New York, the Big Apple

“New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about...

Eating in New York

New York claims to offer the most diverse dining scene in the world. With so many immigrant races having settled in the city over the years, it is not surprising that the cuisine ranges from Afghan t...

Moving around New York

Frankly, Manhattan’s transportation systems are a marvel. It’s simply miraculous that so many people can gather on this little island and move around it. For the most part, you can get where you’re g...

Staten Island

Staten Island may be the least visited of the city’s boroughs, but for those seeking quiet refuge of sights off the beaten track it is certainly worth a visit. There is a zoo, a restoration project, ...

New York Botanical Garden

Inspired by Kew Gardens during a visit to England in 1889, botanists Dr Nathaniel Lord and his wife Elizabeth Britton returned to New York determined to create something similar. In only two years, w...

Poe Cottage

Edgar Allan Poe moved here from Manhattan with his sick wife, Virginia, in the hope that her health would improve, but she succumbed to tuberculosis. Her deathbed and his rocking chair are in the spa...

Woodlawn Cemetery

Spot the famous names in this 130-year-old cemetery with some over-the-top edifices. A Who’s Where guide can be obtained at the cemetery office. Duke Ellington is here, and so is F W Woolworth in an ...

Yankee Stadium

Home of the New York Yankees baseball team, and hailed as one of the nation’s finest sports facilities, it was built in 1923 by Jacob Ruppert, owner of the Yankees, when his team moved from Harlem to...

Brooklyn – New York

With 2.5 million inhabitants, a million more than Manhattan, Brooklyn is the largest of the five boroughs in terms of population. Many visitors get no further than elegant Brooklyn Heights, unless th...

Yorkville

Yorkville, Upper East Side, retains much of its Central European character – immigrants from Germany, Austria, Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia have been settled here since the 1870s. There are ...