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New York

Liebster Award Nomination

Recently I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Two Hungry Backpackers! For anyone who is unfamiliar the Liebster Award is an accolade passed from blogger to blogger to encourage connection, communication and support within our blogging community. Another intention is to…

Astoria, NYC – The Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, NYC – The Museum of the Moving Image

Across the river from Manhattan in Astoria, Queens is one my favorite museums in the city, the Museum of the Moving Image. It’s in my home borough and actually easier for me to travel to than most museums in Manhattan.…

NYC – The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

NYC – The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Located in Midtown Manhattan on 53rd Street just west of 5th Avenue is New York’s MoMA, officially the Museum of Modern Art. Inside the building’s six floors is one of the world’s most renowned collections of modern and contemporary art.…

Washington D.C. Road Trip – Part 1: New York City, NY to College Park, Maryland

Washington D.C. Road Trip – Part 1: New York City, NY to College Park, Maryland

It was Saturday morning around 8 a.m. The chill of winter was in the air, but the bright sun made it tolerable as I packed the car. The sky was bright blue with barely a cloud in sight. It was…

NYC – Lower Manhattan Walking Tour

NYC – Lower Manhattan Walking Tour

Once we returned from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, I suggested that we take a nice leisurely walk up Broadway. In the past, I was in a graduate school course where we took a walking tour with a…

NYC – Ferry Tour – Liberty & Ellis Islands

NYC – Ferry Tour – Liberty & Ellis Islands

A Brief History of the Statue of Liberty Surrounding the southern tip of Manhattan are a number of smaller islands within the New York Harbor that have significant cultural and historical connections to local and American history. Liberty Island is…