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Best Hot Chocolate Places To Beat The Winter Chill

Looking for a cup of cocoa to beat the winter chill? New York is known to be the home of both haute cuisine and quirky food trends, and you’ll find both in the search for the perfect cup of hot chocolate. These restaurants — from approachable to romantic — are serving up twists on the classic beverage, and make for some don’t-miss detours for visitors…

Top 5 Instagram Locations in NYC

The Coolest Instagram Spots In NYC Snapping the perfect photo for social media has become an essential part of any adventure in the city, and when you have as many options as you do in New York, it can be difficult to choose a backdrop. That’s where we come in: These Instagram spots will help the discerning social media maven elevate an NYC getaway, or…

Top 5 NYC Bars for Game Night

Trying to plan a memorable evening with a group of friends, and tired of visiting the same hum-drum locations? Know a group of competitive fanatics looking to let off some steam? A game-night bar trip is the perfect solution. A step up from just sitting around drinking beers, but still with relaxing ambience that allows for conversation and camaraderie, these NYC locations are definitely worth…

Top 5 Activities for Groups in NYC

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Enjoy a night of shuffleboard at this spacious Brooklyn location. There are themed drinks, and a rotating selection of food trucks, so it can be a one-stop evening adventure. Everything is first-come-first serve, although for longer reservations and bigger parties, you should call in advance. The location is 21-and-over. Link here. Escape The Room NYC Escape rooms are a classic group bonding…

Top 10 Events in June in New York City

While the weather may not fully be telling us it is Summer yet there are warmer days ahead and some fun events to check out.  We have put together a list of the top events for June in New York City. Gay Pride – The official parade is on June 24th but there are plenty of ways to celebrate the entire month Of Montreal @…

Lower East Side (LES) Neighborhood Guide

The Lower East Side in Manhattan is one of the greatest neighborhoods left in the city.  If you are looking for an in depth history look at the neighborhood we suggest the following posts on Manhattan Unlocked.  We are going to explore one of the best neighborhoods and provide aLower East Side Manhattan Neighborhood Guide.  For a quick history, stick with us and we will give…

DUMBO, Brooklyn Neighborhood Guide

DUMBO (Down Under The Manhattan Bridge OverPass) is one of the most Instagrammed neighborhoods in New York City.  It’s easy to see why with it’s cobblestone streets and industrial buildings the neighborhood is picture perfect for a wedding photoshoot or just an afternoon in the park with friends.  Walking around DUMBO it can be easy to forget that not long ago the neighborhood was a better place to find…

10 Best Places To Instagram In New York City

New York City is ever changing and can provide inspiration for a lifelong New Yorker or a first time visitor.  We put together our favorite places to remember your time spent in the greatest city in the world.  If you are looking for a few iconic places to snap a picture we recommend the following spots.  We have put together a list of the 5 Best Hidden…

Top 10 Things to Do In New York City – May 2018

It’s here!  May!  The weather has finally turned (well sort of) and it’s time to celebrate! Below are the Top Ten Things To Do In New York City in May: David Bowie Is at The Brooklyn Museum:  If you are looking to scratch your cultural itch while also hanging out with hipsters this is the place to be. 5 Boro Bike Tour:  Looking for a…

Gay Guide to New York City

New York Gay History After living in New York City for 9 years I realized I haven’t explored the history of the city.  I came out in this city.  That was after years of living in the closet and benefiting from the fact that there are plenty of opportunities/places/parties to explore your sexuality.  Moving from the Midwest I was especially amazed at the diversity within…