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About cara protzko

A wanderlust at heart, I believe there is no better city to explore than NYC. With so much culture to experience, both old and new, my mission is to share my under the radar findings to enhance the experiences of the locals and the full-time NYC wanderers. I want my experiences and this blog be your go-to place for insider tips as you travel and explore this great city.

queens film history

Before heading out to a museum, always read the fine print under the visitors section regarding the hours and entrance fees.  I’m finding that many of the museums either of certain days and times have free admission and or the … Continue reading

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green-wood cemetery

this is how I spent my memorial day – in a cemetery – in BK – at my own leisure.  A family friend was telling me how much she enjoyed her visit there, and although it sounded odd, I knew … Continue reading

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that tagged up, abandoned building – or not

you know it, on the corner of Bowery and Spring, or maybe you don’t recall the exact address and only know that its downtown… or maybe you only know it if you saw…. let me jog your memory … you … Continue reading

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target first saturdays

It’s an age old lesson in life, you can know something however, its easier to speak to it when you are wise to it. Although I’ve mentioned Target First Saturdays twice before, this month, I became wise to it. Target First … Continue reading

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nypl

The New York Public Library, specifically the historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, was on my bucket list of cultural landmarks in NYC that I wanted to explore.  I had the delusive idea that it would be this massive structure filled with many rooms organized by … Continue reading

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street poets nyc

(photo taken from their FaceBook page) Commuting back and forth to work every day by subway, you gain the ability to create an imaginary bubble around yourself to isolate and block out what is going on and who is around you.  Your bubble … Continue reading

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The Library Hotel

Happy New Year!  Its been a LONG while since I’ve written a post and it feels good to sit here typing away again at what I hope you enjoy as much as I do. As my parents were cleaning out … Continue reading

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the battle of the pizza

Last year I wrote about my palatial experience at Grimaldi’s and talked about the history of the chain as well as the upcoming opening of the original Grimaldi’s owner new pizza joint next door. My husband and I took it … Continue reading

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royal palms shuffleboard

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the massive space in Gowanus Brooklyn that is home to 10 shuffleboard courts, 2 large bars and an indoor food truck.  And with the sad news that that summer is more than half … Continue reading

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a flip book underground

The days I take the Q train into Manhattan, I see a series of paintings on the wall behind the columns that are supporting the subway tunnel between DeKalb Ave and before heading above ground to go over the Manhattan … Continue reading

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