Remembering Bird

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Jazz lovers will be happy to know that the Charlie Parker Jazz festival takes place this weekend! Parker lived in Alphabet City, on the Lower East Side, during the 50s. The actual block he lived on, Avenue B between 7th …

Don’t Take The Brown Acid!

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It’s been 45 years since Woodstock, which brings up a few thoughts: Hippies are getting old(ish). Who’da thunk that would have happened? Rock and roll has never died–it’s just evolved. But the music from that era still holds up to …

5 Reasons To Visit Us in September

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Here’s a list of things that our fair city can offer you next month: We have sports! Tennis fans can attend the US Open! The tournament runs from August 25th through September 8th. Nadal! Federer! Williams! We have movies! The …

Tick…Tick…Tick…Tick…

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Time is winding down on Restaurant Week. It ends on Friday, people, so chop chop! It’s your last chance to sample Chef Cruz’s yummy creations at $25 for a three-course lunch and $38 for dinner. And if you’ve already been, …

Movies Under The Stars

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It’s almost time for the annual Central Park Film Festival, where movies are screened nightly outside in the park for a whole week. Outdoor flicks! And it’s free! This year’s theme is Scenes from our City, focusing on films where …

Let’s Go Roller Skating!

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Attention roller skating fanatics! On Saturday or Sunday in the warmer months, hundreds of skaters gather in The Skate Circle, located in the middle of Central Park by 70th St. The Skate Circle is an area cordoned off specifically for …

Battle of the Burgers

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Here’s a cool thing to do on Thursday night: the Battle of the Burgers. Time Out magazine took a survey of both their readers’ and food critics’ favorite burgers and came up with what they feel is the ultimate list. …

Chow Down While Touring The Village

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Here’s a tour that hits some of the classic food highlights of the Village–and some of my favorites. The Original Greenwich Village Food and Walking Tour takes place daily, and is priced at a reasonable $52 for a duration of …