Photo by myself in Madison Square Park, at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.
A musical ensemble charmed onlookers with their pop songs. Just about everyone was walking around outside, enjoying the Spring weather.
A woman smiled after giving the group a tip.
Speaking of walking around, there are two very different ways to visit New Yorkers.
If you're in town this summer, Brooklyn opens its doors to lovers of historic architecture.
The Brooklyn House Tour showcases homes each week in various Brooklyn neighborhoods. You can walk through privately owned brownstones in Fort Greene, mansions in Brooklyn Heights and gardens in Clinton Hill.
Tickets are between $20 and $40. For more info, click here.
If you're not in town, join virtual tours of New York apartments at Time Out New York.
In a section dedicated to apartment living, you can visit studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and their Manhattan and Brooklyn residents. It's real up close and personal.
I think I enjoyed the smaller apartments the most, since it's tough to squeeze variety out of a few rooms. Each photo essay is wonderfully staged, and includes a source list if you like anything you see.
For the virtual apartment tours, click here.
Related posts: Below the Ansonia on the Upper West Side, The Towers Near Riverside Park and An Oasis on Park Avenue.