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US Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

US Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

The idea of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at home makes many of us nervous and many thoughts start turning in our mind. How many guests will turn up? Will Uncle Jim and Aunt Mary get along this time or end up shouting at each other like every other time? Will Grandma like the pie I(…)

Published On: Sunday, November 6th, 2016
5 Best Things to do in New York City

5 Best Things to do in New York City

When someone says – there’s no city like New York, better believe him. In this world where each country has its own unique specialties, cuisines and cultures, NYC goes beyond all cultural borders. The multicultural and multiracial melting pot of New York makes it a cherished holiday destination. It surely deserves being in your travel(…)

Published On: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Most Popular Weekend Getaways near New York City

Most Popular Weekend Getaways near New York City

New York City is a funny place. It has people falling in love with it, and people trying to get over it- all at the same time. So when long weekends strike, while the rest of the northern United States would love to have a ball at the Times Square in New York City, local(…)

Published On: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
5 Most Famous City Squares Around The World

5 Most Famous City Squares Around The World

City Squares, town squares, market squares, public squares, piazza or plaza- no matter what name we choose to call them by- these hardscaped areas are the central areas of a town’s socio- political and cultural life. There was a time when town squares were the only places where cultural events and important gatherings of townspeople(…)

Published On: Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Tony R’s (Corning, New York) – Restaurant Review

Tony R’s (Corning, New York) – Restaurant Review

I really, really wanted to like this place. I tried very hard. Unfortunately, there were two problems. First, the kitchen was unbelievably slow. And second, the food, to cut to the chase, isn’t very good. Besides that, this place is great. But first, of course, the backstory. I grew up just outside of Corning, which(…)

Published On: Monday, September 1st, 2014
Abitino’s Pizzeria – A quick review

Abitino’s Pizzeria – A quick review

They claim that they make the only pizza which is worth eating. In a city like New York making this claim needs a certain degree of confidence and a certain degree of wickedness. Yes, you need to be wicked because you are undermining all others in one stroke. A ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-it’ kind of a place, you(…)

Published On: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Greyhound Express, New York to Boston – A Review

Greyhound Express, New York to Boston – A Review

Going to Boston from New York has always been a challenge for me and I believe for many others. It is too short a flight and too painful to go through all the mess of airport management, it’s just not worth it. Taking a rental car and driving down works only if it is not(…)

Published On: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
United Nations Headquarters – From slaughterhouse to attempting peace

United Nations Headquarters – From slaughterhouse to attempting peace

From a slaughterhouse to a house of peace, this piece of ground has seen what a mess our world is. The minute you step inside the UN complex you are technically not on US soil, this vast complex and other UN buildings in its neighborhood are extraterritorial. For a layman it is all New York.(…)

Published On: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Grand Central Terminal New York

Grand Central Terminal New York

Is Grand Central New York all about transporting you from point A to point B? No it is not. On the contrary it is all about liberal mingling of art, culture, food, opportunities, business and utilities. Transporting you is incidental. This is my story and impressions about Grand Central, New York. There were a few(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Gray Line Tours NYC – Photos from 9ft above the ground

Gray Line Tours NYC – Photos from 9ft above the ground

Here I was, back on a Gray Line bus for the second time in my life. This bus ride of mine had a defined purpose and the purpose was to capture photographs for this post, which I really wanted to do. I had always wished, if only I could board the bus with time on(…)

Published On: Sunday, September 22nd, 2013