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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 […]

As craft beers and spirits go, a pillar of cool culture has surrounded them in swift a rise to stardom. Brooklyn stands tall among them, a collection of reimagined warehouses spinning something like magic into their bottles. Brooklyn’s devoted craft beer and spirits scene has made it to the big leagues. This fall, enlighten your […]

It’s the time of the year when high temperatures and full sunshine lure vacationers to explore city streets and relax at the beach. Multitalented Providence is the ideal getaway. It offers a scenic setting and plenty to do outdoors. Just three hours from New York City and a handful of miles from the shore, Providence […]

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A thriving arts community, and the availability of public spaces have attracted a diverse cluster of both talented local and international artists that continue to challenge perspective through different artistic mediums.

Whether you’re a grizzled commuter or haven’t yet braved the Upper East Side, the opening of the Second Avenue Subway is the perfect excuse to explore uptown. Representing nearly a century of planning, the Q line’s three-stop extension eases the burden on the 6 line and makes accessing our city’s culinary and cultural offerings even […]

Ottawa Canada

This year’s politics have you considering a move to Canada? Capital city Ottawa has it all: top-notch museums, a heavyweight cultural scene, mouth-watering dining and outdoor options galore. Don’t dismiss a winter visit. Residents embrace the frigid weather and downright celebrate it during their fabulous February festival, Winterlude. Bilingual Ottawa is just over the border […]

Nestled in the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley offers a mix of unspoiled agricultural landscapes, artsy villages and culturally charged small cities. In the center of the valley sits Hampshire County’s compact Northampton, just the right size to explore without a car, with an in-town Amtrak Station to boot. Civic-minded residents and […]

Kaaterskill Falls

Some destinations feel purely like vacation spots, others feel instinctively like home. The Catskills are a place you can settle into and stay awhile. Pick a couple of towns and really get to know their main streets. Even though you may only have a weekend, make the most of it by lingering over pancakes and coffee talk with […]