By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2011 - 11:50 am
Video: They Might Be Giants performs "Canajoharie," a song off their new album Join Us, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, October 2, 2010. In an interview with Gothamist yesterday about They Might Be Giants' new album release, legendary alt-rocker... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 18, 2011 - 2:21 pm
Photo of Route 17 in Delaware County by Flickr user dougtone. Published under Creative Commons license. In the August issue of Travel & Leisure magazine, writer Adam H. Graham takes readers on a three-day ramble across the Catskills, from Barryville... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2011 - 3:11 pm
Photo of the Phoenicia Pharmacy by Flickr user Lori_NY. Published under Creative Commons license. In today's NY Post: An homage to Phoenicia, celebrating the little Shandaken hamlet's "frontier feel" and "rough edges" while giving a nod to the growing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 6, 2011 - 8:13 pm
Adam Bosch of the Times Herald-Record reports that the disintegrating Nevele Grande, once the pride and joy of the Borscht Belt, has just had its tax assessment cut by two-thirds: The 433-room hotel had been valued at $15 million, but town assessor Mike... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jun. 4, 2011 - 1:50 pm
Photo of the Mamakating rail trail from the Open Space Institute. It's National Trails Day today, and the New York City-based Open Space Institute has something to celebrate: the recent acquisition of three miles of the old O&W rail bed in the town of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011 - 3:59 pm
A bulls-eye rash characteristic of Lyme Disease. Photo by Hannah Garrison via Wikimedia Commons. The Greene County Legislature's education committee got an earful about the dangers of Lyme Disease yesterday from a Cornell educator who is convinced that... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 28, 2011 - 4:34 pm
Continuing a trend of loosening its tight grip on access to boating on its Catskill reservoirs, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection is co-sponsoring a triathlon on the Cannonsville Reservor this June, in what tourism organizers hope... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 - 1:25 pm
You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Photo by Flickr user Jim Lynch; published under Creative Commons license. Now that the federal Departments of the Interior and Justice have put the kibosh on the proposed Stockbridge-Munsee casino... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 - 2:39 pm
Until February 11, Budget Travel Magazine is taking votes on which of twenty small American towns is the coolest. In the running: artsy, funky Phoenicia. Two and a half hours north of New York City, this tiny town in the Catskill Mountains is a smaller... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 2, 2010 - 6:01 am
Especially, a vacationing city-dweller named Marinka writes, after a cocktail. (Photo via Marinka's Posterous account. She also blogs as Motherhood in NYC.)


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