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Holiday Lights in Dyker Heights!

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What’s the best way to tour one of the more unique neighborhoods in NYC? And at the same time, experience all the Holiday Joy you can handle? Whether you’re on a romantic trip to NYC or a destination family get-together during the holidays, you should definitely head down to Dyker Heights for the Holiday Lights!…

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History of the Rockaways, Queens – Past and Present

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In the summer, New Yorkers line up at Pier 11 to catch the New York Beach Ferry. It takes up to 250 passengers from Wall Street to the Jacob Riis Park Beach in the Rockaways. The ferry travels by the Statue of Liberty, under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and past numerous scenic landmarks on the way…

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Al Fresco Dining in New York (Or Eat Your Big Apple Outside)

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From gourmet picnics to elegant feasts on a rooftop terrace, New York City offers diners many ways to enjoy world-class food in the great outdoors. Alice Waters, the famed restaurateur, author and organic food activist, once said, “It’s true that appetites are sharpened and tastes are enlivened in the open air.” Exploring the city’s avenues,…

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In which Matt Levy takes a DIY Craft Cocktail Class

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For those of you that didn’t know it, I am a craft cocktail enthusiast. This is a combination of circumstances (having a 2.5-year-old means I don’t go out much after bedtime) location (NYC is an incredible craft cocktail city) and my compulsion to learn as much as I can (to a seriously geeky degree) about…

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Ignore the Health Inspector: 3 NYC Restaurants That Are Worth the Risk

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Fran Lebowitz once said, “When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. ” Many a tourist has the reverse reaction: when they leave anywhere else, they’re astonished at how dirty New York is. What can I say? Our city has grit and I like it. Maybe…

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