Maria Lisella, New York Local Expert

About Maria

No matter how many countries Maria Lisella has visited (62), this native New Yorker finds the world at her doorstep in amazing Queens where its residents speak 138 languages.

Maria writes about New York and other destinations for outlets including NYC & Company,  AFAR, Travel and Leisure, Wells Fargo Conversations, and others.

As the Queens Poet Laureate, 2015-2018, she observes, listens and captures the urban energy of NYC in poetry and prose.

Her book Thieves in the Family has been described as “… a collection of postcards from the Global Village…” 

Special Interests

Maria knows a lot about:

  • Europe, especially Italy, Germany
  • Foodtrucks to Michelin stars
  • Hotels Tours Airlines Cruises

Maria's Special Recommendations for New York

Manhattan is an island; travel around it; walk its bridges, cross the Hudson and the East Rivers, visit the provinces or the five boroughs.


10Best Lists by Maria Lisella

10Best List

10 Top-Flight Sights for Kids and Families in NYC

New York is a city for movers, shakers and kids. And who moves and shakes as much as children? Kids have the energy to keep up with the frenetic pace of New York, even if the same level of activity can bring an...

 

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