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50 practical items that make perfect housewarming gifts

By Terri Williams, Tue, February 8, 2022

Space is always at a premium in New York City – even for people moving into a larger place. When thinking about housewarming gifts, quality always takes precedent over quantity. And since new homeowners and tenants need to maximize their space, our list of best housewarming gifts includes practical, well-made, durable, and long-lasting choices that are also fashionable enough to work in any design style. We also went beyond the typical housewarming gifts to include some new, cool, and fun items that you may not have thought of.

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Features, NYC Guides, Restaurants

10 cozy NYC bars to stay warm at all winter

By Lidia Ryan, Thu, February 3, 2022

Winter in New York City can be tough — bitter winds, slushy sidewalks, walking to the subway in a massive winter parka. But these frigid temps and grey days (will February ever end?!) are the perfect excuses to escape to a cozy bar and warm up with a cocktail. To get you through the rest of winter, we’ve rounded up some of the coziest bars in the city for the coldest nights.

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Art, Features, Financial District, Museums, NYC Guides

While the Financial District, located at the southern tip of Manhattan, maybe most closely synonymous with Wall Street and towering office buildings, it is also home to world-class museums, public art installations and performances, and unexpected treasures that make it a worthy destination for art lovers. Better yet, during a time of increasing unknowns and fluctuating Covid statistics, many of FiDi’s cultural elements can be safely experienced outside or at a distance. From large-scale sculptures to a landlocked lighthouse, here is the ultimate art lover’s guide to FiDi.

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apartment living 101, Features, Shop

17 things to keep you warm in your apartment this winter

By Terri Williams, Wed, January 12, 2022

Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash

Winters in New York City can be brutal, with even our notoriously hot, steam-heated apartments feeling uncomfortable during a cold snap. Thankfully, there are several ways to stay warm in your home, and we’ve researched the best products to keep you toasty during this frigid season. From thick throw blankets and cozy rugs to a towel warmer, these are the best items to keep you warm all winter long.

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Bronx, Features, NYC Guides

How to help victims of the Bronx apartment building fire

By Devin Gannon, Mon, January 10, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro and other leaders brief the press after Sunday’s deadly five-alarm fire Photo: Michael Appleton / Office of Mayoral Photography on Flickr

A five-alarm fire ignited in a residential tower in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing 17 people, including eight children, and marking the city’s most devastating fire since 1990. According to Fire Department officials, a faulty space heater started the fire at the 120-unit Twin Parks North West building, located at 333 East 181st Street. In addition to dealing with the tragic loss of life and dozens of serious injuries, families in the building have now been displaced and are in urgent need of relief supplies. We’ve put together a list of organizations accepting monetary donations and emergency supplies for those affected by the fire.

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Features, holidays, NYC Guides

Photo credits clockwise from top left: Park Deli; Frankie Marin/Verameat; Quality Goods; Michele Varian

We’ve been shopping online for what seems like forever, and there’s not a thing wrong with it–except when we crave that amazing experience of finding just the right thing and getting to take it with us now. While brick-and-mortar shops aren’t going away anytime soon, we appreciate the good ones that much more. If you’re lucky enough to live in New York City–where shopping is high art–some of the best shops on the planet could be just around the corner from where you live. You’re sure to find something fabulous for everyone on your list among the local addresses below.

Amazing local NYC shops, this way

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Features, holidays, NYC Guides

The 10 most over-the-top festive bars in NYC

By Devin Gannon, Wed, December 1, 2021

When the weather outside is frightful, drinking seasonal spirits inside a cozy holiday-themed bar can be quite delightful. In New York City, there are many places to cure your winter blues while surrounded by over-the-top decorations and with an overpriced cocktail in hand. From Christmas classics like Rolf’s and Pete’s Tavern to high-end heated snow globes at the rooftop bar Mr. Purple, there is no shortage of festive spots to make the season merry and bright.

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Features, holidays, NYC Guides

The 15 best NYC holiday markets of 2021

By Michelle Cohen, Thu, November 18, 2021

Photo: FAD Holiday Market

Even a pandemic can’t keep a New York City shopper down. The city’s retail landscape may look different now, but that hasn’t dimmed the sparkle of beautiful baubles, clever crafts, and the company of fellow shoppers. While most of the city’s holiday markets went virtual last year, many of our favorites have returned in their fabulous original form. The big Manhattan markets at Union Square, Bryant Park, and Columbus Circle are still impressive, but smaller, more intimate neighborhood gems shine brightly on their own. They’re all great places to find seasonal delights like ice skating, live music, drinks, food, and family fun designed to keep shoppers’ spirits bright.

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Features, holidays, NYC Guides, Restaurants

Photo: Alexander Stein for Bubby’s

This Thanksgiving, why not leave the big meal to the experts? If you didn’t gather with family and friends in 2020, make the holiday this year even more special, and less stressful, by bringing a chef-curated dinner to your celebration. From traditional turkey and all the fixings from Bubby’s to a Lebanese twist on the meal from the restaurant ilili, here are just some takeout Thanksgiving dinner (and dessert!) options from restaurants in New York City.

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apartment living 101, Features, Furniture, Shop

Hay Quilton Sofa. Image courtesy of Hay.

Lovers of mid-20th-century modern design have never had so many options. Vintage and new versions of designs that defined the century, from Art Deco to ’80s-style Memphis–often with a focus on Scandinavian aesthetics and 1950s “Atomic Age”–can be found everywhere from e-Bay to trendy High Street stores like CB2. Vintage treasures from gallery-level to quirky bargains abound online. And many of the best designs are still in production today, available from sources that specialize in finding that perfect Prouve dining table or Togo sofa, genuine or “inspired by.” Below you’ll find enough sources to make your modernist dream interior a reality–without a trip to Denmark or a time machine.

A modern furniture bonanza, this way

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