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New York City Activities
May the Course Be With You: New York Road Runners and Where to Run in NYC
One New York experience that doesn’t cost a penny is running—just toss those kicks and basic gear in your bag and you’re set. There are parks, loops, and trails fit for everything from a gentle jog to a long distance workout, many with wonderful views of iconic NYC sites.
Buzzy O’Keeffe: The Man Behind Brooklyn's Iconic River Café
The River Cafe is one of New York City’s preeminent dining institutions. The restaurant’s owner and operator Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe ensures it stays that way.
Itinerary—Saturday in Gowanus: A Brooklyn Neighborhood Reborn
Gowanus is a Brooklyn neighborhood once known for manufacturing and shipping, as its namesake canal runs directly through the area. Once an eyesore wedged between prettier areas like Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, Gowanus has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years. We’ve put together a day of fun in Gowanus for the adventurous and hungry visitor to this remarkable neighborhood.
A Perfect Day at Liberty Island, Ellis Island, & The Battery
The tip of Manhattan—The Battery, connected to Liberty and Ellis islands across New York Harbor—is the cradle of New York history. A strategic battle site in the Revolutionary War and the former seat of the United States capital, this area combines the old and the new, with beautiful antique buildings like City Hall near brand-new construction projects like the ultra-modern Oculus mall.