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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 […]

Couple sunset silhouette

For most people, Valentine’s Day can be one of two things: a time to show someone special you care about them through holiday-themed acts, or a dreaded time of year where everything you see on social media, the internet and in the supermarket reminds you of how lonely you are. But regardless of which end […]

Ajay Suresh DIA:Beacon art museum

Located on the Hudson River, Beacon is a bohemian, cozy town just one hour from Manhattan complete with art, culture, a historic waterfront and vibrant main street. There’s also a renowned modern art museum, opportunities to hike,  great shopping and access to nearby river towns such as Cold Spring, Garrison, and Peekskill, which are all […]

Amtrak Train Flickr CC John Mueller

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 […]

Beer Brewery Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s craft brew scene has seen a bit of an uptick over the last few years.  While, old Pennsylvania staples Rolling Rock and Yuengling still have a place in everyone’s heart there’s always room for a few new watering holes around the city to spend an afternoon in or pop by after a delicious meal. […]

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 […]

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

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 […]