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Re: Dale Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden

seesaw ·
Looks like a very enchanting exhibit. I really like the rectangles in the reflecting pool...clever design!
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Re: Polar bears: Hard to live with, hard to escape

DrFumblefinger ·
While they seem cute, polar bears are one of the few animals that actively hunt humans as a food source. They are quite dangerous and very lethal. The Norwegian town reminds me of Churchill, Manitoba, another great place to polar bear watch.
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Re: George Eastman Museum - Rochester NY

Travel Rob ·
A wonderful piece Jonathan!
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Re: George Eastman Museum - Rochester NY

Marilyn Jones ·
So interesting especially for anyone who loves history, beautiful houses and photography and that's me!! Well done!!
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Re: Visiting 170-year-old Hanford Mills

DrFumblefinger ·
Like you, I like driving off the main highways and stopping to look and explore. This was a very cool discover, thanks Jonathan!
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Re: Visiting 170-year-old Hanford Mills

GarryRF ·
Another hidden gem to add to the list of Americas finest treasures. Enjoyable read too Jonathan !
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AA/USAir: Justice Dept. May be More Open to Deal

PHeymont ·
Remarks by Atty Gen. Eric Holder, quoted in the NY Times Monday may indicate the AA/USAir merger might be moving toward a deal that would allow the merger and avert the anti-trust trial set for Nov. 25th. Read it HERE
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A Taste of Fall and More: Ithaca Farmers Market

PHeymont ·
Everywhere I go, my wife and I seem to find ourselves wandering aisles of fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood, cheeses and breads and more. But most often, aside from our local weekend Greenmarket in Brooklyn, our stroll is in the huge and chaotic...
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May 31, 2017: Blue Herons on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
On a recent drive across New York State, Jonathan L encountered these birds along the Erie Canal; two stood still for their portraits!
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200 Years of History on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
After 200 years, the Erie Canal is still at work, and at leisure. JonathanL follows it from Buffalo to Albany for a great tour.
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Walking Through the NY Botanical Gardens: a Winter's Day

Jonathan L ·
A winter walk takes Jonathan through an uncrowded park, and into an old-growth forest that mirrors what the area was like 300 years ago.
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Mar. 19, 2017: Library Lions and Bryant Park

Jonathan L ·
After a snowfall in early January, Jonathan L found that the statues in Bryant Park and at the NY Public Library had a more festive look.
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Small Museums of New York State

Jonathan L ·
While driving across New York following the Erie Canal, Jonathan L had the opportunity to stop at some of the smaller museums that are often missed by tourists.
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Burden Iron Works, Troy NY—a trip through industrial history

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L finds another small museum with a great story: the history of the early industrial revolution along the Erie Canal.
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Delaware and Ulster Railroad, Arkville, NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a ride through the Catskills on the Delaware & Ulster RR
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Flushing Meadows Park and the Museums of Queens

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L on a visit to a great park and two interesting museums in one of New York City's 'outer boroughs'
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Books, Posters and Magic

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of some small galleries in midtown New York.
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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to Gumbo's destination of Flushing Meadows Park in Queens NY
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Polar bears: Hard to live with, hard to escape

PHeymont ·
  If anyone thought that drunken beach revelers or soccer hooligans could make for a bad time on vacation, they may not have considered a town where the neighbors are polar bears.   The town is Ny-Alesund, on Spitsbergen Island, Norway; it's...
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NY's Laguardia to get total overhaul by 2021

PHeymont ·
New York's often-mocked but close-in and convenient Laguardia Airport will get a total make-over within the next six years, under plans announced yesterday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Essentially all the existing buildings will be shifted to allow better...
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Delhi NY - A drive through the Catskills

Jonathan L ·
  If you have never been to the Catskill Mountains in New York State you are missing one of the real beautiful areas of the Northeastern United States. The Catskills fill the area between the Hudson River to the east and the Delaware River to the...
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American Adds 1st Class to NYC-LAX flights

PHeymont ·
American's new Airbus A321s will be flying a 3-class service between NY and LA--the only airline currently offering first class on the route. Up to now, only Business and Economy have been available on U.S. airlines. DETAILS
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Delta NY-BOS shuttle changes planes and LGA terminals

PHeymont ·
Starting in November, Delta's NY-Boston hourly shuttle operation is moving from the Marine Air Terminal, Laguardia's old terminal for the Pan Am flying boats of the 30s to Delta's main terminal at the far end of the field. It will no longer be able to...
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Faces of the NY State Fair

Jonathan L ·
One of my favorite things about traveling is meeting new people. Here are some of the people I met at the NY State Fair
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New York State Fair—Supporting young farmers

Jonathan L ·
New York's State Fair goes back 175 years, and still plays an important role in encouraging young farmers. Jonathan L visits and describes.
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The NY State Fair - My Favorite Things

Jonathan L ·
There are many things to do and see when you visit the NY State Fair. Here are some of Jonathan L's favorites
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Impressionist Garden at the NY Botanical Garden

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visited the NY Botanical Garden's show on Impressionist Art. Here are some of the flowers that he saw.
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Niagara Falls: Pretty much the complete guide

Jonathan L ·
Yes there will be a lot of people when visit Niagara Falls, but it is still worth the trip. Jonathan L gives his impressions and advice
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Visiting 170-year-old Hanford Mills

Jonathan L ·
An opportune moment, an intriguing road sign, and Jonathan L finds himself in a museum that's also an operating mill with a fascinating history.
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July 17, 2016 near Rochester NY

Jonathan L ·
While driving through Western New York, Jonathan L found this abandoned mansion and learned its story from the owners.
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Sept. 29, 2019: - Delaware & Ulster Railroad

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shows us some of the classic rail cars of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad
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Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

Jonathan L ·
Every year the NY Botanical Gardens turns the Haupt Conservatory into a model train holiday fantasy.
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Where they're going: NY, Paris top Airbnb New Year list

PHeymont ·
The recent terror attacks in Paris apparently haven't put off its lure for visitors; Airbnb reports it's the top New Year holiday booking in Europe, and second only to New York world-wide. The vacation rental company says it has 45,000 people booked in Paris for the holiday, and 47,000 in New York. The rest of the top 5 are London with 35,000, Sydney with 25,000 and Barcelona with 24,000. The figures indicate a quick and solid comeback for Paris's tourism industry; immediately after the...
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January 4, 2016: Fog over Yonkers NY

Jonathan L ·
Sometimes you don't have to travel very far to get that amazing photo.
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George Eastman Museum - Rochester NY

Jonathan L ·
History, photography, history of photography, all rolled in to one.
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Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us from FDR's home to Eleanor Roosevelt's house at Val-Kill, in Hyde Park NY
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Sept. 2, 2018: Sunrise in Piermont, New York

Jonathan L ·
A stunning sunset in the lower Hudson Valley, captured by Jonathan L
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New York Botanical Gardens Holiday Train Show

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to this year's Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

Travel Luver ·
Looks like a lot of fun!
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

PHeymont ·
I've been there in the past...it's great, but large-gauge models have never been my thing. But now that I know the display is built from garden scrap, I may have to take another look!
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

Jonathan L ·
The trains are fun, but the buildings are really the show.
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Re: January 4, 2016: Fog over Yonkers NY

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful! What a dreamy scene.
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Re: January 4, 2016: Fog over Yonkers NY

PHeymont ·
My first thought, looking at this morning's picture, was how much it has the feel of Impressionist painting, and in particular some of these scenes by Monet (above) and Pisarro (below). For fog, of course, no accident that two of them were painted in London!
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Re: Impressionist Garden at the NY Botanical Garden

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful garden!
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Re: Niagara Falls: Pretty much the complete guide

DrFumblefinger ·
A nice summary of an amazing place! Basically the water of the great lakes flows over this precipice -- but actually just half the water. Ontario Hydro diverts the other half of the water for electricity production and to reduce the rate of erosion of the precipice. The town itself is very touristy, but after you've visited the falls I'd recommend leaving town and exploring some of the Niagara Peninsula. Great orchards and vineyards, small towns, like Niagara-on-the-Lake, and one of my...
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Re: Niagara Falls: Pretty much the complete guide

PHeymont ·
Haven't been to the Falls since our kids were young...but you've just put it back on our bucket list!
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Re: New York Botanical Gardens Holiday Train Show

George G. ·
Love small railroad layouts. My dad and all the relatives in Pittsburgh use to put up a train platform under their Christmas trees every year with miniature houses, people and vehicles. Seems no one does that tradition anymore.
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Re: New York State Fair—Supporting young farmers

PHeymont ·
We haven't been to a real fair since our kids were young (we used to like the North Adams fair in Massachusetts and Orange County in NY...but you've just put a big state fair (somewhere) on my list. Iowa, maybe?
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Re: New York State Fair—Supporting young farmers

Jonathan L ·
I don't know if I would go to the Iowa Fair, but if you go to the Wisconsin, you can combine it with a trip to Milwaukee
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Re: New York State Fair—Supporting young farmers

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for a great piece! I am fascinated by farm life and the talented and hard working people who do it. I too have heard that small farms are dying out and there are probably statistics to prove it .Over the past year though, I've met quite a few small farmers that have innovative ideas that are doing good business. And I've seen some communities that really support local farmers markets. So if it's a passion for these young farmers, I hope they use their talents.
 
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