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Valentine's Day

Fashion Week - Fall 2005 Collections
This week, New York hosts even more models, designers and fashionistas than usual. The star-studded Fashion Week afterparties are at least as glamorous as the Bryant Park catwalks. Unfortunately, the event (and the parties) are not open to the general public, so unless you're in the fashion or media industries, you're not invited. Find out what you're missing through our in-depth coverage.
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Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week continues this month for one more week. Get a 3-course lunch for about $20 or dinner for $30 at many of New York's finest restaurants.
Through 2/4
Call 212-484-1200 for more information

Tax-Free Week
You have just six more days to take advantage of tax-free shopping for clothing and footwear items under $110.
Through 2/6
Call 212-484-1200 for more information

Chinese New Year
It's the year of the rooster and Chinatown is the place to celebrate! Enjoy a day of food, firecrackers and festivities.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
More than 25,000 pooches take over Madison Square Garden to see who's the top dog.
Madison Square Garden, Pennsylvania Plaza, Seventh to Eighth Aves. and 31st to 33rd Sts.; 212-213-3165,; tickets required

Valentine's Day
The city is filled with ways to impress your sweetheart whether your taste runs to the traditional—a carriage ride through Central Park, a cozy dinner for two—or the less so—burlesque, a tsunami fundraiser, The Vagina Monologues. Even the Empire State Building gets in the act, with red and white lights for the occasion. Just make sure to reserve early or you'll be left out in the cold.

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