Here's a chance to win a break in New York. To celebrate the new series of Friends on Sky One, Sky TV are offering readers of The Independent a weekend which includes a flight out to New York courtesy of Virgin Atlantic and a stay at the luxurious Radisson Empire hotel.

Try shopping in some of the most exclusive stores in the world, chill out in coffee shops, eat in traditional delis, hang out in Central Park, check out Times Square, visit the Village, take in a show on Broadway, hit the coolest clubs - savour the city that never sleeps.

Britain's favourite New Yorkers - Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, Chandler, Ross and Joey - have had a new home on Sky since January.

Friends (9pm) is just one new series on Sky One's new Thursday evening line-up: Brooke Shields stars in Suddenly Susan (8pm); Kirstie Alley struts her stuff in Veronica's Closet (8.30pm); Helen Hunt and Paul Rieser star in Mad About You; and George Clooney sets pulses racing in the new series of ER (10pm).

To win one of the weekends, tell us why you and your friend deserve a weekend in New York. Answers on a postcard - no more than 10 words - to Friends, New York offer, Freud Communications, 19-21 Mortimer St, London W1N 8DX.

For details on how to tune into Sky, call 0990 97 97 97 or visit your nearest Sky retailer.