Spring + Summer NYC Getaways

Escape the city heat and head for the hills

New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and many full-time residents begin to escape on weekends starting in the spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there’s plenty of charm and relief in a beach-less getaway (provided there are pools, lakes or springs for you to dip in). From the Adirondacks to Saratoga Springs, Woodstock, …

Photographer Emily Metzguer Captures the Crew at Lil’ Deb’s Oasis

Inside the Hudson restaurant serving tropical comfort food with a side of intersectionality and inclusiveness

A step inside Lil’ Deb’s Oasis (located in Hudson, New York) is transformative. From the diner-like facade to the flowering, pastels and patterns inside, guests are welcomed into a celebration of community and artistry. As much as the venue can be classified as a restaurant (one that serves up superb food), it also happens to be an art installation and, most importantly, a beacon of …

Studio Visit: Sculptor Matt Kinney

From his live/work space in Beacon, NY, the carpenter and artist creates wooden pieces that brilliantly trick the eye

by Janine M. Stankus In the sun-splayed parlor of his partially renovated 1850s home, Matt Kinney’s artwork mingles with tools of his craft. Paint buckets, sliced and with wood medallions at their mouths, lean beneath a bench strewn with chisels, rasps and mallets. In the corner, a burled axe gleams, nearly swallowed against the swirling camouflage of a matching maple stump. Kinney, a carpenter, creates …