13 Jun 2018 | Walking Off the Big Apple

Walking the Museum Mile

The Museum Mile Festival typically takes place on a June evening in New York City, but if you happen to miss the festival, this walk up Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street could stand in as the next best thing. This year’s event unfolded on a...

31 May 2018 | Walking Off the Big Apple

Return to Roosevelt Island

Nearly ten years ago, Walking Off the Big Apple visited Roosevelt Island and was struck by the comparisons between the island in the East River and the Île de la Cité, the island in the Seine in Paris. Roosevelt Island Welcome Center, near both the ...

27 Mar 2018 | Walking Off the Big Apple

Thomas Cole’s Arcadia

The American landscape painter Thomas Cole (1801–1848), the founder of the Hudson River School, was born in Northern England in 1801 when his native landscape, leafy and green, began to wither under the grimy dark soot of smokestacks and scarring by ma...

13 Mar 2018 | Walking Off the Big Apple

New York Spring Calendar 2018

Let's spring forward to blooming times in New York City, the best locations for witnessing spring's beginnings, and springtime events. While the occasional snow could blow through the city, we're just weeks now from callery pears in bloom and opening d...