Experience NY like a Native!



Reports and opinions from a Native New Yorker

{The} Native Creative Concierge experiences Las Vegas

"You're the only person I know who goes to Vegas with plans to do all this other stuff besides the casinos," said my brother as I rattled on about what I was gonna do once I got to Las Vegas. I explored The Strip, Downtown and Off The Strip. Exploring what else a city has to offer is the same philosophy I bring to NY and my Native Creative Concierge clients. 

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Throwback Thursday: Brooklyn Street Art

In this installment of Throwback Thursday, I take a look back at the excursion booking I accepted with less than 24-hour notice for an afternoon of street art, local haunts wine.

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Visit One World Trade Center Observation Deck

Tickets for the One World Observatory are now available. The 3-floor observatory opens May 29. 

Tickets are $32 for adults and $26 for children. 

From the looks of it, this is something New Yorkers and travelers should visit at least once.


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Throwback Thursday: An Afternoon with Dolls

In honor of Throwback Thursday, here's a look back at an afternoon spent with the winners of the Guys and Dolls Cystic Fibrosis Foundation charity auction.

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Mad Men Restaurant Week

From March 23 - 29, 34 classic, stalwart New York restaurants, including, Where? Delmonico's21 Club , BarbettaLe Cirque, the latest incarnation of Tavern on the Green and newer restaurants The Gander and Urbo will offer a 2-course lunch for $19.69. Or 2 cocktails for the shameless liquid lunchers. Or both. During Mad Men Dining Week.


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Unplug For 10% Off Your New York City Excursion

From sundown on March 6 to sundown on March 7 it is National Day of Unplugging. What would you do with 24 hours of no cell phone, no laptop, no tablet? Another incentive to unplug:  book your excursion  with me for any day in the month of March (blackout dates apply) by sundown on March 6, you will receive 10%. You gotta book before the the sunsets here in New York which is 6 PM EST - because after that, I'll be unplugged!

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How Much Will It Cost to Take a Cab From The Airport?

Here's a question I get quite often from Native Creative Concierge clients - How much will it cost to take a cab from the airport to my hotel?


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Give The Gift of New York City with Native Creative Concierge

Native Creative Concierge is included in the list, 50 Gift Ideas From 50 Black Owned Businesses courtesy of The Root!

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My Prince William and Kate Middleton's NYC Itinerary

Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit NY in December. Where should they visit while on their New York whirlwind tour? {The} Native Creative Concierge has some suggestions for the royal couple.

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Sir Kensington's Presents Fries of New York

Sir Kensington's presents Fries of New York. An exhibit held on November 7 & 8 in New York City showcasing french fries from many NYC restaurants.

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Spirited: Dessert Speakeasy in Brooklyn, NY

On the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Bergen Street stands Spirited, a dessert speakeasy owned by Executive Baketender® Kimberly Wetherell.

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Root and Bone, Part Dinner

The opportunity arose to have dinner at Root and Bone. Of the things I had my eye on, I was only able to cross the Bucket of Bird and Macaroni and Cheese off the list. But don't go feeling sorry for me. I still left Root and Bone that evening satisfied with a doggie bag to boot. 


We arrived a little before 6:30 on a Friday. Again, it really is like having a meal in someone's kitchen. The hostess greeted us warmly and seated us. Where do we start? Do we order a starter? Our drinks? Put our whole order in at once? Decisions!

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Double Decker Tour Buses Collide in Times Square

On the same day I decided to take a bus through "tourist hell" as one passenger referred to it, I witnessed firsthand the chaos that those double decker tour buses cause and a few hours later learned that two tour buses collided in Times Square near the TKTS booth.

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Root and Bone Alphabet City

My proclivity for chicken and waffles has been well documented. It even resulted in my being quoted on Eater NY. So when I received emails announcing the opening of Root and Bone in the East Village I planned a visit.

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