New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Face it: this is a fabulously designed hotel from a UK chainlet (Firmdale), located in a fashionable, moneyed area of Manhattan (SoHo), and ideal for dropping in for a meal, cocktail or afternoon tea. For those who'd like to boast that they've been here—it's bound to impress someone—it's a well-run operation, and the whimsical dining room and bar have a happening vibe. The menu mixes American and global touches (Maine lobster and corn chowder, cured duck spring roll) and cherished English classics (fish and chips with minted pea puree). Afternoon tea ($34; $48 with a glass of champagne) includes dainty sandwiches, scones and sweets.