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The best Thai restaurants in NYC (TEST)
If you’re craving grub from the best Thai restaurant, NYC is the perfect place to step up your takeout game. Yes, Thai joints are a dime a dozen, but there’s much more to the southeast Asian cuisine than the cartons of pad thai and greasy spring rolls you might order at your go-to delivery restaurants. While getting authentic Thai is still one of the best things to do in Queens, neighborhoods like Hell’s Kitchen and the East Village are home to traditional dishes and inventive new takes on regional fare. Dig into piquant bowls of khao soi from the northeastern Isan region, spicy papaya salads and some of the best dumplings in town at these Thai restaurants in NYC. RECOMMENDED: Find more of the best restaurants in NYC
America’s Cup to make early appearance at NYC Sailor's Ball this Friday
As excitement begins to build around the 2016 America's Cup races coming to New York City next weekend, grab an early chance to snap a selfie with the actual Cup while enjoying an open bar and rubbing elbows with America's Cup sailors and New York sailing enthusiasts. RECOMMENDED: Guide to the America's Cup in NYC This Friday night (April 29), a week ahead of the America's Cup races, the nonprofit NY Harbor Sailing Foundation is holding their annual black tie gala to celebrate sailing in NYC, while also raising money for a kids program aimed at teaching New York kids how to sail. No word on whether Sir Ben Ainslie will be in attendance, but there will be unnamed America's Cup sailors in attendance. The America's Cup races will be held on the Hudson the following weekend of May 7-8, and crowds are sure to be dense between Battery Park and Brookfield Place. This is the first time the America's Cup races have been in NYC since 1920, and the excitement in the sailing community and even Gothamite landlubbers is on the rise. So if you just can't wait the week (and like a good open bar), don't miss out on this opportunity to party while raising money for a cause.