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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...)

What to Do on the Upper West Side

(November 24, 2015) - The Upper West Side mixes restored brownstones with modern high-rise apartment complexes. Ethnic restaurants complement European bistros and brand-name megastores. (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 Midtown East

(September 28, 2015) - Midtown is not only the center of Manhattan, but also the center of many visitor trips to New York. This section covers the east side of Midtown, approximately 34th Street to 60th Street, east of Fifth Avenue. (read the story...)

What to Do in Chelsea

(December 11, 2014) - Chelsea, the area west of Fifth Avenue and north of 14th Street to about 30th Street in New York City, has long been known for its brownstones, pre-war buildings and quiet, quaint, tree-lined residential streets. In recent years, however, it has become a favorite New York neighborhood with an abundance of art galleries, bars, and restaurants -- all with a chic touch. (read the story...)

What to Do on the Upper East Side

(December 04, 2014) - The Upper East Side maintains its reputation as home to “Old Money” -- or, actually, money in general. It is also the home of the Museum Mile, as well as glamour, upscale boutiques, great restaurants, and the ritziest of the ritzy. This neighborhood begins at the Plaza Hotel on 59th Street and goes all the way north to 105th Street on the east side of Central Park. (read the story...)

What to Do in The East Village

(November 26, 2014) - Historically, the young and trendy have flocked to the East Village. The cutting-edge crowd has formed an interesting and exciting array of alternative clubs, experimental music and theatre, fashion stores, and tattoo parlors. (read the story...)

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

(October 22, 2014) - Times Square is always a must-see for first time Manhattan adventurers, and can be an overwhelming and exhilarating experience. Huge billboards of fashion icons and bright advertisements can distract even a New Yorker trying to make his or her way through the dense crowds of people looking skyward. (read the story...)

What to Do in Little Italy

(October 15, 2014) - New York City has many famous areas, but few are more popular than Little Italy, the historic lower Manhattan community that hosts the annual Feast of San Gennaro, celebrating the Patron Saint of Naples. (read the story...)

What to Do in Greenwich Village

(October 10, 2014) - It's often said that NYC's Greenwich Village neighborhood resembles Paris, with its cobblestone streets, row houses, bistros, restaurants, and bars—and a host of independent record and poster shops. (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...)

What to Do in Tribeca

(February 13, 2014) - Named for the TRIangle BElow CAnal, Tribeca's (Canal Street south to Park Place, and from the Hudson River east to Broadway) landscape is dominated by cobblestone streets and former industrial buildings that have been converted into large, luxurious lofts and apartments. (read the story...)

What to Do in Midtown West

(February 10, 2014) - Midtown is not only the center of Manhattan, but also the center of many visitor trips to New York. This section covers the west side of Midtown, approximately 34th Street to 42nd Street, west of Fifth Avenue, including Hell's Kitchen. (read the story...)

What to Do in Harlem

(February 05, 2014) - People are drawn to Harlem's unique "flavor," rhythm, beauty, and its rich and colorful history. With a wealth of historic sites, cultural attractions, unique retailers, and diverse restaurants, Harlem is one of the top destinations in the city. Although it's best known for the Apollo Theater, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Sylvia's, the Cotton Club, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, just to name a few, there are other wonderful places to visit and things to do-and there's something for everyone. (read the story...)

What to Do in the Financial District

(January 08, 2014) - The Financial District neighborhood in lower Manhattan is one of the most historic and intriguing neighborhoods in the United States. It has long been the heart of the financial industry and home to Wall Street and the National 9/11 Memorial. It's also an around-the-clock community for working, living, and entertaining, an elegant residential neighborhood, a home to world-class cultural institutions, and a center for music, dance, and visual arts events. (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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This Week in New York City

(11/22-11/29) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here