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Photo of the Week - Panoramic Shore

On an unusually cold April afternoon I went for a walk along the Hudson River. This is NYC.

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Brunch Eats: Breakfast-for-Dinner Event Presented by the Village Voice

The Village Voice presents its newest food event, Brunch Eats to be held on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Wednesday, May 11 from 8 to 11 PM. Brunch Eats will feature over 20 New York restaurants and bakeries sharing their breakfast and brunch bites and cocktails. 

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Local Alternatives to Your New York City Travel Guides Recommendations

Many travel guides offer suggestions on where to go while exploring NY.  Unfortunately, some of those tips are to same places, even for travelers seeking a local experience. I offer my alternatives to a handful of the usual stops recommended in New York City travel guides.

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The New York Coffee Festival - Coffee, Music and Art September 25-27

On Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27, The New York Coffee Festival will take place at the 69th Regiment Armory. The event held in honor of the go-to drink for breakfast, lunch, dinner and apertif for many will feature gourmet street food, The Espresso Martini Bar, live music from The Coffee Music Project music competition and The Coffee Art Project Gallery, which is open to artists in all mediums who have original artwork that present a unique and personal connection to coffee and/or the coffee shop experience. 

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#AbbieSnapsPhotos in NYC!

On Thursday July 16, #AbbieSnapsPhotos around NYC. I'll tweet my location throughout the day using the hashtag #AbbieSnapsPhotos. Find me and get your photo taken! I will be in high-traffic areas of New York City as well as some quieter locales.

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Best Cities for Tour Guides - My 2 Cents

{The} Native Creative Concierge was interviewed for an article on ValuePenguin - Best Cities for Tour Guides. Although New York isn't that high up on the list, I was able to share the reason why I started Native Creative Concierge and give a little insight into what I include on my excursions.

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The NYC Food Bucket List (or Foods New Yorkers Eat Because We Have To or Because We Love To)

This is in response to an article I read recently listing 11 foods that should be on a New Yorker's food bucket list. Dollar pizza, dirty chicken and bodega sandwiches were not included on that list, but they are on mine.  

These are foods many New Yorkers eat because it's 3 AM and/or we've been drinking, because it's what we can afford or because they're simply delicious.

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Native Creative Concierge is an Official UrbanBuddy Partner

{The} Native Creative Concierge is now an official UrbanBuddy Partner! Anyone who books a 3 or 6 hour Private Excursion through UrbanBuddy will receive 10% OFF! I'm looking forward to connecting with all the families, couples and solo travelers in search of an UrbanBuddy!

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Mary Lee - A Great White Shark in New York

Have you heard the one about the shark in New York? No, NOT Sharknado. Mary Lee the Shark is making waves off the coast of New York!

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Throwback Thursday: Brooklyn Street Art

In this installment of Throwback Thursday, I take a look back at the excursion booking I accepted with less than 24-hour notice for an afternoon of street art, local haunts wine.

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Visit One World Trade Center Observation Deck

Tickets for the One World Observatory are now available. The 3-floor observatory opens May 29. 

Tickets are $32 for adults and $26 for children. 

From the looks of it, this is something New Yorkers and travelers should visit at least once.


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Throwback Thursday: An Afternoon with Dolls

In honor of Throwback Thursday, here's a look back at an afternoon spent with the winners of the Guys and Dolls Cystic Fibrosis Foundation charity auction.

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Mad Men Restaurant Week

From March 23 - 29, 34 classic, stalwart New York restaurants, including, Where? Delmonico's21 Club , BarbettaLe Cirque, the latest incarnation of Tavern on the Green and newer restaurants The Gander and Urbo will offer a 2-course lunch for $19.69. Or 2 cocktails for the shameless liquid lunchers. Or both. During Mad Men Dining Week.


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Sir Kensington's Presents Fries of New York

Sir Kensington's presents Fries of New York. An exhibit held on November 7 & 8 in New York City showcasing french fries from many NYC restaurants.

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Double Decker Tour Buses Collide in Times Square

On the same day I decided to take a bus through "tourist hell" as one passenger referred to it, I witnessed firsthand the chaos that those double decker tour buses cause and a few hours later learned that two tour buses collided in Times Square near the TKTS booth.

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