New York City--Or: How Many Pictures can you get into a POST? by Feng Shui Long Island

Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

There is ANOTHER name for this post. It's called "How Many Pictures can you get into a POST?" Yes, the saga continues.  I certainly can't speak for all New York City Feng Shui Consultants but this one LOVES Manhattan and spent quite a day there.  If you've missed the first two parts of this you can read them here:  A New York City Day--Take a Walk with Feng Shui Long Island 

A New York City Day, Pt. 2 Still Walking with Feng Shui Long Island

To see some pictures of Central Park you can try:  A Feng Shui Consultant in Central Park, New York by Feng Shui Long Island   (My goodness, I wasn't expecting a whole SERIES :)

So, we were FINALLY headed out of Central Park on our day in New York City and were going to find somewhere good to eat.  We exited Central Park on 79th Avenue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and I hadn't seen some of those beautiful buildings in quite some time.  The architecture is spectacular but one particular building we were walking past made me stop and remember; it was the Dakota Building made famous in the movie "Rosemary's Baby" and sadly, more famous because that's where John Lennon was shot and killed.

Dakota Bldg. A Feng Shui Consultant in New YorkPicture courtesy of NYC-Architecture

We took a moment to go to the side entrance and I had explained to my daughter as much as I could remember of that awful night.  I thought of all the songs that never got sung and remembered his total love of New York City...and the fight he had to stay here when the government was trying so desperately to deport him.  He'd made New York his home and he wasn't leaving.  The building is heavily guarded but John Lennon was so friendly he'd often stop and sign autographs and speak to his fans.  It was the one truly sad moment of the day.  Still, every December thousands gather at Strawberry Fields--to IMAGINE.

The side entrance of the Dakota...and a moment to reflect.

Dakota by Feng Shui Long Island

A little further along we passed a building with Foo Dogs;  This certainly wasn't the first time, the same thing had happened to me at the end of Chinatown and I'd discovered a Buddhist Temple that I'd never known about.  Now you KNOW that if it has Foo Dogs, I'm going in.  It was a hotel I'd never seen called The Mandarin.  A gentleman who worked there stopped me at the entrance and I asked him if I could take a few pictures; he was wonderful about it.  "Of course and be sure to visit our lobby on the 7th floor" he said.  I thought we were IN the Lobby.  I loved it, beautiful artwork and a very serene feeling.  I have often stayed the night in New York City although it is not a long commute because I enjoy it so much.  The price of a room there?  Well, they start at $695.  Another night, perhaps....

Mandarin by Feng Shui Long Island Consultant








 Mandarin by Long Island Feng Shui, New YorkDining at The Mandarin--What a view!




 Mandarin by New York City Feng Shui consultant



 One of the very unusual artwork pieces in The Mandarin Hotel.


Ah, passing Lincoln Center.  There is always something that draws me in.  Even with stomachs rumbling we decided to see what Operas were coming up.  Although I've been to a few, Laura has never seen one.  And while I never in the world expected to LIKE them, I absolutely loved it.  Madame Butterfly was coming up---and I got tickets for of the "impulse" purchases.

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 Sculpture Manhattan Feng Shui consultant

 *Just past this lovely sculpture was a beautiful building and we stopped to see what it was---FORDHAM UNIVERSITY.  Who would have guessed that in just a few weeks I would be at their Bronx Location??



Finally we went to 57th Street (trivia note:  The rents here are actually higher then they are on 5th Avenue) and decided on an old favorite "The Brooklyn Diner."  They have wonderful food-and lots of it.  And are true to their name, it's straight out of Brooklyn!

Brooklyn Diner Feng Shui Consultant

Brooklyn Diner Manhattan Feng Shui Consultant

Walking back toward Times Square, the sun was setting and the lights came on.  It is always a spectacular site to me.  With only blocks to go to get back to Penn Station I had one of those "I can't take ANOTHER step" moments and we hailed a cab.  Unfortunately, it wasn't "Cash Cab", a New York TV show where they ask you questions while driving you to your destination.  You can win money if you know the answers, or get thrown out with your third strike.  The one cab in a city that has 13,000 and I want it--although I'd likely fail miserably on the questions :)

Times Square New York City Feng ShuiIs that a SIGHT?

Back home at last.  I looked up and snapped this picture to remember a very long, very precious day in New York City with my daughter.  Feng Shui Long Island, New York City Consultant.

Feng Shui Long Island RRDifficult to see but it says "Welcome to Farmingdale" and the time.  Almost 7pm.  We later calculated we'd walked about 78 Blocks...I wish I knew what that calculated to in MILES.  I'd better end this post, I am expecting a call from the New York State Tourism bureau--I believe I'd be a great asset :)



*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island, New York City providing on site Manhattan and Long Island Feng Shui consultations for Homes, Apartments, Businesses, Offices, Corporations, Condos and Co-ops, Pre-Purchase and New Construction.  Consultations also provided at a distance by phone.  Carole is available for workshops and lectures frequently on Long Island and New York City.

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Good evening Carole,
Another great visit to NYC with you.  I enjoyed the 78 block walk and I'm not the least bit tired.  LOL! 

Mar 05, 2008 11:26 AM #8
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
Carole~  You are making me homesick for the time I spent in New York while taking some depositions several years ago!  I walked from one end of New York City to the other-- it was such a wonderful experience.  Your tour reminds me that I missed a lot.  Thank you for this informative adventure through New York!
Mar 05, 2008 11:51 AM #9
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Carole, loved another one of your tours. You are turning into quite the professional photographer.
Mar 05, 2008 12:01 PM #10
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


I didn't want this tour to end! Your pictures are beautiful and I must say if one is going to do a day trip, they should go along with you. You really know how to find the most interesting and beautiful things...and write about them in a way that I doubt anyone else ever could come close to.

Just wonderful!



Mar 05, 2008 12:17 PM #11
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Carole ~ What an asset you are to the city's tourism!  More great pictures and I loved seeing them.  Your feet must have been sore the next day though! 

Mar 05, 2008 12:19 PM #12
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I was ONLY KIDDING about the Tourism job (I just happen to think I might qualify :)

Adam, Thank you for your comment.

Laurie, My pleasure.  I probably enjoy my pictures more then anyone :)

Jackie, I would have thought that would be fun and there are a few walking tours in NY that I love.  I have to tell you I slip right in like I belong...and I'm the one that's having fun, the tourists are yawning and bored--go figure!

Debbie, I feel so badly that some took that seriously...I was only kidding.  Not that it's a bad idea...

Lisa, Come on up, I'd be happy to be your personal tour guide :)

Deborah, That place was fabulous...They had a rooftop restaurant but I didn't go up there...can you imagine the views from there??  You'd love NY, our is everywhere.

Bonnie, You can't feel the Energy that way (although I'm all for good coffee!).  Come and visit sometime.

Cynthia, I could barely MOVE the next day, I'm not joking.....I really wonder how to calculate the miles.  I think I need a pedometer.

Joan, I am there all the time and I miss SO many things....I figured I'll never keep up with all the changes in Manhattan.

Gary, Some pictures come out better then ever.  Too bad, that camera can do so many things if I learned how to use it correctly....

Mar 05, 2008 12:27 PM #13
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jo, We were cross commenting!  I do have to stop the I Love New York series---I think people get it by now.  I have to figure out a way to really spend time there---but the RENTS are incredible.  Even staying over has become impossible....something I need to work on, huh?

Kathy, I wish it were only my feet that were sore.  I was hurting the next day and aspirin didn't do a thing.


Mar 05, 2008 12:32 PM #14
Monica Bourgeau
New Phase Business Coaching - Portland, OR
Business Coaching
WOW Carole - I will absolutely have to schedule a trip to Manhatten. It looks like so much fun - and soooo much different than Montana. I love to just walk and look at interesting things. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Mar 05, 2008 12:44 PM #15
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Carole - Thank you so much for sharing your lovely city with us.  People don't walk like that in Houston, as it is so strung out over so many miles.  It takes over an hour to get from one side to the other by car sometimes.  You miss so much in a car.
Mar 05, 2008 04:04 PM #16
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
As put out such a lovely tour of your city...with bunches of info to boot! Thanks Carole!
Mar 05, 2008 04:17 PM #17
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate
Carole - A good friend of mine (she is actually like my sister) visited Manhattan a couple of months ago. She totally fell in love with the city.  I will send her a link to your blog. She'll totally love what you write and how you write.  Thanks, Carole.  What would we do without you?!
Mar 05, 2008 10:21 PM #18
Melissa Grant
A Serendipity World - Greenbackville, VA
The Law of Attraction In Life & Business
That's a lot of pictures but fabulous ones ! Great job on this post !
Mar 05, 2008 11:08 PM #19
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Kevin & Monica, It is a wonderful city but beware of the prices of hotels!  They have gone up SO much.

Candy, You're right, you miss a lot by riding.  It is more fun to walk in NYC, you never know what you're going to run into next!

Sally, I'll get you out here one day---and I'll be in Hawaii one day :) You can count on it.

Marzena, That's wonderful, you can come and visit with her!  You would love it here I'm sure.  And call me, I'll meet you both.

Melissa, Thank you, I left out some good shots but geez, that took post forever :)!

Mar 06, 2008 08:33 AM #20
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
You got some great shots this time Carole. I especially love Times Square at nite!
Mar 06, 2008 11:42 AM #21
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Carole... this just makes me want to get back up to NYC again....  it is a great city with some awesome sites.... just being in the middle of 5th and Broadway... and some other places near there... so many lights and such, especially at night.

jeff belonger
Mar 06, 2008 03:35 PM #22
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Carole...Some Great photos and great stories about them...Mmm the Mandarin, There was a Hotel named the same in Vancouver,BC... very upscale too, did not last, but I did stay there as a guest of a client, Nice treat to get pampered...maybe a special gift for a special client!

 Cheers have a great day!

Mar 06, 2008 04:36 PM #23
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Carole _ I am enjoying your tour.  NYC is so fascinating you can never have too many pictures.
Mar 07, 2008 12:50 AM #24
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Joan, It was so beautiful to come out and find that it was dusk and the lights were on.  I wish I could have walked back to Penn but I was done :)

Jeff, It is SO much fun, there is always something to do.  I loved Bubba Gump Shrimp (the food is not bad, either) because you climb up about three flights and look down over Broaday at night.!

Fred, Tha Mandarin was exquisite.  And they were SO nice to me, "Take all the pictures you like" was what they said.

Jennifer, It was a very long and very fun day!  I am waiting for the perfect Spring like day again to head back to the park, that day in January incredible.


Mar 07, 2008 01:04 AM #25
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

Great pictures and post. Thanks for sharing as I am sure when I get to New York City I will never be able to take it all in. This way I get to see more!!  

Mar 07, 2008 02:13 AM #26
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Oh Carole, I just love all your pictures of NYC and the stories you share along with them. I truly feel as though I've been on a tour with you. Thank you for sharing this!
Mar 10, 2008 01:54 AM #27
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