Events & Activities in Manhattan

Up to 68% Off Chocolate Walking Tour of SoHo

Tribeca

$88.05 $29

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Indulge in samples at top chocolate purveyors during a 90-minute walking tour led by an expert guide

Up to 49% Off Hands-On Sailing Lesson in Manhattan

New York

$147 $85

Learn basic sailing skills and terminology from certified instructors aboard an 30-foot O'day sloop

56% Off Photography Class

Upper East Side

$99 $44

International shutterbug imparts tips on iPhoneography, night photography, and taking photos with pets

Up to 72% Off Ghost Tour of New York

Greenwich Village

$35 $14

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Two-hour walking tours start at Washington Square Park and include nine of New York’s most bone-chilling destinations

81% Off Intro Acting Class

Upper West Side

$150 $29

Acting guru Mark Stolzenberg imparts decades of experience in subjects such as eye lines, close-up work, and emotions on camera

66% Off Cabaret Outing for Two at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret

West Village

$86 $29

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Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

Up to 53% Off Pedicab Tours of Central Park

In Front of Green Cafe

$120 $60

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Pedicabs help visitors explore the sights, history, and surrounds Central Park at a leisurely pace

Up to 54% Off at NYC Urban Foot Tours

Astor Place Square

$49 $24

Knowledgeable guide leads visitors on walking tour through historical New York Neighborhoods, divulging tips on shopping and style

51% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

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Four studios with Pilates Reformer classes for all skill levels, including intro sessions that cover basic exercises and equipment use

Up to 49% Off Central Park Bike or Pedicab Tour

Manhattan

$45 $26.95

Leisurely tours led by knowledgeable guides and whisk past such landmarks as Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, and Sheep Meadow

Up to 71% Off Women’s Kickboxing at Hip + Fit

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Black belt and indie rapper blends her two passions to create cardio kickboxing that helps clients lose weight and improve muscle

Up to 64% Off Hip-Hop Dance Classes

Garment District

$65 $25

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Students of all skill levels learn to break, lock, and pop in energetic hip-hop dance classes taught by accomplished dancer B.R.&.O.N

60% Off Fitness Classes at Pace for Success

Chelsea

$149 $59

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Trainers get boot-campers hefting kettlebells and battling TRX bands; other classes include sports conditioning and cardio kickboxing

Up to 76% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Manhasset

$124 $39

Owned by Cynthia Conde of VH1's Bridal Bootcamp, fitness haven hosts boot-camp courses centered on high-intensity obstacle course

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

80% Off One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$239 $49

Channeling the art of muay thai, kickboxing classes train students to last through 60 minutes of intense hand, knee, and foot combat

Up to 59% Off Ab Classes at GetUpNGetFit

Tribeca Health & Fitness

$30 $15

Target and engage abdominal muscles with 30 minutes of intense core workouts

Up to $49 Off NYC Three-Attraction Pass

CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

$92 $69

Passes for Madame Tussauds wax attraction, Empire State Building, and Midtown harbor cruise

Up to 51% Off at Jekyll And Hyde's Chamber Of Horrors

Theater District - Times Square

$50 $25

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Brave guests explore Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's abandoned laboratory, winding through it's maze-like rooms of terror

50% Off

Upper West Side

$350 $175

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Up to 68% Off at The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

Manhattan

$100 $35

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Rigorous conservatory approach extends to community in all-level, three-hour group hip-hop dance classes held each Friday

60% Off an Anti-Aging Firming Facial

Midtown

$60 $24

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Under the supervision of an instructor, a student aesthetician tightens and tones the client's skin with an anti-aging firming facial

Up to 81% Off Tango Classes

Theater District - Times Square

$210 $39

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Celebrated Argentinian dancers lead classes for all skill levels six days per week

Up to 56% Off Yoga Classes at Yogamaya Yoga Studio

Chelsea

$85 $39

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Instructors lead dynamic Vinyasa-based yoga classes for all levels that incorporate alignment and yogic philosophy

Up to 84% Off Tango Classes

Garment District

$240 $39

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Instructors spark a love of Argentine Tango during beginner’s classes or a night of dance performances, lessons, and beer sampling.

50% Off One-Way or Roundtrip Bus Trip

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

Up to 55% Off New York City Tour

Theater District - Times Square

$104.99 $52

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A guide shows tourists sites that include Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty via bus, ferry, and foot

43% Off Cardio Tennis Lessons

Roosevelt Island

$210 $119

Appropriate for all skills levels, the popular and Cardio Tennis program has participants chasing down tennis balls while having fun

Up to 45% Off BYOB Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Multiple Locations

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays while enjoying drinks

Up to 58% Off a Walking Tour with a Tablet

New York

$45 $22

Tour-goers follow a knowledgeable guide and interact with a tablet that presents a multimedia view of downtown neighborhoods' histories

Discover Outdoors – Up to 56% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Central Park

$89 $39

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Sport-specific training, functional movements, circuit training, and body-awareness drills prepare participants for outdoor adventures

Jillian Michaels – Up to 69% Off

Beacon Theatre

$63.55 $20

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Personal trainer and fitness celebrity shares her tips for health and success in an interactive multimedia presentation

Up to 55% Off Day Hiking Excursion

Multiple Locations

$139 $69

Day hikes to destinations such as Indian Head Mountain, Mount Wittenberg, and Minnewaska led by expert guides

Explore New York's Criminal Past with a Cultural Historian

New York

$45 $45

Robin London guides groups through criminal sites and gangster haunts before exploring the Museum of the American Gangster

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" – Up to 41% Off

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $45

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Comedic show about advice for straight women hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

"Avenue Q" – Up to 34% Off

New World Stages

$105 $69

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

Cre.Art Project – Up to 40% Off "Visuality 3"

Mary Flagler Cary Hall at Dimenna Center

$30 $18

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Innovative multimedia piece combines chamber music, visual displays, poetry, and dance into a mesmerizing whole

50% Off Sneak-Preview Film Screening

New York

$50 $25

Filmgoers catch a sneak peek of films before their wide release; past screenings have included "Melancholia" and "The Artist"

Up to 62% Off Music or Dance Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$250 $95

Classes teach kids aged four months to five years how to play music on violins and accordions or dance to lively tunes

Learn the Art of Dumpling Making at a BYOB Workshop

Tribeca

$65 $65

Lifelong chef Connie Sun reveals her techinique for hand-making traditional Chinese dumplings and spring rolls during a BYOB lesson

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

50% Off Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

Financial District

$35 $17.50

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Guides walk groups through the sites, stories, and histories of New York's involvement in slavery and the struggle for freedom

Up to 56% Off from The Amazing Fashion Race

New York

$40 $19

A fashion-centric scavenger hunt sends teams racing throughout New York City's shopping centers to benefit a nonprofit the helps teen girls

Chamber-Music Concert in a Welcoming, Informal Environment

Clinton

$15 $15

Cellist Luke Krafka leads a two-hour chamber music concert; guests are encouraged to ask questions before, after, and during intermission

Up to 53% Off Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

81% Off Comedy Show and Afterparty

Stand Up NY Labs - Upper West Side

$42 $8

Follow up an intimate laughing fest with an afterparty featuring DJs spinning tunes; each show hosts a limited number of guests

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 51% Off Historic Harlem Food Tour

New York

$138 $69

2.5-hour tour invites guests to sample Caribbean cuisine, soul food, and West African fare while exploring Harlem's diverse neighborhoods

90% Off Capoeira and Power Core

Midtown South Central

$250 $26

Each 45-minute Power Core workout torches fat with an ever-changing mix of jump ropes, kettlebells, and cardio

Up to 66% Off at Brooklyn Athletic Club

Brooklyn

$150 $59

Instructors lead students of all abilities in total-body fitness sessions, using equipment such as kettlebells and suspension trainers

Up to 81% Off Yoga Classes at The Giving Lotus

East Harlem

$100 $25

Experienced instructors lead classes in kundalini, vinyasa, and hatha yoga, as well as Chinese qi gong and Indian bhangra dance

50% Off Swimming Lessons

Upper East Side

$50 $25

In an indoor heated pool, swim instructors assess a student's swimming skills then assign them to a small group that fits their level

Up to 82% Off Kids Classes at Church Street Boxing Gym

Tribeca

$210 $45

Instructors with ring experience lead kids using boxing techniques, muay thai, and jujitsu classes at the training spot of Evander Holyfield

Up to 78% Off Hot Mess Drag Revue

42WEST

$112 $29

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Bianca Del Rio of "RuPaul's Drag Race" emcees an evening of comedy, dancing, and lip syncing

Up to 54% Off Yoga, Wine & Chocolate

Y-Clad's Hidden Gem

$96 $45

Classes in Hatha yoga with a focus on compassion, balance, fluid movement, and alignment; evening sessions with wine and chocolates

Up to 74% Off Group Fitness Classes at InnerG Fitness

Midtown South Central

$100 $30

Burn calories and tone muscles in more than 50 group classes; trainers tailor workouts for each client during small-group sessions

37% Off Fitness Hikes with Move Adventures

New York

$109 $69

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Scenic hikes in NY State mix circuit training and running with gorgeous views and round-trip transportation

84% Off Personal Training and Gym Membership

Flatiron District

$624 $99

Personal trainer helps clients achieve fitness goals with techniques they can take back to the gym

Up to 52% Off BOLLYX Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Instructors employ the moves and choreography of upbeat Bollywood dances to burn calories and sculpt bodies

Up to 56% Off Holistic Wellness Fair

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Take in the latest in holistic wellness from practitioners specializing in intuitive reading, life coaching, and various forms of bodywork

Up to 88% Off Kids Boxing and Thai Kickboxing Classes

Jerome Park

$100 $15

8th-degree black belt instructor teaches self-defense techniques designed to address bullies and strangers

55% Off Services

West New York

$560 $252

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

51% Off Knitting Lesson and Supplies with Laura from Gotta Knit!

New York

$80 $39

Experienced instructors tutor students of all levels in knit and purl stitches, cables, Fair Isle color work, and lace

15% Off a Make-Your-Own Pair of Rings Workshop

Financial District

$2,425 $2,059

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Metal artist Sam Abbay guides couples through the process of making their engagement or wedding rings out of gold, palladium, or platinum

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 75% Off Yoga Sessions

Morris Park

$200 $59

Early-morning sessions prepare yogis for the day ahead with exercises that flow through a series of poses

Up to 69% Off at Eastside Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Multiple Locations

$160 $69

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through one-hour Brazilian jujitsu classes that focus on grappling techniques

Up to 61% Off Dancehall Classes

New York

$75 $35

Dancehall blends high-energy Caribbean dancing with Jamaican influences

Up to 58% Off Sightseeing Bike Rental

Financial District

$20 $10

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Bike rentals give cyclists two or four hours to independently explore the Greenway Bike Path, the Brooklyn Bridge, and nearby attractions.

Up to 52% Off Historic Mansion Visit or Rental

Washington Heights

$10 $6

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An 8,500-square foot mansion, built in 1765, where George Washington dined with fellow Founding Fathers and Aaron Burr wed

Up to 75% Off MMA and Self-Defense Classes

Fight Factory Gym

$200 $59

Professional instructor teaches MMA and self-defense basics.

Up to 65% Off Classes at NYC Dance Arts

Lower East Side

$50 $19

Yoga and dance classes in various styles such as hip hop and ballet

Up to 87% Off Classes at Yoga with Kirlaynne

Garment District

$150 $25

Multilevel Hatha yoga sessions emphasize proper body alignment and a focus on the breath

Up to 67% Off Soccer Lessons

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

Coaches with experience at academies in Germany and England teach students how to pass, receive, dribble, shoot, and use teamwork

Up to 56% Off Personal-Training Sessions

New York

$420 $210

A fitness professional helps clients meet individual fitness goals during personal-training sessions

45% Bike Tours

New York

$680 $374

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Services

Midtown East

$135 $61

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

71% Off Classes at NYC Fitness

Hamilton Heights

$120 $35

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Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through high-energy classes such as tae-robics or Pilates

Up to 69% Off Hatha Yoga Classes

Garment District

$30 $15

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Yogis Radha and Keshava stretch bodies and soothe minds with hatha yoga's blend of meditative exercises and asanas

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From a stone mosaic that lined the floors of a fifth-century synagogue to the final rhyme spit out by a Jewish hip-hop artist, the span of The Jewish Museum New York's collections is as diverse as it is long. What began in 1904 with 26 artifacts has blossomed into a collection of 27,000 paintings, sculptures, and multimedia exhibits that dovetail into a collage of Jewish culture and identity from across centuries and continents.

The centerpiece of the museum is Culture and Continuity: A Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibit teeming with artifacts, videos, and art that collectively celebrate Jewish identity and the culture's ability to persevere through sometimes tragic circumstances. Artists—from 20th century French master Édouard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley—enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

The centerpiece of the museum is Culture and Continuity: A Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibit teeming with artifacts, videos, and art that collectively celebrate Jewish identity and the culture's ability to persevere through sometimes tragic circumstances. Artists—from 20th century French master Édouard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley—enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

Interactive exhibits such as the Archeology Zone bring kids within earshot of ancient times as they don ancient costumes and weigh, magnify, and analyze vessels just like anthropologists or careful ancient housewares shoppers. Family activities include holiday-themed art classes and workshops, and The Wind Up series invites adults into the museum for an after-hours menagerie of cutting-edge music, film, and theatre. After a day of soaking up history, attendees can nosh at Lox at Cafe Weissman, a certified-kosher cafe whose stained glass windows shine a light on the edible portion of the Jewish journey.

1109 5th Ave
New York,
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Brazil Bronze Glow Bar owner Sally Blenkey-Tchassova knows how difficult it can be to get pale skin to cooperate. She spent her childhood in England applying self-tanning creams to her naturally ivory skin, trying every formula and label she could in her ongoing quest to find the perfect, long-lasting solution. It wasn't until she moved to New York City and found a passion for the highly competitive––and very tan––world of ballroom dancing, that she gracefully stumbled upon the concept of airbrush tanning. From that moment on, she decided to learn everything she could about airbrushing, daring to dream about a world where every pale person could instantly transform herself into a Brazilian goddess whenever she pleased. However, her first attempts with highly perfumed, commercial-grade formulas left her feeling sick, so she took it upon herself to build a better bronze, eventually perfecting a 95% organic product, as well as a sculpted application designed to add subtle definition to curves, décolletage, and the body's natural pinstriping.

According to New York magazine, Blenkey-Tchassova now divides her time between "the West Coast for celeb regulars and awards-season appointments" and the New York City salon, which has blossomed into an international operation recognized by numerous media outlets, including Allure magazine, which noted, "Her spray gun creates streak-free color that fades as evenly as the real thing." Salon technicians even travel to bring the airbrush experience to homes, offices, or subterranean doomsday bunkers, and further boost clients' self-confidence by planning flirty boudoir photo sessions.

580 Broadway
New York,
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Amid the illuminated signs, speedo-clad cowboys, and web-slinging superheroes of Times Square, it can become difficult to stand out. Ral’eau Salsa Dance Company, one of the neighborhood’s many businesses, has just the solution—teaching students to express themselves through a variety of energetic, sensual dances that originated in Latin America and calorie-torching Zumba classes. Teachers demonstrate the steps of New York- and LA-style salsa with patience and positivity, using easy-to-follow cues to help students master each swivel, spin, and air-guitar solo. They also teach other styles of movement, including tango, hip-hop, and swing, which students can take to the streets during field trips to dance clubs and cruise ships.

In addition to hosting signature Salsa classes, Ral’eau Salsa Dance Company opens its spacious, climate-controlled studios to those who want to tone muscles and burn fat through Zumba classes. Fostering a community of 1,000-plus members, the company hosts more than 300 classes per month across various disciplines while maintaining intimate class sizes. With five levels of progressive advancement, students will meet new people, improve dancing techniques, boost self-esteem, and stay fit while swiveling their moves in a lively environment. To accompany a wide array of fitness classes including pilates, yoga, and mixed martial arts, instructors lead private dance lessons to help couples gear up for weddings, proms, or three-legged races on the set of Soul Train.

300 W 43rd St, Ste 600
New York,
NY
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Donna Rubin and Jennifer Lobo have extensive experience in Bikram yoga. Donna, a former Broadway performer, noticed that actors, musicians, and stagehands had little space to stretch and warm up before their performances. In turn, she chose the theater district for her flagship BIkram Yoga studio built in 1998, when Bikram was just gaining in popularity. The first Bikram Yoga NYC location soon blossomed into seven yoga rooms spread across four locations, and all are covered in Flotex anti-microbial flooring. This waterproof flooring protects against germs more effectively than than wood floors or cooties shots. Hygiene is important when practicing Bikram yoga, as the increased temperatures cause participants to work up a healthy sweat.

On the flipside, Jennifer has an athletic background, with experience in everything from marathons to soccer and tennis. She also worked as the communications director for IMG—a powerful force in the world of sports marketing. Together, Rubin and Lobo produced the very first Yoga Asana Championship in New York. They continue to do so each year while leading a team of more than 70 certified instructors who host nearly 300 classes each week, making it convenient for clients to fit sessions in to busy schedules.

797 8th Ave
New York,
NY
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World Martial Arts Center isn’t just a gym where individuals can improve their muscle tone or fine-tune their roundhouse kick—it’s a refuge designed to help clients build both inner and outer strength. These lofty aims motivate the center’s instructors, who help students achieve their goals. During hapkido classes, they teach seven techniques—strikes, blocks, holds, throws, weapons, internal techniques, and healing—that combine to create one fluid and versatile mode of self-defense. Alternatively, trainers also lead groups through a series of punches and kicks during kickboxing classes, which use combat moves to create a high-octane, total-body workout. Equipped with 25 years of hapkido and kickboxing training and instruction, Master David Herbert teaches beginner classes, available at both locations.

Inside the dojang, or school, Eastern-style tapestries and plants set guests at ease as they work toward physical or metaphysical improvement. To that end, World Martial Arts Center complements its training regimens with health and nutrition advice. In addition, both the Brooklyn and Manhattan locations boast locker rooms for men and women, where guests can shower after a vigorous training session or lock up their Bruce Lee bobble heads while they work out.

69 W 14th St
New York,
NY
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Kristin Hanson began her journey toward fine jewelry-making mastery by walking down a path less traveled. Raised in a home where expression was encouraged, she spread her roots to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Then she took a leap. She traveled to the wilds of Colorado to apprentice under master goldsmith Harold O'Connor, learning his nuanced, perfectionist techniques and method for training squirrels to be workshop assistants. Her studies then carried her to Florence and Tuscany before drawing her back to the East Coast.

Kristin's life-inspired works embody the contemporary with forms that highlight the innate beauty of her materials. Her trademark couture jewelry has caught the eye of such publications as Lucky and InStyle. In short courses and intensive programs, she hews to a teaching philosophy that fosters others' styles instead of encouraging copycats of her own. Except during special exhibits, Kristin handcrafts each piece in 60 Reade, her 6,000-square-foot Tribeca gallery, and specializes in conflict-free pink diamonds from an Australian mine.

60 Reade St
New York,
NY
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