Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.”
We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
For October we are going to try a different format – “Top 10 Corona Culture” – updated info and video especially suited to these difficult times OR NYC related visual info (Instagram and YouTube) OR all the NYC news you need to start your day.
We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here.
Today it’s NYC on YouTube.
There are some very fine NYC YouTube videos, it’s tough to pick just a few. Here are some of my faves:
Treasures of New York: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park – Everything You Need to Know
Best Food Carts in New York City
How to photograph New York City from a Helicopter
The best of New York City in a few days trip
Treasures of New York: The New-York Historical Society
Harry Nilsson – I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here November 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.
Lower Manhattan – Did you know?
New York City is a city of neighborhoods and no neighborhood has more spectacular sights, nor more important links to American and NYC history then Lower Manhattan.
New York played a very intriguing role in the story of American independence and was a growing urban center of about 20,000 crowded onto the southern tip of Manhattan Island when the rebellious Colonies declared their independence from England in 1776.
The Battle of Brooklyn (August 1776), was the first major battle after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and was the largest battle of the entire war. The city was occupied by the British in the wake of a series of American defeats and retreats in the summer and fall of 1776 and the port city became the central base for British operations during the conflict. NYC was also the last place in America that the British left, not until over two years after their ‘final’ defeat.
Let’s take a closer look at these events, today the Battle of Brooklyn (f):
Map: The 1776 New York Campaign · George Washington’s Mount Vernon
British Capture New York
Battle of Brooklyn Facts & Summary | American Battlefield Trust
Battle of Brooklyn – The Old Stone House in Brooklyn
Now, how about some other useful information during these trying times.
Things to Do This Week – The New York Times
New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See – The New York Times
NYC Isn’t Dead: 10 Reasons Why There’s Still So Much to Love About NYC – Thrillist
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.