New York Cottages & Gardens - May 2013

TEST Tour Designer John Willey's Country Getaway

Like many people who shoulder the hectic pace of New York, building careers or launching businesses, designer John Willey has paid his dues. Like many people, too, he eventually needed an escape from it all. “The city takes its toll…

Welcome to Derby day

On Saturday, May 4, the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, known as the greatest two minutes in sports, took place at the Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Here is a list of places in Manhattan that hosted the infamous event.

Touched by an Angel

Since moving to the United States from Ecuador 13 years ago, designer Angel Naula has been making furniture the only way he knows how: by hand. Naula is a master at creating furniture suited to urban living, often incorporating storage compartments into everything from oversized tufted sofas to diminutive side tables.

Glass Acts

From delicate wine glasses to circa-1955 Murano glass bookends, these local glass treasures have caught our expert's attention.

Middle Ages Spread

After 75 years at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in upper Manhattan, the gardens still include medieval planting schemes, using plants known in the Middle Ages, since John D. Rockefeller Jr., donated the Unicorn Tapestries to the museum in 1937. The gardens have always been an important part of the concept behind the Cloisters.

The inside scoop on New York real estate

Living in a five-bedroom triplex penthouse in SoHo can’t be that bad, right? Yet despite its celebrity pedigree, one of the two penthouse units at 30 Crosby Street, between Grand and Broome, has had a tough run on the real estate market...