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Where Are the Best Places to Go Skiing in Spain?

January 3, 2019

Spain isn't most people's first choice when it comes to skiing. But with ski resorts in five distinct regions of the country, skiing in Spain is hot stuff.  For high-class skiing in Spain, you can't beat the Pyrenees, with ski resorts all along the border with France, while for the sheer novelty of skiing in the south of Spain and being able to go to the beach on the same day, the Sierra Nevada is perfect. There are also ski resorts near Madrid, in ...

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The market for $25M+ properties in NYC is booming

December 31, 2018

The share of apartments selling for $25 million and above has risen by 50 percent since 2015 The downswing of New York’s real estate market has been much-documented in the past year: prices are falling, concessions are up, and listings are staying on the market for longer than ever. (And that’s not even taking into account the ongoing affordable housing and homelessness crises.)  But according to a new study from Knight Frank, a real estate ...

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What’s on in Madrid December …

December 4, 2018

What’s On in Madrid…. Tamara of Lempicka. Queen of Art Déco The Gaviria Palace is housing a solo exhibition of Tamara de Lempicka, the Polish painter known for her Art Deco portraits of aristocrats and the wealthy. The event is organised by Arthemisia, Italy’s leading company in the production, organisation and staging of art exhibitions. Active in the 1920s and 1930s, Tamara de Lempicka is a major figure of Art Deco, the style that mark...

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10 Reasons YOU Should Come to Madrid at Christmas Time

December 4, 2018

  10 Reasons YOU Should Come to Madrid at Christmas Time    THE LIGHTS Gran Vía During the Christmas season, which starts in mid-November, Madrid is decked out in Christmas lights almost everywhere you go. Gran Vía has these really cool skype-scraper lights which serve as a reminder that you are in the city center. Chueca  The lights in Chueca, basically the “Chelsea” of Madrid (the gay neighborhood), are glittering and ...

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Tipping building staff over the holidays 2018 Guide:

December 4, 2018

Tipping building staff over the holidays: Brick Underground's 2018 Guide https://www.brickunderground.com/blog/2013/11/brickundergrounds_2013_holiday_tipping_guide f you are like most New Yorkers, your enthusiasm for holiday tipping likely falls somewhere between attending the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting on crutches and dodging window gawkers at Macy's Herald Square. After all, it’s something that you’re expected to do, during what ...

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Christmas at Rolf’s German-French Restaurant NYC

December 4, 2018

   This New York City Bar Spends $60,000 Every Year on Christmas Decorations Which makes total sense once you hear there are 15,000 ornaments inside — a true sight to behold.   During the holidays, the inside of Rolf's German Restaurant in New York City looks a little bit like a tornado whipped through Santa's factory and left every Christmas decoration that exists inside. That's because the famous watering hole gets totally decked out i...

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Winter Lantern Festival Debuts in NY…..

December 4, 2018

This amazing winter lantern festival debuts in New York. November 28 to December 6. https://nycwinterlanternfestival.com/#generalinfo-container   A Chinese-inspired lantern festival opens at Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden this week, and it promises to be one of the most spectacular Christmas light displays you’ll see in the city this year. Starting Wednesday, November 28, wander through seven acr...

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Buying a place in NYC? Here’s how to work with listing agents and buyers agents to get the best deal

November 28, 2018

Buying a place in NYC? Here’s how to work with listing agents and buyers agents to get the best deal   If you’re in the market for a New York City apartment, you know that in some ways, it’s easier than ever to “shop” online for real estate; it’s possible to peruse literally thousands of potential places to call home from the sofa or on your phone. But buying (or selling) an apartment here is more complicated and nuanced—not to ...

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Holiday At the Botanical Garden

November 15, 2018

HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW® Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Monday, January 21, 2019 New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back! Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming past familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Rock...

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November 8, 2018

Thanksgiving  Traditions  Here is some history for all our history lovers out there. According to History.com. Holiday traditions originated;  in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in ...

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