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The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off today. Film critic Hubert Vigilla reveals his top picks for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, along with other tips & tricks for cinephiles looking for the ultimate film fix in Manhattan. http://manhattan.about.com/od/Manhattan-Events/fl/Manhattan-Like-a-Local-Tribeca-Film-Festival-amp-More-Film-Buff-Musts.htm
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Film critic Hubert Vigilla reveals his favorites for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, along with other tips & tricks for cinephiles in Manhattan.
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Spring weather is coming soon, promise! Get the season started off right, with these top tips for the ultimate spring fling in NYC, from Fodor's​ editor Caroline Trefler.
http://manhattan.about.com/od/springeventsinnewyork/fl/Manhattan-Like-a-Local-Swing-into-Spring-in-Manhattan.htm
Swing into spring in NYC, with these great tips on things to do in Manhattan from Fodor's Travel editor Caroline Trefler.
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If you're interested in keeping up on tourism news and cultural events in Brooklyn and Queens, please "Like" my new walking tour company and blog, BQE Tours: The Brooklyn Queens Experience, on Facebook. You'll also be kept in the loop on upcoming tours, special promotions, and more. https://www.facebook.com/BQETours. Many thanks for your support!
Discover dynamic neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens with the small-group walking tours from BQE...
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Headed to NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade? Get Your Guinness On at These 5 Irish Pubs on the Upper East Side
http://manhattan.about.com/od/restaurantsandnightlife/tp/5-Best-Irish-Pubs-along-NYCs-St-Patricks-Day-Parade-Route.htm
Don your green and head straight to one of these five tried-and-true Irish pubs, set along the tail end of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade.
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Answer the call of the Wild West with these 5 reasons to visit southern New Mexico: http://www.fodors.com/news/5-reasons-to-visit-southern-new-mexico-11241.html
Explore White Sands National Monument, Roswell's alien scene, and more when you venture to southern New Mexico.
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Rockefeller Center's reopened Rainbow Room and new SixtyFive lounge restore Gotham glamour.
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"Cruise to Islands That Are Hard to Pronounce But Easy to Love" -- read my latest on Yahoo: yhoo.it/1Nz5CZS
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Read up on the "15 Best Small Ship Cruise Lines" over on Cruise Critic http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1004
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In this new "Author's Corner" series for Manhattan About.com, distinguished authors share expert Manhattan-minded advice and insights for NYC travelers and locals alike. This month, I chatted with NYC native Lisa Doctor​, internationally known writing coach and author of "Accidental Poetry: Improve Your English Through Creative Writing," who gave thoughtful feedback on some of the best ways to learn English in Manhattan, whether just traveling through the city on a short vacation, or relocating here long term from abroad. Read up on what she had to say here: http://manhattan.about.com/od/educationlearning/fl/Authors-Corner-Tips-amp-Advice-on-Learning-English-in-NYC.htm
Get expert advice on learning English in NYC, whether just traveling through the city on a short vacation, or relocating here long term from abroad.
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I'm very pleased to announce the launch of my new walking tour company, BQE Tours: The Brooklyn Queens Experience.  Set out on small-group "anti-tourist" tours to discover dynamic neighborhoods within Brooklyn and Queens, including DUMBO, Williamsburg, and Long Island City. Experiential by design, guests not only see the sights and uncover local history, but engage in cultural connectivity via encounters with community artists, "makers," and entrepreneurs, and stops to sample neighborhood food and drink. Save $5 off per tour with discount code "BQESM" at booking. Thanks for your support! http://www.bqetours.com/
BQE Tours: Who We Are. Head out with BQE Tours: The Brooklyn Queens Experience for the ultimate anti-tourist tours of NYC's burgeoning boroughs. Experience the cultural and historical character of vibrant neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens in the company of a NYC native guide, ...
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STATE Grill and Bar takes Empire State Building dining to new heights with a new farm-to-table American bistro.
http://manhattan.about.com/od/restaurantsandnightlife/fl/STATE-Grill-and-Bar-Takes-Empire-State-Building-Dining-to-New-Heights.htm
STATE Grill and Bar takes Empire State Building dining to new heights with a new farm-to-table American bistro.
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If little green men aren’t tops on your own personal agenda for visiting Roswell, New Mexico, there’s happily more to this city than just alien kitsch http://blog.shermanstravel.com/2015/roswell-new-mexico-beyond-the-ufos/#sthash.iC9y4XaM.dpuf
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My husband and I worked with Rev. Mary Rose closely over a 6-week period. We had a smaller ceremony/event (about 45 people), and pulled our wedding together rather quickly. We were still eager, even with that tight window and smaller group size, to mark the occasion with a memorable and meaningful ceremony, and with Rev. Mary Rose at the helm, it was orchestrated beautifully and exactly as we had hoped for. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, attentive, and always demonstrating great attention to detail. We wanted to incorporate some more unusual neopagan aspects into the ceremony, including an invocation of the elements, and a "handfasting" ritual. Rev. Mary-Rose didn't bat an eyelash at the request, was familiar with the concepts, and helped us to find the right words and means of incorporating both rituals into the ceremony. Her presence was consistently soothing, and we instantly felt comfortable with her approach, working with her remotely via Skype on several occasions, and going through several drafts as we fine tuned the ceremony and wording. ​​She even came an hour before the ceremony was scheduled to start to ensure that our bridal party was comfortable with the ceremony flow and more unusual ceremonial aspects. Many of our guests complimented the ceremony, and how different and moving it was. Rev. Mary-Rose is a standout professional, and there was never any doubt that our ceremony would go off without a hitch, with her leading the way. She is also a genuine and kind human being, and somebody who was a delight to have along for such a special time in our lives.
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My husband and I worked with Caroline for the design of my engagement ring and both of our wedding rings. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, never pushy, and always thoughtful. The rings turned out to be unique and beautiful; we will treasure them for a lifetime. Best of all, the process was quick and the cost was reasonable. We would definitely recommend Liloveve to our friends and family!
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