Save the Date! June 14th is Museum Mile!

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On Tuesday, June 14th from 6pm – 9pm, you’ll have the chance to experience seven world class museums located along Upper Firth Avenue for absolutely free.  That’s right…tis the season for one of our favorite NYC holidays…Museum Mile! Continue reading

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5 Local Summer Camps For NYC Kids

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With NYC Public Schools letting out in just about a month, it’s time to start planning fun activities to keep your little ones occupied (and you sane!) throughout summer vacation. Luckily, NYC has no shortage of camps and programs for its children–encouraging them to not only learn a new skill set, but also to have some good ol’ fashioned outdoor fun. We’ve rounded up five of our favorites for you. Continue reading

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The 5 Best Places For A Sweet Treat On The UWS

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There’s something so nice about wandering back out into the city after a dinner at home and stopping by a bakery for a sweet treat, no? Treat yourself to a stroll along the gorgeous, brownstone-lined Upper West Side, and make sure you stop at one of these five spots for a sweet little something, something. Continue reading

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Your Summer 2016 NYC Music Festival Guide!

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Summer in NYC is by far my favorite season of all.  The outdoor cafes for brunching, rooftop bars for toasting at sunset, and the plethora of music festivals (many of them absolutely free!) that will have you tapping your toes and humming your jams all summer long. We promise they’ll make you so happy you won’t even mind waiting on the subway platform on those 95+ degree days.  Here’s a few we are really looking forward to: Continue reading

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5 Meal Delivery Services To Make NYC Cooking A Breeze

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If the most used app on your iPhone is Seamless, and you use your oven for something other than cooking (say, to store off-season clothes), we totally get it.  New York is a busy place, kitchens are tiny, and lugging groceries home on the subway is not anyone’s idea of a good time.  Not to mention how terrible it is to let tons of food go to waste if you’re only cooking for one or two…shameful!  But all that being said, we can all still probably agree that cooking at home can be a bit gentler on the waistline and wallet, right?  So what’s a New Yorker to do? Continue reading

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Restaurant of the Month: Bustan

A photo of Buston's bar with modern light fixtures and bar stools.

A culinary journey to the Mediterranean without leaving the comfort of the Upper West Side…sound too good to be true?  It’s not, I promise.  Just head to Amsterdam Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets, where you’ll find Bustan.  Let the Mediterranean journey begin! Continue reading

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Best Juice Bars in the Upper West Side

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Summer is almost here, meaning it’s time to search for that cold drink we’ll be sipping all day long (minus the calorie guilt). Just like gluten-free food, vegans, and cycling classes, juice bars are one of New York City’s biggest trends. With numerous delicious and healthy ingredients in a single juice drink, it feels like you’re having a full, nutritious meal (depending on which juice you order). Since there are several juice bars all around NYC, we’ve narrowed the choices down to make your lives more-wait for it-juicy! Stop by any of these five the next time you’re in the Upper West Side. Continue reading

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NYC Events to Attend in the Month of May

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As the temperatures begin to warm up (and this rain hopefully wanes), one of our favorite months in NYC brings with it a variety of events and festivals—more than we could hope to attend. There is something for every age and taste, from food tastings and wine samplings, to dog festivals! Below we list the five activities we’re looking forward to the most in May. So, get out your calendar, and clear some time to attend these great events in NYC. Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Guide To Bike Month NYC

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Bike Month NYC is coming up, where Transportation Alternatives collaborates with numerous biking businesses and nonprofits to create “the most cycling-friendly time of year.” Bring out your bikes and helmets, and watch out for pedal-powered events all over NYC. Even if you’re not a biker, join the fun and pedal as much as you can! That way, you’ll also be preparing for National Bike to Work Day on May 20th! Check out these 5 events that help you get the best out of Bike Month in New York! Continue reading

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Museums To Visit In The Upper West Side

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Another weekend, another place to visit in New York City! You can go dine out, see a movie, meet up with friends for happy hour…but aren’t those things you can do any day? Take this weekend as an opportunity to try something new. Curious about dinosaurs? Eager to explore folk art? Do something educational with the kids!  Explore some museums in the Upper West Side. Here are some highlights of each one:

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