Alcohol-Free Bars Caught on in the U.S. and U.K. But Can They Go Global?

In the United States, there’s the salad bar. In Italy, you take your espresso at the bar. In Japan, standing sushi bars are popular destinations. Caf?s and restaurants–institutions at the core of human interaction–take divergent shapes within different cultures. A bar provides patrons with a universally accepted environment: Walk in, sit down, and order an […]

Israeli Pastries Get a New York City Makeover at This Six-Seat Bakery

While sitting in his eponymous new Israeli-style bakery, 35-year-old baking guru Adir Michaeli paints a picture: It’s Friday afternoon in Tel Aviv, and your Jewish mom is cooking for tonight’s Sabbath dinner. Aromas emanating from a rainbow of stews, rice dishes, pot roasts, schnitzels, and kugels waft through the air as you get back from […]

Coming Soon: Uber to Offer Helicopter Rides In New York City

Uber Technologies Inc. is testing a helicopter service in New York City, according to documents outlining the program obtained by Bloomberg. Passengers will be able to use the Uber app to book a flight through the service, called Uber Copter, the documents show. Tests flights took off from a Manhattan heliport near Wall Street to […]

Jeff Bezos Is Casually Buying Three NYC Condos Worth an Eye-Popping $80 Million

Amazon.com Inc. isn’t setting up a new headquarters in New York City, but Jeff Bezos may be. The tech giant’s chief executive officer is buying three condos at Manhattan’s 212 Fifth Ave. with a total value of about $80 million, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. If the three apartments–a penthouse and two units below […]

What It’s Like to Work an Entry-Level Job at Madewell Corporate

Fortune’s Entry/Level column is dedicated to people looking for and working in entry-level positions–read the full series here. We interview entry-levelers about their jobs, how they got them, what they want to do next, and more. The subject’s answers are edited for clarity. Marissa Abbonizio is a 23-year-old assistant merchant at Madewell, a women’s clothing […]

Indulge in Cocktails and Street Food Inside a Subway Station at New York’s Merchants’ Gate

In New York City, you can drink on a boat that never moves, in a bar the size of a tollbooth with virtually no exit, behind a freezer door in a deli, on rooftops overlooking the Hudson River, and makeshift rooftop bars gazing over the concrete that makes up the town. You can drink in […]

Review: Niche Niche Is a Manhattan Chameleon Where the Food and Wine List Change Every Night

The semi-cooked chocolate dessert slouched in the bowl like a kid not wanting to get called on in class. Fresh whipped cream and grated bittersweet chocolate capped the confection’s dark, amorphous dunes and waves, the final plate in a four-course pre-fixe at Niche Niche, a curious two-month-old restaurant in New York’s SoHo. Was it a […]

Restaurateur Danny Meyer Discusses His Latest Dining Project at The Shed in Hudson Yards

Since the newly-developed neighborhood–although even that term is debatable–started opening doors to shops and public art structures last month, Hudson Yards has been met with mixed responses. From the glitzy shopping mall to a structure promising to be New York’s answer to the Eiffel Tower (in a metropolis that arguably already has plenty of comparable […]

New York City Public Schools Join ‘Meatless Mondays’ Campaign

New York City public schools have become the latest district to take a stab at vegetarian lunches for meatless Mondays. The program piloted in 2018 in 15 Brooklyn schools. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the plans would expand to include all 1.1 million students in city public schools by […]