Soho

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Soho is surrounded by galleries and energy of the arts permeating the beautiful streets of New York City.  Soho stands for South of Houston.  It’s also known as the Cast Iron District because originally the area was built for warehouses and manufacturing facilities.  It hovers over 26 blocks with these cast iron facades.  Some of the finest shops in the city can be found... Read More

FAO Schwarz celebrates 150 Anniversary

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FAO Schwarz celebrates 150th Anniversary by displaying historic toys all around the store. Visit FAO and look back in time at some of your favorite vintage toys – “A Gallery of Historic Toys” will be showcasing 25 vintage versions of toys until April 10.  Bring your kids to the store and show them some of your favorite vintage toys you cherished when you were... Read More

West Village

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The West Village is a special place in New York City.  New Yorkers speak of the hustle and bustle of the city a lot and how they would like to get away now and then; the West Village is one of those places that accomplishes just that.  When you think of the West Village, people immediately think of the word neighborhood.  There are so many areas in the city that give people a... Read More

Hudson River Park

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So many amazing things can be said about Hudson River Park, let’s start with it’s the largest park that has been built since Central Park.  The park is 550 acres ranging from 59th Street south to Battery Park of Manhattan.  People love to walk, run and bike along the Hudson River looking over into New Jersey.  The sunsets are spectacular and are for all to enjoy.  The park... Read More

Union Square

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Union Square is New York City’s most lively square and situated perfectly in the city.  Just north of the Village and New York University and south of Park Avenue area.  Diversified groups of people participate with the Square everyday, from Artists to students, political activist to protestors; there’s even a farmers market which is open on Wednesday, Friday, and... Read More

Holiday Window Displays on 5th Ave

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They say the best things in life are free, walking down Fifth Avenue and watching the holiday window displays from Bergdorf Goodmanto Saks 5th Avenue all the way south to Lord & Taylor you will see just how true that is.  Start your stroll down Fifth Avenue between 58th and 57th Street – you will come across Bergdorf Goodman where their window displays are featuring the... Read More

Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows

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Bergdorf Goodman holiday window displays are a true New York holiday spectacle presenting dramatic and extraordinary fashion.  This year’s theme is the “Carnival of the Animals” displayed along fifth avenue from 57th to 58th Street.  Bergdorf Goodman goes to the dogs this year for its annual holiday video. Inspired by this year’s theme of the holiday windows, BG Films... Read More

New Apple Store at Grand Central

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Apple is opening their biggest store in NYC yet at Grand Central.  Apple has four other locations that cater to the residents of Manhattan. This 23000 square foot store will serve to the several hundred thousand commuters coming in and out of the terminal everyday.  The technology giant signed a 10 year lease with the MTA and forked up 5 million dollars to ask Charlie Palmers... Read More

Columbus Circle Holiday Fair

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Columbus Circle Holiday Fair takes place now through December 24th, 2011; hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  This is the 7th year for this charming fair and its situated in the perfect location, right off of Central Park and Columbus Circle near the Time Warner Center.  Not to mention you are just south of Lincoln... Read More

Grand Central Holiday Fair

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Grand Central features the Holiday Fair which takes place in the 12000 square foot Vanderbilt Hall.  Its easy just to walk by Grand Central Station as you are passing on the street; but once you are inside you will realize quickly this is one of New York City’s most special places.  Leave it to this New York City landmark to put their best foot forward for the holiday season... Read More

FAO Schwarz

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FAO Schwarz, the most famous toy store in New York City and quite possibly the world, has been known as second home to Santa and his elves since first opening their doors in 1876.  After trying a few different locations they finally settled into their current famed flagship location at 5th Ave and 59th street in 1986.  It has been a major year round tourist destination and the... Read More

Under the Stars, Time Warner Center

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During the holiday season the Time Warner Center features the holiday light show “Under The Stars”.  There are twelve 14 foot stars hanging over the 75 foot atrium.  It feels like you are standing inside of a gigantic Christmas tree.  Not to mention all the beautiful fine shops, Whole Foods and restaurants throughout the center right there for your delight.   These... Read More

Holiday Shopping on Fifth Avenue

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Though New York is known for its great retail shopping all year round, there’s perhaps no nicer time to be shopping in New York City then during the holidays. The famed 5th Avenue is home to world renowned destinations such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany, and countless fashion boutiques. The best shopping takes place between 39th and 60th streets and offers... Read More

Cherry Hill, Autumn

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One of the most spectacular places in the park in autumn is Cherry Hill, aptly named for the cherry trees on the slope of the Lake nearby.  The colors of fall can naturally be seen atop the trees as but are also beautifully reflected in 20-acres of water, the second largest body of water in the park so have your cameras ready. You can either enjoy the view from the outskirts on... Read More

Gapstow Bridge

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The Gapstow Bridge is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in all of Central Park.  Many movies scenes have been filmed here.  Known for its rustic stone structure, the bridge offers some of the best views in the park.  The Gapstow overlooks the Plaza Hotel, one of New York City’s most famous spots.  When you are standing on the bridge you get the feeling that you... Read More

Bethesda Terrace Autumn

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With just a week or two left to see the most incredible Autumn colors in Central Park, you need to get those cameras out and head over to the Bethesda Terrace.  This spot is the most photographed place in Central Park.  The fountain, also known for its Statue of an Angel, blessing the pool, where people from all over the world come to relax and observe.  Just beyond the Fountain... Read More

Model Boat Pond, Autumn

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Conservatory Water is the home of the remote control sailboats, and also known as the “Model Boat Pond”.  Conservatory Water offers spectacular views of the fall foliage all around the Pond.  In the reflecting water of the Model Boat Pond you can see beautiful and picturesque colorful fall foliage, as well as Upper East Side buildings. Bird watchers folk to this... Read More

Washington Square Park, Autumn

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Sammy and Simba met at Washington Square Park for the Annual Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. Washington Square Park is where 5th Avenue ends and the feel of the Village begins. This area is filled with artist, musicians, New York University students and professors. On the North side of the park is the famous Washington Memorial Arch, the fountain is located in the middle,... Read More

Prince Charming

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Sammy attended the 11th Annual Halloween Pet Costume hosted by Wendy Diamond, Animalfair to support the Humane Society of New York. This event was held on October 26th at the Copcabana, 268 w 47th st. New York NY 10011. Sammy had a fabulous time and was dressed as Prince Charming – he met Wendy Diamond, Dylan Lauren, Sara Haines, Bravo TV’s Mad Fashion’s Chris March... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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Sammy attended the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade held yesterday in the East Village. Dog owners from all over the city showed up in the East Village with creative dog costumes.  Sammy’s new friend, Simba a Pomeranian was dressed as Lady Gaga. Video of Sammy as a Bumble Bee and Simba as Lady Gaga at yesterday’s event. Simba, a Pomeranian was dressed... Read More

Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair

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The annual Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 3:00PM, at Carl Schurz Park in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Bring your dog and dress him or her up to enter the Halloween costume competition. There will be booths you can visit to learn all about healthy food, treats and more for your dog’s wellness. Location:... Read More

Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park is in the heart of Greenwich Village – the area is filled with writers, film makers, artists, NYU students, musicians, chess players, and skateboarders.  A lively place to watch street performers, people watch, take photos or a great meeting spot. It has two playground for kids, plenty of grass space, a dog run, and a fountain in the center of the park.... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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The 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, from 12PM – 3PM.  Dress up your dog and participate in the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the Nation. There will be over 3,000 spectators in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of dogs in Costumes. All proceeds go to the N.Y.C. Department of Parks & Recreation for the upkeep of... Read More

Annual Pet Parade Hudson River

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The Annual Pet Parade in Hudson River Park will be held on Sunday, October 9th from 1PM to 4PM. Dress up your dog or cat or any type of animal you have and head to Pier 84 at Hudson River Park. Compete for prizes in various categories, such as best dressed pet, most exotic pet and best pet trick. Registration is FREE.  Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for more events. To... Read More

Jane’s Carousel

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Jane’s Carousel opened to the public on September 16th in Brooklyn Bridge Park at the Empire Fulton Ferry. The Carousel is named after Jane Walentas, wife of DUMBO developer David Walentas, who bought the old carousel for $385,000 in 1984 from an auction. The Carousel was restored, donated to the city and is now housed in a spectacular Pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize... Read More

Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Brooklyn Bridge Park offers one of the most beautiful sights in the urban areas of the US, with breath-taking views of the Manhattan skyline, waterfront and bridges.  It also has amazing sunsets with shades of orange-pink over New York City. The park has a playground for kids, Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn’s Ice Cream Factory, and much more, which will be covered more in detail... Read More

Heads to Tails

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Heads To Tails for dogs of NYC is a daycare, grooming, boarding and boutique in the Upper East Side located on 72nd near Lexington Street.  This fun doggy boutique and cage-less environment where guests will be accommodated by size. They will entertain your pooch by having play times all day long where they will have the opportunity to socialize with staff and guest. They will... Read More

The Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

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The 9th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is held on Saturday and Sunday – June 11th and 12th, from 11AM to 6PM at Madison Square Park between 23rd and 26th Street on Madison Avenue.   Location:Madison Avenue between 23rd and 26th Street    Read More

Dakota

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The Dakota building is where former beatles, John Lennon was shot in 1980. The building is located on the northwest corner of Central Park West and 72nd street and across the street from Strawberry Fields. His wife Yoko Ono, still lives in an apartment in the building near the memorial. Entrance to the Dakota Central Park West and 72nd Street. You can buy John Lennon’s... Read More

Lego Store in Rockefeller Center

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The Lego Store in Rockefeller Center has become a tourist attraction for children.  This toy store is in a great landmark and a treat for both New York residents and visitors - A popular kid and pet friendly NYC attraction. Right behind Sammy is a mini version of Rockefeller Center made out of legos. Location: 620 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020    Read More

FAO Schwarz

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FAO Schwarz is the most famous toy store in New York City, and one of the most famous in the world.  This famous toy store is a treat for New York residents and visitors - A popular kid and pet friendly NYC attraction for almost 150 years Sammy on the giant piano keys – Remember the walking piano featured in the romantic comedy “Big”? The Muppet Whatnot Workshop... Read More