Staff Picks: Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Staff Picks: Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

There is virtually a rooftop bar in New York City to satisfy every taste: do you prefer a classic spot or a trendy lounge? A sophisticated atmosphere or an edgy vibe? Manhattan or Brooklyn? Here are our favorite rooftop bars that you can find throughout the city. So get out there and get your drink on!

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Staff Picks: Best Beaches Around NYC

Staff Picks: Best Beaches Around NYC

And so it begins, the sweaty, steamy, hard-to-breath humid summer air in New York City. What better way to cool off and enjoy the day with friends and family than to spend time on the beach. A beach day? In New York City? Yep. The island of New York is not all sky scrapers and beeping taxis; an easy subway, ferry, or bus ride can drop you off at a few great, refreshing beach towns in BrooklynStaten Island, Queens and Long Island. Check out our list of recommended spots. Read more

Harlem Week in New York City

Harlem Week in New York City

This summer from July 29th to August 25th, the annual Harlem Week Festival will take place in New York City. This festival began as Harlem Day in 1974, but due to popular demand, the celebration extended its stay. This summer marks the 44th annual celebration that you do not want to miss. Harlem Week offers over 100 events showcasing the community’s unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports. Harlem Week features both outdoor and indoor music concerts, The Upper Manhattan Auto Show, Film festivals, Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk, Sporting events, Adult and children’s fashion shows, Youth programs and activities, Career fairs, HBCU Fair & Expositions, and much more. Read on for our highlighted events.

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Staff Picks: 5 Favorite NYC Female Jazz Artists

Staff Picks: 5 Favorite NYC Female Jazz Artists

This month, in appreciation of Women’s History Month, we are re-visiting the music of famous NYC female jazz artists whose compositions are still topping the charts as classics in this genre. These are our favorite NYC female jazz artists who not only strive for greatness, but also made and continue to produce music that inspires us in many ways. Here are our top 5… Read more

Staff Picks: 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Anyone Who Loves NY

Staff Picks: 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Anyone Who Loves NY

Christmas in New York City can feel like pure magic; the lights, the decorations and the holiday cheers. The city can be the ultimate representation of a dreamy city holiday. If you’ve been in the Big Apple during the holiday season before, there is no doubt that you will miss it around this time of the year regardless of your present situation. For New York lovers who can’t make it here this year as well as those who are in the Big Apple for the holiday, we’ve gathered some of the gifts that will warm up the heart of anyone who is in love with this incredible city. Read more