9 Amazing Museums & Galleries to visit in New York City

As with just about everything in the city, there is an overwhelming choice of museum and galleries to visit in New York City. There’s not just one iconic museum, but five. There aren’t just a few interesting smaller galleries and museums, but dozens. Visiting one of New York’s world-class museums and galleries was on my list of Top 10 Experiences in New York because it’s part of … Continue reading 9 Amazing Museums & Galleries to visit in New York City

Golden Hour at Top of the Rock View Midtown NYC

Golden Hour at the Top of the Rock

It’s hard to appreciate the magnitude of New York City from the ground. Unless you’re going to fork out for a chopper ride over the city, you’ve got three major observation decks to choose from: The Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock or the newest of the three, the Freedom Tower. I spent an evening during golden hour at the Top of the … Continue reading Golden Hour at the Top of the Rock

Views of New York City

12 Amazing Views of New York City

It’s hard to get a sense of how big New York City is from the streets of Manhattan. I’ve rounded up my twelve favourite spots to marvel at amazing views of New York City – perfect for inducing those “pinch me I can’t believe I’m in New York” moments. 1. The Staten Island Ferry Not only is the Staten Island Ferry your free ticket to … Continue reading 12 Amazing Views of New York City

Whiskey, tater tots & mahjong in Chinatown NYC

The best way to see New York is on foot. My boyfriend and I would pick a couple of neighbourhoods for the day and I’d jot down a few addresses of any bars or attractions I wanted to see in the area. Sometimes we made it to those places, other times we didn’t and it didn’t matter. We just wandered around, seeing and hearing (and … Continue reading Whiskey, tater tots & mahjong in Chinatown NYC

Phantom of the Opera NYC

Iconic New York City: Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

When I was in New York, seeing a Broadway show was on my list of essential NYC experiences, along with seeing a Yankees game, riding the Staten Island Ferry, eating a street hot dog and going for a paddle on the lake in Central Park. Touristy? Yes. Unforgettable? Absolutely. Where would the performing arts be without Broadway? New York City’s most famous street has become … Continue reading Iconic New York City: Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Notes on visiting MoMA

I went to MoMA for Monet’s Water Lilies but what stayed with me was what I learned about myself – namely, that I can leave the country, but I’ll take Australia with me wherever I go. Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art held the two pieces I’ve been most excited about seeing, impressionist masterpieces Water Lilies by Claude Monet and The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.  … Continue reading Notes on visiting MoMA

Washington Square Park Fountain NYC

A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

In a city that is waging a constant assault on your wallet, your waistline and your personal space bubble, the sweet relief of green space can be crucial. I tried to spend as much time as possible in New York City’s parks and of all of the ones I visited, Washington Square Park was my favourite. In fact, visiting Washington Square Park made it onto … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park