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  • At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4

    At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4
    On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
  • Yard sale update: Additional community sales planned for May, June

    Yard sale update: Additional community sales planned for May, June
    The Savvy Shopper’s annual guide to community yard sales was published in the Daily Press on Sunday, April 21. News about a few sales came in after our deadline. Here is an update. (You can find the entire calendar at dailypress.com/shopping)....
  • Seeing NYC On A Citi Bike

    Seeing NYC On A Citi Bike
    NEW YORK CITY — Time is running out. It's my first experience using Citi Bike, the new New York City bike share program, and I've made a terrible mistake, I've lost track of time and now it looks like I won't get my bike back to a docking...
  • Ada Louise Huxtable memorial explores architecture critic's legacy

    Ada Louise Huxtable memorial explores architecture critic's legacy
    NEW YORK -- On Tuesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum in New York the architecture world, or what felt like a pretty substantial cross-section of it, gathered to remember the pioneering New York Times and Wall Street Journal architecture critic...
  • Statue of Liberty reopens for a New York kind of Independence Day

    Statue of Liberty reopens for a New York kind of Independence Day
    NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy washed ashore in October and severely damaged the island on which Lady Liberty sits. The statue was spared storm damage, and tens of thousands of...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Affordable vacation options exist in Asheville, N.C.

    The Frugal Traveler: Affordable vacation options exist in Asheville, N.C.
    Adorning the mountains of North Carolina with a hip urban vibe, noteworthy art scene and a growing circuit of artisan microbreweries is the city of Asheville. Phenomenal food and well-preserved historical buildings are also part of the travel itinerary...
  • Biking Manhattan: No getting past 9/11

    Biking Manhattan: No getting past 9/11
    A simple accident of the calendar put me in Manhattan last Sept. 11. I was there not for the memorial observance led by Vice President Joe Biden at ground zero but, because of a free weekend and a good airfare, to prove that there is a great outdoors in...
  • Jog your way around New York

    Jog your way around New York
    New Yorkers are always on the run. Bankers rush from Wall Street to Midtown; harried shoppers tear through the narrow streets of NoLita and SoHo. Travelers may find it hard to keep up with the pace — unless they bring their running shoes and join...
  • Wolfgang Oehme, landscape architect

    Wolfgang Oehme, landscape architect
    Wolfgang Oehme, a renowned landscape architect and a founder of the New American Garden movement, which incorporated windblown ornamental grasses and massed perennial plantings, died of cancer Thursday at his Towson home. He was 81. "He was a...
  • Designers must fill tall order in new season of 'Project Runway'

    The contestants on "Project Runway" have had to tackle some off-the-wall challenges over the years, but this season's crop will get an assignment that's literally a tall order: designing garments for models on stilts. "We're filming it in Battery Park...
  • Remembering Sept. 11: 'It looked like an avalanche'

    Remembering Sept. 11: 'It looked like an avalanche'
    What are those blips? As fire consumed the upper portions of the World Trade Center, Gary Fitzgerald stood in the street, trying to make sense of the tiny shapes tumbling from the buildings. He asked the man next to him what it might be. “That...