Saving Money in New York with CityPass

In an expensive city like New York, any sort of savings really goes a long way. One of the easiest ways of saving money while being a tourist is to use the New York CityPass, a little booklet of entrance tickets for six of nine of the city’s best attractions. So how does it fare? Is it really worth the price and the savings? First, let’s look at what the attractions the New York CityPass has partnered up with. Empire…
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Last Days of NY

DAY SIX – TWELVE // On the last day that Anna was in New York with me, we walked around Central Park, visiting Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and wandered over to where the rowboat rentals were (you know, the lake where Carrie Bradshaw fell into), only to find it CLOSED for the season! Oh, the woes we experienced when we found out! I was honestly surprised to see the trees bare of leaves in the middle of April. Wasn’t it spring…
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From Dawn Till Dusk

NEW YORK, NEW YORK DAY FIVE // One of the main things we (or rather, I) wanted to do was get a taste of the famous New York cronut! If you don’t know what a cronut is, it’s a croissant-doughnut pastry that is fried, sugared, filled, and glazed. It has been such a crazy thing in the past couple of years that people would line up a couple of hours before the bakery, Dominique Ansel Bakery, open at 8am because…
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The Best Pork Belly Sandwich Ever!

DAY FOUR // So far on this trip, we have been eating at some really neat places. One of the neater places was Alice’s Tea Cup in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where we had breakfast. It’s a bit of a shabby hole-in-the-wall sort of place, but had a lot of interesting character to it. Just go inside and see! :) A staple in New York is Baked By Melissa, a chain cupcake brand that offers bite size cupcakes where each cupcake…
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Sightseeing Lady Liberty

DAY THREE // On the third day, we were joined by Anna, who actually had just come back from a two week trip to Vietnam and Japan. Our first stop was to have breakfast at a nearby spot called Momofuku’s Ma Peche. It was an interesting spot – the ground floor was a storefront that sold mainly baked goods and other little things. When you ask for the restaurant, the hostess brings you down a flight of stairs to the…
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Confused by MoMA

DAY TWO, Pt. 2: Remember the first part of our day, when we visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art and I absolutely loved it? Well, we went to the Museum of Modern Art a little afterwards, and my experience is laughably the complete opposite. I love art that tells a story. I love seeing characters, seeing landscape, seeing the details and intricacies of the art pieces, and just the sheer amount of effort that the artist has put into their…
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Inspired By The Met

DAY TWO, pt. 1 // As a student of the arts, I am terrible at keeping up with industry news. Well, I do keep up with wedding photography news since that’s currently my main focus (see my wedding photography portfolio here!) but otherwise, I’m terrible. Before photography came into my life, my first love was illustration and animation. I love the storytelling aspect of both medium, and the different styles and characteristics that artists would put into their work. I…
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Arriving In Manhattan

DAY ONE // Early Monday morning, Rachell and I headed out of Washington, D.C. by Amtrak train to Penn Station in New York. The train was full when we got on. When we had planned the trip, we knew we would be taking the train to New York, and one of the restrictions is that they only allow 2 carry-on bags! Since our trip was going to be 2-3 weeks long, and we are girls, keeping our luggage to this restriction…
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Reasons Why #iloveny

Out of all the places I have traveled to so far, the most time I’ve spent in is Manhattan in New York City, totalling around 2.5 weeks. Yes, this place is so expensive to visit. Ridiculously expensive. And yet, putting cost aside, New York has so much to offer, that I think anyone can have a fun time in this city. In the words of Taylor Swift: Walking through a crowd // The village is aglow // Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats // Under coats…
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New York Wrap-Up

My boyfriend Joseph and I took a 3 night trip to New York City in the early October for our second-year anniversary. Yes, we took our trip during the middle of the government shutdown. Oddly enough, that didn’t falter our trip, except when we wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty and instead had to see the beautiful lady from afar (we took a water tour with an awesome host). Personally, the trip was surreal. I loved New York with…
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