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4 Things To Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Week

By Daniel Jumpertz | April 14, 2014 7:09am
 The week's most exciting events are here for you in one handy guide.
Get Out and Do This - Events Monday, April 14
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Monday, April 14
Like to dine alongside dignitaries and a select cadre of international leaders? Head down to the United Nations where, after extensive renovations, the Delegates Dining Room recently reopened to the public for its lunch buffet. The menu changes daily and naturally features offerings from global culinary hotspots like Greece, Italy, China, Germany, Spain, Morocco and maybe even Turkmenistan or Tuvalu. For reservations call 1-917-367-3314. Jackets for men, no jeans and no sneakers. The dining room is open from Monday to Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Delegates Dining Room at UN Headquarters, 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Street, Midtown. The prix fixe buffet luncheon is $35.

Tuesday, April 15
A great way to get a better understanding of the architecture and design of our metropolis is to take a guided New York City tour led by the American Institute of Architects. The “AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour“ circumnavigates the island of Manhattan by boat, offering a view of the “starchitecture” of the West Side, the skyscrapers of the Financial District and the icons of the East River. Observe it all from the yacht’s climate-controlled back deck observatory, or from the open bow. Tours take place at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Chelsea Piers (Pier 62), West 22nd and Hudson River, Chelsea. Tickets are $76.

Wednesday, April 16
The Light In The Attic record label has built a reputation for curating excellent releases by artists as diverse as Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) and Detroit’s reclusive psych-folk legend Rodríguez. A recent release from the label was “There's A Dream I've Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 - 1971,” celebrating the career of the eccentric king of cowboy psychedelia Lee Hazlewood. Tonight, Light In The Attic are hosting a one-off screening of the cult favorite film “Cowboy In Sweden,” featuring Lee Hazlewood. Also showing is a collection of short documentaries featuring Light In The Attic alumni Donnie and Joe Emerson, National Wake, Jim Sullivan and Wheedle's Groove. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Spectacle Theater, 124 South 3rd St. Williamsburg. Tickets are $5.

Thursday, April 17
Illustrator and designer Nathan Pyle has figured out the answers to some of the most perplexing dilemmas faced by New Yorkers: "Why is it raining on a sunny day? How much do you tip your tattoo artist? How long should you honk your horn?" He’s compiled his responses into a book of witty little cartoons, “NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette,” which is being launched this evening at 7 p.m. at Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St, Greenpoint. The event is free but a Facebook RSVP is encouraged.