Being A Tourist Blog Posts

MOMA and The MET

In between packing, moving and the general upheaval of relocating back to the UK, I have been working hard to complete my New York Bucket List.  So far I have been able to visit both The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and The Metropolitan Museum of...
by New Girl in New York on Oct 24, 2014

Back to Blighty and My New York Bucket List

Wow, it has been AGES since my last post!  I think my enthusiasm for writing about living in NYC has come to end, which coincides well with the fact that I am leaving next month. We are being relocated back to the UK for a couple of years and I...
by New Girl in New York on Oct 4, 2014

Croton-on-Hudson - A perfect day escape from NYC

If you are looking for a day out, Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County is a great place to visit. About an hour away from Manhattan, by car or train, this beautiful village is the perfect place to escape to when you want a break from the city. &nbs...
by New Girl in New York on Jun 18, 2014

A Trip to Amish Country

Last weekend we drove to Pennsylvania to visit Lancaster county, home of one of the largest Amish communities in the US.  I was very excited to make the trip as I didn't know much about the Amish way of life and was keen to find out more. It too...
by New Girl in New York on Mar 26, 2014

The Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum

I have been wanting to visit the Intrepid aircraft carrier since the arrival of the NASA Space shuttle.  As my parents were in town I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to be a tourist and check it out. Unfortunately it wasn't a great day...
by New Girl in New York on Jan 15, 2014

Upstate Trip to Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow

It always amazes me that you can drive an hour north of Manhattan and find yourself in the beautiful Hudson Valley, surrounded by scenic countryside and fresh air. Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, my husband and I recently...
by New Girl in New York on Oct 17, 2013

Upstate Trip to Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow

It always amazes me that you can drive an hour north of Manhattan and find yourself in the beautiful Hudson Valley, surrounded by scenic countryside and fresh air. Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, my husband and I recently...
by New Girl in New York on Oct 17, 2013

South Street Seaport After Sandy

It was just over 10 months ago that Hurricane Sandy hit New York and many parts of the city are still recovering from the devastation caused by the storm.  One of the areas badly affected was South Street Seaport, which is right on the water in...
by New Girl in New York on Sep 4, 2013

South Street Seaport After Sandy

It was just over 10 months ago that Hurricane Sandy hit New York and many parts of the city are still recovering from the devastation caused by the storm.  One of the areas badly affected was South Street Seaport, which is right on the water in...
by New Girl in New York on Sep 4, 2013

New York City Fire Museum

I stumbled on the NYC Fire Museum completely by chance when I was downtown last week.  I almost walked past it, but noticed the flag waving outside and thought it would be worth a visit.  The museum is located in the old fire house of Engin...
by New Girl in New York on Apr 22, 2013

New York City Fire Museum

I stumbled on the NYC Fire Museum completely by chance when I was downtown last week.  I almost walked past it, but noticed the flag waving outside and thought it would be worth a visit.  The museum is located in the old fire house of Engin...
by New Girl in New York on Apr 22, 2013

Sunday Night in the Financial District

It is extremely busy living in the Financial District.  During the week it is full of office workers and tourists visiting famous sights and landmarks.  At the weekend it is slightly quieter, but the tourists still come in droves.  How...
by New Girl in New York on Sep 29, 2012

Sunday Night in the Financial District

It is extremely busy living in the Financial District.  During the week it is full of office workers and tourists visiting famous sights and landmarks.  At the weekend it is slightly quieter, but the tourists still come in droves.  How...
by New Girl in New York on Sep 29, 2012

South Street Seaport

It was my first visit to South Street Seaport and I was pleasantly surprised at what I found in the area.  It is full of shops and restaurants, with some tourist attractions and museums.  As it is located by the water  you can walk alo...
by New Girl in New York on Sep 8, 2012

South Street Seaport

It was my first visit to South Street Seaport and I was pleasantly surprised at what I found in the area.  It is full of shops and restaurants, with some tourist attractions and museums.  As it is located by the water  you can walk alo...
by New Girl in New York on Sep 8, 2012

Keeping cool in Central Park

I had forgotten how hot it gets in NYC over the summer and it seems that the heat waves are starting early this year.  New York doesn't have the best air conditioning and many apartment buildings end up like saunas at this time of year. I am l...
by New Girl in New York on Jun 29, 2012

Keeping cool in Central Park

I had forgotten how hot it gets in NYC over the summer and it seems that the heat waves are starting early this year.  New York doesn't have the best air conditioning and many apartment buildings end up like saunas at this time of year. I am l...
by New Girl in New York on Jun 29, 2012

9/11 Memorial

I am sure that most people remember where they were on September 11, 2001.  When I came to live in New York I became more aware of the horrific events that took place that day, and how people are still affected. It took many years to decide wh...
by New Girl in New York on Jun 12, 2012

The New York Historical Society

The New York Historical Society is the oldest museum in NYC and is home to a large collection of exhibits about the City, the State and the rest of the US.  The museum is located in an impressive building on the Upper West Side.  It contain...
by New Girl in New York on Mar 12, 2012
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