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Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

It's that time of year, folks! ...more

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May 16, 20242 min read

Flea Markets!

Flea Markets!

Attention shoppers! Spring is upon us, and with it comes a variety of outdoor flea markets--the best in the country, if you ask us! ...more

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May 13, 20242 min read

Immigrant Food Tour

Immigrant Food Tour

Immigrants have been enriching our country in so many ways--including food! ...more

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May 09, 20241 min read

Treat Your Mama to a Meal This Mother's Day

Treat Your Mama to a Meal This Mother's Day

Bring her some flowers. Mow her lawn. Grab a bottle of that perfume she loves and dump that guy she hates. ...more

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May 06, 20241 min read

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

We stumbled upon this cool article chock full of photos that depict our beloved Central Park in the eighties...and now. ...more

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May 02, 20241 min read

Governor's island: What You Need To Know

Governor's island: What You Need To Know

This 172-acre island in the New York Harbor has become a summer favorite for New Yorkers. This car-free park has so much to offer, like bike riding, grilling, kayaking...even a spa! ...more

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April 29, 20242 min read

Bryant Park Picnic Performances Lineup

Bryant Park Picnic Performances Lineup

Ah, summer is coming, and with it, comes outdoor concerts. Grab a blanket and some grub and head to Bryant Park for free concert beginning on May 31st. ...more

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April 25, 20242 min read

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

In 1963, 18 year old Michelle Phillips co-wrote California Dreamin' and Creeque Alley with her husband John (The Mamas and the Papas), while living right here at the Washington Square Hotel. ...more

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April 22, 20240 min read

Pickleball in the City!

Pickleball in the City!

Pickleball has taken the nation by storm, and here in New York City, we're along for the ride. ...more

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April 19, 20242 min read

Food Trucks!

Food Trucks!

We kind of feel like New York City invented the food truck, right? Pretzels and hot dog vendors have been around for forever. (And, yes, we love us a dirty water dog!) ...more

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April 16, 20242 min read

Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival

It's finally spring, people! ...more

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April 12, 20241 min read

Diamonds and Rust and Us

Diamonds and Rust and Us

Now I see you standing With brown leaves falling around And snow in your hair Now you're smiling out the window Of that crummy hotel Over Washington Square ...more

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April 09, 20241 min read

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse

Here's what you need to know: ...more

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April 01, 20241 min read

Have Easter Brunch With Us

Have Easter Brunch With Us

Come on. You don't want to cook this Easter, do you? ...more

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March 28, 20241 min read

Sample Sales!

Sample Sales!

New York City is where you want to be if you're looking for Dior duds on a JC Penney wallet. ...more

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March 25, 20241 min read

Playing Chess in Washington Square Park

Playing Chess in Washington Square Park

Chess. For some, the game conjures images of child prodigies like Bobby Fischer and Magnus Carlsen, deftly taking pawns with laser-focused, lightning-fast speed. ...more

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March 22, 20242 min read

The Color Factory

The Color Factory

Spring is almost upon us. ...more

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March 19, 20241 min read

Ah, But We Love New York!

Ah, But We Love New York!

We live in without a doubt THE most interesting city in the world. ...more

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March 15, 20241 min read

Second City Meets the First City

Second City Meets the First City

We can now claim to be the ultimate city for comedy, ...more

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March 13, 20241 min read

Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day!

Who runs the world? Girls! ...more

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March 08, 20240 min read

Catch the Cherry Blossoms Next Month!

Catch the Cherry Blossoms Next Month!

We're kind of on a flower kick here at the Washington Square Hotel. Because, hey, 'tis the season! (Well, almost.) ...more

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March 06, 20241 min read

St. Patrick's Day Parade: What You Need To Know

St. Patrick's Day Parade: What You Need To Know

Listen up, folks: ...more

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March 01, 20241 min read

Macy's Flower Show

Macy's Flower Show

The Macy's Herald Square building is a landmark in and of itself. ...more

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February 26, 20241 min read

Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year!

It's the Year of the Dragon! ...more

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February 24, 20241 min read

Central Park Secrets

Central Park Secrets

So there are 1,600 cast-iron lamp posts in Central Park that turn on at dusk, enabling us to navigate our way out as the sun goes down. ...more

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February 20, 20241 min read

Time Travel With Us!

Time Travel With Us!

If you hadn't already noticed, all of us here at the hotel are obsessed with history. ...more

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February 15, 20241 min read

This Is New York

This Is New York

We all love New York City. Whether you live here, or visit often (which we hope you do), there's no place quite like it. ...more

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February 12, 20241 min read

Washington Square Park in the Movies!

Washington Square Park in the Movies!

I'm sure you all know that our beautiful backyard, Washington Square Park, has been featured in scores of films throughout the years. ...more

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February 09, 20242 min read

Beatlemania is 60 Years Old!

Beatlemania is 60 Years Old!

Tomorrow marks 60 years ago sincer the Beatles landed in New York City for the very first time and took our country by storm. ...more

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February 06, 20241 min read

Be Our Valentine!

Be Our Valentine!

It's almost Valentine's Day and you're looking for a way to seal the deal, er, stoke the flames of love. ...more

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February 02, 20242 min read

Where to Watch the Super Bowl!

Where to Watch the Super Bowl!

Attention football fans! Even if you're on vacation, there are plenty of places to catch the big game while you're in town. ...more

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January 30, 20241 min read

Dog Days in Washington Square Park

Dog Days in Washington Square Park

We love to celebrate here in New York City--especially in Washington Square Park. ...more

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January 25, 20241 min read

House of Cannabis

House of Cannabis

It was just a matter of time before NYC, the home to almost 150 museums, welcomes one dedicated to the joys of weed. ...more

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January 22, 20241 min read

What's New on Broadway

What's New on Broadway

There's some incredibly cool shows coming to Broadway this winter. ...more

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January 18, 20242 min read

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. --Martin Luther King, Jr       ...more

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January 15, 20240 min read

Ice Skating in the City!

Ice Skating in the City!

We know, we know. New York City isn't the first place you think of when you think of ice skating. ...more

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January 12, 20242 min read

Broadway Week is Back!

Broadway Week is Back!

Probably the only thing we love more than a Broadway show is a bargain. ...more

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January 08, 20241 min read

Women Dressing Women

Women Dressing Women

It should always be that way, shouldn't it? ...more

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January 04, 20241 min read

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of our friends a happy, healthy and love-filled 2024. ...more

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January 01, 20240 min read

New Year's Eve in Time's Square

New Year's Eve in Time's Square

Oh, but you're a brave one, venturing into the center of the world to ring in 2024. ...more

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December 28, 20231 min read

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of our customers--past, present and future--a very Merry Christmas! ...more

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December 25, 20230 min read

Chow Down With Us on New Year's Eve

Chow Down With Us on New Year's Eve

2023 is almost out the door, people! ...more

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December 21, 20231 min read

Holiday Fun At NYBG

Holiday Fun At NYBG

The New York Botanical Gardens, that is. ...more

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December 14, 20231 min read

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree By the Numbers

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree By the Numbers

The official tree lighting takes place on November 30th, from 7 to 10 p.m., complete with live music and performers! ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We don't know about you, but for us, Turkey Day is just not Turkey Day without Arlo Guthrie: ...more

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December 04, 20230 min read

Manhattan West Winter Fest

Manhattan West Winter Fest

We here in New York City do free well...like, really really well. ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

Balloon Blowup!

Balloon Blowup!

If you have little kids, or if you feel like you are a little kid, get thee to the Upper West Side the day before Thanksgiving. ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Thanksgiving Day Parade!

This is the 97th year for the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and we are ready for some pre-turkey fun, people! ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

Dessert Tour

Dessert Tour

We all love a good food walking tour, don't we? Usually they feature the best dumplings, pizza or ethnic cuisine the city has to offer. ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

Dine With Us This Thanksgiving!

Dine With Us This Thanksgiving!

So you're in town visiting, and looking for killer traditional Thanksgiving feast. ...more

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December 04, 20232 min read

Marathon Sunday: What You Need to Know

Marathon Sunday: What You Need to Know

Runners from over a hundred countries who train their butts off all year long to finish this 26-and-change mile course. ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

Boo!

Boo!

Hope everyone has a Halloween full of fun...and candy! ...more

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December 04, 20230 min read

Spike Lee: Creative Sources

Spike Lee: Creative Sources

New York is home to some fabulous filmmakers, and one of the best? Spike Lee. ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

Blood Manor

Blood Manor

It's Halloween season here in the city. We say season because we celebrate all month long! ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

MetFest 2023

MetFest 2023

Autumn is the best time to be outside here in the city, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art knows that. ...more

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December 04, 20231 min read

Give Peace a Chance

Give Peace a Chance

Peace, everyone. ...more

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December 04, 20230 min read

The Tony Award Nominations Are In!

The Tony Award Nominations Are In!

The Tony Awards will take place on June 11th at Washington Heights United Palace Theatre. ...more

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November 10, 20231 min read

Welcome, Daylight Savings

Welcome, Daylight Savings

Sunday was the first day of daylight savings time and the official beginning of the end of our winter doldrums. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

What's So Funny?

What's So Funny?

Life can be tough, my friends, and sometimes we all need a giggle, a loud snort or a good old-fashioned guffaw. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

A Night at the Museum

A Night at the Museum

If you're traveling here to New York City with your little ones, why not make it a trip of a lifetime? ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday

We're not vegetarians every day, but some days? Oh yeah. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Our Kind of Sunday

Our Kind of Sunday

Can't figure out what to do this Sunday? Don't worry; we've got you. Listen up. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Macy's Flower Show

Macy's Flower Show

The Macy's Herald Square building is a landmark in and of itself. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

What's Happening in Central Park?

What's Happening in Central Park?

We wanted to share a really cool guide to help you explore and lay out everything that's happening in Central Park this spring. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Billy Joel Takes Up Residency at Madison Square Garden

Billy Joel Takes Up Residency at Madison Square Garden

Given his New York roots, taking up residency at Madison Square Garden seems like a match made in heaven. Maybe it was that special hometown pull that drew him back to the Garden repeatedly over the y... ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Saturday in the Park

Saturday in the Park

The temperature hit close to 70F/21C yesterday. Huzzah! ...more

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November 07, 20230 min read

Wine, Cheese and Yachts

Wine, Cheese and Yachts

These are three things that we consider ourselves experts at. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Food Trucks!

Food Trucks!

Fifteen gourmet food trucks and thirty local vendors serving up the best of the best of local movable feasts. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Hot Sauce!

Hot Sauce!

Q: What is the NYC Hot Sauce Expo? ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

A Day in Brooklyn

A Day in Brooklyn

We just love spring, 'cuz it's opening season for all of the best stuff New York City has to offer. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die

Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die

When the punk thing came along and I heard friends saying, I hate these people with pins in their ears, I said, thank God, something got their attention. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

It's a Scavenger Hunt! With Food!

It's a Scavenger Hunt! With Food!

Our beautiful Greenwich Village is known for its culinary delights. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

The Art of a NYC Getaway: A list of Manhattan's spring exhibits

The Art of a NYC Getaway: A list of Manhattan's spring exhibits

From the Whitney’s colorful collection of early to mid-20th century paintings to the spiritually inspired Himalayan collection at the Rubin Museum of Art, there’s a lot to inspire your spring get away... ...more

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November 07, 20234 min read

Easter Egg Hunts in the City

Easter Egg Hunts in the City

There are lots of Easter egg hunts around the city to bring the kiddies to this weekend, but here are four of the best: ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Happy Holidays to All!

Happy Holidays to All!

Passover starts tonight, and in a few days it will be Easter. ...more

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November 07, 20230 min read

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

Yup. Today is Earth Day...time to celebrate Mama Nature's beauty. ...more

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November 07, 20230 min read

Catch the Cherry Blossoms

Catch the Cherry Blossoms

We're kind of on a flower kick here at the Washington Square Hotel. Because, hey, 'tis the season! ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Margarita Rumble!

Margarita Rumble!

Mixers of our very favorite tequila and lime juice cocktail will be getting together tomorrow. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Hop on a Bike!

Hop on a Bike!

So we told you all about the convenience of Citi Bikes. Now we'll clue you in on some of our favorite rides that show off the best views of our city. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Frieze Art Fair

Frieze Art Fair

Want to view and purchase contemporary art created by over 1,ooo different artists? ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Spring into Summer with Free Events in Washington Square Park

Spring into Summer with Free Events in Washington Square Park

Here's a lineup of fun-fulled things happening in Washington Square Park through May and June. ...more

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November 07, 20234 min read

And Now For Something Completely Different

And Now For Something Completely Different

The Riverside Park Conservancy has started a summer intern program for retirees. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Design Week Store Tour

Design Week Store Tour

Here's a cool thing for all the fashionistas and fans of design in general out there. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Treat Your Mama Nice

Treat Your Mama Nice

Sunday is Mother's Day, so bring her some flowers. Mow her lawn. Take her out to brunch. ...more

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November 07, 20230 min read

5 Things to Do in NYC on Memorial Day Weekend

5 Things to Do in NYC on Memorial Day Weekend

Of course, there's way more than five, but here are a handful of suggestions we think you'll like the most. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Eat Your Veggies!

Eat Your Veggies!

No, that wasn't a message from your mom; it was from the organizers of the 9th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Is there anything better than taking in a baseball game, one hand holding a dog and the other a beer? ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

A Very Village Graduation Dinner

A Very Village Graduation Dinner

Congratulations Graduates! Seize this moment and savor the feeling, then head back to The Village for a dinner celebration. We've compiled 7 of the finest restaurants for such an occasion. ...more

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November 07, 20235 min read

Tai Chi For All!

Tai Chi For All!

So, what exactly is Tai Chi? ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Bang Bang!

Bang Bang!

It's Memorial Day weekend, folks. The unofficial start of summer. Huzzah! ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

A Fine Afternoon

A Fine Afternoon

Want to spend the perfect afternoon? Start with the High Line, our city's famous elevated park, now in its tenth year. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Bacon and Beer Classic

Bacon and Beer Classic

WHO: Lovers of hops and barley and slabs of the beloved pork. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Oysters!

Oysters!

Say it with us, people. Oy. Sters. Here's where you can slurp the best of the best, at reduced Happy Hour prices. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read

Stonewall Turns 50

Stonewall Turns 50

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an event that has been etched into our history so, so deeply. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Shakespeare in the Park is Back!

Shakespeare in the Park is Back!

Nothing, but nothing screams New York!in the summer like Shakespeare in the Park. Here's the skinny on this year's season. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Hottest Music Venues in the Village

Hottest Music Venues in the Village

Music venues in Greenwich Village featuring Manhattan's hottest summer shows. Jazz, rock, funk, soul, burlesque, bluegrass, and more! ...more

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November 07, 20236 min read

Pride Week 2019

Pride Week 2019

We told you about the historic--and important--Pride Rally here in NYC this month, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. ...more

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November 07, 20232 min read

Happy Father's Day...

Happy Father's Day...

Happy Father's day to all of the papas, granddads, stepfathers, and foster pops out there. ...more

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November 07, 20230 min read

Playing Chess in Washington Square Park

Playing Chess in Washington Square Park

Get in on game of chess at Washington Square Park. Polish your skills with a lesson from the one of the regulars—maybe you'll even get to meet a master player. ...more

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November 07, 20233 min read

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Hanging out in the city this weekend and looking for an only-in-New-York event? We've got you covered. ...more

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November 07, 20231 min read