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The Many Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York City

    New York City has long been a second home to the Irish. Since the mid-1800s, many Irish immigrants have crossed the Atlantic and resettled in the city. Even when they faced aggressive discrimination, Irish immigrants helped create many pillars of New York society – from strengthening the New York Police Department to weaving a rich legacy of Irish-American literature. Now New York City throws one of the biggest parties of the year on St. Patrick’s...

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Two-Day Itinerary for NYC

You could easily spend years exploring each and every alley of New York City, with its deep history, vibrant culture, and ever-changing restaurant scene. But unless you’re willing to buy a one-way ticket to the City That Never Sleeps, you’re probably operating on a tighter timetable. If you’re looking for a unique and epic trip to the Big Apple, the important thing to do is blend “must see” tourist sites with your specific interests tailored...

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A Neighborhood Guide to Astoria, Queens

Once a quiet residential borough, Queens is quickly blossoming into one of the hippest parts of New York City. As the jewel of the crown, the neighborhood of Astoria shows off just how dynamic and entertaining Queens can be. Whether you’re looking for authentic ethnic food or a park to unwind in during a sunny weekend afternoon, Astoria is happy to oblige.   Foodies have been flocking to Queens for years, drawn by the fragrant smells of...

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Quintessential New York Foodie Experiences

As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, there’s always going to be a new food trend hitting New York City – the cronut craze, the rainbow bagel insanity, some new mind-boggling fusion cuisine. But there are a few classic New York City foods that should be on every tourist’s ‘to eat’ list. And you won’t have to stand in line for hours just to get a bite!   First stop of all, whether you’re...

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The No Pants Subway Ride

New York City is a hot spot for comedy, with everyone from Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari performing sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden to aspiring stand-up comedians testing new material in the basement of Brooklyn bookstores. One small group of comedians has created a way for anyone to get involved in a little mischief on the streets of New York City. Started in 2001, Improv Everywhere’s “unexpected performances” have surprised and delighted people on...

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Celebrate New Years in New York!

New Year’s Eve in New York City is inarguably one of the biggest party nights in the world. From glamorous hotel shindigs to underground warehouse raves, the entire city celebrates in style! While many people envision the iconic Times Square ball drop when they think of New Year’s Eve in New York City, that’s not the only way to commemorate the countdown. No matter your scene, the City that Never Sleeps will be able to...

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Best Christmas Decorations in New York City

  New York is impressive any time of the year, but it’s never more dazzling than when it’s decked out for the holidays. With bare trees transformed by twinkle lights, shop windows offering fairytale scenes, and European style Christmas markets popping up in every square, the city of concrete and glass is magically transformed into a winter wonderland with a contagious Christmas spirit. Nearly every corner of the city is gilded with gold and garlands, but...

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The Financial District in NYC     

With movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, the Financial District of New York City gets portrayed as an adrenaline-filled, high-stakes, rat-race jungle. Maybe that’s true in part, but there’s much more to it than just the shouting of the stock exchange. The Financial District is a curious blend of many influences – the historical import of colonial history, the pulsing insanity of Wall Street, and the recent surge in foodie culture and nightlife. This...

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Festive Fall Day Trips from New York City

One of the most breath-taking qualities of fall is the vibrantly changing leaves, red, orange, and gold blazing on the trees. However, in a city like New York, those splashes of color can be hard to find. Sure, you can always grab a pumpkin latte and head to one of the parks for a meandering stroll. The foliage in Central Park turns brilliant shades, and you can wander for hours in Prospect Park. But, sometimes...

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How to Plan a Budget Trip to New York City

New York City is flashy, but it all that glittering dazzle can come at a cost. As one of the most expensive cities in the world, visitors and locals alike cringe at the prices. However, it is possible to get into an empire state of mind without spending like royalty. Here are a few ideas on how you can plan a budget trip to New York City.   Affordable Accommodation   Finding budget accommodation in New York City is...

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