Posts Tagged "NYC"

Biking Through NYC On The Five Boro Bike Tour

Biking Through NYC On The Five Boro Bike Tour

This afternoon I completed the Five Boro Bike Tour in NYC. This evening my Jell-o-like limbs are confined to the couch. The Five Boro Bike Tour is an annual cycling tour of NYC, and it's the largest recreational cycling event in the US. This year there were 32,000 riders, as they closed off a bike-only route…
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HOW TO NOT PISS OFF A NEW YORKER

HOW TO NOT PISS OFF A NEW YORKER

It's March. The temperature's finally above freezing (even if only for a couple of days), which means it's almost tourist season in New York. So if you're planning a trip while hoping to avoid "the angry New Yorker," you might want to brush up on the laws of the land…
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27 PHOTOS OF FALL FOLIAGE IN CENTRAL PARK

27 PHOTOS OF FALL FOLIAGE IN CENTRAL PARK

Earlier this week I was walking across East 72nd Street when I noticed yellow leaves on the ground—something that's easy to miss considering how few trees there are and how quickly the doormen of the fancy Upper East Side apartments spray the sidewalk clean first thing every morning. Even though…
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How to Enjoy a Rainy NYC Day for Under $20

How to Enjoy a Rainy NYC Day for Under $20

Temperatures could hit nearly 60 degrees this Friday in New York City, but winter isn't quite over yet. All of those faux-spring days also bring plenty of grey skies and puddles galore. Whether you're a tourist or a local, what better way is there to spend a rainy New York…
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The Stanton Social: Tapas, NYC Style

The Stanton Social: Tapas, NYC Style

If you're looking for a unique dining experience in New York City, you'll want to head down to the Lower East Side. The Stanton Social is a tapas-style restaurant serving up food that is intended to be shared amongst a group—hence the word "social."  With a full raw bar and…
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Adios 2010! Bring on 2011 in Times Square!

Adios 2010! Bring on 2011 in Times Square!

I'm off to join nearly a million others in saying farewell to 2010 in the center of the universe—Times Square. This is my third time braving the crowds on New Years Eve, and each time I swore I'd never do that again. So to everyone all around the globe, I…
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A Spectacular New York Holiday Tradition

A Spectacular New York Holiday Tradition

This may seem a little premature, but the Radio City Christmas Spectacular kicked off the holiday season this past weekend. The show has been a tradition in New York since 1933, featuring the world-famous Rockettes. On Thursday I caught the final preview show before opening night— for free. I'm not one…
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The High Line: An Urban Garden in NYC

The High Line: An Urban Garden in NYC

Are you planning a trip to New York on a tight budget? Or perhaps you're a nature enthusiast who finds yourself overwhelmed in the concrete canyons of Manhattan? Or maybe you're a New Yorker with only lint in your pockets after paying rent on an apartment even the Smurfs would…
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