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Have Your Cracker Jacks and Eat Them Too

Enjoy a baseball game without trekking to the stadium with these local spots in New York City!

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Flora and Fauna for Your Mama

Celebrate this Mother’s Day with some unique gift options in Atlanta!

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Lunch in London

Feeling a bit peckish? Visiting London can be exhausting, between Google mapping Harrods, gawking over the crown jewels at the Tower of London, and trying not to get hit by a bus in Trafalgar Square, you might have forgotten to look up some good lunch spots. For the new Londoner, finding a decent place to […]

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Portland Brings Home the Cup!

Major League Soccer is the professional soccer league in the United States. With 20 teams across the U.S. the MLS franchise has become increasingly popular in the past few years, expanding to cities such as Portland, Oregon. Portland has had a soccer team for many years, but in 2011 the MLS expanded to include both […]

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Chicago Art

  From the streets to the galleries, Chicago has never lacked passion, expression and innovation. To honor Chicago’s commitment to culture, let’s talk about art. From the days of hosting one of the most successful World’s Fairs in 1893, Chicago has permanently stamped its mark as a city of culture and expression. Today that mark […]

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Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in New York City, Updated for 2015!

The twenty-third edition of the Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in New York City: Including Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Northern New Jersey, about 415 pages long, contains detailed information on neighborhoods, getting settled, helpful services, child care and education, cultural life, green living, and much more. Updated by Julie Schwietert Collazo, […]

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MLK Day Activities

Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is January 15th, but is officially observed on the 3rd Monday of January. Not everyone has this day off, but for those that do, there are many things in your city that you can do to celebrate the life and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday and […]

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Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Portland, Updated for 2015!

The third edition of the Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Portland: Including Vancouver, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard, and Wilsonville, about 560 pages long, contains detailed information on neighborhoods, getting settled, helpful services, child care and education, cultural life, green living, and much more. Written by Bryan Geon, who has spent over a decade exploring […]

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New Los Angeles Edition Now Available!

Brand new, updated for 2014! First Books, publisher of the bestselling Newcomer’s Handbook® relocation series, is excited to announce publication of the sixth edition of the Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Los Angeles: Including Santa Monica, Pasadena, Orange County, and the San Fernando Valley. This 398-page volume will quickly orient newcomers to […]

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New York Pizza

BuzzFeed’s recent article on 18 Pizza Joints You Must Try Before You Die, covers many pizza restaurants in the New York City area. Therefore, if you are moving to (or already live in) New York, we have a list of suggestions for your next pizza craving. Our first recommendation is Di Fara Pizza. Some people […]

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