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I walk through an open door, past a sleepy security guard, and find myself in an antique banking hall big enough to host an NBA game. I stand dumbstruck... Read More

Step over the broken glass outside and enter Barmacy. The ultimate recycler, Deb Parker, has taken an old pharmacy and turned it into a hip downtown bar... Read More

Best known for the perennially packed Spotted Pig, and more recently the seafood restaurant John Dory, chef April Bloomfield has set her sights on a... Read More

See our slideshow of The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars. ... Read More

Renting an apartment can be the most convenient and least expensive way to visit a city, especially for stays of more than a few days. Not only are the... Read More

Who turned on the lights?Even scurrying commuters have noticed that New York's Grand Central Terminal, after a detailed and delicate face-lift, is... Read More

CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed... Read More

Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Top Fast-Food Restaurants. ... Read More

China cruise . . . New York by night . . . Roman gardens . . . Sun Valley ... Read More

Are you headed somewhere?Is there a glass-bottomed boat in your immediate future?Will you be using plastic puka shells to buy Technicolor cocktails at a... Read More

Don't just visit an architectural landmark—live in one. Santiago Calatrava, the man behind the 2004 Olympic Stadium in Athens, has designed residential... Read More

Finding a hotel with luxury linens in a derelict-turned-trendy neighborhood can be tricky, but it needn't be with the opening of the Hotel on Rivington ... Read More

Italian architect Renzo Piano opts for subtlety and simplicity in his buildings. His restrained reworking of the venerable (and ornate) Morgan Library,... Read More

Talk about the Cinderella treatment: book your wedding reception at the Mandarin Oriental, New York (80 Columbus Circle; 212/805-8800; www... Read More

See our slideshow of America’s Best Retro Escapes. ... Read More

Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio were famous as architects long before they ever made a building.Mostly they made trouble. In the grand tradition... Read More

Here, three fresh U.S. hotels. Bringing a modern flair to Portland, Oregon, is Hotel Lucia (877/225-1717;; doubles from $115).... Read More

If you've ever dreamed of having your own New York apartment with a view of Central Park, now's your chance: the Hilton Club's flagship property has... Read More

We found our corner of Harlem by a twist of fate in December 1997: a basement fire gutted our apartment in lower Manhattan. Nearly eight miles (and 150... Read More

The brainy chef behind French Laundry in Yountville, California, is known for reinventing such iconic American pairings as macaroni and cheese, peanut... Read More

The secret is out. The lower west side Manhattan neighborhood once reserved for butchers and truckers (and transvestite hookers) is "officially" cool,... Read More

When the St. Regis New York invited Tomas Maier to create a 1,700-square-foot suite, he simply used his seasoned sensibility as a world traveler—and... Read More

8:15 a.m. Jason Pomeranc (pronounced “pom-mer-antz”), the 37-year-old entrepreneur behind the growing Thompson Hotels group, sleeps through his alarm ... Read More

One afternoon in 2006, Eva Ziegler, a marketing executive at Le Méridien hotels, walked into an unusual perfume store in Manhattan called Le Labo. The... Read More

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