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AKA Wall Street, an extended stay “hotel residence,” was carved out of a 19 story brick and limestone office building built in 1907. In New York City’s financial district, on the corner of William St. and Maiden Lane, AKA Wall Street is that rare kind of lodging that combines understated luxury for discerning travelers, attentive service, [...]

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Montauk NY: Going Old School

WHY GO: Montauk NY sits at the extreme East End of Long Island, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean. Walk west toward Manhattan (118 miles away) along its wide, sandy beaches and you’ll get to the Hamptons, a much swankier, and better known series of towns. Lately, Hampton types have been making waves outside of their [...]

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Shelter Island NY: A Tranquil Step Back In Time

WHY GO: Picture the Eastern end of Long Island NY - the North Fork (wineries) and the South Fork (Hamptons)- as an open lobster claw. Shelter Island would be the fish in between; nearly, but not quite, in the lobster’s grasp. Accessible only via 10-minute car ferries from either Sag Harbor or Greenport, Shelter Island [...]

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Ram’s Head Inn, Shelter Island NY

On a bulb of land separated from the rest of Shelter Island by a couple of narrow causeways, the hilltop Ram’s Head Inn was originally built by Joan Covey as a resort in 1929. At the start of the Great Depression, Covey enticed her Real Estate clientele in Great Neck, Long Island, to enjoy an [...]

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Emerson Resort and Spa: Mt. Tremper NY

Emerson Resort and Spa is named after poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, and in fact, excerpts of his poems can be seen throughout the property, most notably over the reception desk, and above gas fireplaces in deluxe rooms. In 2007, after being destroyed by fire, the Inn portion of Emerson Resort was rebuilt next to the existing (and undamaged) [...]

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WHY GO: Plan a weekend in Woodstock NY. Yes, this is the Woodstock - best known for the famed 1969 "Peace, Love and Music" Festival that was actually held on Yasger's Farm down the road in Bethel. The hippies have never left, and Woodstock itself has expanded to serve tie-dye wannabes, nostalgic Boomers, and retro Millennials. Nearby, the little [...]

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North Fork of Long Island NY: The Quieter Side of Eastern LI

WHY GO: Historically, the North Fork of Eastern Long Island, a mere 120 miles from Manhattan, has been sleepy and rural, lacking the dazzle of the movie-star-rich Hamptons on the oceanfront South Fork. But that is changing quickly. For 40 years, wineries have been replacing family farms out here, bringing newcomers who are sick and [...]

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Kingston NY: An Historic Hotspot on the Hudson

WHY GO: It’s hip, it’s hot, it’s contemporary, it’s historic. Kingston NY was the center of New York Government for several months, a key coal shipping port, and place where former slave, Sojourner Truth, pleaded for and won (in court) her son’s freedom. Most of the attractions and shopping are found in Upper Kingston - [...]

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WHY GO: Ulster County NY, which encompasses many towns including High Falls, New Paltz, Hurley, Kingston, Woodstock, Phoenicia and more, extends from the Hudson River to the foothills of the Catskill Mountains and is roughly the size of Rhode Island. How can you access all this rustic splendor, French history, architectural and engineering innovations, fantastic [...]

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The Stone House B&B, Hurley NY

You’ve toured the famous stone houses nearby – now sleep in one - actually one of the oldest homes in New York State that you can stay in. Sam and Nadia Scoggins preside over The Stone House B&B,  a fieldstone Dutch vernacular structure dating from 1705,  just outside of tiny Hurley NY. Each of five distinctive [...]

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