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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.

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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From Streetcar to a Hot Tin Roof

From Streetcar to a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams was one of the most prolific and important American playwrights of the 20th century.

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Where to Find the Best Spring Cocktail

Where to Find the Best Spring Cocktail

The art of the perfect spring cocktail is all about balance: how do you blend brightness in color with freshness in ingredients to create the ultimate spring drink? 

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Inside the Artist’s Process

Inside the Artist’s Process

Ever wondered what it was like inside an artist’s mind before they’ve put the finishing strokes on their watercolor, or said the final lines of a play?

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​Batter, Batter, Swing

​Batter, Batter, Swing

The beauty of baseball season in New York appears in several forms: a sunny day at Yankee Stadium, a chicken parm sandwich from Nicoletta’s at Citi Field, or a visit to the neighborhood bar during g...

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This Year at the Tribeca Film Festival

This Year at the Tribeca Film Festival

With just seventeen years of annual screenings under its belt, the Tribeca Film Festival has quickly evolved into one of the largest and most important independent film festivals in the world.

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How to Pack for Springtime in New York

How to Pack for Springtime in New York

Spring’s arrival in New York is precious. Finally, the winter coats come off and the sunglasses come out.

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Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

It’s easy to spot New York’s love affair with caffeine. In a city that’s always moving, coffee is as vital to the culture as reliable subway tracks. And it’s no new trend either.

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Where Amanda Goes to Get Pampered

Where Amanda Goes to Get Pampered

There are few things as disheartening as a cold March in New York. Spring should have sprung by now, right?

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Aidan's Alternative to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Aidan's Alternative to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

There are a few things any New Yorker can expect to see on St. Patrick’s Day, and they all take place at the annual parade.

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Listen Like A Local

Listen Like A Local

Despite what enthusiasts might tell you, exploring New York in sub-freezing temperatures isn’t exactly ideal. Sure, there are some benefits, like ice skating in Central Park or the hot chocolate at ...

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Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Let’s be honest - there are few holidays as polarizing as Valentine’s Day. Being single on February 14th means spending the evening in bed, binge-watching the least romantic series possible an...

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Where Samantha Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Where Samantha Celebrates the Lunar New Year

“There are only a handful of city events that I look forward to each year,” says Samantha, WestHouse’s concierge, “but Chinese New Year is one of them.”

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Andrew's Favorite Sports Bars for Watching the Super Bowl

Andrew's Favorite Sports Bars for Watching the Super Bowl

For sports fans, the first week of February is dominated by hot wings, packed bars and important game-day rituals. Even non-aficionados get pumped for the Super Bowl with the expectation of a blowout half...

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Is Fashion Modern? The MoMa Knows

Is Fashion Modern? The MoMa Knows

It’s no surprise that New York City has a profound influence on the culture of the modern world.

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How Alice Cures the January Blues

How Alice Cures the January Blues

January is here, which means it’s time to throw your trees on the curb, box up the decorations for next year and try not to count all of the holiday cookies you’ve consumed over the past thirt...

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