Wollman Rink

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 in NYC over the next week or so, then you are in for a treat.  Right about now the trees surrounding... Read More

The Pond, Autumn

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 a local, make a point to bring your camera to The Pond and be a tourist in your own city. Reds and... Read More

West Indian Carnival

The Caribbean American parade marches down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn – this colorful West Indian Carnival presents steel drum music, with its fantastic costumes and huge feather headdresses, and marching bands. Come join in on one of New York City’s most popular parades that celebrates West Indian history, culture, music and food. This parade attracts more than three million participants.  This annual Labor Day Parade will be held on September 5, 2011, starting... Read More

General Motors Building

The General Motors Building is a 50-story, office tower facing Fifth Avenue at 59th Street . The building occupies a full city block, and the lobby is the home of FAO Schwarz toy store. The construction started started in 1964 and finished in 1968. Nearby locations: Pond in Central Park, Grand Army Plaza, Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue Apple Store. Location: 767 Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets  Read More

Grand Army Plaza

The Grand Army Plaza is located on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street at the Southeast corner of Central Park, and across the street from the Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwartz, 5th Ave Apple Store, and the General Motors Building. It has a centerpiece statute of Civil-War General William Tecumseh Sherman sculptured by Augustus Saint-Gauden. Statute of Civil-War General William Tecumseh Sherman sculptured by Augustus Saint-Gauden. You can always find Elmo at the Grand Army Plaza Horse-drawn... Read More