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#1. Fort Tilden Queens, 1.5 Hours, 19 Miles As you can see, we love Fort Tilden, precisely because it’s not super-easy to get to. Pack a ton of water and pack to patch a flat so, you know, you’ll be able to get to where you’re going. What to bring: tube patch, tire irons, adjustable wrench, hand pump. #2. Sterling Lake Warwick, NY, 5 Hours, 50 Miles Sterling Forest State Park is one of the most...
We get a little tired of the idea of Brooklyn as a “brand,” but it would be na├»ve to ignore the current craze (justifiable, in our opinion) for all things made in Brooklyn. Luckily, there is now a store for that and only that. Not only does By Brooklyn carry goods, both food and craft, from the Borough of Churches, it was actually designed, built and marketed by a team of Brooklynites. The brainchild...
The two most popular things in Brooklyn right now are flea markets and food, so doesn’t it make sense to combine the two? More than 100 vendors will participate in Smorgasburg on Saturdays this summer in Williamsburg. “There’s no large-scale retail food market in NYC the way there is in most of the world’s great cities,” says Smorgasburg’s Eric Demby, “and we like the potential for social impact, of creating an accessible food market...
The Getaway: Dia:Beacon Museum What it is: Neat contemporary art (60s to the present) set dramatically on the Hudson, in the shade of a mountain, surrounded by trees, near food and strong drink, in “a friendly city with the attitude of a village.” Truly a beacon of gentle wonders. NB: Check out the Sol LeWitt sculptures and drawings on display until September. (diacenter.com) Getting there from NYC: $23 or $30 round-trip Metro-North ticket (depending on peak/off-peak...