My New York

Here you can find fun facts about the city, take tours of neighborhoods, meet unique New Yorkers who make the city so extraordinary, and learn the history of some of the iconic buildings in the city.

  • Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks SPECTACULAR Good Morning and Happy 5th! The Macy's 4th of July Spectacular was just that.  If you've watched the news this morning, you already know that this year's display was the biggest in a decade, watched in person by roughly 3 million people and millions more via television. A brief preview of the display: OK, more…
  • Fifth Avenue Flags Happy 4th of July! As I watch the throngs gathering below to view Macy's Fireworks Display in a few hours... ...I wanted to share some images of our patriotic spirit this week on Fifth Avenue in Midtown.  More coverage of the fireworks will come tomorrow - including pics of the fireworks themselves - but for…
  • Jeff Koons’ “Seated Ballerina” at Rockefeller Plaza I am a morning news junkie, more precisely a LOCAL morning news junkie, so I tune in to our local "News 4 New York" station every morning upon rising to learn of the current state of The City. "News 4 New York" has their studios situated at Rockefeller Plaza, and so as each segment is…
  • Sea-Doos Take Manhattan! (Or At Least The East River!) Yesterday was one of those true summer-solstice days - the second of three consecutive spectacular days we have been enjoying - and mid-morning while in the kitchen I heard what a thought was the sound of a sea plane approaching the River for a landing.  But after a minute, I realized what I was hearing…
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! Dave and I found ourselves walking through the lobby of The MetLife Building this past Saturday, and I was delighted by what we saw there.  They were putting up the Christmas decorations! When I was working in Midtown, I was always amazed at how quickly these decorations went up between the time I left for…