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TopView’s Three Hour Skyline Dinner Cruise: Perfecting The Combo of NYC Views And International Cuisine!

I was impressed with how close we got to Lady Liberty last night TopView Sightseeing's Skyline Dinner Cruise that is offered several nights per week at 7 PM from Pier 40! It's "photo op central" when the boat (called The Manhattan) gets close to the Statue Of Liberty and circles around it for about ten minutes. The nighttime views of…read more
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The Sopranos Sites Tour: From The Lincoln Tunnel To “The Bing,” It’s A Blast!

I recently went on the 25th anniversary edition of On Location Tours’ long-standing Sopranos Sites Tour which gives you an up close and personal look at many memorable and obscure filming locations. Most are in the cities surrounding Newark like Kearny, Bloomfield, Lodi and North Bergen. This tour will definitively change the way that you view The Garden State forever.…read more
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Bank Of America Winter Village: Bringing Bryant Park Alive For The Holiday Season! Check Out The Tree Lighting on 11/28 at 6 PM!

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will host its annual Tree Lighting on Tuesday, November 28, at 6pm. This year’s event will be hosted by Broadway performers Jessica Vosk and Mauricio Martínez and will feature a stellar lineup of live skating performances from Olympic skaters Mariah Bell, Karen Chen, Ryan Bradley, and World Champion skating pair Alexa Knierim…read more
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My New Favorite Supper Club: HFC Underground At The Hunt & Fish Club!

Hunt & Fish Club Presents HFC Underground is a celebration of the Great American Songbook that you can catch once a month at 7 pm (the show actually starts at 8:15 pm while dinner is served beforehand). This is part of the legendary Hunt & Fish Club’s special Broadway-themed cabaret concert series, where you can enjoy Broadway music while indulging…read more
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Expedia’s We Love NYC Homecoming Concert Pre-Concert Happy Hour Was A Blast—And So Was The Show!

I was thrilled to be able to attend Expedia’s pre-concert happy hour for We Love NYC: Homecoming Concert and attend the concert itself with VIP tickets thanks to the lovely folks at Expedia—which was the show’s official “travel companion.” It thrills me to know that they booked the travel for a lot of the artists on the long-awaited concert’s roster…read more
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Be Sure To Check Out The Long-Awaited Posthumous Ronnie James Dio Autobiography, Rainbow In The Dark!

I got to know the legendary Ronnie James Dio a little bit back when I was a full-time music journalist in the 80s and 90s. I always found him to be a very real person and always genuinely interested in conversing with his fans at record store appearances and after shows. The first time I met him when I went…read more
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Cellar Dog: The West Village’s Unique New Venue For Games, Music & More!

I was so excited to be at the ribbon cutting and opening night party for at 75 Christopher Street last night. It’s a basement space in a 1932 Art Deco building full of all the games you can imagine including shuffleboard, pool, ping pong, chess, board games and even those 80s staples, Frogger and Ms. Pac-Man! This is definitely something…read more
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New York’s Iconic Sites: Why They’re Still A Must To Visit Whether You’re A Local Or A Tourist!

New York is home to some of the most amazing places in the world, and millions of us are so lucky to call it home. I wanted to share my “my must-see places” of New York for the first time visitors that may even be a bit overpublicized—but truth be told, as famous as they are, some locals have never…read more
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Unveiling Macy’s Holiday Windows: Always A Magical New York Moment!

I was so excited to be invited to the unveiling of Macy’s holiday windows last night. The theme of this year’s display is Believe In The Wonder. The six magical front Macy’s windows facing Herald Square/Sixth Avenue takes viewers through a journey with Santa Girl and her adventure on the spirit of the holidays. There was a lot of fanfare…read more
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Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour Is My Idea Of A Dream Classic Rock Concert!

To say that I am excited about getting to see Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour at the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ, on November 12th (right after my birthday) is an understatement. My brother who is a VP at a company well-known for getting classic rock acts mechanical royalties they are due turned…read more
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THE SOFITEL’S TONY AWARDS SUITE: When You’re Tonys Obsessed, There’s Only One Place To Stay!

The Sofitel is centrally located at 45 West 44th and has long been the place to stay for Tony nominees and their guests--but it also is a favorite of Tony Awards attendees and those who just like the hustle and bustle of being close to the Theater District. Now the Sofitel has created the ultimate Tony Awards oasis called--you guessed…read more
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The Best Grammy Event? It Was The Bulova Brunch At Cipriani!

Bulova pulled out all the stops at their Grammy 60 brunch at Cipriani's 25 Broadway Street location, which is an elegant old bank building with hand painted ceilings reminiscent of the Sistine Chapel. There was a beautiful mix of music and watch biz execs along with about a hundred lifestyle bloggers in attendance. The food was divine as it always…read more
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Author Farah Oomerbhoy: Giving Back In A Big Way!

I was lucky enough to be invited to have lunch with Mumbai-based teenaged author Farah Oomberhoy who has achieved great fame and acclaim with her award winning The Avalonia Chronicles series which is published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing. So far there are two books in the series—The Last Of The Firedrakes and The Rise Of The Dawnstar—and the underlying…read more
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UPDATE Friday 5/26/17: The Smithereens Are Back For A Second BB King’s Show This Year! Limited Tickets Available!

Start your Memorial Day Weekend '17 off right and come to see The Smithereens at BB King's Times Square tonight--showtime is 8 PM (with no opening act)! For the first time in over 10 years, the legendary Smithereens are back for a second BB King's Times Square show in one year! They usually do a single appearance at BB King's Times Square the…read more
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Planning Ahead: The International Montreal Jazz Festival Is Coming June 28th To July 8th, 2017!

I was recently lucky enough to attend a private luncheon at NYC's famous Gramercy Park Tavern in honor of the Montreal International Jazz Fest's co-founder Andre Menard (who was just 24 when the fest was started)--and to announce this year's lineup. Now's the time to start planning your trip to the festival, taking place 6/28-7/8. It is the 38th year of…read more
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The Smithereens At BB King’s: Don’t Miss It!

Pardon the pun, but for 35 years, The Smithereens have somehow managed to stick around without falling into “bits and pieces” like other bands in the "classic rock" genre. They are pretty much intact (well, three quarters intact if you count the change in bass players from Mike Mesaros to Severo “The Thrilla” Jornacion about 10 years ago). They are a band that started with an…read more
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Dateline January 2017: The Smithereens At BB King’s Times Square–This Is A “Don’t Miss” Legendary Annual Show !

There is only one rock show I MUST go to every year, and that is The Smithereens annual hoe-down at BB King's in Times Square. It brings together fans from all over the globe to see one of the few classic rock bands that has only GOTTEN BETTER with time, staying try to their original  power pop, slightly garage-y sound…read more
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​ Victorian Gardens Update, Summer 2016: Still NYC’s Best Place For Summer Family Fun

I ventured back to Victorian Gardens on August 6th and fell in love with it all over again. My brother John, an executive at the Harry Fox Agency and my seven-and-a-half year old nephew, Frank (a second grade student at The Success School in Brooklyn) joined me once more. Yes, Frank did every ride and I did just about every…read more
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The Big Apple Circus’ “Grand Tour” Takes You Around The World In Luxury–Without Leaving Your Seat In Damrosch Park

I am a huge fan of The Big Apple Circus and have gone pretty much every year for 20 years! Every year there is a different theme and a different "head clown" or in this year's case, a team of clowns that remind me a lot of Laurel  & Hardy. Like everyone in the circus, their garb is in keeping…read more