With Miami Beach celebrating 100 years in 2015, the boutique hotel scene is so hot that new oceanfront resorts are opening faster than you can say Art Deco, and each one is more architecturally ingenious, more entertaining and more indulgent than the last. 1,048 more words
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8:30 a.m.: Through small windows with dark wood panes the slanted morning sun hits the Flatiron building across Madison Square Park. Inside the Clock Tower, chef Jason Atherton’s new restaurant, Françoise Hardy warbles over hidden speakers in an empty dining room whose tables are set heavily for breakfast. 1,592 more words
Like Russian oligarchs or Duane Reades, construction scaffolds are omnipresent features of the modern New York cityscape.
Unattractive but inoffensive enough in their spare, skeletal way—and who among us hasn’t scampered gratefully beneath one to wait out a sudden rainstorm?—they’re so commonplace as to be scarcely noticeable. 1,374 more words