For many of us, staycations are this year’s vacations. Instead of the cottages and castles of the Continent, visit one of New York’s fascinating house museums. Continue reading
Harlem Does New York
It’s the shimmer of the water, catching shadows from the surrounding trees. It’s the opportunity for discovery—perhaps a hidden cave at water’s edge, or maybe a fabulous waterfront nightclub—it all depends on what you want. Continue reading
We all need a weekend getaway every once in a while to recharge and gain relaxation within ourselves. After spending an important holiday with our loved ones, now it’s the time to sit back, relax and enjoy a weekend with that special someone. Continue reading
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You’ve been patiently biding your time as this slow burner of a week painfully trudged toward Friday, and now, at long last, it’s go time. Your limo is waiting downstairs, ready to take you to the chopper, which will in turn whisk you away to your international yacht BBQ party co-hosted by Heidi Klum and Kanye.
Well, just in case, if for some strange reason, your helicopter pilot doesn’t post, we’ve stumbled across an alternate Labor Day escape that might just suffice…
Imagine, if you will, a placid, moonlit orchard, your favorite little laborer lying next to you under the stars, as you fall asleep, belly full of barbecue, to the dulcet tones of a live bluegrass band.
And imagine you can get there on the F train.
Here for a transporting little last-minute getaway is the Labor Day Chicken BBQ & Camp Out at the Queens County Farm Museum, selling tickets now.
If you close your eyes and let your other senses take over, Manhattan almost seems like a rich and exotic tropical island—balmy breezes, the smell of boat drinks at every corner, and the faint whiz of Jet Skis in the distant surf.
Okay, not even close. But it is an island. And about those Jet Skis…
Say hello to Jetty Jumpers, a group of aquatic speed demons running private Jet Ski tours around Manhattan, taking reservations now for your next Bond-esque adventure.
Now, we’re not saying that you should forgo your trip to Tahiti because you can Jet Ski around the Lower East Side, but we are saying that if the seaplane you usually take to the Hamptons is in the shop, you can still hit the water with your usual penchant for style and danger.
Harlem might have started out as a simple Dutch farming village, but since its beginnings in 1658, the area has become a cultural focal point of the City. Sectioned into West, Central and East neighborhoods, Harlem’s lowest point touches 96th Street and runs up to about 155th, spanning the width of Upper Manhattan. A series of boom and bust cycles have brought in various ethnicities over the centuries, but the area is particularly rich with African-American historical significance. Continue reading