Wednesday, October 30, 2013



The NYC Marathon is this Sunday November 3rd.  Marathon participants checking into your hotels this week.

Traditionally, marathon participants will “carb-load” before the big race the night before with a big pasta dinner.  Then after the race they will treat themselves to a big steak dinner.

• Arno – 38th St Bway/7th Ave
• Azalea – 51st St Bway/8th Ave
• Barbetta – 46th St 8th/9th Ave
• Ecco – Chambers St Church/Bway - Tribeca
• Fabio Piccolo Fiore – 44th St 2nd/3rd Ave
• forty2west  - 48th  St 5th/6th Ave
• La Masseria – 48th  St & 8th Ave
• La Mela -  Mulberry St Grand/Broome St. - Little Italy
• Padre Figlio – 44th St 1st/2nd Ave
• Roc -  Duane St. & Greenwich St. - Tribeca
• Salume – W. Bway & Grand St. - SoHo
• San Martin – 49th St Lexington/3rd Ave
• Stecchino – 9th Ave 51st/52nd
• Trattoria Dopo Teatro – 44th St 6th/7th Ave


• Ben & Jack's 5th Ave.- 5th Ave 28th/29th St
• Benjamin – 41st St Park/Madison
• Bobby Van's Broad St. – Broad St & Exchange Place – Financial District
• Bobby Van's 54th St. – 54th St Lexington/Park
• Bobby Van's Park Ave – Park Ave & 46th St
• Bobby Van's Grill 50th St. – 50th St 6th/7th
• Bull & Bear – Lexington Ave & 49th St
• Capital Grille Manhattan – 42nd St Lexington/3rd Ave
• Capital Grille Time-Life – 51st 6th/7th Ave
• Capital Grille Wall St. – Broadway Nassau/Pine St – Financial District
• E & E Grill House – 49th St Bway/8th Ave
• Empire – 52nd 5th/6th Ave
• forty2west – 48th St 5th/6th Ave
• Morton's – 45th St 5th/Madison
• Palm Too – 2nd Ave & 45th St
• Palm TriBeCa  - West St & Chamber St
• Shula's – 43rd St & 8th Ave – Inside Westin
• Uncle Jack's Midtown -56th St 5th/6th Ave
• Uncle Jack's Westside – 9th Ave 34th/35th St
    Desmond’s is located at 513 Seventh Avenue & 38th Street (enter on 38th street).

Monday, October 28, 2013

Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

Thursday, October 31st  7-11pm

All Those in Costume are Welcome to 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 in the World !

For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Alert ! *ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring.*

The parade will march from Spring Street to 16th Street along 6th Avenue, starting at 7PM

NYC Halloween Parade 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Once is a unique theatre experience.

Once is a unique theatre experience.

Once is a unique theatre experience.  In the musical, the cast also serves as the orchestra. A minimalist set is used, including a bar in center stage with chairs lining stage left and right. Exiting cast members simply step to the side of the stage and sit down. They serve as the orchestra from these chairs. The bar is used at intermission as a working bar for refreshments.  The audience can go on stage and have a drink on the set!!

Nice love story great for couples looking for something to see. Definitely a “boyfriend/husband-approved” show

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rockefeller Center Ice Rink is Open

Rockefeller Center Ice Rink is Open

Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Season:

The rink at Rockefeller Center typically opens Columbus Day weekend and stays open through early April.

Skating Sessions:

Skate rentals and admissions are charged per session. Time your visit appropriately to get the most skating for your money.


Rates vary depending upon the time of day, day of the week and even change throughout the season. Adult admission is typically $20-25 and children are $12-15. There are also lunchtime skating sessions that cost just $5 offered until early November 5. Skate Rentals are an additional $10. Group rates offer significant discounts. Check the Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center website for the most current information.

While many people consider the skating rink Rockefeller Center’s most singular feature, few realize is that it was an accident. The Sunken Plaza, as the area was originally called, was lushly landscaped and boasted high-end shops and restaurants, but few people could be enticed down the stairs leading from the Channel Gardens. In the winter of 1936, in an effort to attract attention to the Plaza, Rockefeller Center’s managers contracted an engineer from Cleveland to build a temporary rink. It became a permanent fixture. With a skating surface that stretches just 122 feet long and 59 feet wide, the rink can only accommodate up to 150.

Fifth Avenue
(Between 49th and 50th Streets)
New York, NY 10020


Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday 8:30am - Midnight Sunday 8:30am - 10:00pm


Monday, October 14, 2013

The Museum of Modern Art, The Menil Collection , Surrealist years of René Magritte,

The Museum of Modern Art, The Menil Collection , Surrealist years of René Magritte,

This exhibition, co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art, The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, “challenge the real world,” and concluding in 1938

Lovers of Magritte’s coy style, his peculiar silences and intriguing enigmas will find plenty to enjoy in “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1925-1938.” Many of the most famous works are here, representing the artist’s conversion to and development of his signature surrealist style, in which the faces are blank, the settings spare, and everything is rendered with the clarity and rigorous design of commercial art, yet cognizant of the stylistic games of modernism and the history of academic and classical art.

This is the hot one, lines have been forming every to get tickets in advance from your hotel concierge desk  to skip the lines.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

To Day In New York

Hispanic Day Parade  October 13, 2013  11am-5pm
Fifth Avenue between 44th and 77th Street
29th Street Repertory Fair  October 13, 2013  11am-5pm
West 33rd St between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
Herald Square Fair October 13, 2013  11am-4pm
33rd St between 6th and 7th Avenue
Columbus Day Parade  October 14, 2013 11:30am
Fifth Avenue between 44th Street and 72nd Street
Columbus Day Festival  October 14, 2013 11am-6pm
Broadway from Cedar to Battery Place AND Whitehall St from Beaver to Stone Street

Columbus Day Parade 2013

Columbus Day Parade 2013

Of many celebrations that still mark the discovery of America, the biggest ones for consumers are the annual Columbus Day sales by major retailers coast to coast offering early fall bargains on furniture and winter apparel.

New York's Fifth Avenue, the site of America's largest Columbus Day parade.
And, of course, there are the parades! The one in NYC is by far the largest, grandest and most popular, welcoming over 1 million spectators annually.

This year, the annual Columbus Day Parade in NYC takes place on Monday, October 14, 2013 beginning at 11:45 AM — as huge lunchtime crowds come out to cheer along the parade route up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street north to 79th Street

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Statue of Liberty to Reopen

The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore have found a way around the government shutdown for now and will reopen with the help of state funding.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday that the state struck a deal with the National Park Service to fund Lady Liberty's operations for the time being.(CNN)