The Niagara Falls and Buffalo Area

Tips and Articles in The Niagara Falls and Buffalo Area

In the midst of empty lots and abandoned buildings, turn-of-the-century factories dwarf a windowless structure nearby. The freshly painted brick building bears no signage—or, for that matter, any indication about what goes on within its walls.  ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Museums. Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and in all forms: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a few real ones. Not only does the onslaught of bunny paraphernalia in Pasadena, California’s aptly named Bunny Muse...
See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures. One step off a platform and it’s 200 feet straight down. Strapped into a harness and clinging to a rope, adventurers step, jump, or fall off the platform and let gravity take over, dr...
With two young children and a mortgage, I rarely feel Gatsbyesque. But a jazzy mood swept over me as the reproduction 1929 mahogany Hacker Craft pulled away from the dock in Clayton, New York, and sported among the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawr...
Travel is like dating. a destination captures your attention in, say, a glossy magazine. You flirt with the idea of going. You commit to a time. But schedules don't mesh, and you're forced to plan too far in advance. By the time you go, you've b...
What Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, is to followers of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Roycroft Inn near Buffalo is to devotees of Elbert Hubbard, who modeled the Roycroft Arts and Crafts movement after William Morris. Since the turn of the century,...
What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward for surviving the school year, passing the final exam, winning (or losing) the softball championship?Whole weeks can be consumed deciding on the exact combination of fl...
1. Take tea (one of 108 varieties) at Alice's Tea Cup (102 W. 73rd St.; 212/799-3006). 2. Go for a whirl on a peppermint barstool at Dylan's Candy Bar (1011 Third Ave.; 646/735-0078), and sample some of the 5,000 sugar-coated treats from around...
Family vacations should be fun, of course, but we always hope they’ll do more—kindle an interest, inspire a career, or at least pry them away from computer screens. Here, the 10 U.S. sites guaranteed to rock young worlds.
Several hundred feet above ground level, my 15-year-old daughter, Elly, and I are sipping frozen strawberry daiquiris—hers virgin, mine decidedly not—and dreamily watching the twinkling lights of Ontario go by as the Skylon Tower restaurant slowly...
In Buffalo, New York, preservationists are carefully rebuilding the demolished remains of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1905 Darwin Martin House Complex (125 Jewett Pkwy.; 716/856-3858; www.darwinmartinhouse.org; tours $22). Until ...