Dining at the Grand Central Terminal Dining Concourse

March 8, 2014

My dining experience at the Grand Central Terminal Dining Concourse was emotionally draining. It has nothing to do with the dining area. In fact the place was beautiful. Right in front of me was a small beautifully decorated red velvet cupcake and a cup of coffee from Magnolia Bakery I wanted to taste since my […]

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The Cheapest Place for Grocery Shopping in New York City

March 6, 2014

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the price of a variety of vegetables and fish in New York Mart in Mott Street Chinatown New York City. A pound of broccoli was 69 cents and a bunch of green beans was a dollar. If these two items were purchased in a supermarket near our […]

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Walking on the Brooklyn Bridge

March 3, 2014

The best time to walk on the Brooklyn Bridge is either right before sunrise or sunset. We chose right an hour before sunset. When it was completed in 1883, Brooklyn Bridge was the first steel suspension bridge and the tallest structure in New York City. It links Manhattan to Brooklyn. Through the test of time […]

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The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York City

February 27, 2014

For a family of four, MOMA would cost us $100 and if we took our three friends with us, the total price would be $175. Fortunately every Friday from 4 to 8 pm the Museum of Modern Art is free for all because of sponsors like UNIQLO – that makes me want to visit that […]

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Where Are the Hot Dog Stands in NYC?

February 26, 2014

I know it is not summer and we are experiencing low 30s temperatures almost every day in NYC. But where are the hot dog stands that sell only hot dogs? Over ten years ago they were in front of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, everywhere in the avenues and streets – with signs like Hebrew National, […]

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Teavana Tea Stores of NYC

February 25, 2014

It was not a surprise when I read a Bloomberg Business Week report below: Starbucks the company that reinvented the modern coffee shop, is turning its attention to another venue: the teahouse. Last year the 19,000-cafe giant acquired Teavana, a chain of mall stores that sell tea and teaware. On Oct. 24, Starbucks opened the first […]

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One of a Kind Architecture – Guggenheim Museum

February 24, 2014

The Guggenheim Museum’s main exhibition during our visit was the Italian Futurism Exhibition. It showed the development of Futurism in Italy from 1909 till the end of World War II. Over 360 paintings, sculptures, notes, music, advertisements, fashion, film, photography and poetry were presented throughout. I was not there for the art. I was there […]

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Chobani SoHo Yogurt Bar NYC

February 23, 2014

SoHo New York was known originally as the Cast Iron District. It is now filled with art galleries, boutiques, upscale restaurants and specialty stores with artisanal dining to “die” for – two of the recent additions are Laduree and Chobani SoHo Yogurt Bar. This part of the city has rapidly developed into a place for […]

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Ramen in Menchanko Tei Japanese Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan

February 22, 2014

“Irasshaimase!” is welcome in Japanese. The last time I heard that statement was in Sao Paulo’s Lamen Kazu, a Japanese ramen restaurant in Japantown. Japanese restaurants in New York City are usually pleasant, extend their greetings when guests arrive and the servers are polite. Here in New York City there are plenty of ramen noodle […]

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Why Children’s Books Matter Exhibit in New York Public Library

February 21, 2014

Growing up, I didn’t have many books to read. I love books and when given a choice to buy something to eat, wear or read during my childhood days, I chose books or magazines over food. When my children were little the majority of our time was spent at the local library, Barnes and Noble […]

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