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Fifth Annual 'Taste of Home' Gingerbread Boulevard at Madison Square Park

(December 03, 2018) - Give your little ones a holiday thrill with a visit to Madison Square Park, which will be hosting a one-of-a-kind life-size gingerbread house this December. (read the story...)

Christmas Trees in New York: Alternatives to Rockefeller Center

(November 26, 2018) - Say “New York at Christmas” and an image of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree may well pop into your head. And why not? It’s the biggest, Christmasy-est, most holiday-ish tree around. But New York also has a number of other amazing trees scattered throughout the city. To get you in the holiday spirit, we’ve listed a sampling. So grab that candy cane, dust off your striped mittens, and get tree-ing! (read the story...)

Spark Your Child's Imagination at Pip's Island, An Immersive Experience Coming to NYC

(November 13, 2018) - Imagine your child could enter the world of her favorite cartoon, interact with the characters, and save the day. Pip’s Island brings your child’s dream to life with its immersive entertainment center, coming to New York’s Times Square area in 2019. (read the story...)

Walking in a Winter ONEderland at One World Observatory

(November 09, 2018) - To see all of New York, with some seasonal accents, get to the top of One World Trade Center, home of One World Observatory and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. For a limited time, the observatory has been transformed into Winter ONEderland: A Holiday Experience Above It All. (read the story...)

What to Do During the Holidays in NYC 2018

(November 07, 2018) - Events for the holidays in NYC are some of the most memorable that the city has to offer. Winter 2018 in New York will be no exception, as skating rinks, Christmas trees, holiday markets, department store windows, and the world-famous Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes® will set the wintry city ablaze with light. Read on for the best of NYC holiday events this season! (read the story...)

What to Do in SoHo

(November 01, 2018) - As time goes on, all things must change. No other section of New York exemplifies this old bromide better than SoHo. Located directly south of Houston Street on the west side of Manhattan (bounded Lafayette Street on the east, Canal Street on the south, Varick Street on the west), SoHo is a friendly, beautiful, and history-rich section of New York that is home to some of the best shopping, dining, and avant-garde art. (read the story...)

What to Do on The Lower East Side

(November 01, 2018) - For decades, New York City's Lower East Side was synonymous with immigrants housed in cramped tenements, suffering terrible conditions in hope of a better life. Today, this cultural mecca is home to emerging artists, young professionals, and innovative shopkeepers with dreams of their own. (read the story...)

Zombies Attack in Mission: Undead 7D at Madame Tussauds in NYC

(October 26, 2018) - A brand-new 7D experience at Madame Tussauds New York, Mission: Undead, tasks you with killing more zombies than your friends! Prevent the zombie apocalypse and survive your first night of work on the force at this newly opened, state-of-the-art Times Square attraction. (read the story...)

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

(October 26, 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...)

Students Attend Spy School for Free at SPYSCAPE

(October 26, 2018) - SPYSCAPE, one of the hottest new attractions in New York City, welcomes students to Spy School! This program, free with the purchase of a regular ticket, will train students in the fine art of espionage using interactive experiences and authentic artifacts from historical spies. Participants at this spy museum in Midtown West will build skills in critical thinking, leadership, creativity, and agility (during the laser-dodging portion, that is!). (read the story...)

Things to Do in New York in December

(October 26, 2018) - The list of things to do in New York in December is long and varied. From perennial favorites like the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree to the Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden, it's a magical time of year to be in NYC! (Updated for 2018.) (read the story...)

What to Expect at New York's New 'DreamWorks Trolls The Experience'

(October 12, 2018) - A world of rainbows, sparkles, and very big hair is coming to New York City as DreamWorks Trolls The Experience arrives in midtown. Sprawled across multiple floors, this interactive adventure will thrill fans of the movie Trolls and pretty much any kid who likes to dress up, bang on things, collect glitter, or dance. (read the story...)

A Perfect Day at Liberty Island, Ellis Island, & The Battery

(September 28, 2018) - 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. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Backyards: 8 Parks to Visit in Brooklyn

(September 21, 2018) - Brooklyn might move at a slower pace than Manhattan, but it’s still New York City. It’s crowded and busy! Sometimes you need a release, whether it’s a game of bocce or a nap under a tree. Read on for the best green spaces in Brooklyn where you’ll find jaw-dropping views of the skyline, community activities, sports, and nature. (read the story...)

How to Spend an Afternoon in Red Hook, Brooklyn

(September 21, 2018) - 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! (read the story...)

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...)


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