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Empire State Building (Photo: Diego3336/Flickr CC)

Secrets of the Empire State Building

When the Empire State Building was completed in 1931, it became the tallest skyscraper in the world, a title it held until the first tower of the World Trade Center reached its full height in 1972. While the ESB may no longer Read More

Where Insiders are Eating
Pescado Tatemado at Colonia Verde (Photo: Colonia Verde)

Pescado Tatemado at Colonia Verde

Open only a little over a year, Fort Greene’s favorite Latin destination, Colonia Verde, was on fire. Figuratively and literally. Figuratively because of the instant following it cultivated, plus a James Beard Award nomination for the restaurant’s Read More

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Ice cream (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

8 Best Spots in New York City for Ice Cream of Every Stripe

The tinkling of the ice cream truck may have been the best sound in the world to your little ears, but today’s frozen treats are a far cry from yesterday’s Mister Softee. In keeping up with the locavore Read More

Living in New York»


Love is in the Air: 5 Romantic Experiences for Couples in NYC

‘An American in Paris’ (Photo: Angela Sterling)

Love is in the air — not only in the Supreme Court but all overNew York City. Read More »

‘Finding Neverland,’ ‘Matilda’ and More Set for Broadway in Bryant Park 2015

Sawyer Nunes, Alex Dreier, Laura Michelle Kelly, Aidan Gemme, Matthew Morrison, and Christopher Paul Richards in Finding Neverland (Photo: Carol Rosegg)

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! The annual event kicks off July 9 and the 2015 lineup promises dancing queens (Mamma Mia!), revolting children (Matilda), murderous family members (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and more. Read More »

On View: ‘Endless House’ and ‘Zoe Leonard: Analogue’ at the Museum of Modern Art

'Stck Natur (Piece of Nature)' by Haus-Rucker-Co., 1973 (The Museum of Modern Art  2015 Haus-Rucker-Co)

In addition to the many artistic treats that await visitors at Museum of Modern Art, there are two new exhibitions opening late June Read More »

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Historic Brooklyn Film Studios to Be Converted Into Housing

The gutted inside of the circa 1930 Brooklyn Vitaphone (later NBC) studios (Photo: Dave Miller and Mike Wright via Save the Vitagraph Smokestack)

New York is not a city of film studios — besides the famous Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, a New Yorker would be hard pressed to name any others. Read More »

The 8 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in New York City

The Flatiron building is flanked by desirable living spaces and restaurants (Photo: Kevin Loria/CUNY Journalism Photo)

It’s hard to shock a New Yorker with dollar signs — after all, NYC has among the priciest real estate in the world. We decided to investigate, so we turned to PropertyShark. Theycrunched the numbers, Read More »

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Zookeepers Kristin Campbell and Laura Bechtler Show Us the Wild Side to the Staten Island Zoo

Zookeeper Laura Bechtler (Photo: Laura Bechtler)

For many, being a zookeeper sounds like one of the coolest jobs in the world, but it also means long hours, sweaty physical labor — and the willingness to get more than a little dirty. Read More »

LinkedIn Advice for Recent College Graduates

Advice for new grads (iStockphoto)

Is LinkedIn a necessary tool for recent college graduates? Most experts say yes. However, many recent graduates doubt that this social media forum is worth the effort Read More »

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Visiting New York»


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    10 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in NYC

    Picking the right hotel can make or break a vacation, and the right choice becomes even more critical when you are traveling with kids. Suddenly the whirlpool tub and king size bed you dreamed about are replaced by the desire for a mini fridge Read More »

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    Broadway’s ‘It Shoulda Been You’ to Close in August

    Chip Zien, Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris and Michael X. Martin in ‘It Shoulda Been You’ (Photo: Joan Marcus)

    The honeymoon is over. It Shoulda Been You, the new musical about a wacky wedding day, will end its Broadway run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre Read More »

    ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ Exhibit Extends at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Film still from In the Mood for Love, 2000 (Courtesy of Block 2 Pictures Inc. Photograph  2000 Block 2 Pictures Inc. All rights reserved; Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    With 350,000 visitors and counting, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibitChina: Through the Looking Glassis on track to become one of the most-visited exhibits in the Costume Institute’s history. Read More »

    8 Most Entertaining Tour Guides in New York City

    Tour Guide Rory Lipede, The Ride (Photo: The Ride)

    When you’re visiting New York, a tour guide is often your first local viewpoint of the city. Being privy to this insider perspective can greatly elevate your experience — and even more so when the guide is entertaining. Read More »

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    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: June 2015

    Chicken sandwich at Fuku (Photo: Gabriele Stabile)

    From a restaurateur’s point of view, June is one of the best months to open. It allows staff to get their sea legs and chefs to hit their stride during a slight summer lull before the rush of fall and holiday season set in. Read More »

    3 Great Restaurants Near the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Caf Boulud (Photo: B. Milne)

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art delivers a feast for the eyes, but not so much for the stomach. Read More »

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    Editor's Picks

    Lynn’s Trapeze Swing Carousel at Luna Park (Photo: Courtesy of Luna Park)

    10 Things Every Kid Should Do Before Summer is Over

    Before summer disappears, watch watching the famed Yankees play ball and scream with delight on a Luna Park rollercoaster

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    How to Celebrate Summer in NYC

    Here's how to stay cool and have a hot summer in the city

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    Gone Fishing

    The raw bar and dining room at Aquagrill (Photo: Aquagrill)

    Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in NYC

    New York City is the country’s culinary king — and this is particularly evident in its superb array of premiere seafood restaurants. Manhattan is an island, after all.

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    Chicken sandwich at Fuku (Photo: Gabriele Stabile)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: June 2015

    From a restaurateur’s point of view, June is one of the best months to open. It allows staff to get their sea legs and chefs to hit their stride during a slight summer lull before the rush of fall and holiday season set in.

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    Liza Minnelli performing on stage in 1972 (Photo: Keystone/Getty Images)

    8 of Broadway’s Most Beloved Living Legends

    There’s no one on stage or even Earth — quite like them. The living legends of Broadway each possess a unique talent you can’t find anywhere else. Whether it’s Chita Rivera’s sensuous dancing, Carol Channing’s unquenchable humor, Patti LuPone’s clarion voice,

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