Tag Archives: New York City

Was You’ve Got Mail Trying to Warn Us About the Internet? (Or Telling Us to Give Up?) ‹ Literary Hub

Olivia Rutigliano on the Rise of Amazon.com, Corporate Homogenization, and the
90s Rom Com in the Middle of It All

By Olivia Rutigliano, May 20, 2022

It’s springtime again in New York City, which makes me think of You’ve Got Mail.

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“You don’t want to miss New York in the spring,” Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) advises Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) late in the movie, and you don’t, it’s true.

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Making good on its advice, the film’s third act captures the Upper West Side’s bustling farmer’s markets and the flowering gardens of Riverside Park, radiant in the glorious sunshine and lively breezes of spring.

You also don’t want to miss New York in the fall, when, the film shows, it is full of stoop pumpkins and small street fairs. Joe says fall in New York makes him “want to buy school supplies” (in lieu of flowers, he wishes to send “bouquet[s] of newly sharpened pencils”) and how could it not?

The world is quaint and crisp. And you don’t, by the way, want to miss New York in the winter, either. The film lingers on shop windows garlanded with twinkle lights and places its characters in snug cafes to drink tea and read books.

Editor’s Note: Read more, see link below for original item…

Source: Was You’ve Got Mail Trying to Warn Us About the Internet? (Or Telling Us to Give Up?) ‹ Literary Hub

“The game is afoot” at a NYC Sherlock Holmes exhibit – CBS News | Sunday Morning

Updated on: April 10, 2022 / 10:15 AM / CBS News

“The game is afoot” at a NYC Sherlock Holmes exhibit

It wasn’t easy for Glen Miranker to select what to share from his Sherlockian trove when he and his wife, Cathy, created the exhibit, “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects,” now on display at the Grolier Club in New York City.

A former executive at Apple, Miranker has amassed a treasure of Holmesiana – first editions, pirated copies, illustrations, and letters – that today comprises about 8,000 objects.

Source: “The game is afoot” at a NYC Sherlock Holmes exhibit – CBS News

Christmas in New York: 15 Festive Things To Do in NYC | Condé Nast Traveler

Our editors’ favorite holiday activities in the city they call home.

By Alex Erdekian, December 7, 2020

Getty, from article screenshot

We’re all looking for silver linings these days—and we’ve got one for you.

This Christmas season in New York City is sort of peaceful. There are fewer tourists crowding Midtown sidewalks, no social pressure to attend every holiday happy hour, and, more importantly, no Santa Con!

One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is that NYC in December holds the power to grow the hearts of the Grinchiest of us.

Even this year, there is more than a little magic to be found. To help you find the best of it, our editors who call the city home share their favorite Christmastime traditions—nostalgic standbys you’ll recognize from the scenes of Elf, seasonal restaurant rituals, and neighborhood celebrations that put them in the holiday spirit.

Andrew F Kazmierski/Getty ..ice skating at Bryant Park…

Source: Christmas in New York: 15 Festive Things To Do in NYC | Condé Nast Traveler

Amtrak adding private rooms on Northeast Regional trains: Boston, NYC, DC

Amtrak’s Superliner bedroom. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amtrak

Travelers booking the rooms will get access to private onboard facilities and get to use Amtrak’s premium lounges in Boston and Washington.

The overnight trains between Washington, DC, and Boston are getting slightly more bearable with upgrades coming this spring. 

Amtrak will offer private rooms on late-night Northeast Regional trains running between Washington and Boston starting in April. The once-daily trains already depart in the evening and arrive in the early morning after a near-10-hour journey in each direction but have been limited to standard coach class and business class seats.

Source: Amtrak adding private rooms on Northeast Regional trains: Boston, NYC, DC

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Based on the beloved television show, the exhibition transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. Starting Nov 18th, 2017 in New York City for a strictly limited time. Tickets available online.

Source: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Library | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

The main branch of the NYPL, located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. (© The New York Public Library)
The main branch of the NYPL, located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. (© The New York Public Library)

A new documentary captures the sweeping human impact of one of the country’s largest library systems

Source: The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Library | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian