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What to Do on the Upper West Side

(November 01, 2018) - New York comes home to the Upper West Side. This storied neighborhood has made its name with peaceful residences, great schools, and utter livability in the midst of a frantic city. Visitors enjoy the area's opera, dance, music, and film at Lincoln Center and relish natural wonders at the American Museum of Natural History. Walk West 81st a few blocks, and you'll feel like a local in no time. (read the story...)

What to Do on the Upper East Side

(November 01, 2018) - As far back as the the 1800s, the stretch of Fifth Avenue along Central Park was known as Millionaire's Row. This nickname could easily be revived today, as The Upper East Side maintains a reputation as home to old money. But there's much more to the neighborhood than the gleam of Park Avenue high-rises and well-dressed doormen. The Upper East Side attracts millions of visitors each year with a long line of cultural institutions known as Museum Mile, which includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. (read the story...)

What to Do in Tribeca

(November 01, 2018) - Named for the TRIangle BElow CAnal, Tribeca's cobblestone streets are lined with former industrial buildings that have been converted into large, luxurious lofts and apartments with outrageous price tags. Many contend that its biggest draw for out-of-towners is the food, though there are also several art galleries and shopping worth investigating. (read the story...)

What to Do in Midtown West

(November 01, 2018) - When visitors think of New York City, they probably think of Midtown. That's where all the iconic sites are packed into a few square miles, from the Empire State Building to Times Square. Midtown West is the broad term for everything west of Fifth Avenue between 34th and 59th Streets. This article covers the southern half of Midtown West (34th to 42nd Streets), full of shopping, entertaining, and legendary sightseeing destinations. (read the story...)

What to Do in Midtown East

(November 01, 2018) - New York's city center is called Midtown, the site of the most famous skyscrapers in the world and a multitude of must-see destinations. Midtown East, which starts on Fifth Avenue and continues to the East River, extends from East 34th Street to 59th Street. Mix and mingle with the white-collar workers teeming through Grand Central at rush hour, drink in the Deco masterpiece of the Chrysler Building, and shop the stores on Fifth Avenue for an unforgettable New York experience. (read the story...)

What to Do in Times Square, Theatre District & Rockefeller Center

(November 01, 2018) - Times Square is the crossroads of commerce and the performing arts, exhilarating and overwhelming at once. The huge video-billboards and neon advertisements can distract even the most hardened New Yorker, while awestruck visitors marvel at the splashy supersigns, the "zipper" flashing the latest news, the dense displays of head- and taillights, and the constant flow of 1.5 million pedestrians. (read the story...)

What to Do in Little Italy

(November 01, 2018) - On Mulberry Street between Canal and Broome, friendly fellows in smart suits call from the doorways of competing Italian eateries. They beckon you inside some of the area's oldest restaurants for a whirlwind culinary tour of New York's Little Italy. You'll be enticed by zeppoles, tiramisu, gelato, fried Oreos, pork braciole, and sausage & peppers. (Is your mouth watering yet?) If you're hungry, these guys are pretty hard to resist! (read the story...)

What to Do in Harlem

(November 01, 2018) - The poet Langston Hughes asked, "What happens to a dream deferred?" This line begins a poem entitled "Harlem," written in 1951. Since the Great Migration of the early 20th century, during which black Americans relocated from the South to major urban areas in the North, Harlem had grown into the cultural epicenter of black life. The Harlem Renaissance lasted throughout the 1920s and produced talents like Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Duke Ellington, and Zora Neale Hurston. Since then, Harlem has raised other cultural titans like James Baldwin and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Today Harlem remains a vital destination for all who love live music, a rich blend of cultures, and food that sticks to your ribs. (read the story...)

What to Do in Greenwich Village

(November 01, 2018) - It's often said that New York's Greenwich Village resembles Paris, with its cobblestone streets, row houses, bistros, restaurants, and bars. The splendid Washington Square Park is also crowned by an arch recalling the Arc de Triomphe. And, like Paris, Greenwich Village has produced a robust list of artistic talents, including Bob Dylan. (read the story...)

What to Do in the Financial District

(November 01, 2018) - The Financial District in lower Manhattan encapsulates the full range of American history, from its nascent stages to its imminent future. The area around the former World Trade Center commemorates the 9/11 attacks at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, while just south of the Battery stands the patron saint of the city: the Statue of Liberty. (read the story...)

What to Do in The East Village

(November 01, 2018) - Historically, young artists with big dreams and empty pockets flocked to the East Village. In the 1960s and 70s, this cutting-edge crowd left a cultural imprint that has remained to this day, with a neighborhood full of alternative clubs, experimental music and theatre, fashion boutiques, and tattoo parlors. (read the story...)

What to Do in Chelsea

(November 01, 2018) - Chelsea, the area west of Fifth Avenue and north of 14th Street to about 30th Street, has long been known for its tree-lined residential streets and the storied artists haven that was the Chelsea Hotel. In recent years, however, it has become a sought-after New York neighborhood with an abundance of art galleries, bars, and restaurants—and the New York offices of a little business called Google. (read the story...)

Where to Eat on the Lower East Side

(January 08, 2016) - The Lower East Side, abbreviated by many New Yorkers as simply the "LES," is the area roughly between the Bowery and the East River and Canal and Houston (that's pronounced 'House-ton') Streets downtown. Today's LES is a vibrant area with chic shops, hot music venues, and lots of great restaurants. We've got a rundown of the best places to eat on the Lower East Side. (read the story...)

Cruises From New York

(October 27, 2015) - Cruises from New York: Often coming in less expensive than a night in a New York City hotel, hopping aboard a luxury liner in NYC can offer an incredible all-inclusive value. (read the story...)

Where to Shop in the Flatiron District: Neighborhood Secrets

(October 13, 2015) - Fifth Avenue and Broadway below 23rd street offer something for everyone, from contemporary fashion boutiques to multi-floor flagships. For the best of shopping in the Flatiron, follow our itinerary for exploring this charming district’s shops and cafés. (read the story...)

What to Do in Chinatown

(September 16, 2014) - Everyone thinks of Chinatown when the Chinese Lunar New Year rolls around in February, but outside of dim sum and firecrackers and dragon dances, it’s a mystery to most New Yorkers. (read the story...)

Save Now with Spirit Cruises Cyber Sale

(January 07, 2013) - Now is the time to think about and book your upcoming birthday outing, anniversary celebration or graduation party. With Spirit Cruises Cyber Sale going on now through Jan. 13, you can celebrate on the water for less. (read the story...)

Enjoy the Fall Foliage on a Circle Line Cruise to Bear Mountain

(September 07, 2012) - Fall is coming! Take in the crisp air and stunning views of the Hudson River Valley's spectacular foliage as the Circle Line cruises up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. The cruise includes complimentary admission to Bear Mountain's annual Oktoberfest, or if you prefer, bring your bike on board and take in a ride at Bear Mountain, or use the time for a picturesque trek. (read the story...)

Visiting Atlanta

(July 31, 2012) - The InterContinental Buckhead (3315 Peachtree Road NE, 404-946-9000) is the place I have stayed every year when I visit Atlanta in the summer. Why such loyalty to this hotel? Let’s start with the five-star service at three-star rates. (read the story...) Changes NYC Departures Site on August 1

(July 18, 2012) - Beginning August 1, all NYC departures will leave from 34th St. bet. 11th & 12th Aves. This stop is located across the street from the Javits Center, and three blocks west of Penn Station. (All arrivals continue to be at 7th Ave. & 28th St.) (read the story...)

Carmel Car & Limousine - 'Nationwide...The Best Way to Ride'

(March 12, 2009) - Adventure, exhilaration, gusto, undaunted enthusiasm! Your airplane has landed at a New York City area airport and with great anticipation you are on the last leg of your journey to your Manhattan Hotel. You exit baggage claim and see the long, long line of travelers waiting for a taxi cab, but, your chauffeur is waiting to drive you to your hotel. You did what smart travelers do and went on-line before you left home and booked your car in advance with Carmel Car & Limousine. (read the story...)

Abracadabra--Your Halloween Superstore

(October 27, 2008) - If you're looking to pick up a Halloween outfit while they’re in the city there’s only one place to go—the Abracadabra Superstore. From the moment you walk in the door, the variety of merchandise available will astonish you. (read the story...)

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