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Stay tuned to the Lex Staff Picks and never miss a beat of New York City’s vibrant pulse. Discover local nightlife hotspots, popular area attractions, cultural festivities, and can’t-miss annual events.

  • THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE, MAKE A RUN FOR IT

    12-01-2014

    Considering skipping the ear-splitting New Year's Eve noise in New York City's Times Square? Here's a more aerobic alternative. Lace up your running shoes and join the New York Road... Read more

  • WINDOW SHOPPING

    11-01-2014

    Around the holidays, window shopping takes on a whole new meaning in New York City. Yes, we mean the holiday tradition of strolling Fifth Avenue to see the festively decorated... Read more

  • NEW YORK CITY IN-DEPTH

    10-01-2014

    Ever wonder how New York City evolved into such a distinct and dynamic world-renowned destination? Spend a few hours in the Museum of the City of New York and you may just find out.... Read more

  • SUNDAY SWOON

    09-01-2014

    Several blocks south in NoHo, we've found a new, swoon-worthy Sunday Brunch spot that, frankly, we'd consider walking miles in rain, sleet or snow just to snag a table. (Fortunately, it's under two miles door-to-door.)... Read more

  • A SWEET STEP BACK IN TIME

    08-01-2014

    Remember candy necklaces and ring pops? If you miss those oh-so-sweet memories of your childhood, take your sweet tooth to The Sweet Shop NYC, a new candy boutique with a whole lot of old-fashioned favorites.... Read more

  • THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE

    07-01-2014

    What do you get when you merge Broadway with really big buses? Something akin to "The Ride," a hybrid tour than turns the streets of New York City... Read more

  • FLOWER TOWER

    06-01-2014

    It's been nearly 15 years since artist Jeff Koon's flowering, 43-foot-tall "Puppy" delighted visitors to Rockefeller Center.... Read more

  • DINE OUT (OR IN) AT SD26

    05-01-2014

    Just two blocks west at SD26, overlooking Madison Square Park, you'll find some of the city's best modern Italian cuisine. Not surprisingly, the eatery is the incarnation of San Domenico, one of New York's best-loved restaurants.... Read more

  • MADE IN MAN(HAT)TAN

    04-01-2014

    Our hat is off to Satya Twena, who began making hats out of her 4th floor NYC walkup and, last year, made hat-making history by buying New York's iconic Makins Hats and Makins Hat Factory.... Read more

  • SHAKE IT UP

    02-01-2014

    What started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park more than a decade ago has become a blueprint for how to run a burger business. And, in our book, few things can top the beauty of a perfectly cooked burger. We have Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group for dreaming up the Shake Shack, a now permanent culinary fixture on the park's southeast corner.... Read more

  • FOOD FRENZY

    01-01-2014

    In the Super Bowl frenzy that's gripping New York, it would be easy to overlook Restaurant Week but âÂ?" fear not âÂ?" it's simply delayed a few days. The culinary fiesta kicks off February 17, runs through March 7, and serves up significant lunch and dinner discounts at nearly 300 restaurants... Read more