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Rock Center Café offers contemporary American cuisine and amazing views of The Rink at Rockefeller Center.

To me, the mark of a good musical is one that transports its audience to the time and place of the characters. I have seen a few musicals that have accomplished this task, with The Lion Kingtopping the list. I first saw this long-running show as a traveling production in Cleveland and a few years later on the Great White Way.

Ever wanted to try your hand at indoor bocce ball, sing karaoke on stage or see semi-famous musicians and comedians in a tiny, little basement venue under a bar? Head to Union Hall where you can do all three, maybe even on the same night.

With a variety of upscale grilled cheese sandwiches and Parmesan-dusted tater tots, Melt Shop takes a kid-friendly lunch and gives it a new and improved spin.

If you are anything like me and love interior design but need a little inspiration to turn your drab dwelling into a designer’s dream, head to the 12th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show, March 21–24 at Pier 94.

Men take pride in their appearance just as much as the ladies, and for a few tips from a pro head to Saks Fifth Avenue March 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. for a men’s grooming event hosted by men’s skincare company La Mer. Fellas will learn tips and tricks from celebrity groomer Kumi Craig, who has gotten a long list of celebrities camera-ready, including Michael Jordan, Jon Hamm and Bradley Cooper.

The first time I went to Chef 28 was a few years ago. It is the go-to happy hour hangout for two of my friends that work in the area, and I was told I had to try the lychee martini—complete with two large pieces of lychee floating in the heavenly concoction.

New York City steak houses are legendary, and one of my favorites is Benjamin Steakhouse in Midtown East. I had the opportunity to dine at the restaurant for a work event last year, and the establishment exudes “Old New York” as soon as you enter.

Waffles are one of my favorite foods and waffle sandwiches from Waffle & Wolf just make a good food even better.

After living in New York City for seven years, I am still amazed by the sheer amount of cultural opportunities available. I love visiting the city’s famous museums and galleries and, living in such an inspiring place, most of my favorite artists often show their work in this metropolis.

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