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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Eventide Roll

Portland, Maine is quickly becoming the perfect weekend getaway for food lovers. After 8-hours on the bus or train, you’ll need fresh seafood and savory donuts to refuel.  This fall, head up the coast for a few days of new dishes as you enjoy ocean views and Northeastern accents. And if you only have one day in […]