Manhattan

Tips and Articles in Manhattan

Peninsula New York Favorite Dish Cart hot dog Why We Love It Nathan Handwerker made his namesake franks famous on New York City streets more than 90 years ago. Today, Peninsula chef Thomas Piede updates the classic with local sausages and house-...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
Sitting demurely on the corner of 77th and Madison since 1927, in a handsome but unremarkable red-brick building, the Mark has long been overshadowed by its splashier Art Deco neighbor, the Carlyle. But the hotel is set to open any day now with ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Most Notorious Hotel Rooms. Just what is it about a hotel room that inspires outrageous, flamboyant, or destructive behavior? Is it the anonymity that leads guests to believe they’re not accountable—or the coddlin...
See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections. New York City ’s Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern Gothic fantasy, with plush crimson velvets, carved-wood furniture, and baronial fireplaces as well as access to the private roof club and über-e...
See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art. For much of 2005, I walked the same five-block stretch of Rivington Street, on New York City ’s Lower East Side. A direct route to my favorite bars and restaurants, the street was lined with te...
All ice cream is not created equal, according to Jon Snyder, owner of Manhattan's Laboratorio del Gelato (95 Orchard St.; 212/343-9922; www.laboratoriodelgelato.com), a tiny artisanal ice cream shop. Twenty years ago, Snyder, who fell for gelato o...
I was performing at Rainbow & Stars, and my dressing room was on the 67th floor of Rockefeller Center, one floor below this terrace. Every evening I watched the light in the sky fade as I looked south. I could see myself living here in a flash. Yo...
Let's get it straight: no one, except the New York Times, ever uses the words Greenwich Village. It's just "the Village," but you're better off being specific. There's the central Village-a.k.a. New York University; the East Village, where NYU stu...
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, gaping at Corinthian columns and an ornate dome seven stories high. It's an astounding space—...
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. The East Village, in spite of long being the bastion of Manhattan hip, has several theme ba...
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 third New York City venture: the 168-seat gastropub Breslin (dinner for two $64), debuting next mo...
See our slideshow of The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars. Take an outdoor rooftop pavilion, add a sleek, see-and-be-seen bar, a sparkling pool, and stellar views for miles, and you’ve got the makings of one perfectly fabulous night. Nothing quite say...
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 per-night rates often cheaper than at a hotel—a one-bedroom flat with a pull-out bed in the liv...
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 positively beaming. Brass and glass have been polished. Gone from marble walls and balustrades are l...