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2, 54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004, USA
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Want to eat where a historic event of the American Revolution took place? Try Fraunces Tavern in downtown New York City. After defeating the British, it was here that George Washington gathered his officers for a farewell speech before heading...
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299 Broadway, Suite 620, New York, NY 10007, USA
If you are looking for a fun, buzzing eating scene in the Wall Street area, this is it. Stone Street is a narrow, cobblestone street lined with restaurants and bars and filled with outdoor, communal tables. During lunch on nice days, an energetic...
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184 Duane St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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Actor Hugh Jackman is definitely a do-gooder, in more senses than one. His boutique coffee shop, Laughing Man, started in Tribeca on Duane Street, and is one of those places where the coffee not only tastes good (try the Flat White, made with...
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Little Italy, New York, NY 10013, USA
Held yearly in the month of September, the San Gennaro Festival is New York City's oldest religious street festival. Little Italy was the first location in America for several hundred thousand Italian immigrants who came to the U.S. in the early...
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80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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It's become tradition for me to go get a pastry at the Balthazaar bakery in SoHo and then sit on one of the benches outside the store to people watch. I find no greater joy than to sit still on a very busy street, in my own little world, while I...
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179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Opened in 1914, this is a New York institution. Its been owned and operated by four generations of the same family. You really feel like you're stepping into a NY deli 50 years ago.
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27 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, USA
The 114-room art boutique The James brings dozens of comfortable amenities—including a wine hour, Intelligent Nutrients organic toiletries, a spacious garden patio, and a design that is similar to lofts in the city—but the greatest draw is the...
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180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA
Being back 10 years after 9/11 at this memorial, there are no words that can describe how I felt ... like all New Yorkers who had lived through that day, I was just grateful to be there.
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176 Church St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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A sliver of a shop located on Church and Reade, the Pakistan Tea House is something I had just heard about but never visited. At 10:00 pm in the Financial District, I was half starved and eager to find a joint that would serve me a decent meal....
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211 W Broadway # 1, New York, NY 10013, USA
Maslow 6 is an exceptional wine store. Owner Keri Jackson Kunzle organizes her store by intensity with, generally speaking, whites toward the front and reds to the back. Instead of bottles from the predictable countries alone, she also features...
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240 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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Third Rail Coffee. A simple black coffee never tasted so good. Literally stumbled into it after I got caught in a sudden thunderstorm and ran for cover. The tiny space encourages eavesdropping and the glass front invites people watching, but I...
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113 Jane St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Malatesta is one of the best Italian restaurants in New York: when it comes to the quality of the food and the value, it cannot be beat. It sits on the corner of Washington and Christopher Streets in the West Village, and during but winter months,...
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211 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014, USA
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New York City has so many great Italian restaurants but Morandi's has to be in my top 3, the meatballs might make you cry, they were so delicious! It's a super vibrant atmosphere, reservations can be tough to secure, but it lives up to the hype....
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510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Employees Only is a gem in New York City. Located in one of New York’s hippest neighborhoods on Hudson Street, it looks unassuming from the outside. You’ll find a forest green awning outside with white block letters that read “EO” and a statue of...
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828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
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“18 Miles of Books” is the slogan at this nearly century-old Union Square bookshop—and it’s not hyperbole. The Strand’s warren of high-ceilinged rooms contains more than 2.5 million new and used titles, and browsing...
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251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
Momofuku Milk Bar is one of those places in NYC that's always being raved about. Its desserts are incredible, it's worth the wait in line, best place to get your sugar fix...... It's all true! Ok, maybe not the 'best' part because I still haven't...
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207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
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I go to Momofuku Ssam Bar every time I'm in NY and free for Sunday brunch. It is worth all the hype it has garnered. Go with a large group and order many orders of the pork buns, which are more like Chinese tacos, stuffed with tender pork belly...
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17 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003, USA
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2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman When hotelier Ian Schrager took over this landmark property in 2006, he brought in artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel to oversee the decor. The result is as sexy and provocative as you’d expect. In the lobby, red velvet...
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11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
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New York City is America's culinary capital and of the numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, Eleven Madison Park ranks among the top. A meal here is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. From their unique dining format to the elegant...
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350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, USA
If walking through New York’s streets seems chaotic, try getting above it all—with a panoramic view from the top of the city’s most famous skyscraper. From above, the beautifully engineered order of the buildings, parks and thoroughfares below is...
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131 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
Looking for a deal in Midtown? Why not try the brand new Roger, a boutique property located only spitting distance to the Empire State Building. Formerly the “Roger Williams,” the hotel has recently undergone a $10 million renovation following a...
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111 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
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It's brunch. It's Sunday. It's bacon and a scratch-made bloody mary. It's fresh yogurt, crunchy granola and toast swimming in egg yolk. Don't you feel better already? No? All right, well then head to Resto—surely, it will do the trick far better...
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11 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA
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Few combinations can beat wine and chocolate. Ayza clearly knows this and features a very grape- and cacao-heavy menu. On the chocolate side, try confections by Xocolatti, famed pastry chef Jacques Torres, and Tumbador. You can also order...
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170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
Storico is truly a hidden gem in New York City - a one-of-a-kind, beautiful eatery in a historic museum on the Upper West Side, just steps from Central Park. The newly-renovated New-York Historical Society is located on Central Park West and 76th...
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200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
When you visit the NY Historical Society (across the street from the Natural History Museum) be sure to go up to the 4th floor and check out the collection of vintage advertisements. The Audobon prints are up there too.
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New York, NY, USA
Just a block and a half from Loews Regency sits New York's landscaped wonder and one of the greatest urban parks in the world, Central Park. Stretching between 59th and 110th Streets and Fifth and Eighth Avenues, the park covers a total of 843...
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283 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023, USA
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At Salumeria Rosi, the seating is cramped and the conversations from people around you can spill into your own whether you will then to or not. It matters little because the wine list is exceptional, the servers are all knowledgeable even if you...
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2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, USA
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Every New Yorker knows Zabar's, an Upper West Side institution. A specialty food market founded in the 1930s by Louis and Lillian Zabar, today's store is nearly a block long and serves 35,000 customers weekly. Bagels, lox, smoked fish, gourmet...
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New York, NY, USA
Manhattan's Chinatown can be one of the most intimidating places to visit in all of New York City. While Little Italy is far smaller, it too can be off-putting with its obnoxious waiters who shove menus in your face as you traverse the sidewalk....
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200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
Simply walking into Global Table is a happy experience - you are greeted by a overflowing array of table top and home accessories in vivid colors, graphic patterns and clean, modern shapes. If you are having a bad day, this store is a wonderful...
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E 72nd St & Park Drive North, New York, NY 10021, USA
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The famous boathouse in Central Park is known for its fancy lunches for the ladies who lunch. But you can also get takeout and enjoy the same view for under 10 bucks.
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Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA
of the Bethesda Terrace brought me back a few times on the same trip.
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New York, NY, USA
One of my favorite highlights of Central Park is the carousel, not least because of its (if you'll excuse the pun) pivotal appearance in The Catcher in the Rye. The carousel itself is a beautiful throwback, and an activity that both parents and...
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1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
If you can only visit one museum in New York, this should be it; the Met’s hallowed halls contain one of the most dazzling and comprehensive classical art collections in the world. More than two million works are on display here, spanning more...
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20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
Refusing to be outdone by its Upper East Side setting, The Surrey is grand and gracious, with a restaurant, bar and spa to rival the city’s finest. This boutique hotel has lashings of glamour from top (the 17th-floor roof garden) to toe (sumptuous...
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99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Serves a contemporary farm-to-table take on classic coffee shop classics, such as French Toast with Apple Butter ($12) or Grilled Cheese with avocado and roasted tomato ($12). Dinner is served Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
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You don't have to travel Paris for authentic macarons thanks to Ladurée on the Upper East Side. These delicate French treats are almost too pretty to eat (but who can resist!). And with a storefront equally as delightful, you might even feel like...
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The cafe counterpart to Candle 79, Candle Café is quick, casual and equally fabulous. This Upper East Side cafe serves simply prepared vegan, organic farm to table fare—perfect for a feel-good meal with the family. It's so good in fact, I suspect...
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60 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065, USA
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Chef Matthew Rudofker of Momofuku Ssäm Bar says: "To me, all of the terrines by chef Jean Francois are the best in the city. The foie gras is seasoned perfectly and the mosaic terrines are visually stunning." Check out Chefs Feed to get more...
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160 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065, USA
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This charming two-story brownstone is the quintessential destination for a romantic dinner. The French dishes are a unique take on the traditional and ideally prepared. Unpretentious but elegant, you'll feel comfortable going casual or in...
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540 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
A staple among Upper East Side hotels since it opened in 1963, the sophisticated Loews Regency reopened in early 2014 after an extensive renovation. With a Park Avenue address and location convenient to Central Park and Manhattan's best museums,...
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47 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022, USA
Early this spring, I had an hour to kill in Manhattan, so I ducked into the Grolier Club, where I saw a fascinating exhibit devoted to Wunderkammer, the cabinets of curiosities that originated in 16th-century Europe. I am a big fan of visiting...
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FAO Schwarz, at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, is perhaps the dream shopping experience of every kid, and some adults too. Famous from its big-screen turn in Big, when Tom Hanks's character danced across the store's floor piano, FAO Schwarz's history...
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660 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
Barneys started out in the 1970s selling suits in Chelsea, at 7th and 17th, before expanding into the chain of stores it is today, with over 40 locations. The flagship of the luxury retailer, with some 275,000 square feet of designer clothes,...
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126 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
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When thinking of American food a small, seasonal and well balanced meal isn't what you'd expect but Rouge Tomate serves dishes with modern appeal. Wholesome, locally grown ingredients (thanks to the in-house nutritionist) produce refreshing and...
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167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
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Such a little place to have become so famous! Levain Bakery became known for having the "best chocolate chip cookie" and while its cookies are something of a legend, they carry other baked goods that make it a great place to hit when you're on the...
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184 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
Those who cannot get enough of the High Line’s charms can now check into one of 60 rooms at the recently-opened High Line Hotel in Chelsea, where views are aplenty. The hotel itself is a 263-year old historic landmark brick building, and a former...
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11th Ave, New York, NY, USA
This is the 19-story landmarked brick-and-concrete Modernist marvel, Manhattan's Starrett-Lehigh Building. This shot was taken near the Frying Pan bar on the Hudson River. According to Wikipedia: In the 19th century, New York City required that...
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555 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
View from the bike path along the Hudson River
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The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA
NYC has many great places to catch a beautiful view of the city. One of my favorite ones is the Boom Boom Room on the top of the Standard Hotel. This rooftop lounge is the perfect combination of classiness, sophistication and beauty. While...
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Meatpacking District, New York, NY 10014, USA
This first time market, will become a yearly market for anyone to shop, eat and drink. The only main difference is rather than having fresh produce and home made delicacies like Apple Cider Scones with fresh whipped Clotted Cream, attendees will...
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Meatpacking District, New York, NY 10014, USA
The Hi Line just keeps getting better. The hard part? Finding a time to go when it is not mobbed. Planted with native NY flowering plants and grasses, something new is always blooming and a few feet above the pavement on the old elevated roadway,...
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85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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Mario Batali's Del Posto is one of the handful of restaurants that was rated 4 stars by NY Times. If you're on a budget then eat here at lunch. They offer a $39 3-course prix fixe that is superb!
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88 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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We were a party of four seated in the main dining room. The restaurant is modern with a lot of white and glass but doesn't have a cold feeling. The four of us opted for the Omakase (tasting menu). Each course was presently beautifully, had a...
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Meatpacking District, New York, NY 10014, USA
Walking the Highline was one of the best parts of my quick trip to NYC last Spring. It was a great way to squeeze in some exercise and view the city from a totally unique perspective! The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight...
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253 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Tartine is a slice of Paris in the West Village. On the tree-lined West 11th street, you can sit under the awning on a quiet afternoon with a canale and a latte to people watch. This bistro also has a BYOB policy, which means you'll most likely...
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228 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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This intimate, 110-seat restaurant has been hailed as one of the West Village’s true gems since it opened eight years ago, both due to the chef’s fresh take on classic Italian cuisine and the inviting ambiance the cozy, dimly-lit...
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529 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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This relatively new contemporary Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village is as charming as it is delicious. The organic fare is a mixture of Eastern and Western ingredients. I especially recommend the incredible pork dumplings—such a simple dish,...
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55 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Loved the atmosphere and creative dishes. Delicious taste
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167 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
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The James Beard Home is located in the West Village neighborhood of New York City, down a quaint little West Village kind-of-street. I was surprised that prior to this dinner, I had passed by the JBF home unknowingly, many times. I suppose I had...
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9 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
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Joe Coffee is a great go-to coffee shop where the product is excellent, and—wait for it—the service isn't snooty! The company prides itself on hospitality, is family-owned, and provides a well needed dose of caffeine after a long day wandering...
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64 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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If you seek hearty, belly-busting comfort food in a fun, laid-back environment, you must try The Meatball Shop. Executive Chef and co-owner Dan Holzman has trained with culinary stars Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne and Jean Louis Paladin. General...
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17 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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A unique place to go for dinner, if New York doesn't have enough of those, is One if by Land, Two if by Sea. The dark interior lit only by candle light and the glow of the bar create a romantic and yet tavern-like feeling with the Germanic...
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15 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
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Established in 1854, McSorley's is the oldest tavern in NYC, and a great place to venture for an afternoon beer (or two...as they're served by the pair). Oh, and don't expect a fruit-infused heferweizen or an organically-hopped Imperial; Light or...
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228 Mott St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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Among caffeine addicts, coffee is a hotly debated beverage. Gimme! Coffee is a no-nonsense artisanal coffee outlet that brews the freshest beans and only serves coffee the way it's meant to be enjoyed. You won't need to sweeten it with sugar & on...
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399 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012, USA
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Weekend people watching in SoHo would not be the same without the little coffee shop gem that is Ground Support. Grab a cappuccino and a pastry, then sit back to enjoy all of the fashionable New Yorker’s that walk on West Broadway. Amazing ginger...
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13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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Manhattan’s oldest dim sum parlor plays the part to the hilt, from faded storefront to checklist ordering. For kids, there’s a time-warpy thrill to seeing what Chinese restaurants used to look like. Lure them in with the scallion pancakes; seal...
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9 Doyers St #1, New York, NY 10013, USA
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Don't be fooled by Apothéke's gritty exterior. This is not your typical cocktail bar. Once you pass through the entrance doors, things start getting interesting. For one thing, the bartenders are wearing apothecary outfits and the menu consists of...
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84 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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The menu at the Meatball Shop is a food lover’s playground. Laminated front and back, your server will hand you the menu and a dry erase marker to make your selections. Choose from balls like classic beef, spicy pork, chicken, vegetable or special...
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127 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Made with house made coffee syrup, Russ & Daughter's coffee soda is great on a sweltering day. It's refreshing and just a tad sweet. I wanted seconds and thirds.
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3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Whether you have a green thumb or just love to bask in nature, you'll want to check out the National Arboretum before you bid D.C. adieu. Spring is one of the best times to visit, when the azaleas, rhododendrons, and native trees are in full...
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1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Union Market is the perfect D.C. destination if you're searching for a weekend brunch spot, craving a snack on your way to visit the Capitol, or, you know, hungry. Oyster bar, bakery, taqueria, soda shop, sandwich shop, Korean taco grill—all...
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101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA
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Established in 1800, the Library of Congress is the oldest federal institution in the United States. The library was destroyed by British troops just 14 years after its conception, and Congress used Thomas Jefferson’s collection of 6,487...
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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
The U.S. Capitol Building is the epicenter of all D.C. political action—this is where the country's most important battles are fought. Home to the House of Representatives and the Senate's meeting chambers for more than two centuries, it's...
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429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
It's best to follow these lunches on wheels on Twitter, but usually you'll find them lined up near the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station in southwest D.C., McPherson Square, Franklin Park, and Farragut Square all in northwest D.C. Popular ones include...
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2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
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After a long awaited re-opening, the infamous reflecting pool shared by the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial has been opened to the public once again. Over one year of construction on the new water filtration system that now pulls water...
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2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
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After three years and $15 million dollars worth of repairs as a result of a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August 2011, DC's most recognized landmark (and the world's tallest freemasonry structure) reopened for business back in May 2014. Once again,...
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1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
The memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C., are inspiring during the day, but at night, they are simply mesmerizing. On a chilly November night, I decided to stroll by the monuments. I had especially wanted to see the Jefferson Memorial light...
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Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
I’m very lucky. I get to spend my days in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! One thing that makes D.C. so special is the amount of green space that we have in the city. Constitution Gardens is just a few blocks from my office, and it’s...
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900 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
What I loved most about my recent walk in Washington, D.C., was the Korean War Veterans Memorial, with larger-than-life stainless steel statues of American soldiers caught as though in the middle of war. Located in West Potomac Park, the memorial...
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2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
A history lesson in action! The Lincoln Memorial is best known for the lifelike giant. I found myself lost in the anxiety in his hands, the hasty "drape" of cloth, and piercing eyes that seem to pierce through the decades. Take time to lean...
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1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
The National Geographic Museum always has fascinating exhibits, and I love museums. When I saw the exhibit titled "America I Am: A look into the African Diaspora and its contributions to America," I knew I had to go. Always a popular venue, there...
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1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
When you only have one evening to spend in D.C., you'd better make it count, and checking in to the Hotel Tabard Inn will do just that. Opened in 1922, the hotel has 40 elegantly appointed sleeping rooms in which no two are exactly the same. Top...
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1320 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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I’ve had a life long love affair with pork so when a friend suggested that we go for dinner at a place called The Pig, how could I say no? The Pig serves up its dishes as small plates, so it’s the perfect place to go with a group of people and...
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4th St SW & Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
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During my three years of living in Washington, D.C., I made it my mission to visit as many museums as I could. The National Museum of the American Indian quickly won me over. Its curves can be seen from countless rooftops and decks in the city....
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1632 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
D.C. offers a lot of choices for getting about the city. If you are cyclist, consider renting a bicycle to supplement travel by public transportation. Not only is it cheaper than Metro (either subway or bus) and cab fare, but also you’ll avoid the...
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1726 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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A friend who lives in the D.C. area recommended this coffeehouse to me. And considering how we used to frolic through London’s food scene together, I already knew that she’s just as picky as I am when it comes to coffee. Tucked away on 20th Street...
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2000 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
I think I’m one of the few people on the planet who does not own a Kindle. Don’t get me wrong, I read plenty of content online but when it comes to books, I’m old school – I like to run my fingers across the covers, feel the pages and actually be...
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415 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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I've been fascinated recently with this sweet-savory combination. Sorry cupcakes, the doughnut is back, and it has gotten quite the makeover! Before this craze hit D.C., chefs Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIssac of Birch and Barley/Churchkey have...
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1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Like many people these days, I need a cup of caffeine to get me going in the morning. Most mornings I’m a tea person, but every once in a while, I need a cup of coffee. Luckily for me, M.E. Swing is just a short two blocks away from my office....
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500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Located in the atrium of the Corcoran Gallery of Art is a casual café that is owned and operated by celebrated chef Todd Gray, who is better known for the elegant and composed meals that he serves up at his flagship restaurant, Equinox, than...
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675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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This iconic Washington restaurant and bar has moved several times since it began as a boarding house/tavern in 1856, but its present location, a block from the White House, speaks to its history. Presidents Grant, Johnson, Cleveland, McKinley,...
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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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Cafe du Parc restaurant is an extraordinary spot for French food. The menu is traditional French bistro, served on a great outdoor terrace. J'adore this spot—great moules-frites as well!
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515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
For decades, this rooftop terrace bar situated at the W Hotel (formerly the Hotel Washington, circa 1918) has provided some of the most stellar views of the White House, monuments, memorials, and beyond. Unlike many other local rooftops, P.O.V. is...
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1308 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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Astro is the brainchild of two childhood friends, Eliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, who grew up playing hockey together (one currently plays in the NHL) and would enjoy doughnuts as a post-game treat. An union of two iconic comfort foods, relish in...
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1101 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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If I could have, I would have hugged Robert Wiedmaier for the meal we had at his exceptional restaurant. I would tell anyone traveling to D.C., that if they wanted just one good meal, then this is the place. We started our meal with seasonal...
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1314 1/2 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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Chef Dan O’Brien spends his days taking the finest of locally sourced ingredients and transforming them into the most delectable of foods including pantry items like sauces, fruit butters, pickles, and condiments. He then stocks his pantry shelves...
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8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
An undulating steel and glass canopy wows visitors who enter the Kogod Courtyard. Inside you'll find diners from the museum's café, tourists soaking their weary feet in the shallow fountain running across the space, and students taking advantage...
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700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
If what you’re looking for in a hotel in D.C. is a central location—with easy access to all the major sights and public transportation and in a part of town where there are lots of shops and restaurants, then the place you will want to stay is the...
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555 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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Poste Brasserie is known for many things, from its Poste Roast and its outdoor garden with weekday happy hours, to its Sunday brunch with a full Bloody Mary bar. We were given the choice of regular or bacon-infused vodka. Of course I chose bacon,...
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822 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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We stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant on our most recent trip to Washington, D.C. Look for the sign, and then follow the stairs as they descend below grade to the cozy enclave, designed by Chef Aaron McCloud, to meet your dining desires. Jazz...
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800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Aside from fictional spies like James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Austin Powers, few of us know much about the world of espionage and that’s probably very deliberate. After all, you can’t expect any good spy to be giving away their trade secrets. If...
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511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
No theater in America has had a more tragic history than Ford's. During an April 14, 1865, performance, 26-year-old stage actor John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln as he sat in the flag-draped presidential box. Shuttered for nearly a...
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700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
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If you're a history buff, then you'll want to visit the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C. The Archives houses the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. The Archives also have a large online database,...
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6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, USA
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A bronze thinking rabbit, a stainless steel tree, and a cherry-red abstract horse—these may sound like characters from a modern-day version of Alice in Wonderland, but are actually highlights from the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. The...
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701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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Zaytinya is a trendy restaurant in the heart of Penn Quarter, Washington D.C.'s trendiest neighborhood. Zaytinya serves up a variety of Mediterranean tapas inspired by traditional dishes from Greece, Lebanon, and Turkey. It also has a selection of...
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717 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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Chef/owner Aaron Silverman's farmhouse restaurant, in the heart of Barracks Row, serves creative cooking inspired by his travels and culinary training in the American South, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and Southeast Asia. Notable dishes include...
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539 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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One of the first restaurants I visited when I arrived to D.C. was Lavagna DC, an Italian restaurant in the foodie haven of Barracks Row. Since then, it has become one of my go to places not only for their popular brunch, but for dinner as well....
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621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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If you spend any amount of time roaming about the neighborhoods near the US Capitol, you’ll find that there are plenty of chain coffeshops that will deliver you the same cup of joe experience that you can get at the same spot in your hometown,...
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As one of the first to appear on the DC scene, this well-known food truck guarantees freshly baked thin-crust pies with homemade sauce and freshly grated cheeses served to you in under 10 minutes (I was told 8 minutes and they were spot on). Their...
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300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
On the former site of a boilermaker factory for the Navy Yard, the creators of Logan Circle neighborhood favorite Churchkey and Birch and Barley opened Bluejacket back in October 2013. This amazing 5,600-square-foot three-story brewery is capable...
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1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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At the booths of Union Market, a massive shopping hall, vendors sell made-from-scratch biscuits, Chesapeake Bay oysters, and reclaimed-wood furniture like that of your favorite boutique hotel. Save time for a rare art film at the new Angelika...
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Mt Vernon Trail, United States
Alexandria has an extensive trail system that connects George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home with D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood and beyond. An extremely popular activity with locals and visitors is to grab a bike and ride on the Mt. Vernon Trail....
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3600 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Run up and down 10 times, and you'll feel the burn! This is a favorite among Georgetown University athletes and the student body, especially on Halloween. Made famous by the 1973 horror classic written by Georgetown alum William Peter Blatty...
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Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
The Capital Crescent Trail starts at the end of Water Street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC and goes for 11 miles, ending in Silver Spring, Maryland. The trail is paved for most of the way making it extremely popular with both...
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3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Feel the need to oar about when you’re in D.C.? Then Key Bridge Boathouse is the ticket. Key Bridge Boathouse offers a variety of single and double kayaks, canoes and as well as stand-up paddbleboards for rent. Whether you are an experienced...
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3423 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Pie Sisters is a bakery located in Georgetown with a scrumptious assortment of both sweet and savory pies. The business is operated by three sisters who left their day jobs to share the family tradition of making fresh, homemade pies with the DC...
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3314 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
In D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, Cady’s Alley is a small cluster of shops found on the south side of M Street NW and in back on both sides of the historic Cady’s Alley. The area is an interior designer’s paradise with shops and design firms...
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3301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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From Magnolia’s cameo in Sex and the City to Sprinkles’ pink “ATM” machine in Beverly Hills, the cupcake craze has swept across America. Thanks to the deliciousness of Georgetown Cupcake and their dedicated DC Cupcakes...
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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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When it opened in 1987, Paolo's, located in the heart of Georgetown, quickly became the place to dine for lunch, cocktails, and dinner. Today, the restaurant still bustles with energy and exceptional offerings of traditional Italian fare fused...
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1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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In a city often associated with power, ever wonder where the movers and shakers hang out? As the oldest family-owned D.C. restaurant run by four generations of the Martin family (all named William), Martin's has hosted and served every president...
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3235 P St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Fleurir prides itself on creating local chocolate completely from scratch. They use locally-sourced ingredients and feature artists on their uniquely designed wrappers. The flavors of the chocolate are anything but conventional. You may find...
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1522 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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I'm meeting my friend for brunch at Café Bonaparte. I stroll up to the northern side of Georgetown—the part that feels more like a quaint neighborhood than the frenzied, tourist area near M Street. The space is long and narrow, simply decorated...
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Georgetown, Washington, DC, USA
Georgetown, located along the Potomac River, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Back in colonial times, it served as a port and major commercial center. Today, it remains a popular destination for shoppers; you can find most of...
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1065 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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After seeing plenty of chain restaurants in the heart of Georgetown, we happened upon a lovely little restaurant, with authentic Neapolitan pizza, called Il Canale. Now, don't trust me on the authenticity; trust their Associazione Verace Pizza...
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1057 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
If you visit Georgetown, make time to stroll along the historic C&O Canal with a cup of coffee. Normally there is water in the canal and the boats float along. The cafe on the corner, Baked and Wired, is full of delicious treats, with cupcakes...
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2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Known for little more than several luxury hotels and its proximity to Georgetown, the West End neighborhood hides a wonderful treat for D.C. residents and tourists every winter: an impressive, magical gingerbread display. Each Christmas season,...
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119 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
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One of the best-kept secrets in NYC (secret from tourists, that is) is the Burger Joint. The entrance is almost completely hidden behind floor-to-ceiling, Oz-like velvet curtains in the lobby of the upscale Le Parker Meridien hotel. The Burger...
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2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022, USA
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The King Cole Bar is about as legendary as any bar in New York. Located in the St. Regis Hotel at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, it has been the place to go for a cocktail since it opened in 1932—Salvador Dalí, John Lennon, and Marilyn...
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132 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
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When you've had enough of the hectic hustle of tourists and traffic in Times Square, seek refuge at Haven, a rooftop lounge located on the top of the Sanctuary Hotel on 47th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. The owners of this chic establishment...
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89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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Stepping into the enormous main concourse of this landmarked architectural jewel—with its sweeping granite staircases, hulking columns and 38-meter (125-foot) ceilings painted with night-sky constellations—can be a jaw-dropping experience. What’s...
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89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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The Grand Central Oyster Bar celebrates its 100th anniversary this year as a New York institution. Located in the lower concourse of Grand Central, it serves over 25 varieties of oysters daily. There is a huge menu of American...
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476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
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The main branch of the New York Public Library is one of the country’s grandest Beaux Arts buildings, a temple to learning on Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets. At the end of the 19th century, John Bigelow, who oversaw the Tilden...
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
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The Morgan Library is an endowment from Pierpont Morgan and his son J.P. and hosts one of the finest collections of European manuscripts and rare documents in the country. The library hosts revolving exhibitions on literary classics, like recent...
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200 Fifth Avenue, Roof, New York, NY 10010, United States
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This rooftop brewery (yep, rooftop brewery!) is hidden above Eataly on 5th Ave. Find the secret elevator behind the pots and pans section and take it to the 14th floor. The bar/brewery is spacious and has a great view, plus it is the only cask ale...
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200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
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If you couldn’t quite make it to Rome this year, this all-things-Italian food market (created by famed restaurateurs Mario Batali and Paul Bastianich) is the next best thing. There are six restaurants and a rooftop beer garden if you want to stop...
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23 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Located in the heart of the Flatiron shopping district is Paper Presentation, a sunny, colorful paper paradise. Browse aisle after aisle of paper, cards, card stock, envelopes, stationery, custom invitations, scrapbooking materials, presentation...
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848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA
The Meatpacking District is a mecca of design-forward restaurants, bars, clothing boutiques, galleries, and artists' residences in a neighborhood formerly known for its meat warehouses. Today glitter and guts live side by side on the West Side of...
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10 Morton St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Bosie's Tea Parlor is something of an unexpected find. Located on charming brownstone-studded Morton Street in the West Village, it's one part curated tea oasis, one part wild child in its dessert experiments. Skeptics may feel the title of the...
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271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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I have eaten a lot of pizza in my time, but Kesté Pizza in NYC is different. It's serious, foodie-level delicious pizza. Owner Roberto Caporuscio was born and raised outside Naples, Italy where he studied the art of pizza making with the masters....
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18 Cornelia St #1, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Authentic, savory, seasonal Provencal bistro dishes. Warm and welcoming service from familiar faces. A cozy atmosphere in a jewel box of a dining room. These are the reasons why I have come back to Le Gigot again and again over the years. The...
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189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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Pastry chef Dominique Ansel loves the classic croissant so much that he revived the lesser known Brittany pastry, the Kouign Amann, in his SoHo bakery. The Kouign Amann is made out of a croissant-like dough with the addition of sugar. One bite and...
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65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
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The melodious invitations of “irasshaimase” (“welcome”) from all the staff at Ippudo NY as I walked into the restaurant quickly transported me back to Japan although I must admit it seemed to me slightly dissonant, almost...
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110 E 7th St # B, New York, NY 10009, USA
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Porchetta is fast and simple food. Noticed I separated the words “fast” and “food”, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. This tiny Lower East Side pork sandwich spot has an even smaller menu and I like it that way. Recommend by my friend and...
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205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Despite multiple trips over countless years going to New York City, it wasn't until a year ago today that I encountered this sandwich — the one that left me drooling until I could enjoy it again. Katz's quickly went from a one-stop place for...
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100 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Gooey, crispy, cheesy, buttery: The list of adjectives goes on for this Lower East Side grilled cheese purveyor. Don't expect the sammies Mom made for your after-school snack; no Wonderbread or Kraft singles here. Billed as "Super Fancy Grilled...
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9 Pell St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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When I was introduced to soup dumplings by a NYC friend in Chinatown, I was immediately intrigued. They're a strange experience the first time, the sort of food that has to be played with a little before it can be eaten. Even while I was eating, a...
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1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, USA
Set in a historic Beaux-Arts building, The NoMad exudes European sophistication while maintaining a distinct New York edge. Located in the changing north of Madison Square Park neighborhood, this design-centric property opened its doors in 2012....
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36 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
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Located in the flower district of NYC, this Mediterranean spot in a former greenhouse has a great open air feel and delicious organic food. Brunch kicks off with a basket of awesome assorted breads, including an amazing chocolate croissant, and...
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230 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
Rooftop bars are mushrooming in Manhattan and many of them are quite cool. 230 Fifth (located in 230 5th Av) is a must as it offers an outstanding unobstructed view of the Empire State as well as other icon buildings in the city. Opens 4PM to 4AM...
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18 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
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Right next to the ACE hotel, or in it... one of Stumptown's shops in NYC! If you are a fan of Stumptown it is a must go. But it gets seriously busy.
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20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
The 269-room Ace Hotel New York feels like a well-worn, supple leather sofa where everyone from young Yale lawyers to indie filmmakers sink into easy conversation about micro-loans, SEO and first dates. At least that’s what I’m overhearing while...
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411 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016, USA
Brasserie Les Halles is owned by famous chef Anthony Bourdain (which is the reason I wanted to go), and the food did not disappoint. I loved my moules et frites. They also have a great wine selection and a good bar, and the ambiance has that old ...
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Theater District, New York, NY, USA
Located at 53rd and 9th in NYC, Medi is a tasty local Mediterranean restaurant. Great food. Great service. Ask for Nick who knows his Turkish wines.
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10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
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There are many great steak houses in New York City but only Porter House has a view of Central Park and the scenic Columbus Circle. Michael Lomonaco presides over a menu that features all the classics alongside some inventive surprises. It...
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1 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
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The Leopard at des Artistes is more than a restaurant. It's an Upper West Side landmark, a Manhattan treasure and genuine New York classic. It was once Cafe des Artistes, a restaurant where luminaries from the worlds of art, politics and...
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405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, USA
A quintessential example of art deco architecture, the Chrysler Building is by far my favorite skyscraper—and that was before I realized how gorgeous the interior is! The auto-inspired design mixes chrome lighting, heavy wood elevators and...
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5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
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Magnificently done!
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1240 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020, USA
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Magnolia Bakery is one of the best Bakeries located in New York. What makes this place special is they're selling the most delicious dessert in town called Banana Pudding. I always looking for it every time i stop by, but they're also offering...
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30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, USA
This is the city that never sleeps, literally. There is more to this city than big buildings, tons of tourists, traffic jams. This city is also home to great museums, lovely parks, excellent foods, and just diverse culture. I never get tired of...
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210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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Next time in NYC, definitely check out High Line Park, an above-ground former subway line in the Chelsea neighborhood converted into a strolling flower garden replete with some old rusty track and amazing skyline and sunset views. Then take a walk...
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281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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If you are into craft beer––and even if you’re not––don’t sidestep the Blind Tiger. Nestled among the shops and restaurants lining New York City's Bleeker Street, its humble presence lets its impressive ever-changing gallery of craft beers take...
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New York, NY 10017, USA
You'll always find a cast of colorful characters on the inside of New York City subway cars, but for a glimpse of some with their colors on the outside, head to the Shuttle between Grand Central Station and Times Square. The subway cars on this...
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405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, USA
Misty night
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Midtown East, New York, NY, USA
The building that I thought was the Empire State Building... Oops.
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200 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
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The baristas know their coffee and are really nice! Two things that will make anyones coffee experience soo much better! There are many locations and I went to the one in Fashion District in NYC.
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8 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
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Kristalbelli is a chic Korean restaurant just next to Langham Place, Fifth Avenue. The hidden gem of a restaurant personifies Asian luxury and is one of the highlights of nearby Korea Town. The menu features meat for cooking on each table’s...
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227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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A great neighborhood spot, Red Cat always features some great seasonal cocktails. The latest cocktail menu - as of last week (Nov 19, 2012), includes a strong maple rye 'Autumn Sweater' that is unlike anything I had tasted before. Smooth, sweet...
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210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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The High Line, a public park built on an elevated train track in NYC, should be on the top of any visitor's list. It is an outstanding example of a visionary, innovative urban park that has saved an important piece of NYC's history. Built in the...
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132 Ninth Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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I thought twice about posting this highlight, as the selfish part of me doesn't want more people to know about this neighborhood favorite, but it's just too good not to share. Hidden behind the Stone Street Coffee Shop lies one of the best places...
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Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
When most people think of New York City, they think of honking yellow taxis, the crowded streets and shops of 5th Avenue, the lights and hustle of Times Square and the endless array of Broadway Shows found in Midtown. "Peace" and "quiet" are not...
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240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
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Txikito is a Basque restaurant in Chelsea, a great spot after checking out the High Line. A bottle of Txakolina wine was poured in the authentic Basque fashion: from on high, to aerate the light wine and give it a little fizz. Our meal was...
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401 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
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I first discovered El Quinto Pino while on a date a couple years back. Since then, it has become a go-to place for casual drinks and great tapas with friends. Though not very spacious (or inexpensive), El Quinto makes up for it with delicious...
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New York, NY, USA
NYC is a very photogenic place but Golden Hour is the best time to capture the city in all her glory. Whether capturing the place or its people, walk Chelsea, the West Village, any of the neighborhoods on the west side of Manhattan and you'll find...
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1804, 185 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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We've been coming to Momoya for over three years and the only problem is more and more people are realizing this restaurant consistently delivers the best bang for your buck in Manhattan. Yes, I've decided to tell the world now that it's been...
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230 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
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My friends and I love meeting at Co. after work in Chelsea. The communal dining setup gives the place a cozy atmosphere and the pizzas made in the wood-burning oven are extremely tasty.
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653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
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Located at the top of ink48, a Kimpton hotel in Hell's Kitchen, The Press Lounge offers views of New Jersey and downtown New York City. The best time to go is right as the sun is setting over the Hudson, as this is also before the bar becomes...