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Gay NYC: The Neighborhoods

As the city with the largest gay population in the country, gay life is everywhere in New York. Especially in Manhattan and some parts of Brooklyn. To connect to Gay NYC,  read below and take your pick from the city’s gay neighborhoods. It would be a good option for a perfect day to […]

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Harlem, New York: the ever-changing neighborhood

Harlem is a neighborhood in northern Manhattan, bounded by Harlem River to the north, Central Park to the South, Fifth Avenue to the East and Morningside and St. Nicholas Avenues to the West. Known across the world for its jazz clubs and gospel churches, Harlem was originally a Dutch settlement, although Scandinavian, German, […]

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New York City Highline: a landscaped railroad track

Now part of the New York City Highline, and once an inconspicuous, low-income neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side. Chelsea has more recently become known for its art galleries and expensive real estate. The past decade’s gallery migration from SOHO accelerated a neighborhood gentrification that had already begun, and the recent addition of the New […]

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The Lower East Side

Initially an Orchard owned by a Frenchman named Delancey, the Lower East Side (“LES”) has changed quite a bit since the 1700’s. Roughly bounded by Chinatown, Nolita and the East River, the LES is historically a working class neighborhood made up of immigrant groups that came to the city in waves. Jews, Russians, Germans, Italians, Irish and […]

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The Best Restaurants In New York

Entirely separate from the hotel of the same name, The Four Seasons is more than a restaurant, it’s a New York institution. Considered one of the best restaurants in New York for decades, the eatery has been serving the rich, the powerful and the famous since 1959. The interior, which was designed by building […]

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The Ultimate Shoe Shine Experience?

As many of us know, a regular shoe shine not only keeps shoes looking new, it also extends their life span. In the past, getting a shoe shine was little more than a chore, but with the opening of Star Shine, this has changed – at least for those who are interested.

Billing itself as the “the ultimate shoe shine experience”, Star […]

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New York Bike Ride Options

With the new Citibike program making bikes available to pretty much everyone, the city is about to get a whole lot more bike-friendly. As bikers start exploring the city in new ways, here are some suggestions on how to do it:

Ocean Parkway is home to the United States’ first bike path, which started back […]

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