Wednesday April 16, 2014
Are you fascinated by the beautiful window displays at many of New York City's top stores? Year-round, you can learn about the history of New York City's window displays, as well as how they're made and designed on the WindowsWear Fashion Windows Walking Tour
. The tour takes you to see the windows at many of New York City's finest department stores, and offers participants the opportunity to learn about the history and process of window dressing. This well researched and guided tour will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the beauty and art that go into creating the window displays, as well as an understanding of the merchandising power that they hold.
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Photo of Dior window display by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com
Friday April 11, 2014
You may about the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
, but did you realize that the museum is home to a museum-within-the-museum, the DiMenna Children's History Museum
? Located on the museum's lower level, the Children's Museum features interactive exhibits, games and a library that offer school-age kids a window into the history of New York and the lives of children living here.
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Photo of DiMenna Children's History Museum © Jon Wallen/N-YHS
Wednesday April 9, 2014
Whether you like something traditional or brand-new, New York City's dance offerings are sure to please. We've put together a helpful guide to Dance and Ballet in New York City
covering major dance companies and dance venues around New York City, from the New York City Ballet and the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center to the Brooklyn Ballet and the Joyce Theater.
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Photo of Brooklyn Ballet © Julie Lemberger, used with permission
Thursday April 3, 2014
April can be a great time to visit New York City -- despite the fact that the weather can be both wet and unpredictable. With Easter
, the Tribeca Film Festival
and the Macy's Flower Show
all taking place, there are many fun events throughout the month, and the promise of warm weather, as well as April school break, make it a popular time to visit.
Guide: April in NYC Weather & Event Guide
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Photo of Cherry Blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com
Sunday March 30, 2014
Getting free tickets to attend your favorite shows that are produced in New York City is easier than you might think! While many shows book in advance, there are also standby tickets available for many of the most popular shows taped in New York City. Here is what you should know about Being in the Audience at Your Favorite NYC Shows
including what to expect, tips for attending and how to get tickets to some of the most popular shows that tape in NYC.
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BET's 106 & Park Audience photo by JP Yim/Getty Images
Saturday March 29, 2014
Now in its 40th year, the Macy's Flower Show
brings elaborate floral displays to the store's flagship location in Herald Square. The free show is on display through Sunday, April 6, 2014 and is a nice way to get a taste of spring while you shop. That said, if you really want to experience beautiful flowers in New York City, you're better off heading to the New York Botanical Garden
or the Brooklyn Botantic Garden
Guide: Macy's Herald Square
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Photo of Lady in Red from Macy's Flower Show by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com
Friday March 28, 2014
Want to take your kids to see a Broadway Show on your New York City vacation? Here's my list of 6 Family-Friendly Broadway shows
all of which will please both children and parents alike. The general recommendation is that children be at least 6 years old before you bring them to Broadway shows, but only you know whether your child can be expected to behave (& enjoy) the production. It is important that your children don't disrupt other audience members or misbehave during the performance, since audience members spend a lot of money to see these shows!
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Photo from Disney's Aladdin on Broadway by Cylla von Tiedemann
Monday March 24, 2014
Whether you want someone to meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel or want a private driver to spend the day driving you around while you explore, a New York City Car Service is what you need. Learn about the types of vehicles available, rates and advantages with our helpful NYC Car Services Guide
, which also includes New York City Car Service listings
to help you book your car service.
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Photo of Limo in Times Square by EschCollection/Getty Images
Friday March 21, 2014
Mayor LaGuardia opened indoor markets around New York City where pushcart vendors could sell their wares without crowding the streets. Most of the markets have been closed, but the remaining markets span four of New York City's boroughs and each reflect the flavors and people that call the neighborhood home.
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Photo of Essex Market © Heather Cross, Licensed to About.com
Wednesday March 19, 2014
Visiting New York City, but want to plan an excursion to Washington, DC? We've put together a helpful article on Getting From New York City To Washington DC (& Back!)
. We help you consider the pros and cons of the various transportation options, whether you're thinking of flying, driving, taking the train or riding the bus. We've also just added some options for one-day tours to Washington, DC from NYC if you'd prefer not to DIY.
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