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2016 NFT Brooklyn Event on 11/18: Books & Beer at Word

Attention Brooklyn lovers: The NFT gang is headed back to Word Bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 18. We're celebrating the brand new 2016 Not For Tourists Guide to Brooklyn that's just rolled off the presses. Join co-founders Jane Pirone and Rob Tal ... Continue

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Holiday Spirits Cruise

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are (almost) officially here. Why not prepare for the oncoming season of holiday parties by getting a jump on the action. Set sail on New York Harbor for a booze cruise to end all booze cruises. The Village Voice has put together over 25 distilleries and wineries that will be pouring festive cocktails to wet your whistle. Plus, there will be a full buffet to fill up on, and a salsa band to help you work off those extra calories. Oh yeah, the views of the NY ... Continue

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Very Venezuelan

The East Village, particularly what was once known as Alphabet City, has quietly amassed a pretty solid collection of Latin American restaurants in recent years, with old standbys like Yerba Buena, Yuca Bar, Casa Adela, Continue

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Hot Bread on Bleecker

It's amazing how a simple thing like hot bread straight out of the oven can be so satisfying. Manousheh's small kitchen on Bleecker Street, open behind the counter, is centered on the large oven where they bake their Lebanese-style flatbread. It's served with your choice of topping, like a simple but delicious zaatar (thyme, sumac, sesame seeds, olive oil) or soft akkawi cheese (or both together), all of which make for a surprisingly filling meal for not much money. You can get a sweet version w ... Continue

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Five Dollar ATM

Some things in NYC are so rare and so potentially useful, that when you run across them, you just have to make a note. Case in point: an ATM that lets you take out money in denominations smaller than $20. The Lower East Side People's Credit Union opened on Avenue B in the 1980s, back when few banks dared tread past Third Avenue (never mind Avenue A). They're still around years later, and still serve a community that mostly gets overlooked by the MegaBanks of the world. Their ATM lets you take ou ... Continue

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Amtrak House Phone (sponsored by the '80s)

Ah, Penn Station. So many plans to rebuild, so few totally unrealistic dreams that come true. It looks like we're stuck with you and your completely insane system of announcing the tracks as thousands of people race to beat each other on board. Maybe it's time to celebrate the good (not just the bad and ugly like we usually do). If you're train is actually on time, then congratulations! If not, take a look around. Along with the classical music, weary travelers, popcorn vendo ... Continue

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Drink Up at Brooklyn Pour

Before you know it, the leaves will be falling from the trees, and you'll be wearing sweaters on a perfect autumn day sipping an IPA. Until then, enjoy summer but start planning for an epic beer afternoon on September 26 in Greenpoint during Village Voice's annual Brooklyn Pour. Bringing together over 100 breweries for a day-drinking session to end all day-drinking sessions, this beer-tastic event should be on ... Continue

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June 10: NFT Guide Launch Event at Word!

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 10, because Not For Tourists is celebrating the release of its brand new guide -- The NFT Illustrated Guide to NYC. This new guidebook has gone where no NYC NFT has gone before with custom illustrations, bigger print, photos, and easy-to-use maps. New York has changed a lot since 1999 when NFT first launched to the masses, and we want to chat about the future, present, and past ... Continue

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Recession or no recession, life in the city can be stressful. But Sarah Enelow argues that while New York's size can make it infuriating, it also allows for many creative outlets for stress relief.

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Having four weeks to explore New York, Londoner Georgia Lawson dives in head first on a mission to live like a local. Can this Englishwoman master the city in such a short time? Read on to find out.

The BQE: Not Just For Traffic

What's underneath the BQE, besides an entire society of filthy pigeons? North Brooklyn's tastiest risotto balls, modern art, karate, and a lot more. Come with NFT Editor Sarah Enelow as she finds East Williamsburg's choice attractions along the expressway.

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Jane Pirone on the Monocle's Urbanist Podcast


NFT co-founder Jane Pirone appeared on The Urbanist, a popular podcast produced by Monocle, to talk about what role do guides have in opening up a city. ...

NFT Co-Founder Jane Pirone On Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio


NFT co-founder Jane Pirone offered travel expert Peter Greenberg a few NYC secrets on a Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio podcast. ...

Co-Owner of NFT Featured in The Grey Lady


Not only is NFT co-founder Rob Tallia one of the masterminds behind one of the best selling guidebooks in New York, he also likes to take photos late at night, write for a popular blog in Fort Greene, ...

Now Out on Amazon Kindle: NFT Collected Essays: 2005-2010


Follow NFT's intrepid editors as they poke, prod, and explore the cities they work, play, and (gasp) entertain their out-of-town friends in the brand new ebook Not For Tourists: Collected Essays 2005- ...

The Gang's All Here


This just in from NFT headquarters. With the fresh off the printer release of the 2011 Guides to Seattle, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, the new editions of all 12 NFT Guidebooks are now available. Even b ...

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