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Top Five Archive

June 30, 2003
City Tours

Five walks that remind you how much you still don’t know about New York.

June 30, 2003
Iced Tea

Any southerner will say iced tea should be strong and sweet, but some Yankee versions get their oomph the old-fashioned way—from booze.

June 30, 2003
Top 5 Performances in Gay Theater

What’s onstage for Gay Pride Week? Don’t be stonewalled.

June 23, 2003
Top Five Places to Ride a Horse

Even the MTA can carry you only so far. Saddle up, and leave your urban ennui in the dust.

June 16, 2003
Salad Bars

Most salad bars range from bad to worse, but several strive for farmer’s-market quality and often succeed. No wonder they’re packed at lunch: New York’s non-chefs need to exercise creative control somewhere, after all.

June 9, 2003
Public Gardens

Here’s a substitute to keep you placid till you can afford that weekend home in Rhinebeck. Grab a book and a bottle of water, bypass the crowds in the big city parks, and visit your own semi-secret plot of green.

June 2, 2003
Places to Get a Soda Jerk

They don’t wear the white-paper hats of old, and they probably wouldn’t like being called jerks. But the guys behind these counters will pull you a drink straight from the past—and save you from a summer of Frappuccinos.

May 26, 2003
Top 5 Carousels

Everyone knows about Central Park and Coney Island, but there are plenty of other places to take the kids—or yourself—for a spin on a carousel.

May 12, 2003
Brooklyn Vegetarian Restaurants

These days, Brooklyn is the borough of choice for artists and other progressive types—hence the minor boom in good veggie food in the county of Kings.

May 5, 2003
Cheap Beers

As more and more New Yorkers find their 401(k)s going down the drain, an inexpensive way to forget about one’s dreary finances is doubly inviting.

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