MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Mark Byrne

  1. closings
    Schiller’s Was McNally Land for the EverymanDuring its heyday, Schiller’s was Keith McNally’s vision, designed expressly for walk-ins and neighbors.
  2. The Absolute Best Coffee Shop to Work at in New YorkA good café work space needs four things: passable coffee, snacks, Wi-Fi, and a clean restroom.
  3. The Best of New York Shopping 2017Hefty sweatpants, alt Marimekko, and Bronx couture.
  4. this thing's incredible
    I Discovered the Easiest Way to Zip Around BrooklynIt’s cheap, fast, and those little Smart cars are everywhere
  5. this thing's incredible
    The Best Pen Is a Collapsible Japanese PenI have intense feelings about the pen.
  6. the strategist
    The Best Pen Is a Collapsible Japanese PenI have intense feelings about the pen.
  7. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Uptown-Hotel Bar in New YorkThe spots that most effortlessly match an elegant setting with sophisticated drinks.
  8. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Manhattan in New YorkIt’s the city’s namesake cocktail, so it’s only fitting that half a dozen bars will make the best version you’ve ever had.
  9. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Whiskey Bar in New YorkSeven spots that most expertly blend outstanding selection with gracious service and good company.
  10. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Downtown-Hotel BarThe spots below 23rd Street that manage to maintain the glamour and sophistication of the city’s finest lobby-adjacent drinking establishments.
  11. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Bar in WilliamsburgWhere to grab a drink the next time you find yourself in Brooklyn’s hippest neighborhood.
  12. travel
    Help, I’m Addicted to Frequent-Flier MilesI know it’s weird, but I can’t help it.
  13. party pics
    Inside a Very Parisian Breakfast-for-Dinner PartyA glamorous first supper at Café Henrie, the brainchild of artist André Saraiva.
  14. Guides
    21 Ways to Booze Up Your Guests This Holiday SeasonBeer, wine, and cocktail pairings from the professionals.
  15. art club
    MoMA: Marina Abramovic’s Red-Velvet RopeAs with all things in New York, there’s a VIP list.
  16. Music to Your EarsThe best record stores come in small, highly specialized packages.
  17. gladwellia
    What ‘Blink’ BegatBehold! Blatant ‘Blink’ knockoffs.
  18. ranters and ravers
    Thin-Slicing Malcolm Gladwell’s CriticsEvery critic wants to be Malcolm Gladwell. We thin-slice his critics into the following categories: Prigs, Wannabes, Accountants, and Haters.
  19. Mr. Misinformation: John HodgmanDaily Show regular, Mac pitchman (he plays PC Guy), movie star (okay, a bit part in Baby Mama), John Hodgman is also a best-selling fake-memoiri […]
  20. Foodienomics
    Dennis Foy Introduces Recession Special for $27Dennis Foy creates a prix fixe menu to eat until the economy improves.
  21. early and often
    Do This Few People Really Watch the Alaska Gubernatorial Debates?Did anyone really LOOK at this picture in the ‘Times’ today?
  22. this is probably fake
    Hey, Mr. Perfect, Your Miss Neurotic Is Out There Waiting for You!A lovely-seeming young woman in New York just wants a guy who meets a few specific qualifications, okay?
  23. Neighborliness Up in SmokeHotel fireplace not cozy.