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7 Reasons to Visit New York City This Summer

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7 Reasons to Visit New York City This Summer

When the hot summer rays hit New York City, endless summer entertainment opportunities both indoors and outdoors arise. Whether you’re a local looking to escape the skyscraper maze in exchange for some outdoor festivities, or a tourist seeking electric New York summer fun, there are plenty of things to do in New York City during the warm summer months.


Enjoying New York City's Subway: The Do's and Don'ts

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Enjoying New York City's Subway: The Do's and Don'ts

Arriving in the Big Apple, folks generally can’t wait to explore the city’s endless wonderland of shops, parks, diners, museums, theaters and nightlife. But to relish the best of New York City's attractions — and get around efficiently and quickly — learn to ride the subway. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to being a good subway rider.


An Insider's Look at The Met

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An Insider's Look at The Met

With over 2 million square feet to explore, 5,000 years of art and 17 curatorial departments with over 2 million works, there’s a lot to see at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Whether it’s the first time visiting or you are a local, you won’t run out of things to see anytime soon, but knowing where to start can be daunting. We asked Met insider Haley Ward for some highlights, tips and surprises at the iconic museum.


Insider tips and highlights at the American Museum of Natural History

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Insider tips and highlights at the American Museum of Natural History

A place of wonder, the American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City’s most iconic institutions. With so much to explore, it’s hard to see everything in one day, so we asked for a little guidance. Brad Harris, Senior Director of Visitor Services at AMNH, gave us some insider tips and highlights for this landmark institution that will definitely help you leave with more than you came with.


The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons come to life

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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons come to life

When my kids were growing up, a favorite holiday tradition on Thanksgiving Eve was a nighttime stroll along Central Park West around the American Museum of Natural History to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade balloons come to life. Laid out flat along the closed streets on either side of the museum in the afternoon, the deflated balloons would slowly grow as crews worked into the night, pumping them with helium and covering them with sandbagged nets to keep them from floating away.


Rainbow Room Welcomes New Era at Rockefeller Center

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Rainbow Room Welcomes New Era at Rockefeller Center

The Rainbow Room is shining brightly once again, high above New York City on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The legendary restaurant and dance hall is back with the same spirit, style and sophistication. The dazzling crystal chandelier and revolving dance floor are still the centerpieces of the room, just as they were in the 1930s and beyond.