Spontaneous Fun With Citibikes

Last Saturday, my wife and I were in Long Island City. We wanted to head to Central Park to get some exercise, so I opened Google Maps to plan out our route. I noticed that there was a nearby bridge and I thought to myself that walking into Manhattan could be great exercise. I ranContinue reading “Spontaneous Fun With Citibikes”

The Water Taxi Ride from Manhattan Pier 11 Slip A to Red Hook IKEA/Fairways

Riding the water taxi from Red Hook to Pier 11 in ManhattanWatch this video on YouTube On the weekends, there is a free water taxi that travels between Pier 11, Slip A, in Manhattan and piers at Fairways and IKEA in Red Hook, Brooklyn on a regular schedule. It also operates on weekdays but it’sContinue reading “The Water Taxi Ride from Manhattan Pier 11 Slip A to Red Hook IKEA/Fairways”

Museum Challenge: Arms & Armor of the Islamic World at the Met

On the same day that I saw the Year of the Rooster exhibit at the Met, I also decided to take a look at the Arms & Armor of the Islamic World exhibit. Most of my undergrad studies focused on Middle Eastern history so it’s an area I’m generally interested in. Plus, I grew upContinue reading “Museum Challenge: Arms & Armor of the Islamic World at the Met”

Museum Challenge: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the Chinese calendar, it’s the Year of the Rooster. I didn’t even realize that until I saw an exhibit listed to celebrate the Rooster in the Chinese galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I tried to guess at how they could put together an entire gallery of roosters. Rows and rows of roosters,Continue reading “Museum Challenge: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art”

Museum Challenge: The New York Transit Museum – Fun and Interesting

Of all the museums I’ve visited in New York City, the New York Transit Museum was the most fun, even though it’s also (so far) the smallest. The museum is designed in a way that allows for interaction with many of the exhibits. There was a whole class of children on a field trip playingContinue reading “Museum Challenge: The New York Transit Museum – Fun and Interesting”