New York City

By Mary Alice Kellogg SpaWatcher is pleased to note that two new — and radically different –  spas have bloomed in New York this spring. One is an intimate oasis, the other an opulent  blockbuster we'll explore in Part Two of Spa and The City. The first to open is

The Waldorf-Astoria. By Shari Hartford Hotels in New York City offer something for everyone. There are small boutique properties with ultra-sleek furnishings and a decidedly hip clientele. There are small –and large– comfortable and otherwise anonymous places to lay your head. There are the usual chains with their cookie cutter

Abraham Lincoln Carte de Visite. Photo by Mathew Brady. Courtesy New-York Historical Society. Reviewed by Betsy Wade Yes, we're up to there with Lincoln: No history institution can pass up a bicentennial. But the New-York Historical Society, which opened its Lincoln show Oct. 9, almost eight months after the anniversary,