New York City
INSTAGRAM – From the Marathon to the mayoral race, New York is in the spotlight. This week, we celebrate our hometown.
BROOKLYN, New York – As each dish came out of the oven, it was passed around for sampling and sharing. Instead of a seated dinner, it was one, big, joyous jumble of cooking and tasting (and drinking!) simultaneously.
NEW YORK CITY – When the moon hits your eye like big pizza pie? That's love (with a thick Italian accent).
We called around and pulled together a quick round of last-minute Labor Day weekend options around the United States. It's not too late to go, go, go!
BROOKLYN – Mister Sunday is the do-your-thing dance party under the trees on the Gowanus Canal. It may be the happiest place on Earth.
SHELTER ISLAND, New York – Farmers markets, family meals, art shows, dancing, and laying horizontal by the pool.
BROOKLYN – One memorable event was a two-day incarnation of Dante's Inferno. It started with the first Circle of Hell in Union Square.
This guide was raised out in Brooklyn.
NYC – I order the Aztec hot chocolate on ice, and indulge in the carmelized-banana-and-cinnamon crepe served with vanilla gelato and fresh strawberries.
I contemplated my old life there and my new one, my Beirut and New York selves — were they the same? — and tried to get to the bottom of what we talk about when we talk about home.