Fall on the farm

Whether you’re planning to place a pumpkin in your front window or on your stoop this Halloween, venturing away from the city to find the perfect gourd makes for a more adventurous autumn. And once you’ve caught a whiff of the crisp autumn air, and felt the crunch of colored leaves beneath your feet, you’ll […]

Cocktails in Brooklyn and Queens

New Yorkers, now is the season for securing a cool seat indoors with a well-deserved drink at one of these eclectic watering holes. The classic cocktails of Mad Men fame are all here, but unusual combinations—featuring everything from cucumber to jalapeño-tinged cocoa powder—also made the list for your imbibing pleasure. Dutch Kills | 27-24 Jackson […]

BK Boulders

August 31, 2009 — “We basically built a playground for ourselves,” said Ben Weaver, technical director and climbing manager at Brooklyn Boulders. “And there’s a real need in New York City for a dedicated climbing gym on the subway line in Brooklyn.” Located in Carroll Gardens, the Brooklyn Boulders facility was the first of it’s […]


Steps away from the bedlam of Bedford Avenue, a restaurant called Egg serves Southern-inspired food. While there is no shortage of flashy fare in the Williamsburg neighborhood, this venue thrives by keeping things simple, with menu items centered on fresh meats and produce sourced from owner George Weld’s upstate farm.

What: Figment Art + Music Festival 2009 Where: Governor’s Island When: June 12, 10am-5pm; June 13-14, 10am-7pm Why: In a weekend packed with festivals, we couldn’t overlook this hippy celebration of creative culture. Figment, now in its third year, will easily help adults cast aside economic woes and give kids the ultimate playground at this […]


Sprawling lawns, hidden private beaches, evenings filled with fine dining and wine sipping under a star-studded sky—these things come to mind when you think about that romantic stretch of land called Long Island. But before reaching for the Gatsby novel, consider spending a day or weekend in Shelter Island. It is a perfect destination for […]


While the scene is still quiet on Franklin Street, it won’t stay this way much longer. Cool boutiques, cozy watering holes, and casual eateries are popping up, and this summer, traffic will increase for one particular place called Anella, where thin crust pizzas and a new garden are sure to hit the spot.

Mercato interior

In a small town north of Rhinebeck, the authentic flavors of Italy are brought to the table by way of two passionate owners. Should you find yourself in Red Hook (upstate New York, not Brooklyn), make your way to Market Street, where Mercato Osteria & Enoteca serves Italian country fare that easily evokes a Tuscan […]

greenpoint coffeehouse

Situated on a nondescript corner in the Polish hipster enclave of Brooklyn, Greenpoint Coffeehouse is a quirky java post and the local’s weekday repose. Look down Green Street, and you’ll be treated to a view of the East River with bustling Manhattan just a metallic glint on the opposite shore. Turn back to the entrance […]