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It’s mid-February, and NYC is awakening from its early winter slumber with a jam-packed line-up of Presidents’ Day activities and events across the boroughs. Take advantage of everything that’s happening around the city by exploring some of the events that New York City has to offer this three day weekend.   No matter what you’re […]

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As the year comes to a close we want to celebrate all of you – our wonderful readers – along with the tremendous writers of offMetro. This year, we had the pleasure of sharing a variety of itineraries, stories and guides. None of this would have happened without our team of writers who scouted the […]

Long Beach surf

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

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 […]

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 […]