A helicopter tour lets you see the city in a new light.

Seeing the City Anew on a New York Helicopter Tour

When I trek through the canyons of New York City, I am continuously humbled by its size. Buildings tower above, touching the clouds, and if I go far enough east or west, I can perhaps catch a glimpse of the East River or Hudson Bay. Only then am I reminded I’m on an island just 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide. When walking through the concrete jungle, it feels like one of the largest places on the planet.

However, the Complete New York, New York Helicopter Tour offered me a completely different perspective. Once we lifted off the ground, the puzzle pieces of New York’s five boroughs began to fit together.

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May 12, 2016 by
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Incredible views over New York City from the One World Observatory

A Local’s Day at New York’s One World Observatory

Each morning when I step outside of my Soho apartment on Thompson Street, an unobstructed view of the Freedom Tower greets me and serves as a daily reminder that I live in one of the most special cities in the world. Like most New Yorkers, my modus operandi is best captured by the word “hustle.” Despite the fact that I see the Freedom Tower every day, I hadn’t yet taken the time to be a tourist in my own city and visit it. I finally decided it was time to see the Big Apple from a bird’s-eye view, so I headed downtown on a chilly winter day to meet up with a friend and discover all that the One World Observatory has to offer.

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February 19, 2016 by
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NYC After-Dark Photography Tour

Learning cool tricks for nighttime photography in NYC

Photography is addictive. And my favorite aspect of this visual art form is the endless capacity to grow and develop. Every week I read more photography articles and try new techniques as I capture images from around the world.

But there’s no better way to learn than hands-on with a seasoned pro. So I took to the streets of New York City with Zim for the NYC After-Dark Photography Tour. She has over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer and has also taught at the college level.

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February 2, 2016 by
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Exploring the Stories Behind the Art on a Renegade Tour of the Met

Experience NYC’s most popular museum in a completely different way on a Renegade Tour of the Met.

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January 19, 2016 by
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Your Ultimate Guide to NYC Craft Cocktails

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As the weather gets cooler, warm up at one of these outstanding NYC cocktail bars, turning drink-making into an art form.

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December 11, 2015 by
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Christmas in New York City

Rockefeller Center Plaza Christmas Tree

You’ve probably seen some pretty iconic Christmas moments in NYC—that is, again and again in films and on TV. Tourists flock to some of these Big Apple attractions around Christmastime, which may be a drag to navigate to if you’re not crazy about crowds, but in all fairness, there’s a reason they’re so popular!

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December 8, 2015 by
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Five Great Holiday Activities in New York City

Radio City Music Hall at Christmastime

There is nothing quite like the “hustle and bustle” of Christmastime in New York City. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a seasoned tourist, or even a jaded New Yorker, it’s hard not to get caught up in the Christmas spirit!

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November 26, 2015 by
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The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, a Holiday Tradition in NYC

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No trip to New York City during the holidays would be complete without seeing the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. The show is a holiday tradition in NYC, having been put on for over 80 years, opening in 1932. And as the largest indoor theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall delivers an enormously entertaining show with state-of-the-art special effects, high-quality sound and talented dance acts.

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November 11, 2015 by
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How to Spend Thanksgiving in NYC

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in New York City? You’re in luck, as the City That Never Sleeps is full of entertaining and memorable experiences for visitors and locals alike. Here are our top picks for how to spend Thanksgiving in NYC:

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November 6, 2015 by
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Not-To-Miss Winter Food Festivals

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Heading to NYC this winter? Make sure to add a few of these seasonal food festivals to your itinerary for a delicious trip!

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October 9, 2015 by
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