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6 exciting (and free) things to do in New York on a weekend

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There’s no denying that New York is one of the coolest cities in the world, with a ton of things to see and do. But let's face it, just like other cities in the US - like Las Vegas or Washington DC - exploring New York doesn't always come cheap! That’s why it’s not surprising that many tourists choose to stay in New York only for a weekend or for a [...]

How a Solo Trip to New York helped me to mend my Broken Heart

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I was tired and full of self-doubt when I landed in New York. Was it the right decision to come here? Shouldn't I have just called off my trip and gone home instead? Am I really the horrible, egotistical  person my travel buddies made of me? This trip to New York should have been the grand finale of a six week trip around the US with two friends, but t[...]

How to spend 1 Day in New York as a Photographer

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What would you do if you had only one day to spend in New York City? Last year I had the chance to explore a bit of the United States and traveled to eight different states in one month. It's a lot of traveling, but I like grabbing opportunities whenever I can. New York City has a lot to offer and for a one-day trip, it can seem to be overwhelming. I wa[...]

A Guide to the Holidays in New York City

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There's just something about the holidays in New York that seems to wrap the city up in a cozy blanket and infuse the otherwise cold, dreary days of winter with a warm glow. New Yorkers bundle up with mittens and puffer jackets holding bright, red Starbucks cups in hands. The streets of our fair city overflow with smiling tourists in holiday sweaters, al[...]

5 Pointz - the heart of street art in NYC

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New York is a city of superlatives – a place where everything is considered bigger, better, and brighter. It's no surprise the city is home to one of the largest street art collections in the world: 5 Pointz. While graffiti and New York may be associated with dark backstreets somewhere deep in the Bronx, this world famous street art Mecca is located in an [...]

Mast Brothers Chocolate - Brooklyn's sweetest treat

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Brooklyn - as well as a being a mantropolis of beards, plaid shirts and food trucks - is also a hotbed of creative artisans who are bringing back the art of a hand crafted way of manufacturing food. It might be pickles, beer, cheese, ice-pops or, in this case: chocolate. Michael and Rick Mast, brothers who established their chocolate-making business in Brook[...]

The secrets of Grand Central Terminal

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Grand Central Terminal is usually high on peoples New York bucket list yet what if I was to tell you that this famous landmark has secrets that you don’t know waiting to be discovered? Located on the Grand Central Terminal dining concourse outside the famous Oyster Bar, the Whispering Gallery is an acoustic and architectural oddity that has to be played[...]

Brooklyn's best flea markets

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If you're a regular reader of Travelettes you'll know that we're great lovers of markets across the world (other articles here, here and here) so naturally, when I was in New York and offered the opportunity of a bit of shopping flea market style I was out the door as quicker than my heels could carry me (no literally, I changed into flats so I could get to [...]

5 reasons to go to... Greenpoint

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Manhattan is an incredible part of the world, but sometimes, especially during summertime, I get fed up with its rush, the smell and the sticky heat. I want to feel a breeze on my skin, sit down quietly for a drink somewhere and just let life pass me by for a bit. Go to Williamsburg, some of you might say. And yes, Williamsburg is cool, but in the recent [...]

Around the world in 2000 pictures

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We've already had our trip around the world with the striking photoart of Corinne Vionnet and maybe some of you heard of "Le Flâneur", a stunning video of Paris created by combining 2,000 photos of the city of love by night. And now, within my arm-chair wanderlust last night, I came across "Around the world in 2000 pictures", a photo journey through 8 citie[...]

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