Viewing: New York

Ithaca NY: Do Go Chasing Waterfalls

WHY GO: There are over 100 waterfalls within ten square miles of Ithaca NY. Most cascade through fractures in the earth: a landscape that endows the town with the perfect tagline, “Ithaca is Gorges.” Throw in the longest of the 11 Finger Lakes – Cayuga – and you’ve got yourself a region that is downright […] Read more

Pine Bush NY: UFO Capital of the Northeast and Home to the Legendary Angry Orchard Tree House

On March 12, 2018 USA Today reported that a recently declassified 2015 video documented a UFO encounter by navy pilots aboard a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet. This was not an isolated incident. From 1981 to 1987 there were over 25,000 reports of a boomerang-shaped unidentified flying object in and near Pine Bush NY. […] Read more

Jamestown NY and The Chautauqua Institution: For the Intellectually and Comedically Curious

WHY GO: As far west as you can get in New York State, Jamestown NY and the nearby Chautauqua Institution, are not easy places to get to. But, man, the journey is worth it. Hometown to Lucille Ball, Jamestown has cornered the market on comedy with the opening of the National Comedy Center in August 2018. […] Read more

Rochester NY: Kodak, Playthings, and Susan B. Anthony

WHY GO: Though Rochester NY is known best for the Erie Canal, George Eastman – of Eastman-Kodak, and several top Universities, a certain powerhouse in the Women’s Right’s movement lived, worked, and is buried here. Susan B. Anthony was the face of Women’s Suffrage in the USA – and a visit to Rochester will not […] Read more

Ellwanger Estate B&B, Rochester NY

The handsome Ellwanger Estate, former home of Rochester socialite Helen Ellwanger, wife of horticulturist George Ellwanger, and founder of the Landmark Society of Western NY, sits very near the park-like Mount Hope Cemetery – where Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas are buried – in this historic and wealthy section of Rochester. First built as […] Read more

Catskill’s Sullivan County NY: Boomer Bliss in Bethel and Livingston Manor

WHY GO: Woodstock. “Three days of fun and music, and nothing but fun and music.” Need we say more? Of course, yes. Boomers will recognize this area of the Catskills, also, as the former “Borscht Belt.” Summer resorts like The Concord, Grossinger’s, and Kutshers (mostly abandoned and in various states of decay) drew Jewish families […] Read more

The DeBruce, Livingston Manor NY: Boutique in Fly-Fishing Country

Built in 1880 as an inn, and then a boarding house, The DeBruce has not roamed far from its origins – except stylistically. Now a cool-bean 14-room boutique hotel, owned by hospitality maestros, Sims and Kirstin Foster, (who also own the Arnold House, North Branch Inn, and 9 River Road), the DeBruce is emblematic of […] Read more

Hudson Valley Rose, Middletown, NY – A Country Weekend to Remember

Your first view of Hudson Valley Rose Bed & Breakfast in Middletown, NY is that of a tree-lined gravel road that seems to go on and on and on. Surrounded by all the lush foliage, you might be tempted to belt out the 1960s hit TV Show theme song, “Green Acres is the place to be. Farm […] Read more

Cold Spring NY Day Trip: Charming Village On Scenic Hudson Valley Train Ride

WHY GO: A Cold Spring NY day trip is as close as it gets to time travel into 19th Century America. The entire center of the village was placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its more than 200 well-preserved structures. Most were built before the Civil War when the town housed […] Read more

Beacon NY; A Former Mill Town Built for Romance

** Post updated 06-18- 2018 WHY GO: Beacon NY grew up a mill town. Hunched at the foot of mountains and wedged between waterfalls and the navigable Hudson River, factories harnessing raging water eroded beauty from the landscape. Industrial waste turned the Hudson into “a sewer,” according to Beacon’s most famous resident, the late Pete […] Read more

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