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 […]

Halloween | Photo: Christian Holmé

It’s that time of year when the weather turns cool, the leaves fall off the trees and creepy polyester spider webs start popping up in your favorite coffee shops. From costume parties to macabre theater, New York City is full of inventive ways to celebrate Halloween. This year, skip the candy and sedentary hayrides and instead […]

Rooftop Films

Kristen Wiig, Humphrey Bogart, Toto, Robert Redford, Hugo, Rango, they’ll all be there for your viewing pleasure this summer, plus a slew of underground (still al fresco) flicks. Grab some grapes and a cuddle buddy and find a seat at one of these six series of outdoor films in NYC. (And if these movies don’t […]


Drinking at a bar is out. Drinking while painting a Picasso or jiving at a swing dance party is in. When it’s five o’clock somewhere, check out these five best BYOB NYC activities, ranging from $10 to $80.

How many times have you looked out at Hoboken and wondered what else the waterfront town has to offer besides spectacular views? The other day we took the PATH over and wound up wandering around brick roads, shopping at old fashioned shops, and missing Ol’ Blue Eyes on a self-guided Sinatra tour. In between, we […]

tugboat graveyard

The world has seen enough photos of Times Square and the Empire State Building, but what about some of the lesser-known corners of the New York City metropolitan area? Grab your camera and a spirit of adventure and set out for one of these 10 destinations—from the outer boroughs to New Jersey—that all promise to […]

Liberty State Park

“You know this is the Bayonne-bound train, right?” I turned to the middle-aged woman seated next to me on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail in Jersey City. She repeated her question and I nodded, assuring her I was on the correct rail. She looked at me for another moment and chuckled before turning back to her […]

beer garden

What: Pilsener Haus & Biergarten Grand Opening Where: Hoboken, New Jersey When: Friday, July 15 Why: From the folks who brought us Radegast, this new 10,000-square-foot Austro-Hungarian biergarten will feature indoor and outdoor seating in uptown Hoboken, plus 21 taps and 40 types of bottled beers. The Czech owners hope enormous wooden communal tables, high […]


Enjoy the flavors of Spain with these three authentic tapas bars just outside of Manhattan. Cadaques | Williamsburg | Take the L Train to Bedford Avenue Cadaques, opened in August 2010, is an elegant yet welcoming tapas bar on an unassuming street in Williamsburg. The lights are dimmed and a set of ham hangs by […]