Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson Globe Staff November 21, 2018 The injustice of it all hit James Carmody on Wednesday morning as he was driving back from the grocery store and heard a report on the radio about the crowds swarming into New York City to brave subfreezing temperatures for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I was thinking, why aren’t we doing something? Why don’t we have our own?” said Carmody, vice president and general manager of the Seaport Hotel. “The hotels in Boston would love to have something big on Thanksgiving, as well as the retailers.”After all, the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, not Rockaway Beach. Yet somehow New York has stolen a holiday that by all rights should be ours. Advertisement Every year, the eyes of the nation turn to Manhattan for the Macy’s Parade, which draws 3.5 million … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving should be big in Boston. So how did we let New York steal it from us?
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New York City is nowhere near the small Minnesota city of Winona, but for the next five months its presence will be felt there. The exhibition “This Is New York,” which opened this week at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, includes 15 paintings depicting the Big Apple, from its early days as a small Dutch colony to its present-day, skyscraper-filled skyline. You might not expect to find modern-art masters such as Joseph Stella in this Mississippi River town, population 27,000, located about two hours south of the Twin Cities. That surprise is part of the museum’s charm. “When I am up in the Twin Cities, going to events or just talking to people or colleagues, and I tell them we have two Monets, two Chagalls, two Picassos and two Matisses, they’ll be like, ‘Wait a minute, really?’ ” said executive director Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree. Two works sparked this New York-centric show: Joseph Stella’s 1922 painting “Study of the … [Read more...] about Harvesting the Big Apple in Winona: Museum showcases art about New York City
Verena Dobnik, Associated Press Updated 5:27 am CDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, the sun sets behind the western tower of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York. A mistake that caused the name of New York City's Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to be misspelled for more than 50 years has finally been corrected. On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill adding a second letter 'Z' to the name of the country's longest suspension bridge, which links Brooklyn with Staten Island. less FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, the sun sets behind the western tower of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York. A mistake that caused the name of New York City's Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to be ... more Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about New York finally corrects misspelling of Verrazzano bridge
NEW YORK — Talk about a tourist trap! A woman visiting New York City says she got locked inside a historic fortress and prison and was stuck for about an hour because a guard didn't have a key. Shakira Stover tells the New York Post she was walking around Castle Williams on Governors Island on Wednesday when the doors were closed and padlocked. The 35-year-old American living in Spain says she screamed for help and got the attention of a pair of British tourists, who summoned a guard. Stover says the guard didn't have a key and had to get a park ranger to punch in the padlock code. The fortress was built in 1811 to protect New York Harbor from the British. It was a military prison until 1965. … [Read more...] about Tourist gets locked inside historic New York City fortress
Before I even left for my weekend away, just dropping the line “I’m going to the Hamptons,” felt like admitting that I am secretly a movie star. After all, the region that defines the forked point on the eastern end of Long Island is associated with wealthy socialites and celebrities retreating from the crowds of the city for the solitude of their seaside mansion. However, you don’t need to be in the market for a multi-million dollar home to enjoy the natural beauty of the Hamptons that draws so many to find respite on the water. Among its grassy marshes and bays, the Hamptons is made up of many different enclaves, from the celebrity-dense Southampton to the surfing haven of Montauk. But for travelers looking to partake in a more down-to-earth version of the Hamptons, look no further than Sag Harbor—the Hamptons village famously referred to as “the Unhamptons.” Along Main Street, Sag Harbor is trimmed with independent shops all the way down to … [Read more...] about How to Do a Weekend in Sag Harbor, New York