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The 5 Best Bars For A First Date In NYC

First dates are tricky enough, so hopefully by choosing a comfortable setting, things will veer more towards casual than creepy. If your date disappoints, at least these NYC bars won’t.

CBS New York–03/01/2012

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The 5 Best ‘Healthy’ Cocktails in NYC

We realize that cocktails aren’t exactly healthy, but there are drinks out there made with healthy ingredients that can convince us — at least for an evening — that we’re sticking to those New Year’s resolutions we made a few short months ago…


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The 5 Best New Bars To Try In New York City

Looking for a cure from the winter doldrums? Bundle up and head out to one of these new additions to our city’s thriving bar scene. Whether you’re looking for a date spot, a shrine to wine, or a place to try a unique tipple, you’re covered.

CBS New York–02/10/2012

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3 Craft Cocktail Recipes From The New York Distilling Company

Open every day from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m., The Shanty is a spot where one can sit back, relax, enjoy a craft cocktail (or a craft beer, no less), while gazing out at the inner workings of a real life distillery.

CBS New York–01/20/2012

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NYC’s 5 Best Places To Swing Dance

Whether you’re a beginner or looking for supplement from the studio, here are five spots that are sure to keep you swing dancing every night of the week.

CBS New York–01/19/2012

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The 5 Best ‘Beer & Shot’ Bars: Astoria, Queens

In this, the second installment in our best beer & shot bars of NYC, you’ll find our top picks to grab a shot and a brew in Astoria, Queens. We’ve got happy hour specials, imports, domestics, infused shots, and more. See if your favorite spot made the cut.

CBS New York–01/18/2012

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NYC’s 7 Best Halloween Cocktails

From candy corn to caramel apples, mixologists across the city are finding ways to infuse their cocktails with spooky sweetness. Enjoy these frighteningly delicious libations as you cheers to Halloween this year in NYC.


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Tri-State Police Departments Prepare For Holiday Crackdown On Drunk Swimmers, Boaters

Police throughout the Tri-State Area were warning Friday night that booze and water don’t mix.



The Best Beer Selection In New York City

New York City boasts some of the best pubs with eye-popping beer menus that provide any patron a taste of the world’s finest ales and lagers.

CBS New York–06/09/2011

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Court Rejects Appeal For Man Convicted In Mastic Bow And Arrow Killing

The state Court of Appeals rejected Thomas Sirico’s argument that he was too intoxicated at the time of the shooting to be held responsible.


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The Best Memorial Day Weekend Drinking Events

No beach shack to retreat to? Fret not, there’s plenty of boozy, 21-plus events in New York City to help you transport to a vacation state of mind.

CBS New York–05/27/2011

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East Side Neighborhoods May Restrict Pub Crawls

A community board in a bar-heavy section of midtown Manhattan may soon put restrictions on organized “pub crawls.”


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The 5 Best New York Pub Crawls And Events On St. Patrick’s Day

Festivities at New York City bars this St. Patrick’s Day will feature green beer, shamrock decorations and of course, Irish whiskey. The following are some pubs, pub crawls and events that will have you feeling lucky this holiday.


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Long Island Police Probe Teen’s Death

Detective Lt. Gerard Pelkofsky says Matthew Yuhas was drinking alcohol with friends at a neighbor’s house in East Moriches. He says he fell asleep at some point and was discovered unresponsive late Sunday morning.


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Officials To Westchester: Boil Your Water

The alert affects Briarcliff, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Grasslands Reservation, Elmsford, Irvington, Hawthorne, Valhalla, and Thornwood.