They don’t call it the City That Never Sleeps for nothing. New York City excels in after-hours offerings. To get the full experience, the Big Apple must be savored by day and night – and those bewitching hours in between. Pound a quad-espresso and get ready to see the sun come up.
Milan, City Secrets: 24 Hour Layover04.22.2010
Eyjafjallajokull. Mamma mia! The Icelandic volcano brought air traffic to a standstill this weekend -- but it didn’t quite have the same effect on my social calendar:
[phone rings] -Pronto. -Ciao bella! Guess who is in Milan?! [The city flashes before my eyes. I’ve got a plan.]
Having unexpected guests in town is a great way to get reacquainted with your city and try something new. Make the most of 24 hours with this quick-guide.
New York City, City Secrets: Lower East Side04.19.2010
Immigrant enclave turned rock and roll art hub, the Lower East Side, sandwiched between Chinatown and the East Village in lower Manhattan, was recently named New York magazine’s #2 Best Neighborhood to live in. It’s come a long way from its seedy roots, but a unique edginess still prevails. Old tenement buildings house some of the city’s coolest boutiques, bars and eateries. Come watch the cool kids, pick up a few things you won’t find anywhere else, and fall in love.