Program 370: New York City Like a Local; Savannah; Key West
Release Date: 07-05-2014
Discover a great American getaway as Pauline Frommer shares some of her favorite tips for enjoying New York City like a local, and hear about the pleasures of Savannah, Georgia, where artistic energy mixes with the antebellum architecture of the Old South…then travel farther south to learn how legendarily bohemian Key West continues to delight visitors today.
- Pauline Frommer, author of "Frommers 2014 Easy Guide to New York"
- Tour guide Rick Garman
- Boston University journalism professor William McKeen, author of "Mile Marker Zero" (Crown)
- Pauline Frommer writes the Frommer's 2014 Easy Guide to New York about visiting the sights in her hometown.
- Frommer's has more trip planning info about New York City.
- New York City's Grand Central Terminal is open daily from 5:30am to 2:00am, and has an audio tour app, which is included with the New York Pass.
- Friends of the Highline provides a map of the elevated park and its neighborhoods on its website.
- The National Museum of Math is open daily in Manhattan, and calls itself "the coolest thing to ever happen to math!"
- Citibike is the bicycle rental program operated by NYC Bike Share.
- Elastic City provides artist-led participatory walks in New York City.
- TKTS sells discounted tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway plays from three locations in New York.
- The Museum of the Moving Image is located in Astoria, Queens.
- The Four Freedoms Park provides close-up views of the Manhattan skyline from Roosevelt Island. Note that the park is closed on Tuesdays.
- Visit Savannah operates local tourism information booths, and provides online listings of events and activities in Savannah.
- Savannah's Olde Pink House Restaurant is reviewed on Open Table.
- The Savannah College of Art and Design is the largest location of the University for Creative Careers.
- The Savannah Saint Patrick's Day Parade is said to be the second largest one in the United States.
- The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the Mercer-Williams House, and the Green Meldrim House are three of the most visited historical houses of Savannah. Visit Historic Savannah lists more historic houses that are open to the public.
- The Savannah Tour of Homes is a ticketed event held annually in late March.
- William McKeen’s website includes photos and a list of characters included in his book “Mile Marker Zero.”
- Bill McKeen writes The Coast Watcher blog, plus occasional articles for Tampa Bay’s “Creative Loafing” weekly newspaper, which often deal with Florida history and pop culture.
- The official events calendar for the Florida Keys.
come to haystack rock
creatures of air, land, and sea
feel the energy
— Cyndi Williams, Grapevine, Texas
Fir trees stretch to kiss the sky
— Jillian Leslie, Sherwood, Oregon
Early morning dark
Greying velvet afternoon
— Leslie De Lucia of Urbana, Illinois
Hard on the issues,
Portland soft on the people,
Green, kinder, gentler.
— Charles Maclean, Portland, Oregon