Christmas in New York

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Christmas in New York, where dreams are made of…  It’s no wonder why its the most magical time of the year in the city. With 30,0000 lights glittering on the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Ice Skaters gliding on the magical ice. It’s not surprising New York City is one of the best holiday destinations in the world. You have Holiday Shopping along Fifth Avenue and... Read More

Gaga’s Workshop at Barney’s Department Store

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Lady Gaga has always kept her fans waiting in suspense for her latest endeavor, why should the holidays be any different.  This year for the Christmas Season, Lady Gaga and Barneys have collaborated to give shoppers a unique holiday experience that only Gaga can offer.  Gaga’s workshop is a 5500 square foot incredible spectacle of books, candy, clothes, toys and etc.  Her... Read More

Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center

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The Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center is at the center of it all.  Ice Skating in the middle of New York City with skyscrapers towering over you is such a surreal experience, highly recommended for those visiting during holiday season.  Rockefeller Center is such a special place that you immediately think of the holidays even if you live in New York.  The Ice Skating Rink... Read More

85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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The 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Paradestarts on Thursday morning – November 24th. This is one of the biggest Parades in New York City and has become a theme for what Thanksgiving is all about throughout the country.  Over 3 million people are lined up along the path of the parade from its beginning to its end.  You want to feel New York ’s energy, then make... Read More

Bow Bridge, Autumn

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It has often been said that autumn is one of the most romantic seasons in New York, so it’s not surprising that the Bow Bridge, one of the park’s most famous and romantic locations has been the silent star in many movie scenes, including films like Autumn in New York! This bridge whose walkway consists of South American hardwood is the second oldest cast iron bridge in America.  Measuring... Read More

Cherry Hill, Autumn

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One of the most spectacular places in the park in autumn is Cherry Hill, aptly named for the cherry trees on the slope of the Lake nearby.  The colors of fall can naturally be seen atop the trees as but are also beautifully reflected in 20-acres of water, the second largest body of water in the park so have your cameras ready. You can either enjoy the view from the outskirts on... Read More

Lake

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The Lake, Central Park’s second largest body of water (the Reservoir is the largest) spans about 20 acres and is centrally located between 71st and 78th streets. Before the creation of nearby Wollman Rink, the Lake served as a central winter gathering place and on one record day supported up to 40,000 ice skaters.   Though you can’t ice skate on it anymore, you can still enjoy... Read More

Belvedere Castle

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The Belvedere Castle is an extraordinary part of Central Park .  It was originally handed over in 1867 from the Croton Aqueduct Board to the park to look after it.  There have been several changes made through the years.  In the early 1900’s the Weather Bureau had its operations there and continued all the way until 1960’s.  The tower at the castle is the highest point in... Read More

Wollman Rink

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Skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park is a tremendous spirit lifting experience.  Hearing the skates glide across the ice with the wide open sky above is so exhilarating.  It’s a cross of some many special things; you have the Central Park South skyline, you get the feel of nature from the park, as well as the recreation of skating all in one, wow.  If you happen be... Read More

The Mall, Autumn

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As we begin the autumn season most people will be thinking of getting out to the country to witness the changing colors of the leaves known as fall foliage. But you don’t need to get out of the city to witness the beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. Just step out into everyone’s backyard…Central Park. The park really does take on a different personality in... Read More

Gapstow Bridge

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The Gapstow Bridge is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in all of Central Park.  Many movies scenes have been filmed here.  Known for its rustic stone structure, the bridge offers some of the best views in the park.  The Gapstow overlooks the Plaza Hotel, one of New York City’s most famous spots.  When you are standing on the bridge you get the feeling that you... Read More

57th Street SnowFlake

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The UNICEF Snowflake has been a New York City tradition since 1984.  It is a gigantic crystal ornament that resides on the intersection of 57th St & 5th Avenue.  Everybody at one point in their lives has thought of stars in sort of a dream sense.  However, when you are approaching the Snowflake from either direction you would swear that you are on another planet traveling... Read More

Reservoir, Autumn

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When weather permits, exercising at the Reservoir in Central Park is quite the experience.  New Yorkers and Visitors, we are all in luck, aesthetically, Autumn is the best time of year to be in the park and to get cool weather like this is truly a gift.  Head over to the Reservoir and walk or jog the 1.58 mile track surrounding a 106 acre body of water.  If you think you have... Read More

The Pond, Autumn

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The East 62nd Street entrance to Central Park is home to The Pond. Located steps away from The Plaza Hotel, Grand Army Plaza and the 5th Ave Apple Store, this entrance offers a quick escape from the hectic rush of the holiday shopping season.  If you’re visiting NYC you’ll probably already have your camera in hand and you’ll be glad you do.  If you’re... Read More

Bethesda Terrace Autumn

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With just a week or two left to see the most incredible Autumn colors in Central Park, you need to get those cameras out and head over to the Bethesda Terrace.  This spot is the most photographed place in Central Park.  The fountain, also known for its Statue of an Angel, blessing the pool, where people from all over the world come to relax and observe.  Just beyond the Fountain... Read More

The Christmas Tree has arrived at Rockefeller Plaza

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The 74-foot Norway spruce made its way from Mifflinville, Pa, to Manhattan today. The 75-year-old tree weighs 10 tons and it was donated by the Keller family.  The holiday season in NYC is a magical time and the Rockefeller Christmas tree is at the heart of it all.  The tree will be lit on Wednesday November 30th.  There will be approximately 30,000 lights on the tree. Tony Bennet... Read More

Model Boat Pond, Autumn

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Conservatory Water is the home of the remote control sailboats, and also known as the “Model Boat Pond”.  Conservatory Water offers spectacular views of the fall foliage all around the Pond.  In the reflecting water of the Model Boat Pond you can see beautiful and picturesque colorful fall foliage, as well as Upper East Side buildings. Bird watchers folk to this... Read More

New York City Marathon

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The New York City Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world. It’s been one of New York City’s biggest annual events every year since 1970.  The Runners travel through all five boroughs of New York City.  They start in Staten Island and end up in Central park with crowds of people cheering them on.  People from all over the world come to run in this marathon. ... Read More

Washington Square Park, Autumn

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Sammy and Simba met at Washington Square Park for the Annual Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. Washington Square Park is where 5th Avenue ends and the feel of the Village begins. This area is filled with artist, musicians, New York University students and professors. On the North side of the park is the famous Washington Memorial Arch, the fountain is located in the middle,... Read More

worst damage to Central Park in 30 years

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The unprecedented storm on October 29th, damaged nearly half of Central Park and over 1000 trees. This was the worst damage to Central Park in 30 years. The freezing, wet, heavy snow, held on tight to leaves that had not yet fallen for winter causing pressure on fragile branches. The Central Park Conservancy has been working hard all week to make sure roads are safe for runners... Read More

39th annual Village Halloween Parade

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The 39th annual Village Halloween Parade took place on Monday night, Oct 31st in Greenwich Village. There were 60,000 participants that roared up 6th avenue with outrageous, funniest, weirdest, scariest, and over-the-top costumes imaginable. The streets were full of spooky sights, such as floating eyeballs, skeletons, Muammar Gaddafi costumes, along with about 200 occupy Wall Street... Read More

This is Halloween

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New York City was filled with spooky, fun, Halloween activities this fall season – Sammy had a fabulous time at all the 2011 events: Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair, Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail, Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harvest Festival, Madison Square Park Fall... Read More

Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

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The Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade will be held on Sunday, October 30, at 1:00PM.  Dress up your dog and participate in the Halloween Dog Parade at Washington Square Park.  Checkout the Upcoming Events for other events. * Dog Costume Parade * Prizes for the Best “Homemade” Costumes * Raffle Prize Drawing * Face Painting for the kids * Treats & More $5.00... Read More

Prince Charming

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Sammy attended the 11th Annual Halloween Pet Costume hosted by Wendy Diamond, Animalfair to support the Humane Society of New York. This event was held on October 26th at the Copcabana, 268 w 47th st. New York NY 10011. Sammy had a fabulous time and was dressed as Prince Charming – he met Wendy Diamond, Dylan Lauren, Sara Haines, Bravo TV’s Mad Fashion’s Chris March... Read More

Conservatory Garden, Autumn

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Just as the leaves begin to fall there are breath taking views at the Conservatory Garden.  The beauty of the garden remains with thousands of Korean chrysanthemums blooming during the Autumn Season.  It sits on six acres of land and is comprised of 3 garden styles – French, Italian and English.  The Conservatory Garden video was filmed on the last week of October and it... Read More

Halloween Howl – Upper East Side

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On the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Sunday before Halloween – Carl Schurz Park presents the “Halloween Howl” where dog owners and their dogs come dressed up for the costume competition at the Park.  With apporximately 15 acres of park space featuring green lawns, waterfront views, basketball courts, windy pathways, benches, two dog runs, events throughout the... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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Sammy attended the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade held yesterday in the East Village. Dog owners from all over the city showed up in the East Village with creative dog costumes.  Sammy’s new friend, Simba a Pomeranian was dressed as Lady Gaga. Video of Sammy as a Bumble Bee and Simba as Lady Gaga at yesterday’s event. Simba, a Pomeranian was dressed... Read More

Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair

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The annual Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 3:00PM, at Carl Schurz Park in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Bring your dog and dress him or her up to enter the Halloween costume competition. There will be booths you can visit to learn all about healthy food, treats and more for your dog’s wellness. Location:... Read More

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail

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The annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 4:00PM – 7PM, at Dana Discovery Center (inside Central Park on 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).  Pumpkin Sail features fun activities, live music, including a pumpkin-carving demonstration, mini-pumpkin craft decorating, spooky storytelling, as well as walking alongside... Read More

Olmsted Flower Bed, Autumn

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During the Autumn Season, the Olmsted Flower Bed is filled with beautiful colorful autumn plants. The flower garden was created in 1972 to memorialize the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted (1853 to 1878). The Olmsted Flower Bed is located at the Literary Walk on 66th Street, also known as the Mall. The Statue of William Shakespeare was the first Statue placed... Read More

Stroll Through The Mall

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Stroll Through The Mall, this walk in Central Park Mall is very famous and has been featured in many movies, such as the God Father, Vanilla Sky, Serendipity, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Big Daddy and Kramer vs. Kramer, as well as TV shows. Click here to learn more about The Mall. Video of Sammy at the Mall. Halo / Walking On Sunshine by the Glee Cast The Mall is also known as... Read More

The Mall

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The Mall is the most beautiful area of Central Park, as well as the most active gathering place for New York residents and tourists alike. The surrounding area of the Mall offers breath taking views of rows of American Elm trees and benches along side of the pathway.  This area is filled with street performers, skate boarders, rollerbladers, portrait painters, and lots of adorable... Read More

Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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The Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 from 10:30am – 1pm, at Pier 6. The Harvest Festival will feature a Halloween parade, musical guests, face painting, storytelling, arts and crafts activities, mask making and pumpkin decorating. This is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the fall harvest season in Brooklyn Bridge... Read More

Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park is in the heart of Greenwich Village – the area is filled with writers, film makers, artists, NYU students, musicians, chess players, and skateboarders.  A lively place to watch street performers, people watch, take photos or a great meeting spot. It has two playground for kids, plenty of grass space, a dog run, and a fountain in the center of the park.... Read More

Give Peace a Chance

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John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9th, 1940 and died at 40 years old when his life was taken on December 8th 1980. He was one of the original Beatles and one of the greatest song writers of his time.  When you think of John Lennon, not only do you think of the Beatles, he was in image for “Love is all you need “ and Give Peace a Chance “.  John moved... Read More

Strawberry Fields Forever

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John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9th, 1940 and died at 40 years old when his life was taken on December 8th 1980. He was one of the original Beatles and one of the greatest song writers of his time.  When you think of John Lennon, not only do you think of the Beatles, he was in image for “Love is all you need “ and Give Peace a Chance “.  John moved... Read More

Village Halloween Parade

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The 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade will be held on Monday, October 31st, 2011 from 6:30PM and 8:30PM. “Dress up in costumes and join hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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The 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, from 12PM – 3PM.  Dress up your dog and participate in the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the Nation. There will be over 3,000 spectators in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of dogs in Costumes. All proceeds go to the N.Y.C. Department of Parks & Recreation for the upkeep of... Read More

Halloween: Bats At Belvedere

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Halloween: Bats At Belvedere Castle will be held on Friday, October 21st from 5PM until 6:30PM. “Search and learn about bats in Central Park and then scan the Great Lawn’s horizon for them in this interactive lecture with Dr. Bill Schutt, local bat expert, biologist, and author of “Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures.” Find... Read More

Autumn in New York

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Autumn is my favorite time of year in New York City.  I love the crisp, cool weather, and the smell of fresh air. Stay tuned for all my adventures in Central Park, as the leaves start changing colors and falling through Central Park. Music by Beatles The first day of fall is on Friday, September 23, 2011  Read More