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

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

Postcards from Bryant Park, NYC

I’ve only been in New York for a few days and already I’m amazed by how many green lungs breathe life into the concrete jungle. Bryant Park is in the heart of Midtown, making it the perfect place to come up for air after the madness of Times Square. A tree-lined arcade frames a large lawn, dotted with forest-green picnic tables and Italianate fountains, potted … Continue reading Postcards from Bryant Park, NYC