Crowning Glory

The Statue of Liberty’s Crown is now open. After years out of commission, you can now visit and make your New York memories, oh so much more memorable. Some caveats: The lines! And the limited ticketing system! And the reservations! Good luck. Get info for tickets here. Continue reading Crowning Glory

My Memorial Day

This year, to honor the memory of all of our servicemen and women, I decided to forgo the regular barbecue hopping and take a serene, introspective walk all over New York City, sans company. Here’s where my little feet took me:   And here’s what I saw:         Please keep in mind … Continue reading My Memorial Day

River to River Festival

The new schedule for this summer’s River to River Festival is finally available (after many annoyed e-mails) and there’s something for everyone: adults, children and  adults who act like children. Live music, outdoor movies (The Seven Year Itch is one of them!) and poetry are some of the wonderful activities you can enjoy this summer, downtown of … Continue reading River to River Festival

Shakespeare in the Park

Yes. It’s back. Shakespeare in the Park; your chance to see a professional production of Shakespeare, with real actors, for free! This years production is Twelfth Night, the screwball comedy of mistaken identity. It’s a lot of fun, and just for extra giggles, the lanky, dorky, awkward Ms. Anne Hathoway is in it. I’m not … Continue reading Shakespeare in the Park

McCarren Park

I don’t have to say much about this place because you already know. You’ve been there, you’ve seen a show, you’ve danced with your shirt off, you’ve bumped into an old girlfriend who’s now dating the drummer from [insert band-of-the-moment] and you’ve thrown up your Brooklyn Lager. It’s ok. We’ve all been there. There’s an … Continue reading McCarren Park

Fort Greene Park

I think it’s officially called something regal like, ‘The Fort Greene Park Conservancy,’ but any way you slice it, it’s a large greene space in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. Jogging trails, volunteerships, weekend farmers markets and lots of trees and green grass – just waiting for you to sit on, break out your acoustic and … Continue reading Fort Greene Park