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The Biggest Festival of Color

The Biggest Festival of Color

For many of us in the Western world, spring is associated with regeneration of life and color. As plants grow green and flowers start to bloom after the chill of winter, spring reminds us that a new begin...

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Dining Out for Women’s History Month

Dining Out for Women’s History Month

It’s no surprise that a recent report conducted by CBRE found that New Yorkers dine out 130% more than other Americans. After all, with world-class dining on every corner—especially in Midtown...

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The Best Skiing Day Trips from NYC

The Best Skiing Day Trips from NYC

Come February, many of us anxiously await the signal that winter’s end is approaching from the all-important groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. But regardless of whether or not Punxsutawney Phil casts hi...

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The Best Winter Museum Exhibitions

The Best Winter Museum Exhibitions

New York is home to some of the greatest museums in the world. While the collections at The Met, MoMA, Whitney, and other acclaimed museums attract visitors every day, wintertime is perhaps the best time ...

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How to Plan A Girls Getaway to NYC

How to Plan A Girls Getaway to NYC

Dreaming of a girls getaway to NYC? Get ready by planning an itinerary full of trips to the city’s most in-demand spas, cafes, and shops—and don’t forget to cap off the adventure with th...

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Where to Find Comfort Food in Midtown

Where to Find Comfort Food in Midtown

The comedown after the holidays isn’t always easy—but remembering the advantages of winter can help. Cozy sweaters, mugs full of warm cocoa, and snow sports are among the top highlights of the...

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Our Favorite Indoor Gardens

Our Favorite Indoor Gardens

For nature lovers, winter’s snow-white majesty can make it difficult to find your fill of greenery. Luckily, New York’s indoor gardens will satisfy anyone’s thirst for nature, even durin...

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An Intimate New Year's Eve

An Intimate New Year's Eve

When it comes to lavish holiday celebrations, it’s easy to go all out for New Year’s Eve. Between the elegant partywear, champagne, caviar and all-night festivities, ringing in the New Year ca...

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From Window-to-Window

From Window-to-Window

There are many advantages to staying in the heart of Midtown, chief among which is your proximity to some of the top attractions and cultural institutions the city has to offer. It’s easy to explore...

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Eight Days of Festive Delights

Eight Days of Festive Delights

The allure of spending the holidays in New York City comes in many forms, including ice skating at Bryant Park, indulging in scrumptious gingerbread houses from William Poll and watching the tree lighting...

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Find Your Midtown Feast

Find Your Midtown Feast

Spending Thanksgiving in New York City can be a lively change of pace from your regular holiday-at-home routine. Between the larger-than-life annual parade and city-wide festivities, there’s a diver...

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Take A City Hike

Take A City Hike

Thought hiking was relegated to the suburbs? Think again. In fact, city-hiking (also referred to as urban hiking) has been on the radar for a while.

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From Apple Picking to Pumpkin Pie

From Apple Picking to Pumpkin Pie

It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of fall. Regardless of how you feel about pumpkin spice lattes, sweater-weather season has some undeniable pros: heart-warming food, colorful foliage...

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The Best Coffee in Midtown

The Best Coffee in Midtown

Whether you prefer pumpkin lattes or flat whites, knowing where to find a reliably good cup of coffee can make or break any trip to a new city. 

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Where to See Fall Foliage in the City

Where to See Fall Foliage in the City

It’s hard to resist the charm of New York in the fall. After sweating it out in the city’s summer sun, both residents and visitors are eager to dive into sweater-season with their pumpkin latt...

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Unique New York Eats

Unique New York Eats

There are countless places, landmarks and people that make New York unique. No other city has the Empire State Building, Central Park and the famous theaters of Broadway (all of which are walking distance...

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Back to School

Back to School

September is a time for new beginnings. As we enter the month, students across the world prepare to greet the start of autumn with a brand new book bag and a fresh perspective.

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Wine, Waffles and Lobster, Oh My!

Wine, Waffles and Lobster, Oh My!

The final days of summer are approaching, and New Yorkers far and wide are ready to make the most of the long days and warm nights remaining. Join the summer-loving fun by checking out these eclectic end-...

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Where to Find Your Next Outdoor Movie Night

Where to Find Your Next Outdoor Movie Night

Lights, camera, action! There’s nothing like watching a nostalgic flick or gut-busting comedy in summer. 

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Sam Returns to Restaurant Week

Sam Returns to Restaurant Week

It’s that time of year again: NYC Restaurant Week. Twice a year hundreds of restaurants debut special prix-fixe menus in participation of the event, inviting residents and visitors to explore new di...

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