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Central Park: NYC's MVP

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Central Park: NYC's MVP

When people think of NYC, certain things always come to mind. The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and, of course, Central Park. Stretching over 843 acres and bordered by Harlem at the north end and Midtown at the south, Central Park is an ecosystem all its own. 

During the summer, Central Park is at its most robust. From live music to films, theatre to live wild animals, here are Bracha New York's must-do's this summer in Central Park.

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The Hamptons: Where to Eat, Sleep and Explore This Summer in NYC's Most Exclusive Getaway Spot

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The Hamptons: Where to Eat, Sleep and Explore This Summer in NYC's Most Exclusive Getaway Spot

How do you know when summer has officially kicked off? In most parts of the country, you can tell by the opening of pools, the brightly colored camp t-shirts donned by neighborhood kids, by the influx of windows rolled down, radios turned up. In NYC, though, it is the mass weekend exodus to the Hamptons that is the tell tale sign that summer has begun.

While it may be too late to book your dream summer-long weekend haven, there are still a ton of weekend rentals, gorgeous hotels, and, for the perfect investment, properties for sale to take advantage of. Here are Bracha NY’s favorite things to do and places to go in the coveted Hamptons.

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NYC's Best Outdoor Movie Venues for Summer 2015

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NYC's Best Outdoor Movie Venues for Summer 2015

One of our favorite summer activities in NYC are the weekly outdoor film showings that can be found everywhere from Coney Island to Bryant Park. Whether you're looking for a quirky cult classic for date night or kid-friendly flicks for a family night out, the city has it all. Here are our five favorite venues for kicking back and enjoying a movie al fresco!

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Bracha's Picks: The Best Parks in NYC

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Bracha's Picks: The Best Parks in NYC

Here at Bracha, we're not ashamed to admit that we've got spring on our minds. Spring in the city is what cinematic masterpieces are made of. From sidewalk dining to sunset walks along the waterfront, spring brings out the best in New York. Most stunning, though, is the way the city's many parks come into bloom seemingly all at once. 

Living near a park can add dramatically to the value of your property, and it's not hard to see why. Here are Bracha's picks for the best parks in NYC. 

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The Best Home Staging Tips from Design Recipes' Cathy Hobbs

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The Best Home Staging Tips from Design Recipes' Cathy Hobbs

One of the most crucial elements to selling your home is making sure it looks as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Seems obvious, huh? But staging your home is more than just keeping it clean and tidy while it's on the market-- it's an art form. And when it comes to the art of home staging, five-time Emmy award winning television host and interior designer Cathy Hobbs is at the top of her game. 

Here are some of our favorite home staging tips that we picked up from Cathy to help you make your home as marketable as possible.

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The Most Romantic Spots in NYC

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The Most Romantic Spots in NYC

There is romance all around in the city that never sleeps-- from grand scale Hollywood-style romance to the kind that happens in the moments when you are simply crossing the street. From the big to the small, the landmarks to the hideaways, in honor of Valentine's Day here are some of Bracha's picks for the most romantic spots in NYC.

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Bracha's Picks: The Best Independent Movie Theaters in NYC

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Bracha's Picks: The Best Independent Movie Theaters in NYC

Oscar season is upon us and while some of the nominated films are big name blockbusters shown on jumbo screens at multiplexes across town, there are many buzz-worthy movies and quality performances screening only on smaller screens at indie movie houses. This is a great excuse to get out and patronize your local independent movie theaters. Check out Bracha's picks for the best NYC independent movie theaters.

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Four Winter Wonderful Holiday Markets

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Four Winter Wonderful Holiday Markets

It’s that time of the year where you’re likely rushing around to find the perfect presents for your loved ones. Lucky for us, there are tons of incredibly festive and fun seasonal markets going on now in NYC, one stop shops for picking up those game changing gifts for the special someones in your life.

Here are some of our faves that you should definitely check out while your holiday hunting this season.

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