Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Sleep5 Hotel: NYC

NYC Hotel Sleeps 5: 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…

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New York City for the Holidays: Shopping with Kids in Tow or Kids in Mind

While NYC dazzles like a brilliant Christmas tree year round, the city really pulls out the stops for the holidays.  Sleeps5 would like to make a few recommendations for traveling shoppers. Toy Stores: Children’s General Store on the Upper Eastside:  These folks used to have a location in Central Station but alas it is no…

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A Walk in Central Park (September 2012)

We have just returned again from NYC.  Various coincidences have taken members of our family there as many as five times this year—and the year is not yet over. Maybe it is my Pacific Northwest mossy roots or just an appreciation for green things growing amidst a rocky mountain range of skyscrapers and pavement, but…

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Cheap Eats in NYC for the Family

Back again from NYC. I had some success finding inexpensive places to eat (or cheap eating strategies might be a better description), but still found it hard as a tourist to find myself at the right location when hunger struck. “Inexpensive dining” means different things to different folks. When I was in college and down…

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NYC for Families on a Budget

I have written past blogs about our favorite budget options in NYC, but the more I go there the more things I discover. Here are some new favorites. Museums: If you have a specific museum you want to visit, check out their website. Almost all of them have either a “free day” or a donation…

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Budget Manhattan: NYC with kids

Five for budget family travel to New York City: 1. Here is a great website set up primarily for Dads with lists of inexpensive or free things to do in NYC. (www.nyc.gov/html/hra/nycdads/html/things/borough_manhattan.shtml) 2. Something we like to take advantage of as well is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park. Children under 12 are…

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Tube, U-Bahn, Subway – Family Travel Safety

Notice the logo used for this blog and our website, sleeps5.com. The image is of a family of ducks on their way. Even before Holly and I constructed our website we consistently utilized a duckling analogy to describe the image of traversing busy sidewalks in big cities with 3 children. You know – the mama…

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