Phoenicia Diner

By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 - 6:51 am
Above: Souvenir pennies made by the new machine in Phoenicia. Photo by Brett Barry.  Kitsch-lovers rejoice! You can squish one of four Catskills-specific designs onto a souvenir penny in the Ulster County hamlet of Phoenicia using a hand-cranked machine... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 - 3:22 pm
The Catskills remain Brooklyn's primary source for American-Gothic-style atmospherics. A new music video for "Hey Doreen" from the Brooklyn-based indie band Lucius features familiar sites along Route 28 in Delaware and Ulster counties, including the... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 - 12:06 pm
Above: The Phoenicia Diner serves a variety of skillet breakfasts using local eggs. Photo by Richard A. Smith. Over two decades of driving back and forth between Brooklyn and Margaretville, Mike Cioffi noticed an odd traffic pattern. “I’d see these big,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 - 3:05 pm
It's true: On any given weekend in the Catskills, you can't swing a cat without hitting a random celebrity. Looking glam as ever here despite the candid snapshot is Tyra Banks, supermodel and host of America's Next Top Model, spotted by a sharp-eyed... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 14, 2012 - 1:17 pm
Top: A milkshake made from local ice cream at the re-designed Phoenicia Diner, which opens today. Above: A slideshow of photos of the re-opened diner, starting with owner Michael Cioffi in front of the facade. Photos by Julia Reischel. The Phoenicia... Read more
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