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Posted in Family Travel, Weekend Getaway, on 31 May 2018, by , 0 Comments

Already done the “touristy” things on your last visit to New York City? Check out these off the beaten path favorites.

1. Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern art is another great place to see some incredible art. There are always new artists and exhibits being featured at the Museum of Modern Art – see what’s going on ahead of time to make the most of your visit. And be sure to check out MoMA on Friday evenings for free admission from 4pm to 8pm!

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Posted in Travel, on 6 April 2018, by , 0 Comments

Are you considering a visit to New York City? If so, you’re in luck because I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 attractions there. You can check them out in alphabetical order below.

  1. 911 Memorial – The National September 11 Memorial was built in memory of the almost 3,000 people that were killed in the terrorist attacks on September, 11, 2001. Each of the two reflecting pools at the site are almost an acre in size, and feature the largest man made waterfalls in North America.

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Posted in Baseball, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 13 June 2014, by , 0 Comments

CoryLooking for a unique foodie treat in NYC, then a Food on Foot Tour is a must!

Meet Brooklyn native Corey Taylor, whose passion for food turned into a dream job. He introduces New York visitors to non-tourist neighborhoods, by foot and subway, so they can experience what it’s like to eat and travel like a New Yorker.

Come hungry! You’ll spend about $20 on these 3.5 – 4.5 hour tours, picking and choosing the items you want to sample from each of the food stops. You may have to wait a few minutes while the food is prepared, but it’s well worth it! While waiting, Corey will fill you in on the local history of the restaurant and the area and you get to mingle with the other travelers in your group.

A few of tours offered:
East Village Block Party:
Six food stops in the East Village
Go West: Midtown neighborhood tour away from the tourist areas with multiple cuisine stops including at least one sweet stop.
Food for Baseball Fans Package: Fill up on great eats on your way to Yankee Stadium and watch them play.

And many others…check out their website for all tours, times and prices.

cupcakesI’ve been on the Food for Baseball Fans tour and it was absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it! We stopped for pizza, deep fried Oreos and Twinkies, Chinese food, cupcakes, and hot dogs before heading to Yankee Stadium. Once we arrived at the stadium, Corey gave us a brief tour and some of the stadium’s history. Corey knows his stuff.

 

 

Put on your walking shoes, grab your Metro Card (subway card) and bring some extra napkins– IT´S TIME TO EAT!!

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Posted in General Travel Information, Movies/Television, Uncategorized, on 15 May 2012, by , 11 Comments

I finally saw The Avengers over the weekend…talk about a fast-paced, action packed movie! (Definitely a 2-thumbs up movie, especially if you’re a sci-fi/comic geek like me.) While talking with friends about the movie, I started thinking about various movies where New York has City has been pretty much destroyed.

The top-five movies that come to mind are:

  1. Ghostbusters (1984) – can’t help but love the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and his destructive gooiness
  2. Armageddon (1998) – interesting theory since the news reports  asteroids are always heading for Earth
  3. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) – here climate change is the culprit
  4. Independence Day (1996) – aliens abound and are trying to take us over
  5. Deep Impact (1998) – a mega-tsunami  hits the East Coast after a comet hits Earth

After visiting New York City last summer, I began to wonder what New York City would be like missing all those iconic landmarks. We’ve seen the aftermath of 9-11, but can you imagine what the landscape would look like if it were missing the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, etc.?

When was your last visit to NYC? Be sure to visit before some other “alien force” comes to visit us and again destroys the “city that never sleeps.” Let Ingenious Travel plan your New York adventure before it’s too late!

What is your favorite “destroy” New York City movie?

 

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Posted in Movies/Television, Uncategorized, on 14 April 2012, by , 2 Comments

flickr.com Pedcro Vasquez ColmenaresTribeca is not just the home of the Film Festival co-founded by Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal, it is also a fabulous historic area of New York City that showcases the performing arts along side of some incredible historical buildings. The film festival held every year helps to promote the role that New York City has played in films and TV. In fact, one of the attractions of the area, Hook and Ladder Company #8 was the site of the Ghost Busters films. Still in active service, this firehouse also houses memorabilia from the movies.

The name Tribeca is actually a contraction of the term Triangle Below Cancel Block. Following the same path as the SoHo district in New York, this not to be missed district in New York City is primarily made up of turn of the century industrial buildings that have since been converted to living/work space for the mostly artisan community. This area also includes building that date back to the end of the Civil War, the original New York Telephone Company Building and even the former New York Mercantile Exchange. Annually, there is a wonderful free walking tour of artist studios that showcases the unique talents of this area.

So whether you head for the Festival this April or are looking for a fabulous historic area to explore o your next vacation, let Ingenious Travel book your way to this incredible gem of a New York City neighborhood.

What was your favorite scene from the Ghostbusters Movies?
Image source: flickr.com Pedcro Vasquez Colmenares

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