Enjoying Fall to the Fullest in NYC

The frost is on the pumpkin, the leaves are starting to turn, and there’s no doubt that autumn is upon us (officially beginning this Sunday, Sept. 22). Many people say they get bummed out this time of year, what with the warm glow of summer wearing off. But for others, there’s no more beautiful time of year, especially in New York City. Fodor’s has published a wonderful list of things to do in the Big Apple this fall, including: Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro (Through Sept. 22), the annual Columbus Day Parade celebrating Italian-American heritage (Oct. 14), the always wacky Village Halloween Parade (Oct. 31) and,… Read More

Sept. 11, 2013

Twelve years ago today, on a beautiful late summer morning, 2,977 innocent people lost their lives after 19 terrorists hijacked planes that ultimately crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA. Of those souls lost, 246 had been aboard the four aircraft; 125 were at the Pentagon; and 2,606 were in or around the World Trade Center. The New York City Fire Department lost 340 firefighters, a chaplain and two paramedics; the NYPD lost 23 officers; the Port Authority Police Department lost 37 officers; and eight EMTs and paramedics from private emergency medical services units… Read More