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26 best things to do in NYC right now

Curbed New York's editors have chosen the 26 places that you must visit in New York right now—the new classics, old favorites, and other essential sites.

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7 scenic NYC-area hikes you can get to using public transit

Get out of town and into nature by visiting one of these hiking spots near New York City—all of which are easily accessible without a car.

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The 29 best things to do in New York City with kids

We’ve rounded up the very best spots for families looking to explore everything NYC has to offer.

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12 small towns near NYC to visit right now

Plan a day (or weekend) trip to one of these charming destinations, all of which are just a stone's throw from New York City.

7 cozy cabins near NYC to rent for a winter getaway

Get out of the city and into a charming, snowy cabin

TWA Hotel will open new ‘Runway Rink’ for ice skating

"We’re creating the Rockefeller Center of Queens," the hotel developers say.

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The best places to stay on a road trip from NYC

These charming, design-forward hotels are all within driving distance of New York City, and will sate that get-out-of-town urge.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s NYC-area houses, mapped

Wright may not have loved New York City, but you’ll find plenty of his homes just outside the five boroughs.

How to get tickets to the Statue of Liberty

What to know before you visit Lady Liberty

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21 things to do in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Heading upstate to the Hudson Valley or the Catskills? These are the essential sights you won’t want to miss.

A guide to NYC’s best—and only—observation decks

Everything you need to know about visiting the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and other sky-high structures

The TWA Hotel is now open: Here’s everything you need to know

How to book a room, what amenities are available, and more

The TWA Hotel, a spectacular midcentury time capsule, finally opens

Eero Saarinen’s iconic Jet Age terminal at JFK Airport has been transformed into a truly cool hotel

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TWA Hotel at JFK Airport: News and updates

Everything to know about the anticipated new hotel, opening in one of NYC’s architectural icons.

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8 best beginner bike rides in NYC

Whether you’re new to biking, new to city biking, or just looking for a stress-free ride.

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The Curbed guide to the Hudson Valley and the Catskills

Everything you need to plan a weekend getaway

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11 glorious estates of the Hudson Valley, mapped

These perfectly preserved historic homes once housed financiers, oil tycoons, and U.S. presidents.

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Dia:Beacon at 15: How the arts institution shaped the Hudson Valley

In the 15 years since the Dia Art Foundation transformed a Nabisco factory into an enormous cultural space, the surrounding town has transformed, too

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How to tour an abandoned castle on the Hudson River

A turn-of-the-century relic makes for an otherworldly day trip

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With Catskill Carriage, weekend trips from NYC to upstate are a breeze

The new service aims to do for the Catskills what Hampton Jitney has done for the beach

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Memorial Day weekend in NYC: everything you need to know

From the best beaches to day trip ideas, here’s everything you need to make the most of the long weekend.

What’s new at NYC beaches this summer

What to do at Coney Island and the Rockaways this season

A pop-up 'glamping' resort will arrive at Fort Tilden for a month

Terra Glamping is bringing its brand of fancy camping to New York City with a monthlong "beachside glamping" pop-up in Fort Tilden.

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10 swimming holes near NYC you can get to using public transit

The pools and beaches of New York City offer a welcome respite from the summer heat, it’s good to get out of the city and into a refreshing swimming hole.

5 things to do in NYC for Memorial Day weekend

Staying in town? There are plenty of fun things happening

Here are the worst times to leave New York this Memorial Day weekend

Planning a trip out of town for Memorial Day weekend? So are approximately 35 million other people across the country, and it’s a sure bet that a lot of New Yorkers are going to be among them.

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16 small towns near NYC you need to visit right now

Thanks to our fair city's location—close to New England, the Jersey Shore, Long Island's beaches, and the lovely towns along the Hudson River upstate—there's a bevy of charming towns you can visit the next time you need a break from NYC.

Gulliver’s Gate, a fantastical model of Manhattan and beyond, opens in Times Square

The 50,000-square-foot miniature highlights some of Manhattan’s, and the world’s, most notable landmarks.

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Which NYC borough should you live in?

It's the age-old question for New Yorkers (or those who are new to the city): where should I live? Even if you're a lifelong Manhattanite, there's a chance that one of the other boroughs may be a better fit—and our quiz will help you figure it out.

The best NYC commuter towns for car-free living

Yes, it’s possible to find a place to live outside of New York City that embraces public transit and a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle—and these five towns are proof.