1930’s Country Cape Home in Katonah, NY

By |2022-10-20T22:02:02+00:00October 19th, 2022|Real Estate|

Just one hour from New York City, getaway or commute daily from this charming 1930s country cape home, rich with history and lovingly maintained by a short list of families over the years. Sited amongst the trees and built by the original owner, characteristic antique details meet essential modern upgrades ...

A Guide to Cold Spring, NY

By |2022-04-29T18:41:31+00:00February 17th, 2022|Daytrippin|

Cold Spring, NY is one of our favorite daytrips from NYC. An hour on the MetroNorth puts you right in the heart of town and its scenic, walkable Main Street. Though it's only about half a mile long, Cold Spring's Main Street packs a punch, with its ...

A Guide to Peekskill, NY

By |2021-11-24T14:01:37+00:00April 4th, 2020|Daytrippin'|

Peekskill, NY is a small and charming city on in the Hudson River Valley, just 50 miles north of NYC. Over the past couple years, more and more daytrippers are making the short trek to Peekskill, thanks to its beautiful waterfront, easy access to trails, and cute, walkable town. ...

The View at Beacon, NY

By |2021-01-06T16:31:54+00:00March 3rd, 2019||

  The View is a newly built, 42-unit loft building in Beacon, NY. A commuter's dream, the building's location couldn't be more convenient – a short walk to the Metro-North – clocking in at less than an hour to Grand Central Station. Spend weekends and evenings strolling Beacon's waterfront, with ...

A Visit to Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island

By |2021-05-05T13:12:59+00:00May 4th, 2016|Escape Listings|

Every day, thousands of passengers pass a giant castle in the middle of the Hudson River on the MetroNorth's Hudson Line. While most commuters pass it on the regular, you can always pick out the folks who haven't seen it before... their eyes practically pop out of their head, and then like clockwork, you see them pull out their ...

The Best Hiking Near NYC That You Don’t Need a Car For

By |2021-01-08T16:27:20+00:00March 27th, 2016||

No doubt about it: Denny and I are spoiled New Yorkers. We have a car. But for a long time–the first years of Escape Brooklyn, actually–we didn't. Instead, we somehow managed to launch a travel website without one, making the most public transportation like the MetroNorth, NJ Transit trains, and even Adirondack ...

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, NY

By |2021-05-05T13:24:46+00:00November 4th, 2013|Escape Listings|

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow is a great daytrip, especially during fall when the area really comes to life. Accessible by a 40-ish minute ride on MetroNorth, it's one of the quickest and cheapest options you have of escaping Brooklyn. The MetroNorth stops in Tarrytown which is adjacent to Sleepy Hollow, birthplace of ...

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