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

NYC Date Night Midtown

NYC Date Night: Midtown Edition

It’s extremely rare that my boyfriend isn’t working on a weeknight so we made the most of it while we were in New York City. It was such a novelty to plan a date night on a Tuesday! This NYC date night isn’t super romantic – it was a pretty low-key evening exploring Midtown Manhattan, but I couldn’t have been happier. Whether it’s with someone … Continue reading NYC Date Night: Midtown Edition

Phantom of the Opera NYC

A NYC Classic: 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 A NYC Classic: 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 Starry Starry Night by Vincent van … Continue reading Notes on visiting MoMA

Washington Square Park Fountain NYC

Meeting Manhattan: Washington Square Park

We covered a LOT of ground in our first day in New York City, so I’ve broken this up into a few blog posts. We started in SoHo, then wandered through beautiful Washington Square Park before exploring the West Village. In the late afternoon, we walked through the Meatpacking District and made our way back uptown to Hell’s Kitchen via The Highline. After a brief siesta in the … Continue reading Meeting Manhattan: Washington Square Park