MANHATTAN SUMMER (not for Turist)

What can you do during the hot days in this island? A lot of things, but here I would like to share with you activities for real Newyorkers.

Monday: Happy hour in a traditional New York pub along midtown streets, like “Ginger Man” and others.

Tuesday: After dinner (restaurant week is a great deal) a walk between meetpacking and west village where there are no high buildings but only townhouses and lofts.

Wednesday: Concert in Madison Square Park. In front of the historical Flatiron building and beside the NY life insurance building inspired by the Salisbury Cathedral in England and the MetLife tower modeled on the “Campanile San Marco in Venice”. Getting out from your cubicle, 1 or 2 hours concert in this beautiful spot is the perfect relax solution.

Thursday: In Central Park West Shakespeare show played by New York Classical Theatre. The show starts in a lawn close the 103th street entrance and then moves through several other spots. Following actors/actresses along Central Park hills is tough at the end of a work day, but is fun.

Friday: Hudson River on the piers between 30 and 54 you can find music, movies, ballet and dance watching the sunset on Jersey skyline.

Saturday: Riverside park on Hudson River, Hudson Warehouse company plays under the stars behind the Soldiers and Sailors monument (89th street). Stop by and sit on the stairs or on the benches and actors/actresses will be around you and you are going to be part of the show.

Sunday: Take a bike and ride from the Upper West side (180th street) to battery park along the Hudson river. Take a rest in one of the piers for a sunbath and then continue on the east river under the Bridges (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg…) until UN.

Enjoy your Week.

WashingtonDC

First time in Washington DC and I spent 3 great days: Amazing Town, Great museums and friendly people.

Washington could be named the Paris of the new world; the Smithsonian and the National Mall are amazing; all the buildings between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues are beautiful and Massachussets avenue (embassy street) is nice.
Georgetown is the right spot for dinner and then the harbor is the place where you can have fun at night.
The town is clean, there are a lot of tourists but isn’t crowded, you can  find parking everywhere and most of the museums are free.

No one screams,no one horns… a really High Quality Life. I think the other US cities should learn from the Capital.

 I will go back soon to visit other museums and neighborhoods.

CasaMatilda

Opening soon at CasaMatilda; in June the bottega (shop) will open doors for guest and visitors. You will find fruit juices, jelly, tomatoes preserves, fruit in sirup and red wine. I will taste and I will keep you update.

First sun in manhattan

First amazing sunny day in New York and million people along the avenues and streets, what happened? Where have they been before? Underground on subway trains? Like mushroom after 3 rainy days at the first sun manhattan population went out with flip flop and women in bikini on march 20th. It’s a crazy town and it isn’t America…. Waiting for the summer for more crazy days