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Saratoga National Historical Park — exploring Revolutionary history in New York

You don’t often see monuments to Benedict Arnold. But Saratoga National Historical Park is one place where such a thing makes sense. The Battle (or Battles) of Saratoga in 1777 comprised two primary confrontations:  the (First) Battle of Freeman’s Farm on September 19 and the Battle of Bemis Heights (also known as the Second Battle… Read More Saratoga National Historical Park — exploring Revolutionary history in New York

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A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District

The Brooklyn Bridge dominates New York’s historic Seaport District the way that the Duomo de Santa Maria del Fiore dominates Florence, a graceful triumph of ingenuity and vision rising above the grit and urgency of the city. With its location across the East River from Brooklyn, the Seaport District was New York’s original commercial center… Read More A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District

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Lost in Queens. And Brooklyn. Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island too.

You just never want to see this sign. I used to fly when I visited my parents in Massachusetts.  Three Christmases ago, this trauma even came with a compensation.  The flight attendant was a former New York City cop, which gave a special sweetness to the landing announcement: Ladeez an gennulmun, welcome tah Booistun–home of… Read More Lost in Queens. And Brooklyn. Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island too.