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concierge WHETHER IT’S YOUR first time visiting New York City, or if the city is already your home, there is certainly something here for everyone. Full of shops, restaurants, art galleries, real estate developments and cultural institutions, the “Big Apple” is constantly thriving with the best of the best. With so many endless discoveries, we want to give you access to secrets you won’t find in any other guidebook, this edition of AVENUE Concierge includes everything, from our editors’ picks to “Neighborhood Insiders” and “Favorite Things” of New York, from the insight of native tastemakers and influencers. Once again, we have partnered with the NYCAHC (New York City Association of Hotel Concierges) and are happy to bring back our “Tales from the Concierge Desk.” The section features stories and tips from some of our favorite concierges at the Waldorf Astoria, Mandarin Oriental and Park Hyatt hotels. We’re excited to welcome you to New York, and hope that sharing our favorite places and people with you will continue to add to its allure and that you will be back for years to come. Enjoy our city! Kind Regards,


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U LT I M AT E LUXU RY after 90 years as Long Island’s trusted jeweler, London Jewelers arrives in manhattan. visit us at the iconic Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center.

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER A welcome letter from AVENUE’s president, Randi Schatz


MY FAVORITE THINGS No one knows the best the city has to offer more than someone who lives or works in the midst of it all. We asked a few prominent New Yorkers to share their special places and off-the-radar hot spots, as well as where they go to get inspired, have a meal, grab a cup of coffee, buy a trendy outfit, and more.


TALES FROM THE CONCIERGE DESK Concierges at the city’s top luxury hotels are the ultimate insiders who often make the impossible possible. Concierges from the Waldorf Astoria New York, the Park Hyatt New York and the Mandarin Oriental New York share some of their most outlandish requests and where they go to enjoy a memorable meal and relax.


CONCIERGE INSIDER The first ever published restaurant list, in partnership with the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges, composed by luxury hotel concierges.


HIDDEN GEMS IN MANHATTAN Secrets lurk all around Manhattan—discover insider stories right in your own backyard.


NEW YORK IN THE FOUR SEASONS No season in New York is like the other, be it strolling along Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, enjoying an Italian ice on a hot summer’s day or heading to Central Park in the autumn when the trees become

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splashed with brilliant shades of red, yellow, orange and gold. New York’s flowers burst into color in the spring, and there is nothing like New York in the winter, with its holiday lights and festive window displays. New York is a city for all seasons and four prominent New Yorkers share their favorites 55

NEIGHBORHOOD INSIDERS Noteworthy locals like Rosanna Scotto, Leonard Steinberg, Wendy Federman, Frederick Warburg Peters, Hall Willkie, Bess Freedman, Dr. Norbert Sander Jr. and Ernesto Bacalzo share some favorites in their neighborhoods of Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Broadway, Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Upper Manhattan. This year we also head to the Hamptons, that famed peninsula surrounded by the most beautiful beaches and bays in the world, to discover the favorites of neighborhood insiders Robert Nelson, Jay Flagg, Anthony DeVivio and Hellen Stubbmann in Southampton, East Hampton, Westhampton Beach and Montauk.


AVENUE PICKS Our highly selective choices for the best of everything Manhattan has to offer, from the finest shopping destinations, to the best spas, nightlife, cultural attractions, jewelry stores and guilty pleasures.

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Some of our favorite New Yorkers divulge their picks for the places they return to again and again for perfect New York moments.


o one knows the best the city has to offer more than someone who lives or works in the midst of it all. We asked a diverse group of prominent locals for an insider’s look. From the ageless to the avant-garde, the old standbys to the cutting edge, they shared their favorites in dining, culture, shopping and entertainment. Suzanne Johnson, the ambassador for NFL’s Women’s Apparel Line and wife to New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, offers her favorite stationery store; Diane M. Ramirez, chairman and CEO of Halstead Property, offers her beloved spots to take her grandchildren; Chanel’s Angela Dotson-Giardini, vice president of client and business development for fashion, watches and fine jewelry, shares where she heads for style inspiration; Dottie Herman, president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, tells us where she works out; board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marina Peredo divulges where she can turn up for an inspirational Friday night; Stuart Siegel, president and CEO of Engel & Völkers, offers his favorite restaurant with a “postcard-worthy setting“; and Ellie Johnson, the brokerage manager at Sotheby’s International Realty, advises on where she enjoys breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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Angela Dotson-Giardini joined Chanel in 2002. In her current role as vice president of client and business development for fashion, watches and fine jewelry, she is responsible for owning the strategic vision of all Chanel clientele acquisition. She is in charge of garnering profitability by creating loyalty and brand equity through client relationships and attainment. Dotson-Giardini has been a luxury retail expert for more than 30 years, with a history of daring willingness to drive change in multiple departments. Dotson-Giardini is a second-generation Californian who grew up between San Diego and the Imperial Valley (Sonoran Desert) and currently resides in New York with her husband, Andrea Giardini, and daughter, Alessandra.

ANGELA DOTSON-GIARDINI, Vice President of Client and Business Development for Fashion, Watches and Fine Jewelry, Chanel RESTAURANTS Harry Cipriani Harry Cipriani at the Sherry-Netherland is the best restaurant for dinner in New York City. If you’re feeling indulgent, the baked tagliolini with ham is second to none. Sergio Vacca, maître d’ at Cipriani, is always so accommodating. He never says no! 781 Fifth Avenue 212.753.5566

BREAKFAST Michael’s My favorite place for breakfast in Manhattan is Michael’s. It is conveniently located in Midtown, and the California décor reminds me of my West Coast roots. 24 West 55th Street 212.767.0555

LUNCH Amaranth My go-to eatery for lunch is Amaranth off Madison Avenue. The food is great, and the atmosphere is casual yet chic. It’s especially fun to celebrate your birthday here, when the staff sings a special rendition of “Happy Birthday.” 21 East 62nd Street 212.980.6700

ENTERTAINMENT Tribeca Film Festival The energy, films and transformation of Tribeca surrounding those weeks in the spring are full of life and creativity.


MUSEUM The Museum at FIT While touring the Museum at FIT, I find style inspiration or get a sense of nostalgia from the exhibits. Seventh Avenue at 27th Street 212.217.4558

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art I most enjoy visiting the Met when I want to take a step back from the fashion industry and absorb the culture surrounding me in New York City. 1000 Fifth Avenue 212.535.7710

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BOUTIQUE Chanel, of course!

SPAS I find my favorite spas when I travel. I most recently visited the spa at the Peninsula Hotel in Paris, and it was the most luxurious and relaxing experience I have ever had.

“My go-to eatery for lunch is Amaranth. It’s especially fun to celebrate a birthday here!”

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Dottie Herman is president and chief executive officer of Douglas Elliman, New York’s largest residential brokerage. She has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate business, starting as a broker with Merrill Lynch’s Long Island real estate division. In 1989, she bought Prudential Long Island Realty and expanded the company into the Hamptons. After turning the company into a powerhouse brokerage, she purchased Douglas Elliman with Howard M. Lorber, who became her business partner and is chairman of Douglas Elliman. Herman has won numerous accolates, and she has been consistently ranked in Crain’s New York Business 50 Most Powerful Women in New York, Inman News’ Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and The New York Observer’s Power 100.

DOTTIE HERMAN, President and CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

RELAXATION Hudson River Park One of my favorite places to be in the summertime. A great way to unwind in the evenings: I like to go down to Battery Park and have dinner by the water. Extends from 59th Street south to Battery Park. 212.627.2020


EXERCISE SoulCycle I’m addicted to the music and the energy. No matter where I am, from NYC to MIA, I always find a SoulCycle.


RESTAURANTS Armani Ristorante I consider it a hidden secret. The service, atmosphere and food— everything is consistently top-notch. 717 Fifth Avenue 212.207.1902 Vandal This new restaurant has a fun, young ambience and is filled with great art. It’s funky and I love it. 199 Bowery 212.400.0199

ENTERTAINMENT Café Carlyle Anyone who knows me knows that I love music and I love to dance. Café Carlyle is known for headlining some of the world’s most incredible talent. 35 East 76th Street 212.744.1600


“Hudson River Park is one of my favorite places to be in the summertime.” Madison Square Garden Watching the New York Knicks during basketball season is always exciting, and so is seeing which celebrities are sitting in Douglas Elliman’s Celebrity Row. MSG is also one of my favorite concert venues; anytime Billy Joel is playing, you’ll find me there. 4 Pennsylvania Plaza 212.465.6741


GALLERY Pop International Galleries Owner Jeff Jaffe specializes in pop art, urban art and art and photography derived from, or influenced by, popular culture. Jeff helped me pick some great pieces for my home, including one of my all-time favorite Warhols. 195 Bowery 212.533.4262

SALON John Barrett Salon Located on the penthouse floor of Bergdorf Goodman, this is my goto for hair, makeup and manicure/ pedicures. The view of Central Park is the perfect relaxing ambience. 754 Fifth Avenue 212.872.2700

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Born and raised in New York City, Suzanne Johnson has worked in the media, entertainment and financial fields in both New York and Los Angeles. After graduating from Cornell University, Johnson worked on Wall Street at Bear Stearns, and then at Sandler O’Neill as a senior managing director in institutional equity sales. As wife to New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, she has taken the helm as ambassador for the National Football League’s women’s clothing and accessory campaign, and has promoted this line in multimedia platforms ranging from print to live television interviews. Suzanne and Woody Johnson live in New York City with their two sons.

SUZANNE JOHNSON, Ambassador for NFL’s Women’s Apparel Line

LUNCH These are my see-or-be-seen spots for lunch.

STATIONERY Pickett’s Press My go-to place for stationery and holiday cards. The designs here are out of the ordinary, and the store will sketch anything you require exactly to your specifications. They help me create a unique holiday card every year with different fonts, colors and designs. I always get so many compliments! 146 East 74th Street 917.742.5388

HEALTHY CAFÉ Candle Café Great place for a quick lunch at the counter or where I will meet a girlfriend. I will pop in right after the gym, dressed in workout gear. 1307 Third Avenue 212.472.0970

JUICE Juice Generation My healthier self stops here for a green drink and wheatgrass shot. 1486 Third Avenue 212.249.4071


Freds at Barneys Madison Avenue 660 Madison Avenue 212.833.2200 Le Bilboquet 20 East 60th Street 212.751.3036 Le Bilboquet Le Tartare de Thon Photo by Stephen Yang

CANDLES Jo Malone I burn these candles all the time. Jo Malone has the most beautiful scents. They make a great present, as everyone loves them and the presentation is fabulous. 946 Madison Avenue 212.472.0074

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“Jo Malone has the most beautiful scents. They make a great present, as everyone loves them.” Chanel 15 East 57th Street 212.355.5005

The Grill Room at The Four Seasons 99 East 52nd Street 212.754.9494

BOUTIQUES Theory This is where I shop for my running-about clothes. The styles are easy and breezy, and Andrew Rosen is the best. 40 Gansevoort Street 212.524.6790

FURS J. Mendel at Bergdorf Goodman This fur salon is the best. Peter Avazis is your go-to-person—he will treat you like a dream. 754 Fifth Avenue 212.753.7300 Dennis Basso 825 Madison Avenue 212.794.4500

RELAXATION Central Park A favorite thing to do on any beautiful day is walk to Central Park with my husband and walk around the reservoir twice and then stop for coffee. This is my spot for solace in the middle of New York.

JEWELRY Around the holidays and other special occasions when it’s time for a little sparkle, I head to Van Cleef or Bulgari. It’s not possible to walk out empty-handed, as they have such beautiful, elegant offerings at all price points. Van Cleef & Arpels 744 Fifth Avenue 212.896.9284

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Stuart Siegel is currently president and CEO of Engel & Völkers New York City, a residential real estate brokerage that is part of Engel & Völkers AG, an international service firm that specializes in luxury residential, commercial, yacht and aviation brokerage services. Siegel is the former president and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty. During his tenure he grew the firm from five offices to the fifth largest real estate brokerage business in America. He also founded Ore Hill Advisors LLC, a consultancy specializing in the international luxury property sector and cross-border transactions. For more than 20 years, Siegel has served on the board of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, where he also served as chairman for seven years. He is also a past president of the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation Board and currently serves as a board member.

STUART SIEGEL, President and CEO, Engel & Völkers New York City



BREAKFAST Viand Cafe Feels like a quintessential New York diner, but with great food. Unlike the old East Side location that almost seemed too small to hold waiters and customers at the same time (not that there was anything wrong with that), this one is bright and spacious. The crowd ranges from captains of industry to college students, and the waiters treat them all with the same no-nonsense charm. It’s also great for dinner before a concert at the Beacon Theater next door. 2130 Broadway 212.877.2888

LUNCH Burger Heaven When you want to go out for lunch in Midtown but don’t have a lot of time, patience or a reservation (which is me on most days), Burger Heaven is ideal. You can count on a table and a great Greek salad or turkey burger that arrives remarkably fast, almost before the waiter finishes scribbling down your order. 9 East 53rd Street 212.752.0340

“Viand Cafe feels like a quintessential New York diner, but with great food. The location is bright and spacious.”

DINNER Robert Robert overlooks Central Park from the top of the Museum of Arts and Design, offering the rare mix of a great restaurant and a postcard-worthy setting. Conventional wisdom suggests that the food and service would be underwhelming given the view, but that’s certainly not the case. With the locally sourced menu and the impeccable, unpretentious service, you’ll find a lot of New York City “regulars” rather than tourists here. Standouts for me are the seafood dishes and the live jazz duo. 2 Columbus Circle 212.299.7730

SHOE SHINE Dino’s Shoe Repair Shoe shines, not to mention replacing heels and soles, stretching, dyeing, and adding tips and taps: Dino’s does it all. 1806 Broadway 212.397.4066

Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery French-style baked goods and café fare. 10 Columbus Circle 212.823.9366


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Labeled a “Super Doctor” by the New York Times, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marina Peredo brings her concept of aesthetic artistry to a whole new level with her two offices, one on Long Island and the newest location, Skinfluence, in Manhattan. Dr. Peredo feels that confidence is powerful and sexy, yet too often people let skin and body imperfections undermine their confidence. Dr. Peredo is also an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and her expertise in advanced laser technology, laser-assisted liposuction and skin rejuvenation techniques make her a national trainer for aesthetic procedures.

DR. MARINA PEREDO, Board-Certified Dermatologist

BREAKFAST Bocado Cafe It’s a nice, casual restaurant with really great service, music—and applewood-smoked bacon! 1293 Lexington Avenue 212.289.9004

LUNCH Ristorante Morini I often need an impeccable restaurant with a degree of privacy for important business and client lunches. The second floor of this restaurant offers just that. Delicious burrata as well. 1167 Madison Avenue 212.249.0444 Flex Mussels Seafood featuring various types of prepared Prince Edward Island mussels. 174 East 82nd Street 212.717.7772

DINNER Caviar Russe They know how to serve caviar in the classic style upon request. Armand the maître d’ can suggest the best Russian caviar and Russian vodka in the world. 538 Madison Avenue 212.980.5908 Nello A fine Italian dining restaurant on the Upper East Side. 696 Madison Avenue 212.980.9099


Ristorante Morini

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hidden gem of a practice right here on the Upper East Side.” ENTERTAINMENT Lincoln Center, especially when the Russian ballet comes to New York. I also love to combine my love of dance with a little physical fitness: there are great salsa and hustle dance parties at DanceSport, Stepping Out Studios, and 412 Eighth Avenue, to name a few. Nothing keeps you young at heart like dancing.

MUSEUM Metropolitan Museum of Art I love that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is just blocks away from my home and office. They often have wonderfully curated fashion exhibits: my passion! It’s also my favorite space to people watch. 1000 Fifth Avenue 800.662.3397


Rubin Museum of Art Friday nights at the Rubin Museum listening to guest DJs is always inspirational. 150 West 17th Street 212.620.5000

BOUTIQUE Dolce & Gabbana One of my favorite vices is a shopping trip to Dolce & Gabbana on Fifth Avenue. Gavin is my go-to sales associate. He knows how to edit styles that fit my shape and my personality. 717 Fifth Avenue 212.897.9653

HEALTH CLUB Physique 57 Physique 57 is my favorite. It’s both energizing and elegant. Various locations

SPA Spa at the Peninsula Hotel Spa at the Peninsula Hotel So decadent, amazing service, wonderful massages. A real treat! 700 Fifth Avenue 212.903.3910

The Museum of Natural History The Museum of Natural History has a butterfly exhibit: I love to spend my free time there. Butterflies are the inspiration for my Skinfluence aesthetic dermatology practice, as they represent a beautiful transformation. Central Park West and 79th Street 212.769.5100

SKINCARE Skinfluence Well, of course, I highly recommend Skinfluence, my aesthetic dermatology practice. I like to think it’s a hidden jewel of a practice right here on the Upper East Side. 1047 Park Avenue 212.754.6363

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Eleonora E. Johnson’s career in real estate began in California, where she became a top agent and joined the estates division of a major real estate broker as a senior relocation specialist. Upon moving to the East Coast, Johnson joined a real estate company in New York as its relocation director, which led to her opening a firm of her own. Since joining the Upper East Side office in 2005, Johnson has implemented multiple education and optional coaching programs that are offered to the agents affiliated with her office and established new administrative systems, which have resulted in significant success for her office in agent retention and sales volume. Today, she manages Sotheby’s International Realty’s largest sales volume office. Her goal is to exceed the expectations of the Upper East Side Manhattan agents and their clients. She is a licensed real estate broker in New York, California and Connecticut.

ELLIE JOHNSON, Brokerage Manager, Sotheby’s International Realty, Upper East Side RESTAURANT Toloache I love Mexican food, and Toloache has the best menu in New York City. 166 East 82nd Street 212.861.4505


BREAKFAST Sant Ambroeus A traditional Italian trattoria that transports me to somewhere in Europe and lets my imagination fly. 1000 Madison Avenue 212.570.2211

LUNCH Amaranth Great food and ambience. 21 East 62nd Street 212.980.6700

DINNER L’Artusi Amazing menu and ambience, and one of the best wine lists in New York City. 228 West 10th Street 212.255.5757

SPA Cornelia Spa at the Surrey Small, intimate, elegant and close to home. 20 East 76th Street 646.358.3600


“L’Artusi has an amazing menu and ambience, and one of the best wine lists in New York City.”


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MUSEUM Asia Society If you haven’t been there yet, it’s a must. A great place to get away from it all, even if it is just for a few minutes. 725 Park Avenue 212.327.9217

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A greatly respected and passionate leader, Diane M. Ramirez is the chairman and chief executive officer of Halstead Property. Under her thoughtful and careful leadership, Ramirez has strategically grown the firm from its original goal of three storefront offices in the most important communities in Manhattan to its current size of nearly three dozen strategically located offices, with 1,200 agents throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

DIANE M. RAMIREZ, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Halstead Property

RESTAURANT Primola This is my favorite restaurant this year. The food is so delicious, the staff is very gracious and attentive—and every now and again we see a celebrity, which is always a fun New York City experience. 1226 Second Avenue 212.758.1775

BREAKFAST The Carlyle It’s very elegant, with a fabulous mix of New York and international clientele, and its calming surroundings provide you with first-rate service. 35 East 76th Street 212.570.7192

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EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS Tea at The Plaza Favorite New York City experience for children, hands down. Visit the Eloise shop upstairs, and the kids actually get to live the storybook. 768 Fifth Avenue at Central Park South 212.759.3000 Tea at The Plaza

“My latest favorite boutique is this small shop called Danielle’s on Lexington Avenue.” BUSINESS LUNCH The Regency The tables are properly spaced, you always see someone you know and the service is amazing. 540 Park Avenue 212.759.4100

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Dylan’s Candy Bar 1011 Third Avenue 646.735.0078

MUSEUMS The Frick Collection Located in an old-world building with amazing collections, the Frick is manageable in regards to time and size. It’s like taking a step back into Old New York. 1 East 70th Street 212.288.0700

OUTDOOR RESPITE Central Park Every single inch. It’s what makes New York so magical and livable.

ATTRACTIONS FOR YOUNG VISITORS Parents might not be thrilled with my answer, but what better place to go to than Serendipity and Dylan’s Candy Bar? My grandchildren love them! Serendipity 3 225 East 60th Street 212.838.3531

BOOKSTORE Shakespeare & Co. Wonderful bookstore, and they just opened up a little café with delicious pastries and coffee. It’s a sweet spot! 939 Lexington Avenue 212.772.3400

BOUTIQUE Danielle’s My latest favorite is this small boutique shop on Lexington Avenue. They show you what works best for your size, and it’s unique. They alter clothing to perfection, and it’s an easy in-and-out shopping experience. 1034 Lexington Avenue 212.772.8153 ✦

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More Than Skin Deep AVENUE catches up with Dr. Anne Chapas and the physicians of New York’s premier skin care center.


rs. Anne Chapas, Jennifer MacGregor, Robyn Gmyrek, and Jennifer Chwalek are boardcertified, Manhattan-based dermatologists specializing in skin rejuvenation and cosmetic procedures. All four doctors are considered industryleading professionals at the top of their game and work together at Union Square Laser Dermatology, across from the historic NYC park that bears the practice’s name. We spoke with this “dream team” of physicians about what sets them apart, and how even the temporary visitor can improve their skin while still enjoying their trip.

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their vacation or get back to their job. Even better, we have relationships with leading physicians from all over the world, so we can help ensure proper continuity of care no matter where our patients are going next.

All four of you have been recognized as “Superdoctors,” “Beauty Geniuses,” or “Rising Stars.” What does “beauty” mean to you and what sets your practice apart? Dr. Chapas: No matter where you live, healthy, naturallooking skin is beautiful, and so is the internal confidence that goes along with it. Our practice is dedicated to delivering excellent yet natural-looking results for a look that doesn’t reveal that any cosmetic treatment was performed. When you walk around New York, it’s easy to notice the overdone results. We focus on the subtle enhancements that give our patients a great result with a natural look.

What are some of your more popular treatments, especially those that have little to no downtime? Dr. MacGregor: It really depends on the individual person and his/her goals. Ultimately, everything we do is either noninvasive or minimally invasive, so we’re experienced at driving results that meet our patient’s busy schedules. For example, injections such as Botox and Dysport are very popular to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and provide a more refreshed look. We also use injectable fillers to restore youthful fullness and lifting to the face, and we do a lot of gentle laser resurfacing treatments such as “Clear and Brilliant,” which can improve the skin’s tone and texture through a natural healing response. When it comes to noninvasive fat removal and body contouring, we have some of the most advanced technology available, including Coolsculpting, Trusculpt, and Velashape. Likewise, our tightening treatments gently lift the skin, helping to build new collagen while having little or no recovery time.

How is treating a visitor different than treating a local? Dr. Gmyrek: Our breadth of services allows us to customize treatments for anyone, regardless if they’re a visitor or a local. We see countless people each year who are on holiday or in town for work and want to leverage our experience to give them a little boost. When it comes to visitors, we can deliver treatments that not only work, but also have little or no recovery time, so they can enjoy

Do you treat men at your practice? Dr. Chwalek: Yes, of course. We see many men at our practice as the popularity of men’s skin care treatments continue to grow (especially Botox and noninvasive fat reduction around their midsection). We understand that a man’s skin and his desired outcome are often different than those of women, so it’s important for us to take into consideration our patient’s concerns and individualize our treatments accordingly.

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TALES ROM THE CON CIERGE DESK Concierges at the city’s top luxury hotels are the ultimate insiders who often make the impossible possible. Concierges from Waldorf Astoria New York, Park Hyatt New York and Mandarin Oriental New York share some of their most outlandish requests and where they go to enjoy a memorable meal and relax.


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garlic, or condiments. Fulfilling the request became one of negotiation. Many calls were made, and several well-known chefs felt as though they would not be able to live up to their reputation in serving such a meal, but in the end, the request was fulfilled and the guest was more than satisfied.


he Waldorf Astoria is one of the most recognizable and historic hotels not only in New York City, but throughout the world. Because of its iconic status, working as a concierge at the Waldorf provides an ideal setting for both unique and over-the-top requests, and unusual lobby sightings. One memorable request dealt with a very high profile individual who was making an early television appearance the following morning. The guest inquired about an in-room spray tan at 11:30 p.m, which I was able to accommodate. Admittedly, this was not the only time I have been proven wrong when vendors come by to offer niche services and I think, “Right, like I’ll ever need this.” Another particularly odd request was that of a guest who wanted to go to a fine dining restaurant of my recommendation, but the meal had to be made with no sugar, butter, milk, starch, soy, onions, celery, carrots,

I’ve witnessed a number of odd sights in the lobby of the hotel over the years. Some that stick out would include a poodle whose entire coat of fur was dyed pink, guests changing clothes in the middle of a busy lobby with no shame or regard to censorship, and swarms of groupies waiting for a glimpse of (or a hopeful autograph from) stars or celebrities reportedly staying at the hotel.

choice of more than a dozen toppings, Adrienne’s invokes the marriage of premium ingredients, pleasing textures and perfect seasoning to make any pizza connoisseur a regular diner. SHOPPING Shopping is a New York staple. When people ask where to go, the obligatory first question is “What are you looking for?” If you’re looking for souvenirs, I would recommend heading to Chinatown. If you’re looking for boutique shopping, I would recommend the West Village. The droves of people in the neighborhood are neutralized by a jungle of tree-lined streets and understated yet eloquent architecture. For a more exclusive shopping experience, I would peruse the stores along Madison Avenue, or better yet, consult with a personal

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WHERE TO EAT Amali (115 East 60th Street, 212.339.8363) is one of my favorite spots. It offers sustainable Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. With simple, refined concepts, Amali consistently teases the palate by showcasing nouveau but somehow familiar flavors, along with a sensational wine list. PIZZA Everyone asks for New York pizza, but each individual has a different perception of what that label really entails. I always opine that the best pizza in New York is Adrienne’s Pizzabar (54 Stone Street, 212.248.3838) located in the Financial District. Served in a one-size rectangular pan with the option of “old fashioned” or “white” and shopper at Bergdorf Goodman (754 Fifth Avenue, 212.753.7300). There are many who feel as though an afternoon there is akin to a day at a museum.

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NEIGHBORHOODS My favorite neighborhood to explore is the Financial District. I always recommend to guests that they need an entire day downtown regardless of whether or not they are planning on going to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. In addition to the obvious allure of Battery Park, I love Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street, 212.425.1778) which is the oldest surviving building in the city. The restaurant is okay, but the museum is a historical gem and is the place where George Washington bid farewell to his troops during the Revolutionary War. Wall Street is a zoo during the week, but accessible for a stroll on weekends: Head up to Trinity Church and continue toward the new World Trade Center complex, which is beautiful and offers dining, shopping and photo opportunities.

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safely to its destination and our former colleague, who was able to save the day.


’ve been a concierge for many years and, as far as truly odd requests, a few stand out.

For me, the best part of this job is how every dedicated concierge in the profession is completely willing to help another concierge in need, anywhere in the world, regardless of hotel brand affiliation. We all know that the opportunity to pay it forward will come soon enough.

I recently was contacted during my There was also a guest who requested four evening shift by a former colleague who “perfect” bananas—no green, no brown now works for a top hotel in a major spots—from the store, and another guest Midwestern city. He needed, overnight, who wanted to impress his girlfriend by a very specific New York regional brand hiring a Turkish dancer to perform outside of ricotta cheese for a well-known—and a Japanese restaurant at midnight, when apparently homesick—guest of his hotel. the the couple exited. That one sort of Although this item is easily accessible if speaks for itself. And we managed to do it! you live in New York, it may as well have been the Hope Diamond where the guest WHERE TO EAT was presently staying. Also, we had about Santina (820 Washington Street, 212.254.3000) is a sunny, bright coastal Italian restaurant an hour to make the overnight shipping under the High Line in the Meatpacking District. cut-off. We ran down to Whole Foods to The cecina (chickpea crepes) with amazing fillings purchase the cheese—along with a bunch are a must! of frozen orange juice cans to serve as sealed ice packs since there wasn’t time Upland (345 Park Avenue South, 212.686.1006) serves Italian-inspired California cuisine that is to freeze an actual cold pack—boxed it up inventive and hearty in a buzzy and warm but inside a thermal bag and got it to FedEx with hip Flatiron space. 15 minutes to spare. The package made it

Peque Vinos + Tapas (231 West 145th Street, 646.678.4095) is a tiny hidden gem in Central Harlem. An unlikely location for great Spanish tapas, and a surprisingly robust selection of Spanish and other wines! Peque Vinos + Tapas


ENTERTAINMENT 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, 646.476.3551) is a newly reclaimed and remodeled space beneath the famous theatre (and erstwhile discotheque). Top Broadway performers perform in an intimate setting backed by great food and service.

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Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street, 212.539.8778) is the legendary cabaret performance space within the famous Public Theater complex. The best of avant-garde and offbeat entertainment, and a great Andrew Carmellini menu.

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Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Hamilton) and the ensemble. Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy Hamilton



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he most over-the-top request I’ve handled is arranging a helicopter for a guest to take him to a barbecue. Not just any barbecue—one in his friend’s backyard, where he arranged for the helicopter to land!

WHERE TO EAT Vaucluse (100 East 63rd Street, 646.869.2300) is one of my recent favorites. Everything from the decor, layout and elevated menu is superb in Michael White’s French brasserie.

BROADWAY Hamilton. If you can, I’d highly recommend the hit musical Hamilton. It’s the next evolutionary phase in theatre.

Dessert Ladurée Soho (398 West Broadway, 646.392.7868) is a whimsical place, a spot that shouldn’t be missed.

Speaking of which, the Hamilton Grange estate is gaining popularity. It’s Alexander Hamilton’s house up on West 141st Street, filled with period pieces and stories of his life. A national memorial that has become more popular as a result of the musical, it’s an incredible place to walk through and recall our history. All of New York’s historical sites involving Alexander Hamilton have found new life with the musical’s fame.

MUSEUMS Matthew Marks Gallery. Most of our guests are eager to see the Whitney Museum downtown, but for those looking to dig deeper into New York City’s art scene, the Matthew Marks Gallery offers a fantastic collection of great contemporary works.

SHOPPING Many of our guests opt for booking a personal shopper if they’re looking to make a day out of it, but you can’t go wrong with Chanel on Spring Street for classic fashion or Osklen on Wooster Street for contemporary, vibrant, Brazilian designs. ✦

Black Barn (19 East 26th Street, 212.265.5959) my go-to when I’m in the mood for something a bit more casual. It serves seasonal rustic cuisine with a cozy, farmhouse feel.


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Let Your Hair Down

AVENUE speaks with Mario Nico, founder of his namesake salon, a luxurious haven in Chelsea How did you get your start in the beauty industry? I had an uncle who owned a salon in Westport, and during my teenage years I would go and help him over the summer, not really thinking this would be my profession at the time. Then one night after high school, I was walking down the street, where I found a bunch of girls outside a beauty school, and I wanted to see what it was all about. I enrolled and learned from really great teachers and editorial hairdressers, who became my mentors. I then traveled to Europe with them and became their editorial assistant on photo shoots. My experience in Europe helped pave the way for my position at Bendel. Then in 1997, I had the opportunity to open my salon in Chelsea. Where do you find inspiration for the beauty services that you offer? My inspiration is always in art, nature and people, as well as European and Mediterranean architecture. Music is always interesting as well—it takes you to a particular time and place. Can you tell us about the products offered at the salon? I have my own product line, which includes a new rose oil collection that’s meant to rehydrate your hair and boost shine. It’s our own blend that we create here—we also offer a treatment using these products, and it comes with a head, neck and shoulder massage.


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What’s the most rewarding part of your job? I may have someone come in and I think they are conservative, but they turn out to be a very eclectic artist. I love to play with hair, and at the end of the day, it’s all about creating something beautiful, modern, fun, playful and not too serious! ✦

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MARIAN H. GOODMAN, Vice President of Personal Shopping Services


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Marian H. Goodman, vice president of personal shopping services, is celebrating 40 years with Bloomingdale’s this year. She leads a team of 30 personal shoppers in 20 stores around the country. In her current position, she combines her passions for people and product. Goodman joined Bloomingdale’s training program upon graduation from Villanova University. She started in the men’s basics department and quickly rose to become department manager for men’s clothing and then buyer of men’s designer collections. She later switched gears and joined the world of women’s apparel, holding positions in various departments from sportswear to cashmere sweaters. In 2000, Goodman joined shopping services and now leads her team in creating unique experiences for Bloomingdale’s clients. Please describe Bloomingdale’s personal shopping services Bloomingdale’s is the only full-line upscale department store in the country that offers personal shopping services. Our knowledgeable personal shoppers will make your shopping experience like no other in the world.


Why should someone make an appointment with a personal shopper? Our personal shoppers give you the gift of time. Our associates are crosstrained in all departments to make your shopping experience quick, easy and fun. They can suggest the most appropriate merchandise for any occasion and will coordinate everything from alterations to gift wrapping to shipping. To spend your time most effectively, they can preshop the store for you and then present an array of items for your review in a private setting. Our shoppers are trained to work with your schedule and budget. What should shoppers expect? It is important to be open-minded. An average appointment takes about two hours but can vary based on the individual. It’s important to give as much information as possible ahead of time. Our personal shoppers are in it for the

“Our personal shoppers give you the gift of time. Our associates are cross-trained in all departments to make your experience quick, easy and fun.”

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The musical of a lifetime.


Photo: Zachary Maxwell Stertz

NOW IN ITS 3RD SMASH YEAR! Stephen Sondheim Theatre 124 West 43rd Street 212-239-6200

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long haul and are building a relationship with you to make sure you are happy when you walk out of the store.

style and your needs. It is helpful to provide them with information about who your style icon is, trends you love, styles you hate, etc.

What information should they bring with them to the appointment? Our personal shoppers can give you the best results if they understand your

What’s a typical day like for you? Every day is different, whether I’m meeting with clients and vendors or checking in with my team around the country. Who are your favorite designers? I have so many favorites it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few! For casual wear Vince and Eileen Fisher have great knits and comfortable dresses. On the designer floor, Oscar de la Renta and Chanel have spectacular pieces for special occasions. We get new designers all the time, so I’m always discovering fresh favorites. What advice do you have for travelers? Call and make an appointment with one of our personal shoppers! Bloomingdale’s has everything you need from apparel and accessories to mattresses and kitchenware. Bloomingdale’s flagship store on 59th and Lexington is a historic and iconic New York shopping landmark, and there’s a dedicated visitor center on the first-floor balcony to service visitors from over the world. In fact, the 59th Street Visitor Center sees more than 500,000 visitors every year. In addition, we offer special services and amenities, such as translators and multilingual store directories, personal shopping assistance and concierge services, coat and package check, hotel package delivery for purchases of $250 or more, information on special visitor promotions, restaurant reservations, tourist discounts and a special gift with purchase program exclusive for visitors. ✦

Shaunagh’s philosophy that real estate is and has historically been the best investment vehicle still holds true today. Real estate is and will forever be a tangible asset. In this everchanging economic environment it is truly about working with the person whose main focus is exceeding your real estate goals. Transactions should and need to be seamless. It is Shaunagh’s attention to detail that sets her apart, start to finish every transaction is her main focus of attention. Her unstoppable tenacity has forged her place as an ongoing top-producer always at the top of her game. Shaunagh’s high profile career in Manhattan as first, a compliance officer for a venture capitalist/hedge fund and then at an international law firm, provided an invaluable education on the art of client relations, the art of closing the deal, the due diligence process and the dynamics of selling real estate. Shaunagh also worked for a prominent Long Island title company as the Closing Coordinator after moving to Southampton in 1996, which, in fact, competed the cycle for her real estate education. Shaunagh is very comfortable at the closing table having experienced all the disciplines of a closing and can effectively navigate issues and obstacles as they arise. It is her rare combination of local knowledge, broad business expertise, business savvy and analytical thinking that makes Shaunagh a vital asset to her customers and clients. Shaunagh Byrne’s collective life experiences are the unique forces that have shaped her success as a reputable, sought-after Hamptons real estate expert. A native of Cove Neck (Long Island’s North Shore Gold Coast) and Garden City. Shaunagh enjoyed her family’s waterfront summer home in Southampton since childhood, fueling her love of the area and allowing her to gain unrivaled market knowledge. Today she specializes in waterfront properties as well as those in Quogue and Southampton Village where she currently resides. Shaunagh is an experienced residential and commercial broker who helps buyers, sellers, renters and investors achieve their goals in any Hampton’s neighborhood.

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The finest restaurants in town

SINCE 1987, The New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) has been bringing together professionals committed to providing exceptional services. Our association is comprised of nearly 200 members representing over 30,000 hotels rooms in the New York Metropolitan Area. The concierge holds the key to the city. We are motivated by a genuine desire to serve and are committed to providing the best possible service to our visitors throughout their stay. From giving simple directions, to solving unexpected challenges, we are here to assist in creating lasting memories. We are a trusted resource for both business and vacation travelers. It is our goal to assist in making sure our guests get the optimum New York City experience. As the President of the NYCAHC, I welcome you to New York City and invite you to enjoy your visit, as an insider through AVENUE CONCIERGE. In Service Through Friendship,

Loida Diaz


Concierge/ The Trump International Hotel and Tower Member: Les Clefs d’Or USA (LCD USA) President|New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC)

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887 9th Avenue New York, NY 10019 212.315.2888

Masseria dei Vini is the modernized version of a classic Italian restaurant. Located just a block west from the path between Times Square and Central Park, this restaurant provides an accessible way to avoid the tourists while not having to travel across town. Chef Pino Coladonato focuses on Pugliese dishes with a variety of meat, fish and pasta. The kitchen also features a Ferrara woodburning pizza oven for Neapolitan style pizzas. Another feature of Masseria dei Vini is the extensive wine by the glass program, in addition to their vast wine by the bottle menu.

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151 East 58th Street New York, NY 10022 212.644.0202

Currently in its third manifestation, Le Cirque is one of the most legendary restaurants in NYC’s culinary history, originally opening its doors in 1974. The illustrious owner, Sirio Maccioni, has helped launch the careers of many celebrity chefs, as well as many signature dishes. One can reserve for the prix fixe formal dining room or opt for the more casual Le Cirque Café where jackets are not required and live music on Mondays.

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135 East 55th Street New York, NY 10022 212.588.1585

Only in its second year, Angus Club Steakhouse already stands out among the plethora of Midtown steakhouses. At first glance, it is the sexy yet masculine subterranean dining room that will catch your attention. However, it is the consistently high attention to quality steak and seafood, as well as the warm and welcoming service, that will attract you back again and again. There are also multiple options for private dining, making Angus Club an ideal option for any event.

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235 West 48th Street New York, NY 10036 212.582.2111

While booking up weeks in advance for pre-theater dining, La Masseria sets itself apart from other Theater District restaurants and stays busy late ino the evening. Featuring ample sidewalk seating perfect for an al fresco meal and a rustic yet sophisticated dining room, the chef serves up Italian farmhouse specialties from his native Puglia. Also offered is an extensive wine list, with a selection to complement any dish.

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115 East 60th Street New York, NY 10065 212.339.8363

Tucked away between Barneys and Bloomingdales, Amali is a farm to table Mediterranean restaurant located on the border of Midtown East and the Upper East Side. Downtown in spirit, Amali features a critically acclaimed and award winning sustainable wine list (New York Times, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits Magazine), rustically stylish decor and multiple private rooms. The seasonal menu emphasizes Greek and Italian dishes, fish, vegetables and locally raised meat and poultry.

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22 East 66th Street New York, NY 10065 212.794.2428

Bistro Chat Noir is a romantically charming French bistro located in an Upper East Side townhouse. Situated just a block from Central Park and a few minutes north of Midtown, this intimate restaurant attracts much of its clientele from the fashionable, upscale Madison Avenue shopping district. Chat Noir is a popular choice for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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American Museum of Natural History, Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems

Wave Hill Flower Garden Photo Credit: Joshua Bright



he American Museum of Natural History is a gem in and of itself, but ascend a short staircase and the sparkling jewels in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems surround you. Looking for a rock of your own? Well, head uptown to the Diamond District.

Grand Central Terminal has a “Whispering Gallery,” an architectural anomaly where your words will travel loud and clear when spoken into one corner to the direct opposite corner of the concourse, even above all the hustle and bustle. Everyone knows about the spectacular views from the Empire State Building, but few know that the observation deck is open late—very late. Once everyone else has turned in, head up at midnight and take in the city shining below you. This iconic building stays open until 2 a.m.

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Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A visionary in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. A former Partner and Manager at Brown Harris Stevens, and now currently an Associate Broker with BHS, the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate on the gold coast of the East Coast, otherwise known as the Hamptons.

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You don’t have to stay at the Plaza Hotel to experience its extravagance. The palatial hotel’s restored Palm Court is open to all until midnight.

in cheese and bread crumbs (a dish you can still order today). Afterward, head to the Dingle Whiskey Bar at Fraunces Tavern, the site where George Washington bade farewell to his troops.

The opulent decor at Midtown’s Russian Tea Room is the stuff of legend: antique samovars, a golden tree with Venetian glass eggs and a nearly 20-foot bear-shaped aquarium.

Anyone with a serious shoe fetish already knows about Saks Fifth Avenue’s monumental array of heels. But did you know that the department store’s shoe floor is so big that it has its own zip code (10022-SHOE)?

Step into Nom Wah Tea Parlor, NYC’s first dim sum restaurant, for a trip back in time. Then open the door onto Doyers Street, one of Chinatown’s prettiest thoroughfares, where you’ll be transported by the Chinese characters on storefronts and the aromas of Cantonese cooking. Keep the evening going by getting cozy next door at hidden cocktail bar Apothéke and ordering up a classic drink like an old fashioned. For a taste of history, venture to Delmonico’s, where none other than President Lincoln loved to eat mashed potatoes smothered

Didn’t buy your Broadway tickets in advance? Don’t worry: show up early at a Broadway theater’s box office and you could score great same-day seats once it opens. They’re called “rush tickets,” and almost every show has them. A behind-the-scenes tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Disney productions including the current show Aladdin, is a magical experience. Step into Sardi’s during the post-theater rush and find yourself surrounded by nearly 90 years’ worth of theater history, autographed caricatures and, often, Broadway actors dining after a night of work. Go to the Belasco Theatre—where Blackbird, with Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels, is onstage right now—and legend has it you may just see the ghost of its namesake playwright, David Belasco, roaming the premises. Mark Twain was just one of the celebrated tenants at Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center in the Bronx along the Hudson River, featuring flower gardens, an alpine house and greenhouses. ✦

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Susan Greenfield, Brown Harris Stevens

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Susan Greenfield, CIPS, CRS, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Brown Harris Stevens: Disciplined and committed to the client, with a passion for business and people


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oday, in the highly competitive world of global real estate, success is dependent on a master class of professionals with accumulated market knowledge, and strong international relationships. Susan Greenfield’s decades of real estate experience in Manhattan, across the country and in global markets, has distinguished her in the field of real estate. Before joining Brown Harris Stevens in 1996, she owned and operated her own real estate company with offices in Paris and New York. She credits her success to her previous background in real estate sales, international marketing and private client services with Merrill Lynch; and a personal network of international brokers and clients established through years of global networking. She adds that she has developed unique “concierge” skills that make her an invaluable asset to her clients. Focused on a commitment to their needs, she is disciplined and oriented to the client, dedicated to maintaining their anonymity and confidentiality. Susan assists with all aspects of ownership long after the real estate transaction is concluded. “My clients rely on me to make the whole process seamless from beginning to end and to stay engaged as a valuable resource long after the close of a transaction. I understand that purchasing and selling real estate is a private matter, and protecting the privacy of my clients is always my first priority.” Susan Greenfield has carved a unique niche in the Manhattan market. She has not only established a loyal global client base, but her continued success and impressive tenure in a constantly evolving business make her one of today’s most recognized real estate Jazz at Lincoln Center professionals. A “master” in her class. ✦ Susan Greenfield ◆ BROWN HARRIS STEVENS 445 Park Avenue ◆ New York, NY 10065 ◆ O: 212.906.9214 ◆ M: 917.414.0533 ◆

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No season in New York is like the other, be it strolling along Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and enjoying an Italian ice on a hot summer’s day or heading to Central Park in the autumn when the trees become splashed with brilliant shades of red, yellow, orange and gold. New York’s flowers burst into color in the spring, and there is nothing like New York in the winter, with its holiday lights and festive window displays. New York is a city for all seasons, and four prominent New Yorkers share their favorites.

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� Today, as the president and owner of the Carnegie Deli, Harper oversees its management, customer relations, restaurantexpansion, quality control, menu development and e-commerce. She is the face of the restaurant.

MARIAN HARPER President and Owner, Carnegie Deli


ounded in 1937, the Carnegie Deli is one of the country’s most famous establishments, and Marian Harper is now at its helm. Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan just across from its namesake, Carnegie Hall, the deli was a labor of love for Marian’s dad, Milton Parker, who took over the restaurant in 1976 from the original owners, who opened it in 1937.

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After a brief closure, the famous eatery reopened in February 2016 with a splash. Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand and exclaimed, “This is a quintessential city place, this is an icon . . . this is the finest pastrami sandwich in New York!”

true for the Carnegie Deli. Chance encounters, engagements and business deals have taken place at the restaurant’s communal seating. The site was thrust into the spotlight when Woody Allen based the narrative of Broadway Danny Rose from its tables.

Spring in Central Park

Presidents, celebrities and athletes join New Yorkers and tourists alike as they clamor for Carnegie Deli’s towering sandwiches. The New York Times has declared the pastrami here the tops. What makes it special is that Carnegie Deli cures and smokes all its own meats and also bakes its own celebrated cheesecakes and knishes.

It has been said there are eight million stories in New York City, and that holds

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The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Photo: Martin Seck Cafe Fiorello

Spring is a special season, says Harper as the weather starts to warm, flowers burst into color and the trees bloom. Plus, Harper, a true “foodie,” enjoys sitting outdoors eating and drinking at her favorite haunts. A treasure is Nocello, a welcoming restaurant where the owners are always on hand to greet its patrons with a wonderful ambience, serving the most delicious food. It’s easy to miss it as you walk by, but don’t! They will make you anything you desire and the wine list is wonderful. A nice touch is the Nocello, an after-dinner drink they serve. Another one of Harper’s neighborhood haunts is Café Fiorello, which features an antipasto bar with 32 vegetables and 12 seafood options, as well as pasta, fish, steaks and the restaurant’s signature thin-crust pizza. The North River Lobster Company, the largest floating lobster shack in New York City, sets sail every spring. Not only does Harper love the views during the cruise, she loves the seafood as well. The warmer weather also brings Harper to one of her most beloved outdoor spaces,

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the Museum of Modern Art’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Gurgling fountains, rustling trees and amazing sculptures make this space one of her favorites in the city. Another favorite is the Modern, overlooking MoMA’s sculpture garden, and featuring contemporary cooking in a bright and airy setting. Central Park is another one of Harper’s respites. A walk around the reservoir is a favorite way to relax. The High Line in Chelsea is another treasure, says Harper,

built on the bed of an abandoned elevated train track, with more than 200 species of grasses, trees, perennials and shrubs now flourishing there. Across the street from her apartment, the fountain at the centerpiece of Lincoln Center Plaza dances as three concentric rings of jets shoot water into the air in a carefully orchestrated routine. Just as this water extravaganza is no ordinary fountain, spring in New York is no ordinary season.

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Coney Island

Lincoln Center Fountain


Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, Wildlife Conservation Society, including the five wildlife parks in New York City—Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Central Park Zoo and New York Aquarium—which are visited by four million people annually.

John Calvelli is leading and coordinating the efforts of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to build a conservation movement that will inspire and engage. Prior to joining WCS, Calvelli served as a senior staff person to Congressman Eliot Engel. As administrative assistant/ counsel, he had oversight responsibility for congressional administrative office functions and oversaw, directed and supervised all legislative initiatives of Representative Engel.

of boards, including NYC & Company and CAUSE-NY, and is the vice chair of the New York City Cultural Institutions Group.

Calvelli, who graduated from Fordham University and earned a law degree from Fordham Law School, was a founder and is currently the chair of the Executive Committee of the International Conservation Partnership. He serves on a number

“Summer in New York City and Italian ice are the perfect combination,” remarks Calvelli. Two of his favorite stops for this treat are Enrico’s Pastry Shop and Gino’s Pastry Shop, both in the Bronx. It doesn’t get better than strolling along

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When New York City heats up in the summer people head outdoors. “This is when you get a sense of how incredibly diverse and full of energy the city is,” says Calvelli. From Shakespeare in the Park to strolling along Fifth Avenue, visiting a zoo or botanical garden, New York comes alive in the summer.

Arthur Avenue with an Italian ice in hand, he says. New York and pizza go hand in hand, enthuses Calvelli. In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s, set under the Brooklyn Bridge, is an institution, he says. Another mandatory pizza stop is Zero Otto Nove, the Italian translation of Salerno, Italy’s telephone area code, not just a pizzeria but also a sprawling trattoria on Arthur Avenue. Calvelli’s favorite is the Carminuccio, topped with basil and pancetta, made only here and in Salerno. Coney Island screams summer. Historically one of the places New Yorkers went to enjoy the beach, Coney Island was known as, “America’s playground” in the early

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New York Aquarium

1900s. It has made a tremendous turnaround in the last ten years. Luna Park is a fantastic attraction that brings out the child in everyone. Fun for everyone, from 8 to 80, there are rides, games, an arcade, go-carts, restaurants and food stands, plus the historic Cyclone roller coaster. While in the area, the New York Aquarium shouldn’t be missed. It is the only aquarium in New York City and features fascinating marine life and a wonderful sea lion show. No visit to Coney Island is complete without a visit to Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitana for a slice. Another one of Calvelli’s favorites is Tom’s Coney Island, family owned and operated since 1936, with the best pancakes around. Tavern on the Green is a Central Park icon that shouldn’t be missed, especially in the summer. Even if you don’t go for a meal, have a drink at the outdoor patio, a magical New York experience. As you look

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out, you will see the green lushness of the park and the iconic skyline above.

When New York City heats up in the summer people head outdoors. “This is when you get a sense of how incredibly diverse and full of energy the city is,” says Calvelli.

As the largest urban zoo in the country, the sprawling Bronx Zoo is set on 265 acres, with miles of walking trails along the only freshwater river in New York City. Visitors enjoy the beauty of nature as they learn about some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet. As a lifelong New Yorker, born in the Bronx, how can you not mention the Yankees, quips Calvelli. “All my favorite New York traditions meld,” he says. “You can spend the day in the Bronx at the zoo or in a garden, have lunch on Arthur Avenue and eat some of the best Italian food west of Rome, and then end your day at Yankee Stadium, watching a world-class baseball game. The only place you can do this is in New York City!”

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The High Line Hotel

ELIZABETH ANN STRIBLING-KIVLAN President, Stribling & Associates New York, NY


fifth-generation New Yorker, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan is a graduate of the Chapin School and the College of the Holy Cross, where she studied comparative world religion. Stribling-Kivlan started working in real estate in 2001 in San Francisco, as an assistant to one of that city’s top producers. After two years on the West Coast, she returned to New York City and began her career at Stribling as a salesperson. During that time, she sold property both uptown and downtown, as well as in Brooklyn, where she worked on-site at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the conversion of a former warehouse into 449 luxury apartments in Brooklyn Heights. Stribling-Kivlan joined the Stribling management team in 2006, as director of sales for the downtown offices. In 2010, Stribling-Kivlan became Stribling’s director of marketing and business development, overseeing the print, viral and social media of the company, as well as the global outreach efforts of the firm. In this capacity, she became the company’s “ambassador at large,” representing Stribling at the various meetings and conferences of its national and international affiliates. She was named president of Stribling & Associates, Ltd., on January 1, 2013. In running the company, she works closely with her mother, Elizabeth F. Stribling, the company’s chairman, and the entire Stribling management team.

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Stribling-Kivlan’s favorite season in New York is autumn, when the air gets crisp and the trees become splashed with brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange. “There is nothing more stunning than watching the leaves begin to slowly change color within Central Park,” she says. September weather is perfect, she says, and nothing kicks off the season better

Spiderman balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

than the US Open tennis tournament. “I try to go out as many nights as possible. There is incredible energy, athleticism and pure fun.” Still warm enough to be outside, she takes advantage as much as possible. Champagne and oysters in the courtyard of the High Line Hotel is a favorite. “I am cognizant of the fact that the cold is just around the corner, and I relish being outside as much as I can.” As autumn descends on the city, more and more people return, and the energy grows. One of her favorite autumn events is the Halloween parade in Greenwich Village. “The costumes are over the top and the myriad of colors and styles make this a must, at least once, for anyone living or visiting New York.” A childhood memory she holds close is going to the Upper West Side on Thanksgiving eve to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade balloons be blown up.“ It’s amazing to watch the transformation,” she says. “And my excitement sets in as I kick off the holidays the next day.”

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Madison Square Garden

MATHEW GLAZIER President, GlazierWorks


athew Glazier, president of GlazierWorks, a New York City–based family-owned and -operated hospitality firm established in 1985, is at the helm of a group of restaurants that includes Michael Jordan’s the Steak House N.Y.C, set on Grand Central Station’s north balcony. Glazier is joining forces with James Beard Award– nominated chef Tom Valenti on a new restaurant named Jack Knife, now under construction in the West Village.

practiced at Stroock, Stroock & Lavan in New York before joining the Glazier Group (a GlazierWorks predecessor) in 2000.

celebrating the season and enjoying the timeless traditions of the Big Apple—there is nothing quite like it.”

In addition to his professional endeavors, Glazier is an active member of the board of directors of Citymeals on Wheels and a member of the New York Road Runners, and he ran the New York City Marathon to benefit Citymeals. He lives in New York City with his wife, Lara, and their two children, Alexandra and Charles.

Glazier grabs the sleds and his children and heads to a favorite Carl Schurz Park hill near Gracie Mansion on East End Avenue when it snows.

Born and raised in New York City, Glazier “New York, one of the most exciting cities has mastered a variety of hospitality jobs in the world, is even more exciting around in the industry, from bartender to server the holidays,” says Glazier, a native to assistant manager. He graduated from New Yorker. “Everything is so festive, and Connecticut’s Trinity College and received everyone is ready to entertain. The city his JD from Fordham Law School. He streets fill with tourists and locals alike,

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Winter sports are an important part of his life. His daughter has been figure skating since she was 4 at Wollman Rink. His son, also an ice skater, is an avid ice hockey player. His games were held at Lasker Rink in the northern part of Central Park and at Chelsea Piers. Winter also means hockey—the New York Rangers to be exact. ✦

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INSIDERS Prominent New Yorkers offer an insider’s look into their neighborhoods


ure there are world-class museums, towering skyscrapers and fine dining, but what many do not realize is that Manhattan is a tapestry of neighborhoods. Noteworthy locals like Rosanna Scotto, Leonard Steinberg, Wendy Federman, Frederick Warburg Peters, Hall Willkie, Dr. Norbert Sander Jr. and Ernesto Bacalzo share some favorites in their neighborhoods of Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Broadway, Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Upper Manhattan. This year we also head to the Hamptons, that famed peninsula surrounded by the most beautiful beaches and bays in the world, to discover the favorites of some neighborhood insiders in Southampton, East Hampton, Westhampton Beach and Montauk.


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Rosanna Scotto

UPPER EAST SIDE Rosanna Scotto is the cohost of Good Day New York. She has been a member of WNYW-FOX 5 News since 1986.


Scotto began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner’s UHF television station in Atlanta, where she was a reporter for two local programs and an associate producer of the station’s evening newscast. She returned to her native New York in the early 1980s as a reporter for WABC’s Good Morning New York, which eventually became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. After a year with Good Morning New York and The Morning Show, Scotto joined WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News as a reporter, where she remained until she joined FOX 5.

Good Day New York (airs weekdays from 7–10 a.m.)

Having covered many major stories in the tristate area, her assignments have also taken her to Israel, Rome and across the United States. Scotto has won three Emmys for


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anchoring FOX 5 News at 10 and Good Day New York. She is the winner of the 1995 New York State Associated Press First Place Award for her report “New York Survival Guide” and also the winner of three other Associated Press First Place Awards, including two special Associated Press Award nominations.

Cafe Carlyle

Scotto has received a host of honors and awards for her community service work. She is a graduate of Catholic University and holds a BA in fine arts. She received an honorary doctorate from Mount St. Mary College in 2014. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Scotto lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and their two children. “The Upper East Side has an unfair reputation for being snooty and aloof. But, as a former Brooklyn girl, I can attest to it being a relaxed and friendly neighborhood,” says Scotto.

RESTAURANTS Elio’s An old school Italian vibe where you can get a great dish of pasta. 1621 Second Avenue 212.772.2242 Candle Café Will more than satisfy the pickiest vegetarian. Carnivores will leave happy too. 1307 Third Avenue 212.472.0970

Fresco by Scotto

FAMILY RESTAURANT Fresco by Scotto And, if you dare to venture out of this zip code, please check out my family’s restaurant, Fresco by Scotto. I just might greet you and treat you to our addictive potato and zucchini chips smothered in Gorgonzola. 34 East 52nd Street 212.935.3434

LOUNGE Cafe Carlyle A great place to have a drink and listen to music in an intimate setting. 35 East 76th Street 212.744.1600 Session 73 Great music venue with a more relaxed and younger vibe. 1359 First Avenue at 73rd Street 212.517.4445

Scotto has won three Emmys for anchoring FOX 5 News at 10 and Good Day New York. MET Breuer ‘Mirrors and Shelly Sand’ by Robert Smithson

MUSEUMS The Met Breuer The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim are always on everyone’s list, but check out the Met Breuer. which recently opened in the old Whitney spot on 75th Street and Madison Avenue. It houses modern and contemporary art. 945 Madison Avenue 212.731.1675


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Frederick Warburg Peters

UPPER WEST SIDE A graduate of Yale College with a master’s degree from CUNY, Peters entered the real estate business as a residential agent in 1980 and has since brokered approximately $1 billion in New York real estate. After working as a sales director at Albert B. Ashforth for a number of years, he acquired and renamed the 95-year old firm in 1991. Since that time, Peters has expanded the company from 40 to 130 agents and from one to four locations.

FREDERICK WARBURG PETERS President, Warburg Realty Partnership

Peters’ commitment to integrity, professionalism and expertise has helped to position Warburg as one of New York’s few major independent residential brokerage providers. He is the most frequent contributor to Warburg Realty’s blog and is one of the most quoted experts on real estate in both Manhattan and national media. He serves as a cochair of the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) board of directors–residential division; as a member of


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Peters’ commitment to integrity, professionalism and expertise has helped to position Warburg as one of New York’s few major independent residential brokerage providers. REBNY’s board of governors; and as the vice president for residential brokerage on REBNY’s executive committee. In January 2010 Peters received the prestigious Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award, which recognizes meritorious service to the community by a REBNY member; he was also a recipient of REBNY’s 1996 Henry Foster Award, given for a lifetime of achievement and contribution to the residential industry.


Cafe Fiorello Lobster Linguine

Peters loves the Upper West Side, where he has lived for just about his entire adult life. “While it has changed enormously over the forty years I have lived here, it still has a nice, relaxed vibe,” he says. PERFORMING ARTS Lincoln Center As a lover of the performing arts, I appreciate the ease with which I can get to Lincoln Center. 10 Lincoln Center Plaza 212.875.5000 Merkin Concert Hall We love going to concerts at Merkin Hall. 129 West 67th Street 212.501.3330 Miller Theatre at Columbia Another favorite! 2960 Broadway 212.854.7799 MOVIES Lincoln Plaza Cinemas My wife and I love going to the Lincoln Plaza movie house, where they run exclusively foreign and art films. 1886 Broadway 212.757.0359 RESTAURANTS Bar Boulud Daniel Boulud’s casual bistro across from Lincoln Center. 1900 Broadway 212.595.0303


Café Fiorello Has a great veal chop Milanese and wonderful chocolate mousse with whipped cream, both of which are served out of enormous buckets! 1900 Broadway 212.595.5330

Bar Boulud by E. Laignel

Dovetail For a snappier dinner we are big fans of Dovetail on West 77th Street, where the food is great and you can actually hear your dinner companions speaking. 103 West 77th Street 212.362.3800 La Mirabelle A French restaurant we go to for cassoulet during the winter months. 102 West 86th Street 212.496.0458 GROCERY STORE Zingone Brothers We enjoy one of New York’s old-fashioned luxuries, our local grocery store. This old-fashioned store takes phone orders for delivery and puts them on our tab. THAT is the sign of a great neighborhood. 471 Columbus Avenue 212.877.7525

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Dr. Norbert W. Sander Jr.

UPPER MANHATTAN DR. NORBERT W. SANDER JR. Physician; Winner, New York City Marathon; Founder, Armory Foundation, New York

Longtime physician to clam diggers and mussel suckers alike—local lingo for native City Islanders and mainlandborn transplants respectively—Norbert Sander is the first (and to date, only) New Yorker to win the New York City Marathon. This was in 1974, when the event was run in Central Park. An internist specializing in family medicine, a newly degreed Dr. Sander hung his shingle on City Island, where he maintained a practice for many years. Running is a major part of his life. The Fort Washington Armory, with its huge, vaulted ceiling and 96,000 square feet of wooden floor, had been the New York City’s premier arena for indoor track from about 1910 to the mid-1980s. Time and neglect, however, took their toll. Sander has extraordinary memories of competing on the armory’s original wooden track as a student at Fordham Prep, in the Bronx and later Fordham University. He vowed to bring it back as a premier athletic facility, and that’s exactly what he did.

Among the experiences are the sights and sounds of the New York City Marathon, including a miniature floor replica of the 26.2-mile course, an interactive touch screen with Olympic champions, and one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia from past games. The Hall Gallery, with its renowned 40-foot-long etched glass Wall of Fame, immortalizes the inductees while providing views of the New Balance Track & Field Center, where future famers both train and compete. Sander serves as president of the Armory Foundation and is on the board of directors of the New York Road Runners Club. He is the president of the NYRR Millrose Games, the country’s most famous indoor track and field meet. Sander is married to Bridget Bennett Sander and is the father of four daughters: Evan, Jessica, Emma and Phoebe. The LIttle Red LIghthouse

Today a national historic landmark, the Armory is nationally renowned as the premier indoor track and field facility in the United States, seeing more than 400,000 visits a year, and housing the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, an inspirational museum and interactive sports and fitness learning center. The hall does not just memorialize the past, but allows for discovery of what it takes be a great athlete: from how to train and what to eat to how technology has changed the sport. It even explores what the great Olympians think about during competition.


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“The Armory is a brilliant jewel in the middle of Upper Manhattan, a lively, vibrant and diverse community,” says Sander. “Like Duke Ellington’s song, ‘Take the A Train,’ it’s a 14-minute trip from 59th Street to 168th.”

es supporting the dining room’s 18-foot ceiling. They specialize in locally sourced American food. 1 Margaret Corbin Drive Fort Tryon Park New York, NY 10040 212.568.5323

MUSEUMS The Met Cloisters This branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. 99 Margaret Corbin Drive Fort Tryon Park 212.923.3700 RESTAURANTS Coogan’s This neighborhood-gathering place features an Irish feel and a multicultural clientele. It’s filled with paraphernalia of the track and field world, with an amazing collection of Sports Illustrated covers. 4015 Broadway at 169th Street 212.928.1234 New Leaf Cafe New Leaf’s spectacular fieldstone cottage was built by John D. Rockefeller in the 1930s as a public cafeteria and park administration building. Designed by the famous Olmsted brothers, the classic structure has a cobblestone exterior, granite archways and a slate roof, with massive oak truss-


Sander has extraordinary memories of competing on the armory’s original wooden track as a student...He vowed to bring it back as a premier athletic facility, and that’s exactly what he did. Hispanic Society of America A museum and library housing the arts of Spain, Portugal and Latin America in a beaux arts building. 613 West 155th Street

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CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center A cultural institution devoted to celebrating the lives, accomplishments and messages of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, his wife. Housed in the Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was assassinated, the museum is run by Columbia University and features archives and multimedia displays that honor these influential activists and continue their messages of social justice. 3940 Broadway at 165th Street 212.568.1341

Morris-Jumel Mansion Manhattan’s oldest residence, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is now a museum highlighting more than 200 years of New York history, art and culture. 65 Jumel Terrace New York, NY 10032 (212) 923-8008 ATTRACTIONS The Little Red Lighthouse Located under the George Washington Bridge, one of the only surviving lighthouses in New York City. The popular book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is about this beacon.

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Feinstein’s 54 Below

Wendy Federman

BROADWAY On Your Feet!, Eclipsed, Blackbird, An American in Paris, Something Rotten!, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime: All of these shows currently running on Broadway have one thing in common: Wendy Federman. CEO of Foolish Mortals productions, Federman is a multiple Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award–winning producer.

WENDY FEDERMAN Broadway Producer

The theater industry has been a family affair. Federman’s mother and aunt performed on radio, television, movies and the Broadway stage from the 1930s through the ’60s, while her uncle, Paul Frees, was the voice of Boris Badenov, the Jolly Green Giant and the Pillsbury Doughboy. Inspired by her family’s colorful history, Federman began her own theatrical career studying dance, singing, acting, playing piano and guitar at a very young age. She earned a degree in behavioral science and management from New York University, and when her dad suddenly died, she gave up her theatrical dreams to join her brother to become the


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Joe Allen Restuarant

third-generation owner and operator of a global floral ribbon manufacturing and importing company. Theater will always be her first love, and the father of a child in her son’s play group happened to own two off-Broadway theaters. With his urging she coproduced her first show, the national tour of Legends, starring Joan Collins and Linda Evans. She has not stopped producing shows since—43 to be exact. For a more in-depth look at all Federman does, go to Magic in the Air “They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, They say there’s always magic in the air,” sings George Benson in his hit “On Broadway,” a song that has a special place in Federman’s heart. “As I walk down Broadway from 57th Street and the lights turn on, I feel like I am at the center of the universe,” she says. “To think of the performances that take place in these hallowed theaters, it is an electric feeling. I absolutely love Broadway.”

Inspired by her family’s colorful history, Federman began her own theatrical career studying dance, singing, acting, playing piano and guitar at a very young age.


MUSEUM MoMA When I am looking for inspiration, I head here, one of the greatest contemporary art institutions in the country. 11 West 53rd Street 212.708.9400 RESTAURANTS Joe Allen Restaurant A Restaurant Row favorite since it opened in 1965, Joe Allen’s theater clientele continue to dine here. “You don’t want your poster hanging here,” laughs Federman as the r estaurant is known for its unlucky flops that adorn its walls. “You can get anything from veggies and brown rice to a burger,” she says. 326 West 46th Street 212.581.6464

Sardi’s What many do not realize is this venerated institution has a lowerprice Actors’ Menu. “I found out about this menu from the actress Tovah Feldshuh, who was in the mood for steamed vegetables, tofu and brown rice.” Since its opening in 1927, Sardi’s has served as the unofficial Broadway Hall of Fame, with its famous caricatures hanging on the walls. 234 West 44th Street 212.221.8440 The Lambs Club In the lobby of the Chatwal Hotel, the Lambs Club features a secondfloor mezzanine that is a great place for a meeting over coffee. Also great for brunch! 132 West 44th Street 212.997.5262

Orso Also owned by Joe Allen but a bit fancier, Orso features a wide-ranging menu of Italian classics. 322 West 46th Street 212.489.7212

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Tao Downtown

Ernesto Bacalzo

CHELSEA A lack of land to build on hasn’t stopped Brookfield Property Partners from embarking on one of the most exciting projects in Manhattan. The company, which owns, develops and manages premier office properties in the United States, Canada and Australia, just had to get inventive and create some.

ERNESTO BACALZO Vice President, Construction Brookfield Property Partners

With railroad tracks leading in and out of New York’s Penn Station located 65 feet below grade, partially uncovered, a tract of land located on five acres on Ninth Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd streets and Dyer Avenue, in an area frequently referred to as the Far West Side, had been undeveloped until Brookfield came along. In order to accomplish an engineering feat, Brookfield bought a $7 million piece of complex machinery, custom designed by an Italian company specializing in bridge technology, a device called “The Launcher,” which lifted and placed precast 56-ton concrete segments piece by piece across the open railroad tracks.


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Brookfield bought a $7 million piece of complex machinery, custom designed by an Italian company specializing in bridge technology. On top of this platform is where two iconic office skyscrapers—Manhattan West Office Towers—will soar as high as 67 stories, and which will be denoted as the centerpiece of Midtown West. The $4.5 billion project is a mix of commerce, lifestyle and recreation, and will also include a residential tower, a two-acre landscaped public plaza designed by High Line architects James Corner Field Operations, a five-star boutique hotel, 200,000 square feet of retail space, rooftop gardens overlooking the plaza, and proximity to the High Line. Art installations and performances of all types will be featured in the public plaza by Arts Brookfield.

PARKS The High Line The High Line, a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, is best in the evening and at night, when the crowds have thinned and you can enjoy the lights from the neighboring buildings and all the great architecture. Runs from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between Tenth and Twelfth Avenues 212.206.9922

This 7-million-square-foot development is ideally positioned at the gateway of the Hudson Yards District, a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented mixed-use location.

RESTAURANTS Cookshop A greenmarket-driven, farm-to-table restaurant near the High Line. Great place for brunch and outdoor dining. 156 Tenth Avenue 212.924.4440

Ernesto Bacalzo, vice president of construction for Brookfield Property Partners, has lived and worked in Chelsea. “It’s a culturally diverse area with such a wide range of socioeconomic blends,” says Bacalzo. “A true melting pot, Chelsea is reflective of the best of New York.”

Dream Hotel Downtown

Tao Downtown A pan-Asian restaurant with a real New York vibe. It is a bit contrarian, as it is vast, while most eateries in the area are small and intimate. It’s great for sushi and drinks, and for large groups. 92 Ninth Avenue 212.888.2724 PUBS The Half King An Irish pub that pairs its food and drinks with readings and photo exhibits. You can get a typical burger here or turkey and brie. Reminiscent of the Chelsea of yesteryear, with a great collection of beer and outdoor seating. 505 West 23rd Street 212.462.4300 HOTEL Dream Downtown Set in the middle of the action in Chelsea, the hip Dream Hotel is a big scene place. It’s a great place for drinks with outdoor seating. It’s not a place to hang out every night, but while in New York you have to see it at least once. 355 West 16th Street 212.229.2559 DINER Stage Door A New York staple that features giant pastrami sandwiches plus all that you’d expect to find in a typical diner. 360 Ninth Avenue 212.868.9655


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Leonard Steinberg

GREENWICH VILLAGE Leonard Steinberg embodies the new breed of modern real estate professional, providing substantive knowledge about all aspects of real estate with his almost two decades of experience, as well as full-fledged, elegant, discreet service to sellers, developers and buyers of New York property. Steinberg’s broad knowledge of the luxury market, consumer and design trends, the properties themselves— and the many criteria involved in the sale or purchase of a property—provides his clients and customers with a service unparalleled in the industry. LEONARD STEINBERG President, Compass, the New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Miami and Los Angeles–based, technology-powered real estate brokerage

As a seller’s broker, he provides a marketing service that is both unique and effective, combining refined selling skills with marketing methods that fully embrace the digital age, enhancing the exposure of the property and thereby maximizing price. His negotiating skills, while not


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intimidating, have produced the results that his clients expect. His clientele ranges from first-time sellers to seasoned owners of multimillion-dollar homes As a buyer’s broker, Steinberg’s keen eye, listening skills and attention to detail have kept his clientele unquestionably loyal. With eternal patience, he identifies his customers’ specific needs to match them to the best possible property, often identifying opportunities that others are unable to see. His services extend beyond the expected; his level of taste and his understanding of architecture and interior design, along with a broad knowledge of resources, have helped buyers realize their dreams.

HIDDEN TREASURES The End of History The most beautiful, unusual glassware and objects in a splendid array of colors. 548 Hudson Street 212.647.7598 Monocle Shop Great books and items, including clothing that travels well. 535 Hudson Street 212.229.1120 The Meadow Everything wonderful for the tabletop. Super charming! 523 Hudson Street 212.645.4633 The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields Hidden behind a wall, and simply magical! 487 Hudson Street 212.924.0562 RESTAURANTS Sant Ambroeus My favorite spot for breakfast. A cappuccino with avocado toast is the perfect start to any day. 259 West 4th Street 212.604.9254 LUNCH Il Cantinori A classic in the heart of the antiques district. There’s nothing better than a trip to O’Sullivan Antiques followed by lunch here, surrounded by the world’s leading interior designers. 32 East 10th Street 212.673.6044 DINNER Perry St Local and modern and calming in the best way, with a spectacular menu. Jean-Georges’ son cooks here. Their homemade burrata is exceptional.



LOUNGES The Marlton The bar here has a Parisian air. 5 West 8th Street 212.321.0111

Exquisite at sunset when the restaurant fills with natural light. It’s peaceful enough here to have a civilized conversation. 176 Perry Street 212.352.1900

The Beatrice Inn Has a magnificent back room that feels superbly Britishy and New Yorky all at once! 285 West 12th Street 917.566.7400

I Sodi An off-the-radar hotspot with great celebrity watching, but it’s almost impossible to get a reservation here. 105 Christopher Street 212.414.5774

MUSEUM Whitney Museum of American Art I have fallen in love with the new Whitney Museum downtown, the first world-class museum in the Village. 99 Gansevoort Street 212.570.3600

BOUTIQUES Paul Smith The namesake retailer of the designer’s eclectic men’s and women’s accessories just moved to Bleecker Street. It’s always perfect for some special items. 357 Bleecker Street 212.271.1701 paul-smith-bleecker-street Aedes de Venustas A tiny fragrance store where the scents inspire and make everything wonderful again. 9 Christopher Street 212.206.8674 COFFEE SHOP Kava Café An amazing coffee shop, designed by Roman and Williams, that is pure perfection. 803 Washington Street 212.255.7495

HEALTH CLUBS Refine Method Great high-intensity interval training. 131 Perry Street 646.820.3463 The Wright Fit I also love the gym in my building: 150 Charles Street. SPA Cowshed I love this spa located in Soho House. 29-35 Ninth Avenue 212.627.9800 AUTOMOBILES Cooper Classic Cars I love gazing at the divine classic cars here. 137 Perry Street 212.929.3009

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Hudson River Park runs along the west side of Manhattan through Tribeca.


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Hall F. Willkie and Bess Freedman

TRIBECA HALL F. WILLKIE President, and BESS FREEDMAN, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Sales and Business Development Brown Harris Stevens

As president of Brown Harris Stevens, Hall Willkie oversees industrial past and its cast-iron buildings and cobblestone the residential sales company and manages more than 400 streets,” explains Willkie. sales agents, with sales totaling in excess of $4.2 billion in New York City. He serves as a governor of the Real “It is home to many of the city’s best restaurants and shops, Estate Board of New York, and has served as a cochairman as well as galleries and other performance spaces. The of the board of directors and the ethics committee and lovely parks and superb views of the Hudson River really interfirm committees. make this one of New York City’s best places to live and to visit,” adds Freedman. As executive vice president, managing director of sales and business development, Bess Freedman is a strong leader, RESTAURANTS motivator and educator. She brings to her real estate ca- BOUTIQUES Locanda Verde

OTTE Stylish women’s clothing from an incredible range of stylish yet classic designers. 37 North Moore Street 212.431.8501

James Perse Recently opened, it has an amazing selection of men’s and women’s clothing as well as home collections. 257 Church Street 646.863.0089

reer at Brown Harris Stevens a high level of professionalism, interpersonal skills and negotiating savvy that are respected by agents and peers alike. Both enjoy being a resource for brokers and staff and finding creative solutions to every situation, particularly new ways to pitch and market listings and to coach agents through difficult negotiations and situations.


Bubby’s Across the street from our Tribeca office, Bubby’s is an institution. The food is fantastic, and of course you MUST have pie! 129 Hudson Street 212.219.0666

Locanda Verde A neighborhood tavern serving Chef Andrew Carmellini’s urban Italian menu. The sheep’s milk ricotta with sea salt and herbs is a must on your table. It’s so simple but incredible. 377 Greenwich Street 212.925.3797 PARKS Duane Park The first public space acquired by the city specifically for use as a public park, and it’s gorgeous—surrounded by beautiful classic Tribeca architecture and great shops. Located at Hudson and Duane Streets

“Although Tribeca is a relatively small neighborhood, it boasts four designated historic districts and as a result features many architectural gems. The neighborhood has a friendly atmosphere you might not expect from its


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Cupsogue Beach, Photo Credit: Barbara Lassen

Robert Nelson


SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons

Senior Managing Director Robert Nelson uses his expertise to guide and Nelson oversees all seven Brown Harris encourage BHS agents to take advantage of Steven s (BHS) offices in the Hamptons every meaningful resource that luxury buyers and the North Fork, and directly man- and sellers require, and to harness the power of ages the Southampton, Westhampton BHS affiliate Christie’s International Real Estate. Beach and Sag Harbor offices. Westhampton holds a special place in Nelson’s A real estate expert for more than 31 heart. “From a main street to our beautiful years, Nelson has personally closed beaches, Westhampton Beach has it all. We more than 1,000 properties in his are the first Hampton, and often say WHB career, owned his own real estate com- stands for ‘Where the Hamptons Begin.’ We pany and built and designed many are proud to be a quiet and unpretentious homes, including apartment buildings, village with great boutiques, from clothing to and he has assisted clients in producing ice cream. We have it all 90 minutes from New income property and development. York City.”


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PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center A great place to see amazing artists, comedians or the top pop artists—it has it all. 76 Main Street Westhampton Beach 631.288.1500 COCKTAILS Dockers Waterside Marina & Restaurant One of the most beautiful settings for sunset cocktails. 94 Dune Road East Quogue 631.653.0653 OUTDOOR ACTIVITES One of Nelson’s favorite activities is paddleboarding off Exchange Point in Westhampton Beach.

Rogers Beach

Rogers Beach I love having my coffee there and taking a morning walk. 105 Dune Road Westhampton Beach Cupsogue Beach County Park Bundling up and going down to Cupsogue Beach in the middle of the winter to see the seals is a favorite thing to do. 906 Dune Road Westhampton Beach 631.852.8111 Parks/CupsogueBeachCountyPark

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

BAKERY Beach Bakery One of the central places to go to in Westhampton Beach for food, sweets and music on the weekends. 112 Main Street Westhampton Beach 631.288.6552

DINNER Sydney’s “Taylor” Made Cuisine Specializes in local Long Island ingredients. 32 Mill Road Westhampton Beach 631.288.4722

DELICATESSEN Sunset Deli Features homemade cooking, it’s within walking distance of Main Street. It’s also fun to enjoy your meal at the new Glovers Park. 60 Sunset Avenue Westhampton Beach 631.288.2247 LUNCH Margarita Grille Mexican burgers, steak and the best margaritas. 83 Main Street Westhampton Beach 631.288.5252

Nelson’s other favorite is Lashley, a hidden beach. “We have the widest and best beaches on the East End,” he proclaims.

Stone Creek Inn


Starr Boggs One of our top restaurants on the South Fork. Awesome seafood and jazz on Saturday nights. It’s a place to see and be seen. Attracts celebrities as well. 6 Parlato Drive Westhampton Beach 631.288.3500 Stone Creek Inn Superb French-Mediterranean cuisine. 405 Montauk Highway East Quogue 631.653.6770 BOUTIQUES Impulse Top-quality, high-end clothing, with the best Robert Graham shirts. 85 Main Street Westhampton Beach 631.288.5406 GALLERIES Quogue Gallery Our own Fitzgerald gallery is not just for framing but has amazing art from many locally based artists. 44 Quogue Street Quogue 631.653.6236

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Jay Flagg

SOUTHAMPTON Named one of the top 50 real estate agents nationwide by the Wall Street Journal, Jay Flagg is consistently a top Hamptons producer. He managed the Southampton office of Prudential Douglas Elliman to become one of their leading branches over the past decade. In 2010, he joined Saunders & Associates. As a sales award–winning broker for 25 years, Flagg represents and has sold some of the rarest estates and oceanfront properties in the Hamptons, including the record-setting $33.5 million land sale of Olde Towne Association in Southampton Village. JAY FLAGG Associate Real Estate Broker Saunders & Associates

Flagg has called Southampton home since 1999. “The natural beauty here is hard to beat. You have the ocean, the bays and amazing outdoor activities. Plus there is such a diversity of people,” says Flagg. “Southampton’s Meadow Lane is often referred to as Billionaire Lane. Add to this, the locals who have been in Southampton for centuries— the farmers, baymen, fishermen—and you have a fascinating group.” In the summer, the colorful farm-fresh produce piled high at roadside stands can’t be beat. Plus, there are so many amazing homes in Southampton that inspire, and it’s only an hour and a half from Manhattan, another benefit.


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Parrish Art Museum. Photo © Matthu Placek

RESTAURANTS Sant Ambroeus An Italian eatery featuring excellent Milanese food that never disappoints. A great place for lunch or dinner al fresco during the summer. 30 Main Street, Southampton 631.283.1233 Silver’s A great place for lunch in the heart of the Village. A diverse menu where one can order everything from a wonderful chicken soup to a salade niçoise. 15 Main Street, Southampton 631.283.6443 Estia’s A fun, casual place in Sag Harbor that serves delicious American and Mexican fare. Great place for brunch. 1615 Sag Harbor Bridgehampton Turnpike Sag Harbor 631.725.1045 Vine Street Café Local produce, seafood and wine featured here. The food is always fresh and it features divine seafood dishes and desserts. 41 South Ferry Road Shelter Island 631.749.3210


The American Hotel A classic American restaurant. I ate my first meal in the Hamptons here. I remember sitting by the roaring fire, enjoying a delicious linguine and bay scallop dish. 49 Main Street Sag Harbor 631.725.3535 1770 House Restaurant & Inn I especially like sitting in the tavern in the basement of the restaurant: it reminds me of a great English pub. 143 Main Street East Hampton 631.324.1770

MUSEUM Parrish Art Museum An East End treasure featuring many artists who lived and worked in the Hamptons. 279 Montauk Highway Water Mill 631.283.2118 FURNITURE Walter Attaway—The Shop Great collection of mid-century furniture. Walter has excellent taste in antiques and objects. 43 Jobs Lane Southampton 631.353.3999

BOUTIQUES Brunello Cucinelli Well-made clothes from Italy with great cashmere sweaters. 39 Newton Lane East Hampton 631.527.5200 Polo Ralph Lauren Classic American clothes that never go out of style. 32 Main Street East Hampton 631.907.0960

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Cedar Point Lighthouse

Anthony DeVivio

ANTHONY DEVIVIO Managing Director, Hamptons Halstead Property East Hampton, NY

EAST HAMPTON Anthony DeVivio has always been praised as a highly resourceful, results-driven leader. He was recently promoted to managing Hamptons director for Halstead Property, where he is responsible for both the East Hampton and Southampton offices. For the past five years, he served as Halstead Property’s director of sales in the Harlem and Riverdale offices. In that position, DeVivio applied his extensive skills and knowledge as a former broker and manager and strengthened Halstead’s market share in these two dynamic neighborhoods. Prior to joining Corcoran, where he worked before Halstead, DeVivio rose through the financial industry for more than two decades, from financial advisor trainee to executive vice president, director of separate accounts, and president of retail for the Dreyfus Corporation. His accomplishments include restructuring the


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management team, hiring more than 200 brokers to manage the assets of high-net-worth clients and improving the net flow of assets by more than $3 billion annually in less than four years. DeVivio graduated from Whittier College with a BA in political science. He is involved with a number of charities, serves on the board of directors of East Hampton Meals on Wheels and delivers meals every Tuesday. DeVivio’s favorite part of East Hampton is the center of the village. “Whether it is having a drink after getting off the beach, shopping in one of the many designer shops (Ralph Lauren has four stores), going out to dinner or enjoying an ice cream in front of Scoop Du Jour, you can’t help but admire its gentle beauty and historic cachet.”

Eric Firestone Gallery Photo Credit: Barbara Lassen

BEACH Georgica Beach My favorite place to go is Georgica Beach. No high rises, no concession stands, just beautiful beach, dunes and the sound of ocean surf. It is the one place I can go to relax and take it down a notch. 86 Main Street, Lily Pond Lane East Hampton 631.324.4150 LUNCH Babette’s A great lunch spot with outdoor seating, great food and people watching. No reservations, so be prepared to wait a little. Best Bloody Mary in town and the best for celebrity sightings. The food is all organic and among the finest in all the Hamptons. 66 Newtown Lane East Hampton 631.329.5377

DINNER Nick & Toni’s My go-to place for dinner. It’s fun. You can have a great dinner there with friends—and a great time as well. The next table is probably laughing as hard as your table. They change the menu with the seasons so you never get bored of the same old thing. No reservation…Get there about 6:45 p.m. and grab a seat at the bar: best seat in the place. 136 North Main Street East Hampton 631.324.3550 GYM Sag Harbor Gym Want to work off last night’s dinner? This is the place. They have daily rates and plenty of equipment, not to mention every exercise class you can imagine. Spin classes are $10.00.That’s right: $10.00. It is light-filled and spacious. 1 Bay Street Sag Harbor 631.725.0707 ART Eric Firestone Gallery If it is art you want, there is no place like East Hampton. My personal favorite is the Eric Firestone Gallery on Newtown Lane. Eric does a great job of featuring local and international artists with varying styles. He has new exhibits all the time, so don’t just go there once. Your next visit will be a completely different experience. 4 Newtown Lane East Hampton 631.604.2386 FOOD TO GO Mary’s Marvelous Going to the beach and want to take food for the day? Mary’s Marvelous is the place. Best sandwiches made to order. They are all homemade with a unique twist. 105–107 Newtown Lane East Hampton 631.324.1055

Nick and Toni’s scallops


CITARELLA If it is fried chicken you desire for that tiring day in the surf and sun, this is the place. Best fried chicken anywhere. Various locations throughout the Hamptons

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Helen Stubbmann

MONTAUK HELEN STUBBMANN Real Estate Agent, Corcoran Montauk

Helen Stubbmann is an experienced real estate professional who offers her clientele not only an extensive knowledge of the Montauk area market, but a deep understanding of home design and building, having been in that business for 38 years as well. She and her husband operated a successful custom home building business, handling everything from new construction to complete renovations they designed, with projects mostly in Montauk and throughout Amagansett to Southampton. A 40-year Montauk resident with her husband and daughter in the same home they built 28 years ago, Stubbmann began her career in residential sales at a smaller Montauk agency before joining Allan Schneider, then Corcoran. Prior to moving to Montauk, Stubbmann lived in New York City, where she studied advertising art and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She subsequently worked at Macy’s Herald Square, where she produced in-house presentations for the buying line, plus spearheaded the conversion to Macy’s first online purchasing system.

OFF SEASON It is so quiet and serene in the winter, and it’s possible to go on a seal walk to these animals lounging on exposed rocks during low tide. BAKERY Montauk Bake Shoppe Features an amazing assortment of baked goods, including their famous jelly-stuffed croissants. 29 The Plaza Montauk 631.668.2439 LUNCH Inlet Seafood Restaurant Located at the entrance to Montauk harbor, this eatery not only features the freshest seafood around, you can watch the fishing boats come and go as welll. It’s a great spot for dinner with beautiful sunset views. 541 East Lake Drive Montauk 631.668.4272

DINNER Harvest on Fort Pond A family-style restaurant, their kitchen is consistently good anytime you choose to go. They offer one of the best calamari salads, and in the fall, when it is scallop season, they offer one of the best scallop dishes I have ever had. 11 South Emery Street Montauk 631.668.5574 SPA Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa Offers all the amenities one could want from a spa. Plus, a rare find is its saltwater indoor pool with wide ocean views to enjoy. 290 Old Montauk Highway Montauk 631.668.2345

Hers is a sailing family who also loves to surf (while she watches). She loves to ride horses in what she calls “the beautiful county parkland of Montauk.” One of the many reasons she loves Montauk is that it is surrounded on three sides by water, so no matter where you go, the views are amazing.


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In a city like New York, where everyone claims to be the best of the best, you need to know how to secure the superlative. Each and every one of our picks is tried and true—personally picked by our editors and their friends. From the best spas to the best clubs and the best place to rent a helicopter, we know where to go. Here are our picks, from the inside.

SHOPPING HIPPEST BOUTIQUES: Blue & Cream 1 East 1st Street 212.533.3088 Blue Tree 1283 Madison Avenue 212.369.2583 Curve 57 Bond Street 212.966.3626

Scoop 1275-1277 Third Avenue 212.535.5577

Brunello Cucinelli 683 Madison Avenue 212.813.0900

Parke & Ronen 176 Ninth Avenue 212.989.4245

Steven Alan 229 Elizabeth Street 212.226.7482

Calvin Klein Collection 654 Madison Avenue 212.292.9000

Paul & Shark 667 Madison Avenue 212.452.9868

Thom Browne 100 Hudson Street 212.633.1197

Canali 625 Madison Avenue 212.752.3131

Philipp Plein 625 Madison Avenue 212.644.3304

Domenico Vacca 781 Fifth Avenue 212.759.6333

Rag & Bone 104 Christopher Street 212.727.2990

Ermenegildo Zegna 663 Fifth Avenue 212.421.4488

Ralph Lauren 867 Madison Avenue 212.606.2100

Hermès 691 Madison Avenue 212.751.3181

Stefano Ricci 407 Park Avenue 212.371.3901

John Varvatos 765 Madison Avenue 212.760.2414

Thomas Pink 10 Columbus Circle 212.823.9650

Berluti 677 Madison Avenue 212.439.6400

Lanvin 807 Madison Avenue 212.812.2866

Tom Ford 845 Madison Avenue 212.359.0300

Brioni 57 East 57th Street 212.376.5777

Marc by Marc Jacobs Men 163 Mercer Street 212.343.1490

Brooks Brothers 346 Madison Avenue 212.682.8800

Opening Ceremony 35 Howard Street 212.219.2688


Christian Siriano 252 Elizabeth Street 212.775.8494

Angelo Galasso The Plaza Edwardian Room 1 West 58th Street 212.371.4400

Diana & Jeffries 1339 Madison Avenue 212.831.0531

Barneys New York 660 Madison Avenue 212.826.8900

Edit 1368 Lexington Avenue 212.876.1368

Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store 754 Fifth Avenue 212.753.7300

Etro 89 Greene Street 646.329.6929 Jeffrey 449 West 14th Street 212.206.1272 Kirna Zabête 477 Broome Street 212.941.9656


BEST WOMEN’S FASHION: Alice + Olivia 755 Madison Avenue 646.545.2895

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AVENUE PICKS · 79 Bloomingdale’s 504 Broadway 212.729.5900 1000 Third Avenue 212.705.2000 2085 Broadway 212.634.3190 Bottega Veneta 650 Madison Avenue 212.371.5511 Brora 1204 Madison Avenue 212.426.1101 Carolina Herrera 954 Madison Avenue 212.249.6552 802 Madison Avenue 212.744.2076 Chanel 15 East 57th Street 212.355.5050 Christian Dior 21 East 57th Street 212.931.2950 Cynthia Rose 754 Fifth Avenue 212.753.7300 360 Avenue U 718.266.8777 Cohen’s Optical 132 West 57th Street 212.581.4967 Dennis Basso 825 Madison Avenue 212.794.4500 Dolce & Gabbana 717 Fifth Avenue 212.897.9653 Emilio Pucci 855 Madison Avenue 212.752.4777 Giorgio Armani 760 Madison Avenue 212.988.9191


Gucci 725 Fifth Avenue 212.826.2600 840 Madison Avenue 212.717.2619 Intermix 1003 Madison Avenue 212.249.7858 J. Crew Collection 1035 Madison Avenue 212.249.3869 Kate Spade 789 Madison Avenue 212.988.0259 L.K. Bennett 655 Madison Avenue 646.795.6416 Louis Vuitton 1 East 57th Street 212.758.8877 Marina Rinaldi 13 East 69th Street 212.734.4333 Max Mara 813 Madison Avenue 212.879.6100 Michael Kors 11 West 42nd Street 212.201.8100 Missoni 1009 Madison Avenue 212.517.9339

Reed Krakoff 93 Greene Street 646.596.9890

David Webb 942 Madison Avenue 212.421.3030

Roland Mouret 952 Madison Avenue 212.249.2008

De Beers 777 Madison Ave. 212.906.0001

Tomas Maier 956 Madison Avenue 212.988.8686

de Grisogono 824 Madison Avenue 212.439.4220

Tory Burch 797 Madison Avenue 212.510.8371

Fabergé 694 Madison Avenue 646.559.8848

Valentino 821 Madison Avenue 212.772.6969

Folli Follie 575 Madison Avenue 212.421.3155

BEST JEWELRY AND WATCHES: A. Lange & Söhne 785 Madison Avenue 646.828.3150 Aaron Basha 673 Madison Avenue 212.644.1970 Asprey 853 Madison Avenue 212.688.1811 Bulgari 730 Fifth Avenue, #2 212.315.9000 Campbellian Collection 908.656.5614

Miu Miu 11 East 57th Street 212.641.2980

Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd. 818 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor 212.794.9100

Nicole Miller 77 Greene Street 212.219.1825

Cartier 757 Fifth Avenue 212.457.3202 828 Madison Avenue 212.472.6400

Prada 575 Broadway 212.334.8888 724 Fifth Avenue 212.664.0010 45 East 57th Street 212.308.2332 Ralph Lauren 888 Madison Avenue 212.434.8000

Chanel Fine Jewelry 733 Madison Avenue 212.535.5828 Chopard 709 Madison Avenue 212.223.2304

Freywille 624 Madison Avenue 646.682.9030 Graff 710 Madison Avenue 212.355.9292 Harry Winston 718 Fifth Avenue 212.399.1000 Hueb 717 Madison Avenue 212.776.4960 Ippolita 796 Madison Avenue 646.664.4240 Jack Vartanian 996 Madison Avenue 212.988.2881 Jacob & Co. 48 East 57th Street 212.719.5887 Jaeger-LeCoultre 701 Madison Avenue 646.828.4328 Jennifer Miller 972 Lexington Avenue 212.734.8199 Jewelbox on Madison 818 Lexington Avenue 212.644.8297

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80 · AVENUE PICKS Kwiat 725 Madison Avenue 212.725.7777

Sidney Garber 998 Madison Avenue 212.274.1111

Leviev 700 Madison Avenue, #3 212.763.5300

Susan van der Linde 34 East 67th Street 212.758.7500

Links of London 535 Madison Avenue 212.588.1177

Tiffany & Co. 727 Fifth Avenue 212.755.8000

LJ Cross 994 Madison Avenue 212.472.5050

Valentin Magro 42 West 48th Street, Suite 903 212.575.9044

London Jewelers 2046 Northern Boulevard Manhasset, NY 516.627.7475 Macklowe Gallery 667 Madison Avenue 212.644.6400 Misahara Shops at the Plaza Hotel 1 West 58th Street 212.371.7050 Monica Rich Kosann Bergdorf Goodman 754 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor 212.872.8960 Officine Panerai 703 Madison Avenue 212.223.1562 Paul Morelli 895 Madison Avenue 212.585.4200 Pomellato 741 Madison Avenue 212.879.2118 Reinstein|Ross, Goldsmith’s 29 East 73rd Street 212.772.1901 30 Gansevoort Street 212.226.4513 Seaman Schepps 485 Park Avenue 212.753.9520


Valextra 833 Madison Avenue 646.649.5336 Van Cleef & Arpels 744 Fifth Avenue 212. 896.9284 Wempe 700 Fifth Avenue 212.397.9000 Yael Sonia 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 810 212.472.6488 By appointment

BEST GEMS AND ANTIQUES: Asulin Galleries The Shops at Plaza West 58th Street 212.498.9450 Manhattan Art & Antiques Center 1050 Second Avenue, #86 212.355.4400

BEST PLACE TO RESELL JEWELRY: Circa 415 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor 212.486.6013 Del-Gatto 16 East 52nd Street 212.681.9550 Global Gold & Silver 7 West 45th Street, #1200 212.302.4653

BEST WOMEN’S SHOE STORES: Alejandro Ingelmo 51 Wooster Street 646.692.8184 Barneys New York 660 Madison Avenue 212.826.8900 Christian Louboutin 965 Madison Avenue 212.396.1884 Giuseppe Zanotti 806 Madison Avenue 212.650.0455 Jimmy Choo 716 Madison Avenue 212.759.7078 Manolo Blahnik 31 West 54th Street 212.582.3007 Saks Fifth Avenue 611 Fifth Avenue 212.753.4000 Stuart Weitzman 625 Madison Avenue 212.750.2555 Tod’s 650 Madison Avenue 212.644.5945

Couture Kids The Shops at Plaza Hotel 1 West 58th Street 212.935.4490 CrewCuts 1190 Madison Avenue 212.348.9803 Jacadi 1242 Madison Avenue 212.369.1616 Les Petits Chapelais 146 Sullivan Street 212.625.1023 Lester’s 1534 Second Avenue 212.734.9292 Magic Windows 1186 Madison Avenue 212.289.0028 Makié 109 Thompson Street 212.625.3930 Ralph Lauren Children 878 Madison Avenue 212.606.3376 Spring Flowers 907 Madison Avenue 212.717.8182


Agent Provocateur 675 Madison Avenue 212.840.2436

A Second Chance 1111 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor 212.744.6041 155 Prince Street 212.673.6155

La Perla 803 Madison Avenue 212.570.0050

Council Thrift Shop 246 East 84th Street 212.439.8373


Encore 1132 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor 212.879.2850


Armani Junior 1223 Madison Avenue 212.828.6920 Bonpoint 805 Madison Avenue 212.879.0900

In God We Trust 265 Lafayette Street 212.966.9010 Michael’s: The Consignment Shop for Women 1041 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor 212.737.7273

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AVENUE PICKS · 81 Resurrection 217 Mott Street 212.625.1374

J. Mendel 787 Madison Avenue 212.832.5830

MCF Rare Wine 237 West 13th Street 212.255.8870

Roundabout New & Resale Couture 31 East 72nd Street 646.755.8009

Pologeorgis 143 West 29th Street, 8th Floor 212.563.2250

Morrell 1 Rockefeller Plaza 212.688.9370

Saks Fifth Avenue Fur Salon 611 Fifth Avenue, #3 212.940.4465

Park Avenue Liquor 270 Madison Avenue 212.685.2442

Tokio 7 83 East 7th Street 212.353.8443 What Goes Around Comes Around 351 West Broadway 212.343.1225

BEST FLORISTS: Bloom 255 Murray Street 212.832.8094 City Blossoms 312 East 46th Street 212.867.5964 Floralies 122 East 55th Street 212.755.3990 Lenox Hill Florists 1140 Lexington Avenue 212.861.2787 L’Olivier Floral Atelier 19 East 76th Street 212.774.7676 Ovando 19 East 65th Street 212.988.2600 Plaza Flowers NYC 944 Lexington Avenue 212.472.7565 Zeze Flowers 938 First Avenue 212.753.7767

MOST EXCLUSIVE FURRIERS: Alixandre Furs 150 West 30th Street 212.736.5550 Dennis Basso 825 Madison Avenue 212.794.4500


BEST PLACES TO PICK UP A LAST-MINUTE TUXEDO: Baldwin Formals 1156 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor 212.245.8190

Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits 505 Park Avenue 212.838.7500


Bergdorf Goodman 754 Fifth Avenue 212.753.7300

Asia Society 725 Park Avenue 212.327.9217

Brioni 57 East 57th Street 212.376.5777

Cooper–Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street 212.849.8400

Brooks Brothers 346 Madison Avenue 212.309.7765

BEST CRYSTAL, CHINA AND GLASS STORES: Baccarat 635 Madison Avenue 212.826.4100 Bardith 901 Madison Avenue 212.737.3775 Bernardaud 499 Park Avenue 212.371.4300 Scully & Scully 504 Park Avenue 212.755.2590 Tiffany & Co. 727 Fifth Avenue 212.755.8000

BEST WINE MERCHANTS: City Winery 155 Varick Street 212.608.0555

The Frick Museum 1 East 70th Street 212.288.0700 Guggenheim 1071 Fifth Avenue 212.423.3500 The Metropolitan Museum 1000 Fifth Avenue 212.535.7710 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 West 53rd Street 212.708.9400 The Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Circle 212.299.7777 New Museum 235 Bowery 212.219.1222 New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West 212.873.3400

BEST DESIGN CENTER RESOURCE: New York Design Center 200 Lexington Avenue 212.679.9500

BEST DÉCOR STORES: ABC Carpet & Home 881 and 888 Broadway 212.473.3000 Charlotte Moss 24 East 71st Street, Suite 3N 212.308.7088 Frette 799 Madison Avenue 212.988.5221 Harris Levy 98 Forsyth Street 212.226.3102 Jonathan Adler 1097 Madison Avenue 212.772.2410 John Derian Company 6 and 10 East 2nd Street 212.677.3917 Ligne Roset 250 Park Avenue South 212.375.1036 Madeline Weinrib Atelier ABC Carpet & Home 888 Broadway, 6th Floor 646.602.3780 Restoration Hardware 935 Broadway 212.260.9479 Roche Bobois 200 Madison Avenue 212.889.0700 TUI Lifestyle 156 Wooster Street 212.300.7046

The Whitney Museum 99 Gansevoort Street 212.570.3600

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82 · AVENUE PICKS HEALTH & BEAUTY BEST DAY SPAS: Aire Ancient Baths 88 Franklin Street 212.274.3777 Bliss 49 541 Lexington Avenue 877.862.5477 Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa The Plaza Hotel 1 West 58th Street 212.265.3182 Eden Day Spa 388 Broadway 212.226.0515 L.Raphael Spa Four Seasons Hotel New York 57 East 57th Street 212.350.6420 The Setai Club & Spa Wall Street 40 Broad Street 212.792.6193 The Sisley Spa The Carlyle 35 East 76th Street, 3rd Floor 212.660.7560

BEST CELEBRITY STYLISTS AND COLORISTS: Dov colorist and stylist at Dov Salon 127 E. 56th Street, 3rd Fl 212.980.4057

Ricardo Rojas 60 East 66th Street 212.721.5900 Sharon Dorram colorist at Sally Hershberger 17 East 71st Street 212.535.3519

BEST HAIR SALONS: Dry Bar 4 West 16th Street 212.561.5392 Frédéric Fekkai Henri Bendel 712 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor 212.753.9500 Glam & Go 330 East 61st Street 1515 Broadway 980 Madison Avenue 152 Christopher Street 4 Astor Place 30 East 85th Street 700 8th Avenue 844.438.4526 John Barrett Salon Bergdorf Goodman 754 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor 212.872.2700 Julien Farel Salon 540 Park Avenue 212.888.8988 Mario Nico Salon 266 West 22nd Street 212.727.8464

Gardner Edmunds stylist at Hair by Gardner 119 West 23rd Street, Studio 702A 303.868.9607

Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa 595 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor 212.759.9300

Kyle White colorist at the Oscar Blandi Salon 545 Madison Avenue 212.421.9800

RPZL | Hair Extension & Blowout Bar 27 West 20th Street 212.255.0036

Marie Robinson colorist at Marie Robinson Salon 40 W. 25 St., 10th Floor 212.358.7780

Toka Salon 768 Madison Avenue 212.517.5133

Nunzio Saviano stylist at The Nunzio Saviano Salon 130 East 65th Street 212.988.0880


Vu Hair New York The Peninsula Hotel 700 5th Avenue 212.903.3081

Warren-Tricomi The Plaza Hotel 1 West 58th Street, 2nd Floor 212.262.8899

BEST MANICURE/PEDICURE: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa 663 Fifth Avenue 212.546.0200 Parus Salon 440 East 75th Street, Suite 2 212.288.8877 By appointment only Susan Ciminelli Beauty Clinic 118 East 57th Street, 3rd Floor 212.750.4441 Tenoverten 112 Reade Street, 2nd Floor 212.406.1010

BEST PLACES FOR SKIN CARE: Clarins Skin Spa 1000 Third Avenue 212.705.3985 Cornelia Day Spa The Surrey 20 East 76th Street 646.358.3600 www.corneliaspa Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa 663 Fifth Avenue 212.546.0200 The Institute at Erno Laszlo 382 West Broadway 212.300.4111 Guerlain Spa The Waldorf Astoria 301 Park Avenue 212.872.7200 Juva Skin & Laser Center 60 East 56th Street, Suite 2 212.421.9501 Kimara Ahnert 1113 Madison Avenue 212.452.4252

Skinfluence 1047 Park Avenue 212.754.6363 Sphatika 818 Madison Avenue 212.265.5885 Union Square Laser Dermatology 19 Union Square West 212.366.5400 Verve Medical Cosmetics 240 East 60th Street 212.888.3003

BEST MOBILE MAKEUP AND HAIR SERVICES: Blushington 119 West 56th Street 646.410.2208 Damali NYC Specializes in weddings and events 574 Fifth Avenue 212.604.4441

BEST BARBERS: John Allan’s Midtown 46 East 46th Street 212.922.0361 Tribeca 418 Washington Street 212.334.5358 Martial Vivot 39 West 54th Street 212.956.2990 Paul Molé Barbershop 1034A Lexington Avenue 212.535.8461 Salon Fodera The St. Regis Hotel 2 East 55th Street 212.421.0002 Yves Durif The Carlyle 35 East 76th Street 212.452.0954

Mario Badescu 320 East 52nd Street 212.223.3728

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Ishta Yoga 56 East 11th Street 212.598.4800

Brownings Fitness 980 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor 866.500.1909

Jivamukti Yoga School 841 Broadway, 2nd Floor 212.353.0214

Clay Health Club and Spa 25 West 14th Street 212.206.9200

New York Yoga 1629 York Avenue 212.717.9642

Remorca Fitness 26 East 64th Street 171 East 74th Street 917.388.3033

BEST PILATES STUDIOS: Chaise Fitness 40 East 23rd Street, 3rd Floor 212.432.6100 Equinox Midtown 1 Park Avenue 212.779.1727 SoHo 69 Prince Street 212.334.4631 Tribeca 54 Murray Street 212.566.6555 Visit for more locations Mind Your Body 1413 Lexington Avenue 212.426.7960 Momentum Pilates & Gyrotonic 80 East 11th Street , #205C 917.520.2912 Flex Studios 47 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor 212.929.6106 Uptown Pilates 903 Madison Avenue 212.717.3903

BEST SPIN CLASSES: Flywheel Sports 201 East 67th Street, 3rd Floor 212.327.1217 Visit for additional locations SoulCycle 1470 E Third Avenue 212.639.1300 Visit for additional locations


BEST COSMETIC SURGEONS: Dr. Sherell Aston 728 Park Avenue 212.249.6000 Dr. Daniel Baker 65 East 66th Street 212.734.9695 Dr. Robert M. Freund 170 East End Ave, Ssuite CS 212.583.1200 Dr. Robert H. Gotkin Cosmetique Dermatology, Laser & Plastic Surgery 625 Park Avenue 212.794.4000 Dr. Gerald Imber 121 East 83rd Street, Suite A 212.472.1800 Dr. Elie Levine Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC 35A East 84th Street 212.988.1800 Dr. David Rosenberg and Dr. Jessica Lattman Surgical Center 225 East 64th Street, #3 212.832.8595 Dr. Nicolas Tabbal 521 Park Avenue, Suite #1 212.644.5800 Dr. Marc Zimbler 990 Fifth Avenue 212.570.9900

BEST COSMETIC DERMATOLOGISTS: Dr. Gary Goldenberg Medical Director of the Dermatology Faculty Practice Mount Sinai Medical Center 5 East 98th Street, 5th Floor 212.241.9728 Dr. Jody A. Levine and Dr. Elie Levine Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC 35 East 84th Street 212.988.1800 Dr. David Orentreich Orentreich Medical Group 909 Fifth Avenue 212.794.0800 Dr. Marina I. Peredo 1047 Park Ave 212.754.6363 Dr. Deborah S. Sarnoff Cosmetique Dermatology Laser 625 Park Avenue 212.794.4000 Dr. Yan Trokel 39 West 67th Street 212.861.7787 Dr. Debra Wattenberg SkincareRX 875 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2B 212.288.3200 Dr. Patricia Wexler Wexler Dermatology 145 East 32nd Street, 7th Floor 212.684.2626

BEST ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON/ SPORTS MEDICINE: Dr. Jonathan Glashow 737 Park Avenue, Suite 1C 212.794.5096

CUSTOM SERVICE BEST EMERGENCY BABYSITTERS: The Baby Sitters’ Guild 477 Madison Avenue 212.682.0227

Sitters Studio 259 West 30th Street 646.246.6024 UrbanSitter Online only

BEST CHAUFFEUR SERVICES: Commonwealth Limousines 866.770.1677 718.482.8985 Luxury Ride 1.866.900.5NYC Paris Limousines 866.249.7760 Serenity Transporation 691 Middle Country Road Selden, NY 631.776.2600

BEST PLACES FOR SHOE REPAIR: Arty’s Shoe Service 243 Eighth Avenue 212.255.1451 No website Empire Shoe Repair 991 Lexington Avenue 212.744.1257 No website Jim’s Shoe Repair 50 East 59th Street 212.355.8259 Leather Spa 55 West 55th Street 212.262.4823

BEST TAILORS/ CUSTOM CLOTHIERS: B Michael 800.446.4557 Bhambi’s Custom Tailors 14 East 60th Street, Suite 610 212.935.5379 Madame Paulette 1255 Second Avenue 212.838.6827

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84 · AVENUE PICKS Mohan’s Custom Tailors One Grand Central Place 60 E 42nd Street, #1432 212.697.0050 Tom and Linda Platt 55 West 39th Street, 17th Floor 212.221.7208


BEST PLACES TO RENT A HELICOPTER: Associated Aircraft Group, Inc. 845.463.6500 Helicopter Flight Services, Inc. 212.355.0801 Liberty Helicopters 800.542.9933 Shoreline Aviation 781.834.4928 Wings Air Helicopters 18 Hangar Road, Suite 200 914.202.3440

NEW YORK REAL ESTATE Brown Harris Stevens 445 Park Avenue, 11th Floor 212.593.8300 See for additional locations Citi Habitats 387 Park Ave. South, 4th floor 212.685.7777 See for additional locations Compass Global Headquarters 90 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor 212.913.9058 for additional locations

The Corcoran Group 660 Madison Avenue 212.355.3550 See for additional locations Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group 888 Seventh Avenue 212.634.6500 Douglas Elliman 980 Madison Avenue 212.650.4800 See for additional locations Engel & Völkers NYC 430 Park Avenue, 11th Floor 212.234.3100 Fox Residential Group 14 East 60th Street, Suite 500 212.772.2666 Halstead Property 499 Park Avenue 212.734.0010 See for additional locations Nest Seekers International 415 Madison Avenue 212.252.8772 See for additional locations Saunders & Associates 2287 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton, NY 631.537.5454 See for additional locations Stephen P. Wald Real Estate Associates The Lombardy Hotel 111 East 56th Street 115 East 56th Street 212.750.9253

Town & Country Real Estate 46 Main Street East Hampton, NY 631.324.8080 See for additional locations Town Residential 33 Irving Pl. 212.557.6500 See Trump International Realty 108 Central Park South 212.832.2929 Warburg Realty 654 Madison Avenue 212.439.4500

WEALTH MANAGEMENT BNY Mellon Wealth Management Katia Friend 212.922.8180 Fidelity Private Client Group Richard DeCandido 212.794.2716 Glenmede Steve Brandfield 212.328.7332 Hillview Capital Advisors Jonathan Hochberg 212.661.9750 The Northern Trust Company David Blowers 212.339.7474

Sotheby’s International Realty 38 East 61st Street 212.606.7660 See for additional locations

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Richard R. Hough III 212.649.0600

Stribling & Associates 924 Madison Avenue 212.570.2440 See for additional locations

Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. Robert Kleinschmidt 212.698.0800

Wilmington Trust, N.A. Larry Gore 212.415.0520

FOOD & DRINK BEST CHOCOLATIERS: Jacques Torres Chocolate 285 Amsterdam Avenue 212.787.3256 La Maison du Chocolat 1018 Madison Avenue 212.744.7117 MarieBelle New York 484 Broome Street 212.925.6999 Voila Chocolat 221 West 79th Street 212.920.8799 Vosges Haut-Chocolat 132 Spring Street 212.625.2929

BEST FINE DINING: Aureole 135 West 42nd Street 212.319.1660 Juni 12 East 31st Street 212.995.8599 Le Cirque 151 East 58th Street 212.644.0202 Le Périgord 405 East 52nd Street 212.755.6244

BEST STEAKHOUSE AND SEAFOOD: Angus Club Steakhouse 135 East 55th Street 212.588.1585

Wells Fargo Private Bank Jennifer M. Lee 212.350.3800


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AVENUE PICKS · 85 Benjamin Steak House Dylan Hotel 52 East 41st Street 212.297.9177

Caffe Dei Fiori 973 Lexington Avenue 212.327.3400

Charlie Palmer Steak 5 East 54th Street 646.559.8440


Fogo de Chão 40 West 53rd Street 212.969.9980 Ocean Prime 123 West 52nd Street 212.956.1404 Rocco Steakhouse 72 Madison Avenue 212.696.9660 STK Midtown New York 1114 Avenue of the Americas 646.624.2455

Ammos Estiatorio 52 Vanderbilt Avenue 212.922.9999 La Masseria 235 West 48th Street 212.582.2111 Redeye Grill 890 Seventh Avenue 212.541.9000 Trattoria Dell’Arte 900 Seventh Avenue 212.245.9800


The Sea Fire Grill 158 East 48th Street 212.935.3785

Beautique 8 West 58th Street 212.753.1200

TBar 1278 Third Avenue 212.772.0404

Philippe 33 East 60th Street 212.644.8885



Al Bustan 319 East 53rd Street 212.759.5933

Alfredo 100 7 East 54th Street 212.688.1999

Amali 115 East 60th Street 212.339.8363 Andanada 141 141 West 69th Street 646.692.8762 Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro 2 Park Avenue 212.725.8585 Bistro Chat Noir 22 East 66th Street 212.794.2428


The Four Seasons 99 East 52nd Street 212.754.9494




Blue Note Jazz Club 131 West 3rd Street 212.475.8592

Argosy 116 East 59th Street 212.753.4455 Assouline The Plaza Hotel 768 Fifth Avenue 212.593.7236 Bauman Rare Books 535 Madison Avenue 212.751.0011 The Corner Bookstore 1313 Madison Avenue 212.831.3554

Jazz at Kitano 66 Park Avenue 212.885.7000 Jazz at Lincoln Center 3 Columbus Circle 212.721.6500


Crawford Doyle Booksellers 1082 Madison Avenue 212.288.6300

1 Oak 453 West 17th Street 212.242.1111

Imperial Fine Books 790 Madison Avenue, #200 212.861.6620

Avenue 116 10th Avenue 212.337.0054

The Strand Bookstore 828 Broadway 212.473.1452

Beauty & Essex 146 Essex Street 212.614.0146

Ursus Books and Prints 699 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor 212.772.8787

The Lambs Club 132 West 44th Street 212.997.5262


Lavo 39 East 58th Street 212.584.2700

Brandy’s Piano Bar 235 East 84th Street 212.744.4949

Le Bilboquet 20 East 60th Street 212.751.3036

Café Carlyle Carlyle 35 East 76th Street 212.744.1600

The Mark Restaurant 25 East 77th Street 212.744.4300

Duane Park 308 Bowery Street 212.732.5555

Michaels 24 West 55th Street 212.767.0555

Feinstein’s at Loews Regency 540 Park Avenue 212.339.4095

The Regency Bar & Grill Loews Regency Hotel 540 Park Avenue 212.339.4050

Iridium 1650 Broadway 212.582.2121

Le Bain at The Standard 848 Washington Street 212.645.7600 Jimmy at the James Hotel 15 Thompson Street 212.201.9118 Marquee 289 10th Avenue 646.473.0202 No. 8 357 West 16th Street 212.206.1096 Provocateur 18 Ninth Avenue 212.929.9036 ✦

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AVENUE Concierge 2016  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

AVENUE Concierge 2016  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...