Tag: NY

Dining Before the Revolution in Kingston

The Brawny Sherpa and I toodle around upstate New York with no specific plan in mind. Just enjoying a seasonal drive, stopping where we like at whim, doing so much of nothing, we get hungry. We are fortunate to stumble…

North Salem, N.Y.’s Big Boulder

Balanced Rock in North Salem, N.Y., as depicted on a 1906 postcard

A Balanced Rock by Any Other Name An old postcard from 1906 refers to North Salem, N.Y.’s Balanced Rock, a geological anomaly of sorts as it is a boulder balancing on a few smaller rocks, as ‘Large Boulder.’ It is…

Springtime, Bedford Hills

The aspirational Steinhardt Garden in Bedford Hills, N.Y.

Open garden days are a great way to travel locally to see what you might have been missing all year long. Here, the aspirational Steinhardt Garden in Bedford Hills, N.Y. where I could probably spend the entire summer. —Lori Tripoli…

If It’s Buffalo, It’s Got to Be the Anchor Bar

I imagine not many vegans or vegetarians wander into the Anchor Bar hoping for a pick-me-up. The place where Buffalo chicken wings were born when the owner’s son and some friends showed up late one night and she didn’t feel…

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…

New York Road Trip: Reasons to Love Rochester

The George Eastman House and Pizza Bagels Leaving Hamilton and being chased by a dog on the way out of town, the Brawny Sherpa and I drive past windmills that weren’t there years ago and appreciate the scenery. Ahead on…

Graveyard in Saratoga: Death on a Clam Shell

I have a penchant for dramatic graveyard art, those winged but bent angels, the weeping women clinging to crosses, the monuments that stretch toward the heavens. One stone in the Greenridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.that has me wondering about…

Graveyards in October: Forgotten in Pleasantville?

The overgrowth of this graveyard in Pleasantville, N.Y. contrasts with its proximity to a well-traveled road. What was probably a peaceful resting place stands still as progress comes to it on a road named Broadway. Should we pretend not to…

Graveyard Art in October: The Strife Is Over

Given the season, the focus this month is on graveyards and their art. A monument to Hamilton Fish at St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands in Garrison, N.Y. declares the strife to be over, although the women depicted in its…