Tag: New York

Arts and Crafts comfort

Arts and Crafts style, the handcrafted tradition so popular in the early 20th century, has made a comeback in the last 10 years with its horizontal lines, medieval craftsmanship, and homespun comfort. Derivative designs are now everywhere, but if you…

Hidden treasures

The New York Public Library is one of the biggest libraries in the world, with a vast branch system offering circulating materials to millions of people and a series of comprehensive research collections that scholars from around the world come to…

City view

Looking out at Chelsea in New York City from the second floor of a renovated factory building on West 14th and 9th Streets, now an Apple Store.

Tall and thin

It’s hard to believe the Flatiron Building in New York City fits on to a small triangle of land where 5th Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street meet. I’ve seen other buildings try to do that in other cities, but this has to be the…

Lungs of the city

As fascinating as New York City can be with its outstanding architecture, abundant shopping, and incomparable entertainment, it can be incredibly draining on the psyche with its constant noise, concrete canyons, and hordes of people. That’s when parks come into their own, providing…

A day at the museum

Ever since the Ben Stiller movie “A Night at the Museum” came out in 2006, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City has said it has had record attendance. Thousands of people have been captivated by the story…

A taste for tea, part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Harney & Sons tea shop and factory in Millerton, New York (see A taste for tea) and had a wonderful experience sipping different infusions and seeing how the company’s teas were produced. So when…

A taste for tea

I love tea, and among the types I drink, I have occasionally enjoyed the fine teas of Harney & Sons. However, since visiting their shop in the Berkshire hills of New York, I’m sure I will become a more ardent…