Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Sleeps5–It’s Black History Month, let’s Celebrate!

What Is It? It’s Black History Month in the USA and the teacher in me just can’t help herself.  Readers will find below a collection of some of the sites that represent the accomplishments, contributions and stories of African-Americans in the United States. And for further information, I have included some links to various prominent…

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Big Apple Christmas Album (NYC)

In the winter months, visitors to New York City enjoy exuberant holiday decorations. There are Christmas trees and wreaths with bows and lights hanging everywhere! Statues, foyers, window displays, and entire buildings are adorned or draped with festive symbols of the season. “This was Christmas Eve in New York. This was the city dressed in…

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New York Transit Museum — a great place for families!

We had heard the New York Transit Museum was a hit with the younger set. We found it did not disappoint, regardless of age! The museum is located in an old subway station near Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NYC.   Hands-on Fun for Kids The museum has all sorts of kid friendly exhibits with nothing…

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Latest Manhattan Discoveries for Sleeps5 Families: off the Beaten Path

Here are 3 places to explore in New York City, beyond the usual must-see attractions on a Big Apple visit. Something for everyone!   Walkers: My daughter and I stumbled into lush and leafy Teardrop Park tucked between residential buildings in Battery Park City of Lower Manhattan. This park is definitely aimed at kid fun…

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Big Apple Holidays with the Family

Like many a seasoned traveler, I have long avoided any and all air travel around the Thanksgiving holiday. However, there is always room for an exception–it turns out that if you want to be with your east coast college kids you will do the unthinkable and travel from one coast to another on the busiest…

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Visiting Syracuse, in upstate New York

The Syracuse New York area is well known for spectacular fall foliage. But the city is lovely and has plenty of things to do at any time of the year! We had the pleasure of visiting Syracuse twice in the past couple of years, once in early, frigid spring, with a bit of snow here…

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One More Sleeps5 (or even 6) for NYC

Back from NYC again. The Club Quarters Hotel Wall Street located on William Street in the Financial District has a number of options available for families of 4, 5 or 6.  We have stayed in one of the larger rooms with a separate alcove with a queen bed and a pull out sofa.  A baby…

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In Search of Gelato in NYC’s Little Italy

Families still flock to the exuberant micro neighborhood in lower Manhattan known as Little Italy.  Some are searching for a cultural heritage, a romantic vestige of New York’s past, good food and or a festive atmosphere.  On our last visit our focus was GELATO–the gelato that carries us across the Atlantic and drops our taste…

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Sleep5 Hotel: NYC

  This last week, we stayed at a wonderful old historical inn located in the Financial District of New York City.  The tranquil Wall Street Inn is an unexpected oasis in the middle of the financial hubbub, close to historical sights like the Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, World Trade Center Site, Civic Center, Seaport and…

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