See the U.S. Open Like a New Yorker

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The U.S. Open is the largest tennis tournament in the country and one of the sport’s four prestigious Grand Slam showcases. The two-week competition returns to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens this year, from Monday, August 26 – Sunday, September 8, 2019. Not only is this an opportunity to see some of the best tennis in the world, but it’s also a great opportunity to see NYC’s most populous and diverse borough. Check out our guide to the best things to see and do at the US Open in NYC.

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How to Plan the Perfect Labor Day Weekend in NYC

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Celebrate Labor Day in the city where it was founded. Since a New York labor union first established the holiday in 1882, it has become a welcome break for New Yorkers — and a way to celebrate the unofficial end of the summer season. Here’s how to have the perfect Labor Day in NYC.

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How to Ride the NYC Ferry Like a New Yorker

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The NYC Ferry is bringing locals and visitors to the city’s once-industrial shores. Along the East River, explore some of New York’s best restaurants, bars and arts. The NYC Ferry connects lower Manhattan with the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts, making for a more relaxed and scenic way to get around. Skip the subway and hit the spots below when you take the NYC Ferry this summer.

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48 Hours in the Upper East Side Like a New Yorker

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If you want to follow the well-heeled locals in New York, just spend 48 hours on the Upper East Side. The neighborhood’s doors lead to many of the city’s best restaurants and cultural attractions — and chances are at least one will be held by a white-glove doorman. And because it’s located just a hop, skip, and jump from Midtown, it’s easy to spend the weekend on the Upper East Side.

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NYC Outdoor Activities to Enjoy on Earth Day

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New York may not be known as the greenest city on the planet. But on Earth Day, the city gives Mother Nature the celebration she deserves. Looking for NYC outdoor activities to enjoy on Earth Day? From Earth Day celebrations to simply taking in the sun, sea, and salty air, these are the best things to see and do this year.

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Reasons to Visit NYC This Spring

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Outdoor brunch, the start of baseball season, and cherry blossoms—what’s not to love about the New York in the spring? As temperatures rise, locals shed their winter coats and head outdoors, from Central Park in Manhattan to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Here are Hotel 48LEX’s five reasons why spring is the best time to visit New York.

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