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Buffalo is in the midst of a second act. While its place along the Erie Canal once made Buffalo an industrial powerhouse, nowadays this city in Western New York State is seeing a major revival. Buffalo’s vibrant architectural past, particularly the contributions made by Frank Lloyd Wright, can still be seen today.  Add walkable neighborhoods, an […]

Fall Foliage Getaway

The farmers’ market is packed with crisp new apples, the first jack-o’-lanterns appear on brownstone stoops, sweet candy corn lines the supermarket shelf and cozy sweaters wake up from their summer hibernation. Fall has arrived in NYC. It’s a glorious time to be in town but nothing beats a weekend of leaf peeping in the […]

Long Lake NY View

Whether you’re looking for a fall foliage vacation highlighting history or the great outdoors, the Adirondacks offers both. This classic getaway location is also a few weeks ahead of the fall foliage down “south” in New York City, so grab your sweater and pumpkin spiced latte and head North for fall. Paddle Through a Gorge […]

The weather may be getting cooler but don’t count out a visit to Long Island just yet. Measuring in a 118 miles in length, it offers way more than summertime fun at the beach. Parks, historical attractions, performing arts centers and culinary options draw visitors year-round. The colorful foliage, with a its dramatic splashes of scarlet, […]

North Adams is a small city in the Berkshires brimming with art and culture. Yes, you will find pastoral landscapes and rolling hills dappled with colorful autumn leaves that this corner of New England is famous for, but it’s the town’s urban edge that should make city folk feel right at home. North Adams was […]

Band at beach

Whether you’re looking for music by the beach or local brews with a side of fall foliage, these five New Jersey fall festivals serve up easy day trips from New York City. Sea.Hear.Now Music Festival When: September 29-30, 2018 Where: Asbury Park, New Jersey Head to the beach for a weekend of music on the […]

Say goodbye to summer in style when you head to nearby Connecticut for one these six seasonal festivals. Eat fresh seafood, drink local spirits, listen to live music and enjoy the pretty scenery before you catch the train home. It’s an easy way celebrate the end of the summer and the start of fall. Mystic […]

Canoe

The Catskills have been a go-to for New Yorkers since the 1800’s and continue to be a place for local getaways and outdoor adventure. While there are a few regularly scheduled buses to places like Kingston, it’s notoriously challenging to get to this nearby haven without a car. That’s why we’re excited to share that […]

As this summer’s floating reporter, I’m excited to continue exploring the waterways in and around New York City. If you’ve already tried paddling in the Bronx or exploring Brooklyn by boat, now’s the time to hop in a canoe or kayak and embrace the fact that Manhattan is indeed an island. Take advantage of the […]