Staff Picks: The Best Eateries and Restaurants in Harlem

Staff Picks: The Best Eateries and Restaurants in Harlem

Where to eat in Harlem, you ask? Gourmet, traditional or exotic cuisine, starred restaurants, or just some finger snacks? As you may have guessed it, the options are plentiful. For this second edition of our Harlem Guide, here are our favorite eateries to keep you nice and fed in this iconic neighborhood. Choose what’s best for you on any given moment of the day.

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Staff Picks: Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Staff Picks: Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Having a drink on a rooftop is one of those experiences you absolutely must do during your stay in New York City! This city offers more than 100 rooftops scattered across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even Long Island City. Classics, trendy, sophisticated, or cool, there’s something for everyone and for all types of occasions. To help you get better acquainted, we’ve prepared a list of the best rooftops in NYC, by neighborhood. All you’ll have to do is choose!

Before we get started, here’s a little advice:

– Access to most rooftops is often forbidden to those under 21 years of age (the legal drinking age in the USA). Certain rooftops, which open in the afternoon, however, may accept minors. Be sure to call first or check out their website so you’re not turned away at the door.

– As in every bar serving alcohol in New York, you will be asked to show an identity card at the entrance. Remember to bring yours.

– Certain rooftops are highly sought after. Avoid peak hours of operation during the weekend (8pm-10pm) if you don’t want to wait in line to get in.

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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

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