How to find free transport around New York City!

The last time I visited my energetic friend, Lorna Ko, she had a new toy. It was a scooter. Now, I hadn’t ridden a scooter since I was around 4 years old, and certainly hadn’t considered riding once at the age of 36. 

New York Botanical Garden- the big daddy in the big apple

Every year, over 1 million wide-eyed visitors enjoy the vast, 100 hectare New York Botanical Garden, a ‘green paradise’ set in the heart of the Bronx. The garden is a major horticultural hub, with 80 Ph.D scientists working in it’s state of the art labs, and more than 100 members of staff keeping the gardens looking…

Been busy Newyorking!

I didn’t grow up with that obsession with the USA like many kids my age. I was never crazing my parents to take me to McDonalds (possibly as I was a mock vegetarian and their fillet-o-fish is so yuk). I was never obsessed with shows like the A-Team either (possibly too butch!). Nor did I have an unnatural…

Visiting the garden hidden above New York City

I was super excited to explore the high line in New York City yesterday! This old and long forgotten tramway has been sensationally transformation into a high rise botanical paradise, narrowly escaping demolition in the late 1980’S. This glorious open space, created and managed by The Friends of the High Line, was opened to the public in 1999. It is designed to…