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On The Road with NYSOM: (Sweet) 16 Reasons to Visit NY

We admit — because of this winter’s interminable cold weather — we’ve been counting down the days until April. Despite our New York teams not making it to this year’s Sweet 16 round in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, March still gave us many reasons to celebrate in New York. Between Women’s History Month and the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan, we also feted two of our favorite iconic New Yorkers: Bill Cunningham turned 85 on the eve of the opening of his Facades exhibit

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Insider's Guide: Long Island's Stony Brook & Setauket

It’s nearly impossible to imagine Stony Brook without Setauket. The former has the nicest shopping district while the latter has the best deli. One has a hidden jewel of a nature walk, while the other has the old-fashioned barbershop. In fact, the towns constitute two of the three “villages” — along with Old Field — that collectively form the Three Village area, originally envisioned by philanthropist Ward Melville. The best way to explore the area is in a car, starting with one road:

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12 of the Best Skating Rinks in NY: A New York 'Skate' of Mind!

A trip to a skating rink is like a return to your childhood. Every Monday evening for 13 consecutive years, my friends and I ventured to Central Park’s Wollman Rink (now Trump Rink) to watch the sun fall behind Columbus Circle and the Plaza Hotel lights start to glow at dusk. Central Park South was always snow-trodden. There was calm behind the rink’s soundtrack; it seemed like such a rare thing in this great, loud city. Just this past weekend I revisited Trump for a skate. The rink seems smaller

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The February Issue: Cozying Up to New York

I'm rarely happier than when I wake up on a cold, grey winter weekend morning and realize that I can fall back asleep to the sounds of falling rain, or to the rich quiet produced by a blanket of snowfall. It's oh-so-cozy. And here we are in February, a month defined by chilly temperatures outdoors and warm intimacy indoors brought on by Valentine's Day (or "Gal-entine's Day" for the single female cohorts out there). Of the many ways to snuggle into the final month of winter, our "New York 'Cozy'

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The Best New York Museums Outside of NYC

President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art Agnes Gund once told us, “The most important thing for people today in museums, and going to museums, is that they learn about the art by seeing it. And that you that you can’t replace it with the computer and the Internet. You just, no matter how much you want to educate people, you have to see the real thing; it’s very much different than seeing it on the Internet. I think you can get a sense of what you’re going to see [on the Internet], but

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Stepping into the Spotlight: East End Arts

Looking for a thriving, innovative arts organization on Long Island? You’ve found it in the East End Arts. By offering instruction in music, theater and the visual arts to students of all ages, gallery exhibitions, public art projects, and live productions, East End Arts (EEA) is “building and enriching” the community through “education, support, advocacy and inspiration,” according to their mission statement. Located in Riverhead, where the two forks of Long Island meet, EEA has served

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The End is also the Beginning: Montauk Point Lighthouse

A visit to Montauk — Long Island’s easternmost town — will invariably include sightings of signs proclaiming “The End.” The message is simple: this is it for New York. For the most part it’s true, but for a few more miles of road and one major landmark: the Montauk Point Lighthouse. It is a long-standing navigational tool, a National Historic Landmark, and to many, the symbol of Long Island itself. “The Lighthouse has a galvanizing effect with Long Islanders,” said Henry Osmers,

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Monday, Jan. 20

 "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve." - Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. *** Next Monday, Jan. 20 marks the national observance of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Turn this day off into an opportunity to join in the MLK Day of Service movement. New York State has 10 Regional Volunteer Centers (part of the NYS Office of National and Community Service), that have been charged with a three-year plan of developing and expanding a sustainable network of community service agencies

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