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The Marvelous MET and the Bewitching George Bellows

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Every tour guide knows that January and February are a time to hunker down, live light, and prepare for the busy season that rolls up in March, just like your favorite perennials. For some, that might mean catching up on some classic films (Matt Baker) checking out some live music (Matt Apter) or hell, for…

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Taking the High Ground

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So I says to the bartender, I says “Hey, can I get a Sandy?” And the bartender says “A Sandy? What’s that?” And I tell him: “It’s a watered-down Manhattan!” Ba-dum-dum! Too soon? But seriously folks… Flooding of our beloved city during the worst storm…

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Have You Seen Mr. Bones?

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In what is certainly one of the more interesting emails we’ve received in quite some time, a cold-cases hobbyist contacted Matt earlier this week asking if we could help him with a 50-year old missing persons case. As wild as that sounds, the inquiry centers on a victim with a connection to the Greenwich Village…

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Into the (Shakespeare in the) Park Line

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Restless purple clouds drift under a night sky. A breeze rustles through an enchanted forest. Off in the distance a flag flutters over a majestic castle, which overlooks a land of magic and beauty. In order to witness such beauty, some noblemen pay small fortunes; others peel their eyes open before dawn and wait for…

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5 Reasons to Go to Governor’s Island this Summer

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This last weekend was a big one. Not only did we celebrate Mark’s marriage, but also we went to Governors Island! We had the pleasure of watching Amelia, an epic Civil War tale performed in the powder magazine inside the 18th century Fort Jay. You can’t…

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Central Park is for Lovers

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Hey all. In case you weren’t tuned into NYC’s wacky, wild weather lately, it has been bonkers. We don’t know if  there is any spring left or if we’re diving right into summer! All I know is that a few weekends ago, I took my sweetheart Danielle on her first formal tour of Central Park….

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Beer School at the Brooklyn Brewery!!

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Beers on tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Interested in the brews of Brooklyn? If you have a bicycle, join us for an amazing brewery tour! Now, I know just what you’re thinking. “Hey Matt! What exactly is Beer School, and can I have your life?” The…

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The 4 Awesomest Brooklyn Parks and Their Most Awesomest Upcoming Events.

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With Spring officially sprung, its time to head outdoors! Everyone knows about Central Park and Battery Park, but with more than 1700 parks in the Five Boroughs of NYC, there’s GOTTA be more options. So we created this list of four of our favorite Brooklyn Parks and their upcoming events, each more awesomer than the…

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The Bronx – Yes, Thonx!

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Let a native Bronxite take you to some of the most picturesque and interesting neighborhoods and sites in the Bronx. The outside of the Andrew Freeman Home. When you say “The Bronx” to any non-NYer, the first thing they think of is The Yankees. Fair…

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A Walk with Weegee

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The man, the Speed Graphic, the Cigar, it must be Weegee. “There are 8 million stories in the naked city,” declared New York City – and America’s – premier crime photographer Weegee in his 1945 book, Naked City. And if you hustle over to the International Center…

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