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11 great money-saving hacks in NYC

You may have heard the news that New York has now dropped behind San Fransisco and is only the second most expensive city in the U.S. to live in, but don't tell

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If the World Was Mapped Using the Manhattan Grid System

London's Big Ben would be on the corner of 63,709th Street and 10,896th Avenue.

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The Falling Man: An unforgettable story

Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of t

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Why a Tiny New York Island is Off-Limits - Neatorama

If you leave a pile of rocks in place for over a hundred years, it becomes an island with its own ownership papers, history, designation, and controversy. That's what happened to U Thant Island in New York City's East River.[https://youtu.be/wmVJyICw1C8]

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MTA chair unveils extensive, $836M action plan to fix ailing NYC subway - Curbed NY

MTA chairman Joe Lhota unveiled the agency’s action plan to fix the crumbling subway, with short-term fixes that will cost $836 million.

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20 amazing things to do in NYC this week

Mon 12 OutdoorFest at various locations and times; free–$69 OutdoorFest, a ten-day lineup of activities, classes and volunteering opportunities, aims to

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Listen to the Sounds of New York's Diverse Neighborhoods Without Leaving Home | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Bartunek Hardware in Queens: Where Handymen Step Back in Time

In the window of Bartunek Hardware, an electric train goes around in circles, running alongside the Mets and Yankees caps, which are on a shelf above an electric drill and the neon “locksmith” sign.

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21 excuses that only work in New York

New Yorkers may have a reputation for being rude, but the fact is we follow a completely different set of rules. While we might seem like flakes, there's just a

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See the proposed plans for the Waldorf Astoria's major renovation

The legendary Waldorf Astoria hotel has already closed for 2-3 years of renovations, but we now have our first look at just what those renovations may entail.

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Vibrant Street Photographs of New York City by Henry Kornaros

Henry Kornaros is a talented 17-year-old self-taught photographer and filmmaker from Vermont who currently based in New York City.

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Rikers Island to close, New York Mayor de Blasio says

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to close the Rikers Island jail complex.

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Take a tour of New York’s most beautiful bridges

New York's bridges contribute a sense of historical and aesthetic wonder to our sprawling urban landscape

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Compare New York City’s Past and Present in a New App | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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17 things all New Yorkers can agree on

New Yorkers speak different languages, wear different styles and live in many different kinds of neighborhoods, but there's still some things we all find c

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The best tours of off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods in NYC

From Washington Heights to the South Bronx, it’s time to explore the NYC neighborhoods that lie off the beaten path

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There's a secret bar behind a deli freezer now open in Brooklyn

The best kind of bar is a secret bar. And we just unearthed a new one in Williamsburg: La Milagrosa Agave Bar and Listening Room.   New York already has

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See how large New York would be if it had the population density of other cities

It's no secret that New York is a pretty dense city when it comes to population. In fact, approximately 8,550,405 people live within its 302 square miles, givin

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Step back in time with these fascinating historical images of NYC

Photographer Ben Rowland recently put together a website that showcases one thing: very big, very old images of New York. “The Big Picture New York&

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Best & Worst Subways in NYC, According to the Straphangers Campaign - Thrillist

The Straphangers Campaign recently released its annual ranking of the best and worst subway lines of 2016.

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15 reasons why Manhattan is still the best borough

New York's five boroughs are great, but c'mon, Manhattan is the best borough. Why? Attractions like Central Park, the museums and the shopping, duh!

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Tips on Doorman Tipping and Other Holiday Traditions - The New York Times

Yes, please, tip the doorman — and other seasonal advice for apartment-dwellers who tend to ignore their neighbors the rest of the year.

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New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

During a few weeks at the end of the year, the New York City subway system runs an antique subway line that you can ride. So we did!

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15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer?

The United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against al-Qaeda and ISIL, dirty bombs and lone wolves, bioterror and cyberterror. Has it worked?

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New York City rent comparison: What $3,500 gets you

See what $3,500 rents in NYC neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Williamsburg, Astoria, and more.

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30 things every New Yorker should do this summer

There are tons of things to do in New York City this summer, whether you're new to the scene or have been here forever.

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10 Ways to Drink In New York City History | Mental Floss

Many of the city’s venerable watering holes are veritable museums, with the bonus of booze.

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Eight ways to tell a real New Yorker from a fake New Yorker

NYC is a city of transplants, interns and tourists with a few born-and-bred New Yorkers mixed into the bunch. Regardless of which category you fall into here are eight telltale ways to tell a real New Yorker from a fake New Yorker.

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20 stupendous things to do in NYC this week

Mon 23 Lyrics & Lyricists: I Have Confidence — Rogers After Hammerstein 92nd St Y; 2pm and 7:30pm; $69–$81 The erudite Ted Chapin host

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15 Things You Might Not Know About the Empire State Building | Mental Floss

It may not be New York City’s tallest building, but it’s possibly its most celebrated.

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Slideshow of Vintage Photographs, Drawings and Maps of Union Square over the Past 150 Years

Union Square is one of the oldest public squares in New York City. It has seen many iterations of park layouts and designs, transportation options, and e...

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15 awesome things to do in NYC this weekend

Fri 8 Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show Metropolitan Pavilion; 1pm; $20 at the door, $15This two-day expo is every retro-sifter’s dream, featuring more tha

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The Top 10 Secrets of the Whitney Museum in NYC

The many secrets of The Whitney Museum, famous for its newest location in NYC’s Meatpacking. The history of the Whitney goes back to the end of the 1920s.

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New York's 20 coolest out of town spots

Discover the top travel-worthy destinations this state has to offer barely beyond the city limits

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25 New York hacks to make your life easier

By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris Anyone who's moved to New York from somewhere else will attest to the fact that for a newbie, this city can be...

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5 Remnants of the Original Penn Station in NYC

As the battle for Penn Station continues, a reminder that you can still find remnants of the original McKim Mead & White station inside today’s station.

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Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in 1950s New York Discovered in Attic 50 Years Later

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered an…

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Franny’s blames Obamacare for rise in pizza price - NY Daily News

President Obama is being blamed for the rising price of Brooklyn pizza.

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Latest Miracle on 34th Street: Macy’s Keeps Wooden Escalators - NYTimes.com

Here’s what you could do in 1920s Manhattan that you can’t do today: Catch what’s playing at the Roxy or who’s playing at the Polo Grounds. Buy a pair of alligator shoes at Franklin Simon or see a pair of alligators at the Aquarium. Meet your spouse — or whomever — under the clock at the Biltmore Hotel.

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All the Places The New York Times is Comparing to Brooklyn - The Atlantic

From Berlin to Beijing, it seems just about anywhere is a bit like New York's hippest borough. I moved to Brooklyn four years ago, so I haven’t quite earned my New Yorker stripes yet. But as my fellow Brooklyn residents have noticed (along with readers across the country), our neck-of-the-woods is compared to different cities domestically and abroad, quite often. Especially by the one we can proudly call our local paper, the Gray Lady.

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The $1 million parking spot may be just around the corner - MarketWatch

At least two new condominium developments in Manhattan are asking $1 million for a single parking spot.

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Check out these awesome images of New York City between the 50's to 70's

Take look of images from former eras of New York, and though a lot has changed, a lot still remains the same

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Guardian Angels return to New York's Central Park

Rising crime rate has brought back the famous red-beret wearing crimefighters after more than two decades absence

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21 things New Yorkers say and what they really mean

Like politicians running for office or characters in romantic comedies, New Yorkers don't always say what they really mean. (For instance: that guy's apartment is...

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How one Italian restaurant stands out in New York City (Since 1944)

Learn how Patsy's Italian Restaurant has kept the family business running across four generations and how they attract an impressive celebrity clientele.

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LONDON VS. NEW YORK CITY: Which is REALLY the best city in the world?

We rounded up the factors that are important for both inhabitants and visitors to take into consideration and used them to help settle the debate.

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Touring New York, With ‘Mad Men’ in Mind - NYTimes.com

”Mad Men” ends its run on Sunday night, and a toast is definitely in order. Martinis and Manhattans are among the cocktails made for the occasion, New York City the optimal locale.

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Meet the Artist Who Photographed Every Single Bodega in Manhattan - CityLab

Artist Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked the whole borough to document each instance of this cultural institution.

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New York Judge Rules Buses Must Carry "Killing Jews" Ad

The ad in question portrays a masked Hamas terrorist next to a quote from Hamas's official MTV TV station declaring that: Killing Jews is worship that brings us close to Allah.

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Hot Dog Creator Feltman's May Return To Coney Island: Gothamist

German immigrant Charles Feltman is credited with inventing the hot dog on Coney Island in the late 1860's—now, a Brooklyn native is trying to bring back the brand.

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The 'Mad Men' Map of Manhattan: 12 Spots to Visit Before the Series Ends - Racked NY

All the places you can still visit today that made a Mad Men cameo appearance.

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Uber cars now outnumber taxis in New York City

Less than four years after Uber started operating in NYC, Uber vehicles now outnumber yellow taxis on the streets there, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

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16 Queens Secrets You Had No Idea Existed

This is the secret SECRET stuff, the kind of stuff we don't usually share with the other boroughs. So keep it between us, yeah?

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The 18 Most Necessary Things to Do in NYC This March

It may not seem like it, but there’s light at the end of this frozen, slush puddle-filled tunnel we’ve all been cowering in, and that light is called spring. Instead of dwelling on the crap weather, your favorite karaoke bar closing, or the subway being particularly nightmarish, it's time you focused on the good stuff ahead, particularly these 18 things (which are mostly lots and lots of drinking festivals)

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‘Mad Men’ plans series of NYC events tied to finale - NY Daily News

“Mad Men” is passing into cultural history, and part of the passage is a string of events at New York museums and cultural institutions.

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'Rent Is Too Damn High' founder receives eviction notice - NY Daily News

The too-damn-high rent is now the least of Jimmy McMillan’s problems.

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New York dodges a bullet, but Boston still in the bull's-eye of 'historic' storm - CNN.com

The Boston Common is buried in white. Manhattan is a breathing a sigh of relief. Parts of the New England coastline are being whipped by winds and waves.

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A Widening Rift Between de Blasio and the Police Is Savagely Ripped Open

The long-simmering tensions between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Police Department he has pledged to reshape have reached an extraordinary nadir after two officers were killed on Saturday.

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Enter The 1966 Subway System, Through Photographer Danny Lyon's Lens: Gothamist

The MTA has put some rarely seen photos up at the Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center station.They've installed a new exhibit featuring photos by Danny Lyon, who captured 1960s and 1970s NYC in vivid color after returning from other parts of America.

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Parks Dept. Puts a Stop to Spinning Playground Equipment After Injuries - Park Slope - DNAinfo.com New York

Parents say the Parks Department went too far when it welded spinning playground equipment into place.

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Here Are The Most & Least Dangerous Subway Stations In NYC: Gothamist

The Daily News has taken an exhaustive look at the subway system over a five-year period from July 2008 through June 2013.

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How a New York Couple Lives in 242 Square Feet — Curbed | Apartment Therapy

Think your home is cramped? This New York couple lives together in an apartment that measures a mere 242 square feet. Here's how they make it work.

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Is It Possible to Ride the Entire New York Subway System in a Single Day? | Mental Floss

During a recent commute into work, I was staring at a transit map so as to avoid eye contact with my fellow passengers when a simple question popped into my head.

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The secret of New York City’s mythic bagel-making water - Quartz

There are essentially two elements—calcium and magnesium—in very specific proportions that make the water in the New York metro area unique. Fortunately, the ratio of those two ingredients to other minerals also happen to be ideal for baking crispy-on

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Real Estate in NYC: Do You Speak Gentrification?

I've remarked at how many people I overhear at open houses doing linguistic backflips in order to gather the crucial demographic info they need from a real estate agent while trying not to sound like a total xenophobic monster. It's a pretty amusing ...

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The Worst Decisions You Can Make in NYC

Add enough of them together and you could end up turning into a freaky asshole skeleton like that Nazi dude from The Last Crusade.

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9/11 victims' families and New Yorkers commemorate 13th anniversary of terrorist attacks - NY Daily News

The city is pausing once again Thursday morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

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Staten Island Most Underappreciated NYC Borough

Since you're always crapping on it despite having never actually set foot on it (the ferry terminal doesn’t count).

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Oldest Bars NYC! McSorleys Old Ale House Petes Tavern And More!

Smuggler’s dens, brothels, a spot George Washington used to booze at, and more.

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Why Riding A Bike In NYC Is The Best

1. My bike almost never smells like someone puked inside of a shoe.

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NYC's smallest private plot of land isn't much bigger than a pizza slice

Tiny apartments are all the rage lately, but tiny real estate has always been a historically hilarious tradition. Case in point: Hess's Triangle, the smallest piece of private property in New York City. It's not too much bigger than the city's largest sli

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Inside NYC's $20 Billion Quest To Build A Neighborhood From Scratch | Co.Design

Can you create that buzzy neighborhood feel in 17.4 million square feet and 28 acres? Manhattan is about to find out.

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QUIZ: Where should you go to dinner in New York tonight?

Lots of questions, one absolutely perfect recommendation. It's that easy.

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Two geniuses create the ultimate NYC coffee crawl

Here's how you get yourself a Thrillist reader gold star: we recently wrote about the 21 best coffee shops in America...

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Video: A Front Window View On The Nostalgia Train

A slow ride on the nostalgia train, from the conductor's point of view. Every once in a while an old train is pulled out of retirement for nostalgia's sake, and this weekend the R1/9 subway cars (also collectively known as the Arnines) were transporting passengers once again on the M line. These were built in the 1930s and '40s, and retired in the 1970s.

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This 9/11 Cheese Plate May Be The 9/11 Museum's Most Tasteless Souvenir

The plate has little hearts where the attacks occurred. Perfect for arranging a nice selection of fromage when you're remembering 9/11.

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Breaking down all of NYC's old-school, members-only clubs

Private pools, squash courts, humidors with 100K cigars in them, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. These things are incredible.

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Beautiful Color Photos of Coney Island in the 1960s | LightBox | TIME.com

With the summer edging ever closer, the Museum of the City of New York is putting on an exhibition of 70 -- count them -- previously unseen images of 1960s Coney Island by renowned New York photographer Aaron Rose.

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New York City Subway Maps Across Time

Municipal signage and schematics, as design firm Pentagram's recent work on New York's beach and parking signage attests, can play a significant role in (re)defining the character of urban space.

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‘101 things to love about New York City’ list from 1976 is mostly incomprehensible

Garbage piles up between buildings during the 1976 strike of Local 32B-32J members in New York City.   1976 was a real interesting moment for the New York Times to commission a disposable little one-pager on “101 Things to Love About New York C

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The 12 things you absolutely must do in NYC this Spring

As Ned Stark's (spoiler alert!) ghost will no doubt tell you in season 15 of Game of Thrones,

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Where to drink outside this Summer in NYC!

Wherein we give you one place you should be outdoor drinking for each of the 21 weekends between now and Fall, and all you have to do is outdoor drink there.

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One Man's Bold Quest To Lure Cool New Yorkers To The City's Least-Hip Borough

Can a new $150 million development turn Staten Island into a genuine residential destination? Hmm.

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The 'Mad Men' map of Manhattan hot spots

As the AMC series begins its final season Sunday, we revisit some of the show's favorite haunts, such as Grand Central Oyster Bar, P.J. Clarke's and New York Athletic Club.

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The 19 absolute best days to live in NYC

Like that day when it's finally hot enough out for everyone to start wearing a little less, and NYC get's about 25% sexier.

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