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Labor Day Weekend in NYC

Labor Day Weekend in NYC September 2, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It’s the last weekend of summer, and it looks like it’s going to be a nice one in New York City (once that hurricane clears out). Though many New Yorkers are on their way out of town for a last gasp of summer fun, there’s plenty of it to be had for those who stay in the city, or for...

VIP View From the Empire State Building

VIP View From the Empire State Building August 18, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Afraid of heights? Then you’re probably not going to want to be one of the 3.5 million people who visit the Empire State Building every year – and you’re definitely not going to be fighting to join the much smaller group of VIPs who get admitted to the tiny outdoor viewing space on the...

Summer Fun in New York: Dumpster Pools & Rooftop Bars

Summer Fun in New York: Dumpster Pools & Rooftop Bars August 10, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There are still a few more weeks left of summer, and the weather is steamy here in New York City. Around this time of year, a lot of New Yorkers tend to flee the sweltering city for the beach or some other more relaxing vacation spot. For those who remain, however, and for those out-of-town visitors...

How to Beat the Heat in NYC

How to Beat the Heat in NYC July 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It may be sweltering out there, but there are still tons of ways to stay cool during your visit to New York City this summer. Here are five of them: Go swimming. Take the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to Jones Beach State Park (known for its swimming) or take a dip in one of the city’s public pools....

4th of July Fun, New York-Style

4th of July Fun, New York-Style July 2, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There’s no more festive place to be on Independence Day weekend in New York City than Coney Island (Brooklyn). First off, those seeking an early kick-off to the holiday can watch fireworks two nights early—Friday, July 2 starting around 9 pm—in the regular Friday night fireworks show (runs...

Summer Shopping at the Brooklyn Flea

Summer Shopping at the Brooklyn Flea July 1, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It seems like summer is racing by, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy one of the season’s most enjoyable weekend activities: a stroll through the Brooklyn Flea. Every Saturday (outdoors in Fort Greene, Brooklyn) and Sunday (indoors at nearby One Hanson, at Flatbush Avenue), the Flea...

Spotlight on Radio City Music Hall

Spotlight on Radio City Music Hall June 25, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Last week, indie rock band The National (founded in Ohio and later transplanted to Brooklyn) played their biggest venue yet: Radio City Music Hall. I’d never been to the famous Rockefeller Center theater, and I have to admit I mostly associate it with its Christmas Spectacular, starring the famously...

Catch World Cup Fever

Catch World Cup Fever June 1, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This summer is all about soccer in New York City. Read on for some great suggestions for where to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup—whether you’re supporting a particular country, you’re a fan of the game in general, or you simply want to get in on the fun—and some other great soccer-related...

New Luna Park Opens at Coney Island

New Luna Park Opens at Coney Island May 26, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Get ready for some old-fashioned summer fun…Memorial Day Weekend marks the official opening of the season at Coney Island. Though it’s looked a little shabby in recent years compared to its early-20th century heyday, the Brooklyn neighborhood is still home to classic New York City landmarks and...

Great New York Reads

Great New York Reads May 20, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I’m just starting to read Brooklyn, by the Irish novelist Colm Toibin (his earlier novel The Master, about New Yorker-turned-expat Henry James, is one of my all-time favorites), and it got me thinking about all the great novels that have been written about New York City over the years. There are...
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