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Reasons to Love New York City Right Now

Love comes in all forms, and this Valentine's Day, we thought we'd honor a type of romance that everyone can relate to: Love for your city. After all, urban living may be frustrating, crowded, gritty and just plain exhausting sometimes, but it can also be incredibly moving, full of moments of human tenderness, delightful experiences, and of course, delicious food. That's the part of city life we're honoring this month with a collection of happy stories to bring a smile to your day. (Psst, we've found reasons to love other cities around the country as well: Check out our guides to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.). 

Reasons to love New York City right now...

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Because the Strand is opening a new location 

the bookstore's 18 miles of shelving just got a bit longer; they announced they'll be opening a new location at 450 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, in the former Book Culture space.






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Because City Bakery's hot chocolate isn't gone after all

While City Bakery may be no more, its founder is opening a pop up shop on Bleecker Street devoted entirely to the molten delicacy it was known for. Expect hot chocolate favorites done like you've never experienced before (think: roasted bananas, coconut chai, and white miso).






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Because you can experience the city from new heights

One year after the opening of Hudson Yards, Edge – the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere – is finally opening to the public. The only question is, will you dare to look down?






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Because you can get a "Snowy Day" library card

In honor of the New York Public Library's 125th anniversary, they are offering up a limited supply of library cards based on the iconic children's book – its most checked out title (it's been checked out 485,583 times, to be precise).






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Because you can climb into a giant slinky in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A new art installation by artist Antony Gormley invites you to interact with a tangled weave of metal branches – a new way to see the city skyline (and an amazing Instagram moment).







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