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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...

Summer Restaurant Week…Extended!

Summer Restaurant Week…Extended! July 31, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
New York City may have some of the best restaurants in the world–and it’s certainly got one of the most diverse dining scenes–but it’s not always easy to eat out and not break the bank. For that reason, I get excited when Restaurant Week—that all-too-brief time when a bunch...

Happenings at Lincoln Center

Happenings at Lincoln Center July 29, 2010 | What's New | Read More
If you’re planning a trip to New York City this summer or fall, there’s never been a better time to visit the cultural mecca that is Lincoln Center. Home to 12 different arts organizations—including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic,...

Sarah McLachlan Plays JFK Airport – July 29th

Sarah McLachlan Plays JFK Airport – July 29th July 23, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Travelers flying in or out of New York City‘s JFK International Airport on JetBlue Airways next Thursday will hear some sweet music during their trip: Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will be giving an exclusive concert in Terminal 5 in celebration of her new album, Laws of Illusion....

New York’s Ugliest Buildings

New York’s Ugliest Buildings July 19, 2010 | What's New | Read More
OK, so a tour of ugly buildings may not be high on your list of things to do during your visit to New York City, but I at least was interested to see this recent list, originally included in the American Institute of Architects’ new guide to the city. Along with some seemingly obvious choices (a...

Supermarket Sweep: Gourmet Garage

Supermarket Sweep: Gourmet Garage July 8, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you’re looking for super-size supermarkets, you won’t find many in New York City (and especially not in Manhattan). Space is at a premium, and many grocery stores in this city have aisles barely wide enough to push your cart along. But if you’re looking for a good supermarket where...

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...
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