It’s Fall in New York City!

Autumn, also known as Fall to many Americans, is one of the best times to be in New York City!

We all know the seasons, so let’s learn a new word,

“Foliage”.

Fall Foliage to be specific!

The noun “foliage” (pronounced: Fole-EE-edge) means – plant leaves collectively.

So when you imagine “fall foliage”, you may imagine the photo below:

Luckily for us, this beautiful scene is right here in New York City!

Whether you’re a plant lover, or not, checking out the fall foliage around NYC can be a fun free activity for the whole family. (or a romantic retreat!)

Take a look at these 5 fall foliage spots to check out in New York City!

  1. Fort Tyron Park in Washington Heights!
    Fort Washington Ave at Cabrini Blvd

    2. Prospect Park in Brooklyn

    Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    3. Central Park, Manhattan

    Central Park Lake, Near 74th street and Central Park West

    4. Alley Pond Park, Queens

    Union Tpke, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

    5. Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island

    700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

    My favorites are Central Park and Alley Pond Park!
    If you have been to one the parks above, let us know in the comments!

    Happy Fall!


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    Spring is in the Air- and so are Allergies

    As spring arrives in beautiful New York city, so does something not so beautiful- allergies!

    Many people suffer from allergies. This can cause many problems, like itchiness, red eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, swelling (1) and much more.

    How can you feel better? How can you beat the allergies this spring?

    The Website, WebMD , has 5 ways that can help! 

    1. Stay indoors more (limit your time outdoors)

    This is easy. The trees and flowers that cause allergies are outside. Stay inside to keep yourself away from their pollen.

    1. Take medicine

    Many allergy medicines can stop you from getting a runny nose and an itchy face, but be careful! They can also make you sleepy. 

    1. Take medicine 1 week early (Protect yourself early on)

    If you take medicine early, it will already be in your body when you need it.

    1. Take natural medicine (Get Natural Relief)

    Some herbal medicines help allergies too! Remember to talk to a doctor about safety. 

    1. Make small changes at home (Tweak your home)

    There are small ways to make your home a place without allergies. You can close your windows, take off your shoes when you come inside the house, vacuum, and don’t smoke. Smoking makes allergies worse!

    Enjoy the spring, but remember to beware of allergies!

    (1) Swelling

    Reference:

    Spring Allergy Fixes: Medicine, Herbs, Allergy-Proofing Your Home (webmd.com)

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    April Showers Bring May Flowers

    There’s a saying in English “April showers bring May flowers,” which means that although you might not like all the rain we get in April, it will help all the beautiful flowers grow in May. Which is kind of another way to say that sometimes you first have to experience something unpleasant in order to to experience joy later on. Here’s an old song using this phrase along with the lyrics – enjoy!

    “April Showers”

    Written by Louis Silvers and B. G. De Sylva

    Performed by Judy Garland

    When April showers may come your way
    They bring the flowers that bloom in May
    So when it’s raining, have no regrets
    Because it isn’t raining rain, you know, it’s raining violets

    And when you see clouds upon the hill
    You’ll know they’ll bring crowds of daffodils
    So just keep looking for a blue bird and listening for his song
    Whenever April showers come along

    And when you see clouds upon the hill
    You’ll know they’ll bring crowds of daffodils
    So just keep looking for a blue bird and listening for his song
    Whenever April showers come along

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