Category: New York City

Where to Stay in Manhattan: A Trip to the Tryp Hotel

The lobby bar in the Tryp Hotel in New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

Affordability and Convenience of the Tryp in New York City   What’s to like about the Tryp Hotel in New York City? Its modern convenience and reasonable price—perfect for an overnight following an evening on the town and for stays…

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Convenience at the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South

The Bashful Adventurer Stays in Manhattan: Conveniently located between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South on West 54th Street in New York City is in a prime midtown location, just a few blocks from Central Park South, and reasonably close to Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and Grand Central Station. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini. http://bashfuladventurer.com

Affordable and Comfortable Accommodation in New York City   A trip to New York City for a little shopping, some sightseeing, theater, and more necessitates a hotel choice that works well for all those activities. One recent choice we make…

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Menu for the Last Supper, Chelsea Edition

The Last Supper menu: Is that a baked potato or a dinner roll? This image of the Last Supper is on display at Our Lady of Guadalupe at Saint Bermard Church on West 14 Street in New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini. http://bashfuladventurer.com #BashfulAdventurer

What Did Jesus Eat? Almost as interesting as observing how Jesus Christ is depicted in art (some places, he’s a white guy who looks a bit like a hippie; sometimes he is a Viking; sometimes he is shorter and a…

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Churches of New York City: Our Lady of Guadalupe at Saint Bernard

The colorful fence at Our Lady of Guadalupe at Saint Bernard Church on West 14 Street in New York City beckons visitors. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Spiritual Sanctuary on West 14 Street, Manhattan The bluish-greenish gates of a church on West 14 capture the attention of the Brawny Sherpa and me as we are heading vaguely back uptown after a visit to the High Line in…

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Puparazzi in Pursuit

Paparazzi Dogs in Greenwich Village, New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

New York City Street Art Makes the Viewer its Focus Sculptures of photographers doggedly pursuing their subject—so much so that they have developed snouts and floppy ears—are positioned at the intersection of West Eighth Street, Avenue of the Americas, and…

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What to do at Manhattan’s Bowling Green

There is plenty of Alexander Hamilton to see in lower Manhattan. Here, an image of the Trinity Church graveyard where Hamilton is buried. The statue depicts a judge, not Hamilton. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Seeing New York City One Subway Stop at a Time From my catalogue of good ideas is the notion of exploring a city one subway stop at a time. This approach works well with a city in which you happen…

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Stasis in Sculpture

Umberto Boccioni's Unique Forms of Continuity in Space at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

David Stands, but Unique Forms of Continuity in Space Rocks As much as I love Michelangelo’s David (that stone! that body!), it’s a work of art that’s made to be adored. And indeed it is. David just stands there, commanding…

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Madison Square Convenience

Venue Tourism: Selecting New York City's Stewart Hotel for its convenience to Madison Square Garden. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Manhattan Hotel near the Garden Staying overnight in the city so the Brawny Sherpa and one of the youthful adventurers can attend a hockey game, we book a stay at the Stewart Hotel sheerly for its location. Sited less…

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Matisse: Practice/Perfection

A portion of Henri Matisse's Dance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The work was a study for the final version, which is at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The Dance in New York and Russia Henri Matisse’s Dance works appear in practice form in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and in their final version in its Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The work was…

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Manhattan Blue Man

You never know when you'll come across the blue man. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Sculpture on the City Streets Some days, I think I see Batman everywhere. Some days, I just see the man in blue. It’s not always Batman. This blue man, at Sixth Avenue and West 53rd Street in Manhattan, is called…

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