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Jane Hotel With its élite air, The Jane is notorious in The West Village. The grandiose space has an old-world, too-chic-for-modern-society quality, and the design only adds to the bravura. It’s covered in antique rugs, wing, tufted chairs, velvet curtains, and a marvelous fireplace. Fall into the atmosphere with the live music, constant dancing, specialty cocktails—like The Punjab—and imported beers. If you’re feeling bold, grab a stranger to dance with. They’re probably feeling as elated and buzzing as you are. After all, Carpe diem. thejanenyc.com - 113 Jane St Waverly Inn Another one of John DeLucie’s inventions, Waverly Inn is the archetype of the West Village’s aesthetic. Its bohemian space will have you feeling as if you are only a table away from the Beat writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. The menu is posh yet raffish, a mirror of the neighborhood. We like Amish Chicken (potato terrine, bitter greens, balsamic-glazed cipollini and a mustard jus) on regular days, and Grilled Octopus (peanut potatoes, green goddess and lemon) on days when we are feeling exceedingly more adventurous. Whatever day it is for you, make sure to order a side of the French Fries or Grilled Asparagus. And don’t forget to bring your copy of On the Road to read while you wait for your food. waverlynyc.com - 16 Bank St Saturdays Coffee connoisseurs and lovers of West Coast-inspired apparel can rejoice, because Saturdays encompasses both. And if you thought the medley couldn't get any better, the interior design proves otherwise. Lined with large windows with built-in wood benches and wood shelves with piping for support, it's industrial meets classic. While you admire the space, don't forget to order a latte to accompany you as you browse the clothing or simply as you sit and read. Also, don't forget to snag one of their signature Saturdays shirts before leaving. saturdaysnyc.com - 31 Crosby St Robin Rice Gallery robinricegallery.com - 325 W 11th St Spotted Pig This is New York City's first gastropub (opened in 2004) and it is still a celebrated spot among both locals and travelers. Don't let the neon magenta exterior fool you. Once you step inside, you'll find an airy space with exposed brick and rows and rows of tables topped with white tablecloths. The atmosphere is fun and adventurous, and you'll feel likewise so order accordingly. For all of your carnivore needs, try: Pork Rillete with Mustard, Pickles & Toast; Crispy Pig's Ear Salad with Lemon Caper Dressing; Skirt Steak with Creamed Kale & Sauteed Wild Mushrooms. For a more Americana meal with a French twist, order the Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort Cheese & Shoestring Fries. You'll walk out with vigor in your step, we're certain of it. thespottedpig.com - 314 W 11th St Monocle In need of some unique items to jazz up your space? Monocle has got you. This contemporary publication and store know design. Right now we can’t help but rave about their collaborative snug double-cloth throw with Eleanor Pritchard. It’s available in grey or blue, with white-checked backs. How versatile is that? But if warmth is not what you’re looking for, we also love their brass bookends from their Brass Collection. Minimal and well-made. What more could you want? monocle.com - 535 Hudson St Urban Zen Known for their sleek designs, Urban Zen is the calm before a beautiful storm. Their pieces will undoubtedly liven up any space, creating an uproar in the mundane. We love their White Raku Vase with Black Graphic, and feel that it goes well in any room—bathroom, kitchen, hallway, living room, dining room, or bedroom. Now, allow this to zen create a splash. urbanzen.com - 705 Greenwich St L’ Artusi For a modern perspective on Italian cuisine, dine at L'Artrusi, named after the 19th century Italian businessman and writer, Pellegrino Artusi. It is notorious for being the best Italian downtown, and we have to agree. With its marble countertops and charcoal walls, it is both sophisticated and moody, and its dishes are just that, too. For a pasta, order the Ravioli (butternut squash, brown butter, sage, parmesan). If you want something with a bit more provision, we love everything under Carne, but our personal favorite is the Roasted Chicken (hen of the woods, scallion). It is such a simple plate, yet you will find yourself dreaming about its sapor for the weeks to follow. lartusi.com - 228 W 10th St Double RL For a true American shopping experience, Double RL is a must. Their West Village location is nestled in a cozy block on Bleecker Street, giving a nostalgic aura to everyone who grew up with the brand. The space reminiscent of some cottage nestled on Connecticut's coast with its plaid blankets draped over leather reading chairs and sturdy wood floors. If you long for something cozy and sophisticated, Double RL is idyllic for you. ralphlauren.com - 381 Bleecker St Goorin Bros If you love sturdy, chic wide-brim hats, you'll love Goorin Bros. The shop began in Pittsburgh in 1895 with Cassel Goorin on a horse-drawn cart that was spilling over with hats he lovingly crafted. Sans the horse-drawn cart, not much has changed. Rich in history, the space is a nod to late 1800's interior design and the employees dress accordingly to the era, too. Stop by Goorin Bros. before a day at Central Park, or any day, for that matter. goorin.com - 337 Bleecker St Employees Want to feel as if you’re on the inside of a club? Then Employees Only is your dwelling place (or, club). Alcohol aficionados can rejoice, because it’s mixology at its best here, truly. We love their West Side (Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka & Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice Shaken with Fresh Mint). Also, it’s a speakeasy. If these factors don’t already make it sound alluring enough, everything is dark, moody and very, very vintage feeling. It’s like you’ve been transferred to a secret party during Prohibition. And it has the thrilling atmosphere to match. To be elite or not to be elite. It’s definitely the question, but with Employees Only, we’re choosing the former. employeesonlynyc.com - 510 Hudson St Buvette Located on cozy Grove Street, Buvette is the ultimate breakfast and brunch spot with French roots. Their rich wood and exposed brick interior will make you feel as if you are at their café in Paris, especially with one of their ambrosial espressos in hand. To top off that espresso, try one of our favorite savory plates of theirs: CR Q Monsieur (a classic ham and gruyere on toast). Or, if you're in the mood for something with more protein to help you begin your day, Poached Eggas (poached egg over lentils and kale) is the perfect medley of rich greens, legumes, and a runny egg to keep you going. We also love Frits à l’ amèricaine (sunny side egg with bacon and sage). The sage adds an innovative take to this very classic breakfast dish and we absolutely love it! buvette.com - 42 Grove St IFC Centers With a film school under their belt, IFC Centers doesn’t mess around. They are considered “the ultimate entertainment space for New Yorkers seeking out the best in independent films,” and we can’t help but agree. And with organic popcorn at the concession stand, vintage movie posters in the hallway, and short film screenings before every feature, who can resist? They also host a documentary festival every November. ifccenter.com - 323 Ave of the Americas Adelaide Although located in a garage and trucking warehouse, Adelaide is anything but shabby. This West Village spot is loved by its neighborhood for its modern, sophisticated use of space. We love their plethora of vintage goods. Our current favorite is their 1950’s Arno Jacobsen Chair for Knoll. Place that piece of vintage in any living space and it’s automatically transformed. adelaideny.com - 702 Greenwich St Algus Greenspon Angus Greenspon more than just a gallery. It’s an experience. The space is vast and minimal, allowing the focus to be on the works. From Gene Beery to Adriana Lara, Algus Greenspan understands the vitality of diversity. And he’s been doing this for over twenty years, so his knowledge of the art realm—especially in NYC—is expansive. algusgreenspon.com - 71 Morton St Maccarone This contemporary art gallery’s doors were first opened in 2001 after Michele Maccarone renovated an abandoned electric store on Canal Street. Since then it has taken off, allowing a location in Los Angeles, too. And its accolade of artists is impressive, ranging from Oscar Tuazon to Daniel Roth. We love their exhibition of Keith Sonnier’s work for Portals and can’t wait to see what they curate next. maccarone.net - 630 Greenwich St Little Branch With homage to "the old rules," Little Branch is an experience in of itself. The space is warm and snug, with mustard-painted walls and an orange ceiling made with corrugated steel. The stuff is both friendly and determined, smiling at costumers while briskly mixing drinks. The cocktails are mainly old-fashioned, such as their Queens Park Swizzle (Trinidadian version of a mojito). And don't forget to ask your bartender for some recommendations based on the liquor you favor, because Little Branch has a book chalk full of them. 20 7th Ave S Ovando The neighborhood's most acclaimed floral design and event production firm rests humbly on Christopher Street. Its efflorescent creator, Sandra, uses her Spanish and Russian heritage to develop her passion for the brightly exotic. Each piece is artful, which is why she's done floral designs for The MoMA and Hermès. Her Fall Collection, focusing on both blooms and foliage, is sleek and warming. One of Sandra's favorites, Fall Textural, is one of ours, too. ovandony.com - 19 E 65th St ...

Arturo’s Pizza Best Pizza in NYC 106 W Houston St arturosnyc.com Angelika film center Independent films 18 W Houston St angelikafilmcenter.com ACME Club nightlife 9 Great Jones St acmemarkets.com Cafe Gitane Cash only, best avocado toast and Moroccan couscous 242 Mott St cafegitanenyc.com Joe & the Juice Juices - coffee 67 Spring St, New York, NY joejuice.com Pradva Bar 281 Lafayette St pravdany.com Bread Best tomato soup and panini’s 20 Spring St, New York, NY bread-nolita.com NOMO library Restaurant 9 Crosby St omosoho.com/dining Opening Ceremony Clothes 35 Howard St openingceremony.us Reformation Dresses for girls 23 Howard St thereformation.com Judd Donald Judd studio and foundation 101 Spring St juddfoundation.org Shabby Chic Vintage Style Furniture 83 Wooster St shabbychic.com Ernest Alexander Mens brand 98 Thompson St ernestalexander.com Laduree Garden for tea time and desserts 398 W Broadway laduree.com The Dutch Restaurant 131 Sullivan St thedutchnyc.com Ducati Motorcycles 155 Ave of the Americas ducatitriumphnyc.com Handy Liquor Store Bar 527 Broome St thehandyliquorbar.com ...

Gramercy Park For a foliage-filled stroll, head over to Gramercy Park. While small, this quaint space offers a lull in the midst of chaos that is New York City. And we all need a little bit more of that, right? Right. Eleven Madison With a focus on local ingredients, Eleven Madison Park serves 8-10 courses that can be tailored to your allergies or dietary preferences. And with a meal that is most likely going to last a couple of hours, a good cocktail is a necessary. We love the Sleepy Hollow (Genever, Dry Rye Gin, Pumpkin, Mustard, Ginger, Maple Syrup, Lemon, Nutmeg), and the Beatnik (Highlands Blanco Tequila, Foro Amaro, Beet, Pineapple, Lemon, Agave). Sit, bite, and sip, and enjoy the view! elevenmadisonpark.com - 11 Madison Ave Madison Park Madison Park is known as one of New York City’s most beautiful recreational spots. And rightly so. This park offers arts and craft festivals, film screenings on the lawn, a weekly farmers market, and more. Bring a big blanket and your own picnic or get some food at Shake Shack and sit back and enjoy that view of Flatiron. It doesn’t get better than this! nycgovparks.org/madison-square-park - Madison Ave Eataly We’re all about wining and dining out. However, sometimes a home cooked meal is a must, even while traveling. This is where Eataly comes in. And with a love for good quality food and drink, you know you’re in good hands. So whether your preference is long pasta or short pasta, basil pesto or spicy Tuscan sauce, Eataly has you taken care of. eataly.com - 200 5th Ave The John Dory at the Ace Hotel The glamorous Ace Hotel has a hidden pearl—The John Dory Oyster Bar. It’s cobalt blue and kelly green chairs create the perfect mix of classic yet fun. But let’s get to more important matters—the food. We’re partial to their Raw Bar and suggest a plate of each item. If you’re dining solo, though, we especially love the Littleneck Clams, served with cocktail sauce. acehotel.com - 20 W 29th St Friend of a Farmer With 30 years of making dishes with a farm-to-table mission, Friend of a Farmer is a restaurant you can believe in. And their homey atmosphere will make you feel as if you are in your own. We recommend going for brunch and ordering the Crab Cake Benedict (poached eggs, Canadian bacon, English muffin, hollandaise). If you’re in the mood for something a bit more light, you can’t go wrong with the Homemade Granola (all natural, low fat yogurt, topped with fresh fruit). friendofafarmer.com - 77 Irving Pl #1 Bar Jamon/Tapas Known by many as the mecca of Spanish cuisine, Bar Jamon at Casa Mono is loved by locals and travelers alike. Chef Andy Nusser does not disappoint with his vibrant plates—from the Soft Egg with Romesco to the Smoked Pork Rillete. And don’t forget to top off one of these mains with some Churros y Chocolate. If you’re dining with a few friends, you may want to order more than one. They’re that good. casamononyc.com - 52 Irving Pl Gramercy Theater Any beloved band or musician you’ve been dying to see? Well, they’re probably playing at Gramercy Theater. With past performances by Billy Joel and Elton John, this theater is always reputable and buzzing. gramercy.theater - 127 E 23rd St Dear Irving Although just a baby (est. 2014), this cocktail parlor looks as if it’s been in the neighborhood for the long haul with its early 20th century furniture and decorative walls. Rest easy knowing that they know what they’re doing and order a drink off their Tired and True section. We love the Gibson (gin, dry vermouth, pickled onion), and the Espresso Martini (vodka, cold-brew coffee, espresso & vanilla liqueurs). dearirving.com - 55 Irving Pl ABC Home With a manifesto that declares one’s living space sacred, ABC Home is a must. Their designs are all about beauty, experience, and magic. Their furniture can transform any home, whether you want something neutral, like from their “White White” section, or something much more bold from “Peacock.” The magic is there. abchome.com - 888 Broadway Stroll Around Broadway and Flatiron Sometimes money falls mute when it comes to just experiencing the city that never sleeps. That’s why we highly suggest spending a morning or afternoon simply strolling around Broadway and Flatiron. This neighborhood has history, so why not take it in? It’s so important to remember where a city has been to understand where it’s going. And be sure to appreciate that Gramercy is no longer the swamp that it once was in the 1800th’s. Irving Place Residing in a historical Gramercy brownstone, Irving Place has transformed from a coffee and tea bar to a full-fledged cafe. Come for the craft coffee but don’t forget to throw in a sandwich or one of their house-made baked goods. irvingfarm.com - 71 Irving Pl Maison Kitsune Founded by two art directors, Maison Kitsune is a Parisian brand with a Japanese flare. We especially love their notorious sweat shirts with the classic fox patch on the breast. They are simple yet make a bold statement. And isn’t that what we aim to do with fashion, anyway? shop.kitsune.fr - 1170 Broadway Le Labo With the belief of quality over quantity, Le Labo focuses on creating soulful fragrances. And it works. For perfumes, we love Thé Noir 29, it creates a brilliant, fresh duality between softness and strength. And if you’re looking for something to reinvent the aura of a room, we suggest the candle Le Labo’s Santal 26—it’s gentle yet smokey with leathery elements. We’re sold. lelabogragrances.com - 14 W 29th St Opening Ceremony Do you have a party coming up? Something you want to look 10/10 for? Thankfully there’s Opening Ceremony. Jaden Smith loves it and band duo Majid Jordan get featured on it. That being known, this clothing line definitely has something to say, and you will too with when you wear their Velvet Dress or Long Hooded Parka at your next big function. openingceremony.us - 1190-1192 Broadway Maialino With its inspiration hailing from Rome’s rustic cuisine, Maialino is a trattoria for a modern day New York City. The simplicity of it all is what also makes this place a must. Go for dinner and order the Tonnarelli a Cacio e Pepe (Pecorino & Black Pepper). Pair it with a glass (or two!) of Chardonnay / Greco 2014 and you’ll be ready to experience the rest of your evening! maialinonyc.com - 2 Lexington Ave ...

Story Story began as an idea to band creatives together to create compelling curations that challenge the traditions of retail. Their concept: take the point of view of a magazine, change it like a gallery and sell things like a store. And it works. But to fully understand their story, take a step inside of their 2000 square foot shop. You’ll want to be a part of this narration, we promise. thisisstory.com - 144 10th Ave Alta Linea at The High Line Hotel With its 1865 red-brick dormitory and original stained glass windows and pine floors, Alta Linea at The High Line Hotel is a must when in the Meatpacking District. Go for brunch or dinner, because both are exceptionally delicious. For brunch, we love the Breakfast Panini (Hard-boiled Egg, Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato, Chili Aioli); as for dinner, order the Herb Roasted Chicken (Brussels Sprouts, Peperonata, Thyme). altalineanyc.com - 180 10th Ave The Store of The Standard Hotel For a gift that’s a bit off the grid, The Standard Hotel’s shop is the place to impress your friends on birthdays or to just treat yourself. Right now we are obsessed with their Clare Rojas Edition for The Standard. These hand painted and hand glazed tea light holders are delicate and vibrant. The tear shape symbol is used to honor water for all life on Earth. They’ll surely not only do up any space in your home, but the planet will be happy, too. standardhotels.myshopify.com - 848 Washington St Maison 140 This charming boutique is your shop for envy-worthy decor pieces. A with railway style setup with wide plank wooden floors and warm lighting, you’ll feel cozy and cared for as you browse. Their Match Pewter Footed Bowl with Rings is currently one of our favorites. We also love their ASA Memo Small Bottle. maison140nyc.com - 140 9th Ave Electric Room For an electrifying night, this is the place. Located on the lower level of Dream Downtown, this intimate room will allow you to dance with friends and strangers alike while still making time to converse. And you’ll want to make the time to just sit and talk on their Union Jack Flag-clad sofas. Keep calm and dance on. electricroomnyc.com - 355 W 16th St Soho House Founded in London in 1995, this private members’ club is for creatives. The space is a converted warehouse with 30 bedrooms, a drawing room, club bar, library, pantry bar, restaurant, screening room, rooftop with a swimming pool, and 44-seat screening room and a cowshed spa. And the attention to detail is evident in every piece that was curated for the lavishly lovely space. And thank goodness for that. sohohouse.com - 29-35 9th Ave The Tippler Hidden beneath Chelsea Market, The Tippler is both exclusive and welcoming. And isn’t that the best way to describe New Yorkers, anyway? If being the oldest speakeasy in the neighborhood doesn’t grant it bragging rights, than the fact that it serves up mixology cocktails does. Get creative and order a James and the Giant Kiwi (Vodka, Kiwi, Peach, Lime, Soda); however, if you want to keep it more simple, order a Gold Rush (Bourbon, Lemon, Honey). thetippler.com - 425 W 15th St Gagosian Gallery Larry Gagosian first opened his gallery in Los Angeles in 1980. With an emphasis on modern and contemporary art, he packed up and planted gallery spaces all throughout Manhattan. After that he went global. His Meatpacking District space has houses Dan Colen’s Miracle Paintings and Richard Serra’s New Sculpture. gagosian.com - 555 W 24th St David Zwriner Located in a garage, David Zwriner showcases artworks that are as innovative as the space. From past exhibitions such as Wolfgang Tillman’s PCR to Gordon Matta-Clark’s Energy & Abstraction, you’ll come curious and leave curious. And, after all, isn’t art supposed to accumulate more questions through the ages? davidzwirner.com - 525 W 19th St Gallow Green This rooftop garden is like a forest in the land of New York City. With its vines climbing up to the glass ceiling, you’ll feel otherworldly as you sip some punch that was ladled to you by the staff. And as far as their punch goes, it’s all gold. But if we had to pick our favorite, it would definitely be the Glasgow (angostura 1919 and smith & cross rums, mineral water, lemon oleo, nutmeg). Now, back to reality. mckittrickhotel.com/gallowgreen - 542 W 27th St The High Line This revitalized piece of an old New York will surely leave you curious and awestruck. Part of the West Side Improvement Project, The High Line used interstate railroad tracks as its base and went from there. With an overview of the Hudson River and the west side, it’ll be your personal walking tour. And with the beautifully maintained gardens, beds of grass, and a good book in hand, it’s the ideal place to almost escape the city’s buzz without really leaving it. thehighline.org The Whitney The renowned Whitney bid their Upper East Side location farewell for a chic new space in The Meatpacking District (resting right along the Hudson River, may we add). And it’s a must see. Innovation has always been synonymous with this pioneering institution, and it’s not just because of the architect Renzo Piano’s genius design. Each piece is curated into the space to further contribute to the dialogue that surrounds American Art. whitney.org - 99 Gansevoort St SVA Theater If you love going to the movies but want a change of scenery from the overpriced concession stands and tackily-clad carpet, SVA Theater’s classic red velvet seating and industrial lobby will do just that. They do free screenings often, too, so if you’re with a group of friends with varying budgets, everyone can agree on SVA Theater (calendar with screenings are listed on their website). svatheatre.com - 333 W 23rd St Mulino a vino When a restaurant serves your food according to your wine selection, you know you’ve made it. The dimly lit and antique-looking wooden furniture only adds to the mix for an idyllic Saturday evening in the city that never sleeps. As for their dishes, we recommend going with small plates to share. Ravioli Cacio e Pepe (Fresh homemade ravioli filled with Cacio e Pepe, green pea puree, and prosciutto chips) and the Pollo Alla Diavola (tender, slow-cooked, spiced and spicy chicken served with a beet reduction) are our personal favorites. If you’re with a group of friends, you may want to get one daring plate, such as the Octopus Alla Genovese (roasted octopus with green bean puree, potato, and pesto sans garlic). mulinoavino.com - 337 W 14th St Lupulo Whether you want lunch, dinner, or a late night meal, Lupulo (inspired by famed cervejarias,) is fitting. This wood paneled space is cozily welcoming. But let’s get to the food. For lunch we love the Filet de Bacalhau (Salt cod filet sandwich, spicy pickled ramp mayo, potato bun); dinner is Polvo Assado Com Grãos (Grilled octopus, chickpeas, black eyed peas, pickled turnips with romesco); a late night meal is Red Snapper Cru (Red snapper served raw, coconut milk, kaffir-lime broth, fermented serrano, benne seeds). lupulonyc.com - 835 Ave of the Americas Flex Mussels With a knack for seafood, Flex Mussels is here to fill all your nautical cravings. They’re notorious for their Lobster Roll (1# lobster, toasted bun, citrus aioli, celery, flex fries) with mouthwatering flex fries and their Smoked Salmon Plate (tomatoes, capers, chopped egg, herb cream cheese, toast, everything bagel donut). But if seafood isn’t up your alley but you don’t want to miss out on dining with your friends, we love The Goat Cheese Toast (brunetta tomato, maldon sea salt). flexmussels.com - 154 W 13th St...