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One Mix at One World Trade Center: Bring home a Signature Cocktail from the Highest Bar in the Western Hemisphere

Yesterday I zipped up the 47 second elevator ride in the futuristic-sounding sky pods to the newly opened observatory on the 101st floor of One World Trade Center. And I’m not embarrassed to admit that before taking in the 360 views that surrounded me, I headed straight for One World Trade’s new bar called One […]

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Visiting Saratoga Springs: A Weekend of Springs, Farmers’ Markets and Horses

In all these years of plotting weekend escapes from New York City, I had somehow missed visiting Saratoga Springs, New York. Of course I had heard of Saratoga’s famous racetrack, but as someone who is a bigger fan of the parties and pomp and circumstance than of the races themselves, I’d never made the trip […]

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Scandinavia in New York: $10 Lattes and Nordic Design at Budin

For the first in our series exploring souvenirs closer to home, we visit the Scandinavian haven of Budin in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If you’re fascinated by Scandinavian crime thrillers like I am (I whipped through the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels in record time) you might have picked up on an interesting detail– […]

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The Best (and Least Crowded) NYC Holiday Market that You’ve Never Heard Of

If I hadn’t absentmindedly taken the wrong exit out of the subway, I would have missed this market entirely. Annoyed at having to walk across two extra avenues in the bitter cold, I hurried down 34th street, huddled in my not-warm-enough coat. But by chance, I glanced to the left and a baby blue tent […]

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