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Toys R Us Times Square – A “must-see” while visiting New York City with kids

Toys R Us Times Square – A “must-see” while visiting New York City with kids

  Location 1514 Broadway, (Between 44th and 45th Streets), Manhattan, New York, NY 10036 Phone: (646)366-8800         Toys R Us At Times Square If you are visiting New York City with children, the “Toys R Us” store at Times Square is a must-see attraction for you. Its a heaven for kids! (Image [...]

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – The Gateway To New York City

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – The Gateway To New York City

If you are coming to New York City and if there is only one thing you can see, what would it be? For most people, the answer would be the Statue of Liberty (followed by Empire State Building, I guess). What many people don’t know is that on your visit to the Statue of Liberty, [...]

The Charging Bull of New York City

The Charging Bull of New York City

  Location The charging bull is located in downtown Manhattan. It is right on Broadway in the financial district, near Bowling Green. It is easily reachable by the 4, 5, J, Z, N and R subway trains. It is also easily reachable by many buses. It is very centrally located, and it wouldn’t be difficult [...]

Empire State Building – The Icon of New York City

Empire State Building – The Icon of New York City

  The Empire State Building is one of the most famous landmarks of New York City, along with the Statue of Liberty. This post will tell you about the things to do at the Empire State Building as a tourist, will give you insider’s tips for having a great experience while there.     Location [...]

Governors Island – The Hidden Gem of New York City

Governors Island – The Hidden Gem of New York City

  Whenever you think of open, green space in New York City, what comes to your mind? For most people, the obvious answer is Central Park. What most tourists never get to know is that there is another great place full of vast, green spaces which is completely free from any vehicular traffic – Governor’s [...]

Review – Rice To Riches – An Awesome Dessert Place

Review – Rice To Riches – An Awesome Dessert Place

  When you think of desserts, what comes to your mind? Pastries, ice creams, cheesecake, cookies, brownies, muffins, pies, fruits… The list can go on and on. But would a rice pudding ever figure in your list of desserts? I doubt! Rice to riches serves rice puddings, and only rice puddings. And they make it [...]

Review – Maracas Mexican Bar & Grill

Review – Maracas Mexican Bar & Grill

  Address: 33 Greenwich Avenue (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10014 Phone No:  212-593-6600 Website: www.maracasnyc.com Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Tex Mex Atmosphere: Bar, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining (Weather permitting) Price: $ Nearby subway stations: W 4th Street (A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains) 14th Street (1, 2, 3 trains)     The [...]

Streetwise Manhattan Map – A folding, pocket size street map of Manhattan, NYC

Streetwise Manhattan Map – A folding, pocket size street map of Manhattan, NYC

  This map of Manhattan from Streetwise Maps Inc. is a laminated street map of Manhattan. It is a folding, pocket sized travel map which also contains information about Subway lines & stations and bus maps. Streetwise Manhattan map is a compact map that measures just 8.5″ X 4″ while folded, and measured 8.5″ X 19.25″ [...]

Finding your way around Manhattan – Part 2 – Different neighborhoods of Manhattan

Finding your way around Manhattan – Part 2 – Different neighborhoods of Manhattan

  In Part -1 of the “Finding your way around Manhattan” series, we saw how Manhattan is laid out. Now let’s have a look at the different neighborhoods or regions within Manhattan – trust me, these are the names you would keep hearing often! The following are the various neighborhoods of Manhattan, going from South to [...]

Finding your way around Manhattan – Part 1 – How Manhattan is laid out

Finding your way around Manhattan – Part 1 – How Manhattan is laid out

  The very first step in navigating Manhattan is to understand how it is laid out. Fortunately, Manhattan consists of Streets and Avenues just like other American cities. It largely follows the grid layout and smart street numbering system which is very simple to understand and remember. So read on, and become a pro! (You [...]