JoAnn Greco finds cutting-edge architecture in the unlikeliest of places.
JoAnn Greco considers how she sets about finding the “pulse” of a city.
Over the decades, developer Joe Edwards has opened an eclectic mix of bars and entertainment venues in the St. Louis neighborhood known as The Loop. Smelling the promise inherent in these funky blocks abutting Washington University, vintage boutiques and art galleries have followed, and the place has earned recognition from urban planners as one of […]
JoAnn Greco chooses ten tourist attractions where long lines and even exorbitant fees are worth ever penny.
JoAnn Greco has some suggestions for today’s “design” hotels.
In Japan’s fifth largest city, stumbling upon a red light district while in search of the perfect bowl of ramen.
JoAnn Greco explores the continuing lure of the Spanish cubist.
Throughout the city that produced Bill Cosby, Patti Labelle, and Will Smith, the African American imprint remains strong and evident. Along a short stretch of Sixth Street, though, a host of relatively low-key, uniquely Philadelphian, black history sites await. The narrative of this short walk isn’t museum-linear, and it contains no whiz-bang “environments”.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently declared the Lower East Side “endangered.” Has the neighborhood simply caught up with the times — or is it truly about to be obliterated by them?
If you can catch an off-season ‘deal’, get someone else to pick up the tab, or have come into a tidy sum, this Swiss grande dame is worth the investment. You’re not likely to find a more stunning urban hotel anywhere in the world.