I just love nature! The Sakura Park in the riverside has to be my favorite. It’s a cute little park that’s direct across the Grant’s Tomb. I remember I went there with my kids and husband last spring, and it looked absolutely wonderful. See if you can go there during winter or summer, but the best time is Spring! I and my husband sat on a bench with all the Sakura blossomed around us and the view of the church and the Tomb looked just as wonderful. The park’s one of the hidden places in the city but totally beautiful. It’s a good place to visit if you love cherry trees from Japan! I was wondering if we could visit at night as well, does anybody have any idea about the times?
Sakura Park, 500 Riverside Dr, New York, New York 10027, United States
One of my New Years resolutions is to try to read more books, and to try to expand on the type of things I’m reading. I also really hate using ebooks! No thank you to the Kindles. I found this spot online, and tried it out a few days ago. It’s called Book Culture (the name is pretty much a give away).
Apparently there’s a few other spots in New York that are also Book Culture shops, but I hit the one on 112th and Broadway. It’s right off Broadway, so it was a great location and we were able to stroll through for lunch, too.
They have a ton of different types of books- academic books for college kids, nonfiction novels, children’s books and teenager books, best-sellers and some super obscure titles. There are books absolutely everywhere, and it feels like this beautiful blend of organized chaos. Everything is organized and has a place, but there are SO many books taking up like every inch of space. It’s beautiful!
All of the employees working were friendly, but more importantly, they knew their stuff! I left with more books than I meant to get. Perk- they do have a bargain book section with some books for like a dollar. It’s not the type of book shop where you can come and work for a few hours, but it’s great to stroll through looking for your next read!
Book Culture, 536 W 112th St, New York, New York 10025, United States