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Planning a New York City Trip: How to Know Your Hotel Room Is Clean
It's almost impossible to find a hotel that hasn't introduced a new sanitation program, promising its rooms are squeaky clean and coronavirus-free. But how do you know if your hotel room is really clean?
How to Celebrate the Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary in NYC
On July 20, 1969, American astronauts walked on the moon. Fifty years later, the city is celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary with new museum exhibitions, talks, films, and more. Take one small step—or a giant leap—to one of these lunar activities, happening this weekend and beyond in NYC.
Serra Fiorita: Eataly's Primavera Pop-Up Comes to the Flatiron
In the spirit of spring, Eataly’s rooftop restaurant, Serra by Birreria, is in full bloom with a brand-new look and special menu. Read on for what you’ll find at Serra Fiorita, NYC's idyllic Italian greenhouse.
9 Places to Appreciate the Beauty of Stained Glass in NYC
New York is home to an incredibly rich diversity of sacred structures, many with magnificent artistic treasures in their carved stonework, intricate ceilings, and beautiful stained glass.
Best Craft Cocktails This Spring in NYC
Spring has arrived, ushering in New York's refreshing cocktail season. The city boasts an extensive list of venues, some with outdoor seating or rooftop terraces. Invite the crew and explore one of these chic city hotspots with a cool drink to celebrate spring!
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die Punk Exhibition Opens at MAD Museum
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 is coming to the Museum of Arts and Design this spring. See the legacy of punk music through the graphic design it inspired, from album covers to flyers to zines in a large collection of artifacts. The exhibition opens April 9 and runs through August 18.
Celebrate Tanner Smith’s 4th Anniversary with Craft Cocktails and Late-Night Bites
Dive into Prohibition-era NYC at Tanner Smith’s in Hell’s Kitchen. Although this bar and restaurant is turning four in 2019, the atmosphere takes visitors back in time with lush period details throughout the two-story space.
An Inside Look at NYC's Most Instagrammable Spot: Color Factory
The downtown art installation Color Factory vies for the title of New York's most Instagrammable spot. Here you'll find the perfect photo op for every color of the rainbow.
13 NYC Theme Bars That Really Commit
Sometimes we want a little atmosphere with our drinks. Luckily, New York drinking establishments deal in great atmosphere, with themes ranging from tiki to honky tonk to arcades. Here are 13 theme bars in New York, serving alcohol and food with a side of theatrics.
How to Spend a Weekend in Brooklyn NYC
Brooklyn is one of the most talked-about places in America. A borough of New York City, this cultural mecca has undergone rapid and radical changes that have transformed certain areas from quiet residential communities to popular tourist destinations. Read on for a weekend-long itinerary in Brooklyn. We’re using Williamsburg as a launching point, as that’s where the most hotels are located.
What to See this Winter at the Museum of Arts and Design
Conveniently located along Columbus Circle, the Museum of Arts and Design (or MAD) presents works of art and craft like chairs, vases, fabric, and jewelry. Come to the museum this winter for exciting new works that will stir the senses and spin sensational stories (but fair warning: some are fake news).
The Best Italian Eateries in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Craving some savory spinach gnocchi or crisp, wood-fired pizza? Head to Carroll Gardens: Brooklyn’s take on Little Italy. This neighborhood of lush gardens, churches, and peaceful rows of brownstones has been home to a strong Italian-American population and, as a result, plenty of authentic cuisine from Italy and its neighbor Sicily. Read on for the best pasta, pizza, and cannolis in Carroll Gardens!
How to Spend an Afternoon in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Along with the revitalization of other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Red Hook is attracting lovers of lobster, chocolate, spirits, boats, and barbecue. Take the ferry and spend an afternoon in Red Hook, enjoying all the eats and activities the area has to offer. We promise a killer photo of the Statue of Liberty if you go!
What to Do and Where to Eat at New York Comic Con 2019
New York Comic Con returns to the Javits Center for the convention's 12th year, October 4th through 7th, 2018. This year the Con has even extended its wings to feature an anime-only convention at Pier 94 called Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo. Wondering what events you can attend (and where to eat afterwards)? We've got the highlights of New York Comic Con 2018.
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at Brooklyn Museum
Proponents of Black Power had no better advocates than the artists among their ranks. Painters, sculptors, and performance artists rose up during this era to make protest art that spoke to the black experience in America and critiqued the white establishment that resisted them. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at the Brooklyn Museum features over 150 works of art inspired by this vital sociopolitical movement.