Each morning when I step outside of my Soho apartment on Thompson Street, an unobstructed view of the Freedom Tower greets me and serves as a daily reminder that I live in one of the most special cities in the world. Like most New Yorkers, my modus operandi is best captured by the word “hustle.” Despite the fact that I see the Freedom Tower every day, I hadn’t yet taken the time to be a tourist in my own city and visit it. I ﬁnally decided it was time to see the Big Apple from a bird’s-eye view, so I headed downtown on a chilly winter day to meet up with a friend and discover all that the One World Observatory has to offer.
Photography is addictive. And my favorite aspect of this visual art form is the endless capacity to grow and develop. Every week I read more photography articles and try new techniques as I capture images from around the world.
But there’s no better way to learn than hands-on with a seasoned pro. So I took to the streets of New York City with Zim for the NYC After-Dark Photography Tour. She has over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer and has also taught at the college level.
Experience NYC’s most popular museum in a completely different way on a Renegade Tour of the Met.
You’ve probably seen some pretty iconic Christmas moments in NYC—that is, again and again in films and on TV. Tourists flock to some of these Big Apple attractions around Christmastime, which may be a drag to navigate to if you’re not crazy about crowds, but in all fairness, there’s a reason they’re so popular!
There is nothing quite like the “hustle and bustle” of Christmastime in New York City. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a seasoned tourist, or even a jaded New Yorker, it’s hard not to get caught up in the Christmas spirit!
No trip to New York City during the holidays would be complete without seeing the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. The show is a holiday tradition in NYC, having been put on for over 80 years, opening in 1932. And as the largest indoor theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall delivers an enormously entertaining show with state-of-the-art special effects, high-quality sound and talented dance acts.
Celebrating Thanksgiving in New York City? You’re in luck, as the City That Never Sleeps is full of entertaining and memorable experiences for visitors and locals alike. Here are our top picks for how to spend Thanksgiving in NYC:
Imagine attending an exclusive runway show during New York Fashion Week as a VIP …
And that’s exactly what I did. With Viator, I gained access to NYC’s Couture Fashion Week and sat front row at one of the fashion shows.
Couture Fashion Week consists of three days of runway shows, entertainment and designer showcases. With my ticket from Viator, I attended an evening show on Day 2 — Secret Garden by Andres Aquino, who also happened to be a Couture Fashion Week producer. I was in for a treat!