OUR PICKS IN NEW YORK CITY

Summer Tours in NYC

This summer check out the variety of tours available in New York City for you to take advantage of. We’ve got something for everyone – from families to friends. So, strap your fanny pack on, get your camera ready and let’s dive right in. TMZ Tours: From those that brought you the TV show and website, TMZ Tours shows you all the hot spots in the Big Apple. TMZ tour guides will provide you with all of the juicy gossip on your … Continue reading

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New Broadway Shows for Spring in NYC

If you’re headed to NYC for a weekend (or longer), there are plenty of theater shows for you to see. Funny, romantic, outrageous – you name it, it’s playing. Here are our top picks for Broadway shows that are sure to razzle dazzle you. Nice Work If You Can Get It: Starring Matthew Broderick and Blythe Danner as two of the main characters, this show guarantees plenty of laughs. Old friends gather to celebrate the wedding of a wealthy playboy, but things … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Springtime in NYC

We can think of no better time than right now to head to the Big Apple for some springtime sightseeing. It’s not oppressively hot and the hordes of tourists haven’t started pouring in. Here are our top recommendations for things to do this spring in NYC: Tribeca Film Festival (April 17th-28th): Film buffs unite as over 150 movies are shown this week with special events, outdoor showings and panel discussions. Haven’t had enough? Take a tour of TV and movie locations that … Continue reading

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What to Know About Restaurant Week 2013 in New York City

They might as well call it “Restaurant Month.” Monday kicks off the start of Restaurant Week in New York City. This exciting edible event is a three week extravaganza of discounted dishes, marked-down meals, and low-cost lunches. Restaurant Week takes place twice a year, once in the summer and once in the winter, and guess what? It’s that time of year again. This year’s Winter 2013 week will run from January 14 through February 8, giving you plenty of time … Continue reading

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Foursquare’s Year-end Lists: How NYC Ranked in 2012

Confession: excessive as they may be, end of the year “best of” lists are one of my favorite New Year’s tradition—second only to Anderson Cooper’s broadcast on CNN. Time Out New York published a quirky year-end list from Foursquare that tallied the nation’s check-ins from 2012. While the list doesn’t evaluate much other than Foursquare users’ willingness to share with the world where they are at a given moment, it can speak to a venue’s cool factor. Here’s where to … Continue reading

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NYE in NYC: Time Out New York’s Guide to Ringing in 2013

So you survived the so-called Mayan Apocalypse, and you want to test your luck by taking on New York City on New Year’s Eve. Yes, any bar you stumble into on the 31st will invariably be packed with fellow revelers in funky glasses giving away midnight kisses like it really was the end of the world. But you’re going to battle with the glitziest night of the year, and if you want to enter 2013 victorious, you’re going to need … Continue reading

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What You Might Not Know About The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Even if you’re not from New York City, you’ve heard of the Rockettes. The iconic high-kicking, chorus line gals of Radio City Music Hall will be performing their precision dance routine, Christmas Spectacular, this winter through Dec. 30. And while you might think you know the story behind these synchronized steppers and what it takes, consider these following fun facts.   -The group was founded in St. Louis, Missouri by Russell Markert in 1925, originally performing as the “Missouri Rockets.” … Continue reading

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Tasti D-Lite is Giving Away 4 Tickets to How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

You don’t have to be a Grinch to enjoy Dr. Seuss’s famed anti-holiday turned soft-hearted cartoon character. Tasti D-Lite in New York City’s Time Square is giving away four tickets to How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical on its Facebook page. All you have to do is “Like” Tasti D-Lite and you’ll be automatically entered for your chance to see the the performance to be held at Madison Square Garden. How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will be showing … Continue reading

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O Christmas Tree, O Blinged Out Christmas Tree

Let there be light! This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, an event that draws tens of thousand of spectators and is broadcast live on NBC. The official ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28th. Its arrival has been postponed due to weather, but once the behemoth of a tree is placed in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza , it will be decked with 30,000+ bulbs and topped with a … Continue reading

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Can You Do the Can-Can?

No? This Christmas, you can-can watch the pros do it—Amtrak Vacations is offering special packages to see the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes! One-day packages start at $179 and include round-trip rail, a ticket to the show plus popcorn and soda, and admission to the Top of the Rock observation deck; three-day trips include two nights’ accommodations and a 24-hour pass to the Gray Line New York downtown loop.  

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