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The Museum of the City Of New York's Completes Its Renovation

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Museum of the City of New York has finished the final phase of its 10-year $95 million renovation project – the first of it's kind since the museum's completion back in 1932. This extensi...   read more

Add a Cultural Twist to Your Next NYC Event: Host it at a Museum

Thursday, December 03, 2015
As one of the great cultural capitals of the world, New York City has a wealth of museum options perfect for hosting a truly memorable event – from world-renowned cultural gems to the unexpected...   read more

The Great Places 2015/16 Venue Directory is Out!

Friday, November 06, 2015
Great events begin with Great Places!     We are proud to announce the release of the 2015/16 Great Places Directory, filled with a curated collection of more than 150 uni...   read more

Meet the 5th Avenue Digital Photographers: How Are Same Sex Weddings Different Than Traditional Weddings?

Friday, October 09, 2015
The relationship may be unconventional but the goal of same sex wedding photography is the same:  capturing the expression and celebration of love.  It may require a little out-of-the-box th...   read more

Guess the Location for this Family Photo Shoot

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Take a look at these photos and see if you can tell where they were taken: In the country?  In a suburban park? It’s a logical conclusion, but incorrect.  These shots were actually...   read more

10 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Mitzvah Photographer

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Hiring a Bar/Bat Mitzvah photographer is different from hiring a wedding photographer. These images aren’t just a portrayal of something that you have dreamed about your whole life, but more so...   read more

The New Federal Hall National Memorial Event Space

Friday, September 11, 2015
Take a step back in time and host your next event at Federal Hall, a beautiful and unique new venue brought to you by the New York Harbor Conservancy and Neuman’s Kitchen, the award-winning cate...   read more

Great Locations For Engagement Photography In NYC

Thursday, September 03, 2015
Location, Location, Location!  What’s the best location to capture those special engagement photographs?  Want to know what top NYC photographers think?  We asked our professional...   read more

The Latest from the Venue Czar...

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Great Places Venue Czar Stephen Fried (@VenueCzar) had been on the move again and we'd like to share some of the great places he's been visiting... Proper West  is a fun sports bar and venue on...   read more

The Institute - “House of Silence”

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The name, The Institute – “The House of Silence,” sounds like the title of an old Vincent Price horror flick. A maze of dark, dank rooms inside a dreary mansion. In reality, it is...   read more
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