Harlem Week: New York Art and Culture

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The history of Harlem, one of Manhattan’s best known neighborhoods, is infused with art, culture, and a unique notion of camaraderie. Today, it’s hard to think of Harlem without recalling the Harlem Renaissance, the period in the 1920’s and 30’s when an abundance of artistic and intellectual work poured out from the American black community that resided there. Figures of this cultural explosion include Langston Hughes, W.E.B Du Bois, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston, Ella Fitzgerald, and James Weldon Johnson, and many other talented artists of all mediums. This summer, you can experience the vibrant culture of Harlem first hand at Harlem Week, a celebration of Harlem’s past, present, and future. Due to the vast success and adoration of the Harlem Week activities, the … [Read more...]

NYC Tours and Taxis

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Don't be intimidated by the large crowds or the variety of attractions in New York City - there's a way to see everything without getting lost or trampled. Here's a look at your travel options for getting around the city, its boroughs, and even as far as New Jersey (for less than $25!). Taxi The most convenient way (and unfortunately most expensive) way to get around New York City is via taxi.This spring, you'll be able to see a new addition to the traditional yellow cabs of the city - Nissan North America, in partnership with New York City, will be putting out six Nissan LEAF all-electric taxis as part of normal taxi service around the city. While in one of these environmentally-friendly vehicles (or any  of NYC's taxis), make sure to check out the "NYC Channel", which displays the … [Read more...]