Can you believe that I lived in NYC for 9 years and had NEVER been to Governors Island? It has been on my bucket list of things I need to do in NYC this year and I finally decided to go check it out! What better reason than to celebrate Halloween?
This year the RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns had a special event on Governors Island called "Night of a 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns". I will say, I really don't think there were 1,000 pumpkins. More like 200. But the event was a lot of fun and the ferry views of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, and NJ were AMAZING.
Speaking of the ferry, it's open year round. For adults it's only $2 to Ride the ferry and it's totally free on weekends! And children are always free! The views of NYC are spectacular, so I highly recommend taking the time to visit.
I had the pleasure of having Native New Yorker and wine connoisseur, Ron Kapon, attend my Midtown Architectural Tour with Inside Out Tours. He wrote a great review on his blog!
Check it out: www.ronkapon.com
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I have just been featured as the Levy's Unique New York Tour Guide of the Month! A fabulous company run by native New Yorkers Mark and Matt Levy, they provide some of the most entertaining tours in NYC. It's an honor to be their TGoTM!
Check out my article here: TGoTM June
If you watch Sex and the City, you will definitely recognize this NYC staple! The world renowned Magnolia Bakery.
Magnolia Bakery is famous for their cupcakes and their banana pudding recipe. I will admit, I was a banana pudding skeptic. However, on one of my recent tours, our group insisted on trying some and we all agreed- the pudding was AMAZING!!
I also love the fact that Magnolia Bakery is NYC based- all started in their West Village location in 1996. What's not to love?
We might be getting an exciting new skyscraper in NYC called The Big Bend! Architecture studio oiio has a new design that would become the "longest building in the world" with elevators that can run horizontally. What?!?!
Read all about The Big Bend HERE!
When I first moved to NYC, I wondered how everyone was able to buy affordable Broadway tickets! Well, here is an app designed to make all of your Broadway dreams come true: TodayTix. A free app you can download directly to your phone, you can view prices for each Broadway show listed. Prices change daily, but they are THE BEST prices (I am talking $39 to see the Rockettes, $49 for Wicked, etc). Of course, the prices vary depending on the time of year and amount of tickets previously sold. On top of the good news, all you need to view prices is an e-mail address! Once purchased, a TodayTix rep will meet you outside of the theatre with your tickets, 15 minutes before showtime. No lines, no waiting, and easy peasy.
There are SO many restaurant options in Greenwich Village that it can be overwhelming. Actually, that goes for all of NYC as there are 24,000 restaurants in Manhattan alone. But, here are some restaurants that I highly recommend based on my own NYC (and NYU) experience!
The iconic Rose Reading Room will be reopening on October 5th! Read about the opening Here
FUN FACT: Since 1987, the original Winnie the Pooh doll and his friends (Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, and Kanga) have been on display in the Children's Center on 42nd street of the NYPL.