Safety Tips before Moving Into an Apartment

moving

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

Reasons to Hire a Legal Professional to Help With a Waiver of Inadmissibility

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

Top Class Parks Outside of New York

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.

Continue reading

Getting Around Central Park

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

New York Events

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
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

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