Travel | The Catskills Are Back. Again. And Again. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index The Catskills have had their share of comebacks. “People keep trying to impose different things on this swath of land,” said one resident. The double cataract of the Kaaterskill, in the Catskill Mountains, New York State in 1859. Credit Credit William England/London Stereoscopic Company, via Getty Images Supported by ByLaura M. Holson June 21, 2019 The Catskills have had more comebacks than Tony Bennett. The first wave came in the late 1880s when summer vacationers filled boarding houses. Decades later, Jewish families arrived by train to play shuffleboard and swim in opulent hotels. Remember Woodstock in the 1960s? That’s when the hippies showed up. Nowadays, aging Brooklyn hipsters are bringing their Urban Outfitters aesthetic to Kerhonkson and Fallsburg. But while much has been made of the mountainous area … [Read more...] about The Catskills Are Back. Again. And Again.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | What Happens When You Put 2,000 Nerds on a Boat? Advertisement Supported by You get the JoCo Cruise, and it’s an annual gathering for those who love sci-fi, games with many-sided dice and the musician Jonathan Coulton. ByJohn Schwartz May 6, 2019 It is the first concert of the JoCo Cruise 2019, and things are going so wrong. The musicians can’t hear themselves sing. Instruments drop out at random. One of the performers, Jim Boggia, has lost his voice. Jonathan Coulton, the singer-songwriter for whom the cruise is named, grouses that it is a “train wreck on a boat.” They carry on, trying to wrestle a show from the mess. Mr. Boggia starts playing “When You Wish Upon a Star” on his ukulele and raspily invites us all to sing along. The assembled hundreds join in a mass … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Put 2,000 Nerds on a Boat?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Travel | 36 Hours in Hoi An Advertisement Supported by This ancient town on the Vietnamese coast has charm, history and beauty to spare. It is also budget-friendly, and for foodies, a delight. ByPatrick Scott March 21, 2019 Situated on the coast of central Vietnam, the former commercial port of Hoi An offers endless wonders, from fishermen launching bamboo basket boats along palm-fringed beaches, to farmers in conical hats harvesting rice in swathes of green paddies. But the marquee attraction is the well-preserved ancient town, brushed mustard yellow and festooned with colorful silk lanterns. Many of the wooden merchant houses and ornate temples and assembly halls — a fusion of styles from China, Europe and Japan — date back to Hoi An’s prime in the 1700s. By the early 1800s, though, the river … [Read more...] about 36 Hours in Hoi An