Glamorous Green Lodging in Long Island: Less than 30 miles from NYC, this LEED-certified hotel sits next to the ocean and has a 10,000 square-foot rooftop spa with views of the city. When Allegria Hotel and Spa opens on June 16, both Jacks on the Roof and Atlantica will feature organic fare and local wines. On-site surfboards and lessons will be available. [Allegria]
Megabus Installs Sky Views: In addition to WiFi and $1 fares, the bus with the jolly conductor has become a double-decker with 25 more seats—81 in total—and a glass ceiling. Top level spots are advised. [Jaunted]
Brooklyn Has Perky Deals: Fish NYC, a boat charter operating out of Mills Basin that takes up to six people on fishing and mansion sightseeing expeditions, became a new participant of Brooklyn Perks Savings Card this week. For the full day tour, a group will pay $425 instead of the usual $500. [BrooklynPerks]
Hail a Water Taxi This Summer: Long Island City’s Water Taxi Beach will be accessible by the free New York Water Taxi starting May 23 from 8p.m.-2a.m., Fridays and Saturdays. All aboard on the East Side. [AMNY]
A Baaahber Appointment: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is having its annual Sheep Shearing Day this Saturday, 10-4; it’s free and all ages are welcome. Once the Finn-Dorset sheep are naked, head to the gift shop to pick up a 100% virgin wool blanket for next winter. It’s okay, they’re not sheepish. [StoneBarns]
Photo: Courtesy of Allegria Hotel and Lou Hammond & Associates
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.