Raleigh-Durham Featured in NYTimes Winter Travel Magazine

Raleigh-Durham Featured in NYTimes Winter Travel Magazine

November, 21, 2010, by Jedidiah

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In case you haven’t picked up Sunday’s edition of the New York Times, you might want to rush out and get one if for no other reason than to check out the two page spread on the life and culture in the Raleigh-Durham area (from Locopops, to The Indy Week’s Grayson Currin, Only Burger and the onslaught of food trucks that have popped up in the past few years, to Raleigh Denim, Foundation, Kings Barcade and more).

Writer Stephen Heyman gives a short introduction to our city(ies) and states that “music is everywhere”, calls us a “hipster vibe factory”, expands on how much great food is in our area (from the food trucks to the restaurants), and calls the area “North Carolina’s Axis of Cool”. We’ll that that as a compliment. 

Below are quick photos of the spread (click on the photos to enlarge) and we’ll update this article (with better photos of digital versions) once the NYTimes updates their own TMagazine site to include the Raleigh-Durham spread….if they do at all.

UPDATE: You can view the digital version of the magazine HERE and the Raleigh-Durham specific section HERE (which includes Raleigh Rickshaw and Vintage 21) or we’ve added the digital version of the article below.

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  • Merboy
    11/21 04:36 PM

    Actually, the writer says things like “YET ANOTHER hipster vibe factory”. The article seems more patronizing than anything else. But yay for Raleigh. I love this city. There’s just so much more to it than what’s in this article.

  • Kim Weiss
    11/21 05:02 PM

    Cool—except that there is no such place as “Raleigh-Durham,” as anyone from Raleigh or Durham can attest!

  • Chris@raleighing
    11/21 11:10 PM

    The magazine is viewable online here:


    Click on “View Print Magazine.”

    Congrats Raleigh!

  • A
    11/22 10:07 AM

    I love how this article immediately follows the TSA one, and uses the airport name rather than the individual cities. Great reporting, NYT! I wonder how many of the 68 airports using these machines are access points for cities similarly featured… Gotta get the public moving through these machines ASAP!

  • Ryan
    11/22 10:16 AM

    The article isn’t patronizing at all. And yes can we please call it Raleigh & Durham…or something like that. Or the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Cary-Morrisville-Apex-WakeForest-Garner-Hillsborough-Pittsboro Polygon.

  • chris@raleighing
    11/22 12:23 PM

    Even better link for the article here.  Includes a couple more entires: Raleigh Rickshaw and Vintage 21.


  • joe
    11/22 12:52 PM

    There is no such city as “Raleigh-Durham”!

    Raleigh needs to be more aggressive about marketing.  Maybe not as neurotic as “charlotte, usa”, our sister to the southwest but still a more aggressive effort to identify the city rather than a “hyphen”

  • RaleighRob
    11/22 01:16 PM

    Some of y’all commenters above are a bit hooked on semantics.  Sure the article title says “Raleigh-Durham”, which to me is no more odd than hearing “Minneapolis-St.Paul”....but the very first sentence says they are talking about the Triangle and the cities in it.  So calm down, Raleigh’s not losing its identity or anything.  And for every bit as much as I love Raleigh, I also love that’s it’s near other a couple of other great, interesting cities too.

  • Little Timmy
    11/23 09:49 AM

    Better “Raleigh-Durham” than “So, you’re from RDU?” Kind of makes you feel like your life is one big layover.

  • Ryan
    11/23 11:02 AM

    The cores of Minneapolis and St Paul actually bleed into each other, so it does make more sense.

  • mgd
    11/24 01:03 AM

    Raleigh’s new slogan is: “We so want to be Austin”

  • Little Timmy
    11/25 08:32 AM

    Austin Who?  Not familiar with this fellow.

  • D
    11/25 08:57 AM

    We are not including CARY in anything that involves Raleigh. That sad excuse for a city is nothing more that a giant Home Owners Association that loves to put its nose in anything that resembles culture or what it means to be a real American city.

  • alyce patrick
    11/27 10:32 AM

    Living in Asheville for ten years. The scene here is for the younger crowd it seems to me. I am interested in relocating to Raleigh.  Would be looking for the beatnik generation with artistic and social .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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