‘the improvised life’ is proud to be included in NYC Bloggers Do the Holidays, a group blog by “the city’s coolest bloggers”*. If you haven’t already, I recommend checking out the sites below for all the fun and illuminating holiday ideas they’ve come up with…
I found a lot of great non-New York-centric links while poking around these sites. To check them out, scroll to the second half of this post.
Brooklyn Based: Home for the Holidays
Give and Get NYC: Tis The Season to Volunteer
the improvised life: unwrapping the holidays
Manhattan User’s Guide: The Gift Guide
Mommy Poppins: Offbeat and Multicultural Family Holiday Events
NY Barfly : It’s the Holidays, Time to Drink
NewYorkology: Big-ticket holiday shows
offManhattan: Ten Holiday Getaways Near NYC
Patell & Waterman’s History of NY: A little history with your holidays
the skint: 30 days of skintmas
The Strong Buzz: Holiday Eats Old and New
WFMU’s Beware of the Blog: Happy Freakin’ Holidays Playlist
Walking Off the Big Apple: The Thin Man Walk
Surfing these blogs took me way beyond New York:
Patell and Waterman’s History of New York has a splendid list of novels set in and around New York (always a good gift or guide books) and a beautiful reminder of the lost tradition of New Year’s Day “calling”.
The Skint is a daily reminder the free and cheap that is available just about everywhere if you really look (and specifically New York). It’s non-New York-centric resources include 50 Albums for $5 available every month at Amazon, and a good Blogs and Sites We Love page that sent me toRecessionWire.
Walking Off the Big Apple‘, a Strolling Guide to NYC has a Literary Holiday Gift Guide features a really amazing array of books about New York, and is generally a nice way to walk New York without actually doing it. Check out Mapping Holly Golightly: Walking Off Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
WFMU’s Beware of the Blog, is a trove of music and video. (You can stream it while you browse these NY blogs.). Check out this swell little animated film made over a 1969 interview with John Lennon, and Discover Your Own Lost Sounds.