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The Plaza Hotel (Photo:  Corbis)

Secrets of the Plaza Hotel

As the cornerstone of Central Park and a beacon of Fifth Avenue’s posh history, the Plaza Hotel, one of the world’s most extravagant stays, debuted on October 1, 1907. Erected as a hotel/residence, and designed to resemble a skyscraping Read More

Where Insiders are Eating
Oxtail Cigars at Taboon

Oxtail Cigars at Taboon

Special occasions call for cigars all around. And fans of Efi Nahon, the founding chef of the popular Hell’s Kitchen restaurant Taboon, are celebrating his return with the oxtail variety — a duo of crispy phyllo cylinders that are one of Nahon’s signature dishes. Read More

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New York Hall of Science (Photo: Courtesy of New York Hall of Science)

Top 10 NYC Museums for Kids

Ask most kids if they want to go to a museum for the day and the answer is a resolute “no.” But things are different in New York: The city is packed with kid-friendly museums that cover everything from massive blue whales Read More

Living in New York»


3 NYC Sights to Visit to Celebrate 50 Years of Landmark Preservation

The entrance and lobby of the New-York Historical Society (Photo: Courtesy N-YHS)

For all of 2015, New York City celebrating the 50th anniversary of its landmarks law. This law followed the 1963 demolition Read More »

What’s on My Dressing Table: Max von Essen of ‘An American in Paris’

Max von Essen of An American in Paris

Max von Essen always felt a strong desire to create. He was first drawn to the piano and became proficient at a young age. That led to singing, which in turn Read More »

Huge Water Slide Coming to NYC’s Park Avenue in August

Sliding down the Giant Water Slide (Photo: slidethecity)

New Yorkers are now bracing for August, typically the hottest and stickiest month of summer in the city. And in case you’ve ever fantasized about cruising through a water slide Read More »

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3 Unique Converted NYC Churches You Can Live In

A condo at 232 Adelphi Street

New Yorkers today don’t attend church like they used to. Declining congregations across the five boroughs begs the question: What’s a city to do with the hundreds of historic, gorgeous churches Read More »

The 5 Most Common Causes of Roommate Discord

Reasons for roommate discord

Because of the high cost of living in New York City, more people than you might think choose to share their apartments with roommates rather than fend for themselves financially (splitting cable and electric alone can save you $200 per month). Read More »

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Your Attitude and Opportunities at Work

(Photo: iStock)

I had a call with an executive-level client this week who is generally unhappy with the direction his career is going, despite the fact that he has quite the nice Read More »

Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer (Photo: iStockphoto)

I frequently get inquiries from clients for advice on what are the best questions to ask an interviewer. From my own experience in the corporate jungle Read More »

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Visiting New York»


Your Hotel Search
    A studio king room at 6 Columbus (Photo: Sixty Hotels)

    10 Luxurious Hotels You Can Actually Afford

    New York City is notoriously expensive and the hotels here are no exception. Rooms typically start around $200 and rise from there (and rise they do — at the top of the chain, Read More »

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    The 8 Best Times of Day to Cruise Around NYC

    Circle Line Landmark Cruise (Photo: Circle Line Sightseeing)

    New York City’s waterways are as busy as its streets, with cruises departing every hour of the day and night. But, time is of the essence: Picking the optimal time to embark on a cruise is key to maximizing your experience, Read More »

    TMZ Founder Harvey Levin Shares His 7 Most Shocking NYC Celebrity Scandals

    When the TMZ website bounded onto the scene in 2005, it changed the celebrity gossip game. From its splashy photos and videos to aggressive, on-the-ground reporting, TMZ quickly became Read More »

    10 Broadway Shows You Must See in 2015

    'The Book of Mormon' on Broadway (Photo: Joan Marcus)

    The new year has barely begun, and it’s time to start making lists — and we’re not just talking about resolutions. In the days and months ahead, Broadway Read More »

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    3 Great Restaurants Near the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    Morton's Steakhouse (Photo: Morton's)

    Planning on visiting the9/11 MemorialMuseumor taking a guided tour of the9/11 Memorialand looking for nearby dining options? Read More »

    8 NYC Restaurants with Secret Gardens

    Lolo's Seafood Shack (Photo: Lolo's)

    Not every diner wants to be part of the “see-and-be-seen” scene. For those who enjoy a little tranquility with their meal, there’s nothing like hiding out in NYC’s “secret” restaurant gardens — those quiet, al fresco patches tucked into courtyards, Read More »

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