Category: Loving New York

Beacon beyond DIA

A revitalized Main Street in Beacon, N.Y. is full of shops, restaurants, and artistic endeavors. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Visit to Artist Jeffrey Terreson’s New Gallery For those who grew up in Upstate New York at a time when it was thriving, what’s happened in decades since is sometimes disheartening. Failure to thrive in too many places comes…

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Meeting the French in Cold Spring

Peach melba at Brasserie Le Bouchon in Cold Spring, N.Y. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Dining at Brasserie Le Bouchon I don’t know how many times the Brawny Sherpa and I walk past Brasserie Le Bouchon in Cold Spring, N.Y. Hey, it’s French, it could be good, it could be full of butter, meh, let’s…

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Out at Pound Ridge

Inn at Pound Ridge

Given all of the positive publicity Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Inn at Pound Ridge has received, there’s probably little to no way the place could ever live up to its larger-than-life expectations. For those who remember the tiredness of earlier iterations of…

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Niagara Falls from Above

Seeing Niagara Falls from All Sides I both love and loathe Niagara Falls. The roar of the falls almost compensates for the schlock that humanity has allowed to surround it. On my most recent visit, I can’t help but wonder…

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Make Memories at Rochester’s George Eastman House

A visit to the home of Kodak’s founder never disappoints I know I am going to like my visit to the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y. just as soon as the docent makes a request: “Please do take pictures.”…

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Prospect Mountain Summit: An Easy Ascent or Less So

What to Do on a Lake George Vacation Things I think about on my way up Prospect Mountain in Lake George, N.Y.: the state of man in nature, the state of nature in nature, preservation versus conservation, getting to the…

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