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Friday Finds: Perfume Pandemonium

November 1, 2013

There’s something in the air in the world’s most popular cities, and it’s not just the outsider enthusiasm of November’s swell of tourists. Between shops, pop-ups, and collaborations, a new wave of perfume is atomizing its way into the hippest of urban ethers. Perfect for the brisk climate, these scents… (more)
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A renaissance of amusements at Coney Island in New York City

May 8, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – If Manhattan is the main event of the circus that is New York City, then Coney Island is its most colorful sideshow. Over the decades, this peninsula (not really an island) in the borough of Brooklyn has been a prime destination for Manhattanites seeking a… (more)
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History in the baking at A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

April 8, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – In the borough of Brooklyn, a freshly baked pizza isn’t only a cheap-’n'-tasty meal−it’s also a canvas of history. The famous combination of thin crust, rich tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and toppings was brought by the waves of Italian immigrants who settled in New York,… (more)
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From circus stunt to city icon at the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City

January 19, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – The Brooklyn Bridge is such an iconic part of the New York cityscape that it’s hard to imagine that, when it was completed in 1883, many thought it was a flimsy experiment sure to collapse. Spanning the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, it was… (more)
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Friday Finds: Autumn in NYC

October 5, 2012

Following this week’s The Hunt: Best Place to Enjoy the Fall Brews post, we’ve rounded up some outdoor spots around The Big Apple for you to enjoy the October season. In Central Park, sponsored by Southern Comfort, “Atlantic Station’s popular Movies in Central Park event is returning for one night… (more)
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The Hunt – Our Favorite Places to Feel Healthy

March 8, 2012

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be in at that time. We wanted to share with you, our readers, some of our finds from around the world. This week, to follow up… (more)
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Friday Finds: New York State of Mind

January 27, 2012

Since we just launched our New York City guide two days ago, we can’t stop thinking about the Big Apple this week. In addition to laying out our favorite stays, shops, and eats for you, dear readers, we’ve got a running list of places we’ve still yet to discover in… (more)
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The Hunt: Gift Stores

December 8, 2011

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be in at that time. We wanted to share with you, our readers, some of our finds from around the world! This week’s theme in honor… (more)
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The Hunt: Hot Beverages

December 1, 2011

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be in at that time. We wanted to share with you, our readers, some of our finds from around the world! This week’s theme in light… (more)
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A carnivore’s pilgrimage across the bridge: Peter Luger Steakhouse

August 23, 2008

BROOKLYN, USA – I like steak…it’s OK…I guess. Generally, if given the choice, I will shy away from a steakhouse. But on Thursday, when invited to Peter Luger, I thought I’d put aside my usual resistance to see what the hype was about. “After all,” I reasoned, “it is still… (more)