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

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

The Mall Central Park just before Autumn fall

Central Park Mall in Green & Gold

In the aftermath of this week’s tragedies, I feel like my heart is breaking. I swing between feeling determined to be a positive part of the world and feeling vulnerable, sad and sick to the stomach. I expected to cry a lot this week, but I didn’t expect to feel like I’ve swallowed a sack of stones which are now weighing me down, a feeling … Continue reading Central Park Mall in Green & Gold

Brunch & Boating in Central Park

Summer is slowly fading in New York City, so I’m glad that I spent last Sunday morning making the most of the clear blue skies and sunshine in Central Park. Central Park is enormous, spanning more than fifty blocks from north to south, so we stuck to just the lower part of the park for our first visit. David & I went to the park … Continue reading Brunch & Boating in Central Park

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