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Mountains in Peru

With the rising popularity of outdoor recreation and the ease of nature fueled escapes from the city, companies are rushing to meet the demand for more stylish, outdoorsy, and convenient products. We know that searching through hundreds of ultra-light puffy jackets and gloves can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a list of some of our […]

Hiking in the Autumn by Unsplash

If the rocky scrambles of Breakneck Ridge have grown weary (or are just too crowded) head to the western side of the Hudson River. Harriman State Park is just 40 miles from New York City, and includes 47,527 acres of trails, lakes and only one major road. The park’s auspicious beginning was a bargain made be heiress Mary […]

Luci-Desi Museum in Jamestown

If you’re looking for a jocular weekend getaway from New York City, consider a trip to Jamestown. Tucked in the southwestern corner of the New York State, the town is best known for Lucille Ball. Ball was not only brought up nearby, but also had hoped to honor the city by leaving her presence behind […]

Snowshoe Prospect Natasha Shapiro

Each year, the whims of winter force New York City to slow down and take a breath of crisp, cold air. In our parks, the lack of vehicles and footsteps allows the snow to linger longer, converting these green spaces into postcard landscapes of white and outdoor recreation meccas. On a snowy day in Prospect […]

Broadway is a New York City institution. Like Fred and Ginger, peanut butter and jelly and milk and cookies, it’s tough to imagine one without the other. There’s just one little problem and that’s the sky-high cost of tickets. For fans of the Great White Way who live life on a budget, a holiday gift […]

South Philly Barbacoa

Led by world renowned chefs, Philadelphia’s ever changing food scene is easy to explore via a weekend getaway from New York City. You can grab a donut before enjoying Philadelphia’s art scene, make reservations in Old City after exploring the city’s Revolutionary War history or explore the best local breweries after a lunch of dumplings. Getting there is a […]

papa poule caesar salad maman greenpoint

Brunch joined mealtime vocabulary in 1895, after British author Guy Beringer made a public plea for a mid-morning Sunday feast. Still today, its actual origins are murky: claims of its birth come from all corners, from the Catholics’ post-church meals and southern traditions of churchgoing and hunting to New York, where brunch seems the quintessential […]

Buffalo Riverworks

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 […]