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New York Travel Guide

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New York Travel Guide

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Lean + Green: The New Empire State Building

<i>By Denver Nicks</i><p>The traveling spirit tends to seek out unfamiliar, untrammeled places, so as a denizen of New York who sees the Empire State Building almost daily, I wasn’t sure what to make of my invitation to take a “behind the scenes” tour.<p>But I had never seen it like this.<p>The iconic Art Deco …

I Heart My City: Annie Fitzsimmons’s NYC

When star blogger and licensed New York City tour guide <b>Annie Fitzsimmons</b> started to fill out this questionnaire, she was reminded of a saying from her alma mater, Texas A&M University: “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.” That’s …

24 Hours in Manhattan: Hotels with More Than Beds

Manhattan’s hyper-competitive luxury hotels are always trying to outdo each other. But they’ve been taking it to a new level lately.<p>How else would you describe a museum-quality art collection, a 3D movie theater, or the finest indoor pool this side of Central Park?<p>At the Peninsula New York, that’s …

Warm Up: 10 Cozy Spots in NYC

“I hate hazelnuts,” I said to Chef Kyle McLelland as my boyfriend Andy and I prepared to tuck into the tasting menu at Prospect in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. He smiled and asked, “Can I change your mind?” Feeling gutsy, I said “Sure, why not?” Though I wasn’t born one, my extensive travels have made me …

5 Must-See Pieces at the Met

The next time you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, you must say hello to “William.”<p>The small blue statuette has been the museum’s unofficial mascot since he made his debut in 1917. But don’t let his youthful looks fool you; he’s been around for almost four millennia. Today, …

Behind the Scenes in Central Park

It has been said that Central Park was the first place in New York City where people from all walks of life could gather and relax together. This still rings true today, with the 843-acre park drawing 40 million visitors a year.<p>More than any other landmark, Central Park reflects the brilliance of …

Hyper-Local Tours in NYC

Having recently played “tourist” in my own hometown (see previous post), I felt inspired to explore more of New York from an out-of-towner’s perspective. I’ve already done the Circle Line cruise, all the major museums, a city bus tour, and even a bike trip through Harlem, so I was looking for a new …

NYC by Pizza

On a typical day, Scott Wiener teaches children about the science of pizza at the New York Public Library, researches his forthcoming book on pizza boxes, and leads at least one of the pizza tours for which he’s most known. As Adam Brija, manager at the legendary Patsy’s Pizzeria, said of Scott, …

Travels on the Run: Lower Manhattan

Central Park is the obvious go-to run in NYC, but for something different (and because it’s near my hotel), I jog to the esplanade that runs along the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan and head south. (Note: Hudson River Park extends 5 miles from 59th Street south to Battery Park)<p>As I clip along this …

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New York Sights

See New York photos in this gallery from National Geographic’s Ultimate City Guide for New York City.

Grand Central Station

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See New York City photos in this gallery from National Geographic’s Ultimate City Guide for New York City.

New York City

Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …

Museums

Why LeBron James Running for NBPA President Is Exactly What the NBA Needs

Link to Media<p>LeBron James is what the NBA Players Association needs.<p>Any and all change would be welcomed at this point after the tedious and embarrassing battles between Derek Fisher and the union's former executive director, Billy Hunter.<p>Who better to usher in an era of transition than the …

Basketball

Nelly f/ Nicki Minaj & Pharrell - 'Get Like Me' - Rap-Up

Nelly keeps it slick and sexy in the black-and-white video for “Get Like Me.” The St. Louis rapper calls on Nicki Minaj and Pharrell for the Colin …

Spike Lee gets at Rosenberg... taking pics with Miami Heat, Tyler Perry beef & More!

Drake Might've Teased The Title And Release Date For His New Album

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Music<p>1985 'til Infinity<p>Celebrity<p>Yeezy is no …

Jay Sean - Mars (Feat. Rick Ross) (Official Music Video)

Behind The Scenes: Fabolous & 2 Chainz “When I Feel Like It”

Rick Ross - I Wonder Why