The words “flea market” usually call to mind visions of cheap socks, broken electronics, and yellowed pages of obscure fiction. This time, New York’s newest (and biggest) open-air market, Brooklyn Flea, is filled with much more than boxes of old souvenirs brought down from the attic.

What: National Cherry Blossom Festival Where: Washington, D.C. When: March 29 – April 13, 2008 Why: Usher in spring with a visit to the nation’s pink and white blooming capital. The cherry blossom festival runs for two event-packed weeks, with daily cultural performances, a kite festival, a fireworks show, cruises in the Potomac and of […]

Jim Thorpe by Chris Connelly

Named after the coveted Olympic athlete, the town of Jim Thorpe or “America’s Little Switzerland,” was a location considered famous for many things at the turn of the last century: the site of the country’s first roller coaster and railroad, and the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, for instance. One of history’s hidden gems, the […]

Exterior of the Prudential Center Arena

Madison Square Garden isn’t the only game in town any more. Across the river in the oft-maligned Newark, The Prudential Center is nearing completion. A $375 million dollar project long in the making, the center is scheduled to open on October 25th with a concert stint by Jersey boys Bon Jovi. For those seeking a […]

Quesadillas at the Green Room in Harrison, NJ

What’s better than going to the most popular bar in the city, with crushing crowds of chick-cruisers, drink specials that end before sundown and bartenders who barely respond? Sure, it’s hard to find a good bar, and even harder to find one you don’t have to drive to, but they do exist. And once in […]