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  • 10 years ago

    Dozens of baseball hats hang from the ceiling and light fixtures of the Waterfront Crabhouse: "Local 12—Asbestos Workers," "Belmont Park," "Excelsior Correctional Services," and "Great Wall" (with accompanying Chinese characters) are among th...

  • 10 years ago

    In northern Minnesota, Jack the Horse is a serene, picturesque lake, perfect for fishing trips with good friends. Closer to home, Jack the Horse is a tavern on a tree-shaded street in Brooklyn Heights, and much like its namesake, it's relaxed and ...

  • 10 years ago

    First-timers to this red-lit den in Williamsburg are greeted by its owner, Baron, an energetic dreadlocked Dominican, who runs around taking photos of friends, both new and old, and eliciting sounds from odd instruments (or objects) strewn about. ...

  • 10 years ago

    What do Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, and John Wayne have in common? (John Wayne never dated Brad Pitt, so that's not it.) Answer: They've all vacationed in Cabo San Lucas—located on the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, where...

  • 11 years ago

    As fall sets in, we're reminded that the winter chill is not far behind. Since extending the summer by traveling to white, sandy beaches every few weeks is not feasible, we choose to imbibe cocktails that transport us to a more tropical state of m...

  • 11 years ago

    "All I wanted to do now was get back to Africa," Hemingway once wrote. "We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night I would lie, listening, homesick for it already." This longing is common among visitors to the dark continent. Scarr...


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