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

The city that never sleeps certainly doesn’t hibernate during the colder months.

The best Black History Month events in NYC
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The best Black History Month events in NYC

NYC offers many ways you can show your appreciation for African-American culture.

Places to go sledding and where to drink after
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Places to go sledding and where to drink after

When the first real snow falls in NYC, pretend you’re a kid again and go sledding. 

The best indoor activities in NYC
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The best indoor activities in NYC

The weather doesn’t need to be sunny and dry in order for you to have a good time

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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

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

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

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The Orchid Show in NYC
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The Orchid Show in NYC

The New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show exhibits thousands of species of beautiful blossoming orchids. 

Women’s History Month in NYC
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Women’s History Month in NYC

Many of the best NYC events in March are centered around Women’s History Month. 

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Eat, drink, sleep and relax on us.

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St. Patrick’s Day in NYC
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St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

New York is about to turn into shamrock city! 

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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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Time Out 'Table for Two': The Manhattan Neighborhood Box

Time Out 'Table for Two': The Manhattan Neighborhood Box

Save 50% off food at eight need-to-know restaurants across Manhattan including The Dutch, Dirty French, Mermaid Inn and more!

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Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Though it’s been over 2 decades since the end of his beloved “show about nothing,” the affable New Yorker thrills fans this fall with a return to both his comedic and geographic roots. This series of headlining shows will take place over a series of Thursday andFriday nights between January and June in 2019 at the Beacon Theatre.  

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The Ferryman

The Ferryman

The Ferryman is a tremendously noisy play about silence and its price

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Elton John

Elton John

With the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Sir Elton is saying a final goodbye to the touring life. That's right—this is your final chance to catch the rollicking songman live in person, as he takes the audience on a massive visual journey spanning his entire 50-year career. Swoon along to "Tiny Dancer," make juvenile hand gestures to "Crocodile Rock" and smile meaningfully at your folks during "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" here for one last time.

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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 101 best things to do in New York City

Experience the best things to do in NYC using this epic insider’s guide to restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and more

The 31 best things to do in Los Angeles
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The 31 best things to do in Los Angeles

Your essential guide to the best things to do in Los Angeles, from stair hikes to welding workshops and more.

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.

The 30 best things to do in Miami
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The 30 best things to do in Miami

These are the 30 best things to do in Miami, featuring must-see art, nightlife hot spots and can’t-miss restaurants.

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