Entries by Terry Trucco

So Long John Dory, Hello Milk Bar: April Bloomfield’s Stylish Oyster Bar at the Ace Hotel Will Close February 23

We don’t report every hotel restaurant opening and closing. But this week’s news that the John Dory Oyster Bar at the Ace Hotel would close on February 23 was noteworthy — and not just because we love their kedgeree. This was our favorite restaurant at the Ace. Though it supposedly was designed as a tribute […]

At The Quin Hotel, “The Slim Aarons Exhibition” Serves Up Photos of Beautiful People in Beautiful Places

The Quin is gifted with an easy glamour that seems built into its 1920s bones. What better backdrop for “The Slim Aarons Exhibition,” a lobby art show of photographs by the celebrated 20th-century photographer who made a practice of taking pictures of, as he aptly put it, “attractive people in attractive places doing attractive things?”

The Best NYC Hotels for Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thanksgiving Day 1924, employees at Macy’s Department Store dressed up in eye-catching costumes and paraded to their storied flagship store in Herald Square surrounded by floats, marching bands, live animals borrowed from Central Park Zoo — and Santa. Thanksgiving has never been the same. If you’re among the thousands who think there’s nothing better […]

The Michelin Guide’s Top Picks for Best New York Hotel Restaurants, 2019 Edition

How do you know you’re really in the thick of Fall? A November election, the end of daylight saving time (fall back!) and the arrival of a new Michelin Guide to New York City restaurants are excellent bellwethers. Michelin’s red-coated 2019 edition landed yesterday, Election Day 2018. We eagerly scoured it online to see how the […]

Meet “Naughty Angels,” An Art Show By Jimmie Martin That’s Making Mischief at The Surrey Hotel

If you’ve ever stopped by the art-filled Surrey Hotel on the Upper East Side, you’ve probably noticed Graffiti Armoire, a curvy legged, scrawl-covered antique chest that stands near a commanding Chuck Close tapestry portrait of Kate Moss. The sassy black and white cabinet was created by the Swedish-born design team of Jimmie Karlsson and Martin […]