Upper West Side pizza joint got a rave review in NYT — check it out

Local Pizza Joint Becoming a Foodie Destination After Glowing Review; Owner Vows That It’s ‘Worth the Hype’ Posted on January 18, 2019 at 11:59 am by West Sider By A. Campbell Mama’s Too, a small pizza shop on Broadway at 106th Street, has joined the ranks of Levain Bakery on West 74th and Barney Greengrass on Amsterdam … Continue reading Upper West Side pizza joint got a rave review in NYT — check it out

Does this mean that developers can no longer build higher in NYC by using empty mechanical space?

If you don't live in Manhattan, you haven't been blessed with watching the construction of exceedingly tall buildings around the edge of Central Park. Each of them has splendid views of the park BUT they block the sun for extended periods which is unpleasant for park visitors and could eventually affect what will grow there. … Continue reading Does this mean that developers can no longer build higher in NYC by using empty mechanical space?

If you need ideas on things to do in NYC

With the cold temperatures coming in, many people will prefer just to stay home. A shame when there are so many wonderful things to see and do in NYC. I feel about NYC the same way that Samuel Johnson felt about London. This is a quote that's near and dear to my heart. First tho, … Continue reading If you need ideas on things to do in NYC

Excellent reading for when/if winter ever forces you to stay inside

It's always nice to have something interesting, but not too long, to read when you can hear the wind swirling outside, or see the snow, or (worse yet) listen to cars skidding on ice while tucked up warm inside with something good to eat, a light to read by, and maybe a furry friend nearby. … Continue reading Excellent reading for when/if winter ever forces you to stay inside

Horse-drawn carriages in Central Park have new rules

There have been periodic horse injuries among those who take carriages around Central Park. Occasionally, a spooked horse has caused commotion around them as well. Finally, there are new rules regulating them that will automatically take effect February 15, 2019, https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-metro-horse-carriages-new-rules-010419-story.html De Blasio releases new Central Park horse carriage rules By MICHAEL GARTLAND | NEW YORK DAILY … Continue reading Horse-drawn carriages in Central Park have new rules

Amazon releases open letter to NYC justifying all the benefits they’re receiving to open a huge center in Queens

Not everyone is thrilled that Amazon has been offered more than $1 billion in benefits as incentive to open up a major center in Queens. Many of those in the area that's affected by the satellite headquarters are concerned about the additional load on transportation, education, and infrastructure that will have to be funded by … Continue reading Amazon releases open letter to NYC justifying all the benefits they’re receiving to open a huge center in Queens

New Year’s Eve fireworks watching NOT at home or in Times Square

https://ny.curbed.com/2018/12/27/18156743/new-years-eve-fireworks-nyc-where-to-watch Where to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in NYC Four alternatives to spending New Year’s Eve in Times Square or stuck at home By Ameena Walker  Dec 27, 2018, 9:15am EST SHARE Prospect Park Alliance New Year’s Eve is just days away and being that Times Square has been declared one of the worst places to bring in … Continue reading New Year’s Eve fireworks watching NOT at home or in Times Square