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Empire State Building (Photo: Diego3336/Flickr CC)

Secrets of the Empire State Building

When the Empire State Building was completed in 1931, it became the tallest skyscraper in the world, a title it held until the first tower of the World Trade Center reached its full height in 1972. While the ESB may no longer Read More

Where Insiders are Eating
Pescado Tatemado at Colonia Verde (Photo: Colonia Verde)

Pescado Tatemado at Colonia Verde

Open only a little over a year, Fort Greene’s favorite Latin destination, Colonia Verde, was on fire. Figuratively and literally. Figuratively because of the instant following it cultivated, plus a James Beard Award nomination for the restaurant’s Read More

don't settle for less
Ice cream (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

8 Best Spots in New York City for Ice Cream of Every Stripe

The tinkling of the ice cream truck may have been the best sound in the world to your little ears, but today’s frozen treats are a far cry from yesterday’s Mister Softee. In keeping up with the locavore Read More

Living in New York»


Love is in the Air: 5 Romantic Experiences for Couples in NYC

‘An American in Paris’ (Photo: Angela Sterling)

Love is in the air — not only in the Supreme Court but all overNew York City. Read More »

‘Finding Neverland,’ ‘Matilda’ and More Set for Broadway in Bryant Park 2015

Sawyer Nunes, Alex Dreier, Laura Michelle Kelly, Aidan Gemme, Matthew Morrison, and Christopher Paul Richards in Finding Neverland (Photo: Carol Rosegg)

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! The annual event kicks off July 9 and the 2015 lineup promises dancing queens (Mamma Mia!), revolting children (Matilda), murderous family members (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and more. Read More »

On View: ‘Endless House’ and ‘Zoe Leonard: Analogue’ at the Museum of Modern Art

'Stck Natur (Piece of Nature)' by Haus-Rucker-Co., 1973 (The Museum of Modern Art  2015 Haus-Rucker-Co)

In addition to the many artistic treats that await visitors at Museum of Modern Art, there are two new exhibitions opening late June Read More »

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Historic Brooklyn Film Studios to Be Converted Into Housing

The gutted inside of the circa 1930 Brooklyn Vitaphone (later NBC) studios (Photo: Dave Miller and Mike Wright via Save the Vitagraph Smokestack)

New York is not a city of film studios — besides the famous Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, a New Yorker would be hard pressed to name any others. Read More »

The 8 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in New York City

The Flatiron building is flanked by desirable living spaces and restaurants (Photo: Kevin Loria/CUNY Journalism Photo)

It’s hard to shock a New Yorker with dollar signs — after all, NYC has among the priciest real estate in the world. We decided to investigate, so we turned to PropertyShark. Theycrunched the numbers, Read More »

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Zookeepers Kristin Campbell and Laura Bechtler Show Us the Wild Side to the Staten Island Zoo

Zookeeper Laura Bechtler (Photo: Laura Bechtler)

For many, being a zookeeper sounds like one of the coolest jobs in the world, but it also means long hours, sweaty physical labor — and the willingness to get more than a little dirty. Read More »

LinkedIn Advice for Recent College Graduates

Advice for new grads (iStockphoto)

Is LinkedIn a necessary tool for recent college graduates? Most experts say yes. However, many recent graduates doubt that this social media forum is worth the effort Read More »

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Visiting New York»


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    Hotel Chelsea (Photo: Bobbi Bowers/Flickr CC)

    10 Legendary NYC Hotels

    If these walls could talk, oh the stories they would tell. From the silver screen to the silver spoon, these historic hotels have seen it all — and now you can too. Read More »

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    Tickets Now on Sale for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ on Broadway

    Logo for Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway

    Tickets are now on sale to see the revival of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof. Read More »

    Top 3 Reasons to Visit Luna Park in Coney Island

    The Cyclone at Luna Park (Photo: Todd Crusham/Flickr CC)

    Visiting Coney Island is a summer rite of passage in New York — and has been since the early 1900s. One of the highlights? Screaming your heart out on a wild rollercoaster ride. Read More »

    10 Tours to Take for Captivating New York Views

    Statue by Night tour (Photo: New York Water Taxi)

    An image of New York City on a postcard is eye-catching. In person, that view is even more thrilling. But, you don’t have to own a penthouse apartment to take in million-dollar vistas of the city. These ten tours take you soaring Read More »

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    The Ultimate Guide to NYC’s Food Markets

    A cheese counter at Eataly (Photo: John Li/Flickr CC)

    New York is home to every kind of food under the sun, from fine dining to killer sandwiches to specialties from every culinary culture. And increasingly, all these food options are coming together under a single roof. Read More »

    The 10 Best BYOB Restaurants in New York City

    Sigiri (Photo: Yelp)

    Many restaurants in New York have extraordinary wine lists, cutting-edge cocktail programs, rare beers on tap, hundreds of spirits but more often than not, you’ll pay quite a bit for them. One of the best ways Read More »

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    Editor's Picks

    The Book of Mormon on Broadway

    10 Broadway Shows You Must See in 2015

    We factored in star quotients, timing, theatrical pedigree and more to come up with the top 10 you can't miss

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    Stay cool in NYC

    How to Celebrate Summer in NYC

    Here's how to stay cool and have a hot summer in the city

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    Everything New York


    Hoffman Hall and a room at the High Line Hotel (Photos: High Line Hotel)

    8 New York Hotels with Fascinating Past Lives

    Our past informs our present, which is vibrantly evident in these eight reincarnated New York City hotels. Each one has an intriguing past, from the handsome Knickerbocker, once home to spy headquarters

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    Hot Stuff

    The Electro Spin at Luna Park (Photo: Luna Park)

    10 Awesome Activities That Belong on Your NYC Summer Bucket List

    New York City abounds with events and activities throughout the year, but there is one season that is consistently the liveliest of them all: summer.

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    Show Time

    Burlesque at Duane Park (Photo: Duane Park)

    10 Fabulous Dinner Shows in NYC

    New York City has no lack of splashy restaurants, but some take it up a few notches by throwing in live entertainment like music, a magic show, and even a drag queen — or ten.

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