Tag Archives: NYC

Ridiculous Street Signs #24: Stairs Ahead- Flushing Meadows Park

Flushing Meadows ParkIt’s been a while since I last came across a bizarre or ridiculous street sign. I think the last time I spotted one was back in February. (From time to time, I also post signs contributed by friends and readers which can be a lot of fun!)

For those of you unfamiliar with these signs, check out my collection of Ridiculous Street Signs here.

The Michael W Travels family recently headed to Flushing Meadows Park for a visit to the Queens Zoo. Continue reading Ridiculous Street Signs #24: Stairs Ahead- Flushing Meadows Park

Eleven Madison Park Wants You To Put Your Phone In A Box While Dining

Eleven Madison Park
image: instagram @danielhumm

One of the top restaurants in the world wants you to put your cellphone in a box while dining.

Eleven Madison Park, located in NYC and rated number 4 on the World’s 50 Best list would like you to “appreciate the present moment“, according to Eater. Continue reading Eleven Madison Park Wants You To Put Your Phone In A Box While Dining

Win A Trip For 2 To New York City from School of Rock

school of rockSchool of Rock is running the Bohemian Rhapsody Sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win a trip for 2 to New York City!

The prize includes airfare, a three nights hotel stay, a karaoke experience and more!

Considering I live in Brooklyn, NY, I won’t be entering to win this prize. (It does sound like a great experience but I’d rather not have to pay taxes on the value of this prize.) Continue reading Win A Trip For 2 To New York City from School of Rock

Sleep In This Airbnb In SoHo, NYC For Just $69 Per Night, But…

AirbnbNew York City can be an extremely pricey place to find a place to stay.

For those visiting the Big Apple, Airbnb could be a good option but most rooms are going to set you back a couple of hundred $$$ per night.

There’s currently a bargain listing on Airbnb. You can stay in SoHo for just $69 per night. Of course there’s a but… Continue reading Sleep In This Airbnb In SoHo, NYC For Just $69 Per Night, But…

NYC Apartment of World Traveler & Chef Anthony Bourdain Is For Sale

Anthony Bourdain
image: CNN

Over the summer I wrote how the final season of Anthony Bourdain Part’s Unknown would air this fall. The show will debut this Sunday, September 23 so make sure to tune in to CNN to check it out.

After the chef, author and globetrotting TV star tragically passed away, a bill was proposed for an Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in New Jersey.

Curbed reports that Anthony Bourdain’s apartment is for sale. Continue reading NYC Apartment of World Traveler & Chef Anthony Bourdain Is For Sale

Snapchat Maps Labeled New York City As Jewtropolis

Snapchat
image: twitter @micahgrimes

Early this morning some users of Snapchat saw New York City labeled as “Jewtropolis” on “the app’s map features,” according to Gothamist.

Other sites and apps which use maps provided by MapBox also had this label appear. Some others affected with the anti-semitic name change included Citi Bike and StreetEasy. Continue reading Snapchat Maps Labeled New York City As Jewtropolis

I Finally Tried Una Pizza Napoletana And It Was Amazing!

una pizza napoletanaLast summer, the Michael W Travels family was supposed to have a long layover in San Francisco on the way home from our trip around the Pacific.

I had plans for our short visit… We were going to go to a San Francisco Giants game and dine at Una Pizza Napoletana. Due to a delayed flight, we never made it to San Francisco.

Fast forward a few months later. Anthony Mangieri of Una Pizza Napoletana announced that he was closing his shop in SF and coming home to New York City! Continue reading I Finally Tried Una Pizza Napoletana And It Was Amazing!

Insider Tip: Get An Egg Cream At This Surprising NYC Location

The Egg Cream is an interesting (and tasty) drink. What’s most interesting about it is that there aren’t any eggs in it. There also isn’t any cream!

An Egg Cream is made with three ingredients- chocolate syrup, milk and seltzer.

There are a few theories as to how the Egg Cream got its name. If you’re interested in reading about the topic, check out the Wikipedia page here. Continue reading Insider Tip: Get An Egg Cream At This Surprising NYC Location

A New NYC Attraction That I Have To See!

NYC
image: Twitter

I’m always looking for things to see and do around the NYC area. This could be as simple as checking out a new restaurant or visiting a park with the kids.

If public or quirky art is something you like, then a new sculpture in NYC should be high on your list of things to see if you happen to find yourself in the area. Continue reading A New NYC Attraction That I Have To See!