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New York Architecture You Won’t Forget – I Love New York

Nothing tells the story of a people quite like their buildings. New York has been home to many a dreamer over the years, and they’ve left their mark with some pretty unusual architecture throughout the state! Romanesque Monuments in NYC Anyone who has taken the time for a long stroll in New York City knows that some of its architectural stories are tucked away on side streets. However, some of them are hiding in plain sight! Take, for example, the American Museum of Natural History. Of the five million or so people who visit annually, most of us walk happily through the front entrance on Central Park West. That imposing…

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Spotlight on: Hudson Valley & Catskills Regions

The Catskills and the Hudson Valley were made for classic summers. You have swimming, camping, sun, fun, dancing, drama, romance… who knows? Whether you want to be swept off your feet, or you’re looking for a relaxing getaway the whole family can enjoy, the Catskills and the Hudson Valley offer all the scenery, hiking, and nature action you’d expect. There’s also a world of eccentric extravagance and offbeat delights that make this slice of beautiful country uniquely memorable. Glitz and Action in the Catskills Attractions of all kinds abound in the Catskills, but let’s focus on the town of Mount Tremper. Visitors rolling down Route 28 may spot the converted grain…

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Hidden Gems: New York’s Other Museums

New York State boasts some of the most impressive and dazzling museums anywhere in the world, complete with glass-encased masterpieces and towering canvases. But what’s a culture-seeker to do when they want a dose of the quirkiness that this state is know for? Grab your camera and some eccentric accessory and take a tour of these specialized, off-the-beaten path museums that you’ll find only in New York! Jell-O Gallery In Le Roy, New York, between the Great Lakes cities of Rochester and Buffalo, you’ll find the birthplace of a food so common you almost forget there was ever a time without it: Jell-o!  The Jell-O Gallery’s website tells the story…

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Baseball: A New York Pilgrimage

It’s the beginning of April, and half of America’s Facebook feeds are reaching a fever pitch over that one crucial moment of the year: the first pitch on opening day. It’s baseball season! The game of baseball takes such a special place in American culture that it tends to inspire pilgrimages around the country. If you’re planning a trip to the holy sites of our national game, you’ll want New York State on the top of your list. Here are a few reasons why. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 2014 sees the 75th Anniversary of the dedication of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cooperstown, NY.…

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New York: Dog’s Best Friend

If anyone knows what it’s like to be cooped up all winter it’s your dog. Think about it: all they’ve really had for the past five months has been quick, token walks around the block before being shuffled back inside, out of the cold, day after day. Now that the ice is melting, it’s time to pack up your pooch and head out to the best dog-friendly destinations New York has to offer. We’ve dug up a list of places that will welcome you and your pup with open arms, so grab the leash and get walking! Beacon, NY may actually BE Doggy Heaven Located a mere 90 minutes north…

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Step Outside Into Wild, Wild New York

Each spring, New York State comes alive with hundreds of thousands of animals that emerge from hibernation and birds that fly home for the warmer months. With spring officially under way, now is the perfect time to put aside those YouTube videos of sea otters and Bald Eagles, and venture forth to the outdoors in search of the real thing. Check out this list of great wildlife-viewing spots around New York, turn off your laptop, grab your binoculars and start exploring! Birds of Many Feathers The Edith G. Read Sanctuary is a fantastic spot for bird watchers as it plays host to wintering birds all year round, and is also…

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Maple Weekend in New York

  Every year in March, The New York State Maple Producers Association has celebrated the amber deliciousness that is maple syrup with Maple Weekend.  This year, the 19th Maple Weekend will take place on March 22-23 and 29-30 when, between 10am and 4pm, more than 110 maple producers across New York State will open their doors to the public to teach the secrets of sapping and offer their finest maple products for tasting.  Because, after all, what would pancakes be without maple syrup?  They would be flat cakes.  That’s all.  Maple syrup makes things heavenly. We’ve compiled a few Maple Weekend highlights below to get your mission for maple well…

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Daylight “Savoring” Time in New York State

With the arrival of Daylight Savings and its extra hours of daylight in the evening comes the opportunity to really savor the spectacle that is a sunset.  No matter where you are in New York State, a breathtaking view is never far away and we’ve compiled a list of places no sunset lover will want to miss. So grab a blanket, your favorite companions, and a camera that will do those fiery sunsets justice. The High Line Set amid the bustle of New York City, The High Line is an elevated and modern conservation effort and park constructed over a now-defunct subway line on the west side of Manhattan.  With…

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It’s National Pi (Pie) Day – Here’s How New York Does It

Pi Day, March 14, is a great time of year to consider the marvel that is pie.  After all, pie is delicious, it shares the circular properties of Pi, and its appeal is infinite, also just like Pi.   New York State is practically bursting with places to score a top quality pie so pack your calculator and spoon and take a delicious trip along our Pie Trail. Riverhead, NY Briermere Farms in Riverhead, Long Island has around two dozen fruit pies on its menu – give or take a few depending on what time of year or day of the week it is (lemon meringue, coconut cream, and chocolate…

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Spring Break for Every Type

With Spring Break around the corner, heading out for some well-earned adventure is definitely one of the best ideas you’ve had this year. Whether you’re in search of that addictive adrenalin surge, an enriching cultural experience, a family friendly adventure, or a chance to sample and savor local fare, New York State has what you’re after. Check these destinations out and you’ll see what we mean: Culture Buffs Due to its close proximity to New York City and its own tranquil, inspiring landscape, the Hudson Valley region has historically been home to numerous artist communities. Begin your cultural sojourn with a visit to the Storm King Art Center, an open-air…

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