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Caravan of Dreams

The East Village, for my money, has a better selection of vegetarian restaurants than anywhere else in the city. But the one place that keeps me coming back is Caravan of Dreams...

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Daniel Krieger

Watch out, West Village — the Upper East Side has another gastropub...

Shot and edited by Melissa Friedling

The Central Park Zoo may be petite in size, but it packs a big punch. With dozens upon dozens of animals to see, you need to know a few insider tips to make the most of your visit...

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High above Broadway’s honking horns there’s an oasis of temporary escape. It’s Wei Lang Spa, tucked in the back of a nondescript SoHo building...

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Tina Wong, The Wandering Eater
Fried pork and crispy oyster salad at Kin Shop

In the ‘90s, Thai food became the new Chinese: a proliferation of formulaic and irksomely decorated restaurants. But then came a small revolution...

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Xiao Li Tan and Zao Wang

There are few restaurants in Manhattan where an open kitchen provides better theater than at Hung Ry...

Shot and edited by Jack Gordon

British-style gastropubs are all the rage in New York these days, but until now, you had to go downtown for really good fish and chips. With the recent opening of Jones Wood Foundry, you don't have to leave the Upper East Side to get your fill of homemade crumpets and pot pies...

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What makes the difference between a run-of-the-mill jewelry shopping experience and a stellar one? Mystique and exclusivity, and, oh yes, a ceiling brimming with Swarovski crystals...

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HipShops.com

On the few lunch hours when I actually leave my desk, I sometimes head over the road to the furniture and home goods shop, The Future Perfect on Great Jones Street. This one-of-a-kind place is more than just a store...

Shot and Edited by Melissa Friedling

All the New York bakeries that lay claim to the best cheesecake in the city might want to beware: there's a Belgian outfit in town that could give them a run for their money...