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Red Hook

Tucked into the southwest edge of Brooklyn, Red Hook is a rare gift of a neighborhood. At once quaint and hip, it has largely kept the borough’s gentrifying wave at bay, holding onto the rough-and-tumble roots that make it…

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Roosevelt Island is a two-mile long sliver of land between Manhattan and Queens. This East River isle is a self-contained community that over 12,000 people call home. The vibe is metro-retro in all the right ways. Though urban, there…

Wolffer Kitchen

Sag Harbor is different from the rest of Long Island’s East End. This former whaling village and deep-water harbor cherishes its maritime roots and keeps things low key and down-to-earth, relatively speaking. Its inviting Main Street is packed with…

Kaaterskill Falls

Some destinations feel purely like vacation spots, others feel instinctively like home. The Catskills are a place you can settle into and stay awhile. Pick a couple of towns and really get to know their main streets. Even though you may only…

Newport, RI

Newport, Rhode Island is justifiably proud of its storied inheritance. The original colony was founded on principles of religious tolerance, so an embracing ethic and open-minded spirit are defining characteristics. In the 19th century, wealthy industrial families with names like Vanderbilt…

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Why wait for summer to visit Long Island’s East End? Sag Harbor plays host to HarborFrost on Saturday, February 27th. The family-friendly festivities start at 1pm with the Frosty Plunge at Windmill Beach and end with a sunset firework…

Viking Wine Festival

If you’re looking to add some spice to your winter, consider a visit to Newport, Rhode Island for the inaugural edition of the Viking Wine Festival. The Viking Hotel will hold a sequence of winemaker-hosted dinners featuring top personalities…

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We’ve criss-crossed the East Coast in search of inviting and invigorating places to explore in the New Year. The following destinations are of special interest to those who place a premium on affordable luxury, sustainability and car-free travel options.