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Hotel Security Guard Starts Hotel Fires in Order to Sleep on the Job

Hotel Security Guard Starts Hotel Fires in Order to Sleep on the Job Sep 23rd, 2013 at 12:31PM: Why did a hotel security officer set hotel fires? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, except, unfortunately for everyone involved, this was no joke. When you hear about a former employee of two hotels starting his own hotel fires, you might assume he or she did so because of job dissatisfaction or revenge. But in the case of Mariano Barbosa, Jr., the suspect simply wanted to make his...

Photo Of The Day: One World Trade Center

Photo Of The Day: One World Trade Center Sep 11th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Karl Norling, Flickr As the nation reflects on the events of 12 years ago, so do we at Gadling. While construction is not yet finished on the new One World Trade Center, this photo from Flickr member Karl Norling (taken on June 22) shows some of the most recent progress. The tower will eventually stand 1,776 feet tall and be America's tallest building. We'd love to feature your photos and...

Photo Of The Day: New York, Via Hoboken

Photo Of The Day: New York, Via Hoboken Sep 3rd, 2013 at 6:00PM: Jake Thiewes, AOL Where did you go for your Labor Day weekend travels? I ended up in New York City, after a particularly early morning jaunt to Morristown, Union City and Hoboken in New Jersey -- all in the name of an old BMW. Three of us crashed at my old college roommate's place on Saturday night. Waking up to the sprawl of Hoboken and the Manhattan skyline, seen from his Union City apartment's...

Gummy Bear Art Car Takes Grand Tour

Gummy Bear Art Car Takes Grand Tour Aug 30th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Courtesy of Alex Leuchte Sometimes an "only in New York" moment has a more global story. On a rainy afternoon this week in Manhattan, my friend visiting from Germany was excited to spot a Mercedes with Munich plates. The car had a distinctive pattern covering its exterior, we debated whether it was metal, fabric or beads, but the actual decoration is much sweeter: gummy bears. The back window...

Travel Back Thursday: Broadway, From Broome Street

Travel Back Thursday: Broadway, From Broome Street Aug 29th, 2013 at 6:00PM: J. Paul Getty Museum Thursdays mark a new rendition of our Photo of the Day on Gadling. We'll be traveling back in time to feature interesting memories of years past. We're reaching far back in the archives this week. Countless people have walked down, driven on, or worked near Broadway in New York City. Ever stop to think what Broadway looked like, over 150 years ago? Now you don't have to. Enjoy...

5 U.S. Beaches You Can Get to Without a Car

5 U.S. Beaches You Can Get to Without a Car Aug 15th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Flickr, Tom Gill Summer may be winding down, but there are still a few weekends left to spend at the beach. Rather than sit in traffic or rent an expensive car, you can ride public transportation to many beaches in the U.S. Seasonal routes are especially likely to be popular, so go early and pack light. Boston - CapeFLYER train to Cape Cod Reintroduced this summer, the CapeFLYER train goes...

Craigslist Missed Connection Ad The Best Short Story You'll Read Today

Craigslist Missed Connection Ad The Best Short Story You'll Read Today Aug 9th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Flickr user WhiskeyGoneBad Craigslist Missed Connections ads are often entertaining, but seldom can they be considered worthwhile works of fiction. The nondescript "Missed Connection - m4w" may have initially been overlooked by the scores of New Yorkers seeking the sultry redhead who caught their eye while browsing the incontinence aisle of Duane Reade, but it soon set the Internet on fire. At...

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park Jul 24th, 2013 at 2:30PM: Flickr, Sarah Ackerman High Manhattan hotel prices ruining your summer travel plans? If you'd like to try urban camping -- sleeping under the skyscrapers of New York City -- you can try your luck for a spot at one of the city's summer Family Camping sessions. The Urban Park Rangers lead programs in more than a dozen city parks in all five boroughs, including Manhattan's Central Park (August 24)...

Photo Of The Day: Manhattan Skyline

Photo Of The Day: Manhattan Skyline Jul 11th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Flickr, James Adamson Tomorrow evening in New York City, you can witness a twice-a-year phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, when the sunset perfectly aligns with the city's grid and makes the streets glow. Manhattan already has one of the most photogenic skylines in the world, as demonstrated by this postcard-perfect shot by Flickr user James Adamson. His shot of the Empire State Building (still...

French Vintage Carnival Rides Come To NYC

French Vintage Carnival Rides Come To NYC Jul 7th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Courtesy Fete Paradiso If you are a fan of carnival rides, history, or just good old-fashioned summer fun, take a ferry out to NYC's Governor's Island this summer for a festival of vintage Parisian rides and carousels. Billed as a museum meets amusement park, Fete Paradiso will open on July 13 and run until September 29, and feature 19th- and 20th-century attractions such as a pipe organ, flying...

Bike Share Program Will Bring 10,000 Bikes To New York City

Bike Share Program Will Bring 10,000 Bikes To New York City May 6th, 2013 at 3:30PM: Anyone who has ever set foot in New York knows transportation options are plentiful. If you don't want to hoof it through the city or jump in one of the Big Apple's infamous yellow cabs, it's possible to hop on subways, buses and even ferries. But after a few hiccups (mainly Superstorm Sandy), the New York City Department of Transportation is officially hopping on the bikeshare trend, and...

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: New York City

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: New York City Apr 8th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Having recently splurged on a cross-country move, my travel budget isn't bursting at the seams, but my fascination for new sights and experiences remains in tact. With a traveler's spirit in tow, I'll be exploring my own city this week, taking the train or driving to some of my favorite NYC destinations and some I've yet to visit. I aim to focus on showing you some of the green beauty of...

Travel Like A Boss: Le Parker Meridien's Burger Joint - Secret New York Food Spots Part I

Mar 18th, 2013 at 11:00AM: While it's really not the best kept secret in all of midtown Manhattan, The Burger Joint, tucked inside of the Parker Meridien is certainly a gastronomic underdog. About 10 years ago, this local favorite was essentially created from scratch, carved from a tiny nook toward the back of the reception area and modeled after a greasy spoon you would find somewhere in the Midwest. Replete with...

NYC Tourism Campaign Spotlights The City's Lesser-Known Attractions

NYC Tourism Campaign Spotlights The City's Lesser-Known Attractions Mar 14th, 2013 at 12:00PM: More than 52 million people visit New York City each year but the vast majority of visitors never stray far from the well-trodden streets of Manhattan. Now, a new tourism initiative is encouraging travelers to take a bigger bite out of the Big Apple by venturing out of the typical tourist hotspots and deep into the city's five boroughs. "Neighborhood X Neighborhood" will give visitors a...

Budget Guide 2013: Downtown Manhattan

Budget Guide 2013: Downtown Manhattan Feb 1st, 2013 at 10:00AM: There's always something new to discover in New York City, and if you've always stuck to the landmarks, skyscrapers and overpriced restaurants of midtown, now might be the time to venture south to the wilds of up-and-coming neighborhoods like Chinatown. Here, the buildings are shorter, the streets are narrower and the Starbucks are less ubiquitous. Chinatown is a gritty neighborhood, with...

Free Tropical Ice Skating Party Brings A Slice Of Florida To Wintry NYC

Free Tropical Ice Skating Party Brings A Slice Of Florida To Wintry NYC Jan 12th, 2013 at 9:00AM: By now, most New Yorkers are over the thrill of winter's first snow and eager for a little sunshine. But if a tropical vacation isn't in the cards right now, head down to The Rink at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, January 16, where the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will be holding a free tropical ice skating party to celebrate its new "Hello...

Photo Of The Day: Harlem Sunrise

Photo Of The Day: Harlem Sunrise Jan 9th, 2013 at 5:00PM: It's not every day that you see an image of a beautiful sunrise from Manhattan's Harlem. Shadows from tall buildings and gray skies just get in the way too often. But when this glowing image popped up on a friend's Facebook feed recently, I wanted to share it. Nadine Hunter snapped this image on Monday. It's a simple image, but it encompasses some of the best moments that keep New Yorkers...

Photo Of The Day: Williamsburg Bridge

Photo Of The Day: Williamsburg Bridge Nov 27th, 2012 at 6:30PM: We often forget that Manhattan is an island. That is, until we remember the number of bridges crisscrossing the skyline to connect the New York City borough with the rest of America. Most people are familiar with the Brooklyn Bridge and the George Washington Bridge. But my personal favorite is the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects Manhattan's Lower East Side to Williamsburg in...

5 Hot New Holiday Markets In New York City

5 Hot New Holiday Markets In New York City Nov 27th, 2012 at 4:30PM: Come December, New York City becomes a veritable mecca of holiday shops, festivals and bazaars. Most tourists are familiar with the classic gift emporiums at Grand Central, Bryant Park and Union Square. But those markets tend to turn off the newer, younger, more independent brands with their hefty vendor fees and multi-week commitments. For a different scene, check out some of the city's...

Video Of The Day: Rickshaw Spider-Man

Nov 21st, 2012 at 6:00PM: I was wandering around the Lower East Side last Friday night when I heard screaming and saw New York's Rickshaw Spider-Man entertaining passengers and pedestrians alike at the street corner. I stood in awe and watched him, Shaun Emerson, as he glided up and down smooth and rough walls alike with abandon – and with his pedicab in tow. My husband took his own video, but this video shows...

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