Collected by Gabrielle Watkins
3614 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103, USA
New Yorkers love their bagels like they love greasy pizza, avoiding eye contact, and boozy brunch. As a result, there are about as many bagel shops in New York as there are Starbucks–including Starbucks–but few produce the big, tender, chewy rolls...
Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
In New York City, the perfect getaway when you can't get away is Governors Island. This former Army and Coast Guard post is a cool combination of manicured parkland with art installations and a Stepford-ish ghost town. Its appeal isn't just its...
754 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
The Bagel Store was the final stop on my "Made in Brooklyn" tour with Dom Gervasi. Like all good researchers, I arrived hungry. Scott Rossillo, creator of "The Bagel Store" in Brooklyn, dreams in bagels. The unpretentious shop has several baskets...
9638, 9564 NY-414, Lodi, NY 14860, USA
When visiting the area, we always make it a point to stop at Dano's Heuriger on the east side of Seneca Lake. It's plain on the outside but has a beautifully modern interior with wonderful views across the narrow lake. But the best reason to go is...
3962 NY-14, Dundee, NY 14837, USA
Hermann is no longer the owner, but the high quality has continued at this winery considered by many to produce some of the best white wines in America. It's a bit of a hike up the west side of Seneca Lake from Watkins Glen but worth the drive if...
14 Market St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA
As the Hudson river snaked around Constitution Island, 55 miles north of Manhattan, I imagined that I was an intrepid sailor on a Dutch East India company vessel sailing around the bend 400 years ago. But not for long. As waves lashed around me I...
53 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, USA
Even though it’s touted as a traditional New York city style delicatessen, this eat-in/take-out spot has a true hometown vibe. Everyone really does seem to know everybody. All food is fresh made and sandwiches are created as you request. Large...
10 Morton St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Bosie's Tea Parlor is something of an unexpected find. Located on charming brownstone-studded Morton Street in the West Village, it's one part curated tea oasis, one part wild child in its dessert experiments. Skeptics may feel the title of the...
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