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Long Island Apple Picking Farms for Some Fall Family Fun

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The fall is upon us here on Long Island. That means that families and couples will start flocking east to the Island’s many wonderful pumpkin and apple picking farms. If you’re interested in choosing your own apples, visit one of these fantastic Long Island apple picking farms.

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Topics: Long Island, Fall, Family

The Best New Hyde Park Bars for You to Kick Back and Unwind

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you ever find yourself in New Hyde Park, chances are that, at some point, you’re going to want a bite to eat or an ice cold drink. Either way, there are plenty of New Hyde Park bars that do the trick.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Bars, restaurants

Visit the New York Film Festival for the Top Upcoming Movies

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The 56th Annual New York Film Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is one of the longest-running, most prestigious celebrations of cinema in the entire country. From September 28 to October 14, the annual film festival will be showcasing some of the most anticipated movies of the next year. In fact, here are a few of the top films to look out for.

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Topics: NYC, Events, New York, Festivals

How the Feast of San Gennaro Honors the Italian Tradition

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For 11 days from September 14 through 24, the 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro will take place across the streets of historic Little Italy. This festival, which celebrates the patron saint of Naples, Italy, will include religious processions, colorful parades, musical entertainment and a wide variety of Italian delicacies. If you’re interested in attending, here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Events, Family, Festivals

Tasty Floral Park Restaurants for Every Kind of Occasion

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Although it’s mainly known for championship-level horse racing at the scenic, historic Belmont Park, Floral Park is also highly regarded for its fair share of delicious eateries. If you find yourself in the area anytime soon, make sure to try one of these three amazing eateries, otherwise known as the Triple Crown of Floral Park Restaurants.

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Topics: Food&Drink, restaurants

Why US Open Tennis is NYC’s Biggest Sporting Event of 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For some of the best tennis in the world, check out the US Open. The United States Open Tennis Championships will take place from August 27 to September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens' Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. If you’re thinking about visiting this prestigious tournament, you must first consult this 2018 US Open Tennis guide.

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Topics: Events, Sports, Queens

Why the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is NYC’s Biggest Fair

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Living in a place like New York, there are literally thousands of different cultural fairs and festivals to attend throughout the year. However, there aren’t many that are bigger than NYC’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, the largest of its kind in the U.S. If you’re thinking about attending this huge, colorful multicultural event, here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Events, Queens, Family, Festivals

Franklin Square Bars for a Summer Night Out on the Town

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Now that the warm weather has descended upon us, Long Islanders are beating the heat by kicking back with a cool beverage at one of our many local bars. In a town like Franklin Square, there are plenty of great watering holes with ice cold drinks and good times to keep you busy all summer long. If you find yourself in the area this summer, pop into one of these fantastic Franklin Square bars.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Bars, restaurants

Exciting, Historic Brooklyn Landmarks to Visit this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you consider all of the historical sites and landmarks in Brooklyn, it should really come as no surprise that it’s the most populated borough. Since its founding in 1634, Brooklyn has played an important role in the history of New York City, namely during the Revolutionary War. So, if you’d like to learn a little more about this fascinating borough, check out these four Brooklyn landmarks.

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Topics: Summer, Brooklyn, Family

Ollie’s Ultimate Preview of NYC Restaurant Week 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, dining out at fantastic restaurants is one of New York City’s favorite pastimes. After all, the Big Apple has tons of out-of-this-world eateries. Luckily, from July 23 to August 17, it will be NYC Restaurant Week, where you will find special prix-fixe menus at hundreds of bistros across town. A two-course lunch is $26 and a three-course dinner will cost $42. Here are some restaurants to look out for.

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Topics: NYC, Food&Drink, restaurants