(1) Sweet Spot.
For the chocolate and candy lover in all of us.
Valentine’s Day may be over, but a person’s love for sweets lasts all year round. Which is precisely what makes Economy Candy a must-see stop when your next craving comes around. From hand-dipped chocolates to every jellybean flavor under the sun, there’s no limit to the savory treasures you’ll discover. They even have a nostalgia section, allowing you to partake in old-time favorites that are no longer easily accessible on supermarket shelves. So go ahead and treat yourself. Because if you’re going to indulge, this is the place to do it. (108 Rivington St.)
(2) Go For the Goalie.
Major League Soccer at its finest.
Are you an avid soccer fan? If so, you should think about heading over to Yankee Stadium on March 15th for the New York City Football Club’s first home opener of the season. This Major League Soccer team will go toe-to-toe (or rather cleat to cleat) against New England Revolution in what’s sure to be quite the competitive game. Not to mention how neat it will be to see the iconic baseball stadium morph into a soccer field. Let the games begin! (1 E. 161st St.)
(3) Greasy Spoon Grub.
Head down to the best diner in town.
While some eateries are easily forgettable, NYC’s iconic establishment The Diner not only promises its customers quality food, but a fun and relaxed atmosphere that even transports you back in time. Located in the Meatpacking District, this restaurant offers a modern interpretation of the American ‘30s and ‘40s classic diner settings complete with a soda fountain and comfy booths to cozy up to your sweetie. So order up a few juicy burgers and tasty milkshakes and let the time warp being! (44 9th Ave.)
(4) Dancing With the Stars.
The Rockettes like you’ve never seen them before.
There’s no better way to celebrate the change in season than by taking in a show. Not just any show, though – The New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall! Kicking off on 3/26, Laura Benanti, Derek Hough will join the legendary Rockettes for a whirlwind adventure that centers around three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. The production will include an array of special effects, an exciting soundtrack of both originals and classic songs, as well as stimulating dance numbers that will make you want to get up out of your seat and join the fun. There’s no doubt about it, folks. This spectacular is going to be… well, spectacular! (1260 Ave. of the Americas)
(5) The Object of Your of Designer.
Check out the Big Apple’s latest art exhibit.
Art fans will want to head over to the Museum of the City of New York for their latest exhibit Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand, which features over 150 advertisements, posters, brochures, and books of Rand’s masterful work. His creative genius helped revolutionize the advertising world, making his achievements remain very influential even to this day. So if you’re looking to learn more about the art world’s rich culture and history, you’ll find plenty to absorb right here. It’ll seem as though this display was designed just for you. (1220 5th Ave.)
(6) Sports Bar Sophistication.
Make your night out a classy one.
When it comes to spending a fun night out on the town, it’s all about finding the right kind of ambiance to go with your sport-watching needs – and Legends provides just that. Featuring a wide selection of savory cocktails and juicy burgers, this multi level establishment provides an upbeat, celebratory atmosphere that is downright contagious and makes you feel like part of the game. It’s pretty much the next best thing to watching your favorite team live. The name pretty much speaks for itself here, folks. So get ready for what’s guaranteed to be a legendary evening. (6 W. 33rd St.)
(7) Art in Bloom.
Macy’s shows off its flower power.
Looking to get a little “spring” in your step? Well, luckily for you, Macy’s Flower Show is in full bloom starting on 3/22. This two week event will showcase beautifully bright floral arrangements right outside in the Broadway Plaza for all to see. Live music, fun kids’ activities, and educational seminars will also take place throughout the show. So come smell the roses and give this season the proper welcoming it deserves! (151 W. 34th St.)
(8) What’s All That Racket?
A tennis showdown like no other.
Why watch tennis from the confines of your living room when you can watch it live right here in NYC? The BNP Paribas Showdown offers visitors that precise opportunity. On 3/10 come see the likes of Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer take on fellow athlete Grigor Dimitrov in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Tennis legends Monica Seles and Gabriela Sabatini will also face each other on the court during the opening match. Suffice to say, this is one tennis exhibition guaranteed to serve up a competitive game for all involved. Game. Set. Match. (4 Pennsylvania Plaza)
(9) Spring into Shopping.
The latest trends are only a few steps away.
A change in weather means a change in wardrobe. Put an extra spring into your shopping step by heading over to Topshop for some of the finest fashions women’s retail has to offer. From bright, colorful tops to beautiful floral dresses, these chic designs will help you welcome the new season in style – guaranteed! You’ll look runway ready by the time summer hits. (608 5th Ave.)
(10) An Art Fair To Remember.
The Armory Show is here at last.
What’s better than a typical art fair? One that comes with an ocean view, of course! The Armory Show provides its visitors with such luxuries by showcasing its contemporary and modern works of art right along Piers 92 and 94. From 3/5-3/8, art enthusiasts can take part in everything this annual event has to offer, which includes perusing a vast array of extraordinary exhibitions from both the 20th and 21st centuries. When it comes to creativity, this is by far the No. 1 place to be. (55th St. and 12th Ave.)