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New York Botanical Garden

When the concrete, cement and pavement get to be too much, escape to the New York Botanical Garden. As you wander the 250 acres, you’ll find a rose garden and a perennial garden, a river and waterfall, rolling hills and remnants of the forest that was once New York City.

Admission is free all day Wednesday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Otherwise, it’s $6 for adults, $5 for Bronx residents and $1 for children 2-12 years old.

Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road

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Habitually Chic

For the Habitually Chic Heather, inspiration and design are just two of the innumerable themes that can be found in abundance in both New York City as well as her blog.

Floating the Apple

In the warmer weather months when the sun is beating down on the New York City pavement and your body is being cooked from all angles, it is often difficult to remember that Manhattan is an island with easily accessible bodies of water.


New to New York City? Unsure of how to start looking for an apartment? Curious about where you can start making friends? For many of these answers, you can turn to New York City newbie, Mary Hilton’s blog. She made the move to the city from Washington D.C. a few years ago.