My name is Justin Watrel and welcome to ‘VisitingaMuseum@Wordpress.com’, a trip through small museums, cultural sites, historic homes and parks & gardens in NYC and beyond. I set up this blog site to cross reference all the small museums, community gardens, parks and historical homes that I came across when I was traveling through New York City for my walking project, “MywalkinManhattan.com” blog site. I never knew so many wonderful historical sites even existed in New York City and its suburbs. I found that most people feel the same way. The only way you would know that these sites existed is by walking past them.
So I created this site to showcase all these smaller, largely unexplored ‘gems’ in Manhattan, the rest of New York City and places outside the greater New York City area. I live in Bergen County, NJ and I have found places in my own neighborhood, which has now lead me to becoming a member of the Bergen County Historical Society in Riveredge, NJ as well as other cultural sites in the area.
There is so many interesting historical sites, parks, gardens and homes to explore that I want to share it with all of you. I want to give these smaller and unique gems more exposure and ‘sing their praises’ to an audience (namely out of town tourists) who might overlook them.
So join me in the extension of “MywalkinManhattan.com” with my new site “VisitingaMuseum@wordpress.com” and share the adventure with me. Join me also on my sister blog sites, “DiningonaShoeStringinNYC@Wordpress.com” and ‘LittleShoponMainStreet@Wordpress.com’ for restaurants and small shops.
These sites featuring all sorts of small restaurants, bodegas and bakeries, where a quality meal can be had for $10.00 and under and unusual stores with unique merchandise that just stand out in their respective neighborhoods. It is important to support small business owners especially in this economy.
So join me here as I take “MywalkinManhattan”.