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Autumn in NY: Fall Foliage in New York City

Central Park in Autumn, NYC

Yes, you can experience the best NY fall foliage right here in New York City! With its crisp air and blue skies, autumn in NY is stunning, but it’s the trees—sporting leaves of spectacular red, orange, gold, and purple—that are the real draw. New York’s fall foliage display usually lasts two to three weeks in […]

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Halloween in NYC: The Best Events (Updated 2014)

Village Halloween Parade, NYC

Halloween in NYC is a big deal—so if you’re in New York City and looking for the best Halloween events, you’re in the right place! Every October, storefronts and stoops are decked out with pumpkins, fake cobwebs, and plastic skeletons. Halloween-themed shows, costume shops, interactive Haunted Houses, and horror-themed parties suddenly pop up all over […]

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Prospect Park: Brooklyn’s Green Oasis

Long Meadow, Prospect Park, NYC

Prospect Park is a stunning 585-acre green retreat in the heart of Brooklyn. Bordered by the diverse neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Windsor Terrace, and East Flatbush, the park attracts over ten million visits a year.  Park-goers enjoy running, hiking, skating, team sports, picnics, fishing, barbeques, birding, sledding, and horse back riding.  […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

NYC has a magnificent new play ground – Brooklyn Bridge Park!  Brooklyn’s derelict waterfront has been transformed into parkland stretching over a mile along the East River shoreline.  The park features lawns, playgrounds, promenades, sporting fields, beaches, and picnic facilities with spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, New York harbor, and the Statue […]

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The High Line: New York’s Park in the Sky

Highline Sundeck

Ah, the High Line. It’s on the tip of everyone’s tongues—and might just be the coolest park in New York. In a few short years, the High Line, located in Chelsea, has become one of the world’s most celebrated parks. Formerly a decrepit elevated rail line, the area’s been transformed into a green space, complete with gardens, […]

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The Lowline: New York’s Underground Park

Nicknamed the “Lowline,” New York’s underground park will be one of the most fascinating parks in the city. When it’s finished, that is. The idea is a great one. After all, Manhattan is the most densely-populated county in the nation, so space is a limited commodity. In the past, New Yorkers have built upward. But two […]

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NYC’s Free Summer Concerts 2012

During these dog days of summer, many New Yorkers hope to escape the city.  But while the air can be hot and sticky, it also will be filled with incredible music.  Some of the world’s finest performers will be offering free concerts in outdoors settings throughout the city’s five boroughs. The New York Philharmonic, one […]

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