New York City little known points of interest

Let’s Eat

Restaurant Week starts today and runs through February 6. Please share info about restaurants, their menus, the decor, etc. I went to City Lobster on West 49th Street twice last year. Food was excellent. (Seafood of course). Only $25.00. If you Google Restaurant Week NYC, you’ll get the info.


Happy eating.


January 24, 2011 Posted by | General | , | Leave a comment

The King was here

Tuthankamen's famous burial mask, on display i...

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I know this is after the fact but I caught it just before it ended. I’m talking about the King Tut exhibit at the Discovery Center in Times Square. WOW! I missed it when the exhibit was here years back. There was a black and white film of when his tomb was discovered and color video of when they extracted DNA from his bones for testing. The mummy in the exhibit is a replica. The real King Tut will never leave Egypt. The artifacts were interesting and breath-taking. Even one of his chariots was on display. There is new speculation about how he died. His chariot is  not like the Roman chariots shown in films. In the Egyptian chariots, the person is standing on a metal strip and could easily fall off if the chariot hits a bump.

There are several theories about how King Tut died, one of which is that he fell off his chariot. New evidence says King Tut suffered a traumatic injury. Interesting. Not sure if the exhibit is headed back to Egypt or traveling here in the States again but it is definitely a Must See.

January 24, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s get started

New York City Serenade

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How many of you have considered using an itinerary when you travel? You may not follow it totally but it is sometimes nice to know what’s on the agenda for a given day. That’s what we want to do for you here at Nuggets in the Hood. We are going to map out your visit to New York. Remember, this information is not just for visitors. It is a known fact that natives of a place know less about the attractions than visitors because they are around it all the time. It’s always, ‘I’ll get around to that on such and such date” and that date never arrives. (Won’t even tell you the places I have not seen.)

Don’t worry. None of this is written in stone so feel free to change it to fit what you want to do or see. This is just a guide, a framework to work within. Some of the categories we will cover for you are: places of worship, bed and breakfast/places to stay, boutiques, gift shops, beauty parlors/barber shops, day spas, restaurants, children/family activities, cultural events, clubs and entertainment.

Nuggets in the Hood will offer a week long and weekend itinerary for you so whether you are coming into New York from another borough or from another country, you will have an idea of where to go and what to see. The emphasis is on “Nuggets in the Hood”. There is more to New York than Manhattan and more to Manhattan than midtown. We want you to explore ALL of New York.

We certainly would like your feedback as this endeavor evolves. Feed free to comment on any place that is mentioned here. Feel free to offer suggestions of categories we should add. For example, if you eat at a certain restaurant and the food is fabulous, please tell us. Get the name of your waiter or waitress so we can give them a shout out. If the service at a particular bed and breakfast/hotel is extraordinary, please let us know. If a show is worth seeing, please say so. We will be sure to pass this information on but please, post comments right here on the blog so everyone can read them.

We are excited about Nuggets in the Hood and hope you are too. Please share this site with everyone. We want this to go around the world so everyone can see what we see in New York: there is No Place like New York.

January 7, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , | 10 Comments


Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to do and you have an idea of how to do it but then when you get the chance to start, you don’t have a clue as to what to do? There’s where I am now.

Nuggets in the Hood has been brewing for 1o years. I have the format that I want to present. I have the idea of what to do. I have a boatload of information and more comes in weekly. All of a sudden, I don’t know how to set this up. WOW.

I’ve heard that if you can accomplish your own dream by yourself, it’s not a big enough dream. Nuggets in the Hood has now become big enough that I can’t do it alone.

So this week, I’m going to reveal the format I’ve come up with. This is a work in progress so it will evolve as we go along. I am welcoming your feedback.

January 2, 2011 Posted by | General | | Leave a comment

Happy New Year

1/1/11. This date is very powerful numerically. 11 is a master number and today, it happens twice-1/1 and 11. 11,11.

Hope you are ready for the coming year. Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy, successful, prosperous New Year.


Nuggets in the Hood will be debuted our new format this week.

January 1, 2011 Posted by | General | Leave a comment