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Essentials for Living In Manhattan

The stuff that's not in the guidebooks.
  1. Best of New York City (15)
  2. Famous New Yorkers (20)
  3. Manhattan Weddings (9)
  4. New York City Dating (8)
  5. New York City Shopping (24)

How to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate
Get a copy of your birth certificate from the New York City Department of Health.

How to Get A Dog License in New York City
Find out how to get a dog license for your pet in New York City

How to Get a New York Driver's License
Find out how to pass your road test and get your New York driver's license

New York Christmas Tree Buying Guide -- Find a Real or Artificial Christmas...
Find the perfect real or artificial Christmas Tree for your New York City apartment.

New York City Dating Advice
Relationship experts Tamsen Fadal and Matt Titus offer New York City dating advice. New to New York? In a New York City dating dry spell? Tamsen and Matt advise you on New York City dating etiquette and strategy.

How to Get or Renew Your Passport Fast in Manhattan
Don't say no to a last-minute opportunity to go globe-hopping. In Manhattan, you can get or renew a passport within 24 hours for a fee. If you have more time

Wifi Location Directory -- Free Wifi Hotspots in New York City
Browse our wifi location directory for free wifi hotspots in New York City. Access internet and email for free from bars, cafes, parks, and other locations all over Manhattan.

New York City Resources for Domestic Violence Victims
A directory of resources to assist victims of domestic violence and abuse in New York City

How to Get Married in New York City -- Marriage Licences, City Hall, and...
Ready to tie the knot? Find out how to get married in New York City -- from how to get your marriage license to planning the ceremony and reception.

Best New York City Gyms
Find out which New York City gyms give you the most for your money. Read reviews and compare prices for memberships at New York City gyms including New York Sports Club (NYSC), Crunch, Equinox, Reebox Sports Club, 24 Hour Fitness, Synergy, Bally, Curves, Lucille Roberts, and many more

Bedbugs Invade New York City: What are bed bugs and how do you get rid of them?
Don't let the bed bugs bite. Nasty, bloodsucking bed bugs have invaded New York. Bed bugs move into the cracks and crevices of your apartment and feast on your blood when you're sleeping. How do you know if you have bedbugs? And how do you get rid of them?

The Pleasure Chest
Spice up your sex life at The Pleasure Chest in the West Village, a cozy little shop where you can buy vibrators, sex toys, and other sexy accessories. At The Pleasure Chest, no sex question is too silly and no fantasy too wild. The goal is to encourage exploration and to provide products, information and an upbeat and pleasurable shopping experience that will make you feel great.

New York Sports Club
New York Sports Club gym review and information on monthly membership fees, initiation fees, classes, facilities, and more

Equinox Fitness
Equinox fitness gym review and information on monthly membership fees, initiation fees, classes, facilities, and more

New York City Holiday Tipping Guide
Find out how much you should tip NYC super, doorman, hair stylist, dog walker and other service professionals.

New York City Wedding Planning Resources
Plan the New York wedding of your dreams with these great vendor directories, interactive planning tools, and other resources for New York City brides and grooms.

Guide to New York Flea Markets
Shop New York’s flea markets and find vintage clothing, household items and antiques. Visit Union Square Greenmarket and find fresh produce, baked goods, and potted plants and flowers

Detox in New York City
Feeling like a cranky, stressed-out, stereotypical New Yorker? We've got some new ideas to help you detox, chill out, and find some inner peace.

New Year's Resolutions For New Yorkers
It's New Year's resolution time. How are you going to make yourself better in 2011? We've got help for New Yorkers with New Year's resolutions to lose weight, get in shape, quite smoking, find a new job, find a new apartment, get a new look, get a new love, and much more.

New York Unemployment Guide
New York Unemployment Guide -- Lost your job? Find out how to apply for and collect unemployment insurance in New York

Shop Tax Free in NYC -- Tax-Free Shopping Week in New York City
Don't miss tax-free shopping week in New York City. Shop tax free for clothing and shoe bargains under $110.

Volunteer Opportunities in New York City
Volunteer and help others in Manhattan

Manhattan Dog Runs
Take Fido out for some exercise and a little socializing at one of Manhattan’s many legal dog runs.

Find A New York Lawyer
Find a reputable lawyer in New York through these directories that list lawyers with specializations in areas including personal injury, bankruptcy, family law, criminal law, and many others.

Essential Manhattan Phone Numbers and Web Sites
Essential phone numbers and web sites for Manhattan emergencies.

24-Hour Pharmacies in Manhattan
A directory of 24-hour pharmacies in Manhattan. New York is the city that never sleeps, so here's where to go when you need medicine in the middle of the night.

New York Lottery Games
You have to play to win. Learn about New York Lottery's popular games -- including New York Lotto, Mega Millions, Take Five, Instant Games, and more. Find out how to play, where to learn winning numbers, jackpot records, odds of winning.

New York Celebrity Gossip -- Get the Scoop on NYC's Rich and Famous
Looking for gossip about New York's rich and famous? Which celebs are hooking up and which are breaking up? Who's releasing the latest celebrity sex tape (oops)? Who's had really bad plastic surgery and who's checking into rehab? Find out all of this and more at New York's top celebrity gossip web sites.

New York City Guide to Terror Alerts and Security Threat Levels
An overview of the Department of Homeland Security terrorist threat levels for New York City residents. Understand terror alerts and how to respond to elevated terrorist threats.

Howard Stern Biography -- New York's #1 Shock Jock and King of All Media
Biography of #1 New York City radio personality Howard Stern.

New York Icons -- Martha Stewart Biography
A biography of Martha Stewart -- domestic diva, New York icon, and ex-con.

How To Survive A New York Heat Wave
New York heat waves can be brutal. Learn how to survive sweltering days in New York City.

New York City's Best Holiday Lights and Decorations
There is nowhere else in the world like New York City at Christmas: the twinkling lights, the elaborate holiday window displays, the festive decorations. The beauty of the holiday lights and decorations are enough to warm the heart of even the most cynical New York grinch.

Lord & Taylor Holiday Windows
See the holiday window displays at Lord & Taylor and other New York department stores this Christmas season.

NY Better Business Bureau -- Research a Business or File a Complaint
Check out a business before you sign on the dotted line. Protect yourself by making sure your new mover or lawyer or hairstylist is above-board before you hand over your hard-earned cash.

Be Prepared for Emergency -- Ready New York Guide
Read up on how to prepare for potential Manhattan emergencies including power failures, weather disasters, fires, carbon monoxide, and terrorist attacks.

Sherry-Lehmann -- Wine and Booze Delivered
Shop Sherry-Lehmann online or on Madison Ave and they'll deliver your order anywhere in New York State. They'll do it for free if you spend more than $124.95 per shipping address, and they'll even deliver to your summer home in the Hamptons or on Fire Island.

Fresh Direct
No more fighting the supermarket crowds or lugging bags home! Fresh Direct delivers groceries right to your door --including fresh produce and meats, organic and kosher food and prepared gourmet meals. The minimum order is $40 and the delivery fee is $4.95.

New York "Do Not Call" Registration
Get those telemarketers off your back by registering your numbers with Do Not Call. This is also the place to report any naughty telemarketers who keep bugging you after you've registered.

Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows
See the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window displays and other holiday window displays at New York department stores during the Christmas season.

Public Internet Project
Check out a map of WiFi hotspots in Manhattan and support ongoing efforts to make Internet access available to all New Yorkers.

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows
See the holiday window displays at Bergdorf Goodman and other New York City department stores this Christmas season.

How to Sue in Small Claims Court
Your guide to getting justice for shady deals and rip-offs under $3,000.00

Bloomingdale's Holiday Windows
see Bloomingdale's Holiday Window Displays and other New York department stores' Christmas windows.

Urban Hound -- The NYC Dog's Ultimate Survival Guide
The site for NYC dogs and their owners. Find doggie-related products and services, guides to hound health and care, and resources for New Yorkers looking to adopt a dog.

New York City Holiday Shopping Fairs -- Manhattan Holiday Shopping Markets...
Every year in New York City, temporary holiday shopping fairs and markets spring up in parks and other public spaces around the city. Vendors set up booths to sell unique holiday gift items -- many are hand-made. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list and enjoy a fun, festive shopping experience. Jewelry, sweaters and...

New York City Dog Runs
Take Fido out to explore the best dog walks in Manhattan.

Union Square Greenmarket
Find fresh produce, baked goods, and potted plants and flowers at the farmer's market in Union Square Park.

New York Lottery Holiday Games -- Give Lottery Tickets as Gifts or Win...
New York Lottery has introduced a number of new, holiday-themed instant-win lottery games. These festive lottery tickets make fun gifts and can pay off big. Choose from King Kong Millions, Holiday Grab Bag, Extreme Frosty, and Winning Wishes

Macy's Holiday Windows
See Macy's fabulous holiday window displays and other holiday window displays at New York department stores during the Christmas season.

Lauren Krauze
Lauren Krauze is a freelance writer and contributor to About.com

Guide to Summer in the Hamptons
This summer, join the rest of the Manhattan crowd and head to the Hamptons beaches by car, train or bus and check out the area clubs, lounges and top restaurants.

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Barney's New York Holiday Window Display
See the holiday windows diplays at Barney's New York and other New York City department stores this Christmas season.

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