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Instagram Worthy: The Museum of Illusions Comes to New York City

(September 18, 2018) - New York's new, limited-time Museum of Illusions will leave you in awe as you explore realms of eye-fooling tricks and Instagram-worthy installations. With 10 locations around the world, the Museum of Illusions is already popular, now adding its first American location in NYC's Meatpacking District. (read the story...)

Itinerary—Saturday in Gowanus: A Brooklyn Neighborhood Reborn

(September 14, 2018) - 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. (read the story...)

An NYC DIY Tour for 30 Rock Fans

(September 07, 2018) - The near-perfect sitcom 30 Rock follows grumpy, sweatshirt-prone TV writer Liz Lemon and her colleagues who make a weekly live comedy show at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Use this guide and you'll find the New York of your 30 Rock-inspired dreams. (read the story...)

The Empire State Building Opens New State-of-the-Art Observatory Entrance

(August 22, 2018) - NYC's most iconic skyscraper, the Empire State Building welcomes some four million visitors to its Observatory every year. This week, the building opened a stunning new Observatory Entrance on 20 W. 34th St., an addition that will make the visitor's experience more "memorable, shareable, and pleasant," according to Anthony E. Malkin, CEO and Chaiman of the Empire State Realty Trust. (read the story...)

New York Secrets: Rock and Roll Explorer Guide

(August 22, 2018) - New York's rock roots run deep—probably even more than you know. Pop open the cover of Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City and you'll enter a series of scenes, times, and places that left a mark on culture around the world. (read the story...)

Candytopia: An Instagrammable Candy Wonderland Now Open in NYC

(August 16, 2018) - What happens when a dreamland and candy come together to create an attraction in New York City? Candytopia is born! (read the story...)

Virtual Space Flight, Hotel Transylvania, & Zombie Attacks at VR World NYC

(August 14, 2018) - To the list of New York experiences you can't get anywhere else add the largest and most innovative virtual reality center in the country: VR World. (read the story...)

Your Perfect Day in Central Park

(August 09, 2018) - Here is an outline of a perfect day in Central Park for an active, outdoorsy group, from breakfast time to sunset. (read the story...)

New York Spirit: The Best Distillery Tours in the City

(August 09, 2018) - Check out some craft distilleries making excellent spirits in facilities throughout Brooklyn and one location in the Bronx, in addition to a new vodka distillery in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Yaaaaas Queen: A Broad City Guide to NYC

(August 07, 2018) - One of the most entertaining shows to call New York City home is Comedy Central’s Broad City. To prepare for the release of the fifth and final season, visit some of the places Ilana Wexler and Abbi Abrams have visited, mentioned, or passed by in the series! Ilana and Abbi know where to go to have a "high" time through Manhattan and Brooklyn—enjoy spending a day Ilana and Abbi style! (read the story...)

Celebrate The Intrepid's 75th Anniversary in NYC This August

(July 27, 2018) - To honor the ship’s 75th anniversary since its commissioning, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will welcome veterans who served on Intrepid, their families, and the public to the ship and celebrate their courage. (read the story...)

SPYSCAPE: What Not to Miss When Visiting New York's Ultimate Spy Experience

(July 23, 2018) - If you dream of becoming a secret agent then New York City’s SPYSCAPE is a must-visit experience. SPYSCAPE is the world's premier spot to learn spy history and see if you have what it takes to be an undercover operative. (read the story...)

New York Sports Tours: A Brand-New Luxury Ride Through NYC Sports History

(July 17, 2018) - Some of the longest-standing traditions in U.S. history started right here in New York City, including the sports we still play today! The story of New York sports is a dense, fascinating tale, and now you can learn it from the best. Experience the history of baseball, basketball, football, boxing, and more with the brand-new New York Sports Tours. (read the story...)

Seeing Green: Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 3 and Domino Park Are Now Open!

(July 13, 2018) - Nearly 20 years in the making, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 85 acres of waterfront property are now 90% complete. The park recently opened their lush lawn, Pier 3. Now all five of the park's piers have been successfully converted into space open to the public. With summer attendance off to a busy start, the picturesque waterfront complex will give Central Park a run for the money. (read the story...)

The Best Sightseeing Passes for NYC

(July 10, 2018) - There’s so much to do and see in New York City that you’d be hard-pressed to do and see it all. Package pass deals are one of the best ways to see as much as possible in the city with whatever time you have. Go way beyond the New York Pass with these five alternatives that will help you experience the sights and sounds of NYC at a discount. (read the story...)

Scooter & Moped Tours of NYC

(June 19, 2018) - Let’s celebrate the diversity of city transportation with a quick look at New York scooter tours. Whether you’re seeking a motorized kick scooter or a full-blown Vespa, you can see the city in style and even get a few fun facts about it along the way. (read the story...)

New on New York's Water: Circle Line Cruises for Summer 2018

(June 13, 2018) - For more than 70 years, Circle Line has been showing guests the best sights of NYC, including the only cruise that takes visitors and locals alike all the way around the island of Manhattan: Circle Line’s Best of NYC Cruise. (read the story...)

New Escape Adventure Coming to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

(June 13, 2018) - This summer, come to Ripley’s Relic, a new attraction in Times Square at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. (read the story...)

How to Get the Most out of Your Visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

(June 08, 2018) - The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York City have seen over 9 million visitors—just in the last two years! These iconic landmarks are must-sees when you visit the city, but as with all great sightseeing, you’ll need to plan a little for the best experience possible. City Guide is here to help with tips on how to book your trip to these historic islands this summer! (read the story...)

A Perfect Summer Day on Coney Island: Luna Park

(June 08, 2018) - Summer means it’s time to check an important item off your bucket list: a roller coaster ride and hot dog at Coney Island’s Luna Park. This amusement park keeps with the spirit of the 1903 original, attracting fun-lovers from across the globe with its legendary wooden roller coaster (the Cyclone), other rides, games, and that nearby indelible hot dog. (read the story...)

Celebrate World Oceans Day This Friday with National Geographic Ocean Odyssey

(June 04, 2018) - This Friday, June 8, marks World Oceans Day. Partnering with the Dopper Foundation, National Geographic’s Encounter: Ocean Odyssey will commemorate this special day with a free talk, discount tickets, and the premiere of Plastic Bridge, a recreation of the Brooklyn Bridge made of 25,000 single-use plastic bottles. (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...)

An Insider's Guide: The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York

(May 22, 2018) - New York loves a secret. In a city this congested, any tangent that takes you away from the crowd is a welcome one. NYC mavens Ellen Swandiak and Michiel Vos have recently teamed up on the New York entry to the Luster series of insider guides. The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York, from ACC Distributions, provides a compact look across 100 compelling categories of under-the-radar NYC. (read the story...)

State-of-the-Art Shark Tank to Open at New York Aquarium

(May 22, 2018) - A major project is almost complete at the New York Aquarium: a new building full of massive shark tanks. Ocean Wonders: Sharks! opens June 30 and brings 100 shark species, teeth bared for all to see. (read the story...)

Save on National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey with City Guide's Coupon Code

(May 15, 2018) - Go on an immersive adventure beneath the seas, from the South Pacific to the coast of California, with National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. Take advantage of City Guide's coupon code and you can enjoy it at a discount: $5 off with a copy of City Guide magazine at the box office, or with the code CITY18 online at NatGeoEncounter.com. (read the story...)


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