New York City Features

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New York City Features

  • New York City Today

    The phrase "in a New York minute" is clichéd for a reason: in this wonderful, frenetic, and overwhelming city, things really do change in a flash... Read more

  • Top Things to Do in New York

    The largest art museum in the Western Hemisphere, the Met is a mecca for art lovers of all stripes. Treasures from all over the world and every... Read more

  • Things to Do with Kids in New York

    Though much of New York revolves around the adult pursuits of making and spending money, it's also a great city for kids. Our top activities... Read more

  • What the Locals do in New York City

    There are a few tricks to navigating this city—unspoken, hard-won bits of knowledge that help us locals get the most out of our hometown without... Read more

  • How to Attend a Live TV Show Taping

    Tickets to tapings of TV shows are free, but can be hard to get on short notice. Most shows accept advance requests by email, phone, or online—but... Read more

  • Free Things to Do in New York City

    If you think everything in New York costs too much, well, you're right—almost. In fact, the city has tons of free attractions and activities... Read more

  • Midtown Architecture: Look Up!

    Midtown is the heart of the city during the workday. From every direction, people pour into the city to give it a jolt of energy. That vibrancy... Read more

  • Halloween in the Village

    All things weird and wonderful, all creatures great and squall, all things witty and fantastical, New York City has them all—and on All Hallows'... Read more

  • New York City's Waterfront Parks

    If Central Park makes you think, "been there, done that" head to one of the several waterfront parks to get your greenery. Many New Yorkers are... Read more

  • Sightseeing Tours in New York City

    Sometimes a guided tour is a good idea, even if you prefer flying solo. They can be a great way to investigate out-of-the-way areas, or learn... Read more

  • Buying Tickets at Full Price

    What do tickets sell for, anyway? Not counting the limited "premium seat" category (or discount deals), the top ticket price for Broadway musicals... Read more

  • Buying Discount Tickets

    The cheapest—though chanciest—ticket opportunities are found at participating theater box offices on the day of the performance. These rush tickets... Read more

  • Shopping Savings Tips for New York City

    Everyone loves a bargain—including a temporary New Yorker. Scoring a good deal is a rite of passage, and the city offers everything from low-cost... Read more

  • Bleecker Street's Little Italy

    Little Italy can be besieged by slow-moving crowds, touristy shops, and restaurant hosts hollering invites as you pass to dine inside. Bleecker... Read more

  • Keeping It Real in Times Square

    How to act like a local in Times Square? Look as if you want to leave. The local art of walking in Times Square involves zigzagging around the... Read more

  • Art in Rockefeller Center

    The mosaics, murals, and sculptures that grace Rockefeller Center—many of them considered art-deco masterpieces—were all part of John D. Rockefeller... Read more

  • SoHo and NoLIta Architecture

    There are plenty of beautiful people in SoHo and NoLIta, but tilt your eyes up, beyond the turn-of-the-20th-century lampposts adorned with cast-iron... Read more

  • Gospel Choirs and Harlem Tours

    For the past decade, the popularity of gospel tours, conducted by bus, has surged, so if you're thinking of doing it, here are some tips. A bus... Read more

  • The Gangs of Five Points

    In the mid-19th century the Five Points area was perhaps the city's most notorious and dangerous neighborhood. The confluence of five streets—Mulberry... Read more

  • Chelsea Galleries 101

    Good art, bad art, edgy art, downright disturbing art—it's all here waiting to please and provoke in the contemporary art capital of the world... Read more

  • Filmmaking in Astoria

    Hollywood may be the king of moviemaking now, but in the early days of sound, Queens was where it was at. In the 1920s such stars as Gloria Swanson... Read more

  • Brooklyn Flea

    Brooklyn Flea. Quirky, inclusive, and full of unclaimed treasures—that's Brooklyn in a nutshell, and it also describes the Brooklyn Flea. This... Read more

  • Romantic Retreats

    As the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh once wrote, "Romance is a love affair in other than domestic surroundings." Indeed, many high-end... Read more

  • Best Hotels for Famillies

    Many New York hotels go out of their way to accommodate families, with special amenities and family-size rooms. However, a hotel claiming that... Read more

  • Lodging Alternatives

    For your trip to New York, you may want a little more space than the city's typically tiny hotel rooms provide. Some travelers consider apartment... Read more

  • Department Store Discounts

    If you don't have one of these stores in the state where you live, take advantage of special discounts available by showing a state ID card... Read more

  • Cool Local Chains

    New Yorkers in the know hit these fabulous local chains for unique frocks and the best of the city's one-stop-shopping.... Read more

  • Kickin' Karaoke

    If you're looking for a venue other than the shower to bust out your rendition of Queen's "Somebody to Love," you're in good company. Otherwise... Read more

  • New York's Film Festivals

    New York's extreme diversity is also what makes it a cinephile's heaven: dozens of festivals for both niche interests and for those just wanting... Read more

  • Street Vendor Shopping in New York

    If you're looking for original or reproduced artwork, the two areas to visit for street vendors are the stretch of 5th Avenue in front of the... Read more

  • Hotel Hot Spots

    Some of the city's most stylish bars and lounges are in hotels. These boîtes occasionally require crossing a velvet-roped entrance, but most... Read more

  • Holiday Markets

    Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, holiday markets—rows of wooden stalls, many with red-and-white-stripe awnings—spring up around town. The... Read more

  • The 7 Train: A Foodie's Favorite Subway

    Manhattan may be known for its fine four-star restaurants, but food lovers know there's one train line to take to some of the best eats in the... Read more

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