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A Summertime Guide To NYC’s Outdoor & Rooftop Movies

Bring a blanket and a basket of food and experience the great outdoors. Films look even better in the velvety darkness of the summer night sky.

CBS New York–07/16/2014

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5 Ways To While Away A Rainy Afternoon In NYC

Let it rain! Here are five great ways to pass the time during a rainy day.

07/15/2014

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Guide To Surviving The LIRR Strike

Here within you will find all that you need to know about how to get to and from New York City during the LIRR strike.

07/14/2014

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NYC’s 6 Best Bars & Restaurants To Watch The World Cup

Don’t have a ticket to Brazil? Lucky for you, New York City bars and restaurants will be filled with fellow fans with World Cup spirit from June 12 to July 13. Whether you’re rooting for Italy, Argentina or the U.S. (or any of the other countries playing for the win) there’s a spot for you to cheer, drink and celebrate.

07/01/2014

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Six Hot Beach Reads For Summer

Summer is time for breaking out your bathing suits and hitting the beach. Whether you’re craving a thriller or tearjerker, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book for every afternoon spent in the sun. Throw one of these page-turners in your beach bag and prepare to lose yourself.

06/23/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Spots For Birdwatching

We’re not talking about pigeons. Thanks to a unique combination of natural features and resources, the NYC area welcomes a variety of birds both seasonally and year-round. Read on for some of the city’s most scenic spots to see winged creatures.

06/20/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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Best New Books For Summer Reading 2014

Whether you’re picnicking in the park, laying out at the beach, or grilling in your backyard, there’s something about summer’s steaming hot days that make you yearn for a great story. Our sister company Simon & Schuster has got you covered with six smart, entertaining, page turners that will keep you reading all summer long. Watch out – you just might be tempted to devour these in one sitting!

06/16/2014

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NYC’s 10 Best Summer Festivals In 2014

After a seemingly endless winter, summer is finally here, bringing with it blue skies, temperatures in the triple digits, flip-flops, and lots of music, performing arts, and literary festivals. Our picks for the ten best festivals of the summer follow.

06/16/2014

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Best TV Dads of All Time

In the world of television sitcoms, fathers often stand out as memorable and unforgettable. As Father’s Day approaches, we thought we would pay tribute to some of them in our list of Best TV Dads of all-time.

06/12/2014

State Deal Reached To Reopen Statue Of Liberty Amid Continued Government Shutdown

5 Most Patriotic Sites In New York City

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the stars and stripes on June 14, 1777. Celebrate this holiday by spending some time at one of New York City’s most patriotic sites. Herewith, the five places in New York that we find most moving and most stirring.

06/12/2014

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5 Great Caribbean Specialties And Where To Eat Them In NYC

June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Celebrate by noshing on doubles, patties, mini tacos, jerk chicken, mofongo, and other Caribbean specialties at one of our five favorite Caribbean restaurants in New York City.

06/10/2014

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Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08:  Host Hugh Jackman performs onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Pageantry, Performances, Laughs Mark Star-Studded Tony Awards

A Broadway veteran, a newbie and a four-time host made history Sunday at the Tony Awards.

06/08/2014

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At The Tony’s With CBS 2’s Dana Tyler

Join CBS 2’s Dana Tyler as she covers the most anticipated awards of the night; chats with Tony nominees, including Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and Tony Shalhoub; tours the stage of “Aladdin;” and a whole lot more.

06/07/2014

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The 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade

The parade, held every year since 1929, honors Italian Americans’ contributions to New York City and draws around million spectators and 35,000 marchers.

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