Stop Ruining Starry Nights

Neighborhoods, including rural ones, are getting brighter. That’s not a good thing, according to our writer. What is the point of an illuminated shrub at 2 a.m.?

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Upstate Motels Make a Comeback, With an Aim to Captivate

Once a convenience of the American road trip, these classic motor hotels are being restored as vacation destinations by a new generation of owners.

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$200,000 Homes in Maryland, Minnesota and New York

A 1940 colonial-style house in Salisbury, a two-bedroom condo in Minneapolis and a 1900 home in the Catskills.

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A 140-Year-Old Hemlock Was Lost. Now It Has New Life as Art.

The sculptor Jean Shin gravitates to castoff objects, including a threatened tree at Olana, the former estate of Frederic Church.

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The D.I.Y. Developers

After a young couple sold the Catskills retreat they built themselves for a nice profit, they started thinking bigger.

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N.Y. Ski Conditions: A Snowslide, Few Lift Tickets, Beer in the Parking Lot

“At least we are freaking open,” one resort owner said.

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A Home That Makes Time Travelers of Its Inhabitants

In New York’s Catskills region, an old stone house has received a modern upgrade, but retains the thick stone walls that have stood for over two centuries.

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Welcome to Homeownership

New Yorkers who left the city and bought country homes during the pandemic are discovering there’s a lot to learn (and spend) while taking care of a house.

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A New Style of Country House Takes Root

More developers are bringing contemporary, sustainable design to the Hudson Valley and rural Connecticut.

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Fly Casting on City Streets Is Weird. That’s Why I Love It.

I’m desperate to find pockets of joy wherever I can. Some people bake bread. I started street-casting on West 12th.

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Road Trips are Great. Except for the Driving.

I wasn’t looking for an exotic vacation, just a temporary reprieve from compulsive news-watching and a dose of in-person fun with family and friends.

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5 New Yorkers Escaped the City for Fresh Air and Space. Was It Worth It?

Interviews with those who are risking the unknown — taking the train, commingling with strangers — to grab some fresh air and space.

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Long-Term Summer Rentals is the Latest Trend

Like a barbershop newly opened from lockdown, vacation properties are experiencing a surge of bookings. But instead of a week or two on the beach, people are looking for a month or more.

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The Wealthy Flee Coronavirus. Vacation Towns Respond: Stay Away.

Tensions mount between New Yorkers with the means to retreat to their second homes and those who live in the towns year round.

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