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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Dog-Friendly NYC Activities in Midtown

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New Yorkers are experts at pampering their pooches, even bringing them to dog friendly NYC hotels. Case in point: New York Magazine’s latest article on the rise of dog birthday parties. From upmarket grooming to outdoor parks to dog-friendly restaurants, here’s how to spend a day treating your pup to dog friendly NYC activities in Midtown—because man’s best friend deserves a vacation too.

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What to See at the Bryant Park Winter Village

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Just steps from Hotel 48LEX New York, Bryant Park transforms every holiday season into New York’s true winter wonderland. From holiday shopping to a pop-up food hall and New York’s only free ice-skating rink, don’t miss this quintessential holiday activity.

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The Best Holiday Windows in NYC

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The streets of Midtown Manhattan are never more alive than during the holiday season, when they’re laced with strings of lights and bustling with package-laden shoppers. As a guest at 48LEX, you’re in the perfect position to take full advantage of the festivities. The city’s most glamorous holiday window displays, gilding the windows of world-famous department stores, are all within easy walking distance. To make the most of your Christmas season, check out these festive spectacles.

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10 Quintessential New York City Foods

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Every city has its culinary specialties. Boston has chowder, Miami has the cubano, Baltimore has the crab cake. But this is New York, so we have a lot of them. Here are ten quintessential New York City foods.

Every city has its culinary specialties. Boston has chowder, Miami has the cubano, Baltimore has the crab cake. But this is New York, so we have a lot of them. Here are 10 quintessential NYC foods.

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The Best Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

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Since 1907, Manhattan revelers have gathered in Times Square to watch the ball drop, welcoming them into the New Year. Though over a million spectators continue to gather amidst the neon glow of Times Square, there’s more to New York than the brilliant lights and dazzling energy. Here’s how insiders spend New Year’s Eve in NYC.

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How to Do Thanksgiving in NYC Like a New Yorker

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The holidays in NYC have been chronicled in countless movies, but living the magic yourself is a whole new experience. While many empty out of the city for Thanksgiving, like transplants who return home, the locals stay behind. From the spectacle of the world’s most famous parade to an array of outdoor events that will make the city feel like a world all your own, here’s how to do Thanksgiving like a real New Yorker.

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