Published June 6, 2013
New York , The Place To Be
Tags: Bronx, bx, fdr, four freedoms, Manhattan, New York, New York City, Queens, roosevelt, Roosevelt Island, snug harbor, Staten Island, twain, wave hill
If I had a dollar for all of the times a New York City mayoral candidate said some version of that I’d be a millionaire. But for many of us New York outsiders, we too often equate New York City with just Manhattan and sometimes Brooklyn while leaving out the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and the other smaller islands that are as much a part of the city’s fabric and history as everywhere else. There is a recent article in the New York Times that recommends some really cool parts of the city outside of Manhattan.
Roosevelt Island in the East River has a great deal of well-preserved nineteenth century architecture and is well worth exploring. It was originally the home of many of New York’s prisons and mental hospitals before the former moved to Rikers Island in the 1880s. The southern end of the island boasts the recently completed Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park which has incredible views of the Manhattan skyline and was decades in the making. The northern end of the Roosevelt Island has a remnant of a mental hospital where legend has it that an inmate built a fort to defend against a future British invasion of New York.
This picture should tell you how well the fort worked.
Also mentioned is Wave Hill in the Bronx. This grand old manor was rented out to some rather famous people in our history including future President Theodore Roosevelt when he was a child, and Mark Twain in his later years. It is one of those oases in New York where you find it hard to believe that you’re in the biggest city in the country. The article also shows some love for Staten Island’s Snug Harbor. Snug Harbor was originally built as a retirement home for old sailors and it now has a beautiful botanical garden and is a local center for the arts. The area has been a historical landmark since the 1970s boast some wonderful architecture directly inspired by ancient Greece.
New York is a big and wonderful city and all of the boroughs have a lot to offer. The next time you’re thinking of checking out New York, try looking for cool places in the outer boroughs. You’ll be surprised at what you may find.
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Mashables.com highlights 25+ Crazy iPhone Cases You Can Buy in New York. They may not be the most practical cases in the world, but they’ll definitely catch the attention of passersby. You can find these cases and more at the New World Mall in Flushing, Queens, NY. Some of our favorites are:
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Published November 5, 2010
Events , New York , The Place To Be
Tags: Brooklyn, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City Marathon, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
The ING New York City Marathon will be held on November 7th. The 26 mile race begins at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and ends in Central Park. The first New York City Marathon, in 1970, was four-plus laps of Central Park. In 1976, in celebration of the U.S. bicentennial, NYRR moved the marathon to the streets of New York’s five boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. There are many resources for the race, including an interactive map and blog to help fans participate in the event.
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Published March 4, 2010
Art , Corporate Housing , Culture , Economy , Events , New York , technology
Tags: 1939 New York World's Fair, Corona Park, Elliott Kalan, Flushing Meadows, New York City, Queens, World of Tomorrow
2010 marks 70 years since the closing of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was the largest world’s fair of all time. Over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons and featured exhibits from around the world. Elliott Kalan, a writer for The Daily Show, looks back at the World of Tomorrow and its historical significance.
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Courtesy of Popularmechanics.com
New York City is infamous for its high costs of living. With the recent economic downturn, cheaper dining alternatives are popping up all over. If you are in the New York area, now is a great time to take advantage of these great eateries.
New York Magazine’s list of cheap eats focuses on getting “maximum deliciousness” while minimizing “wallet stress”. Time Out New York’s list of the 35 Best New Cheap Eats highlights “fantastically affordable new eateries” in the area. The list contains a variety of eateries from all 5 boroughs, so get familiar with the NY Subway system if you want to be adventurous.
If you are the non-adventurous type and prefer burgers and fries, New York Magazine also has a list of the 82 Most Notable Burgers in New York. The list focuses on affordable places like the Burger Shoppe, with burgers starting as low as $4.50 but also highlights some of the more expensive burgers, like DB Bistro ‘s $32 foie gras burger.
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