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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 Faithful Shopper: All About Athleisure

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.13.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Designers and retailers are all about fashion that is appropriate and chic for either athletic or leisure activities, or both. Yes there is a way to p...

The Faithful Shopper: Here Comes the Bride

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.31.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

When the moment comes that you realize that you have to find that perfect gown, Manhattan is the place to be.

The Faithful Shopper: Protect Your Exclusive Extremities

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As much as I adore the unseasonably mild winter, it is finally time to weather the streets of the City and protection and warmth are key. That doesn't...

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

Biting the Big Apple: A Tour of Manhattan's Street Cuisine

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

If you want to know New York, get to know its street cuisine. I learned it early. Growing up in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, I would get a lunch of two hot dogs in steam-soft rolls from the guy who set up his stainless-steel pushcart on the corner of 17th Street every morning, rain or shine, Saturdays and holidays, summer-fall-winter-spring.

The Faithful Shopper: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

My next installation for Christmas 2015 Holiday Windows is all about the jewels. Fifth Avenue is home to the biggest and best jewelry boutiques in the world.

The Faithful Shopper: Department Stores Dressed for the Season

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.02.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

New York's 2015 holiday windows are as festive and fantastical as ever! People come from far and wide to witness the spectacular scene and the ornate window displays carefully curated to show off holiday spirit and the latest merchandise.

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.31.2016 | New York
Read More: Shopping, Services, High-End Repair Shops, Cleaners, Restorers, Jimmy Choos, Cashmere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Handbag, Luggage, Leather, Leather Spa, 55 West 55th Street, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, The Plaza Hotel, 1 West 58th Street, Jim's Shoe Repair, 50 East 59th Street, Straps, Tips, Soles, Boots, Belts, Handbags, 1130 Madison Avenue, Hillel Tenenbaum, Zippers, Handles, Patching, Piping, Magnetic Snaps, Hardware Repair, Replacement, Suitcase, Briefcase Repair, Leather Garment Repair, Alteration, Hardware Re-Plating, Crystal Replacement, Hand-Beaded, Alligator, Lizard, Cut Steel Beaded Bags, Minaudieres, Chanel, Fendi, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Valentine, Rockstud, Superior Leather Restorers, 383 Fifth Avenue, Lettered Embossing, Madame Paulette, 1255 2nd Avenue, Cleaning, Alterations, Restoration, Bridal, Designer, Suede, Couture, Vintage, Hand Laundering of Shirts, European Tailoring, Soft Home Furnishings, Water Damage, Fire, Smoke, Home Closet Organization, Garment Storage, Packing, Slate, 107 Horatio Street, Silver Polishing, Jean's Silversmiths, 16 West 45th Street, Sterling Silver Flatware American, English, Danish, German and European Sterling Pieces, Sterling Hollowware, Bowls, Trays, Cups, Tea and Coffee Service, Candlesticks, Candy Dishes and More. Repairs by the Shop's Experts Restore Items Marred by Dullness, Dents, Scratches, Stains, Knife Blades, Silver and Gold Plating, Raphael Silver Repair & Antiques, 14 West 45th Street, Polishes and Restores Sterling Silver, Antique Sterling Silver Goods, Tea Sets, Kiddush Cups, Goblets, Antique and Art Restoration, Hess Restoration, 20 West 22nd Street, Lladró Figurine, Landscape Painting, Mexican Pottery, Museums, Antique Dealers, Private Collectors, Fine Crystal, China Manufacturers, Porcelain, Ceramics, Glassware, Silver, Lacquer, Ivory, Enamel, Paintings, Antique Clocks, Picture Frames, Lamps, Marble, Fine Wood Objects, Knife and Scissor Sharpening, Westpfal Henry and Company, 115 West 25th Street, Sharpening Company, Stylist Shears, Manicure Instruments, Swiss Army Knives, Tool and Knife Sharpening, Cutlery, Leatherworking Tools, Faith Hope Consolo, Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Soho, Artbag, Drycleaners, New York News
Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

Domenico Vacca's New Lifestyle Concept Is The 'Casual Luxury' We Wish We Could Afford

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.27.2015 | Style

Fifth Avenue is widely known as New York City's high-end shopping district. Opulent brands, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Armani, all have flags...

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hosts and Hostesses

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Those of you lucky enough to be invited to spend a day, weekend or longer at a friend's beach house had best have something special in hand when you arrive.

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

Faithful Shopper: Outdoor Entertaining

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

If you're lucky enough to have a deck or backyard, make it an extension of your home with furnishings from any of the below, depending on your budget and taste!

A Book and a Hotel from Ian Schrager

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.12.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

His story starts with the launch of Studio 54 in a former opera house and CBS studio on West 54th Street. "That was the first business -- all the forces of the universe came together," he says. "It was like holding onto a lightning bolt."

Faithful Shopper: Beach Babies

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We've all had it with ice and snow -- it's time for sun and sand! Escape for a few days of warmth by the sea, and attire yourself accordingly from any of the stores below.

Faithful Shopper: Tops of 2014

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

This past year has been eventful in New York City retail, from market newcomers to high-tech stores to welcome announcements of what's to come. And of course, my last column of 2014 is the perfect time to discuss my favorite new stores of the year. Let me know what you think!

The Faithful Shopper: Casual Gems

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Anyone who knows me knows I love jewelry, from the simple to the stunning. And recently, we've had a slew of new and established jewelers opening arou...

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

The Faithful Shopper: Graduation Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again, when we congratulate our favorite college and post-degree graduates and cheerfully send them off into the working world!...

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

The Faithful Shopper: For Your Holy Day Holiday

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Passover here and Easter just days away, now is the time to plan a treat for your feast - or as a gift for your host or hostess. Whether you're a...

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

The Faithful Shopper: Spring Vacation

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.16.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Are you as done with winter as I am? I've never seen our friends and neighbors in more need of a spring break in the sun! While it may be cold and sno...

The Faithful Shopper: Winter Wonderland

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Winter is less than one month old, and already it's been eventful! Clearly, we have a lot of weather to go, and luckily we still have some wonderful s...

Pop & Shop With a Focus on Design

Ken Carbone | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Ken Carbone

'Tis the season when shuttered and empty street-level real estate comes alive as an enticing retail experience. The holiday "pop up shop," an attracti...