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Walking in Williamsburg, Heart of the Hipster

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Walking in Williamsburg, Heart of the Hipster

Williamsburg, a popular eastern Brooklyn neighborhood of about 125,000 inhabitants, used to be a place visitors would avoid. Now it’s an icon of hipster culture, with lots of fun shops, bars, music venues and terrific people watching. It’s almost along the lines of when tour buses would drive through San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury to gape at the hippies when I was a kid. Instead, here you sit at a sidewalk cafe, sip an espresso and enjoy the show. Definitely bring your camera.


Visiting the Statue of Liberty: What you need to know

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Visiting the Statue of Liberty: What you need to know

Planning a visit to Lady Liberty? Both Liberty and Ellis Islands and the Statue herself are maintained and run by the National Park Service. However, the official concessionaire is Statue Cruises – they’re the only folks who can get you to the islands. We’re proud that New York CityPASS includes a visit to Liberty and Ellis Islands with Statue Cruises, as well as admission to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Here are some details to help you plan your visit.


Get a Free Walking Tour From the Big Apple Greeters

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Get a Free Walking Tour From the Big Apple Greeters

While I’ve made many trips to New York City, and relish it each and every time, I admit that my comfort level still soars when I have a friend show me about. Not only do they steer me to the most interesting restaurants, taverns and galleries in ethnic neighborhoods, they know the subway system. It makes for a much richer and less-stressful experience.


Long Island Love: Interview with Author Jenny Hutt

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Long Island Love: Interview with Author Jenny Hutt

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Long Island, New York? Take it from someone who knows, it’s a pretty great place. Radio host, author, blogger and television host Jennifer Koppelman Hutt is a Long Island native and longtime resident. She LOVES Long Island, New York. And why not?


Rooftop Views in New York City

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Rooftop Views in New York City

Nothing can really take your breath away. But New York City comes pretty darn close. At the tippy-tippy top of Manhattan’s tallest buildings, you’ll find spectacular views of this brightly lit city and beyond. Here are some well-known vantage points to take in all the Big Apple has to offer, as well as some nice boite spots that not only offer a spectacular view but also a comfy seat as well.


Fall's Must See Trees: Autumn Leaves in NYC

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Fall's Must See Trees: Autumn Leaves in NYC

New York is famed for tall buildings and expansive skylines, but come autumn there’s one more reason to tilt your head up toward the heavens: the canopy of blush-bursting trees that dot the skies of this delightful city with an explosion of color. Here are just a few sweet (and free!) spots to take a stroll under these leafy skyscrapers and enjoy a cascading view of lush red, brown and golden hues.