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Ruth J. Katz

March 8, 2004 | Best of New York Weekly Pick
Master Glass

When Eric Zelwian, owner of Gemini Cut Glass, claims that his skillful workers “can handle any chandelier,” he’s not kidding.

April 30, 2001 | Feature
Cover Story

Seating plan: Breathe new life into an old sofa with a custom-made slipcover.

November 27, 2000 | Feature
Holiday Gifts: Small World

You know what they say about good things and packaging. These stylish stocking-stuffers are designed to provoke outsize outbursts of gratitude from their recipients.

November 27, 2000 | Feature
Holiday Gifts: The Glitterati

Spring for these sparklers or go for the gold and you can't go wrong. Then again, some of the season's stunning bijous are made of paper, porcelain -- even plastic.

September 18, 2000 | Feature
Cooking With Class

Tired of looking like an amateur in your own kitchen? You've come to the right place. Restaurant-rich New York is also replete with chefs ready to instruct you in every kind of culinary feat, and some of them even make house calls. Here, a full-course menu of the city's best cooking classes.

July 26, 1999 | Feature
The Big Fix

When time seems to have run out on your heirloom clock or the warped Georgian secretary has left you unglued, these masters of the broken arts will return them to pristine condition.

May 18, 1998 | Feature
Helping Paws

Catching Frisbees is fine, but there are four-legged altruists with the time and inclination to do more.