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    7 Black-Owned Culinary Destinations in Upstate New York

    On a recent trip upstate, we checked in with a few of our favorite Black-owned bakeries and restaurants that are as resilient as they are travel-worthy. In the Catskills and Hudson Valley, amidst spectacular waterfall hikes, artsy small towns, and the vast expanse of open land, these inspiring places and people remind us why we should be celebrating and supporting Black-owned businesses far more than just one month or one trip out of the year. One business owner we spoke to, Tamika Dunkley, cited the recent New York Federal Reserve report, which showed roughly 41% of Black-owned businesses closed in the first few months of the pandemic as compared to…

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    The Best Weekend Getaways Near NYC

    Between long work days, small living quarters, and the general crippling anxiety and stress that comes with living in New York City, getting away for the weekend is completely essential. Especially when you can spend it drinking local wine, going on waterfall hikes, biking to seafood shacks, and roasting marshmallows like you’re in a campy ’80s movie. To help you accomplish just that, we’ve broken down 12 perfect weekend getaways from NYC, all accessible within five hours by public transport or car.

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    The Hamptons Bucket List: 28 Things You Must Do Out East

    There’s far more to the Hamptons than just drinking rosé while lying on a giant swan-shaped pool float (though you’re absolutely welcome to do that if you so please). From a secret sculpture-dappled nature preserve to the best cocktail spots and the coolest place to spend the night (for just $35!), these are the things you absolutely must do in the Hamptons. Read the full story at thrillist.com.