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The one bright spot in Penn Station's summer

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency over New York's dreadful commuting situation in late June, locals didn't think things could get any worse.  It turned out they could, at least at Penn Station, the epicenter of the so-called "summer of hell." Earlier this year the Pennsy, the year-and-a-half-old food hall at 2 Penn...
Why Matsuhisa and De Niro open their Nobu hotels

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De Niro have been partners since opening Nobu restaurant in New York in 1994. The name of the Japanese chef, whose signature cooking style borrows from his experiences working in Lima, Peru, and other coastal locales, is now affixed to more than 30 Nobu restaurants on five continents. In 2013, the partnership opened...
Travel deals: Azores Airlines packages, London hotel savings of up to 35 percent

This week's best travel bargains around the globe.  Kimpton Aertson Hotel, which opened in Nashville in June, is offering up to 20 percent off rates. Rooms start at $240 -- down from $329 -- plus 15 percent tax and $2.50 fee. Price includes morning coffee or tea, evening social hour and bikes for touring. Book by Aug. 17; stay through Dec. 28...
Does this little amusement park really have the best wooden coaster in the world?
Does this little amusement park really have the best wooden coaster in the world?

Ride enthusiasts beat a path each summer to ride the world’s best wooden coaster in one of the most unlikely of places: a small amusement park located halfway between New York City and Boston that bills itself as the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States.  I made my pilgrimage this summer to Lake Compounce in...
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Travel Tips: resources for drinking well

Travelers today face a wealth of good options when it comes to drinking wine and beer. “I think today you can be surprised most everywhere,” said Pascaline Lepeltier, beverage director at the restaurant Rouge Tomate in New York City.  But the variety can be overwhelming, especially when exploring a new place.   Here, beverage...
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