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Best of New York

When you're searching for things to do in New York City, you want only the best, and that's exactly what the Best of New York provides. Whether it's the 10 Best New York City Cheesecakes, the 10 Hotels with the Best Views or 10 Broadway Musicals that Make the Grade for Kids of All Ages, we recommend the top places to see and things to do while in New York for locals and visitors. From Broadway and hotels, from tours to attractions, from dining to nightlife, we provide an insider's look at the best of the Big Apple.

  • Central Park Walking Tour (Photo: Central Park Sightseeing)

    10 Fascinating Walking Tours of NYC

    It’s one thing to see the city from an air-conditioned bus or via the exhibits in a museum.It’s another thing entirely to walk the streets — along the famous avenues, down hidden alleys and across iconic bridges Read More

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

    10 Tours to Take for Captivating New York Views

    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

  • Catch the breeze on the Central Park Pedicab Tour (Photo: Central Park Sightseeing)

    10 Fabulous NYC Tours for Spring

    After hibernating all winter, New Yorkers emerge from their cozy apartments and corner watering holes with a renewed spirit to once again explore the city. Follow in their footsteps this spring, with tours that set the stage for brunching Read More

  • Cross the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn and beyond on Open Tours Triboro Tour (Photo: Open Tours)

    Escape Manhattan: The 10 Best of the Borough Tours

    Manhattan may get the lion’s share of visitors — and media coverage — but the outer boroughs offer an equally memorable cultural experience, with fascinating history, landmark museums and parks Read More

  • Pampano dining room (Photo: Pampano)

    8 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC

    New York City used to be sorely lacking in quality Mexican cuisine. That’s no longer the case. NYC now rivals its West Coast counterparts with its terrific Mexican comida, Read More

  • Sample New York suds around the city (Photo: Steven Guzzardi/Flickr CC)

    Top 5 Made-in-New York Beers — And Where to Drink Them

    New York abounds with lively watering holes in which to savor local suds. From Dirck the Norseman inBrooklyn to the Bronx Beer Hall in the Bronx, Read More

  • Tacos al Pastor at Empellon al Pastor (Photo: Daniel Krieger)

    5 Top New Mexican Restaurants in NYC

    For the record: New Yorkers are tired of hearing how much better the Mexican food is in LA or Chicago or the entire state of Texas. Read More

  • Top 8 New Jersey Hotels with Easy Access to Manhattan

    Visitors to New York — overlook New Jersey at your own risk. The state has all of the hallmarks of an ideal base for exploring New York City Read More

  • Sigiri (Photo: Yelp)

    The 10 Best BYOB Restaurants in New York City

    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

  • Best in Show: Top 5 Pet Boutiques in NYC

    The Westminster Kennel Club’s 139th Annual Dog Show comes to NYC’s Piers 92/94 (at 55th St. and the West Side Highway) this year on February 13-17, ensuring that the city will be overrun with dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and colors. Read More

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History pops up on many a New York City block, and we've got the skinny on 15 of the city's most interesting landmarked districts, from the city's oldest in Brooklyn a gated "village" tucked away on the Upper West Side

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants (Photo: iStockphoto)

14 Fabulous Kid-Friendly Restaurants in New York

Dining with children doesn't have to mean lowering your foodie standards, especially in NYC; these top-tier restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have your taste buds—and your kids—singing their praises

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10 Things Every Kid Should See Before College

New York is a magical place, filled with museums, monuments and experiences that you can not find anywhere else. So we tasked ourselves with selecting 10 that were absolute must-sees for all kids. And it wasn’t easy to choose.

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