MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Grab your swimsuit:
All city beaches are finally open for swimming. If you are in Coney Island head over to the Cyclone at Luna Park, which will be open seven days a week starting tomorrow.
Go for a bike ride:
On Monday, the Citi Bike share program will launch is preview week for annual members, including 333 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Also Bike and Roll NYC will offer free one-hour rentals on Governors Island.
Entertain the kids:
On Saturday take your kids to the Dinosaur Safari debut at the Bronx Zoo. The New York Aquarium in Coney Island, that was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, will be partially open.
Stop by the Hester Street Fair ( on the corner of Essex and Hester streets). Besides browsing for vintage clothing, jewelry, home goods and more, you can take part in a ping-pong tournament this Saturday, and on Sunday you can shop at what is known as Manhattan's largest garage sale. Where local vendors sell goods way below price.
The Village Scavenger Hunt:
This Sunday for $24 in Washington Square Park at 12:30pm.
Do you think you know where the best pizza, falafel, cannolis and other cheap eats are located around Washington Square Park? This scavenger hunt pits teams against each other to prove that they know where to get the area’s best food.
You must call to reserve your spot. 877-946-4868
This Saturday and Sunday at Governors Island.
Want to see a bunch of guys with muttonchops, old wool uniforms, sticks instead of bats and all sorts of other old-time baseball type things? Then Governors Island is your destination this weekend for the annual Gotham Cup. Take the ferry to see baseball the way it was played around the time of the Civil War.
Star Wars in Times Square:
A replica of a "Star Wars" X-wing fighter, made out of Legos, has landed in Times Square.
Considered to be the world's largest Lego model, it's being guarded by the most fierce of "Star Wars" characters.
The 23-ton spaceship is built with more than five million Lego bricks.
Yoda and the X-wing fighter will be in Times Square through Saturday.
My heart and prayers go out to our listeners who have had to struggle through the hardship of a deadly Tornado. Flying back from the west coast yesterday I took a picture of a Tornado over a
A full list of 2013 Good Morning America concerts is listed below:
May 24 - Mariah Carey
May 31 -Pitbull
June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem3
June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen
June 21 - John Legend
June 28 - Demi Lovato
July 5 - Imagine Dragons
July 12 - OneRepublic
July 19 - Jennifer Lopez
July 26 - Selena Gomez
August 2 - Ne-Yo
August 9 - Kenny Chesney
August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
August 23 - The Wanted
August 30 - Alicia Keys
Today I took my first ride in the city's new electric taxis. These are the first eco-friendly vehicles to join the city's fleet of cabs. Six Nissan Leaf taxis were available for the public to take them from destination to destination. Mayor Bloomberg hopes to have one third of the taxis be electric by 2020.
NASA released an amazing image of New York City that its astronauts captured from outer space.
According to the space agency, a member of Expedition 35 aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of the city's metropolitan area last week. The space station orbits the Earth, and the crew member was able to capture the 400 millimeter image at night.
The photo from the space station shows Manhattan glowing nearly completely amber, ringed by New Jersey, Brooklyn and Queens.