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Date #10: Explore a New Town

Check out Piermont. Incorporated in 1847, this Rockland County village is known for its mile-long pier, from which thousands of soldiers from nearby Camp Shanks were shipped off to Europe during World War II; it was also the setting for Woody Allen’s 1985 movie The Purple Rose of Cairo. Many of its buildings are in the Victorian Stick style, including the 1873 railroad station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 20 shops and art galleries also are located in the village. The Editor, for instance offers women’s clothing, furniture, and creative gifts. End your day at the Freelance Cafe & Wine Bar, owned by famed local chef Peter X. Kelly. Small and large plates feature pasta with duck confit, Brie-stuffed chicken breast, and glazed wild salmon. Prices veer toward the higher side — but it’s definitely worth it. After all, it is date night!

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