Sunday, August 1, 2010

New York weekend tips!

From readers of the NYTimes, here are a few good tips...have you done any of these things yet?  

Got better tips for NYLC students or interested in meeting up with some students and trying something fun in NYC or nearby??  

Let us know your suggestions!  

June 25th, 2010
12:04 pm
NYC by Foot ( offers two free walking tours of Lower and Midtown Manhattan. These tours are excellent springboards to exploring the city deeper on your own. The guides work exclusively for tips.
- Anonymous
June 22nd, 2010
7:38 pm
My Friend In New York ( is a classy and adventurous tour guide service. The best way to discover the city is to have a friend show you around... but not everyone has a friend in New York!

If your time is limited and you want to see it all, MFINY city experts create fun, 100% personalized tours including (or excluding, if you like): speakeasy excursions, historic hotspots, shopping for high-end or hipster chic duds, finding a classic slice of NY pizza or dining with celebrities, Broadway or Off-Broadway shows - anything else on your can't-miss list.

If you want a tour but not the guide, try the Treasure Map. A hostess designs your own personalized tour and gives you the itinerary with walking, subway or taxi directions.

MFINY provides an exceptional New York adventure to every guest at competitive prices. Waste no time downloading smartphone apps, staring at maps, juggling books, sitting on a tour bus, or getting lost on your one afternoon in the city.

Eliminate stress, streamline adventure!

Kathrine Becker
June 22nd, 2010
1:04 pm
Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting is not your average NYC food tour. This tour, based in Little Italy and Chinatown, is an unbelievable adventure of diverse food, great conversation, sightseeing, and history fun facts. The inexpensive price tag holds nothing to the experience.

Alana Hoye, President and Founder, conducts all tours herself and is a joy to have as a guide. Formally educated in food and literature, Alana's passion for teaching others about the history of NYC through food is both an exotic and not-to-be-missed experience.

If you coming to NYC, or live here and just want to see the city in an exciting new light, this tour is for you. Alana's warm personality and finesse for great food truly makes NYC feel like home, even if you're just visiting.

Check out her website at
June 15th, 2010
5:29 pm
Mud Sweat & Tears will be hosting its annual pottery exhibition & sale from June 18th through the 27th. The event will be held right in the heart of Hells Kitchen on 654 10th ave (on 46th Str.) and it is free and open to the public. The exhibit will feature a range of pottery works from students as well as studio artists. The opening reception is at the Mud Sweat & Tears Pottery Studio on Friday, June 18 from 7 to 10 PM. Drinks and hor d'oeuvres will be served.

Mud Sweat & Tears has over 25 years of pottery history. It has been the pottery home to celebrity artists like Jonathan Adler, Matt Nolen. The studio was also featured on Live with Regis & Kelly where Kelly Ripa visited the studio and tried her hand at pottery. It is often sought as a film, TV and commercial location. Many of the studio pottery art have been featured in advertising, films, television and Broadway productions.
May 14th, 2010
10:14 am
The 2 hour "Taste of Sailing" offered by Hudson River Community Sailing ( is an amazing way to escape the city without actually leaving. You get awe-inspiring views of the city and get to help drive the boat if you feel so inclined. My husband and I simply loved it. Really nice staff and right next to the Frying Pan so great drinks after the sail are just steps away!
- Anonymous
May 10th, 2010
4:34 am - These maps are kind of a mix of map and guidebook; it's a fold-out map that is full of insider tips for things to see and do in the Big Apple. Very handy, super quality, and most of all, beautifully drawn maps (like hand-drawn or something). I highly recommend this to both tourists and locals. Also makes a great gift (that's how I got it - twice :))
- Bryan
January 25th, 2010
11:33 am
Whenever I have visitors in the city, I like to take them on one of the TV and Movie Tours: Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Sopranos, or the TV & Movie one from It's a fun way to see the city (especially on a rainy day) and it's something different than your average tour of the city.
- Meg
January 19th, 2010
5:01 pm
For trendy bars, great restaurants and stylish hotels see this city guide:
July 13th, 2009
7:03 pm
Check out for fun free activites to do this summer!
- sinhom4

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