Spare Times for March 25-31

Spare Times for March 25-31
A listing of discussions, film screenings, cultural activities and walking tours in New York City. Information on events for possible inclusion in Spare Times should be sent to weekend@nytimes.com by Friday at 5 p.m. for publication the following week.
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The Archdiocese of New York Raises Funds by Auctioning a Popemobile
The used hatchback up for auction comes with low mileage, a premium sound system and a glass roof. But because it once carried Pope Francis around New York City, bidders are willing to pay several times its Kelley Blue Book value. On the bidding site …
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Latest New York City Attractions News

11 hidden attractions in New York City that even locals might not know exist
New York City is packed with sites for tourists and locals to enjoy. Most — like the Empire State Building, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty — are widely known. But throughout the massive city, there are plenty of hidden attractions and …
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Oahu Hawaii Island New Developments Meetings 2016
For those interested in new culinary attractions, groups have a growing number of options as well. … The cocktail lounge blends the speakeasy aesthetics of Osaka, Japan, and prohibition-era New York City, creating an intimate and comfortable feel.
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Mall mania! Hot shopping spots expanding across South Florida
And city governments are spending big bucks to redo Miami-Dade's iconic retail arteries on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Miracle Mile in Coral Gables and Flagler Street downtown. Even industrial Doral is getting an influsion of upscale retail …
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The Best Places To Travel in March
If you're looking for a quick jaunt, there are tons of exciting happenings in New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, D.C. All three cities have exciting food scenes, but they each have March-specific attractions as well, from new hotel openings to …
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Latest New York City Attractions News

Meliá Hotels International is set to launch new hotel, INNSIDE New York NoMad
Meliá Hotels International will launch its first property in New York City in March 2016. Located at 132 West 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, INNSIDE New York NoMad is within easy access of the city's iconic landmarks and attractions, including …
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9 Things to Do in the Bay Area During Super Bowl Week
Super Bowl City. The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee's “free-to-the-public fan village “ will be set up at the base of Market Street, near the waterfront, and will run through Feb. 7. The centerpiece is the Fan Energy Zone, which will include the 40-foot …
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How Free Electricity Helped Dig $9 Billion Hole in Puerto Rico

How Free Electricity Helped Dig Billion Hole in Puerto Rico
“It's symbolic of a lot of things here in Puerto Rico,” said Miguel Soto-Class, the president of the Center for a New Economy, which has been urging changes at Prepa for the last 10 years. “Every time we start to get into … Carlos Méndez Martínez …
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53 free things to do around the world
Many of the museums and galleries in New York can be quite pricey (although admission charges are quite often recommended as opposed to insisted upon) but most offer free entry on a certain day each month. The website NYC Arts lists the days when free …
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new! Travel: A Tale of Three Cities
We recognised the steps in Grand Central Terminal from the Justin Timberlake romcom Friends With Benefits, the entrance to the New York Palace Hotel from TV glamfest Gossip Girl and Brooklyn Bridge from the Miranda and Steve scene in Sex And The City …
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Best Hotels in the USA 2016
This expanded content allows travelers to search for the best hotel to suit their needs, whether they're seeking a boutique property in New York City with a gym and a pool or a conference hotel in Cleveland with free Wi-Fi access and a well-equipped …
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Staten Island stands to benefit from tourist boom (editorial)
The prospects seem bright for an economic windfall since millions of tourists arrive each year on the Staten Island Ferry, a world-class attraction known for its panoramic views of New York Harbor. Soon they will have much more to see and do here …
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EXCLUSIVE: Wheelchair advocate claims Statue of Liberty ferry violates

EXCLUSIVE: Wheelchair advocate claims Statue of Liberty ferry violates
One of the city's most beloved tourist attractions — the ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty — is a nightmare for people in wheelchairs, a disability rights group says. … EXCLUSIVE: NYC URGED TO MAKE ALL CABS ACCESSIBLE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS.
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New York Things To Do
The legendary No Pants Subway Ride will take place in New York City for its 15th consecutive year this Sunday, January 10th. Conveniently, there are meetups in Astoria, Park Slope, Downtown Manhattan, LES, Queens, Uptown Manhattan and Bushwick for …
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Empire State Building Wins "Best Observation Deck" In The 2015 Worldwide
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that the Empire State Building (ESB) has won the "Best Observation Deck" category in the 2015 AttractionTix Worldwide Attraction Awards.
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A trip to New York will leave you feeling on top of the world

A trip to New York will leave you feeling on top of the world
In the shadow of a church at the top of Wall Street, a shop bears my favourite sign in New York. Maybe it's because it sits above a store just a few yards from the world's largest stock exchange, where city traders posture and try to outdo each other …
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Florida's Legoland is Ford's logoland
A Mustang and Escape greet visitors at the front gate, there's a Ford billboard in the park's Lego-scale model of New York City, and the Blue Oval is splashed all over one of the most popular attractions, the Ford Driving School — even on the ceiling …
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Editorial: What's a better investment: families or football?
Most of the other amenities St. Louis has to offer are certainly desirable. Attractive neighborhoods, low housing costs, decent transportation options, plenty of arts and cultural attractions and places to enjoy family activities. The list goes on …
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Latest New York City Attractions News

Landmark New York City Hotels Pledge to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Skift
New York is one of the nation's leading tourist attractions — 56.5 million people visited in 2014 — and administration officials believe the famed hotels are a powerful billboard for the mayor's environmental program. The so-called Carbon Challenge …
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A Coney Island New Year's Eve: Sword Swallowing. Fire Breathing. No Ball.
“I did the ball drop in Times Square as a cop,” said Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and a former New York City police officer. “And I recall scratching my head saying, 'Why would anyone … “And I realized there is a better way — and …
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The Best Things To Do With Kids In New York

The Best Things To Do With Kids In New York
When planning family vacations, I prefer to visit destinations that are dynamic, stress-free and safe. And because I have one last requirement – no car, I want attractions that are within walking distance. It may come as a surprise that I consider New …
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Christmas Travel: NYC, parks among hottest holiday attractions

Christmas Travel: NYC, parks among hottest holiday attractions
Head to the city's outer boroughs for the New York Botanical Garden's holiday train show in the Bronx, with model trains chugging past replicas of landmarks; the Christmas Lights Tour of Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood, offered by A Slice of …
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New in New York: Lower Manhattan neighborhood shows off its latest attractions
NEW YORK — On a dark December night, a canopy of lights glitters across Lower Manhattan, and not just from One World Trade and the other skyscrapers. The neighborhood sparkles with new attractions, from the otherworldly glow of the SeaGlass carousel …
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