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Spotnana secures another $75 million in funding

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Cloud-based reserving platform Spotnana has secured one other $75 million in its second spherical of funding to assist speed up the event of its “travel-as-a-service” portal.

The corporate, which is headed up by CEO Sarosh Waghmar and featured on BTN Europe’s 2022 Hotlist, has obtained the additional money along with the preliminary $41 million warchest it had when emerging from stealth mode in September 2021.

Spotnana’s newest Sequence B funding has been led by US-based Sturdy Capital Companions, alongside authentic traders Madrona, Mubadala, ICONIQ Progress and Clean Ventures.

The corporate mentioned the brand new funding would permit it to “speed up” the event of the platform and develop its group.

Spotnana already encompasses a host of well-known company journey figures amongst its senior administration and traders, together with Concur founder Steve Singh, former HRG chief working officer Invoice Brindle and know-how specialist Johnny Thorsen. 

It’s working with TMCs, suppliers and know-how companions to offer an open ecosystem with entry to microservices and content material from suppliers. Corporates can contract immediately with Spotnana or via their TMC.

Waghmar mentioned in a weblog saying the brand new funding: “We’re simply getting began and can share many extra improvements within the months and years forward. 

“One of the best half is that we aren’t doing this alone. Different know-how corporations are already constructing on our infrastructure and bringing thrilling new capabilities to travellers.

“I’d prefer to thank each certainly one of our 200-plus Spotters all over the world. Your exhausting work, innovation, and dedication is remodeling the journey trade and creating higher experiences for international travellers.

“I’d additionally prefer to recognise the traders and backers who’re supporting us on our mission to rebuild the infrastructure for the journey trade.”

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The 35 Best Things To Do this Summer in NYC in 2023

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NYC definitely comes to life during warmer weather. People are out and about and enjoying life. Summer in NYC is filled with events and activities that can go late into the night (or even into the early morning hours). Just be sure to keep yourself hydrated because NYC can get very hot and humid.

Our Absolute 35 Things to do in Summer in New York City

You’ll pretty much find things to do in the different neighborhoods such as Midtown, SoHo or DUMBO. With so many summer events in NYC, we’ve curated this list to the best 35. What is New York City like in the summer? Find out in this article!

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My tip: here you find our complete guide to Summer in NYC. and here my Fun Things To Do In NYC This Summer.

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Most popular tours & activities during summertime in New York

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    Enjoy the view at one of NYC’s many rooftop bars

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    For us, being at a rooftop bar in NYC in the summer is one of the best ways to enjoy the city. There’s a lot of them around this enormous metropolis. Our favorites are the Gallow Green Rooftop Bar, and because of the view of the The Edge at Hudson Yards, we also recommend the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar. Another highlight is the Westlight NYC in Brooklyn and if you want to an amazing view of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline, then the rooftop bar at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn is an exceptional choice. You’re definitely flushed with options.

    My tip: Here you can find the 43 Best Rooftop Bars in New York

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    Take an NYC boat tour

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    Living in NYC, we know how awesome it is to take a boat tour. With the hot summer weather, some summer activities can just be way too hot to move. Sometimes it’s just nice to hop onto a boat and feel the breeze while taking in the city views. Even though The East River, Hudson River, and the harbor are usually busy, it can also be very calming. Here, you’ll have many options.

    You can either take the free Staten Island Ferry, or one of the many boat tours that are included in the sightseeing passes (this is an easy way to save up to 70% on tickets and tours, here you can compare all New York City Passes). Or,  you can sail to the Statue of Liberty.

    And if you plan to visit the Statue of Liberty you should check out our 13 Best Statue of Liberty Cruises and the 5 Best Statue of Liberty Tours!

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    Bryant Park Film Festival

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    One of the best things to do in July in New York is visiting the free Bryant Park Film Festival and picnic performances in Bryant Park. In the heart of Manhattan, people gather in the summer months with blankets and chairs they’ve brought themselves to relax at the outdoor movie theater and concerts by the New York Philharmonics. Bryant Park is just under a 5 minute walk from Times Square, surrounded by tall trees, so it’s a bit secluded from the rest, but you’re still in the middle of it all: Awesome!

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    Visit Governors Island during the Summer

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    It is still one of our favorite things to do in the summer in NYC. Governors Island is amazing during the summer months and it’s super-cheap to reach by ferry – just grab the ferry at the southern tip of Manhattan. Here you can enjoy the view of the Statue of Liberty among the New York locals and just watch the city of New York City in peace.

    Here you can find our Best Things to do on Governors Island.

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    Smorgasburg Food Market

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    The Smorgasburg Food Market in Williamsburg is one of the best open-air food markets in New York City. It’s a place where people meet up in the warmer months to eat, drink and enjoy the view of the Manhattan skyline along the East River waterfront. If you can’t make it out to the Smorgasburg, no worries. There are other food markets that you can check out in NYC.

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    Rock yourself on a ship

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    Ok, so you don’t really go anywhere on this ship, but right on Pier 25, you will find the Grand Banks. It’s a restaurant, that is also a boat. And yes, it rocks with the waves. With a glass of wine in hand and relaxing music, you can look down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty. Also, it’s new sister ship, Pilot Brooklyn is located in another spot, but is very similar to Grand Banks.

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    Honorable William Wall

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    This is my discovery of the summer in New York – the floating boathouse from Manhattan Sailing Club! It is called Honorable William Wall and is located right next to Ellis Island. Especially in the evening, when you look at the illuminated Manhattan, it is just sensational here.

    This is my review (AWESOME!) of the Honorable William Wall.

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    Discover New York from an observation deck

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    This should be a part of any New York experience: visiting one of the world famous observation decks and observatories  in New York! You can choose between Empire State Building, The Edge Hudson Yards, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory and the brand-new One Vanderbilt.

    Want to know more? Check out our article about the 9 Best Observation Desks New York!

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    If you want to visit several observations deck, attraction and tours in New York, check out the New York sightseeing passes. You can save up to 60% on the ticket price!

    To find out which New York Pass is the best for you, check out my New York Pass Comparison.

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    Enjoy the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

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    Do you want to listen to relaxing classical music in the evening? That’s not a problem. Summer concerts in NYC of this kind are held in virtually every part of the city. If there are suitable concerts during your travel time, make sure to check them out.

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    Pizza Wine Movie Nights at Rooftop Reds (May through October 2023)

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    On a roof of the Brooklyn Navy Yards you can sit in a real winery: Rooftop Reds grows wine here, which you can taste and enjoy at their Rooftop Red Tours & Tastings!

    During summer you can watch movies with a view of the skyline and a glass of wine in your hand. Tickets are available here.

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    Visit one of the summer festivals in NYC

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    In 2002, Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal created the Tribeca Film Festival to bring life back to the neighborhood near Ground Zero. New York City suffered greatly from the attacks of September 11, 2001, and De Niro’s intention in creating the festival was to help New Yorkers out of this deep-seated depression and give them reason to celebrate again. The Tribeca Film Festival has grown over the years, and now all the big names from the film industry show up each spring. There are many associated events like short film presentations, film premiers, and various awards.

    But this is just one of the amazing summer concerts and summer festivals you can choose from!

    Here you can find my complete list of summer festivals in NYC this year!!

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    Get A Scoop of the Best Ice Cream in New York

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    Wasabi, ginger, corn, and black sesame may not sound like ice cream flavors, but somehow Sundaes and Cones make it work! Sundaes and Cones have been one of the most famous ice cream shops NYC for the past two decades. Customers have loyally lined up to try their new and innovative flavors for years. They even make beautiful ice cream cakes for every occasion. If you go in the winter, make sure to try their gooey hot fudge sundae for a chocolatey treat.

    My tip: Here you find the best ice cream shops in NYC.

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    Eat delicious BBQ in New York

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    Barbeques are usually known to be held in the summer. Those two things just belong together. Spending time with good friends, and enjoying some delicious beer is considered a great day.

    My TOP 3 BBQ spots are Hometown Bar-B-Que located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque with several locations in the city and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Harlem.

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    American Museum of Natural History

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    The American Museum of Natural History is one of the more popular museums in NYC. If the name sounds recognizable it’s because the museum was the center of attention in the movie, Night at the Museum featuring Ben Stiller. Regardless of it’s Hollywood fame, the Natural History Museum is a huge institution that features numerous exhibits. This is a great place for families with kids so they can learn about the world’s geography, plants, different animal species and many other things.

    The American Museum of Natural History is located in the Upper West Side in Manhattan and is the largest natural history museum in the world.

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    Marvel at the fireworks of the 4th of July

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    July 4 is Independence Day is one of the most important events in the US. The fourth of July in NYC is a pretty big celebration. There are fireworks in different parts of the city. In our 4th of July article, you’ll find everything you need to know in regards to Independence Day.

    Want to read more? This is our ultimate Guide to 4th of July in New York. and these are the best 4th of July cruises this year.

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    Manhattanhenge: Experience a very special summer event in NYC (May 29 & 30 and July 12 & 13)

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    Twice a year, the sun sets at a specific angle. The streets and avenues of New York are set up as a grid. During this time, the sun will align perfectly in between the skyscrapers. This phenomenon is called Manhattanhenge and can be observed in May and July. Do not miss out on this one. What’s even just as astonishing is how many people show up and take pictures of this special occasion.

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    Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City Festival (June 14 – August 12, 2023)

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    Summer for the City is the ultimate New York festival with many free events and countless artists celebrating New York’s vibrant culture. From June to August 2023, people from all over the world are invited to dance and party together.

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    Free Kayaking on the Hudson River & East River

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    This is a really cool event that can be booked several times a month: discover New York from the water – and even better: from a kayak! You can start at the Manhattan Community Boathouse (Pier 96 at the Hudson River) or at the Brooklyn Bridge Park between Pier 1 and Pier 2 (every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday until the end of August).

    Seats are limited, so be quick to secure your preferred date – here for the Manhattan Community Boathouse and here for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

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    Enjoy a game of baseball featuring The New York Yankees or the Mets

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    We’ve been pretty lucky three times when it comes to baseball games. Compared to many other sporting events in New York, the tickets for baseball games are relatively cheap and therefore also for families which is a great thing. You may even experience some inner-city rivalry when the New York Yankees play against the New York Mets!

    Here you get Tickets for New York Yankees or for the New York Mets.

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    Visit Little Island

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    Not far from the Meatpacking District and the High Line, Little Island is one of the newest attractions in New York and is something very special: a park on 132 beautiful tulip-shaped concrete stilts in the Hudson River.

    Besides the view, you can visit various events and art exhibitions (every day except Tuesday). Click here for the Little Island event calendar.

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    Shakespeare in the Park

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    At the Delacorte Theater you can see one of the most famous plays in the world in Central Park. Sounds crazy? Well, it is in New York! In recent years, some stars have made it to the stage as well. Stop by and you might see Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Al Pacino, Blythe Danner, George C. Scott or Denzel Washington.

    Find out more about the Shakespeare in the Park event in New York and the current dates here.

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    End the evening at a wine bar

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    Having a fresh glass of white wine in one of the city’s many wine bars (many have small tables outside, kind of like Paris) is something we really enjoy doing. It is easy to start a conversation with anyone since you’ll most likely be surrounded by New Yorkers. Even though it is late in the evening, it’s still nice and warm out. The experience is simply terrific.

    Our favorite wine bars are La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels in SoHo, Corkbuzz in Union Square and The Four Horsemen in Williamsburg. These are just some of the many little spots we love the city for.

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    Take a trip to the Hamptons

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    The Hamptons are a very popular destination to take a day trip from New York and has a very special flair. We’ve seen the Hamptons already in the winter and in the summer. It’s truly a total counterpart to the hustle and bustle of New York City. Especially Sag Harbor, it exudes a relaxed calming environment that is extremely contagious. The small town is almost 300 years old and is surrounded by greenery, the sea, and great beaches. The Hamptons are so worth the trip in the summer and high on my list of things to do in the summer in NYC.

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    Attend the Museum Mile Festival

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    The annual Museum Mile Festival gives you free admission to the most popular museums in New York City. The museums stay open longer as well. The section of Fifth Avenue, known as the Museum Mile, houses nine participating museums. They are El Museo del Barrio, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt, the Jewish Museum, the National Academy Museum, the Neue Galerie, the Museum of the City of New York and the Africa Center.

    Visitors can enjoy countless outdoor activities to the exciting art in the museums. In addition, to live music and artistic highlights, there is always something for everyone. The Museum Mile Festival is a real highlight for culture enthusiasts and perfect for families with children.

    My tip: Here you find our 36 Absolute Best Museums in NYC.

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    Jazz at Pier 84

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    Every second Wednesday in July, the concert series “Jazz at Pier 84” takes place – New York and jazz are a combination that I personally like a lot. You sit at the Hudson River and the best part? It’s even free because it’s a project of Hudson River Park and the Jazz Foundation of America.

    To see exactly which act will be at Pier 84 in New York at the time of your trip, check out the event calendar.

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    Head to the beach!

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    Where is the beach in New York? New York City and beaches? Yes exactly! It’s pretty awesome to wake up early in the city, spend the whole day on the beach and be back in the middle of the busy metropolis in the evening. To get to the beach is super-relaxed and not expensive at all. With the new New York Ferry, you can go to Long Island for only $4. You start at the East River (Pier 15), past Governors Island and then straight to the beach. Coney Island is also worth checking out.

    My tip: this is our full guide to Coney Island and Brighton Beach and here you find our favorite beaches in NYC.

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    Travel through New York City in the Summer via Jetski

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    If you take a jet ski tour, you will be guided along many of New York’s famous landmarks. A guide is always there and brings you to the spots where you have the best view. The jet skis can go really fast (up to 55 mph) and you just cruise through the water. It’s fun, and action is definitely guaranteed. Just make sure to be careful. There are several providers of these tours, take a look at Sea the City Jet Ski,  Jetty Jumpers or Rockaway Jetski!

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    Gay Pride Parade

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    Once a year, the Gay Pride Parade takes place in New York and is the most popular LGBT event (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). New York shines in the colors of the rainbow during almost the entire month of June, and every corner (especially in areas around Chelsea and the West Village) dons the rainbow flag.

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    Explore the city by bike

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    New York has always been a true bicycle city. The city bike program, Citi Bike makes it easier for people to access a bike. There are many bike paths within the city and designated bike lanes as well. Just grab a bike at one of the many stations (there are over 800) and ride along the Hudson River, for example. It only takes about 30 minutes from Central Park to Battery Park – and if you need a break or stop, the Hudson River Park is perfect for that!

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    Find a hotel with a pool

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    Lying by the pool during the summer in NYC while looking at the city skyline is an absolute luxury. If you have the budget, make sure to stay at the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District, The Dominick in SoHo or even the new 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO. The latter even has a rooftop bar.

    My tip: these are the best hotels with pool in NYC.

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    Cool off at these indoor activities!

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    Is it too hot? During the summer in New York, most buildings are air-conditioned which can be a nice change from the heat. That’s what one of the many museums in New York is all about! Also very popular are the Escape Rooms, where you’re “trapped” inside a room, and must work with your team members to solve clues in order to get out. Another great thing to do when it’s too hot is to go shopping! Of course, we have also prepared a suitable shopping guide for New York.

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    Go attend and party at the many festivals in NYC

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    Summer is the season for festivals and you have a lot of choices. There’s Pinknic, Governor’s Ball, Electric Zoo, Summer Jam, and The Meadows Music and Arts Festival – just to name a few. And here you can find the best summer festivals in NYC.

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    Head down the shore

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    Don’t miss out on the amazing things to do down the Jersey Shore in the summer. A little over an hour away by car, the Jersey Shore offers beautiful beaches, great restaurants by the water, adventures, fun boardwalks, nightlife and stunning state parks such as the Island Beach State Park. One of our favorite areas to spend time in is Asbury Park. The vibrant crowds, the history of the town and the many really cool bars are making the trip down the shore even more worth it.

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    Off to the city’s parks: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park & Central Park

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    Just below the Brooklyn Bridge is the infamous Brooklyn Bridge Park. Just like Brooklyn Heights, it offers a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline. It also offers tons of green space, fields, and courts. At Central Park, you can either walk around, just relax in the many green spaces or you can rent a boat and go around the lake. Prospect Park is pretty much Brooklyn’s version of Central Park. There’s a lot of green space and many things to do there in the summer.

    My tip: These are the best parks in NYC.

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▷ 23 EXCITING Facts About Broadway in NYC that you probably didn’t know yet

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Broadway is the heart of New York’s famous Theater District and has quite a few secrets and records to offer. I’ve compiled an up-to-date list of the most interesting and fascinating Broadway facts that you probably didn’t know yet!

1. New York’s Broadway shows draw nearly 15 million audience members each year.

Just to put that into perspective: That’s more than the entire population of Belgium! For some more stats, 68% of the audience is female, and 65% are tourists. Some visitors even travel to New York just for Broadway! We totally understand—seeing a show in New York’s famous theater district should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Fun fact: Broadway has still been experiencing some lingering effects of Covid-19. The 2018-2019 record of 14.7 million visitors has not yet been reached again, with the current attendance being 12.3 million. But that’s 33,700 visitors per day, so it’s still pretty sensational, right?

2. Broadway got its name from the Dutch.

Before Broadway became the famous and glorious theater district we know today, the street was a commercial street that got its name during the Dutch settlement. In fact, the Dutch term “brede weg” literally means “Broadway.”

Fun fact: In the first maps of 1776 with Broadway named, its full name was “Broadway Street.”

3. The longest-running Broadway show was The Phantom of the Opera.

Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom of the Opera was on Broadway in New York from 1988 until just this year. Over the years, the musical has been performed more than 13,000 times, and the Phantom has changed 15 times. When it was announced the show was closing, there was such an influx of tickets purchased that the musical ended up extending its closing date by eight weeks!

Fun fact: There are just three musicals in Broadway history that have reached 5-digit performances. See who they are in our list of the longest-running Broadway shows in New York.

4. Broadway is the longest street in the world.

Broadway stretches from Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan to the top of Manhattan in the Bronx. With a length of 33 kilometers, it is the longest street in the world. But that’s not all! Broadway doesn’t actually stop in the Bronx. It continues north through New York State, ending in Westchester County. While it has a wide variety of attractions, the street has remained synonymous with the New York theater industry.

Fun fact: While Broadway is the longest street in the world, being it runs through Manhattan up to Westchester, it’s not actually the longest street in New York City. Instead, Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island is an even longer drag in the city!

5. Only four theaters are actually located on Broadway.

Did you know that although there are 41 Broadway theaters in total, only four of them are actually located on Broadway? That’s because to qualify as a Broadway theater, two criteria must be met:

  • It must be located between 40th and 54th streets and between 6th and 8th avenues (which is the so-called “Theater District“).
  • It must have at least 500 seats. Any theater with a capacity of fewer than 500 is considered Off-Broadway.

Fun fact: When it comes to theaters, the term “Broadway” is more widely used to refer to the area, not just the street. Basically, consider it a neighborhood!

6. Every time Broadway crosses an avenue, there is a square or circle.

Broadway winds through the checkerboarded streets and avenues of NYC, which is also known as the “grid.” You can even see this from a helicopter or observation deck. On its way from the southern tip of Manhattan to the northern tip, famous squares or circles always form:

  • Broadway crosses Park Avenue elevation 14th Street: Union Square
  • Broadway crosses 5th Avenue at 23rd Street: Madison Square
  • Broadway crosses 6th Avenue at 34th Street: Herald Square
  • Broadway crosses 7th Avenue at 42nd Street: Times Square
  • Broadway crosses 8th Avenue at 59th Street: Columbus Circle
  • Broadway crosses 9th Avenue at 64th Street: Sherman Square
  • Broadway crosses 10th Avenue at 71st Street: Verdi Square

Fun fact: Columbus Circle is the only “square” that has not become a square. Rather, as the name suggests, it’s a traffic circle.

7. The last week of the year is the week with the highest sales in Broadway at almost 50 million dollars!

The week with the most sales so far was the last calendar week of 2018 with $57,807,207 million. These are the top of the most successful weeks at the ticket office for Broadway shows:

  • Last week in December 2018: $57,807,207 with 378,910 visitors.
  • Last week in December 2019: $55,765,408 with 350,714 visitors
  • Last week in December 2022: $51,912,862 with 312,878 visitors
  • Last week in December 2017: $50,354,029 with 359,495 visitors
  • Last week in December 2016: $49,710,190 with 357,718 visitors

Fun fact: The season here does not apply from January to December. Instead, it applies year-round from June to May!

8. Most theaters omit the letter “I” from their seating rows.

To be honest, row I (i.e., row 9) would be the better choice of the two! You never want to be too close to the stage, or you won’t get the full picture!

Fun fact: This is done to avoid confusion with row number 1. In the past, many people have mistakenly claimed front row seats.

9. The Lion King is the highest-grossing Broadway production of all time.

The Lion King Musical on Broadway PosterWith more than $1 billion in revenue, The Lion King tops the list of highest-grossing productions on Broadway. In 2014, it surpassed The Phantom of the Opera, which grossed $845 million.

In this article you find everything you need to know about The Lion King on Broadway and here you can get your tickets for The Lion King.

Fun fact: As of May 28, 2023, it has now grossed over $1.8 billion!

10. Hamilton tops the list of most Tony Awards nominations in one night.

Hamilton on Broadway PosterIn 2016, Hamilton was nominated for 16 out of 26 Tony Awards categories—that’s more than any other production since the first Tony Awards in 1947. At the end of the night, Hamilton took home 11 awards. Even though current ticket prices are quite pricey, the hip-hop-heavy musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is worth every penny!

To see who is currently among the most-awarded musicals, check out the Tony Awards here. Also check out our Hamilton on Broadway review and here you can get your tickets for Hamilton on Broadway.

Fun fact: While Hamilton has won the most Tonys in a single night, most Tony Awards, however, have gone to other shows. First and foremost, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman has received the most total Tonys (16 awards).

11. While tickets are usually very expensive, you can actually see Hamilton for just $10!

The musical, Hamilton, is one of the highlights on Broadway and has been sold out for years. Ticket prices are easily $350, but with a little luck, you can win tickets for just $10 in the Broadway lottery called #HAM4HAM!

It’s for the spontaneous because you enter just one day before the show you want to see.

Fun fact: Fittingly, the ticket for Hamilton on Broadway costs $10 because, after all, Hamilton was the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and is featured on this very bill.

12. Broadway’s nickname was once the Great White Way.

The Manhattan neighborhood known as the Theater District got its nickname the Great White Way from a headline in the New York Evening Telegram on February 3, 1902. The many lights on theater marquees and billboards that illuminate the neighborhood inspired the name.

Fun fact: Figuratively, the area changed color in the 1960s and 1970s. That’s when it was effectively Manhattan’s red-light district.

13. Nearly $1.6 billion US is earned per year.

The theater industry is important to society and plays a major role economically. In the 2022-2023 season, the revenue reached $1.578 billion US.

Fun fact: The 2018-2019 season holds the record with $1.829 billion US.

14. Not all Broadway shows are closed on Mondays.

In general, shows are held 8 times a week, from Tuesday to Sunday, with matinee performances on Wednesday and Saturday. This is why we say that Broadway is “dark” on Mondays.

Fun fact: There are only a few exceptions to this to this day, one being Chicago.

15. The Lyceum Theatre is the oldest Broadway theater in operation.

The Unique History and Architectural Beauty of NYC’s Theatrical VenuesIn 1903, one of the oldest Broadway theaters in operation today was built: the Lyceum Theatre. By the way, we’ve written a comprehensive guide to the theaters in New York. You’ll find the seating chart, tips for the best seats, and what shows are playing right now!

16. Broadway had an Automobile Row

Many are familiar with Millionaires Row at the south end of Central Park, but did you know there was once an Automobile Row? In the 20th century, the section between Times Square and Sherman Square held that title.

Fun fact: Broadway was two lanes for quite a while. But that is no longer the case today.

17. Chicago is the second longest-running musical on Broadway.

The record for the longest-running musical on Broadway that you can still attend today is Chicago. It is followed shortly by The Lion King in 1997 and Wicked in 2003.

Fun fact: The number of performances per week is the same for all of them at eight, but the absolute best seller is Wicked, with more than 14,000 visitors per week, followed by The Lion King, with 12,000 visitors!

18. There are 40 new shows every year!

Competition is high in all areas of New York City, including Broadway shows and plays. Therefore, you can expect an average of 40 new musicals and plays yearly (source: TheBroadwayLeague.com).

Fun fact: Musicals make up the bulk of these, followed by plays, which are often performed off-Broadway.

19. Broadway is getting a free viewing platform.

It’s incredible but true! The new visitor center will be built in Times Square right where Building 1 Times Square now stands. The first designs already exist, as you can see here.

Fun fact: This exciting project will be realized in contrast to the long-announced construction of the world’s largest Ferris wheel on Staten Island.

20. The first musical premiered on Broadway in 1866.

The 1866 show, The Black Crook, is considered the first musical in its current form. It differed from operas in dialogue and period songs and from revues or vaudeville shows in having a unified plot. Written by Charles M. Barras and musically arranged by Thomas Baker, it even included a few original songs.

Fun fact: Having a plot-based show is still considered today as a musical concept. For example, this was the case with Mamma Mia!

21. Broadway has its own museum.

Museum of Broadway

The Museum of Broadway in New York is the first and only museum dedicated entirely to the importance and history of Broadway. Here you can learn everything from the beginnings of Broadway and the Theatre District and its development up to the present day, including the most important musicals.

Fun fact: Behind the Museum of Broadway are Julie Boardman (a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer), Diane Nicoletti (the brains behind “The Game of Thrones Fan Experience”), Ben West (a musical theater artist), and Jennifer Ashley Tepper (another Broadway producer), among others. Basically, they’re the real pros.

22. Twice a year, you can get a 2nd ticket for free!

Twice a year, there is Broadway Week and the parallel Off-Broadway Week. There you can get the coveted 2-for-1 tickets for a short time.

Fun fact: To make sure you don’t miss this, you can find all the info on NYC Broadway Week and NYC Off-Broadway Week here.

23. There are free performances at Christmastime.

You could admire free performances during the Christmas run-up that take place in very unusual locations. In the past, this has been the case at Hudson Yards and the shopping mall at Columbus Circle!

Fun fact: If you are not in New York at the right time, don’t worry about it! Stop by Gayle’s Broadway Rose if you want to see free Broadway performances. Not only can you enjoy a delicious meal at this Midtown restaurant, but you can also listen to the waiters and waitresses sing.

Bonus: If you can’t make it to a Broadway show because of time or money, there are a lot of great options to get the Broadway feel in New York. If you can get in line early enough on the weekend or stop by on a weeknight, Ellen’s Stardust Diner is a hit among tourists. At the restaurant, you can enjoy your meal while watching live performances by the servers who are trained Broadway singers! They integrate their performances throughout the floor, so don’t worry about needing a stage view—there isn’t one!



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▷ The 14 Most Beautiful Beaux Arts Buildings in NYC 2023

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The New York Public Library, more precisely the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Bryant Park, is one of the most famous Beaux Arts buildings in New York City and also one of the city’s landmarks.

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is featured on two of my walks through New York, so I’ll also reveal the significance of the two lion sculptures in front of the main entrance! It was designed by architect Thomas Hastings of the architectural firm Carrère & Hastings, who also designed the Frick Collection building.

Hastings’ designs of the New York Public Library included not only the building itself, but also the tables, chairs, lamps, chandeliers, and even the trash cans (!). That’s why everything looks so cohesive to this day.

The exterior facade is made of Vermont marble, quarried at two quarries on Dorset Mountain. It is located in the Green Mountains, which impressed me a lot during my road trip along the east coast of the USA. The architects were very “picky” in selecting the appropriate marble blocks; just 35% of the blocks supplied met Hastings’ extremely high quality standard.

Fun fact: More than 15,000 cubic meters of marble were used, which is 6 times more than was needed to build the New York Chamber of Commerce and the New York Stock Exchange combined.

In 1902, the foundation stone for the building was laid, and on May 23, 1911, after 9 years of construction, the library was opened in the presence of U.S. President William Howard Taft, Governor John Alden Dix and New York City Mayor William J. Gaynor.

It was the largest marble construction in the U.S. to date, even from the outside the building is impressive, a very special atmosphere awaits you when you look at the Rose Main Reading Room. So, be sure to check out this Beaux Arts masterpiece at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street!



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▷ Paramount+ Movie Nights in Brooklyn

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Summer in New York City: the sun is shining, it’s warm, and life happens outdoors for the most part. So why not move your movie night outside, too? New York City has a lot to offer when it comes to outdoor movie screenings.

Starting in late June, three Brooklyn parks will host Paramount+ Movie Nights throughout the summer. The best part? They’re FREE! In order for you to spend your summer evenings in New York watching exciting movies, we have summarized all the important information about the Paramount+ Movie Nights in Brooklyn here!

What are Paramount+ Movie Nights in Brooklyn?

With the support of Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, and the Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Magazine is partnering with Paramount+ to bring Paramount+ Movie Nights to Brooklyn. Throughout the summer, movie fans can enjoy free movies outdoors.

Beginning June 29, 2023, Paramount+ Movie Nights will take place in Brooklyn. The first four films, including a Marvel mega-hit, will be shown each Thursday at Fort Greene Park. This will be followed by movie screenings every Wednesday at Prospect Park on Long Meadow. Here you can see a hit movie from the 90s as well as a TOP movie from last year. To top it off, great movies are shown over four weeks at McCarren Park in Williamsburg.

Where do the Movie Nights take place?

Fort Greene Park

Address: Dekalb Avenue &, S Portland Ave, 11205

  • Subway G to Fulton St OR
  • Subway A C to Lafayette Av OR
  • Subway 2 3 to Hoyt St

Prospect Park

Address: Long Meadow, Brooklyn, NY 11215

  • Subway B F G Q to 7 Av OR
  • Subway S to Botanic Garden OR
  • Subway 2 3 4 5 to Franklin Av – Medgar Evers College

McCarren Park

Address: 776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

  • Subway G to Nassau Av OR
  • Subway L to Bedford Av

When will Movie Nights take place?

Movie Nights at Fort Greene Park will be held on June 29 and the following three Thursdays. Beginning July 26, movies will be shown at Prospect Park on four consecutive Wednesday nights. You can see the final four films at McCarren Park beginning August 20.

Which films will be shown?

Fort Greene Park:

  • June 29: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • July 6: House Party
  • July 13: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • July 20: RRR

Prospect Park:

  • July 26: Top Gun: Maverick
  • August 2: Bring It On
  • August 9: The Nutty Professor (1996)
  • August 16: Guardians of the Galaxy

McCarren Park:

  • August 20: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • August 30: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
  • September 6: Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • September 13: The Big Lebowski



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▷ Current Broadway Shows in NYC – The COMPLETE List 2023 + Reviews

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With SIX, an impressive and highly emotional musical from Great Britain composed by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss comes to Broadway in New York. The six divorced women of Henry VIII are invited on stage to describe their fate as queens in a world dominated by men. 

An enchanting transformation takes place on stage: The queens, trapped in the values and rigid structures of the Royal Family, unfold into powerfully singing pop icons, offering a celebratory performance as they come to terms with the heartbreak and suffering of historical entanglements and tyranny of a husband and king.

Six Broadway New York offers top-notch and entertaining entertainment for the entire family. The characters of the six main actresses were inspired by pop stars such as Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Adele. You can look forward to an impressive evening that evolves from an historical and ironic reappraisal of sorrow and suffering to a boisterous party like a pop concert. The musical Six has been performed in London’s West End, in Chicago, in Boston, in Edmonton, in Sydney, and on several cruise ships. Now Six can be seen on the legendary Broadway in New York.

The musical Six could be seen as a 21st-century-style reckoning with the old monarchical structures – the six ex-wives of Henry VIII, tormented by death, divorce, torture, beheading, and assassination, come together in an afterlife as rebellious divas to collectively sing out, powerfully and sonorously, against the injustices that have befallen them. The musical consists of a retelling of the lives of the six ex-wives, with them holding a contest on stage. The winner of the contest is the woman who had the most horrible experience with her common husband. Continuing their competition, however, the pop queens come to the conclusion that they have defined themselves only through Henry, the King, and have been completely robbed of their individuality. Without their spouse’s affection, they could have led more fulfilling and successful lives, living happily ever after.



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▷ The 20 Most Beautiful Art Deco Buildings in New York City 2023

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In New York City there is truly something for everyone: From world-famous museums and TOP attractions to architecturally valuable buildings, the choice is wide. The city has also always been an important place for architects, because designing a building for New York City is probably one of the greatest things you can achieve in this profession.

Thus, you can find many iconic buildings with a wide variety of architectural styles. One era in particular has produced many buildings that New York City is known for: the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s. In this article I’ll show you the most beautiful and impressive buildings, most of which you can actually visit.

My tip: if you are as interested in the city’s architecture as I am, you should also check out my guide to the 50 most important landmarks of New York City or the TOP 10 architecture tours in NYC. I’ve done most of them myself!

What makes Art Deco stand out?

  • Art Deco was an art and design movement in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • It is characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes, modern materials and stylized patterns.
  • It is an elegant and modern design direction that is still considered timeless today.

That this is so true, you can see in these buildings, many of which are world-renowned and have been instrumental in shaping the Art Deco era:

These are the best Art Deco buildings in NYC

However, Art Deco architecture in New York is not limited to skyscrapers and large buildings. Smaller buildings and stores often use elements of the Art Deco style to design their facades as well.

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    Chrysler Building

    Building
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    Midtown Manhattan

    The Chrysler Building is one of the many landmarks of the city. The architecture makes it so unique and recognizable. Yet, it was not supposed to look like this at all and was only created because the founder wanted to have the title of the tallest building in the world.

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    Empire State Building

    Building
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    Midtown Manhattan

    Empire State Building

    The Empire State Building is probably the most famous skyscraper of New York and one of the most popular sights of the city. It definitely belongs to every New York visit.

    It was ceremoniously opened in 1931 and is one of the most impressive Art Deco buildings in the world. Both from the outside and inside you can see many of the defining architectural elements.

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    Rockefeller Center

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    Midtown Manhattan

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    Built by the Rockefeller family in the 1930s, this complex spans more than three blocks between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), East 47th Street and 52nd Street. The GE building is the tallest of the complex’s 19 buildings, with a height of 259.1 meters.

    The building is characterized by its rectangular shape and clean lines, highlighted by horizontal and vertical stripes and decorations. It is an excellent example of the Art Deco style and was an important building during the Great Depression.

  4. 04

    Radio City Music Hall

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    Midtown Manhattan

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    The Radio City Music Hall is a very famous theater building in the middle of New York. It is part of the Rockefeller Center and is located in close proximity to the Top of The Rock and the Museum of Modern Art. When you see the Radio City Music Hall from the outside, it will seem like a journey 80 years into the past. In many movies you can see the old neon sign and therefore it is really famous.

    The Art Deco design of Radio City Music Hall is embodied in its form and symmetry, geometric patterns, and use of diverse elements such as stone, chrome, and glass. Take a look at the many details on the walls and columns – simply beautiful, and not only at Christmas time.

  5. 05

    Bergdorf Goodman

    Other Shopping
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    Midtown Manhattan

    Bergdorf Goodman

    Bergdorf Goodman

    Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury department store on 5th Avenue and has been selling upscale women’s fashion and accessories since 1929. The product range now also includes exclusive interior design items, bridal fashions, shoes, jewelry, children’s clothing and cosmetics in the upper price segment.

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    The New Yorker – A Wyndham Hotel

    Hotels & Accommodations
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    Hell’s Kitchen

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    4 Stars| The New Yorker is one of the most famous hotels in the whole city – partly, because of the huge sign with its name on it on top of the building. Built in the Art Deco style, the hotel is beautifully decorated and should definitely be on your list if you’re looking for superb accommodation. From the upper floors you can see the Empire State Building and the Hudson River, and with Central Park you have the green lungs of the city right outside your hotel door.

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    The Plaza New York

    Hotels & Accommodations
    in
    Midtown Manhattan

    Plaza Hotel

    5 Stars | The most famous hotel around Central Park is likely The Plaza.  Opening in 1907, the world-renowned luxury hotel represents a piece of New York’s rich history. Of course, it can’t be missing from any such list of the best hotels in city.  The Plaza has become a real New York landmark. So many stars and other illustrious guests have walked through the doors of this iconic building over the years. You likely notice the hotel from the 90s classic movie Home Alone 2. The façade in the style of the French Renaissance and the impressive interior design can also be seen in many other famous productions. The Plaza is located at the southern end of Central Park, not far from 5th Avenue.

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    70 Pine Street

    Building
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    The skyscraper named 70 Pine Street is located on the street of the same name in the Financial District of Manhattan and was completed in 1932. It is 290 meters high and is one of the tallest buildings in New York City. The Art Deco style of 70 Pine Street is characterized by its slender silhouette accented with smooth lines and vertical details. The geometric patterns on the facade and the glass doors of the entrance are also typical of the Art Deco style.

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    One Wall Street

    Building
    in
    Financial District

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    The One Wall Street building is a classic example of the Art Deco style. With its clear geometric shapes and distinctive roof, it is easily recognizable in the New York skyline. The interior design of the building is also particularly impressive, with ornate ornaments and marble cladding in typical Art Deco style.

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    Walker Tower

    Building
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    Chelsea

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    This impressive building from 1929 was once a telephone office and was later converted into luxury apartments. The facade is decorated with elegant ornaments that reflect the typical Art Deco flair. Inside, the building has numerous decorative elements such as ornate wooden panels and stone fireplaces.

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    40 Wall St

    Building
    in
    Financial District

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    Opened in 1930, 40 Wall St, also known as the “Chrysler Building of the Financial District,” is an impressive example of Art Deco architecture in office construction. The façade is made of terra cotta, glass and steel, and features typical Art Deco characteristics, such as the vertical articulation that runs throughout the building.

    It was made famous by the competition between Craig Severance and William Van Alen, two business partners who fell out and had a head-to-head race to build the tallest building in the world. The result? 40 Wall Street, designed by Craig Severance, was the world’s tallest building for exactly one day, until it was topped by the Chrysler Building one day later. This was planned by William Van Alen and less than a year later there was the next tallest building: the Empire State Building. All three buildings were built in the Art Deco style.

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    American Radiator Building

    Building
    in
    Midtown Manhattan

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    Located just off Bryant Park, the American Radiator Building is the building with the striking black granite and gold facade. It was built in the late 1920s and has typical Art Deco features, such as vertical lines, abstract patterns and ornate ornaments.

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    Barclay-Vesey Building

    Building
    in
    Financial District

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    The Barclay-Vesey Building is located at 140 West Street next to One World Trade Center. The building was completed in 1927 and is an excellent example of Art Deco architecture in New York. The most distinctive feature of the building is the cantilevered tower on the north side.

    It is also a perfect example of the incredible variety of architectural styles that exist in NYC – what a contrast to One World Trade Center, right?

  15. 14

    The Majestic

    Building
    in
    Upper West Side

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    The Majestic is located on Central Park West between 71st and 72nd Streets, just one block from the famous Dakota Building and the striking The San Remo Building (built in the Beaux Arts style). 

    It is an apartment building completed in 1931. You can see all the elements known for Art Deco architecture, such as the elegant facade. Inside, there are many ornate details such as magnificent murals and impressive chandeliers.

    By the way, Strawberry Fields, the memorial to John Lennon, is just 100 meters away. 

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    El Dorado

    Building
    in
    Upper West Side

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    The El Dorado is another luxury apartment building on Central Park West and looks very similar to The San Remo Building. Located between 90th and 91st Streets west of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, it is another example of the Art Deco style. It was built in the 1930s and is distinguished by its symmetrical facades interspersed with vertical lines and geometric patterns.

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    Paramount Building

    Building
    in
    Theatre District

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    The Paramount Building, originally built as an office building, is another great example of the Art Deco style in New York City. With its impressive facade adorned with sculptures and decorative elements and its distinctive Art Deco tower, it is a true landmark of the city. Today, the Paramount Building is home to the Hard Rock Hotel.

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    Western Union Building

    Building
    in
    Tribeca

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    The Western Union Building on Broadway was also built in the 1930s and is distinguished by its stylized ornamentation and striking aluminum facade. The building was a pioneer in the use of aluminum in architecture and was imitated by many other buildings in New York.

    If you want to check it out, you can’t miss it. It is located in Tribeca not far from Jenga Tower called 56 Leonard Street (56 Leonard).

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    Waldorf Astoria

    Building
    in
    Midtown Manhattan

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    The Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue was hotel from 1931. The elegant lines, rounded corners and subtle yet striking decorations on the facade make the building a true Art Deco masterpiece. Inside the hotel there are also many other art works and design elements in the Art Deco style.

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    Brooklyn Public Library

    Building
    in
    Prospect Heights

    Buildings

    The Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza was designed in the 1930s by architects Alfred Morton Githens and Francis Keally. The main facade of the building is made of limestone and features a relief of the writer Walt Whitman, whose works are kept in the library. Another feature of the Brooklyn Public Library is the entrance, which is flanked by two 30-foot-high columns made of granite. Inside the library, many details have been preserved, such as the original light fixtures and furniture.

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    Bronx General Post Office

    Building
    in
    Bronx

    Buildings

    The Bronx General Post Office opened in 1937 – a particularly striking feature is the over 40 meter high bell tower. You’ll find it at the corner of 149th Street and Grand Concourse. Inside are spacious public rooms, including an impressive post office foyer adorned with murals and bronze statues. The combination of the building’s artistic design and its function as a post office make the Bronx General Post Office a distinctive part of New York architecture.



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With SIX, an impressive and highly emotional musical from Great Britain composed by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss comes to Broadway in New York. The six divorced women of Henry VIII are invited on stage to describe their fate as queens in a world dominated by men. 

An enchanting transformation takes place on stage: The queens, trapped in the values and rigid structures of the Royal Family, unfold into powerfully singing pop icons, offering a celebratory performance as they come to terms with the heartbreak and suffering of historical entanglements and tyranny of a husband and king.

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Six Broadway New York offers top-notch and entertaining entertainment for the entire family. The characters of the six main actresses were inspired by pop stars such as Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Adele. You can look forward to an impressive evening that evolves from an historical and ironic reappraisal of sorrow and suffering to a boisterous party like a pop concert. The musical Six has been performed in London’s West End, in Chicago, in Boston, in Edmonton, in Sydney, and on several cruise ships. Now Six can be seen on the legendary Broadway in New York.

The musical Six could be seen as a 21st-century-style reckoning with the old monarchical structures – the six ex-wives of Henry VIII, tormented by death, divorce, torture, beheading, and assassination, come together in an afterlife as rebellious divas to collectively sing out, powerfully and sonorously, against the injustices that have befallen them. The musical consists of a retelling of the lives of the six ex-wives, with them holding a contest on stage. The winner of the contest is the woman who had the most horrible experience with her common husband. Continuing their competition, however, the pop queens come to the conclusion that they have defined themselves only through Henry, the King, and have been completely robbed of their individuality. Without their spouse’s affection, they could have led more fulfilling and successful lives, living happily ever after.

SIX Musical on Broadway Tickets

I highly recommend buying the tickets for SIX The Musical on Broadway here.

Where will the musical be performed?

The musical SIX will be performed at the amazing Lena Horne Theatre (located at 256 W 47th St).



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▷ Wicked on Broadway 2023 • Best Tickets • Best Seats • Review

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Wicked on Broadway has been casting a spell over its audience since 2003. Based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, the musical tells a magical story about friendship. Since its debut, the Broadway show has won three Tony Awards and is now the second-highest-grossing show behind The Lion King.

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What is the Musical Wicked About?

Wicked is a prequel to the famous story of  The Wizard of Oz. It tells the story of two young sorcery students who could not be any more different from each other. One one side we have Elphaba – a smart, green-skinned girl that struggles to fit in. On the other side, we have Glinda – the blonde, popular girl. Despite their differences, the two witches grow a profound friendship. In the famous song “defying gravity” Elphaba explains that she is “through with playing by the rules of someone else’s game”. She needs to be true to herself and leave. Both girls go their own way from here: Elphaba eventually becoming the notorious Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda becoming Glinda the Good.


Wicked Tickets

Tickets for Wicked on Broadway can be very affordable. They start at $89, which is a great price if you compare it to Broadway musicals like Hamilton or plays like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The fact that Wicked has been on Broadway for more than 15 years already shows its remarkable popularity – even today.

You have 8 chances each week to watch Wicked on Broadway. As most Broadway shows, Wicked stays closed on Mondays. Each performance lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes, includes one intermission.

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The Best Seats for Wicked on Broadway

The sweet spot in the Gershwin Theatre is Orchestra rows BB – F. If Orchestra is booked out for your date, go for Mezzanine instead of the far sides of Orchestra. You can never go wrong with front Mezzanine seats. As the Gershwin Theatre is the largest one on Broadway, you should try to avoid seats far in the back.

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Wicked Review

Wicked is a must-see on Broadway. Being the first Broadway musical I’ve ever watched, Wicked will always have a special place in my heart! We even had the opportunity to go backstage before the show to see the dressing rooms and also set foot on the stage. That experience can never be topped!

But even looking at it objectively, the musical is one of the best shows on Broadway, providing a suspenseful storyline, amazing actors, a stunning set as well as entertaining songs. The dramatic blockbuster is yet filled with funny moments that will capture your attention until the very last minutes! It’s a musical suited for all ages. You’re guaranteed to be bewitched!

Wicked Broadway Cast

The original Wicked Cast includes Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda and Joel Grey the Wizard of Oz. Most noteworthy of all is Idina Menzel. She is a legend in the industry, having played the role of Maureen in Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize awarded musical RENT as well as roles in the musical TV series Glee and several Disney adaptations.

Did you know that Idina also plays the voice and sings the original songs of Elsa in Disney’s Frozen?


 



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▷ Tastes of Park Slope & Fifth Avenue Art Stroll 2023

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New York City has a lot to offer when it comes to everything. That also applies to the food, of course! There are countless restaurants throughout the city that offer dishes from all over the world. In addition, there are several food festivals in the Big Apple.

Especially in the summer, you can visit many different food festivals and feast on the flavors of the world. One of these food festivals is the Tastes of Park Slope Festival in Brooklyn. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about it!

What is Tastes of Park Slope?

Tastes of Park Slope is a food festival that takes place in Brooklyn for the second time. Visitors have the opportunity to taste their way through a wide variety of flavors from around the world. A $40 ticket allows you to sample four different foods and drinks, while a $120 ticket lets you enjoy a total of 12 taste samples. The food on offer includes various tacos, Mediterranean dishes, empanadas, dumplings and quiches (lorraine or veggie). Various beverages such as selected beers on tap and delicious juices are also offered.

While you satisfy your hunger, you can stroll the streets at the Fifth Avenue Art Stroll and admire artwork by local artists and craftspeople. Foodies and art lovers alike will get their money’s worth!

Proceeds from this event support the non-profit organization Seeds in the Middle. This organization promotes healthy meals in public schools and helps people with nutritional problems.

Get tickets at the official Tastes of Park Slope website.

When does Tastes of Park Slope take place?

Tastes of Park Slope will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The Fifth Avenue Art Stroll will take place from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

Where does the Food Festival take place?

As the name suggests, the food festival takes place in Park Slope in Brooklyn. You can easily reach Park Slope by taking the subway. Take either the F or G line to the 4 Av – 9 St or 7 Av station OR take the D, N, R, W subway to the Prospect Av or Union St station.

Which restaurants are participating?

More than 20 restaurants are participating in Tastes of Park Slope 2023. These include:

  • Athena Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Bar Crudo
  • Bonnie’s Grill
  • Stella’s Caribbean
  • SkyIce Thai Food & Ice Cream
  • Taqueria El Patron Mexican Grill
  • PDA Pizza
  • Aunt Butchie’s
  • Prospect Bar & Grill
  • and many more…



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Attention fans of architecture: In this article, I’ve compiled the best architecture tours in New York for you! I’ve done almost all of them myself, because I’m a big fan of them. On these tours you’ll learn many interesting facts as well as background information about the buildings that have significantly shaped the skyline of New York.

My tip: check out the 50 most important landmarks of New York here – and watch my video about the architecture boat tour around Manhattan here. Have fun!

My TOP 10 Architecture Tours in NYC

Each of the tours has its own focus and concentrates on one or two neighborhoods, but there is also one of my absolute favorite boat tours, which is accompanied by the organization AIA New York (Center for Architecture).

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    Classic Harbor Line: Architecture Yacht Cruise

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    The architecture boat tour takes you around Manhattan in 2.5 hours. On a 30 meter long wooden ship in the style of the 1920s you can relax and learn a lot of interesting facts about the many small and large buildings of the city. The tour is super-relaxing and the price includes a drink (vino, soft drinks) and small snacks.

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    Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour

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    Midtown Manhattan

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    Explore the famous Rockefeller Center with this tour! The guided tour includes your own headset through which you will be able to hear your guide tell you everything about the history the work and architecture of the building.

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    Art Deco and Architecture Tour in New York City with Expert Guide

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    Flatbush

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    Midtown Manhattan is the location of numerous iconic New York landmarks. On this walking tour packed with masterpieces, you can expect to discover most of them in just a few hours. Witness the top attractions and uncover the stories behind these great sights that are everywhere- Manhattan’s grandeur ensures that you won’t be bored. The enormous buildings will impress you every time you see them, so don’t miss the chance to encounter them all.

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    Fifth Avenue Gilded Age Mansions Walking Tour

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    Midtown Manhattan

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    I highly recommend this walking tour to architecture enthusiasts. On this tour, you’ll be able to see the footprint of the largest single residence ever built in Manhattan. Along the way, you’ll take in outrageous stories of Gilded Age wealth, architecture, and art on Fifth Avenue – the very Avenue where they happened. You’ll also learn some of the secrets of the famous Frick Collection as you stroll by, and discover a charming bookshop tucked into a Fifth Avenue mansion. Additionally, you’ll uncover one of the last single residence mansions on Fifth Avenue and visit the oldest building on Millionaire’s Row. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience all of this on one amazing tour!

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    High Line, Chelsea & Meatpacking Tour

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    Chelsea

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    Go on a fun adventure in New York’s only park above street level- the Highline. Experience the Chelsea neighborhood from a whole new vantage point and find out more about the history of the famous Meatpacking District including how it developed into one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world.

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    The Grand Central Terminal Official Guided Tour

    Walking Tour
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    Midtown Manhattan

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    There’s something to be said for a tour sponsored by the makers of Grand Central Terminal. Created in 2013 to celebrate the terminal’s 100th birthday, this 75-minute tour highlights its history, architecture and operations.

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    Harlem Walking Tour: Mount Morris Park Historic District w/ Lunch

    Walking Tour
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    Harlem & Washington Heights

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    This insider walking tour will teach you all about Harlem’s diverse cultural and social history. It will take you to the Mount Morris Historic District, which will be introduced to you by a New York guide. You will be surprised how elegant the houses are here and how much history this part of New York City will tell you. Really exciting!

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    Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn Walking Tour

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    Flatiron District

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    The Flatbush neighborhood located in Brooklyn is a scenic area that is well-known for its beautiful Victorian mansions. By taking part in this walking tour, you will become familiar with the historic district, appreciate its impressive 19th-century architecture, and visit famous landmarks such as the Kings Theatre, Ditmas Park, and the Flatbush Reformed Church.

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    Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Civic Center

    Our Highlight

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    Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and learn about the exciting and dramatic history of this world-famous New York City neighborhood, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. On the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge you will discover DUMBO, a newly popular and up and coming part of Brooklyn. 

    Meeting point is 52 Chambers Street in front of the Tweed Courthouse.

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    Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Flatiron District

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    The Flatiron Building is one of the most photographed buildings in the city. But there is much more to discover in the direct neighbourhood. Thanks to the organization “Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership” you will be guided through the district every Sunday by a free guide. Meeting point is the southwest corner of Madison Square Park.



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