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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Five Best NYC Rooftop Bars

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Summer is almost here. And that means locals and visitors alike will begin to pack the best NYC rooftop bars for as long as the season’s sunny days allow. Here’s where to soak up the sun while enjoying the best cocktails (and some of the best views) in Manhattan.

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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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48 Hours in Midtown Like a New Yorker

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New York, New York (So Good They Named It Twice). The Big Apple packs in enough things to do and see for a lifetime, but what if you only have the weekend? Even if you’re just in town for a long weekend, our guide to 48 hours in Midtown will help you experience it the right way — like a New Yorker.

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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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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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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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