New York City: Roosevelt Island

Four Freedoms Park Roosevelt Island

On a recent visit to New York City, I took a side trip to Roosevelt Island, the slender, two mile long island between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Though the island is only a short tram ride away from the Upper East Side, the island’s neighborhood feel and less dense development make it a perfect oasis for those seeking a break from the noise and bustle of the city. From 59th Street, I took the Roosevelt Island Tramway (featured in the Stallone […]

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Montauk Point Lighthouse

Eastern Long Island is a world away from hectic New York City. Gorgeous beaches, stretches of preserved forest, idyllic farmland, and quintessentially American small town main streets all make this area a perennial attraction for the well-heeled and tourists alike. Sag Harbor, NY We used the village of Sag Harbor, NY, as a base. The town was a whaling port in its early days, but I don’t think folks here are doing too much whaling anymore–I did not see any […]

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New York City: Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza New York City

Continuing with my New York City posts, I wanted to post an article about Grand Army Plaza, the plaza that lies at the intersection of Central Park South and 5th Avenue at 59th Street. This Plaza evokes an Old World grandeur unmatched in Manhattan, with the possible exception of the Helmsley Building framed against the MetLife Building viewed down Park Avenue. The beautiful buildings on this major intersection have impressed tourists and residents alike for over a hundred years. The […]

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