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Tour the Shore! Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey Roots

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I was. . . Born in the USA! I was. . . Born in the USA! But not just any part of the United States of America. Bruce Frederick Springsteen, American icon, Rock n Roll hero, serenader of the Blue Collar Worker, local Kid Who Made Good, was born in the swamps of Central New…

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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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Punk Rock to the Rockaways!

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Over the past two months, I had the awesome opportunity to co-lead a Punk Rock School Bus tour, in concert with the recently closed HEY HO! LET’S GO! Exhibit on the Ramones at the Queens Museum. One tour was back in June and the other was last month. On each tour I got to take…

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Return to Brooklyn! Nostalgia Tour

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Every so often we are lucky enough to be hired to provide a Nostalgia Tour – a trip down memory lane for old school New Yorkers who have long since moved away. Matt recently got a chance to spend the day with a wonderful family – the Braverman / Blumenthals from San Antonio, who was…

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Jamaica Bay: A NYC Getaway

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Jamaica Bay: Thousands fly over it every day and thousands more drive past it, but it’s rare a New Yorker actually explores the salt marshes and wildlife of Jamaica Bay. But we’re a unique brand of New Yorker! Mark and his buddy David Grupper took the LUNYmobile, strapped that big canoe on it, and headed…

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Post Prom Adventure: Street Art Tour by Flashlight!

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Under the CRASH Mural at Bowery & Houston, 1am. The email came in like many other emails do: “Hi, my name is Cara Salvatore and I have a unique tour request for you.” Sure sure Cara, there’s a reason we’re called The Levys’ Unique New York! “I’m a 17 year-old about-to-graduate Senior from Archbishop Molloy…

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OP-ED: New York’s Surveillance Culture & the Boston bombing

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The Boston marathon bombing by the Tsarnaev brothers was a stark & painful reminder of the modern-day Security adage “It’s not a matter of if we’re attacked, but when.” And the truth is that we have been attacked multiple times in the past two years by enemies who were not foreign but domestic. Names like Adam…

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The Levys’ Unique New York! is on the NY Stock Exchange!

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NY Stock Exchange   Yes, its true, you can find us now under the NYSE stock title of LUNY, and shares are trading briskly with a starting price point of $725/share, but if you act quickly, then you can secure a bulk rate of . . .  …

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New York + Puerto Rico = Nuyorican!

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New York and Puerto Rico go together like red beans and rice, like salsa and merengue. Though, I never really thought much about the Puerto Rican diaspora into our city until last weekend when I had the awesome opportunity to visit the Rich Port with my lady Danielle for her 30th birthday! Read More »

10 Sober Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York City

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10 ways to celebrate that won’t leave ya bushed: 1.  Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th A parade for a religious holiday on a Sunday? Can you imagine the cheek of it! In its 252nd year, New York City has the world’s oldest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade; the grand celebration was moved to the Saturday before…

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