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New York

New York is home to Central Park, The Statue of Liberty, and iconic Broadway.

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New York

http://www.ny.gov/
  • Capital Albany
  • Largest City New York
  • Population 19,651,127
  • State Bird Bluebird
  • State Song I love New York
  • State Flower Rose
  • State Motto Excelsior
  • Median Income $54,310
  • Nickname The Empire State
5 Destination Spots You Won’t Believe Are In New York

New York

5 Destination Spots You Won’t Believe Are In New York

#1 E. M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden This century-old Syracuse rose garden has all the wonderment of Alice and Wonderland…minus a sultry pipe-smoking caterpillar. The garden, located inside of Thornden Park, holds 368 varieties of roses, totaling nearly 4000 plants. How could it be better? You can get married there. #2 Whiteface Mountain As New

Josh SilverJosh SilverApr 21, 2016
5 Secret Places In New York That You Never Knew Existed

New York

5 Secret Places In New York That You Never Knew Existed

#1 Track 61 Running from Grand Central Terminal to The Waldorf Astoria is Track 61, an abandoned train track once used to privately shuttle the more esteemed guests of the Waldorf to and from Grand Central. The track was also famously said to have been used by Franklin Roosevelt during his presidency, to hide the fact that his

Josh SilverJosh SilverApr 18, 2016
4 Amazing Places You Can Relive History In New York

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4 Amazing Places You Can Relive History In New York

#1 The Back Room Bar Tucked neatly behind an inconspicuous alleyway, this Lower East Side speakeasy has been in operating for nearly a century, and is one of only two remaining in New York from the Prohibition days. Originally known as “The Back Of Ratner’s” this cozy chandelier and velvet haven hosted many 1920’s movie

Josh SilverJosh SilverApr 16, 2016
5 Craziest Places To Eat In New York That Will Make Your Mouth Drool

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5 Craziest Places To Eat In New York That Will Make Your Mouth Drool

#1. The Black Ant Crispy duck dumplings, rabbit barbacoa, agave braised veal cheek, grasshopper crusted shrimp, cactus fries…this is just a sample of what you’ll get at this adventurous Lower East Side eatery. My recommendation: the spicy margarita rimmed with black salt and crushed black ants. (Website: http://theblackantnyc.com) #2. Masa 25 courses with a daily changing

Josh SilverJosh SilverJun 10, 2016
5 Historic New York Gems That Are Still Around Today

New York

5 Historic New York Gems That Are Still Around Today

#1 Economy Candy Second only to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, LES’s Economy Candy has it all. Even Wonka Bars. What makes this place so special is the wide range of candy’s from your childhood, your parents’ childhood, and even their parents’ childhood. Other unique features include international candy, and candy that has since gone extinct.

Josh SilverJosh SilverJun 3, 2016
7 Things You Won’t Believe About New York

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7 Things You Won’t Believe About New York

#1. New York City Will Pay To Relocate Its Homeless Believe it or not, this is true. The New York shelter system is a huge expense to the city, costing roughly $36 thousand per family, annually. Because of this Mayor Bloomberg’s administration developed a scheme that pays one-way airfare for homeless families, so log as

Josh SilverJosh SilverJun 10, 2016
5 New York Easter Eggs That Will Blow Your Mind

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5 New York Easter Eggs That Will Blow Your Mind

#1 Floating Subway Map Embedded into the concrete of Greene Street in the heart of SoHo are a labyrinth of stainless steel bars that make up the Manhattan train system circa 1985, when it was installed there by Belgian artist Francoise Schein. Dotted along this 90 foot map are 156 LED lights embezzled in landmark

Josh SilverJosh SilverApr 27, 2016
4 Of The Craziest Structures In New York City

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4 Of The Craziest Structures In New York City

#1 American Radiator Building This masterful gothic art-deco building stands at 23 stories just south of Bryant Park. It was designed by Raymond Hood and built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company. The bronze on top of the black is no accident. The building’s design is represents the conversion of energy; the black granite represents coal,

Josh SilverJosh SilverMay 3, 2016
10 New York Laws You Won’t Believe Are Real

New York

10 New York Laws You Won’t Believe Are Real

#1. Wearing A Mask On Halloween Yup, believe it or not it is illegal for a group of two or more people to be masked on Halloween in New York. This law dates back to 1845 when farmers attacked police over wheat prices, and was revived in 2011 due to protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks

Josh SilverJosh SilverJun 8, 2016
4 Oddest New Yorkers With Celebrity Status

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4 Oddest New Yorkers With Celebrity Status

#1. Cat On The Hat Wandering the streets of the city is a man with a cat (pictured above; names Nicholas) on his head. This has been the case for some years now. The man has trained several cats to do this; Nicholas is the third. He makes his living posing for pictures, likely mostly with

Josh SilverJosh SilverJun 18, 2016
You Won’t Believe What New York Will Look Like In A Few Years

New York

You Won’t Believe What New York Will Look Like In A Few Years

#1. BQX Get ready for the BQX, or the Brooklyn To Queens Waterfront Streetcar, which Mayor De Blasio unveiled plans for earlier this year. If implemented, the BQX would ferry commuters through the 16 mile stretch from Sunset Park to Astoria, running along the Upper New York Bay and the East River. The proposed project would cost an estimated $2.5 billion and construction

Josh SilverJosh SilverJun 21, 2016
5 Ways To Do New York On A Budget

New York

5 Ways To Do New York On A Budget

#1. Upright Citizens Brigade Originally from Chicago, Upright Citizens Brigade is an improv comedy troupe started by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh. They came to New York from in 1996 and quickly became noticed and rose to fame. UCB is now a 152-seat theatre, featuring hundreds of comedians, as well as a school where improv is

Josh SilverJosh SilverJun 16, 2016
5 Places In New York That Will Chill You To Your Bones

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5 Places In New York That Will Chill You To Your Bones

#1. The Amityville House Widely considered as one of the world’s most haunted places, 112 Ocean Avenue has inspired heaps of folklore. Following the DeFeo murders of 1975, in which a son murdered his entire family in their beds, a family of five, the Lutz’s, moved in. They immediately began encountering strange happenings. When upstairs,

Josh SilverJosh SilverJun 8, 2016