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NYC is a Melting Pot of Global Cultures. Here’s Where to Experience Them.

If your goal in visiting NYC is to get to know what makes the city so great, you really have to experience some of these ethnic enclaves, with unique cuisines and cultures from around the world. Here’s a round-up of some of them, for a tour of New York’s global culture — all just a walk or a subway ride away from HI New York City hostel.
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Our Favorite Things to Do in NYC in Winter

Visit NYC in the colder months and you’ll be rewarded with festive wintertime-only events and spectacles, thinner crowds at the city’s top attractions, and a huge array of cultural activities that make for a perfect afternoon indoors.
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More Brooklyn Neighborhoods Where You Can Live Like a Local in NYC

Like Manhattan, Brooklyn is its own collective of neighborhoods, each with its own history and culture, and each is worth a visit. Here’s part two of our guide to the Brooklyn neighborhoods you need to visit on your next trip to NYC.
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The 5 Best Things to Do in NYC in the Fall

Take in the changing leaves in the crisp autumn air, fill up on seasonal treats, and join in as the city kicks off the fall and winter holidays in festive style. Here’s our best-of guide to fall in NYC.
Straus Park in upper Manhattan

Six Awesome Things to Do Near HI New York City Hostel

The neighborhood where you’ll find HI New York City hostel sits between the ritzy Upper West Side and culturally rich Harlem, so you’ll have easy access to everything both areas have to offer. Just a short walk from the hostel, you’ll find hidden gems in the form of parks, cafes, and more that will have you living life like a neighborhood local in no time. Here are six of our favorite things to do near HI New York City hostel.

Visit These Brooklyn Neighborhoods to Live Like a Local in NYC

Dig deeper into Brooklyn, New York City's most populous borough, and you’ll be rewarded with a smorgasbord of cultures, languages, foods, architectural styles, and authentic local experiences. Here’s our guide to Brooklyn neighborhoods that are worth spending a day of your next visit on.
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You Can Only Have These Unique NYC Experiences in the Summer

From June through August each year, NYC's weather stays warm late into the night, the locals come out to celebrate the end of another dreary winter, and the city opens up an endless array of seasonal events, parks, bars, and more for New Yorkers and visitors alike.
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3 Ways New Yorkers Get Travel Experience at Home with HI NYC

From international cooking programs to first-time traveler education, HI New York City hostel runs frequent programs on site to help community members deepen their cultural education in their own backyard.
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7 Non-Touristy Things to Do in New York City

There are plenty of places to see in this world-famous metropolis beyond its iconic Times Square, esteemed museums, and Brooklyn Bridge. Here are seven overlooked places worth checking out during your visit to the Big Apple.
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Responsible Travel Guide: New York City

Beneath the shining lights, crowded streets, and landmark attractions that hallmark NYC is a city rich in culture, preservation, and community. Whether you want to see great works of art or the hidden gardens of the concrete labyrinth, there’s a way to do it sustainably. Amidst the urban jungle that is New York City, you’ll find hidden community gardens that welcome visitors. Deep in the Bronx is Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center with sweeping views of the Hudson River..

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Free For All: New York City

New York City may be one of the most expensive cities in America, but there's also no shortage of free things to do. From free events, to free admission to museums and gardens, there's plenty to keep you busy here without spending a dime.

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