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As with anything in life, as I’ve gotten older my tastes have changed. In the past, a night out with friends would normally consist of a standard cocktail or beer at a bar. Now, I often opt for a nice, complex glass of wine while enjoying my down time.

New York City is full of weeklong events—the most famous of which is probably Fashion Week. However, the City That Never Sleeps also boasts Restaurant Week in the winter and even a week dedicated to pampering and wellness in the spring: Spa Week.

Gorilla Coffee’s cozy interior is as warm as its drinks. With a mostly red color scheme and elementary school-style tables, chairs and pull-down-over-a-chalkboard map, the Park Slope store feels nostalgic and comforting.

The American Repertory Theater’s 40th anniversary production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin returns to Broadway this spring. The original award-winning production was directed by legendary song and dance man Bob Fosse and features several notable show tunes, including “Corner of the Sky” and “I Guess I’ll Miss The Man.”

For Michelin-starred modern Chinese cuisine; try Hakkasan New York in Midtown West.

Spring is the perfect season. I mean, just think about it—not too cold, not too hot and we finally have more precious hours of sunlight. The best thing about spring—besides finally ditching a few winter layers, that is: People are spending more time in the great outdoors.

Ever start to get a little hungry after a few drinks? Lulu’s in Greenpoint understands this phenomenon and offers a free personal pizza with each drink (more than $3) you order. Pizzas come plain, but toppings only cost a dollar extra.

White Box is an interesting art gallery in the Lower East Side. Not just dedicated to contemporary art, the small raw space serves as a multipurpose venue where visitors can see everything from video art, to performance pieces and even fashion shows.

One of the best things about working in New York City is always being in relatively close proximity to a famed restaurant. Luckily, my office is right down the street from one of the city’s most popular fried chicken joints, Hill Country Chicken—an offshoot of the nearby barbecue restaurant, Hill Country.

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