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Category: New York City

That place called New Amsterdam

Before New York was packed with people… before it was a global destination for fashion, music, and business… before it…

Escape from New York

The day started just like any other day on the busy streets of New York: unseasonably warm, sunny, and generally…

A soldier, a bear, a boy, and a book

While researching a post and sifting through newspapers, letters, and photos from World War I, I kept running into stories…

Behind the scenes glimpses of the Carlton Hotel

After the bedbug experience at my previous hotel, myself and all my co-workers moved to a different location; one of…

The joys of travel

The most joyful part of the LaGuardia experience is the taxi queue. For the most part, I opt for taxis…

Christmas trees kicked to the curb

The first week of travel in the new year is back to New York. In the pre-Christmas posts (48-hours in…

Another 7-hours in NYC: train/bus terminals and travel confusion

Remember how I said in this post that it’s not uncommon to have flights to/from New York cancelled. Well… our…

48-hours in NYC: The Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center

Bistango We found Bistango by accident; and, this little Italian restaurant turned out to be a fantastic discovery. One flatbread…

48-hours in NYC: Times Square, Macy’s, and Shopping

Deep breath… prepare oneself… the next day was about shopping and delving into everything that is touristy and cheesy about…

48-hours in NYC: SantaCon, Greek food, and the theatre

It’s SantaCon in New York (and other cities), which makes Manhattan one of the craziest, busiest, obnoxious, most annoying places…

48-hours in NYC: Midtown brunch and the Christmas market

Flights to New York are notoriously bad. The ever persistent wind makes landing difficult in the city and on multiple…

Radio Star Karaoke

Originally, I wasn’t going to post photos from the Delivery Summit social events. However, after merely uploading one photo of…

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