Vampire state of mind: how to join the world’s greatest Halloween parade

New York’s Halloween bash is a wildly creative party – and it’s easier than you think to become a part of it

Harlem’s renaissance: how art, food and history are shaping its latest evolution

The Harlem EatUp! food festival starts on 14 May – just one opportunity residents and enthusiastic newcomers have to celebrate and develop the culture of this historic New York district

Bucket lists are ruining tourist hotspots – here’s where to go instead

Forget the Taj Mahal and head for Orchha, as well as other lesser-known locations, to help prevent popular destinations getting overrun

Manhattan transfers: New York’s boroughs by ferry

Downtown New York has sights galore but the city’s expanded ferry service offers a more relaxed way to see its less famous neighbourhoods – and fabulous views back to Manhattan

New York’s fanciest – the city’s increasingly dazzling ice-creams

Infused with booze, stuffed into doughnuts, garnished with confectionery of every hue … New York’s ice-cream parlours are outdoing each other to churn out new elaborate flavours

Belly full: New York’s bacon restaurant – and its nine-course tasting menu

A new Korean-influenced restaurant in Williamsburg offers nine pork courses on an omakase basis, as well as a spot of karaoke

‘The longest walk I’ve ever had was in New York’: author Anna Pitoniak

The novelist’s 32-mile stroll around Manhattan, in a day, provided a vivid portrait of NYC – but it’s the Upper East Side’s low-key highlights that excite her most

A $15 dinner from the chefs at the world’s best restaurant

Can’t afford the $295 tasting menu at New York’s Eleven Madison Park, the world’s number one restaurant? Now you can sample budget versions of the same dishes at Made Nice, which opened today

Magnum photographers’ historic shots of New York – in pictures

As part of its 70th anniversary program, Magnum Photos is holding an exhibition of photographs taken in New York City during the early years of the agency, from 1947 to 1960. The show includes classic images from their archive, as well as pictures from their New York office.