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Geographically, we live in one of the smallest cities, but culturally, there is more to eat, see, and do in these 468 square miles than any other place in the nation. The problem is, the typical New York tourist only sees a portion of the best spots in the city. With 5 boroughs and countless neighborhoods, it's easy to get overwhelmed and fall into the tourist traps of the city from Times Square to the Statue of Liberty. When you want to see the New York that inspired Jay Z and Frank Sinatra to sing, you need an insider's advice. Look no further. We've put together a collection of the places and spaces of a New Yorker's New York!
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DC's Golden Triangle will always be hot due to its proximity to K Street, Dupont and the White House, but there is a lot of excitement in the air with a host of new places joining the old guard restaurants. Here is a look at what's hot, what's new and what's coming to the Triangle:
Once your hangover's gone, check out where Washingtonians celebrated St. Patrick's Day (and where they didn't) in this latest round of Last Night's Parties:
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It's only Tuesday, which means we still have a long work week ahead of us. Even if you're not getting out right at 4PM when the market closes, you're still looking to get a strong cocktail (or two) after work. There's no shortage of happy hour deals in FiDi during the week, so for those of us who work Downtown, making our way down to Wall Street is the way to go. Here are some of the top spots for your happy hour fix this week.
Just like Nick Naylor and the Merchants of Death in Thank You For Smoking, lobbyists, top staffers, and other DC deal bots have their go-to spots for power lunches. More»
Have you ever been so invested in a TV show that you almost feel like you're living vicariously through the characters? Now, with our help, you can actually live the lives of your favorite TV characters, minus the on-cue laughter. Skip the cliché $40 bus tour and visit these of-the-moment TV film locations instead. Click through to see Cafe Grumpy, the coffee shop from Girls, and McGee's, the bar that inspired MacLaren's in How I Met Your Mother.
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A romantic ice skating date can be just what you need to heat things up with your sweetheart. Here's our date guide to the best rinks in NYC, with a list of activities to do off the rink as well. All our dining picks are in walking distance from their respected ice rinks. It's time to break the ice and impress your date with our romantic ice skating guide!
Just when you thought you were "in" once you got on the list, it turns out there is even more of a hierarchy within your favorite DC watering holes. Here's the scoop on the five cards you need in your wallet. More>>
Saturday, May 25
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.