Vintage Thanksgiving Menus from New York’s Legendary Hotels

I love reading menus and today I’ve lost myself in the New York Public Library’s mind-boggling collection of vintage Thanksgiving menus, some dating as far back as 1840! They’re a window into the food fashions of the time and what’s remarkable from a quick glance is that all of New York’s legendary hotels were serving ... Keep reading

A Secret of Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station has a little secret. Inside, you’ll find what’s called a whispering gallery and here’s how it works. Walk along the corridor outside the famous Oyster Bar & Restaurant where you’ll see four low arches, built by a father and son back in 1913… If you and a friend stand at diagonal corners ... Keep reading

Someone has Drawn all the Buildings in New York

If like me, you are obsessed with New York and love that childlike sketch book-style line drawing kind of art, I suspect you’ll enjoy the work of James Gulliver Hancock, an illustrator currently based in Brooklyn, originally from Australia. James is SO enthusiastic for the architectural beauty in his adopted home, he set himself the ... Keep reading

Meet the Ghosts of Ellis Island

Ghosts of Ellis Island

Ellis Island in New York was once the gateway to America for over 12 million immigrants between 1892 and 1954 – but only those healthy enough to pass checks at the island’s cavernous hospital complex which opened in 1902. French street artist, JR, and illustrator, Art Spiegelman have collaborated to create a photo book that ... Keep reading

My New York: Karin Bereson

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, Karin Bereson, the stylist and creative behind SoHo-based brand, No.6 Store, renowned for its cult clogs and sandals with a celebrity ... Keep reading

Five Exhibitions I Can’t Wait to See

1) Jacqueline de Ribes – The Art of Style, The Costume Institute Around 60 stunning haute couture, ready-to-wear, and famous fancy-dress creations from French aristocrat-turned-fashion-designer-and-icon, Jacqueline De Ribes’s wardrobe dating back to the 1950s are the subject of the Costume Institute’s autumn exhibition which celebrates her stylish life. From 19 November – 21 February 2016. ... Keep reading

A Teeny Coffee Shop in the East Village

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If you find yourself lost or stranded in the East Village in need of coffee and a friendly face, this miniscule standing-room-only/elbows-in storefront espresso bar, Abraço is where you need to go. It’s one of the most convivial coffee shops in New York; a neighbourhood institution people come to for coffee and a friendly dose ... Keep reading

Meet New York’s Fashion Grandpas

This is why instagram is amazing: here’s an account dedicated entirely to hunting out the fabulous ‘fashion grandpas’ of NYC, started by young Fashion PR exec, Christina Belchere, who says her own style of dressing has even been influenced by the grandpas she snaps. “@FashionGrandpas inspires my personal style, the style advice is real & ... Keep reading

New York City’s Suburbs in Beautiful Black and White

Why do suburbs get a raw deal? I’m not just talking New York. London, Paris, Rome, Sydney… even in my hometown of Brighton which is small enough to walk from one end to another just about, people overlook them; some shudder at the thought of them, even. This is why photographer William Meyers is special. ... Keep reading

A 1920s Hotel Lobby Hidden in an Upper West Side Apartment

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A film location scout in New York has discovered a beautiful 1920s hotel lobby hidden in an Upper West Side apartment – behind the beautiful Ansonia building – at 253 West 73rd Street. The entrance might look like a typical building lobby on first look, with a desk to one side, an alcove with mailboxes ... Keep reading