From world-famous department stores to vintage boutiques and outdoor flea markets, shopping in New York City is a cornerstone of the American experience.
The Finger Lakes wine region has come a long way in the last 50 years, with wines worthy of worldwide interest, affordable upscale hotels and a burgeoning farm-to-table culinary scene.
While it took 10 months longer than expected, New York City has launched the first phase of its bike-share programme, with 6,000 bikes at 333 stations.
Across the five boroughs, a few remaining vintage diners still serve affordable, filling, no-frills comfort food in a city known for expensive gastronomic tastes.
Always eager to offer something new, Big Apple restaurants and bars are turning to the old and elegant ritual of drinks made tableside.
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