The Big Apple's Big Plans for the Future

If you’re a New York City resident, chances are you’ve seen the article the Huffington Post published – ” This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033.” Personally, I love this stuff. The city of New York and all these private investors have visions of grandeur and dream of revolutionizing Manhattan. Some of these projects are capital works like the new Penn Station, the new World Trade Center, and the Low Line Park, while others are mainly funded privately like Cornell’s planned campus expansion on Roosevelt Island and Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue. New York is the kind of city that requires constant growth. It fuels our economy, provides jobs, enhances property values and often contributes a great deal to our skyline. That being said, I wholeheartedly support some of these ideas. I’m even excited about them.

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A Grand Tour Of Harlem

When traveling to New York City, the obvious hot spots are Times Square, Grand Central, the Empire State Building, etc. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to see the whole city in one trip. That being said, there is one neighborhood that most people don’t make time for, but should. That neighborhood is Harlem. Luckily, a tour group called Free Tours by Foot offers a fabulous tour of the neighborhood. Home to a number of historically famous landmarks, Harlem has gone through several phases of gentrification and depression, as well. Originally a farming territory until the late 1800’s, Harlem was a separate colony from Manhattan, connected by Broadway. If you have ever actually explored the neighborhood, you know how hilly it is. Those hills were once cliffs that now serve as sidewalks, roads, and parks.

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Study Finds Improvement in Air Quality in Times Square

A recent study found that the air quality in New York City’s Times Square has improved in the past few years. The improvement coincides with the implementation of controversial pedestrian-only plazas in the iconic square.

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Top Budget Hotels in Manhattan

It’s not uncommon to pay upwards of $300 for a room in Manhattan, especially if you book at the last minute. Fortunately, there are options for travelers on a tight budget. For great service at low prices, check out these Manhattan hotels.

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Five Good Locations for Dumpster Diving in New York City

Dumpster diving has become a popular activity among a variety of folks. Whether it’s used as a method to save money on food and other goods, or as an interesting way to practice preservation and help the environment, it’s happening all over.

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