The Breathtaking Letchworth State Park

Letchwork State Park, New York View of the Genesee River's Middle Falls from the North

Letchworth State Park, also known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the most scenically spectacular areas in the eastern United States. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs that reach 600 feet in some places and are surrounded by lush forests. It … Read more

The North Fork Wine Trail

A Long Island Winery

The easternmost point of New York State, North Fork, is located on Long Island’s North Shore. East of New York City, Long Island reaches as far as the towns of Montauk and Greenport, respectively. It is both a town that makes wine and an American Viticultural Area. The North Fork’s thriving wine … Read more

The Interesting History of the NYC Football Club

Patrick Vieira, the second head coach of NYCFL

The New York City Football Club is a New York City-based American professional soccer team that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top division of American soccer, as an Eastern Conference team. They are the most recent MLS Cup champion is NYCFC, who took home the trophy in 2021. City Football … Read more

The Saratoga Springs of New York

The flag of Saratoga Springs

East-central New York’s Saratoga Springs is a city and county. It is located 30 miles (48 km) north of Albany in the Hudson River valley to the west of the Hudson River. Its location was a former Mohawk Indian camping area with several natural mineral springs; the most common spelling and meaning … Read more

The Interesting History of the New York Rangers

In 1926, Tex Rickard, president of Madison Square Garden, was awarded the Rangers.

A professional ice hockey team called the New York Rangers is situated in New York City. They participate in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a part of the Eastern Conference’s Metropolitan Division. The squad shares Madison Square Garden with the National Basketball Association’s New York Knicks as its home venue in … Read more

The History of Fire Island New York

A panoramic view of Fire Island.

Long Island’s South Shore is typically 3.9 miles (6.2 km) away from Fire Island, yet it comes very close to touching it on the East End. The Great South Bay, which spans related bays on Long Island, including Patchogue Bay, Bellport Bay, Narrow Bay, and Moriches Bay, separates it from Long Island. … Read more

The Interesting History of the Harlem Globetrotters

1950 World Series Harlem Globetrotters with owner Abe Saperstein (right) and team secretary W. S. Welch (left)

This unique basketball exhibition team from the United States centers its brand of play by combining comedy, theater, and athleticism. The Harlem Globetrotters was founded by Tommy Brookins in Chicago, Illinois, in 1926. The team chose the name Harlem because it is associated with a significant African American neighborhood. They have played … Read more

The Interesting History of the New York Liberty

Madison Square Garden was home to the Liberty from 1997 until 2018, except for three years due to summer renovations

Smith College hosted the first women’s basketball game in the fall of 1892. Senda Berenson, a young “physical culture” director who was newly hired by Smith, taught basketball to her students in the hopes that it would enhance their physical fitness. Hockey, rowing, and volleyball soon followed as the first team sports … Read more