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Do you happen to know how many movies have been filmed in New York? Before you start consulting your trusted search engine – this probably is a number impossible to figure out. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, 115 movies and 113 TV series were filmed in New York State in 2011 alone. Considering those staggering numbers, it’s a thin line to boredom when Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Batman, and …

[ Written by guest | 28 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]

Psst! Do you want to know a secret? Can you believe that I entered a bar through a telephone booth? Oh, and you can’t just open the door and walk in. You have to identify yourself first by speaking into the receiver and wait for the permission to pass. As futuristic as it might sound – this happened in 2012 New York City, in a telephone booth installed in a …

[ Written by guest | 28 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Imagine a quiet oasis with water gurgling in a small pond lined with willows; people sitting on benches near cobbled walkways, reading or sipping coffee. A cat is slowly strolling around rows of tomatoes and lettuce. Sounds like an idyllic countryside getaway? It isn’t. In fact, it is the complete opposite: A community garden in the heart of one of the busiest places on earth: New York City.

Famously dubbed “concrete …

[ Written by guest | 20 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

There is no better way to cool down from the grueling New York summer heat than indulging in some delicious ice cream. The city offers countless opportunities to devour soft ice cones or bars from street vendors and ice trucks, and is home to just as many ice cream shops. As you can imagine, this adds up to a huge number, making it close to impossible to actually consider all …

[ Written by guest | 21 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Known around the world under the iconic tag line as the city that never sleeps, New York has a reputation for being one of the most active, diverse and multicultural places in the world. It’s a city that never fails to capture my heart and now, even if I’m physically far from there there is still a way for me to live stream one of my favourite cities.

This is New York now …

[ Written by guest | 16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Four times a year, the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and creates a steel image that resembles the Stonehenge in England.

New York sees many beautiful sunsets each year, but this one is special: During the so-called Manhattanhenge, the sun sets on the east-to-west street grid of Manhattan, offering a glimpse of the sunset from Queens all the way through to New Jersey. Hundreds of spectators line the …

[ Written by guest | 13 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Although I l have lived in a major metropolitan city for close to a decade, I still consider myself a country girl at heart, and my favorite places in cities tend to be areas where the natural intertwines with urbanization. Not long ago I spent a week visiting my recently transplanted friends in New York City, and got to spend a day walking the High Line, a public park …

[ Written by guest | 25 May 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

Brooklyn – as well as a being a mantropolis of beards, plaid shirts and food trucks – is also a hotbed of creative artisans who are bringing back the art of a hand crafted way of manufacturing food. It might be pickles, beer, cheese, ice-pops or, in this case: chocolate. Michael and Rick Mast, brothers who established their chocolate-making business in Brooklyn about five years ago, are a fine example …

[ Written by guest | 13 May 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

A few days in New York is never enough, in fact I don’t think a lifetime is enough to appreciate this amazing city. On my bucket-list for my last trip to the big apple was spending time across the river in Dumbo & venturing into Brooklyn, an area I’d never explored before. As luck had it, or didn’t have it in this case, my 4 day Brooklyn sejour was cut …

[ Written by guest | 7 May 2012 | One Comment | ]

I love New York. I know it’s a cliché, but it’s true. Unfortunately, my love affair with the Big Apple quickly turns sour when I remember what an expensive date she is.

Despite New York’s notoriously high price tag, I – and millions of others – decide to risk bankruptcy again and again just to visit it. However, when I went to New York last summer, I …

[ Written by guest | 2 May 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
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