catch seafood plate

A woman approaches me in a Red Bank bar. “Excuse me,” she says. “You look so cute sitting there with your book and glass of beer. Like you’re in New York.” As I am visiting from Manhattan, I laugh. “Just killing time before a reservation,” I explain. We smile at each other before she returns […]

Kayaking in Providence

It’s the time of the year when high temperatures and full sunshine lure vacationers to explore city streets and relax at the beach. Multitalented Providence is the ideal getaway. It offers a scenic setting and plenty to do outdoors. Just three hours from New York City and a handful of miles from the shore, Providence […]

Yale Law School Exit

It’s no surprise that America’s first planned city is home to number of architectural masterpieces. From neo-Gothic Harkness Tower to modernist Beineke Library, New Haven plays host to an eclectic assortment of architectural styles, as well as a formidable collection of public art. The result is a happy marriage of classic and contemporary, giving an […]

Whether you’re a grizzled commuter or haven’t yet braved the Upper East Side, the opening of the Second Avenue Subway is the perfect excuse to explore uptown. Representing nearly a century of planning, the Q line’s three-stop extension eases the burden on the 6 line and makes accessing our city’s culinary and cultural offerings even […]

NYC MTA bus

We’re huge fans of alternative transportation here at offMetro. Our website was founded to help others travel responsibly, and eight years later we’re still striving to see the world while impacting the environment as little as possible. Even in the spread-out United States, it’s entirely possible to enjoy a vacation while leaving your personal vehicle […]

Sustainable sushi at Miya's

New Haven, just over 90 minutes from NYC via Metro-North, is gifted with a vibrant food scene. Though the area is best known for its pizza parlors, New Haven is also home to culinary pioneers like the Northeast’s first sustainable sushi restaurant. Here’s our guide to enjoying a gourmet retreat in New Haven. I. Pizza Thin-crusted, slightly charred New […]

1964 Worlds Fair Corona

Located at the pinch point of Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Rego Park, Corona is gritty in a good way. Composed of both densely urban and residential spaces, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, Roosevelt Avenue, bustles with people weaving through food carts and locals vending bracelets and soccer jerseys. Walking southeast towards the park, you’ll notice the […]

Header photo by cartoonist and writer Bob Eckstein Protecting nature isn’t an easy assignment, especially in the midst of the growing specter of climate change. The Nature Conservancy, founded in 1951, is a leading organization undertaking the daunting task of safeguarding our fragile environment. Operating projects in 69 countries, the Nature Conservancy works to counteract pollution, […]