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How To Help After Sandy: Thanksgiving Week Edition

The need for volunteers and donations is especially acute this year, due to Hurricane Sandy. There are many ways to donate time or money in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.

Bike polo, also known as cycle polo, has grown in popularity since 2007. Bike polo is very similar to traditional polo, but some rules have been adapted for the hardcourt sport. Photo courtesy of Flickr/John W. MacDonald.
Doris Martinez  |  March 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Looking to relive the glory days of elementary school kickball games or your summer camp's competitive archery classes? Peruse the city's plentiful options for New Yorkers looking to team up.
A fishmonger hocks his wares in Manhattan's Chinatown. While many seafood markets line the neighborhood's streets, the Bayard Market and Mulberry market are two of the largest and most popular. AP/Bebeto Matthews.
Sarah Berson  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
Want a meaty meal without forsaking your Friday Lenten fast? Or do you just like fish? Use this guide to learn how and when to get the best city's best catches.
Even with all of the technology and maps available, navigating the city can leave you scratching your head. Flickr/Ed Yourdon
Doris Martinez  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
You're running to an appointment but your smartphone's dead and there's not a subway map in sight. Here are a few rules of thumb to help you navigate the city the old-fashioned way.
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Sarah Berson  |  February 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Single or not, maybe Valentine's Day rubs you the wrong way.... This year, try one of these alternative activities for a new Valentine's Day experience. VIDEO
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Jamie Helmsworth  |  January 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Plenty of laptop commuters have taken to turning coffee shops into offices - AKA "coffices." But what about those who need a real drink to get their work done?
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Annie Rose Ramos  |  January 20, 2012 1:47 PM | Updated: Jan. 26, 2012 | Comments
Never underestimating the fun that can be had at museums. Yes, there are plenty of old fossils (that you can’t touch) and de Kooning exhibits (that you might not understand), but New York’s major and minor museums also boast some unexpected events for younger museum-goers and the young-at-heart.
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James Helmsworth  |  January 17, 2012 4:50 PM | 3 Comments
Planning a ski trip can be a chore but getting to the slopes doesn't have to be. Several ski destinations are reachable by bus or train from New York City. VIDEO
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Annie Rose Ramos  |  January 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Buck up! MetroFocus did a bit of research (we even consulted a psychotherapist) and came up with some tips for beating the dreaded winter blues.
New Museum. Photo by Moritz Schmaltz
January 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Don't spend the winter months hibernating in your apartment -- instead, get some culture on the cheap. Check out our listing of free and discounted admission days offered by museums throughout the city.
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January 4, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: Feb. 2, 2012 2:50PM | 1 Comment
The MTA is challenging software developers to come up with an app to improve the transit experience for New York's daily riders. VIDEO
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