Manhattan Monthly February 2011



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What’s New

There is no shortage of New York City luxury hotels boasting Manhattan’s most decadent rooms and penthouses, city views, services, dining, spas and central locations. Many of these hotels are historical landmarks as well as famous movie and television icons. Think you can’t afford a luxury hotel? Think again! Though some of these hotels may not sound familiar, many are owned by popular International Hotel Chains, so if you have loyalty points accrued, luxury in NYC may just be in your near future.

What Should I Do in New York City? What isn’t available with New York City Tourism? Hardly anything! Attractions, world-famous landmarks, theater, museums, architecture, TV and movies, 843 acres of green park, thousands of kids’ activities, every food imaginable …and so much more!

Valentines Day in New York City can be so magical and romantic. Looking for a sexy or romantic hotel room? Or maybe a Singles “Anti-Valentines Day Party?” Something fun to with the family – like a free movie and ice skating? How about Half Price tickets to a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dessert Cruise?

Romantic New York City hotel deals can include candles, flowers, massage oils, champagne, rose petals, erotica, kama sutra and love games. Many top NYC Romantic and Sexy Hotels have special Valentines Day, honeymoon, anniversary and wedding packages…or they are great hotels anytime of the year if your agenda is romance and relaxation. Check out NYC Insider picks for top NYC Romantic Hotels and Valentine’s Day NYC Packages.

Take to the Manhattan skies for an exciting NYC Helicopter Tour! Enjoy spectacular aerial views of Manhattan on this memorable 12-minute helicopter flight that takes you past the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and the humbling sight of Ground Zero. Catch a glimpse of the magnificent Empire State Building and historic Ellis Island for a truly birds-eye view of New York City!

While the New York CityPASS is normally good for Nine (9) days, customers who start using their booklet on or after December 15, 2010 will have until February 28, 2011 to enjoy each ticket in the booklet once. For travel starting February 20, 2011 or later, the normal 9-day validity period will apply. Check the New York CityPass Winter Special.

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February Events – Top Picks

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
On Broadway, starring Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter

Harlem Globetrotters – February 18-19

Winter Starlight Music Series at Top of the Rock

Chinese New Year’s Day – February 3, 2011

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Green Thumb” – Feb 17-21, 2011

Kids Night on Broadway

Tennis Showdown at Madison Square Garden – February 28
Pete Sampras vs. Andre Agassi John McEnroe vs. Ivan Lendl

New York City Oregon Wine Flight Tasting – Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New York Knicks Basketball Tickets and Schedule

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – February 14-15, 2011

Fashion Week in NYC by Mercedes-Benz

Lots More New York City Events FebruarySaving Tania’s Privates, Citi Pond Bryant Park Winter Film Festival, Dueling Pianos in Times Square,

Ongoing Events: Winter Restaurant Week, New York City Ice Skating, New York City Ballet, NYC Broadway Week, 20 at 20 Off Broadway, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Baby Wants Candy Musical Comedy


New in New York City

Broadway Shows – Dozens of new shows are out – Spiderman Turn off the Dark and Lombardi

Coming Soon: Sister Act, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Anything Goes and more.

Extended Shows – Rain, A Beatles Tribute and The Merchant of Venice

Dueling Pianos in Times Square – a bit cheesy..but a blast! All camp type songs – Billy Joel, Bruce, Bon Jovi, etc. Stuff you know from the 60s to 80s. People bid on songs and you can bid to make them stop playing a song. It’s good old fashioned fun and my girlfriends and I danced and sang for 4 hours. One of them called it “the best $9 you can spend in NYC.”

New York City Events: February, March and April all online!


Get Tickets – on Sale Now!

February Half Price Tickets in NYC include:

– New York City Dueling Pianos

– Bonnie Tyler at B.B. King’s

– Kids Make Their Own Instruments and Perform


Avenue Q: The Tony-Winning Broadway Musical


Space Shows at Hayden Planetarium

– 15th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash

– The Harlem Globetrotters at MSG


EastVille Comedy Club

– The Flying Karamazov Brothers: Jugglers

– Cabaret and Jazz at the Metropolitan Room

– Museum of Sex Admission

– How to Create Delicious Meals on a Limited Budget with Chef Kelsey Nixon

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
On Broadway, starring Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter

Sister Act Broadway Musical Previews March, Opens April

Pompeii The Exhibit Times Square – opens March 3

Harlem Globetrotters (February 18-19)

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Green Thumb” (Feb 17-21, 2011)

New York City Ballet (January 18-February 27)

Kids Night on Broadway in February!

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Tennis Showdown at Madison Square Garden (February 28)
Pete Sampras vs. Andre Agassi John McEnroe vs. Ivan Lendl

Al Pacino on Broadway – extended through February!

March Concerts: Bon Jovi, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Allman Brothers

Spiderman Turn Off the Dark – tickets went on sale 9/12 for Broadway’s newest musical premiering in December featuring music by Bono and The Edge of U2 and direction by Julie Taymor of the The Lion King.


Especially Great for Kids

Percussion People: Kids Make Instruments and Perform

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Green Thumb” (Feb 17-21, 2011)

Kids’ Night on Broadway – see a show for FREE!

Kids Week at the Intrepid – February 19 – 27, 2011


Coming in March

Anything Goes Broadway Musical Premiere

250th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Pompeii The Exhibit Opens at Discovery Center

Sister Act Broadway Musical

The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

74th Annual Post-Season NIT Tournament

March Concerts: Bon Jovi, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Allman Brothers

Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage

More March Events


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