Explore the newly-restored wetlands
Feel like funkin’ it up on Governors Island?
Neal Bermas spent years working in the hospitality industry, both as an owner and operator of restaurants and as a consultant, offering his advice on restaurants and hotels around the world. Fifteen years ago, he touched down in southeast Asia, and he was moved by the place. "I felt really connected ... More >>
Visit some well-known spots in Central Park
Join the Make-A-Wish Walk and 5K run
It's almost a wrap on another week, and it's time to start thinking about how to take advantage of the next 48 hours. Here's a look at our top weekend activities, which will help you indulge your inner -- or actual -- child.
A kayak experience through the East River
And sometimes you get even more (I mean less) than that. It's all at hecangetit.com, where Matt Bomer (above), a Glee star, various designers, models, and some people I never heard of are found as topless as a breast-feeding Italian peasant woman in the 1950s.
The 4Knots Music Festivalthe Voice's annual all-day music extravaganza, set to take place this year on July 14 at the South Street Seaport's Pier 17won't end after the sun goes down. The afterparty, which will take place at the nearby Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, and will have as it ... More >>
East Flatbush is a lovely neighborhood in Brooklyn -- but it's just not really a tourist destination. So if a developer is looking to open a hotel in the area, it can only mean one thing: Prostitution, drugs, and other bad, bad activity. Right? This is the line of thinking behind a new not- ... More >>
Thanks to a devastating blackout six years ago, biking in Queens in 2012 might become a little bit easier. In 2006, a major electrical power outage hit Western Queens in a damaging nine-day blackout that impacted 174,000 people in the borough. Six years later, those neighborhoods in Queens are ... More >>
New York is lookin' for youngins! And not just any run-of-the-mill youth: New York wants ones with money! (Well, ones with at least a little green to spend...) Anyway, NYC and Company, the city's tourism agency, is trying to get more members of the under-30 age group to visit the city and spend ca ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanAndrew SilversteinAndrew Silverstein, one of the co-founders of Streetwise New York, coaxed us to step inside Economy Candy on Rivington, a mecca of sweet treats. We had just chatted over frothy coffees at El Castillo de Jagua. Both are stops on Streetwise's "Immigrant NY, Old ... More >>
Oh, goody. The New York Times' City Room reports that tourism in New York City hit a new high last year, raking in a record 48.7 million slow-walking, skyscraper-gazing, sidewalk-congesting, Century 21-shopping visitors.
Yesterday, the Parks Department finally released its plans for the development and the demolition of Cedar Grove Beach Club, the beach bungalow community on Staten Island that we wrote about for last week's cover story. The city is taking back the beach -- which is public land -- from 41 fam ... More >>
For a century, 41 families have had a sweet deal on public land in Staten Island. But summer is finally over.
Take a kayak on the East River
Crazy celebrity stalkers and morbid ghost-seekers unite for a two-hour tour of the city's sites of notorious deaths (Heath Ledger, Keith Haring, Sid Vicious, "Crazy Joe" Gallo, Thomas Paine, to name a bunch)! And the tour vehicle is no smiley double-decker bus -- it's a hearse (actually a 196 ... More >>
Via National Geographic. Beaches be jealous. Click to enlarge.It's likely irritating enough for the rest of the country that we think everything here is the greatest thing ever. It must get even more difficult when we know that's the case. Like when they're told by a coastal research professo ... More >>
Edward Scissorhands closes the "Movies With a View" series
NY1 brings word that a new branch of Grimaldi's has opened in Queens. The location, on 61st Avenue in Douglaston, offers the same menu, as well as new salads. Whether or not it will become, in the words of Grimaldi's manager Gina Peluso, a "total total total tourist attraction" like the original DUM ... More >>
Brooklyn Heights Blog attended last night's Community Board 2 meeting and reports on some goings-on in the neighborhood, which is becoming an increasingly popular dining destination: Park Slope's Tea Lounge was approved for a liquor license for its latest location on Clark Street, while the new inca ... More >>
Start your day with fitness classes outdoors
Now South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is saying that when he disappeared for days, untraceable by his colleagues and even his wife, he wasn't hiking on the Appalachian Trail -- nude or otherwise -- but "recharging" in Buenos Aires. We're sure this will add to the yap-yap and blah-blah from self-r ... More >>
He starts out in a rambling account of hiking trips he took and hosted while in school. (Maybe the story will be, "Governor goes nuts on TV.") He apologizes to his wife and four kids "for letting them down." Oh oh. He admits the Appalachian Trail story was a "fiction" and he apologizes to "anyone ... More >>
Before you pig out, feed the brain
A game of seduction and style
If you're a boss to someone in middle management, don't be surprised if they come in a little late tomorrow, and maybe a little soused. Buffett arouses aspiration in the corporate classes unlike any other performer—damn if a few listens to the iTunes Essential Jimmy Buffett playlist don't spark a ... More >>
Pickles picketed for part-time workers at a May Day protest at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where educators and tour guides have been seeking recognition for a their union for a year and a half. Union leaders from UAW 2110, which represents the workers, celebrated May Day by handing out f ... More >>
Beauty products that transportif only temporarily
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Enjoy the outdoors, preserve trails, visit historic sites, and relax!
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