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Tennis Balls. Cops. Beer. Freddy's.

What do a police officer, the 70's rock band Blue Oyster Cult, and a professional NBA team have in common? Freddy's Bar... that's what. If that answer just left you with more questions... "Who is Freddy? Which...SIGN UP

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Bombs Over Da Bronx; Damn Yankees.

"To the legends who left their foot prints On the field of this hallowed ground Many may no longer be with us But their legendary status still abounds From the facade around the roof The one The Mick almost cleared In fact...SIGN UP

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UPDATED! OYSTERS. So GRAND In The Summertime.

"Ah, summer in the city. So much to do, so much to see. Where shall we start, dear?" "How about a museum?" "A museum? But it's so nice out! I was thinking maybe we'd sit outside and grab...SIGN UP

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A Pool Floats On Gotham.

KRAMER: Well my swimming pool problems are solved. I just found myself miles and miles of open lanes. JERRY: What is that smell? KRAMER: That's the East River. Splish Splash, New Yorkers Need A Bath After the Civil War, public...SIGN UP

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FLASHBACK! Hot Sun Plus Cold Italian Ices Equals Happy.

“We are gathered here tonight to sing Praises to the Lemon King! To lick the cup, life's fleeting pleasure -- An absolute New York refresher treasure” -Bob Holman & Steve Zeitlin, Lemon Ice King customers On a...SIGN UP

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Viva Sevilla...Delicioso!

"The belly rules the mind." -Spanish Proverb "The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it." -Christopher Columbus Delicious is the operative word indeed, Chris! In the heart of the West...SIGN UP

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UPDATED! It's Opening Day...BATTER UP!

“You always get a special kick on Opening Day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to...SIGN UP

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Incredible. Intrepid-ble.

"That!? You want to turn that into a museum? Why, it's nothing but a hunk of junk metal!" "Where you see junk, I see a humble warrior who has proudly served its country in battle, waiting for...SIGN UP

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FLASHBACK! Subway, Upway, Above The Waterway

Metal clashed screeching and infinite pitch-black stretches beyond windows of any subway car. All you really need is another bus next to you to overshadow the panoramic view from any seat on yours. Rarely...SIGN UP

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FLASHBACK! The Oldest Fight in New York

Stuyvesant’s men, we're Stuyvesant’s four, Patrolling the streets and along came more, More men to double our rattling sound, Four more made eight to watch over town. Comrades beware of that rattle and ruckus, We’ll be sorry to wake your fathers...SIGN UP

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Trattoria Trecolori

"Hey let's grab a bite at Trattoria Trecolori!" "Ah, the restaurant of three colors... is that like the coat of many colors? Y'know... Joseph and the dream coat?" "Easy, you! Don't start flappin' away with all this...SIGN UP

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Super Bowl Sunday & NY Past.

“I think there are a lot of good people, a lot of good football guys in the NFL.” Bill Parcells We agree Coach Parcells! And over a hundred of ‘em…will be competing for the 50th title on...SIGN UP

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UPDATED! Three Thousand Tons, and You Get Pie

Maximizing real estate and space in Manhattan in 1902 was apparently as much a challenge then as it is today. Every inch of a triangle shaped plot of land combined with an architectural vision had...SIGN UP

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Say Cheese! Murray's.

"Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality." -Clifton Fadiman "Age is not important unless you're a cheese." -Helen Hayes "Oh, yeah. Cheeeeeese!" -Vince Vaughn in Old School It's true that age is only a number, but Murray's Cheese shop has been a staple...SIGN UP

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FLASHBACK! Blood, Sweat, Tears, Bridge

What has four legs and is always ready to travel? Why, an elephant and its trunk of course. A sturdy passage from New York to Brooklyn has made stampeding around the boroughs more accessible for the...SIGN UP

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Roaring for Over 100 Years

Listen and you will hear New York City roaring. A cacophony of singing sirens, screeching cars and honking horns carry through the streets, but beneath that noise is a powerful foundation. Beneath that noise lies...SIGN UP

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Put 2015 in the Books! 10! 9! 8!

“Merry New Year!” EDDIE MURPHY (TRADING PLACES). Two with One Stone: NYE at Church Compared to today’s extravaganza, the Times Square New Years Celebration had relatively humble beginnings. In the late 1800’s, people would come to Trinity Church...SIGN UP

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Merry Christmas Tree!

"I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure." JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER. Indulging in the holiday season, good times and good fortune – includes the simple and gratis pleasure of enjoying a tree...SIGN UP

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Candlelit Christmas.

"Silent night, Holy night, All is calm, All is bright..." -Joseph Mohr "This project is one of the most fateful, and it is one of the most daring, ever undertaken by a Protestant congregation." -The Christian Century on...SIGN UP

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Merry. Tuba. Christmas.

"I've got a lot of respect for tuba players, just carrying that thing around." -Jim Pattison "I don't play the tuba. The tuba plays me." -David Klass "Harvey was a marvelous tuba player; he put class in the low brass." -Clark...SIGN UP

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In The Zone. Don Peppe Delicious.

"Ultimately, when I think about something that really defines sauce in every way, I think about the linguine and clams at Don Peppe in Queens, NY. This is about big huge flavors and big huge...SIGN UP

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Weather Proof: The Public Theater.

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts." - William Shakespeare It's especially true here In NYC, where not just...SIGN UP

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Thanksgiving: A History. A Parade. Cheers.

A celebration of humility and survival. A time to rely on strength and offer that strength just the same to family, friends and strangers alike. Thanksgiving is a notion of honesty, togetherness and being...SIGN UP

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Feast On This: Garvies Point!

In the year 1621, the Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving feast. They invited the great Indian chief Massasoit, who brought ninety of his brave Indians and a great abundance of food. Governor William Bradford and Captain...SIGN UP

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It's Always Sunny In Red Hook.

"Grab your coat and grab your hat baby Leave your worries on the doorstep Just direct your feet On the sunny side of the street." -Louis Armstrong No really, grab your coat and hat, we're goin' to Sunny's! Sunny's Bar is tucked...SIGN UP

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Trashy To Classy. Socrates Sculpture Park.

"See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all." -Socrates We'd like to add, "sculpture park" to that list. If there are two things New York City is good at, it's parks and art museums. So...SIGN UP

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Roasting The Town: Porto Rico.

"Coffee is a language in itself." -Jackie Chan You're damn skippy Jackie! And on Bleecker Street in the heart of Greenwich Village, the Porto Rico Importing Company has been serving customers loyally since 1907... like every hour is...SIGN UP

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BOO! Gravesend Haunted Hotel.

"An unusual occurrence took place Sunday night, October 30th, on the eve of Halloween. Dinner at the thriving Gravesend Inn in Brooklyn was disrupted at approximately 9:05pm by an extreme shaking, resembling the tremors of an...SIGN UP

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Aw Shucks! Oyster. Bay. Festival.

"Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster." -Theodore Roosevelt "There are fine oysters here, whence our nation has given it the name of Oyster Bay." -Captain David Peterson deVries Now in its...SIGN UP

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Threading The Needle

"The interesting thing about Cleopatra is that she is such a shape-shifter. I mean, through history we've all molded her to our times and places." -Stacy Schiff Behind Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art (at 82nd St....SIGN UP

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Island. Peninsula. Vincent's Clam Bar.

"It is not a matter of indifference whether we like oysters or clams, snails or shrimp, if only we know how to unravel the existential significance of these foods." -Jean-Paul Sartre Well Jean-Paul... we can at least serve...SIGN UP

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FUGHEDDIBOUTIT! Ferdinando's Focacceria!

You know how the story goes. Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy works for girl's father. Boy inherits father's longstanding Italian restaurant. Boy oh boyo! Maybe the part you didn't know is that said restaurant...SIGN UP

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Row Row Row Your Yacht.

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) is America's oldest yachting organization, dating back to 1844....SIGN UP

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Summer Cont'd Locally: BK Bridge Park.

"Flow on, river! Flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide! Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg'd waves! Gorgeous clouds of the sun-set! drench with your splendor me, or the men and women generations after me; Cross from shore...SIGN UP

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One Love. One Wheel. Unicycle.

"It's a beautiful mix of people. And it's one of those special New York moments. Where else can you see so many people riding unicycles over a bridge?" -Keith Nelson "Most of my life, I feel I have...SIGN UP

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Brooklyn On Fire: I Scream. You Scream.

"Man, it's hot out today! I'm burning up over here." "I hear ya, Danny! We should get to the firehouse, stat!" "Aw come on, Richie. I don't mean I'm seriously burning up. It's a figure of speech!" "Really, Danny?...SIGN UP

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Brooklyn. Booklyn.

"Hey Ben, where are you coming from?" "Oh hi, Hannah! I'm on my way back from my architecture class." "That sounds interesting, what did you learn?" "We discussed which building has the most stories." "Well, which one is it?" "The library,...SIGN UP

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Roundtrip Ticket Inside Prospect Park.

"Guess what my daddy is getting me for my birthday?" "A new dollhouse? A puppy? A pony?" "Even better! 53 ponies!" "For Christ Sakes Penelope!" "What is it Janey??" "My dad won't even get me a cat! That's it!...SIGN UP

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The Fort Is Always Greener.

"One of the most central, delightful, and healthful places for recreation that any city can boast." -1884 impression of Fort Greene Park In Brooklyn's Fort Greene area (north of Park Slope, south of Williamsburg) sits the borough's earliest...SIGN UP

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Moses Supposes A Pool In Astoria.

"Hey Bob, what would a perfect summer day look like to you?" "That's easy. I'd be sunbathing after a few laps in a large public pool, looking off into the distance at a bridge, and sipping cool...SIGN UP

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Sex. City. Jefferson Market.

Jefferson Jefferson, Mister Third President, How does your garden grow? With public markets, female inmates, And neighborhood activists all in a row. New York City has some of the best public gardens and parks in the world, and each...SIGN UP

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French Fried Bastille Day.

Ah, the French. They backed us in our war for Independence, gave us Lady Liberty, brought over champagne and delicious buttery croissants for us to eat, and even gave us the material to make our beloved...SIGN UP

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PANTS OFF! Campbell Apartment.

"Tom, where did you say we were going tonight?" "To the Campbell Apartment, dear." "Really Tom? Aren't we a little old to be going to house parties?" "Not the Campbell's apartment, dear. The Campbell Apartment." "Well, where is that?" "We just...SIGN UP

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PRIDE: Demand. Respect. Julius' Bar.

"You could move." - Abigail Van Buren, (Dear Abby). In response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the...SIGN UP

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Summer Solstice Means Music.

"Callin' out around the world Are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right Fordancin' in the streets All we need is music, sweet music There'll be music everywhere There'll be swingin', swayin' and records playin' And...SIGN UP

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30 Laps At Marcus Garvey Park.

"The more successfully a city mingles everyday diversity of uses and users in its everyday streets, the more successfully, casually (and economically) its people thereby enliven and support well-located parks that can thus give back grace...SIGN UP

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Bork! Bork! Bork! Swedish Fest!

"I want to sing that the summer is mine." -Swedish folk song "I can still recall our last summer..." -ABBA The New York City Swedish Midsummer Festival has taken place each June since 1996, and it is a joyful celebration...SIGN UP

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Summer's Coming: Long Beach Boardwalk.

"Grandma, are you ready to go to the beach with us today?" "Oh, yes dear! I'm all packed." "You are? Then why do you have your fancy shoes on?" "What do you mean? We are going to Long Beach,...SIGN UP

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Temperatures Up: NY Academy of Medicine.

"Hey Doc, I'm not feeling too good." "Well, what seems to be the problem?" "I've been sluggish, not sleeping well, and can't stop watching television." "Sounds like you've got a case of boredom. I'm writing you a script to...SIGN UP

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I'm In Prison KAREN! Neir's.

You know, we always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, You're gonna like this guy. He's alright. He's a good fella. He's one of us. You understand? We were good fellas. Tired...SIGN UP

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Seeing Clearly: Moscot.

"I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out." -Steven Wright If you've ever wandered around the Lower East Side, there's a chance you may have seen a mustard yellow sign with a black...SIGN UP

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Your Bike. Any Borough. LET'S RIDE!

"I, Abraham D. Beame, Mayor of The City of New York, do hereby proclaim Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th, 1977, as 'Bicycle Safety Weekend' in New York City." -Mayoral proclamation, 1977 "I want to...SIGN UP

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What A Scene! The Player's Club.

Cast:"The Players" Edwin Booth, TheShakespearean Actor Stanford White, The Architect Setting: 1845 Through Present Day (Four-story townhouse in Gramercy Park) Synopsis: A great actor near the end of his career realizes the importance of creating a home for his brethren and a permanent...SIGN UP

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Shaking Winter With The Orchids.

"Man, I am freezing! Why can't we shake this winter?!" "Not me, Frank. I'm on a beach in Maui." "Um, no you're not, Suzy. You're on a crowded above ground subway platform in sub-freezing temperatures." "It's more of a...SIGN UP

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Tartan Day Parade

"Americans of Scottish descent have made enduring contributions to our Nation with their hard work, faith, and values. On National Tartan Day, we celebrate the spirit and character of Scottish Americans and recognize their many contributions...SIGN UP

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Start Your Engines: NY Auto Show.

"When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, 'Nah, what's wrong with a horse?' That was a huge bet he made, and it worked." -Elon Musk Those who doubted Ford either did ride their horses - slowly...SIGN UP

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The Pells. The Bartows. The Mansion.

"Royal Patent Oct. 6, 1666, Duke of York to Thomas Pell, First Lord of the Manor" -Inscription on the west post of the Pell family burial plot Within the Bronx's Pelham Bay Park sits a hidden gem: the...SIGN UP

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Caffe Reggio: Percussion And Cappucino.

"What are you working on?" [Clank, clank!] "What?" "I said, what are you working on?" "Oh, just my novel..." [Buzz, whir, buzz buzz] "What's it about?" [Squueeeeeeeeeeeeeeech!] "Huh?" [Clank, clank, hisssss] "WHAT IS IT ABOUT?" "It's a philosophical story that examines the relationship between man...SIGN UP

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St. Pat's EAST: Montauk Going Green.

"You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it." -Jimmy Dean "Every St. Patrick's Day, every Irishman goes out to find...SIGN UP

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Got Art? The Armory Show Does!

"...I feel that New York is the coming place for art and everything else." Walt Kuhn "They couldn't find the artist, so they hung the picture." Frank Zappa America, Meet Modern Art The first exhibit of Modern art in America...SIGN UP

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Pastrami AKA Katz's. YUM!

"I'll have what she's having." - When Harry Met Sally Since 1888, the iconic deli now known as Katz's has sat at the intersection of Ludlow and Houston Streets on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Its name is...SIGN UP

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Lucky Numbers: 2.19.15

"Chinese dragon, Chinese dragon, Breathing fire, breathing fire, Happy, happy new year, Happy, happy new year, Gung hay fat choy, (wishing you the best of wealth) Gung hay fat choy (wishing you the best of wealth)" - Chinese New Year Poem In Chinese...SIGN UP

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BEST IN SHOW! Westminster 139.

"Dogs are not our whole life. But they make our lives whole." -Roger Caras, [The Voice of Westminster] "Where my dogs at?" -DMX Banker, Lawyer, War Hero, Walk Into A Bar After a long day of hunting in 1876, a group...SIGN UP

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ON GUARD! Village Vanguard.

"Playing the Village Vanguard is like playing inside this strange, beautiful, old instrument that all these amazing people have played before you." - Bill Frissell, Jazz Guitarist When we think of jazz music, we don't normally think...SIGN UP

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Ink Well Soon. Fountain Pen Hospital.

Although writing is a practice that one cultivates all his life, there had never been a notable step in improving the means for doing it until the invention of Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen. This pen...SIGN UP

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The Tenants. The Tenements. Our Sentiments.

Dear Marta, We arrived to New York by boat last week. Father found an apartment for us in the building his cousin told him about and hopes to find work soon. There are so many people here...SIGN UP

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Mike's Deli. Arthur Avenue. MANGIA!

"David Greco makes fresh mozzarella every day at Mike's Deli... Homemade cheese is just one of the things I'll be up against in this throw-down." -Bobby Flay At 2344 Arthur Avenue, Mike's ["The Original Arthur Avenue Italian Deli"],...SIGN UP

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Do Your Homework: Mulberry St. Bar.

"And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street." -Dr. Seuss Right on, Dr. Seuss-there is definitely a lot to see on Mulberry Street. And one of...SIGN UP

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Next Stop, NY Transit Museum!

"Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for the inconvenience, we are delayed because of museum traffic ahead of us. We will be moving shortly." "Did he just say 'museum traffic'? What the heck is that?" "Who knows, you can...SIGN UP

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Warming Up For 2015!

"Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed." -Cavett Robert Character is also very much the ability to hit the ground running in the New Year... literally! Since...SIGN UP

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ALL ABOARD! Holiday Train Show.

"When I was a kid, I went to the store and asked the guy, do you have any toy train schedules?" -Stephen Wright All aboard for the Annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!...SIGN UP

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LIGHT IT UP! Dyker Heights.

"What should we do to get into the holiday spirit?" "Chug eggnog and doze off?" "Nah... too 1985." "How about the Macy's window displays in Herald Square?" "I got no cash Bruce! That'd be a painful tease indeed." "I've...SIGN UP

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Holiday Sweets; Villabate Alba.

"Once I had a slice of your cake, I fell in love." -Oprah Since 1979, the Alaimo family has been delighting patrons with a rich array of delicious breads and homemade sweet treats (the cannoli are legendary.)...SIGN UP

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Cut And Paste: University Heights Bridge.

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." -Isaac Newton Since 1908, the University Heights Bridge has spanned the Harlem River between 207th Street in Manhattan and Fordham Road in The Bronx. But the bridge's...SIGN UP

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Thanksgiving: A History. A Parade. Cheers.

A celebration of humility and survival. A time to rely on strength and offer that strength just the same to family, friends and strangers alike. Thanksgiving is a notion of honesty, togetherness and being...SIGN UP

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Biscuits To Baskets; Chelsea Market.

"Who's the kid with the Oreo cookie?" -Oreo slogan, 1986 Revered worldwide for its smorgasbord of artisanal and gourmet offerings, the complex known as Chelsea Market continues to pay homage to its humble heritage as a factory....SIGN UP

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Alice In Central Park Wonderland

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it...SIGN UP

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Ye. The. Waverly Inn.

"Life is all about seating and lighting." - Graydon Carter In one form or another, a charming and cozy dining establishment has existed at the corner of Bank Street and Waverly Place almost continuously since 1920. Originally "Ye...SIGN UP

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Halloween: Sunnyside Up And Hollow.

"About five-and-twenty miles from the ancient and renowned city of Manhattan... stands a little old-fashioned stone mansion, all made up of gable-ends, and as full of angles and corners as an old cocked hat. Though but...SIGN UP

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Happy Halloween: Pumpkins Blazing!

Charlie Brown: "Who are you writing to, Linus?" Linus: "This is the time of the year to write to the Great Pumpkin. On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises out of his pumpkin patch and flies through...SIGN UP

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Pour Some Sugar On Yorkville: GLASER'S.

"The key to eating a black and white cookie, Elaine, is you want to get some black and some white in each bite. Nothing mixes better than vanilla and chocolate. And yet, still, somehow racial harmony...SIGN UP

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WHOA! WHOA! WO Hop.

Jerry: "You walk over to that table, you pick up an eggroll, you don't say anything. You eat it, say thank you very much, wipe your mouth, walk away, I give you fifty bucks." Elaine: "What are...SIGN UP

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DING! DING! DING! Jimmy's Corner.

"Everything I have in this world, I owe to the sport of boxing... and I won't ever forget that." -Oscar De La Hoya Legendary boxing personality Jimmy Glenn has been welcoming patrons to his Times Square bar-Jimmy's Corner-since...SIGN UP

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Wallabout. Walkabout. BK FLEA.

"But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles." -Neil Innes On the outskirts of what is today considered the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn-just north...SIGN UP

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CHARGE! A Bullish Italian Indeed.

“There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.” -W.C. Fields Since 1989, the Charging Bull sculpture (so named because it depicts,...SIGN UP

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Kiss Me I’m At The Irish Fair!

“It's a Great Day for the Irish, It's a great day for the fair! The sidewalks of New York are thick with blarney, For sure you'd think New York was ol' Killarney! It's a great day...SIGN UP

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Getting Fresh: Queens County Farm.

“He was born to be a farmer. It was something that he was good at, something he knew well. He was a giver of life, an alchemist that worked in dirt, seed, and manure.” -Tracy Winegar “I...SIGN UP

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Last Call For Summer: Montauk Historic.

“Meet me in Montauk.” - Kate Winslet as Clementine (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). On the South Fork of Long Island, in the hamlet of Montauk, sits a historic enclave that offers a window into 19th-century seaside living....SIGN UP

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Look On The Brighton Side And JUBILEE!

“Walking alone, along the board walking Brighton… I feel enlightened Mother nature's taking care of me Rocks me gently, naturally Seems like the sea was put there Just for me…” -Neil Sedaka, “Brighton” Brighton Beach, nestled in the southern part of Brooklyn between...SIGN UP

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Summer Tradition: Surfing The Wave Hill

“Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” -Mark Twain The lush, green and comfortable neighborhood of Riverdale is nestled up in the Bronx. Situated along the Hudson River, is a stately mansion...SIGN UP

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THE Original Espresso: Ferrara Bakery.

“Holy Cannoli!” – Baseball legend Phil Rizzuto In the late 1800’s, Italian immigration to lower Manhattan was seeing a true boon and tens and hundreds of thousands were finding their way to Gotham; forming “Little Italy.”...SIGN UP

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Run For The Shelter, Island Golf Course.

“No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind.” -Tom Watson “Oh, man. That was so much...SIGN UP

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A Greenmarket Grows In Brooklyn.

“Brew fresh coffee?...Check!” “Crispy toast with sweet, cool jam?...Check!” “Cute little summer outfit?...Check!” “Keys, Wallet, Phone?...Check!” “Time to get out there and re-stock!” On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the plaza in front of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall turns into a mecca for...SIGN UP

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Good Old Southampton.

"The train was so crowded, I had to sit in a seat facing the wrong way." (Melanie Smith as Rachel). "Oh, I like that. It's like going back in time." (Jerry as Jerry). - Seinfeld episode "The...SIGN UP

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Boardwalk Got You Hungry? Totonno’s Pizza.

“Mama! Mama! Johnny splashed me in the ocean…right in my face!” “Shhh…it’s ok, baby. We’re gonna go to Totonno’s and have some nice pizza – you’ll feel better!” “Baby! Baby! Some mamaluke just...SIGN UP

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We Didn’t Start The Fire, Island Lighthouse.

“This is the most important light for transatlantic steamers bound for New York. It is generally the first one they make and from which they lay their course.” -Annual Report of the Lighthouse Board, 1894 Off Long...SIGN UP

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THE WORKS; July 4th NYC.

"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there." The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key. BOOM, BOOM, POW. Fireworks date back thousands of years,...SIGN UP

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Swimmin With The Fishes: Fulton Market.

“There must be somethin' fishy goin' on” -Dolly Parton “Fish, fish, fish!...[Scrubs hands and sniffs them]…Still I smell of fish!” -Unhygienix (Daniel Caltagirone); “The Beach” In the early-to-mid 1800s, New York City was well on its way to becoming...SIGN UP

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More Bikinis. Less Sheep. Central Park.

“Nothing's better than a picnic.” -Zooey Deschanel When you hear “picnic” and “New York City” in the same sentence, Central Park’s Sheep Meadow may be the first spot that comes to mind—and for good reason! This 15-acre...SIGN UP

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Five Hundred Thousand Mermaids.

“Maybe we could go to Coney Island, Maybe I could sing the national anthem… Buy my purple wig For my mermaid video” -Lana Del Ray The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is a beloved annual spectacle that has been gracing Surf...SIGN UP

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GIDDYUP! The Stakes Are High: Belmont.

“The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.” JOHN STEINBECK. No comment John…but we do love your play on the word stable…always thinking, John! Always poetic and Americana and just laying...SIGN UP

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Long Weekend? Zoo York City Much?

“Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. I do believe it; I do believe it's true. It's a light and tumble journey From the East Side to the Park. Just a fine and fancy ramble to the zoo.” -Simon...SIGN UP

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All Aboard: Fleet Week!

“New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town. The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down. The people ride in a hole in the groun'. New York, New York…it's a wonderful town!” - FRANK SINATRA, GENE KELLY, JULES MUNSHIN...SIGN UP

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Take Four Left Turns & You Get Carousel.

“Then the carousel started, and I watched her go round and round...”—Holden Caulfield in “The Catcher in the Rye” When it first opened in 1857, Central Park didn’t boast the wide assortment of children’s amusements that it...SIGN UP

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Let The Sunshine In; Aquarium!

“Encounter with highly abnormal sharklike fish! Ten meters in length, unfamiliar dorsal features, spots all over it!” –The Life Aquatic The British Are Coming Shortly after the American Revolution, amid increasing grievances with Great Britain, fortification was deemed...SIGN UP

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Just Musing: Washington Mews.

“The ideal of quiet and genteel retirement, in 1835, was found in Washington Square, where the Doctor built himself a handsome, modern, wide-fronted house… I do not know whether it is owing to the tenderness of...SIGN UP

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Stop And Smell The Easter Parade.

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade…” –Irving Berlin, “Easter Parade” Eastertime and public processions have had a long association, even dating back to Biblical...SIGN UP

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Best Selfie Background AKA Cherry Blossoms.

Sakura: “Cherry Blossom” Hanami: “Flower Viewing” “Sakura Hanami” = Seriously? Go back two steps, take four lefts, and call us in the morning. The Japanese have long celebrated hanami and the ephemeral beauty of flowering blooms. The...SIGN UP

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Not Crazy; Wards Island Bridge.

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” ISAAC NEWTON. Picnic grounds, sports fields, mini golf, tennis courts, park lands… what if we told you it was all accessible on foot from Manhattan? Thanks to...SIGN UP

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The Beastly Corner Bistro.

"I have been a waitress, and I was a damn fine waitress too, let me tell you." JESSICA LANGE. [This is in context...trust us]. "I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing...SIGN UP

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Toasting St. Pat

“It is a great honor to be a guest of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick tonight…I am deeply grateful for the hospitality of a society with such a noble history. A few days ago...SIGN UP

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The Boot? We Ain’t Di Fara From It!

[Down The Line] “Hey Mikey…this line’s killing me and I already got an earful from An’toinette this mawnin!” “Paulo…I don’t need you passin’ those earfuls off to me, pal. So if you could shut your mouf long...SIGN UP

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Rock And Skate.

“Chilled brine, forced through miles of pipe laid in sand…making real ice, good ice, Pronto!...anytime, every time, all the time…warm days, cold days, snowy days, rainy days…new surface whenever required…skate when you feel like it…laugh at...SIGN UP

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Bridge Over Hell.

“Mr. Lindenthal conceived the bridge as a monumental portal for the steamers that enter New York Harbor from Long Island Sound. He also realized that this bridge, forms a conspicuous object that can be seen from...SIGN UP

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You Don’t Have To Be Jewish: Sammy’s.

“Hey, Jude.” THE BEATLES. “Hey, Jew.” DANI LUV. “One of the most epic evenings I’ve ever had in New York…and I’m not even Jewish!” PATRON, SAMMY’S ROUMANIAN. Whose Roumanian? Back in 1975, Sammy Friedman took over the...SIGN UP

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A NY Tunnel Named HOLLAND.

“I'm hanging out with my New York friends, my Jersey boys, my family and loving every single second of it.” ZACH BRAFF You ever think of any reason as to why that’s all so possible, Zach Braff?...SIGN UP

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A Landmark. A Tavern.

A long time shore, A longshore time, We’re stuffing, The barrels away! Stevedores them-bruts! Shuff’ling their boots! Just packing it in for the day! Tired ye’ friends and, Thirsty of course – Just time to put worries aside! Let’s head from the docks, Bring yer nickels’an...SIGN UP

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Mouth Watering J.G. Melon.

“I would rather be having a burger and beers with my mates but I can't do that when I know I've got to dance.” MICHAEL FLATLEY. [Michael, the riverdancing can wait…treat yourself for once damnit!] “We all...SIGN UP

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Central Park On Ice; Wollman Rink.

“Floating downwards. Free-fall fast. Skating sideways. Slowly now. Floating backwards. Free-fall fast. Loop to loop… Ice skating at night.” David George Schelzel [The Ocean Blue; Ice Skating At Night]. “Skate!” D.B. Sweeney [The Cutting Edge]. Skating...SIGN UP

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Studying: The Madison Avenue Armory.

“BOUTEZ EN AVANT!” THE NEW YORK HUSSARS [ALL OF THEM]. If you speak French, you know the quote above is the battle cry, “Charge!” Can’t believe you don’t hear 20k strong belting out “Boutez En...SIGN UP

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Put 2013 in the Books! 10! 9! 8!

“Merry New Year!” EDDIE MURPHY (TRADING PLACES). Two with One Stone: NYE at Church Compared to today’s extravaganza, the Times Square New Years Celebration had relatively humble beginnings. In the late 1800’s, people would come to Trinity Church...SIGN UP

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Freezing Cold Hot Chocolate: Serendipity!

Ser•en•dip•i•ty noun \ˌser-ən-ˈdi-pə-tē \ Luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for.SIGN UP

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Radio City Steals The Show.

“On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…Nine Ladies Dancing.” (Wait…wait…there are many more than just nine Rockettes…). CUT! CUT! Again folks,…places…places. FROM THE TOP! The Greatest City In The World Gets...SIGN UP

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Rock Center Tree Lighting. TONIGHT!!

“I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.” JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER. Indulging in the holiday season, good times and good fortune – includes the simple and gratis pleasure of enjoying a tree...SIGN UP

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The North Fork. WINE NOT?!

In 1611 Dutch Explorer, Adriaen Block, sailed what is now known as the Long Island Sound. Being one of the first Europeans to do so, he charted the waters and mapped the land; soon deeming...SIGN UP

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Local To Coastal: Federal Hall.

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So...SIGN UP

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Amazing Grace Church.

“How precious did that Grace appear - The hour I first believed.” John Newton. The famous Episcopalian Grace Church sits on a spacious lawn on the corner of 10th street and Broadway. It is an imposing...SIGN UP

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Horse and Carriage Still Reigns.

“Horse and Carriage – is for hire.” MASE. Hey Hansom In 1640, Nicolas Sauvage, a French businessman, started the first carriage-for-hire service on the streets of Paris. But it wasn’t until Joseph Hansom – yes, he had...SIGN UP

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War. Archibald Gracie. Ice Cream. Mansion.

“It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even...SIGN UP

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Pedicab For Your Thoughts?

Pedi-Cab: Rickshaw, Oversized Tricycle, Charming Transportation, Environmentally Friendly. “Pedi,” stems from the Latin root “Pedalis,” which translates in English as “Foot.” Foot-Cab! Trust us – it all adds up if you just look down…not as well...SIGN UP

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Brooklyn Historical Society: 150 Years.

Question: If you could have four guests…or parties… to your table for dinner – with a love and appreciation of Brooklyn…Would Barbara Streisand, President Lincoln, The Beastie Boys and Waris Dirie – all be instantaneously...SIGN UP

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National Arts Club-bing at The Tilden House

“We are apt to forget that we are only one of a team; that in unity there is strength.”...SIGN UP

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Bridging The Gap To Williamsburg.

“ The Aim of the Greeks in their work was beauty. The object wrought in our time is utility and the Williamsburg Bridge is the very temple. The highest achievement of the utilitarian.” Editor of the...SIGN UP

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Holy Cannoli! Feast of San Gennaro.

“Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling…And you'll sing…Vita Bella!" - Dean Martin, [That’s Amore]. They sure do each year, in downtown Gotham at the biggest, most famous and longest running outdoor festival in New York City. Every September along...SIGN UP

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Turn it Up to 900 Degrees: Lombardi’s.

Start with a little bit of warm water, some flour, dry yeast, a bit of olive oil, and a little salt. Preheat your coal oven to 900°F degrees,…and what’s that? Huh? You don’t...SIGN UP

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Chopsticks. Bridge. Elephant. Brooklyn.

“The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man's increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of...SIGN UP

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Leave It All Behind. EAST HAMPTON.

“The only routine with me is no routine at all.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. East Hampton Beginnings Captain Lion Gardiner was an English military engineer who’d been stationed in the Netherlands when The Connecticut Company hired him. The...SIGN UP

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Duck…Duck…POND!

The fast lane? Forget it. There’s at least twelve of ‘em – east and west. The crisscross shakes with so many people walking all over it, driving on it, bloodsucking it, working it,...SIGN UP

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Everyone LISTEN UP! The Ear Inn.

“When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.” GEORGE WASHINGTON. “The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” THE OTHER JAMES BROWN. James Brown in the House Many...SIGN UP

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Take Me Out To The Brooklyn.

Baseball. The American Dream. It’s been the best diamond one could find for more than a century. A meritocracy filled with individualism, statistics, capitalism, risk, pulse, poise, heartbreak and celebration. It’s a daily...SIGN UP

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Frying Pan Afloat on The Hudson.

Fifteen yee and fifteen strong, We’re loading her up for the tour! The waves will be rough, and the storms’ll be tough – And we’re bringing our comrades to shore! Ale in your case – get your bottles aboard, Tip...SIGN UP

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Oasis in Brooklyn: Botanic Garden.

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” Gertrude Jekyll. “Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.”...SIGN UP

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Can You See The Light? MONTAUK.

“The rocky ledge runs far into the sea, And on its outer point, some miles away, The Lighthouse lifts its massive masonry, A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.” The Lighthouse, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Let There Be Light Located...SIGN UP

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Rocking with the Joneses. Nikon Amphitheater.

“Those who can, build. Those who can't, criticize.” Robert Moses. “Come hear Uncle John’s Band, playing to the tide…” The Grateful Dead. The Joneses Major Thomas Jones, an Irish immigrant who made his name as a privateer in...SIGN UP

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THE WORKS; July 4th NYC.

"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there." The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key. BOOM, BOOM, POW. Fireworks date back thousands of years,...SIGN UP

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Alive & Strong; Coney Island Boardwalk.

“…The boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah. On a blanket with my baby, is where I’ll be…” The Drifters. Classic New York in the summer time. Two-Pieces and swim trunks speckled with patterns that...SIGN UP

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Union Square Greenmarket. YUM.

Sun’s setting now an’ I’m gonna get on with it. At least the boy’s home now an’ can help me get the carts loaded up tomorrow…big business comin’ tomorrow. Sweat’s got me blind and...SIGN UP

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The Boats, The Brews, The Basin.

Say Toyboat – ten times, fast! Give up? Try Boat Basin. Before The Boats Were There The train tracks for the Hudson River Railroad that linked New York City to Albany ran along the edge of the Hudson...SIGN UP

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We’re All Friends Of The High Line

“…Perhaps the railroad line could be devoted to some recreational uses for the community – a linear park or jogging paths…It's an incredible environment for pedestrians…” PETER OBLETZ, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST & VISIONARY. The Beginnings and Frightening...SIGN UP

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From Dark Times to Light; Bryant Park

“Go forth under the open sky, and list to nature's teachings,…” WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT. Back in the Day In 1682 the province of New York was broke, and townsfolk were bordering on rebellion. For this reason,...SIGN UP

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The Arch at Washington Square

Preheat time machine to 1889. Mix in 71’ x 50’ Paper Mache ‘Practice Round.’ Stir $122,000 worth of Tuckahoe Marble and famed labor. Add two George Washington Toppings of War and Peace. Bake Time: Approximately One and a Quarter...SIGN UP

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All The Rage And The White Horse Tavern

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” DYLAN THOMAS. And rage he did – with the White Horse Tavern being the last glimpse of illuminated scenery to this good poet’s life and resistance from the inevitable...SIGN UP

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The Times of The Toys.

It has a gilt arm, that fine clicking clock. It has a grand face, and people do flock. Once toys were all made and then bought, its been told, Yet now there stand shops and fine food to be...SIGN UP

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Sculpting a Vision: Madison Square Park.

The Brady Bunch once chimed together and asked, “Can't you dig the sunshine?” Not quite a summer sun just yet, but it’s certainly temperate enough to meander over to storied Madison Square Park and enjoy...SIGN UP

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Promenade in Brooklyn; It’s Obvious

Tourists wait in line to ride an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building. 102 floors up. From that vantage point one can look down on most of the city. Most of it. But what...SIGN UP

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Against All Odds: Fraunces Tavern

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” George Washington. At 54 Pearl Street, circa 18th century NYC, George found good...SIGN UP

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Grand Central: 100 Years of Grand.

Inbound and Outbound and Inbound Oh My! The trains at the station are zipping right by. The Vanderbilts built a hub for the people. A hub, a Mecca, a transportation Cathedral! A ceiling restored with sparkling night skies, Greco-Guardians watch...SIGN UP

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The Frick House, Mansion, Museum.

Rembrandts and Renoirs, And Grand Arching Windows, Titians and Turners, And Servants with Pillows. Vermeers and Fragonards – untied from string; These were a few of Frick’s favorite things! Henry Clay Frick likely also loved: “Cream colored ponies and crisp apple...SIGN UP

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Farley Post Office: Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

NEITHER · SNOW · NOR · RAIN · NOR · HEAT · NOR · GLOOM · OF · NIGHT ·STAYS · THESE · COURIERS · FROM · THE · SWIFT · COMPLETION · OF · THEIR...SIGN UP

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Pete’s Tavern: Best Florist Shop Ever.

String Beans? Check. Tulips? Check. Cold Pint of Ale? Check…Check…Check. Now hold on a minute – why’d I come here again? Pete’s Tavern is a contender in the ongoing fight for the title...SIGN UP

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The Suspense Is In The Verrazano

A couple thousand New Yorkers, a Swiss Engineer and a Florentine Explorer walk into a bar… “So Mick and I are settin’ here with a’couple a’cups of ale and this fella walks up and says to me…he...SIGN UP

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Woolworth Coined the Five and Dime

Have you now – a nickel or a dime? Have you now – a nickel or a dime? A nickel or a dime to-day good-sir, you-Say! The store has just now opened up, And I’ve got things to get! Tins for...SIGN UP

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McSorley's: The Old House at Home

“Light or dark?” That ‘tis the question McSorley’s Old Ale House patrons have faced for almost 160 years. Their choice earned them a mug of ale and the chance to experience a bit of New York’s...SIGN UP

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Vertex in the Sky

“The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” WALTER P. CHRYSLER. Enthusiasm has an address. From Statesman… In 1928 New York State Senator William H. Reynolds had a grand dream; he would build and dedicate a monument to...SIGN UP

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Flock to the Boathouse

A ripple in the water is one of the most complex and perfect sights in nature. One stone, one leaf, one lily-pad can set water in every direction. The lake at Central Park was where I first...SIGN UP

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One, Two, Three, Pray

“For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will...SIGN UP

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Key to Gramercy

The slits, the slats, the iron spiked posts. The fog of the shrubs that cushion the vertical wrought iron blinds keep the passers-by just moving along. Curious moments can be peculiar yet often found...SIGN UP

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Cul De Sac of Dreams

Twilight is here now, and the day has gone. These calloused, tired hands are red and shivering against the cold frost winds. My boots have eaten up just enough snow and ice to inspire...SIGN UP

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