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Deborah Baldwin

Deborah Baldwin is a veteran editor and writer, most recently for This Old House; previously, she was an editor for The New York Times, working on the Style section and other parts of the newspaper. She and her husband, Irwin Arieff, wrote restaurant reviews for The Washington Post and Washington City Paper in the 1980s and 1990s.

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There’s nothing like a rousing debate over gender equality to pique one’s appetite. Luckily, the United Nations sits along one of New York City’s secret gastro-arteries, a stretch of First Avenue, from 50th to 57th Streets, curiously crammed with sweet …

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There are not many things that United Nations members can all agree on, but who can contest the glories of the humble bike? With its narrow frame, tiny carbon footprint and ample contributions to health and well-being, the bike has …

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Everything about Montagu’s Gusto is unexpected, from its name and the size and sweep of its menu to its location, on a nondescript stretch of Second Avenue near 35th Street, sandwiched between a reflexology salon and a Chinese takeout bizarrely …

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Once upon a time, self-appointed food critics tasted a dish and gave it thumbs up (or down). These days it has to pass a different test. Is it ready for its close-up? Don’t blame restaurants for tuning in. As a …

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It says something about a people’s thirst for delicacies when le tout Paris is elbow to elbow at the foie gras stand, under the stars, on one of the darkest, coldest nights of the year. Wouldn’t it be easier to …

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The next time you pass by a florist who is pulling shots, pull over. It’s not often you get to inhale the heady perfume of freshly brewed coffee, hand-tied bouquets and artfully potted flowering plants. Remarkably, you can have this …

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