Since it launched in June 2009, New York has been our most popular local section. But a consistent theme in the feedback we've gotten is the desire for more information that helps New Yorkers connect to their city.
New Yorkers want to be in the know about... well, everything. Where to go, what to do, and what to see. So, starting today, along with offering HuffPost's usual blend of up-to-the-minute local news and distinctive takes from our New York bloggers, we're going to be adding more elements that will help make HuffPost New York a go-to guide to what's going on all over town.
We'll have more coverage of restaurants -- with reviews, best of lists, and stories about which places are hot and which are not, which chefs are on the move, and which are rethinking their menu.
More coverage of New York's seemingly limitless culture and entertainment scene -- everything from hot museum exhibits to funky off-off-off-Broadway productions, from who is playing Carnegie Hall to which band is making a name for itself at a hole-in-the-wall underground club, from indie film fests to the Met.
More coverage of the New York real estate scene, and of the best places to go for a getaway weekend.
More coverage of parties and events, and of the people who make New York such a dynamic city -- from bold-face movers and shakers to unsung local heroes.
More coverage of shops and shopping -- from stories on new boutiques to slideshows of cool new products, and best of lists fueled by your input. We'll feature shopping guides (from unique housewarming presents to birthday gift suggestions) and roundups of the biggest sales and best deals happening in your neighborhood. We've also partnered with a few companies that will be offering HuffPost readers special deals and discounts.
And since a sense of community is essential to the well-being of any city, HuffPost New York will also have more coverage of local efforts to make New York a better place to live. We'll highlight those individuals, businesses, and non-profits that are finding ways to make an impact on the city by creating jobs, rebuilding communities, and helping repair broken lives. And we'll provide tools that empower New Yorkers to more easily get involved in their communities by making service opportunities just a mouse click away.
So take the new New York for a spin around the block and use the comments section to let us know what you think.
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