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NYC’s 11 Best Picnic Spots

Manhattan is home to the big one – Central Park – and some other little-known gems. We’ve narrowed down the 11 best spaces for picnic lunches, dinners and dates across the 5 boroughs.

CBS New York–05/23/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best New Cocktail Bars

New York City bartenders are known for being on the cutting edge of the cocktail craft. So why are you wearing out the stools at the same old watering holes? From intimate nooks to roaring pubs, visit these bars opened in recent months for a taste of NYC’s freshest drinks and newest liquid trends.

05/22/2013

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The 5 Best Cycling Shops in New York

The city has made great strides to increase cycling’s safety and accessibility with new bike lanes and of course the bike share program. Whether you’re weaving in and out of the heavy traffic on your way to work, or taking a scenic ride through the suburbs, pedal straight to any of these five stores for all of the bikes, equipment and accessories you need.

05/15/2013

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NYC’s 7 Best Tasting Menus Under $100

A tasting menu doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars to be decadent. These New York City restaurants are offering multiple courses – from Asian cuisines to intricate wine pairings – for under $100 per person.

05/14/2013

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5 Best Bets For Kosher Restaurants In New York

Even many gentile restaurants in town offer up Kosher-friendly items. But if you seek something certified and supervised, consider these rabbi-approved (plus one non-certified) options.

03/25/2013

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The 5 Best Tequila Bars In NYC

Enjoy tequila on the rocks, in a margarita or straight up at these NYC bars, specializing in this dangerously strong booze.

03/01/2013

Former New York mayor Ed Koch attends the third presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York. This is the final debate before voters will go to the polls in the 2008 general election on November 4. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dead At 88

Spokesman George Arzt said Koch died at 2 a.m. at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital of congestive heart failure. The funeral will be Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.

02/01/2013

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‘Super Bowl Boulevard’ Coming To NYC As Part Of 2014 Spectacle

Next year’s Super Bowl may be in New Jersey — but New York City is making sure it’s part of the action.

01/24/2013

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Celebrating National Pie Day With NYC’s Little Pie Company

The folks at The Little Pie Company in Hell’s Kitchen joined us on The Couch. Owner Arnold Wilkerson brought along his signature pie, the Sour Cream Apple Walnut, along with favorites like Mississippi Mud Pie and Southern Pecan.

01/23/2013

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6 Fun Ways To Try Something New In NYC This Year

You’ve resolved to eat healthier and take fitness classes in NYC for the New Year — why not add “try something new” to your 2014 checklist? Check out these classes, workshops and courses to become an expert in a new skill for a productive and rewarding year.

01/14/2013

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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

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‘Campaign For Wool’ Brings Sheep To Bryant Park

A herd of sheep took over Bryant Park in Manhattan on Thursday for “The Campaign for Wool.”

09/27/2012

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Furry Friend Finder: Mishka and Hercules

In this edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS2’s Don Dahler and Vanessa Murdock introduce us to Mishka and Hercules.

CBS 2–09/16/2012

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The 7 Best Birthday Freebies In NYC

As an adult, your day of birth may feel like just another day at the office, with a store-bought cake and awkward serenade around the water cooler. Add a little pep to your step on your special day with these birthday freebies in New York City.

08/29/2012

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Poll: New Yorkers Approve of Bike Lanes

The New York Times poll has found that when asked if bike lanes are a good idea or bad idea, 66 percent of New Yorkers say they were a good idea, with the highest support coming from Manhattan.

08/22/2012

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