NYC

By Evelyn Kanter If you limit your museum hopping to the largest and most famous NYC museums, such as The Met, MOMA, Whitney and Brooklyn Museum, you would miss gems where both the crowds and the admission fees are smaller. Like their bigger and better-known siblings, these under-the-radar museums have

By Marian Betancourt Photos by Bridget McFall Most of the curious crowds visiting the repurposed Hudson Yards are on land, strolling along a foundation built over rail yards, but this newly created West Side neighborhood makes an impressive addition to the Manhattan skyline when viewed from the water. The fittingly

By Shari Hartford Sometimes you encounter a perfect fit…it can be a store you visit time and time again, the perfect pair of shoes and then, sometimes, it’s a great hotel. Not one on a spectacular list, not one on the lips of the hip, but one that just gets

By Shari Hartford Just when you think a hotel is a hotel is a hotel, comes the new kid on the block…a micro hotel. While part of the lexicon in Europe and Asia, micros are relatively new to the U.S. market. Some are really glorified youth hostels and some are

By Shari Hartford It’s not often that I chose to spend time, and therefore write about, a chain hotel. I figure if you are looking for a Sheraton, Marriott or such, you will know exactly where to find them. However, I was intrigued by the new concept from Hyatt where

By Ruth J. Katz If these walls could talk… We are referring to the walls of the chic restaurant The Leopard at des Artistes, located in the legendary Hôtel des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street, in New York City.  The walls are awash with nine panels, the first of which was

By Shari Hartford Yes, Times Square is glitzy, loud, edgy and bright. And that’s just fine when you’re out and about walking to the theater and seeing the sights. But when it’s time to settle in for some r&r you want tranquil and quiet. The brand-new Luma Hotel Times Square

By Shari Hartford Some things…like fine wine and fine hotels…are worth the wait. I had heard about the re-branding and re-do of this historic property about a year ago and was anticipating the opening. At long last it was here and I promptly crossed town to the east side for

By Shari Hartford Sometimes you want to stay at home. You want to curl up in a favorite chair, put your feet up and munch away when you get hungry. But that’s not always possible. If you happen to be visiting New York City, then you should be staying at

Shari Hartford Parts of the midtown area known as the Garment District was, until recently, a jumble of old office buildings (some housing less-than-credible factories), wholesale-only showrooms and an assortment of parking garages and small stores. But there has been a slow revolution for this area of prime real estate.