Author Archives: Ian Thomas

Learning to Skate at Rockefeller Center Ice Rink

More than a quarter of a million people come to skate at Rockefeller Center’s ice rink each year, and it’s nearby sights and surroundings make it one of the most notable skating rinks in the entire world. But for those … Continue reading

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New York City’s Artists Hit The Streets

The Met and MoMA aren’t the only places in New York City where you can find great art – All you have to do is walk along the sidewalk. The city is home to a vast group of sculptors, painters, … Continue reading

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New York City Construction Gets An Art Lesson

New York is a city of perpetual construction. Whether it’s fixing up old buildings or creating new ones, it’s hard to pass a block without seeing some sort of construction being worked on. But just because one day the completed … Continue reading

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Describing Your NYC Dining Disasters: Our Poll Results

A few weeks ago we asked you, the readers, what you thought of New York City restaurants, and what has been your worst experience. We’ve recorded the results, and while they’re far from scientific, they do show some interesting things … Continue reading

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NYC Soup Kitchens: Successes and Struggles

With the glitz and glamour of Times Square, and the overindulgence of Wall Street, New York City typically ranks high on the list of the richest cities in the world. However, while the limelight might shine brightly on the Big … Continue reading

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New York City Dining Disasters

There are more than 24,000 restaurants in New York City, ranging from $100 a head sampling dinners served by celebrity chefs to themed tourist traps to hole in the wall places with crazy concepts. But with all that good food … Continue reading

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Marooned by Mass Transit

There are plenty of positives for commuting into Manhattan for work or school. It saves money,  time and more often than not, a lot of stress. But it’s days like today that make those commutes awful. I was one of … Continue reading

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Having Fun in NYC on a Budget: 5 Ways to Save Money Today

It’s no surprise to most New Yorkers that Manhattan was named the most expensive location to live in North America in a June 2010 study by EAS International. While there are plenty of cases that you just have to suck … Continue reading

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