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Ashley McAdams

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Local Holiday Gifts From Regional Artisans: Unique Products To Pick Up On Small Business Saturday

(61) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 12:49 PM

In honor of Small Business Saturday, here's to supporting talented artisans from across the United States.

HuffPost Local hit the road in search of unique goods and edible treats crafted in some of our favorite towns. These great gifts have a real sense of place―and you...

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Labor Day Weekend 2012 In New York: Eight Fun Things To Do

(7) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 12:05 PM

This is it. The last weekend of summer 2012. Just because you don't have some jaunty getaway planned doesn't mean you can't live it up right here around NYC.

We plan on gorging on fresh crab, dancing the day and night away (kids and dogs welcome), going for a...

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Best New York Restaurants And Bars With Garden Or Patio (PHOTOS)

(35) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 4:22 PM

Having a yard, garden, patio or, heck, even two-foot balcony in New York is a rarity. And while day trips are awesome, sometimes you just want to have a lazy day lounging outside, sipping Bloody Marys and eating delicious food.

When the perfect, balmy day is upon...

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Glamping In New York: Luxury Camping Spots

(16) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 2:54 PM

While the great outdoors is lovely, there are a lot of drawbacks to camping: bugs, sleeping on the hard ground, snakes, pooping in the woods, bears.

There's no reason to wake to a slithery friend, covered in skeeter bites with so many great glamping options around.

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Ice Cream In New York: The Best 12 Shops (PHOTOS)

(42) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 10:27 AM

Whether you like it to crunch with your favorite cereal, on a brioche, or dusted with wasabi powder, there's a delectable ice cream treat to suit your fancy. Herewith, our guide the New York's best ice cream shops.

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The Best New York Food Blogs

(26) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 2:15 PM

You need an 8pm Saturday night reservation for eight. Somewhere that's romantic-ish (it's Mom and Dad's 30th anniversary) but will also accomodate your 6-year old who only eats chicken nuggets. And your sister-in-law, who's a gluten-free pescatarian. This place must also serve delicious, strong cocktails comprised of fresh-squeezed organic juices...

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Best Rooftop Bars In New York (PHOTOS)

(25) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 3:58 PM

The temperature is rising, another school year bites the dust, and the city is clearing out on the weekend: It's starting to feel like summer. Which means it's time for rooftop drinking.

Here are some of our favorite spots -- old and new -- for soaking up some rays, sipping...

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New York Day Trips: 13 Destinations Less Than Two Hours From NYC

(22) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 3:39 PM

Smelly garbage, hot subway platforms, loud window units. Welcome to summer in New York. Just because you don't own a summer house doesn't mean you're stuck in the concrete jungle. We've compiled thirteen amazing day trips that will save your sanity, and don't even take any planning. On your mark,...

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CSA Sign-up In New York and Brooklyn 2012

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 4:32 PM

Summertime and the living is easy: sand between your toes, picnics in the park, homemade berry cobbler.

Whoa, whoa, whoa wait -- where are those strawberries from? Mexico, you say? For shame. It's as easy as peach pie to sign up for a CSA.

That's Community Supported...

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New York Cocktails To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Supermoon & The Kentucky Derby

(5) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 2:04 PM

This. Saturday. Is. Going. To. Be. Epic. Why, you ask? Oh, let us count the reasons (it's a trifecta).

1. Cinco de Mayo. A terrific excuse to drown your sorrows in delicious tart and salty margaritas.
2. The Kentucky Derby. The only day it’s socially acceptable to sling back...

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New York Nail Salons: The Best Manicures & Pedicures

(2) Comments | Posted June 7, 2011 | 1:59 PM

There are endless places to get nailed in New York. These just happen to be the best places to go if you want something extra special.

Snakeskin Mani Pedi
The latest in over-the-top beauty treatments is adhering actual snakeskin to your finger and toenails. The meticulous...

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Operation PROM: Donate Dresses To Girls In Need

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 11:11 AM

Okay ladies, here is your chance to rid yourself of every last bridesmaid frock taking up space in your minuscule closet. At Operation Prom, one girl's coral taffeta mermaid nightmare is another girl's dream prom dress. The nonprofit is dedicated to providing dresses to low income students hoping...

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Sub City: A Short Film About The Moment One Emerges From The NY Subway (VIDEO)

(10) Comments | Posted March 1, 2011 | 3:25 PM

Producer/directors Sarah Klein and Tom Mason of Redglass Pictures shot this short film about the moment when you emerge from the NYC subway, eyes bleary from the darkened tunnels, and find yourself in a new world. Sub City is set to lovely, soothing music and is so beautifully...

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Animal Hoarder BUSTED On Long Island (VIDEO)

(22) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 3:33 PM

The Suffolk County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals busted an animal hoarder in Long Island on Tuesday. An elderly woman, her caretaker and two others were living in a house with close to 100 animals, including a 300-pound pig, a bull, sheep, goats, chinchillas, exotic birds, rabbits, ducks,...

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FREE Tastings At La Maison du Chocolat

(4) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 2:58 PM

The only thing better than chocolate?

Free chocolate, of course. You'll want to head over to La Maison du Chocolat on Thursday, 2/24, from noon - 5 p.m. to taste their new creations: Due Ganache. Chocolatiers will be whipping up complementary fresh-prepared ganache at all of the NYC locations.


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Westminster Dog Show 2011 (PHOTOS)

(89) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 10:16 AM

Today marks the first day of the 2011 Westminster Dog Show, which is going on at Madison Square Garden. Take a peek of some of this year's contestants getting prepped and groomed backstage and vote for your favorite furry fella. And be sure to check back for more...

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Jennifer Aniston's New York Apartment? (PHOTOS)

(68) Comments | Posted February 11, 2011 | 1:03 PM

Rumor has it that everyone's favorite Friend is purchasing a four-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse in the West Village for a whopping $14.95 million, according to The Daily News. Located at 2 Horatio Street, the pre-war duplex just underwent a two-year renovation and is picture perfect for the good girl,...

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'Elder Kinder': Artist Jason Bard Yarmosky's Portraits

(22) Comments | Posted February 10, 2011 | 2:59 PM

Elder Kinder is Jason Bard Yarmosky's latest works featuring two people near and dear to him as models: his grandparents. The life-size portraits -- some in charcoal, some in oil paint -- juxtapose today's youth and the elderly in a way that's perhaps a bit creepy but totally...

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Name A Roach: The Bronx Zoo's Unique Valentine's Day Present

(17) Comments | Posted February 10, 2011 | 8:55 AM

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. And this is the year to think outside the chocolate box. We're not talking about naming a star after your sweetie (so 2005) or staying up all night making Beef Wellington. Express your undying love by giving him/her a Madagascar hissing cockroach!


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Rap Video: Meet The Prospect Park Zoo's Flemish Rabbit Herbie

(9) Comments | Posted February 3, 2011 | 2:33 PM

It's the Year of the Rabbit, alright. In its honor, we present to you Herbie, a Flemish Giant bunny and star of The Prospect Park Zoo's promotional hip-hop (pun intended) video. Words can't really do it justice, so without further ado:

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