Homework

By Kate Bidinger Working from home is a wonderful thing, no doubt! Setting up a functional (and stylish) workspace is important to productivity in your home office. These furniture selections are classic shapes with updated materials like lucite and brass, coordinating all together or as individual pieces for you to update a space. DwellStudio  …

Life in Technicolor

By W.A. Muller The MissoniHome 2014 introductions, designed by Rosita Missoni, embody a new kind of energy, emblematic symbols and a variety of variables and patterns. Cool tones, smooth lines and linear graphics form a concrete counterbalance to eccentricity. The powerful impact of the textural materials and designs gives an energy and contagious vitality suitable…

On the High Line

By W.A. Muller In a time when anything from a custom sailboat to a couture ball gown can be leased, New York City’s high-end rental market has recently reached new heights in providing residents with the ability to lease the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Offering exceptional services, amenities, and most importantly, well-appointed residences, these tailored buildings…

500 Sterling Launches in Crown Heights

By W.A. Muller 500 Sterling is an extraordinary new rental development on the burgeoning border of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights – Brooklyn’s newest flourishing neighborhood. The seven-story, 77-home residential building generously pairs studios to two-bedrooms with modern design and custom touches. Developed by Adam America Real Estate and Horizon Group, 500 Sterling, which just…

Madison Square Park

By Linette Semino At the heart of what used to be a bustling commercial district, Madison Square Park is identified as the nexus of Downtown’s most dynamic neighborhoods – Flatiron, Gramercy, NoMad and Chelsea. Running from 23rd to 26th Street, it is where uptown meets downtown. The park formally opened in 1847 and in the…

Restaurant Roundup

By Hillary Latos

This month we wanted to celebrate the ethnic diversity and home cooked cuisine of the Big Apple’s melting pot. From home cooked Lebanese dishes to the flavorful Japanese Izakaya bites to contemporary Mexican to Portugese and Contemporary American, we are fortunate enough to have the flavors of the world at our doorstep. Whatever flavors you’re craving, New York has it all.

A New York Mainstay

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By Lisa Loverro

The Oyster Bar Grand Central can be many things to many people. It’s a great place for a quick stop before catching the train to the suburbs, it’s a meeting place for friends for some fantastic seafood and it’s a romantic New York City dinner spot for both tourists and locals.

A Chinese Delight

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By Janis Turk

The ancient Chinese poet Tao Yuanming describes a utopian land set in the northeast Yunnan Province of China, an area folded quietly into the southwest corner of China bordering Tibet, Vietnam, and Myanmar (Burma). James Hilton also wrote about this idyllic Shangri-La in Lost Horizon—a magical hidden mountain valley, home to fresh air, fertile farm lands and shining happy people.

Sticky Like Rice

By Peizhao Sun

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It seems as if everyone from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side has been completely disinterested by Pad Thai these days. So-called ethnic foods, regardless where you go – be it Flushing, KTown or Ninth Ave., reiterates the same old slogan – “best Bulgogi” or “freshest Phó,” which brings Khe Yo to the front of the line. Its modern take on some of the coziest Laotian recipes has earned itself a place in adventurous New Yorkers’ hearts. From its now famous sticky rice to the savory and earthy Chili Prawn, Khe Yo draws inspiration from Laotian cuisine and creates mouthwatering Southeast Asian delicacies, making Khe Yo this summer’s it spot for a gastronomical adventure.

Trip Down Willow Road

By Peizhao Sun

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Willow Road stands on the long stretch of Tenth Avenue, backed by the Hudson River and looks onto the quiet shadows of High Line Park in the chaotic backdrop of Chelsea. Such location brings around an element of sexiness to the already edgy restaurant, as tourists freely float around the High Line and sunshine dances between sharp silhouettes of nearby buildings. In comparison to neighboring gastronomical meccas such as Del Posto and Colicchio & Sons, Willow Road surrounds itself with such charming informality that you wonder if you are in Williamsburg. Confusion on your whereabouts aside, one thing will be clear: you’re here at Willow Road to have a good time.