Izumi in Nolita, New York City

 

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More Than A Concrete Jungle

Although we love the song, “Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z and Alicia Keys- we have to admit New York City is way more than a “Concrete Jungle.” There are so many fun things you can do outdoors in this city, and sometimes people just forget. Don’t worry, we are here to remind you:

1. Central Park- There are so many outdoor activities in this 843 acre park. Here are just a few: Rent a kayak, have a picnic, play baseball, go for a run, rent a bike, or go to the zoo.

2. Play Mini Golf at Pier 25 in Tribeca: With the view of the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop and only $5.00 per game, you can’t really go wrong here!

3. Soar Through The Sky at Trapeze School NYC - This activity is only for the brave. The staff makes sure you are having fun and are safe at the same time. Prices start at $47 per class. Looks like fun to us!

4. Cool off at the Gansevoort Hotel Outdoor Pool- Every Sunday this trendy hotel opens it’s doors to the public for the rooftop pool party. With house and trance DJ’s, a cocktail in your hand and your friends by your side, it would be almost impossible to have a bad time!

5. Hang Ten at Rockaway Beach- If you are a beach bum who wants to just lay in the sun, or if you want to catch a wave on your surfboard, Rockaway Beach has it all. It takes about 45 mintues to get to this beach from Manhattan. Take subway: A, Rockaway S to Rockaway Park–Beach 116th S.

These are just a few of the outdoor activities The Big Apple has to offer. Have we convinced you to get outside yet?

What’s your favorite thing to do outside in NYC?

Cheers,

-MP

 

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In It To Pin It!

Hello Everyone! We recently joined the latest social media craze, Pinterest and wanted to tell all of our fans to follow us on Pinterest and we will, of course follow you back. So far we really like pinterest and are excited to pin more and too see all of your awesome pins as well.

Here are some of our pins and “re-pins” so far:

Come look at all of our pins on: Our Pinterest Account!

Whats your favorite pin of all time?

Cheers,

MP

101 Things To Do in The Summer in NYC

Rumor has it that most New Yorkers escape the city in the summer because of the heat, but if you are a person who doesn’t mind warm temperatures you might want to stick around this summer because there is a lot going on!

Check out this article brought to you by Time Out New York with a list of 101 fun things to do and see this summer in NYC!

 

One of our favorite things to do in NYC in the summer is to relax, explore, play volleyball, bike, skateboard, or picnic- all in Central Park. What’s your favorite summer activity in New York City?

Cheers to summer!

 

 

NYC Bike Paths

One of the many things we love about NYC is the fact that you can bike almost anywhere. For some, biking in NYC may seem a bit scary with the crazy traffic but there are actually a lot of areas where you can bike in your own bike lane or dedicated path. Whether you bike to work, the grocery store, or escape to a park for mountain biking- NYC has it all.

We found a great NYC biking planner and had to share it with our Manhattan Portage fans, so check it out here: Ride The City This site uses the official NYC DOT bike map to plan the safest bike routes.

Fun Fact: New York developed the country’s first bike path in 1894!

Where is your favorite place to bike in NYC?

 

Google Maps Bike There Feature LIVE!

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Live this week Google Maps has added Bike There directions.
After a long campaign, this feature went live earlier this week.

While I have yet to test this feature out, I have been waiting for this for quite some time.

Check it our for yourself and let us know what you think.

Hopefully we will have a review of just how bikeable the plotted path ends up being.

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GREAT CAUSE: Google Maps, ‘Bike There’… for a safer, happy, healthier world.

Bicycling, especially in and around urban areas (where most of the world’s population will soon live), can be effective in fighting air pollution. The reasons are countless as to why this feature would be a wonderful addition to Google Maps. Among them, some of the most influential would be to:
-Make bicycling safer for millions of bicyclists around the world.
-Empower world citizens to better adapt their lifestyles to face the challenges of global climate change.
-Help Google realize its core mission of ‘organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful.

  1. The bicycle is the world’s most popular vehicle (3.5 times more than automobiles), and should have bicycle-specific mapping services available.
  2. Many people do not bicycle because they feel threatened by cars, and they do not know which routes to take.
  3. Bicycling is a key to sustainable living – in this way we can help slow/prevent/reverse global climate change.
  4. Bicycling can reconnect us with our local communities in meaningful ways – freeing us from the isolation of the automobile.

http://www.petitiononline.com/bi…

Visit the website for more information:

http://GoogleMapsBikeThere.org/

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David Byrne’s designs Bike Rack

The city has installed nine new bike racks designed by David Byrne. Each has an evocative name. Top row, left to right: MoMA, Olde Times Square and Villager. Middle row, left to right: Coffee Cup, Wall Street and Ladies’ Mile. Bottom row, left to right: Hipster, Chelsea and Jersey. (Photos: New York City Department of Transportation)

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Tonight @ Prospect Park

Prospect Park Boogie Night

Come one, come all, tonight at 9 PM Summer Slam Boogie Nights kicks off tonight @ Grand Army Plaza Prospect Park Brooklyn!!!

This will be a series of 5 weeks of races, every Wednesday night.  Riders will be racing for a chance to win some Manhattan Portage messenger bags, among other gear.

Beer Bike

Beer Bike

I haven’t been able to decide if this is best idea ever, or an accident waiting to happen.

On the May 15th Dutch invasion of New York (once known as New Amsterdam) Amstel Light brought out their Beer Bike, which seems to be a wonderful contraption.  It seems a group of 10 people sit at the bar and petal, while one person (who hopefully hasn’t been partaking in the drinking) steers this…contraption.

While I am not sure this will start a new trend of mobile bars, one can only hope.

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