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Marie-Chantal's New York Guide
Lifestyle

Marie-Chantal's New York Guide

21st June 2021


Princess Marie-Chantal shares her favorite spots in New York City.

I moved to New York a few years ago from London. It was a big change; however, I must admit I miss London and my friends, but I’ve embraced returning to New York and have loved every second. The energy of the city has supercharged me and I allowed me to do so much.” – MC


RESTURANTS:

Downtown:

  • ABCV: Perfect for vegetarians and vegans… this plant based, sustainable, artisanal and organic gem serves up the most delicious locally and globally sourced dishes from small and family farms. 38 East 19th Street, New York, New York 10003. www.abchome.com
  • Babbo: An Exuberant celebration of the best Italian food, wine and lifestyle. Their philosophy… the best local ingredients created simply and served with flourish and joy. 110 Waverly Place, New York, New York 10011. www.babbonyc.com
  • Balthazar: This bustling iconic French Brasserie offers traditional French fare from breakfast through supper. 80 Spring Street, New York, New York 10012. www.balthazarny.com
  • Buvette: This charming West Village neighborhood restaurant is inspired by European traditions that honor a history of craft and design, where each delicious detail evokes a sense of story, place and delight. 42 Grove Street, New York, New York 10014. www.ilovebuvette.com
  • Carbone: Paying homage to the essence of Italian – American restaurants of the mid 20thcentury; where the same history of delicious, exceptionally well-prepared food is served in an elegant, comfortable and unpretentious setting. 181 Thompson Street, New York, New York 10012. www.carbonenewyork.com/
  • China Town: Get lost in china town and indulge in the dim sum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Jin Fong.
  • Cipriani: Located in the heart of Soho, this more casual version of Harry Cipriani offers Harry’s Bar classics and Italian specialties. 376 West Broadway, New York, New York 10012. www.cipriani.com
  • Cosme: Holding court in New York’s Flatiron District as one of the 50 best restaurants. Cosme specializes in Mexican cuisine, flavors and traditions with local and seasonal ingredients from the Hudson Valley. 35 East 21st Street, New York, New York 10010. cosmenyc.com
  • Indochine: A favorite with New Yorkers and world travelers since opening in 1984. Indochine is a timeless classic that combines stylish ambience, tropical décor and French Vietnamese fare. 430 Lafayette Street, New York, New York, 10003. www.indochinenyc.com
  • Jacks Wife Frida: This lively all-day bistro cooks up American- Mediterranean cuisine and classic cocktails. 224 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10012. jackswifefreda.com
  • Joe’s Pizza: Sitting at the cross section of Bleeker and 6th in Greenwich Village, Joe’s Pizza has been hailed as the best in the city. A classic slice from here is a must when in New York. 7 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014. www.joespizzanyc.com
  • La Mercerie: (Photographed Above) Located within Roman and Williams Guild. Dine on thoughtful reinterpretations of classic French dishes and then shop home goods from around the world. 53 Howard Street, New York, New York 10013. www.lamerceriecafe.com
  • Ludlow House: Part of Soho House and the former gold leaf factory on the Lower East Side, ‘All Ducked Up’ sits on the top floor and specializes in the house favorite, Peking duck. 139 Ludlow Street, New York, New York 10002. soholudlowhouse.com
  • Mr. Chow: Celebrated as one of the most beautiful and successful restaurants in New York City, Mr. Chow serves high Chinese cuisine with impeccable service. 121 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10013. www.mrchow.com
  • Pastis: This beloved favorite has returned to New York’s Meatpacking District, serving traditional French fare with a newly invigorated soul. 52 Gansevoort Street, New York, New York 10014. www.pastisnyc.com
  • Russ and Daughters: Since 1914 this landmark New York institution has been the purveyor of the highest quality smoked fish, baked goods and bagels. 179 East Houston Street, New York, New York. www.russanddaughters.com
  • Sadelle’s: A must for Sunday brunch! Located in the heart of Soho, this New York institution serves up the cities best bagels and offers other quintessential favorites like smoked salmon, sturgeon and other east coast classics. 463 West Broadway, New York, New York 10012. www.sadelles.com
  • The Smile: This cozy subterranean café is located in a landmark 1830’s federal style townhouse and serves as a clubhouse for Soho locals. 26 Bond Street, New York, New York 10012. www.thesmilenyc.com

Mid-Town:

  • Blue Box Café: Finally… You CAN have breakfast at Tiffany’s! Dine on the highest quality American classics at their 5th Avenue Flagship Store. 727 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10022. www.tiffany.com
  • Monkey Bar: This midtown outpost is equal parts cozy and chic and serves as an infamous watering hole for bespoke suits, after hours politicians and media barons looking for a little fun! Be sure to check out the three-paneled mural paying homage to the jazz age greats. 60 East 54th Street, New York, New York 10022. www.monkeybarnewyork.com
  • Polo Bar: Ralph Lauren’s Restaurant pays homage to the distinguished lifestyle of polo with inspired seasonal dishes like crab cakes and beef from Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Ranch in Colorado. 1 East 55th Street, New York, New York 10022. www.ralphlauren.com
  • Sarabeth’s: This legendary weekend brunch mecca has all the American comfort foods we love! Make sure and ask for their signature orange apricot marmalade. Multiple Locations throughout the city. www.sarabethsrestaurants.com
  • Shake Shack: (photographed above) This single – modern day “Roadside” burger stand has grown into one of the most popular burgers, fries and shakes in the city. Multiple Locations throughout the city. www.shakeshack.com

Uptown:

  • Eli’s wine bar: On the corner of Madison Ave., it’s here you’ll find a curated wine list, approachable in both taste, price and focusing on the regions of Burgundy, Piedmont, Champagne, Spain, Austria, Portugal and New York State. Be sure and pair your glass of vino with fresh oysters, chesses and house made charcuterie platters. 1270 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10028. www.elizabar.com
  • Gina La Fornarina: Cuisine inspired by Naples and Rome, and where art and pizza come together, becoming a feast for eyes as well as your appetite. 26 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128. www.ginany.com
  • Kappo Masa: Legendary chef, Masayoshi Takayama and art dealer, Larry Gagosian collaborated to create and offer a sophisticated dining experience with a contemporary perspective on traditional Japanese ingredients and materials. 976 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10075. www.kappomasanyc.com
  • Mezzaluna: Since 1984 this has been the place for delicious Italian pizza and the best iced tea. This authentic Italian Trattoria indulges in high Italian style with everything imported from Italy. 1295 3rd Avenue # 1, New York, New York 10021. www.mezzalunanyc.com
  • Sant Ambroeus: (Photographed Above) Start the day with a perfectly crafted cappuccino, pop in for lunch to savor a crispy panini or spend the evening enjoying classic favorites at this New York favorite hotspot…. Choose from three locations throughout the city. Multiple locations throughout the city. www.santambroeus.com
  • Serafina: Enjoy delectable thin-crust pizzas, stellar pastas, and inventive salads on their family friendly roof top terrace. 1022 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10075. www.serafina.com
  • Sushi of Gari: All Chef Gari wants is for his costumers to truly enjoy the fresh taste of fish, as well as the delicate sushi rice with the right balance of sauce. 402 East 78th Street, New York, New York 10075. www.sushiofgari.com
  • Three Guys: Sitting on Madison avenue, this busy diner is a family favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 960 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10021

Brooklyn:

  • Lilia: Lilia brings the best of Italy to Williamsburg… Where wood-fired seafood, hand crafted pastas, classic Italian cocktails and warm hospitality come together to create a casual dining experience. 567 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11222. lilianewyork.com
  • Misi: (photographed above) Located in South Williamsburg, Misi celebrates handmade pasta dishes and vegetable antipasti inspired by simple Italian cooking earning the restaurant several Michelin stars and a James Beard award. 329 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11249. www.misinewyork.com
  • River Café: Nestled along the riverside, under the Brooklyn Bridge with sweeping views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty; The River Café has become very well known around the world as a culinary destination. 1 Water Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. rivercafe.com
  • Roberta’s Pizza: Not only are their imaginative pizzas the perfect balance of puffy, chewy, and charred, but the pastas, vegetables and meat selection seem to get better and better. Roberta’s is a restaurant for serious food people who don’t take their food too seriously. 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. www.robertaspizza.com
  • Sunday in Brooklyn: Sunday became a day to celebrate the city’s food and drink with family and friends. Sunday is about exploring the best breakfast sandwich, negroni, fried chicken, natural wine, or cup of coffee. At Sunday, you can find the best version of their favorites served any day. 348 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11249. sundayinbrooklyn.com

BAKERIES:

  • The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop: The best ice cream with a new take on the old school ice cream parlor experience. Mixing high quality ingredients with guilty pleasures, traditional flavors with the unexpected and youngsters’ imagination with an adult’s satirical tongue. 125 East 7th St, New York, New York 10009, biggayicecream.com
  • Levain Bakery: This bakery became a neighborhood institution and destination for their world-famous chocolate chip cookies. Multiple locations throughout the city. www.levainbakery.com
  • Planet Doughnut: Considered the pioneer of the artisanal doughnut and priding themselves on originality; everything is made in-house from scratch — all glazes, fillings, jams and toppings. Multiple locations throughout the city. doughnutplant.com
  • Magnolia Bakery: Responsible for creating the cupcake craze, Magnolia is a beloved bakery specializing in classic American baked goods, from fresh baked cupcakes, cakes, cookies and pies. Multiple locations throughout the city. www.magnoliabakery.com
  • Momofuku Milk Bar: Milk Bar is an award-winning bakery that believes in a world of endless possibilities… to create playfully nostalgic desserts that celebrate innovation, quality and make life a little sweeter. Multiple locations throughout the city. www.milkbarstore.com
  • Serendipity 3: Divinely decadent and devilishly delectable, the Frozen Hot Chocolate is THE signature item at Serendipity 3. 225 East 60th Street, New York, New York 10022. www.serendipity3.com
  • Supermoon Bakehouse: (Photographed Above) Hailed as the best new bakery in Manhattan, they whip up the most unique croissants, donuts, cruffins and soft serve in the city with pure imagination. 120 Rivington Street, New York, New York 10002. www.supermoonbakehouse.com
  • Van Leeuwen Ice Cream: Set out to revive the classic American ice cream truck and the art of traditional ice cream. Each flavor of Van Leeuwen’s classic and vegan ice cream celebrates some of the world’s best artisan producers from around the world. Multiple locations throughout the city. www.vanleeuwenicecream.com

COFFEE HOUSES:

  • Café Leon Dore: (photographed above) This cool hotspot draws inspiration from the French and Greek café culture. 214 Mulberry Street, New York, New York 10012. www.aimeleondore.com
  • Cha Cha Matcha: A Matcha shop that started developing quirky recipes to showcase the flavor of authentic Japanese Ceremonial Matcha in a most fun way. Multiple locations throughout the city. chachamatcha.com
  • La Colombe: By sourcing and roasting with care and borrowing ancient and modern coffee traditions from around the world, La Colombe has created and elevated the typical coffee experience. Multiple locations throughout the city. www.lacolombe.com
  • Felix Roasting Company: The Felix team gets its green coffee beans from around the world and has them roasted for classic drinks as well as some elaborate concoctions like hickory-smoked s’mores latte’s. Much of what is served, including the alternative milks, are made from scratch in their downstairs kitchen. 450 Park Avenue Street, New York, New York 10016. www.felixroastingco.com

SPECIALITY:

  • Eataly: (photographed above) Made up of several restaurants, cafes and markets. Whether you’re there to buy a loaf of bread, prepare for a lavish dinner, or sit down to enjoy a meal, Eataly is your place. Multiple locations throughout the city. www.eataly.com
  • Chelsea Market: A block long and wide, the Chelsea Market has become one the greatest indoor food halls in the world. With more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese and cheesecake. 75 9th Avenue, New York, New York 10011 chelseamarket.com

BARS:

  • Bemelmans’ Bar at The Carlyle: Named in honor of Ludwig Bemelman, the creator of the classic children’s book, Madeline. Bemelman’s Bar is a timeless location that continues to attract socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls with its extensive drink menu and nightly live entertainment. 35 East 76th Street, New York, New York 10021, www.rosewoodhotels.com
  • Dante: (photographed above) Voted one of the world’s best bars in 2019, this legendary 104-year-old bar serves up creative cocktails and small plates. 79 – 81 MacDougal Street, New York, New York, 10012, www.dante-nyc.com
  • Sel Rrose: This chic rustic hangout on the Lower Eastside serves up French inspired craft cocktails, champagne and even has an oyster bar. 1 Delancey Street, New York, New York 10002, www.selrrose.com



SEE:

Downtown:

  • 9/11 Memorial and Subway Station: (Photographed Above) The National Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. Also, stop and admire the World Trade Center Station designed by Santiago Calatravo. 180 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007. 911memorial.org
  • Chelsea Piers: Located on the scenic Hudson River, Chelsea Piers is Manhattan’s most popular destination to learn, practice and play; including a field house, golf club, bowling alley and ice rink. Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011, chelseapiers.com
  • High line: The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line serves as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design. The Highline, New York, New York 10011, www.thehighline.org
  • Seaport District: New York’s original commercial hub, located on the East River in Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the city skyline. Walk around and take in new stores like 10 Corso Como, dine at Malibu Farm, catch a film at iPic and grab a treat at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. 19 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038, www.seaportdistrict.nyc

Mid-Town:

  • Empire State Building: The world-famous Empire State Building! Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, their 86th and 102nd floor observatories provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond. Whether you’re in town for a week or a day, no visit to NY is complete without experiencing the top of the Empire State Building. 20 West 34th Street, New York, New York 10001, esbnyc.com
  • Madison Square Garden: The world’s most famous arena! Catch a concert or a New York Rangers ice hockey game. 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York 10001, www.msg.com
  • Vessel at Hudson Yards: (photographed above) This extraordinary centerpiece of the Hudson Yards is its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark meant to be climbed. This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points. 20 Hudson Yards, New York, New York, 10001, www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com

Uptown:

  • Alice in Wonderland in Central Park: Alice and her cast of storybook friends found their way to Central Park in 1959; When philanthropist, George Delacorte, commissioned this bronze statue as a gift to the children of New York City, www.centralparknyc.org
  • Central Park Zoo: Central Park’s new state-of-the-art Zoo showcases animals from tropical, temperate, and polar zones around the world, www.centralparknyc.org
  • Wollman Ice Skating Rink: With its romantic backdrop, Wollman Rink puts visitors beneath the magical New York City skyline by day, and its twinkling lights by night. Skaters and spectators can warm up at the snack bar serving assorted food and hot cocoa. Ice skating is a long-standing and beloved winter tradition in Central Park. 830 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10065, www.centralparknyc.org

Brooklyn:

  • Jane’s Carousel: (Photographed Above) The renovated carousel from 1922 occupies the East River in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Old Dock Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. www.janescarousel.com
  • Prospect Park: Prospect Park is a massive playground in the center of Brooklyn. Residents and visitors can play softball, explore the Prospect Park Zoo, go horseback riding, stroll through the breathtaking Long Meadow, treat their four-legged friends to a dip at the Dog Beach and ice-skate at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. www.prospectpark.org

ARTS AND CULTURE:

  • Children’s Museum of Art: The mission of the Children’s Museum of Art is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists. 103 Charlton Street, New York, New York 10014. www.cmany.org
  • Guggenheim Museum: (photographed above) An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. 1071 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10128. www.guggenheim.org
  • Hayden Planetarium: This state-of-the-art planetarium includes a 67-foot dome screen that creates an immersive environment for viewers to watch films like “Journey to the Stars,” an exploration of the birth of our universe. Central Park West & 79th Street, New York, New York 10024. amnh.org
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: See the Unicorn Tapestries at the cloisters. The seven individual hangings are among the most beautiful and complex works of art from the late middle Ages that survived. Luxuriously woven in fine wool and silk with silver and gilded threads, the tapestries vividly depict scenes associated with a hunt for the elusive, magical unicorn. 1000 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10028. metmuseum.org
  • Natural History Museum: The one mission statement of the American Museum of Natural History is: “To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education— knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.” Central Park West & 79th Street, New York, New York 10024. amnh.org
  • New York Ballet: Currently, the Company has approximately 90 dancers, making it the largest dance organization in America. It has an active repertory of over 150 works, principally choreographed by Balanchine and Robbins. 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, New York 10023. www.nycballet.com
  • MoMa: is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. Its extraordinary exhibitions and collection of modern and contemporary art are a must see. 11 West 53rd Street, New York, New York 10019. www.moma.org
  • Storm King Art Center (upstate): Strom King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large scale sculptures and site-specific commissions under the open sky. 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, New York 12553. stormking.org
  • Whitney Museum: Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney’s new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art. 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, New York 10014. whitney.org


SHOP:

  • Restoration Hardware: Their new store in meat packing district commands six levels and 90,000 interior and exterior square feet. RH New York blurs the lines between residential and retail, indoor and outdoors, home and hospitality. Dine in the rooftop restaurant, enjoy a coffee or glass of rose from their barista and wine bar and interact with their professional designers in the design atelier. 9 9th Avenue, New York, New York 10014. www.restorationhardware.com
  • Sam Ash Guitars: Over the past 40 years, Sam Ash has provided musicians like Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, and Jimi Hendrix with guitars, amplifiers, effects, drums, orchestral instruments and music. Multiple locations throughout the city . www.samash.com
  • Bergdorf Goodman: A New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the global pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. With its rich history of showcasing leading designers, the iconic store at 5th Avenue and 58th Street – the crossroad of fashion – is a singular destination for discerning customers around the world. 754 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10019. www.bergdorfgoodman.com
  • C.O. Bigelow: C.O. Bigelow is tucked away in the tiny neighborhood of Greenwich Village. As the oldest apothecary in America, they have been able to keep their apothecary traditions alive in today’s modern world. Since 1838, they have remained true to their traditions, transporting customers back to a time and place of personalized attention, customized formulas and healing, therapeutic preparations. 414 6th Avenue, New York, New York 10011. www.bigelowchemists.com
  • Credo Beauty: Pop into their store for a fabulous selection of clean beauty supplies and natural makeup. Their beauty bar offers mini facials, brow and lip waxing, makeup applications and makeup lessons. For a real boost to your natural beauty, try their complimentary ‘Clean Beauty Swap’ for advice on swapping your current products for non-toxic beauty alternatives. 3506, 9 Prince Street, New York, New York 10012. www.credobeauty.com
  • Glossier: (photographed above) Enter a people-powered beauty ecosystem. Here you’ll find beauty products and make up inspired by the people who use them. Glossier was founded on the fact that beauty isn’t made in a boardroom—it happens when the individual is celebrated. 123 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10013. www.glossier.com
  • Hudson Yards: Located on Manhattan’s West Side, this new destination is a triumph of culture, commerce and cuisine. Shop from 100 different diverse luxury brands, apparel, teach and much more. 20 Hudson Yards, New York, New York, 10001 www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com
  • Norman and Jules: Products from independent and small companies around the world that share the belief that toys should support imaginative, organic play and encourage growth in young children. Norman & Jules toys and décor look lovely in your home and also have a connection to nature, paying the utmost attention to esthetics and seeking out treasures that can become cherished heirlooms for generations to come. 158 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11215 www.normanandjules.com
  • Saturday’s: This New York based menswear lifestyle brand has quickly made a name for itself as one of the coolest clothing stores around. Combined with a mutual love of surf culture, design, music and coffee. Multiple locations throughout the city. www.saturdaysnyc.com
  • St. Frank: St. Frank provides a unique option in home décor for the chic and cultivated collector. They source and sell beautiful textiles created by artisans from around the world. Their handmade products embody the authentic cultural heritage of the communities from which they originate. Supporting economic empowerment for artisans preserving traditional artisanal craft. 373 Bleecker Street, New York, New York 10014. www.stfrank.com

BEAUTY & HEALTH:

  • Ancient Aire Baths: In the midst of the bustle and fast paced rhythm of downtown, right in the heart of Tribeca, the Aire experience consists of an unforgettable journey through senses. Various baths offer different temperatures that will transport you to the ancient times of the Roman and Greek traditions. 88 Franklin Street, New York, New York 10013. beaire.com
  • Chill House: Chill House offers a little bit of everything you need… A café offering wellness-based lattes and nibbles; and manicures and massages on every level depending on your needs. 149 Essex Street, New York, New York 10002. chillhouse.com
  • Evolved Science MD: ES Health is committed to providing a level of evolved medical care that’s above and beyond the ordinary. Evolved Science is a concierge Medical practice focused on Wellness and Disease Prevention. Dr. Erica Schwartz has been the leader in anti-aging and bioidentical hormone treatments for the past 25 years. 724 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10019. www.eshealth.com
  • Gotham Gym: (photographed above) Their instructors are handpicked for their extensive fitness training and remarkable dedication to wellness innovation. They offer straightforward, effective classes in an environment that was created with the intention of individual attention. 600 Washington Street, New York, New York 10014. gothamgymnyc.com
  • Heyday: Go beyond what you can see in the mirror. Heyday’s skin analysis includes tools that help determine your skin type and which areas to focus on. Every Heyday facial includes a consolation, deep cleanse, exfoliation, mask, hydration, and a dose of SPF protection — all customized to your skin. Multiple locations over the city. www.heydayskincare.com
  • Jin Soon: Known for her elegant simplicity and as one of the most influential nail artists in the industry. Customers keep coming back for Jin Soon’s celebrated creative genius, flawless technique and signature touch. Multiple locations over the city. www.jinsoon.com
  • Soul Cycle: This 45-minute indoor cycling class features high-intensity cardio, muscle-sculpting, strength training and rhythm-based choreography, but it’s so much more than just a workout — it’s a powerful mind-body experience. Multiple locations over the city. www.soul-cycle.com
  • Zitomer: Established in 1950 as an upscale New York pharmacy, Zitomer is now a landmark on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side. Today the bustling shop fills a vast amount of prescriptions, while offering an unparalleled selection of everyday essentials and specialty merchandise. 969 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10021. www.zitomer.com

HOTELS:

  • 1 Brooklyn Bridge: Welcome to your Brooklyn Bridge waterfront retreat, with expansive views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. Designed by local artists using native greenery and reclaimed materials, nature is home in Brooklyn. 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. 1hotels.com
  • Aman: (Photographed Above) The newly unveiled urban sanctuary and architectural icon is reborn in the very center of Manhattan. Opening its doors in 2021, Aman New York brings the serenity of Aman to the center of the western world. Within the gilded grandeur of the Crown Building, 83 rooms and suites and Aman’s first urban Residences invite guests to experience the Aman way of life, in harmony with the heartbeat of the city. The Crown Building, 730 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10019. www.aman.com
  • Bowery Hotel: The Bowery Hotel is the standard of service, style, and sophistication in New York City’s Lower East Side. The Bowery Hotel’s light, bright bedrooms capture the classic style of New York apartments. And the art deco inspired lobby bar is a homey, wood paneled haven from the city that never sleeps. 335 Bowery, New York, New York 10003. boweryhotel.com
  • The Carlyle: The Carlyle is a timeless classic. This New York luxury hotel showcases refined taste and creates a true Manhattan experience for sophisticated travelers. Located on Madison Avenue in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Carlyle is a true emblem of the New York experience. The legendary location offers a wealth of museums, galleries, upscale shops and Central Park within a pleasant walking distance. 35 East 76th Street, New York, New York 10021. rosewoodhotels.com
  • Crosby Street Hotel: Situated on a quiet cobbled stone street in New York’s vibrant Soho neighborhood with Interiors designed by Kit Kemp reflecting a fresh, contemporary style. The hotel offers the Crosby Bar, a private leafy garden, guest drawing room, several stylish private events and meeting rooms, a luxurious 99 seat screening room and fully equipped gym. 79 Crosby Street, New York, New York 10012. firmdalehotels.com
  • The Hoxton: Their first US location has landed The Hoxton in Williamsburg, with sweeping views of Manhattan and the best of Brooklyn at your doorstep. Choose from over 175 rooms, their restaurant Summerly and Klein’s Wine Cellar. 97 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, New York, 11249 www.thehoxton.com
  • Sixty: This Soho hotel mirrors its stylish surroundings, standing as an inimitable hotel in one of New York City’s most exciting neighborhoods. Stay in big city style, relax in newly renovated guest rooms and suites, and absorb the stunning spaces at this upscale Soho hotel. 60 Thompson Street, New York, New York 10012, www.sixtyhotels.com
  • Soho House: Stay at Soho House New York, with 44 individually designed bedrooms, ranging from cozy to big. Rooms are available to members and friends of members with access to the clubhouse, rooftop, screening room and spa. 29 – 35 Ninth Avenue, New York, New York, 10014, www.sohohouse.com

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