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The 101 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists
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The 101 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists

Experience the absolute best things to do in NYC with this epic guide to essential eats, drinks, culture, gigs and more. Introducing the Do List.

The best holiday markets NYC has to offer
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The best holiday markets NYC has to offer

Shopping for holiday gifts for your clan can be stressful, so you might as well enjoy yourself while hiking up that credit card balance. And you will, as long as you nab presents at the best holiday markets in NYC. Crowded department stores may have fancy Christmas window displays to entice you, but the these winter bazaars offer many perks such as free-admission ice-skating, mouthwatering treats for purchase, Christmas tree lightings and more in addition to one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Christmas in New York

The best things to do in Soho, New York
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The best things to do in Soho, New York

There are many other fun things to do in Soho aside from shopping.

The best places to go ice-skating in NYC
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The best places to go ice-skating in NYC

When the temperature drops, that means it’s time to go ice-skating. 

The best things to do in the winter in NYC
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The best things to do in the winter in NYC

There are a lot of incredible things to do in winter, which only reinstates how the city that never sleeps certainly doesn’t hibernate during the colder months.

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The best cheap things to do in NYC
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The best cheap things to do in NYC

Can a few bucks buy happiness? These amazing cheap things to do in NYC will make you say, “Hell yeah!”

The best museums in NYC
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The best museums in NYC

Including exhibitions at MoMA, the American Museum of Natural History and more

Free things to do in NYC
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Free things to do in NYC

For free things to do in NYC, check out these events and explore the city’s top attractions for the price of nada

The best New York attractions
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The best New York attractions

We've compiled our favorite sights in and around Gotham

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Events and festivals

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
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Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Since 1933 this classic spectacle offers tap dancers, a flying Santa Claus and, of course, the Rockettes.

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
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Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Dyker Heights offers so much luminous, holiday razzle-dazzle that you may want to wear shades

Christmas in New York
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Christmas in New York

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! 

New Year’s Eve
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New Year’s Eve

It’s been one helluva year, so use our guide to find the best parties, incredible concerts, firework displays and more. 

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

The family-friendly circus comes bouncing back to life at Lincoln Center

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Holiday gift guide 2018
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Holiday gift guide 2018

Whether you're searching for affordable options or grand experiential gift ideas, we've got you

Dyker Heights Holiday Lights
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Dyker Heights Holiday Lights

Dyker Heights residents take the holidays very seriously: The houses in this nabe are decked out with thousands of lights, life-size toy soldiers, inflatable Santas and more. Take in all the best displays on this 3.5-hour bus tour.

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

This magical 1954 production includes the full New York City Ballet company an onstage blizzard and a Christmas tree!

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. Venturesome, boundary-pushing works such as Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Next to Normal closed too soon. American Idiot was shamefully ignored at the Tonys and will be gone in three weeks. Meanwhile, that airborne infection Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark dominates headlines and rakes in millions, without even opening. Celebrities and corporate brands sell poor material, innovation gets shown the door, and crap floats to the top. It's enough to turn you heretic, to sing along with The Book of Mormon's Ugandan villagers: "Fuck you God in the ass, mouth and cunt-a, fuck you in the eye." Such deeply penetrating lyrics offer a smidgen of the manifold scato-theological joys to be had at this viciously hilarious treat crafted by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, of South Park fame, and composer-lyricist Robert Lopez, who cowrote Avenue Q. As you laugh your head off at perky Latter-day Saints tap-dancing while fiercely repressing gay tendencies deep in the African bush, you will be transported back ten years, when The Producers and Urinetown resurrected American musical comedy, imbuing time-tested conventions with metatheatrical irreverence and a healthy dose of bad-taste humor. Brimming with cheerful obscenity, sharp satire and catchy tunes, The Book of Mormon is a sick mystic revelation, the most exuberantly entertaining Broadway musical in years. The high

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Springsteen on Broadway

Springsteen on Broadway

It's your last chance to see this 5-star show! Bruce leave the building Dec 15th

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New York attractions

The High Line
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The High Line

There are few places more pleasant than the High Line on a sunny afternoon

Coney Island and Luna Park
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Coney Island and Luna Park

From the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island was NYC’s playground

Times Square
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Times Square

As city districts go, Times Square is a global legend, and rightfully so

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

Trying to imagine NYC’s skyline without the Empire State Building is pretty tough.

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New York museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The American Museum of Natural History
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The American Museum of Natural History

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

 

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New York by borough

Manhattan
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Manhattan

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Queens
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Queens

Bronx
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Bronx

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The 101 best things to do in New York City
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The 31 best things to do in Los Angeles
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The 31 best things to do in Chicago
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The 31 best things to do in Chicago

Experience the best of the city with our guide to the top things to do in Chicago.

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The 30 best things to do in Miami

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