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The wax figure of Jon Hamm -- and the real thing (Photo: Madame Tussauds)

Secrets of Madame Tussauds New York

Where can you see Lady Gaga, George Clooney, Benjamin Franklin and the Incredible Hulk under one roof? Madame Tussauds, of course. But, though the celebrities showcased in the museum often Read More

Where Insiders are Eating
Causa at Panca (Photo: Panca)

Causa at Panca

Everyone associates the Irish with potatoes. But the world’s most spud-crazy country has to be Peru. The cultivation of potatoes originated there, in the highlands around Lake Titicaca, for starters, and the country grows 3,800 varieties. It’s no small wonder, Read More

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New York Hall of Science (Photo: Courtesy of New York Hall of Science)

Top 10 NYC Museums for Kids

Ask most kids if they want to go to a museum for the day and the answer is a resolute “no.” But things are different in New York: The city is packed with kid-friendly museums that cover everything from massive blue whales Read More

Living in New York»


Spice Up Valentine’s Day: 5 Sexy Shops in NYC

Get sexy on Valentine's Day (Photo: iStockphoto)

Cozy, candlelit dinners, chocolate truffles and gushing champagne are mere preludes to the amorous shenanigans ofValentine’s Day. Read More »

Instagram Spotlight: Jerm Cohen of @jerm_cohen

Meet Jerm Cohen, the latest subject of our Instagram Spotlight series. Jerm’s enthusiasm and energy is captured in the photos on his feed Read More »

On View: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March at the New-York Historical Society

Marchers on the way to Montgomery as families watch from their porches (Photo: Stephen Somerstein)

The 50thanniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March will be honored at the New-York Historical Society with Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein. Read More »

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10 Developments Changing the New York City Landscape

Rendering of The Greenwich Lane with the NYC skyline (Rendering: Courtesy of The Greenwich Lane)

Buildings come and go in New York City with lightning-fast efficiency and most end up being absorbed into the neighborhood culture. Every once in a while, however, a development comes along that redefines Read More »

6 Quaint New York City Neighborhoods with a Suburban Feel

Queens, NY (Photo: Joeshlabotnik/Flickr CC)

Well-kept, grassy front lawns. Porches. Driveways. Ample parking. If those images conjure thoughts of idyllic suburban landscapes, think again; we’re talking about New York City. A short subway trip Read More »

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The Pros and Cons of Ignoring Office Rumors (About You)

Pros and Cons of Ignoring Office Rumors (Photo: iStockphoto)

If you’ve ever been the subject of an office rumor you know that the experience is really no different than what you probably went through in junior high school Read More »

Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer (Photo: iStockphoto)

I frequently get inquiries from clients for advice on what are the best questions to ask an interviewer. From my own experience in the corporate jungle Read More »

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Visiting New York»


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    Wythe Hotel (Photo: Wythe Hotel)

    Which New York City Hotel Neighborhood is Right for You?

    A visit to New York City presents you with a million different decisions – where to eat, what museums to visit, which Broadway shows to watch. Read More »

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    Escape NYC: 5 Wonderful Winter Getaways

    Skiers at Belleayre Mountain (Photo: Courtesy of Belleayre Mountain)

    The great outdoors is closer than you think. Strike out in any direction from New York City, and you’ll find plenty of ways to cure your winter wanderlust. Read More »

    5 Reasons to See ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ on Broadway

    Alex Sharp and cast of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time' (Photo: Joan Marcus)

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Simon Stephens’ stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, is now playing Read More »

    10 Things Every Visitor Needs to Know Before Coming to NYC

    10 Things Every Visitor Needs to Know Before Coming to NYC (Photo: Jim Pennucci/Flickr CC)

    Planning a visit to the Big Apple? Check out our month-by-month breakdown for what to bring, come sleet, snow or sun. Read More »

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    Sweet on You: 5 Unique Chocolate Shops for Valentine’s Day

    Indulge in Royce and Nunu chocolates (Photos: Royce Chocolates, Nunu Chocolates)

    Presenting a heart-shaped box of bonbons to the object of your affection smacks of banality. Skip the uninspired drugstore run this Valentine’s Day and splurge Read More »

    Warm Up: 5 Best Soups in NYC

    Matzo Ball Soup at Second Avenue Deli (Photo: Second Avenue Deli)

    Save for a fur-lined, hooded anorak, there’s no better way to get through a frigid NYC winter than a steaming bowl of soup. Read More »

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    Editor's Picks

    A night cruise around NYC

    8 Eye-Opening Night Tours of the City that Never Sleeps

    From romantic harbor cruises under the starry sky to tracking down ghosts in Greenwich Village, here’s how to make the most of NYC after sunset

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    Love locks on the Brooklyn Bridge

    How to Celebrate Valentine's Day in NYC

    From the best restaurants to book to the city's most romantic spots, here are the best ways to spend the sweetest day of the year

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    Everything New York


    24 Hours in New York City Inspired by ‘On the Town’

    As the three handsome shipmen hit the isle of Manhattan while the curtain rises in the gleaming new revival of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s majestic big-city musical

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    New York Marriott Marquis elevators (Photo: Beleaveme/Flickr CC)

    The 7 Most Amazing Elevators in New York City

    When New Yorkers look to the stars, they think about how to get there. At the start of the 20th century, two key inventions gave them the engineering ability to finally do that:

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    Sugar Rush

    NoLita: Eat A Bite of Ethnic NYC tour (Photo: City Food Tours)

    7 Tasty Tours to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

    Honey, sugar, sweetie-pie, muffin, cupcake — these are all the endearing names we call our loved ones, so how better to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by taking said darlings on a dessert-laden tour?

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