Video: New York City Gay Nightlife – Gay Star News

Author: , May 17th, 2017

New York City Gay Nightlife

New York City. The city that never sleeps. This is one of the most energetic cities in the world and offers a nightlife like no other. In NYC you can have fun around the clock. Come along with Charlie Williams (currently in Miss Saigon) as he takes you into the New York City Gay Nightlife and see why it’s great to be LGBTI in NYC.

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Summer in New York City – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , August 29th, 2016

New York City - Dani

This past week was all about Central Park! I was staying a couple of blocks away from New York’s largest (and most famous) park, and so I ended up there for one reason or another every single day.

There were runs in the park (it was Central Park, by the way, where I became a serious runner and finished my first race in 2010), several writing sessions on a blanket in the sun (those are the times when I love being a freelancer), a picnic and tour of the park which I shared on Snapchat (my ID is mariposa2711) and, pictured above, an epic sunset session with cheese and wine, a game of boule and a catch-up with my fellow travel bloggers Caroline and Kristin.

As much as I love Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s answer to Central Park, close to which I’m usually staying, the majestic feel of Central Park is just unrivaled.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , August 22nd, 2016

Brooklyn Bridge Park

The past week has been all about work; the most I got to see of New York was during my runs: Brooklyn Bridge Park with its stunning Manhattan views, across the Brooklyn Bridge (with even better views), the lovely Red Hook neighborhood with its pier and great vistas of the Statue Of Liberty, running in Riverside Park alongside Hudson River and in Central Park. I took a break on Thursday to finally enjoy an outdoor movie – one of the 28 things I love about summer in New York City are the free outdoor movies all over the city – and couldn’t have chosen a better time for a break away from my laptop: a beautiful summer night, A League Of Their Own, good company, a lovely picnic and watching the sunset over the Manhattan skyline.

That night was a nice walk down memory lane in three different ways: This Used To Be My Playground, the theme song of the movie, was the first Madonna song that really got me hooked on her music (I liked her 80s stuff, but it was a bit too pop-y for me), and was the song that started her ‘ballad phase’ – over the next couple of years, she would release some of my all-time Madonna songs, like Rain, Secret, I’ll Remember, Take A Bow, and finally You’ll See, which might be my all-time favorite song of hers.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Feeling Beachy in New York – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , August 15th, 2016

New York - Dani

This week was all about beaches – simply because it is too hot to do anything else! New York is suffering from / enjoying a heatwave – the perspective depends on who you ask, I guess, but I might be the only one who’d say this is enjoyable, and admittedly, it has been a little too hot even for my taste.

Working two jobs at the moment means I didn’t have much time to explore this week, but I managed to visit three different beaches: the small beach in Red Hook, just a short drive from where I’m staying, which is the perfect place to let my pup cool off in the water for a while, and Riis Beach in the Rockaways, where I’d been wanting to go for a long time (I’ve been to the Rockaways before, but only to another part of the beach there).

And my beachy highlight this week: Fire Island! This 32-mile-long, ¼-mile wide strip of sand (the longest of four barrier islands that protect the South Shore of Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean) had been on my travel wish list for the past two summers, but somehow I never made it out there (it takes about 2.5 hours incl car & ferry ride to get there from NYC).

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Governors Island, New York – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , August 13th, 2016

Governor's Island

And just like that, two months in Europe are over and I am finding myself back in New York. As always, it felt like I had never left and I picked up right where I had left off when I said Au Revoir to New York in early June. I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back in what is undoubtedly the greatest city in the world, and I started August off with a trip to Governors Island.

What was supposed to be a beachy afternoon turned into more of an entertainment trip when the beach bar I was hoping to sip a cold beverage in was closed, but we caught a compelling show by the Polish theater group PEREGRINUS instead, which involved acting, dancing of the fantastic performers, and even participating myself. The Manhattan skyline formed a picture-perfect backdrop to the performance (which got us excited for the NYC Fringe Festival later this month!) and to a relaxing day in the sun – much needed after the lackluster summer in Germany.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Street Art in Bushwick, New York City – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , June 12th, 2016

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When I arrived in New York last week, I was told that I had brought summer with me. Apparently, it had been cold and rainy most of the spring until the weekend of my arrival – and hearing this made me feel reassured again about having spent all of May in Austin (in case you haven’t noticed yet – I’ve got a major case of FOMO and ‘scarifying’ a month in New York for four weeks in Austin wasn’t an easy decision for me to make!).

To be honest, I was considering extending my stay in Austin for another three weeks (yes, I loved it that much – more on that to come next week) but then my travel plans were changed by circumstances beyond my control (more on that soon).

And that’s why I ended up spending only eight days in my adopted home. Knowing that my time in New York would be short and sweet, the goal was to make the most of it. This meant: make sure to have a decent New York bagel (check), have a pizza at Roberta’s (check, and it was so worth nearly missing my flight for it)!

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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NYC Gay Pride: Seven Things You Can’t Miss

Author: , May 21st, 2016

NYC Gay Pride

We’re already super stoked about this year’s NYC Gay Pride. The world’s biggest LGBTI festival takes place next month, from 19-26 June, with this year’s theme being ‘Equality Needs You.’ Managing Director Chris Frederick says the theme ‘serves as a reminder of the continuing fight for full equality and the effect a single individual can have on their world.’

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, adds: ‘Whether it’s in the West Village – the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement – Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the East Village, Williamsburg or Jackson Heights, we encourage visitors and residents to participate in the iconic and vibrant Pride events taking place throughout New York City this June and July.’

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, adds: ‘Whether it’s in the West Village – the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement – Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the East Village, Williamsburg or Jackson Heights, we encourage visitors and residents to participate in the iconic and vibrant Pride events taking place throughout New York City this June and July.’

Here, we look at seven parties, events and activities not to be missed from this year’s jam-packed lineup…

1 NYC Gay Pride March

The March on 26 June begins in Murray Hill at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and culminates at Christopher Street and Greenwich Street in the West Village. Led by grand marshals Jazz Jennings (the youngest grand marshal in NYC Gay Pride history), Subhi Nahas (co-founder of the first LGBTI magazine in Syria), and Cecilia Chung (an internationally-recognized LGBTI advocate), the NYC March is the largest pride march in the country and is expected to have more than 2 million people lining the route.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Feeling the Christmas Spirit in New York City – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , December 21st, 2015

Christmas in NYC - Dani

Can you believe that by the next time I’ll post a Polaroid the Holidays will be pretty much over? Time just keeps flying! Since I was still not feeling the slightest bit of a Christmas spirit last week, I decided it was time to check out some of the holiday markets around town, the ice rinks, the Fifth Avenue Holiday window displays at Saks, Macy’s and the likes, and of course the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree.

New York City at Christmas time is absolutely magical! The elaborate displays in Fifth Avenue’s department stores were a little over the top for my liking, but the wide opened eyes of the kids in front of them made me smile.

I have to say though – the holiday markets are just a sad version of Europe’s fabulous Christmas markets.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Globetrotter Girls – Street Art in Spanish Harlem

Author: , December 14th, 2015

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If you’ve been following this site for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of street art. And one thing I love about New York City is the thriving street art scene here. And while it is officially illegal, plenty of commissioned pieces can be found all over the city, with giant murals in Bushwick, lots of stencil and poster art in Williamsburg, and pretty much every well-known street artist having painted somewhere in one of the five boroughs, be it Belgian artist Roa, Britain’s Banksy or Os Gemeos who hail from Brazil.

The greatest thing about New York’s street art scene is that it is always changing, with plenty of bare walls longing to be painted on, and I love wandering the neighborhoods in search of new pieces.

And I’ve arrived at a perfect time this fall: There was a recent invasion by French artist Invader, and there was the MonumentArt mural project in East Harlem, for which a dozen international street artists took over walls of (mostly) schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx a couple of months ago, transforming them in giant pieces of art.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Globetrotter Girls – Snapping Away On The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: , December 7th, 2015

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This past week was a pretty quiet one. I settled into life with my two (temporary) dogs, who I fell hard for. I am already dreading the day of my departure because I adore these two so much! My daily routine includes a daily run in the park, reading the NYT with a cup of coffee before opening my laptop, cooking up a yummy lunch.

I realize though that I cant just sit still, and I have to leave the house at least once a day to move my legs be it with a walk down to the waterfront to watch the sunset or a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge, or simply a walk through the park.

And with bright blue skies and lots of sun, the weather in New York has been very good to me, allowing me to run, walk and cycle around town!

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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