The DEPARTURES Guide to New York City

Courtesy of The Mark Hotel

Love it or hate it, it's impossible to deny the magnetism of Manhattan. Here, we share our picks for dining and drinking, sightseeing and schmoozing, in the city that we call home. 

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The Suites to Book
We've scoured the city for the very best digs on offer. Here, nine of the chicest hotel rooms will have you ready to move in. See the slideshow »

Weekend Escapes from New York
Here, 10 plush hotels from upstate New York to Connecticut and beyond to help city slickers—and visitors like—unwind. See the slideshow »


Haute Health Food
A new wave of healthy-chic dining options have sprouted up in and around the city, from the Lower East Side's cult-favorite Dimes to Semilla, a new mecca for natural wines and a quirky tasting menu in Brooklyn. See the slideshow »

New York Icons, Revisited
From the Rainbow Room to the Palm Court, four Manhattan mainstays have recently relaunched. See the slideshow »

Hold The Mayo: An Homage to Pastrami
Whether you favor the Polo Bar uptown or Katz's on the LES, the pastrami sandwich is a New York Classic. Here, Mimi Sheraton pens an ode to the utterly decadent dish. See the article »

Where to Eat in Midtown
Too often disparaged as a dining wasteland of overpriced tourist traps, it's true that finding a restaurant in Midtown can be challenging if you don't know the lay of the land. We’ve pulled together the Midtown spots that never disappoint. See the slideshow »

Intimate New York Restaurants
In praise of the pleasures of matchbox-sized joints, we've compiled some of our favorites. See the article »


New York's Best Cocktail Bars
From hidden speakeasies to seated-only cocktail bars to historic landmarks, these 10 watering holes surprise and delight with perfectly made libations. See the slideshow »

Brooklyn's Fine Grind
Artisanal coffee shops are a dime a dozen these days, especialy in New York—but Williamsburg’s Botica del Café, from Devoción, might be the world's highest-end coffee shop. Read the article »


The New Whitney, Unveiled
The game-changing institution's new home in the Meatpacking District is now the best place to see contemporary art in the city. See the article »

A New Dawn at the Met
With its $65 million facelift and ambitious new management, New York's Metropolitan Museum is finally ready to face the future. See the article »


Steven Alan's NYC
The fashion designer shares his favorite things to do in his hometown, from where to get the best sochu cocktails and Japanese omakase to locals-only tips, like the prime view from Sutton Place. See the guide »

Eric Rutherford's New York Picks
The model and personality shares where he likes to eat, shop, and sweat in New York City. See the guide »