ride in NYC during a snow storm last year.

For those of you not sure about Uber surge pricing, here is a quote from my post last year:

According to GothamistSurge pricing goes into effect when demand for a car reaches exceptional levels, with examples including Halloween, New Year’s Eve, and yes, Icy Wet Snow Day From Super Hell. The idea is that prices are raised in real time in accordance with “supply health,” rising and, eventually, falling as cars become available.
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Review: Diggerland, An Awesome Construction Theme Park

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I recently wrote about America’s Wackiest Theme Parks which was based on an article from Yahoo Travel. While I don’t enjoy rides and am not much of a theme park fan, a few parks from the list sounded like they could be a lot of fun.

A couple of days after writing my post, I was happy to get invited to a park from the list that (I’d probably say) I most wanted to visit. Best of all, it happened to be only around a 2 hour drive from home!

This past Saturday, Kim, Lucas and I headed to Diggerland USA to see just what this “Construction Theme Park” was all about.  Continue reading Review: Diggerland, An Awesome Construction Theme Park

A Kid Free Museum Sleepover

Earlier in the year I wrote about Museum Sleepovers For Kids of All Ages,  based on a USA Today article.

Museum sleepovers sound like a really fun event to take part in. You get to visit the museum with a much smaller crowd and do some fun kid-related activities after-hours. I’d love to experience one of these sleepovers with Lucas someday however the prices seem a bit steep… Continue reading A Kid Free Museum Sleepover

Visit the Air France Expo + Win Tix To Paris

Air France will be hosting an exhibition, open to the public in NYC for 3 days. The expo will showcase the airline’s new cabins, have activities & events as well as offer visitors the chance to win tickets to Paris!

I started seeing ads for this event at bus stops in Brooklyn last weekend but didn’t pay it much attention until receiving an e-mail about it earlier today. Continue reading Visit the Air France Expo + Win Tix To Paris

NASA’s Cool Aerial Photo of NYC & Facts About “Heat Island Effect”

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Gothamist shared a photo which NASA had posted as its image of the day, featuring a look at Manhattan.

The photo reveals some interesting details about the “heat island effect” along with the photo.

Since I’m from New York City (Brooklyn!), I was interested in finding out more about the photo.

According to NASA, The narrow island of Manhattan, located between the Hudson River and the East River, is a familiar feature to crews on the International Space Station. 
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Uber Delivering Air Conditioners In NYC

After trying out Uber for the first time while in Atlanta I didn’t really get what the big deal was about the service. Check out my post about it here.

While I didn’t love using Uber, I do love it when they run their random, odd promos and offers!

Uber is back with a special offer for New York City called #UberCOOL. They have teamed up with Quirky + GE to bring on-demand delivery of Aros- the world’s smartest air conditioner. Continue reading Uber Delivering Air Conditioners In NYC

92% Of Germans Have Never Been To NY, Can Lufthansa Help?

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I came across a press release from Lufthansa that I found to be really interesting and also a bit funny.

Lufthansa Group was curious to find out how many Austrians and Germans had never been to New York City so they asked a leading opinion research institute.

The numbers were overwhelming: Continue reading 92% Of Germans Have Never Been To NY, Can Lufthansa Help?

Will Electric Cars Replace Horses In Central Park

Since Bill De Blasio took office, becoming Mayor of NYC, he has been set on ending horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park.

I am up in the air on this issue. I have no interest in taking a ride around the park on one of these carriages but it is still, in my opinion a real part of the city experience. Even just seeing them is very New York (so to speak). I think if the horses were to stop offering rides, something would be missing around Central Park.

When it comes to banning the horses, Mayor De Blasio claims it is due to inhumane treatment, while others claim its (according to Time Out NY) his desire to please wealthy backers who want to develop the West Side properties where the stables currently stand.

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Get A Free Zagat NYC Restaurants Guide

Sometimes it’s nice to hold a book and not just read everything online, especially when it is free!

I’ve been participating in the Zagat surveys for years and always got rewarded with a free copy of the newest guide. However, I stopped participating a couple of years back.

Initially I’d leave the Zagat book in my glove compartment for reference when out and about. However, with just about all of us having smartphones, the value of the Zagat guide has definitely gone down.

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