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Coney Island polar plunge, Jan. 23, 2013 (credit: Coney Island Polar Bear Club)

NYC’s 5 Best Winter Sports

This weekend New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors its annual Winter Jam, including live entertainment, snowshoeing, and animal tracking demos. But don’t worry if you can’t make it to Central Park – there’s plenty of winter fun to be had in the five boroughs all season long.

01/24/2013

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NYC’s 6 Best Fitness Classes For A New Year’s Resolution

While you may have resolved to drop a few pounds during New Years days past, this time you’ll stick to it and reach your goals with these tough trainers running NYC’s best fitness classes for a New Years resolution.

01/02/2013

Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Farm Guide: N.Y., N.J., Conn.

Whether you live in New York City or call Connecticut or New Jersey home, you can pick one of these spots to bring home the holiday cheer – and a Christmas tree.

CBS New York–11/30/2012

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6 Fun Holiday Events & Staycations In NYC

Staying in New York City to celebrate the holidays this year? Spend your time relaxing, shopping and site seeing a like a tourist the only way New Yorkers know how – the local way.

11/29/2012

Dinner Over The River

Getaway Guide: ‘Dinner Over the River’ In The Catskills

Take a beautifully rustic decommissioned bridge, add the best organic vegetables and food, bring in a dynamite chef from New York City and you have the beginnings of a great event.

10/10/2012

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5 Fun & Creative New York City Fall Date Ideas

Five fall date ideas, whether you’re looking for a perfect day or romantic night with your honey in the Big Apple.

CBS New York–10/04/2012

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Holiday Travel: 5 Tips For Finding & Booking Cheap Airfare For The Holidays

Christmas and the holiday travel season is now three months away, meaning this is the time to book your holiday travel plans.

10/01/2012

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Midtown Manhattan’s 5 Best Pocket Parks

When you work within the skyscrapers of Midtown, or simply spend enough time walking in their shadows, you become grateful for the peace and greenery provided by these tiny parks.

09/25/2012

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N.J.’s 7 Best Fall Festivals

Take in the autumn weather in New Jersey, where the bounty of festivals will keep you and your friends and family busy each weekend with fall and holiday themed activities.

09/20/2012

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Getaway Guide: Montauk, NY

Located at the Eastern tip of Long Island, the charming town of Montauk, N.Y., promises playtime any Manhattanite can get behind. This small town is home to some of the area’s best restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and hotels as well as some of the area’s most beautiful natural landscapes.

08/10/2012

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The Jersey Shore’s Top 5 Restaurants

Heading down the shore this weekend? With the countless eateries and off the beaten path restaurants, you could spend your whole vacation trying to find a good spot to chow down. Here’s a guide to the Jersey Shore’s best dining.

CBS New York–08/10/2012

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To The Rockaways

The Rockaways suffered something of an unsavory reputation in the 90s and early aughts, but new construction, a slew of recent noshing opportunities and a renovated 5.5-mile boardwalk have encouraged a new generation of surfers, hipsters, families and hangers-out to discover the Queens and Brooklyn shores. It’s an easy trek on the A train or by car, so as the Ramones once warbled, “hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach” and discover what some are now calling Williamsburg by the sea.

08/03/2012

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Roadtrip To Virginia Beach, VA

Lazily lounging on the beach is just the tip of Virginia Beach’s iceberg. With 35 miles of shoreline, the mouthwatering cuisine and 19,000 acres of wildlife refuges and parks send this area over the top as a perfect vacation destination for any traveler looking to escape the city. Enjoy picturesque views, tranquil waters and a plethora of local attractions that make Virginia Beach the perfect road trip from New York City.

07/07/2012

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Drop Dead Healthy: 5 Unconventional Workouts In NYC

A.J. Jacobs, the author of “Drop Dead Healthy,” shares some fun and unconventional types of exercise one can do in New York City.

07/05/2012

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The 5 Best Scenic Drives Within 60 Miles Of New York

Looking for something to do at the end of this holiday week? Take a road trip. Here are our five favorite scenic drives outside of New York City.

07/05/2012

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Hundreds Of Thousands Participate In Veterans Day Parade In NYC

Veterans Day Parade

One Direction fans camp out near Rockefeller Plaza on August 22, 2013.   (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

One Direction Fans Camp Out Near Rockefeller Center Before Boy Band’s Concert

The ‘Today’ show reported that more than 18,000 fans showed up to catch a glimpse of the young pop stars.

Restoration Continues At NYC's Rockaway Beach 10 Months After Superstorm Sandy

Rockaway Beach Restoration

Views of the Rockaways, where work continues on the Rockaway boardwalk and beach which were both heavily damaged in superstorm Sandy. Plans for the reconstruction of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk will be released n September according to Parks Commissioner Veronica White.

More than 100 hot air balloons were on display at the 31st Annual Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning. (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

NJ Festival of Ballooning

More than 100 hot air balloons were on display at the 31st Annual Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning.

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