The Explorers Club was founded in 1904 by a couple of full-time explorers and a ragtag crew of archaeologists, journalists, and professors -- they finally began admitting women members in 1981, starting with the geologist Kathryn Sullivan and deep-sea diver Sylvia Earle.
Today, the club is still d ... More >>
If you're still wondering whether bed bugs are "scaring tourists away," this might help: Crain's says a Michigan family will file a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court today, suing the posh Waldorf-Astoria Hotel after finding bedbugs in their room that followed them home in their luggage "and ... More >>
The other day, I dropped by my beloved Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on 50th and Park, only to find its glory has been so drabbed down that the world-famous Oscar's restaurant is only open for breakfast on weekdays and breakfast and lunch on weekends.
But the historic hotel is standing tall in its a ... More >>