One of the coolest hotels uptown. So cool, Johnny Depp once had to go apeshit in one of its beautiful suites. Built in 1927, but recent renovation has raised the standards to state-of-the-art circa... read more
Where traveling bankers go to evade Wall Street misery. Upper East Side locale offers guests shelter from impending storms. Floor-to-ceiling windows for sick skyline and river views. Rooftop restau... read more
Think old school, think the Benji, which takes a few Benjamins to get a room in. Lush colors, dark Roman designs harken back to a Gotham of yore with legitimacy to it—hotel just celebrated it... read more
Slightly under-the-radar lux digs in midtown. Interiors are a little dated, but plenty comfortable. High-end suites with serious views, plenty of square footage. Even has its own yacht: complimenta... read more
Stanford White's Lambs Club becomes posh playpen. Sky's the limit for prices, but then they're hooking up suites and apartments in addition to standard luxury rooms. Deco is the muse, think vintage... read more
IN PREVIEW. Builds on heritage of circa 1929 Buckingham Hotel, fully updates for lux boutique experience. Emery Roth original livened up with new glass canopy. Interior spaces don’t spare a p... read more
Classic Gotham at its most, er, classic. Home Alone, Donald Trump, Eloise, splurging Midwestern tourists - everyone loves The Plaza. Recent renovation/conversion means more lux apartments, but gran... read more
Art Deco landmark has stood sentry over Central Park since 1931, but recent spruce up (to the tune of $90 mill) has elevated it in class. On the formal side, but that's hardly a surprise given the ... read more
Look past the Corsican name, this luxe HQ is running on Indian hospitality. Taj Hotels broke the bank for a recent renovation, keeps the staff to guest ratio at a hefty three to one. Spot's still s... read more
Adopt unrecognizable accent, put on tuxedo and eye patch, and get ready to take over the world. Deluxe, dutiful, discreet. So classy it's sleazy. Diane von Furstenburg swaps Botox tips with Baron v... read more
Since 1926, one of NY's best. Long history, site of many Broadway bacchanals, upwardly mobiles gone wild. European sense and charm, mellow yet attentive staff. French provincial rooms indulge both ... read more
Bobo HQ alights in Gramercy. Ian Schrager's remodel trips out on tapestries and velvet, with leather-topped desks for better sex. Art celebrity Julian Schnabel pitched in, big buck specialty suites... read more
Retrofitted Beaux Arts masterpiece holds its own with neighbors Gansevoort Park and the Ace. David Rockwell on the design, bringing elegant distressed mirrors, polished nickel, leather and walnut. ... read more
Marble, gold, crystal, tremendous bouquets, and white-gloved butler service. Built by J. J. Astor, Titanic non-survivor. King Cole might have scared off a few too many bar patrons with his offensiv... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...