American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869, it’s one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions.  People come from all over the world to visit the Museum.  It is gigantic; it covers four city blocks between 77th and 81st on Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.  You can get lost in this place, but have no fear because wherever you land you see something incredible and educational.  It’s no wonder that public schools... Read More

FAO Schwarz celebrates 150 Anniversary

FAO Schwarz celebrates 150th Anniversary by displaying historic toys all around the store. Visit FAO and look back in time at some of your favorite vintage toys – “A Gallery of Historic Toys” will be showcasing 25 vintage versions of toys until April 10.  Bring your kids to the store and show them some of your favorite vintage toys you cherished when you were a child.  FAO Schwarz had the vision since 1862 to be more than just a toy store but to be a magical... Read More

Cop Cot

What a treat winter has been for New Yorkers this year. This February has been the warmest February on record.  Cop Cot in Central Park is one of the best places to take in this mild winter.  Cop Cot in Central Park is a beautiful little wooden rustic structure.  When you need a brake from New York City’s hustle and bustle, Cop Cot is your spot. Sitting on top of a hill looking upon Central Park South, You are reminded you are still in the city but you can take in the tranquility... Read More

The Mall, Winter

Strolling through the Mall during the winter is like walking through winter wonderland.  The Mall in Central Park is one of the most famous spots in the Park.  Known for being aesthetically beautiful, it is no surprise it’s been in so many incredible movie scenes. From the south end of the Mall called the Literary Walk to the North End right before you come to Bethesda Terrace is a strip of winter dreams.  There is nothing like it in all of Central Park .  The beautiful... Read More

Sledding, Pilgrim Hill

If you are passionate about skiing or sledding and you live in NYC, most likely you were at Pilgrim Hill today.  Known for having some of the steepest slopes, Pilgrim Hill is a winter delight.  The moment came and went pretty quickly as snow turned to slush by noon.  However, this did not sway New Yorkers who are used to moving fast and were going to opportune the limited time they had.  People were pretty creative with how they were going have fun and take full advantage... Read More

The New York Palace

During the Holidays the New York Palace is beautifully decorated inside and out. Visitors and New Yorkers step into the Hotel Courtyard and lobby to check out the breath taking views.  You might recognize the New York Palace from the TV Show “Gossip Girl” which is shot throughout the Hotel and courtyard. The Palace is located in the heart of Midtown on Madison Avenue and steps away from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. Christmas... Read More

Holiday Window Displays on 5th Ave

They say the best things in life are free, walking down Fifth Avenue and watching the holiday window displays from Bergdorf Goodmanto Saks 5th Avenue all the way south to Lord & Taylor you will see just how true that is.  Start your stroll down Fifth Avenue between 58th and 57th Street – you will come across Bergdorf Goodman where their window displays are featuring the “Carnival of the Animals“ Theme for this holiday season.  Aesthetically luring and story telling... Read More

Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market takes place now through December 24th, 2011 - Urban Space management handles the operations.  The market is opened between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.  There are over 100 vendors that offer great holiday gift items from handcrafted jewelry, cloths, toys, arts and so much more.  The market at the very least is such a great place to browse.  This is the markets 18th year anniversary; it’s become a holiday staple of Union Square.  This is one... Read More

FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz, the most famous toy store in New York City and quite possibly the world, has been known as second home to Santa and his elves since first opening their doors in 1876.  After trying a few different locations they finally settled into their current famed flagship location at 5th Ave and 59th street in 1986.  It has been a major year round tourist destination and the biggest holiday destination ever after.  Offering something for every kid and as well as for the kid... Read More

Holiday Shopping on Fifth Avenue

Though New York is known for its great retail shopping all year round, there’s perhaps no nicer time to be shopping in New York City then during the holidays. The famed 5th Avenue is home to world renowned destinations such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany, and countless fashion boutiques. The best shopping takes place between 39th and 60th streets and offers something for every taste and budget running the gamut from Gap to Gucci and Fao Schwartz to Ferragamo.... Read More

Citi Pond at Bryant Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bryant Park is located between 40th and 42nd St and from 5th to 6th Avenue.  Citi Pond at Bryant Park is open from October 27, 2011 – February 26, 2012. During the holidays the park delivers a breath-taking experience or just visual beauty for pedestrians passing by.  The shops are very charming and offer that small town feel right in the middle of the most exciting city in the world.  The most spectacular thing during holiday season is the Bryant Park Tree Lighting... Read More

85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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 your way over to the parade Thanksgiving morning.  The Parade is televised to over 50 Million who watch... Read More

Cherry Hill, Autumn

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 the many benches around the hill or from the many walking trails located at the foot of the hill. You’ll... Read More

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 Mall, Autumn

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 the autumn months and of particular interest is the area known as The Mall. This long straight path... Read More

57th Street SnowFlake

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 right next to a star, only you are in NYC.  This Snowflake is 23 feet in diameter, 28 feet high and... 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

Bethesda Terrace Autumn

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 is the park’s Lake where a lot of people do some row boating and take photos of this beautiful... Read More

Copacabana

Copacabana, located near Times Square is one of New York City’s most famous night clubs.  Most Nightclubs in Manhattan come and go, but Copacabana has stood the test of time since it opened in January of 1941.  The club hosted many of the brightest in Hollywood and helped launch many careers.  Hollywood’s biggest performers actually performed here from Frank Sinatra to Sammy Davis jr, even The Supremes Debuted here.  The club when through so many changes through the years... Read More

Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

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 admission fee, Kids are free Location: University Place and MacDougal St, Waverly place, and... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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 as Lady Gaga Location: East Village, 7th to 10th Sts btw Avenues A & B, New York, NY  Read More

Olmsted Flower Bed, Autumn

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 in the Literary Walk in 1872. Located in the Mall, Literary Walk on 66th Street, East Side. Autumn... Read More

The Mall

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 dogs.  The Naumburg Bandshell is located within the Mall, concerts are held here throughout... Read More

Pumpkin Festival Central Park

The Annual Pumpkin Festival in Central Park will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at the Bandshell. The Pumpkin festival offers a haunted house, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, performances by the Puppets, live entertainment and much more.  This is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the fall harvest season in New York City, Central Park. Free activities include: *Fright Night at the Movies Haunted House–our spooktacular haunted house is... Read More

Harvest Festival Tavern on the Green

The Scene @ Tavern will be presenting a Harvest Festival where you can get ideas on fall cooking and demonstrations, as well as Halloween ideas from master pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon.  Kids can get their faces painted and decorate mini pumpkins. This Event is for Sunday, October 9th between 11:00 AM and 1:15 PM: Checkout other Upcoming Events for this week. Highlights! Fall-themed cooking demonstrations with Chef Frankie Celenza, featured on NYC Media Cooking demonstration... Read More

Carmine’s

Carmine’s is one of Times Square most popular Restaurants, as well as New York City’s most successful restaurants since it opened in 1992.  The original first Carmine’s actually opened in 1990 on the Upper West Side and was an overnight success.  Known for its well diversified Italian family style servings and its wine selection at fair prices, people cannot get enough.  If you want to dine here you need to make reservations well in advance, it’s a great experience... Read More

Jane’s Carousel

Jane’s Carousel opened to the public on September 16th in Brooklyn Bridge Park at the Empire Fulton Ferry. The Carousel is named after Jane Walentas, wife of DUMBO developer David Walentas, who bought the old carousel for $385,000 in 1984 from an auction. The Carousel was restored, donated to the city and is now housed in a spectacular Pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel. Beautiful Carousel and the park with an amazing view of the... Read More

Empire Fulton Ferry

Empire Fulton Ferry is a 4.5-acre park situated between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This area offers breath-taking views of the harbor and the Manhattan skyline. Now the home of the restored Jane’s Carousel, a gift of Jane and David Walentas to the City.  Great place for a picnic, reading, sunbathing, dog-friendly, or people watch and there’s also a playground. Nearby DUMBO. Its a beautiful spot for wedding and engagement pictures –... Read More

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park offers one of the most beautiful sights in the urban areas of the US, with breath-taking views of the Manhattan skyline, waterfront and bridges.  It also has amazing sunsets with shades of orange-pink over New York City. The park has a playground for kids, Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn’s Ice Cream Factory, and much more, which will be covered more in detail during the autumn season. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents free outdoor movies (Movies... Read More

DUMBO

DUMBO for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” offers trendy stores, art galleries, great restaurants, and cafés. Its located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, with spacious industrial buildings, lofts and cobblestone streets all around the area. DUMBO includes St. Ann’s Warehouse, with an ongoing event calendar of music and performing arts. Today it is becoming a “hot” New York Style neighborhood with expensive lofts and great restaurants.... Read More

Autumn in New York

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

Waldorf-Astoria

The Waldorf-Astoria is luxury hotel, as well as an Art Deco masterpiece and a New York City landmark. This old fashion, elegant luxury hotel takes up one-square block on Park Avenue.  The Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue opened during the great depression on October 1931. See other Tourist Attractions. Location: 301 Park Avenue, between 49th and 50th.  Read More

Bank Rock Bay

Bank Rock Bay is the narrow inlet of water located to the north of the Bank Rock Bridge that spans this narrow terminus of the Lake. This area is a popular destination for bird watchers. Location: West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets.  Read More

Azalea Pond

Azalea Pond is a small pond known as the centerpiece of the Ramble, fed by the tumbling stream called the Gill. The Azalea Pond gets its name from the spectacle view of the blooming Azalea flowers surrounding the pond during the springtime. This area is a well-preserved natural habitat frequently visited by bird watchers. Things to See: Gill, Ramble (made up of 38 acres of woods and forest like confusing trails). Location: Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More

Hurricane Irene

New York City prepares for Hurricane Irene. Checkout Sammy Takes Manhattan Album! Click Like on Facebook and follow Sammy throughout Manhattan: its corners, famous landmarks and people, big events, and the hidden glorious gems of New York City. Live the life in a day through Sammy’s eyes as he tours you around, showing you all the fun action that can only happen in the Big Apple.  Read More

City that never Sleeps

The city that never sleeps is officially shut down. New York City announced for the first time ever mandatory evacuation of approximately 250,000 people that reside on the low-lying waterfront areas of the city.  Read More

Liberty Helicopters Tours

Come see New York City like never before with Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours of NYC. Its a thrilling experience of a lifetime offering inspiring views of New York City most famous landmarks. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero and the world-famous financial district of Wall Street, as well as the Empire State Building, Met Life, Chrysler building and much more. Liberty Helicopters is the largest and most experienced helicopter sightseeing and charter... Read More

Balto

The Statue of Balto is dedicated to the sled dog who traveled more than 670 miles through an Alaskan blizzard to save children from the diphtheria epidemic. Balto is a children’s favorite– remember the animated film (a true story) about the dog Balto? Balto was sculptured by Frederick George Richard Roth and placed in Central Park in 1925. Balto was a Siberian Husky sled dog. Balto was born in 1919 – March 14, 1933. Location: East Drive and 67th Street    Read More

Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on September 2nd, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz the hit singer will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on September 2nd, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule. Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Train

The Train will be performing their popular hits outside at the Today Show Plaza on August 26, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule. Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on August 26th, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on August 19th, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

I Love you this big

I LOVE YOU THIS BIG by Scotty McCreery. Checkout Sammy Takes Manhattan Album! Click Like on Facebook and follow Sammy throughout Manhattan: its corners, famous landmarks and people, big events, and the hidden glorious gems of New York City. Live the life in a day through Sammy’s eyes as he tours you around, showing you all the fun action that can only happen in the Big Apple. Photo taken in Central Park for the Good Morning America free concert in the Rumsey Playfield.  Read More

Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Hall National Memorial is located on Wall Street, a museum where George Washington took the oath and where the United States Bill of Rights was introduced.  Federal Hall was also the home to the first Congress, Supreme Court and Executive Branch of the government when New York City was the nation’s capitol. Open to the public, free admission.  Nearby Tourist Attractions: Battery Park City, Century 21, World Financial Center, City Hall Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Federal... Read More

Standard & Poor’s

For the first time ever, on July 29th, 2011 after the closing bell on Wall Street - the United States lost its perfect credit rating as Standard & Poor’s reduced its U.S. long-term debt assessment from AAA to AA+ .  The negative outlook sent shock waves through the global financial markets early this week. Sammy at the S&P headquarters, 55 Water Street, history in the making. Nearby landmarks - Wall Street and Federal Hall National Memorial. Location: 55 Water... Read More

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band the popular American country band will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on August 5th, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule. Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Conservatory Garden Fountain

Conservatory Garden Fountain is surrounded by a rectangular large central lawn, and wisteria pergola, with clipped hedges of yews reflecting in the calm pool of the water. Spectacular view of the Italian style garden. Elliptical Jet Fountain on the east side of the iron wisteria pergola. This site is a popular for wedding photography. Location:Fifth Avenue and 105th street.  Read More

Ladies Pavilion

The Ladies Pavilion is a romantic victorian vintage overlooking the Lake. The shed was built in 1871, and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould (1825-1886), as a shelter for people waiting for the trolley at 8th Avenue and 59th Street. This 19th century American decor art structure relocated to Central Park around early 1900′s. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Relaxing by the Lake and enjoying the view. It’s a beautiful place to sit and read a book. Location: West... Read More

Hernshead

Hernshead is a rocky opening overlooking the Lake, and steps away from the Ladies Pavilion. This area offers romantic views of the manhattan skyline, reflecting off the water. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. A great place to hangout with friends or read a book. One of the most romantic places in the park. Beautiful during the springtime and summer with blooming flowers around the area. Location:West Side between 75th and 76th Streets.  Read More

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill is a picturesque pastoral meadow where you can have a picnic, sunbathe, people watch, or just sit under a tree and do some reading. Its a great place for dog owners to meet up too. During the wintertime Cedar Hill is one of the best places to go sledding, but Pilgrim Hill takes first place, since it has the steeper slope in the park.  The Glade Arch bridge is also located at the bottom of the hill connecting to the lower part of the park. The name Cedar Hill comes... Read More

Christopher Columbus

The Statute of Christopher Columbus was sculptured by Jeronimo Sunol   (1839-1902), and placed in Central Park in 1894. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on the Literary Walk of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (1779–1852) statue stands on the eastern edge of the Pond. The Irish poet was sculpted by Dennis B. Sheahan and placed in Central Park in 1880. Location: East Side at 61st Street.  Read More