Little known fact, but it's not legally required that you head out east on Memorial Day Weekend. In fact, those who choose to stay right at home on this long little island may be the real winners. The city sans the crowds. Forget your LIRR strapped friends, and get ready to loaf away the three day weekend as only a true American would, brunching - with plates on plates and glasses on glasses of mimosas.

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