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8 SKYLINE Hot happenings around town

10 Footlights Theater news

12 on exhibit Fascinating art displays

14 Party Style All things terrific and chic

16 IN Store The retail scene


features 18 Balancing Act by brian scot t lipton

The fiercely talented Glenn Close talks about returning to Broadway in A Delicate Balance.

20 Tableside Show by regina schr ambling

Is it theater or is it dinner? We look at some NYC restaurants whose presentations are as exciting as the dishes they create.

26 Cocktail Underground

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On the Cover The Divine Miss C is wearing a satin gown and white beaded poncho, both by Chado Ralph Rucci. The brooch is by Fred Leighton. Photographed at the Neue Galerie New York.



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by Francis Lewis

From tiny seeds, bountiful harvests grow. That is the age-old glory of nature. But now there is also a place for artistry in husbandry, as artists create original works to decorate seed packs. Bill Ryback’s digital print of heirloom beets for the Hudson Valley Seed Library (above) looks good enough to eat—and frame.

Don’t Miss

| Hudson Valley Seed Library: Art of the Heirloom, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718.817.8700, Nov. 15–Jan. 19


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nov. 5–9

Enjoy a great meal and help injured veterans at the inaugural Dine Out for Heroes. dine-out-for-heroes

Comedy superstars, including Bill Maher (right), make ‘em laugh at the New York Comedy Festival.

PHOTOS: brilliant beet blend seed pack, hudson valley seed library, art by bill ryback, courtesy the new york botanical garden; bill maher, courtesy the New York comedy festival


hot happenings around town in november

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PHOTOS: american dance machine for the 21st century, christopher duggan; harvey k. littleton, “falling blue,” 1969, blown glass, cut, gift of the johnson wax company, through the american craft council, 1977, photo by eva heyd; mummenschanz, ©mummenschanz, photo pia zanetti; macy’s thanksgiving day parade, carol seitz/macy’s, inc.

Time for Mime

Craftsmanlike In the world of American studio glass, Harvey K. Littleton, who died in December 2013 at age 91, is a pioneer—an evangelist, he called himself—in the movement that revolutionized glassmaking in the 1960s, transforming it from assembly line production into a fine art. Littleton, it is said, manipulated molten glass as adeptly as a sculptor models wet clay. “Falling Blue” (right, 1969), featured in the Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibit devoted to its founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, certainly proves that point. “I’m very interested in the color [of a work],” Littleton once confided, “but I’m more interested in the strength of the form, the bending of the glass, the inherent frozen movement in the piece.” | What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision, Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 212.299.7777, thru Feb. 8

Mummenschanz is the very antithesis of the city it visits this month. In one of the most cacophonous places on the planet—endless jackhammers, police sirens and people gabbing on their cellphones—the theater troupe utters not a sound. Silence reigns supreme, while masks, mime and movement do all the talking. | Mummenschanz, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Pl., 866.811.4111, Nov. 20–30

Making Contact Again

When a Broadway musical ends its run, it lives on in the original-cast recording of its songs. But what about the show’s dances? Are they preserved for posterity? Up to now, the answer would have been no. But American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, founded in 2012, has taken up the challenge, creating an archive of classic and current choreography by such theatrical luminaries as Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett, Gower Champion and others. In its debut engagement at the Joyce Theater, American Dance Machine returns several of these masterworks to live performance, including “Simply Irresistible,” the seductive swing-dance sequence from Susan Stroman’s 2000 Tony Award-winning choreography for Contact (left). | Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., 212.242.0800, Nov. 11–16


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The Pier Antique Show, NYC’s largest collectibles fair, covers the waterfront, from furniture to ceramics to vintage fashion. Pier 94,

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with its high-flying balloons, marks the start of New York’s holiday season.

Sixty years old and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is still on its toes. David H. Koch Theater, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600

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theater news by Francis Lewis



Chicago (right) is a Broadway show with legs. Now in its 18th year, the 1997 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical— incidentally, the longest-running revival in New York theater history—gives its 7,486th performance on Nov. 23, outpurring the British felines of Cats to become the second longest-running show in Broadway history. The Phantom of the Opera, another British import and currently the longest-running show on the Great White Way, better watch its back: The gals of Chicago are hot on its tail, with a hip roll here and high kick there. | Chicago, Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., 212.239.6200

Superficially, Tom Dugan (below) and Simon Wiesenthal have little in common. Dugan, who portrays the Nazi hunter in the one-man Off-Broadway play Wiesenthal (which Dugan also wrote), says, “Wiesenthal is 95 in the play, I’m 53. He was a Jewish Holocaust survivor from Austria. I’m a Catholic actor from New Jersey. It’s quite a stretch.” Old-age makeup and a fat suit help in the transformation, but what joins the men, Dugan contends, is their sense of humor and shared intolerance of intolerance. For more about Tom Dugan, including the invaluable lesson in playwriting he learned from the late actor Jack Klugman, go to | Wiesenthal, Acorn Theatre

“The play is about love, death, nature, religion and, most importantly, Dickinson, who was so full of humor, mischief and insight. When will I ever get the chance to do something like this again?”—Joely Richardson

at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., 212.239.6200

is poet Emily Dickinson in the Off-Broadway revival of The Belle of Amherst For joely richardson’s full interview, go to

Setting Sail on Broadway

The Last Ship (left), the new Broadway musical about a British shipbuilding community, is a deeply personal piece of theater for John Logan, author (with Brian Yorkey) of the show’s book. “My father went into the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast when he was 16,” Logan says. “I spent my life growing up, as did Sting [composer of the show’s music and lyrics], with a shipbuilder for a father. But I’m not sentimental about what the life of building ships was really like. It was hard, it was brutal. If you didn’t have orders, you were on the dole. I know what it was like to stand outside the shipyard.” For more of the Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated Logan’s interview, go to | The Last Ship, Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., 877.745.3000


photos: the last ship, joan marcus; chicago, jeremy daniel; wiesenthal, martin gottlieb


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fascinating art displays by Terry Trucco

Body Language

Before she became a sculptor, Jennifer Paige Cohen was a dancer. Bodies at rest and in motion, and the gestures they harbor, fascinate her. In Feels Lke Telepathy, Cohen’s sculptures hover between figurative and abstract. Look closely, and you’ll see isolated body parts, cast in plaster and dressed with snippets of previously worn sweaters, trousers and shirts. The clothing imbues the sculptures with memories of a time or place. In “Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)” (below, 2013), the memories may hail from Cohen’s high school or college days. | Nicelle Beauchene, 327 Broome St., 212.375.8043, thru Nov. 9

Fresh Prints

Prints embody fine art at its most democratic. After all, artists like Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt and Jasper Johns also made prints. Market rarities by them light up the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s 2014 IFPDA Print Fair, where old-master masterstrokes mingle easily with fresh-off-thepress showpieces like Damien Hirst’s hypnotic “Methylamine13c” (above, 2014). | Park Avenue Armory, Park Ave. & E. 67th St., Nov. 6–9

Greek Drama This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, a Crete-born artist better known as El Greco, the proto-modern old master and, in Picasso’s estimation, the quintessential Spaniard, a nod to his years in Toledo. Collector Henry Clay Frick snapped up three El Greco paintings, including “Purification of the Temple” (right, c.1600), viewed by CounterReformationists as an allusion to the purification of the Roman Catholic Church from heresy. All three masterworks appear next to one another for the first time during this anniversary season. | The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St., 212.288.0700, Nov. 4–Feb. 1

photoS: “purification of the temple,” courtesy the frick collection, new york/photo by michael bodycomb; “let the sunshine in (the flesh failures),” courtesy the artist and nicelle beauchene gallery; “methylamine-13c,” ©damien hirst/courtesy paul stolper gallery london/©peter abrams photography

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For more on new art exhibits, go to:


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party style

all things terrific and chic

photographed by David White | Styled by Miako Katoh | Merchandised by Anna Katsanis

Holidays are coming so now is the time to start thinking—and looking—festive! And in New York, festive means glamorous bracelets, sleek cocktail glasses, imaginative purses and oh-so-precious watches. Add some of these sophisticated items to your shopping list to punctuate your evening wardrobe, then get out and dazzle!

For him: Allen Edmonds belt, $115, and Brooks Brothers silk tie, $79.50. Brooks Brothers store, 346 Madison Ave., 212.309.7765 | Frances stoia bottle opener (paired with wine opener, not shown), $50, and Saint Louis crystal tumbler, $175. Michael C. Fina store, 500 Park Ave., 212.557.2500 | cartier calibre 18-karat gold wristwatch, $13,000, and Tourbillon stainless steel cuff links, $435. Wempe store, 700 Fifth Ave., 212.397.9000 | steven blaess Marli bottle opener, $31, and Alessi cocktail shaker, $128. Alessi store, 130 Greene St., 212.941.7300

For her: kate spade feather evening bag, $398. Kate Spade store, 789 Madison Ave., 212.988.0259 | laruicci perforated gold cuff, $88, and gold chain earrings, $95. ODD store, 164 Ludlow St., 646.559.0406 | tiffany & Co. vintage silver martini pitcher, $2,100. Michael C. Fina store | vince camuto horn cuff, $138. Vince Camuto store, 123 Fifth Ave., 646.524.5988 | reiss Jessie suede


clutch, $195. Reiss store, 309-313 Bleecker St., 212.488.2411 | Mickey Lynn tassel necklace, $130. Asia Society store, 725 Park Ave., 212.327.9217 | Nick Munro martini glass, $220 a pair. Jung Lee store, 25 W. 29th St., 212.257.5655 | DE BEERS Aria watch, $44,000. De Beers store, 703 Fifth Ave., 212.906.0001

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the retail scene by Joni Sweet

Got the travel bug? While you’re here in New York City, stop by the new storefront of lavish trip designer Sienna Charles to plan your next adventure. The expert team specializes in personalizing everything from the destination and hotel, to activities and tours, and sends guests a leatherbound itinerary ahead of their journey. Dream big: The agency requires a minimum $40k budget to design the opulent junkets. | Sienna Charles, 317 10th Ave., 212.602.1669

For the Gents

It’s no surprise that Saks Fifth Avenue curates an incredible selection of gifts for women, so we wanted to highlight instead its offerings for guys. Gents can look suave after dark in DSQUARED2’s jacquard jacket (above) or a Brunello Cucinelli charcoal tuxedo. Charvet bow ties and Del Toro quilted blue velvet slippers make the outfit. The final touch? A spritz from Penhaligon’s collection of mini fragrances for men. These items are exclusive to Saks, so even Santa will have to head to Midtown to get them. | Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212.753.4000

Arm Party The hottest accessories trend today is stacking—slipping multiple rings on each finger, bangle upon bangle on the wrist—and a local jewelry designer has just the goods for fashionistas. Freida Rothman, who recently opened a shop in NoLIta, crafts dazzling bracelets (left) and rings that beg for mixing and matching. The store also offers a collection of mixed-metal jewelry that is highly versatile. | Freida Rothman, 248 Mott St., 212.226.3900

Cheers to Your Ears

There’s nothing worse than fumbling around with poorly fitting earbuds when trying to listen to music, but a new shop in Chelsea offers a hightech solution: custom-fitted earphones. The specialists at Normal snap photos of shoppers’ ears, jot down their design specifications (colors, cable length, case etching) and 3-D print the earphones on-site. Fortyeight hours later, customers brace for crystal clear, leak-free sound from comfortable, bespoke buds. | Normal, 150 W. 22nd St., 212.600.4423


Photos: headphones, courtesy normal; jacket, courtesy saks fifth avenue; sienna charles, evan joseph; bracelets, courtesy freida rothman

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by Brian Scott Lipton

“As a person, you’re

At age 67, Glenn Close, the elegant, Connecticut-born star remains one of the world’s busiest actresses, having earned six Oscar nominations for films such as Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons, three Emmy Awards (including two for her portrayal of lawyer Patty Hewes on Damages), and three Tony Awards, including one for her performance as faded film star Norma Desmond in the musical Sunset Boulevard. Now, two decades after she last graced the Great White Way in that show, Close has returned to Broadway in Edward Albee’s landmark 1966 drama A Delicate Balance. In the play, she is Agnes, the matriarch of a troubled WASP family that is coming apart at the seams. In real life, Close has been happily wed to her third husband, technology entrepreneur David Shaw, since 2006 and gave birth at age 41 to Annie Starke, now a young actress herself. The actress recently spoke to IN New York about the play, her acting background and why she loves being a New Yorker.

always walking

on a tightrope,

never feeling like you’ve arrived at

a safe place.”

This is the play’s third Broadway production. Why do you think 2014 is the right time to revive it? I

think since 9/11, the play has achieved even more resonance. There’s a part of the play where this couple arrives at Agnes’ house and they’re terrified of the world, and I think that means



Theater is challenging; it gives the brain a good workout. And I relate to Agnes, because she is the one person in the play trying to keep everything balanced. As a person, you’re always walking on a tightrope, never feeling like you’ve arrived at a safe place. But I’ve mostly maintained my balance, although sometimes I am more off the rope than on.

Photo: robert ascroft/cpi syndication

What made you want to come back to Broadway in this play?

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something more to people since the show was last done on Broadway in 1996. The world has changed so much since then. And John Lithgow, who co-starred with you in The World According to Garp, is playing your husband, Tobias. I love

John. He is a beautiful human being. I love what he said in The New York Times that he is the male Glenn Close and I’m the female John Lithgow [in that they’re basically serious theater actors who have been lucky to find great material to play in film and television.] Also, we have real chemistry onstage, and I think chemistry is everything. Without true chemistry, you can fake it, but you can’t make that beautiful meal for the audience to enjoy. You don’t come from an acting family. What made you want to become a performer? Watching the movie Snow White and the Seven

Dwarfs as a little girl caught my imagination. And since I loved fairy tales, I watched all of those Disney movies. I really just wanted to walk up to Walt Disney’s door and say I could do that—although I wasn’t in a Disney film until I played Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians. What are your earliest memories of being exposed to Broadway musicals? I remember listening to Mary Martin on the original cast

recording of South Pacific when I was about three, and that was an aha moment for me. And then I got to see The Sound of Music on the Broadway stage, and that show made a really strong impression on me. I really love that all-American, Rodgers & Hammerstein sound. Your background is similar to Katharine Hepburn, who played Agnes in the film version of A Delicate Balance. Do you think of her as a role model? Yes. We’re

both from Connecticut and her dad was a doctor, as was mine. Like me, she also knew what she wanted and was extremely strong in her choices. She always dressed comfortably, and one of the things I love most about living in New York is that I don’t have to wear what I call grown-up clothes—except for major appearances. I often go out around my neighborhood, the West Village, and never worry about what I look like or if someone is going to come out with a camera. I was on the bus once, and I had on jeans, a hat and a man’s shirt, and this woman across from me mouthed ‘great disguise.’ How do you feel about Annie following in your professional footsteps? How could I not

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table morimoto: tofu from scratch Above: Morimoto Executive Chef Erik Battes prepares tableside tofu, called yose dofu, which is poured into a broth of wasabi, dashi soy, ankake and rice crackers (opposite page).


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e side show To paraphrase shakespeare, all new york’s a stage, and nowhere is this more evident than in our restaurants, where tableside presentations are worthy of a tony award. by regina schrambling photography by Rush Jagoe

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o city in the country treats restaurants as theater more than New York—the municipal motto might as well be: “Would you like some flair with that?” Some chefs have always put the drama in dinner, but lately more and more are offering added attractions, right at your table. Eleven Madison Park (11 Madison Ave., 212.889.0905) is easily the local leader in blending dinner and a show. The dining room is one of the grandest in Manhattan, with huge windows, towering floral displays and dramatic art, and a dazzling setting for the platoon of servers who deliver dishes in choreographed style. (Plates are cleared away with the same Rockettes-worthy precision.)

Executive Chef Daniel Humm is renowned for not just his sensational flavor combinations highlighting local ingredients, but also his over-the-top presentations. Dishes are months in development and change with the seasons. This past summer, for example, a cheese course was served in a picnic basket. Now, the restaurant is offering a deli course as part of its $225 prix fixe (12-16 courses) dinner. Inspired by the classic NYC delicatessen, it includes a housemade beef pastrami, presented in a custom chaffing dish and paired with such elements as leeks, fingerling potatoes and celery. Eleven Madison offers drinks on wheels, too: Manhattans are mixed to order tableside, and a Champagne cart rolls among tables to tempt diners with bottles rather

felidia: carving the roast At Felidia, chicken is delicately carved and plated in front of the restaurant’s impressive wine collection.


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bouley: chariots of bread The grand chariots of bread at Bouley can include pistachio hazelnut, black current anise and saffron walnut, to name a few.


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than a list. In addition, for $16, the mixologist will create a cocktail just for you. With a flourish, of course. A looser, jazzier floor show can be experienced just a few blocks away at Basta Pasta (37 W. 17th St., 212.366.0888), where the $18 spaghetti con prosciutto e Parmigiano has been an amazingly long-running hit for this offshoot of a Tokyo restaurant, opened nearly a quarter-century ago. Servers wheel a half-wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano tableside and quickly swirl in the strands of hot spaghetti so that the cheese melts to make a semblance of sauce. Slices of prosciutto and fresh basil are laid on top as the bowl is presented. Basta Pasta has always put the emphasis on presentation, though. The kitchen is not hidden away but is in the front room opposite the bar; the dining room you enter through has a changing gallery of art on the walls and buzzes like a big party.

with chile powder, and marinated onions, for example— as well as pickled bok choy, cucumbers and daikon radish, for $28 to $35 at dinner. There’s no experience like having a server literally light your table. The prime rib presented at Porter House New York (Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, 4th fl., 212.823.9500) arrives already cooked, but fastidiously primed. The beef, which must be ordered 72 hours in advance for a party of four to eight, is aged 120 days, giving it what Chef Michael Lomonaco describes as “pretty aggressive” flavor. “It’s not for everyone,” he warns. Those who indulge are treated to a show: The roast rolls up on a cart and is carved as diners watch, after appetizers such as roasted marrow bones, and lettuce with slab bacon, tomato and blue cheese. The juicy meat itself is paired with au jus, popovers, mushrooms, onion rings, homemade fries or pommes Anna. The large-format feast costs

those who think of tofu as the other white stuff have yet to see the presentation at morimoTO. Pasta is also a production at small-screen celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich’s Felidia (243 E. 58th St., 212.758.1479). Servers, clad in suits and ties in the formal dining room, heat the pear-and-pecorino ravioli or pappardelle over a gas burner at your table, then assemble the accoutrements (crushed black pepper, or moulard duck and mushrooms). Chicken or duck also takes the stage: Boned and roasted, it’s presented at the table to be sliced on a serving cart and teamed with vegetables and sauce. Some desserts are also presented with panache, like the fig carpaccio finished with a chunk carved off a honeycomb. When it comes to greens, the award for the most dramatic Caesar salad in town has to go to Carbone (181 Thompson St., 212.254.3000). Lesser restaurants merely try to upgrade the green cliché by substituting kale for romaine, but this swanky Italian tosses it old-school, with waiters in maroon tuxes drizzling and whisking endless ingredients. It’s $21, but it comes with everything but a souvenir Playbill. Actual cooking in the dining room happens at Gaonnuri (1250 Broadway, 39th fl., 212.971.9045). Order the Korean barbecue, and you won’t know where to look: at the grill in the center of the table, where your tender meat is tended to by the server/cook, or out the floor-to-ceiling windows at the eye-popping views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building. Marinated short ribs can be grilled over the gas flame, as can steak, chicken, duck, pork, shrimp or even eel. Each protein comes with two salads—shredded scallions

$155 a head, but as Lomonaco says, “Part of the drama of a roast is seeing the roast.” Lomonaco, who learned dining room theatrics working at Le Cirque and ‘21,’ considers the cart a big element of the show. And so does David Bouley. His restaurant, Bouley (163 Duane St., 212.964.2525), has long been famous for its bread chariot, driven to your butter dish with different loaves and rolls offered to complement different dishes (saffron-hazelnut with bouillabaisse, for instance). But now he has one more cart dispensing cheese— nearly three dozen choices—and yet another for drinks, herbal infusions paired with sorbets. Those who think of tofu as the other white stuff have yet to see the presentation at Morimoto (88 10th Ave., 212.989.8883), where you can get soybean curd made to order right at your table. The restaurant itself is one grand stage, but this particular dish is a revelation. Servers bring the liquefied soybeans and a fermenting agent in a beautiful dish and come back not long afterward to uncover a silky sensation. Finally, dishes at The Musket Room (265 Elizabeth St., 212.219.0764) also engage the eyes as well as the palate. Servers present soup with the solids in the bowl before the liquid is poured over. The smoked scallops arrive under a glass dome; when the server whisks it off, an aromatic cloud of smoke wafts out. The combination of the seafood with sea beans, black garlic and cucumber is something else, but it’s the presentation that will have the next table leaning over to applaud your choice. IN New YORK | november 2014 |

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Insider’s Guide To Drinking


ike all of us, this great city’s nightlife circuit holds secrets. Mysterious, alluring and intoxicating ones. They are tucked away in dark alleys, hidden behind unmarked doors and shielded by thick curtains. New York’s hideaway bars are frequented by those special few who are in the know. You can be among them, if you so desire—you just have to be able to keep a secret. So, welcome to the cocktail underground. We hope you came thirsty. Before we begin, a quick history lesson. The Prohibition Era (1920–1933) made the manufacture and sale of “intoxicating liquors” illegal nationwide, but not even the passage of the 18th Amendment could stop New Yorkers from getting their booze on. Bars went into hiding—and the cocktail underground was born. This “dry” period left a lasting mark on New York, and birthed the nightlife scene as we now know it. It seems appropriate, then, to start with a house of gin, considering it was the spirit of choice during IN New YORK | november 2014 |

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Prohibition. Then, even the most toxic, cheap grain alcohol could be made palatable when mixed with juniper berries (the dominant source of gin’s botanical flavor). Bathtub Gin (132 Ninth Ave., 646.559.1671) pays homage to this past in more ways than one. To the uninformed passerby, the address belongs to Stone Street Coffee Company, a quaint, rustic java stop. Just inside and through an unassuming door, however, a throwback parlor presents itself—pressed tin ceilings, upholstered wingback armchairs, hardwood floors and Baroque wallpaper. There, the “stuff” is shaken and stirred, with Nolet’s Reserve Dry Gin allocated as the “ultimate” for sipping. And just as you’d hope there would be, a large copper bathtub—yes, like the ones of folklore used to brew moonshine in—sits in the middle of the room (and several more make cameos as bathroom sinks). Guests are free to plop down inside and put their feet up, as long as they’re sober enough to pull themselves out again. Speakeasy-style bars emulate the past, while others are part of it. A space that was a true speakeasy in the past century is again fulfilling its intoxicating purpose. True to form, it hides in plain sight. The Lower East Side Toy Company, in what appears to be a dilapidated storage house, isn’t what it seems. Open a metal gate, walk down an ominous alleyway (pictured on p. 27) and enter The Back Room (102 Norfolk St., 212.228.5098). The style and sophistication of the interior are in contrast to the run-down, seedy feeling of the venue’s exterior (a dram joint couldn’t operate as a real speakeasy unless it had the true capacity to deceive). Amid velvet-lined walls and opulent couches, cocktails are served, as a discreet establishment would, in teacups, while beer comes in paper bags. Still more secrets: Behind a seemingly standard bookcase lies, true to the name, a back room. It’s inviteonly, so keep an eye out for an insider to cozy up to. Raines Law Room (48 W. 17th St., no phone) defiantly takes its name from an 1896 law passed by the New York State Legislature that imposed a liquor tax and prohibited the sale of booze on Sundays (save for hotels)—one small step in the march toward full prohibition. Ring the wall-mounted buzzer for entry and take in the anachronistic, if a bit over-the-top, scene: Silhouettes of Jazz Age archetypes (the flapper, the showgirl and the smoking gent) dot one wall in celebratory poses as guests do their best to imitate under shimmering tin ceilings. Plush armchairs make for comfy places to plop alongside exposed brick walls and vintage photos in circular frames. Velvet couches are enveloped in gauze fabric. A homey, prep kitchen in the back is where the mixologists work on pre-Prohibition staples, including perfect Negronis and Manhattans. A gritty, triangular-shaped brick building, capping an irregular intersection in the West Village, is home to one


While the exterior suggests the joint is closed, the interior of 67 Orange Street screams open for business, with colorful art on exposed brick walls, flickering candles, and a bar and stools made with distressed wood.

Photo: 67 orange street, photo by sekou like / styling by ao style by ano okera

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Insider’s Guide To Drinking of the area’s best under-the-radar spots. Little Branch (20 Seventh Ave. So., 212.929.4360) delivers big. You’ll spot a bouncer, donning 1920s street garb, sitting on a stool in front of the unmarked door. If you approach him well-dressed and with intent, he’ll wink and open up. You descend into a dimly lit canteen, austerely decorated, save a few tastefully distressed touches, and with a small, standing, corner bar and compact wooden booths to the side. Bartenders, in newsboy caps and period trousers, chip ice right off the block for whiskey on the rocks and take their sweet time with cocktail orders. Feel comfortable going with the bartender’s choice, or pick from a solid selection of classics (Casino, for example: gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon and orange bitters, shaken and served straight up). They’re worth the wait. Get there right as it opens at 7 p.m., especially when there’s live jazz (Sun-Thurs). The small space draws crowds. Don’t be dissuaded by the heavy, purple velvet curtains that are perpetually closed in the storefront windows at 67 Orange Street (2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 212.662.2030). Contrary to appearances (which are carefully curated), the bar is far from shuttered. Rather, the Harlem hideaway is bursting with life, and life-giving drinks. The joint—named after the last historic (and seedy, considering it lay in the notoriously crime-ridden, 19th-century Five Points district) address of Almack’s Dance Hall, one of the first African-American-owned bars in the city—doesn’t shy away from any kind of booze, and devotes stand-alone menus to each of the major players: gin, whiskey, tequila, rum, vodka and punch, as well as champagne, pisco, cognac and beer. Antiquated lightbulbs, filaments exposed, cast a dim light that reflects off antique mirrors in the sultry space. Craft cocktails, mixed behind the bar, range from the Color Purple, a proprietary cocktail by actor and mixologist Garrett Lee Hendricks, (London gin, lavender bitters, blackberries, St. Germain, lemon juice and simple syrup) to Manhattan After Dark (cigar-smokeinfused Woodford Reserve bourbon, port, bitters, Domaine de Canton ginger and Benedictine). If you find yourself getting hungry, go for the fried chicken sliders. You won’t be disappointed. Not all underground bars recreate the aesthetics of a speakeasy of yore. Often enough, it’s not about the look, it’s about modern takes on the mystique. An inconspicuous steel door marked with a simple “AB” lives on an unassuming Lower East Side street. Knock. Then, wait. Knock again—not too aggressively, now—and step inside. There’s no written menu at Attaboy (134 Eldridge St., no phone). In all honesty, you don’t even need one. The two suspender-clad bartenders have skills that can’t be contained by recipes. Instead, IN New YORK | november 2014 |

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they’ll prompt you to define your tastes, ask for a liquor of your preference and, with a nod, employ their wet sorcery. What ends up in your glass—be it a traditional Old Fashioned or a remix of a classic Gin Fizz—is a product of their whim and imagination. Conversation bubbles over the soft, soulful soundtrack. No reservations are taken, so it’s best to arrive early (before 9 p.m.). If you manage to land a seat at the brushed-steel bar or in a booth after that, you’ll indeed be deserving of a heartfelt “attaboy.” In the unlikeliest city in the world, you can count on unlikely pairings. The East Village Crif Dogs (113 St. Marks Pl., 212.614.2728), a trendy hot dog house, has a vibe that reads “sauerkraut” more than it does “Sazerac,” but don't be dismayed: Find the old-time, woodpaneled phone booth inside and behold a portal to a lush’s paradise that goes by the name of PDT (212.614.0386), short for “please don’t tell” (and you better not). Make sure you call beforehand, as only same-day reservations are accepted (ring as soon as the lines open at 3 p.m.; they can be full almost immediately). Enter the booth, pick up the receiver and ring the buzzer (just once, as any cool cat knows); once you’ve announced yourself, a wall opens up into the high-quality cocktail den. Think: a sleek wood-paneled bar, exotic taxidermy and clubhouse booths. The Staggerac (just like a classic Sazerac, but with extra-strong bourbon) is a crowd-pleaser. And if all this isn’t enough, you can get the tasty hot dogs delivered right to you. Pass the mustard and propose a toast, but whatever you do … don’t tell. Please. While most in Little Italy are scoping out cannoli and spicy meatballs, savvy drinkers scan Mulberry Street for a signless red door under a green light set back from the sidewalk. It opens into a waiting room with stainless steel walls and a sneaky one-way mirror. Knock on the interior portal, and you’ll be let into Mulberry Project (149 Mulberry St., 646.448.4536), a modern space with a long bar lined with red stools and with pleated black leather banquettes on the opposite wall. Industrial-style lights hang overhead. An outdoor space in the back is often transformed into offshoot pop-up bars with their own menus, decor and identities. Come expecting to be pleasantly surprised. It’s easy to walk past Pouring Ribbons (225 Ave. B, 2nd fl., 917.656.6788). The upstairs bar doesn’t do much to announce itself. Nor does it rely on any flashy decor gimmicks: The cocktails are so good, the place doesn’t need to. Reservations aren’t required, but the doormen like to trickle the flow of tipplers (if you already have a friend there, you can get in fast). A diverse house menu covers serious ground (a strong standout is the Debaser: gin, sherry, Licor 43, dry curaçao, orange


A dapper bartender at Alphabet City’s Pouring Ribbons showcases one of the establishment’s specialties: customizable samples of Chartreuse from the bar’s impressive selection of the ancient concoction.

Photo: pouring ribbons, jakob layman

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Insider’s Guide To Drinking bitters), and grades each concoction’s characteristics, from refreshing to spirituous, comforting to adventurous. The selection of Chartreuse, that yellowish-green French liqueur invented by Carthusian monks, is unrivaled in the area. Chat up the friendly bartenders. They possess encyclopedic knowledge on ingredients and drink histories. The Lower East Side’s Open House (244 E. Houston St., 917.225.9018) is marked by a neon sign (and the young crowds that huddle out front smoking cigarettes on weekends). The narrow space, with two bars, delivers a standard dance-bar experience. Things turn up after 2 a.m. Down a flight of stairs, where the everyday patron would see nothing more than restroom entrances, the insider sees an opportunity: A “secret” door hides here. Sometimes it looks like a stack of beer cases, other times it looks like a Red Bull-dispensing machine. Give it a good, firm push, and you’ll discover a soundproof dance chamber, with DJ booth and laser lights. The party here doesn’t stop until, well … the party stops. Sweaty bodies bump together until after dawn, and when it’s time to wind down, exhausted revelers are ushered out via a side entrance into the lobby of a neighboring tenement and into the light of day. The list of insider watering holes goes on, and proprietors are getting increasingly creative as they try to dazzle and mystify patrons with hidden haunts. The Garret (296 Bleecker St., 2nd fl., 212.675.6157), a casual yet refined upstairs lounge, has an entrance paradoxically placed in the back of a West Village Five Guys burger joint and serves expert cocktails. The Capote & Friends—bison-grass-infused vodka, St. Germain, strawberry, cucumber, lime—is a light and frothy delight. Mainstay Beauty & Essex (146 Essex St., 212.614.0146) masquerades during the day as a vintage pawnshop, revealing a luxe, modern bar and restaurant behind a hidden portal by night. La Esquina (114 Kenmare St., 646.613.7100), which to the naked eye looks like a ramshackle taco spot, has a secret brasserie and bar underneath with superb sips and a star-studded clientele. East Williamsburg’s Featherweight (135 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, 347.763.0873), with nothing to mark its doors but a street-art boxer and punching bag, brings elevated mixology to an edgy area. Fig. 19 (131 Chrystie St., no phone) is only accessible via a hidden door in a Lower East Side art gallery. Not even barber shops are sacred: Blind Barber (339 E. 10th St., 212.228.2123) gives haircuts when the sun is up, and transforms into a back-room cocktail lounge once darkness falls. In short, hidden and secret are in on the New York scene. Prohibition is long gone. Yet the underground scene is here to stay. You’ve now been inducted, and that’s worth drinking to. IN New YORK | november 2014 |

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coming attractions


Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, Broadway & W. 63rd St.,

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Times Square Ball Drop, Broadway, at W. 43rd St.,


Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, Rockefeller Plaza,


New York City Beard & Mustache Competition, Irving Plaza,

Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Javits Center, (thru Dec. 14)


Handel’s Messiah, Carnegie Hall,




The Harlem Globetrotters, Madison Square Garden, (also Jan. 3)


Holiday Train Show, New York Botanical Garden, (also Nov. 15-Jan. 19)

New York Jewish Film Festival, Walter Reade Theater, (thru Jan. 29)



Winter Antiques Show, Park Avenue Armory, (thru Feb. 1)



New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, Bohemian National Hall, newyorkceramicsandglassfair .com (also Jan. 20-24)



Video Games Live, Beacon Theatre,

New York City Kids Food Festival, Bryant Park, (also Mar. 1)

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Love in Times Square, Times Square,

Last chance to see El Greco in New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (from Nov. 4)


Lunar New Year Parade & Festival, Sara D. Roosevelt Park,



New York City Ballet, Winter 2015 Season, David H. Koch Theater, (thru Mar. 1)

Dianne Reeves, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rose Theater, (also Feb. 14)


The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Madison Square Garden, (also Feb. 17)


New York City Beer Week, multiple venues, newyorkcitybrewersguild .com (thru Mar. 1)

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your personal concierge™ Viceroy Park View room, Viceroy New York

Dana Steer Concierge Viceroy New York 120 W. 57th St. 212.830.8000

Bring on the Holiday Season!

photos: new york city marathon, ©istock; viceroy new york, christian horan; sarabeth’s upper west side, cedric angeles

November in New York City is the time to shop for everything from portable luxury gifts to cool toys. Then, cozy up with a cold-weather cocktail and innovative cuisine. Concierge Dana Steer shows you how. What have guests been asking about the most lately? The whole “local” movement seems to be shaping people’s requests. Luckily, there’s no shortage of restaurants for the discerning “locavore.” Also remarkable is just how popular the High Line continues to be. This has really reinvigorated the dining and gallery scenes in West Chelsea.

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and do its best to advise on shipping as well. Across the street from Bergdorf’s, at Smythson of Bond Street, you can buy a multitude of ultra-fancy gifts that will even fit in a carry-on. Besides stationery (which is exquisite), Smythson also sells diaries and leather goods that can be personalized. Call ahead to your concierge so it can be monogrammed ahead of time and ready for pickup! What about great spots for holiday shopping? For the child in your life, visit Kidding Around in Grand Central Terminal (or on W. 15th St.), which has curated creative gifts. STORY in Chelsea is one of my favorite stores because it changes its look, storefront and “story” seasonally. There is a wide range of price points for everything from apparel to books to gadgets.

dining rooms—both the decor and the patrons! White Street What are some mustin TriBeCa is one of attend events in this season’s hottest November? openings. The large, The New York City buzzy space in a marathon on Nov. historic building is 2 is sure to inspire! serving an American Stop by Central menu with global Park South for a influences. And I loved great place to cheer the ribbon pasta with Waffles at Sarabeth’s On the dining front, what are on the runners, who short ribs at new swanky some new places along with a come from all over the hot spot The Monarch Room favorite tried-and-true? Beautique world. On Thanksgiving, skip the in the Meatpacking District. For has one of Midtown’s most beautiful crowds at the Macy’s Thanksgiving brunch, no one beats Sarabeth’s, Day Parade and go see the balloon now with several locations inflation the night before along around the city. Central Park West. What are some shops What are some great city you’d recommend activities for autumn? that are great for There’s not a bad time for cocktailing travelers? Bergdorf in Manhattan, and now we can start Goodman is still No. 1 in enjoying our booze in holiday style! terms of accommodating Try the Snowday—vanilla vodka the special needs of my Every year, some 50,000 runners hit the streets and hot chocolate—at Stone Rose guests. The store will for the TCS New York City Marathon. Lounge and Whiskey Park. deliver right to the hotel IN New YORK | November 2014 |

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for insiders’ picks, go to

Written and edited by Francis Lewis





1 Keke Palmer—talk-show host and recording artist—makes her Broadway debut as the ultimate fairy-tale princess. | Cinderella, p. 36 2 This 80-year-old Russian ballet company is touring the U.S. for the first time. | Mikhailovsky Ballet, p. 49 3 The Rockettes perform “The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” | Radio City Christmas Spectacular, p. 51 4 John Epperson celebrates three decades as his madcap, yet glamorous alter ego. | Lypsinka! The Trilogy, p. 44


Broadway Openings A Delicate Balance John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (In previews, opens Nov. 20, closes Feb. 22) (2 hrs 55 mins) Long-married Agnes and Tobias comfort their 36-year-old daughter, give shelter to their next-door neighbors and cope with Agnes’ alcoholic sister. The revival of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama stars Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan,

Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins and Martha Plimpton. Mon-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $60-$155. H14

The Elephant Man Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (Previews begin Nov. 7, opens Dec. 7, closes Feb. 15) Bradley Cooper stars as Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed 19th-century Englishman of remarkable intelligence and charm, who is

photos: keke palmer as cinderella, carol rosegg; “le halte de cavalerie”/mikhailovsky ballet, courtesy mikhailovsky ballet; “the parade of the wooden soldiers,” radio city christmas spectacular, gene schiavone; john epperson as lypsinka, peter palladino

The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 84-86)

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doomed to an existence in a traveling freak show as The Elephant Man. A normal life seems to be out of Merrick’s reach until a London surgeon (Alessandro Nivola) and a beautiful actress (Patricia Clarkson) befriend him. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $99-$169. H14

Honeymoon in Vegas Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929. (Previews begin Nov. 18, opens Jan. 15) (2 hrs 30 mins) What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—except when it’s in a fun-filled new Broadway musical starring Tony Danza. Nov. 18-23: Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Nov. 25-30: Tues 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $69-$152. H15 The River Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (In previews, opens Nov. 16, closes Jan. 25) The Broadway premiere of Jez Butterworth’s drama about a solitary man who has placed his passion for fly fishing above any human connection stars Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman. Ian Rickson directs the play, which takes place on a moonless night and in a remote cabin on a cliff above the titular river. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.; time change: Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.). $35-$175. I13 Side Show St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (In previews, opens Nov. 17) (2 hrs 20 mins) Set in the 1920s and 1930s, the revival of the 1997 musical, directed and revised by Academy Award winner Bill Condon, recounts the true story of Siamese twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton. Mon-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m. (No performances Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., Nov. 27; additional performances Nov. 24 at 8 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $49-$155. H14

Broadway A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder C0L43W 791 alter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. agentle (2 hrs 20 mins) In the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Monty Navarro, the black sheep of the D’Ysquith family, will do anything to become the next earl, even murder his nearest and not-so-dearest. Jefferson Mays plays the eight relatives who stand in Monty’s way. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performances Nov. 26 & 27 at 8 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $42-$147. H13 Aladdin C0L46N 7 ew Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717. (2 hrs 20 mins) Disney Theatrical Productions’ musical comedy is an exotic magic carpet ride, filled with romance, special effects and the Academy | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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entertainment ning songs from the 1992 animated feature. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $59.50-$125.50. H14

Beautiful–The Carole King Musical C0L421Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. beautifulonbroad (2 hrs 20 mins) The hit musical traces the rise of the singer/songwriter, from her early days as Carole Klein, an aspiring composer from Brooklyn, to her international success as Carole King, chart-topping sensation. TuesThurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $99-$169. H14 The Book of Mormon C0L97231Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 30 mins) Two Mormon boys are on a mission in an irreverent musical comedy that only Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central’s South Park, could dream up. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27 & 30 at 7 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $69-$175. H13 Cabaret C0L486Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.719.1300. (2 hrs 30 mins) Michelle Williams makes her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles (thru Nov. 9) in the revival of the Kander and Ebb musical, starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee. Emma Stone joins the cast Nov. 11 thru Feb. 1. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.). $47-$162. H13 Chicago Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 30 mins) In the Tony Award-winning revival of the vaudeville musical, two alluring jailbirds (and femmes fatales) named Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption. Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 & 7 p.m. (No performance Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m.; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2:30 p.m.). $49.50-$147. H13 Cinderella C0L4318Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, at W. 53rd St., 212.239.6200. cinderellaonbroad (Closes Jan. 3) (2 hrs 30 mins) The ultimate rags-to-riches, makeover fairy tale boasts a score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Keke Palmer stars as Cinderella; NeNe Leakes of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta joins the cast as the heroine’s wicked stepmother starting Nov. 25. Tues 7 p.m., Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Thurs & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27; additional performances Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $45-$147. H13 The Country House Manhattan Theatre Club, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. manhat (Closes Nov. 23) (2 hrs 15 mins) In a Berkshire Mountains summerhouse, a family of actors gathers during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. When the weekend goes


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off script, improvisation takes over with life-changing results. Donald Margulies’ comedy stars Blythe Danner. Thru Nov. 2: Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. Nov. 4-9: Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 2 p.m. Nov. 11-23: Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $67-$125. H14

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 35 mins) A brilliant 15-year-old autistic boy, accused of killing a neighbor’s dog, uncovers the truth about the crime—and his family. Simon Stephens’ Olivier Award-winning play is adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.). $27-$129. H14 Disgraced Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. disgracedon (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) A Muslim-American lawyer and his artist wife invite another couple to their Upper East Side home for dinner. Polite chitchat takes a serious turn when questions of race are brought to the table in Ayad Akhtar’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $50-$138. H14 Hedwig and the Angry Inch C0L489Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. (1 hr 35 mins, no intermission) The Tony Award-winning Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell (book) and Stephen Trask’s (music and lyrics) groundbreaking rock musical about the life, loves and (botched) sex-change operation of Hedwig Robinson stars Michael C. Hall of TV’s Dexter. Tues-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $49-$154. H14 If/Then C0L418Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. (2 hrs 35 mins) In this musical, a woman on the verge of 40, played by Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, rebuilds her life in New York, where opportunities and choices are seemingly endless. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performances Nov. 26 at 2 p.m., Nov. 27; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $67-$142. H14 It’s Only a Play Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 35 mins) The revival of Terrence McNally’s comedy about the fraught opening night of a new play is a star-studded affair. Returning to the Great White Way are Tony Award winners Nathan Lane (as a TV star), Matthew Broderick (as the playwright) and Stockard Channing (as the leading lady); Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (as a drama critic); and Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally (as a producer). Rupert Grint, aka Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, makes his Broadway debut as the | november 2014 | IN New YORK


entertainment Neighborhood Information Alliance for Downtown New York, The 120 Broadway, Ste. 3340, btw Pine & Cedar sts., 212.566.6700. Brochures, maps. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. F22 | Chinatown Information Kiosk Triangle formed by Canal, Walker & Baxter sts., 212.484.1222. nycgo .com/articles/official-nyc-informa tion-centers. Free maps, guidebooks, brochures. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. E20 | City Hall Information Center Broadway, at Barclay St., 212.484.1222. official-nyc-information-centers. Historythemed tours, activities and events. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. F22 | Federal Hall Visitors Center 26 Wall St., btw Broad & William sts., 212.668.2561. nps .gov/feha/index.htm. Information on this and other national properties. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. F23 | Grand Central Partnership Visitors Center, Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse, 87 E. 42nd St., 212.697.1245. Visit the “I Love NY” Info Window (in the terminal’s main concourse) or sidewalk info carts for free maps, brochures and info. Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. F14 | Harlem Visitor Information Center The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St., btw Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. blvds., 212.222.1014. official-nyc-information-centers. Info about Upper Manhattan. Mon-Fri noon-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. H4 | Lower East Side Visitor Center 54 Orchard St., btw Hester & Grand sts., 212.226.9010. lowereastsideny .com. Information on local dining, sightseeing and shopping. Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. D20 | Official NYC Information Center 810 Seventh Ave., btw W. 52nd & W. 53rd sts., 212.484.1222. nycgo .com/articles/official-nyc-information-centers. Information on attractions; Metrocards can be purchased here. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. H13 | 34th Street Partnership Visitor Services Penn Station, Amtrak Level, Seventh Ave., at W. 32nd St., 212.868.0521. Maps, brochures, plus a multilingual staff on duty. Daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. H15

a-play’s wunderkind director. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $72-$147. H14

Jersey Boys C0LA 41876 ugust Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 30 mins) The songs of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tell the story of how the bluecollar quartet rose to become one of the nation’s most beloved pop-music sensations. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $47-$172. H13 Kinky Boots C0L4751Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 20 mins) Cyndi Lauper has written the music and lyrics and


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Harvey Fierstein the book for the Tony Award-winning musical about a down-on-itsheels shoe factory given a transfusion of style, thanks to a drag queen. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $87-$157. I14


The Last Ship Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. (2 hrs 30 mins) After traveling the world, a young man returns to the close-knit shipbuilding community in the northeast of England, where he grew up and which is now in jeopardy. Inspired by his childhood experiences, the new musical has music and lyrics by rock icon Sting. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performances Nov. 26 at 2 p.m., Nov. 27; additional performances Nov. 24 at 8 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $55-$147. H13 Les Misérables C0L4318Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 50 mins) The musical has been restaged for this revival, drawing inspiration not only from Victor Hugo’s novel, but also from the author’s paintings. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $55-$145. H14 The Lion King C0L41896Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717. (2 hrs 30 mins) Disney’s megahit— now in its 18th year and the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history—features revolutionary puppetry, vibrant costumes and melodious songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, including “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27 at 8 p.m., Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 26 & 28 at 2 p.m.; time change: Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.). $80-$142. H14 Love Letters Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) For more than 50 years, two friends correspond, sharing the ups and downs of their lives through letters. Should they/could they have been more to each other than friends? The cast changes monthly in the revival of A.R. Gurney’s bittersweet two-hander: Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett perform thru Nov. 7; Alan Alda and Candice Bergen perform Nov. 8-Dec. 5. Thru Nov. 9: Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Nov. 11-Dec. 7: Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $52-$127. H14 Mamma Mia! C0L425B 1 roadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 30 mins) On a Greek isle on the eve of her wedding, a bride tries to uncover her father’s identity in this long-running musical set to a score of pop group ABBA’s hits. Mon, Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 25 at 8 p.m., Nov. 26 at 2 p.m.). $49-$140. H14 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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entertainment Matilda The Musical C0L47S 1 hubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 40 mins) A schoolgirl locks horns with her tyrannical headmistress and indifferent parents in the hit musical based on the children’s novel by Roald Dahl. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performances Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., Nov. 27; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $37-$147. H14 Motown The Musical C0L647L1 unt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. (Closes Jan. 18) (2 hrs 45 mins) The unmistakable Motown sound drives the behind-the-scenes story of Berry Gordy, founder of Motown records, and the stars whose careers he launched, including Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and more. Tues, Thurs-Sat 7:30 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27 & 30 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.; time change: Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.). $72-$167. H14 On the Town Lyric Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929. onthetown (2 hrs 30 mins) New York, New York: It’s a helluva town for three sailors on shore leave with only 24 hours to tour the city—and fall in love—in the revival of the classic musical comedy, with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $45-$160. H14 Once C0L418296Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (Closes Jan. 4) (2 hrs 30 mins) An Irish musician and a Czech immigrant meet, compose and fall in love in Dublin in this musical based on the 2007 movie of the same name and featuring the Academy Award-winning song ”Falling Slowly” and score by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performances Nov. 26 at 2 p.m., Nov. 27; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $60-$157. H14 The Phantom of the Opera C0L64M 187 ajestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 30 mins) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running musical—based on the novel by Gaston Leroux—tells the tragic story of a disfigured man, whose growing obsession with a soprano drives him to imprison her beneath the Paris Opera House. Mon 8 p.m., Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Thurs & Sat 2 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.; additional performance Nov. 26 at 2 p.m.). $27-$142. H14 Pippin C0L471Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. pippinthe (2 hrs 35 mins) Diane Paulus directs the Tony Award-winning revival of the 1972 musical about a prince’s search for the meaning of life; the score is by Stephen Schwartz. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $69-$157.50. H14


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The Real Thing American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300. (Closes Jan. 4) (2 hrs 10 mins) Life imitates art in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning comedy about a playwright Ewan McGregor) whose latest work about a marriage on the rocks mirrors his own fragile union with Charlotte (Cynthia Nixon). When Henry leaves Charlotte for Annie (Maggie Gyllenhaal), the question remains: Is their love fiction or the real thing? Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.). $67-$137. H14 Rock of Ages C0L7258Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 15 mins) The long-running musical about the near-demise of a Hollywood rock club is set to songs from 1980s megabands, including Journey, Styx and Twisted Sister, among others. Mon, Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Tues 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $70-$165. H14 This Is Our Youth Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. (Closes Jan. 4) (2 hrs 15 mins) Michael Cera heads the cast in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s new production of Kenneth Lonergan’s play about 48 hours in the lives of three young New Yorkers, who are lost and adrift as they transition from teenagers to adults in 1982. Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson co-star. Mon-Tues, Thurs 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27 & 30 at 7 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $35-$135. H14 Wicked C0L418Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. wickedthe (2 hrs 45 mins) The musical tale about popular Glinda and green-skinned Elphaba follows the momentous paths they take in the years before Dorothy’s arrival in the land of Oz. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.; time change: Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.). $56.25-$156.25. I13 You Can’t Take It With You Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. youcanttakeitwithyoubroadway .com. (2 hrs 15 mins) The 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama went to George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s evergreen comedy about three

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entertainment generations of the eccentric Sycamore family, who collect snakes, make fireworks, harbor revolutionary tendencies and dance ballet. Complications ensue when the youngest daughter brings her fiancé’s straightlaced parents home for dinner. James Earl Jones heads the revival’s cast. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performances Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., Nov. 27; additional performances Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $37-$152. H13

Off-Broadway+Beyond Avenue Q C0L4185New World Stages, Stage 3, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. (2 hrs 15 mins) People and puppets live together on a fictitious New York City block in this uproarious Tony Award-winning musical for adults. Mon, Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2:30 p.m.). $72.50-$92.50. I13 The Belle of Amherst Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200. (1 hr 40 mins) William Luce’s one-woman play is a portrait of American poet Emily Dickinson as told through her verse, letters and diaries. Joely Richardson plays the reclusive Dickinson. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.). $79-$99. I14 Billy & Ray Vineyard Theatre, 108. E. 15th St., btw Irving Pl. & Union Square East, 212.353.0303. (Closes Nov. 23) Movie director Billy Wilder and crime novelist Raymond Chandler collaborate and butt heads with each other and the Hollywood censors as they make the groundbreaking film-noir classic, Double Indemnity. Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell in AMC’s Mad Men) stars as Wilder with Larry Pine as Chandler in Mike Bencivenga’s new comedy. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 3 p.m. $79-$100. F17 Blue Man Group C0L4186Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., btw E. 4th St. & Astor Pl., 800.982.2787. (1 hr 45 mins, no intermission) The trio of bald blue life-forms utilizes high-energy music, props, splatters of paint, comedy and pantomime as it stretches the limits of performance art. Now in its 24th year with new material. Mon-Fri 8 p.m., Sat-Sun 2, 5 & 8 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.; additional performances Nov. 26 at 2 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 & 5 p.m.). $85-$99. F18 Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring C0L418Waldorf Towers, 100 E. 50th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 866.811.4111. (1 hr 30 mins) Steve Cohen, “The Millionaires’ Magician,” dazzles audiences (adults only) with such tricks as mind reading and object levitation in a luxurious private hotel suite. Fri 7 & 9 p.m., Sat 2, 7 & 9 p.m. $85-$115. F13 50 Shades! The Musical — The Original Parody C0L48The Elektra Theatre, 300 W. 43rd St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 866.811.4111. 50shadesthe (1 hr 30 mins) Christian and Anastasia sing, dance and make love (as only


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they know how) in the jocular musical parody of the international best-selling erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. Tues-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 5 p.m.; time change: Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.). $49-$79. I14


Here Lies Love C0L574L1 uEsther Hall, The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., btw E. 4th St. & Astor Pl., 212.967.7555. (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) With music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, and additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, this deconstruction of the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos is a nonstop immersive experience in which audiences stand, move and dance with the actors. Mon-Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Thurs 8 p.m., Fri 7 & 10:30 p.m., Sat 5 & 9:30 p.m. $99-$129. E18 How to Be a New Yorker C0L4T17 he Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square, 1540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.352.3101. (65 mins) This sketch comedy for tourists, who don’t want to stand out as out of towners, is a crash course in how to shoot disdainful glances, mutter peevishly and be rude just like a local. Fri-Sat 7 p.m. (Additional performances Nov. 8, 29-30 at 1:30 p.m.). Pre-show lunch and dinner served 30 minutes before each performance. $59 (includes buffet). H14 iLuminate C0L841N 3 ew World Stages, Stage 4, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. (50 mins, no intermission) Combining music, art, technology and dance (including hip-hop, Latin and breaking), this mythical tale follows the adventures of a young artist and his magic paintbrush. Mon, WedThurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Thurs 2 p.m., Sat 2:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performances Nov. 25 at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $39.99-$69.99. I13 Indian Ink Laura Pels Theatre, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.719.1300. (Closes Nov. 30) (2 hrs 45 mins) In Tom Stoppard’s play, presented in its Off-Broadway premiere by the Roundabout Theatre Company, cultures collide as a free-spirited English poet’s younger sister, played by Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris, discovers the truth about her sibling’s relationship with an Indian artist, 50 years after the fact. Tues-Sat 7:30 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.). $89. H14 Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Union Square Theatre, 100 E. 17th St., at Park Ave. So., 800.982.2787. (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) The theatrical event—part concert, part biography—celebrates the life and work of John Lennon, using 31 of the rocker’s songs. Tues-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 3 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7 p.m. $69-$89. F17 Lips Together, Teeth Apart Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 W. 43rd St., at Eighth Ave., 212.246.4422. (Closes Nov. 23) It’s the Fourth of July, and a brother and sister (and their spouses) are on New York’s sun-drenched Fire Island in the revival of Terrence McNally’s comedy. But are they having any fun? Tues 7 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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Lypsinka! The Trilogy Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St., btw Ave. B & Ave. A, 866.811.4111. (Previews begin Nov. 5, opens Nov. 13, closes Jan. 3) John Epperson celebrates three decades of glamour, girl talk and female fame with three shows playing in rotating repertory: the revival of Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, featuring a soundtrack from films, musicals and concert recordings; the revival of The Passion of the Crawford, in which Lypsinka reenacts Joan Crawford’s 1973 interview; and the New York premiere of John Epperson: Show Trash, an autobiographical tour de force about the man behind the makeup. Schedule varies. $45-$60. C19 Mummenschanz NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Pl., at Washington Sq. So., 866.811.4111. (Nov. 20-30) The mime theater troupe delights audiences of all ages with its wordless yet expressive, imaginative and timeless manipulation of masks and everyday objects (including boxes, tubes and toilet paper). Nov. 20-21, 24-25 at 7 p.m., Nov. 22, 28-29 at 3 & 7 p.m., Nov. 23 & 30 at 3 p.m. $49-$85. F18 New Victory Theater C0L4189209 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 646.223.3010. newvic New York’s oldest active theater presents family entertainment appropriate for children ages 4 and up. Highlights: Nov. 1-2, 7-9: The Magic Flute. Nov. 8-9, 14-16, 21-23: Minimón. Nov. 14-16, 21-23, 28-30: 360 Allstars. Times/ prices vary. H14 The Oldest Boy Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200. (In previews, opens Nov. 3, closes Dec. 28) Tenzin, the toddler son of an American mother and a Tibetan man, is believed to be the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher. In Sarah Ruhl’s new play, his parents must decide between keeping him home or sending him away in search of his destiny. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (No performances Nov. 4 and Nov. 27; additional performance Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.). $77-$87. I12 Perfect Crime C0L345S 7 napple Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, at W. 50th St., 212.921.7862. (2 hrs) A cast of characters end up intertwined in this mystery full of laughs and thrills that has played more than 11,000 performances. Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. $60. I13 Pop Nation Hudson, 356 W. 58th St., at Ninth Ave., 800.982.2787. (Previews begin Nov. 14, opens Jan. 8) Billed as a “theatrical social event,” this new musical, with an original score and book, is set in the 1990s when boy bands and pop princesses topped the charts. Mon, Wed-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 7 & 10:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $89-$139. I12 Punk Rock Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St., btw Bleecker & Hudson sts., 212.352.3101. (In previews, opens Nov. 17, closes Dec. 7) Hormones rage in the New York premiere of Simon Stephens’ play


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about teenagers in a north of England private school. Stephens is currently represented on Broadway by his Olivier Award-winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Schedule varies. $69-$125. H18


Signature Theatre C0L5213P 7 ershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.244.7529. The Signature Theatre Company presents productions in its state-of-the-art, Frank Gehry-designed multistage venue. Thru Dec. 7: Our Lady of Kibeho by Katori Hall. Nov. 11-Dec. 21: A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) by Sam Shepard. Schedules vary. $25. J14 Sleep No More C0L4T 59 he McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 866.811.4111. (up to 3 hrs) In this immersive, interactive theater piece, maskwearing audiences wander at will and at their own pace through a 100,000-square-foot environment—an abandoned 1930s luxury hotel—eavesdropping on scenes and characters that conjure up Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Entry times Mon-Thurs 7:30-8:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7-8 p.m. and 11 p.m.-midnight, Sun 6-7 p.m. (No performances Nov. 27). Standard: $90-$120, Maximilian’s List: $150-$170. J16 Sticks and Bones The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.279.4200. (In previews, opens Nov. 6, closes Dec. 14) (2 hrs 20 mins) The New Group revives David Rabe’s Tony Award-winning play about an average American family ripped apart when the eldest son returns from the Vietnam War. Richard Chamberlain, Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman head the cast under Scott Elliott’s direction. Tues-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $77-$97. J14 Stomp C0L94O 1 rpheum Theatre, 126 Second Ave., at E. 8th St., 800.982.2787. (1 hr 40 mins) In a dazzling percussive performance, the eight-member cast conjures rhythm out of brooms, dustbins, hubcaps and more. Tues-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 3 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 5:30 p.m. $48-$78. E18 Tail! Spin! Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St., at Lafayette St., 866.811.4111. (1 hr 15 mins, no intermission) The dirtiest politicians (Anthony Weiner, Mark Sanford et al) come clean and incriminate themselves in this new comedy about their sex scandals. You can’t make these things up, so the script is drawn verbatim from leaked emails, torrid texts and twisted tweets. Funny lady Rachel Dratch plays the various women in their lives. Tues-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 3 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 5 p.m. $25-$75. E19 Wayra: Fuerza Bruta C0L458D 7 aryl Roth Theatre, 101 E. 15th St., at Union Sq. E., 212.239.6200. (1 hr 20 mins, no intermission) Fuerza Bruta is back; the audience stands (theater seats have been removed) at this immersive performance-art experience that features stunts, both brand-new and revisited. Tues-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 7 & 10 p.m., Sun 7 p.m. (No performance Nov. 27; time change: Nov. 26 & 28 at 7 & 10 p.m.). $99. F17 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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entertainment Wiesenthal Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200. (In previews, opens Nov. 5) The one-person play about Simon Wiesenthal, written by and starring Tom Dugan, tells the story of the man who is often referred to as the “Jewish James Bond” because of his efforts on behalf of all victims of injustice. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed & Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $69. I14

of live musical performers. Highlights: Thru Nov. 22: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey. Nov. 25-Dec. 31: Steve Tyrell. Every Mon thru Dec. 15: Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Times/music charges vary. F10

Carolines on Broadway C0L941 318 626 Broadway, btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.757.4100. carolines .com. Performances by some of the nation’s hottest headliners and up-and-coming talents. Highlight: Nov. 13-16: Steve Rannazzisi. Times/ cover charges vary, two-drink minimum. H13

You Got Older HERE Mainstage Theatre, 145 Sixth Ave., at Dominick St., 212.352.3101. page73 .org. (In previews, opens Nov. 6, closes Nov. 22) How do you remain intact when everything around you is unraveling? That’s the crux of Clare Barron’s new play, receiving its world premiere production. Tues-Sat 8:30 p.m., Sun 4:30 p.m. $15-$40. G20

Chicago City Limits C0L2J537 an Hus Playhouse, 351 E. 74th St., btw First & Second aves. chicagocitylim Masters of improvisation take suggestions from the audience for an evening of interactive sketch comedy. Shows Fri 8 p.m., Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m. $25. D10

Cabarets+Comedy Clubs The Box C0L4561 39 89 Chrystie St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.982.9301. Formerly a sign factory in the 1920s, this exclusive, intimate variety theater has a New Orleans-style décor—dramatic chandeliers and velvety balcony booths—and hosts mind-twisting, late-night acts, from human oddity shows to avant-garde striptease. Doors open 11 p.m., multiple shows nightly from 1 a.m. Tues-Sat. Prices vary. D19 Top stand-up comedians perform at this Times Square venue, Several shows nightly. Times/prices vary. I13

Cafe Carlyle C0L9431The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel New York, 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave., 212.744.1600. dining/cafe_carlyle. This sophisticated cabaret features French cuisine pre-show and a bevy

The Cotton Club C0L42963656 W. 125th St., at Riverside Dr., 212.663.7980. A Harlem institution since 1923, this legendary club offers guests a classic New York night on the town. Buffet dinner, blues & jazz show and dancing Thurs & Sat; Afro-Latin jazz and salsa

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The Broadway Comedy Club C0L53 71 18 W. 53rd St., at Eighth Ave., 212.757.2323. broadwaycomedy

Children of all ages fall under the magic spell of this one-ring circus’ brand-new show, Metamorphosis. | Big Apple Circus, p. 50

Comedy Cellar C0L1 9517 17 MacDougal St., btw W. 3rd St. & Minetta Ln., 212.254.3480. comedycellar .com. The Greenwich Village spot is known for unexpected appearances from such famous comedians as Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle. Shows nightly. Times/cover charges vary; drink/food minimum. G19


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The Cutting Room C0L419644 E. 32nd St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.691.1900. thecuttingroomnyc .com. The nightclub, famed for its mix of live acts, is co-owned by actor Chris Noth (Sex and the City, Law & Order). Highlights: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24: Burlesque to Broadway. Nov. 29: Marty Balin, founding member of Jefferson Airplane. Times/ cover charges vary. F15 Diamond Horseshoe C0L4562Paramount Hotel, 235 W. 46th St., btw Eighth Ave. & Broadway, 212.706.7344. The subterranean nightclub presents Queen of the Night, an evening-length (it runs a nonstop 3 hrs), adults-only entertainment and party comprising drinks, dinner, circus acts and dancing. Performers interact with guests and inhibitions relax. The ambience is totally chic and elegant, so dress accordingly. Nightly, except Thurs (staggered entry 7:30-7:50 p.m.). $140-$475. H14 Duane Park C0L4231Duane Park, 308 Bowery, btw Houston & Bleecker sts., 212.732.5555. Seasonal American food with a Southern accent whets the appetite for jazz and burlesque at this swank supper club. Shows Tues-Sat. Times/prices vary. E19 54 Below C0L52138254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 646.476.3551. The nightclub/restaurant/cocktail lounge underneath the former Studio 54 disco presents up to three shows nightly. Highlights: Nov. 1 & 7 (early show), 11-12 & 14 (late show): Jeremy Jordan. Nov. 3-6, 8, 10-15: Patti LuPone. Nov. 18-22: Christine Andreas. Nov. 23-26, 28-29: Ann Hampton Callaway. Nov. 25-26 (late show): David Burtka, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Times/ prices vary, food & drink minimum. H13 Galapagos Art Space C1 0L6152 6 Main St., at Water St., DUMBO, Brooklyn, 718.222.8500. galapagosart Performances at this eclectic (and hipster) Brooklyn hot spot, with an indoor lake, include music, film, dance and burlesque. Every Sat: Floating Kabarette. Times/prices vary. A21 Ginny’s Supper Club C0L3 7152 10 Lenox Ave., at W.125th St., 212.792.9001. The glory days of Harlem nightlife are reborn at Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s sleek and stylish subterranean boîte, directly below his trendy restaurant Red Rooster Harlem. Times/prices vary. Every Sun: Gospel buffet brunch 10:30 a.m. & 12.30 p.m. G4 Joe’s Pub C0L9431425 Lafayette St., at Astor Pl., 212.539.8778. This performance space in the Public Theater boasts eclectic entertainment. Highlights: Nov. 2-3, 9-10: Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer. Nov. 14-15: Suzanne Vega. Times/cover charges vary. E18 Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club New York C0L43896641 W. 51st St., at 12th Ave., 212.247.2460. hustlerny .com. The 10,000-square-foot gentlemen’s club, with a casual vibe, features more than 100 exotic entertainers, a brass pole on the main stage, VIP seating, private fantasy suites and a rooftop cigar lounge. Mon-Fri 6 p.m.-4 a.m., Sat 8 p.m.-4 a.m., Sun 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Cover charges vary. K13 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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entertainment Dance+Music BAM Next Wave Festival C0L953BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., btw St. Felix St. & Ashland Pl., Brooklyn; BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., btw Ashland & Rockwell pls., Brooklyn, 718.636.4100. (Thru Dec. 20) The annual event at the Brooklyn-based urban arts center boasts dance, theater and music engagements. Music highlights: Nov. 6-8 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: Exposed: Songs for Andy Warhol Films. Nov. 20-23 at the BAM Harvey Theater: Black Mountain Songs. Theater highlights: Thru Nov. 2 at the BAM Harvey Theater: Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, production of Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author. Nov. 11-15 at the BAM Harvey Theater: Basetrack, created by Edward Bilous. Dance highlights: Nov. 1 at the Bam Howard Gilman Opera House: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Nov. 12-15 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: Sadeh21, performed by the Batsheva Dance Company. Nov. 19-22 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: Birds With Skymirrors, performed by MAU. Times/prices vary. AA23 Carnegie Hall C0L9541W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave., 212.247.7800. The 2014-2015 season is the concert hall’s 123rd. Highlights: Nov. 4: Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, and David Zobel, piano. Nov. 5: Angélique Kidjo and Friends: Mama Africa: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba. Nov. 6: Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Nov. 11: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin. Nov. 13: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano. Nov. 14: The New York Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke. Nov. 16: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Nov. 18: Mutter Virtuosi, with Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin and leader. Nov. 19-20: San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Nov. 21: American Composers Orchestra. Times/prices vary. H13 Distinguished Concerts International New York C0L5163Carnegie Hall, W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave., 212.247.7800; Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.721.6500; Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway, at W. 65th St., 212.721.6500. Leading musicians perform in top venues. Highlights: Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall: I Believe … Remembering the Holocaust. Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Hall: Carmina amoris: Songs of Love. Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. at Carnegie Hall: The Oracle at Delphi: The Music of Dinos Constantinides. Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall: With Grace: The Music of Gwyneth Walker. Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall: Messiah … Refreshed! Prices vary. H13, I12, I12 Joyce Theater C0L1 9541 75 Eighth Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.0800. The venue welcomes modern-dance companies from the U.S. and abroad. Highlights: Thru Nov. 9: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca / Noche Flamenca y Antigona. Nov. 11-16: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century. Nov. 18-30: Complexions Dance Company. Times/prices vary. H17 Metropolitan Opera C0L3572Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000. The world-famous opera company’s 2014-2015 season features new productions as well as


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repertory favorites. Highlights: Nov. 1 (matinee): Carmen. Nov. 1 (evening), 5, 8 (evening), 11, 15 (matinee): The Death of Klinghoffer. Nov. 3, 8 (matinee): Die Zauberflöte. Nov. 4, 7, 12, 15 (evening), 19, 22 (evening): Aida. Nov. 10, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 (matinee): Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Nov. 14, 20, 24, 28: La Bohème. Nov. 18, 22 (matinee), 26, 29 (evening): Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Times/prices vary. I12

Mikhailovsky Ballet David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. (Nov. 11-23) The celebrated troupe from St. Petersburg, Russia, is on tour in New York for the first time, performing classics, ballets from the Soviet period and contemporary works. Nov. 11-13: Giselle. Nov. 14-16: The Flames of Paris. Nov. 18-19: Three Centuries of Russian Ballet (“Le Halte de Cavalerie,” “The Lady and the Hooligan” and “Prelude”). Nov. 20-23: Don Quixote. Tues-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. (No performance Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.). $29-$149. I12 New York City Center C0L1 9541 31 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. nycitycenter .org. A former Shriners Temple, this performing arts venue hosts music, dance and theater events. Highlights: Nov. 6-16: The Band Wagon, based on the 1953 MGM musical and starring Brian Stokes Mitchell. Nov. 22: Four Seasons: A Spinning Planet, a fantasia of music, dance and light, choreographed by Karole Armitage and with Armitage! Gone Dance. Times/prices vary. H13 New York Philharmonic C0L1A 964 very Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656. New York’s preeminent orchestra. Highlights: Nov. 1: Copland, Ravel and the New York premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto. Nov. 5-8: Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Show Boat, with Vanessa Williams. Nov. 12-15, 18: Joshua Bell, violin. Nov. 20-22: Mozart and Shostakovich. Nov. 26, 28-29: Hilary Hahn, violin. Times/prices vary. I12 The Town Hall C0L1 96451 23 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.840.2824. “The People’s Concert Hall” boasts an eclectic lineup of performers. Highlights: Nov. 10: James Vincent McMorrow. Nov. 14: Steve Hackett: Genesis Extended. Nov. 15: Ani DiFranco with Dar Williams. Nov. 18: Milton Nascimento. Nov. 22 & 29: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and special guests. Times/prices vary. H14 White Light Festival C0LSynod House, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., at W. 112th St., 212.721.6500; Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway, at W. 65th St., 212.721.6500. (Thru Nov. 11) A series of concerts focusing on the power of art to illumine our interior lives. Highlights: Nov. 1 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine: Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River, with Ian Bostridge, tenor. Nov. 4 at Alice Tully Hall: Mavis Staples. Nov. 11 at Alice Tully Hall: Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, concept and video by William Kentridge. Times/prices vary. J6, I12

Jazz Clubs Birdland C0L9641315 W. 44th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.581.3080. “The jazz corner of the world” is how Charlie Parker | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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entertainment described this club. Highlights: Nov. 1: Ron Carter Nonet. Nov. 4-9: Django Reinhardt NY Festival 15th Anniversary. Nov. 11-15: Karrin Allyson. Nov. 18-22: Music of Joe Henderson: Renee Rosnes with Randy Brecker, Jimmy Greene, Al Foster and George Mraz. Nov. 23-27 (early show): Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch: Hollywoodland: Songs From the Silver Screen. Nov. 25-29: Cyrille Aimee. Sets 8:30 & 11 p.m. Music charges vary, $10 food or drink minimum. Dinner nightly (5 p.m.-1 a.m.). G18

.com. The entertainment and sporting venue hosts concerts in its arena and The Theater at MSG. Highlights: Nov. 6: Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Performance. Nov. 7: Usher. Nov. 15: I Am Hardwell. Nov. 15 in The Theater: Prince Royce. Nov. 28 in The Theater: Hoodie Allen. Times/prices vary. H15

Mercury Lounge C0L9542 71 17 E. Houston St., at Ave. A, 212.260.4700. This small club presents live shows nightly from up-andcoming or obscure artists for a hip clientele. Times/prices vary. D19

Blue Note Jazz Club C0L1 79641 31 W. 3rd St., btw MacDougal St. & Sixth Ave., 212.475.8592. The best and brightest have performed here, including the late Dizzy Gillespie. Highlights: Thru Nov. 2: Kenny G. Nov. 6-9: The Manhattan Transfer. Nov. 10-12, 14-16, 18-19: Seu Jorge. Nov. 13: Gato Barbieri. Nov. 20-25: David Sanborn. Times/prices vary. G18

Village Vanguard C0L1 9471 78 Seventh Ave. So., btw Perry & W. 11th sts., 212.255.4037. villagevan One of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs, this West Village landmark has a luminous history starring Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, among others. Highlights: Thru Nov. 2: Joshua Redman Trio. Nov. 4-9, 11-16: Bill Charlap Trio. Nov. 18-23: Miguel Zenón Quartet. Nov. 25-30: Jason Moran and the Bandwagon. Times/prices vary. H18

Pop/Rock Clubs+Venues B.B. King Blues Club & Grill C0L9421237 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.997.4144. This intimate space is dedicated to the musical legend. Highlights: Nov. 2-3: Todd Rundgren. Nov. 6: Average White Band. Nov. 12-13: Buddy Guy. Nov. 20-21: Mint Condition. Nov. 28: George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic. Times/prices vary. Every Sat: Beatles Brunch. Every Sun: Sunday Gospel Brunch. H14 Beacon Theatre C0L2 941 124 Broadway, at W. 74th St., 866.858.0008. Pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights: Nov. 3-4: The Dalai Lama. Nov. 9-10: Tame Impala. Nov. 12-14: Ray LaMontagne. Nov. 15: Alton Brown Live! Nov. 16: Alt-J. Nov. 17: Lucinda Williams. Nov. 18: Star Talk Live! With Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Nov. 24: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Nov. 25-26: Culture Club. Nov. 28-29: Bob Dylan and His Band. Times/prices vary. J11 The Bitter End C0L421 87 47 Bleecker St., btw La Guardia Pl. & Thompson St., 212.673.7030. Greenwich Village’s home to rock, blues, jazz,


Special Events

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funk, hip-hop and country since 1961. Everyone from Joan Baez to Hall & Oates to Stevie Wonder to Neil Young has performed here. Live music nightly. Times/prices vary. G19

The Bowery Ballroom C0L6 2164 Delancey St., at Bowery, 212.533.2111. Host to indie and alternative bands, this Beaux Arts theater has a subterranean bar and is known for its acoustics. Times/prices vary. D20 Brooklyn Bowl C0L58261 Wythe Ave., at N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.963.3369. brooklyn Bowling (and music) fans chill at this 23,000-square-foot space that features 16 lanes, 10 Brooklyn-brewed drafts, a comfortfood menu and live musical acts nightly on a high-tech stage. Times/prices vary. Gramercy Theatre C0L5161 9 27 E. 23rd St., btw Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. So., 212.614.6932. The concert venue, a former movie house and Off-Broadway theater, offers general-admission standing room in front and seating in back. Times/prices vary. F16 Highline Ballroom C0L95424 1 31 W. 16th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 866.468.7619. This venue hosts musical acts from a variety of genres. Every Fri: Cirque Fridays. Every Sat: The Good Life Nightclub. Times/prices vary. J17 Hill Country Live C0L5281630 W. 26th St., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave., 212.255.4544. music.hillcountryny .com. A showcase for American roots music is located within a Texas barbecue restaurant. Times/prices vary. G16 Irving Plaza C0L1 156 7 Irving Pl., btw E. 15th & E. 16th sts., 212.777.6800. The rock music venue has played host to the Ramones, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers and other rock royalty. Times/prices vary. F17 Madison Square Garden C0L95461Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008. thegarden

Big Apple Circus C0L396Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park, W. 62nd St., btw Columbus & Amsterdam aves., 800.922.3772. (Thru Jan. 11) (2 hrs) This year’s show, Metamorphosis, fills the intimate one ring with contortionists, acrobats, jugglers, high-wire artists, dog acts and clowns. Showtimes vary. $25-$175. I12 New York Comedy Festival C0LT96134 he Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts.; The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway; Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, at W. 74th St.; NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Pl., at Washington Sq. So.; Carnegie Hall, W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave. (Nov. 5-9) Up-and-coming comedians, as well as seasoned veterans. Highlights: Nov. 5: Stand Up for Heroes featuring Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Williams and others (The Theater at Madison Square Garden). Nov. 6: Tig Notaro (Town Hall). Nov. 6-7: Dane Cook (Beacon Theatre). Nov. 7: Marc Maron (NYU Skirball Center), Amy Schumer (Carnegie Hall), Hannibal Buress (Town Hall). Nov. 8: Bill Maher (Beacon Theatre), Chris D’Elia (Town Hall), Carly Aquilino & Jessimae Peluso (NYU Skirball Center), Bill Cosby (Carnegie Hall), Maria Bamford (Town Hall), Nick Offerman (Beacon Theatre). Times/prices vary. H15, H14, J11, F18, h13 TCS New York City Marathon 6307t4 csnycmara (Nov. 2) As many as 50,000 runners from home and abroad compete to complete the 26.2-mile course. The path takes racers through all five boroughs, starting in Staten Island at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and finishing in Manhattan’s Central Park.

Special Holiday Events Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade C0L6513M 4 acy’s Herald Square, W. 34th St. & Broadway, 212.494.4495. (Nov. 27) Almost 3 million line the streets for the 88th annual event, which features giant balloons, marching bands, celebrities riding on elaborate floats and performances from Broadway shows and pop sensations. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. at W. 77th St. & Central Park West and continues south to Columbus Circle, where it turns east onto Central Park South, marches to Sixth Ave., where it heads south to W. 34th St.

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Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola C0L96418Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.258.9595. dizzys. This intimate club boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the Manhattan skyline. Highlights: Nov. 5-6: Israeli Jazz Festival. Nov. 7-9: Celebrating Bobby Hutcherson, hosted by Christian Tamburr. Nov. 10-12: Dave Liebman Quintet. Nov. 13-16: Ellis Marsalis 80th Birthday Celebration. Nov. 17-19: Lew Tabackin Quartet. Nov. 20-23: Eric Reed: Coleman Hawkins 100th Birthday Tribute. Nov. 26, 28-30: Wycliffe Gordon and Friends. Sets 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Late-night sessions Tues-Sat after last artist set. Cover charges $20-$45, $10 minimum. Dinner served nightly. I12

Terminal 5 C0L9641610 W. 56th St., btw 11th & 12th aves., 212.582.6600. The largest Midtown music venue to open in more than a decade welcomes a mix of musicians. Times/prices vary. K13

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New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker C0L467David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. (Nov. 28-Jan. 3) Toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies and more dance their way across the stage in the holiday favorite, choreographed by George Balanchine to music by Tchaikovsky. 2014 marks the production’s 60th anniversary. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 1 & 5 p.m. Prices start at $35. I12 Radio City Christmas Spectacular C0L49Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 866.858.0007. (Nov. 7-Dec. 31) The family-friendly holiday variety show features the high-kicking Rockettes, the world-famous precision dance team. 3-D effects add to the enjoyment. Several shows daily, times vary. (No performances Nov. 10, 11-13, 17-19). $45-$299. G13 Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square C0L3574Dante Park, Broadway, at W. 63rd St., 212.581.3774. (Dec. 1) New York City’s largest outdoor holiday festival salutes the season when it transforms Broadway, btw W. 60th and W. 68th sts., into a family-friendly winter wonderland, featuring live musical entertainment, dancing, in-store activities, ice sculpting, food tastings from neighborhood restaurants ($1-$4 per tasting) and more. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a tree lighting ceremony, featuring Arlo Guthrie and his family, in Dante Park (Broadway & W. 63rd St.) and end at 9 p.m. Free. I12

Sports+Activities Brooklyn Nets C0L47Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. The professional basketball team has the home-court advantage. Highlights: Nov. 3: Oklahoma City Thunder. Nov. 5: Minnesota Timberwolves. Nov. 7: New York Knicks. Nov. 9: Orlando Magic. Nov. 17: Miami Heat. Nov. 19: Milwaukee Bucks. Nov. 30: Chicago Bulls. Times/ prices vary. AA23 New York Giants C0L513M 4 etLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 800.745.3000. giants .com. The Giants, 2012 Super Bowl champions, play home games at the state-of-the-art MetLife Stadium. Highlights: Nov. 3: Indianapolis Colts. Nov. 16: San Francisco 49ers. Nov. 23: Dallas Cowboys. Times/prices vary. New York Jets C0L5143MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 800.745.3000. newyork New York’s Men in Green tackle the opposition on their home turf during the 2014-2015 pro-football season. Highlight: Nov. 9: Pittsburgh Steelers. Times/prices vary. New York Knicks C0L6M 9471 adison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 877.465.6425. The hoopsters are at home in Madison Square Garden. Highlights: Nov. 2: Charlotte Hornets. Nov. 4:

Washington Wizards. Nov. 10: Atlanta Hawks. Nov. 12: Orlando Magic. Nov. 14: Utah Jazz. Nov. 16: Denver Nuggets. Nov. 22: Philadelphia 76ers. Nov. 30: Miami Heat. Times/prices vary. H15

New York Rangers C0L395Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 212.465.6741. New York’s professional hockey team takes to its home ice. Highlights: Nov. 1: Winnipeg Jets. Nov. 3: St. Louis Blues. Nov. 5: Detroit Red Wings. Nov. 9: Edmonton Oilers. Nov. 11: Pittsburgh Penguins. Nov. 13: Colorado Avalanche. Nov. 17: Tampa Bay Lightning. Nov. 19: Philadelphia Flyers. Nov. 23: Montreal Canadiens. Nov. 29: Philadelphia Flyers. Times/prices vary. H15


and ends at noon at Macy’s Herald Square. On Nov. 26 from 3 to 10 p.m., visitors are invited to watch as balloons are inflated around the American Museum of Natural History (beginning at Columbus Ave. & W. 79th St.). G15

Resorts World Casino New York City C0L51 138 10-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, Queens, 888.888.8801. The casino is the first of its kind in the city and features 5,000-plus slot machines and electronic table games, plus restaurants (RW Prime, Genting Palace, the Aqueduct Buffet and a food court) and complimentary nightly entertainment. Daily 10 a.m.-4 a.m. Rink at Rockefeller Center, The C0L73914Rockefeller Plz., btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7654. Ice-skating in the center of Midtown, under the watchful gaze of the golden Prometheus sculpture. Daily 8:30 a.m.-midnight (sessions last 90 mins). $27 adults, $15 seniors/children under 11; $12 skate rental. Skate lessons: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m., $35 per half hour. G13

ticket services Continental Guest Services C0L9478 1 00.299.8587, 212.944.8910. This longstanding agency, located in select city hotels, sells tickets for Broadway shows, concerts, sporting events, attractions, museums, airport shuttles, tours, restaurants and more. New York CityPASS 888.330.5008. citypass .com. Six attractions (American Museum of Natural History, choice of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum or Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Empire State Building, choice of Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise or Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island) at great savings. Ticket booklets from any U.S. travel agent, online or at participating attractions are good for nine days from first use. $109 adults, $82 children ages 6-17. TKTS Father Duffy Square, Broadway & W. 47th St. in the Theater District; South Street Seaport, at the corner of Front & John sts. in Lower Manhattan; 1 MetroTech Center, at the corner of Jay St. & Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn. Discount ticket booths for Broadway/Off-Broadway shows; up to 50 percent off full price. Father Duffy Square: For same-day evening shows: Mon, Wed-Sat 3-8 p.m., Tues 2-8 p.m., Sun 3-7 p.m.; for same-day matinee performances: Wed, Thurs & Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m. South Street Seaport: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Brooklyn: For same-day evening or next-day matinee shows: Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. H14, D22, A23 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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for insiders’ picks, go to

Written by William Frierson IV Edited by Lois Levine

The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 84-86)

1 A speakeasy atmosphere awaits at this East Village hideaway, but the cocktails reveal modern sophistication, from the Part-Time Lover (gin, sherry, Dolin Blanc, Green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, absinthe) to Second-Hand News (rum, Suze, amaro, Demerara syrup). | Death & Co., p. 63 2 The seafood pasta entrée—ouzo-scented hilopites tossed in tomato broth and sprinkled with lemon zest—at this Greek staple is loaded with fresh calamari, mussels and shrimp. | Molyvos, p. 60 3 A feast awaits at this Brazilian steak house, known for its seemingly unending waves of succulent meats on skewers. Beef is the star, but chicken, pork and lamb are also served. A gourmet salad bar, banquetstyle and stocked with regional dishes, caters to veggie-minded diners. | Churrascaria Plataforma, p. 60


1 Pricing Legend: $=inexpensive (average meal under $25) $$=moderate ($25-$50) $$$=expensive ($50-$80) $$$$=luxe ($80+)

recent openingS Arrogant Swine– CL0572Southern Barbecue 173 Morgan Ave., at Scholes St., Bushwick, Brooklyn, 347.328.5595. Don’t take the venue name as an insult—rather, take it as foreshadowing for all the pork you’re about to eat. The 3,000-square-foot beer hall pit-smoke whole hogs in Carolina fashion. Twenty beers on draft and 40 bottled help you wash down the meat (priced by the half-pound), from sausage to pork belly with Thai “sunshine sauce.” Lunch, dinner daily; $$


Bernheim and Schwartz– CL05A 72 merican 2911 Broadway, btw W. 113th & W. 114th sts., 212.335.2911. A tribute to a bygone NYC brewery of the same name founded in 1903, this beer hall serves fried pickles with ranch sauce, grilled bratwurst and smoked rib sandwiches. Lunch, dinner daily; $ J5 Charlie Palmer Steak– CL0572Steak House 3 E. 54th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 646.559.8440. A modern dining room where guests sample steaks, chops and seafood dishes, from bone-in New York strip steak and Colorado lamb chops to buttered Maine lobster with crab stuffing to thymeroasted striped bass with sweet onion-pepper relish. Lunch Mon-Fri, Dinner nightly; $$$$ F13

Esme– CL0572New American 99 Manhattan Ave., btw Huron & Green sts., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 718.383.0999. Reclaimed church pews and Edison lightbulbs give character to this bright Greenpoint dining room, where crispy pork belly is served with apple-cabbage and mustard, and roasted chicken comes with a buckwheat waffle and Brussels sprouts. House cocktails include Zelda Fitzgerald (gin, lemon, rosemary-honey, bitters). Lunch, dinner Tues-Sun; $$ 212 Steakhouse– CL0572Steak House 316 E. 53rd St. btw First & Second aves., 212.858.0646. This midtown cow palace offers Kobe beef at reasonable prices and also cooks up freshly caught seafood in a warm, contemporary setting. Dinner nightly; $$ D13

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Uma Temakeria– C0LJ572 apanese/Brazilian 64 Seventh Ave., at W. 14th St., 646.360.3260. Brazilian takes on sushi (think: handheld seaweed cones stuffed with rice and fish) is the specialty at this fast-casual stop by Chef Chris Jaeckle. Lunch, dinner daily; $ H17

Central Park South Marea– C0L572Italian Seafood 240 Central Park So., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.582.5100. Chef Michael White’s fish and shellfish dishes—lump crabmeat with melon and prosciutto—are served in a room designed to resemble a yacht (the name translates from the Italian to “tide”). Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, I12 brunch Sat-Sun; $$$  


1 Italian crème cake can make a sweet finish to a hearty Italian meal at this Times Square spot. | Buca di Beppo, p. 60 2 Comforting eats, such as burgers and fries, are served in a moviethemed space. | Planet Hollywood, p. 60

The Park Room Restaurant– C0L348Continental The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park So., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.521.6655. A menu of seafood and meats—yellowfin tuna carpaccio, braised beef short ribs—is served against a scenic Central Park backdrop. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, G12 brunch Sat-Sun; $$$  

Rainbow Room 30 Rockefeller Plz., 65th fl., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.632.5000. rainbowroom .com. The storied rooftop bar and restaurant

Vegetarian Dim Sum House– C0L78451Chinese 24 Pell St., btw Bowery & Mott sts., 212.577.7176. Wheat gluten and bean curd create mock-meat versions of classic dishes. Brunch, lunch, dinner daily; Cash only; $$ E21

DBGB Kitchen & Bar–French C0L952 137 99 Bowery, btw E. Houston & E. 1st sts., 212.933.5300. dbgb .com. A Chef Daniel Boulud outpost—which boasts a chic, downtown decor—offers diners 12 varieties of housemade sausage and more than 20 craft beers on tap, plus juicy burgers and succulent shellfish platters. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ E19

Buddakan– C0LM 3196 odern Asian 75 Ninth Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 212.989.6699. budda The majestically expansive space serves updated dim sum (hoisin-glazed pork belly with spicy shallots, lobster egg rolls) and inventive entrées such as kung pao monkfish, ginger-crusted lamb chops and wok-tossed black H18 pepper ribeye. Dinner nightly; $$$   Cookshop– C0LS 94135 easonal American 156 10th Ave., at W. 20th St., 212.924.4440. cookshopny .com. Chef Marc Meyer prepares sustainable cuisine with Mediterranean flavors (spit-roasted rabbit over charred vegetable bread salad and eggplant) at this corner outpost with an open kitchen. Breakfast, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ E15 Empire Diner– C0L4A 951 merican 210 10th Ave., at W. 22nd St., 212.596.7523. The iconic, 24-hour, 1940s-style eatery—featured in Manhattan and Home Alone 2—gets a second coming, with Chef Amanda Freitag helming the J16 kitchen. Lunch, dinner daily; $  

Peking Duck House– C0L4835Chinese 28 Mott St., btw Pell & Worth sts., 212.227.1810; and one other NYC location. In a simply decorated dining room, the namesake classic roast duck is served with housemade pancakes, green scallions, cucumbers and plum sauce. Lunch, dinner daily; $ E21

Au Za’atar– C0L4529French/Arabic. 188 Ave. A, at E. 12th St., 212.254.5660. This fusion bistro—lit by lamps made from wooden pallets—serves traditional dishes from Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco. Expect mezze platters (hummus, baba ghanoush, tabouli salad) and Lebanese ales. Lunch, dinner daily; $-$$ D18


The Gorbals– C0L572Global Space Ninety 8, 98 N. 6th St., btw Berry St. & Whythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.387.0195. Inside the new Urban Outfitters complex (which has become a symbol of rapid gentrification), a menu by Top Chef Ilan Hall is divided into categories such as “coop” (chicken schnitzel with toasted cream pomme purée), “stream” (pickled mussels with saffron and saltwort), “field” (fermented celery broth with apples and crispy Parmesan) and “barn” (bacon-wrapped matzo balls with horseradish-mayo). Dinner nightly; $$

Fiat Cafe– C0L78431Italian 203 Mott St., btw Spring & Kenmare sts., 212.969.1809. Bruschetta crostini, antipasti, salads, panini, pasta (fusilli with pesto sauce and potatoes), chicken tossed with lemon caper sauce and a simple yet elegant bagel and lox, along with a mouthwatering wine list in a cozy space with a hip, vintage feel and a youthful clientele. E21 Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; Cash only; $$  

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South Gate– C0L348Modern American JW Marriott Essex House, 154 Central Park So., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.484.5120. southgateresta An elegant menu—maple-glazed duck, half rack of lamb—is presented in a chic space, with a cream and brown color scheme, with prime park views. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; $$$ G12



Root & Bone–American 200 E. 3rd St., btw aves. B & A, 646.682.7080. Rural America, in flavor and character, is conjured up by a restaurant that aims to revive a nation’s buried culinary roots. Country boys and girls at heart are catered to with elevated interpretations of down-home dishes, from “Grandma Daisy’s angel biscuits” with honey-roastedchicken jus, fresh thyme and toasted-benneseed sea salt to braised short ribs meatloaf. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat- Sun; $ D18 Schnitz– C0L45831International 177 First Ave., at E. 11th St., 646.861.3923. A brick-and-mortar extension of the popular Smorgasburg food stand, this tasty tribute to the breaded and fried cutlet serves up sandwiches, such as the Grumpy Russian (pork loin, pickled cherries, Gorgonzola) in a quick-service atmosphere. Lunch, dinner daily; $ D18

Financial District Cipriani Wall Street– C0L6914I7 talian 55 Wall St., btw William & Hanover sts., 212.699.4099. | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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returns after a five-year hiatus, delivering retro cuisine (from oysters Rockefeller to roasted Long Island duck to beef Wellington), live entertainment amid skyline views. Reservation only (at least 60 days in advance). Dinner Mon, brunch Sun; $$$$ G13


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dining+drinking A historic building with towering Greek Revival architecture creates an aura of exclusivity as guests sip signature Bellinis and dine on elegant, traditional cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; $$$ E18

Fraunces Tavern– C0L43A 15 merican 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.968.1776. Founded in 1762, this historic locale, where Gen. George Washington, the nation’s first president, bade farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolutionary War, features a selection of traditional American comfort foods, such as smoked haddock chowder and roasted half chicken with duck fat parsnips. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$$ F23 Hudson Eats– C0L45897Various Brookfield Place, 200 Vesey St., at West St., 212.417.7000. brookfield A wide variety of vendors are gathered under one roof at this new foodie complex with waterfront views, featuring eats from Mighty Quinn’s, Black Seed, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Umami Burger, Num Pang, Dos Toros, Tartinery, Little Muenster, Olive’s, Chop’t, Dig Inn, Skinny Pizza and Sprinkles. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; $$ G22 Reserve Cut– C0L4578Kosher Steak House The Setai Wall Street, 40 Broad St., btw Beaver St. & Exchange Pl., 212.747.0300. Opened by Albert Allaham, who comes from a long line of butchers, this elegant restaurant features quality sushi, seafood and cuts of meat, from salmon-avocado rolls to blackened tuna salad to boneless ribeye. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$$ F23

Flatiron+Union Square+Gramercy A Voce– C0L4165Italian 41 Madison Ave., at E. 26th St., 212.545.8555; and one other NYC location. Seasonal fusion cuisine— from seafood to pasta to meat dishes—in a space with dramatic modern decor. The patio, seating about 100 guests, boasts Madison Square Park views. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; $$$ F16 ABC Kitchen– C0L5A 186 merican 35 E. 18th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.475.5829. Enjoy Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s regionally grown, organic cuisine in a room constructed with salvaged and recycled building materials. Dishes include wood-oven-roasted Maine lobster with oregano and lemon-chili vinaigrette. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$$ F17 Blue Smoke– C0L652B 7 arbecue 116 E. 27th St., btw Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. So., 212.447.7733, Pitmaster Kenny Callaghan slow-smokes ribs and fish in wood-burning pit smokers. His menu can be sampled in a rustic dining room. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ F16 Friend of a Farmer– C0L216American 77 Irving Pl., btw E. 18th & E. 19th sts., 212.477.2188. Inspired by co-owner Terry Morabito’s rural upbringing, this rustic nook exudes country charm (the dining room looks like a grandmother’s cottage, with bookcases and floral wallpaper) with simply prepared dishes. Breakfast, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ F17


General Assembly– C0L341E 5 uropean-American 360 Park Ave. So., at E. 26th St., 212.951.7111. Casual sophistication in an Art Nouveau-inspired, 170-seat space, formerly inhabited by The Hurricane Club, with a European-inflected menu, featuring dishes such as roasted beets with tangy ginger-lime yogurt, potato leek soup, classic filet mignon with endive, walnuts and marbled blue cheese and rabbit Wellington with peas and carrots. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$-$$$ F16 Gramercy Tavern–American C0L95742 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.477.0777. Guests experience the comfort of a late-19th-century American inn at this popular society staple, and savor such cuisine as halibut with broccoli and beans, and duck breast and confit with pickled ramps. Main dining room: Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. Tavern: Lunch, dinner daily; $$$ F16 Marta–Contemporary Italian 29 E. 29th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Madison Ave., 212.651.3800. Restaurateur Danny Meyer made an international name for himself with Shake Shack’s saliva-inducing burgers, but now he’s dabbling in another universally adored dish: pizza. The chefs here take cues from the Romans, and prepare their pizza with ultra-thin crusts, while also serving rabbit meatballs and bottled negronis. Call for hours; $-$$ F16 Mihoko’s 21 Grams– C0L5271French/Japanese 16 W. 22nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.741.0021. Mihoko Kiyokawa’s team of chefs fuses culinary traditions amid Versailleslike opulence. Dinner Tues-Sat; $$$$ G17 Obicà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina 928 Broadway, btw E. 21st & E. 22nd sts., 212.777.2753. It’s all about creamy buffalo-milk mozzarella cheese at this Rome-based chain that’s a short walk from the Flatiron building. Pizzas, cured meats and salads can also be sampled. Breakfast, lunch daily, closes at 6 p.m.; $-$$ G16 Trattoria IL Mulino–Contemporary Italian 36 E. 20th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.777.8448. A casual counterpart to its sought-after, Uptown sister restaurant, this lively dining room draws young, stylish crowds with an elegant menu of antipasti (chef’s selection of cured meats and cheeses), wood-fired pizza, salads, soups, pastas, and meat and fish dishes (filet mignon with grilled asparagus to Chilean sea bass). The sleek space features a mural on the back wall, a modern industrial vibe and stainless-steel accents. Lunch, dinner daily; $$$$ E17. IL Mulino New York–Italian 86 W. 3rd St., btw Thompson & Sullivan sts., 212.673.3783; and one other NYC location. A leader in NYC’s Italian cuisine scene serves hearty dishes from Italy’s Abruzzi region in the West Village. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$$$ G19. IL Mulino Prime–Italian Steak House 331 W. Broadway, at Grand St., 212.226.0020. A SoHo oasis for modern takes on Italian classics like chicken parmigiana, with an emphasis on fresh seafood and dry-aged steaks. Lunch, dinner daily; $$$$ F20

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Garment District Casa Nonna–Italian 074313CL0 10 W. 38th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.736.3000. e2hospitality .com. Roman and Tuscan fare is served in a rustic dining room with flowered wallpaper. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$ I15


Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse– C0L6398Steak House 32 W. 37th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.947.8940; 269 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.997.9494. frankieandjohnnies .com. The classic steak house boasts prime cuts of beef and a raw bar. Complimentary limo rides are offered to and from the 37th St. location from Midtown (gratuity not included). Lunch MonFri, dinner Mon-Sat; $$ G15, H14 Macy’s Cellar Bar & Grill– C0L685American The Cellar at Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway, 212.868.3001. This subterranean eatery, within the iconic department store, serves classics such as crab cakes and chicken Caesar salad. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ H15 Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse– C0L94238Steak House 9 Penn Plaza, at W. 33rd St. & Eighth Ave., 212.563.4444. Dry-aged steaks, veal and double-cut lamb chops— served with signature sauces, from peppercorn to wild mushroom—are balanced by grilled seafood offerings in an ultra-contemporary ambience. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; H16 $$  

Greenwich+West Village Greenwich Project–American C0L4237947 W. 8th St., btw Washington Sq. W. & Sixth Ave., 212.253.9333. Inside a town house adorned with pop art—with a bar on the ground floor and a full restaurant upstairs—guests savor dishes such as crab salad and lobster cavatelli with ramps and crayfish. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ H18 Horchata– C0L4M 1576 exican 470 Sixth Ave., btw W. 11th & W. 12th sts., 212.243.8226. horchatanew york. com. Patrons sip spiked versions of the namesake rice drink and margaritas while noshing on contemporary takes on traditional plates in a space with communal tables and a distressed tin ceiling. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $ G18 Pagani– C0L4576Italian 289 Bleecker St., at Barrow St., 212.488.5800. Named in honor of Octavio Pagani, an Italian nobleman who emigrated to NYC in 1911, this rustic yet modern kitchen, wine bar and café offers snacks (duck liver bruschetta), cured meats, cheeses and salads (raw shredded kale), as well as pasta (rigatoni with rabbit), meat (pork tenderloin) and fish dishes. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ I18 Peanut Butter & Co.–American 240 Sullivan St., btw W 3rd and Bleecker sts., 212.677.3995, This cozy little shop is a kid’s paradise of classic and gourmet peanut butter concoctions, including ”ants on a log” (celery sticks stuffed with smooth or crunchy peanut butter, topped with raisins), and the “white chocolate wonderful” sandwich (white chocolate, peanut butter and orange marmalade | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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dining+drinking with a layer of thinly sliced almonds). Lunch, dinner daily; $ G19

Harlem The Cecil– C0L94318African/Asian/American 210 W. 118th St., btw Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. & Eighth Ave., 212.866.1262. A blue neon sign welcomes patrons into a glamorous space, with African artifacts, serving a menu highlighting Africa’s influence on global cuisine. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$$ H5 Chéri– C0L4532French 231 Lenox Ave., btw W. 121st & W. 122nd sts., 212.662.4374. Contemporary takes on traditional dishes are featured on three-course dinners in a homey yet elegant space with a piano, fireplace, sofas, garden and terrace. Dinner Tues-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ G5 Dinosaur Bar-B-Que–American C0L7 694 00 W. 125th St., at 12th Ave., 212.694.1777; 604 Union St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 347.429.7030. dinosaurbarbque. com. Barbecue thrives north of the MasonDixon Line at this Southern-style eatery, serving finger-lickin’ pulled pork and ribs. Patrons can purchase tangy sauces, rubs and other items to take home. Lunch, dinner daily; $ Minton’s– C0L94318American 206 W. 118th St., btw Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. & Eighth Ave., 212.243.2222. A tribute to Minton’s Playhouse—a hotbed of jazz opened by saxophonist Henry Minton in 1938 that formerly inhabited the space—serves Southern Revival plates (Hudson Valley foie gras with cornbread) while live jazz plays. Dinner nightly; $$ H5

Birds & Bubbles–American 100B Forsyth St., btw Broome & Grand sts., 646.368.9240. Opposites attract, and that’s the case at this low-meets-high sanctuary for fried chicken and champagne. Southern classics are given a modern twist by Chef Sarah Simmons. Dinner Tues-Sun; $$ D21 Cherche Midi–French 282 Bowery, btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 212.226.3055. cherchemidiny .com. Lobster ravioli, Bouchot mussels with caramelized fennel and Pernod, and steak frites in a dining room with a traditional bistro feel (tile floors, red banquettes, wooden chairs and bar, wine cupboards). Lunch Wed-Fri, dinner nightly; $$$ D19 The Derby– C0L42A 97 merican 167 Orchard St., at Stanton St., 212.777.8469. It’s all about biscuits and bourbon at this joint, where fried chicken, fried steak and lots of whiskey can also be had in a sparse dining room with yellow chairs. Lunch Sat-Sun, dinner nightly; $$ D19

Little Italy

Dirty French–French The Ludlow, 180 Ludlow St., btw Stanton & E. Houston sts., 212.254.3000. Classic French cuisine gets spiced up with Moroccan and Orleanian influences in a spacious, wood-filled space with iron chandeliers and vaulted ceilings. Dinner Mon-Sat; $$$ D20

Ferrara Bakery & Cafe– C0L94318Italian C0L461 97 95 Grand St., btw Mott & Mulberry sts., 212.226.6150. An iconic, fifth-generation dessert haven specializes in hand-filled cannoli, sweet breads, pastries, biscotti, panforte and espresso. It should be said: Cannoli are a must in this ‘hood. Daily; $-$$ E20

Ivan Ramen–Asian 25 Clinton St., btw Stanton & E. Houston sts., 646.678.3859, and one other NYC location. noodles are the star at Ivan Orkins’ shrine to the dish, where pickled daikon or pork meatballs can precede a piping bowl of ramen. Lunch, dinner daily; $ D9

Il Cortile– C0L94318Italian C0L61 7 25 Mulberry St., at Hester St., 212.226.6060. Linguine alla pescatora with lobster, shrimp, scallops, clams, calamari and mussels can be sampled in a brick-walled space with a charming indoor garden area. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ E20

Paulaner–German/American 265 Bowery, btw E. Houston & Stanton sts., 212.780.0300. A wood- and brick-filled brewery/eatery hybrid that knows how German-loving patrons like to drink their brew: With a plate of bratwurst, schnitzel or applesauce-slathered potato pancakes. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $ D19

Pellegrino’s– C0L94318Italian C0L1 467 38 Mulberry St., btw Hester & Grand sts., 212.226.3177. pellegrinos Specialties from both northern and southern regions (Roman egg drop soup with spinach, shrimp and asparagus in creamy spaghetti and pan-seared sea scallops) are served at tables that spill onto the sidewalk at this quintessentially “Little Italy” eatery. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ E20

Lower East Side Antibes Bistro– C0L4156F 8 rench 112 Suffolk St., btw Delancey & Rivington sts., 212.533.6088. In a cozy and elegant dining room, reminiscent of a villa in Normandy, guests savor delicate spices and herbs in complex dishes. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; C19 $$  


Beauty & Essex– C0L7234Global Fusion 146 Essex St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.614.0146. A 20-foot skylight and enormous chandelier made of pearls set the scene for playful culinary creations, such as roasted bone marrow with shallot marmalade, served in one of four eclectically designed rooms. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ D20

Meatpacking District Bagatelle– C0eLnF 4168r7F rench/Mediterranean 1 Little W. 12th St., btw W. 9th & Washington sts., 212.484.2110. Part formal dining experience, part club excursion, this restaurant with multiple international locations serves French-inflected dishes, such as foie gras sliders and roasted sea scallops with leeks fondue and caviar. As night approaches, strobe lights rise and a previously subdued dining room transforms into an energetic dance party. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$$ I17 Catch– C0L4168N 7 ew American 21 Ninth Ave., at W. 13th St., 212.392.5978. Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Hunyh creates a

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dining+drinking seafood-centric menu with Asian and Mediterranean influences—broken into categories such as “rolled” (sushi with lobster, kiwi, pickled jalapeño and spicy mango), “cold” (salmon belly carpaccio) and “big fish” (crispy whole snapper)—in a warm, expansive space with copper, marble and wood details. Dinner nightly; $$$ I17


Old Homestead Steakhouse– C0L65374Steak House 56 Ninth Ave., btw W. 14th & W. 15th sts., 212.242.9040. Prime cuts, such as filet mignon and sirloin steak au poivre, have been served in this historic bastion of red meat since 1868. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$ J17

Midtown East Benjamin Steak House– C0L34S 1 teak House Dylan Hotel, 52 E. 41st St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.297.9177. Executive Chef Arturo McLeod prepares six cuts of USDA prime steaks—dry-aged on the premises—and succulent seafood options, including buttery half-lobster—at this classic spot. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; $$$ F14 Brasserie– C0L34F 1 rench 100 E. 53rd St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.751.4840. patina Located in the iconic Seagram Building since 1959, this ultra-sleek cosmopolitan spot offers bistro fare, including French onion soup. Breakfast, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$$ F13 Café Centro– C0L346French MetLife Building, 200 Park Ave., at E. 45th St., 212.818.1222. patina A grand café brings the air of Old Paris to Manhattan with seasonal plats du jour. Breakfast, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; F14 $$   Cucina & Co.– C0L49M 1 editerranean 200 Park Ave., at E. 45th St., 212.682.2700; Macy’s Cellar, Broadway & W. 34th St., 212.868.2388; 30 Rockefeller Center, concourse, btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.332.7630. Diners at this bustling, gourmet café and marketplace stop for an elevated selection of meat dishes, pastas and desserts. Breakfast, F14, G15, G13 lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; $$   Darbar– C0L49I1 ndian 152 E. 46th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.681.4500. The bi-level restaurant and lounge offers dishes with a trans-ethnic flair, including cilantro pesto shrimp, samosas and reshni kebabs. Lunch, F14 dinner daily; $$   Darbar Grill– C0L431Indian 157 E. 55th St., btw Third & Lexington Aves., 212.751.4600. The colorful flavors of India are showcased on a menu that offers plates both traditional and trendy—from lamb cooked in a tomato-onion sauce to scallops with mango salsa. Vegan and veggie options. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ E13 La Fonda del Sol– C0L49M 1 odern Spanish MetLife Building, 200 Park Ave., at E. 44th St. & Vanderlbilt Ave., 212.867.6767, patinagroup .com. Tapas, ceviches and seafood entrées are offered at this modern reincarnation of a classic 1960s spot, with decor that exudes the energy of Spanish culture. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat, downstairs Tapas Lounge: Mon-Fri; $$ F14 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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This month’s top picks for delectable dining experiences throughout NYC



A Voce, which means ‘word of mouth’ in Italian, offers unique variations on ingredientdriven, contemporary Italian cuisine. Situated in Time Warner Center with a sister restaurant on Madison Avenue, A Voce Columbus boasts an extensive wine list, intuitive service in luxurious surroundings, all of which contribute to the quality of dining associated with the Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation. 10 Columbus Circle, at 59th St., 3rd fl., 212-823-2523,

Discover the Southern Brazilian tradition of Churrasco today at Fogo De ChĂŁo. Experience the “Gauchoâ€? way as the staff prepares, cooks and serves a fascinating variety of authentic, fire-grilled meats—including the restaurant’s bold sirloin (“picanhaâ€?). Also enjoy a generous salad bar, featuring cured meats, cheeses and Brazilian-inspired side dishes. 40 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212-969-9980,



Located just one block from Grand Central Terminal, Benjamin Steakhouse prepares an amazing array of dishes, which are sure to delight steak lovers everywhere. From the beautifully marbled cuts of dryaged beef to the impeccably refined Old World service and charm, Benjamin Steakhouse prides itself on providing a quality dining experience in an elegant Midtown setting. 52 E. 41st St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212-297-9177; 610 W. Hartsdale Rd., White Plains, NY, 914-428-6868,

Experience the elegant atmosphere and savory cuisine that makes this restaurant one of the city’s favorites. Indulge in USDA prime meat and fresh seafood. Unwind with a specialty cocktail in an intimate lounge. Expect magnificence. Private dining rooms are available for larger gatherings. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, N.Y., 888-888-8801,



Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, at Jazz at Lincoln Center, produces world-class performances nightly and welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy the city’s best jazz, food, and libations. Located in the Time Warner Center, the intimate jazz club provides down-home flavors served with New York flair—including specialty gumbos and hearty entrÊes—against a glittering backdrop that includes spectacular views of Central Park. Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway, at W. 60th St., 5th fl., 212-258-9595,

The Empire State Building welcomes a sophisticated new dining destination, offering a classic lunch experience, intimate dinner service and elegant bar scene. Chef Octavio Becerra presents ingredientdriven menus showcasing New York state farmers, brewers, winemakers and producers. The distinctive interior features exceptional finishes and a balanced design of Art Deco and modern architecture, which echoes the Empire State Building’s iconic style. Empire State Building, entrance on 33rd St., btw Fifth Ave. & Broadway, 212-216-9693,


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Mr. K’s– C0L41689Chinese 570 Lexington Ave., at E. 51st St., 212.583.1668. Located in a landmark Art Deco building, a luxurious dining room invites patrons to dine on such dishes as poached beef Szechuan. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$ F13 Naples 45– C0L41689Italian MetLife Building, 200 Park Ave., entrance on E. 45th St., 212.972.7001, Traditional methods and ingredients define the Italian specialties served in this spacious dining room. Breakfast, lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; $$ F13 San Martin– C0L642I1 nternational 143 E. 49th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.832.0888. Spanish melds with Italian in specialties that include paella valenciana and slow-cooked rosemary lamb chops. Live jazz, first Tues of every month 6-9 p.m. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ E1

Murray Hill Kailash Parbat– C0L4I576 ndian 99 Lexington Ave., at E. 27th St., 212.679.4238. The New York outpost of an international chaat house chain serves a veggie-focused, South Asian menu. Lunch, dinner daily; $ E16 Kokum– C0L4I951 ndian 106 Lexington Ave., btw E. 27th & E. 28th sts., 212.684.6842. The tastes of South India, simmered into dishes such as lentil-coconut soup, in a sleek, narrow dining room. Lunch, dinner daily; $ E16 The Peacock– C0L4B 951 ritish/American 24 E. 39th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 646.837.6776. This charming restaurant serves English dishes (rabbit pie with apple cider). Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ F15

Rockefeller Center Da Marcella– C0L4562Italian/Mediterranean. 11 W. 51st St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 917.639.3911; 142 W. Houston St., btw Sullivan & MacDougal sts., 646.559.9192. The taste of the Mediterranean is served in a tavernastyle dining room. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$ G13, G19 Rock Center Café– C0L347American Rockefeller Center, 20 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7620. Original Warhol prints, an outdoor café at Rockefeller Center and bold dishes make this restaurant modern and memorable. Breakfast Mon-Fri, lunch Mon-Sat, G13 dinner nightly; $$$   The Sea Grill– C0L347Seafood Rockefeller Center, 19 W. 49th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7610. Ocean fare, such as succulent shellfish platters, jumbo crab cakes and butter-poached Arctic char, served in an elegant, spacious restaurant within iconic Rockefeller G13 Center. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; $$$  

SoHo+Nolita Chalk Point Kitchen– C0L453A 21 merican 527 Broome St., btw Sullivan & Thompson sts., 212.390.0327. The farm-to-table fare (almost everything is sourced from New York) is echoed by a dining room decked out to emulate a rustic farmhouse, with antique windows from a Cape May, New Jersey, barn and rosemary planted behind the bar. Expect dishes such as grass-fed lamb loin chops. Dinner nightly; $$$$$ G20


Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C.– C0L347S 1 teak House Grand Central Terminal, entrance at 23 Vanderbilt Ave., 212.655.2300. Serving prime steaks on the balcony overlooking the grand concourse. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ E12

Hundred Acres– C0L41826American Nouveau 38 MacDougal St., btw Prince & W. Houston sts., 212.475.7500. Countrystyle, seasonally changing cuisine, such as shrimp ‘n’ jalapeño grits, Dijon-rubbed pork with mustard greens and apple-buttered grilled chicken with duck sausage and squash, in an open, warm space. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ G19 Il Principe– C0L45329Italian 525 Greenwich St., btw Spring & Vandam sts., 212.608.1211. ilprincipeny .com. Chef Carlo Bigi prepares authentic dishes such as pasta pomodoro and branzino with tomato compote in a space with floor-to-ceiling windows, Italian woodwork and sidewalk dining. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; $$ H20 Ken & Cook– C0L413A 5 merican 19 Kenmare St., btw Bowery & Elizabeth sts., 212.966.3058. kenand With a name representing both the spot’s home street (”Ken” for Kenmare) and the talent in its kitchen (”Cook” for the in-house chefs), this restaurant serves a menu of signature dishes (from oysters Rockefeller to fried chicken) in a space with pressed tin ceilings, vintage leather banquettes and polished brass decor elements. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ E19 Oficina Latina– C0L478163South American 24 Prince St., btw Elizabeth & Mott sts., 646.381.2555. Designed to evoke the romance of the Pan-American Highway and the many regions it traverses, this lively bistro serves braised lamb shank with plantain puree (Mexico), and pan-roasted sardines over mixed greens (Uruguay). Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ E19 Sanctuary T–American C0L723337B W. Broadway, btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.941.7832. This calming retreat boasts a full kitchen and bar, where food and drink creations can be enjoyed alongside exotic teas. Healthy cocktails are infused with ingredients such as jasmine, elderflower and rose petals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ G19

Theater District+Hell’s Kitchen Abboccato C0L34B 27 lakely Hotel, 136 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.265.4000. abboccato .com. A menu of classics—including arancini (wild mushrooms with arborio rice and truffles, rolled into a ball), hand-cut pappardelle with Maine lobster ragout, hearty lamb chops and tuna steak, plus side dishes of market produce —is served in a sleek and comfortable dining room. Breakfast Sat-Sun, lunch Mon-Sat, dinner nightly; $$ H13 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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dining+drinking Brasserie 8 1/2– C0L972F 15 rench 9 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.829.0812. Patrons experience a modern, art-filled ambience—including a sweeping staircase and stained-glass work by Fernand Léger—and contemporary French fare. Lunch Mon-Sat, dinner nightly, brunch Sun; $$ G13 Buca di Beppo– C0L6I4721 talian 1540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.764.6527. Diners feast on gigantic family-style plates—meatballs, chicken parmigiana, veal Marsala—in a casual space decorated with Italian family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons. Lunch, dinner daily; $ H14 Chez Josephine–FrenchefrF 414 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.594.1925. chezjosephine .com. A Broadway tradition since 1986, Chez Josephine is a tribute to the legendary Josephine Baker, with live music and a tantalizing menu served in a sexy, stylish setting. Dinner Tues-Sun., live piano brunch Sun; $$ I14 Churrascaria Plataforma– C0L31B 49 razilian Rotisserie Steakhouse 316 W. 49th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.245.0505. churrascaria Tender cuts of meat and prime poultry are carved tableside by attentive servers at this haven for Brazilian eats. Plus, a lively bar serving the Latin American nation’s most famous cocktail export, the caipirinha (fresh lime, sugar, ice and cachaça). Lunch, dinner daily; I13 $$$   db Bistro Moderne–French C0L64C 31 ity Club Hotel, 55 W. 44th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.391.2400. A tried-and-true American staple, the venerable burger, gets a contemporary reimagining with French flair in the “original db burger” (sirloin meat filled with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle on a Parmesan bun). Other signatures include crispy duck confit and duck and foie gras terrine. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$-$$$ G14

Kellari Taverna– C0LG 7421 reek 19 W. 44th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.221.0144. kellaritaverna .com. An ample wine selection complements the extensive traditional Hellenic menu, specializing in whole, imported fish grilled with lemon and olive oil. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ G14 Le Bernardin– C0L5729Seafood 155 W. 51st St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.554.1515. le-bernardin .com. Red snapper with smoked sweet paprika sauce and sautéed codfish with leek and grape parfait are among French-born Chef Eric Ripert’s specialties at this fine dining destination. Lunch H13 Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; $$$   The Marshal—American 628 10th Ave., btw W. 44th & W. 45th sts., 212.582.6300. the-mar Ingredients are sourced from regional farms and integrated into a menu of rustic American dishes, from three-kale salad to barbecue-braised beef short ribs served with white cabbage. The homey decor­, with dark leather banquettes and hanging picture frames, gives the space a cozy, casual feel. Lunch, dinner J14 daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $$   Molyvos C0L68 374 71 Seventh Ave., btw W. 55th & W. 56th sts., 212.582.7500. Diners feast on elegant versions of such Hellenic specialties as moussaka, souvlaki, grilled baby lamb chops and a daily fish in a beautifully decorated dining room with decorative elements drawn from Greek heritage. Lunch Mon-Sat, dinner nightly; $$$. H13 Nobu Fifty Seven– C0L3456Japanese/Peruvian 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.757.3000. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s restaurant features a wood-burning oven and dramatic, sensual design by David Rockwell (expect ornamental sake barrels and a chandelier made of abalone shells). Diners sample miso-glazed black cod beneath chandeliers of abalone shells while bar patrons sip cocktails at an onyx and walnut bar. Lunch Mon-Sat, dinner nightly; $$$ G12

Oceana–Seafood C0L342McGraw-Hill Building, 120 W. 49th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.759.5941. Executive Chef Ben Pollinger’s global menu tackles fish from every angle, from taro-wrapped dorade to a raw bar to a whole stuffed wild striped bass served family-style. Breakfast Mon-Fri, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$$ G13 Planet Hollywood–American C0L631 52 540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.333.7827. planetho Movie memorabilia, sandwiches, burgers and salads are the main attractions at this renovated Times Square staple devoted to film and television history. Great for dining with children. Lunch, dinner daily; $-$$ H14 ReViVer 934 Eighth Ave., at W. 55th St., 917.475.1711. A quick and casual stop that weds the elusive combination of good flavor and nutrition, with a menu featuring items from lemon chicken with roasted fennel and mushrooms to roasted eggplant sandwiches to creamy cauliflower salad finished with scallions. Gluten-free and vegan options. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; $ I13 Rooftop 48– C0L458Euro-Latin 605 W. 48th St., 4th fl., btw 11th & 12th aves., 212.957.1800. Diverse fusion flavors define Executive Chef Ricardo Cardona’s menu—featuring dishes such as charred octopus with peppers, scallions and cilantro-sesame-squid ink vinaigrette; and Kobe beef sliders with red-onion-fig marmalade, Asiago cheese and truffle aioli—in a space with skyline views. Dinner Tues-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ K14 Sardi’s– C0L5281Continental 234 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.221.8440. Since 1921, this legendary restaurant—known for its humorous celebrity caricatures—has provided a festive pre- and post-theater experience. Dishes include jumbo lump crab cakes and grilled sirloin steak. Lunch, dinner Tues-Sun, brunch Sun; $$ H14 Schmackary’s 362 W. 45th St., at Ninth Ave., 646.801.9866. What kind of man makes the best kind of cookie shop? A former cookie kid fanatic. Zachary “Schmackary” Schamhl’s kooky and creative flavors are a delight, as he takes a classic dessert form and churns out culinary riffs, from maple bacon to sweet corn. Daily; $ I14 World Yacht– C0LA 7421 merican Pier 81, W. 41st St., on the Hudson River, 212.630.8100. worldyacht .com. Diners sail around NYC and take in the spectacular skyline while sampling fine cuisine. Dinner nightly, brunch Sun; $$$ K14

American Cut– C0L45786Steak House 363 Greenwich St., btw Franklin & Harrison sts., 212.226.4736. Iron Chef winner Marc Forgione expands to TriBeCa with a luxurious and manly steak house, featuring an Art Deco decor and a tantalizing steak coated in pastrami spice. Dinner nightly; $$$ H21 Vintage photographs, hanging lanterns and assorted old-fashioned luggage enhance the nostalgic charm of this Italian restaurant nestled in the West Village, where a neighborhood vibe combines with the smell of gnocchi mixed with Gorgonzola and black truffle. | Pagani, p. 55


Bâtard– C0L4589New American 239 W. Broadway, at N. Moore St., 212.219.2777. myriadrestaurant European-inflected fare (dishes such as octopus “pastrami,“ turbot with organic egg

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Brushstroke–Japanese C0L41283 9 0 Hudson St., at Duane St., 212.791.3771. brushstroke-main. Celebrated chef David Bouley and cooking instructors from Osaka’s Tsuji Culinary Institute have collaborated to honor the seasonality of Japan’s cuisine. Dinner Mon-Sat; $$$ G21 Nobu New York– C0LJ3791 apanese/Peruvian 105 Hudson St., at Franklin St., 212.219.0500. Celebrities and celebrants such as Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz come for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s sea urchin tempura, signature yellowtail with jalapeño and other sublime innovations, served in a David Rockwell-designed space meant to evoke the Japanese countryside. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; $$$ G21 Nobu Next Door– C0L3891Japanese/Peruvian 105 Hudson St., btw Franklin & N. Moore sts., 212.334.4445. Adjacent to Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s legendary restaurant, this chic outpost serves the same menu, plus a raw bar. Reservations are now taken, but walk-ins are welcome. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$$ G21 Racines NY–French 94 Chambers St., btw Broadway & Church St., 212.227.3400. racinesn ycom. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients at this French resto and wine bar, serving elegant dishes (lamb with fennel, artichoke with salsa verde, gnocchi with rosemary) and a selection of international, organic wines in a space with exposed brick and clean, white accents. Dinner (Mon-Sat); $$$ F21 Tribeca Grill– C0L3A 91 merican 375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St., 212.941.3900. myriadrestaurant The landmark Robert De Niro/Drew Nieporent collaboration offers elevated fare in a historic former warehouse with superb fare, exposed brick columns and a large, inviting mahogany bar. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sun; $$ G21

Upper East Side Barking Dog– C0L5364American 1678 Third Ave., at E. 94th St., 212.831.1800. The menu at this family- and dog-friendly luncheonette includes comfort food staples, such as banana buttermilk pancakes, Buffalo shrimp, beer-battered chicken, NY strip steak with mushroom- and red-wine-reduction and grilled cheese sandwiches. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ E8 Daniel– C0L769French 60 E. 65th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.0033. The namesake establishment of celebrated Chef Daniel Boulud, who has received multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation celebrating his skills, offers refined diners elevated fare (duck terrine with basil-poached peach) in an elegant atmosphere. Dinner Mon-Sat; $$$$ F12 Drunken Munkey NYC– C0L9687Indian 338 E 92nd St., 646.998.6400.

Imbibing gets the imperial treatment at this hub of colonial-era cocktails, an Upper East Side bar and eatery inspired by the tastes and aesthetics of British-occupied India. The two venerable cultures blend beautifully on the drinks menu, featuring a host of gin-centric, Anglo-inspired sips (such as the Army & Navy: London dry gin, lemon juice, almond syrup) and booze-packed punches (which originated in 17th-century India). Cocktails can be paired with curries and South Asian savories. Take a cue from the grinning monkey statues that inhabit the haunt and go bananas. Dinner nightly. $$ E8


yolk and black olive tortellini) is offered in two-, three- and four-course tasting menus, and served in an elegant, modern and minimalist 65-seat space. Dinner Tues-Sat; $$$-$$$$ G21

Match 65 Brasserie–French 29 E. 65th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.737.4400. Classic French dishes, from steak frites to coq au vin, in a dining room with white tile and wooden accents. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $$-$$$ F12 Serendipity 3– C0L9I6185 nternational/American 225 E. 60th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.838.3531. Open since 1954, this sweet spot—which has attracted big names throughout its 60-year history, from Jackie O to Cher—is known for its challah bread BLTs. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ E12

Upper West Side Boulud Sud–Mediterranean C0L42320 W. 64th St., btw Central Park West & Broadway, 212.595.1313. Chef Daniel Boulud sources flavors from the shores of Southern France to the coast of North Africa. Also on-site are Bar Boulud—a casual bistro with an outdoor terrace—and Épicerie Boulud—a market offering artisanal meats and baked goods. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; $$$ I12 Jean Georges– C0L921F 6 rench Trump International Hotel & Tower, 1 Central Park W., btw W. 61st & W. 62nd sts., 212.299.3900. The master chef’s eponymous establishment carries items such as foie gras brûlée with sour cherries, candied pistachios and white port gelée and gently smoked squab with mushrooms and basil. Lunch, dinner Mon-Sat; $$$ I12 Masa– C0L453Japanese Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl., at W. 60th St., 212.823.9800, No luxury is spared at this fine dining treasure by Chef Masa Takayama (it is among the city’s most expensive restaurants for that very reason), where sushi and sashimi are prepared with great attention. Lunch Tues-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; $$$$ I12 Per Se– C0L9687French Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, 4th fl., at W. 60th St., 212.823.9335. Easily among the most exclusive restaurants in the city, this high-end venue—with sweeping views of Central Park—serves tasting menus with seasonal flair in a dining room colored gray and brown. Elegantly presented dishes (we’re talking “food as art”) are served by a waitstaff dressed in formal suits. You, too, should dress to impress. Reservations required. Lunch Fri-Sun, dinner nightly; $$$$ I12

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dining+drinking An old-fashioned, industrial decor sets the stage for down-home dishes. Lunch, dinner daily; $$

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain– C0L4953 American 513 Henry St., at Sackett St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 718.522.6260. brooklynfar Within a family-owned, restored 1920s pharmacy, guests discover a nostalgic gem, where servers in aprons and paper caps ferry casual national classics and local eats (think: traditional egg creams, gooey grilled cheese, egg salad on multigrain bread). Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; $

Delaware and Hudson– C0L46A 57 merican 135 N. 5th St., btw Bedford Ave. & Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.218.8191. delawareandhud This nod to mid-Atlantic cuisine, and two of New York’s most noble rivers, is a small and spartan 40-seat resto—right off “Billyburg’s” hopping Bedford Ave.—where veteran Chef Patti Jackson offers Maryland crab cakes. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ AA18 F&J Pine Tavern– C0LI5213 talian 1913 Bronxdale Ave., btw Muliner & Matthews aves., Bronx, 718.792.5956. If you are a fan of pasta dishes with lots of red sauce, this is the place to be. Hearty portions of other comforting dishes include calamari calabrese and eggplant rollatini, in a dining room with checkered tablecloths and sports memorabilia decorating the walls. Lunch, dinner daily; Cash only; $ Front Toward Enemy– C0LA 3145 merican 40-11 30th Ave., btw Steinway St. & 41st Ave., Astoria, Queens, 718.545.2266. fronttowardenemynyc .com. Vintage typewriters, exposed brick and antique light fixtures give this venture a rustic edge. On offer are cocktails by Death & Co.’s Scott Teague (Crystal Chandelier: gin maraschino, Aperol, bitters) and eats ranging from artisanal cheese plates to fresh oysters to mains, such as beer-battered cod and chips. Dinner Mon-Fri, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.–Seafood 114 Nassau Ave., at Eckford St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 718.349.0400. To compensate for a lack of fresh fish vendors in the trendy area, this seafoodery stocks responsibly sourced and, when possible, local fare (from sea scallops to striped bass). Regional beers wash down eat-in dishes, such as lobster rolls and Baja fish tacos with citrus-cabbage slaw and chipotle-lime mayo. Lunch, dinner daily; $-$$ La Nonna Ristorante & Bar– C0L3421S 5 outhern Italian 184 Kent Ave., at N. 3rd St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.302.1100. Steps


India’s predilection for spice meets Britain’s taste for gin at this colonial-themed bar and bistro, where traditional Indian dishes are served with boozy punch and Anglo cocktails. | Drunken Munkey NYC, p. 61

from the Williamsburg waterfront, this offshoot of a popular pizzeria run by native Italians sets up shop in the former home of the city’s largest grocer. In a space with a large bar and high ceilings, guests sample a traditional menu of lamb chops with goat cheese, octopus and Chilean sea bass. Dinner nightly; $$ B18

M. Wells Steakhouse– C0L4532Steak House C0L71843-15 Crescent St., btw 44th Rd. & 43rd Ave., Long Island City, Queens, 718.786.9060. magasinwells .com. At Chef Hugue Dufour’s third NYC venture, crisply dressed waiters present onion soup with bone marrow, caviar “sandwiches” and grass-fed bison amid chandeliers, red-painted brick and golden wallpaper. Dinner Wed-Mon; $$$$ BB13 Northern Territory– C0L4532Australian 12 Franklin St., at Meserole Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 347.689.4065. A rustic aesthetic at an eatery outfitted in roughly sanded wooden-beam walls and furniture, serving filling fare, from steak and onions with chimichurri sauce to beef meat pie with garlic mashed potatoes. Plus, brews on tap, craft cocktails and elegant desserts (poached pears in wine and chai tea). Dinner nightly; $ BB16 Resorts World Casino—Various 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., btw 114th St. & Aqueduct Rd., Jamaica, Queens, 888.888.8801. Genting Palace–Chinese 2nd fl. A colorful dim sum menu, as well as entrées such as sautéed frog with ginger and scallions. Lunch, dinner WedSun; $$. RW Prime Steakhouse–Steak House 2nd fl. Prime steaks and a wine bar are featured. Dinner nightly; $$$

Roberta’s– C0L769oContemporary Italian 261 Moore St., btw Bogart & White sts., Bushwick, Brooklyn, 718.417.1118. Pizzas, woodfired in a brick oven, are made with artisanal dough covered with ingredients such as smoked ricotta, spicy soppressata and speck. The cinder-blockfaced exterior, unassuming and gritty, may look dubious, but once inside, a warm and comfortable atmosphere reveals itself. Plus, a patio garden in the backyard and exclusive reservation-only fine dining room. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $

The Runner– C0L2481A 5 merican Traditional 458 Myrtle Ave., btw Washington & Waverly aves., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 718.643.6500. therunnerbk .com. Yet another “American heritage” restaurant hits Brooklyn, this time named after a Walt Whitman poem and whipping up recipes inspired by Clinton Hill culinary trends circa 1900. Main courses include smoked lamb ribs and salt baked trout. Plus, Prohibition-era cocktails. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$ Talde– C0L5A 72 sian/American C0L41582369 Seventh Ave., at 11th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 347.916.0031. Chef/owner Dale Talde merges pan-Asian ingredients, creating a menu that features Korean-style, rice-flour-battered fried chicken; crispy oyster-bacon pad Thai and a rotating market ramen. The space features wooden paneling with Asian carvings and exposed brick walls. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; $$

bars+Lounges Bar Sardine­183 W. 10th St., btw Seventh Ave. So. & W. 4th St., 646.360.3705. barsardinenyc .com. A corner bar with a casual air serves up creative, modern cocktails (black pepper grasshopper: Kringle Cream liqueur, Wondermint, almond milk, black pepper) alongside fresh oysters and seasonal small plates (Arctic char tartare with avocado and “everything” pretzels) amid vaguely vintage decor. Lunch, dinner daily; $$ H18 Blue Bar C0L583AAlgonquin Hotel, 59 W. 44th St., at Fifth Ave., 212.840.6800. Oak paneling and Broadway-themed artwork by Al Hirschfeld define this intimate watering hole nestled in the Algonquin Hotel, the historic meeting place for 1920s writers. Daily 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. G14 Boobie Trap 308 Bleecker St., at Irving Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn, no phone. boobietrapbrook The name sounds silly, but it holds some truth: This new bar features beer taps that protrude from a mannequin’s breasts. The atmosphere is divey, but fun and light—with mismatched chairs, board games and breast-themed coloring books. Don’t expect

Photo: drunken monkey nyc, pro-tech nyc

Brooklyn Proper– C0L572New American 471 16th St., at 15th St., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 347.884.9853. A rustic, intimate dining room (co-opened by Julian Mohamed of the popular Dear Bushwick) is ornamented with leafy wallpaper, hardwood floors and orb lighting. Seasonal dishes, from roasted cauliflower with apricot, cherry and capers to duck “three ways” (confit, prosciutto and country pâté), are served alongside bespoke cocktails mixed with housemade vermouth. Dinner nightly; $$

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Booker & Dax 207 Second Ave., at E.13th St., no phone. A dimly lit cocktail bar, by the brains behind the celebrated Momofuku restaurant, delivers boundary pushing mixology (think: glasses chilled wtih liquid nitrogen and drinks heated via a 1,500-degree rod) in a space with communal tables, wooden accents and booths. Sun-Thurs 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri-Sat 5 p.m.-2 a.m. D17 The Campbell Apartment C0L426G 18 rand Central Terminal, 15 Vanderbilt Ave., btw E. 42nd & E. 43rd sts., 212.953.0409. The luxury of the Belle Époque is found in this cozy and atmospheric cocktail den located in Grand Central Terminal. Strict dress code (jacket/business casual) applies. Mon-Thurs noon-1 a.m., Fri-Sat noon-2 a.m., Sun noonmidnight. F14 Dear Irving 55 Irving Pl., btw E. 17th & E. 18th sts.,no phone. Step into another era—make that multiple eras—at this elegant bar and lounge, where each room transports you to a different time period. One lounge is decked out in midcentury modern furniture, with JFK quotes and vintage ashtrays. Another brings tipplers to the flapper era, with tufted sofas and Gatsby-style opulence. Crushed velvet is everywhere in another room set in 1857, while a room straight out of France in 1772 features sexual cartoons fancied by the day’s French aristocracy. Reservations encouraged. Mon-Thurs 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri-Sat 5 p.m.-3 a.m., Sun 5 p.m.-1 a.m. F17 Death & Co. C0L5834 7 33 E. 6th St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 212.388.0882. This bar celebrates the art of the cocktail and the end of Prohibition with serious mixologists (Thomas Waugh crafted the menu) preparing creative libations. Sun-Thurs 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri-Sat 6 p.m.-2 a.m. D18 Gin Palace 95 Ave. A, at E. 6th St., 212.614.6818. Gin and tonic is on tap at this shrine to the liquor, serving outlandishly named concoctions—from To Sleep With Common People (Beefeater gin, Cherry Heering, cinnamon, lime, bitters, soda) to The Last Unicorn (Chief Gowanus gin, Bulleit Rye, Montenegro, amaretto, Aquavit liqueur) —in a dark parlor with a rowdy atmosphere that contrasts with touches of faux opulence. Nightly 6 p.m.-2 a.m. D18 HAUS wocmn.yhwa2 u-s 85 West Broadway, at Canal St., 212.625.4287. Formerly the Canal Room, this newly opened club boasts a large dance floor, tiered lounge areas and nitrogenfrozen popcorn. Expect house music, glowing chandeliers that alternate through the color spectrum, cocktails garnished with gummy candy and bottle service. Call for hours. G20 JBird 339 E. 75th St., btw First & Second aves., 212.288.8033. Classics reign on a bar menu designed by master mixologist Jason Littrell that is helpfully organized into catagories such as “Tart & Refreshing” and “Stirred & Boozy.” Notable cocktails, including Blue Bird on My Bramble (London dry gin,

lemon, fruit, coffee garnish) and Bitter Man (blended scotch, Islay scotch, grapefruit bitters), can be sipped on pleated brown leather couches. Mon-Thurs 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri-Sat 5:30 p.m.-4 a.m. D10

King Cole Bar and Salon C0L634St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.339.6857. The lavish, legendary bar has been updated, with a new leopard-print carpet among other renovations. But two things remain constant: Maxfield Parrish’s celebrated 30-foot-long “Old King Cole” mural behind the bar and the signature cocktail, the Red Snapper, also known as a Bloody Mary, first mixed here in 1934. Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun noon-midnight. F13


fancy cocktails, but do expect cheap barbecue. Lunch, dinner daily; $

The Mixing Room The Lexington New York City Hotel, 551 Lexington Ave., btw E. 47th & E. 48th sts., 212.755.4400. With its Art Deco ambience, the jazz-inspired cocktail lounge and bar offers a contemporary spin on the 1920s; mixologist Yusef Autin, aka “Cocktail Architect,” favors seasonal libations imbued with fresh juices and garnishes. Nightly 6:30-11:30 p.m. E14 Pouring Ribbons 225 Ave. B, 2nd fl., btw E. 13th & E. 14th sts., 917.656.6788. pouringribbons .com. An insider’s spot, this cocktail bar excels at fine mixology, with a menu of complex house cocktails—from After Laughter (Dorothy Parker gin, lemon, Aperol, egg white, Giffard Pamplemousse) to Dueling Banjos (two types of bourbon, lemon, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, corn milk) —in a warm and casual space. Reservations strongly recommended. Nightly 6 p.m.-2 a.m. C18 The Roof at Viceroy Viceroy New York, 124 W. 57th St., 29th fl., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.707.8008. On a high perch of the timeless and sleek (and very “New York”) Viceroy hotel sits this compact, nautical rooftop bar that resembles a luxury yacht— with wood paneling, paintings of crashing surf and killer views—where guests can sip classic and novel cocktails, while surveying the well-heeled crowd or take in Central Park vistas. Mon-Fri 4 p.m.-4 a.m., Sat-Sun noon-4 a.m. G12 The Rose Club The Plaza hotel, 768 Fifth Ave., lobby mezzanine, btw 58th & 59th sts., 212.759.3000. The Plaza hotel is known for its glitz and glamour, and this lobby bar stays true to that reputation, with plush seating, ornate molding and glowing, pink chandeliers. Pricey cocktails are offset by occasional live jazz and an unforgettable ambience. Daily 4 p.m.-2 a.m. G13 Upstairs At The Kimberly C0L65T9 he Kimberly Hotel, 145 E. 50th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.702.1600. Heated wood floors and retractable glass ceiling and walls make this rooftop resto/cocktail bar an all-season hot spot, with spectacular 360degree city views from a heated balcony or various indoor lounge spaces. Open Mon 5 p.m.-midnight, Tue-Wed until 1 a.m., Thurs-Sat until 2 a.m. Brunch Sat-Sun. F13 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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for insiders’ picks, go to

Written by Joni Sweet Edited by Lois Levine







Recent Openings 1 Loeffler Randall’s women’s shoe designs, like these chrome kicks, don’t follow trends—they set them. | Bergdorf Goodman, p. 69 2 NYCbased Bedford & Broome decks out modern-day Renaissance men in dressy accents, like this tie. | Marcella, 67 3 Clutches by Kotur take on kaleidoscopic motifs that sparkle all night long. | Henri Bendel, p. 65 4 Pheromone Designs plays with nature in hypnotic wall art. | Beam, p. 70 5 Snuggly shearling apparel offers a way to stay warm and stylish. | Rafel Shearling, p. 68 6 A London designer tries his hand at home goods with scent diffusers, like this one with a New York theme. | Ted Baker London, p. 68


Albertine 972 Fifth Ave., btw 78th & 79th sts., 212.650.0070. French literary culture is the raison d’être for the Payne Whitney mansion’s new bookstore, which contains more than 14,000 French and English titles by authors from some 30 countries. F10 AlternativeC0L4589 281 Lafayette St., btw Prince & Jersey sts., 212.226.8210. The sustainable lifestyle brand makes its NYC debut with a SoHo boutique that stocks stylish apparel for men and women, including activewear, maxi dresses, bohemian-style bags and hoodies. F19

Broken English 56 Crosby St., btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.219.1264. brokenenglishjewelry .com. A popular fine jewelry store from Los Angeles brings a curated selection of pieces from more than 50 contemporary designers, including Borgioni, Sethi Couture and Carla Amorim, along with a collection of sophisticated vintage jewelry, to its new East Coast flagship. F20 Filson NYCC0L456 40 Great Jones St., btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.457.3121. The East Coast outpost of the Seattle-based outdoor apparel brand offers sturdy backpacks, checked shirts, jackets and garments tough enough for city slickers and nature lovers. F19

Photos: shoes, courtesy loeffler randall; tie, kyle dorosz; clutch, courtesy kotur; art, ©; coat, courtesy rafel shearling; diffuser, courtesy ted baker; josie natori, liz clayman; earrings, courtesy dana rebecca designs

The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 84-86)

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Josie Natori 253 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 646.684.4934. Modern, ready-to-wear apparel in a palette of dark heather gray, antique cream and vermilion red fills this NoLIta boutique, which is inspired by Russian culture. E20 Judith & Charles 188 Columbus Ave., btw W. 68th & W. 69th sts., 212.877.2250; and one other NYC location. This brand from Canada offers women sophisticated workwear in flattering cuts and stylish colors for a chic, professional look. I11


1 A new NoLIta shop offers women’s apparel with unexpected elements, like 3-D appliqués, detailed embroidery and fancy textures. | Josie Natori, this page 2 Jewelry from Dana Rebecca Designs (an Oprah Winfrey favorite) glamorizes any outfit with its signature pavé diamond settings. | Bloomingdale’s, p. 69

Henri Bendel C0L4687 5 12 Fifth Ave., btw 55th & 56th sts., 212.247.1100. This chic emporium of women’s accessories, gifts, handbags and more, offers sophisticated luxury products in imaginative designs and splashy colors. F13

Julien Farel Restore Salon & SpaC0L4951 540 Park Ave., at E. 61st St., 212.888.8988. Celebrity hairstylist Julien Farel has developed a new “Power Beauty Menu,” which includes under-60-minute treatments for hair, nails and body, at his 10,000-square-foot, full-service salon and spa. The location also offers a separate men-only floor. F12 The Lego Store 200 Fifth Ave., at 23rd St., 212.255.3217. With an eight-foot tall Statue of Liberty and NYC scenes built out of mini plastic bricks, the new Lego Store inspires kids to attempt gravity-defying building designs. The shop carries individual and special building blocks, nearly 500 Lego sets and a lounge for little ones to play in. F17 Normal 150 W. 22nd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.600.4423. With 10 3-D printers lining the perimeter of its Chelsea flagship store, Normal sculpts tailor-made earphones customized to fit shoppers’ ears and design preferences. Headphones can be ordered via the Normal app or at the store and are ready within 48 hours. H17


Accessories+Footwear Altman LuggageC0L5146 135 Orchard St., btw Delancey & Rivington sts., 212.254.7275, A large selection of brand-name baggage, including Tumi and Samsonite, plus watches, writing instruments and small leather goods. D20

Fox & Jane Salon 104 W. 83rd St., at Columbus Ave., 646.478.7948. After experiencing overwhelming popularity at its downtown locations, this chic salon has expanded to the Upper West Side with an inviting, two-story space that offers everything from basic trims to full makeovers from expert stylists. The salon, which specializes in balayage highlights, also offers specialty services, including nano keratin smoothing treatments, deep conditioning, glazes and blowouts. I9 The Gem Palace 971 Madison Ave., btw E. 75th & E. 76th sts., 212.988.1511. This boutique’s saffron silk interior speaks to its

Goorin Bros.C0L41837 337 Bleecker St., btw Christopher & W. 10th sts., 212.256.1895; and two other NYC locations. The San Francisco-based, family-owned millinery creates classic hat styles in rich fabrics with bold details for men, women and children. H18

CitiShoesC0L17945 445 Park Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.751.3200. Casual and dress shoes for men from such brands as Church’s, Alden, Cole Haan, Mephisto and Rockport. F13 Fine and Dandy Shop 445 W. 49th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.247.4847. fineanddandy This specialty boutique offers thousands of ways for dapper guys to add flair to their wardrobe with its stock of made-inAmerica accessories, including whimsical lapel pins, playful pocket squares, printed bow ties, old-fashioned grooming supplies, stylish hats and a selection of one-of-a-kind vintage items for the home and body. I14

Moscot C0L411 392 08 Orchard St., at Delancey St., 212.477.3796; and two other NYC locations. Frames for prescription lenses and sunglasses are made in materials ranging from rectangular acetate to thin aviator-style metal at this NYC institution, which is nearly 100 years old. D20 Porsche Design C0L712624 Madison Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.308.1786; 465 W. Broadway, btw Prince & W. Houston sts., 212.475.0747. porsche-design .com. The sturdy yet sleek collection of products includes stylish apparel for men and women, durable luggage, high-tech phones and sporty timepieces. F12, G19 Shoe ParlorC0L7241 851 Seventh Ave., btw W. 54th & W. 55th sts., 212.842.0574. Men and women find a variety of footwear styles, including Hunter and UGG boots, Clarks Wallabees, Jeffrey Campbell clogs, Skechers running shoes, Converse sneakers and the Vibram FiveFingers collection. H13 Shoegasm C0L7461383 Broadway, btw White & Walker sts., 212.925.3800; and two other NYC locations. Trendy footwear from famed labels, such as Miz Mooz, Merrell, Chinese Laundry and Sperry. F21 Space Cowboy Boots 234 Mulberry St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 646.559.4779. spacecowboy As a pioneer of Western-style fashion and custom designs, this boutique boasts handmade boots, hats, belts, buckles, bolo ties and T-shirts for the traditional and nontraditional cowgirl or cowboy. E19 Stuart WeitzmanC0L14956 625 Madison Ave., btw E. 58th & E. 59th sts., 212.750.2555; and four other NYC locations. This native New York designer produces innovative shoes and handbags. F13 Tender ButtonsC0L6394 143 E. 62nd St., at Lexington Ave., 212.758.7004. This museumlike boutique is filled with a vast selection of old and new fasteners for men and women, including European couturier and blazer buttons. I12 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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Frye Company, TheC0L514 113 Spring St., btw Mercer & Greene sts., 212.226.3793. thefryecompany .com. Vintage-inspired footwear, such as the heritage brand’s chunky boot, as well as bags and accessories, is available at this flagship. F20

origins and stocks collections of extravagant rings, bracelets, necklaces and other sparkling pieces developed in India by an eighth-generation family of jewelers. F11


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shops+services Ultimate SpectacleC0L52713 789 Lexington Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.792.8123. ultimatespec An Upper East Side luxury boutique that offers quality, comprehensive eye care, along with exclusive collections by Thom Browne, Anne et Valentin and Céline. E12 United NudeC0L9653 25 Bond St., btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.420.6000. Galahad Clark and Rem D Koolhaas’ architectureinspired and futuristic footwear for men and women is available in such bright hues as neon green and turquoise. E19 Vince Camuto C0L1952532 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 646.532.2684; and six other NYC locations. This designer brand, which has attracted showbiz clientele, boasts a well-priced collection of trendy, quality leather footwear, handbags, sunglasses and more. E20 Visionary OpticsC0L4562 123A Seventh Ave., btw W. 17th & W. 18th sts., 212.627.4488; and one other NYC location. This vision store offers comprehensive ocular exams along with optical lenses, frames and sunglasses from brands such as Leisure Society, Barton Perreira, Mykita and Masunaga. H17

Apparel A Second ChanceC0L6428 1109-1111 Lexington Ave., 2nd fl., btw E. 77th & E. 78th sts., 212.744.6041; 155 Prince St., at W. Broadway, 212.673.6155. The upscale consignment shop carries gently used designer handbags, clothing, jewelry and accessories from such brands as Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, as well as clothing for femmes. E10, G19 Alice + Olivia C0L652431 W. 14th St. btw Ninth & 10th aves., 646.747.1232; and four other NYC locations. Fashionistas know Stacey Bendet, the designer behind this trendy boutique, for her cutting-edge dresses, pants and tops. I18 AnthropologieC0L41392 1230 Third Ave., at E. 71st St., 212.288.1940; and five other NYC locations. Refined women’s bohemian apparel, accessories, jewelry and home decor at this multifloor locale, a former cinema. E11 AYR GuideshopC0L45893 45 W. 25th St., 4th fl., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave. By opening up its headquarters to shoppers, this e-retailer removes the guesswork from shopping online by allowing women to meet with fit specialists who offer styling advice on denim, jackets, tees and other apparel, which are delivered within two days of purchase. By appointment only. G16


Cockpit USAC0L3285 15 W. 39th St., 12th fl., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.575.1616. Classic American contemporary and replica clothing for men, women and children inspired by military garb of all eras—including leather flight jackets made in the USA—available at the line’s showroom. By appointment only. G14 CondorC0L4596 52 Kenmare St., btw Elizabeth & Mott sts., 212.966.4280. This downtown shop carries apparel, footwear, jewelry and gifts by designers such as The2Bandits, RVCA, Tome and Vivienne Westwood. E20 DesigualC0L95382 594 Broadway, btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.343.8206; and three other NYC locations. The Barcelona-based retailer stocks apparel and accessories for men and women with patchwork prints, neon colors and psychedelic patterns. F19 Eileen FisherC0L4895 166 Fifth Ave., btw 21st & 22nd sts., 212.924.4777; and five other NYC locations. Design-driven garments, including wrap pants, cashmere cardigans, silk skirts and fitted vests, for fashion-forward women who seek comfortable, fashionable styles. G17 Everything But WaterC0L456 1060 Madison Ave., at E. 80th St., 212.249.4052. everythingbutwater .com. Fit specialists at this Upper East Side boutique help customers find the perfect size and style of swimwear from brands such as Mara Hoffman, Miraclesuit, ViX Swimwear and Eco Swim. A selection of resort wear, flip-flops, accessories and sunscreen are also available. F10 FigueC0L495 268 Elizabeth St., at E. Houston St., 212.380.7970. The first NYC storefront of luxury fashion and lifestyle brand Figue boasts an array of ready-to-wear clothes, purses, leather goods and accessories with a bohemian, exploration-inspired feel. E20 The Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue C0L312611 Fifth Ave., 2nd fl., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.940.4465. Designer coats, capes and accessories—made from exotic skins, such as python, crocodile and sable— from designers, including Missoni and Zac Posen, plus restyling fur garments. G13 Galerie Saint GilC0L4815 60 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.664.9700; 541 Lexington Ave., at E. 50th St., 212.486.0001. Stylish apparel, such as blouses and dresses, plus handbags and accessories for the modern, sophisticated woman. G13, E13

Bra SmythC0L196 905 Madison Ave., btw E. 72nd & E. 73rd sts., 212.772.9400; and one other NYC location. This lingerie boutique offers personalized sizing and an array of European lingerie designers. D11

Harlem Haberdashery 245 Lenox Ave., btw W. 122nd & W. 123rd sts., 646.707.0070. harlemhaber The retail outpost of 5001 Flavors, a custom clothing company for celebrities, artists and athletes, offers limited-edition apparel, signature accessories and stylish sneakers, only available at this Harlem boutique. G5

Brunello CucinelliC0L5193 683 Madison Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.813.0900; and one other NYC location. This Italian designer offers cashmere pieces and finely crafted apparel fit for warm destinations, as well as footwear and accessories. F12

Hugo Boss C0L3286401 W. 14th St, btw Ninth & 10th aves., 646.336.8170; and two other NYC locations. An array of stylish classics, from tailored suits, blazers, pants, shirts, ties and trenches to urban sportswear and a line of grooming products. J17

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IntermixC0L68391 1003 Madison Ave., btw E. 77th & E. 78th sts., 212.249.7858; and seven other NYC locations. Trendy fashions from such designers, jewelers and shoemakers as Helmut Lang, Mulberry, Brian Atwood, Yigal Azrouël, Stella McCartney and Missoni are available at this shop. F10 IntimacyC0L4685 1252 Madison Ave., at E. 90th St., 212.860.8366; and two other NYC locations. The staff at this versatile underwear, lingerie and swimwear store, which carries lacy garments from high-quality brands such as Marie Jo L’Aventure, Freya, PrimaDonna Twist, Cleo and Panache, is trained to help women find their perfect bra size during private fitting sessions. F8 Jodamo InternationalC0L3287 321 Grand St., at Orchard St., 212.219.1039. jodamointernational .com. This men’s haberdasher carries suits, coats and slacks, plus sportswear and leather goods from designer labels, including Brioni, Hugo Boss, Missoni, Valentino and Versace. C20 John VarvatosC0L784 765 Madison Ave., btw E. 65th & E. 66th sts., 212.760.2414; and two other NYC locations. Luxurious but sporty jackets, trousers and other apparel, plus accessories and footwear for men. F11 Kate Spade SaturdayC0L4796 152 Spring St., btw Wooster St. & W. Broadway, 212.431.3123. First launched in Tokyo in March 2013, Kate Spade takes her line of carefree clothing, eye-catching bags, bold accessories, funky jewelry and travel gear for women to a SoHo storefront. G20 LetarteC0L4896 1118 Madison Ave., at E. 83rd St., 646.429.9875. This Maui-based label brings its bohemian-inspired beachwear, including teeny bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, crocheted coverups, embroidered tunics and funky accessories, to its Upper East Side store. F9 LimoLand C0L61873829 Washington St., btw Gansevoort & Little W. 12th sts., 888.546.6174. shoplimoland .com. Casual men’s hoodies, tees, sweaters, outerwear and more come in vibrant colors and geometric patterns. I18 Lisa Perry C0L6379 4 88 Madison Ave., at E. 77th St., 212.431.7467. Bright, modish, 1960s-inspired dresses in bold colors and simple geometric prints are joined by a lifestyle collection consisting of bedding, throw pillows, stationery, towels and more. F10 Louis VuittonC0L57931 1 E. 57th St., at Fifth Ave., 212.758.8877; and one other NYC location. Luxurious leather travel pieces and handbags, plus a ready-to-wear women’s collection, jewelry and other accessories. G13 Marcella 28 Grand St., btw Thompson St. & Sixth Ave., 917.475.1728. This Singapore-based clothing company offers bespoke apparel for men, along with accent pieces and accessories, like Brooklyn-made ties. G20 Nanette LeporeC0L962 423 Broome St., btw Lafayette & Crosby sts., 212.219.8265; and one other NYC | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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shops+services location. Glamorous, yet romantic, creations include dresses, seasonal jackets, colorful handbags and suits. E20

Nu New York 827 Broadway, btw E. 12th & E. 13th sts., 212.477.7377; and three other NYC locations. This NYC-exclusive boutique offers a selection of sophisticated apparel in basic colors, as well as eye-catching prints, that looks high-end, but doesn’t cost a fortune. F18 ODIN New YorkC0L1758 199 Lafayette St., btw Broome & Kenmare sts., 212.966.0026; and two other NYC locations. Hip menswear labels offered here include Thom Browne, Julien David, Robert Geller, Alex Mill, Rag & Bone, Edward and Nice Collective. E20


Rafel Shearling C0L74216 W. 29th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.564.8874. The wholesale and retail shearling manufacturer crafts warm and versatile coats and jackets in a variety of styles. H16 Saturdays Surf NYC C0L763531 Crosby St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.966.7875. Between the shop’s front-of-store espresso bar and quiet back deck, an assortment of surf and beach gear, outerwear, preppy apparel, grooming products, art books and duffel bags attract hip male shoppers. E20 ScoopC0L476 473-475 Broadway, btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.925.3539; and two other NYC locations. Men and women shop for jeans, tops and more at this store, which brings all its designer labels—Zac Posen, Alice & Olivia and more—under one roof. F20 Ted Baker London C0L329595 Fifth Ave., btw 48th & 49th sts., 212.317.1514; and two other NYC locations. The British lifestyle brand offers cheekily designed and tailored garments for both men and women, as well as accessories (scarves, watches, wallets, among others). G13 3NY C0L4951448 Broome St., btw Broadway & Mercer St., 212.941.6500; and one other NYC location. Fashion-savvy women find a selection of emerging labels, including Yumi Kim, Zoa and Lucca Couture, at this trendy clothing boutique. F20 Vaute Couture 234 Grand St., at Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, 347.442.0773. Brooklyn-based designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart designs limited-run coats, which come with free lifetime repairs at the Williamsburg boutique, in whimsical silhouettes and bright colors for her line of vegan fashion for men and women, which includes trendy hats, accessories, casual apparel and party dresses. AA18 Versace C0L7865647 Fifth Ave., btw 51st & 52nd sts., 212.317.0224. Opulent Italian couture from the fashion house built by the late


Gianni Versace and now run by his sister, Donatella. The flagship store has the designer’s complete lines for both men and women, plus children’s clothing and home furnishings. F13

BEAUTY+HEALTH AIRE Ancient Baths C0L913588 Franklin St., btw Broadway & Church St., 212.274.3777. ancientbathsny .com. Visitors experience relaxation through a thermal treatment inspired by Greek and Roman baths, including illuminated hot, warm and cold pools, a steam room, massages and hot marble benches. F21 Bond No. 9 New YorkC0L58429 9 Bond St., btw Lafayette St. & Broadway, 212.228.1732; and three other NYC locations. An extravagant perfume house, where more than 40 scents are named after NYC’s neighborhoods (Chinatown, Little Italy), thoroughfares (Park Avenue, Wall Street), public greens (Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, Union Square) and more. E19 BoutiqueBody+ C0L4897 833 Lexington Ave., Ste. 2, btw E. 63rd & E. 64th sts., 646.964.5058. boutique This Upper East Side space offers familiar services, including injectables, laser treatment, eyelash extensions and colonics, along with cutting-edge cosmetic procedures such as Lipodissolve and the signature BB+Liquid Plasma-lift. It also takes a holistic approach to beauty through reflexology, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. E12 C.O. Bigelow C0L4576414 Sixth Ave., btw W. 8th & W. 9th sts., 212.533.2700. This established apothecary from the 1800s carries a wide range of skincare and beauty products from everyday to exotic brands. G18 Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S., P.C.C0L58731 230 Park Ave., Ste. 1164, at E. 46th St., 212.682.5180. drlinhart .com. An official dentist of the Miss Universe Organization and winner of the 2010 Concierge Choice Award for Emergency Services, Dr. Linhart specializes in cosmetic and restorative procedures and offers his own Pearlinbrite™ laser tooth whitening. Patients can receive treatments in the Continental Room, a luxurious private suite. Dr. Linhart’s son, Zachary, has joined his father’s practice with training in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. F14

Graceful Services & Graceful SpaC0L3581 Graceful Spa, 205 W. 14th St., 2nd fl., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.675.5145; Graceful Services, 1095 Second Ave., 2nd fl., btw E. 57th & E. 58th sts., 212.593.9904. Traditional Chinese and Thai, plus prenatal massage, stretching, immunity boosting and circulation-stimulating treatments, body scrubs, facials are these spas’ specialty. H12, E13 Kiehl’s 678 Ninth Ave., at W. 47th St., 212.956.2891; and six other NYC locations, kiehls .com. This chic apothecary has provided natural hair and skincare products since it opened its flagship store in 1851. I14 KilianC0L458 804 Washington St., at Horatio St., 212.600.1298. Kilian Hennessy, grandson of the founder of luxury goods group LVMH, showcases his high-end fragrances and perfumed jewelry for men and women at his debut U.S. boutique. J18 L’Institut Sothys C0L523137 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.688.9400. Modeled after its sister spa in Paris, this 5,000-square-foot facility houses 10 treatment rooms, where a variety of signature and specialty facial treatments, body treatments, manicures and waxing are done. A new collection of Sothys makeup is also available at the spa. G12 L’Occitane C0L2361 4 70 Fifth Ave., at 22nd St., 212.206.8860; and 11 other NYC locations. The South of France is the inspiration for the all-natural fragrances and bath, body and skincare products for men and women found in this Flatiron flagship. G17 The New York Shaving Co. 202B Elizabeth St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.334.9495; and one other NYC location. Men recapture the traditional ritual of shaving with all-natural grooming products and an old-fashioned barbershop atmosphere. E19 Paintbox C0L45817 Crosby St., btw Howard & Grand sts., 212.219.2412. This recently opened nail studio aims to offer women a way to beautify their nails by curating a selection of 50 top nail polishes each season, along with a lookbook of nail art designs, which includes


PradaC0L961 575 Broadway, at Prince St., 212.334.8888; and three other NYC locations. Shoppers find chic, colorful clothing and high-end accessories for men and women from the famous Italian fashion house, in an equally famous, flagship store. F19


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Pucker 129 Grand St., at Crosby St., 212.334.3690. This SoHo studio transforms women for a night on the town by providing gorgeous makeup applications, along with a glamorous dressing room that offers overnight storage lockers, hairstyling tools and showers. The team also offers looks for weddings and interviews, makeup lessons and eyebrow shaping. E20 René Salon 30 E 60th St., btw Madison and Fifth aves., 212.838.7950. René Romeu and his staff deliver hair and beauty services, all done expertly and at reasonable prices, from an elegant updo to a makeup application that will transform you from plain Jane to glamour girl. Other services at this Upper East Side salon include cut and coloring, highlights, Japanese straightening and blow-dry. F12 Riccardo Maggiore C0L495226 Fifth Ave., btw 26th & 27th sts., 212.448.0600; and one other NYC location. This Italian stylist, known for creating looks that complement the lifestyles of his clients, aims to bring upscale service to the ground level at his chic salon, which offers cuts, trims, highlights and other hair treatments. G16 Rouge New York C0L41 526 30 Thompson St., btw Houston & Prince sts., 212.388.1717. Law & Order: SVU actress Stephanie March founded this SoHo salon with the show’s makeup department head, Rebecca Perkins, offering professional makeup services. G19 Wellington Hair SpaC0L4315 119 W. 23rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.206.7962. wellingtonhairspa .com. With over 20 years of experience, stylist Patrick Wellington offers precision cuts and trims, color and chemical services, intensive treatments and natural hair care styles, all geared toward an African-American clientele. H16 Yves Durif Salon at The Carlyle 35 E. 76th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.452.0954. This full-service salon offers hair treatments, including extensions, blow-outs, styling, cuts and coloring, along with manicures, makeup application and eyebrow shaping. The salon also carries a selection of handbags and grooming products. F10


St. Mark’s Bookshop C0L41389136 E. 3rd St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 212.260.7853. stmarksbookshop. com. New arrivals constantly replenish the shelves at this East Village staple, which also hosts literary events. E18 Strand BookstoreC0L574 828 Broadway, at E. 12th St., 212.473.1452. New, used, out-of-print and rare books are housed in this multitiered warehouse, which also hosts book signings and readings. E18


add-ons such as studs, glitter and foil. A custom-built photo booth allows patrons to snap and share their manicures online. F20

Dept. Stores+Centers Barneys New YorkC0L32496 660 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.826.8900. Luxe couture for men and women from the world’s top designers, such as Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Ogle and Fendi, plus shoes, accessories, cosmetics and housewares. F12 Bergdorf GoodmanC0L32749 754 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.753.7300. Designer labels, accessories and cosmetics and the second-floor, 2,000-square-foot Chanel boutique, in a setting overlooking The Plaza Hotel and Pulitzer Fountain. G12 Bloomingdale’sC0L3294 1000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.705.2000; 504 Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.729.5900. Couture and ready-to-wear fashions, gifts and accessories. Amenities include a coat check and translators. International Visitors’ Information: 212.705.2098. E12, F20 Century 21C0L31295 1972 Broadway, btw W. 66th & W. 67th sts., 212.518.2121; 22 Cortlandt St., btw Broadway & Church St., 212.227.9092; and two other NYC locations. Shoppers can save up to 65 percent on designer apparel and accessories for men, women and children, as well as high-end cosmetics, shoes, handbags, accessories and more. F22, I11 Lord & Taylor C0L964 1 24 Fifth Ave., btw 38th & 39th sts., 212.391.3344. Cuttingedge and classic clothing and accessories for men, women and children from over 400 designer brands are found at the oldest specialty store in the United States. G15 Macy’s Herald SquareC0L36 Broadway, at W. 34th St., 212.695.4400; Event information: 212.494.4495; Puppet Theatre (large groups): 212.494.1917. Occupying a full city block, the world’s largest department store is bursting with designer clothing for men, women and children, luggage, accessories and furniture. Personal shopping is also available. G15

Idlewild BooksC0L3156 249 Warren St., btw Smith & Court sts., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, 718.403.9600; and one other NYC location. This independent bookshop specializes in travel literature and guidebooks on destinations throughout the world. The shop also offers language classes in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Arabic. A24

Saks Fifth AvenueC0L362 611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000. The landmark department store offers a mélange of top designer fashions, plus home decor items, handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and unique editions of designer fragrances by Burberry and Maison Martin Margiela. G13

The Scholastic Store 557 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.343.6166. store C0L6892Located in SoHo, this fun-friendly shop offers books, toys, videos, games, Wii and more. Plus meet ‘n’ greets with children’s favorite storybook characters. F19

Shops at Columbus Circle, TheC0L36 Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300. theshopsatcolumbus This high-end retail and dining complex features more than 40 stores, including Hugo Boss and Toytoise, along with the | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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shops+services Restaurant and Bar Collection, a park-view atrium and art installations. I12

800.520.8999. Over 500 types of flora, including rare and unusual blossoms, as well as chocolates and gift baskets. Event-planning is a specialty. Shipping available. H16

The Shops at the Plaza C0LT417 he Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., Concourse Level, at Fifth Ave., 212.759.3000. This shopping concourse, located in the grand hotel, features high-end boutiques, such as Assouline Books, Angelo Galasso, J. ESTINA, The Plaza Boutique and The Eloise Shop. F13

Jewelry Catbird C0L41632 95 19 Bedford Ave., btw N. 4th & N. 5th sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.599.3457. This quaint jewelry shop boasts pieces from local designers such as Digby & Iona, Old Hollywood and Katrina LePenne, as well as gift items, home goods and personal care products.

flea markets+markets Brooklyn Flea Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: 176 Lafayette Ave., btw Clermont & Vanderbilt aves., Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 718.928.6033. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Ave., btw First & Second sts., Park Slope, Brooklyn. brooklynflea .com. C0L53Furniture, jewelry, bicycles, clothing and more from over 150 local artists are on offer, plus exciting food from local vendors.

Erica WeinerC0L476 173 Elizabeth St., btw Kenmare & Spring sts., 212.334.6383; and one other NYC location. This NYC designer digs through 20th-century New England factory warehouses to find one-of-a-kind chains and charms for her collections of antique-style necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. E20

Greenflea C0LColumbus 594 Ave., btw W. 76th & W. 77th sts., 212.239.3025. This market offers a range of merchandise, including new and antique home goods, jewelry, books, clothing and food vendors. Sun 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free, rain or shine. I10 Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market 52 W. 116th St., btw Fifth Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd., 4815 raditional African textiles, crafts, 212.987.8131. C0LT art and figurines, along with hair-braiding boutiques and both cultural and contemporary garments for men, women and children. G5

Gifts+Home ABC Carpet & Home C0L796888 Broadway, at E. 19th St., 212.473.3000. One of the largest carpet and rug stores in the world also offers home furnishings, including antiques, reproduction furniture and accessories. F17 Beam 240 Kent Ave., at N. 1st St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 646.450.1469. Describing its style as “a little bit midcentury, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll,” this Brooklyn store carries a selection of well-designed goods for the home, including one-of-a-kind items, statement pieces, accessories and funky furniture. BB19 ddc C0L4621 3 36 Madison Ave., btw E. 31st & E. 32nd sts., 212.685.0800; and one other NYC location. Innovative modern furniture, lighting and home accessories are for sale at this large showroom. F15

Tangerine nyc’s line of silk blouses includes both prints inspired by photos of new york and bold, solid colors, like this long-sleeved top. | 3NY, p. 68

showroom showcases items for the home, including rugs, art, furniture, lighting and textiles, by designers such as John Lyle, Ralph Rucci, Alison Berger and more. E12

Hudson Furniture 419 W. 14th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.645.7800. hudsonfurnitureinc .com. Shoppers can visit the showroom of this NYC furniture company to explore options and order customized pieces for their homes. I17 Jonathan AdlerC0L9421 53 Greene St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.941.8950; and three other NYC locations. Sixties-mod furniture, pottery, pillows, lamps, frames and other home goods from the renowned potter turned interior-design icon. Just BulbsC0L438 220 E. 60th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.888.5707. Just as the name suggests, this store sells a selection of lightbulbs in various sizes, types, colors and shapes. E12 Moleskine C0L45263436 W. Broadway, at Prince St., 646.964.4146; and one other NYC location. The famed paper goods company offers its popular writing supplies, such as pocket- and full-sized notebooks, planners and journals, along with a new selection of bags and travel supplies, at its recently opened shop. F20 Restoration Hardware C0L653935 Broadway, at E. 22nd St., 212.260.9479. Furniture, fixtures, tools and decorative items for every room in the house are found here. F17

Hammacher Schlemmer C0L5821 97 47 E. 57th St., btw Third & Lexington Aves., 800.421.9002. This innovative, historical retailer was the first to offer such imaginative products for travel, home and personal care as the pop-up toaster and electric shaver. E13

Scully & ScullyC0L321 504 Park Ave., btw E. 59th & E. 60th sts., 800.223.3717. Specializing in accessories and furnishings for the home, from footstools and antique reproductions to china, crystal, silver and gifts. F12

Holly Hunt 979 Third Ave., Ste. 605, btw E. 58th & E. 59th sts., 212.755.6555. This

Starbright Floral DesignC0L321 150 W. 28th St., Studio 201, btw Sixth & Seventh aves.,


IppolitaC0L47 796 Madison Ave., at E. 67th St., 646.664.4240. The high-end jewelry line has opened its first U.S. boutique, which also offers a debut collection of Italian handcrafted leather handbags, clutches and bracelets. F11 IWC SchaffhausenC0L4531 535 Madison Ave., at E. 54th St., 212.355.7271. This manufacturer, founded in 1868, offers an array of precise, robust watches for men, limited-edition tickers and a small selection of women’s timepieces at its NYC flagship boutique. F12 Kara Ross New YorkC0L4531 655 Madison Ave., at E. 60th St., 212.755.8100. Souvenir gemstones from a childhood trip to Africa sparked Kara Ross’ interest in jewelry, which has since resulted in a large selection of mosaic pendants, monogrammed cuffs, geometric rings and other fine jewelry, along with day bags, clutches and purses, at her recently opened boutique. F12 Maurice Badler Fine JewelryC0L134 485 Park Ave., btw E. 58th & E. 59th sts., 800.622.3537. badler .com. New and exclusive competitively priced pieces from leading designers such as Robert Coin, Pandora, Di Massima and others, are available at this fine jewelry shop. F12 TourneauC0L341 510 Madison Ave., btw E. 52nd & E 53rd sts., 212.758.5830; 12 E. 57th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.758.7300. tourneau .com. The world’s largest authorized purveyor of fine timepieces offers more than 8,000 styles from international watchmakers. F13, F12 Wempe JewelersC0L3415 700 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 212.397.9000. Fifth Avenue’s only official Rolex dealer also offers pieces from other prestigious brands, including Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe and Baume & Mercier, plus a collection of jewelry that includes gold earrings, brilliant-cut diamond rings, silver charms, pearl necklaces, cameos and precious gems. G13

Special Services Carlton Hotel, TheC0L4165 88 Madison Ave., btw E. 28th & E. 29th sts., 212.532.4100. carltonhotelny .com. The six meeting rooms and seven special event spaces at this Midtown hotel offer ideal

Photo: shirt, courtesy tangerine nyc

Chelsea Market C0L7 67 5 Ninth Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts. 212.652.2110. A huge indoor market offering a wide variety of shops and services. In addition to fresh produce, meats, cheese and everything else edible to prepare at home, there are cafés, restaurants, gift shops and sample sales. J17

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Central Park Astrology 30 Central Park So., Ste. 1A, btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.682.6765. This center for the mind and soul offers a myriad of spiritual readings, including tarot cards, crystal balls and tea leaves. G15 Shop With Rox After spending years developing relationships with boutiques and wholesale garment vendors, fashionista Roxanne Hauldren customizes personal shopping tours for any age, size, style and budget. Clients can score discounts on designer clothes, check out the latest sample sales, see what goes on behind the scenes in the Garment District and gain access to exclusive showrooms. Online reservations are recommended, but last-minute tours are sometimes available. Email or call 917.239.7233. Suites at Silver Towers, TheC0L69518 606 W. 42nd St., btw 11th & 12th aves., 212.695.3400. silversuites These luxuriously furnished one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments—which come with amenities including a 24-hour concierge, housekeeping services, swimming pool, yoga studio, fitness center and children’s play space—are available for short-term rentals. K14

Sporting goods Labor Skate ShopC0L428 46 Canal St., btw Ludlow & Orchard sts., 646.351.6792. Skateboarder James Rewolinski offers a variety of deck brands, as well as wheels, board parts, hats, T-shirts and tote bags. C20 NBA StoreC0L3571 590 Fifth Ave., btw 47th & 48th sts., 212.515.6221. Team jerseys, basketballs, gifts and footwear fill this arena-style sports emporium of National Basketball Association merchandise. G13 The New Balance Experience Store C0L461 5 50 Fifth Ave., at 20th St., 212.727.2520. newbalance .com. Trained fit specialists help customers discover their perfect shoe size at this 4,000-square-foot, signature gray space featuring a two-lane Mondo track and in-ground treadmill for shoppers to test their new sneakers. Shoppers can also design their own sneakers at the customization station. G17

Tech & Music B&H Photo, Video, Pro AudioC0L79468 420 Ninth Ave., at W. 34th St., 212.444.6615. More than 100,000 tech-related products, including cameras, camcorders, DVDs, film and tripods. I15 GTR Store Showroom 141 W. 28th St., 4th fl., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 646.460.8472. This guitar mecca, which offers a fully stocked bar made out of Marshall Half Stack amps, showcases more than 400 guitars by legendary brands like Fender, Gibson and D’Angelico. Staff can assist with all music-related needs. G16

MakerBot C0L412298 Mulberry St., btw Houston & Bleecker sts., 347.457.5758. retail-store. The first retail outlet from the global leader in 3-D printing features a fun photo booth that immortalizes its subject in a 3-D portrait. E19 Stereo ExchangeC0L917 627 Broadway, btw Houston & Bleecker sts., 212.505.1111. stereoexchange .com. A block-long showroom displays hi-fi audio and home theater equipment and HD televisions, and also offers custom installation. F19


settings for corporate affairs or festive occasions. The all-inclusive meeting package includes Wi-Fi, flip charts, meals and beverage service. F16

Toys+Games American Girl Place New YorkC0L3816 609 Fifth Ave., at 49th St., 877.247.5223. In addition to the popular doll collection, there are accessories, matching doll-and-girl apparel, a complete line of books and fun programs and events. Guests can also enjoy a photo booth and doll hair salon. G13 FAO SchwarzC0L5931 767 Fifth Ave., at 58th St., 212.644.9400. Home of the famous Dance-On Piano, this toy emporium delights with stuffed animals, a second-floor LEGO section, endless choices of toys and dolls, and numerous interactive areas. G17 kidding aroundC0L4862 60 W. 15th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.645.6337; Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. Passage, E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 212.972.8697. This family-owned store specializes in toys and games, clothes, gifts and party favors for boys and girls of all ages. The Grand Central Terminal location boasts a toy train traveling throughout the shop. F17, F14 Mary Arnold Toys C0L431 6 010 Lexington Ave., btw. E. 72nd & E. 73rd sts., 212.744.8510. maryarnold This old-fashioned toy store carries all the newest and latest toys, as well as classic favorites. E11 Toys “R” Us Times Square C0L31 891 514 Broadway, at W. 44th St., 646.366.8800. The 110,000-square-foot store features a 60-foot Ferris wheel, life-size Barbie House, the WONKA candy shop packed with chocolate and confections, and an array of electronics, games and more. H14

Vintage Clothing Narnia C0L71 534 61 Rivington St., btw Clinton & Suffolk sts., 212.979.0661. This small vintage boutique is a treasure trove of apparel, boots, bags and jewelry from design stars of the last century, including Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. C19 New York VintageC0L196 117 W. 25th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.647.1107. newyorkvintage .com. High-end designer vintage from such labels as Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. H16 Tokio 7C0L4162 83 E. 7th St., btw First & Second aves., 212.353.8443. This consignment boutique stocks classic vintage and funky designs, by both high-end labels and up-andcoming East Village designers. D18 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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Museums 1 From camel markets in Rajasthan to Beijing under Mao Zedong (above), French photographer Marc Riboud captured Asia in transition during the 1950s and 1960s in more than 100 images on view in Witness at a Crossroads, thru Mar. 23. | Rubin Museum of Art, p. 74 2 V.S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life, thru Feb. 11, explores the evolution of modern art in Mumbai and New Delhi through 45 paintings and works on paper by the modernist Indian artist. | Guggenheim Museum, p. 73 3 A cosmetics entrepreneur did more than revolutionize the use of makeup by the middle class—she also commissioned portraits from leading artists, such as Graham Sutherland, on view in Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, thru Mar. 22. | The Jewish Museum, p. 73


American Airpower MuseumC0L362 Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway, at Farmingdale Rd., Farmingdale, L.I., 631.293.6398, americanairpow Visitors can explore an impressive selection of hangars built and designed during World War II and containing operational warplanes from WWII battles and authentic period flight gear. Thurs-Sun 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 veterans/seniors (65+), $5 children 4-12, under 4 free. American Folk Art Museum 05 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Ave., btw W. 65th & W. 66th sts., 212.595.9533, This museum is known for its exhibits of Americana, crafts and collectibles, dating from the 18th century to today. Tues-Sat noon-7:30 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.; Free. I12

American Museum of Natural HistoryC0L365 Central Park W., at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100, Guests explore halls filled with dinosaur skeletons, historical dioramas, artifacts, gems and minerals (including a rare 2-foot-long jade slab) and more. Thru Jan. 4: Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. Daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Suggested $22 adults, $17 seniors/students (with ID), $12.50 ages 2-12. I10 The Bard Graduate Center 18-38 W. 86th St., btw Central Park W. & Columbus Ave., 212.501.3023, This six-floor town house, the Manhattan outpost of the Annandaleon-Hudson, N.Y., liberal arts college, contains four exhibition spaces, a lecture hall and a research library dedicated to decorative arts. Tues-Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, Thurs 5-8 p.m. free. I9

Photos: marc riboud, “forbidden city,” courtesy rubin museum of art; v.s. gaitonde, “untitled,” florian biber, vienna, 2013; graham sutherland, ”helena rubinstein in a red brocade balenciaga gown,” courtesy daniel katz gallery, london/©estate of graham sutherland; cy twombly, “untitled,” ©cy twombly foundation; chris ofili, “confession (lady chancellor),” courtesy the artist and david zwirner, new york/london/©chris ofili

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1 Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil, thru Jan. 25, focuses on a 33-foot-long piece that is rarely shown in NYC. | The Morgan Library & Museum, this page 2 Works by an artist who uses imagery from unexpected sources, such as Blaxploitation films, are on display in Chris Ofili: Night and Day, thru Feb. 1. | New Museum, p. 74

Guggenheim MuseumC0L136 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.423.3500, One of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous spiraling landmark celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Thru Jan. 7: Zero: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s. Sun-Wed & Fri 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m.; $22 adults, $18 seniors (65+)/ students (with ID), under 12 free, Sat 5:45-7:45 p.m. pay what you wish. G8

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens Fort Tryon Park, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr., at Fort Washington Ave., 212.923.3700, This branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art features medieval art. Daily 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Suggested $25 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students, under 12 free with adult. G9 El Museo del BarrioC0L316 1230 Fifth Ave., at 104th St., 212.831.7272, The rich cultural heritage of Latin America and the Caribbean is celebrated at this center of Latino pride. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.; Suggested $9 adults, $5 seniors/students, seniors on Wed and under 12 free. G7 Ellis Island Immigration Museum 05 Ferry (Statue Cruises): 201.604.2800; Visitors seeking their heritage are welcomed on this historic island to view artifacts and exhibits, and take an audio tour. Open daily; Free. Fisher Landau Center for Art C0L423 17 8-27 30th St., btw 47th & 48th aves., Long Island City, Queens, 718.937.0727, A converted parachuteharness factory houses the expansive private collection of Emily Fisher Landau, which includes contemporary works by American artists such as Kiki Smith, Jenny Holzer and Cy Twombly. Thurs-Mon noon-5 p.m.; Free. AA13


Bronx Documentary Center C0L415614 Courtlandt Ave., at 151st St., Bronx, 718.993.3512, bronxdoc .org. International documentary projects, along with multimedia exhibitions, speakers and events, are hosted at this nonprofit gallery and educational space, which was founded in 2011. Thurs-Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 1-5 p.m. Free. D2 Brooklyn MuseumC0L367 200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718.638.5000, Multiple permanent collections containing more than 1 million objects, from ancient Egyptian artifacts to American and European contemporary art, are housed in this Beaux Arts building. Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., first Sat of every month (except Sept.) 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Suggested $16 adults, $10 seniors (62+)/students, visitors 19 and under free, first Sat of every month (except Sept.) 5-11 p.m. free.

Fraunces Tavern Museum 0136 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.425.1778, frauncestavern Built in 1719 as a residence for the merchant Stephen Delancey, the building houses Revolutionary War-era manuscripts, regular exhibitions and period rooms. Daily noon-5 p.m.; $7 adults, $4 seniors (65+)/ages 6-8/students, under 5 free. F23

International Center of PhotographyC0L4673 1133 Sixth Ave., at W. 43rd St., 212.857.0000, More than 100,000 photographs are in the permanent collection of this museum and school. Tues-Thurs, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; $14 adults, $10 seniors/students, under 12 free, Fri 5-8 p.m. pay what you wish. G14 Intrepid Sea, Air & Space MuseumC0L4673 Pier 86, 12th Ave., at W. 46th St., 212.245.0072, The famed aircraft carrier offers multimedia presentations, exhibits and flight simulators, the submarine USS Growler, British Airways Concorde and space shuttle Enterprise. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; General admission: $24 adults, $20 seniors (62+)/college students, $19 children ages 7-17, $17 veterans, $12 ages 3-6, under 3, retired military and active duty free. K14 The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St., 212.423.3200, A noted repository of paintings, sculpture, drawings, films, theater and concerts exploring 4,000 years of Jewish culture. Fri-Tues 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 seniors (65+), $7.50 students, under 18 and Sat free, Thurs 5-8 p.m. pay what you wish. G8 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212.535.7710, Known for its vast collections of American, medieval, Oriental, Oceanic, Islamic and ancient arts, plus the Costume Institute, galleries of 19thand 20th-century European paintings and sculpture and rotating exhibitions. Nov. 4-Feb. 1: El Greco in New York. Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Suggested $25 adults, $17 seniors (65+), $12 students (with ID), under 12 with adult free. G9 The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Ave., at E. 36th St., 212.685.0008, The priceless collection of books, manuscripts, drawings and prints includes three extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible. Thru Jan. 18: The Untamed Landscape: Théodore Rousseau and the Path to Barbizon. Tues-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $18 adults, $12 seniors (65+)/ students/ages 13-16, under 13 with adult and Fri 7-9 p.m. free. F15

The Frick Collection 1 E. 70th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.288.0700, Oriental rugs, furnishings and paintings by old masters, including Rembrandt and François Boucher, are on display in the former home of Henry Clay Frick. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $10 students, Sun 11 a.m.-1 p.m. pay what you wish; children under 10 are not admitted. G11 Grey Art Gallery C0L6431 8 00 Washington Sq. E., at University & Waverly pls., 212.998.6780, greyart. The fine arts museum of New York University emphasizes the historical and cultural aspects of art. Tues, Thurs-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Suggested admission $3. F18

The Museum at FIT C0L3Seventh Ave., at W. 27th St., 212.217.4558, Fashion is celebrated through programs and exhibitions at this institution dedicated to noteworthy designers, couture garments and textiles. Tues-Fri noon-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. H16 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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Photos: marc riboud, “forbidden city,” courtesy rubin museum of art; v.s. gaitonde, “untitled,” florian biber, vienna, 2013; graham sutherland, ”helena rubinstein in a red brocade balenciaga gown,” courtesy daniel katz gallery, london/©estate of graham sutherland; cy twombly, “untitled,” ©cy twombly foundation; chris ofili, “confession (lady chancellor),” courtesy the artist and david zwirner, new york/london/©chris ofili

Children’s Museum of ManhattanC0L5314 212 W. 83rd St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway, 212.721.1223, Interactive exhibitions for adults and children, such as EatSleepPlay: Building Health Every Day and Adventures With Dora and Diego, promote learning, fun and healthy habits. Thru Dec. 31: Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street. Tues-Fri, Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; $11 adults/ children, $7 seniors, under 1 and first Fri of each month 5-8 p.m. free. J9


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museums+attractions Museum of Arts and DesignC0L36 2 Columbus Circle, btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.299.7777, The transformation of materials into expressive objects is explored at this center for innovative arts and crafts. Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students, children under 18 free, Thurs & Fri 6-9 p.m. pay what you wish. F13

from as early as the 1950s. Wed, Fri-Sun noon-6 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m.; Suggested $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 under 14. G13

Queens Museum New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, 718.592.9700, One of the main permanent attractions at this museum, which hosts regular temporary exhibitions, is “The Panorama of the City of New York,” a 10,000-square-foot, exquisitely detailed scale rendering. Wed-Sun noon-6 p.m.; $8 adults, $4 seniors/students, children under 12 free.

Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the HolocaustC0L1594 Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Pl., btw West St. & First Pl., 646.437.4202, Created in 1997 as a memorial to Holocaust victims. Sun-Tues & Thurs 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m., eve of major Jewish holidays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $7 students, under 12 and Wed 4-8 p.m. free. F23 The Museum of Modern Art 11 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.708.9400, More than 150,000 modern and contemporary works, including sculpture, photographs, drawings and paintings, plus 22,000 films, are in the collection of this museum. Thru Feb. 8: Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Mon-Thurs, Sat-Sun 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, under 16 and Fri 4-8 p.m. free. G13 Museum of the City of New YorkC0L5914 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672, The city and its history are on display in more than 1 million paintings, photographs and artifacts. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Suggested $20 families, $10 adults, $6 seniors/students, under 12 free. F7 Museum of the Moving ImageC0L52914 36-01 35th Ave., at 37th St., Astoria, Queens, 718.777.6888, The art, history and technology of film, television and digital media are explored through artifacts. Wed-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; $12 adults, $9 seniors (65+)/students, $6 ages 3-12, under 3 and Fri 4-8 p.m. free. AA10 National Academy Museum & School of Fine ArtsC0L4827 1083 Fifth Ave., btw 89th & 90th sts., 212.369.4880, This museum boasts one of the largest collections of 19th- and 20th-century American art. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+)/students, under 12 free. G9 National Museum of the American IndianC0L8316 1 Bowling Green, across from Battery Park, 212.514.3700, Celebrating Native American culture in exhibitions culled from the Smithsonian Institution’s extensive collection of decorative and functional ethnographic objects. Sun-Wed, Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Free. F23 Neue Galerie New YorkC0L59143 1048 Fifth Ave., at 86th St., 212.628.6200, Early-20th-century German and Austrian art and


Under Another Name, thru Mar. 8, features artists, such as Hale Woodruff, who explore various media. | The Studio Museum in Harlem, this page

design by Egon Schiele, Otto Dix and others. Thurs-Mon 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 seniors (65+)/students, first Fri of each month 6-8 p.m. free; children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult, children under 12 are not admitted. G9

New MuseumC0L784 235 Bowery, btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.219.1222, Focusing on innovation, this museum exhibits pieces by cutting-edge artists. Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students, under 18 free, Thurs 7-9 p.m. pay what you wish. D20 New-York Historical Society Museum & LibraryC0L9316 170 Central Park W., at W. 77th St., 212.873.3400, This institution, devoted to the history of New York, houses photographs, Hudson River School landscapes and more. Thru Apr. 19: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. Tues-Thurs, Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $18 adults, $14 seniors/educators, $12 students, $6 ages 5-13, under 5 free. I10 New York Transit MuseumC0L362 Boerum Pl., at Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, 718.694.1600, Housed in a 1936 subway station, this museum explores the impact of NYC’s public transportation system. Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Reservations required for tours/special events; $7 adults, $5 seniors (62+)/ages 2-17 with adult, under 2 and Wed seniors free. 9/11 Tribute CenterC0L3642 120 Liberty St., btw Greenwich St. & Trinity Pl., 866.737.1184, Recovered objects and narratives by family members of victims offer an outlet to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $17 adults, $12 seniors/ students/military, $5 children 6-12. G22 The Paley Center for Media 25 W. 52nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.621.6800, paleycenter .org. This space focuses on the impact of media technology, and houses a collection of media

Rose Center for Earth and Space/ American Museum of Natural HistoryC0L362 Central Park W., enter on W. 81st St., 212.769.5200, Home to the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, Scales of the Universe Walkway and Cullman Hall of the Universe. Daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Suggested $22 adults, $17 seniors/students, $12.50 ages 2-12; Museum and space show: $27 adults, $22 seniors/students, $16 ages 2-12. I10 Rubin Museum of ArtC0L4957 150 W. 17th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.620.5000, Paintings, books, artifacts and more explore Himalayan heritage. Mon & Thurs 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/ students, children under 12, Fri 6-10 p.m. and seniors (65+) first Mon of the month free. H17 The Studio Museum in Harlem C0L561 8 44 W. 125th St., btw Lenox Ave. & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., 212.864.4500, Dedicated to African-American and African art, the permanent collection boasts more than 1,600 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations. Thurs-Fri noon-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. $7 adults, $3 seniors/students, under 12 and Sun free.

Attractions Bronx Zoo C0L53F 1 ordham Rd., at Bronx River Pkwy., Bronx, 718.367.1010, The largest urban zoo in the United States provides natural habitats and environments for its 4,000 species, including snow leopards, lemurs and Western lowland gorillas. Daily 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. General admission: $16.95 adults, $14.95 seniors (65+), $12.95 ages 3-12, under 2 free, Wed pay-what-you-wish donation. Discovery Times Square C0L4593226 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.987.9692, discovery A large-scale exhibition center featuring immersive, innovative exhibitions for all ages. Current exhibitions include Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and Body Worlds: Pulse. Sun-Tues 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Prices vary. H14 Empire State BuildingC0L3487 350 Fifth Ave., btw 33rd & 34th sts., 212.736.3100, Views of NYC from the 86th- and 102nd-floor observatories. At night, the building’s top-tier LED lights commemorate holidays and events. A virtual thrill tour, New York Skyride, is on the 2nd fl. (separate admission). Audio tours available in seven languages. Daily 8 a.m.-2 a.m.; Main deck (86th floor) admission: $29 adults, $26 seniors

Photo: hale woodruff, “figuration iv, n.d.,” courtesy the studio museum in harlem/photo by marc bernier

Museum of Chinese in AmericaC0L457 215 Centre St., btw Howard & Grand sts., 212.619.4785, The culture, history and struggles of Chinese people in the U.S. are presented through exhibits, films and performances. Tues & Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students (with ID), under 12 and Thurs free. F20

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(62+), $23 children 6-12, under 5 free; Main & Top decks (86th floor & 102nd floor) admission: $46 adults, $43 seniors (62+), $40 children 6-12, under 5 free. G15


General Grant National Memorial C0L6328 Riverside Park, at Riverside Dr. & W. 122nd St., 212.666.1640, America’s largest mausoleum honors two-term president of the United States and Civil War commander of the Union armies, Ulysses S. Grant. Visitors can explore the monument on self-guided tours, or attend a free talk Wed-Mon at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Visitor Center: Wed-Mon 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Free. K4 The High Line Gansevoort to W. 34th sts., btw 10th & 12th aves., 212.500.6035, C0LT 5681 he mile-long elevated park and public promenade offers a spectacular view of gardens and the Manhattan skyline. Section 2, btw W. 20th & W. 30th sts., features The High Line’s lawn, a wildflower field, public art displays and a steel walkway. Open daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Free. J15-18 Madame Tussauds New YorkC0L4835 234 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.841.3505, The renowned wax museum features lifelike figures of celebrities and politicians, plus the Marvel Super Heroes 4-D Experience. Daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; $36 adults, $29 ages 4-12, under 3 free. H14 National September 11 Memorial & MuseumC0L415879 Museum entrance at 180 Greenwich St., btw Liberty & Fulton sts., 212.312.8800, The memorial consists of waterfalls set within the footprints of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. The names of the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center are inscribed on parapets. The monument: Daily 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Free. Museum hours thru Dec. 31: Daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (last entry 5 p.m.). Museum admission: $24 adults, $18 seniors, (65+), U.S. veterans, college students; $15 youth (7-17); children under 6 and Tues 5 p.m.-close free. G22 Statue of LibertyC0L315 Ferry: 201.604.2800; nps .gov/stli. The Frédéric Bartholdi-designed neoclassical sculpture, dedicated in 1889, has become an iconic symbol of the nation and a worldwide beacon of liberty. Open daily; Free. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site C0L635428 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.260.1616, The boyhood home of the 26th president of the United States is open for ranger-led tours, which are given on the hour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (except noon). Tues-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Free. F17 Top of the Rock C30 0L57 Rockefeller Plz., W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.698.2000, Open 365 days a year, the observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center welcomes visitors with panoramic vistas some 70 floors above the ground. Daily 8 a.m.-midnight (last elevator ascends at 11 p.m.). $29 adults, $27 seniors (62+), $18 children 6-12. The “Sun & Stars” combination ticket allows visitors to enjoy Top of the Rock twice in one day, 8 a.m.-midnight; $42 adults, $24 children 6-12. G13 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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Written by William Frierson IV Edited by Francis Lewis




Antiques Stores+Centers 1 Lisa Breslow’s soft-focus still lifes and landscapes make up Paintings and Prints, a solo exhibit on display Nov. 20-Dec. 20. | Kathryn Markel, p. 78 2 ”Camera Obscura: Early Morning View of the East Side of Manhattan,” a photograph by Abelardo Morell, illustrates his experimentations with image and physical space at this gallery near Central Park, on view thru Dec. 20. | Edwynn Houk Gallery, p. 77 3 Barnard Barford’s sculpture “Fox Standing,” from London’s David Gill Gallery, is just one sample from the wide selection of art and design objects on view during this fair for aesthetes and collectors. | The Salon: Art + Design, p. 79

A Repeat PerformanceC0L6457 156 First Ave., btw E. 9th & E. 10th sts., 212.529.0832. repeatperfor Featuring antique furniture, musical instruments, home accessories and vintage odds and ends in a frequently refreshed collection. Daily noon-8 p.m. D18 B4 It Was CoolC0L9421 89 E. Houston St., btw Bowery & Elizabeth St., 212.219.0139. American industrial and academic items from the early 20th century include Edison bulbs, Toledo drafting chairs and stools, exit signs, anatomy models, cafeteria tables and factory tool carts. Daily noon-7 p.m. D19 Berry-Hill GalleriesC0L691 11 E. 70th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.744.2300. A


range of American sculptures and paintings, from 18th-century Colonial works to 20th-century modern art. Represented artists include William M. Harnett, William James Glackens and Louis Maurer. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. F11

Demolition Depot C0L6432216 E. 125th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.860.1138. demolitiondepot .com. This trove of reclaimed, architectural splendor includes vintage plumbing fixtures, railings, fireplace mantels, tiles and much more, salvaged from demolished buildings. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. E5 Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.C0L35 The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Galleries 55, 56 & 58, at E. 55th St., 212.223.4600. Japanese art from the Meiji period. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. E13

Photos: image #1 courtesy of the artist and kathryn Markel fine arts; #2 © abelardo morell, boston / courtesy of edwynn houk gallery, new york & zürich; #3 courtesy of david gill galleries, london

The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 84-86).

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Showplace Antique + Design Center C0L316 40 W. 25th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.633.6063. More than 200 antiques dealers exhibit European and American furniture, textiles, art, jewelry, silver, bronze, rare stamps and decorative accessories. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. G16

Claire Oliver Gallery 513 W. 26th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.929.5949. An emphasis is placed on artistic process at this showcase for photography, painting and sculpture. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. J16

Stack’s Bowers Galleries0L316 123 W. 57th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.582.2580. stacksbow Historic numismatic collectibles—rare coins, currency, plates, medals, tokens, minerals and books—are showcased at this historic retailer/auctioneer, established in 1933. Appraisals also on offer. The renovated showroom features a clubhouse atmosphere with sit-down viewing counters. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. G12

Art Galleries

1 Addie Wagenknecht’s “Cloud Farming,” 2014, was made using custom designed printed circuit boards and Ethernet cables. | Bitforms, this page 2 Thread Lines, a group exhibit of works by artists who weave and sew, including William J. O’Brien’s felt on felt “Untitled,” 2013, is on view thru Dec. 14. | The Drawing Center, this page

Hemingway African Gallery C0L94T 7 he Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 96, at E. 55th St., 212.838.3650. hemmingway Fine sculpture, artifacts, skins and jewelry are on display at this wholesale importer of African art. Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. E13

Dominique LévyC0L37 909 Madison Ave., at E. 73rd St., 212.774.2004. A longtime fixture on the auction and Upper East Side art scenes, Dominique Lévy opened her own gallery in September 2013, showcasing postwar masters, such as John Chamberlain and Andy Warhol. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F11

Dorian Grey Gallery C0L4513437 E. 9th St., at Ave. A, 516.244.4126. Specializing in street- and graffiti-themed works by emerging and established artists. Tues-Sun noon-7 p.m. D19 The Drawing Center C0L437535 Wooster St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.219.2166. drawing A not-for-profit institution that showcases exhibitions of drawings and demonstrates their significance and diversity throughout history. Wed, Fri-Sun noon-6 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, children under 12 and Thurs 6-8 p.m. free. G20

AFAC0L396 54 Greene St., at Broome St., 212.226.7374. This showcase for fantastical and surreal artwork features a roster of both established and emerging artists, such as Tim Burton, Tom Everhart, Daniel Merriam, Anne Bachelier, and Brian and Wendy Froud. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. F20


David Zwirner C0L37 519, 525 & 533 W. 19th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.727.2070; and one other NYC location. This major dealer represents 43 estates and contemporary artists. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and by appointment. F20

Agora Gallery C0L85 915 30 W. 25th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.226.4151. American and international contemporary art. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. J16 Amsterdam WhitneyC0L41395 511 W. 25th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.255.9050. amsterdamwhitney Fine art from artists working all over the world include Andrey Aranyshev’s oil portraits and Davy Krux’s color-saturated photograhy. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. J16 Bertrand Delacroix Gallery 535 W. 25th St., 212.627.4444. A diverse group of contemporary artists, including watercolorist Elizabeth Allison and sculptor Quentin Garel. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. J16

The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center C0L356 1050 Second Ave., at E. 55th St., 212.355.4400. More than 100 dealers offer furniture, African artifacts and other fine pieces. Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. E13

Bitforms C0L4231 9 31 Allen St., btw Rivington & Kenmare sts., 212.366.6939. Installation pieces, mixed-media creations, photography and paintings by progressive, contemporary artists, as well as midcareer and historic creatives. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. D19

Scholten Japanese ArtC0L73195 145 W. 58th St., Ste. 6D, btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.585.0474. A rich collection of fine Japanese works—wood-block prints, netsuke, prints, paintings—with an emphasis on

CANADAC0L41856 333 Broome St., btw Chrystie St. & Bowery, 212.925.4631. The works of contemporary, international artists— David Askevold, Matt Connors, Jason Fox—are seen in monthly exhibitions. Aesthetic trends

DTR Modern Gallery C0L453458 West Broadway, btw Prince & W. Houston sts., 212.677.2802. Works by premier contemporary and pop artists—such as Andy Warhol and Robert Mars—are displayed and for sale. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. G19 Edwynn Houk Gallery C0L7 529 45 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.750.7070. Masters of 20th-century photography, with an emphasis on the 1920s and 1930s. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. F12 Eleven Rivington0513 11 Rivington St., btw Chrystie St. & Bowery, 212.982.1930. This gallery favors the colorful graphics of Caetano de Almeida and Valeska Soares’ hand-carved marble sculptures of everyday objects. Wed-Sun noon-6 p.m. E20 Fountain GalleryC0L382 702 Ninth Ave., at W. 48th St., 212.262.2756. An environment for painters and sculptors living and working with mental illness to experiment and exhibit their creations. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. I14

Friedrich Petzel Gallery C0L6524 7 56 W. 18th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.680.9467. | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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here lean toward the offbeat and radical. Wed-Sun noon-6 p.m. E20

Sooky Goodfriend C0L4162T3 he Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 20, at E. 55th St., 212.761.2525. Small and precious items, such as ornate desk accessories, barware, silver and fine jewelry. Mon-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. E13


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the Edo period. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment. G12


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galleries+antiques Contemporary American and European art, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, videos and mixed media. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. J17

Fusion ArtsC0L964 7 Stanton St., btw Eldridge & Forsyth sts., 212.995.5290. fusionartsmuseum .org. Guests enter through a zany, down-therabbit-hole gateway and into a space showing international talents and multidisciplinary exhibitions. Tues-Thurs & Sun noon-6 p.m., Fri noon-3 p.m., Mon by appointment. D19 Gagosian Gallery 976 & 980 Madison Ave., btw E. 76th & E. 77th sts., 212.744.2313; and two other NYC locations. This gallery, owned by Larry Gagosian, considered by many to be a kingmaker in the art world, exhibits modern and contemporary works. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F10 Howard Greenberg GalleryC0L465 Fuller Building, 41 E. 57th St., 14th fl., at Madison Ave., 212.334.0010. Vintage and contemporary international photography from both renowned and midcareer artists. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F13

145 West 58th St., suite 6D New York, NY 10019 tel. 212.585.0474

Howard Scott Gallery C0L41623529 W. 20th St., 7th Fl., btw 10th Ave. & RT-9A, 646.486.7004. howard Contemporary art, including Rolf Behm’s colorful, mixed-media abstracts. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. J16 Jack Hanley C0L3 71 27 Broome St., btw Chrystie St. & Bowery, 646.918.6824. Emerging artists based in New York, Boston, Germany and Austria are featured. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. E20 Jonathan Levine Gallery C0L532529 W. 20th St., 9th fl., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.243.3822. This gallery aims to legitimize works by emerging and midcareer artists who are influenced by nontraditional art genres, such as illustration, comic books and graffiti. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. J17 Joseph Gross Gallery 548 W. 28th St., Ste. 232, btw 10th & 11th aves., 646.535.6528. Contemporary artists who defy conventions of genre and mediums are displayed at this Chelsea showroom. Tues-Wed, Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m. J16 Kansas Gallery 59 Franklin St., btw Broadway & Lafayette St., 646.559.1423. Tamara Zahaykevich’s colorful, sculptural work and David J. Merritt’s minimalist installations. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. F21 Kathryn Markel C0L643529 W. 20th St., Ste. 6W, btw 10th & 11th Aves., 212.366.5368. markelfinearts .com. Abstract and contemporary paintings and works on paper are exhibited here, with compositions ranging from bold, colorful and geometric to minimal, sinuous and organic. Tues-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. J17 Koenig & Clinton C0L4526459 W. 19th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.334.9255. Emerging and midcareer artists (including Lily van der Stokker and Ridley Howard), with an emphasis on German and American sculpture and paintings. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. J17


Marianne Boesky Gallery C0L1 4239 18 E. 64th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.680.9889; Boesky East, 20 Clinton St., btw Stanton & E. Houston sts., 212.680.9889; and one other NYC location. Since its founding in SoHo in 1996, this gallery has opened several outposts around the city, representing international emerging and midcareer artists working in all mediums. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F12, D19 Nailya Alexander Gallery C0L4582641 E. 57th St., Ste. 704, at Madison Ave., 212.315.2211. nailyaalex The emphasis is on Russian vintage (1920s-1950s) photography at this gallery that also shows contemporary works. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nohra Haime Gallery C0L537 91 30 Fifth Ave., Ste. 701, btw 56th & 57th sts., 212.888.3550. nohraha Contemporary American, European and Latin American painting, sculpture, drawing and photography. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F13 Peter Blum C0L8916420 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.244.6055. Recent works and historical surveys from this gallery include pieces by such international artists as Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama and Richard Long. Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. G13 Rehs Galleries, Inc.C0L7945 5 E. 57th St., 8th fl., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.355.5710. rehs .com. Specializing in artists exhibited at the Paris Salon and London’s Royal Academy from 1850 to 1920, including Julien Dupré. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. F13

RH Contemporary Art C0L458437 W. 16th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.675.4200. rhcontempo Contemporary international artists are showcased, including Troika, Oskar Schmidt, Nathan Baker, Srijon Chowdhury, Gao Brothers, Stephan Dill and others. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. J17 Sean Kelly Gallery C0L5426475 10th Ave., at W. 36th St., 212.239.1181. Diverse, unconventional and intellectually driven works from contemporary American and European artists, including Los Carpinteros, Leonardo Erlich, Johan Grimoprez, Laurent Grasso and Iran do Espiríto Santo. Tues-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. J15 Soloway Gallery 348 S. 4th St., btw Keap & Hopper sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 347.776.1023. Founded and run by artists Tomer Aluf, Derek Franklin, Annette Wehrhahn and Emily Weiner. Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. and by appointment. Thierry Goldberg Gallery C0L1 1695 03 Norfolk St., btw Kenmare & Rivington sts., 212.967.2260. Bold, contemporary works, such as Jane Benson’s resin sculptures, John Bianchi’s geological, organic-style sculptures and Logan Grider’s oil paintings. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. D20 321 Gallery 321 Washington Ave., garden lvl., btw Lafayette & Dekalb aves., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 718.930.0493. This

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artist-run gallery is housed in a residential brownstone and features works by lesserknown artists, from Daniel Terna to Eva O’Leary. Sat noon-5 p.m. and by appointment.


Tomorrow Gallery 106 Eldridge St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 716.986.4940. tomorrowgallery .info. A small Lower East Side showroom displays emerging contemporary artists. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. D20

auction houses+special shows Christie’s Rockefeller Plz., W. 49th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.636.2000. Founded by James Christie, this world-renowned institution has been holding auctions since the late-18th century. Highlights: Nov. 5-6: Impressionist & Modern; Nov. 12-13: Postwar & Contemporary Art; Nov. 18-19: Opulent Eye; Nov. 19: American Art; Nov. 24-25: Latin American Art; Nov. 28: Statement Jewels. F12

Doyle New YorkC0L34 175 E. 87th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.427.2730. doylenewyork .com. Fine art, antiques and jewelry auctions. Highlights: Nov. 5: Impressionist & Modern Art, Important Paintings From the Collection of Norman E. Mack II; Nov. 11: Postwar & Contemporary Art; Nov. 18: Doyle+Design; Nov. 19-20: Provident Loan Society: Jewelry, Watches, Silverware & Coins; Nov. 24: Rare Books Deaccessioned From the New York City Bar Association, Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs. E9 The Renegade Craft Fair The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves. Leather goods, art prints, housewares, craft jewelry and more handmade items for sale at this organization’s annual holiday market event. Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Free. H17 The Salon: Art + Design Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., btw E. 66th & E. 67th sts., 212.777.5218. Collectors, interior designers and enthusiasts gather for a showcase of 20th-century and contemporary design, deorative arts, antiquities and ethnographic art presented by dealers from Europe and the United States. Nov. 13-17: Thurs 7-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $150 (Nov. 13 preview), $25 general admission. H17 Sotheby’sC0L345 1334 York Ave., at E. 72nd St., 212.606.7000. The famed auctioneers sell fine art, antiques, jewelry and more. Highlights: Nov. 4-5: Impressionist & Modern Art; Nov. 11: In Pursuit of Beauty: The Myron Kunin Collection of African Art; Nov. 11-12: Contemporary Art; Nov. 20: American Art; Nov. 25: Mexican Contemporary. D11 Swann Auction Galleries C0L1 4687 04 E. 25th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.254.4710. swanngal Sells rare books, manuscripts, maps, atlases, photographs, prints, drawings and African-American fine art. Highlights: Nov. 18: 19th- & 20th-century Literature; Nov. 20: Autographs; Nov. 25: Printed & Manuscript Americana. Call for viewing and sale hours. E17 | november 2014 | IN New YORK

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for insiders’ picks, go to

Written by Joni Sweet Edited by Francis Lewis

The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 84-86)



1 A tour of this iconic building offers a chance to understand how international diplomacy works. | United Nations, p. 81 2 Learn more about visual merchandising, as seen in this Bloomingdale’s window, on a fashion tour. | Fashion Window Walking Tour, p. 81 3 Dine and dance while cruising the Hudson on this yacht. | Spirit Cruises, p. 81 4 Visitors can discover behind-the-curtain stories on the new Bright Lights & Broadway Bites Dessert Tour. | Sugartooth Tours, p. 81

models of Lincoln Towncars, Navigators, Mercedes-Benz sedans, stretch limos, buses and minivans, many of which are hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.


Grand Central Terminal C0L457E. 42nd St., btw Lexington & Vanderbilt aves., 212.340.2583. Trains run on the Metro-North line to and from this majestic Beaux Arts landmark, which is more than 100 years old. For schedules and prices, visit mta .info/mnr. Terminal open daily 5:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Stores: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dining concourse: Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. F14

Empire CLS 800.451.5466. C0L4195 Uniformed drivers chauffeur executives, dignitaries and celebrities around town and to and from airports. The fleet includes the latest

Long Island Rail Road This rail service, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, takes visitors from Penn Station or Jamaica, Queens, to more than 100


destinations throughout Long Island. For more information, call 511 and say “LIRR.”

New York Water TaxiC0L316 866.985.2542. Service between piers in Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, making stops at places such as Pier 84 (W. 44th St.), Pier 16 (South Street Seaport) and Pier 1 (Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO). Times/prices vary. NJ Transit 973.275.5555. NJ Transit provides bus and train service between New Jersey and New York, including train service to Newark Liberty International Airport and MetLife Stadium.

tours Big Apple Greeter C0L212.669.8159. 5891 bigapple Local, multilingual volunteers show

Photos: united nations, ©istock; window display, courtesy; spirit cruises, courtesy spirit cruises; cookies, ©istock



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tourists the ins and outs of NYC on two-to-fourhour jaunts. Reservations must be made at least four weeks prior to the visit.

Citysightseeing Cruises New York Pier 78, 455 12th Ave., at W. 38th St., 212.445.7599. On 90-minute Midtown and Twilight sails, passengers glide past the city’s most iconic sites. Times vary; $29 adults, $18 children 3-11. k15 Fashion Window Walking Tour C0L45839windows This two-hour journey immerses visitors in NYC’s fashion industry and offers insider info on window designs and fashion displays. Departs 3 p.m., Wed-Sun from Macy’s Herald Square. $34.99 per ticket, with discounts for groups of two or more. Gray Line New York Sightseeing C0L5836Gray Line Visitor Center, 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.445.0848. Sightseeing tours by bus, boat and helicopter, including the 48-hour, hop-on/hop-off double-decker bus tour. Times/prices vary. I14 Radio City Stage Door Tour C0L512For tickets, visit the Radio City Sweets & Gifts Shop, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 212.247.4777. tours. Radio City Music Hall’s secrets are revealed on a guided one-hour walking tour. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $24 adults, $18 seniors (62+), $17 children 12 and under. G13 Spirit Cruises C0L513Cruises depart from Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, at W. 23rd St. & the West Side Hwy., 866.483.3866. Patrons enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, along with dining, dancing and entertainment, while cruising through New York Harbor and along the Hudson and East rivers. Times/prices vary. Statue Cruises C0L514201.604.2800. statuecruises .com. Ferries take visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. $18 adults, $14 seniors (62+), $9 children ages 4-12, under 4 free. Sugartooth Tours C0L4368s 917.856.6761. Dessert tours of bakeries and ice cream shops in small groups, led by a pastry connoisseur. Tours, times vary. $50 per person. United Nations C0L94V 15 isitors entrance: E. 47th St., at First Ave., 212.963.8687. Forty-five minute tours of the building and grounds are conducted by an international staff. Tickets are available online only and are not sold on-site. Tours: Mon-Fri 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. $18 adults, $11 seniors (60+)/students, $9 children 5-12. Children under 5 not admitted. D14 Woolworth Building Lobby Tours 233 Broadway, at Park Pl., 203.966.9663. woolworth Guided 30- to 90-minute tours of this elegant, historic building. Dates/times vary. $15-$45 per person. F22 | novembers 2014 | IN New YORK

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About Buses There are approximately 5,900 air-conditioned buses on over 300 routes. Buses stop at street corners about every three blocks. Look for signposts marked with a bus emblem and route number. Most buses operate btw 5 a.m. and 2 a.m., while certain buses run 24 hours a day. Select Bus Service on First and Second aves. (btw South Ferry & E. 126th St.), as well as 34th St. (from the FDR Dr. to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center), requires riders to pay their fares prior to boarding and to enter through any of three doors. Schedules and maps are posted at stops.

About Subways There are 24 subway lines designated by either a route number or letter, serving 468 stations. Round-the-clock, air-conditioned service is provided seven days a week. Subways run every 2-5 mins. during rush hours, 10-15 mins. during the day and about every 20 mins. btw midnight and 5 a.m. Stops are clearly posted and subway maps are on view at stations and in every car.

Cost of Ride Whatever the distance, the base fare is $2.50 per ride, payable by MetroCard or exact change for buses (no bills or pennies); subways accept only the MetroCard. There are two kinds of MetroCards: 1) Unlimited Ride—$30/ seven consecutive days and $112/30 consecutive days; 2) Pay-Per-Ride— Purchase a multiple-ride MetroCard and receive a 5 percent bonus, as well as free transfers from subway to bus, bus to subway, or bus to bus within a two-hour period. Buy MetroCards at subway station booths and vending machines, train terminals and 3,500 stores throughout NYC. Pay for Select Bus Service with a MetroCard or coins (exact change only) at fare collection machines at designated bus stops. For assistance in English and Spanish: 718.330.1234.

Getting Around The maps indicate MTA bus and subway routes. Each line is in a different color.


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718.244.4444 718.533.3400 888.542.4776 973.961.6000 201.288.1775 914.995.4860

CRUISE LINES SAILING FROM NYC Carnival (Jul.-Oct.) Crystal Cruises (May-Oct.) Cunard (Year-round) Disney Cruise Line (May-Sept.) Holland America (Apr.-Oct.) Norwegian (Year-round) Princess (Sept.-Oct.) Royal Caribbean (Mar.-Dec.)

888.227.6482 888.722.0021 800.728.6273 800.951.3532 877.932.4259 866.234.7350 866.335.6379 866.562.7625

HOSPITALS + MEDICAL FACILITIES Bellevue Hospital Center Beth Israel Harlem Hospital Center Hospital for Special Surgery Lenox Hill Hospital Manhattan’s Physician Group Memorial Sloan-Kettering Mt. Sinai NY-Presbyterian/Columbia

212.562.4141 212.420.2000 212.939.1000 212.606.1000 212.434.2000 877.458.8674 212.639.2000 212.241.6500 212.305.2500



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India Indonesia Ireland, Rep. of Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Kenya Korea, Rep. of Kuwait Lebanon Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malaysia Malta Mexico

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int’l access & country codes/time differences Dialing Codes & Hrs. Ahead Algeria–011-213 Argentina–011-54 Aus./Canberra–011-61 Austria–011-43 Bahrain–011-973 Barbados–1-246 Belgium–011-32 Bermuda­–1-441 Bolivia–011-591 Bosnia–011-387 Brazil/Rio–011-55 Bulgaria–011-359 Chile–011-56 China–011-86 Colombia–011-57 Croatia–011-385 Cyprus–011-357 Czech Rep.–011-420 Denmark–011-45 Dom. Rep.­–1-809

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Slovakia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka St. Lucia Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Togo Trinidad/Tobago Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Uruguay Venezuela Vietnam Yemen

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United Kingdom–011-44 Uruguay–011-598 Vatican City–011-39 Venezuela–011-58 Vietnam–011-84 Yemen–011-967

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brooklyn beat In and Around Fort Greene by Fort Greene, with its cobblestoned streets, stately brownstones and affable vibe, is the quintessential Brooklyn neighborhood. Home to worldclass art centers and countless cafés, the area has a distinctly European feel, but there are plenty of signs that you are in New York City. One of Brooklyn’s most famous sons, Spike Lee, has his film production company here, and a mural on Fulton Street encourages passersby to “Spread Love It’s the Brooklyn Way.” A slew of celebrities call Fort Greene home, but it’s also where neighbors hang out on each other’s stoops, and kids and dogs play in the streets. Just a stop or two from downtown Manhattan on most subway lines, Fort Greene is a necessary stop on any visitor’s itinerary.

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Tilefish at No. 7

Food in the Fort

• Start your day with a decadent brunch at ICI, a French farm-to-table joint with killer bacon, poached eggs over truffled grits and, just to throw you a total curveball, a to-die-for kale burger. | ICI, 246 DeKalb

Oxbow at BAM

Ave., 718.789.2778

• The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is one of the crown jewels of the borough, showcasing a changing lineup of the best in film, live music, theater, dance and more. | BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., 718.636.4100

• BRIC Arts Media, which recently moved to a new space in Fort Greene, hosts live performances, art exhibitions, dance parties and more almost nightly. | BRIC Arts Media, 647 Fulton St., 718.683.5600

Brooklyn Flea

Stop and Shop

180 DeKalb Ave., 718.852.2556

• For lunch, my Fort Greene go-to is No. 7, whose double-decker broccoli tacos I crave with alarming frequency. I No.7, 7 Greene Ave., 718.522.6370

• For dinner before a show at BAM or BRIC, try Walter’s, a sleek, inviting New American restaurant that gets a lot of well-deserved hype for its fish, fried chicken and expertly mixed cocktails. I Walter’s, 166 DeKalb Ave., 718.488.7800

You can’t come to Fort Greene on a Saturday without a stroll through Brooklyn Flea (176 Lafayette Ave., 718.928.6603), a collection of over 150 vendors selling furniture, vintage clothing, locally designed jewelry, antique typewriters and more. Even if you don’t find a must-buy souvenir, it’s worth a trip for the people-watching and rotating cast of food vendors. | Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton St, 718.246.0200) hosts frequent in-store readings with big-name literary talent. | For stylish and sophisticated home goods, textiles and accessories with a boho sensibility, check out Feliz on DeKalb Avenue (185 DeKalb Ave., 718.797.1211).


photos: brooklyn flea, kate glicksberg; oxbow, andy rome; tilefish, katherine pangaro


• If a quick breakfast is more your speed, the long but quick-moving lines at Bittersweet are a testament to its stellar coffee and baked goods, which include doughnuts that ruin all others for you. | Bittersweet,

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Famed entrepreneur and quintessential host Giuseppe Cipriani brings his family’s renowned history of service to New York City’s Financial District with Cipriani Wall Street. Located in the historic Merchants Exchange building at 55 Wall Street, the restaurant is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday. An open-air terrace among the building’s granite columns, is the perfect spot for dining al fresco or meeting for after-work drinks in New York’s most up-and-coming neighborhood. Cipriani Wall Street features the signature Bellini, invented by Giuseppe Cipriani’s grandfather and namesake at Harry’s Bar in Venice, as well as Carpaccio alla Cipriani, Baked Tagliolini with Ham, Rice Pilaf alla Valenziana, Crepes “a la Crème” and other Italian specialties. The bi-level restaurant seats up to 120 people, with room for 60 additional guests on the spacious outdoor terrace. On the main floor, guests are welcomed by the sight of a bar, leather bar stools, dining tables, and chairs identical to those at Harry’s Bar. Four “La Murrina” Murano glass chandeliers, Peter Beard artworks on cork-paneled walls, and a Roman travertine marble floor complete the luxe European experience. The upper level of the restaurant offers intimate dining with a Russian white oak wood floor and brilliant-green Dominique Kieffer-upholstered chairs. The outdoor terrace features unparalleled views of Wall Street and is open year-round, completely enclosed and heated during the winter months. Both the terrace and upper level of the restaurant are available for private functions.

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday to Friday Breakfast 7:00am to 10:30am Lunch and Dinner Noon to 10:00pm ADDRESS AND PHONE 55 Wall Street (between William and Hanover) New York, NY 10005 212-699-4099

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