The Next New York Obsession: MeowParlour Cat Café

The Internet loves two things: coffee and cats. It just seems natural that these obsessions should combine. While cat cafés are not a new concept in many Asian countries, the phenomenon had not yet made permenant residence in the United States - until now. New York as always been a hub for ideas from different cultures to merge together, and next month, the Big Apple will have its very first cat café: MeowParlour.

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The Big Apple's Big Plans for the Future

If you’re a New York City resident, chances are you’ve seen the article the Huffington Post published – ” This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033.” Personally, I love this stuff. The city of New York and all these private investors have visions of grandeur and dream of revolutionizing Manhattan. Some of these projects are capital works like the new Penn Station, the new World Trade Center, and the Low Line Park, while others are mainly funded privately like Cornell’s planned campus expansion on Roosevelt Island and Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue. New York is the kind of city that requires constant growth. It fuels our economy, provides jobs, enhances property values and often contributes a great deal to our skyline. That being said, I wholeheartedly support some of these ideas. I’m even excited about them.

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New York By The Oldest Pie: Four Historic Pizzerias to Frequent in NYC

They say the older you get, the wiser you become. When you have been churning out pizzas in New York City for not just years but decades, you could say you are wise to how to make the best pizza pie. New York boasts not just some of the oldest pizzerias in the state but also in the entire United States. Many are still serving up pies with the same time-honored recipes and spirit. And some of the oldest are arguably the best. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. In order to get to know New York City by its pizza pies, you must start from the beginning at these historic pizzerias.

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A Grand Tour Of Harlem

When traveling to New York City, the obvious hot spots are Times Square, Grand Central, the Empire State Building, etc. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to see the whole city in one trip. That being said, there is one neighborhood that most people don’t make time for, but should. That neighborhood is Harlem. Luckily, a tour group called Free Tours by Foot offers a fabulous tour of the neighborhood. Home to a number of historically famous landmarks, Harlem has gone through several phases of gentrification and depression, as well. Originally a farming territory until the late 1800’s, Harlem was a separate colony from Manhattan, connected by Broadway. If you have ever actually explored the neighborhood, you know how hilly it is. Those hills were once cliffs that now serve as sidewalks, roads, and parks.

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Ringing in 2013 on the Cheap: Four Budget Tips for New Year’s Eve Travel

New Year’s Eve travel isn’t always kind to the wallet, especially when you have failed to plan well in advance. I find myself one of those last minute travelers, too preoccupied with the holidays in December to even consider where I’m going and how I’ll afford it on New Year’s Eve. Sadly I am not alone in my lack of planning. While some have ironed out the most glamorous destinations complete with a hotel and flight package for New Year’s Eve, the rest of must get our acts together and fast before the Mayan Calendar ends and 2013 hopefully begins. Here are a few last minute tips for the budget minded looking to travel this New Year’s Eve.

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