Die US-Botschaft in Deutschland hatte entschieden, dass unser Nachname in den USA ab sofort ohne Umlaut geführt werden soll. Wir haben uns nichts dabei gedacht und das einfach akzeptiert. Außerdem bekamen wir unser Visum erst 3 Tage vor der geplanten Abreise, weshalb wir auch nicht wirklich widersprechen wollten. Wir wussten […]

Jetzt sind wir seit rund zwei Monaten in New York – und vieles ist hier so, wie wir es uns vorgestellt haben oder schon von vergangenen Kurzurlauben kannten: Das Wetter ist toll, die Schulen sind hervorragend, das Essen ist abwechslungsreich wie sonst nirgends, die Menschen sind freundlich, usw… Leider gibt […]

One of the best vegetarian restaurants we’ve ever been is the Red Bamboo   140 W 4th St (between 6th Ave & MacDougal St) New York, NY 10012 Neighborhood: Greenwich Village (212) 260-1212 Google Maps Location http://www.redbamboo-nyc.com   All dishes look like “normal” dishes with meat or fish, but all taste […]

If you want to visit the Statue of Liberty, there’s another way than waiting in the very long queues of Battery Park City. First you should to take a ride with the Liberty Landing Ferry to Liberty Landing Marina – (departs at the World Financial Center). After a short stroll you […]

Please have a look at the new best subway app: http://big-apple.tv/2013/01/21/embark-nyc-subway-new-york-city/ ————————————- Whether you live in New York City or whether you are “only” a tourist, you will need a good OFFLINE map for the Subway! Unfortunately there are so many apps in the Apple store that you will get confused […]

There are several German Biergarten in New York – with German Bier (Beer), Weisswurst (Sausage) and Sauerkraut (herb) – and sometimes live music. One of them is at the bottom of the Standard Hotel in Meatpacking district, a place crowded with younger people: http://www.standardhotels.com/ (Location: http://goo.gl/maps/8Pjf6) Another nice one, Radegast Hall & […]

There are several places where you can play Beach Volleyball in New York! E.g. in the Brooklyn Bridge Park (see google map below), in the Central Park or at http://pier25.com/beach-volleyball/! You can play even indoor at the Chelsea Piers. It’s always a real pleasure, even to watch… 😉

There are many tennis courts in New York City, even red clay courts are available at reasonable costs! The picture above is made at the 96th Street Tennis Courts. You have to pay $200 for a seasonal permit or $15 per play. The friendly stuff at the 96th Street Tennis Courts […]