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Bud & Alley’s Is the Top Rooftop Bar of the Summer

Every week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, our readers are voting for the best spots of the summer—and this week’s winner for the Best Coastal …

New England

Manhattan’s Historic Emily Trevor Mansion Relisted for $23.5M

The landmarked townhouse on Upper East Side was offered for $35M in 2015<p>The Emily Trevor Mansion, a landmarked townhouse abutting the historic …

'Beverly Hillbillies' house hits the market at $350 million, is America's most expensive listing

A California estate featured in the credits of “The Beverly Hillbillies” now has another notable distinction — the most expensive residential listing in the country.<p>The Bel-Air estate, known as Chartwell, hit the market Monday with an asking price of $350 million, and was the home of the late …

Real Estate

2018 Lexus LS 500h makes U.S. debut at the 2017 NYC Auto Show

On display at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, the fifth generation Lexus LS model has been redesigned from the ground up, riding on a new …

Lexus

We obsessively covered the 2017 New York Auto Show: Here's a wrapup

The 2017 New York Auto Show featured lots of sport utility vehicles, with big reveals from Lincoln, Toyota, Subaru, and many more. Oh, and this hot-rod thing called the Demon showed up. Then there was the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which was an SUV <i>and</i> had a ton of power thanks to the Hellcat …

Fastest BMW 5 Series ever comes to New York Auto Show

The BMW M Performance Automobile division continues to churn out new and impressive models. The latest to join the pack, bridging the gap between …

BMW X5 xDrive40e vs Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Hybrid and electric SUVs are becoming more and more popular as automakers are trying to lower their overall emissions throughout their lineup and …

Donald Trump

Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Ford Expedition

All-new Expedition gets a dose of modern styling<p>Since the Expedition’s debut for the 1997 model year, the SUV has received refreshes and upgrades, but never a ground-up redesign. Not the case this time. The full-size 2018 Ford Expedition rides on an all-new aluminum-intensive platform and gets an …

Fake news is 'killing people's minds', says Apple boss Tim Cook

Apple chief calls on governments and technology companies to crack down on misinformation in public discourse<p>Fake news is “killing people’s minds”, Tim Cook, the head of Apple, has said. The technology boss said firms such as his own needed to create tools that would help stem the spread of …

UAW Says It Will Greet Tesla Workers With 'Open Arms'

The United Automobile Workers union on Friday said it had been approached by workers at Tesla Inc’s Fremont, California, assembly plant, rejecting a …

The 100-year-old couple – still married, still going strong

Morrie and Betty Markoff, 103 and 100, say that there’s no particular secret to their very long marriage, other than tolerance, respect and luck. But why has Morrie never told Betty that he loves her?<p>‘We don’t know anyone else over 100. We are really oddities: two people married for 78 years, one …

Mercedes-Benz Is Not Giving Up on Diesel Engines

Do diesel cars have a long-term future? That depends which senior auto executive you back into a corner and ask the question to. You’ll get some radically different answers suggesting the future is being viewed through a particularly opaque mirror. Volvo has previously told us that it sees …

The 10 most valuable car brands in the world

Brand consultancy, Interbrand, has named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola as the three most valuable brands in its 2016 Best Global Brands …

Volkswagen

All the Changes Ford Made to Sell the Mustang in Europe

Pity our friends in England, who give up 25 horsepower in exchange for right-hand drive.<p>Ford finally started selling the iconic Mustang in Europe starting in 2014. Buyers in places like the U.K. were thrilled, but the Mustang they get has some pretty significant changes compared to the U.S. …

For The Love of God, Don't Ever Buy A 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550

Caveat Emptor is something the Romans never imagined would apply to purchasing motorized horseless chariots, but the famous Latin phrase meaning …

The Genesis G90 Lowballs Mercedes-Benz, Tweaks Lexus

The new flagship from the luxury artist formerly known as Hyundai.<p>Hyundai<p>Lawrence UlrichView Lawrence Ulrich's Articles<p>twitter.com/lawrenceulrich<p>Oh, …

Lexus

Uber tries out ‘panic buttons’ after alleged rape cases in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Uber has not been having an easy ride lately in South Africa.<p>After a string of alleged attacks on passengers triggered safety concerns, the popular app-based car service is rolling out an “SOS” button in some vehicles.<p>Public concerns over the service’s safety have been gathering …

South Africa

These 3 luxury-car brands will soon help you find a parking space from the car

If you're driving an Audi, BMW, or Mercedes, you already spent enough money on your car. So stop wasting money looking for a parking spot.<p>Thanks to their recent acquisition of digital map service Here, these three luxury car brands will be sharing real-time information regarding parking …

Automotive Design

2017 BMW M6 Styling and Performance Review

<i>2017 BMW M6 Styling and Performance Review</i> - Yet do not be deceived, the twin-turbo V-8 makes up for all that-- and after that some much more. Under …

Quicken

The Yeezy Season 4 Show Made One High-Profile Fashion Critic "Physically Sick"

Who could forget this epic #NYFW fail?<p>It seems that Kanye West will not show at this year's New York Fashion Week, but we'll always have the …

Mendelssohn: String Quartets Op 44 No 3 and Op 80, etc CD review – Escher String Quartet are truly exceptional

Escher String Quartet (BIS)<p>The Escher String Quartet began their Mendelssohn series last year with the first of the number quartets, Op 12 and the second of the Op 44 set. Like the first instalment, this release was recorded before the group changed cellists last year; the lineup on this disc is …

Next-Gen BMW 5-Series Teaser Reveals Tweaked LED Taillights

BMW has just released a teaser video of the G30-generation 5-Series ahead of the vehicle’s online debut in the coming weeks. <br>While the minute long …

Nextgen

BMW Individual 740Li By Esther Mahlangu Set For Auction

BMW has commissioned more than its fair share of art cars, including a 525i sedan vibrantly painted by Esther Mahlangu back in 1991. Now 25 years …

Art

BMW Individual 7 Series by Esther Mahlangu

25 years ago, Esther Mahlangu, a South African artist, was the first woman to create artwork on a BMW 525i Sedan. Its bodywork was adorned with the …

Art

New iPhone 7 Fights Galaxy S7, Apple's Emotion Defeats Samsung Power

Apple’s iPhone 7 will be revealed later this week, and is ready to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 family in the latest round of the smartphone wars. According to data from iQuanti, search engine traffic for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is substantially ahead of the volume for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in …

Mobile Technology

First Drive: 2017 Kia Cadenza Limited

Kia is positively popping its buttons, and with good reason. The automaker placed first in J.D. Power’s recently announced 2016 Initial Quality …

Kia Motors

BMW 6-series (1988) – long-term test

Owning a classic car can bring both pleasure and pain. But will the former outweigh the latter for Alex Robbins with his BMW 6-series?<p><b>Our car:</b> 635CSi Automatic <b>List price when new:</b> £39,380 <b>Price as tested:</b> £4,500 <b>Official fuel economy:</b> 27.2mpg<p>Read more long-term tests<p>August 31, 2016<p><b>Fuel economy this</b> …

The New Rules of Style According to Millennials

Millennials are the largest generation to date—numbering over 80 million strong here in the US alone. That is a lot of young people driving …

Clothing

BMW Just Quietly Smothered The BMW Z4 Out Of Production

According to German publication <i>BimmerToday</i>, BMW waited in the shadows until the last Valencia Orange Z4 Roadster rolled off the line before quietly …

Mercedes-Benz