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Ripley's Believe It or Not (Photo: Courtesy of Ripley's)

Secrets of Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Times Square is known for its oddball characters, a reputation that is clearly upheld at this often-thronged attraction: Ripley’s Believe It or Not. This “Odditorium” is home to rare curiosities, wacky stories and outlandish relics Read More

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Steak tartare at wd-50 (Photo: wd-50)

Steak Tartare at wd-50

The countdown is on for the last two months of wd-50 as we know and love it. The influential Lower East Side restaurant will be serving its last meal on Clinton Street on November 30 before closing its doors to make way for a new Read More

don't settle for less
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken (Photo: Blue Ribbon)

16 of New York’s Best Comfort Food Dishes: Classic and Creative

When that wisp of a chill hits the morning air, the shorts are packed away along with the swimsuits, and the sweaters are safely out of storage, it’s time for some good Read More

Living in New York»


Take This Class: Baking by Momofuku Milk Bar

Bake the Book class (Photo: Momofuku Milk Bar)

Don’t let baking intimidate you. With a little guidance, making great cakes, pies and truffles is a snap. Read More »

It’s Oktoberfest: 5 Tasty Brew Tours in NYC

Visit Brooklyn Brewery on the Brewed in Brooklyn Tour (Photo: Courtesy of Urban Oyster)

Yes, it’s Oktoberfest, but what if you’re looking for something different than the same-old beer-and-sausage showdowns? Read More »

Ellis Island Hospital Opens for Tours

The morgue, which also served as a medical teaching lab, is seen June 3, 2003 in the not-yet-restored Ellis Island hospital complex. Save Ellis Island is launching a national five-year $300 million fundraising campaign to restore this building along with 29 others primarily on the south side of Ellis Island that have been closed to the public since 1954. (Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Many people don’t realize that Ellis Island’s south side is home to a massive hospital complex, which was closed in 1954 and since neglected. Read More »

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At Home with Special Events Maven Harriette Rose Katz

Harriette Rose Katz (Photo: Mary-Louise Price Foss)

It was 1967, she was newly married and she just about had given up looking for an apartment. “I had listed myself at the apartment locating bureau and I said to them, ‘I want two bedrooms and two bathrooms’ and Read More »

10 Developments Changing the New York City Landscape

Rendering of The Greenwich Lane with the NYC skyline (Rendering: Courtesy of The Greenwich Lane)

Buildings come and go in New York City with lightning-fast efficiency and most end up being absorbed into the neighborhood culture. Every once in a while, however, a development comes along that redefines Read More »

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How to Be Memorable in Your Next Job Interview

(Illustration: Mary-Louise Price Foss)

Well, that was fast. Summer is almost over and if you are in the market now for a job, you probably see morejob openings Read More »

How to Refine Your Elevator Pitch

Refine Your Elevator Speech (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

You’ve likely heard the term “elevator pitch.” This is the brief statement that explains what you do professionally and, more importantly, what you offer Read More »

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Visiting New York»


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    Great Hotels Outside Manhattan

    In New York City, Manhattan used to be the only choice for the finest hotels. No longer. New upscale hotels have sprouted in Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey, Read More »

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    On View: Art from the First Millennium BC at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Syrian-style ivory openwork plaque with a striding sphinx, ca. 9th8th century B.C. Neo-Assyrian period. Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) (Photo: Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    The Assyrian Empire was at its height during the 8th to 7th century BC, commanding over 1,000 miles of territory extending from Read More »

    2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Viewing: What You Need to Know

    The 81st Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on December 4, 2013 (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

    Winter may still seem far off — but not if you’re planning a holiday trip to New York. The early bird gets the best rates: This is the time Read More »

    Ultimate Guide to NYC Bus Tours: 8 to Book Now

    Ultimate Guide to NYC Bus Tours (Photo: Mat Szwajkos)

    The landmark buildings, the myriad attractions, the varied neighborhoods: It’s no secret that deciding what to do during a visit to New York City can be daunting. Enter the bus tour. These four-wheeled city jaunts take a lot of the guesswork Read More »

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    Oktoberfest Feast: Top 5 Bratwurst in NYC

    Brats on the grill at Reichenbach Hall (Photo: Reichenbach Hall)

    Everyone celebrates Oktoberfest with big steins of beer — but this holiday wouldn’t be complete without some bratwurst on the side. Read More »

    10 Hardest Restaurant Reservations to Score in NYC

    Sushi Nakazawa (Photo: Courtesy of Sushi Nakazawa)

    It’s a given that getting a seat in a hot new restaurant in NYC can be difficult, if not impossible. But many times, it’s just a matter of waiting until the shiny new polish wears off, and you’re in. Read More »

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    Family-Friendly Tours

    8 Super-Fun, Family-Friendly Tours of NYC

    With boat rides, superhero tours and scavenger hunts, NYC is a paradise for kids – here are the eight tours for kids (and their parents) you shouldn't miss

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    The interactive touchscreens and wall in the memorial exhibit at the 9/11 Museum (Photo: Jin Lee)

    5 Reasons to Visit the National September 11 Museum

    The September 11th Museum opened to the public this May, and this upcoming September will mark the first 9/11 anniversary – 13 years after the towers fell – for the museum

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    Featured Events

    9/11 Memorial Museum

    9/11 Memorial Museum

    Explore the history of the World Trade Center and the aftermath of the September 11 attacks via fascinating yet devotional exhibits with photographs, videos and pieces from the recovery effort

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    Everything New York

    Charlie Palmer Steak (Photo: Charlie Palmer Steak)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: September 2014

    Perhaps the most desirable time of year to open an eatery, the NYC restaurant scene kickstarts anew each fall,

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    Brooklyn Brewery (Photo: Langille/Flickr CC)

    A Guide to the 10 Best NYC-Brewed Beers

    In the 19th century, New York City was awash in lively beer halls and breweries, thanks to an influx of industrious German immigrants, who had introduced their native lager to thirsty locals.

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now a Broadway show

    10 Hit Broadway Shows Inspired By Bestsellers

    The names on Broadway’s marquees look pretty familiar if you are a movie lover (Aladdin, Once, Lion King, Kinky Boots). And the lives and hits of everyone

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