Leisure And Travel


Outdoor Pools to Open this Week

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Wednesday, 54 outdoor pools will open their doors for summer swimming and sunbathing. There will be four fewer pools open this year and all pools will close two weeks early. Plus: See a list of our favorite city pools.


The Takeaway

TGIF: The Takeaway's weekend to do list

Friday, February 06, 2009

It’s the weekend! Time to kick back, eat some jellybeans, and get yourself some culture. To help make sure your time is well-spent, we asked Allison Williams, Associate Features Editor of Time Out New York, to create a list of must-see, must-listen items for your weekend to do list. What's on the list this week?

Lonely Island's new release hits stores featuring Andy Samberg of Saturday Night Live fame perfect for your inner thirteen-year old
Oliver Stone's President Bush biopic W is released on DVD
Bruce Springsteen has a new release, Working on a Dream
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln airs on PBS

And, of course, opening this weekend is Coraline:


The Takeaway

How to prepare for holiday travel (and can President-elect Obama help?)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The busiest travel day of the year has come again. Whether you're paying $125 to check your bag, or traveling in the high speed family lane, according to Scott McCartney, this year you’re traveling in a way you’ve never traveled before. The author of The Middle Seat column in the Wall Street Journal, he speaks with The Takeaway about why you might be able to bring your mouthwash in your carry-on sooner than you think, and how incoming president Barack Obama might address the airline industry.
"Fuel prices came down, but then the economy tanked. So they were actually reducing capacity as demand was really dropping off, and for a change they got it right this time."
—Scott McCartney on the airlines


The Takeaway

Economic downturn hits Las Vegas casinos

Friday, November 14, 2008

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but one thing that isn't staying in Sin City is tourists. The economic downturn is keeping visitors — and their dollars — away from Nevada casinos. And from taxi drivers to waiters it seems that all of Las Vegas is feeling the pinch.

"Both in China and here the fall off in tourism is so drastic they weren't making the revenue to pay back those bonds. They've halted their building program in China and fired 11,000 construction workers."
--Ian Mylchreest speaking about the problems of the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and abroad

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The Takeaway

Studio 360's Kurt Andersen marvels at the new, iconic buildings of Beijing

Friday, August 01, 2008

Kurt Andersen, writer and host of Studio 360, recently made his first trip to Beijing — and he was amazed by how familiar he felt. It wasn’t the language or the cuisine that brought to his mind the comforts of home — it was the buildings that said New York to him.

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