Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball – New York

Times Square 1At the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets in Times Square, a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York.  Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, sometimes referred to as The Crossroads of the World, Times Square is one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections. Not only that, Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated fifty million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of them tourists, while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days. It is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Continue reading “Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball – New York”

Manhattan New York – My Top Free Activities on Our To-Do List

Manhattan - BuildingsWhile planning our trip to New York for October of 2015, I was trying to find some cheaper things to see and do since NYC can be very expensive. With this in mind, I decided to look up some free Manhattan activities and events. Surprisingly I found quite a bit, but decided to only list the top ten things we are going to try to do depending on time. Enjoy, and let me know if you have a favorite. Continue reading “Manhattan New York – My Top Free Activities on Our To-Do List”

Andaz 5th Ave in Manhattan, New York – Hyatt Resorts

Andaz-FrontA few years ago we joined the Hyatt Reward program and have enjoyed using it a few times. Just for signing up, we received two free nights, which was great. After some debate, in October of 2015, we decided to use them in one of the most exciting places, NYC. While in NY, we spent two amazing nights at the Andaz on 5th Avenue right across from the Stephen Schwarzman Library. While we have stayed at three different properties since we joined their program, and found each one wonderful and quite unique, there was just something special about the Andaz. Continue reading “Andaz 5th Ave in Manhattan, New York – Hyatt Resorts”