Manhattan

Tips and Articles in Manhattan

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 sweets (with names— "ladies' thighs," "lovers' navels"— that hark back to the good old harem days)...
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 when it comes to travel, those who wait often get the better fares. Last year, in an effort to ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Fast-Food Restaurants. Who liked potato chips in their sandwiches as a kid?Superstar chef Bobby Flay, that’s who. At Flay’s latest venture, Bobby’s Burger Palace, the award-winning chef is recapturing his yout...
China cruise . . . New York by night . . . Roman gardens . . . Sun Valley Q. We've traveled a lot over the years, but for our 50th anniversary my wife and I would like something special. (We're both in good health-- last year we climbed Machu ...
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 poolside bar, indulging a fantasy of being Baroness Blixen on a lion safari, cruising in luxur...
Don't just visit an architectural landmark—live in one. Santiago Calatrava, the man behind the 2004 Olympic Stadium in Athens, has designed residential towers in both Sweden and New York, opening this summer and in spring 2007, respectively. In th...
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 (107 Rivington St.; 800/915-1537 or 212/475-2600; www.hotelrivington.com; doubles from $225) on...
Italian architect Renzo Piano opts for subtlety and simplicity in his buildings. His restrained reworking of the venerable (and ornate) Morgan Library, in New York, has nonetheless transformed a scholarly repository of medieval and Renaissance man...
Talk about the Cinderella treatment: book your wedding reception at the Mandarin Oriental, New York (80 Columbus Circle; 212/805-8800; www.mandarinoriental.com) and you can borrow pieces from the jeweler Lockes Diamantaires (10 Columbus Circle; 21...
See our slideshow of America’s Best Retro Escapes. Does your generic local multiplex get you down?Are you pining for a little movie action under the stars, snack bar included?A legit drive-in theater is hard to come by these days, but if you’re a...
Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio were famous as architects long before they ever made a building.Mostly they made trouble. In the grand tradition of Marcel Duchamp, this husband-and-wife team has embraced art as provocation. So far, it's work...
Here, three fresh U.S. hotels. Bringing a modern flair to Portland, Oregon, is Hotel Lucia (877/225-1717; www.hotellucia.com; doubles from $115). Leather couches in the black-and-white lobby and 679 photos of celebrities and world leaders througho...
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 opened its doors in midtown Manhattan. Located on two floors atop the Hilton Hotel, the 78 residen...
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 city blocks) from the Lower East Side, on a spine of rock above the Hudson River, was Sugar Hil...
The brainy chef behind French Laundry in Yountville, California, is known for reinventing such iconic American pairings as macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, and coffee and doughnuts. Lately, Thomas Keller has been away from his Napa Va...