The marriage with Frommer’s is a little more off the beaten path, and indicates Google is trying to hit on the right blend of information sources in its quest to solidify its status as the go-to place for all knowledge.
No other city has such a diversity of people and cultures as New York City.Within the boundaries of its five boroughs lies a microcosm of the whole world.Google announced August 13 that it’s buying travel guide company Frommers, and plans to use the brand to build up its local search results.The search engine giant is already doing just that with content from Zagat, which it bought last year—ratings from the famous review guide will soon be folded into Google listings for restaurants in Charlottesville and around the country.Walking around you'll get to feel New York in your veins.
Stay long enough in Upper Manhattan and you'll find yourself nipping out to the salad bar at two in the morning and think nothing of it that everything's still fresh.First dates, and first impressions on dates, can fizzle or ignite interest in 20 minutes or less, according to a Texas University study. But we kept wondering where these people coupled up. Confession: These selections are whittled from dozens of potentials or this would have ballooned into a Zagat guide; if your favorite is absent, it’s not personal.And a 2009 speed-dating survey from the University of Indiana showed decisions about pursuing a love-thing (or sample and move on), are made within seconds. Now, this is unscientific, but doesn’t it figure that the way to gain some evolutionary advantage on the first meeting-of-the-minds is a stellar venue? From the Fulton River District to Lincoln Park, we tried to accommodate a menu of date vibes: hip, young, fun and a wee bit loud is represented; quiet rooms for handholding and gazing; sophisticated cuisine for the experimental; vegetarians, we thought of you, too (you’ll find something delectable and meatless).Vegetarians are covered with this chic, inventive menu (Veggie Q Sushi Rolls). Try the filet mignon steak tacos and charred salmon, and imbibe your pick of sake, wine or a wide beer selection.Here's an idea (and you'll score major originality points): Plan a date for the Monday Maki Sake class ( a head) and learn to make sushi and sip on Ty Ku sake. We'd choose this for a casual "we're just hanging for a minute" date.Whether it's a casual meet-up, a heart-fluttering full-tilt swoon, or a lucky, lucky chance to reveal your true intentions, why wing that first date?