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    Tour Brooklyn by Foot

    This summer has been a scorcher here in New York, but as summer starts to fade into fall, temperatures will cool, making the coming months perfect for a walking tour of Brooklyn. Here are a few of our favorite places to explore....

    Brooklyn Heights Tour

    Recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of our nation’s 10 most beautiful neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights is packed with historical sites. On this tour, you’ll see General Washington’s headquarters, Fulton Ferry District, the townhouse where Truman Capote composed his charming Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and much more.

    Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour

    If you have an artistic streak, then this tour is for you. Bushwick abounds with artist studios and galleries, but the real draw is all the gritty industrial architecture, which attracts graffiti artists from all across the city and the world.

    Williamsburg Walking Tour

    This hipster haven is home to many thriving ethnic communities: Puerto Rican, Polish, Italian, Dominican, and Hasidic. Your tour will take you to such notable spots as the Williamsburg Bridge, the Brooklyn Bowl, and the Russian Orthodox Church (of Seinfeld fame).

    For more information on these and other walking tours, visit the Free Tours By Foot official website.

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    MOFAD Is the Ultimate Foodie Experience in NYC

    Calling all foodies! If you’re visiting New York, you already know you are in the food capital of the world, but have you ever wanted to dive deeper than just the surface level experience of enjoying food?...

    Well, now you can with MOFAD, or the Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn. MOFAD is a new way to showcase food and to help the community learn about different cuisines, where they are from, and how they are made. Food is something that connects all of us — when we are eating we are sharing — whether that be a story or a forkful, it is an activity that brings us together. Every few months the museum will be featuring a different culture in food and drinks — as the CHOW exhibit comes to a close, we can look forward to the African/American: Making the Nation’s Table exhibit to make its entrance this April. 

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    Brooklyn Puts on a Wine Fest

    Wine and dine yourself in the heart of Brooklyn. A bit of an unlikely place to experience the luxury of Wine Country, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Buy your tickets for this year's Brooklyn Wine Fest on February 8th, taking place in the Brooklyn Expo Center....

    Taste delicious wines from all around the world and pair them with the incredible food vendors that will be stationed throughout the Expo Center. Tickets will be available at the event as well as online and there will be two sessions to choose from. Session one begins at 1 pm, making it a perfect brunch partner. If you're looking to do drinks and dinner, we would suggest the second session that begins at 6 pm. Whichever time you choose, it's sure to be an elegantly boozy time around our favorite borough in New York! 

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    Make a Night Out With the Nets

    Its basketball season in Brooklyn and there is no better way to top-off your trip than to catch a game at the Barclays Center. The Nets are holding their own this season and are running the middle of the pack at the Eastern Conference....

    There are multiple games per week, which increases your odds of being able to snag a ticket to a game this season. Grab a few pals or make a date night out of it, it's a great way to get everyone together for a fun evening out. The Tillary Hotel is a quick cab ride away from Barclays Center and is even walkable for those that don’t mind bearing the chilly temps. You can get tickets at the box office or purchase them right on your phone just days before. Tag us in your Nets pics on Instagram—we might just repost your pic! 

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    Head To Coney Island For An Iconic Plunge

    When you think of New Year's in the city, you probably think of crowded night clubs, Times Square, parades, and lots of champagne. But what about the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge? The iconic tradition has been a staple of the island since many New Yorkers can remember and it’s a great way to dive headfirst into a new year and a new you. ...

    On the eve of 2020, historic Luna Park in Coney Island is your spot to catch a midnight fireworks display that’s a well-known tradition on the island. Visit the boardwalk to experience Brooklyn as it was meant to be experienced, with timeless rides and gut-busting goodies. Then, on the first day of the year, return if you dare for the Plunge! Brave guests will get to dive into the frigid waters of New York and symbolically shock themselves into 2020. How cold is the water? We don’t want to know! Happy New Year!

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    Get Boozy on America’s Day of Thanks

    Some people love the traditions of Thanksgiving—cooking all morning, gathering family around a table, and feasting until they put themselves in a food coma in front of the TV....

    However, for some, they prefer a whole different routine on this day of thankfulness. If you fall into the category of the latter, you may prefer to know which cool NYC bars will be open this year on Thanksgiving. The Tillary’s got you covered! 

    This Thanksgiving holiday, we recommend these hot bars: BillyMark’s West for midwestern comfort and some of the cheapest drinks in the city; Doc Holliday’s for that neighborhood-bar vibe and no-frills drinks; or J. J. Kinahan’s for an Irish-American pub serving up hearty classics. 

    Be thankful in whatever way suits you this Thanksgiving! 

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    Have a Spooktacular Halloween

    If you’re in New York City this October you may be wondering what you can do during your stay to get into that Halloween spirit. If you’re like the rest of us, it may be overwhelming looking at the endless list of parties, festivals, and haunted tours going on around the city. ...

    To help you decide which Halloween events are just right for you, here’s our pick of the top events taking place around town:

    October 26: Monster Ball—The biggest bash in the city

    October 31: 2019 Village Halloween Parade—the biggest Halloween parade

    October 27th: Scary Bazaar—the best family-friendly, daytime celebration

    October 31: Voodoo 849—The best theme party

    Ironically, you might not actually sleep much after going to one of these haunting events in NYC. Happy Halloween to our amazing guests!

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    Lizzo Comes to Radio City Music Hall

    On September 22nd, Radio City Music Hall welcomes ultra-hot musician, Lizzo, to its stage. The award-winning singer-songwriter is topping the charts right now with such hits as “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell”....

    With dynamic performances and raw vocals, Lizzo brings an energetic experience that’s sure to stand out as the highlight of your stay in New York City. 

    Before the show, get ready with rooftop cocktails at our onsite bar, the Secret Side. Accompany your craft cocktails and Brooklyn views with bar games and free popcorn. This hidden gem is sure to become your favorite spot in the city to hang out before a night on the town. To purchase your tickets for Lizzo, visit the ticket site here. As always, we hope you have a wonderful stay during your time in New York City.

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    Grab a Bib, It’s Lobster Time

    Okay, maybe a bib isn’t necessary... but it wouldn’t hurt. Every August, Manhattan shows off its vibrant beating heart with the annual Hester Street Fair’s Lobster & Beer. ...

    The concept is straightforward. Where Hester Street and Essex Street meet, the Hester Brand takes the opportunity to present the best the city has to offer: the best beer, the best lobster and the best artisanal creations. The experience is tailored to the uniquely-NYC vibe that all New Yorkers are familiar with. Yet, for such a native experience, the scene is equally inviting to visitors to the city. Through the connected community, you’ll get to know the best that New York City has to offer and find your own understanding of what makes the city one of the most celebrated in the world. The event takes place from 11 am to 6 pm on August 31st. 

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    Catch an Outdoor Movie in the City

    Summer is ramping up to its peak heat and so are opportunities to take our indoor activities outside in the city this July. Throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Bronx parks, free movies are being shown almost every day throughout the summer. ...

    Here in our neighborhood, movies are playing at various parks where guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, and beverages. The parks include Cooper Park, Thomas Green Playground, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Herbert Von King Park, WNYC Transmitter Park, and Prospect Park.

    With so many venues and screenings throughout the month, you won’t be hard-pressed to find a local screening within walking distance of our hotel this summer. Just remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water to beat the summer heat! For a full list of movies and venues, please visit the event site here

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    SummerStage: Turning Parks into Platforms

    For being known as one of the biggest concrete jungles in the world, New York City is home to some incredible natural parks. Residents have leveraged this expanse of scenic greenery to host a series of summer concerts and performances, known as SummerStage, for the purpose of promoting up and coming artists that embody NYC’s international identity....

    There’s no better way to experience the diversity of the city like a local! This year the event started on June 1st with the unveiling of their newly upgraded venue in Central Park. Best of all, this series of performances is the city’s largest free outdoor festival. Check out the event’s website for a list of upcoming shows and to purchase your tickets before they sell out.

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    Surprise Mom will A Mother’s Day Brunch

    Moms don’t usually get much of a break. In fact, it's well-known that their superpower is taking care of everyone else, while seemingly never needing to focus on themselves. That’s why, on one of the few days a year that she’s able to take a break, treat Mom to an experience she’ll really enjoy: brunch!...

    NYC practically invented the brunch scene, boasting an endless array of restaurants offering top-notch mimosas, stunning city views, and creative menus fusing breakfast and lunch in ever-evolving ways. Some of our top picks for brunch on Mother’s Day include:

    Estela, a cozy spot from Mom's that love Mediterranean-inspired dishes; Misi, a pasta bar for carb-lovers that also cranks out fantastic veggie side dishes; and Olmsted, bringing farm-to-table dining to new heights with its on-site mini-farm. 

    Choose from any of these spots (and many more) to spoil Mom with indulgent dining and drinks this Mother's Day. For bonus points, take Mom to a Broadway show while you’re in town!

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    Explore the Coolest Borough of NYC

    New York City comes alive during the spring when the freezing temperatures of winter have seized and mild temperatures cause plant life to bloom across the city. There is no better time of year to explore the area on foot....

    We recommend visiting one of the city’s iconic parks, Central Park or Battery Park, and trekking to the top of the nearby Brooklyn Bridge. Visit one of Soho’s many rooftop bars for a chic dining experience or an inspired craft cocktail.

    If you're here towards the end of April, consider snagging a ticket to the Tribeca Film Festival, an international festival that showcases films, art, and cultural events in Lower Manhattan. Tickets are on sale during the end of March into the beginning of April. Visit the event site here for full details and tickets.

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    Enjoy a Traditional Celebration of Saint Patrick

    St. Patrick’s Day is notorious for loud drunks, tacky green beer, and a lot of grown men dressed as Leprechauns. It’s something New York is very proud to take part in and for good reason! Saint Patrick was not just the patron of the Irish, but of a historic New York that became home for so many Irish immigrants....

    It's not surprising that besides modern celebrations, the city also supports many traditional ones that educate and commemorate Saint Patrick. One such opportunity is the brand new Catacombs by Candlelight Tour that takes you under the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. The historical and—okay, we’ll admit kind of scary—tour is a rare glimpse into the one and only catacombs that run beneath Manhattan. There’s no better way to experience the roots that gave rise to New York and its Irish Heritage.

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    Have a Laid-back Valentine’s Date, Brooklyn-Style

    For beer lovers out there, we got the perfect Valentine’s date for you. At Five Boroughs Brewing Company in Brooklyn, patrons can indulge their senses with a beer and chocolate pairing. These sweet pairs are a match made in beer heaven and, we like to think, the perfect metaphor for a well-matched couple....

    The special pairings will be available at Five Boroughs from February 8th through the 11th, leaving you plenty of time to check it out during your stay at The Tillary.

    Looking for something lowkey to do on February 14th? Visit one of Brooklyn’s amazing pizza joints (Speedy Romeo, Roberta’s, and Dellarocco’s, to name a few!) for can’t beat thin-crust pies.  Top off your night with a visit to our dive-bar-esque Secret Side rooftop bar. Our killer cocktails and views of Brooklyn are a chill way to conclude your Valentine’s Day adventures.

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    Justin Timberlake Comes to Madison Square Garden

    Guess who’s bringing sexy back? Our Gen X and Millennial guests, rejoice! Justin Timberlake, The Boy-Band-Pop Prince, is bringing his sultry falsetto and slick moves to Madison Square Garden on January 24th as part of his The Man of the Woods Tour....

    He’s come a long way since his yellow-haired days as a member of NSYNC but has only grown in his ability to deliver an unforgettable performance. Snag your ticket before all the good ones are gone!

    The show starts at 8:00 p.m. so we recommend dinner and drinks beforehand. For something nearby, we recommend Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, located right across the street from Madison Square Garden. One bite of their pulled pork and you’ll swear you’ve been transported to the South. Jay T happens to be from Tennessee so maybe he’ll be there too for a little taste of home. 

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