All posts by #emptynestnyc

I'm back! Thirty years after leaving NYC I get to call it home once again. Follow me through the backstreets of the five boroughs and re-discover the city through the lens of a curious empty nester.

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EmptynestNYC Fall Preview!

What are you watching? Where are you eating? What Broadway show do I have to get tickets to? What about fun fall festivals?  Do you have any of these questions? If so, I've got answers! I love a good fall preview so I thought I'd share all the things I'm so excited about BEFORE I ...

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Go Big Or Go Home.

  Not yet Emptynesters, Craig & Maria Bromley decide not to wait to take their adventure of a lifetime, and instead bring their teenage boys (and tutor) around the world for seven months, hitting five continents and twenty-four countries.  When I first heard Maria's plans for this trip we were sitting outside in Bryant Park ...

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Summer Statistics

It's not the end of summer; it's the beginning of fall. I haven't written in a few weeks, because on top of travel, this is my BUSY season, as my "real" job is helping high school seniors with their college application essays. But that doesn't mean I didn't squeeze in some serious summer emptynestering. Tom and I ...

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I’m blaming everything on menopause. It’s just easier that way.

I was the one who thought I'd never go through menopause. Of course, I knew I would one day stop ovulating, but I had a feeling all those ugly symptoms my friends would bemoan about were not going to affect me. Every time a girlfriend would grab paper within her reach and create a makeshift ...

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Hot Sweaty Mess

Summer in the city is comprised of many short jaunts from one air conditioned venue to another, intermingled with cold showers. It hasn't stopped me from getting out, and doing interesting and delicious things, but I have to admit my steps are down and my Arro, Uber, and Lyft payments are way up. I tell ...

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Shall We Play A Game?

I married into a family of game players. Many of my best summer memories were spent around the dining room table at "The Hideout" in Plum Beach, Rhode Island playing Tripoli and Contact Rummy with my in-laws. The games would go on into the early hours and would be discussed at the breakfast table the ...

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Don’t Believe The Hype

Okay, I take that back. Don't always believe the hype. Some things of course hold up, like the beautiful landscapes of the south fork of Long Island (see above), or the satisfaction of making salted watermelon juice fresh from the farm stand (see below).  But, this weekend, thanks to Resy Select, I was able to ...