A lifelong resident of New York City, I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting information about our great city. After a long career as a journalist, record executive and creative director, I am now a licensed NYC tour guide, offering Rock Around The Block tours, which track the history of rock and roll in NYC.
There's a new Azalea garden at the New York Botanical Gardens up in the Bronx -eleven acres of wildly colorful azaleas and rhododendrons. It was dazzling on a rainy day - it must be ridiculous on a sunny one. Oh, and after you visit, stop at one of the terrific traditional Italian restaurants on nearby Arthur Avenue. The bakeries are not shabby either.