Time for Reflection


Thomas Paine Cottage Museum

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” The words of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) are still relevant if not more relevant today. Come visit Thomas Paine Cottage Museum if you are in New Rochelle, NY. The last residence of the man influential in the American Revolution could inspire you.


Mystic: A maritime village


Mystic, Connecticut is only 2.5 hours away from New York City. It’s a great getaway from the busy city life and makes a good one-day or overnight destination The Mystic Seaport outdoor museum is big enough to hang out for an entire day, and the Mystic Aquarium is a fun spot for the family. Also, the Olde Mistick Village next to the aquarium has some neat shops and is pleasant to walk around.

Holiday Market at Columbus Circle


Columbus Circle is built in 1905 and as part of Central Park. It is the southwestern entrance to the park and New York City’s media and entertainment center. During the holiday season, a cute market is set up here, and it looks like a delicate little town inside a magnificent big city. Shopping in the big malls is dazzling to the eyes, while wandering through small markets is warming to the hearts.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market




Wandering through the streets of New York City is like browsing through a gigantic museum, while staying connected with everyone in the city. The odd arts on the streets of the city could bring us joy, surprise or something to contemplate on. The Apple in Hudson River Park, The Coqui in PS 20, Lenin’s Statue on Red Square Apartments, and the Commuters in Port Authority Bus Terminal, are just few of the things that tell the stories of the city and its people.