It may be that the Ecuador articles are the only NYTimes Travel articles that I read, but it seems to me that the folks in the Empire State love Quito. The latest homage to Quito from New York:
The article has some good points. Ecuadorian street food is great, and the city of Baños is most certainly the tourist capital of Ecuador. BUT I have to take issue with the idea that all Ecuadorian buses have air conditioning. Also, do not pay a dollar for that ice cream – 3o cents should do it.