Living in high traffic areas or close to other neighbors may not only limit privacy, but raise security concerns– one’s apartment may have an increased risk of burglary and intrusion. Choosing the right neighborhood and making the home safe is vital for quiet living. This article offers helpful tips for those who need to move into a new apartment.
First of all, whether you intend to buy an apartment or rent one, it’s very important to make sure that it’s located in a peaceful neighborhood, get the lock in the front door rekeyed by a qualified locksmith in St Louis (or any other city)and check out the following important details, to make sure that the property is safe enough to live in. Continue reading →
Nestled on the South Coast of Portugal in an area of stunning natural beauty, Vilamoura is a shining gem in the crown of the Algarve, offering an unrivalled variety of activities and experiences for visitors.
For most people, going to live in a new country is a way to start fresh and regain some of the things they have lost. In order to enter any country, you will need to have the proper documentation and paperwork to get a visa to stay. There are a number of different things you have to do when trying to gain citizenship into a country. One of the things that can stop you dead in your tracks is having a criminal record when applying for citizenship. Here are a few benefits of using a lawyer to help with your waiver of inadmissibility. Continue reading →
Have you ever dreamed of taking a vacation to the Big Apple? While it can be an expensive place to travel to, there are many ways that you can save money and still have the vacation of your dreams. All it takes is a little planning ahead of time and you will be able to experience the city like never before. Continue reading →
When one thinks about New York, the 8th largest city in the world, one of the first images that often springs to mind is of the tranquil setting of the world renowned Central Park. This massive 843 acre man-made park allows locals and tourists alike to step out of the hustle and bustle of the busy city and enjoy some relaxation, surrounded by nature. Many of the biggest cities around the world are blessed with having some breathtakingly stunning parks nearby, providing visitors with the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic or take a relaxing stroll. If you find yourself visiting any of these popular cities in the future, you should definitely consider taking some time out of your schedule to enjoy the sheer splendour on offer.
Covering 843 acres of land, Central Park can easily take days to fully explore. The size of this man-made park is what allows Manhattan natives to step outside their busy lives and the bustle of the city to reconnect with nature and find tranquility in the 8th largest city in the world. If you’re a visitor to New York City, finding your way around this mammoth park and deciding what to do and see can be a challenge. Continue reading →
Winter Restaurant Week, many of the city’s best restaurants set low fixed-price menus corresponding to the year (e.g. US$20.03 for a three-course lunch in 2003), last week in Jan, various venues.
Manhattan Antiques and Collectibles Triple Pier Expo, Feb, Hudson River
Chinese New Year, new lunar year celebrations, early Feb, Chinatown
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, more than 2500 champion dogs compete (website: www.westminsterkennelclub.org), one weekend in Feb, MadisonSquareGarden
New York Flower Show, Mar, 90 and 93 51st Street and 12th Avenue
Art Expo New York, Mar, Javits Convention Centre
St Patrick’s Day Parade, Irish-American parade, 17 Mar, Fifth Avenue
Macy’s Flower Show, Apr, Macy’s department store, Herald Square
Tartan Day, 10,000 pipers and drummers march through city streets in celebration of Scotland, early Apr, Manhattan
Cherry Blossom Festival, the first signs of New York spring (website: www.bbg.org), mid-Apr, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Washington Avenue
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, culinary street fair (website: www.9th-ave.com), May, Ninth Avenue
DanceAfrica Festival, African and African-American dance festival, May, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Fleet Week, a nautical festival hosted by the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (website: www.intrepidmuseum.org), Memorial Day weekend, May, HudsonHarbor
Summerstage, free outdoor concerts, May–Aug, Central Park
Summer Restaurant Week, many of the city’s best restaurants set low fixed-price menus corresponding to the year (e.g. US$20.03 for a three-course lunch in 2003), one week in Jun, various venues
Heritage of Pride, annual lesbian and gay pride march, ending in street festival and dance party, late Jun, upper Fifth Avenue to the Village
Mermaid Parade, the city’s most informal and most lively parade with a nautical theme (website: www.coneyislandusa.com), late Jun, Coney Island
Fourth of July, annual firework display in celebration of American Independence, 4 Jul, over the East River
Mostly Mozart, music festival, Aug, Avery Fisher Hall
Bryant Park, free outdoor classic films (website: www.bryantpark.org), Aug, Bryant Park, 42nd Street
Feast of San Gennaro, extravaganza of eating, drinking and merry-making, one week in mid-Sep, Little Italy
Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, exuberant fancy dress procession, 31 Oct, along Sixth Avenue
Next Wave Festival, avant-garde dance and music festival, early Oct–Jan, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
New York City Marathon, early Nov, starts in Staten Island, finishes in Central Park
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York institution featuring huge hot-air balloons in the shape of cartoon characters, such as Snoopy, the Pink Panther and Betty Boop, Thanksgiving Day, Nov, 145 Street to 34th Street
New Year’s Eve, street party, 31 Dec, Times Square