Tag Archives: New York City

This Is Not The Geographic Center of New York City!

New York City
image: screenshot from NY1

Years back, Kim and I visited a spot in Lithuania which is supposedly the Geographic Center of Europe. At the site, there was a visitor center and a fancy marker. You could even get a certificate to prove that you were there!

Over winter break, we set out to find the center of Paris. Find out about our failed attempt at visiting the site.

Yesterday, I was watching local news channel NY1 when an interesting segment came on related to the center of New York City. Continue reading This Is Not The Geographic Center of New York City!

Stumbling Across A Tourist Attraction In New York City

New York CityMy family and I had brunch at The Little Owl in Greenwich Village in New York City over the weekend. I’d been meaning to try their burger for years.

As we got close to the restaurant, we wondered why so many people were taking photos of the building the restaurant called home. People were across the street, in the street and posing in front of the building and we had no idea why!

I know the restaurant is popular but I didn’t think that it was this popular! Continue reading Stumbling Across A Tourist Attraction In New York City

A Visit To A Bizarre Attraction, The Smallest Plot Of Land In New York City

new york cityA few years back I was skimming over Atlas Obscura looking for interesting and strange things to do in New York City.

During my search, I came across something that I had probably walked past many times, paying no attention to it. (An old friend of mine had lives down the block from the location.)

Just outside the Village Cigars shop in the West Village is the smallest plot of land in NYC! Continue reading A Visit To A Bizarre Attraction, The Smallest Plot Of Land In New York City

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 asĀ 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

World Trade Center Base Jumpers Sentenced To…

World Trade Center
image credit: onewtc.com

Back in early 2014 I posted about a Crazy Video: Base Jumping Off 1 World Trade Center.

Months after the jumps took place, the 4 men involved turned themselves in to the police. Since then, I can’t say that I’ve given much thought to the case.

I had no clue what kind of punishment would be handed down until I came across an article from Outside Magazine. Continue reading World Trade Center Base Jumpers Sentenced To…

$100 Towards JetBlue Flight Between NYC & DR for $33

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Here is an offer from Living Social which can save you some money if you’re willing to fly to some very limited JetBlue destinations…

If you’re interested in flying between New York and the Dominican Republic, Living Social is offering a deal for $33 which will give you a $100 voucher good towards a roundtrip flight. So with the offer you’ll actually be saving $67. Continue reading $100 Towards JetBlue Flight Between NYC & DR for $33