When people ask me where I’m from originally, I don’t just tell them New York City or Manhattan – I specify Hell’s Kitchen. Why so proud of a neighborhood portrayed in West Side Story as a borderline slum inhabited by roving street gangs? Because growing up in what was once a tough, gritty community – and surviving – is a...
A new study by USZC has compiled a list of the longest commutes by zip code for each state.  As expected for New York, all the zips are in New York City while New Jersey is a greater mix of various parts of the state. NEW YORK #      ZIP           LOCATION           ...
BURLINGTON, N.J. - New Jersey patrons eager for live entertainment can find a range of options via Discover Jersey Arts’ online Summer Stages guide. The curated collection, offering socially distanced opportunities from New Jersey-based cultural organizations, features dozens of concerts, drive-in movies, Shakespeare in the park, classes and more experiences across the state’s vibrant arts scene. The launch comes...
on demand car
Before calling for an on-demand car one should ask some very important questions to assure safety and protection. The two major queries that one should have an answer to before entering the unknown car and driver are: What should one look for in the car to ensure driver is properly suited to transport, and how can one avoid being...
Full disclosure, my two favorite subjects are NJ Transit and the MTA.  Recently, most of the attention has been on the crumbling infrastructure and filthy subway stations, but across the Hudson a new problem is arising.   We are in the midst of a NJ Transit Engineer protest.  The engineers allege that NJ Transit has violated their collective bargaining agreement. ...
In the ever-evolving turf war between cars and pedestrians, we have a new fiasco.  Starting Friday, the city will be creating a “pedestrian zone” around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.  With the growing holiday tourism in the city, this seems like a natural progression for the area. Bryant Park is Bringing Back ‘Ice Bumper Cars’ in FrostFest These New...
It’s summer season! The sun is brighter, the days are longer, the kids are out of school, and you’re longing for a vacation. You’ve been virtually following your friends’ around and it seems that everyone around you is off to some exotic location. To be honest, I’m guilty of the occasional travel post myself, but do you ever wonder,...
When one thinks of South Florida, what usually comes to mind is sunshine, beaches, orange groves, spring training, and the overpriced theme parks just a hop, slip and a jump up in Orlando. But take it from one of many jaded New Yorkers who have moved here over the last few decades – there’s more to having fun in the...