With the recent closing of the Bangor Howard Johnson’s restaurant, there is now just one HoJo’s left, and Lake George, New York owns it. Like everything in New York, they do it full up, with authenticity and style. Recently on a road trip adventure upstate New York, I found my way to the Lake George Howard […]
On Pollepel island, just 60 miles north of New York City, sits Bannerman castle. This crumbling edifice is accessible to the public through scheduled tours, and hosts events on the island. There is much that goes into preserving such a location, and that is where the Bannerman Castle Trust Inc. comes into play.
If you grew up on Long Island, New York, like I did, especially on the East End, you have heard the rumors that surround Camp Hero, the former Montauk Air Force Station. If you are not familiar with the rumors and tales, then let me enlighten you. With many stories surrounding telekinetic experimentation, time travel, […]
When I decided to switch my master’s thesis from 19th century Whaling on Nantucket to the current hipster movement, I have to admit I was a little behind on the research. I had spent three years of my American and New England Studies master’s program preparing myself to tackle the topic of the whaling industry […]
Recently the New York Times noted that the American consumer is choosing experiences over goods, and scientists have found that experiences bring the most happiness, not a home full of useless goods. Richard E. Jaffe, a retailing analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, noted “the religion of consumption has proven to be unfulfilling.” (NYT, Stores Suffer from a […]