There's a reason why so many people love New York: The city is a mecca for culture, shows, shopping, and even retina-burning neon in touristy Times Square.
- You oughta be in pictures … or at least where they're filmed. Lucky you: The NYC Mayor's Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcast keeps info about where tons of films were shot.
- The best place to snag a look at the Manhattan skyline is obviously not in Manhattan. Head to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a stellar view amidst deluxe mansions.
- My friends went to NYC and all I got was this meerkat skull. The Evolution Store is too weird to be fake: Real natural history specimens at very reasonable rates.