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Sunday, July 14, 2013

NYC Restaurant Week - July 24 to August 16. Lunch for $24.07 and dinner for $35

Restaurant week returns to New York City Jul. 24 to Aug. 16, offering visitors to this great food destination the chance to sample great cuisine for less.
Nearly 300 restaurants will offer prix-fixe lunch menus for $24.07 and dinner menus for $35. Choices range from old favorites to trendy newcomers, so there is sure to be a restaurant to suit all tastes.
Click here for more information on Restaurant Week and make your reservations today.
NYC Limousine would be happy to provide transportation to and from your restaurant destination, as well as anywhere else around New York City. Just contact us for more information.

Monday, March 25, 2013

NYC Art Museum Accused of Duping Visitors on Fees

NYC Art Museum Accused of Duping Visitors on Fees Before visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art can stroll past the Picassos, Renoirs, Rembrandts and other priceless works, they must first deal with the ticket line, the posted $25 adult admission and the meaning of the word in smaller type just beneath it: "recommended."

Many people, especially foreign tourists, either don't see it, don't understand it or don't question it. If they ask, they are told the fee is merely a suggested donation: You can pay what you wish but you must pay something.

Some who choose to pay less than the full price pull out a $10 or $5 bill. Some fork over a buck or loose change. Those who balk at paying anything at all are told they won't be allowed in unless they pay something, even a penny.

I just asked for one adult general admissions and he just said, $25, says Richard Johns, a high school math teacher from Little Rock, Ark., who paid the full price at the museum this past week. "It should be made clear that it is a donation you are required to make. Especially for foreign tourists who don't understand. Most people don't know it.

Confusion over what's required to enter one of the world's great museums, which draws more than 6 million visitors a year, is at the heart of a class-action lawsuit this month accusing the Met of scheming to defraud the public into believing the fees are required.

 In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 photo visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York wait in line to buy admission tickets. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) The lawsuit contends that the museum uses misleading marketing and training of cashiers to violate an 1893 New York state law that mandates the public should be admitted for free at least five days and two evenings per week. In exchange, the museum gets annual grants from the city and free rent for its building and land along pricey Fifth Avenue in Central Park.

Met spokesman Harold Holzer denied any deception and said a policy of requiring visitors to pay at least something has been in place for more than four decades. "We are confident that the courts will see through this insupportable nuisance lawsuit.

The suit seeks compensation for museum members and visitors who paid by credit card over the past few years.

"The museum was designed to be open to everyone, without regard to their financial circumstances," said Arnold Weiss, one of two attorneys who filed the lawsuit on behalf of three museum-goers, a New Yorker and two tourists from the Czech Republic. "But instead, the museum has been converted into an elite tourist attraction."

Among the allegations are that third-party websites do not mention the recommended fee, and that the museum sells memberships that carry the benefit of free admission, even though the public is already entitled to free admission.

Lined up to testify is a former museum supervisor who oversaw and trained the Met's admissions cashiers from 2007 to 2011. Michael Hiller, the other attorney representing the plaintiffs, said the supervisor trained cashiers to encourage visitors to pay the full freight by saying things like "you must realize it is very expensive to run the museum." He will also say that in 2010-2011 the term on the sign was changed from "suggested" to "recommended" because administrators believed it was a stronger word that would encourage people to pay more.

 The Met's Holzer denied the former employee's allegations. He also said the basis for the lawsuit — that admission is intended to be free — is wrong because the state law the plaintiffs cited has been superseded many times and the city approved pay-what-you-wish admissions in 1970.

 By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press NEW YORK March 25, 2013 (AP)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween scares up the fun in NYC

From parades to haunted tours, Halloween in NYC offers something for the whole family. So whether you are looking for the silly or the spooky, October is a great time to be in New York.

Family-friendly fun can be found at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park where "Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure" will be performed. This re-imagining of the classic tale takes the pair n an adventure that includes all sorts of magical creatures. Or head over to the New York Aquarium in Coney Island for Halloween at the Ascarium where kids can her spooky sea stories, make crafts and trick-or-treat throughout the exhibits.

Of course Halloween isn't just for the kids. Adults can get in the holiday spirit by checking out the Village Halloween Parade and be amazed by the scary and often outrageous costumes worn by the participants. For something more frightening, be sure to check out the Underworld of the Financial District to learn about the city's dark past. (Call 917-514-2015 for more information.)

Halloween may be scary, but getting around NYC doesn't have to be. Just call NYC Limo to handle all of your transportation needs.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Fall beauty abounds north of NYC

Fall is the favorite season for many New Yorkers -- and for good reason -- cooler weather and lighter crowds make spending time in and around the city very enjoyable. The fall also brings the beauty of changing leaves and other natural splendors.

So why not take arrange a drive with NYC Limousine and explore some of the great sites of New York State?

Some suggested tours from the New York tourism board include:

Long Island

On this drive, enjoy the views while making stops at the former mansion of Harry F. Guggenheim in Port Washington, the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn and the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay.


This tour through the Catskills has stops at the sited of the historic 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel and beautiful views along the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.

Along the Hudson

Traveling along the Hudson River is a great way to take in the beauty of New York State. This tour includes stops at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, apple picking in Livingston and a visit to the Aerodrome Museum in Rhinebeck.

No matter which route you choose, make it a ride to remember with NYC Limousine.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Atlantic Antic returns to Brooklyn

On any given day in New York City, you will likely encounter a street fair somewhere -- each offering unique products and tastes from around the world. But when it comes to street festivals, there's nothing quite like the Atlantic Antic.

Taking place on Sept. 30, the Atlantic Antic will attract thousands from around the city and beyond where they can sample food, art, music and more from both local and national vendors. Popular restaurants and boutiques are also on hand, allowing you to sample some of their food and wares. In addition, visitors can enjoy live music as well as pony rides, storytelling and other kid-friendly fun.

So if you love funnel cake, roasted corn and just having a good time, don't miss out on the Atlantic Antic.

If you'd like to check out the ultimate street fair, let NYC Limousine get you there.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Manhattan in motion

Friday, September 14, 2012

Warhol comes to the Met

From Campbell soup to Marilyn Monroe, few artists have captured pop culture quite like Andy Warhol.

Beginning Sept. 18, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will pay tribute to the iconic artist with a special exhibition titled, "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years."

Like the name implies, the exhibition not only celebrates Warhol, it also showcases other artists who have been influenced by his works. Prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture and films will be shown alongside those by other artists to show how he has influenced creators over the years.

The exhibition will feature five thematic sections: "Daily News: From Banality to Disaster," "Portraiture: Celebrity and Power," "Queer Studies: Shifting Identities," "Consuming Images: Appropriation, Abstraction, and Seriality," and "No Boundaries: Business, Collaboration, and Spectacle."

Whether you are a fan of art, pop culture or simply need an excuse to visit the Met, this exhibition is for you.

Heading to the museum? Let NYC Limousine get you there.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Fall for these great events in NYC

After a sweltering summer, New York City is ready to cool off and welcome the fall with some great events. So whether you are looking for a sophisticated adult evening or a fun day with the kids, autumn in the city has something for everyone.

If you are feeling nostalgic, visit the High Line this September for its tribute to 1980s New York with such films as "Wild Style" and "Working Girl." All ages are welcome and the event is free. For more information, click here.

A county fair in New York City? You better believe it. Everything from blue ribbon competitions to hayrides will be part of the fun at the annual Queens County Fair at the Queens Farm museum.

Lovers of music, dance and theater will want to head to Brooklyn this fall for BAM's Next Wave Festival. This year's lineup includes The Threepenny Opera and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan.

Jazz fans should be sure to check out Jazz at Lincoln Center's Coca-Cola Generations In Jazz Festival. Celebrating both jazz legends and upcoming artists, the festival is sure to satisfy any fan.

For transportation to these or any of the other great fall events in New York City, be sure to contact NYC Limousine.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Creatures of light dazzle at American Museum of Natural History

What do fireflies, glowworms and jellyfish have in common? They are all creatures that create light and part of a new exhibition at The American Museum of Natural History.

Through January 2013, visit the museum to catch "Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence" and be fascinated by the many creatures that are able to generate light through a chemical reaction. When visiting the exhibit, you will explore a series of recreated environments depicting how creatures use light for attracting mates, trapping prey or defending against a predator.

During your visit, don't forget to explore the other fascinating permanent and special exhibitions at the museum.

There's always something exciting to discover at The American Museum of Natural History, and NYC Limousine is just what you need to get you there. Contact us to arrange your ride, today.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Last chance for summer restaurant deals

If you missed out on this summer's Restaurant Week, worry not, you can still score some great deals on meals at the city's hottest locations.

Through Sept. 3, NYC's Go Prix Fixe, is serving up $24.07 lunches and $35 dinners at some of the most acclaimed spots in town. So, if you want to sample fine Indian fare at Devi, high-end French cuisine at Le Cirque or trendy Mexican delights at Rosa Mexicana, now is the time.

For participating restaurants and reservations, click here.

Make dinner on the town even more special by booking your ride with NYC Limousine. We will get you to your destination in comfort and in style.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Free family fun at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

If you're visiting New York with kids in tow, you will want to take advantage of all the great children's programing the city has to offer.

The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a great option for families with young children who love to explore and learn. Best of all, during the summer months, admission is free on Fridays after 5 p.m. Aside from being able to check out the museum at no cost, visitors can participate in the Friday Family Jam Series.

Each week, the series explores different cultures through music, art, storytelling and more. Upcoming series include an exploration of African acoustic percussion and Haitian storytelling.

Getting to the Brooklyn Children's Museum is as easy as contacting NYC Limousine. We will set you up with the perfect ride for you and your family.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A taste of opera in the park

Not sure if the opera is right for you? Then try it out, for free, at one of The Metropolitan Opera's outdoor concerts.

Through Aug. 9, the Met's Summer Recital Series will be held throughout all five boroughs in such parks as Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Crotona Park (Bronx).

Each concert will feature performances from such up-and-coming opera stars as Danielle de Niese, Dimitri Pittas, John Del Carlo, Deanna Breiwick, Alexander Lewis and Edward Parks.

Getting to the concert should be as lovely as the voices you will hear, so leave the transportation to us. NYC Limousine is the best choice for getting around town. Contact us, today.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NYC Restaurant Week celebrates 20 years

While it seems like there is a Restaurant Week almost every month, it is harder to believe that this event has been around for 20 years. So, if you have yet to take advantage of this opportunity to dine at some of the city's best restaurants for a fraction of the price, now is the time.

Through Aug. 10, you can enjoy special $24.07 lunches and/or $35 dinners at such acclaimed spots as Aquavit, Bar Boulud, David Burke Kitchen, Kittichai, Lupa, Nobu, Pampano, Spice Market and many more.

Click here to view menus and make reservations at participating restaurants.

Need a ride to the restaurant? NYC Limousine has a wide selection of vehicles perfect for getting you around town. Contact us, today.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Dance it out at PS1

Who says you can't get in shape while on vacation? And if you're visiting New York this summer, you can work out and have fun at the same time if you check out MoMA PS1's Warm Up 2012.

Taking place every Saturday in the museum's courtyard through Sept. 8, Warm Up is PS1's way of introducing audiences to new types of music and get them moving at the same time. Since you will be sure to work up an appetite, M. Wells will be cooking up food in the courtyard.

Since PS 1 is all about contemporary art, Warm Up will feature rotating stage installations by CONFETTISYSTEM, Fort Makers, Fort Standard, The Principals, Rich Brilliant Willing, and Thunder Horse Video.

So come get your groove on and check out some groovy art at PS1.

Need a ride to the museum? NYC Limousine has got you covered with a wide variety of vehicles to meet all of your needs.

Monday, June 25, 2012

River To River livens up Lower Manhattan

The River To River Festival is back this summer with tons of great music, art and film awaiting your enjoyment.

The festival runs through July 15 and will feature A Far Cry Orchestra, Blake Carrington, Carlos Giffoni, Deborah Farnault, Eddie Palmieri and many more.

Launched in 2002, The River To River Festival has helped lead the revival of Lower Manhattan and help bring culture back to the community. The event includes music, dance, theater, visual art and participatory events to encourage attendees to get in on the action.

So head downtown and check it today.

Need a ride to the festival? Just contact NYC Limousine to arrange all of your transportation needs.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Broadway takes over Bryant Park

When you think, "New York City," you no doubt think, "Broadway," but scoring tickets to sought-after productions can be a daunting task. So if you're in the city this summer, save money -- and aggravation -- by checking out Broadway in Bryant Park.

Every Thursday, starting in July, from 12:30 to 1:30, Broadway's best will perform selections from such hit shows as Avenue Q, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages, Wicked and more.

The event is free, so grab some friends and/or family, some lunch and head over to Bryant Park.

Need a ride to the park? NYC Limousine has got you covered. Contact us to arrange all of your transportation needs.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

See 'I'll Have Another' go for the Triple Crown

More than 30 years has passed since the last Triple Crown Winner, but horse racing fans may soon find an end to their long wait when "I'll Have Another" tries to make history at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

Whether you are a racing fan or just someone who wants to join in on the fun, the Belmont Stakes is the premiere horse-racing event in New York, and a social event not to be missed. And with the potential historical significance of this race, this could be a once-and-a-lifetime occasion.

So ladies, dust off your finest hat and men, don your sharpest seersucker suit and head out to Belmont Park.

Make an even bolder statement by arriving to the event in style. NYC Limousine has a wide selection of vehicle perfect for getting you quickly and comfortably to the races.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Celebrate science in the city

New York City plays host to a number of festivals from film to food, so it is fitting that it would also be home to a festival dedicated to science.

From May 30 to June 3, The World Science Festival will take place at various venues across the city, and offer residents and visitors the chance to see how science plays a role in so many institutions.

This year's festival, which is the fifth installment, will feature a number of unique events with a distinct scientific connection including a re-imagining of the classic story of Icarus, the science behind beer, a look at Mental Illness as well as number of lectures from notable scientists.

For more information, visit Worldsciencefestival.com.

While you may spot a number of geniuses at the World Science Festival, you don't need to be one yourself to know that the best way to get around is with NYC Limousine. Contact us today to arrange all of your transportation needs.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Explore the beaches of Long Island

Summer is almost here, and one of the best ways to enjoy this time in New York is to explore Long Island's wide variety of beaches.

If you don't want to venture too far from New York City, Jones Beach State Park is a great option. Whether you enjoy swimming, fishing, birdwatching or simply walking on the boardwalk, this beach has it all. While you are there, be sure to check out the "Castles in the Sand" photo collection at the East Bathhouse and the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center.

Continuing eastward on Long Island, you will find Robert Moses State Park. Often less crowded than Jones Beach, Robert Moses is the perfect place for a day relaxing by the water. Or, if you prefer to be more active, you can check out the 18-hole Robert Moses State Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course.

If you prefer to fish the waters, rather than swim in them, then head out to Montauk Pont State Park. The long trip from NYC is worth it for some of the best surf fishing in the world. While you are there, explore the many nature trails or watch the seals basking in the sun.

For hours and other information, click here.

No matter which beach you choose to explore, let NYC Limousine get you there fast, so you'll spend less time in the car and more time in the sun.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Bronx is calling

If you've only ever explored Manhattan, you are missing out on many of the wonderful experiences that can only be found in the outer boroughs. One such borough is the Bronx, and if you needed another reason to check it out, right now is Bronx Week.

Through May 20, the Bronx will host a number of events designed to showcase all of what this unique borough has to offer. During your visit you might want to explore the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, check out a production of "Hansel and Gretel" by the Bronx Opera company or explore the fourth annual fair at the square.

For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.

If the Bronx is calling your name, call us at NYC Limousine to get you there.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Mother's Day meal deals in NYC

Treat your mom right this Mother's Day by treating her to a world-class meal at one of NYC's top restaurants. Many of the city's best are offering special deals on lunch, dinner and/or brunch, so this is the perfect opportunity to try them out and give mom a wonderful experience.

Courtesy of OpenTable, here are some of the best Mother's Day deals in town:

Eleven Madison Park: Serving its dinner menu all day.

: Offering a 6-course tasting menu for $125 for lunch and dinner.

The Modern - Dining Room: Serving a four-course prix fixe menu for $98.

Aquavit: Offering its Smorgasbord Brunch from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $65 per person.

Café Boulud: Serving a prix fixe brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3p.m. Three courses, $85. $45 for children under 12. A La Carte dinner available from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Aureole: Serving a three-course lunch in the Dining Room from noon to 2:15 p.m. for $60 per person.

Ai Fiori
: Serving a four-course tasting menu for $94 per person.

For more information and to make reservations, visit OpenTable.com.

Make Mother's Day even more special by arranging transportation from NYC Limousine.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Contemporary art on Randall's Island

Fans of contemporary art will want to make their way to Randall's Island this May for the first edition of the Frieze Art Fair.

On May 4 to 7, visit Randall's Island to check out 180 contemporary art galleries from around the globe. This special exhibition will be housed in a bespoke structure designed by New York-based SO-IL architects.

Many of the Frieze projects will be situated outside and will incorporate the unique geography of Randall's Island. Participating artists include John Ahearn, Uri Aran, Latifa Echakhch, Joel Kyack, Rick Moody, Virginia Overton, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and Ulla von Brandenburg.

In addition to exploring the artwork, visitors can enjoy daily presentations, panel discussions and conversations featuring such artists, writers and cultural commentators as Georges Didi-Huberman (Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich), Zoe Leonard (Artist), Glenn D. Lowry (Director, The Museum of Modern Art, New York), Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology Columbia University, New York), Allan Sekula (Artist), Taryn Simon (Artist), Robert Storr (Dean, Yale School of Art), and Sheena Wagstaff (Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art Department, Metropolitan Museum, New York).

If you want to explore Randall's Island and the Frieze Art Fair, just contact NYC Limousine to get you there.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celebrate the Earth in NYC

New York is a city that embraces being green, so it's not surprise that Earth Day is a big deal around here. And while Earth Day may not be until April 22, eco-friendly events are already underway in the Big Apple.

Stop by Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central for special musical performances, interactive presentations, nutrition panels and much more. Outside of Grand Central more performances, exhibits and food vendors will surely get you in the Earth Day spirit.

If you will be in Times Square on April 20, don't forget to check out exhibits and giveaway from Bridgestone, Home Depot and Enterprise Rent A Car.

Share in the green spirit by carpooling with family or friends to the events. NYC Limo can hook you up with all of your transportation needs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Auto show revs up in NYC

For car enthusiasts there is nothing quite like the New York International Auto Show, going on now at the Jacob K. Javitz Center.

If you love cars, or just want to see what's hot in automotive design and technology, than this is the show for you. Running through April 15, the New York International Auto Show is your opportunity to see the latest automobiles before they go on sale and even test some out yourself. Such celebrities as former NFL linebacker Antonio Pierce, NASCAR drivers Timothy Peters and Joey Logano will be signing autographs at the event as well.

Special events include a Jeep outdoor off-roading ride along and The Dub Show Tour featuring custom and exotic cars, as well as celebrity-owned vehicles.

Tickets cost $15 per adult, $5 per child. Group rates and early access passes are available.

Need a ride to the show? NYC Limo has got you covered. Contact us to arrange all of your transportation needs.

Friday, March 30, 2012

World's best photography in one place

If you love photography and will be in New York City this weekend, then do not miss the opportunity to see some of the finest examples of this art form during the Association of International Photography Art Dealers Photography Show.

Through Sunday, April 1, more than 75 of the world's leading photography art galleries will present their work, which includes modern photographs, photo-based art and new media, at Park Avenue Armory.

Tickets may be purchased at the Park Avenue Armory during Show hours:

March 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students with a valid ID.

Need a ride to the Park Avenue Armory? NYC Limousine can get you there in style and comfort. Contact us today to arrange all of your transportation needs.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring is in the air at Prospect Park

Spring is here! And even though, New York City may have had a mild winter that doesn't mean there isn't a change in the air. Residents and visitors alike can be found out and about enjoying the city's many great outdoor  spaces. While Central Park may first come to mind when thinking of places to experience New York in the spring, Prospect Park in Brooklyn offers a whole new experience.

When you first arrive at Prospect Park, you may find it very similar to Central Park. That is because this 585-acre park was designed by architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who also designed Central Park. Like Central Park, features of Prospect Park include a large lawn area, lake and interesting architecture throughout. In addition, the park boasts an Audubon Center and the Prospect Park Zoo.

Attracting millions of visitors around the world, Prospect Park has become a popular destination for marriage proposals and weddings. But even if you aren't there to celebrate a special day, there is still a lot you can do to enjoy the park. Activities include introduction to bird watching, nature tour and tour of Lefferts Historic House.

After a day at the park, sample some of the delicious food in nearby Park Slope, which is known to house some of the best restaurants in the city. Or if you prefer, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a day of people watching.

No matter how you spend your day at Prospect Park, be sure to let NYC Limousine to get you there. Contact us, today.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March Madness comes to NYC

March is upon us, and for college basketball fans, and those just looking for some excitement, that can only mean one thing -- March Madness.

With local favorite Syracuse one of the top four teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, you can bet the Orange faithful will be out in droves to cheer on their team. Urban Tailgate lists The East End Bar & GrillStone Creek Bar and Lounge and Tonic East as top choices for watching the Orange in New York City.

Of course New Yorkers support teams from all over the country, and during March Madness, every bar with a TV will be showing the games. CBS New York offers this guide to the best basketball bars in New York City, including Standings, Blondies Sports and The Ainsworth.

While the tournament can be unpredictable, your transportation doesn't have to me. Choosing NYC Limousine is a slam dunk for anyone looking to get around town. Contact us today.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Win a trip to NYC

Have you been dreaming of a trip to New York, but haven't been able to make it a reality? Well, now's your chance!

NYC and Company (the city's official tourism division) is offering one lucky person a trip for four to New York City to see "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." If you are fortunate enough to be chosen, your prize package includes a flight for four, a two-night hotel stay and tickets to see "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."

All you have to do is "like" NYC and Company on Facebook and enter by March 21.

If you are luck enough to win the trip, don't forget to contact NYC Limousine for all of your transportation needs.

And if even if you don't win, we know you will get to NYC someday, so keep NYC Limo in mind!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Oscar time in NYC

Giants fans may still be celebrating their Super Bowl win, but for movie buffs, the biggest night of the year will be the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26.

Though Hollywood may host the actual awards show, New York City is a town that loves film, and there will be no shortage of Oscars parties this weekend.

Movie enthusiasts will want to head to the Paley Center for Media. This party will offer prizes, food and drink, discussion with New York Times writers A.O. Scott and David Carr, all while broadcasting the show on a theater-sized screen. Tickets are $25 for Paley members and $40 for the general public.

Those more into the party than the Oscars should head to Southern Hospitality, they can partake in movie-themed cocktails and drink specials. There will also be the chance to win prizes by participating in the oscar pool.

For glam without the cost, head to the 92 Street Y, where $10 buys a stylish evening.

For more information about these and other Oscars parties in the city, click here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Celebrate with FAO Schwarz

Few toy stores have the iconic reputation of FAO Schwarz (who can forget the classic scene from "Big"?), and now the retailer is marking its 150th anniversary in a big way.

At the store, the real-life "toy" soldiers are sporting a new look to honor FAO Schwarz's 150th birthday. Inside the store, special displays call out the anniversary including a gallery filled with classic toys and brand artifacts including the original Crayola 64 Box, first edition G.I. Joe action figures and a vintage Barbie Doll. In addition, the company will also offer limited-edition items from Mattel, Hasbro, Playmobil and more.

No visit to NYC is complete without a trip to FAO Schwarz, so why not do it this year? Whether you are five or 55, there is plenty to delight the kid in all of us.

FAO Schwarz may be about fun and games, but when it comes to getting you around town safely, NYC Limo takes things very seriously. Leave the driving to us, and all you have to worry about is having a good time.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

A romantic dinner awaits

With Valentine's Day approaching, we thought we'd offer our suggestions for most romantic restaurants in the city. And while, scoring a reservation for Feb. 14 might be tricky, we hope you will keep these in mind the next time you are in the city and looking for the perfect date spot.

Waiting for a table doesn't get much better than at Al Di La. This Italian trattoria in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood has an entire basement bar area where guests may comfortably wait for their table while sipping on a fine selection of wines. This provides the perfect atmosphere for connecting with your long-time love or get to know a first date. When you do get seated at your table, you will delight in such Venetian-inspired delicacies.

If you believe oysters are an aphrodisiac, head over to Aquagrill in SoHo. Here oysters abound at the restaurant's massive raw bar. While the restaurant is known for its seafood, do not skip dessert, it offers some of the best in the city.

For that once-in-a-lifetime dinner experience, there is none like Daniel on the Upper East Side. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or really want to impress on a first date, Daniel delivers. Each exquisite course combines traditional french techniques with seasonal fare, providing the diner with the ultimate taste experience. All the while, an attentive waitstaff caters to your every need.

While many NYC restaurants are romantic, perhaps none is more so than Del Posto in Chelsea. With tables designed for couples to cozy up next to one another and a menu that includes a shared course, it's hard for this place not to bring couples closer.

No matter where you dine this Valentine's Day, or any night, let NYC Limousine help you create the perfect evening with five-star car service.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday ignites in New York

Few events rival the Super Bowl, and this year New York City is the place to be to watch the big game. New York Football Giants fans will gather at bars and pubs throughout the city to cheer on their team as they take on the New England Patriots on Feb. 5.

Whether you are a Giants fan, or just want to experience the excitement, check out CBS New York's best places to watch the Super Bowl. Choices include Toloache, Mulholland's and 200 Fifth. Look for Giant-themed shots and menu items at many of New York's sports bars.

If you happen to be a Patriots fan in New York on Super Bowl Sunday (good luck), or just want a different experience from all the Giants support everywhere, you are in luck. The Hairy Monk, Professor Thom's and Riviera are all sports bars known to welcome Patriots fans.

No matter where you choose to watch the big game, you can score big by letting NYC Limo handle all of your transportation needs.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shop and stay downtown, for less

Savvy New Yorkers know that the best shopping in the city can be found downtown, home to the renowned flagship Century 21 store.

Shopping at this off-price store is not for the faint of heart, but those willing to brave the crowds can snag tons of designer goods at up to 65% off. To sweeten the deal, through March 31, you can receive a $20 gift card to Century 21 when you stay at select downtown hotels. In addition, you can enjoy special weekend rates as well as late checkout.

Click here to learn more about this special downtown deal and about how you can make the most of your visit to lower Manhattan.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dinner and a show for less

Dinner and a show marks a quintessential night in NYC, and now is great time to experience the best the city has to offer. Two of NYCgo.com's most popular promotions -- Broadway Week and Restaurant Week -- are happening now.

Back for another year, NYC Restaurant Week, taking place through Feb. 10, is a favorite of both foodies and novices looking to experience the city's finest restaurants at special rates. Click here to reserve your spot and enjoy some of the best food in the world.

What's dinner without a great show to see afterwards? Through Feb. 4, you can access 2-for-1 tickets to such Broadway hits as Chicago, The Lion King and Wicked. Get your tickets, and learn more here.

Top off your experience by letting NYC Limousine take care of the driving. We will get you to your destination in comfort and style, leaving you with nothing to worry about except having fun.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The wonders of the New York Public Library

Few buildings evoke such awe and wonder as the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, the official name fro the main branch of the New York Public Library. Located on Fifth Avenue and 42nd street, the building itself is an architectural marvel and from the impressive lion statues that grace the front steps to the intricate details of the paintings that grace its walls.

Of course, what makes the library remarkable is what it contains. The building houses around 15 million items from ancient Japanese scrolls to contemporary novels and poetry, and the collection grows every day.

This impressive collection is getting special attention this year, as the branch celebrates its 100th anniversary. Through March 4, visitors can view such rarely seen items as the first Gutenberg Bible acquired in the United States and Jazz legend John Coltrane's handwritten score of "Lover Man." More than 250 items will be on display, so there is bound to be something to delight any visitor.

Click here for more information on the Stephen A. Schwarzman building and upcoming events and exhibits.

NYC Limousine can provide you with all your transportation needs to the library or any of New York City's other great destinations.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Jazz up the weekend

Start your 2012 music calendar with some jazz at the annual Winter Jazzfest. From Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, more than 60 different jazz groups from around the world will share their talent across five West Village venues. Among the acts performing this year are Nels Cline, Jenny Scheinman's Mischief & Mayhem, Lucy Woodward and Miguel Zenon.
Tickets start at $35 for a single-day pass, but if you know you will be checking out the full festival, opt for the two-day pass at just $45. Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information on the festival and participating artists, visit http://winterjazzfest.com.
Jazz up your night even further by letting NYC Limousine be your ticket to getting around town. Contact us today.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ring in the New Year in New York

There's no better place to ring in the New Year than New York City. If you are still looking for that perfect party, the folks at EMRG Media have got you covered. Their just released guide book, BestNewYear's, is available for free by e-book at BestNewYears.com. But that's not all, visit the website to find out how you can purchase tickets to some of the hottest parties in the city.

If you are looking for an over-the-top experience, BestNewYears has got you covered with VIP packages up to $275 to such hotspots as Cipriani and Union Square Ballroom. Craving something more low-budget? Consider after 12:30 a.m. entry tickets for $30.

Remember, New Year's Eve doesn't have to be spent at a club or restaurant, BestNewYears has tickets for popular cruises around NYC on a variety of vessels.

No matter where you spend New Year's Eve, let NYC Limousine be a part of your celebration. We can provide you with a variety of services to make it a night to remember.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

'Tis the season for shopping

There is still time to shop for those perfect holiday gifts, and New York City is a great place to find everything on your list. While the city is home to some amazing retailers, from Macy's to Barney's, you can find some fantastic gift options at the city's holiday markets.

The Union Square Holiday Market is one such place. Opened through Dec. 24, this market offers such items as hand-blown glass housewares, handmade leather belts and Tibetan crafts. And if you work up an appetite while shopping, you can snack on special sweet and savory treats.

If you prefer to do your shopping indoors, than the Grand Central Holiday Gift Fair is right for you. Located in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall, the fair, opened through Dec. 24 features 76 vendors selling everything from jewelry to home furnishings.

No matter where you decide to do your shopping, don't let getting around town be a hassle. NYC Limousine will be happy to handle all of your transportation needs.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"The Rock" on Ellis Island

Can't make it to San Francisco to tour the U.S.'s most notorious prison, Alcatraz? Well now you can get a sense of its infamous history at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. While visiting the Alcatraz: Life on the Rock exhibit, you can learn what life was like as an Alcatraz prisoner, and what is being done today to preserve this historic landmark.

This traveling exhibit, now at Ellis Island through Jan. 16, uses panels, artifacts, audiovisual and more to tell the story of how Alcatraz Island went from fort to prison to National Park.Exhibit covers its use as an Army prison, life on the inside as a prisoner, the 1968 Native American occupation, and preservation and restoration efforts.

Ellis Island meant freedom for many, while Alcatraz Island meant imprisonment. Contemplate the difference, and learn more about the U.S.'s great history at Alcatraz: Life on the Rock.

Don't be a "prisoner" to NYC's hectic transportation system. Let NYC Limousine help get you to the ferry faster, so you have more time to enjoy Ellis Island.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Exploring New York City's great cultural centers doesn't have to cost a fortune. New York City's tourism department offers a variety of passes that offer special perks and savings.

Want to check out a variety of attractions, including the Empire State Building Observatory and the American Museum of Natural History, all while saving money AND skipping the lines? Then consider the New York CityPASS. Valid for nine days, this pass is $79 for adults, saving you 49% off admission prices at six top NYC attractions.
If you will be spending more time in the city (up to a month), then try the New York Explorer Pass. This customizable savings card, priced between $69.99 to $189.99 for adults, allows you to choose from three to 10 tours or attractions and visit them at your leisure during the 30-day period. In total, you can expect to save 45% off admission prices.

The New York Pass is great if you are looking for a little bit of everything during your visit to NYC. You can customize the pass for up to seven days and gain access to more than 70 attractions. In addition, you can save on Broadway shows, shopping and dining. The pass costs between $80 and $200 for adults.

Want to explore downtown Manhattan? Then consider the Downtown Culture Pass, which gives you three days of unlimited admissions to eight downtown museums. In addition, the pass offers gift shop discounts and a walking tour. Priced at $25 for adults, this pass lets you save 67% off admission prices.

For more information and to purchase these passes, visit NYCgo.com.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Parade is almost here!

Thanksgiving in New York City is synonymous with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and this year will be even more special as this iconic event celebrates its 85th year.

Performers at this year's parade include 610 Stompers, Camp Broadway, Stagedoor Manor, Varsity Spirit Cheer and many more. And of course, the parade would not be complete without its world-famous balloons. Characters appearing this year include Buzz Lightyear, Kermit the Frog, Kung Fu Panda, Spider-Man and SpongeBob SquarePants.

For more information on the parade, including details about the parade route, click here. While you are there, you can enjoy games, visit the parade shop and learn the history of the parade. There's also information on how to submit an application to be a part of the parade next year.

Don't let going to the parade be a hassle. Let NYC Limousine worry about the travel so you can worry about enjoying the parade.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Documentary festival arrives at the American Museum of Natural History

Fans of documentary film will want to be sure to check out the 35th annual Margaret Mead Film Festival on Nov. 10 to 13 at the American Museum of Natural History.

Named for the famed anthropologist, who often used film to depict how human beings relate with one another, the Margaret Mead Film Festival is the place to view distinguished documentaries from across the globe. Attendees will view films that deal with a variety of challenging subjects and have the chance to engage with the filmmakers about these topics.

Highlights of this year's festival include:

Grande Hotel, directed by Lotte Stoops - This film tells the story of the once opulent Grande Hotel in Mozambique that is now home to about 3,000 squatters. The history of the hotel reflects the history of the country in which it resides.

Flames of God, directed by Meshakai Wolf - Telling the story of Muzafer Bislim, a Romani pop star who is gaining renown as a poet, this film shows how Bislim uses an invitation to the International Biennial of Poets in Paris as an opportunity to have his 25,000 word, handwritten, multi-dialect Romani dictionary published.

Dreams of Outer Space - This special series by the American Museum of Natural History to help launch its upcoming exhibit, "Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration," opening Nov. 19, will explore human quest to conquer space.

Don't miss your chance to see these and many more groundbreaking documentaries. Just contact NYC Limo, and we will get you there.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween thrills abound in NYC

Halloween is fast approaching and during the days leading up to Oct. 31, the city will be abuzz with events that are sure to delight ghouls and goblins of all ages.

Those looking to laugh should check out the Halloween Eve Comedy Cabaret at the Upright Citizens Brigade East theater on Oct. 30.

For more adventurous adults, there's "Bugs and Brews" at the New York Botanical Garden, where you can snack on insect delicacies and wash them down with artisanal beers. And if you are really looking for a scare, check out Time Out New York's list of the best haunted houses.

Families can come in costume and join in the fun at the first-ever Halloween parade on the High Line on Oct. 30. After the parade, kids can get their face painted, help build a spooky house and much more, all for free.

Of course Halloween in New York City would be nothing without its annual Village Halloween Parade. Thousands of revelers will make their way up Sixth Avenue as onlookers try to catch a glimpse of the elaborate costumes and displays.

Halloween can be scary, but getting around NYC doesn't have to be. Just call NYC Limo and we will get you to where you need to go to have a frightfully fun holiday.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Laugh it up at the New York Comedy Festival

New York City is a great town to catch up-and-coming comics. But if you are looking to watch some big names do what they do best, then look no further then the New York Comedy Festival.

Contact us From Nov. 9 to 13, you can check out performances from Bill Maher, Cipha Sounds, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Louis C.K. and many more. Lesser-known comics will also get their chance to shine during a special "Comics to Watch" performance.

Plus, if you are a resident of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania, you can enter here for a chance to score tickets to Laugh More NYC, a special Comedy Week event on Nov. 13.

If you're looking to laugh it up at the New York Comedy Festival, let NYC Limo get you there. Contact us to schedule your ride today.

Monday, October 03, 2011

A month for architecture

© Emily Nemens/Center for Architecture

The Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Chrysler Building are just some of the architectural wonders that come to mind when thinking about the iconic New York City skyline. NYC's architecture is so revered that one day, even one week is not enough time to devote to showcasing it to locals and visitors alike.

Enter Archtober; the once week-long event dedicated to architecture and design has expanded to a full month of activities, programs and exhibitions. Throughout the month of October, you can check out special tours, lectures, films and much more designed to show the importance of design in New York City. This is your opportunity to learn more about what makes this city great and meet some of the talented architects behind the next iconic structures.

Archtober events include an architectural boat tour of NYC, a book talk on the High Line and a screening of the film: End of Suburbia. Click here for details on these and other Archtober events.

Fortunately, building the perfect way to get around town, is easier than designing the structures you might see during Archtober. Just contact NYC Limousine, and we will provide you with all of your transportation needs.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tribute to 9/11 now open

The 9/11 Memorial is now open to the public and reservations to view this beautiful display of remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks are going fast. Reservations for the rest of 2011 are already gone, so be sure to act now to get your spot for 2012.

The National September 11 Memorial, which occupies the space where the the Twin Towers once stood, features twin reflecting pools that are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in the North America. Names of all of those who lost their lives in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels along the pools.

The memorial was designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker.

If you are in the NYC area now and are unable to get a reservation to view the 9/11 Memorial, or just want to learn more about the memorial and future museum, you can visit the Preview Site.

NYC Limousine can help you commemorate 9/11 by providing you quick and comfortable transportation to the memorial site.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Broadway deals and steals

Love Broadway? Hate the prices? Well, Sept. 18 through Sept. 30 at Broadway Week you can get your hands on 2-for-1 tickets to some of the hottest shows in town.

Choose from such established favorites as "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Wicked," and a newer hits "Memphis" and "Sister Act."

Click here for participating shows and ticketing information.

Want more savings? Audience Rewards members can redeem ShowPoints earned by attending previous shows for 2-for-1 tickets during Broadway Week.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Labor Day fun in the Big Apple

While many choose to get away from New York City on Labor Day Weekend, those that decide to stay behind will find plenty of activities to keep them busy over the long weekend.

Museum lovers should visit the Brooklyn Museum for "Body Parts," an exhibition featuring ancient Egyptian artwork representing individual body parts.

Those who prefer their artwork on a grander scale might want to check out the Borders sculptures at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on East 47th Street between First and Second Avenues.

Got kids? Why not take them to the Brooklyn Children's Museum for "Balancing Act!"? Activities include walking a tightrope, constructing a mobile and operating a teeter-totter for plush toys. Or if they are old enough, why not join them on a ride on the world-famous Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island? While you are there check out some of the new rides at Luna Park.

No matter where your plans take you this holiday weekend, NYC Limo is happy to get you there.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Outdoor movie free for all

Summer is a great time for movies, but who wants to sit in a theater on a beautiful summer night? Well, thanks to outdoor movie festivals, such as the Epix Movie Free For All, you can a enjoy a film on the big screen and a a balmy evening.

The festival ends Sept. 1, so don't miss your chance to catch your favorite movie at one of four parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Upcoming films include The Godfather, How She Move, Top Gun and Moonstruck.

Films will be shown at Coney Island in Brooklyn, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan's East Village, Socrates Park in Long Island City Queens and McCarren Park in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Screenings take place at 8 p.m. and are free to attend.

NYC Limo would be happy to get you to any of the Epix movie screenings. When you leave the driving to us, all you have to do is worry about enjoying your favorite films.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Check out a Fringe performance in the city

If you are looking for a show that's a little different than your average Broadway production, you will want to check out FringeNYC. This two-week festival features traditional forms of performance -- dance, drama, comedy and more -- done in a not-so typical way.

Shows include the sketch comedy, "74 Minutes of Stereo Radio Theater," a drama on adoption called, "Keepers," and the dance piece, "... unwanted." Performances take place at various venues throughout the city and nearby locations. To help you zone in your interests, check out the site's helpful search tool.

Tickets for each performance cost $15 and can be purchased via individual show links at FringeNYC.org.

Whether you check out one show or five, NYC Limousine can get you to any performance you'd like to see with no hassle. All you have to worry about is enjoying the show.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Spend an extra night in NYC

Visiting New York this summer? Why not take advantage of free night courtesy of The Signature Collection.

The promotion from the group of some of the best hotels in the city is back again this summer. Book two consecutive nights for stays through Sept. 5. Participating hotels include The Carlyle, Jumeirah Essex House, The Plaza Hotel, Trump SoHo and many more. Click here for a complete list and details.

Looking for another great deal? Try NYC Limousine. We've got a great selection of rides to suit every style and budget. Contact us to arrange your trip today.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Music and wine: a winning combo

Wine lovers and music lovers come together at City Winery. From album release parties to Klezmer brunches, City Winery has a music event for everyone.

Since its founding, many talented musicians representing a variety of genres of graced the stage at City Winery. Past performers include Boz scaggs, Crash Test Dummies, Howie Day, Jack's Mannequin, Los Lobos, Natalie Cole, and Rufus Wainwright.

Good music would be nothing without great food and wine. Click here to check out the concert dining menu and other food and drink options available at City Winery.

A night of great music and delicious wine need not be hindered by transportation woes. Let NYC Limousine take care of getting you there.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beat the heat with these indoor activities

New York is in the middle of a heat wave, so if you find yourself in the city this week, doing anything outdoors for too long will be quite uncomfortable. Fortunately, the city always has a number of exciting indoor activities that will keep you entertained and out of the sun.

Beer enthusiasts should take advantage of Chelsea Brewing Company's free tour of its microbrewery -- the largest in Manhattan. Tours take place every Saturday and include free samples and discounts on pints at the brewery's bar and restaurant.

If you are traveling to Manhattan, odds are you will pass through Grand Central Terminal. Instead of rushing to make your next train, why not take the time to learn about this historic building with a self-guided audio tour from MTA Metro-North Railroad and Orpheo USA.

Chocolate lovers can explore the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn, where every Saturday and Sunday guests can see how chocolate is made and even get some samples.

The 92nd Street Y is celebrating jazz this month with such show themes as "The Legacy of Blue Note Records" and the works of Irving Berlin.

Fashionistas can check out the work of a design legend at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Alexander McQueen exhibit, "Savage Beauty."

NYC Limo would be happy to take you to any of the aforementioned places in comfort and style. Contact us to arrange your transportation today.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A midsummer night's movie

Love the movies, but hate being stuck inside a dark theater on a warm summer night, then check out "Movies with a View" at Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer.

Located at Pier 1, the outdoor movie program takes place every Thursday evening through September. Such classics as Ghostbusters and Breakfast at Tiffany's will be showcased on a big screen at the Pier's lawn, which offer spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan.

After the film, use the secret code to get access to discounted drinks and discussion at nearby restaurant Superfine.

If you want to take further part in the program, visit brooklynbridgepark.org to cast your vote for the final film of the series.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fourth of July sparks will fly
Fourth of July weekend is a great time to be in New York City; especially when it comes to firework displays. Macy's has been at the game for more than 30 years, and this year its fireworks show is back at the Hudson River, promising a spectacle to delight all viewers.

The 35th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show will feature more than 40,000 fireworks expertly synchronized to a dynamic 25-minute score that includes a mix of American standards and the hottest pop favorites. The extravaganza will also include performances from such big names in the music biz as Beyonce and Brad Paisley.

Don't miss out on the show by choosing a poor viewing location. Check out this list from About.com for the best places to watch the fireworks in and around the city.

Need help getting to your Fourth of July destination? NYC Limousine is the answer. Contact us today to arrange your transportation.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

An eerie performance

New York City embraces theater and performances can occur in all sorts of places, including a cemetery. The Spoon River Project is bringing live, musical theater to Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, giving visitors to this historic space an experience they won't likely find on Broadway.

The Spoon River Project is the story of the fictional town of Spoon River as told by its now-deceased residents. The tale is weaved with the help of 11 actors through spoken word and song.

Visit the Spoon River Project website for information on tickets and showtimes.

As you can imagine, a show in a cemetery isn't for children, and admission is restricted to ages 15 and over.

A show at the cemetery may be scary, but there's nothing to fear when it comes to getting there, if you contact NYC Limo.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A park grows on the High Line
Big news for High Line lovers: section two is now open, extending this beautiful, elevated city escape.
The new section doubles the park's length and connects three neighborhoods along the West Side.
The High Line offers much for visitors including delicious street food and world-class art. And this summer only, The Lot, a public plaza below the High Line at 30th Street will feature rotating food trucks, family activities and other fun events.
Originally constructed in the 1930s as a means of lifting dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets, the High Line has been turning into a public park section by section. By the time all sections are complete, the park will be a mile and a half long and will run through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen.
The High Line is one of the unique sites of New York, so contact NYC Limousine to get you there and start exploring.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Get fit for free

Staying fit doesn't have to cost a fortune. To promote its BeFitNYC program, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene along with the NYC Parks department have teamed up for a special fitness event June 12 at Washington Square Park.

The live event, sponsored by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, will showcase some of the popular free and low-cost fitness activities which can be found on the BeFitNYC online search engine and Facebook page. Activities include Zumba classes, running analysis from Jack Rabbit Sports running shoe experts and arm strength testing.

The event takes places from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free for all participants.

If you want to check out the BeFitNYC event and get some helpful fitness tips, be sure to let NYC Limo get you there.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Belmont Stakes races in

With Animal Kingdom losing to Shackleford in the Preakness, there will be no Triple Crown winner this year. However that doesn't mean the excitement won't be there at the Belmont Stakes June 11, the last leg of this marquis horse racing event.
Belmont Park, located just outside of Queens, is a great place to spend a day no matter when you go, but the Belmont Stakes is particularly exciting. Guests are encouraged to dress for the races, and the Park even provides an upscale buffet for $275 per person, tax and gratuity included.

So gentlemen, go ahead and put on your finest seersucker suit, and ladies top your finest outfit with a lovely hat. The Belmont Stakes are coming, and you should be there in style.

And speaking of style, why not arrive in style in one of NYC Limousine's fine vehicles? Just contact us to arrange all of your transportation needs.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fleet Week sails in to NYC

Memorial Day Weekend is about more than just baseball games and grilling in the backyard. It is a chance to honor the members of the armed forces who bravely serve their country.

Fleet Week, a New York City tradition, is a great way to learn more about the U.S. military and to show support for the men and women who work hard to protect their nation.

Fleet Week begins May 25 with the parade of ships and continues through May 31. During set hours each day, visitors can check out the U.S. Navy ships and U.S. Coast Guard cutters and view air and water demonstrations from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. Additional events will take place throughout NYC and Long Island.

Fleet Week isn't just for military buffs, there are plenty events for children, and Broadway fans can watch their favorite stars perform as part of the celebration.

If you would like to take part in Fleet Week, be sure to contact NYC Limo to get you there.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Whitney goes downtown

The Whitney Museum on May 21 will celebrate the groundbreaking for its new Meatpacking District location with a day full of free programs for families, teens and adults.

Families are invited to view the future site of the Whitney's new building, see renderings of the building, participate in activities and explore the neighborhood through the eyes of artist Lize Mogel with a free limited-edition guide.

Once the children have had their fun, adults can celebrate the museum with a dance party at Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel. The event is open to those 21 years of age and older. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased in advance or at the door.

Whether you want to explore the future Whitney site with your family, or party the night away, NYC Limousine has got you covered.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

An exhibit fit for McQueen
Middleton wowed the world in her beautiful wedding gown designed by Sarah Burton, creative director for the Alexander McQueen design house, and now, the work of the late McQueen is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Through July 31, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will provide museum visitors with a comprehensive look at the extensive fashion career McQueen created in his short life. The exhibition, which is organized by The Costume Institute will feature collections from 1992 until McQueen's final runway collection, which took place following his death last February. Featuring nearly one hundred ensembles, this exhibition will give fashion fans a definitive look into the world of McQueen.

If you would like to check out the Alexander McQueen exhibition, or any of the world-class art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, be sure to contact NYC Limo for all of your transportation needs.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A royally good time

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will have millions of viewers around the world glued to their televisions or the Internet Friday, April 29. For some royal fans, simply sitting at home watching the event is not enough; after all, a wedding is a celebration. Those in New York City this week can take advantage of a wide range of viewing parties. Gothamist.com has provided list of some of the best places to check out the nuptials including TLC's Royal Wedding Party in Times Square, The Trump Royal Wedding Breakfast at the Trump International Tower and The DUMBO Improvement District's Royal Wedding Viewing Party at the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge.

Coverage for the event begins at 6 a.m., so be sure to go to bed early, or start the party on Thursday night and revel through the morning hours. Either way NYC Limousine will get you to any of the parties so you can celebrate the wedding in royal style.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Film is back in Tribeca
The Tribeca Film Festival returns this month, celebrating its ninth year of bringing quality films to lower Manhattan. The festival runs from April 20 to May 1, and festival passes and ticket packages are already on sale to the public. Single tickets will be available for purchase April 18.

Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 as a way to revitalize lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11 attacks. Since its first festival in 2002, the event has helped generate millions of dollars for the economy. If you'd like to help downtown Manhattan continue to thrive, and see some great films at the same time, be sure to check out this year's festival.

Information about the films being shown, schedule and tickets can be found at tribecafilm.com.

NYC Limousine would be happy to provide you with all of your transportation needs to the Tribeca Film Festival, contact us to arrange your ride today.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Experience Cuba in NYC

No need to travel to Havana to experience Cuban culture, when through June you can experience Cuba's rich cultural heritage right in New York city.

Through June, the !Si Cuba! Festival will showcase the very best in Cuban art, film and music. Festival events include screenings of award-winning movies, discussions with influential Cuban personalities, music and dance performances and art exhibitions.

For more information on the festival and its events, visit http://sicuba.org/en.

To get your taste of Cuba in NYC, look no further than NYC Limo. We will be happy to provide transportation to any event during the festival.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Driver enthusiasts wanted

The New York International Auto Show is coming soon to New York City. Car enthusiasts from across the world will descend upon the Javitz Center to check out the latest in automotive design and technology. From previewing the latest technology to showcasing classic cars, the Auto Show has plenty to delight car lovers.

This family-friendly event has plenty for kids, including a Disney Cars2 and interactive games. And those interested in eco-friendly technology can ride a long in a non-emission vehicle.

The International Auto Show opens on April 22 with a special public sneak preview (officially opens on April 23) and runs through May 1. For tickets and show information, visit www.autoshowny.com/.

While you can't drive off in one of the cool new cars you see at the show, you can still arrive in style. Just contact NYC Limo, and we will get you to the event in one of our many sleek vehicles.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Explore the tastes of China and Italy

Chinatown and Little Italy are two of New York City's most unique neighborhoods. The sights, sounds and tastes are not to be missed, and now you can explore these neighborhoods with Ahoy NY Tours & Tasting for less.

Through April 1 you can save 30% when you purchase two or more tickets to Ahoy's Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest tour. On the tour you will sample homemade mozzarella, cannoli, authentic Chinese dumpling and Chinese ice cream or almond cookie, while visiting family-owned shops and learning about the great history of these neighborhoods.

Click here to purchase tickets and enter promo code NYCGO411 to receive the 30% discount.

For information on how you can get easy transportation to your tour location, contact NYC Limousine.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day

New York may be a city of many cultures and backgrounds, but during the month of March nearly everyone seems to turn Irish when St. Patrick's Day comes around.

March 17 marks the 250th anniversary of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, and revelers will be out celebrating in full force. Those who love the parade can toast its anniversary on March 15 at a special gala dinner to commemorate the event.

Information on the parade and gala can be found by clicking here.

While parades and galas are fun, New Yorkers want to party, and St. Patrick's Day is a time to let loose. From concerts to bar crawls, there is something for the most mild to the most wild partier in your group.

NYC Limousine wants you to party responsibly, so let us handle your transportation needs. Whether you want to enjoy the parade or explore the Irish pubs of Manhattan, we are all you need to get around town.

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