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New York City events, activities and things to do - Time Out New York

New York City events, activities and things to do - Time Out New York

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Braes Beach Camas a' Mhòr Bheòil Camas a' Mhòr Bheòil, (or Braes Beach) has a lot going for it: It's fairly close to a roadIt's sheltered and sandyIt has a shallow slopeIt's close to caves, sea stacks and the site of an ancient fortIt has a superb view northwards up the Sound of Raasay to Beinn Tianabhaig To get to the beach, take the B883 from just south of Portree until reaching Gedintailor. There, take the minor road that runs parallel, but slightly further east. A sneak preview of Manhattan's new High Line Park A derelict mass of rusty iron and reinforced concrete; a vestige of a bygone era that tore through the West Side of Manhattan; a grim and gritty canopy, sheltering blood-soaked meat packers and transgender prostitutes. Back in 1990, the raised tracks of the High Line, which until 1980 had freighted factory goods between 34th street and Chelsea and Soho downtown did not seem to me like the natural place for a park. Unknown to even the most inquisitive New Yorker, this 1½-mile stretch of abandoned elevated railway had become a secret garden in the sky - a home to saplings, wild grasses and monarch butterflies.

NYC Guide: How to flag a cab For anyone who doesn't know, here are five easy steps to flagging a taxi... 1. Step into the street. It might sound dangerous, but it's really not: Standing a few feet into the street is the only way cabs will spot you around parked cars, trees and pedestrians. 2. Look for a free cab. Waternish Point Waternish Point Lighthouse The outing from Trumpan to the lighthouse on the tip of Waternish Point is a longish (14km) but straightforward walk in a totally unpopulated area of Skye. There are two fine duns (brochs) to explore on the way, some fine cliff scenery, and fantastic views across the mouth of Loch Dunvegan and over The Minch to the Outer Hebrides. Much of the route it on a well defined track, so navigation is pretty easy, and there are no steep or prolonged climbs to be tackled.

VeloSport, Cleethorpes, UK - Specialized, Trek, Focus & Genesis Bikes & Cycle Accessories Parts & Accessories We've everything you need Helmets, Clothing & Footwear Looking, Moving, Gathering: Functions of the High Line New York's beloved High Line is a machine for generating three types of urban social activity: looking, moving, and gathering. The June 7 inauguration of the second section of the elevated park, designed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has doubled the length of the park to one full mile (1.6 km). Cutting an elevated, verdant path through West Chelsea, the High Line now offers doubly abundant opportunities for looking (at the city, at each other, at oneself), moving (aimlessly or purposefully), and gathering (with friends, with strangers, with one's thoughts). Separated by a chicken-wire fence until this week, the first and second sections of the elevated park now blur seamlessly. Completed two years apart, they were designed as a whole.

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!)

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The Coolest New Businesses In New York## The U.S. economy may be caught in a stranglehold, but some entrepreneurs decided that 2011 was the right year to turn their business dreams into a reality. We spoke to friends and colleagues, hit the town, and combed the Internet and reader suggestions to bring you the coolest and most innovative businesses that opened in New York City this year. The winners range from a fancy French cookie maker to niche startups. Now, New York is a big city.

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