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The Best September Festivals in NYC

(July 17, 2018) - As a crisp new fall begins, September in New York is brimming with festivals-a book festival, a Brazilian Day Festival, the Feast of San Gennaro, a robot making festival, and more! Here's a roundup of some of the most can't-miss September 2018 festivals. (read the story...)

Check It Out: Use Your NYC Library Card to Visit 33 NYC Museums for FREE

(July 17, 2018) - If you are a card carrying member of the New York Public Library Queens Library, or Brooklyn Library who is 13 years or older, you can now visit 33 NYC museums—FREE, one time, with New York's new Culture Pass program. (read the story...)

The Best New Brunch Deals in NYC

(July 13, 2018) - While we don’t claim to have all the answers, we do know a few great new brunches being served around New York City. The following restaurants feature new brunch menus, with flavors from French to farmers market-fresh. (read the story...)

Paddlesports Galore! Free Kayaking, Rowboat Rentals & Paddleboard Yoga in NYC

(July 11, 2018) - You might’ve seen New York by bus or by boat, but what about a kayak? A rowboat? What about a war canoe? All of these paddlesports and more can be found in New York’s major and minor bodies of water, from the serene Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx to the waterway to the world, the Hudson River. (read the story...)

Things to Do in NYC in August

(June 28, 2018) - August is a great month to visit New York City. Sure, it's a hot season, but there are great restaurants and museums for cooling off (the subways are air conditioned, too). And with plenty of folks on vacation, you can access great New York festivals and attractions without the major crowds of other times of year. (read the story...)

It's Rosé Season in NYC: Here's Where to Find It

(June 15, 2018) - The warm weather has arrived just in time for rosé season and New York bars and resaturants are ready. Whether frozen, chilled, or in decadent dessert form, we’ve rounded up some of the best new rosés of the season. (read the story...)

Hell's Kitchens: The Best Outdoor Restaurants for Pre-Theater in NYC

(June 15, 2018) - If you’re seeing a Broadway show on a nice day, there’s simply no need to sit inside to eat! There are plenty of restaurants with al fresco dining nearby in Hell's Kitchen, and we’ve rounded up eight dependable options. You can choose from Turkish, Italian, French—okay, we won’t spoil the rest. Read on for outdoor dining options in Hell’s Kitchen that are perfect for pre-theater. (read the story...)

Where to Get the Best Street Art Selfies in New York City

(June 08, 2018) - A highlight of a visit to New York is its world-class street art, much of which is ready to serve as a key souvenir with a selfie shot. Once an underground art form widely maligned for defacing the walls of city buildings, street art has garnered acclaim from the public as well as critics who can’t help but love master street artists like TATS Cru, Tristan Eaton, and Banksy. (read the story...)

The 10 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the West Village

(May 25, 2018) - With all the ivy and filtered sunlight through the trees, this is the perfect place for a meal outside when the weather finally warms up. You might like to watch the world go by on a sidewalk patio or hide out in a pretty backyard garden. Find our picks for both as you discover the ten best outdoor dining experiences this side of Sixth Avenue. (read the story...)

What Are the Best Boat Rides in New York City?

(May 23, 2018) - Beyond the simple pleasures of getting out on the water, a boat ride in NYC leads past crucial points in U.S. history, engineering, and architecture. You’ll also see the city’s still-thriving maritime industry at work and enjoy the greatest skyline views in the world. (read the story...)

How to Spend a Sunday on the Upper West Side

(May 22, 2018) - If the Upper West Side were a day of the week, it would be Sunday. Here’s why: it’s an easygoing area (by New York standards) full of families, dependable food, and culture. It’s very different from midtown but close enough to walk there, just like lazy Sunday is one day away from manic Monday. We’ve put together an itinerary in chronological order for your Upper West Side day. (read the story...)

Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining on the Upper East Side

(May 18, 2018) - The Upper East Side is known for Museum Mile (the Met, the Guggenheim) and shopping on Madison Avenue. Neither of these activities gives you much time outside, and on a pleasant day you might like a meal in fresh air. Here’s a guide to get you started, with the best patio seating the Upper East Side has to offer—and some tasty food as well. (read the story...)

Where to Go for the Best Late-Night Desserts in NYC

(May 15, 2018) - New York offers surprisingly few late-night dessert offerings for a city that never sleeps. We’ve rounded up some solid options in a variety of neighborhoods, whether you’re looking to top off a late dinner, a night of theater, or just hankering for something sweet around 11pm (it happens). Onward for great shakes, cakes, cookies, and more! (read the story...)

Best Under-the-Radar Parks in NYC

(May 11, 2018) - We all know the one big park in the center of Manhattan, but don’t you ever wonder about the other green spaces around town? Well, we’ve got you covered with this list, featuring large and small parks in NYC that don’t get as much press but are no less wonderful. (read the story...)

Where to Shop Local with 'Made in NYC' Businesses

(April 27, 2018) - The organization “Made in NYC” partners with businesses that make and sell their products within the five boroughs of New York City. They prove New York is where industry happens, creating jobs and promoting city culture by keeping operations at home. (read the story...)

What Are the Best Rooftop Bars in NYC?

(April 27, 2018) - Wondering what are the best rooftop bars in NYC? We've got a baker's dozen of them, perfect for those times when you want to change your attitude with altitude. Get above ground level and enjoy that next happy hour or nightcap in serious style. (read the story...)

The Best Seafood in and Around Hell's Kitchen

(April 23, 2018) - The jam-packed neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen has no shortage of nice restaurants where you can hang your hat and enjoy dinner before the 8pm performance of Hello, Dolly! If you’re craving fresh-caught seafood for your meal, some of your best pre-theater options can be found on this list. (read the story...)

Best Mexican Breakfast in NYC

(April 20, 2018) - For those who crave a bit of zest come breakfast, consider the Mexican-inspired breakfast burrito or taco, which definitely up the flavor. Black beans, chorizo, guacamole, and salsa are just a few of the ingredients that make for memorable morning meals. Manhattan has a variety of places from sit-down to takeout, so take your pick for the best of Mexican breakfasts. (read the story...)

What's the Best Gluten-Free Pasta in NYC?

(April 13, 2018) - Wondering what's the best gluten-free pasta in NYC? Luckily, more and more Italian restaurants in the city have stepped up and offer gluten-free versions of spaghetti noodles, penne, rigatoni, and more. Here are our picks for the 8 best! (read the story...)

Experience Exhilarating Family Fun at STOMP in NYC

(April 06, 2018) - Tap your feet, snap, clap, and move with STOMP, a signature New York City show. STOMP is a show made almost entirely with movement and everyday props, and it will have you bobbing your head along with the performers as they make rhythms in fascinating ways, from drumming on inner tubes to tearing newspaper to riding grocery carts to snapping lighters. (read the story...)

The Best Places to Get Mussels in NYC

(March 29, 2018) - Here are our picks for the best mussel spots in NYC. (read the story...)

Where to Get Married in New York City

(March 20, 2018) - You've decided to take the plunge and get married. Congratulations! You're in love and committed—that was the easy part. The more difficult choices will be deciding when, where, and what to pay for a wedding. We've updated our list for 2018 of some of the best places in New York City to get married, with something for varying sizes, tastes, and budgets. (read the story...)

What Are the Best Coffee Spots for Fifth Avenue Shopping Trips?

(March 19, 2018) - Shopping on Fifth Avenue requires near-Herculean strength—or at the least, a strong cup of coffee. From Bendel to Bergdorf, there is no shortage of treasures here: handbags, jewelry, clothing, gifts, and so much more. When your energy starts to flag (and it will), you’ll need a strong cup of joe. (read the story...)

Buon Appetito! The Best Wood-Fired Pizza Places in NYC

(January 30, 2018) - New York City is home to some of the best pizza. Varieties range and chefs get creative with the toppings they choose—almond cream cheese and truffles, for example. Many Manhattan pizza hotspots boast wood-fired ovens, which use wood fuel for cooking. These offer quicker cooking times, which creates lighter, crispier crusts. Even heat distribution means very piece is as good as the last, and the wood delivers a smoky flavor. Top that! (read the story...)

Best Ramen Spots in NYC

(January 30, 2018) - As temperatures dip, city slickers can head inside to warm up with a hot bowl of ramen—a Japanese soup that consists of noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth. It’s often seasoned with soy sauce, miso, seaweed, egg, green onions, and more. Here are some New York places where you can indulge in the many flavors of ramen. (read the story...)


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