I'd like to introduce myself, Elissa Richard, as the new Manhattan Travel and Local expert for About.com. A longtime travel journalist, with a quenchless cultural curiosity and insatiable appetite for all that's new and noteworthy, I've tirelessly traveled the world while out on the prowl for the next big "scoop." Still, I've yet to turn up any contender as captivating as my New York City hometown--the dynamic, cultured, and one-of-a-kind metropolis that it is. Here, I set out to report back on the best of all that's new--without overlooking the tried and true--in Manhattan proper, covering events, openings, neighborhood profiles, and more, for NYC locals and visitors alike.
Here are quick links to March's top stories:
From Pamela Skillings:
After eight fun-filled years of writing about Manhattan for About.com, it is time for me to move on.
About.com has always been a part-time gig for me. I would run around the city covering NYC events after finishing up at my demanding day job, which was starting and building my own training and software company.
I am happy to report that business is booming at my company these days. On top of that, I recently welcomed a brand new baby boy. Between baby and business, I just can't commit the time to About.com anymore.
I am excited about the next chapter, but it's always a little sad to say goodbye. I enjoyed my time as the About.com Manhattan Guide. I've had opportunities to go behind the scenes at iconic NYC events, eat at Manhattan's best restaurants, and explore the isle of Manhattan from Battery Park to Washington Heights.
Thanks for reading and for sharing your stories, ideas and opinions with me over the years.
Here's wishing everyone a great summer in Manhattan from your former About.com Manhattan Guide! : )
Find me on LinkedIn or my Big Interview blog if you want to keep in touch.
Get ready for five days of scientific breakthroughs at the World Science Festival in New York from May 29 through June 2, 2013.
The festival will bring together Nobel Laureates, leading researchers, top-level technologists, creative artists, filmmakers, and performers for 40+ unique events around New York City.
The goal of the World Science Festival is to shine a spotlight on science and explore the many ways in which scientific discovery and innovation are shaping modern life.
Topics covered will include beer, whales, human consciousness, nanomedicine, pie, infinity, and insect sex (just to name a few).
See the full schedule of World Science Festival events.
Street fair season is here. The weather is warm and the gyro makers, psychics, and bulk tube sock vendors are hitting the streets of New York again for your shopping pleasure.
Check out our street fair listings for May in New York.
Find May farmers' markets in New York.
Browse our gallery of NYC summer street fair photos.