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12 affordable side tables for small spaces

By Terri Williams, Tue, April 12, 2022

Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash

A side table adds functionality and convenience, providing a great place to set drinks and food, eyeglasses, the remote, and other items. Some people use them for lamps, floral arrangements, photos, and other decor items. Others use a stylish side table as a design element, either as a cohesive piece that brings the other furniture in the room together or for a unique pop of color. If you have a small space, you may be limited in size. However, these 12 side tables ensure that you won’t be limited in style and function, while also not breaking the bank, with selected pieces ranging in price from $100 to $450.

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Bronx, Features, Manhattan, NYC Guides

10 fun things to do near Yankee Stadium

By Devin Gannon, Fri, April 8, 2022

With the baseball season officially here, it’s time to start planning a visit to the House that Ruth Built. But as New Yorkers know, the Bronx is more than just baseball. It’s a borough full of art, culture, historic spots, green space, and diverse cuisine, all of which can be found around Yankee Stadium. Ahead of the home opener for the Bronx Bombers, 6sqft put together a list of places to visit near the ballpark, on game day or during the offseason, from the city’s oldest surviving bridge and the site of the former Polo Grounds to Arthur Avenue’s Italian restaurants and the legendary sports bars on River Avenue.

Before you play ball

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Features, NYC Guides, Restaurants

15 NYC breweries with outdoor seating

By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, April 6, 2022

Photo of Threes Brewing in Gowanus, Courtesy of Matt Furman

New York City is home to a countless number of bars and restaurants where you can get drinks, but there is something special about having a beer at the place where it was made. There is something even more special about enjoying a cold drink outside on a warm day, and many of NYC’s breweries have spaces just for the occasion. From Talea Beer Co.’s new rooftop deck with views of Manhattan’s skyline to the Bronx Brewery’s huge backyard space with live music, here are some of the best breweries in the five boroughs offering outdoor spaces to enjoy the sun alongside a cold beverage.

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apartment living 101, Features, Shop

Photo by Andrea Davis on Unsplash

If you’re outfitting a new kitchen in New York City, chances are you don’t have endless cubic feet of storage space or a Kardashian-style pantry to fill with every snack you crave. If you’re working with limited space but want to have the necessities to whip up an impressive meal for date night, we’ve rounded up the must-have kitchen products. Ahead, find the easy-to-store essentials that every NYC apartment kitchen needs, regardless of culinary skills or kitchen space.

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Features, History, NYC Guides

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and though its modern iteration seems to have devolved into a daylong drinking activity, it’s still a good time to reflect on New York’s Irish heritage. Irish immigrants have been coming to New York since the colonial era, but in the 19th century, they were one of the biggest groups in the city, making up about a quarter of the population. Their cultural influence is everywhere, but there are some spots in town where it shines through the most. Here are our favorites.

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29 essential items that make working from home easier

By Terri Williams, Mon, March 7, 2022

Photo by Grovemade on Unsplash

Whether you’re working from home a couple of days a week or spending the entirety of each workweek at home, you need to create the right environment to work efficiently. And since you’re at home, there’s no reason why you can’t also be comfortable – and choose items that you’d actually like to use. Ahead, find some of the WFH essentials you’ll need to create the perfect workspace.

Here’s what you need

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Features, NYC Guides

8 best places in NYC to thrift for home goods

By Emilie Murphy, Mon, February 28, 2022

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

New York may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of deals to uncover. If you’re looking to dress up your walls or find a new couch that doesn’t cost a month’s rent, a thrift store is often your best bet. So where can you find these wallet-friendly unicorns? There are plenty of larger chains throughout the five boroughs like Housing Works, the Salvation Army, and Goodwill, but also many under-the-radar shops that each offer their own brand of charm.

You can find the weird and the wonderful, give new life to ancient floor lamps or grab a barely-used armchair. Plus, what’s good for your wallet also happens to be good for the environment. And best of all, many of these stores are money-making vehicles for various nonprofits or charities, meaning your money is working twice as hard. From a 10,000-square-foot warehouse to a carefully curated resale shop, here are the eight best stores in NYC to thrift for home goods.

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The 15 best poufs and ottomans you can buy online

By Terri Williams, Wed, February 23, 2022

The Harper Burrow Nomad Leather Ottoman from Burrow; Photo courtesy of Burrow

I love poufs and ottomans because they’re so versatile that they can be used for seating, serve as a footrest, and some can even provide storage. Poufs and ottomans are available in a variety of sizes and materials, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, kids’ rooms, and nurseries–as well as on the patio. Below, find some of our favorite poufs and ottomans you can buy online.

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Art, Brooklyn, DUMBO, Features, NYC Guides

Top right photo: Cey Adams’ “Love” mural; Photo courtesy of Dumbo BID

Dumbo, “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,” is a highly Instagrammable neighborhood that also happens to boast world-class art and cultural attractions. Once a manufacturing hub full of abandoned warehouses, Dumbo is now a vibrant area that is one of Brooklyn’s biggest draws. With newfound popularity buoyed by an influx of galleries, creative spaces, and public art, this former no man’s land has been refashioned into the height of cool.

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The 10 most romantic spots in NYC

By Rebecca Fishbein, Thu, February 10, 2022

It’s sometimes hard to see New York’s romantic potential, considering the city’s sheer quantity of subway rats and mysterious street sludge. But despite some of New York’s less love-inspiring qualities, there are a lot of beautiful, heart-stopping spots that set the right tone for romance, even if you have to contend with yellow snow on your way home. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorites, from a medieval monastery to a cozy restaurant haunted by Aaron Burr to tried-and-true favorites like the top of the Empire State Building.

Love is in the air

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