We’re BACK!!

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Starting in June, mad46 has brought back their famous MOJITO MONDAYS and TIKI TUESDAYS!! We had so much fun last season that we decided to continue with these promotions in 2009 with all new specialty drinks, promotional giveaways and more. Quite frankly, I think we have out done ourselves!

Mojito Mondays – This week, we are featuring the delicious Barcardi Dragon Berry Mojito for $10 all night. If you’re just looking to try this new flavored rum by Bacardi, stop by one of Bacardi’s sampling stations from 5-7pm and give it a try.

Tiki Tuesday – Every Tuesday this summer, come by mad46 and stop at one of the Tiki Bars for a special Rhum Clement cocktail. This year, we will also have Corona specials ($5 Bottles / $25 Buckets).

Get the complete details of these promotions and more at mad46.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter!!

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Manhattanhenge

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With all the hustle and bustle in this big city of ours, we hardly ever have the chance to make sunset-watching a priority. Well, I suggest we all pencil in some sunset watching time this weekend for Manhattanhenge. It only happens twice a year and may very well be one of the coolest sunsets you’ll see in your lifetime.

Manhattanhenge is when the sun is in exact alignment with the cross-town streets of Manhattan. It’s a truly gorgeous sight that should not be missed.

The best place to watch is anywhere on the east side of the Manhattan, looking towards the west. Some of the least obstructed cross streets with the best views include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd and 57th. I suggest finding a good spot at least a half an hour early because places tend to get crowded. The sun will set at approximately 8:17pm on Sunday, May 31st.
Be sure to have your camera ready because we would love to see your best shot! Here are some tips on How to Take Great Photographs of Sunsets.

Submit your photos to our Flickr group and be eligible to win an exciting prize from mad46!!

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Good Cab Bad Cab

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It’s hard to meet a NYer that doesn’t have a story about the “cab ride from hell” and finally, someone has a solution. Whether it be a speed crazed driver or the cab that takes the “scenic” route (for extra fare) or possibly the smoothest and most friendly cab ride ever, you can now get the scoop. Just type in the cabbie’s badge number to your iPhone and this app will tell you how he rates in everything from driving to cleanliness.

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What are you doing this Memorial Day Weekend?

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Let the summer begin! We haven’t had much of a spring this year (it’s been pretty cold the past few weeks) but here we are at the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend.

There is a ton to do over this long weekend in the Big Apple and since it looks like the weather will be nice for the long weekend, why not start out by having a little picnic in one of the city’s gorgeous parks. There’s always room at The Great Lawn in Central Park or if you’re more like a beach person, check out this list of the city’s best public beaches.

Take a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend in honor of its 125th anniversary. There are a variety of festivities throughout the weekend, starting tonight with the lighting ceremony and Grucci firework show tonight at 9:00pm.
If you’re staying at The Roosevelt Hotel, then you’ll be just blocks from the Times Square Fair this Sunday. Streets will be closed on 7th Avenue between 47th and 57th Streets and filled with good food, performers, and shopping. There’s also the Lower Third Avenue Spring Festival in the East Village (Third Avenue from 5th to 14th St) and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (University Place from E 12th through Bobkin Place).

It’s still Fleet Week, so you may want to take the weekend to go over to New York Harbor or stop at the Intrepid Sea, Space & Air Museum. There are also quite a few parades around town on Monday like the Manhattan Memorial Day at Broadway & Dyckman from 1-2pm on Monday.

So much to do!! Yesterday, I posted that going to Coney Island is my favorite thing to do on Memorial Day Weekend. What’s yours??

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Coney Island Baby!!

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One of my personal favorite things to do on Memorial Day is to take a day trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn. It’s got everything you want to start the season off right. There’s the beach, which is always a lot of fun and definitely a retreat from the big city. Just take the D, Q or N train to the last stop and walk across the street to the beach. Set up your chair or blanket, have a seat and listen to the waves crashing on the shore. Perfect.

After an hour of two of relaxation, you’ll probably get hungry so pop up to the boardwalk and get a world famous Nathan’s hot dog. There are tons of restaurants along the boardwalk, but if you go to Coney Island, you should at least try one of their renowned hot dogs! There’s always an extremely long line, but wait it out. They move quickly and it’s worth the wait!

After lunch, walk off your meal on the boardwalk. There’s always live entertainment, mostly street performers, and every few feet there will be a crowd of people either watching a magic trick or dancing and singing to a band. Be sure to keep strolling down past all of the little shops and stop by Coney Islands Festival by the Sea (corner of Surf Ave and Stillwell). Opening day for the festival is May 22nd and this open-air market includes everything from rides and live entertainment to local flavors of all kinds.

If you’re feeling adventurous or just love roller coasters, then you must make your way to the world famous Cyclone. When it opened in 1927, the roller coaster only cost 25 cents, but these days, you’ll need to hand over $8 per ride with an option to re-ride for just $5 (plus you get to pick where you sit!). If you’re not feeling that daring, then take a spin on the Wonder Wheel. You’ll get a great view of the beach and it’s not as rattling as the Cyclone.

As you are heading to the Wonder Wheel, you will enter the area of Coney Island that hosts a ton of carnival type games so try your luck! You can also stop by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow or the Coney Island Museum.

If you still have time, check out the New York Aquarium (right off the boardwalk) or catch a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game at Keyspan Park (also right off the boardwalk).

It’s a lot to do in one day, but if you have never been to Coney Island, you are certainly missing out. It is definitely worth the 45-minute ride outside the city.

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