Uber has officially made it easier for normal people to roll like Jay Z and Beyonce, with helicopter flights to the Hamptons.
President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in an effort to promote international tourism.
One of those things is the complete awesomeness of Niagara Falls. Sure, it looks great on Instagram, but the falls are really best enjoyed in person, in order to fully soak (literally soak!) in the incredible natural beauty, the intense sounds and the fabulous kitschy souvenir shopping. Most folks don’t realize just how far Niagara Falls actually is from New York City. "They’re both in New York," people tend to say.
The Route: From New York City, take New York Interstate I-87 north to exit NY-28 West. What the passerby didn’t know was that in my family I am known as Wrong Way Waxler—and this drive was just beginning. About two-and-a-half hours out of NYC, the Phoenicia Diner shimmered in front of me like a mirage.