Cannoli-Eating Contest Today At San Gennaro Festival

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It’s that time of year again for the San Gennaro street festival to take over Little Italy and surrounding downtown corners. Today’s cannoli-eating contest will surely keep Italian fatties and their admirers in line. The street festival lasts through September 21.

“Vogue” Names Bushwick Amongst World’s Coolest

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Vogue magazine named Brooklyn’s not-so-far-off L-train destination as one of the 15 coolest neighborhoods around the world. Just try to picture those scrawny DIY-loving hipsters sharing coffee spots with the ever-fickle Anna Wintour. Priceless.

Because Everyone Loves A Ginger

f459efc12a2ba9532425c17bb39d750f_largeThomas Knights exhibition at BOSI Contemporary features stills and videos from his new book, RED HOT 100. Tonight’s hotly anticipated Lower East Side opening shows off some of the hottest red heads from around the world. The show runs until September 14.

Easy Day Trip: Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown

Lyndhurst Castle

Fall weekends are the perfect time for local, nature-filled day trips upstate. Neighboring towns, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow make for an easy 30-minute trip from Grand Central. Tarrytown dates back to the mid-1600’s and its mansions, galleries, farmers market, restaurants and music scene keep it on the map. The Rockefeller State Park has your green space covered and keep your Third Friday free for special events in the town village.

Philipsburg Manor

Also a short drive from the train station, visit Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. It’s a working museum that dates back to 1750, complete with period costumes and endless history schtick. Enjoy nature and great views of the Tappan Zee Bridge and grab lunch at the nearby Bridge View Tavern. For horror fans, the town was made most famous by the Washington Irving classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Around Halloween, the haunted house and local cemetery see more action than a whorehouse.

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