Author Archives: Craig Nelson

About Craig Nelson

Exploring, cooking, drinking, riding the subway, bowling...a writer and editor based in New York. I'm a city lover who edits the blog for EuroCheapo, writes for ShowTickets.com, explores for Spotted By Locals and has worked at various under-the-radar companies like Google. Feel free to drop a line at across106thstreet@gmail.com or on twitter at @across106th.

Somewhere over the Rainbow on the Upper West Side

Ever since my father moved to New York in the summer of 2017, I’ve come to embrace the Upper West Side as my second neighborhood. I just have to walk through Central Park from East Harlem, and I’m at his … Continue reading

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Finding Solace and Beauty at the Conservatory Garden

Even during these stressful times in New York City, you can still enjoy a few moments of calm and solitude. One step into the Conservatory Garden, and you’ll feel the stress start to fade away. Located along Fifth Avenue on … Continue reading

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New York, New York in Lockdown

Since moving to New York City in 2005, I imagined many different lives unfolding in this great city for myself, my family, and my friends. Except this. Right now New Yorkers are just trying to survive day by day, picking … Continue reading

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Parisian Sandwich Bliss at Chez Alain Miam Miam

Have you ever traveled to a city just for a sandwich? With all of the incredible food in Paris, the last thing you might expect to find is a life-changing sandwich (that wasn’t falafel). But’s that’s exactly what happened when I … Continue reading

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Exploring the Back Streets of Reykjavík

Reykjavík has become one of the most visited places on the planet with millions of people walking down Laugavegur, the city’s main drag, every year. Today, gleaming new buildings line the waterfront and modern hotels rise across the city. But veer … Continue reading

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Scenes from Bulgaria: Plovdiv, Sofia & the Rhodope Mountains

This past year I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Bulgaria for the first time. Thanks to a trip arranged by the Kosovo Houses (check out my profile of this mountain retreat on EuroCheapo), I was able to explore the … Continue reading

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Sally’s Apizza & Frank Pepe: A New Haven Pizza Pilgrimage

Pizza. While many Americans declare pizza to be an unhealthy obsession, I can eat it almost every night of the week. In fact, the one time we visited Napoli, Italy, we did just that, eating one Neapolitan pie per day … Continue reading

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Drifting in Daylight: A Magical Moment along the Harlem Meer

The Harlem Meer is one of my favorite places — not only in New York but the whole world. It’s a calming oasis to escape the noise and grit of the Manhattan grid where tourists rarely venture and locals cherish as … Continue reading

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Step Back in Time in the Back Room at Irish Haven

Although it’s a long trek by subway from Upper Manhattan, I love traveling out to Sunset Park in Brooklyn. It’s a great neighborhood filled with tacos, dim sum, an old-school bowling alley, and incredible views, of yes, the sunset. But somehow I … Continue reading

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland (aka Central Park)

As the blizzard of 2015 began its descent on New York, we ventured into Central Park to snap a few photos before the storm really took hold. Winter sensation Juno is supposed to wreak havoc across the region. But until the … Continue reading

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