Fathomaway Compass

New York City itineraries

When a man is tired of New York he is tired of work. And thought. And cheesecake.
- David Frost

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My Hotel Room, Myself

NEW YORK CITY – Could two nights in the right hotel make the end of everything feel like a new beginning? If I were a hotel room, would I be this room?

New York City's New Boutique Hotels

NEW YORK CITY – From bars, events, and curated mini bars, the latest crop of boutique properties takes great pains to brandish their personality, aesthetic, and point of view.

An Ode to Winter

NEW YORK – Will the snow ever end this year? Here's a poetic reminder of the beauty in the season.

Six Great Running Routes in NYC

NEW YORK CITY – Okay, you've had enough summer ice cream. Time to go for one of six scenic runs around the rivers and bridges around the city. This is the best season for it.

Best Day Ever: Fire Island

FIRE ISLAND, New York – Schedules don't exist and time is measured only by the ferries that come and go. Have the most relaxing day ever off the coast of Long Island.

Love Letter to NYC's MarieBelle

NYC – I order the Aztec hot chocolate on ice, and indulge in the carmelized-banana-and-cinnamon crepe served with vanilla gelato and fresh strawberries. 

A (Free) Ticket to Ride in NYC

Valet is giving New York City members free rides from the airport to their hotels. A pretty sweet deal for a pretty dope car.

Break Into the JFK Terminal Time Forgot

NEWYORK CITY — The TWA Flight Center at Idlewild Airport symbolized everything that was romantic about air travel in the 1960s. This weekend, you can relive the magic.

After Fashion Week, Designers Take Off

NEW YORK CITY – When Fashion Week ends, everyone needs a break. Especially designers. Where do Cynthia, Rebecca, Jessie, Waris, Jeffrey, and the gang go to kick back?

A Tourist at NYC Fashion Week

NEW YORK CITY – The clothes, the hair, the photograhers. It's a crazy world at the fashion shows. Backstage scenes from Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2013.

Eleven Madison Park's New NYC Menu

NEW YORK CITY – Deconstructed cheesecake and smoke in a cloche. Get a taste of Eleven Madison Park's spanking-new NYC-inspired menu. Daniel Humm and Will Guidara have done it again.

The Health Guru's NYC Dining Guide

NEW YORK CITY – Whether you're coming off a debaucherous Fashion Week high or feeling a little self-consciously low, pocket this list of restaurants, to-go shops, and juice bars for healthy kicks.

This Is Where Locavore Was Born

ITHACA, NY – It's described as "centrally isolated" and "ten square miles surrounded by reality," as well as the slogan most widely seen on T-shirts and bumper stickers: Ithaca is GORGES.

The Real New York Underground

HOWES CAVE, New York – The place is amazing, 156 feet below the surface of the earth with stalagmites, stalactites, and an infinity of other crazy formations.

Take Me Out to the Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, New York – We dropped in to check out the National Baseball Hall of Fame and were astounded, not by the Hall so much, but by the town. 

The Goodfellas of NoMad

NEW YORK CITY – When the team behind NoMad show up for opening night, it's a cool occasion. Have a look.

Fingerpainting NYC

Quintessential New York scenes—everything from silhouetted rooftop water towers to the illuminated Chrysler Building at night.

It's My First Time

What took you so long? Fuggedabout it. Here's what you need to know to make every moment a New York moment.

I'm Here on Business

NEW YORK – You came to town for a 2 p.m. What are you going to do from 4 until midnight? It's a big city. Hop to it.

Adrift in Bliss: A New York Canoe Journey

LONG ISLAND, New York – They spent the Jewish holidays getting away from the madness and into engulfing greenery, cool waters, and herons flapping as they glided by.

Love Letter: Balthazar, NYC

NEW YORK, NY – It's your breakfast, say 9 a.m., where pure light bounces off your distressed mirrors and signature subway tiles. Balthazar, this is when you look your best.

Now Entering: The Hamptons

Incredible beaches, open skies, fancy clambakes, and stately homes. Sound enticing? Leave now and you might even beat the traffic.

Hi Mom! Two Old Broads in NYC

Your elderly parents are coming to visit for a long weekend in New York City. What the hell are you going to do with them? Here's an itinerary that pleases kids and parents alike. 

Concrete Jungle of Dreams

"This third city accounts for New York's high-strung disposition, its poetical deportment, its dedication to the arts, and its incomparable achievements." An excerpt from E.B. White's "Here Is New York."

Where to Go from NYC: Day Trips

No, you're not stuck amid the skyscrapers. Beaches, grazing sheep, massive outdoor sculptures, and medieval cloisters are within day-trip distance. 

Where to Go from NYC: Montauk

MONTAUK, New York – It's gone from laid-back to design-forward, but the salty fisherman's village still has a lot of heart.

Traveling Solo in NYC

If you're here alone, you're in for a great time. NYC loves to take care of number one.

The Mean Sweets of New York

NEW YORK CITY, USA – You will find yourself in Chinatown, and you will see a bakery, and you will grab an eggy cloud of goodness with a flaky crust. You don't want to know how they make it so good, or why it costs about a dollar, but it will make you very, very happy.

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