posted by Evelyn Kanter
Okay, I admit this is shameless self-promotion, but I just have to share the news that my travel guidebook, Peaceful Places NYC, is now available as an App on the iTunes store. For just $1.99, you get more than 100 tranquil, restorative escapes in the palm of your hand. The book and the app feature hidden gardens, such as the one tucked behind the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, picture postcard views, such as the one at the Elevated Acre in lower Manhattan, nature walks, such as the trails at the Jamaica Bay wildlife refuge, and the best days and times to visit museums such as MOMA to avoid the crowds and find some peace and quiet.
Don’t know about the Elevated Acre? Buy the book. Or the app. It’s a perfect weekend companion to help you unwind from the stress of the workweek.
I’ve also written another app — NYC Free and Frugal — also available on the iTunes store, with nearly 200 ideas for free, cheap and otherwise frugal shopping, parks, parades, free days at museums, cheap eats, and more. NYC Free and Frugal is $2.99, which is less than the price of one of those gourmet cupcakes, and you get free updates whenever I have the chance to add more entries.