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23 May 2015 08:00 PM EST

Amusement parks are opening their gates, and behind them are plenty of new rides waiting for thrillseekers.
This year's new roller coasters are not only bigger, they also plunge faster and flip in spins previous coaster technology could only dream about.
The International Association of Amusement Parks recently released the list of new rides opening this year in amusement parks across the U.S., which includes at least 12 new roller coasters, so the more than 375 million adrenaline junkies visiting theme parks this year have some serious excitement ahead of them!

23 May, 2015
Best Beaches for NYC Summer Getaways

-by Yuliya Geikhman, Staff Writer; Image: The Wonder Wheel at Coney Island is just a short walk from Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach (Image Source: Drew Kolar) We’ve made it through one terrible winter. That means we deserve a beach day... or five. New York City has over 14 miles of beaches, all of which are open from Memorial Day weekend through... Read more

22 May, 2015
SlamBamDance: Rock Music and Dance Collide in Brooklyn on Memorial Day

-by Drew Kolar, Editor; Image: The official promotional poster for SlamBamDance (Image Source: Press Release) Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us—but now the question is, what do we do with the extra day off? Fans of live music and performance art know that Williamsburg is the place to go these days to catch a good show—after all,... Read more

19 May, 2015
5th Avenue FAO Schwarz Closing its Doors in July

-by Yuliya Geikhman, Staff Writer; Image: FAO Schwarz on 5th Avenue in New York City (Image Source: Rob Young on Flickr / CC BY 2.0) The iconic New York City toy store on 59th Street, FAO Schwarz, will be closing down on July 15. FAO’s parent company, Toys “R” Us, is not closing down the store for good though, USA Today reports. Toys... Read more

15 May, 2015
For One More Weekend, Uber Steps In for Stranded L Train Riders with $2.75 Rides

-by Yuilya Geikhman, Staff Writer; Image: Carpooling is a great way to save cash! (Image Source: Joe Shlabotnik on Flickr / CC BY 2.0) Uber has come to the rescue of L train users once again, as the work on the train line nears its scheduled end. The ride-sharing startup has been shuttling riders to and from Williamsburg into Manhattan along the L train... Read more

13 May, 2015
Citi Bike Giving Away Free Rides on Thursday

-by Yuliya Geikhman, Staff Writer; Image: Docked Citi Bikes (Image Source: Oran Viriyincy / viriyincy on Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0) Take a free bike ride around the city on Thursday thanks to Citi Bike and Switzerland tourism. For the first time ever, Citi Bike will be available for free for a day with all expenses paid by Switzerland Tourism as part... Read more

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