New York City

Tips and Articles in New York City

Q: My husband and I want to spend a weekend in Manhattan. Where are the best new places to stay and eat? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “I’d base myself at the retro-cool Ace Hotel (doubles from $299) or at the modern Andaz Wall Street (doub...
Michael Fagnoni and Molly Hawks, now co-chefs at Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, California, remember the first time they worked together to perfect a recipe. It was years ago, in the kitchen of another eatery. "We suddenly just looked up at each...
Fort Defiance, a little bar in Brooklyn, recently threw a party for Evacuation Day, the long celebrated but now forgotten holiday marking the final retreat of British forces from New York Harbor in 1783. Nothing wrong with a little retro patriotic...
Fans of the venerable Hermès label have reason to celebrate: this month, the 173-year-old brand opens its first boutique exclusively for men in New York. The four-story space will sell everything for the style-savvy traveler: custom-made suits, s...
See our slideshow of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants. You know the American restaurant paradigm is shifting when communal benches become more desirable than leather banquettes. When humble kimchi is suddenly chic, and the words local and seasona...
“We find inspiration in the oddest places,” says Kristina O’Neal, part of AvroKO, the design firm that rewrote the brief for great-looking restaurants with Manhattan hot spots like Public, Stanton Social, and Double Crown. “So we spend a lot of ...
In Shanghai, Vivienne Tam finds not only antiques shops but plenty of inspiration too Canton-born designer Vivienne Tam has been making twice-yearly pilgrimages to Shanghai for more than two decades to find inspiration. "In the early 80's, the co...
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill The latest extension of the Blue Ribbon brand, at 6 Columbus hotel, attracts a happy-hour crowd eager for Yuzu-Hi cocktails, made with Japanese shochu liquor, and sunomonu oysters on the half shell. Dinner for two $9...
Based in New York and Paris, respectively, cult bloggers Scott Schuman (thesartorialist.com) and Garance Doré (garancedore.fr) have the inside scoop on these two fashion capitals, and their idiosyncratic takes on street style have garnered them hu...
United Front I’ve lived in cultural epicenters like Paris and New York but found some of the most exciting—and, oftentimes, authentic—food, fashion, art, and design in newly hip cities like Portland, Maine, and Marfa, Texas. So I especially app...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Ian Schrager: I wanted to work with Danny Meyer because his restaurants are as close to perfection as humanly possible. He showed his plans to me, but it’s completely his vision. Danny Meyer: From the outset, I told Ian that the best thing we cou...
Each year, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, children’s shows, and plenty of glogg. November 20–December 30. For more than 60 years, the 700 block of West 34th Street in Baltimore (dubbed Chris...
Q: Do you have any tips for booking hard-to-get restaurant reservations in Europe? —Suzanne Mead, Greenwich, Conn. A: “Call at least one month in advance, but if the answer is ‘no,’ start negotiating: Offer alternative time slots and ask to be...
A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony overlooking the Jura Mountains. They’ve also stayed in a 4,000-square-foot, 18th-floor condo in Pen...