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Working Out At The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Working Out At The Metropolitan Museum of Art

It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not! The Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening it’s doors early for guests to join “The Museum Workout”, a high energy interactive journey through the institution.

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Eat Chinese Food Like a New Yorker

Eat Chinese Food Like a New Yorker

Every New Yorker claims that their Chinese spot is the best. When visiting it’s easy to get lost amongst the options, here is a quick guide to the most savory locations in Manhattan.

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Hip Hop Shakespeare

Hip Hop Shakespeare

Catch the amazing show, Othello: The Remix, before it leaves the West Side Theater on January 15th.

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Get In The Holiday Mood at Bryant Park Winter Village

Get In The Holiday Mood at Bryant Park Winter Village

December is officially in full swing, time to visit Bryant Park Winter Village. Nothing says the holidays like a market full of possibilities, iceskating, and hot cocoa.

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Prohibition Era Bar Experience

Prohibition Era Bar Experience

It’s chilly outside, time to warm up with spirits and libations. Join the hidden speakeasy bar tour in New York to discover the clandestine spots of the prohibition era.

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Christmas Comes Early with the Rockettes

Christmas Comes Early with the Rockettes

As we all know, the First of November marks the date where it is officially a-ok to break out your Santa hats, drink gingerbread lattes, and start playing “Jingle Bells” in your car.

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The Brighter Side of Cider

The Brighter Side of Cider

If beer isn’t usually what you order at the bar, it’s that time of year again! From October 21st to October 31st, you can get your cider fix at Cider Week NYC.

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An Open House for Everyone

An Open House for Everyone

As the trees change in Central Park, many much anticipated events are coming to New York City!

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The Amazing Maize Maze

The Amazing Maize Maze

Nothing quite says fall like intentionally getting yourself lost in a bunch of corn. Thankfully, this is still possible even near a big city like New York.

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A Little Trick, A Little Treat

A Little Trick, A Little Treat

Coming up in October, New York City will come alive with glowing pumpkins, spiced lattes, and eerie tales of one of the most influential cities in America.

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Kittens, Taxidermy, and Lovecraft, Oh My!

Kittens, Taxidermy, and Lovecraft, Oh My!

Some of the best things about New York City are its unending subcultures.

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Picnic with Ghosts

Picnic with Ghosts

One thing about New York City is that there’s a museum for pretty much anything.

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A Trip Underground

A Trip Underground

At least once a month, you can find one of the best shows in town. 

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Dinner for Twenty

Dinner for Twenty

While you may have heard plenty about New York City’s hundreds of speakeasies, this twist on exclusive hidden gems asks you to ring a doorbell for food instead.

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Joust, Eat, Dance

Joust, Eat, Dance

On September 18th, Fort Tryon Park goes back in time with the Medieval Festival, twenty minutes away from the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel.

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Take a Walk Down History's Lane

Take a Walk Down History's Lane

For those visiting the Big Apple hoping to leave with a little more history under their belt, there are multiple tours through the city that provide insight, inspiration, and weave tales of the rich history of New York City. But there is no other tour quite like the one that includes a visit to three of the most culturally rich and historic areas in New York City.

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Canter Through Central Park

Canter Through Central Park

If you go to New York City and don’t manage to get in a horse drawn carriage while visiting Central Park, you’ve missed out on a staple experience for tourists everywhere.

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A Little TLC

A Little TLC

The city, with all its lights and splendor, can occasionally be stressful for tourists who are unused to the fast pace. So if you have time during your visit to chill out for a bit and escape the heat, find some rest and relaxation at one of the many spas New York City has to offer.

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Come Play at the Park

Come Play at the Park

It wouldn’t be a proper New York summer without Shakespeare in the Park. You can catch this year’s performance at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park, a fifteen minute drive from the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel.

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Hush Up and Drink

Hush Up and Drink

For those who like their nights out to be a little more complex or exciting, New York City is known for its many "secret bars."

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Music in the City

Music in the City

One of the best parts of a summer in New York City is the atmosphere of spontaneity mixed with the thriving culture of music.

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Flash Frozen Treat

Flash Frozen Treat

Summer time means ice-cream weather, but if regular ice-cream just doesn’t do it for you, there’s always -321º Ice Cream Shop, an innovative and delicious liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlor in Brooklyn, just a short trip from our Times Square hotel.

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Take the High Road

Take the High Road

We’ve mentioned some of what the famous High Line Park in NYC has to offer before, but we haven’t gotten to talk about some of the other amazing opportunities and tours that set off from that location.

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Times Square's Midnight Secret

Times Square's Midnight Secret

Times Square is one of the most visited sites in the world, receiving on average 300,000 pedestrians every day, there to take in the gigantic, high-wattage billboards and marquees.

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A Very Medieval Morning

A Very Medieval Morning

Take a break from the 21st century cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of New York City with an escape to The Cloisters, a museum dedicated to showcasing the wonders of the Medieval period through its art, architecture and gardens. Part of the wonder of this abby-inspired museum, is in its origins and construction, which took place in the 1910s.

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 A Billion-Oyster Comeback

A Billion-Oyster Comeback

What do the New York Harbor Foundation, fifty public schools, local restaurants, businesses, non-profits and a bunch of oyster-loving foodies have in common?

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Treat yourself to Executive Class

Treat yourself to Executive Class

On the eighteenth floor of our Times Square hotel, you’ll find our newly renovated Executive Class Rooms.

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Spring Blossoms and Japanese Culture

Spring Blossoms and Japanese Culture

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom which means two things to any New Yorker: the end to months of layering and heavy coats, and the annual Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry blossom festival.

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An Intimate Evening with the Blues

An Intimate Evening with the Blues

New York City is considered by blues fans to be a kind of mecca.

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Macy's Flower Show

Macy's Flower Show

Macy's annual two-week floral exhibition returns this year with a patriotic theme of "America the Beautiful".

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Jazzy and Bubbly

Jazzy and Bubbly

Brunch has become a New York must-do, almost up there with visiting the Empire State Building, but if the idea of plain old brunch isn’t that appealing, you can one-up it with Hornblower’s Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise.

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Antiques and Kombucha

Antiques and Kombucha

Where can you go to buy a side table for your bedroom, a onesie for your nephew, vintage glasses for your collector boyfriend and grab a delicious bite to eat while you’re at it?

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Ring in the Chinese New Year

Ring in the Chinese New Year

January 1st has come and gone, but if you still haven’t gotten your New Year fix, then check out the Better Chinatown Society’s celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 8th at Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

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Valentine's Day Dash

Valentine's Day Dash

Feel like disrobing for a cause? This Valentine’s Day, do-gooders with a distinct lack of shame can take part in Cupid’s Undie Run, a one-mile run that takes participants through the streets to the Brass Monkey Bar and was conceived to raise funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

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Getting Down to Brewsness

Getting Down to Brewsness

Are you a fan of craft beer? Then get your glass ready for the 7th Annual NYC Beer Week, running from February 19th to the 28th.

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