What to Do This Summer: Lower Manhattan

The big toe of Lower Manhattan dips into the water where the East River meets the Hudson, outlining a harbor rich with attractions. Three inviting neighborhoods in the area — Battery Park City, TriBeCa and the South Street Seaport — are easily reached by public transportation and offer breezy marinas, ample green space, destination restaurants…

Are Fitness Buffs Going Back to the Gym?

The 5:30 a.m. alarm to hit the spin class. The interminable waits for the ab-crunch machine. The masses of sweating bodies huffing and puffing just feet away, followed by the hurried shower and the wet-haired hustle to the office before the boss arrives. America’s gym habit always involved its share of hassle and expense. And…

She Heard His Voice and Found Her Soul Mate

Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano said their intimate wedding with four guests on June 5 was “elegant and powerful.” Equally special was the ceremony a day after, attended by thousands on the social media app Clubhouse, where their closest confidants gather. The two probably wouldn’t have even met had Ms. Grano not fallen in love…

Buy My House, But I’m Taking the Toilet

In any market, it is not uncommon for buyers and sellers to spar over light fixtures, window treatments and appliances, with million-dollar deals sometimes unraveling over items that cost a few thousand. Generally, anything affixed to the walls — cabinets, sinks and toilets — is considered part of the sale, with removable items like light…

Love at First Photo Sighting

“She just brought this new level of love and comfort,” said Mr. Scotland, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received a master’s degree in urban planning from N.Y.U. Mr. Scotland, who moved into Ms. Giniger’s Brooklyn apartment in February 2018, said that for the last five summers, he has enjoyed “introducing Alexandra to…