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What Would Woody Allen do in the Upper West Side

What Would Woody Allen do in the Upper West Side

What goes on in the Upper West Side? Our perceptions of the Upper West Side have largely been shaped by Woody Allen jazz lounges, swanky restaurants, and medical clinics for hypochondriacs. We know there’s more to the area, but, for some reason, clarinets motion their rhythm to each lounge. Largely a residential commune, UWS also houses a variety of things to do for New Yorkers, ranging from scandalous to high-class. Check out a few of ‘em here.

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    Burlesque Variety Show
    Burlesque Variety Show

    Le Scandal Cabaret

    Of all things the UWS needs most, we can agree scandal ranks highly in the list. With La Scandal Caberet, you can mingle with the world of burlesque. Looking to learn the licentious art of seduction? Maybe you’d rather transport to sexuality? La Scandal offers workshops and performances, abreast, for those seeking titillation.

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    Stand-Up Comedy Show
    Stand-Up Comedy Show

    Stand Up NY

    Did you think we could talk about Woody Allen and not mention stand up? Whether you’re looking for a nightly laugh or a hearty killing (in comic lingo that means laugh uncontrollably), Stand Up NY features only the the city’s, and country’s, top performers. During this night out, you’re guaranteed to laugh or cry...from laughter. It’s unclear which joke will kill.

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    Krav Maga
    Krav Maga

    James Sherman Krav Maga

    NYC’s safest neighborhood is the safest for a reason. It’s not due to the clean streets, wealthier residents, and proximity to Central Park. No, it’s because everybody knows Krav Maga--made up statistic that’s true, probably...maybe. Nobody messes with a Maga master. Behind the artful fist of James Sherman, you’ll quickly understand why the Israeli army uses Krav Maga as its form of physical combat. Learning self-defense and intricate attack maneuvers, those Upper West Side streets won’t be bothering you any time soon.

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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure -- Central Park
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure -- Central Park

    Urban Adventure Quest

    You are simply too adventurous to go on a normal sightseeing tour, so here’s a little bit of The Amazing Race thrown into the mix. You’ll use your smartphone to uncover overlooked gems of Central Park and complete challenges, allowing you to move forward to the next level… of local history. Oooh yeah.

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    Love Your Camera: Intro SLR Workshop - Central Park- Poor UX and refused to refund (FMC 8/2/16)
    Love Your Camera: Intro SLR Workshop - Central Park- Poor UX and refused to refund (FMC 8/2/16)

    Remember Forever

    Surrounded by sirens, honking cabs, and the screaming passerby, Central Park’s often the only outdoor place of solitude. Relaxing from the chaos, a photography workshop helps you see the beauty of this city through another lens. Armed with a camera and intuition, you’ll perfect the manual settings on your camera, teaching you how to made-for-postcard moments.

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