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City Essentials

Personal Space

Living in a big city like New York means living with people. Outside of the home or office, personal space can be a premium. Personal space is more than just the touch perimeter between you and that stranger on the subway. Other senses are also

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Living the Life

Deck the City

While Christmas is one of the major religious celebrations of Christianity — the other being Easter — the holiday that commemorates the birth of Christ is promoted in many non-secular ways. Many Christmas traditions may have had their start as religious ceremonies or even pagan rites centered around the Winter

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City Essentials

City Sights and Sites

Every city has famous places, historic monuments and storied neighborhoods. These are usually the traditional tourist draws where the buses and the crowds stop to take the photos and record the moment that “X was here”. However, cities are not static, they are reflections of people who live, work and visit. For those with the time, meandering may be the best way to absorb the flavors of the city. Many city sights and sites are temporary or off the beaten track. Discovering them will become part of your city lore.

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People Places and Things

Sidewalk Catwalk

New York City is a center of fashion both in the creation and the adoption. Top fashion designers live in and have showrooms or flagship stores in NYC, which have been cropping up in the Meatpacking District and adding to the upscale flavor of that area. Up and comers study the subject at the Parsons the New School for Design or Fashion Institute of Technology. The West Village and Soho are havens for designers trying to make a name for themselves — all the small shops are a shopper’s paradise for those looking for something special and not off the rack. Every September, the city dresses up with Fashion Week where many designers show off their collections.

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