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New York City Travel Guide

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Highlights

Sightseeing New York City

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

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NYC Museums, an Overview

From the grand institutions along 5th Avenue’s museum mile to an underground museum in a converted subway station in Brooklyn, to the dramatic...

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Top Reasons to Go to New York City

Landmarks: With towering edifices and awe-inspiring bridges, the skyline says it all. Shopping: Whether you're in the market for top designers...

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New York City Today

The phrase "in a New York minute" is clichéd for a reason: in this frenetic city, things really do change in a flash. These days, foodies are...

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Harlem's Jazz Age

It was in Harlem that Billie Holiday got her first singing job, Duke Ellington made his first recording, and Louis Armstrong was propelled to...

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New York City with Kids

From space shuttles to vintage trains, climbing walls to climbing coasters, kite-flying festivals to hot dog–eating contests, not to mention...

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New York City Festivals

There’s always something going on New York City but if you want to put a finger on the real pulse of New York, you should participate in a...

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NYC's Waterfront Parks

If Central Park makes you think, "Been there, done that," head to one of the city's several waterfront parks. Many New Yorkers are just discovering...

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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...

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Visit New York City Like A Local

New Yorkers love their city—and with good reason, as there’s no place like it on earth. Living here can be challenging, from the high rents...

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TV Show Tapings in New York City

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...

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Free and Almost Free Things to Do in New York City

Sometimes it seems like everything in New York costs too much but, in fact, the city has tons of free (or almost free) attractions and activities...

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Architecture in Midtown NYC

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...

Restaurants

Eat Like a Local

A handful of foods are associated with New York City: apples (obviously), pizza, pastrami, hot dogs, bagels—the list of earthly delights is...

Restaurants

NYC Restaurant Chains Worth a Taste

When you're on the go or don't have time for a leisurely meal, there are several very good chain restaurants and sandwich bars that have popped...

Hotels

Apartment Rentals vs. Suite Hotels

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...

Hotels

Popular NYC Hotel Bars

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

Hotels

Best NYC Hotels for Kids

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

Hotels

Romantic Hotels in New York City

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

Nightlife

NYC Karaoke Clubs

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

Shopping

Cool Local Chains in NYC

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

Shopping

Department Store Discounts in New York City

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...

Shopping

NYC Holiday Markets

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

Shopping

NYC Street Vendor Shopping

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...

Shopping

New York Shopping Deals

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...

Sights

Writing and Buying Books in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has been a mecca for writers and literature since the days of Uncle Tom's Cabin, written by a preacher's daughter in Brooklyn Heights...

Sights

Halloween in the Village

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

Sights

East Village Architecture

The East Village's reputation for quirkiness is evidenced not only by its residents and sites but also in the many incongruous structures that...

Sights

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...

Sights

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...

Sights

Bleecker Street's Little Italy

Little Italy can be besieged by slow-moving crowds, touristy shops, and restaurant hosts hollering invitations to dine inside. Bleecker Street...

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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...

Sights

Art Galleries in Chelsea

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...

Sights

Art in Rockefeller Center

The mosaics, murals, and sculptures that grace Rockefeller Center—many of them Art Deco masterpieces—were all part of John D. Rockefeller Jr...

Sights

Harlem Gospel Tours

For the past decade, the popularity of Sunday gospel tours has surged. While some in the community see it as an opportunity to broaden horizons...

Sights

The Lights of the Empire State Building

At night the Empire State Building (ESB) lights up the Manhattan skyline with a colorful view as awe-inspiring from a distance as the view from...

Performing Arts

New York's Film Festivals

New York's extreme diversity is what makes it a cinephile's heaven: you’ll find dozens of festivals for niche interests and for those just wanting...

Performing Arts

NYC Film Series and Revivals

Although many of the screens listed here also show first-run releases, old favorites and rarities are the heart of their programming. These...

Performing Arts

Buying Discount Tickets

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

Performing Arts

Buying Tickets at Full Price

What do tickets sell for, anyway? The average price paid for a Broadway show is hovering around $100; and not counting the limited "premium...

Performing Arts

Dance, Opera, Music . . .

In addition to theater, New York is one of the premier cities in the world for ballet and contemporary dance, opera, and classical music. Start...

Performing Arts

Broadway and Off-Broadway—What's the Difference?

There are roughly 40 Broadway theaters in New York, and although you might expect their shows to be the best ones in town, the definition depends...

Performing Arts

Best Tips for Broadway

Whether you're handing over hundreds of dollars for a top seat or shoestringing it in with a standing-room ticket, you'll have better Broadway...

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