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The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
Since 2008, the market has grown from a DIY experiment in a public-school parking lot to an indie shopping mecca with spin-offs around the borough. Here, we explore its original location, in the historic Fort Greene neighborhood. Olde Good Things...
To want to understand Brooklyn is to presume to understand the world: it isn't merely difficult, it's impossible. From Manhattan, Brooklyn seems a mist of buildings promising a life of neighborhoods and lower rents—an easier life, one where you ma...
Travelers to New York are usually a hardy lot, traipsing through Times Square's garish neon glow at all hours of the night, ascending the heights of the Empire State Building, and packing themselves onto boats bound for the Statue of Liberty. Yet ...
When I first moved to New York—that is, to Manhattan—in my early twenties, I had only the vaguest conception of Brooklyn. There was Welcome Back, Kotter, I guess. Alvy Singer, growing up under the Cyclone in Annie Hall. Moonstruck and The Warriors...
Vera Gordon, a retired educator in Brooklyn, New York, is a garden-variety traveler. Literally. Like more and more botanically minded tourists, she’s traversed the globe to experience its horticultural hot spots—and returned with fresh perspective...
See our slideshow of America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods. “The suit-and-tie crowd has a little trouble here,” says David Bishop, owner of Atlanta’s 97 Estoria bar, “but everyone else has a blast.” The here Bishop is referring to is Cabbagetown, a...
Call it a coming-of-age: several leading children’s museums have recently expanded, all while serving as models of environmental stewardship. Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the nation’s first for kids, sports a new canary-yellow, Rafael Viñoly–design...
My favorite days of the year are ones when the Amtrak train pulls me up to Hudson, New York. I’m being slowly chugged out of Manhattan, past the sun-dappled Hudson River, past some of America’s most storied suburbs with their spotless platforms. W...
The holidays will sparkle with Alexei Ratmansky’s new version of The Nutcracker for American Ballet Theatre at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Dec. 22–Jan. 2). Along with Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, there are fanciful sets and striking costumes by...
Acorn a Brooklyn Toy Shop At this fairy tale of a store, you’ll find mobiles hand-stitched from Liberty of London fabrics, bamboo model airplanes made in Vietnam, German Waldorf dolls, and embroidered Mexican bibs. 323 Atlantic Ave.; 718/522-3760...
By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy Ziemer See our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants. Blame it on the intoxicating salt air. Or the way the light bounces as the sun sets. Or the pure pleasure of digging into...
The stereotype of the surly Parisian maître d’ may be losing currency nowadays, but for the determined efforts of one man: Philippe Pinoteau, owner of Le Baratin, a bar à vin/bistro in the 20th Arrondissement. A skilled sommelier and manager, Pin...
I’ll wager you two bits your bartender’s wearing muttonchops and a waistcoat. If not you should ask for your money back, order your Sazerac elsewhere. A decade into the 21st century, much of the populace seems to believe it’s the late 19th to mid...