One Christmas we went to my son's grandparents house in New Jersey. They took us on a visit to New York where we went to a Radio City show. We saw the Christmas show of the Rockettes. Later we visited the City of New York. That
In the area north of the Mall in Central Park, near 70th Street, we find the area of Bethesda. It is dominated by a huge fountain featuring astatue called the "Angel of the Waters." The fountain has become famous thanks to the drama
Located in Alameda County, and about 40 km away from Oakland (another city that I visited) is the Californian city of Newark. I visited on July 20, 2001, and subsequently spent most of my holiday there with some distant relatives of
If you want to pick up some Christmas ornaments for the tree, or simply want to see something a bit different, then head on down to Pier 17. There's a mall with plenty of shops where you can find a variety of things, but the star is
Located in the heart of the Annex of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, called the Cloisters, Bonnefont is undoubtedly our favorite part. The cloister is superb, very well developed, with a garden of more than 250 different
Nestled in the heart of the Annex of the MET called The Cloisters, the Trie Café offers visitors a refreshing chance for a break. It is installed directly in the heart of a cloister around a courtyard (still under construction during
The Cloisters is the section of the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) that exhibits Medieval Art. It is not housed in the same building, but in a place specially chosen for its location and magic on the banks of the river at the
If New York life seems a bit oppressive for you and you need some air and greenery, Fort Tyron Park is the place for you! It is a huge park located northwest of Manhattan on the banks of the Hudson River. It gives you the opportunity
The Hudson River is famous because it divides the states of New York and New Jersey. Many people work in the city of New York but really live across the river in New Jersey. It also forms a natural border west of Manhattan. It's not
The home of Washington Irving is an interesting place to visit, but the visit is rather long. The house is outside of town, in Tarrytown, in the Hudson Valley, and close to other Victorian mansions.
There is a small shop with
I am a Native New Yorker now living in BCN. During a recent trip home I visited this wonderful place (the Hispanic Society of America) that was full of Spanish culture, treasures and delights. The building is located in upper
This night club, on 125th Street in Harlem, used to open during the Prohibition of the 1920's, when African Americans were refused entry. It was opened by a smuggler and gangster while in prison, and still bears his name. The original
The General Grant National Memorial, better known as Grant's Tomb, is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), American Civil War General and 18th American President, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant
This park is perfect for a stroll along the Hudson River. After a long day of sightseeing, the greenery and breeze off the river will make this a true moment of relaxation. To see that the Big Apple is not all cement and stress, you
Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan. It was the headquarters for General Washington in September and October 1776. After leaving Washington, the Morris-Jumel Mansion has played host to a succession of British
Nicholas Roerich Museum is dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich, a Russian-born artist whose work focused on nature scenes of the Himalayas. The museum was originally located in the Master Apartments at 103 D Street and
I chose Legree Baptist Church at 362 125th Street, but you'll be welcomed by any of the churches in Harlem that you choose to visit. Forget about the prejudices of how dangerous Harlem is. You can get there by subway or take a taxi. I
Although C.A.B.C is predominately African-American, we welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures. There is no dress code or expectation. However, attendees of our 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. service are more traditional and normally
23.Times Square South - 8th Ave bet. 42nd & 43rd St.
24.Theater District North - 8th Ave & 52nd St.
25. Columbus Circle / Time Warner Center
26. Lincoln Center - Broadway & W. 63rd St.
27. Central Park / Strawberry Fields
King George II of England founded Columbia University in 1754, calling it King's College. Columbia is one of the oldest states. But its current location dates from 1897. It has a Romanesque style with a grand staircase and a figure
Saint Nick's is a small Harlem bar where you can find jazz and other music from 20:30 on. It's close to Starbucks! The atmosphere is very nice and it's always full of neighborhood residents, though there are always tourists who join
Known worldwide for its theaters, and the best shows, Broadway surprises visitors because it is much more. For starters, it is almost the most important avenue in Manhattan, and it passes right through the center and across the
This is one of the most frequented churches in New York and is also considered to be the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in the world. When the architects began construction on Heins and La Farge in 1892, they gave it a a Byzantine
When I was in New York one of my objectives was to visit the Peace Statue in honor of Saint Michael at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The walk was tremendous, I recommend it, but don't trust the differences, it is actually
The Symphony Space is a cultural center where events are organized with writers and directors. They invite famous people, like Josh Radnor (famous for playing Ted Mosby in How I Met Your mother), Cynthia Fox, BD Wong and Liev Schreier
This statue is a tribute to Carl Schurz, who was a politician and military man. It is found near Columbia University, just past Morningside Park. Built in 1913 by Karl Bitter, the statue has a proud and determined look. We discovered
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