I have decades of exploring New York City and I had never even thought Manhattan went this far until my daughter moved here. Yes, on the map we all see that there’s more to the island, but when you’re in the city and exploring, the trail tends to get cold around Harlem (go another 100 blocks to arrive at Inwood). This tiny island of Manhattan is enormous!
Shakespeare In the Park is a bucket list item for anyone that adores the performing arts and it is one of the absolute best things to do for free in New York City!
I was once told by a Shaolin Fighting Monk that I could live anywhere. At the time, I thought that he saw some resilience in me, a survivor with the ability to adapt and overcome. But twenty years later, I am more inclined to believe that he understood humanity does not need all of the extravagances we misunderstand as necessities.
Orient Beach State Park is a treasure found at the tip of the North Fork. If you venture far enough, its awaiting your discovery.