Best of New York

Free Kayaking
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Fab, Fun, Free! The city has some of the most scenic waterways in the country. Imagine your backdrop is the skyline of Manhattan or the Statue of Liberty. Regardless if you’re a resident, a visitor, or just seeking some excitement, … Read More

The Cloisters Museum
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 99 Margaret Corbin Drive Fort Tryon Park New York, New York 10040 212-923-3700 www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters  On the northern cliffs of Manhattan, hidden among the lush gardens of Fort Tryon Park, lies a museum tower of medieval enlightenment. The Cloisters feature European antiquities from … Read More

Birth of a Nation Tour
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Walking Tour of Chinatown, Five Points, and Little ItalyReview by: Alex Key ( Key to the City from a Local ) Walking Tour Meeting Place in Front of Harley Davidson Store376 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and White StreetNew … Read More

Bánh Mì Saigon
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[ Vietnamese] 198 Grand Street New York, NY 10013 www.banhmisaigonnyc.com/ (212) 941-1541  FOOD: 5 – Outstanding caramelized barbecue pork sandwiches  INTERIOR: 2 – Non-chic store counter appeal  VALUE: 5 – Under $6 per sandwich  ENGAGEMENT: 3 – Standard pleasant servers  SCORE: 15 – The tastiest … Read More

The American Museum of Natural History Tour
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Review by: Alex Key ( Key to the City from a Local ) 81st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West New York, NY 10024 The American Museum of Natural History is located on the Upper West Side of … Read More

The Hunt for Ladder Six
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On September 11, 2001, the Dragon Fighters of Ladder Six were one of the earliest first responders to reach the Twin Towers. Trapped by the collapse of the North Tower, now the rescuers needed rescuing. Answering their distress call, the … Read More

NYC Double Deckers
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Read This Before You Purchase Your Tickets In 1970, my loving parents brought me home from the hospital for the first time. It was a small one bedroom apartment located on the west side of Manhattan. There I stayed with … Read More

Del Posto
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[ Modern Italian ] Del Posto 85 10th Avenue New York, NY 10011 (212) 497-8090 www.delposto.com FOOD: 5 – Amazing Italian creations prepared by some of the best chefs in New York INTERIOR: 5 – Grand and elegant decor VALUE: 5 – … Read More

Brooklyn Bridge Park
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 334 Furman Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.brooklynbridgepark.org/   On the waterfront of downtown Brooklyn, stands a $300 million playland the likes of which even Disney would envy. Developed on 85 acres of prime real estate with breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skylines, it … Read More

Dragon Fighters of Ladder Six Tour
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Walking Tour of World Trade Center, 911 Memorial Plaza, and Ground ZeroReview by: Alex Key ( Key to the City from a Local ) Walking Tour Meeting Place209 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and Vesey Sts.New York, NY 10007 … Read More

Shake Shack
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[ American ] Shake Shack – Original Location (Renovating) Madison Square Park E 23rd St & Madison Ave New York, NY 10010 Multiple Locations www.shakeshack.com (212) 889-6600 FOOD: 5 – Juicy tasty burgers with great shakes INTERIOR: 4 – Clean comfortable modern decor … Read More

Wah May Restaurant
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[ Traditional Chinese ] Wah May Restaurant 190 Hester St New York, NY 10013 www.facebook.com/pages/Wah-Mei-Pork-Chop/301179160315(212) 925-6428 FOOD: 5 – Delectable fried chicken & pork chops INTERIOR: 3 – Average clean setting VALUE: 5 – Deliciousness on the cheap ENGAGEMENT: 3 – Pleasant staff  SCORE: 16 – It’s the … Read More

Dominique Ansel Bakery
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[ Pastry Shop / Cafe ] Dominique Ansel Bakery 189 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 http://dominiqueansel.com (212) 219-2773 FOOD: 5 – World-class innovative pastries INTERIOR: 5 – Modern pristine decor VALUE: 5 – What is the value of perfection? Priceless ENGAGEMENT: 5 … Read More

Jersey Boys (The Musical)
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Permanently Closed on January 15, 2017August Wilson Theatre 245 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 www.jerseyboysinfo.com (212) 944-4170    From the sounds of sixties, nothing reflected harmonized vocals more than Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The generation of pining teenagers … Read More

Doughnut Plant
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[ Gourmet Donuts / Cafe ] The Doughnut Plant 379 Grand Street New York, NY 10002 (212) 505-3700 www.doughnutplant.com FOOD: 4 – Innovative donut creations, delicious but might be too sweet for some people INTERIOR: 4 – Very clean with contemporary decor VALUE: … Read More