New York

New York

View of Manhattan and One World Tower in New York. Photo by Jonathan Roger

“Quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean ‘love’ in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again.”

— Joan Didion

 

New York is a state where every region tells its own story. Sure, Manhattan’s bright lights and towering skyscrapers are iconic, but there’s so much more to discover beyond the city.

Imagine strolling through Brooklyn’s artsy streets, tasting artisanal pastries, or escaping to the Hudson Valley with its scenic hikes and charming boutiques. Up in the Adirondacks, hike, kayak, or simply soak in the natural beauty.

Wine lovers will adore the Finger Lakes, with picturesque vineyards and serene lakeside views. Don’t miss Niagara Falls—the sheer power and beauty are awe-inspiring.

Long Island offers beautiful beaches and quaint villages, while the Catskills blend outdoor adventure with artsy retreats. From Albany’s historic streets to the scenic Erie Canalway, New York is full of surprises.

Dive into our travel stories and let the diverse wonders of the Empire State inspire your next journey.

  • One December night, I walked up the subway steps in Brooklyn after a rough commute and an exhausting restaurant shift. When I stepped onto Manhattan Avenue and looked up, all my gripes dissipated under a simple string of holiday lights that read, “Welcome To Greenpoint.”

  • In a city as teeming with life as New York, it should come as no surprise that there is a similarly populous world six feet under the five boroughs. With so many tourist attractions, New York City’s cemeteries are rarely on most visitors’ top ten lists, but the sheer size of many NYC graveyards, not to mention their famous residents and historic structures, make them some of the city’s most lovely green spaces, despite their morbidity.

  • Back in 1890, when much of New York's northernmost borough, the Bronx, remained undeveloped, a French immigrant was charged with laying out the then rural area's street grid.

  • Having lived in New York City for the past 13 years, I’ve fallen in love with my new city. The bright lights of Broadway, innumerable restaurants, museums of every variety, my favorite Irish pub, and the gym where I work off my indulgences are all just a subway ride away.

  • The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County, New York are the homeland of The Seneca Nation, one of six Native American tribes that formed a confederacy in the region. The largest of the six tribes, The Seneca, who lived in the Western part of the Confederacy, called themselves the Onöndowa’ga,’ or “Keepers of the Western Door,” because they controlled the land foreigners had to cross to gain access to the Confederacy.

  •   New York is not known for being a cheap location to live in. The truth is that the cost of living there is relatively high. However, that shouldn't dissuade you from visiting New York.  If you're on a tight budget, keep in mind that a trip to New York doesn't have to break the bank. There are several ways you can keep your trip within your budget. New York has a spectacular cityscape and many beautiful historical sites, parks, and other attractions worth seeing.   Below are some tips to consider when planning your trip.     1. Use The Subway  There are many ways to get around New York. You could take a cab, bus, or ridesharing services. But the cheapest way to get around is the subway. There are many routes covered by the subway. Consider doing some research to know more about the routes covered. The subway system in [...]

  • Author Kevin Fitzpatrick (no relation to us) joins us to talk about his dynamic historic guidebook:  Dorothy Parker's New York. As part of the ArtPlace Series, this richly illustrated book captures the New York that inspired Dorothy Parker.  Much more than a travel book, readers are taken on a journey into her favorite haunts as well as her career, private life, political activism, theatrical exploits, and final years. Today's World Footprints Book Club is joined by listener reviewers Karon Powell and Seigrid Rich. Interested in continuing the journey with Dorothy Parker?  Take a journey into the city of theaters, bars, and hotel rooms where Dorothy Parker sharpened her wit, polished her writing, and captured the edgy mood of her times. This eye-opening volume explores Mrs. Parker’s favorite salons and saloons as well as her homes and offices (most of them still intact); charts her colorful career and intense private life; and recounts her [...]