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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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The best public art in NYC – Sculptures, murals, and everything in between

August 6, 2018

New York City’s museums aren’t the only places to find beautiful or thought-provoking art. Since 1967, when the first public art program was established in the city, a diverse array of agencies and institutions—including the MTA, the Public Art Fund, and the NYC Parks Department—have worked to enrich New Yorkers’ lives by adding whimsical, colorful, and occasionally controversial artworks throughout the five boroughs. Some of the ci...

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What’s on in Spain: 13 brilliant things to do this August

August 1, 2018

 Culture   Semana Grande, San Sebastian (August 12th - 19th)  San Sebastián’s “big week” offers a wide range of activities for children and adults. Besides bullfighting and live music (rock, pop, jazz, classical), the event is largely known for its international firework contest - the main attraction of the week.     Fiesta mayor de Gràcia, Barcelona, (August 14th - 21st)          ...

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25 free things to do in Los Angeles this August 2018

August 1, 2018

You’ve planned a day at one of L.A.’s best beaches and finalized the rest of your summerplans, but there are far more free things to do in August. From an avocado fest to summer concerts wrap-ups, these are the best ways to make the most of your month without breaking into your wallet. Aug 1–31 Lucy Sparrow’s Sparrow Mart exhibition; The Standard, Downtown L.A. Felt fabric and seemingly name-brand grocery store products sit in unli...

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NYC Ferry’s Soundview, Lower East Side routes will launch this month

August 1, 2018

The Soundview and Lower East Side ferry routes will launch this month, expanding NYC Ferry’s reach into the Bronx and creating more transit options on Manhattan’s hard-to-access east side. The Soundview route will open for business on Wednesday, August 15 with stops at the new landings in Soundview’s Clason Point Park and East 90th Street, as well as the existing landings at East 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11. The route will take about ...

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Everything you need to know about NYC’s new Dockless Bike Share

August 1, 2018

The day of dockless bikes has arrived in New York City: The city’s pilot program, which has been in the works since 2017, got underway in July, with the new bike share landing in the Rockaways first, then Staten Island and the Bronx. The program, which will run through the fall, is intended to connect areas in the outer boroughs that aren’t yet served by Citi Bike to a new public transit option, while hopefully easing congestion in the proce...

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