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Skiiing in Tuckerman Ravine

As skiers and riders, we often get caught up in a whole East Coast/West Coast rivalry. Some may claim that the east is great for those who prefer ice skating over skiing, while us East Coasters know that the challenging conditions spawn the greatest skiers in the country. While both sides have valid points, there […]

Long Beach Photo by Melissa Paltrowitz

Just 60 minutes from Manhattan by train, Long Beach is often thought of as a seasonal sun, surf and sand destination.  The reality is that Long Beach — home to singer Joan Jett, Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O’Connell and artist Chuck Close — is full of year-round activities and programming. During the colder months […]

As New Year’s draws closer, it’s time to begin planning how you’ll say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019. Choose from one of these New Year’s celebrations—from a fireworks show in the mountains to a champagne jazz cruise on the Hudson River to a whimsical party at a winery and a bike ride through the […]

The Future Will Be Different Unsplash

A few weeks ago, we asked all of our newsletter subscribers to nominate their favorite local non-profits so we could share these recommendations. We were so happy to see the flood of responses and the thoughtful comments. Below we’ve compiled a list of the top local organizations that our readers recommend you support this Giving […]

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 […]

Lucile Ball Adam Moss cc

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 […]