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Melissa Ko's exploration of the endless culture that NYC has to offer.

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Architectural Magic: 7 NYC Buildings That Are Remarkable

Skyscrapers known to New York City differ from any other in the world, and each has its defined qualities and attributes. Read on to learn a bit about a few of these lush landmarks. Located at 175 Fifth Ave between 22nd and 23rd streets, the Flatiron Building is a 22-story steel triangular structure initially known […]

Summer in NYC: Events, Celebrations, and More

Kayaking and amusement parks in New York City? Did you know that was even possible? Well, it is. More than that, New York City also has marches, parades, parks, and productions that make NYC distinctively different than any other city. There’s also a long list of summer dance festivals, as well as attractive picnics, concerts, and rooftop bars. Let’s […]

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Governors Ball Music Festival Returns for 7th Year

Summer is here. That means concerts and music festivals are back to entertain the masses. A staple to New York City, the Governors Ball Music Festival is back for its 7th year in a row, from June 2nd to June 4th. The festival showcases the talents of many musicians from all kinds of different genres. […]

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How to Shop at a Farmers Market

Come prepared Although sellers at farmers markets generally have plastic bags, you won’t want to carry your produce around in grocery bags all morning. Bring a tote bag, preferably one that is comfortable to carry. If you enjoy attending the farmers market and want to make it a weekly thing, consider investing in something with […]

Up and Coming Female Entrepreneurs of 2017

More women are starting businesses than ever. While some female entrepreneurs, such as Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Indra Nooyi have become household names, there are many more up-and-comers who have not yet achieved the same name recognition. Carolyn Rodz As a kid, Carolyn Rodz wasn’t sure whether she wanted to be a lawyer, a […]

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Governors Ball Music Festival Returns for 7th Year

Summer is here. That means concerts and music festivals are back to entertain the masses. A staple to New York City, the Governors Ball Music Festival is back for its 7th year in a row, from June 2nd to June 4th. The festival showcases the talents of many musicians from all kinds of different genres. […]

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Rooftop Cinema Club is Not Your Average Movie Experience

Outdoor movies have almost become a thing of the past. The Rooftop Cinema Club is bringing this old sensation back to life and taking them to new heights (literally!). On top of New York City’s skyline you’ll have the best movie going experience, watching a movie on the rooftops showcased around the best settings in […]

4 Urban Hikes To Try This Spring in NYC

As the pale green spring slowly takes shape in parks across New York City, there are a plethora of urban hikes to try that are just a short walk from your closest subway line. In other words, there is simply no need to travel outside the five boroughs if you would like to get some […]

How to Experience NYC Like a Local

Are you visiting NYC for a day or more? Want to experience NYC like the locals? Then forget about the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. With that said, here are some of the best places to go to experience NYC like a true local: 1) Central Park. This may sound like a […]

Restaurant Week Recap: The Best Dishes You Needed to Try

With restaurant week having a great run last week in NYC, there are certain amazing staple dishes that restaurant goers never seem to tire of. See below for the best staple dishes for every restaurant week in New York City.  Razor Clams A typical clam normally comes in the form of a heart-shaped shell while […]

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