What to Do at the Seaport District This Summer in NYC
The Seaport District, formerly known as South Street Seaport, has been getting some serious upgrades lately. The former shopping center there has been torn down, replaced by rows of shops, restaurants, a movie theater, and an outdoor concert venue.
Free Fridays at the Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum
This year, the Intrepid has announced an exciting new initiative: free admission on Friday nights! April through October, this space and engineering museum in New York City will offer free admission on select Friday evenings.
The World’s Greatest Urban Views Await at New York City’s Observatories
For a real sense of the city’s epic scale, you need to get up into the sky, into one of New York's unparalleled observatories. The sometime chaos of New York sidewalks gives way to a clarity on the upper stories of One World, Top of the Rock, and the Empire State Building.
License to Thrill: The First James Bond Exhibit Comes to SPYSCAPE
Experience the world of history’s most famous spy at Driven: 007 x SPYSCAPE, a brand new exhibition inside SPYSCAPE. New York’s spy museum is bringing Agent 007 stateside on March 8.
Ripley's + 1 Ticket Offers Discounts to Major NYC Attractions
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a museum of wondrous and strange exhibits in Times Square. Right now, with the Ripley’s + 1 promotion, buy a Ripley’s ticket and get a major discount off admission to a top New York attraction.
The Statue of Liberty Museum Opens This May in NYC
Standing 305 feet above the water in New York Harbor is one of the world’s most recognizable figures: the Statue of Liberty. This iconic New York landmark is getting her due with a new museum opening May 16.
See the Mixed VR Defying Gravity: Women in Space at the Intrepid Museum
On view now at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an exhibition for the inspiring astronaut in you. Defying Gravity: Women in Space takes you on the groundbreaking journey of Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, with the help of VR headsets and a real space shuttle, the Enterprise, a permanent installation at the Intrepid.
What to Do in SoHo
As time goes on, all things must change. No other section of New York exemplifies this old bromide better than SoHo. Located directly south of Houston Street on the west side of Manhattan (bounded Lafayette Street on the east, Canal Street on the south, Varick Street on the west), SoHo is a friendly, beautiful, and history-rich section of New York that is home to some of the best shopping, dining, and avant-garde art.
What to Do on The Lower East Side
For decades, New York City's Lower East Side was synonymous with immigrants housed in cramped tenements, suffering terrible conditions in hope of a better life. Today, this cultural mecca is home to emerging artists, young professionals, and innovative shopkeepers with dreams of their own.
Zombies Attack in Mission: Undead 7D at Madame Tussauds in NYC
A brand-new 7D experience at Madame Tussauds New York, Mission: Undead, tasks you with killing more zombies than your friends! Prevent the zombie apocalypse and survive your first night of work on the force at this newly opened, state-of-the-art Times Square attraction.
Students Attend Spy School for Free at SPYSCAPE
SPYSCAPE, one of the hottest new attractions in New York City, welcomes students to Spy School! This program, free with the purchase of a regular ticket, will train students in the fine art of espionage using interactive experiences and authentic artifacts from historical spies. Participants at this spy museum in Midtown West will build skills in critical thinking, leadership, creativity, and agility (during the laser-dodging portion, that is!).
What to Expect at New York's New 'DreamWorks Trolls The Experience'
A world of rainbows, sparkles, and very big hair is coming to New York City as DreamWorks Trolls The Experience arrives in midtown. Sprawled across multiple floors, this interactive adventure will thrill fans of the movie Trolls and pretty much any kid who likes to dress up, bang on things, collect glitter, or dance.
A Perfect Day at Liberty Island, Ellis Island, & The Battery
The tip of Manhattan—The Battery, connected to Liberty and Ellis islands across New York Harbor—is the cradle of New York history. A strategic battle site in the Revolutionary War and the former seat of the United States capital, this area combines the old and the new, with beautiful antique buildings like City Hall near brand-new construction projects like the ultra-modern Oculus mall.
Brooklyn Backyards: 8 Parks to Visit in Brooklyn
Brooklyn might move at a slower pace than Manhattan, but it’s still New York City. It’s crowded and busy! Sometimes you need a release, whether it’s a game of bocce or a nap under a tree. Read on for the best green spaces in Brooklyn where you’ll find jaw-dropping views of the skyline, community activities, sports, and nature.
How to Spend an Afternoon in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Along with the revitalization of other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Red Hook is attracting lovers of lobster, chocolate, spirits, boats, and barbecue. Take the ferry and spend an afternoon in Red Hook, enjoying all the eats and activities the area has to offer. We promise a killer photo of the Statue of Liberty if you go!
Instagram Worthy: The Museum of Illusions Comes to New York City
New York's new, limited-time Museum of Illusions will leave you in awe as you explore realms of eye-fooling tricks and Instagram-worthy installations. With 10 locations around the world, the Museum of Illusions is already popular, now adding its first American location in NYC's Meatpacking District.
Itinerary—Saturday in Gowanus: A Brooklyn Neighborhood Reborn
Gowanus is a Brooklyn neighborhood once known for manufacturing and shipping, as its namesake canal runs directly through the area. Once an eyesore wedged between prettier areas like Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, Gowanus has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years. We’ve put together a day of fun in Gowanus for the adventurous and hungry visitor to this remarkable neighborhood.
An NYC DIY Tour for 30 Rock Fans
The near-perfect sitcom 30 Rock follows grumpy, sweatshirt-prone TV writer Liz Lemon and her colleagues who make a weekly live comedy show at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Use this guide and you'll find the New York of your 30 Rock-inspired dreams.
The Empire State Building Opens New State-of-the-Art Observatory Entrance
NYC's most iconic skyscraper, the Empire State Building welcomes some four million visitors to its Observatory every year. This week, the building opened a stunning new Observatory Entrance on 20 W. 34th St., an addition that will make the visitor's experience more "memorable, shareable, and pleasant," according to Anthony E. Malkin, CEO and Chaiman of the Empire State Realty Trust.
New York Secrets: Rock and Roll Explorer Guide
New York's rock roots run deep—probably even more than you know. Pop open the cover of Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City and you'll enter a series of scenes, times, and places that left a mark on culture around the world.
Candytopia: An Instagrammable Candy Wonderland Now Open in NYC
What happens when a dreamland and candy come together to create an attraction in New York City? Candytopia is born!
Virtual Space Flight, Hotel Transylvania, & Zombie Attacks at VR World NYC
To the list of New York experiences you can't get anywhere else add the largest and most innovative virtual reality center in the country: VR World.
Your Perfect Day in Central Park
Here is an outline of a perfect day in Central Park for an active, outdoorsy group, from breakfast time to sunset.
New York Spirit: The Best Distillery Tours in the City
Check out some craft distilleries making excellent spirits in facilities throughout Brooklyn and one location in the Bronx, in addition to a new vodka distillery in Manhattan.
Yaaaaas Queen: A Broad City Guide to NYC
One of the most entertaining shows to call New York City home is Comedy Central’s Broad City. To prepare for the release of the fifth and final season, visit some of the places Ilana Wexler and Abbi Abrams have visited, mentioned, or passed by in the series! Ilana and Abbi know where to go to have a "high" time through Manhattan and Brooklyn—enjoy spending a day Ilana and Abbi style!