New York

By Shari Hartford Take a stroll down quiet tree-lined 13th Street in Greenwich Village and you will come upon…a hotel !?! The Jade NYC, a new boutique property, was designed to mirror a fine European establishment. With only 113 rooms, the elegant ambiance permeates every inch of the townhouse-like setting.

By Shari Hartford When you’re standing at the crossroads of Times Square, it is easy to forget that this wondrous city is really an island. To gain a completely different perspective this summer, view the coastline from the water. Once again, the luxury yacht, Zephyr, will be calling an “All

By Well+Good NYC Everyone wants to do yoga in Turks & Caicos and beach boot camps in Bali, but there are times when those options aren’t feasible, thanks to precious vacation time and, all too often, the need to pay rent.   So, this spring, a few of New York’s

By Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue   This Relais & Châteaux inn gets most of its buzz for its famous owners—Bedford residents Richard Gere and his wife, Carey Lowell—and Martha Stewart–endorsed farm-to-table restaurants, but it wins our hearts for its outstanding yoga. The classes—at least two each day, in styles

By Steve Jermanok One of my favorite topics to write about the last couple years is how urban designers and landscape architects have recently created parks from contaminated settings, landfills, abandoned manufacturing plants, and no longer viable space such as an elevated train track on the lower West Side of

By Bobbie Leigh The fall is unquestionably the best time to visit the 500-acre Storm King Art Center, set in the bucolic Hudson River Valley 90 minutes north of New York City.  The light, the many shades of green verdant fields and rolling hills, contrasted with trees bursting with color

  Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh “Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design”  assembles  the work of some 160 artists and designers — Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Wendell Castle, Jack Lenor Larson among others at the Museum of  Arts and Design in New York.   This comprehensive show covers the period from

  By Deborah Hay On October 15 and 16, openhousenewyork (OHNY) presents the 9th Annual OHNY Weekend, an all-borough celebration of the outstanding architecture and design of New York City. For two days, New Yorkers and tourists alike have rare access to homes, offices, and hundreds of buildings of cultural

By Steve Jermanok One of my favorite outings last spring was a ride around the perimeter of Manhattan with my 14-year old son and close friends. There’s no better way to see the city than to slow down and bike along the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers under historic bridges