Located in Alameda County, and about 40 km away from Oakland (another city that I visited) is the Californian city of Newark. I visited on July 20, 2001, and subsequently spent most of my holiday there with some distant relatives of
Located in the heart of the Annex of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, called the Cloisters, Bonnefont is undoubtedly our favorite part. The cloister is superb, very well developed, with a garden of more than 250 different
The Cloisters museum is located New York. It is dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. It has five thousand European medieval works of art, with a particular emphasis on pieces dating from the twelfth to the
Nestled in the heart of the Annex of the MET called The Cloisters, the Trie Café offers visitors a refreshing chance for a break. It is installed directly in the heart of a cloister around a courtyard (still under construction during
The Cloisters is the section of the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) that exhibits Medieval Art. It is not housed in the same building, but in a place specially chosen for its location and magic on the banks of the river at the
If New York life seems a bit oppressive for you and you need some air and greenery, Fort Tyron Park is the place for you! It is a huge park located northwest of Manhattan on the banks of the Hudson River. It gives you the opportunity
This night club, on 125th Street in Harlem, used to open during the Prohibition of the 1920's, when African Americans were refused entry. It was opened by a smuggler and gangster while in prison, and still bears his name. The original
The General Grant National Memorial, better known as Grant's Tomb, is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), American Civil War General and 18th American President, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant
I am a Native New Yorker now living in BCN. During a recent trip home I visited this wonderful place (the Hispanic Society of America) that was full of Spanish culture, treasures and delights. The building is located in upper
This park is perfect for a stroll along the Hudson River. After a long day of sightseeing, the greenery and breeze off the river will make this a true moment of relaxation. To see that the Big Apple is not all cement and stress, you
Nicholas Roerich Museum is dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich, a Russian-born artist whose work focused on nature scenes of the Himalayas. The museum was originally located in the Master Apartments at 103 D Street and
King George II of England founded Columbia University in 1754, calling it King's College. Columbia is one of the oldest states. But its current location dates from 1897. It has a Romanesque style with a grand staircase and a figure
I chose Legree Baptist Church at 362 125th Street, but you'll be welcomed by any of the churches in Harlem that you choose to visit. Forget about the prejudices of how dangerous Harlem is. You can get there by subway or take a taxi. I
23.Times Square South - 8th Ave bet. 42nd & 43rd St.
24.Theater District North - 8th Ave & 52nd St.
25. Columbus Circle / Time Warner Center
26. Lincoln Center - Broadway & W. 63rd St.
27. Central Park / Strawberry Fields
Known worldwide for its theaters, and the best shows, Broadway surprises visitors because it is much more. For starters, it is almost the most important avenue in Manhattan, and it passes right through the center and across the
The Symphony Space is a cultural center where events are organized with writers and directors. They invite famous people, like Josh Radnor (famous for playing Ted Mosby in How I Met Your mother), Cynthia Fox, BD Wong and Liev Schreier
This is surely one of the largest bookstores you'll find on the island. It contains everything (sometimes you'll be shocked to find that the book you want is not on the shelf, but you can always order online!), and the one that I
This is one of the most frequented churches in New York and is also considered to be the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in the world. When the architects began construction on Heins and La Farge in 1892, they gave it a a Byzantine
When I was in New York one of my objectives was to visit the Peace Statue in honor of Saint Michael at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The walk was tremendous, I recommend it, but don't trust the differences, it is actually
Although C.A.B.C is predominately African-American, we welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures. There is no dress code or expectation. However, attendees of our 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. service are more traditional and normally
Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan. It was the headquarters for General Washington in September and October 1776. After leaving Washington, the Morris-Jumel Mansion has played host to a succession of British
The Lincoln Tunnel is one of the few access routes underground beneath the Hudson River. Links the Jersey cities with New York. It has three mouths with 2 lanes each and is light and airy, but the paranoia of getting stuck in it is
Saint Nick's is a small Harlem bar where you can find jazz and other music from 20:30 on. It's close to Starbucks! The atmosphere is very nice and it's always full of neighborhood residents, though there are always tourists who join
This statue is a tribute to Carl Schurz, who was a politician and military man. It is found near Columbia University, just past Morningside Park. Built in 1913 by Karl Bitter, the statue has a proud and determined look. We discovered
Conservatory Water is a lake in Central Park, where you can sail remote control boats. It reminded me a bit of the film Stuart Little, although I don't know why. This pond is located close to Central Park Boathouse and Bethesda
Among the thousands of tourist offerings that you can find in the Big Apple, we chose to pass an evening watching the sunset on a boat leaving from Chelsea Pier. It was a nice trip, not too expensive, and a great place to take photos.
As I said in a previous article, Morningside Playground is part of Morningside Park. It is, as its name suggests, a space for games and other sports. The park, despite its relatively small size, has many basketball courts and areas
After passing through Columbia University we decided to head towards Morningside Park on our way to Harlem. The west side of the park is much higher than the east, so it's hard to get lost! But the park itself is very nice, with
This large circular monument located on Riverside Drive at 89th Street in New York City commemorates the Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War. It was designed by Charles and Arthur Stoughton, who won a contest
The Children's Museum of Manhattan's mission (CMOM exhibition) is to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. Today
I was lucky that the exhibit about the space shuttle Endeavour had opened to the public just a couple of days before we arrived in New York, so I knew we'd have to visit during our trip! We found it on the deck of the USS Intrepid
If you want to pick up some Christmas ornaments for the tree, or simply want to see something a bit different, then head on down to Pier 17. There's a mall with plenty of shops where you can find a variety of things, but the star is
We visited the Intrepid Sea-Air Museum, dedicated to the history of air, sea and space, and located inside the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, which served in WWII and Vietnam. It's 275 meters in length and weighs 37,000 tons.