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Welcome to your "insider's guide" to all things New York. Check in with our WestHouse Your House blog to discover the cultured nuances that make this fascinating city hum with its own unique energy.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

With crisp and cool temperatures outside and orange and black decorations hanging proudly in the city store windows, one thing’s for certain: pumpkin season is here.

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Open House, Open City

Open House, Open City

New York City has a rich history in extraordinary and world-leading architecture and design. Each district and borough has its own unique mix of contemporary and historic spaces, some of which are re...

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Aidan's Guide to Rocktober

Aidan's Guide to Rocktober

'Tis the season for… concerts? WestHouse staffer Aidan understands how often the month of October is associated with the same events, like Oktoberfest and Halloween. But his love for music inspired...

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How Andrew Spends A Fall Weekend In The City

How Andrew Spends A Fall Weekend In The City

“There’s nothing better than a good staycation - especially at the start of fall,” says Andrew, one of the WestHouse staff. “With the summer heat gone and the city draped in fall c...

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Beauty and the Feast

Beauty and the Feast

For eleven days this September, the 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro will take place in the streets of Little Italy - and WestHouse concierge Andrea will definitely be there. "I've been going to the festi...

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Behind 29Rooms

Behind 29Rooms

New York Fashion Week is a frenzy of style, culture, press and technology. Tickets to most of the week’s sought-after shows are not available to the public, but this year marks the fourth anniversar...

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The Art of Staying In

The Art of Staying In

Some say that travel is the best form of education. Most travellers understand that to experience new tastes, sights and cultures isn’t just a thrill, but a gift.

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From Blintz to Shu Mai

From Blintz to Shu Mai

"Nothing makes me happier than a really, really good dumpling," says WestHouse staff member Annie. "The pillowy soft outside, the surprising sweet or savory center… I mean, what's better than that?...

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Found In Paradise

Found In Paradise

Pink plumeria, wild ginger and hibiscus don't grow natively on the island of Manhattan, but city dwellers and visitors alike can admire the tropical flora and fauna at the New York Botanical Garden in the...

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A Gatsby Picnic

A Gatsby Picnic

"The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music, and the opera of voices pitches a key higher. Laughter is easier minute by minute....

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Cooler Here, Cooler There

Cooler Here, Cooler There

With August just around the corner and the temperature showing no signs of slowing down, there are plenty of creative ways to cool down during your visit to New York City.

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Taste The Rainbow

Taste The Rainbow

The long days of summer are in full swing, which means extended daylight hours for every visitor wishing to explore the city. This is the ideal time of year to book up your itinerary with evening excursio...

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Sarah's Guide to Shakespeare in the Park

Sarah's Guide to Shakespeare in the Park

"There's nothing like Shakespeare in the Park to remind you to be grateful for New York," says Sarah, one of the festival's biggest fans and a WestHouse staff member. "This city is the home to world-class...

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Where to Watch the World Cup

Where to Watch the World Cup

The U.S. might not be in the World Cup this year, but there are still fans across the city following the games with vigor and excitement as they root for their favorite hometown or adopted teams.

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A Deli A Day

A Deli A Day

There few things as timelessly New York as a really, really good deli. For most residents (and visitors), finding a good deli is essential.

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Andrew’s Secret Midtown Garden

Andrew’s Secret Midtown Garden

If you’re an experienced traveler, you know that the best way to uncover local secrets in new destinations is to solicit advice from the locals.

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David Bowie Is..

David Bowie Is..

Music, fashion and pop-culture fans alike will appreciate the sensory multimedia experience at the David Bowie Is exhibit. What began five years ago (three years prior to Bowie’s passing in 201...

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Keep Calm, and Carry On

Keep Calm, and Carry On

With the Royal Wedding behind us, New York-based royalists will soon be going through British-related withdrawal.

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Into the Smorgasburg

Into the Smorgasburg

It’s not unusual when art mirrors life in New York. Couples romantically unite at the top of the empire state building, and miracles really do happen on 34th street.

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Where the Cherry Blossoms Grow

Where the Cherry Blossoms Grow

In 1912, 2,500 cherry blossom trees were planted for the first time in New York City. The cherry trees, or Sakura, were a gift from the Japanese government that were originally meant to arrive in 1909 for...

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