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URBAN ESCAPES: Get Out of the Bubble!

Urban Escapes, a company run by two friends of mine, Maia Josebachvilli and Bram Levy, brings you “out of the bubble” to places both around the city and internationally that you just won’t find in a guidebook. Recently featured on CNN, Urban Escapes subscribes to “Socially Responsible Travel,” including a “Leave No Trace” policy.
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Summer Streets arrives all 5 boroughs of NYC

In a dramatic reappropriation of urban space for public use, Times Square was closed off to cars earlier this summer. Less well known is that Summer Streets are already in place all over the five-boroughs this summer, thanks to the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and that a section of 34th street will have a pedestrian-only zone when the next bus rapid transit (BRT) phase is installed.
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MANHATTANHENGE: Why It Happens

Twice a year, the sun falls into exact alignment with the Manhattan street grid, offering incredible sunsets that fully illuminate the cross-streets. The most dramatic photographs could arguably be taken amidst the notable architecture on 34th and 42nd street.This phenomenon has been nicknamed “Manhattanhenge” for its similarity to Stonehenge.
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Mini Golf in Bushwick!

The Putting Lot is a nine-hole miniature golf course designed by teams of architects, urban designers and artists on a vacant lot in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The Putting Lot explores the possibility of an alternate use for these empty spaces”¦with an emphasis on community space. The result is a public art/urban infill/fun summer experiment!
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