Archive for the ‘Things To Do In New York City’ Category

Half Price Broadway Shows!

August 15, 2018

That’s no misprint, folks – from September 3-16, Broadway Week is being celebrated, and you can buy 2-for-1 tickets to some of the best shows in the City, including new productions such as Aladdin, Anastasia, Carousel, Frozen, The Lion King, and Wicked. Good deals – you can find full details at http://www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek. And while you’re at that site, enter the sweepstakes to win two free tickets…break a leg!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

The Today Show Summer Concert Series

July 18, 2018

More than 10 years ago I took a business trip to New York City – I lived in Reading, Pennsylvania at the time – and managed to catch a performance by Chicago on NBC’s Today Show. At the performance, I stood right in front and almost got to speak with Al Roker. Little did I know that it was part of the Summer Concert Series, which has really caught on and is now in its 23rd year. Because of its popularity, good luck getting in the front row; in fact, some local radio stations often gives away passes to accompany them to a show, standing in the front row. This year’s series began on May 15 with Meghan Trainor and wraps up on August 17 with Cole Swindell. And here are the other performers:
• Charlie Puth on July 20
• Julie Michaels on July 27
• Keith Urban on August 2
• Jason Mraz on August 10

It’s a great way to spend a morning in New York City, but get there early. Get the full schedule at https://www.nycinsiderguide.com/today-show-summer-concert-series.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

20 Must-Dos in New York this Summer

June 20, 2018

       Now that summer is here, get ready to do some different and exciting things in New York, such a visiting a new shark display, seeing a one-of-a-kind parade, or hitting the beach.  See NYCGo’s recommendations at https://www.nycgo.com/articles/reasons-were-looking-forward-to-summer-2018?cid=NYCEM_TINYCVisitor_20180516.  Enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Spending a Spring Day in New York

May 19, 2018

Now that Spring has finally sprung, are you looking for things to do in New York on a beautiful day?  NYC The Official Guide has published a great resource for such activities, and I’m sure you can find something that piques your interest.  It’s at https://www.nycgo.com/things-to-do/events-in-nyc/seasonal-calendar/spring?cid=NYCEM_TINYCVisit_20180418.  Enjoy the Spring!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Half Price Broadway Shows!

January 16, 2018

That’s no misprint – for the next couple of weeks, until February 4 – Broadway Week is being celebrated, and you can buy 2-for-1 tickets to some of the best shows in the City, including new productions such as Aladdin, Anastasia, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Hello Dolly!, and Wicked.  Good deals – you can find full details at http://www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek.  And while you’re at that site, enter the sweepstakes to win a pair of free tickets…break a leg!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Half Price Broadway Shows!

September 11, 2017

That’s no misprint, folks – and for one more week, until September 17 – Broadway Week is being celebrated, and you can buy 2-for-1 tickets to some of the best shows in the City, including new productions such as 1984, Anastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, Hello Dolly!, and War Paint  Good deals – you can find full details at http://www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek.  And while you’re at that site, enter the sweepstakes to win dinner and a show for you and five friends…break a leg!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters 

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Things To Do In New York City

August 15, 2017

A few weeks ago I shared Fodor’s recommendations on the 15 things not to do in New York City.  Today I’ll take a more positive approach with my take on the 15 things you should do in the city.  Here they are, in no particular order.

  1. Take a tour of Yankee Stadium which includes a visit to Monument Park, where you’ll learn about many ot the people who helped make the team the most successful pro sports franchise in American history.
  2. Explore Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters, and have lunch at the New Leaf Restaurant.
  3. Ride the Subway. Whether you ride five stations or five boroughs, the subway is quintessential New York.
  4. Visit Madame Tussauds, where you’ll see incredible likenesses of many favorite real and fictional characters. Yes, it’s tourist…but also fun!
  5. Travel to the top (actually the 86th and 102nd floors) of the Empire State Building. Then go to the Top (actually the 70th floor) of the Rock to compare views.  They say bigger is better, but you be the judge.
  6. Take in and Off-Broadway (or Off-Off-Broadway) show an entertaining, affordable, and often quite unique experience.
  7. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy different views of the Manhattan skyline. On the Brooklyn side, enjoy a treat at nearby Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
  8. Chow down a Nathan’s Hot Dog (or 72, if you dare) at Coney Island. If you’re tempted to take a ride on the Cyclone, you may want to do the first!
  9. Visit the Statue of Liberty, and travel up to the crown for some great views (advance reservations needed), and know that part of the trip up is a strenuous stair climb.
  10. Take the Staten Island Ferry and get some great views of lower Manhattan, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island. Take some time to see Staten Island.
  11. Visit the Unisphere and the Panorama of the City of New York, both from the 1964 World’s Fair, at Corona Park in Queens.
  12. Count the statues in Central Park and take a boat ride on The Lake. Then enjoy lunch at the Boathouse.
  13. Take a loved one to the Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal, then say romantic things (even a proposal!) to each other.
  14. Feast on bulgogi, kalbi, and (if it’s your thing) kimchee in Koreatown.
  15. See the many animals at the Bronx Zoo.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters 

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Things Not To Do in New York City

July 21, 2017

I normally write about things you may want to try or see in New York, but I’m changing that up in this post.  I recently ran across an article from Fodor’s which contained a list of 15 things you should not do in New York City, including Times Square and the Empire State Building.  Since I’ve done many of them, I don’t agree with all of their non-recommendations.  However, the down sides they share of each one are important to remember before you decide.  See the full list at http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/new-york/new-york-city/experiences/news/photos/15-things-not-to-do-in-new-york-city#!1-intro. Enjoy!  Thanks, Jack.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters 

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

One World Observatory is Thriving!

June 29, 2017

Years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Windows on the World on the 107th floor of One World Trade Center and found the experience awesome!  Unfortunately, the opportunity for anyone to visit ended on September 11, 2001.  But last year, One World Observatory opened on floors 100-102 of the new One World Trade Center, and they’ve al;ready had more than three million visitors!  Thanks to NBC New York, you can get a preview of what’s there, including the elevator ride up.  Just go to http://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/One-World-Trade-Observatory_New-York-392283021.html; I think you’ll enjoy it!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters 

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Cheap New York City

June 6, 2017

Do you want to save some money in New York City?  If so, budgettravel.com offers a list of 16 Secret Bargains in the city based on interviews with locals, celebrities, editors, and readers, and some of them may surprise you.  Go to https://www.budgettravel.com/article/budget-travel-tips-best-kept-secrets-of-nyc-from-citys-savviest-celebs-insiders_52869; you won’t regret it!  Thanks, Jack.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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