The Michelin New York Guide for 2012 is out and the inspectors have spoken, crowning two more restaurants with their top culinary honor, bumping up the star power for another two, and demoting another.
After languishing for years with one star, Eleven Madison Park steered by chef Daniel Humm has vaulted to the top to join the exclusive three-star club, home of gastronomic stalwarts Daniel, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Masa and Per Se. Continue reading →
Global hotel chain Marriott, which operates 3,600 hotels around the world, has announced plans to build the tallest hotel in New York City.
The brand plans to build a new 68-story skyscraper on Manhattan’s 54th Street to house two hotels under the brands Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn.
The tower will be designed by Nobutaka Ashihara, an established New York architect who designed Lexington House Hotel, Hotel Indigo on 28th Street and Courtyard by Marriott Times Square, and is set to be 752 feet (229 meters) high. Continue reading →
The opulent boutique — known for its pastel-colored, feather-light macarons and elegant tea houses across Paris — will open a boutique on Madison Avenue in July.
In a city where the cupcake continues to reign as the frosted, portable dessert snack of choice for New Yorkers and tourists alike, the French house is hoping to take a bite out of the market and start a new trend.
Oone that appeals to the well-heeled Manhattanite who dines on fine china, drinks tea with her pinky held aloft and swoons at dainty, fairytale pastries. Continue reading →
If you really loved your meal at one New Yorkrestaurant, you can now walk out with the skin of the animal you ate.
Marlow & Sons, an eaterie in the city’s trendy Williamsburg neighborhood, wants clients to be able to remember their meals forever by purchasing items such as bags made from the hide of cows and other animals served up from the kitchen.
“We want something people could enjoy beyond their dinner,” Kate Huling, wife of the owner, told AFP. “They come in, they eat, they leave and usually think of something else. So the bags really preserve and honor that animal.” Continue reading →
New York‘s storied Chelsea Hotel, the classic haunt of artists and hell-raising performers, is for sale and, perhaps, so is its soul.
The 12-floor building with the neon sign “Hotel Chelsea” is a landmark in Manhattan thanks to its long list of famous residents.
Playwright Arthur Miller and singers Janis Joplin and Patti Smith were among those living there. Poet Dylan Thomas died there, as did Nancy, the girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. Continue reading →