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The Phoenicia in 1st place as a tourist attraction
PHOENICIA - If you have a plan this past season to spend your holidays in the Royal Cape May, N.J., or any other Northeast resorts municipality, consider wasting them. Phoenicia, a small village in the city of Shandaken, was recently rated by the editorial staff as Target 1 outside New York City. As well as the famous international bathing village of Victoria, the Czech mining village of Mystic, Conn.
a historical maritime town known for its tourist attraction. There were also quaint specialist stores, trendy inns, favourite restaurants such as the Phoenicia Diner and many other things to do. It' not the first Phoenicia has attracted attention. "It' s simply a great way of life," said Joshua Luborsky, a Phoenician-based associated estate agent at Win Morrison.
Luborsky also says the country side is tranquil, with plenty of opportunities for outside pursuits such as insect angling, tube diving at Esopus Creek and walking (the highest peak, Slide Hill, is about 4,180 foot.). A few have named it a smaller variation of Woodstock, but Luborsky likes to liken it to a picturesque hill in the Netherlands.
Businessmen like Tom Fraser said that seasonal activities such as the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice are jointly in charge of the hype. Every year in August, 388 artists of international renown meet here. Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C. Fraser and his family Dana run the Phoenicia Belle Bed and Breakfast and have been living in the municipality for 25 years.
Prospector said he is fortunate to see Phoenicia get accolades after the fellowship was almost exterminated by floods during Hurricane Irene in 2011. The Phoenicia Diner was purchased by Mike Cioffi from the long-time proprietor Chris Raptis and reopened in 2012. Others like Mike Ricciardella purchased and refurbished the former Al's Sea Food Restaurante and made it a Phoenician, a steak house and fishhouse.