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Manhattan's Chelsea Is Much Tougher Than It Looks

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.20.2016 | New York
Peter Mandel

During news bulletins on the recent bombing in New York's Chelsea district, did you happen to notice how sanguine residents of the area seemed while b...

New York's Classic Skyscrapers: An Insider's Grand Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The idea of the city skyscraper, of building up instead of out, was first dreamt up back in Chicago's frontier days. But to those, like me, who spend...

The Time of Their LIFE: Fun at the Office in the 1960s

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: Staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing editor, draining double Scotches and martinis before lunch. At least in my mind it's still there.

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

The Faithful Shopper: Christmas in October

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

I know, I know. It's not even Halloween yet, and the stores are filled with Christmas carols, holiday décor and gifts for year-end giving. I love it!