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Things to do in New York City

Things to do in New York City
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Brazilian Waxing Center - Astoria - Long Island City, NY NYC Guide: A hidden playground in Manhattan I've lived in New York City for ten years, and I've had a baby for more than a year, but the other day I stumbled upon an amazinghidden playground that I had NO IDEA existed. When you walk into Battery Park City, you see rows of tall apartment buildings. But if you walk behind the building 22 River Terrace, there's a cluster of big trees. They don't look like much, but if you head into them...'ll reach a clearing with a sandbox, splashy fountains, and giant slide! P.S. 19 best NYC playgrounds. (Photos by Smith & Ratliff)

NYC Guide: 10 amazing ways to spend an afternoon New York is packed with fun things to do, and you can't go wrong with the classic attractions: rowing boats in Central Park, kissing at the top of the Empire State Building, eating oysters at Grand Central. But I'd love to share a few twists on those adventures that we've discovered over the years... 1. Sunset sail. Feel the crisp wind on your face while sailing down the Hudson River on a classic 1890's style Schooner. The captain passes out wool blankets and serves wine, beer and Champagne, and you can bring snacks, if you'd like. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Bonus tip! What do you love doing in New York? (Top image graphic design by HipHipGinGin for Cup of Jo.

New York - City Guidebooks, Maps, Urban Neighborhoods, Travel New York On Our Radar Tea & Sympathy Tea & Sympathy In The West Village by Kari Dimmick In a city that's just as well known for its indelicate disdain as it is for its incomparable allure, there lies a little morsel of sweet sympathy tucked between the bites of bangers and mash. Share Comment Details & Map YeloSpa Napping at Midtown's YeloSpa by Sarah Enelow Only in a high-octane city like New York can you buy a luxury power nap, because you just can't HANDLE this 21st-century urban stress anymore! Share Comment Details & Map Coney Island Museum Coney Island's Mermaid Parade Coney Island's Mermaid Parade (est. 1983) almost didn't happen this year due to increased costs and damage from Superstorm Sandy (the parade's home base on Surf Avenue was destroyed). Share Comment Details & Map Milon On A Street Full Of Touts, A Milon Stands Out by Leigh Raynor Hey New Yorker, feeling overlooked? Share Comment Details & Map Tea Lounge Park Slope's Tea Lounge Share Comment Details & Map Diablo Royale Blarney Cove Shop

The Best Bars in New York It's summer in the city again, and New York is really feeling it this year. With temperatures soaring past 100 degrees there's a need to sit back and take it really slow, so our Flying Barman Marc Plumridge is on hand once again with his pick of the best places in NYC for laid back libations of the handcrafted cocktail variety. Milk & Honey Milk and Honey Milk & Honey truly is a New York institution, run by the renowned Sasha Petraske, an individual who can be credited for inspiring and raising the bar scene not only in NYC but in many other cities aside. The bar is hidden behind a plain door simply numbered 134; reservations are tricky but not impossible so ensure you ring or mail beforehand to secure a place and be sure to check out the ‘house rules’ after you enter which always raise a smile. This was one of the first places to really focus on the little things that make all the difference in the art of mixology. 134 Eldridge Street (nr Delancey St), Lower East Side. 113 St.

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NYC Guide: My 10 favorite shops One of the great things about visiting a new city is wandering around, getting lost and discovering things for yourself. For example, you head to Soho, Nolita, the West Village, Williamsburg, you'll find tons of great boutiques. That said, here are 10 amazing stores not to miss... 1. John Derian (East Village) might be my favorite design store of all time. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A few more to look out for: The Brooklyn Flea is the raddest flea market ever, and Kiosk has an awesome concept. My lovelies, what stores do you go to in New York? (Top image graphic design by HipHipGinGin for Cup of Jo.

NYC Guide: Five great hotels People always ask us where they should stay when visiting New York. So, here are five great places... 1. The rooms at the Larchmont Hotel aren't super charming (think: Best Western), but they're clean, comfortable and cheap. (You can get a double room for less than $150, even on a weekend!) 2. 3. 4. 5. Spill the beans: Where do you guys stay when visiting New York? (Top image layout by HipHipGinGin for Cup of Jo.

Features - An Englishwoman in New York It's been ten years since my last visit, and New York suddenly has so much more to offer. At the age of 11 I cried--it didn't quite feel as exciting as the movies and I had picked up head lice on the plane. But I was lucky enough to have a few amazing experiences, including dinner at the Twin Towers. I'll never forget gazing up the side of it and just being so overwhelmed by the view. Now as I travel on the subway for the first time by myself, my biggest fear is being called out as just another tourist getting in the way of the commute for the real New Yorkers. Not that I am anything other than just another tourist. As I sheepishly retrieve my guidebook from my rucksack to find the appropriate map as my stop approaches, the feeling intensifies. But after a stressful morning, I took refuge in Central Park. The only non-tourists were the joggers, who were in steady supply.