According to the kind of website that tracks such things, Chicago is the dog-friendliest city in the U.S. Don’t tell that to New Yorkers. As is their way, they’ll gladly share their dissenting opinion: No one loves their canine pals more than we do. Yes, we can even be a little, uh, preoccupied with them. (Please stop putting outfits on your dogs, people. No animal is improved by a Knicks jersey/ruffled pinafore/sun visor.) Sometimes we’re powerless to resist those warm, liquid eyes and that heart-melting expression pleading, “Take me with yooooouuuuu!” So lace up your walking shoes (they’re going to get dusty, by the way), grab the leash, silence the cell, and head to the Village, where you can’t throw a bone without hitting a dog nut and her pooch. More
The Downtown Project reached out to Barbara Taylor Bradford about the launch of her new novel, “Letter from a Stranger” and asked the New Yorker what she enjoys doing when she has friends in town.
I love New York and never tire of rediscovering the city when my husband Robert and I have guests in town visiting. Here are a few of my favorite destinations when I’ve got two days to work with: More
My love of exploring New York’s streets and museums gave me the idea for my company in 1993, when I realized that scavenger hunts would be a great way for other people to discover the quirky, funny or just plain cool places and sights I found. Watson Adventures has grown into a nationwide company that offers private hunts just about anywhere, while we stage hunts for the public on weekends in New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles. But one of my favorite hunt locations remains in New York’s Chinatown and Little Italy, a lively jumble of cultures, with great restaurants and fascinating (but mostly hidden) history. Here’s a “micro-tour” of the area based on highlights from our hunts. More
Part two of a two-part post by M.J. Rose, inspired by her new critically-acclaimed novel, “The Book of Lost Fragrances.” Enter your email in our subscription field (top right on home page) to win a signed copy of the book and exclusive fragrance.