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Larchmont is a suburb located in Southern Westchester County. It is just a quick jaunt from the city, but it’s not a typical suburb and is worthy of a day trip from NYC. Why? It’s on the Long Island Sound, so water aligns the town. Larchmont used to be considered a beach getaway, much like […]

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As the crocuses triumphantly rise from the cold earth, families can rejoice. That stir-crazy feeling of being cooped up inside all winter will give way to the excitement of getting outside and for some new parents, their first real adventure with a baby in tow. Heading outdoors with an infant can be challenging, so these […]

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Searching for an authentic St. Patrick’s Day experience that doesn’t require a flight into County Cork? It’s as easy as taking a train to the Woodlawn section of the Bronx and crossing the East 238th Street Bridge into Yonkers. The social hub for one of the last Irish enclaves in the New York metropolitan area, […]

St. Patrick's Day Friends

In New York City, St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with parades and pubs. Yet there’s far more than having a drop of drink (ok, well maybe later). Many Irish immigrants have made their homes throughout its five boroughs and surrounding counties, arriving here even before America became a country. Then, due to famine and political […]

Redstone Theater-Thanassi Karageorgiou : Museum of the Moving Image

Nothing beats a lazy afternoon in a dark cinema surrounded by other film lovers. If you’re looking for a cinema to while away the hours with a box of popcorn in hand, and you demand an excellent selection of film fare, there are some pretty fabulous indie cinemas right outside Manhattan. From foreign language films […]

Ice Skating NYC by Sarah-Richter

In winter, there’s nothing more magical than going ice-skating. There’s just something about putting on your skates and taking a spin around the rink. Fortunately, the New York metropolitan area has its share of great rinks. Sharpen those blades and get ready to glide. 1. LeFrak Center at Lakeside | Prospect Park, Brooklyn | 718-462-0010  […]

At first, New York City might not appear to be a mecca for outdoor adventure, but city dwellers may be surprised to find just how many activities are just a quick subway ride away. In the midst of our urban jungle, waves, rides, and trails abound. Seeking the best local intel on where to pedal, paddle, surf and reconnect with […]

Aerial lovers performing daring feats

New York is a hotbed of performance art. For a truly out-of-the-box experience, nothing surpasses the immersive Sublime Boudoir. It’s an unconventional evening of burlesque, cabaret, aerial acts and circus served up in an over-the-top Victorian setting with a side order of signature humor. This traveling event has toured Milan, Amsterdam, London and Las Vegas, […]

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 […]