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Waiter, There’s A Bug In My Appetizer
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Waiter, There’s A Bug In My Appetizer

Mealworm sushi from a past Explorers Club annual dinner. If python, larvae, scorpion, jellyfish and yak were on the dinner menu, one may assume a night camping in an Amazonian jungle was in store. But don’t start stuffing your pack with teepee and GORP just yet, because this dinner is […]

September 11 Museum Opening Pushed Back Past 11th Anniversary
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September 11 Museum Opening Pushed Back Past 11th Anniversary

The opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is being pushed back from its scheduled September 2012 opening date. The construction of the newly-opened memorial and the accompanying museum is a joint project between The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. and […]

How To Score TV Studio Tickets In New York City
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How To Score TV Studio Tickets In New York City

New York may not be L.A. when it comes to attending live broadcasts of TV shows, but it’s at least a close second (followed by Chicago, Miami, and surprisingly Tulsa — it’s true, look it up). Here are some of my picks and how to score tickets. For those of […]

Video: Visit Opium Dens In New York (And Other Reasons To Visit NYC’s Chinatown)
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Video: Visit Opium Dens In New York (And Other Reasons To Visit NYC’s Chinatown)

Who better to let you in on the secrets of New York City’s famed Chinatown than a real-life tour guide? (A dream job in my book). From the neighborhood’s Jewish past to the seedy opium dens that you can still visit today, join host extraordinaire Rob Hollander for an insider’s […]

New York City Food Vendor Tells All
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New York City Food Vendor Tells All

It turns out New York City food cart vendors actually keep quite a clean shop, and they’re even very careful about keeping fresh food, so tells one vendor to Budget Travel who decided to dish some dirt about the business. As every traveler to New York knows, food vendors are ubiquitous in […]

The Best Tapas In New York City
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The Best Tapas In New York City

Sure, you could do the desirable task of finding the best tapas in New York City — a city that is rife with neighborhood tapas joints — by simply eating your way through the myriad of options. But if you’re limited on time, money, and/or allowance on waistline expansion, then […]

Your Guide To The Best New York Hostels
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Your Guide To The Best New York Hostels

In a city where the average hotel rate is a robust $310 (up 13% from September 2009 to September 2010), it’s a no-brainer that budget travelers (or any traveler, really) should explore the possibility of staying in one of New York’s hostels to save money. (And, yes, there are hostel […]

New York City Breaks Tourism Records In 2010
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New York City Breaks Tourism Records In 2010

Congrats New York City, despite recessions, snowpocalypses and life-threatening comic b0ok musicals, you manged to break all previous numbers by welcoming a record 48.7 million visitors in 2010, 9.7 million of whom were international visitors. That translates into roughly $31 billion for the city and 300,000 jobs. Now if we […]

7 Ways To Relive Andy Warhol’s New York
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7 Ways To Relive Andy Warhol’s New York

By Grashina Gabelmann Warhol: the glasses-wearing, shiny silver haired artist who invented and perfected pop art and rightly predicted everyone is to have their 15 minutes of fame. His art, books, movies and legacy are rooted deeply in our culture and if you find yourself in New York City you […]

Statue’s Genitals: New York City’s Best Meeting Spot?
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Statue’s Genitals: New York City’s Best Meeting Spot?

Who knew that New York City’s hottest meeting spot would be one highly discolored genital region of a giant statue by Colombia’s most famous artist? The NYT recently headed to the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle — a central location for visitors and residents alike — to check out […]

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