Artisanal Ice Cream Shops in Midtown Manhattan

From pretzel cones to edible cups, the ice cream scene in New York City just got a lot cooler. Summer time calls for a scoop or two of the island’s best frozen treat – from traditional creamy goodness to trendy shaved ice cream! With so many flavor and toppings at each of these artisanal shops in Midtown, you’ll create a new combination each time you visit!

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Best Shops in NYC to Buy Valentine’s Day Chocolate

The romance, kisses and champagne are all very nice, but for me the best part about Valentine’s Day is that it gives you an ironclad excuse to give, and receive, large amounts of excellent chocolate. Lucky for us, NYC has so many spots making great chocolate in different styles, sizes, and flavors appropriate for friends, office buddies, lovers, children, and anyone else that you might want to buy chocolate for. Here then, a look at some of the best places to make your sweet-toothed sweetie happy this Valentine’s Day!

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The 5 Best Chinese Food Restaurants Open On Christmas

It's almost time for the best holiday of the year: Chinese Food and a Movie Day! That's right, December 25 is that magical day when everything in the city is closed and quiet expect for Chinese restaurants (always their busiest of the year) and movie theaters (order your tickets before you show up; literally everything sells out). And though it may have started as a Jewish tradition here in NYC–when I was kid my Hanukkah-celebrating friends would brag how they had everything all to themselves–nowadays it is 100% an ecumenical celebration. Virtually every Chinese restaurant in the city is open, so your choices are legion, but here are five suggestions for first-rate food in casual, even quick-bite settings, always a relief after all of the bustle and entertaining of Christmas.           

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A View From The Top: The 8 Best NYC Rooftop Bars

View from LOCL View, NYLO Hotel's rooftop bar in Upper West Side.

It’s sort of the holy grail of summertime after-work fun here in NYC, finding that perfect rooftop bar, with cool breezes, spectacular views, first-rate drinks, and a friendly crowd of fellow revelers. It helps, too, if you don’t have to deal with impossible wait times or snooty staffers… and if the drinks don’t cost a small fortune–call it a “view tax”—then all the better!

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Introducing City Kitchen, NYC’s Newest Giant Food Hall

Looking for a quick bite before a show? Want options for lunch? Are you looking for a place that has Lobster rolls, tacos, cheese steak, doughnuts, & shaved snow all in under one roof? City Kitchen brings New York’s most desired and hyped food concepts to the bull’s eye of NYC:, Times Square. With nine permanent food vendors plus seasonal pop-up surprises, The food court-style affair provides options for local pencil pushers to foodies who come from afar.

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