Lower Manhattan in summertime
Billy Joel pretty much sums it up in his famous song “New York State of Mind”: there’s really no need to go on holiday when you’ve got the chance to explore New York City in the summertime. New York in summer is absolutely vibrant: there’s something new to see or do every day, and the great weather makes it even better!
In this article, we’ll give you some examples of fun activities to do and things to see in New York City during the summer of 2013. From outdoor movies at Bryant Park to free festivals such as Celebrate Brooklyn! – we’ve got you covered! Read the entire story here…»
Visit New York City for a Family Holiday
New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, and it’s not difficult to see why: there’s always something to do or see on the island of Manhattan. This also makes New York a fantastic destination for a family holiday. There’s a lot of entertainment in the city that’s tailor-made for kids, and the city also offers many great activities for the whole family. For instance, you can have picnics in Central Park, see dinosaurs in the American Museum of Natural History, or go see a Broadway musical!
In this article we’ll show you what a family holiday in NYC can look like: from accommodations to activities and things to see, a New York City holiday will be one to remember! Read the entire story here…»
Hell’s Kitchen’s skyline and its Midtown West skyscrapers
When you’re planning a trip to New York City, chances are you’ll want to stay in Manhattan. In Manhattan you will find many of New York’s famous attractions and landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park. Manhattan is also home to various Universities and is the financial center of the city. So if you’re coming to New York to study, do an internship, or work; Manhattan is the place to be.
However, it can sometimes be difficult too find affordable accommodation in a residential neighborhood in Manhattan. But there are some neighborhoods that are an exception and which manage to combine all the best of Manhattan: great apartments, fantastic restaurants and a thriving cultural life. Hell’s Kitchen in Midtown Manhattan is such a neighborhood. In this article, we’ll introduce you to Hell’s Kitchen and paint you a picture of what it is like to live in this great neighborhood of the best city in the world! Read the entire story here…»
A panoramic view of Central Park seen from Midtown Manhattan
When you’re visiting New York City, Central Park is an absolute must-see! And luckily, Manhattan’s most famous park has the remarkable capability to attract and charm visitors every season of the year. Whether it’s winter, spring, summer or autumn, there’s always something to do and see in the park.
In this article, we’ll tell you some of our favorite activities to do in Central Park, and cover every season. From ice-skating in winter to picnicking in summer, Central Park has tons to offer! Read the entire story here…»
Please note that this article is giving an overview of the visas and other travel information to enter the United States of America and Europe, as of February 2013. New York Habitat advises you to contact your consulate or any other official government office before you travel outside of your country of citizenship in order to get the latest updated information.
Remember to pack your passport when travelling to another country
When you’re planning a trip to another county, the first thing you should look into is the entry requirements of that particular country. Often when you’re travelling to a country near you, the entry requirements are fairly easy to comply with. For example, if you’re a EU citizen travelling to another country in Europe, you often don’t even need to bring along a passport, as a valid ID will do. However, when you want to visit a country on another continent, the rules may not be so simple.
Because we offer apartments in New York City, London and France here at New York Habitat, we often receive questions about entry requirements and visas for the United States and Europe. That’s why we decided to post this article about the documents you need to travel to New York City, London or France. We hope to clear things up for you so when you go on a holiday to another country in the future you’ll know exactly what papers to bring! Read the entire story here…»
Classic brownstone houses in Brooklyn’s Park Slope
Whether you’re coming to New York City for a short holiday or you’re planning to stay a little longer, Brooklyn is a fantastic alternative to Manhattan when it comes to accommodation. Not only are the housing prices lower, but by staying in one of Brooklyn’s many neighborhoods you’ll also be able to feel like a true local in New York City instead of just a tourist. Not to mention that the neighborhoods in Brooklyn are often much greener, prettier and at least as safe as those in Manhattan. Park Slope is one Brooklyn neighborhood that combines all these great characteristics. Read the entire story here…»
New York City’s Times Square at dusk
Times Square in New York City is perhaps the most famous square in the whole world. It’s certainly been estimated Times Square is the world’s most visited tourist attraction. When you visit Times Square in Midtown Manhattan it’s easy to see why: tourists from all over the globe come to marvel at the neon billboards, see a famous musical, go shopping in the area and soak up the unique Times Square vibe.
In this article, we’ll tell you a little bit about the history of Times Square, and give you tips on what to see and do to make the most of your trip to the iconic New York City square! Read the entire story here…»
Typical Brooklyn brownstone houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Whether it be for a holiday or a place to live, New York City has always been a very attractive destination. People traveling to the city sometimes have a tendency to think of New York City and Manhattan as the same thing. Luckily, in recent years more and more visitors have started to explore the other boroughs in New York City as well. Brooklyn in particular has gone through a true revival. Neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, DUMBO and Vinegar Hill have been recognized as both great holiday destinations and as wonderful locations to live. Still, some other thriving neighborhoods in the center of Brooklyn have missed out on this new attention given to Brooklyn.
That’s why in this article we’ll highlight Bedford-Stuyvesant, and show you all the great perks of staying here during your holiday or on a longer visit to New York City! Read the entire story here…»
Every year, people across the globe ask the same question: where will I celebrate New Year’s Eve this year? If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous and spectacular than your regular New Year’s Eve celebration, celebrate New Year’s Eve away from home this year, in a global city where you can party like never before!
New York City, London and Paris all offer New Year’s Eve celebrations that will make December 31st 2012 a night to remember! For something else entirely, you can also try one of the bubbly cities in the South of France, such as Cannes or Nice, where the New Year’s Eve parties last all night long.
Let yourself be inspired by the New Year’s Eve celebrations across the globe listed in this article to ensure you’ll have the best New Year’s Eve yet!
New Year’s Eve in New York City
The ball drops in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York City is nothing short of spectacular! Every year crowds gather in Times Square to watch the ball drop as a new year begins, and parties can be found across the city! Read the entire story here…»
Autumn in New York City’s Central Park
On November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving will be celebrated across the United States of America. Originally a harvest thanksgiving ceremony, today the celebration is one of the biggest holidays in the year.
In New York City, the holiday is celebrated with family dinners, a Thanksgiving Parade featuring parade floats, a shopping spree on Black Friday and even an entire Thanksgiving weekend! If you want to experience the phenomenon that is Thanksgiving, New York City is definitely the place to be come November.
In this article we’ll give a short explanation of the history of Thanksgiving, highlight the holiday activities in New York City and give you some accommodation ideas for this family holiday! Read the entire story here…»