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111 Chambers St # A, New York, NY 10007, USA
I didn't have change for the meter, but then I looked up and saw the bank. Problem solved! But then I realized it was closing in 30 seconds. I had a decision to make... Do I take a shortcut to the teller and get the change...or do I waste money in...
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244 5th Ave #200, New York, NY 10001, USA
Held on the first Sunday in May, New York City's Five Boro Bike Tour is an experience that every NYC resident and visitor needs to have. A 40-mile ride, this path takes cyclists on a car-free route through all five of Manhattan's Boros. In a city...
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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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75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
Between 15th and 16th streets on Ninth Avenue in Chelsea, the Chelsea Market is a food court with New York attitude. Its restaurants and shops sell Australian meat pies, banh mi, and lobster rolls. These are no fast-food chains—this is a...
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185 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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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555 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
View from the bike path along the Hudson River
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281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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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217 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022, USA
I just moved from New York after seven years, and one of the things I'll miss most is this tiny oasis right in the middle of Manhattan. If you walk past this little haven as you walk along 51st Street between Second and Third Avenues, you might...
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112 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
This may have become one of the legendary flea markets in Manhattan, as it has been around for so many years. The market is located in a car garage on 25th street (in the Chelsea area), and is active every Saturday and Sunday, from 9am-5pm. During...
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408-424 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
Hell's Kitchen Flea Market is located on 39th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. While in the past the area might have been considered on the "outskirts" of Manhattan, it is now crowded with high rise buildings, and, subsequently, more human...
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228 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Molly's Cupcakes on Bleeker has thick, frosting-full treats in favorite flavors. The best, however, is their custom-creations, where you can pick the cake and frosting combination from about 6 choices. My personal favorite is the banana cake with...
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267 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012, USA
This restaurant feels like you stepped back in time - think Mexico in the 70s. The story goes - it all began in the VW van in Playa del Carmen. Tacombi used to sell tacos out of the van, and now he has a nice, cozy spot in Soho where the van is...
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119 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
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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270 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
I have eaten a lot of pizza in my time, but Kesté is different. It's been been firing up serious, foodie-level delicious pizza on Bleecker Street since 2009. Owner Roberto Caporuscio was born and raised outside Naples, Italy, where he...
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64 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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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210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
For much of its history, the western edges of Manhattan neighborhoods like the West Village and Chelsea consisted of small manufacturing buildings and warehouses that served the piers on the Hudson River. Over time, those factories were replaced...
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171 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Right in the heart of Soho on Spring Street lies Boqueira. This is a classy place to catch a soccer game and the bonus is that the sangria (red or white) is quite strong! Pair it with some excellent tapas, pre or post shopping and you've got...
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180 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013, USA
If you have an event or just want to look pretty, Dry Bar is your place. Open as early as 7 a.m., this "bar" gives you a selection of blow outs for your desired look (as pictured). I love this concept and it's a fun way to experience New York (and...
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345 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
This genius business idea offers a selection of designer outfits to women who don't want to pay their monthly rent on a dress for one event. Though the service is mainly online, you have the option of visiting their showroom so you can try on more...
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102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282, USA
Prosecco on tap is not terribly easy to find in the Big Apple, but there’s one new hotel in town that is doing everything exceptionally well including providing bubbly on tap. The Conrad New York's Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar sounds like something out...
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176 Church St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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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One of the oldest falafel joints in New York City, and one of the first Middle Eastern establishments in the United States, Mamoun’s remains a satisfying choice for spicy, hearty staples for just a few bucks. While they’ve expanded to...
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205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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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28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
The Sketchbook Project lives within the Brooklyn Art Library, filling their entire left wall from floor to ceiling. Yes, leave it to a place as cool as Brooklyn to have an art library. Anyway, my friend and I stumbled onto this fascinating place...
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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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65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
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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145 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
There's just something about the rooftop bar at the Pod 39 Hotel. It's like something out of a movie. Ascend a glass-enclosed elevator, after you've been deemed worthy downstairs in swank Salvation Taco, emerge with your best dressed, most...
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1601 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
I didn't take a CitiFari tour of New York City because I needed to learn about photography but rather because, as a photographer, I wanted to see the city through the eyes of another person who looks at everything as through a lens. I wanted to...
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283 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023, USA
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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56-58 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Insomnia in the city is not surprising, given New York's moniker as the City That Never Sleeps. Being constantly wired is par for the course, as if falling asleep, even for a second, will cause you to miss something, anything. When you get a...
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8 Beach St, New York, NY 10013, USA
This yellow sculpture by Cheryl Farber Smith entitled, 'Mellow Yellow' caught my eye immediately when I was walking through TriBeCa Park on a warm indian summer day in September. For some reason on that day, it really got me thinking about how...
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155 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, USA
City Winery is one of those rare places that does many things well. The fully-functioning winery is also an event venue that hosts live music performances as well as food and wine classes; plus, it serves food, too. The menu is...
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209 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Most of the boutiques and shops in Nolita and SoHo are a bit above my price range and yet it's a neighborhood I find myself drawn to very often. For only one reason. The Elizabeth Street Sculpture Garden. An exquisite green space that on a warm...
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170 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014, USA
There's only one place that I made sure to visit every single time I came to New York City before I was a resident. It didn't matter how long or short my stay was, my pilgrimage to 19th Street, up a flight of steep stairs and into the hallowed...
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222 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013, USA
I stumbled into Sweet Lily's in TriBeCa with a friend on the kind of day that a good pampering session is really needed. It's not often I treat myself to a pedicure but I couldn't have been more happy that I did that day. (So happy in fact, I've...
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New York is the latest city to add bike sharing to its transportation options and it doesn't just make it convenient for commuters to traverse the boroughs, it's a great way for visitors to stay healthy and save money. 24-hour and 7-day passes are...
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1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
When the flagship New York Hilton Midtown announced in May 2013 that their less popular room service option would be discontinued, it offered a consolation prize to those in need of food and drink delivered to their hotel room: a gourmet café open...
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636 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
On Lexington Ave, right on the corner of 54th street, rest the original Clarke's Standard, with freshly ground beef from a local butcher, tall stainless glass, offering an open view of the streets, white stools and waxed wooden tables, a secret...
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113 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA
I love New York delis. Need a magazine? A bouquet of flowers? Lip balm? Breakfast? You've come to the right place. I had read about a hip espresso bar with a cult following in the East Village where we are staying. As a true sucker for urban hot...
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4 E 36th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
As soon as I stepped foot in Arabesque, I knew I was no longer in Manhattan. Well in reality I was but it really feels like you've time traveled to Morocco. The menu is inspired by North African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines and the...
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Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Of the various abbreviations for different neighborhoods in New York, DUMBO wins the prize for cutest: It stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It is a little off the beaten path, though you may find yourself here if you have...
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439 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
Whether you opt for black bottom oatmeal (chocolate crunch heaven) or salted caramel apple, Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a place your inner food critic will never forget. A sliver of a store with a few communal tables, the shop has only one oven...
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89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
The JP Morgan Library's grand, old-world elegance immediately transports you to turn-of-the-century New York. And at that time, there was almost no one more powerful than financier JP Morgan. He launched U.S. Steel and even served as the...
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11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
There are two main reasons to visit this small midtown park, which takes up the three city blocks between Madison and Fifth avenues from 23rd to 26th streets. The first is that its lawns, benches and temporary art installations all have views of...
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520 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
Looking for something different than the regular NYC sightseeing? Head over the 520 Madison Avenue... These five original pieces of the Berlin Wall are tucked in between two office buildings. Most locals don't even know it exists (they looked at...
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990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA
Participating in the Japanese tradition of hanami, or "flower viewing" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during springtime is one of the simplest pleasures I've had that didn't involve food. For four weeks, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is home to pink...
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19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
I recently learned that my suspicions were valid. While still very good, the pizza at Grimaldi's Pizzeria – a famous tourist stop in Brooklyn – just wasn't good enough to warrant the excessively long lines out front. Why? Because the pizza isn't...
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10 Morton St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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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45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, USA
Rockefeller Center was one of the great construction projects of the Great Depression, a complex of 14 buildings between Fifth and Sixth avenues and 48th and 51st streets built over the 1930s. It's also one of America's grandest examples of Art...
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Flatiron District, New York, NY, USA
You don't always have to rush in NYC. Take the time to explore in the shadows of the famous landmarks. This is where beautiful things often go unseen.
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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...