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Visiting New York City

New York City is a place in perpetual motion, buoyed by restless energy. You'll find designer knock-offs, world-class bagels, skyscrapers, Central Park, the bohemian cool of Greenwich Village, and old money on the Upper East Side. The best way to see this city that more than 8 million call home is on foot, but those strapped for time might prefer the excellent double-decker bus tours to cover a respectable range of New York’s never-ending list of attractions.

With all its offerings, it’s no shock that New York City is host to some of the best hotels in the world. If within budget, you won’t regret a couple of nights at IgoUgo member favorites like the Affinia Dumont or Westin Times Square Hotel. But perhaps one of NYC’s greatest gifts is its variety and class of cuisines. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian or Ethiopian, or... Read More
New York City is a place in perpetual motion, buoyed by restless energy. You'll find designer knock-offs, world-class bagels, skyscrapers, Central Park, the bohemian cool of Greenwich Village, and old money on the Upper East Side. The best way to see this city that more than 8 million call home is on foot, but those strapped for time might prefer the excellent double-decker bus tours to cover a respectable range of New York’s never-ending list of attractions.

With all its offerings, it’s no shock that New York City is host to some of the best hotels in the world. If within budget, you won’t regret a couple of nights at IgoUgo member favorites like the Affinia Dumont or Westin Times Square Hotel. But perhaps one of NYC’s greatest gifts is its variety and class of cuisines. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian or Ethiopian, or perhaps a post-bar-crawl falafel from Mamoun’s, chances are you’ll find restaurants that will please even the most critical of foodies.

Not convinced? After browsing these gorgeous photos from our loyal members, we bet you’ll be booking a flight to New York City in no time.    Close

Stories and Tips New York

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Choosing a Cabin on the QM2

Written by Cantin2 on 19 Jul, 2007

You've decided to cruise on the QM2 - you've chosen a date, decided on dining early or late at a smaller or larger table - now you must choose a cabin. Too many choices...lots of things to consider and #1 may be your budget -…Read More


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Urban Tantra

Written by ripplefan2 on 27 Jun, 2007

I had the pleasure last night to go to the Museum of Sex for a lecture and booking signing from a woman named Barbara Carellas who just wrote a book called Urban Tantra. When I arrived at the museum, we were ushered into the first…Read More


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Holiday Highlights - The Walking Tours

Written by Jose Kevo on 08 Nov, 2006

Thanksgiving Eve A favorite with New Yorkers is to watch while the giant balloons are inflated. This extravaganza takes place on side-streets around the Museum of Natural History on Central Park West. Don't expect to catch much action before 11pm. Crews work through the night…Read More


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Across the Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2

Written by gorboduc on 24 Jun, 2006

It stuns me to think that as recently as the mid-50s, the way most people got to Europe was on an ocean liner. Jumbo jets have become so common, they are so fast, and tickets on them are so cheap, that it seems a million…Read More


Fatal Experiences Made Safer

Written by PabloDiablo on 15 Jun, 2000

Though I was slightly dissapointed that I did not end up going to a comedy club with my friend on Friday night, my fortunes were completely reversed the following day. Another friend of mine (yes, I''m amazed I have more than one also) happened…Read More


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Attack of the Hungry Squirrels

Written by Constance on 17 Jul, 2000

We arrived at 7:00 a.m. armed with our large bag of unsalted peanuts. We knew they were out there, but they were cleverly hiding for now. They wanted to see if what we brought was worth climbing down from the treetops for.…Read More


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Korean Drinking Culture

Written by GenghisJohn on 06 Jun, 2006

This is almost more important than the Korean BBQ experience. Drinking is very popular in Korea and among Korean expats. The first and most important thing to know is that you are never supposed to pour your own drink. When you finish your drink, someone…Read More


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Shopping for Dinner at Arthur Avenue

Written by Elenitasan on 15 May, 2006

A certain measure of routine is part of everyone’s life and mine is no exception so recently I made the momentous decision to have a little fun every day. Life is too short and a life of pure routine is far too boring to contemplate.…Read More


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Journal of a Macy's Parade Balloon Handler

Written by rickhowe on 13 Apr, 2006

In early 2004, my wife met a gal who worked at Macy's corporate offices. They got to talking, and my wife proclaimed our family's love of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her response was, "I have an offer you CAN'T refuse!"At that point, our family…Read More


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West Harlem

Written by brilev on 20 Mar, 2006

My first Dominican breakfast was delicious, and rather unhealthy. The platter consisted of mangú (mashed-up green platano) topped with salami, onions, fried eggs and large chunks of fried cheese.I was eating at a comfortable, friendly place called Mi Concón, on Lenox Avenue (#471) between 133rd…Read More


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