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Panorama Challenge 11: Final Results!

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The 11th Annual Panorama Challenge was another rousing success despite the miserable N’oreaster/bomb cyclone snow, rain and wind extravaganza this year.  Thanks to all of you who braved the weather to join us for the fun!  The food was great, Batala was electrifying — as usual, and the questions were tricky — like they always…

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Panorama Challenge 11: Qs & As

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Thanks again to everyone who made this such a successful night for the City Reliquary, especially all of you who played the challenge and our hosts at the Queens Museum. Your Quizmaster, Jonathan   Here are all the evenings Questions and Answers: PCXI FIRST HALF MAZE, MAYS, LABYRINTH 1) Every fall the Queens County Farm…

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Final Scores: 8th Annual Panorama Challenge

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Congratulations to all! As usual, there were lots of great team names, close scores and smart guesses.  We hope to see you all back next year: same time, same place! Your Quizmaster, Jonathan Turer CHALLENGERS (best possible score = 30+3 halftime points) The Hunter Gatherers 29 New York is the World 28 The Elevated Nerds…

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The Big Egg Hunt NYC

Who says that Easter eggs hunts are only for kids? In NYC, the Russian jewelry firm Faberge has launched “The Big Egg Hunt.” There are 283 eggs hidden all of New York City. Each egg is just over two feet tall and decorated by a famous designer such as Bruce Weber, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy…

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Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

Last week, NYC received its very first 24-hour cupcake ATM! (ATM = Automatic Treat Machine.) On Tuesday, March 25th, Sprinkles Bakery opened up its first Manhattan cupcake ATM location at 780 Lexington Avenue.  Having the world’s largest sweet tooth, as soon as I heard about the ATM, I had to try it. Read More »

Fashion Week

Fall/Winter Fashion Week is upon us! From February 6th through February 13th Lincoln Center will transform in to a pulsating mecca where the biggest names in fashion will showcase their newest designs.  New York Fashion Week is the epicenter of fashion, but it wasn’t always that way.  In fact, before the 1940s, American fashion was…

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Central Park Ice Festival

Everyone loves Belvedere Castle, but what people might love even more is a Belvedere Castle sculpture made out of ice. Saturday, January 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, Okamoto Studios will delight New Yorkers as they transform large blocks of ice into sculptures of famous Central Park landmarks. If…

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An All American Custom Tour – Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey

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The Levys’ Unique New York! is, by its nature, a NY-based custom tour company. But when Mark and I went to Australia in February, selling our custom tours, we got a very special request from an travel agent in Brisbane. “I got one for ya. My clients want to see where Bruce Springsteen grew up!”  Now,…

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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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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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