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A Look Inside the Historic NYC Diners Still Keeping Traditions Alive

August 21, 2018

Classic diners are endangered in New York City, where rent is astronomical and family run diners are competing against large corporations for space. Last month, Queen’s Flagship Diner closed its doors after being a pillar of the Briarwood, Queens community for over 53 years. In its wake, a 7-story mixed use apartment building will fill the site. In March, the original Georgia Diner closed after 40 years in Elmhurst, Queens; the property sold for ...

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The ultimate guide to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

August 20, 2018

Who to watch, all the best places to get around, and where to eat This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the US Open—and the 40th anniversary of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the longtime home of the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament. Located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, this massive complex includes 22 tennis courts, as well as nine courts in the adjoining park.  In 2018, the tennis center will unveil the n...

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Madrid and Barcelona Named in The 10 most lucrative cities for European real estate investors

August 15, 2018

Amsterdam, Munich, Utrecht and Barcelona are Europe’s most lucrative cities for European real estate investors, yielding total returns on investment of over 14%. The market for investments into real estate is heating up, and while attractiveness will remain in 2018 and 2019, income returns are expected to slow down and stabilise at around 4% to 5% annually. Research by Sweco Capital Consultants, an advisory offshoot of engineering consultancy Sweco...

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8th Annual LA Food & Wine Lineup Announced

August 15, 2018

  Head to Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Downtown for dinners, seminars, and tastings from LA's top chefs The eighth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will take place in downtown LA, Beverly Hills, and Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on August 22 – 26th. The event, presented by founding partners Food & Wine and Lexus, has expanded to include five days of events.   Award winning chefs, chef talent personalities and James ...

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New NYC Ferry route will provide Long Island City residents with another way to get to and from Manhattan

August 15, 2018

Yet another stop on the city’s ferry system will soon open in Long Island City. Over the next two weeks, the New York City Ferry Service operated by Hornblower, along with the NYCEDC is bringing the Soundview and Lower East Side ferry routes to an estimated total of 1.4 million riders. Since May 2017, the NYC Ferry has been offering New Yorkers a new, affordable mode of transportation. “We’re excited to launch NYC Ferry service in the Bro...

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The 52 Places Traveler: Feeling Like an Insider, Finally, in Spain

August 13, 2018

Places 28 and 29 on the New York Times' "The 52 Places Traveler" Journey   All it took was crossing a bridge after dark. Throughout the day, as the July sun and 95-degree temperatures bore down on Seville, I had wondered where all the nontourists were. That evening, I found my answer in Triana, a working-class barrio, drinking tinto de verano (red wine mixed with lemon soda) amid a sea of revelers. For centuries, Triana was its own city, best ...

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See the evolution of NYC’s skyline in this museum exhibit

August 13, 2018

 New York City’s skyline is ever-changing with dozens of new developments constantly being added to the scene, causing things as we know it to shift. A new exhibition from the Skyscraper Museum takes a look at how Manhattan’s skyline can be examined under various points in time that were influenced by a variety of factors. SKYLINE, as the exhibition has been named, “distinguishes five periods in which new buildings grow and take characteristic...

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A Walking Tour of Long Island City

August 8, 2018

Long Island City is made up of more than converted factories and warehouses, elevated-train platforms, and a sprinkling of gleaming glass towers. Its landmarks include 19th-century-row homes, what might be one of the city’s most beautiful firehouses, the tallest building in New York State outside of Manhattan, and a neon advertising sign. The walking tour below takes us past all of these, and more.   Fire Engine Company No. 258 10-40 47th A...

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Stargazing: When and where to see the Perseid meteor shower in Spain

August 6, 2018

Shooting stars over Tilde. Photo: Miguel Serra-Ricart / Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Look up to the night skies as this year’s Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak. Here’s everything you need to know for a night of stargazing in Spain. When:  The shower has been active since the 17th of July and will continue until August 24th. But activity will peak this week, when the best stargazing expected on the nights of August 12th and 1...

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Everything you need to know about scooters, bike share, dockless bikes in Los Angeles

August 6, 2018

Dockless bikes! Smart bikes! Electric bikes! Scooters! Los Angeles is flooded with new options for getting around—a new breed of transportation called “micromobility.” These small vehicles are being touted as replacements for cars: They’re shared, sometimes electric-powered, easier to park, and take up less space on roads. As these new bikes, e-bikes, and scooters made their way onto LA streets starting in 2017, the debate about whether these...

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