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5 CAN’T MISS EVENTS THIS WEEK IN NYC

It’s Halloween Week in NYC and these are the 5 best events for you to take part in.

Motley Crue takes the stage at MSG on their “The Final Tour” tour Tuesday, October 28

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The Knicks open the season at Madison Square Garden versus the Bulls Wednesday, October 29

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The Real Thing starring Ewan McGregor opens on Broadway Thursday, October 30

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The Village Halloween Parade is Friday, October 31

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Wang Jianwei: Time Temple opens at the Guggenheim Museum Friday, October 31

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NYC Activities for the Week of October 28

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The Shops at Bryant Park

It’s Halloween Week, sports are coming back to The Garden, and after two years, Marathon Day is this Sunday. Here’s what’s going on in NYC this week:

New York Television Week 28-30 

Rangers Hockey is back in Madison Square Garden 28

The Knicks home opener in Madison Square Garden 30

18th annual Halloween Celebration at the American Museum of Natural History 31

Village Halloween Parade 31

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park open 1

Fall foliage photography exhibition at the Dana Discovery Center in Central Park 2

The New York City Marathon 3

The NBA is Coming Back to NYC

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It’s coming basketball fans and there is no better place to welcome the start of the NBA season than the Mecca of basketball, New York City. There are plenty of games to look forward to but the ones that will peak New Yorkers main interest is the one happening right in their own back yard.

On October 30, in their first game of the season, go see Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks at the legendary stadium, Madison Square Garden. If that’s not enough to fill your appetites, go see the newly revamped Brooklyn Nets take on the reigning champions Miami Heat in this clash of the titans match-up that is guaranteed to be game to remember.

So on your way to these games be sure to hop on one of our buses because we will have stops near Madison Square Garden and The Barclays Center.

Photo Credit: Flickr / Keith Allison

The Top 5 Moments of 2012 in NYC

The Giants winning the Super Bowl was the 2nd best moment in NYC this year

The Giants winning the Super Bowl was the 2nd best moment in NYC this year

New York City has had itself another incredible year.  There was drama, there was excitement, there was revival, and now, in classic end-of-the-year style, we are going to make a list of the top 5 moments in NYC in 2012.

5. One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in New York

Late in April, a steel beam labeled “1271 feet” was attached to One World Trade Center and the building in progress officially passed the Empire State Building as the tallest in the city.  This was a symbolic victory for New York as it showed that you may be able to knock us down, but we’ll come back stronger than ever.  Little did we know that this wouldn’t be the last time we made that statement in 2012.

4. Linsanity takes over Madison Square Garden

At this point, it seems like so long ago that the perennial d-leaguer from Harvard who was living on his brother’s couch was able to take over New York City, but it happened in 2012.  Linsanity took New York by storm and truly changed the culture of New York Knicks basketball.  Now, Jeremy Lin is playing in Houston, but the rekindled passion for Knicks hoops hasn’t gone anywhere.

3. Barclays Center Opens in Brooklyn

This September, Jay-Z performed a sold out show just blocks from the rough, Brooklyn neighborhood that he grew up in.  This was the first show at the new Brooklyn arena, and began a new era in the outer borough’s entertainment.  The Nets are Brooklyn’s first major sports team since the Dodgers moved west.  The Islanders are also planning a move to Brooklyn and out of the Nassau Coliseum.  And now Brooklyn has it’s answer to Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden, where the biggest names in show business will perform.

2. The Giants win the Super Bowl

On New Year’s Day, the New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys to get into the postseason.  That was the beginning of a ride that culminated in upset victory after upset victory and a second Vince Lombardi trophy in four years.  It was also the second time that the team beat the New England Patriots in the final game, giving NYC another step up in the never-ending New York/Boston sports rivalry.

1. Recovering from Sandy

Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast harder than any storm in recent memory.  It washed away homes and lives, and left New York City in a state of unparalleled despair.  Names like Breezy Point and Red Hook became popularized throughout the world, not because of the great places that they are, but because of the devastation the faced.  New York City was dark.

But we have come together, and like I said before, you can knock New York down, but you can’t knock us out.  We have started to rebuild, but it will take time.  We have raised money and food and clothes, but for some we are still years away from finding normalcy.  The reason that the Sandy recovery effort is the number one moment in New York City this year is because it is not just one moment or one concert, but a constant series of moments.  Every day since the storm has come and gone, New Yorkers have come together to help one another and provide even further proof that we have the best city in the world.

Honorable Mentions:

The ESB Light Show was very cool!

The Rangers made hockey fans out of all of us again

John A. Paulson gave Central Park $100 million

The Space Shuttle Enterprise shot across our sky

How Long Can the Knicks Keep it Up? Guess and You Can Win!

The Knicks are Perfect.  The team that many criticized before the season is the only team left in the entire league without a blemish on the record.  How long can they go?  Well, that’s what we’re asking you!

Tweet @GrayLineNewYork with the number of wins that you think the Knicks will have before their first loss and one lucky person who guesses the correct answer will win a backetball autographed by Ride of Fame legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier!  It’s that easy.

So, do you think they’ll win 7 straight? 10? 82?  Click on this link to submit your guess for a chance to win a ball signed by the greatest Knick of them all!

Win this ball!

Upcoming Schedule:

@ San Antonio (7-2) W 104-100
@ Memphis (6-1)
vs Indiana (3-6)
@New Orleans (3-3)

You must be able to pick up your prizes from out Times Square office in NYC or our visitor’s center at 777 8th Avenue within 30 days if you win a twitter contest.  One entry per person.