New Year’s Eve in NYC

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New Year’s Eve is is celebrated around the world, with large parties in almost every city as revelers look forward to the limitless promise of the coming year. But no city parties quite as hard or in as iconic a manner as NYC. The city’s most well known celebration is … Read More

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Why Boutique Hotels Are All the Rage …

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For those who want to experience a day in the life of real New Yorker (sans an apartment with five manual key locks or poor plumbing), staying at a boutique hotel is the closest thing to authenticity. Plus, you gain instant room service and a super hip, stylistic place to … Read More

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Art on the Upper East Side

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The Upper East Side is one of Manhattan’s most posh neighborhoods, with townhouses lining Central Park as doormen stand guard and wealthy residents walk their poodles. But in addition to the luxurious mansions, the stretch of Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue parallel to Central Park also has a number of … Read More

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Airfare Deals and Under-the-Radar Travel Sites

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You’ve heard about and probably used the popular travel sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, etc. for airfare and hotels–but here are three under-the-radar sites that use a different approach and can help you get the best bang for your airline buck when traveling to New York City. 1) AirfareWatchdog This … Read More

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Best Hassle-Free Views in Manhattan …

Staten Island Ferry in the upper bay of New York City

It’s true, the Empire State Building is iconic for it’s 360-degree views from the Observation Deck–but the cost is more than the $22 ticket fee. Along with its status symbol, you pay in terms of wait time (one-hour minimum), as well as long interweaving lines, cramped quarters, and packed elevators. … Read More

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