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How to Have a Romantic Weekend in NYC

1 Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 18:21:57 (EST)

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If it's romance you're after, polish off the city's old gems. And throw in a few precious new ones.

Though midtown is not considered to be the most charming part of the city, it is home to some of the grandest restaurants....

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Halloween 2011: Topical, Timely DIY Costumes

1 Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 11:55:21 (EST)

Halloween's coming. It's hard to resist a topical, clever costume that's easy to assemble. Luckily, you don't have to look any farther than your own backyard for inspiration. NYC is incredibly rich in source material: Weinergate. Marriage Equality Act. The Rent’s Too Damn High party. The list goes on.

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Apple Picking In New York: The Best Orchards

48 Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 14:07:46 (EST)

Outside the city limits, there are plenty of ways to reap the bounty of the land. And eat a cider doughnut or two.

Grieg Farm
Red Hook’s picturesque red-and-white farmhouse offers some of the best produce money can buy, so take what you can get from their...

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New York Haunted Houses 2011

12 Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 12:55:41 (EST)

New Yorkers already have plenty of skeletons in their closets. But if you’d like a run-in with a ghost or a spook in the night, you’ll have to summon them.

For A Couple
If it’s a little haunted romance you’re after, set the mood by booking a room at...

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The Best Festivals In NYC This Fall

4 Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 10:55:10 (EST)

While New York City always feels like a festival, there are a few noteworthy events worth fighting the extra crowds.

NY Art Book Fair
When: September 30-October 2; preview, Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Where: MoMA PS1, Long Island City
Why: Printed Matter hosts its...

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New York's Best New Bars: Fall 2011

Posted September 21, 2011 | 12:31:02 (EST)

Spritzers and rose exit stage left. It’s time for ciders, ice wine and brown liquors to take center stage.

Advocate

Time to go back inside. And underground. Silver Lining, a new sub-level Tribeca space, has live jazz and proper cocktails from the Little...

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The Best Sports Bars In NYC: Where To Watch Football

Posted September 14, 2011 | 12:08:26 (EST)

Here’s the thing about being a football fan in NYC: Sometimes you have to take one for the team and go to the one crappy bar willing to show your game on TV. Those who are less discerning about football, and more picky about drinking establishments will fair better in...

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Best Of New York: Spa Treatments For Sun-Damaged Skin & Hair

Posted September 7, 2011 | 11:55:51 (EST)

After all that fun in the sun, what do you have to show for it? Scorched hair and fading tan lines. While every stylist and esthetician has a treatment for combatting those harsh rays, they're the first to advocate low-fi sun protection -- as in a hat, sunglasses, and shade....

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What To Do In New York City Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted September 1, 2011 | 18:18:32 (EST)

Forget the flight delays, traffic jams and tourist traps. You can arrive at your mini vacation destination in 60 minutes or less this Labor Day weekend.

If you want: Rustic urbanism
Head to: Onderdonk House, the oldest Dutch farmhouse in New York City, and the temporary site for a...

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Diner En Blanc 2011: The Parisian Party Comes To New York (PHOTOS)

Posted August 26, 2011 | 16:53:41 (EST)

There’s something to be said for an outdoor party that avoids rain 23 years in a row.

Thursday’s afternoon showers, a precursor to hurricane Irene, politely halted for Diner en Blanc, an organized mob of 1,150 white-clad picnickers who descended on the World Financial Center plaza for...

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Where to Go From Here: Labor Day Ideas for NYC

Posted August 25, 2011 | 17:21:56 (EST)

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Ten days until Labor Day. No plans? No big deal. Pick a direction and plot your escape.

Atlantic City, New Jersey
The boardwalk empire's reputation precedes it. There are two ways to tackle the city: dig for the vintage gems among the...

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New York's Best Lemonade

Posted August 23, 2011 | 16:08:12 (EST)

You have to squeeze every last drop of sunshine and happiness out of these final days of summer. And these places know what to do with a bag of lemons.

Make It Italian
Work your way through the crowd at Eataly and find their beverage section...

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The Best Sunglasses Shops In New York

Posted August 16, 2011 | 17:20:34 (EST)

Can you see clearly, now? Four eyes beats two eyes every time. Here’s a quick list of favorite spots for fashionable specs.

The Cool Club
The Monocle Order is a NYC-based members club for sunglass lovers. To join, buy a full-price pair of glasses from brands...

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Day Trips From New York City

Posted August 11, 2011 | 11:59:29 (EST)

Round Trip Travel Time: 4 Hours


Red Hook (the one in Dutchess County, not Brooklyn)
Every summer, Bubby’s Burrito Stand sets up shop on the side of Route 199. Owner Bjanette Andersen and her husband use fresh ingredients for their vegetarian tortillas (stuffed with...

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The Best Way To Go Solo In NYC

Posted August 9, 2011 | 18:16:39 (EST)

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There are plenty of upsides to being a party of one in a city like New York.

1. Hang out with the cool groups. Indie tours beat generic sightseeing companies.

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Summer Cocktail Recipe: Kings County Swizzle

Posted August 2, 2011 | 16:20:54 (EST)

Just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Yards construction zone, an auto body repair shop and a drive-thru McDonald’s, is an unassuming entrance to the classiest bar in Prospect Heights. Yet Weather Up generously assumes nothing of its patrons, except an appreciation for good lighting and a refined cocktail. 


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Ways To Cool Off In New York: Beat The Heat

Posted July 27, 2011 | 13:55:30 (EST)

At this stage in the game, in order to beat the heat you’ll have to do something cool.

GLAMP
Escape to New York, a first-ever off-shoot of the popular UK-based Secret Garden Party has hatched a plan to throw a three-day festival on the Shinnecock reservation...

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New York's Best Frozen Treats

Posted July 19, 2011 | 12:26:32 (EST)

It’s the time of year when the hum of hard-working air conditioners can be heard from city streets. But there are days (plenty of them) when a low-tech cold or frozen treat provides the sweetest relief.

BANANARAMA
Right outside the Green Grape Provisions gourmet market, former Pies ’n’...

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Luxury Camping In New York: Five Places Where You Don't Have To Rough It

Posted July 7, 2011 | 12:51:53 (EST)

City slickers can ease into a camp-inspired experience with showers, stargazing, and s'mores.

Ruschmeyer's
The new "summer camp" in Montauk is situated on three acres of lakeside woods.The retrofitted rooms form a semi circle around a communal lawn that has a tee pee (designed by Tracy Feith),...

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The Best Rooftop Bars In New York

Posted July 6, 2011 | 13:33:21 (EST)

If you’re in the mood for a new perspective, good view, or gentle breeze, shout it from the rooftop.

Night of Joy
Tucked away in Williamsburg is a Victorian-inspired rooftop bar with a handsome bar staff, handwritten menus, stocked jukebox, and thoughtfully crafted drinks (like basil gimlets...

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