Lonely Planet magazine: Top 10 Reasons to Fall in Love with NYC


Lonely Planet magazine lists Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic as one of the “Top 10 New Ways to Fall in Love with New York.” (Spring 2016 issue)

Here is the list (which includes several places I want to visit myself!):

1. Secret gardens – greenthumbnyc.com

2. Alexander Hamilton home in Harlem – nps.gov/hagr

3. Japanese cherry blossoms in Brooklyn – bbb.org

4. Le Train Bleu restaurant in Bloomingdales – bloomingdales.com

5. Arcade Bakery (I love this place!) – arcadebakery.com

6. Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic at the Waldorf Astoria New York – chambermagic.com

7. Carnegie Hall 125th anniversary gala – carnegiehall.org

8. Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm – brooklyngrangefarm.com

9. Museum of the American Gangster – museumoftheamericangangster.org

10. Jimmy’s No. 43 restaurant – jimmysno43.com

The summer is a great time to explore all that New York has to offer. I’ve lived in Manhattan for 21 years, and relish finding new, hidden spots. I was glad to stumble upon this list in Lonely Planet magazine (and was secretly happy to be included in it!)

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58 Cool Things to Do in NYC That Turn Visits Into Epic Stories (revised!)

I’m always looking for incredible things to do in NYC—hidden gems and New York attractions that most people don’t know about (unless you hear it from “the natives”) that I can share with friends and guests at my shows.

I updated the list I posted in 2010 and have added more of the coolest, quirkiest things to do in New York that are guaranteed to not only keep you busy for years to come, but also leave you with stories to share for life.

Please enjoy and share these…

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Chamber Magic tour in Atlanta – 2 nights only

I will be touring in September, and hope you can help spread the word. Tickets are now available for Chamber Magic performances in Atlanta. That’s right, Atlanta! The show will be identical to my long-running Waldorf-Astoria show in New York.

I’m excited to announce the following tour dates:

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
75 Fourteenth Street NE
September 21 and 22
(Four performances – 7pm and 9:30pm each night)
More details […]

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Mad about hats

I’ve always wanted to buy a Montecristi Panama hat. I still, however, have not been able to justify the price. Yes, the hand-woven straw is so tight that the brim is paper thin, and there are no visible hems since the raw edges are woven back into themselves. But I can just see my six-year-old daughter sitting on top of a $1200 hat, crushing it flat.

Yesterday I had the occasion to visit a marvelous hat shop in NYC: J.J. Hat Center. If you’re a “hat person” you must […]

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Bluegrass magic in Louisville, Kentucky

Listen to an audio endorsement from a charming Kentucky businessman who invited me to entertain his group in Louisville. Also, have a look at the personalized Louisville Slugger bat that has my name engraved – what a great gift! Finally, a few words about The Greatest (Muhammad Ali) who hailed from Louisville […]

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“Oil” magnate

Once you’ve flown on a private jet, there’s no going back. I just landed in Cancun, on a Bombadier Challenger 605. And it’s all thanks to card tricks. My flight bag is loaded with six decks of Tally-Ho cards, a purseful of antique silver dollars, one red silk hanky and two false thumbs. Try explaining […]

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