Trees of New York: Christmas Holiday 2015

  Looking back on a trip extends the pleasure of travel for us, and that usually happens when we review the photos we took. Oh, sure, we have pics of famous sites — that’s the main thing we come to see.  But sometimes another subject surprisingly presents itself when we download pictures to our computer.  For […]

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The amazing Christmas windows at Saks!

As much as we wanted to see Rockefeller Center, Central Park and the museums of NYC decorated for Christmas 2015, we placed the windows of NYC department stores at the top of our must-see list.  Magical, sparkly, elaborate — these windows were all we expected and more.  In a previous post, we showed you fanciful pastries in […]

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NYC Holiday 2015: Strawberry Fields Forever

  One good thing about renting an apartment on the Upper West Side? Proximity to Central Park.  And this year — 2015 — unseasonably warm weather let folks enjoy a walk in the park even in the middle of December. We headed down Central Park West toward The Dakota, notable residence of John Lennon and […]

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Holiday stay in NYC? Try an apartment!

The first question we asked ourselves while considering a Christmas Holiday in NYC was this:  Can we afford to stay in the city at the busiest time of the year?  And the question remains a valid one.  In a city where real estate prices are outrageous, hotel stays can quickly wreck a travel budget. Although we’d […]

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