New York Bans Forever Chemicals From Clothing

A new bill has passed in New York that bans the selling and distribution of apparel that contains toxic chemicals across the state. The move, which is slated to go into effect by the end of the year, follows a similar mandate passed in California. The noted chemicals—perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (aka PFAs or forever chemicals)—are notoriously difficult to recycle, contribute to environmental damage and are …

Best of CH 2022: Most Popular

Food, travel, culture, cars, art, design and more in our most-read features from the year

Every day, we publish articles that cover a breadth of topics all linked by the intention to satisfy, inform and inspire. From artistic festivals to community-minded endeavors, travel guides and more, much of our site’s subject matter mirrors many of our own interests and never-ending curiosity. The following articles are the most visited of this year, so evidently they resonated with our readers, too. Whether you …

The Tranquil, Japanese-Inspired Shou Sugi Ban House

This serene retreat provides an experience unlike most others in the Hamptons

Many hotels in the Hamptons are all about the high-end beach life, with bright white oceanfront rooms and seafood restaurants and toes-in-the-sand bars. But Shou Sugi Ban House—a destination spa and wellness retreat in Southampton that recently expanded to include the Shou Sugi Ban Inn and Shou Sugi Ban Residences—offers a different kind of vibe. Set on five acres of land with more than 250 …