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Earth Day Activities in NYC

Earth Day Activities in NYC April 20, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
As Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary approaches (FYI it is this Thursday, April 29), New York City readies itself to celebrate the environment and get people involved in helping to protect it. New York City and the environment, you ask? You bet. For full information on how New York is celebrating Earth...

More Than Just a Place to Stay: Get To Know The Ace Hotel

More Than Just a Place to Stay: Get To Know The Ace Hotel April 13, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
New York has been abuzz with talk about the Ace Hotel since it opened last year. The chain, which also owns properties in Portland, Seattle, and Palm Springs is known for going outside the hotel box by collaborating with exciting interior designers and artists for the rooms, integrating itself into the...

How to Experience Live Music in NYC

How to Experience Live Music in NYC April 12, 2010 | Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
This isn’t the New York of the ‘60s, when new bands were being formed seemingly by the minute that shaped the entire music scene, but that creative energy has stayed strong. Bands small and large make it a point to stop by New York on tours, making for great performances nearly every day of the week. One...

Anti-Tourist Shopping in Soho

Anti-Tourist Shopping in Soho April 8, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
As one of the top shopping destinations worldwide, New York’s busiest shopping neighborhood, Soho, gets a lot of foot traffic. Just because you’re shopping, doesn’t mean you have to get caught up with tourists. Take our tips and find some of the more offbeat shops in Soho to get your...

Hot Dogs in New York City, Classic Dogs vs. New Wave Wieners

Hot Dogs in New York City, Classic Dogs vs. New Wave Wieners April 7, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
There aren’t many places that consider the hot dog a delicacy, but the summertime classic has been revamped in New York City and just as with pizza (read on for a guide to New York’s best slices), street food-made-gourmet has never been hotter or more delicious. Here are New York’s classic...

How to Ask A New Yorker for Directions

How to Ask A New Yorker for Directions April 7, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Do: Start by asking your hotel- It’s your concierge’s job to know where things are and provide you with help. Even if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, they can point you in the right direction, especially with basics. Know what you are looking for- It is much easier...

6 New York City Farms, Get In Touch With Urban Agriculture

6 New York City Farms, Get In Touch With Urban Agriculture April 6, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
When the Dutch settled New York City, they built up what we now consider Lower Manhattan. Under British rule it became a sizable and influential port town, but aside from the bustling business district at the bottom of the island, the rest of Manhattan was farmland. Outer boroughs like Queens, the Bronx,...

5 iPhone Apps That Help Decode New York’s Subway

5 iPhone Apps That Help Decode New York’s Subway April 6, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
One of the hardest parts of visiting New York City can be trying to navigate the subway system, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult. There are a handful of helpful apps for your iPhone to help you find the nearest subway, get easy directions, and even make sure you don’t fall asleep...

Discover New York’s Forgotten Islands

Discover New York’s Forgotten Islands April 5, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
New York is not only one of the most interesting and exciting places to live; it is geographically very interesting as well. It often goes unnoticed; New York is actually made up of several islands large and small. Aside from Staten Island and Long Island, Manhattan is also completely surrounded by water,...

10 Quirky New York Museums

10 Quirky New York Museums March 26, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Sure the Met, MoMA, and Museum of Natural History have big time name recognition, but as with many New York institutions, sometimes the smaller hidden gems are the best finds. Here are some New York museums you may not have heard of, but are worth a look. Studio Museum in Harlem Dive into this unique...
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