richmond cityscape

It could’ve been the rosemary moonshine cocktail that I’d been sipping, but in the moment I was delighted and not at all surprised that wine guru Jason Tesauro (the original Modern Gentleman) was serenading me with Beat poetry. This is Richmond, after…

Via

As of today, on-demand carpool company Via is now offering its rideshare services down to Houston Street. While it previously only offered rides between 14th and 110th Street, Via’s expanded operation includes the East Village, West Village, Alphabet City,…

Biking the Paddle Pig Ride

Once a year, in the little town of Narrowsburg, a bunch of cyclists get together for an epic summer ride called Paddle Pedal Pig. Highlights of the three-day event (July 17-July 19) include stops at the original Woodstock site, a local…

go fish in ny

If you love to fish or just enjoy a (really!) fresh catch, now you can reel in dinner without needing a license. Governor Cuomo just announced that New York State residents and visitors can fish for free in any…

Google Maps

A few new Google Maps functions can help you travel more efficiently. Now when you program your trip, Google Maps will notify you if that restaurant or museum will be closed before your estimated time of arrival. Among the…

MassBliss Fest

The stretch of bucolic mountainside straddling Western Massachusetts and Connecticut has long been known as a summer stop for highly cultured New Yorkers. The Berkshire Theatre Group and Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Pops orchestra) have both been…

Pride Zipcar

Feel even better about your next getaway with Zipcar’s latest campaign to “Drive Equality Forward.” When you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, the company will donate $1 per hour to a local LGBTQ organization near you. For New Yorkers, that…

Quebec Carnival

If you’ve never experienced Québec Carnival, this is the year to go. Since first taking place in 1955, the fête has evolved to become one of the greatest winter celebrations in the world. Here are the 10 best things to do during…

Jones Winery

Local wine regions like the Finger Lakes and Long Island have attracted wine aficionados for years now, but New York isn’t the only state in the northeast that produces award-winning wines. Connecticut has more than 25 wineries spread across…