Haunted Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern, landmark building Fraunces Tavern is Manhattan’s oldest tavern.  Originally built as a house for a wealthy merchant in 1719, it has had several reincarnations, from home to boardinghouse to office of the U.S. back in our nation’s infancy (Department of Foreign Affairs, War and Treasury), and a few other things in between.  The […]

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How to get $30 front row seats to Wicked on Broadway

I saw Wicked on Broadway a couple of months ago and thought it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, and not because it is witchy.  The show was fun, well acted, the story was interesting (not a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz”) and the songs were catchy.  Wicked is the story of […]

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Celebrate Summer Solstice 2013

  The Summer Solstice begins 1:04 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 21.  It marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.  To scientifically explain the solstice, we turn to National Geographic: The solstices are the results of Earth’s north-south axis being tilted 23.4 degrees relative to the ecliptic, the […]

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Merry Christmas from the Trip Witch in Rockefeller Center

Sunday I was in Manhattan to see ‘A Christmas Story’ on Broadway (so much fun, by the way) and braved the crowds to catch a glimpse of the 80 foot Norway Spruce, decorated with more than 30,000 lights, in Rockefeller Center.  Everyone should come to New York City during the holidays to experience the beauty, […]

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