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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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 what has emerged as one […]

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Where Is The Best Pizza In New York City?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Few cities in the world are as inexorably linked to a particular food then New York City is to the pizza. Tokyo may be known for their sushi and ramen, Rome — Gelato; Edinburgh — haggis; Ho Chi Minh — pho, banh mi; Munich — bratwurst; Lima — ceviche; and countless others. But — minus […]

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Check Out New York City’s Best Rooftop Bars

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I recently had a friend visiting me here in New York City who actually said, “It is so hot here, it’s like Africa!” Given that she spent over four years living in the tropical climate of northern Mozambique, it’d be hard to call her out for exaggerating. Actually, the truth is, New York City has […]

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Strippers On Rickshaws: Absolute Brilliance

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yup, my first post after “tying the knot” is likely to land me on the couch by new wife. During a neverending search for the ultimate bachelor party — which ended up at a martini-soaked karaoke bar in the middle of a cattle ranch — my friend happened to come across the PoleRiders blog and […]

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Say Goodbye To Cheap NYC Lodging?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A new law was passed this month in New York that could potentially be a big headache for apartment renters and the budget-conscious travelers that love them. The New York Assembly passed a bill that would make it illegal for homeowners to offer rentals of their property for less than 30 days, essentially deeming such […]

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A Perfect Bus Ride From Toronto To New York City

Friday, July 2, 2010

Not even the coffee shops were open as the streetcar stopped outside of Toronto’s Greyhound Bus Terminal on Bay Street. It was 6 a.m. and the streets were deserted — not just from the blockades for the G20, but mostly because Torontonians are not usually drifting the streets that early in the morning. Rubbing the […]

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Come See New York City Before It’s All Gone

Thursday, June 24, 2010

To the horror of New Yorkers, visitors to the city, and to society in general, TGI Friday’s opened their newest branch today at Union Square here in New York City (in a borough some have taken to calling “Mallhattan”), just blocks from where Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg and Lenny Bruce once roamed the streets. This […]

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Some Rules For Tourists In New York City This Summer

Friday, May 21, 2010

Gawker has a few pet peeves they want to tell you about regarding the tourists that flock to New York City ever year (of course), and they have a few suggestions to help the visitors cohabitate better with the locals. Gawker suggests that if you’re walking down the street, keep it to two people abreast, […]

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Why You Should Skip The Statue Of Liberty When In New York City

Friday, April 30, 2010

Skip the Statue of Liberty? Avoid the Met? Take a pass on Broadway? These are words of sacrilege for the average tourist, but for anyone in the know, like Julie at Matador, this is advice to live by. Okay, Julie’s not actually saying don’t go to these places in her recent article, she’s simply saying: […]

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Your Guide To Free New York This Summer

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This morning, as a tour bus nearly took out a part of my foot while I was crossing the street, I realized that tourist season had officially begun here in New York, a season that seems to coincide with both baseball season and me-sweating-profusely-due-to-lack-of-air-conditioning-on-the-subway-platform season. Back in December, when a few other visitors were in […]

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