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Tips and Articles in New York City

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...
There's something wafting through the air, and pedestrians on New York's hazy streets are breathing a fresh sigh of relief. Ozocar (866/696-5966; www.ozocar.com; $50 per hour), the first eco-luxury limo service in the United States, employs Lexus ...
San Francisco to Calistoga, California A day of spas, with a side of Syrah Distance 80 miles Driving Time 2 hours The Appeal San Franciscans seeking a holistic holiday have been decamping to Napa Valley’s northernmost town for 150 years. Over ...
Baxter Finley Barber Shop, West Hollywood, California, Shave and a Haircut
A new appreciation for good old-fashioned grooming is taking root around the U.S. In West Hollywood, California, reclaimed wood floors and walls covered in bright white subway tiles set the tone at Baxter Finley Barber & Shop, from men’s skin-ca...
brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, antique, jewlery
In 1896, Alfred Van Cleef, son of a stonecutter, and Estelle Arpels, daughter of a precious-stones dealer, merged their family businesses, creating a French jewelry house that continues to endure. Now, New York City’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum is celeb...
“A couple of years ago I was thinking of setting a new novel in Ssunset Park, Brooklyn, and in walking around the neighborhood, I visited Green-Wood Cemetery for the first time. In fact, maybe it was the cemetery that convinced me to write the nov...
At New York’s Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, “Balenciaga: Spanish Master” (spanishinstitute.org; through Feb. 19) shows the late Basque couturier’s avant-garde pieces, including gowns worn by Spanish nobility. This season, Louis Vuitton celebrate...
There’s a new maestro at New York City’s Lincoln Center—Jonathan Benno, the former chef de cuisine at the Michelin three-starred Per Se. Lincoln, housed in a glass-encased space designed by architects Diller Scofidio & Renfro, is amping up the app...
What do Nigerian-British fashion designer Duro Olowu and New York–based contemporary painter Kehinde Wiley have in common? Their works, along with pieces by South African collective Ardmore Ceramic Art and more than 100 other African artists, make...
Once a 1930’s hangout for the likes of Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, and John Barrymore, the Lambs Club, originally designed by Beaux-Arts architect Stanford White, has been reinvented as the new 83-room Chatwal. A decade in the making, the hotel i...
Who He Is: A serial digital entrepreneur who launched his first start-up at the ripe old age of 26, Lewis has long viewed the Internet as a vehicle for empowering consumers. It was only a matter of time before this road warrior turned his sights ...
I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in an airport wasted, lost, anathema. And neither rain nor sleet nor Homeland Security is going to...
In my 22 years as a fashion editor, I’ve logged endless hours packing and preparing for long trips to style capitals. Covering the shows requires a certain facility for street fashion. My dull gray pantsuits—the ones that work in Milan and New Yor...
Once dominated by cookie-cutter fast-food joints, LaGuardia’s Delta Terminal is adding a welcome dose of Big Apple flavors to its departures hall, courtesy of some of New York’s top purveyors and restaurateurs. Here, a glimpse at four of our favor...
America has always liked its public sculpture big. Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s (Princeton Architectural Press; $45), by Jonathan D. Lippincott, takes a close look at how 30 postwar artists were able to realize their g...