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New York in September: 15 Things Not to Miss

September always spells relief for New Yorkers, as the heat and humidity of summer (and its aromatic accompaniments) dissipate, along with the thickest crowds of tourists. The Read More

The best eats in NYC
A traditional with soppressata at Motorino (Photo: Motorino)

The 10 Best Pizzas in New York City

It’s one of New York’s most iconic dishes, yet also one of its most polarizing, which is why it is not uncommon to overhear debates about what constitutes a good pizza — thin crust, thick crust, wood-fired, coal-charred and that’s before we even Read More

go behind the scenes
Rockefeller Center (Photo: Chiara Rodolfi/Wikimedia CC)

Secrets of Rockefeller Center

Although it’s hard to believe it now, Rockefeller Center was a grand experiment that many people thought would fail when John D. Rockefeller Jr. began it in 1930. Today, of course, Rockefeller Center is one of the most lively Read More

Living in New York»


On View: ‘Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday’ at Whitney Museum

Whitney Sophia Al Maria (b. 1983), Still from 'Black Friday', 2016. Digital video projected vertically. Collection of the artist; Courtesy The Third Line, Dubai

Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday, now at the Whitney Museum, is the first solo exhibition in the United States for American-Qatari artist, writer and filmmaker Sophia Al-Maria. Read More »

On View: ‘Diane Arbus: In the Beginning’ at Met Breuer

Diane Arbus, Jack Dracula at a bar, New London, Conn. 1961  The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. All Rights Reserved (Photo: Courtesy of the Met Breuer)

Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was one of the most controversial and influential photographers of the 20thcentury. She utilized the iconic locales and denizens of her native New York City Read More »

On View: ‘Star Trek: The Starfleet Experience’ at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Star Trek at the Intrepid

The crew of the Starship Enterprise has been exploring the final frontier for 50 years with six televisions series and thirteen movies to date Read More »

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On the Rise: 8 NYC Neighborhoods to Buy or Rent in Now

42nd Street from the Tudor City Overpass in Tudor City (Photo: Jeffrey Zeldman/Flickr CC)

It’s no secret: New York is an expensive place to live, especially when it comes to the real estate. Shopping on a budget in a city that’s infamous for its multi-million-dollar condos poses plenty of challenges Read More »

8 Most Anticipated NYC Real Estate Openings of 2016

A rendering of the exterior of Empire Stores, Dumbo (Photo: Empire Stores)

There’s no shortage of buildings opening these days in New York. Last year washailed for its rock-solid real estate market, Read More »

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Technical Designer Mike Riccio Takes Us Behind the Scenes of His Fascinating Projects, from ‘PsychoBarn’ to Broadway

Mike Riccio has spent the last 16 years at Showman Fabricators coming up with creative solutions to the most complex set design problems. Read More »

Brooklyn Grange Farmer Matt Jefferson Works the Land, 12 Stories Up

An event at Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard Farm (Photo: Brooklyn Grange)

People are always telling Matt Jefferson he has a cool job, especially once they have stepped out onto the roof of the industrial building inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard where he works at Brooklyn Grange. Read More »

10 Tips on Breaking into Broadway from Casting Director James Calleri

Casting director James Calleri has been around the Broadway block and then some. It’s a little unusual for someone on the casting side of the table to rattle off their resum Read More »

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Visiting New York»


Your Hotel Search
    No fighting over the TV at Pod 39, where each bunk comes with its own (Photo: Pod Hotels)

    8 Best Budget Family Hotels in NYC

    You’ve been saving for your family vacation to the Big Apple — but you don’t want to blow your entire budget on a hotel. There’s no need to. NYC may be infamously pricey, Read More »

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    8 Wonderful Central Park Tours

    Central Park Bike Tour (Photo: Central Park Sightseeing)

    Central Park is often called the “lungs” of New York City. And for good reason: This vast expanse of green is a refreshing (and necessary) counterpoint to the city’s concrete, grit and noise. Read More »

    The Top 10 Tours of Brooklyn

    Who says Manhattan is the center of the universe? For many, Brooklyn is! The borough is a cultural hotbed, with enticing art, shopping and restaurants. Read More »

    10 Tours to Take for Captivating New York Views

    Statue by Night tour (Photo: New York Water Taxi)

    An image of New York City on a postcard is eye-catching. In person, that view is even more thrilling. But, you don’t have to own a penthouse apartment to take in million-dollar vistas of the city. These ten tours take you soaring Read More »

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    Top 10 New and Notable Restaurants: August 2016

    Summertime, and the livin’ was boozy, as some of August’s new restaurants relied heavily on bar programs as formidable as their Read More »

    10 Best NYC Restaurants on the Water

    River Caf (Photo: VivaVioleta Photography/River Caf)

    It’s easy to forget that Manhattan is an island. Dining out at a waterfront restaurant will soon remind you. But not just any table will do — the food, after all, has to live up to the setting. Read More »

    8 NYC Restaurants with Secret Gardens

    Lolo's Seafood Shack (Photo: Lolo's)

    Not every diner wants to be part of the “see-and-be-seen” scene. For those who enjoy a little tranquility with their meal, there’s nothing like hiding out in NYC’s “secret” restaurant gardens — those quiet, al fresco patches tucked into courtyards, Read More »

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    Ladies First

    10 Leading Women of Broadway: Fall 2016

    From Wicked to Waitress — and plenty of new shows in between — this season on Broadway features an array of powerhouses. Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple perhaps best sums up this year’s leading ladies with

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    A room at the Gramercy Park Hotel (Photo: Gramercy Park Hotel)

    The 10 Most Beautiful Hotels in New York City

    Granted, beauty is subjective. So is taste. But some things transcend subjectivity and style, and simply take our breath away, like these ten hotels.

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    O Christmas Tree

    Rockefeller Christmas Tree 2016 Viewing: What You Need to Know

    It’s that time again: A tree glows in Midtown. The holidays in New York have become synonymous with one very tall icon of nature: the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.

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