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Chowing Down at TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 7, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Going into its 7th year, TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is hosting its annual block party-style gathering that celebrates the authentic flavor of North Brooklyn’s up-and-coming food scene. This outdoor party showcases the very best in local favorites with participation from over forty neighborhood bars and restaurants. Even a few of the area’s best wineries and breweries are contributing to this 21+ event. It takes place in East River State Park in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 18th, from 1 to 5 PM.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Food&Drink, Brooklyn

Catch the World’s Top DJs at the Electric Zoo Music Festival

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

This Labor Day weekend, Electric Zoo: Wild Island Music Festival will take place in Randall’s Island Park on the East River between Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens. From Friday, September 2, to Sunday, September 4, top DJs and musical acts from around the world will perform for thousands of festival goers who together will make this New York’s biggest dance party.

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Topics: NYC, Music, Nightlife, Concert

The Best Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend in New York

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Labor Day is celebrated every year on the first Monday of September and serves as the unofficial end of the summer season. With everyone off from either work or school, people will be out and about, trying to savor the remnants of summer. Luckily, New York City and Long Island are home to some great Labor Day weekend activities that you’re not going to want to miss.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Long Island, Labor Day weekend, Labor Day

The U.S. Open Comes to Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Every year towards the end of summer, the tennis world descends on Flushing, Queens for another United States Open Tennis Championship at the world-famous USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. This year, the tournament kicks off with first-round action on Monday, August 29th and ends on Sunday, September 11th after the Women’s Doubles and Men’s Singles Finals. With as good of a year as it’s been in tennis, this upcoming U.S. Open is shaping up to be one for the ages!

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Topics: NYC, Events, Music, Entertainment, Sports

Brooklyn Smorgasburg and the World’s Best Street Food

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Something big is happening in the heart of Brooklyn and its changing New York City’s food scene. It’s called Smorgasburg and it can be enjoyed Saturdays at East River State Park in Williamsburg. On Sundays, it takes place in Prospect Park at Breeze Hill. Each location runs from 11am to 6pm, rain or shine. Brooklyn Smorgasburg showcases over 100 food vendors from around the area, attracting over 10,000 visitors a day. It was even described by The New York Times as “The Woodstock of Eating.” Whether you’ve experienced it or not, Brooklyn Smorgasburg will leave you satisfied after every visit!

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Topics: NYC, Events, Food&Drink, Summer, Brooklyn

Your Guide to Things to Do in Brooklyn

Posted by Nick on Sep 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Brooklyn is New York City’s most populated borough, and rightfully so. Time spent in Brooklyn is always time well-spent. With delicious food, wonderful sights to see and spectacular sporting events, you’ll never be at a loss for fun things to do in Brooklyn.

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Topics: NYC, Food&Drink, Sports

Your Guide to Great NYC Broadway Shows

Posted by Marissa on Aug 25, 2015 7:19:00 AM

With back to school and fall around the corner, it’s time to get out of the summer cycle. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and wait for next summer. Keep busy with entertaining NYC Broadway shows! A trip to the city isn’t far and the talent and story telling that lives on Broadway will have you inspired! Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service has your guide to Broadway shows you can’t miss.

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Topics: NYC, Entertainment

Some of the Most Fun Things to do in Queens

Posted by Nick on Aug 13, 2015 5:02:00 AM

 

Being one of the five boroughs of New York City, there are countless fun things to do in Queens. Between restaurants, sporting events and parks, a day spent in Queens is a day well spent.

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Topics: NYC, Food&Drink, Nightlife

Absorb Some Culture at the Best Museums in New York

Posted by Nick on Jul 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

New York City is one of the cultural capitals of the world and it’s filled with great museums. Long Island, the suburbs spreading east of the city, also has a rich history with plenty of museums to visit. Whether you’re into art, history or science, some of the best museums in New York are just a short ride away.

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Topics: NYC, Entertainment, Long Island

LIRR Fare Increase

Posted by Marissa on Feb 5, 2015 4:07:00 AM

As you may know, the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) is vital to commuting Long Islanders. It’s the simplest way to get to New York City, but it doesn’t come cheap. And recent Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) voting isn’t making it any cheaper. MTA has increased fares on New York City subways and buses, bridges and tunnels, Metro-North Railroad and the LIRR. The LIRR fare increase is expected to change all forms of passes including, weekly, monthly, one-way and round-trip.

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Topics: NYC, News, Long Island