Things to Do in Connecticut, Aug. 16 to 22, 2015
The Boston Brass, classical. Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. Free. Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street. georgeflynnclassicalconcerts.com; 860-669-1208. COLLINSVILLE Bridge Street Live Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, blues. Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. $22 and $32 ...
August 13, 2015
Things to Do in Connecticut, Aug. 9 to 15, 2015
The New Review with the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, funk. Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Little River Band, rock. Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. $35 to $45. Concert and cocktail party is $100 and $125. Pete Molinari and Band, folk. Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Free. Lao Tizer Quartet ...
August 6, 2015
National Geographic Archives: Up From Hiroshima
“Have Fun in Hiroshima,” invites a brochure put out by city boosters, a collage of images of enthusiastic Westerners amid red azaleas, bottles of sake, fireworks, smiling Japanese children giving the peace sign. “Hiroshima Behind me shoppers sweep ...
August 6, 2015
New York enjoys a boom in super luxury hotels
Heading south-east, the New York EDITION has just opened at Madison Square Park in an historic 41-storey clock tower in the Flatiron District, while Turkish elegance will meet east-side chic at the Marmara Park Avenue when it welcomes its first guests ...
July 30, 2015
Favorite Streets in 12 European Cities
Cobbled lanes, broad avenues, streets for gallery-hoppers, food-lovers, shoppers and flâneurs: Contributors in 12 cities describe the byways (including one river) they love; and readers share their favorite walks on Facebook. APRIL From the ...
April 17, 2015
A Long-Weekend Getaway to Amsterdam
Spend as much time as possible on foot, the better to enjoy the city's theatrical quality: The huge, unshaded windows of the canal homes allow you to peer right in, testimony to the Dutch ethos of having nothing to hide. Be sure to see Edward ...
Hotel Review: The Dean
There was no dresser or closet; just six hangers on two wall hooks. Also lacking were a phone and alarm clock. For a wake-up call, guests pick up the red rotary wall phone in the corridor and inform the front desk when they wish to be awakened....
May 21, 2015
In the chandelier-heavy world of high-end hotel openings, media publications are offered rooms free of charge for the purpose of reviews and envy-inducing Instagrams. “The hotel was a bit overwhelmed with requests,” says Sarah Stevenson from New York City’s official tourism authority NYC & Company. It’s a first foray into hotels for the famous French crystal house, which aims to deliver the entire Baccarat sensory experience, from crystal chandeliers to the delicate but fruity scent of Rouge 540 – its celebratory 250th birthday perfume,... Stevenson adds: “Then again, the entire high-end hotel market is hot across New York right now. 1 Hotel Central Park has just started welcoming guests on the Avenue of the Americas, while the British Firmdale group is on track to open the Whitby at 18 West 56th Street in the first half of 2016, a sibling for its popular Crosby Street Hotel... Heading south-east, the New York EDITION has just opened at Madison Square Park in an historic 41-storey clock tower in the Flatiron District, while Turkish elegance will meet east-side chic at the Marmara Park Avenue when it welcomes its first... Downtown – south of about 14th Street – high-end properties like the Four Seasons’ new-build luxury hotel and residences tower in lower Manhattan are scheduled to open in mid 2016,.
This seemed the wrong place to order a bowl of bran flakes, even if any semblance of a healthy meal appeared on the restaurant’s morning menu, highlighted by the option I choose of of two eggs, kielbasa, and potato pancakes, all for $5. 50... [Ellis] Burks, considered by many to be New Britain’s greatest slugger, spent 1985 and 1986 at Beehive and hit the grand total of 24 homers over two years, with most of them on the road. If driving into Polish-heavy downtown New Britain gives off the sort of cultural transformation one might feel amongst the French in Montreal or the Portuguese in Fall River, then walking into the Cracovia is like entering someone’s kitchen. A gruff waitress of few words greets me at the laminate counter, with a selection of Polish newspapers scattered about it, and takes my order, with images of Our Lady of Czestochowa and Pope John Paul II watching me from the wall next to the... You can choose from an English or a Polish version of the menu here, of course, and come back later in the day for the veal liver sautéed onions ($10) or the fried pork ribs ($13. 95). Down the road at the Polmart, just past the Zieleniak A. Green... This area of “Little Poland,” in what it sometimes referred to as “New Britski,” boasts the largest Polish population of any city in.
A city's rebirth
New Orleans now features 1,400 restaurants, from holes in the wall to high-end, from classic Creole cooking to contemporary, ethnic and fusion cuisine. Latin and Vietnamese eateries, long established in certain pockets in and around the city, have ...
August 16, 2015
Ghost Queen: Story of the forgotten River Queen
For more than 30 years, both in Oregon City ... River Queen's former glory in mind, it's easy to see what made it such an attraction. The old ferry boat was a destination for wedding receptions and anniversary celebrations, and even hosted top U.S. Navy ...
August 14, 2015
The Latest: EPA chief to visit areas affected by mine spill
McCarthy said she understands the frustrations but that the agency is working around the clock ... River below Lake Powell because of a mine spill upstream in Colorado. Chris Watt, a spokesman for the Bureau of Reclamation in Salt Lake City, says it's ...
August 11, 2015
The Latest: No changes to Colorado River flows after spill
She took full responsibility for the spill and said the EPA is working around the clock to assess the environmental ... of a fish hatchery in the southwestern city of Durango. Cages have been placed in the Animas River there to catch fish and measure ...
August 9, 2015
The mayor of Washington shares a duplex wall with Colombian refugees
When the black Lincoln Navigator rolls up outside and the security detail fans out in the darkened front yard, the 13-year-old Colombian girl who shares a wall with Muriel E ... Hober says. In a city where proximity to power is an obsession, the ...
August 7, 2015
Spare Times for Aug. 7-13
New York Transit Museum Grand Central Terminal Gallery Annex: ‘New York’s Transportation Landmarks’ (through Nov. 1) It’s been 50 years since New York passed its Landmarks Law, which covers over 30,000 buildings and structures around the city.
August 6, 2015
ESPN Has Taken A Moneyball Approach To This Summer’s Many Talent Decisions
Clearly John Skipper and the brass at ESPN thought they would be better ... or worse—gets half the country to stop in its tracks at 11 o’clock every morning to wait for John Wall’s reaction to some incendiary comment made by a guy who swears he ...
August 4, 2015