Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND St. George – Right outside the State Island Ferry Terminal is St. George. With its bustling atmosphere, vibrant community, and cultural attractions, the community of St. George is a great place for you to explore. Instead of returning directly to Manhattan, take the time to eat at one of St. Georges many great restaurants, explore its museums, or watch a Staten Island Yankees ball game! SNUG HARBOR – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden was initially built in the 1800s as a home for retired sailors. The 23 historical buildings, nine botanical gardens and 10 acres of wetlands are set… Read More

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New York City landmark concert hall is closing

Generations of New Yorkers will be mourning the closing of Webster Hall next month. The concert hall and nightclub in the East Village is being taken over by Barclays Center’s corporate parent, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment along with AEG-backed The Bowery Presents. The building on East 11th street was built in 1886 by architect Charles Rentz in the Queen Anne style. Over its first decade the building hosted rallies by labor unions, military functions, dances and events geared towards the working-class and immigrant population of the area. The venue became known for its hedonistic gatherings during the 1910s and 1920s. It… Read More

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Hip Hop Hall of Fame coming to Harlem

New York City is credited with being the birthplace of Hip Hop music. Therefore, it’s only fitting that the Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum will be located right here in the Big Apple. The nonprofit group behind the project announced this week that it will build the museum on 125th Street in Harlem. The goal is to open phase one of the future museum by February 2018. The goal of the museum is to preserve, archive and showcase hip-hop music and culture over the 40 years since the art form began. It will include a gallery, ground floor cafe… Read More

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Second Avenue Subway is a Winner for UES residents

After decades of false hopes and waiting phase one of the Second Avenue subway on the Upper East Side opened in January 2017. The journey to launch the line goes back to the 1920s, when the route was first proposed by a state agency. Construction was derailed by the Great Depression, World War II, the city’s financial woes in the 1970s as well as the challenges of building in one of the densest neighborhoods in the country. The Second Avenue subway will make life much easier for residents and commuters east of Lexington Avenue. Prior to the new subway line… Read More

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Pete Townshend bringing The Who’s Quadrophenia to the Metropolitan Opera House

The Who’s Quadrophenia coming to New York Pete Townshend is bringing the Who’s Classic Quadrophenia to New York this September. Joining the legendary musician on stage will be Billy Idol and tenor Alfie Boe. Townshend came up with the concept of blending the Who’s iconic album Quadrophenia with orchestral accompaniment. He premiered the show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2015. Four performances have been scheduled in the United States this summer including September 9-10 at the Metropolitan Opera House. Additional stops include Lenox, Massachusetts on September 2nd and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on September 16th. The… Read More

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Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

A tour of the island off of the island of Manhattan   A thrilling three minute tram ride over the East River transports you from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. The trip offers spectacular views of New York City. Once on the island there are further picturesque scenes looking back towards Manhattan. Roosevelt Island is mostly residential and is only two miles long. It is therefore very walkable. Some of the past residents of Roosevelt Island include former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Al Lewis the actor who played “Grandpa” on The Munsters and Sarah Jessica Parker. The appeal of Roosevelt Island is… Read More

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New addition to the New York Historical Society

New York City’s oldest museum has a new wing. On April 29th, the New York Historical Society introduced its newly renovated 4th floor known as the Henry Luce III Center. One of the highlights of the new floor is the Center for Women’s History. Surprisingly, the NYHS is the first museum in the country to have a space solely dedicated to women’s roles in history. The exhibits will focus on contributions that women have made both in New York and nationally. In a press release the museum explained the new wing as an area where visitors can discover the “often-overlooked… Read More

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