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Each year, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, children’s shows, and plenty of glogg. November 20–December 30. For more than 60 years, the 700 block of West 34th Street in Baltimore (dubbed Chris...
Kepler Brooklyn Academy of Music (November 18–21). In the popular imagination, Philip Glass is a composer of film scores and repeating minimalist patterns; but he’s also an eminent, and prolific, opera composer, with a particular interest in sc...
See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art. For much of 2005, I walked the same five-block stretch of Rivington Street, on New York City ’s Lower East Side. A direct route to my favorite bars and restaurants, the street was lined with te...
Your attention, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—it's time for today's trivia question! Exactly how awesome is minor-league baseball?Is it (a) unbelievably awesome, (b) totally awesome, or (c) wicked awesome?Answer ...
QUEBEC CITY WHY Old Quebec, with its cobblestoned streets and 17th-century slate-roofed buildings, looks like a fairy-tale village, one with a French accent. No need for a car; this town is made for walking—and skating, skiing, and sledding. WHE...
sun-kissed in the mediterraneanOn Cyprus's wild Cape Akamas, Anassa is Europe's new resort darling. Owner Alecos Michaeledes was adamant that the site's uninterrupted views of ocean and olive groves not be destroyed by the construction of the 184 ...
London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated with United Designers' Keith Hobbs and Linzi Coppick—who styled the interiors of Dublin's Claren...
See our slideshow of America’s Best Retro Escapes. Does your generic local multiplex get you down?Are you pining for a little movie action under the stars, snack bar included?A legit drive-in theater is hard to come by these days, but if you’re a...
It's noon on Smith Street, a rapidly gentrifying strip in Brooklyn that has become a shopping, eating, and drinking destination for tourists from Australia, Germany, Japan—even Manhattan. At Halcyon, a coffeehouse among the 19th-century storefront...
Seattle, WA One Pot dinners (OnePot.org; $35–$60 for three courses, BYOB) sometimes include boldface names, such as Gore Vidal and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Oakland, CA You might be entertained by a stand-up comic or serenaded by a Spani...
Sahadi’s 187 Atlantic Ave.; 718/624-4550. A Brooklyn fixture since 1948, this Middle Eastern and Mediterranean market has a wide selection of picnic-ready prepared foods, including luscious taramosalata and flaky spanakopita. One Girl Cookies 6...
Jacques Torres, Le Cirque's former pastry star, shocked the food world when he built his chocolate factory in Brooklyn's gritty DUMBO. But since its opening in 2000, the tiny sweets shop has been mobbed with chocoholics, and has just been expanded...
Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn is giving its Manhattan counterpart a run for its money with a crop of restaurants worth crossing the river for. 1 Anglophiles rejoice at the Chip Shop (No. 383; 718/832-7701; dinner for two $24), where the cod fillets—an...
It's a complicated look, the one that the crowd on the beach was sending my way—equal parts amusement, amazement, pity, and confusion. I know that look well. I used to wear it myself on midwinter days when my father would drive us across Brooklyn ...
We'll be in New York soon and want to check out Brooklyn's restaurant scene. Any top picks? —K. T., LEXINGTON, VA. Foodies gasped last fall when a 30-seat chef-owned restaurant in Carroll Gardens was rated by Zagat as New York City's seventh-best...