Music Tuesdays In The Park

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Summer brings a lot of great things: barbecues, flip-flops and picnics. And music…specifically, music under the stars. Even better, free music under the stars. And, lucky us, each year a wonderful festival happens right next door. The Washington Square Park …

Rain, Rain Go Away

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This week is promises to be a wet one, but a little bit of the wet stuff has never stopped real New Yorkers. As long as we have an umbrella, we’re good to go. But, remember–never forget your umbrella. Ever. …

It Was A Very Good Year

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Bob Dylan briefly lived in room 305 of our hotel in 1964. (Lucky us, right?) The Times They Are A-Changin’ was released in January of that year. So was Meet The Beatles. The Rolling Stones and The Kinks also shipped …

Black Seed Bagels

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The latest NYC craze? Black Seed bagels. A small shop in Nolita (North of Little Italy) has introduced bagels baked in a wood-fire oven. Many folks believe that bagels found in NYC of late are way too doughy and the …

Movies In The Park

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The Bryant Park film festival starts this year on June 16th. Every Monday at 5:00 pm, New Yorkers gather with blankets and picnic supplies in the park, located behind the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan, between 40th and …

Museum Mile For Free!

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How often do you get to amble up Fifth Avenue when it’s completely cleared of traffic and pop into nine of its incredible museums without paying a dime? Well, you can for three hours on June 10th. The Guggenheim, El …

It’s A Big Apple Barbecue Block Party!

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What: Seventeen of the country’s best pitmasters will assemble right her in our fair city. Barbecue pros are traveling from Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and both Carolinas to join our NYC stars for this huge cookout. And yes–of course …

Happy Memorial Day!

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Please enjoy your barbecues and beach parties, but remember the brave service women and men who have died protecting our freedom. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Monument (pictured above) commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil …

Rock Rock Rockaway Beach

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Bronzed bodies sprawled on blankets and shaggy-haired surfers catching a wave aren’t images that automatically pop in your head when you think about New York City. But yes, people, we do have real, honest-to-God mounds of sand and surf right …