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10 free things to do in New York in July

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I love some of the major tourist sights in New York – I always try to go up the Empire State Building on my first night – but I always like to make sure I find out what free events are going on around the city. There are literally hundreds, so here’s my pick for ... Keep reading

Five free things to do in New York in June

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I love some of the major tourist sights in New York – I always try to go up the Empire State Building on my first night – but mostly I find the high entry prices off-putting, so I tend to make sure I find out what free events are going on around the city. There ... Keep reading

Five Exhibitions I Can’t Wait to See This Spring

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1) Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, New York Botanical Garden See the New York Botanical Garden transformed as part of this major exhibition celebrating the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s life, work and passion for plants and nature. It includes a rare display of over a dozen of her original paintings and drawings as well as ... Keep reading

There’s a Mad Men Bench on Sixth Avenue

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Now’s your chance to take a seat with Don Draper on the Mad Men bench, a new permanent feature in the city located outside the fictional office of the show’s agency – Stirling Cooper Draper Pryce – by the Time & Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Designed by creative consultancy, Pentagram, and ... Keep reading

Edward Hopper at the Whitney Museum

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Did you know there are over 3000 Hopper paintings at the Whitney Museum of American Art? No? Neither did I until the museum recently Tweeted about it. I’m glad they did because he’s one of my favourite artists. I love the emptiness and silence his paintings convey, especially in this one, called Early Sunday Morning ... Keep reading