Yankee Stadium makes it a trifecta countdown!

I was not supposed to write about visiting the new Yankee Stadium, on my list of things-to-do-before-I-leave-New York City, until AFTER I attended this Sunday's game. But two days ago, I was invited to stop by tonight to sip cocktails made with Tommy Bahama Rum at Tommy Bahama's Bar at the new Yankee Stadium then take a private stadium tour. I didn't let the fact that I already had tickets for an upcoming game and had a Mets' game that afternoon stop me from saying yes. Complimentary cocktails … [Read more...]

Countdown marches on: Citi Field

I am not a baseball fan  but I am a fan of eating junk food at ballparks, which is why I wanted to check out the Mets' new Citi Field before I leave New York.  I had been to Shea Stadium one time during my four-year stay in New York. I took my pooch Lucy a few summers ago when the Mets had a "Dog Days" promotion, where fans could pay $5 per pet to bring their dog and the money went to an animal shelter. That was fun. Lucy and I ended up on the JumboTron during the 7th inning stretch. Her dog … [Read more...]

The countdown continues: Empire State Building

Sometimes bad things happen for a reason and we don't initially know why. Today was one of those days. The morning started off with me very proud of myself for awaking early enough to walk the dog, hit the gym for an hour, take a bubble bath and eat breakfast before making it to my 10 am movie screening of "My Life in Ruins" on Broadway and 49th with 10 minutes to spare. My perfectly planned day was on track and I wasn't rushed for once. Imagine how pissed off I was when I was told there was no … [Read more...]