A Curious Pocket Guide to the High Line

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As someone who tries to write a guide to New York, enjoys searching for off-beat places among other things, and likes the idea that travel isn’t about where you go but how to see the world, I can seriously relate to the language of this curious pocket guide to the High Line. I guess you ... Keep reading

Early Morning New York

The only good thing about having jet lag in New York is experiencing the city during the poetic early hours. Last time I was in town, I woke up at 5am one morning and couldn’t get back to sleep so I went for a run along the Hudson River. It was so peaceful, the usual ... Keep reading

8 Surprising Things I Learned at FIT’s latest show: Global Fashion Capitals

Last month, on a casual walk around Chelsea, I stumbled on the preview for FIT’s latest exhibition, Global Fashion Capitals. Like you do. I’d wanted to see a preview show here ever since I found out it was an option for me several seconds earlier. So in I went. The exhibition looks at emerging fashion ... Keep reading

Oh, So This is What People are Reading on the Subway…

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In her brilliant blog, the Underground New York Public Library, Ourit Ben-Haim takes pictures of people reading on the subway – everything from The Great Gatsby to Star Wars to the Bible. The photos are beautifully crisp and the readers always look completely engrossed. (Above: The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston ... Keep reading

10 free things to do in New York in July

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I love some of the major tourist sights in New York – I always try to go up the Empire State Building on my first night – but I always like to make sure I find out what free events are going on around the city. There are literally hundreds, so here’s my pick for ... Keep reading

My New York: Jackie Clair

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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, blogger Jackie Clair shows us around her Upper East Side neighbourhood and to a secret garden in Central Park. Are you ... Keep reading

Cheese Tasting at Murray’s on Bleeker Street

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I may or may not have a weakness for cheese, so the fact I usually stay down the street from Murray’s, the most incredible cheese shop in New York, is fabulous and dangerous at the same time. The shop is packed with incredible cheeses, meats, chocolates, breads and ice creams, and the cheesemongers are geniuses ... Keep reading

A taste of NY: The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook

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Did you know that each month, the BG Restaurant on the seventh floor of the Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue at 58th serves up 2,500 plates of its signature Gotham Salad? Rumour has it that entire shopping trips are also planned around a lunch of this one dish alone, and that there are ... Keep reading

Apartment rental fantasy #3

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Next up in our apartment rental fantasy series is this fabulous three-bedroom, two-bathroom Greene Street apartment in Soho’s fashionable Gunther Building, for $18K a month… Recently renovated, all its original pre-War details have been preserved and as well as the huge living and dining space, there’s also a lovely landscaped roof terrace. It’s no surprise ... Keep reading

My New York: Robin Hirsch

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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, founder and co-owner of the Cornelia Street Café, Robin Hirsch, invites us for dinner and a show at his long-standing bohemian ... Keep reading