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How the World Works: Touring the United Nations Headquarters in NYC

(March 28, 2017) - New York is not just a world capital—it’s also arguably the capital of the world. On the east side of midtown Manhattan you’ll find the headquarters of the United Nations, celebrating its 71st birthday and open again for public touring. (read the story...)

A Midtown Jewel: Topaz Noodle Bar

(March 22, 2017) - Authenticity. Hospitality. Affordability. These three components rarely come together in one place, especially in a part of midtown Manhattan better known for some of the most high-end real estate in the world. Which makes the genuine, flavor-packed Thai food of Topaz Noodle Bar such an unexpected pleasure. (read the story...)

Gulliver’s Gate: New York’s Magical Miniature World

(March 17, 2017) - At a time when the planet seems ever more divided, it’s amazing to visit a place like Gulliver’s Gate and be reminded that we all share one world. Gulliver’s Gate is one of the most ambitious attractions to ever land in New York City, a $40 million extravaganza that allows visitors to travel the globe without leaving Times Square. (read the story...)

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern at the Brooklyn Museum

(March 03, 2017) - Long before she was an icon of the Southwest, the artist Georgia O’Keeffe was a New Yorker. She lived in NYC for three decades on her way to establishing herself as “The Mother of American Modernism.” Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, now open at the Brooklyn Museum, shows off this artistic mastery with a fresh angle: O’Keeffe’s wardrobe, which both reflected and furthered her Modernist identity. (read the story...)

The Brooklyn Museum: A World-Class Home for Culture

(February 24, 2017) - If Brooklyn was a city on its own and not a borough of NYC, it would be the fourth largest metropolis in the U.S. (and closing in fast on Chicago for third place). Brooklyn has become a tourist destination to rival Manhattan, complete with its own world-class institution: the Brooklyn Museum. Just 20 minutes from Manhattan you’ll find a priceless collection that will surprise you with its range, from ancient Egypt to European masterpieces to a feast of decorative art. (read the story...)

The Best Restaurants for Valentine's Day in NYC

(January 25, 2017) - Dining in New York just lends itself to romance. Valentine's Day is no exception, with the city's best restaurants rolling out winter menus for February 2017 that make it hard to narrow down the choices. We've gathered up the best of the best—with surf 'n' turf, Champagne toasts, and chocolate mousse making their way into the mix—for our picks of the best Valentine's Day restaurants in NYC. (read the story...)

The Best Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in NYC

(January 20, 2017) - Every winter, New York celebrates the Chinese New Year with parades, performances, and maybe a dumpling or two. In the Chinese 12-year cycle, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, which begins on Saturday, January 28. New York will be getting into the spirit of the Chinese New Year with cultural activities all day and a serious fireworks show that night. Read on for the best ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in New York City. (read the story...)

Elevated Experiences: Dining at the Highest Kitchen in the Hemisphere

(December 09, 2016) - To have a meal at the highest dining room in the hemisphere, point yourself toward ONE Dine, the restaurant atop One World Observatory. The fastest elevator in the world gets you here in less than a minute (it’s a very entertaining minute, as you get to watch the entire history of New York flash before your eyes). When you arrive, friendly staff guides you into an airy space that just happens to have some of the best views on the planet. (read the story...)

Be Transported at Zibetto Espresso Bar

(October 28, 2016) - There's nothing like a crisp morning in New York City for getting you in the proper frame of mind for a visit to Zibetto Espresso Bar. Step into one of their three locations in midtown Manhattan and you’ll have the feel of walking into any small café from Trieste to Milano. (read the story...)

European Charm Meets New York Sophistication at 57 Belle House

(October 14, 2016) - Manhattan’s 57th Street is one of the most famous stretches in the world, with its high-powered shopping and elegant residential buildings. For an oasis of hospitality there, point yourself toward 57 Belle House, where you can restore yourself during a daytime outing or relax over a French-American dinner. (read the story...)

14 Mind-Blowing NYC Secrets We Learned From The Bowery Boys' New Book

(September 20, 2016) - City Guide has been experts in New York for a long time, so it takes some effort to reveal city secrets to us. The Bowery Boys, a beloved podcast dedicated to NYC history, has done that and more with their new book Adventures in Old New York, “an unconventional exploration of Manhattan’s historic neighborhoods, secret spots and colorful characters.” Read on for the 14 mind-blowing New York surprises we learned from reading Adventures in Old New York. (read the story...)

Ed’s Chowder House Brings Montauk to Manhattan

(September 07, 2016) - The rustic pleasures of a seafood shack meet New York style at Ed’s Chowder House. As you approach this prime Upper West Side spot, you’ll feel the area’s glamour, centered amid Lincoln Center’s cultural plenty. Tucked in to the historic Empire Hotel (built in 1923, evident in the restored terrazzo floors and mahogany paneling upstairs) is Ed’s airy second-floor retreat, with blown-out ceilings and a friendly, sophisticated vibe. (read the story...)

The Best Things to Do for Labor Day Weekend in NYC

(August 16, 2016) - Labor Day Weekend is a great time to visit New York, as there's a ton going on, with room for all thanks to many locals being away, squeezing in their last vacation days of summer. With the U.S. Open, Brazilian Dat, and a Caribbean parade in Brooklyn, there's something for all ages to enjoy. Read on for our picks for the best things to do for Labor Day Weekend in NYC. (read the story...)

China Grill: A Fusion Pioneer Stays Vital in NYC

(August 10, 2016) - In the high-turnover world of New York restaurants, it’s rare to see a place survive for three decades, let alone thrive. China Grill in midtown Manhattan has managed to remain vibrant and relevant long after it put fusion dining on the map in New York City. Of course, between an inspiring space, top service, and memorable food, maybe the restaurant’s longevity (and its expansion to destinations as far afield as Mexico City and Dubai) isn’t such a mystery. (read the story...)

Irish Hospitality in Times Square: Pig n Whistle

(July 08, 2016) - One visit to a Pig n Whistle location will make clear why this pub and restaurant has thrived in New York since 1969. The newest branch is in Times Square, with a comfortable interior finished with tasteful wallpaper, exposed brick, and vibrant flags. (read the story...)

What's New at the Empire State Building

(June 28, 2016) - Since its 1931 completion, New York’s Empire State Building has been the most famous skyscraper in the world. It remains a vital part of NYC and an inspiration to the millions of visitors who ascend to the ESB observation deck in every season. There’s even something new: the Official Empire State Building Observatory Experience, a just-released app that’s fun, informative, and free. (read the story...)

Part Japanese, Part Vietnamese, All Delicious: An’nam

(June 14, 2016) - There’s a reason that Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine are so popular with New Yorkers. Both traditions feature a harmony of flavors and classic preparations that have stood the test of time. To find two great cuisines under one roof, head to An’nam, a new oasis in the heart of the Theatre District and Times Square. (read the story...)

Cruise New York on the Statue of Liberty Express

(May 31, 2016) - Is there anything better than a cruise out on the water, wind in your hair, maybe a cold beer in hand? Yes: a cruise out on the water with a billion-dollar view. To see the best of New York City by boat, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the city skyline to Lady Liberty herself, check out New York Water Taxi’s Statue of Liberty Express. (read the story...)

A Golden Moment for Tourism in Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Experience

(May 24, 2016) - Over 15 million people came to Brooklyn as tourists last year, confirming the borough’s status as one of the top attractions in NYC. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has just launched the first dedicated ride to New York’s other city. Longtime Brooklyn resident Ellen Freudenheim, author of the brand-new book The Brooklyn Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge, knows this degree of attention wasn’t always an inevitability... (read the story...)

What to See at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

(May 13, 2016) - There aren’t many attractions that appeal to three generations of a family at once, but Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square is that welcome exception. With over 500 exhibitions, many of them world-famous relics, there’s something to hold anyone’s attention. (read the story...)

Hit the Top of the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

(March 29, 2016) - There’s only one tallest. Only one strongest. And only one destination selected as the Best New Attraction in the World. These superlatives belong to One World Trade Center, and its pinnacle, the One World Observatory, standing over 100 stories in the sky. Visitors to New York who want to experience the city in its entirety should point themselves toward Lower Manhattan and OWO. (read the story...)

The Bowery Boys Podcast Now Bringing New York History to Print

(February 03, 2016) - The number one Travel podcast on iTunes belongs to The Bowery Boys, who weave stories of old New York. Now their storytelling prowess is on its way to print, with the spring release of an official podcast companion book, The Bowery Boys’ Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan's Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters. (read the story...)

Your Weekend in NYC: Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

(February 02, 2016) - Weekends are a great time to visit Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, midtown Manhattan's choice for Turkish hospitality, with creative, sophisticated takes on the cuisine of Turkey, Greece, France, and beyond. Saturdays and Sundays you'll find all kinds of specials to enhance an already vibrant scene. (read the story...)

Ancient Egypt in Living Color: Light Show at The Met

(January 28, 2016) - Like most architecture of ancient origin, New York's Temple of Dendur lost its vibrant colors many centuries ago. Normally we're left to our imaginations to envision how the ancients would have seen their work, but beginning January 29, 2016, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be employing modern technology to bring this ancient Egyptian temple back to colorful life. (read the story...)

Take Your Best Shot: New York City Photo Safaris

(December 21, 2015) - If you’re looking for a real New York experience, plus the chance to hone your photo skills, look no further than UDesign New York City Photo Tour and Photo Bootcamps. You’ll get an insider angle on some of the most iconic spots in New York City, in addition to serious insight into how to improve your photo game. You’ll also leave with a great set of pictures. (read the story...)

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This Week in NYC

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