Where to Celebrate National Piña Colada Day in NYC

This Tuesday (July 10th) is National Piña Colada Day! It is arguably my favorite national holiday surrounding a frozen cocktail. Even if you are not lucky enough to be relaxing oceanside or poolside, you can still enjoy a delicious and authentic piña colada and other tropical frozen cocktails in our very own New York City (unless nitro cold brew is more your summertime style). Here are some places you can visit on National Piña Colada Day and beat that oppressive summer heat:

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Is Cable Cord-Cutting Worthwhile?

Tired of spending a ridiculous amount of money on cable bills every month for hundreds of channels you don’t watch? Thinking about cord-cutting? Well you aren’t alone. According to recent data, cable TV subscriptions have steadily declined over the past decade. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, for example, cable TV subscriptions dropped by 2.4%. That is bad news for the industry. Some experts predict over the next several years the entire cable TV business model is going to shift to a more a la carte style. In the meantime, great alternatives to traditional TV exist, some of which include streaming live TV. All you need for cord-cutting is reliable Internet access, a subscription or two, and a streaming device.

Cord-cutting options are increasing
Photo by Jens Kreuter on Unsplash

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How to Make S’mores in Your Apartment!

Happy National S’mores Day, Y’all!

If you’re like me and the summertime brings back childhood memories of family camping, fire pits, and frisbee, then the idea of a s’more right now is pretty exciting. However, if you are also like me and live in an apartment with no fire pit or fireplace, then s’mores have probably been off the menu for a while. Luckily, s’mores are actually pretty easy to make in an apartment! In addition to the normal ingredients, all you’ll need is a broiler, baking sheet, and some nostalgia.

How to make s'mores in your oven

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Exploring the South Street Seaport

With food, shopping, nightlife, and unmatched views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport is becoming the place to be. While it has always been one of the most historically important neighborhoods in New York City, a lot of New Yorkers had stopped going. Over the last several years, however, the Seaport has been undergoing a transformation that has brought more life to the neighborhood. As noted recently by the New York Times, developers have been remodeling the Seaport to cater to the growing residential population in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The South Street Seaport Museum

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Why City Residents Should Go Carless

Owning a car in a big city is often nothing but an expensive aggravation. Car ownership has long been viewed as the ultimate form of independence and freedom. In reality, however, automobile ownership offers the opposite. The US is largely built around auto travel. As a result, we are forced to make substantial (and rapidly depreciating) “investments” in cars, sit in traffic every day, and pay for never ending maintenance, insurance, gas, tolls, parking, and other fees. We do all this just to get around. If the financial costs weren’t enough, we are also saddled with a number of health, safety, and environmental issues as a result of our reliance on cars.

Photo of city traffic, one of the reasons why city residents should consider ditching their cars
Photo by Nabeel Syed on Unsplash

While getting rid of the car may be practically impossible for most Americans, residents in many cities have the benefit of being able to get by on foot and with public transportation. These lucky city dwellers should consider their alternative options and lose the car!

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Best Dog Breeds for City Living

Thinking about getting a dog, but worried about finding a good match for your city lifestyle? There are obviously a lot of factors to consider when picking the best breed for you: how much time you have to dedicate to exercising or socializing your dog; the size of your apartment; proximity to green space or dog parks; whether you have any other pets or children in your household; as well as a bunch of other concerns. It is a lot to think about!

Best dog breed for city living

To help you get started, we put together a list of some dog breeds suited for apartment and urban living.

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NYC Restaurant Week 2017 – Where to Go

Happy foodies’ paradise, New Yorkers! Restaurant Week is officially upon us yet again. This time, the joyous occasion runs from July 24th until August 18th. At participating restaurants, you can order from incredible 3-course prix fixe menus at some of the most popular and well-repututed restaurants in all of NYC. And the best part is, it is all for a reasonable price: $29 for lunch and $42 for dinner. Restaurant Week is a great way to experience restaurants on your bucket list without breaking the bank.

Below are some of the best restaurants participating in Restaurant Week. What are you waiting for? Make some reservations!

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