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Karen Jones

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Karen Jones

Karen Jones is respected freelance journalist who contributes regularly to The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and Prevention Magazine. She has been writing about art and museums for The New York Times for more than ten years. Her work has also appeared in Parade, USA Today, The New York Daily News, Reader’s Digest and Newsday. You can read more about Karen on her website.

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Lolo's Seafood Shack (Photo: Lolo's)

8 NYC Restaurants with Secret Gardens

For some quiet time, disappear into these tranquil, hidden restaurant gardens, from the leafy nook at Barbetta complete with gurgling fountain to the cobblestone courtyard of Frankies 457

People watch the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks from Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 4, 2015 (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

4th of July Fireworks to Return to East River to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in 2016 in NYC

Beyond Chicken Fingers

Kid-Friendly Restaurants (Photo: iStockphoto)

14 Fabulous Kid-Friendly Restaurants in New York

These top-tier restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have your taste buds -- and your kids -- singing their praises

PARKS AND RECREATION

The Great Lawn in Central Park (Photo: Yourdon/Flickr)

The Best Parks in New York City

Whenever you need a break from the concrete jungle, there’s always a patch of green nearby

Looking Back

Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo: Elisfanclub/Flickr CC)

15 New York Landmarked Neighborhoods to Visit

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

Little Kids, Big City

Girl at a New York zoo (Photo: Michael S. Yamashita/Corbis)

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.

PLAYTIME

Imagination Playground (Photo: Courtesy of Rockwell Group)

New York’s Most Amazing Playgrounds

Forget monkey bars and slides. These nine playgrounds across New York City keep kids busy with rocks for climbing, intricate water labs and sandboxes the size of studio apartments.

No Hamptons? No Problem

Central Park (Photo: Yourdon/Flickr CC)

7 Reasons to Stay in New York City This August

DAY TRIP

City Island (Photo: Fausto Giovanny Pinto/CUNY Journalism Photo)

A Perfect Day on City Island, the Bronx

The city gets downright steamy in the summer, with temperatures soaring and pavements boiling. Leave it all behind with a trip to breezy City Island, New York City’s very own slice of New England seaside.

Uncover History

Roosevelt Island tram (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Roosevelt Island: A Day Away from the City Without Leaving the City

Take a three-hour tour of this New York anomaly with plenty of open space, few cars, fewer pedestrians and very little noise

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