Monthly Archives: March, 2012

This past January, Renee, Jessica and Jailee along with a group of OHNY participants went on a tour of the New York Marriott Marquis, which was led by Mickey Steinberg, Development Director for the hotel during its construction, Brandon Martinez, Hotel Manager and Tom Rice, Special Events Coordinator for the hotel. We explored different parts […]

Jailee Rychen, OHNY’s program coordinator, took a trip to Amsterdam over Christmas last year. As part of her exploration of the city, she ventured to the islands of Java and KNSM. Both islands are part of an urban renewal project of the former docklands of north Amsterdam. The islands are now well-designed residential districts that […]

Jessica, OHNY’s program manager recently took a trip down South, which was the start of her year of domestic US travel, explorations (well not the entire year, but at least during her vacation time, that is). She began her journey in Savannah, GA to experience true southern hospitality, learn about the history of the city […]

This week we have a guest contributor, Volunteer Council member Moses Gates. After recently taking a trip to London, he has written a blog post about his tour of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Thousands of bells, including Big Ben, have been cast here by hand since 1570.  “These are for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,” the […]

Jailee, OHNY’s program coordinator, went to visit the recently reopened South Street Seaport Museum two weeks ago. The museum closed in early 2011 due to financial difficulties and was launched anew through the help of a one year partnership with the Museum of the City of New York. Sixteen new galleries have now been reopened […]

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