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  Anyone visiting New York City is bound to pay a visit to the Empire State Building. It's perhaps the most iconic building in all of Manhattan. And on that visit, they may just notice a particular building resting in the shadow of the Empire State Building: the Hotel Wolcott.



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In the Shadow of the Empire State Building

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This holiday season in New York City, window shopping comes with a whole new twist. Every year major department stores in New York transform their windows into magical holiday displays with a brand new theme and a whole new look to impress visitors and embrace the holiday tradition. The grand revealing of the displays has already occurred this year and windows are all complete and available for viewing. A round of applause to the big hitters who have once again come up with creative and magical themes!

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Looking for the best NYC attractions to tackle on your next trip, but overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of exciting things to do in New York City? Use this interactive map of New York City's most popular attractions to plot your travel itinerary. Be sure to include as many fantastic attractions, museums, monuments, parks and skyscrapers as possible you don't want to look back and regret missing the one your chirpy neighbor saw.






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Thanksgiving is almost upon us and whether you’re a local New Yorker, or travelling to NYC for Thanksgiving, there’s no reason for you to miss the most famous holiday parade in the country – the Macys’ Thanksgiving Day Parade!  This 85+ year tradition will continue this November 26th at 9am






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When you first arrive at Stand Up NY, on the Upper West Side, you’re immediately struck by the relationship between history and young energy the intimate club has.






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The New York City Halloween count-down continues and with the creepiest holiday of the year coming up quick, if you’re not already in the spirit, you’re behind schedule!  October in NYC is full of spooky fun, so get your scream on at some of the spooky, creepy, and haunted events around the Big Apple. 

Whether you're seeking a frightening haunted house, spooky cemetery bike tour, creepy costume carnival, or any other spine-tingling scares, the upcoming Halloween events in New York City have it covered.






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New York City is one of the most romantic cities in the world! If you’re lucky enough to visit the Big Apple for a with your other half, the city is your oyster. With so many things to do, the opportunities for romance are endless - whether it’s a cozy stroll through Central Park, a candlelit dinner in Little Italy, drinks in the Meatpacking District, or something a little off the wall, you will definitely have a night to remember. It’s completely impossible to be bored in New York City if you plan ahead with these romantic date ideas in New York City.






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The weather has become chilly in New York City which means it's time for cozy and romantic date nights. Whether you've been dating for a long time or this is your first date, there is no better way to impress than with NYCTourist's holiday date night in New York City. We'll start the date with dinner at Slide Restaurant then progress to a nice evening skate at Rockefeller center, and for the long time daters we have ended the night at the romantic Hotel Wolcott.






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Must See, Gotta Do Best NYC Halloween Events & Parties

The weeks leading up to Halloween in New York City are always exciting - with costume shops poppin' up left and right, fake cobwebs, pumpkins and ghost decor galore! There are even an abundance of Halloween events in NYC all throughout October. These are the must-see October 31st best NYC Halloween parties you won't want to miss!






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Broadway and sightseeing are two of the best aspects of any tour to the Big Apple, and what better way to spend a few hours in the city than by combining these two on a fabulous Broadway tour! The New York Broadway Tours aren’t your usual New York City tour: instead, think of this as a fun twist on seeing a Broadway show, with a dash of some Big Apple sightseeing and fascinating trivia thrown into the mix!