My Ruffnecks LLC

Every now and then you find a diamond in the Ruff.  Debbie Cooper’s “my ruffnecks” is that Diamond.  Perfect time to get out there and purchase these handmade well fitted scarves for you and you pooch.  Man’s best friend and you keeping warm and stylish together.  Greatly fitted to not get in the way of you dog’s eating, drinking or playtime – the ruffnecks will keep your loved ones nice and warm.  Come the warmer season you can shoot for style.  My ruffnecks... 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

the City that never Sleeps

Why sleep is so important even in the city that never sleeps. Sleep is essential for a person’s health, just as eating, drinking and breathing. It is imperative to restore the body and your emotional state everyday.  Sleep literally resets your mind each morning.  It is no surprise that when you get a great night sleep you think more clearly and are more centered. Try to go to bed approximately the same time every night. Plain and simple, make sure you get your required sleep... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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 the newly restored Tompkins Square Dog Run. Click Here for more details.. Checkout the Upcoming... Read More

My Dog Loves Central Park

Central Park Paws will be Hosting its 9th Annual “My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair”  This event will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Bandshell in Central Park. Last year 8000 people showed up to this event, along with dogs wearing tutus, dogs in tuxedos, dogs riding in carriages, dogs dressed like Christmas trees, and there were lots of dogs barking too! So if you LOVE dogs – this event is for you! PAWS President,... Read More

Dairy Visitor Center

Dairy visitor center is a charming cottage that now operates as the park’s gift shop and visitor center, offering guides and park information. This cottage was built in 1870, as a milking parlor. Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop Open: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm Phone: 212-794-6564 Location: Mid-Park at 65th Street.  Read More


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


The 20-acre Lake is the second largest body of water in Central Park – the largest is the Reservoir. The Lake provides beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline reflecting off the water.  You can view picturesque scenes of the Lake from the Ladies Pavilion, Hernshead, Ramble, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, Loeb Boathouse, and the Oak Bridge. Central Park is a world of magnificent beauty, serenity and endless wonder. View of the Lake on the west side of Central... Read More

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill is on a slope overlooking the scenic view of the Lake, and the Ramble. The name Cherry Hill comes from the cherry trees on the slope of the Lake. The stunning views around the surrounding area makes it a perfect place for New Yorkers and visitors to sunbathe, read or have a picnic. There are benches around Cherry Hill for people to enjoy the scenery of the Lake, and the Bow Bridge. Cherry Hill Fountain Nearby locations: Bethesda Terrace, Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble,... Read More

Oak Bridge at Bank Rock Bay

Oak Bridge at Bank Rock Bay is a wooden footbridge crossing the Lake into the entrance of the Ramble. Originally constructed in 1860, designed by Calvert Vaux, and replaced in 1935, as well as restored over the years. View of the Lake from the Oak Bridge Location: West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets.  Read More

The Smurfs

The Smurfs take over FAO Schwarz the most famous toy store in New York City.  If you want to see the Smurfs this week head over to FAO Schwarz from 2 – 4PM, until Friday, July 29th, 2011. Location: 767 5th Avenue at 58th St. New York, NY, 10153 Sammy on the giant piano keys – Remember the walking piano featured in the romantic comedy “Big”?  Read More


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


The Pond is located on the south side of Central Park between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, steps away from the Grand Army Plaza. The Pond is conveniently located across the street from the Plaza Hotel and the 5th Avenue Apple Store – Its the most visited area of Central Park, with picturesque scene of the Gapstow Bridge. The entrance to this location is on 6th Avenue and Central Park South The view of the Gapstow Bridge from the East South side of the Pond The Plaza Hotel... Read More

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel in NYC is a famous historical landmark at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, across the street from the Grand Army Square, FAO Schwartz, 5th Ave Apple Store, and the Pond in Central Park. The Plaza is a 20-story combination of a luxury hotel and condominium, with underground boutiques, restaurants, as well as the famous Oak Room and Oak Bar. Entrance to the Plaza Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the... Read More

Gapstow Bridge

Gapstow Bridge is a rustic, stone structure bridge offering breath taking views of city skyscrapers, and the Plaza Hotel.  The stone bridge curves over the Pond within Central Park - Built in 1896 by Howard & Caudwell, the original bridge was built in 1874 and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Checkout Autumn in New York: The Pond and the Gapstow Bridge. Gapstow and the Bow Bridge are the most famous bridges in Central Park. Photos... Read More

Wooden Bridges

The Ramble contains many wooden bridges -this bridge crosses the small stream called the Gill. The Ramble is also the most unvisited site in Central Park, with 38 acres of land to explore leaves little Sammy very tired and resting on the wooden bridge. Location:Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More


The Gill is a stream that goes through the 38-acre area of the Ramble, the water streams down a bunch of rocks before going into the Lake. Water rushing down the rocks while Sammy takes in the peaceful side of Central Park. Location:Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More

Ramble Stone Arch

Ramble Stone Arch is hidden within the woods and wilderness of the Ramble. The arch measures five feet across and more than 13 feet high, with a nine-foot underpass. Ramble Stone Arch was built in 1863 by Vaux and made of rock-fact ashlar. Location: West Side at 77th Street on the North side of the Lake  Read More

Lincoln Center out of doors

The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival is from July 27th thru August 14th, 2011.   The festival includes free concerts, dancing, music, and spoken word performances near the Lincoln Center. This Event is Free to the public. Click here for Schedule. Sammy enjoying water on the rocks on a hot summer day. Location: Check schedule for various locations.  Read More

Battery Park

Take in breathtaking sunset scenery of the New York Harbor at Battery Park and Battery Park City. Battery Park is a 25-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, and Battery Park City is a community with office and residential buildings located northwest of the Park. Location: Battery Park & Battery Park City Scenery of NJ from Battery Park City Scenery of Jersey City from Battery Park City  Read More

The Great Lawn

The Great Lawn has presented over the years some of the most popular concert events in the city’s history. The lawn is 55 acres of green pastors where people come and play softball, soccer, frisbee, as well as picnicking, and sunbathing. Dogs are not allowed in this area when the fence is up, but lucky for Sammy it was taken down for the Black Eye Peas concert. Great Lawn is a popular place for concerts and theater – Spans from 79th to 85th Street. Every year, Philharmonic... Read More

Turtle Pond

Turtle Pond in Central Park is a habitat for turtles (red-eared slider, snapping, box, painted, and musk turtles).  At sunset you can see the Belvedere Castle and trees over the lake with colorful sunset reflections, which is more beautiful than it is during the day. Sunset  - This spot in Turtle Pond is east of Belvedere Castle. Visitors and New Yorkers can come see 5 types of Turtles. Location: Mid-Park between 79th and 80th Streets.  Read More

Chess & Checkers House

Play chess or checkers outdoors at the “The Chess and Checkers House” in Central Park. “Players are welcome to borrow pieces from the Conservancy staff, or bring their own. Dominos and backgammon are also available” for More details go to Chess & Checkers House Location: Mid-Park at 64th Street  Read More

This Week June 20

There’s so much going on this week, so check out all the events. June 20th – June 26th Yoga in Times Square……Bruno Mars…………………Florence & the Machine…Pride March (Pride Parade) Arts > World Financial….River to River Festival……Naumburg Orchestral…….Madison Square Park Shakespeare in the Park…Summerstage………………HBO Bryant Park Summer..Central Park Top places to go in Central Park The Mall………………………Conservatory... Read More

Puerto Rican Day Parade

The 54th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11AM to 6PM – There will be about an estimated 80,000 marchers along with 3 million speculators.  This Parade is very lively and colorful and the Theme is “CELEBRATING THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF PUERTO RICO”. Parade Route : Fifth Avenue from 44th to 86th Streets will be closed for traffic.      Read More


The Dakota building is where former beatles, John Lennon was shot in 1980. The building is located on the northwest corner of Central Park West and 72nd street and across the street from Strawberry Fields. His wife Yoko Ono, still lives in an apartment in the building near the memorial. Entrance to the Dakota Central Park West and 72nd Street. You can buy John Lennon’s portrait pictures and buttons at the 72nd on the west side entrance Street performers crank out John... Read More

American Idol Winner

Season 10 Winner, Scott McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina will be performing on June 2nd at Rockefeller Center.  Today Show concerts are Free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

This weekend June 4th and June 5th the Streets around Washington Square Park will be lined up with artists, photographers and craftspeople selling their work. Show starts every Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 29, 30 and continues to the following weekend June 4, 5 from 12:00PM  to 6 PM. Location: The  village art show takes place on the sidewalks of University Place from East 12th Street south into Washington Square East–along the outside of Washington Square Park, into... Read More


Rihanna will be performing at Rockefeller Center on May 27th to kick off the Today Show summer concerts.  Today Show starts at 7AM, but I would get there a little bit early for a close up view. Rihanna will be performing around 8:20. photo taken on 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue Matt Lauer and Al Roker Location: NBC Studio, Rockefeller Plaza, 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue  Read More

Fleet Week

Fleet Week New York is the City’s celebration of the sea services – celebrating since 1984. Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships will be in Manhattan for Fleet Week New York, May 25 – June 1. You can see the military ships and  aircraft carriers parade into New York Harbor and up the hudson river. You can view the ships on the west side by the Hudson River. Fleet Week Schedule Free Events Wednesday, 25... Read More

Horse-Drawn Carriage

Horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park is a romantic way to see the most famous park in the World. This ride is also a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Horse-drawn carriages line up at the Grand Army Plaza and along Central Park South between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The carriage ride through Central Park costs $50 plus tip for 20 minutes. This ride is available all year long.  Read More

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is a theater located in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Built in 1932 – the exterior and interior design is magnificent. The home of the Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as well as great concerts and family entertainment. 1260 6th Avenue, New York, NY  10020  Read More

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is an eleven feet tall bronze statue, surrounded by the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and other friends. This children’s statue is meant to be climbed on and a very popular attraction for kids. Located: North of the Conservatory Water – East 74th Street.    Read More

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen is seated on a bench reading from his tale book “The Ugly Duckling”. Children can climb on this large bronze statue – A popular attraction for kids in Central Park. Nearby attractions Conservatory Water, Alice in Wonderland and Pilgrim Hill. Sammy next to the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen, who is holding an open book of the “The Ugly Duckling”. Located: West of Conservatory Water - East 73rd Street.  Read More

American Girl Place

American Girl Place is in the heart of Manhattan on 5th Avenue with about 43,000-square-feet. This giant magical place for little girls is full of dolls, an adorable Cafe, Doll Hair Salon, Bookstore, Photo Studio, and a Theater.  Your little girl will love it! Plan your visit to the American Girl Place New York. Sammy with coconut Doll Hair Salon Enjoy either Brunch, Lunch or Dinner at the American Girl Cafe: Location - 609 5th Ave – between 48th St & 49th St        Read More

Times Square

Times Square is the heart of the Theater District, stretching along broadway from 42nd. to 48th Street.  You can stop by the Information center for details regarding tickets on broadway shows, sight seeing tours, and many other activities around the city. Open daily from 8AM to 8PM – in a walk-in facility at the embassy Theater, on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets. Stay tune for more details as Sammy tours around Time Square in June and provides details on... Read More


The famous old-fashion Carousel in Central Park is a hidden treasure for children of all ages. This current carousel has been in central park since 1951, but has been restored since then.  The first original carousel was placed in central park in 1871.  The next two Carousels were destroyed by fire in 1924 and in 1950. Details: $2 for a 3 and a half minute ride. Open daily April–November, 10:00am-6:00pm, weather permitting. Open weekends November-April 10:00am-4:30pm, weather... Read More

Bethesda Terrace

Bethesda Terrace is known as the heart of Central Park, and overlooks the Lake.  It is on two levels, united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under Terrace Drive and is connected to the famous mall. The heart of Central Park.   Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the terrace, also known as “The Angel of Water”. two grand staircases. The pool is centered by a fountain sculpture designed by Emma Stebbins in... Read More

Springtime in Central Park

When sunrises Central Park is filled with people lying around, reading, eating, running, biking, walking their pets or just enjoying time with friends or love ones. The flowers in Central Park just makes the day a brighter place to be. Sammy loves it! l Spring Flowers from the Olmsted Flower Bed from the south end of the Literary Walk. Spring Flowers from the Olmsted Flower Bed from the south end of the Literary Walk. Cherry Blossoms Location: Springtime in Central Park  Read More