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Willy Wonka welcomes you to NYC—where sweet dreams come true at “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on Broadway.

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December Where New York

6 EDITOR‘S NOTE 8 PUBLISHER’S PICK 80 THE FIX

10 TOP 5

Our favorite ways for spending December in New York.

12 CALENDAR

Holiday festivities in all five boroughs, culminating with the Times Square ball drop.

16 INSIDER

Gift yourself, or others, with these luxurious items.

18 ONE BLOCK. ONE DAY. This is most definitely not your grandfather’s Bowery.

20 ACROSS THE BRIDGE Check out hipster haven Bushwick, Brooklyn.

22 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Sparkly trees, festive markets and winsome windows.

24 GIFTS FROM GOTHAM

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32 Shows

69 Sights

50 Food

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76 Be Well

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Snowflakes in “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker,” 1954. See p. 23.

ON THE COVER Broadway’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a delicious musical, featuring beloved songs from the film, alongside a new score.

COVER PHOTO: THE CAST OF “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY,” JOAN MARCUS

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Ah, the holiday wish list. If I am going to dream about what I want for Christmas, I believe it is my obligation to dream big, especially if those shopping for me would be shopping in the city of you-can-buy-virtually-anything-here. Joe’s Jeans, which has a brick-and-mortar store on Mercer Street is where my list would start. The new Riley jacket, paired with a pair of high-rise skinny ankle “Sharlene” jeans, would work nicely. Next on the list would be some shamelessly out-there jewelry to wear with my jeans (I love the idea of contrasts: A formal necklace and ring with denim is a fab look, in my book!). For that, it could only be the flagship Tiffany & Co. store. The white diamond bib necklace (with over 3,000 round brilliant diamonds) would put this Leo in full flaunting mode. I’d finish it all off with Tiffany’s 18-karat rose gold amethyst ring, and someone will surely have stolen my heart—for life! Happy holidays!

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DECEMBER 2017

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Step in Time

Get a leg up on the holidays with the Rockettes (above) starring in the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” an unforgettable NYC experience.

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Take a Break

When the clock strikes 4 pm, do as the local tea set does: Head to a posh hotel lounge for a pick-me-up of scones, petits fours and a pot of Earl Grey.

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Be an Artful Giver

No need to check your list twice with this insider tip: Museum gift shops have something for everyone and are less crowded than department stores.

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Google It

The tech innovator takes a bite out of the Apple with its pop-up store, Google@Flatiron. Try out and buy the newest gadgets, but hurry. It’s outta here Dec. 31.

Make a New Year’s Wish

Turn your hopes for 2018 into confetti, using #confettiwish on Twitter and Instagram, and watch them rain down on Times Square on Dec. 31 at midnight.

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Month of December

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tens of thousands of decorative lights themed for the holidays shine in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, between 11th & 13th aves. and 83rd & 86th sts., as homeowners elaborately decorate the insides and outsides of their properties with dazzling fixtures, inflatable Santas and snowmen, and LED snowflakes, in anticipation of an annual crowd of more than 100,000 spectators. For information on guided tours through this neighborhood’s famous displays, see A Slice of Brooklyn tours on p. 73. Accessible by D subway line to 71st St., Brooklyn. 12

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Latke Festival The ninth annual celebration of potato pancakes takes place at the Brooklyn Museum, with net proceeds from the ticketed event going to The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching kids healthy eating habits. Participating restaurants include Veselka, Riss' Knishes and 18 more.

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IN DECEMBER

Christ Church at Park Ave. & E. 60th St. invites animals of “all shapes, sizes and species” to be blessed by New York City Senior Minister Rev. Dr. Stephen Bauman of Christ Church and Rabbi Emeritus Peter J. Rubenstein of Central Synagogue. Open to the public, 2-4 pm.

Z100 Jingle Ball December 8

Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Halsey and The Chainsmokers lead the star-studded lineup of 14 performers for this annual concert at Madison Square Garden.

SantaCon December 9

Thousands of Santas roam the streets of New York City on a curated bar-to-bar expedition for which the itinerary is announced the night prior. Text "FOLLOW SANTACON" to 40404 for route updates.

December 31

Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop The New Year’s Eve Ball, sitting atop One Times Square, descends 141 feet beginning at 11:59 pm and reaches its resting point at midnight, signaling the start of 2018. Festivities throughout the vicinity of Times Square and the surrounding Midtown area begin early in the day, and traffic is shut down in the early afternoon to begin admittance of the estimated crowd of more than 1,000,000 attendees into viewing sections throughout Times Square. No backpacks, no alcohol allowed. 14

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The Nutcracker Ninety dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and two casts of 50 students from the School of American Ballet form the company of the New York City Ballet, performing George Balanchine's holiday fixture, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Largest Hanukkah Menorah Lighting December 12-20

A nightly celebration during the Festival of Lights at the largest menorah in Brooklyn takes place at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park with live music and hot latkes.

New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets December 14

The battle of the boroughs commences at Barclays Center, as Brooklyn's Nets try to take revenge on Manhattan's Knicks, after a 21-point beating by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 27.

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LIKE THE HUE of a highly prized pinot noir, the shearling moto jacket from John Varvatos’ Fall/Winter 2017 collection is deep, rich and red. Metrosexual millennials are lining up to get their hands on the luscious, vintage-styled garment that boasts progressive statement deets like back-of-the-neck and dual-ended front zippers, and aged, soft-as-butter, 100 percent shearling material. But they’ll have to move fast because the jacket has been produced in limited quantity, with a special tag stitched into the garment to show its individual number in the line. Think MotoGP meets Fashion Week, with some street cred. Plus, you’ll love the rock ’n’ roll vibe at the store. $2,698. John Varvatos, 315 Bowery, 212.358.0315—Leigh Harrington For more luxury in New York City, visit wheretraveler.com

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Starting in Chinatown and heading north toward Greenwich Village, the Bowery, once dotted with derelicts and drunkards, now hosts stylish restaurants, from intimate to cavernous. The new Rice & Gold from “Top Chef” Dale Talde dishes out a variety of Asian favorites; Gemma skews toward Italian cuisine. For more flavors from Europe, try Cherche Midi (France) or Cata (Spain).  Rice & Gold 50 Bowery, 646.630.8055  Gemma 335 Bowery, 212.505.7300

 Cherche Midi

282 Bowery, 212.226.3055  Cata 245 Bowery, 212.505.2282

Many Bowery stores boast industrial-grade kitchen and restaurant appliances. For gloves and extra layers, it’s Patagonia, the international outerwear purveyor. New York’s only Nudie Jeans outpost sells ethically made clothes from the Swedish company. Search furniture and more, like antique mirrors, at Olde Good Things.  Patagonia 313 Bowery, 212.228.2514

 Nudie Jeans

188 Bowery, 212.966.0902

The Bowery is lined with bars and eateries of all kinds. Hecho en Dumbo offers cocktails and dishes infused with south-ofthe-border flavors. Slàinte serves up classic pub eats and more than 30 global beers. The Wren (hearty pub grub) and Saxon + Parole (meatcentric menu) are both hailed for their cocktail programs, but don’t let that stop you from ordering a full meal, too.

 Hecho en Dumbo

354 Bowery, 212.937.4245  Slàinte 304 Bowery, 212.253.7030  The Wren 344 Bowery, 212.388.0148

 Saxon + Parole

316 Bowery, 212.254.0350

The New Museum showcases contemporary, controversial art, while the ICP Museum (the International Center of Photography) is dedicated to its namesake medium. Venture over to Duane Park for burlesque or live music at The Bowery Electric.

 New Museum

235 Bowery, 212.219.1222

 ICP Museum

250 Bowery, 212.857.0000

 Duane Park

308 Bowery, 212.732.5555

 Olde Good Things

 The Bowery Electric

302 Bowery, 212.498.9922

327 Bowery, 212.228.0228

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ACROSS THE BRIDGE Tucked away behind an unassuming exterior, Roberta’s is a Bushwick go-to. For locally sourced dishes, it’s Faro; while the motherdaughter team behind Le Garage brings a taste of France and cocktails with names like Marie Curie.  Roberta’s 261 Moore St., 718.417.1118 (pizza that people stand in line for)  Faro 436 Jefferson St., 718.381.8201 (rustic spot, handmade pastas)  Le Garage 157 Suydam St., 347.295.1700 (converted garage, sleek setting)

Among the fine vintage shops here are Chess and the Sphinx, Worship and Collections. Molasses Books carries used books, and The Rack Shop offers lingerie and sneakers.

 Chess and the Sphinx 252 Knickerbocker Ave., 718.366.2195 (1950s styles)  Worship 117 Wilson Ave., 718.484.3660 (designer lines for women and men)  Collections 16 Wilson Ave., 347.425.0478 (hip vintage duds, local art)  Molasses Books 770 Hart St., 347.715.5035 (café with coffee and beer)  The Rack Shack 155 Central Ave., 347.915.0248 (carries all sizes for women)

Bushwick has joined the ranks of other Brooklyn neighborhoods with bars offering craft beers and original cocktail programs. But while the drinks may be fancy, the joints are casual and in keeping with the area’s industrial past.

 983 Bushwick’s Living Room 983 Flushing Ave., 718.386.1133 (elevated comfort food, seasonal cocktails, alcoholic milkshakes.  The Rookery Bar 425 Troutman St., 718.483.8048 (British/West Indian-style pub with 16-foot horseshoe bar)  Heavy Woods 50 Wyckoff Ave., 919.234.3500 (Cajun joint, inexpensive craft cocktails)

Watch a movie while dining. For art, it’s graffitilined streets and live auctions like at Silent Barn.

 Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen 40

Bogart St., 718.386.3399 (bargain cinema: $4 retro films, $7 new releases)  Silent Barn 1603 Bushwick Ave., (community art space with performances, clothing swaps)

 Bushwick Collective

Troutman St., at St. Nicholas Ave. (curated graffiti from local and global artists)

[Clockwise from bottom] Roberta’s pizza; The Rack Shack; Chess and the Sphinx; Syndicated Bar

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PHOTOS: ROBERTA’S PIZZA PIE, DEIDRE SCHOO; THE RACK SHACK, CATIE TAYLOR; CHESS AND THE SPHINX, COURTESY CHESS AND THE SPHINX; SYNDICATED BAR THEATER KITCHEN, MICHAEL TULIPAN

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Looking for the most festive, seasonally correct ways to use your time in NYC? By Sonia Weiser

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EVERY DECEMBER, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and their visitors set out to experience the city’s holiday traditions and exclusive, one-time-only events. Here are some of the city’s finest:

RETAIL-TAINMENT POP-UPS Even New Yorkers have trouble resisting the siren’s song of a seasonal pop-up shop. Fans of handmade decor, clothing and accessories will leave the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair with a few heavy bags, thanks to the 150 vendors at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The massive marketplace (held during the first three weekends of the month) also features food, activities and live music. For gift-givers wishing to support female business owners this season, splurge at LA FEMME Young & Able at the Refinery Hotel. Everything for sale is from more than 100 woman-led companies and

artisans. Visit the seventh floor in Bergdorf Goodman for the minirevival of FAO Schwarz. A single room stocks just enough giant stuffed animals to conjure up nostalgia for the epic toy store that was. Less than a mile east, Bloomingdale’s is showcasing its collaboration with online shop Food52. The collection’s 132 items offer elegant dishware and cozy blankets to wrap up and stick under the tree. Perhaps the biggest pop-up shops are the holiday markets in Union Square, Columbus Circle and Grand Central Terminal, with rows of vendors selling everything from Christmas ornaments to leather notebooks to scarves, not to mention hot cider and other cold weather treats like gingerbread, chocolate and doughnuts. And in Bryant Park, Bank of America’s Winter Village is centered around a free ice -skating rink (fee for skates) with holiday shops and a pop-up eatery.

PHOTO: STATION TRAIN FROM THE TRAIN SHOW AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN, ROBERT BENSON PHOTGRAPHY

Holiday Happenings


PHOTOS: THE BANK OF AMERICA WINTER VILLAGE IN BRYANT PARK; SNOWFLAKES IN GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER, 1954, PHOTO BY FREDERICK MELTON, JEROME ROBBINS DANCE DIVISION, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

TRAINS, SCENES AND BALLERINES During December, “window shopping” takes on a whole other meaning as the major department stores bring a new level of craftsmanship to their window displays. Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co. and Henri Bendel all rise to the occasion, but Macy’s—the first department store to design special holiday window displays—is the one you can’t miss. This year, the Herald Square store’s Broadway-facing windows center around the theme “The Perfect Gift Brings People Together” with six scenes that include interactive technology to take the tradition of holiday windows into the 21st century. Another don’t-miss event is the New York Botanical Garden’s yearly train show, where model trains navigate their way around more than 150 miniature renditions of the city’s landmarks. And at Lincoln Center, “Winter Wonderland: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” at the New York Public Library for the Performing

Arts tells the story of how the now-classic ballet came to be.

TREE-GAZING For a different kind of treat, Madison Square Park is transformed into Gingerbread Boulevard: From Dec. 7 thru 17, you can enter the life-size gingerbread house and experiment with its many interactive and virtual features. The tree lighting at Rockefeller Center has been a part of New York’s social calendar since 1931. After snapping a selfie in front of the tree, take a whirl around the rink below. Skating at the Rock is one of the city’s most magical holiday adventures. The 13-foot-tree at the American Museum of Natural History features over 1,000 origami pieces made by volunteers and origami artists. On the opposite side of Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts its own towering tree and daily lighting ceremony. Set among an 18th-century Neapolitan Nativity scene, the blue spruce and crèche can be found in the Medieval Sculpture Hall.

(Facing page) The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden is held in the elegant Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. [This page, above] Bank of America’s Winter Village in Bryant Park. [This page, below] Snowflakes in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, 1954, can be seen at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center Plaza.

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Gifts as individual as the city from whence they come. By Joni Sweet

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PHOTOS: SNAKE BLOCKS, COURTESY MOMA DESIGN STORE; VALENTINA LINK CHOKER, COURTESY THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN; FABER-CASTELL PEN, COURTESY FABER-CASTELL

Gifts From Gotham


PHOTOS: BEER-MAKING KIT, COURTESY WHISK; BASEBALL, COURTESY BERGINO BASEBALL CLUBHOUSE; DT 1350 GOLD HEADPHONES, COURTESY FOCUS CAMERA

IT IS ALL TOO EASY to jump online and, within minutes, consider your holiday shopping done. But if you’re here in New York City at this time of year, you have a duty to give your friends and family gifts that they won’t be able to find anywhere else. The products on these pages come from only-in-New-York retailers (plus a few other spots you just shouldn’t miss). These are gifts that celebrate the distinctive culture of this great city.

FOR MEN Local stores cater to guys’ niche interests, from tech to sports. Got an audiophile on your list? Get him Beyerdynamic DT 1350 Supraaural Gold Edition Headphones ($179.99) at Focus Camera. The lightweight, gold-capped headphones cut out ambient noise to deliver sharp, lush sounds. For baseball fans, this store (and its products) will bring pure joy. Bergino Baseball Clubhouse’s handmade New York Map baseball ($25) is covered with glossy depictions of famous Big Apple sites, making it an ideal gift for the Yankees and Mets fans in your life. Is your husband, dad or grandpa a beer geek? Introduce him to the art of brewing his own with a Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA beer-making kit ($40), available at chic kitchen supply store Whisk. It includes everything he needs, such as grain mix, yeast and equipment. Guys who are obsessed with looking sharp will like getting ready for a special occasion with the Date Night Gift Set ($78) from Blind Barber. The lemongrass-scented shampoo/bodywash and strong-hold pomade come with a handsome candle. A high-quality pen always makes a great gift for the guy in your life. Scully & Scully offers options from Faber-Castell, like the Ambition Rollerball Pen ($160), which features a coconut wood barrel and quickdrying black ink.

FOR WOMEN Whether you’re looking for chic accessories or beautiful fragrances, you’ll find infinite presents for the women in your life in New York. You can’t go wrong with getting her a

smart bag, like the Rift Tote-Pack ($89) from Timbuk2. It converts from a tote bag to a backpack, and comes in eight colors like aquamint and Pacific blue. Want to treat your wife or mom to something truly city-centric? Bond No. 9, a New York-based fragrance company creates scents inspired by the neighborhoods and cultures of the city. When it comes to the New York Nights eau de parfum ($375 for 100 ml), we’re not sure which is prettier— the colorful, star-shaped bottle or the floral scent that the fragrance emits. Every woman needs a glamorous pair of sunglasses, like Covry’s Gemma Paradise shades ($135). Available at Wolf & Badger, the oversize sunglasses have tortoise frames and flashy “paradise” blue lenses. Jewelry that transitions from the office to an evening event makes for a coveted holiday gift, and PONO’s Valentina Link Resin Choker ($350) does just that. Made from metallic-colored resin links, you can find it, along with other distinctive gifts, at The Store at the Museum of Arts and Design. Candles in seasonal scents might just be the most reliable gift. Skip the mall brands in favor of artisanal votives, like Brooklyn Candle Studio’s Christmas Tree candle

FROM BEER MAKING TO S N A K E B U I L D I N G

(Facing page) MoMA Design Store Snake Blocks; The Museum of Arts and Design’s PONO Valentina Link Choker; FaberCastell’s Ambition pen at Scully & Scully. [This page] Bergino baseball covered with map of New York City; beer-making kit from Whisk; Focus Camera’s Beyerdynamic Gold Edition Headphones.

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(Above) Blind Barber Date Night Gift Set; Wolf & Badger’s Gemma eyewear by Covry; cat and dog kid’s socks from Brooklyn Collective.

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($35), which will blanket homes in a fresh pine and spruce scent. These candles are also available at Strand Books.

FOR KIDS For kids’ gifts, start at MoMA Design Store. Snake Blocks ($16 for small; $48 for medium) offer hours of quiet entertainment as kids twist and turn geometric blocks into serpentine-like designs. Also here, show teens the fun of capturing memories the old-fashioned way (on instant film!) with the Lomo’Instant Automat camera ($149). Kids who can’t wait for a snow day will need the right gear to keep their feet toasty. Gift them a pair of PLAE’s Jack snow boots ($94.95)—waterproof, insulated footwear with a standout design—from Harry’s Shoes for Kids. They’ll especially love slipping them on over cute socks, like Pals’

mismatched cat and dog socks ($9), available at the artisanal shop for community artists and designers, Brooklyn Collective. Want to give your favorite youngster something that’s as fun as it is educational? Head to Mary Arnold Toys, where you’ll be spoiled for choice with toys and games, like LAWSUIT! ($34.95), an award-winning board game that introduces kids to the justice system through whimsical scenarios. Baby’s first holiday calls for something special, like a pint-size stuffed elephant ($24), from the St. Frank pop-up. Made by an indigenous ethnic group in Laos, the indigo-colored cuddle toy symbolizes long life and good health. Finally, spoil the kids with gourmet cookies from Maman. The Holiday Trio Cookie Gift Box ($45) contains gingerbread oatmeal raisin, white chocolate candy cane pretzel and nutty chocolate chip cookies.

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WHERE NOW

时尚购物 顶级珠宝、配饰和服饰。

Coach House 这个国际品牌旗舰店 坐落在 Fifth Avenue, 共有三层,具有 Coach House Workshop 和定 制 Rogue 包款,可提供 超过 1,000,000 种可能 的组合。685 Fifth Ave., 212.758.2450, coach.com

Wempe 这座城市最著名的豪华 珠宝供应商如今坐落在 Fifth Avenue 上一栋经翻 新的建筑,占据约一半的 街区,具有足够的空间容 纳 Rolex 和 Patek Philippe 展厅。700 Fifth Ave.,

Chanel New York 当 Coco Chanel 在 1910 年 在巴黎开设她那小小的帽 子店时,她曾否想过她的 设计会变成什么样子呢? 如今,该品牌的运动服 饰和晚装、腕表、珠宝、 手提包、化妆品以及其他 产品都令全世界的人们垂 涎不已。

Mulberry

5 E. 57th St., 212.355.5050, chanel.com

Rag & Bone

212.397.9000, wempe.com

Mulberry 这个英国品牌以精美手袋 著称,最初是一家皮箱公 司,如今已成为顶级女士 服饰、鞋子及男士皮件配 饰品牌。134 Spring St.,

Akris

646.669.8380, mulberry.com

Rag & Bone 现代时尚的服饰以及 如其网站所宣扬的 “即时可穿的服装”使 Rag & Bone 成为当今的 时尚达人。11 E. 68th St.,

Leibish & Co

646.517.7586, ragbone.com

Tourneau TimeMachine

Akris 这个时尚的瑞士品牌位 于一栋有 200 年历史的 建筑,可提供众多采用 豪华面料的高档经典女士 服饰。835 Madison Ave.,

如果要得到终身珍藏 的腕表,那么您最有 可能是在 Tourneau 购买。这个腕表商场 提供来自近 100 个品 牌的 8,000 款腕表, 包括 Rolex、Patek Philippe、Vacheron Constantin 及其他品 牌。

212.717.1170, akris.ch

Leibish & Co. 如果您无法抵挡钻石的魅 力,那么您一定会爱上这 间门店。该公司以其丰富 多样的自然色钻石和钻石 首饰闻名于国际。 580 Fifth Ave., 212.921.9700, leibish.com 28

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12 E. 57th St., 212.758.7300 Tourneau.com


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ART & CULTURE

文化版 Museum of Arts and Design 这栋建筑位于哥伦 布圆环上,占地 54,000 平方英尺,除了展示全世 界艺术家的设计和工艺精 品之外,博物馆内还拥有 开放式工作室,参观者 可以在此观察艺术家的 创作过程。2 Columbus Circle, 212.299.7777, madmuseum.org The Metropolitan Museum of Art 这座博 物馆收藏广博,范围宽 泛,是世界第四大博物 馆,真正的埃及神殿、 雕塑花园(包括 Rodin 最具代表性的作品)和 Vincent van Gogh、Salvador Dali、Claude Monet 及 Frida Kahlo 的画作只是 其中的冰山一角。1000 Fifth Ave., 212.535.7710, metmuseum.org Whitney Museum of American Art 这座博物馆 位于米特帕金区,是一座 致力于展示美国艺术的卓 越藏品库,自 2015 年搬到 由 Renzo Piano 设计的新 场地以来,无价的艺术作 品及其结构本身都成了这 里备受推崇的主要原因, 其中包括艺术家 Richard Artschwager 设计的四 个电梯,同时还拥有一个 剧院、阅读室、露台以及 更多。99 Gansevoort St., 212.570.3600, whitney.org

“Infinity of Nations” (无限国家)

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惠特尼博物馆,西侧公路角 度视图

现代艺术博物馆收藏的 Vincent van Gogh 的永恒之作《星夜》

American Museum of Natural History 这里的恐 龙化石收藏(包括长 122 英尺的雷龙骨架)、哺乳 动物厅和两栖动物厅举世 闻名,还有 Milstein Hall of Ocean Life(包括94 英 尺长的蓝鲸模型,高度直 抵天花板)以及 Theodore

大都会艺术博物馆收藏 的丹铎神庙

Roosevelt Memorial Hall (包括 Roosevelt 的青 铜雕塑)。Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100, amnh.org

Museum of Modern Art 对现代和当代艺术作品而 言,没有比被当地人称 为“MoMA”的博物馆更好 的展示之所了。自博物馆 于 1929 年成立以来(股市 崩溃不久之后),从 Pablo Picasso 到 Andy Warhol,

从 Willem de Kooning 到 Roy Lichtenstein,他们的

作品一直在挑战着人们对 艺术的定义方式。 另外值 得注意的是博物馆内世界 一流的设计店,就位于街 道正对面。11 W. 53rd St., 212.708.9400, moma.org

Guggenheim Museum Frank Lloyd Wright 设 计的螺旋式地标性建 筑,现代和当代艺术作 品尽在其中,同时还 举办临时展览。1071 Fifth Ave.,212.423.3500, guggenheim.org

National Museum of the American Indian 这座史密森尼博物馆位于乔治•古斯塔夫•海 伊中心,是历史悠久的亚历山大•汉密尔顿 美国海关大楼的一部分。在这栋精巧的建 筑中,您将发现全球最杰出的美洲原住民艺 术作品之一,以及各种巡回性和长期性展览 (例如“Infinity of Nations”(无限国家)), 还有包括音乐和舞蹈表演及电影和研讨会在 内的公共节目,无一不在探索美洲原住民的 丰富多元。 1 Bowling Green, 212.514.3700, nmai.si.edu

图片:惠特尼博物馆,ED LEDERMAN;丹铎神庙,埃及 1965 年赠予美国,1967 年授予大都会艺术博物馆,并于 1978 年安放在塞克勒之翼大厅;VINCENT VAN GOGH,《星夜》,1889 年,通过 LILLIE P. BLISS 的 遗赠获得;博物馆的长期性展览“INFINITY OF NATIONS”(无限国家)。(PETER VANDERWARKER 供图)

从精致高雅的设计博物馆到传统前卫的艺术剧院,这座城市汇聚了全世界最伟大的文化圣殿。


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Elf The Musical Cheers to George Wendt (left), who, as the jolly gent in the plush red suit, narrates the family-favorite holiday musical comedy, which has returned to NYC for a limited engagement, Dec. 13–29. Buddy, a human orphan , is brought up as one of Santa’s elves at the North Pole. But when he grows to be bigger (and clumsier) than the other elves, it’s time for him to find out who he is. So, he packs his bags and heads to New York in search of his real father and the true meaning of Christmas—both of which he finds in the nick of time for a happy ending as the curtain falls. The Theater at Madison Square

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(In previews, opens Dec. 12, closes Feb. 4) Following a power-plant disaster, a long-married couple, both retired nuclear engineers, are living in a country cottage when a former colleague turns up unexpectedly with a surprising request. Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. FARINELLI AND THE KING

(Previews begin Dec. 5, opens Dec. 17, closes March 25) Academy Award and threetime Tony Award winner Mark Rylance returns to Broadway as King Philippe V of Spain in a play with music written by Claire van Kampen, Rylance’s wife. The king, a seemingly incurable insomniac, falls under the spell of Farinelli, a celebrated castrato with a hypnotic voice. The king is so captivated by the singer, he entreats him to become a member of his court. But

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will Farinelli give up his fame and fortune in Europe’s opera houses? Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.239.6200. JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART

(Previews begin Dec. 21, opens Jan. 11, closes March 4) Two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow puts on his storyteller’s hat in this solo show, weaving a personal narrative about his life, family and career while bringing to life classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P.G. Wodehouse that were first read to him as a child. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

(In previews, opens Dec. 3) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) The revival of the 1990 musical takes place on an idyllic Caribbean island devastated by a great storm. A peasant girl from one side of the island

falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Will true love win out over cultural differences? Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

(In previews, opens Dec. 4) When the undersea world of Bikini Bottom is threatened with extinction, SpongeBob SquarePants comes to its rescue in the family-friendly musical comedy based on the Nickelodeon TV program. The score features original songs by pop and rock royalty, including Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco and others. Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, at W. 47th St., 877.250.2929.

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ALADDIN

(2 hrs 20 mins) Disney Theatrical Productions’ musical comedy is an exotic

magic carpet ride, filled with romance, special effects and the Academy Award-winning songs from the 1992 animated feature. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717. ANASTASIA

(2 hrs 25 mins) In the familyfriendly musical, a mysterious young Russian woman with amnesia travels to 1920s Paris in search of her family and identity. Is she Grand Duchess Anastasia, the sole surviving daughter of the slain czar? Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. THE BAND’S VISIT

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) An Egyptian police band is in Israel to give a concert, when, through a mix-up at the border, the musicians are sent to an isolated village in the desert. Locals take pity on them, and connections are made in the new musical.

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LET YOUR FANTASIES UNWIND

Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. BEAUTIFUL–THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (2 hrs 20 mins)

The show chronicles 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, a top-of-the-charts sensation. Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. THE BOOK OF MORMON

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(2 hrs 30 mins) Two Mormon boys are on a mission to save souls in Africa in the irreverent, Tony Award-winning musical comedy that only Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central’s “South Park,” could dream up. Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. A BRONX TALE

(2 hrs 10 mins) Chazz Palminteri has written the book for the musical, the original doo-wop score is by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, and Robert De Niro co-directs with Jerry Zaks. Now in its second year on Broadway. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. CATS

(Closes Dec. 30) (2 hrs 15 mins) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical juggernaut, taken from T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” has returned to Broadway to delight new audiences. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929.

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(2 hrs 30 mins) Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book has been adapted into a family-friendly musical. When Willy Wonka opens his candy factory to five lucky Golden Ticket winners, young Charlie Bucket goes on a life-chang-

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(2 hrs 30 mins) Two alluring jailbirds attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. COME FROM AWAY

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission) On Sept. 11, 2001, 38 commercial airplanes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. How the passengers and the town adjusted to a changed world on Sept. 12 is at the heart of this upbeat musical. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. DEAR EVAN HANSEN

(2 hrs 30 mins) In the critically acclaimed musical, Evan, a socially awkward high-school senior, goes from outsider to cool guy when he fabricates emails between himself and a classmate who committed suicide. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. HAMILTON

(2 hrs 45 mins) America’s past is told through the hip-hop sounds of today in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about political mastermind Alexander Hamilton. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. HELLO, DOLLY!

(2 hrs 35 mins) The revival of the 1964 musical comedy stars Bette Midler, whose final performance as matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi is on Jan. 14. Bernadette Peters succeeds Midler on Jan. 20. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

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(Closes Dec. 30) Singers from “American Idol” (Candice Glover), “The Voice” (Josh Kaufman) and “America’s Got Talent” (Bianca Ryan) perform contemporary takes on perennial holiday favorites, backed by an eight-piece rhythm and brass band. Also starring Danny Aiello, who shares stories about Christmas in New York. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. JUNK

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(2 hrs 30 mins) Money makes the world go ’round in Ayad Akhtar’s play about a charismatic investment banker and his hostile take over of an iconic American manufacturing company. Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200.

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(2 hrs 20 mins) Shoes make the man, and the drag queen, in the Tony Award-winning musical about acceptance, forgiveness and high heels. Music and lyricsPage are by #1 pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th Approvals St., btw Eighth & Inks Ninth aves., Cyan CD Jay 877.250.2929. Magenta

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(2 hrs 30 mins) Theatergoers of all ages sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s beloved animated movie. The show is now in its 21st year on Broadway. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717.

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(2 hrs 30 mins) The 20-year love affair between a married French diplomat and a Chinese opera singer is full of intrigue, espionage and scandal in the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s gender-bending 1988 Tony Award-winning play. Clive Owen stars. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. METEOR SHOWER

(Closes Jan. 21) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) When space rocks streak across the California sky in Steve Martin’s comedy, a quiet dinner between two diametrically opposed married couples turns on anything but small talk. Amy Schumer stars. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

THE PARISIAN WOMAN

(Closes March 11) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) Socialite Chloe (Uma Thurman) maneuvers her way through a changing political landscape, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future in the new play by Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”), set in Washington, D.C., after the 2016 election. Hudson Theatre, 139-141 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

(2 hrs 30 mins) Broadway’s longest-running musical, featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young soprano, whisking her away to his mysterious cham-

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(Closes Jan. 14) (2 hrs 40 mins) During the last days of the Vietnam War, a Saigon bar girl falls in love with an American GI in the new production of the 1991 musical. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, btw W. 52nd & W. 53rd sts., 212.239.6200.

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Shows bers beneath the Paris Opera House. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

(2 hrs) Everything that could comically go wrong (including the Tony Award-winning set) does when the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society puts on a 1920s murder mystery. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. SCHOOL OF ROCK

(2 hrs 30 mins) It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but the kids at a prestigious prep school love it when their wannabe rock star substitute teacher turns them into a rock band in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, with a book by Julian Fellowes. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, btw W. 50th & W. 51st sts., 212.239.6200.

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(Closes Feb. 3) (2 hrs, no intermission) “The Boss” makes his Broadway debut in a solo acoustic show. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave. WAITRESS

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(2 hrs 30 mins) A waitress, with an exceptional talent for baking, dreams of opening her own pie shop, but a loveless marriage and unexpected pregnancy threaten to hold her back. Sara Bareilles has written the score for the musical. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. WICKED

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(2 hrs 45 mins) Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, this hit musical—a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West. Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929.

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AVENUE Q

(2 hrs 15 mins) People and puppets live together on a fictitious New York City block in this uproarious Tony Awardwinning musical for adults. New World Stages, Stage 3, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. BAM NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL

(Thru Dec. 16) The annual cutting-edge fest boasts international opera, theater, dance and music engagements at the Brooklyn-based urban arts center. Theater highlights: Nov. 28-Dec. 2 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: “The Fountainhead,” based on the book by Ayn Rand and directed by Ivo van Hove. Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space): Haruki Murakami’s “Sleep.” Dec. 6-9 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space): “Suddenly,” based on stories by Etgar Keret and performed by The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv. Dec. 12-16 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space): “Farmhouse/Whorehouse,” an artist lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Lili Taylor. Physical Theater highlight: Dec. 6-10 at the BAM Harvey Theater: “Home” by Geoff Sobelle. Dance highlight: Dec. 13-16 at BAM Harvey Theater: “Tesseract,” a collaboration between choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener and video artist Charles Atlas. Music highlights: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at BAM Harvey Theater: “Book of Travelers,” a song cycle written and performed by Gabriel Kahane. Dec. 15-16 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: “Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia.” BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., btw St. Felix St. & Ashland Pl., Brooklyn; Fishman Space, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl., btw Hanson Pl. & Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn; BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., btw Ashland & Rockwell pls., Brooklyn, 718.636.4100.

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Shows BIG APPLE CIRCUS

(Thru Jan. 7) NYC’s very own intimate one-ring circus—no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action—marks its 40th anniversary season. Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, W. 62nd St., at Amsterdam Ave., 646.793.9313. THE BLACK GLOVE

(Nov. 30-Dec. 16) (1 hr 15 mins) An August Strindberg Christmas play for children? The August Strindberg Rep has unearthed the rarely performed, lyrical fantasy about a black glove, lost on Christmas Eve, that bestows the Christmas spirit on all who find it. Recommended for audiences 8 and up. Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St., btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.868.4444.

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(In previews, opens Dec. 7, closes Jan. 7) Master builder Robert Moses was the man New Yorkers either loved or hated. While ramming through many of NYC’s most iconic projects, including Lincoln Center, he razed neighborhoods. The new rock musical stars Constantine Maroulis as Moses. Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 866.811.4111. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

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(Closes Jan. 6) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel about a dystopian future—in which rebellious young thugs, called Droogs, run rampant—has been adapted for the stage. The production’s intense physicality suits the story’s ultra-violence and extreme sexuality. New World Stages, Stage 4, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL

(In previews, opens Dec. 11, closes Jan. 29) (1 hr 45 mins) Step-siblings play the cruelest game of all, love, when they

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Shows set out to destroy an innocent young girl in this musical adaptation of the 1999 cult movie. The score consists of pop and rock hits from the 1990s. Patricia Richardson (TV’s “Home Improvement”) stars as Mrs. Bunny Caldwell. Audiences 13+; theatergoers under 18 admitted only if accompanied by an adult. (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., btw Thompson & Sullivan sts., 212.505.3474.

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(Closes Jan. 7) James Joyce’s short story, “The Dead,” has been adapted into an immersive experience. During a holiday party in Dublin, guests sing, dance, eat and drink, while Gabriel Conroy and his wife ponder their past and ultimate deaths. A meal is served to the cast (and audience members who have bought premium tickets) during the performance. The Irish American Historical Society, 991 Fifth Ave., btw 80th & 81st sts., 212.727.2737. EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS: A RECORD ALBUM INTERPRETATION

(Dec. 7-10, 12-17) (1 hr) The piece, presented by the Wooster Group, is based on a 1976 album of Shaker songs recorded by the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. Five singers, including Frances McDormand, channel the album’s voices via in-ear receivers. Dances complement the songs. The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.966.3651. FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY

(Closes Dec. 31) (2 hrs 10 mins) Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther: The gang’s all here in the unauthorized, but loving musical parody of the hit TV sitcom about twentysomethings living and loving in 1990s NYC. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200.

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(60+ mins, no intermission) Masterful bubble tricks are performed by Fan, Deni, Ana, Jano and Melody Yang in this family-friendly, interactive show, now in its 11th year Off-Broadway. New World Stages, Stage 2, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. HARRY CLARKE

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(Closes Dec. 10) (1 hr 15 mins, no intermission) Billy Crudup stars in the one-man thriller by David Cale. Harry Clarke is a shy Midwestern man who moves to New York City, where he passes himself off as a cocky Londoner. The newly seductive Clarke insinuates himself into a wealthy family, but will his risky double life prove to be his undoing? Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St., btw Irving Pl. & Union Sq. E., 212.353.0303.

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(Closes Dec. 17) (1 hr 45 mins) Brian Friel’s play, now receiving its New York premiere, is set in Donegal, Ireland, in Pagedawn # 1 of August 1878 at the the Home Rule movement. Irish Repertory Theatre, Inks 132 W. Approvals 22nd St., btw Sixth & Seventh Cyan CD Jay aves., 212.727.2737. Magenta CW None

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(2 hrs 30 mins) The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2006, which ran on Broadway for 11-plus years, is back. The behind-the-scenes story of pop sensations, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, includes the group’s greatest hits, such as “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Oh

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Shows What a Night.” New World Stages, Stage 1, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200.

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(Closes Dec. 24) (1 hr 35 mins, no intermission) During the semifinals of the US Open, two tennis rivals face off against each other in the New York premiere of Anna Ziegler’s play. Laura Pels Theatre, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.719.1300. RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD

(Closes Jan. 7) (2 hrs 15 mins) The new musical about a family of con men in Cumberland, Maryland, features songs by The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. The audience is encouraged to dance in the aisles to such standards as “Truckin’,” “Ripple,” “Brown Eyed Woman” and “Cumberland Blues.” Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Ln., btw MacDougal St. & Sixth Ave., 800.745.3000. SHADOWLANDS

(Closes Jan. 7) (2 hrs 10 mins) William Nicholson’s 1990 play tells the true story of the romance between C.S. Lewis, Oxford scholar and Christian apologist, and Joy Davidman, a Jewish-American writer, former communist and Christian convert. The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200. SLEEP NO MORE

(up to 3 hrs) In this immersive, interactive theater piece, mask-wearing 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.” The McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 866.811.4111.

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(1 hr 15 mins, no intermission) If you can’t get tickets to Broadway’s biggest hit (“Hamilton”), this spoof written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, creator of “Forbidden Broadway,” is the next best thing. 47th Street Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, 304 W. 47th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.279.4200. STOMP

(1 hr 40 mins) In a dazzling percussive performance, the eight-member cast conjures rhythm out of brooms, dustbins, hubcaps and more. Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Ave., at E. 8th St., 800.982.2787. SWEENEY TODD

(2 hrs 45 mins) The Tooting Arts Club revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical creates a working pie-shop environment in which bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd can wreak vengeance and Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime, can bake “the worst pies in London.” Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St., at Seventh Ave. So., 866.811.4111. TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS

(Closes Dec. 10) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) stars as Sugar, an anonymous online columnist who draws on her own life experiences when giving advice. Vardalos also adapted the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed for the stage. The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., at Astor Pl., 212.967.7555.

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TWELFTH NIGHT

(In previews, opens Dec. 14, closes Jan. 6) Fiasco Theater, a leading New York ensemble company, presents its new production of Shakespeare’s comedy about a shipwreck, separated twins, cross-dressing, a romantic triangle and happily ever after. Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St., btw Third & Fourth aves., 212.352.3101.

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Shows WHO’S HOLIDAY!

(Closes Dec. 31) (1 hr 15 mins, no intermission) Cindy Lou Who is now middle-aged, down on her luck and living in a trailer on Mount Crumpit. As she prepares to host a Christmas Eve party, she reminisces about the night she met the Grinch 40 years ago. Lesli Margherita is Cindy in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo‘s comedy in couplets. Westside Theatre Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St.,, btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200. THE WOLVES

(Closes Jan. 7) (1 hr 30 mins) A girls indoor soccer team warms up in Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play. As these nine teenage warriors practice their sport, they also navigate life’s big questions, all in the pursuit of scoring some goals. Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200.

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ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

(Nov. 29-Dec. 31) The world-renowned dance troupe is in residence for its annual season, featuring more than two dozen works, including world premieres by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Ailey dancer Jamar Roberts, and new productions by Twyla Tharp, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Talley Beatty. New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. CARNEGIE HALL

Carnegie Hall’s 2017–2018 season is the venerable concert hall’s 127th. Highlights: Dec. 3: Vienna Boys Choir. Dec. 7: Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Dec. 8: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Dec. 13: “Sing Along: The Music of Stevie Wonder.” Dec. 15-16: The New York Pops. Dec. 18: Oratorio Society of New York: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 21: Musica Sacra:

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Shows Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 23: The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 24 & 28: New York String Orchestra. Seventh Ave., at W. 57th St., 212.247.7800. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER

The 2017–2018 season is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th season. Dec. 1-2 in the Appel Room: Peter and Will Anderson: “The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers.” Dec. 1-2 in the Rose Theater: Steve Miller: “The Blues Triangle.” Dec. 13-17 in the Rose Theater: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: “Big Band Holidays.” Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.721.6500. JOYCE THEATER

The respected venue welcomes modern-dance companies from the United States and abroad. Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Liz Gerring Dance Company: “Horizon.” Dec. 12-17: Trisha Brown Dance Company. Dec. 19-31: Dorrance Dance. 175 Eighth Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.0800.

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METROPOLITAN OPERA

The world-famous opera company presents its 2017– 2018 season, featuring new productions as well as repertory favorites. Dec. 1, 5, 8, 11, 16 (matinee): “Norma.” Dec. 2 (matinee): “Verdi’s Requiem.” Dec. 2 (evening): “Thaïs.” Dec. 4, 7, 9 (matinee): “The Magic Flute.” Dec. 6, 9 (evening), 12, 15, 19, 23 (matinee), 29: “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Dec. 14, 16 (evening), 20, 23 (evening), 27, 30 (matinee): “The Merry Widow.” Dec. 18, 22, 26, 28 (matinee), 30 (evening): “Hansel and Gretel.” Dec. 31: “Tosca.” Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000. NEW YORK CITY BALLET: GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER

(Nov. 24-Dec. 31) Toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies and more

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Shows dance their way across the stage in the holiday favorite, choreographed by George Balanchine to music by Tchaikovsky. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

The 2017–2018 season is a momentous one, as New York’s preeminent orchestra welcomes Jaap van Zweden, its Music Director Designate, and honors Leonard Bernstein, its former Music Director and Laureate Conductor, on the occasion of the centennial of his birth. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2: Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the world premiere of Bent Sorensen’s “Evening Land,” Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27, with Emanuel Ax, piano. Dec. 6-8: The Philharmonic’s 175th Birthday Concert: Alan Gilbert conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Dec. 12-16: Andrew Manze conducts Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 17: Holiday Brass. Dec. 27-30: Bramwell Tovey conducts Smetana, Bartók and Musorgsky, with Yefim Bronfman, piano. Dec. 31: Bramwell Tovey conducts the New Year’s Eve concert: “Bernstein on Broadway.” David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656. RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

(Thru Jan. 1) (1 hr 30 mins) This family-friendly holiday variety show features the high-kicking Rockettes, the world-famous precision dance team, who perform crowd-pleasing routines such as the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” Popular scenes include the “Living Nativity.” Updated technology enhances the 2017 production and includes a brand-new 8K LED wall and immersive digital projections that extend to all eight of the iconic Art Deco venue’s proscenium arches. Several

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shows daily. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 866.858.0007.

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THE TOWN HALL“The People’s Concert Hall” boasts an eclectic lineup of performers. Highlights: Dec. 2, 9, 16: “A Prairie Home Companion” with Chris Thile. Dec. 3: Steve Earle & The Dukes with Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. Dec. 5: NEEDTOBREATHE. Dec. 6: Robert Earl Keen: “Merry Christmas From the FamO-Lee” Show. Dec. 7: Jake Bugg. Dec. 12: “Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History: Holiday Sauce.” Dec. 22: The Tenors: “Christmas Together.” 123 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.840.2824. THE YORKVILLE NUTCRACKER

(Dec. 7-10) In this version of the Tchaikovsky ballet, performed by Dances Patrelle, the setting has been transported to New York City in 1895. Set pieces include a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, home of the city’s mayor; dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden; and ice skating in Central Park. The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., btw E. 68th & E. 69th sts., 212.772.4448.

SPECIAL EVENTS

GYPSY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

(Dec. 4-5) The 29th annual event is an all-singing, all-dancing variety show, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and featuring more than 200 ensemble singers and dancers (known as “gypsies”) from Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals performing songs, skits and dance numbers. The event is the culmination of a six-week fund-raising drive; since its inception, the extravaganza has raised more than $67.2 million for the nonprofit, AIDS fund-raising and grant-making organization. Awards are

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Shows given for the best presentation and for the Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows raising the most money. Dec. 4 at 4:30 pm, Dec. 5 at 2 pm. $30-$130; VIP and Priority tickets $250 & $375. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.840.0770. PAUL WINTER’S WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

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(Dec. 14-16) The 38th annual festival of music and dance pays homage to the return of the sun after December’s longest night. The Paul Winter Consort is joined by the 15-voice Pletenitsa Balkan Choir. Featured performers include gospel singer Theresa Thomason and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. Th & F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 7:30 pm. The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., btw W. 110th & W. 111th sts., 866.811.4111.

SERVICES

BROADWAYHD

The online, on-demand streaming service brings live theater—more than 200 recent as well as classic musicals, plays and comedies—and exclusive livestream content to at-home or on-the-go audiences located in the United States (at this time). BroadwayHD is currently available on Amazon Channels, all compatible Amazon Video devices, and Android and iOS mobile devices. Access is via a monthly package, yearly subscription or on a per-show basis. BROADWAY PLUS VIP SERVICES

Among the services offered are meet-and-greet packages for some of Broadway and Off-Broadway’s hit shows. Custom packages can be designed to include walk-on roles, workshops for all ages and behind-the-scenes tours. Log on to broadwayplus.com for further information and to make reservations.

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Food Rice & Gold This 180-seat venture inside the Bowery Hotel—with its towering ceilings, colorful graffiti-covered walls and pillars, and steel beams—serves pho soup dumpings (bottom left) and candied roast pork buns (top left) alongside American favorites for breakfast, and specialties such as lamb neck barbecue bao and jerk roast duck with pickled cucumber at dinner. (For more on this resto and the celebrity chef behind it, see p. 18.) B & D (daily). $$$ 50 Bowery, btw Bayard & Canal sts., 646.630.8055.

CULL & PISTOL

Seafood. This oyster-lovers’

paradise is tucked deep inside Chelsea Market and is known for its happy hour, with a plethora of oysters available for $1 each. Dinner specialties include lobster ramen and a gargantuan clambake dinner for two. L & D (daily). $$$ 75 Ninth Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 646.568.1223. EL QUIJOTE

Spanish. This cozy neighborhood eatery has been in the historic Hotel Chelsea since 1930 and serves such dishes such as camerones en salsa verde. L & D (daily). $$ 226 W. 23rd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.929.1855. ROUGE TOMATE CHELSEA

Contemporary American.

Locally sourced and health-oriented culinary offerings, as well as more than 200 wines, including biodynamic, international and certified organic bottles, from a team that earned a 2018 Michelin star less than a year after opening. L (Tu-F), D (TuSu), Brunch (Sa & Su) $$$$ 126 W. 18th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 646.395.3978. THE STANDARD GRILL

Contemporary French. This

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ing bistro stays open 20 hours a day and serves a wide range of menu offerings, from East and West Coast oysters and Sterling Royal caviar at the raw bar, to hand-rolled garganelli with short ribs ragu. B, L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ 848 Washington St., at W. 13th St., 212.645.4100.

eatery in Alphabet City with a European ambience has 16 wines on tap, and serves such seasonally driven bar bites as avocado arepa with spicy aioli and pickled onion. D (M-Su), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 98 Ave. C, at E. 7th St., 212.475.1400.

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setting for ramen, fried chicken, soup, kimchi, steamed pork buns and other Asian delights, with a late-night kitchen open until 1 am. L & D (daily). $$ 171 First Ave., btw E. 10th & E. 11th sts., 212.475.7899.

AVANT GARDEN

Vegan. Vegetables are front

and center at this upscale restaurant with dishes like spinach artichoke puree on toast, with cashew, black truffle vinaigrette and jicama; and toasted garlic scorched cauliflower, with fried capers and cauliflower puree. D (nightly). $$ 130 E. 7th St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 646.922.7948. CLANCEY

Contemporary American.

Located just off Delancey on Clinton Street—hence the name—this specialty cocktail bar and resto offers creative dishes, such as Yesterday Lo Mein (fresh cold noodles with crispy hot pork belly) and shrimp and grits. D (Tu-Su), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 79 Clinton St., btw Suffolk & Attorney sts., 917.388.3575. LOIS

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Thailand, served in hearty portions from a menu of more than 50 items, ranging from tender grilled pork neck to spicy minced catfish salad served with sticky coconut rice cakes. L & D (daily). $$ 85 Ave. A, btw E. 5th & E. 6th sts., 212.260.8570.

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Mediterranean. Savory dishes

at this sleek restaurant slinging old-world flavors include rabbit and mushroom ragu and Mediterranean couscous paella. B, L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ Conrad New York, 102 North End Ave., at River Terrace, 646.769.4250.

BECKETT’S BAR & GRILL

American. The menu features

filet mignon sliders, pork chops and traditional Irish dishes (fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash), served inside a bar on the first floor of a building built in 1603. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 81 Pearl St., btw Broad & William sts., 212.269.1001. DELMONICO’S

Steak House. Established in

1837, this historic steak house serves old-world signature dishes, including boneless rib eye, baked Alaska and creamy lobster with cayenne and butter. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$$ 56 Beaver St., at S. William St., 212.509.1144. DINA RATA

American. Seasonal plates

and elevated classics (burgers slathered with foie gras) entice diners lounging in leather banquettes on iconic Wall Street. B (daily), L & D (M-Sa). $$$ Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall St., at Pearl St., 212.590.1238. NOBU DOWNTOWN

Japanese. Celebrated dishes

on Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s menu include yellowtail with jalapeño, black cod with miso and bigeye tuna tataki with truffle eryngii mushrooms. L (M-F), D (nightly). $$$ 195 Broadway, btw Vesey & Fulton sts., 212.219.0500. NOBU

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flagship’s grandiose Uptown sister. L & D (daily). $$$ 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.757.3000.

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Contemporary Mexican. Chef

Enrique Olvera crafts small dishes using avant-garde ingredients, such as uni and hazlenut mole. Entrées include black garlic-rubbed New York strip steak tacos with shishito peppers and avocado-tarragon puree. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 35 E. 21st St., btw Park Ave. So & Broadway, 212.913.9659.

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Korean Steak House. A wide array of prime and specialty cuts are served as part of a daily rotating “butcher’s feast,” alongside seasonal ban-chan and housemade stews, at this Korean steak house, a 2018 Michelin star recipient after less than a year in business. D (M-Sa). $$ 16 W. 22nd St., btw Broadway & Fifth ave., 212.401.7986. ELEVEN MADISON PARK

American. Seasonal, refined

dishes on a customizable tasting menu are enhanced by a international wine list at this NYC fixture, which was named the greatest resto in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Organization in 2017. L (F-Su), D (nightly). $$$$ 11 Madison Ave., btw E. 23rd & E. 24th sts., 212.889.0905. JUNOON

Contemporary Indian. Expertly

prepared dishes are spiced and cooked in a clay oven, open fire pit or handi (a deep pot), or over a griddle or stone in this expansive, palatial restaurant, which was awarded a Michelin star this year. L & D (daily). $$$ 27 W. 24th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.490.2100. NUR

Israeli. A brasserie style menu from Tel Aviv-born celebrity chef Meir Adoni features such

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specialties such as Damascus qatayef (crispy Syrian pancake filled with spiced lamb and herb yogurt chaser) and octopus, served with spice glaze, cardamom yogurt, harissa and Moroccan carrot salad. D (nightly). $$$ 34 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. S. & Broadway, 212.505.3420.

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Italian. This cozy West Village

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hideaway stays bustling late and offers hearty pasta dishes to pair with unusual wines by the glass. Housemade specialty cocktails are made by a waitstaff that also runs the floor inside this tiny, romantic spot. Tip: Wait for window counter seating. L & D (daily). $$ 21 Bedford St., btw Downing & W. Houston sts., 646.861.0175.

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THE BLACK DERBY

charming subterranean West Village bistro serves such specialty dishes as The Black Derby parm: chicken cutlet, Bolognese, burrata, basil aioli and sesame doppio. Housemade specialty cocktails and a variety of New York State-based wines and beers complement the menu. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 310 W. 4th St., btw Bank St. & W. 12th St., 646.912.9061.

Italian. Salads, panini and a sizable selection of wines accompany 43 artisanal-style wood-fired pizzas, served in a brick-walled space. L & D (daily). $$$ 271 Bleecker St., btw Jones and Cornelia sts., 212.243.1500; and two other NYC locations. THE PRESS SHOP

Sandwiches. Locally sourced ingredients make up the Oy Gevalt (beef brisket,

Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, brisket gravy, served on challah bread) and the Treehugger (vegan quinoa and lentil meatballs, housemade tzatziki and green-market veggies). L & D (daily). $$ 74 Bleecker St., btw Broadway & Crosby St., 646.707.0264. SEVILLA RESTAURANT AND BAR

Spanish. Open 365 days a

year, this local favorite, with gold leather banquettes and white tablecloths, has been family-run since 1941. The cozy spot is known for its large tapas menuand guava with cream cheese dessert. L & D (daily). $$ 62 Charles St., at W. 4th St., 212.929.3189.

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Contemporary Medterreanean.

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and vegetable curry bowls with couscous at this casual eatery. B, L & D (daily). $$ 224 Lafayette St., at Spring St., 212.510.8550; and one other NYC location. THE ORIGINAL VINCENT’S

Italian. Since 1904, the fam-

ily-owned restaurant has served traditional pastas and fresh seafood dishes. L & D (daily). $$. 119 Mott St., at Hester St., 212.226.8133. SANURIA

Malaysian/Indonesian.

Eastern favorites include chicken and beef satay, roti canai (puffed bread with a chicken and potato curry) and hokkien (shrimp noodle curry soup). B, L & D (Tu-Su). $ 18 Doyers St., #B, btw Bowery & Mott St., 212.267.0088. WO HOP

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Food joint is a popular NYC latenight hangout, staying open 24 hours a day and serving roasted duck lo mein, vegetable chow fun, chicken with oyster sauce over rice and other classic dishes. For those seeking less “buzz” and more intimacy, a dining room is available upstairs. L & D (daily). $ 17 Mott St., btw Worth & Mosco sts., 212.962.8617.

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Steak House. This Northern

Italian steak house known for superior service features regionally and seasonally inspired grill-focused cuisine, including Brandt Beef steaks, handmade pasta and fresh seafood, on a menu centered around fresh ingredients. A $33 three-course prix fixe “executive lunch” menu is on offer M-F, while a $45 prix fixe dinner menu is available nightly. B & D (daily), L (M-F). $$$ 447 Lexington Ave., btw E. 44th & E. 45th sts., 212.661.4810. HOOTERS

Contemporary American.

Comfort food (chicken wings, ribs, burgers) in a bi-level, wood-paneled space with big-screen TVs. L & D (daily). $$ 155 W. 33rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.695.9580. L’ADRESSE AMERICAN BISTRO

Various. This Moscow-based

chain’s first American outpost is across from Bryant Park, and serves a variety of specialty coffee concoctions—including the Bumble: fresh orange, caramel and espresso— alongside an eclectic food menu featuring items ranging from a rabbit burger to svekol’nik: traditional housemade beetroot soup with marinated beef. B & L (M-F), D (M-Sa), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ 5 Bryant Park, 1065 Sixth Ave., at W. 40th St., 212.221.2510. SEN SAKANA

Peruvian-Japanese. This 190-

seat Nikkei-style hot spot

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fuses Japanese and Peruvian cooking techniques to form novelty offerings, such as tiadito (labeled “sashimi meets ceviche”) and black feather chicken skewers of neck, liver and tail. (M-F), D (nightly). $$$ 28 W. 44th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.221.9560. SUSHI ROXX

Contemporary Japanese.

Servers and waitstaff double as singers and dancers performing mid-meal inside a sleek dining room decorated with Japanese comic book and cartoon characters and offering fresh cuts of sushi and sashimi. D (W-Sa). $$$ 120 E. 39th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.726.9500.

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Irish/American. Dishes

with Celtic influence at this homey after-work watering hole— which was named in 2017 by the Irish Pubs Global Federation as North America’s best Irish gastropub for food—include 10989 VCwhereMagazine.indd 2 Guinness-braised lamb with garlic mashed potatoes. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 315 W. 39th St., btw Eighth & Ninth Aves., 212.760.0072; 254 W. 31st St., at Eighth Ave., 212.630.0249.

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Chinese. This vintage-outfitted 1930s Shanghai restaurant offers Michelin-starred Szechuan cuisine that includes dim sum and teasmoked duck. L & D (daily). $$$ 13 E. 37th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.213.2810. SMITH & WOLLENSKY

Steak House. Steaks, seafood

and an impressive wine list make this traditional restaurant a classic. L & D (daily). $$$ 797 Third Ave., at E. 49th St., 212.753.1530. SPARKS STEAK HOUSE

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elaborate wine list featuring upward of a thousand bottles, including hundreds of large-format and half bottles. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$$$ 210 E. 46th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.687.4855.

a 22-oz bone-in prime rib eye, seared rare wagyu beef carpaccio and potatoes au gratin with bacon. L (M-F), D (nightly). $$$ 1221 Sixth Ave., at W. 49th St., 212.575.5129.

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Italian. Southern Italian

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American. Caramelized onions, American cheese, housemade sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickles sit atop Pat LaFrieda beef on an English muffin, forming the burgery’s most popular sandwich, the Fat Cat. L & D (daily). $$ 16 W. 51st St., btw Fifth Ave. & Rockefeller Plz., 212.705.8510; and two other NYC locations. DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAKHOUSE NEW YORK

Steak House. Specialties at the NYC branch of this bustling chophouse chain include

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fare—pan-seared veal loin scented with wild fennel pollen from Felitto, with porcini mushrooms and fingerling potatoes—on a menu offering housemade pastas and more than 10 dessert items. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ 13-15 W. 54th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.246.0412. MORRELL WINE BAR & CAFE

American. A 52-page, 1,000-

plus bottle list and more than 150 wines offered by the glass complement country or classic charcuterie, crab and avocado salad, and an eclectic list of main courses. L (daily), D

(M-Sa). $$ 1 Rockefeller Plz., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.262.7700. NYY STEAK

Steak House. The upscale

restaurant owned by the New York Yankees has three locations—including in the Yankees’ ballpark—features USDA prime dry-aged beef, fresh seafood and other dishes by Executive Chef John Schafer. Business attire recommended. L & D (daily). $$$ 7 W. 51st St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 646.307.7910; 1 E. 161st St., at River Ave., Concourse, Bronx, 646.977.8325.

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Seafood. The emphasis at this traditional American seafood joint is on lobster, which comes in many variations, such as lobster rolls, lobster meatballs, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, lobster potpie and classic whole lobster. L & D

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(daily). $$ 222 Lafayette St., at Spring St., 212.343.3236. THE MUSKET ROOM

Contemporary New Zealand.

White plank ceilings and distressed brick walls help Chef Matt Lambert channel his New Zealand upbringing into dishes such as red doe “with flavors of gin” and quail with cherries, bread sauce and roasted onions. D (nightly). $$$ 265 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 212.219.0764. RAOUL’S

French. The nationally ranked

burger is offered off-themenu as soon as the kitchen opens at 5:30 pm, but only 12 burgers are served up nightly. This Parisian-style bistro also offers a variety of entrées and features its own wines, and serves its esteemed burger in unlimited quantites during weekend brunch. D

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Food (nightly). $$$ 180 Prince St., btw Thompson & Sullivan sts., 212.966.3518.

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American. Diners enjoy specialty burgers, housemade sodas, milkshakes and egg creams. L & D (daily). $$ 127 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.575.5848. HEARTLAND BREWERY

American. Eleven handcrafted beers and a hearty steakhouse menu that includes bison burgers and St. Louisstyle center-cut pork ribs. L & D (daily). $$ 127 W. 43rd St., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave., 646.366.0235; 350 Fifth Ave., at 34th St., 212.563.3433; 625 Eighth Ave., at W. 41st St., 646.214.1000. PATSY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Italian. Open since 1944, this friendly family-run restaurant, a favorite of the late Frank Sinatra, specializes in authentic Neapolitan cuisine. L & D (daily). $$ 236 W. 56th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.247.3491. PLANET HOLLYWOOD

Contemporary American.

Housemade smoothies and milkshakes, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads— all served in gargantuan portions—are the main attractions at this Times Square staple, with decor and a menu devoted to film and television history. L & D (daily). $$ 1540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.333.7827. UTSAV INDIAN BAR & GRILL

Indian. There is a cozy bar and outdoor seating on the lower level and, on the upper level, elegant decor and floor-toceiling windows, where you can enjoy savory traditional Indian flavors. Convenient for pre-theater dining. L & D (daily). $$$ 1185 Sixth Ave., entrance on W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.575.2525.

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Established 1925 VICTOR’S CAFÉ

Cuban. Island classics—ropa

vieja (shredded Black Angus steak in a bed of plantains), adobo-marinated prime beef tenderloin over fire-roasted pepper and Creole jumbo shrimp—in a colorful dining room with palm trees. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ 236 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.586.7714.

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Contemporary American.

The tasting menu changes with the seasons but always centers around creating and enjoying a sense-guided experience. D (Tu-Sa). $$$$ 77 Worth St., btw Church St. & Broadway, 212.226.1444. CAFE CLEMENTINE

Contemporary American. This

TriBeCa café serves soups, salads, sandwiches and sweet treats. B, L & D (M-F). $ 227 W. Broadway, at White St., 212.965.0909. JUNG SIK

Lunch: 12 – 2:30pm | Dinner: 5:30 – 10:30pm

Contemporary Korean. French and Spanish influences shape the cutting-edge cooking techniques of Michelinstarred Seoul-born Chef Yim Jung Sik. D (M-Sa). 2 Harrison St., at Hudson St., 212.219.0900.

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This bi-level restaurant in the heart of Times Square, offers an inventive Indian menu, a cozy lounge and lovely outdoor seating.

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fluffy and made fresh daily, are stuffed with herbs and spices and a variety of meats, vegetables and cheeses, or served on their own with housemade salsa. L (M-F). $$ 954 Third Ave., at E. 57th St., 212.355.3901. IMLI

Contemporary Indian. Recipes

from various regions in India, alongside unusual housemade specialty plates, such as the Imli spicy burger, a patty blended with three kinds of beef; and seven types of naan—including mushroom with truffle. L & D (daily). $$

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American/Diner. This old-

school luncheonette is best known for its traditional diner menu and fresh egg creams. B, L & D (daily). $$ 1226 Lexington Ave., at E. 83rd St., 212.288.0057. MARLOW BISTRO

Contemporary Mediterranean.

Homemade squid-ink cavatelli and octopus with French beans, kalamata olives and lemon-potato espuma are specialties on this highend Mediterranean menu, served in a cozy, chic, brickwalled space across from the storied Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 1018 Amsterdam Ave., at W. 110th St., 212.662.9020. SUSHI OF GARI

Japanese. Chef Masatoshi

“Gari” Sugio artfully arranges assorted sashimi and sushi. D (Tu-Su). $$$ 402 E. 78th St., at First Ave., 212.517.5340; and three other NYC locations.

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BELLY

Contemporary Korean. An

all-bacon tasting menu begins with a slice of thick candied bacon served on top of kimchi butter and soft white bread, and concludes with a housemade doughnut served with kimchi and bacon-flavored whipped cream. In between, try the bacon schnitzel and glazed bacon steak. L & D (M-Sa). $$$ 219 Grand St., at Driggs St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 888.777.0087. DOMINICK’S

Italian. There are no menus at this NYC institution with casual, communal tables and a familial vibe—just heaping portions of daily specials. Cash only. L & D (W-M). $$ 2335 Arthur Ave., btw Crescent Ave. & E. 186th St., Belmont, Bronx, 718.733.2807.

GAIJIN

Contemporary Japanese.

Each of three sushi tasting experiences—the starter omakase (nine pieces); the full omakase (12 pieces); or the premier omakase (15 pieces)—begins with dobin mushi (razor clam broth with shimeji and enoki mushrooms, sea scallop and prawn). Guests favoring hot plates over raw foods can enjoy a threecourse robata tasting menu, featuring grilled flights of negima, aka ebi and sea scallop, with a housemade miso soup to start and gelato to finish. D (M-Sa). $$$ 37-12 31st Ave., btw 37th & 38th sts., Astoria, Queens, 929.328.2890. GUMBO BROS

Cajun & Creole. Three var-

iations of gumbo—Cajun chicken and sausage; fresh shrimp and blue crab; local spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens—from two LSU alums who moved to NYC to pursue their passion for Cajun and Creole cooking. L & D (daily). $$ 224 Atlantic Ave., btw Boerum Pl. & Court St., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917.909.1471. RUNNER & STONE

Contemporary American.

Housemade specialties, such as duck pastrami and spicy curried hummus, can start a meal of smoked pork chop and braided ricotta ravioli. Breads and pastries are baked on-site all day until close. B, L & D (daily). $$ 285 Third Ave., btw President & Carroll sts., Gowanus, Brooklyn, 718.576.3360. ZERO OTTO NOVE

Italian. Named for the area

code of Italian seaside town Salerno, this pizzeria serves authentic pizzas using tomato sauce made only from San Marzano tomatoes, as well as pastas, calzone and fish dishes. L (M-F). D (nightly). $$ 2357 Arthur Ave., at E. 186th St., Belmont, Bronx, 718.220.1027; 15 W. 21st St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.242.0899.

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COLE HAAN

High-end leather goods, with an emphasis on shoes, including classic oxfords for men and more stylish choices for women. 620 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.765.9747; and four other NYC locations. DUNE LONDON

This London-based fashion brand brings stylish, on-trend accessories and footwear for men and women. 518 Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 646.759.8409. FEIT

This luxury footwear company handcrafts minimal, modern sneakers, sandals, boots and slip-ons for men and women. 2 Prince St., at Bowery, 212.226.8600; 11A Greenwich Ave., at Christopher St., 212.691.2055. JACK ROGERS

White walls and black-oak floors make a crisp backdrop for the 12,000-square-foot store’s collection of 100-plus styles of embellished and embroidered leather sandals, heels and flats. 1198 Madison Ave., btw E. 87th & E. 88th sts., 212.259.0588. TOMS

Footwear, outerwear and accessories (sunglasses, back-

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packs) for men, women and kids. TOMS matches every pair of shoes purchased by donating a pair to a child in need. 264 Elizabeth St., at E. Houston St., 212.219.8392.

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Luxury apparel includes tailored tuxedos for men, beaded evening dresses for women and Armani Junior for kids. 760 Madison Ave., at E. 65th St., 212.988.9191; and several other NYC locations. JACADI PARIS

The luxury French children’s boutique is stocked with suits, vests, linen shirts and shorts, pinafores and dresses for newborns, toddlers and youths. 1242 Madison Ave., at E. 89th St., 212.369.1616; and several other NYC locations.

cabin-inspired apparel for men, women and kids. 228 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 646.833.7417. SAINT JAMES USA

The French brand’s newest boutique carries the signature hand-woven nautical striped wool tees, canvas bags and more in-store-only items. 41 E. 78th St., btw Madison & Park aves., 646.422.1190; and one other NYC location. VERONICA BEARD

This American sportswear label’s NYC flagship features casual yet meticulously tailored women’s apparel with sleek lines, such as elevated bohemian dresses, pants and the signature Dickey jacket. 988 Madison Ave., at E. 77th St., 646.930.4746.

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An outpost for all things Kate Spade, from flouncy blouses adorned with bows to cellphone cases, along with the brand’s line of footwear and famous handbags. 789 Madison Ave., at E. 67th St., 212.988.0259; and two other NYC locations.

Amazon’s brick-and-mortar locations in NYC sell books exclusively, which are categorized by customer ratings, popularity and curators’ assessments. The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir., btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts.; 7 W. 34th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 206.266.2992.

ROOTS

This Canadian heritage brand offers high-quality leather shoes, bags and jackets, ultra-comfy sweatpants and

ning titles, toys, games and CDs. 2780 Broadway, at W. 107th St., 212.678.1654. PRYOR-JOHNSON RARE BOOKS

Volumes from the 16th through the 21st century, many in fine leather bindings, fill the shelves of this antiquarian bookseller, which specializes in signed modern first editions, photography, books about books, fine press and Beat literature. By appointment only. 1123 Broadway, Ste. 517, at E. 25th St., 646.546.4883. RIZZOLI BOOKSTORE

This iconic bookstore opened in 1964, has wallpaper by Fornasetti and dark wood shelves filled with illustrated art books, plus nonfiction, children’s books and newspapers. 1133 Broadway, at W. 26th St., 212.759.2424.

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The shopping center brings high-end apparel and accessories brands for men, women and kids, along with bookstores, beauty shops and dining options. 230 Vesey St., btw West & Liberty sts., 212.978.1698. LORD & TAYLOR

Contemporary and classic clothing and accessories for all ages from over 400 designer brands can be found at the oldest specialty store in the U.S. 424 Fifth Ave., btw 38th & 39th sts., 212.391.3344. MACY’S HERALD SQUARE

The department store spans a full city block with clothing, accessories and home decor, plus cosmetics and fragrances. 151 W. 34th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.695.4400. FUR VAULT AT MACY’S Furs for every occasion can be found at this elegant fur salon. 151 W. 34th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.494.1227. SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

A luxury department store carrying designer apparel, accessories and home decor, plus cosmetics and fragrances. 611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000; Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St., at West St., 646.344.6300. SAKS FIFTH AVENUE MEN’S STORE

Saks’ outpost exclusively for designer menswear and apparel also features a monthly rotating brand collaboration pop-up shop, custom fitting, a barbershop and more. Brookfield Place, 250 Vesey St., btw West & Liberty sts., 212.301.2440. THE SHOPS AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE

This high-end retail and dining complex features more than 40 stores, the worldclass Restaurant and Bar Collection, a park-view atrium

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and art installations. Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300. WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER

This shopping center features a stellar lineup of stores, including John Varvatos, Kit & Ace, L.K. Bennett and Roberto Coin. 185 Greenwich St., btw Vesey & Barclay sts., 212.284.9982.

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The East Midtown Partnership’s Passport gives cardholder access to deals at a multitude of Midtown restaurants, shops, art dealers, spas and fitness centers. Purchase online. eastmid town.org. HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER

Turkish cotton bathrobes, classic manual typewriters along with robotic vacuums, iPod accessories and more are all offered at this emporium of luxury goods, gifts and gadgets. 147 E. 57th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 800.421.9002. MOMA DESIGN STORE

Cutting-edge designs for the home, office and body, along with fun gadgets, toys and jewelry at this store are selected by the discerning eyes of the Museum of Modern Art’s curatorial staff. 44 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.767.1050; 81 Spring St., at Crosby St., 646.613.1367. THE SHOP AT NBC STUDIOS

Shop for merchandise from hit NBC shows, such as “Today,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “The Tonight Show.” 30 Rockefeller Plz., at W. 49th St., 212.664.2754. ZARIN FABRICS & HOME FURNISHINGS

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ALISON LOU

Alison Chemla’s flagship store features her signature first collection—bee and happy-face stud earrings, and cry-baby signet rings and necklaces. 20 E. 69th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.327.0900. ERICA WEINER

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

Shop Alex and Ani bangles, a Pandora boutique with exclusive NYC charms, the Thomas Sabo collection, diamonds and 18-karat gold pieces. Watch battery replacement and jewelry repair also on-site. 750 Seventh Ave., btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.262.7600. TIFFANY & CO.

The world-famous jewelry store carries diamonds, pearls, fine timepieces, crystal and more—all of which come wrapped in signature robin’s-egg blue boxes. 727 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., 212.755.8000; and two other NYC locations.

SPORTING GOODS+ FAN APPAREL

NBA STORE

Team jerseys, basketballs, gifts and footwear fill this arena-style sports emporium. 545 Fifth Ave., at 45th St., 212.515.6221. PARAGON SPORTING GOODS

This only-in-New-York sports mecca carries equipment and clothing from major brands, including Timberland and Patagonia. 867 Broadway, at E. 18th St., 212.255.8889.

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The British fitness brand offers fashionable athleticwear for women. 1153 Madison Ave., at E. 85th St., 212.320.9724; and two other NYC locations.

TECH+MUSIC

ACADEMY RECORDS & CDS

Rare CD, albums and vinyl records can be bought and sold here. 12 W. 18th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.242.3000; 415 E. 12th St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 212.780.9166. B&H PHOTO, VIDEO & PRO AUDIO

This emporium of new technology includes cameras, hard drives, audio and video equipment. 420 Ninth Ave., at W. 34th St., 800.606.6969, 800.221.5743.

Stocked with Thousands of Bolts of Drapery and Upholstery Material, Zarin Fabrics is the Largest Resource of Discounted Designer Fabrics. Zarin’s Custom Upholstery and Window Treatment Services Include All Styles of Curtains, Blinds, Shades and Upholstered Pieces. Founded in 1936 by Harry Zarin, the Third Generation is Committed to the Highest Level of Customer Satisfaction. Nestled in the Charming Lower East Side, and Easily Accessible by All Means of Mass Transportation, it is Well Worth the Visit to this Amazing Old World New York City Fabric Landmark. Inquire about our exclusive design services!

T-MOBILE TIMES SQUARE

The wireless provider’s flagship store in Times Square sells internet devices, tablets, accessories and cellphones powered by all major operating systems. 1535 Broadway, at W. 46th St., 646.350.4645.

TOYS+GAMES

FANTASMA MAGIC

An array of magic products— including DVDs, collectibles and trading cards—are available at this mystical shop. 421 Seventh Ave., 3rd fl., at W. 33rd St., 212.244.3633. THE LEGO STORE

An 8-foot tall Statue of Liberty and New York City street scenes built from mini-Legos inspire kids to create designs of their own. 200 Fifth Ave., btw 23rd & 24th sts., 212.255.3217; 620 Fifth Ave., at 50th St., 212.245.5973. MARY ARNOLD TOYS

This old-fashioned toy store carries all the newest and latest toys, as well as classic favorites, and offers free delivery and gift wrapping. 1178 Lexington Ave., btw E. 80th & E. 81st sts., 212.744.8510.

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Art Michelangelo: Il Divino The Metropolitan Museum of Art (p. 64) overflows this month with blockbuster exPHOTO: MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI, “ARCHERS SHOOTING AT A HERM,” 1530–33, ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/©HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2017, WWW.ROYALCOLLECTION.ORG.UK

hibitions devoted to Auguste Rodin, Edvard Munch and David Hockney. But the show that has connoisseurs singing the “Hallelujah” chorus is “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer,” featuring 128 drawings (including this red-chalk masterwork, left), three marble sculptures, the artist’s earliest painting, a wood architectural model and so much more. Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

ART GALLERIES

ASYA GEISBERG GALLERY

Geisberg curates both young and internationally established artists dealing with culture and art history in their work. Thru Dec. 22: “Marjolijn de Wit: How Things Act.” Open Tu-Sa 11 am-6 pm. 537B W. 23rd St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.675.7525. DAVID ZWIRNER

Contemporary paintings, sculpture and conceptual photography. Thru Dec. 16 at W. 19th St. and E. 69th St.: “Yayoi Kusama.” Thru Dec. 16 at W. 20th St.: “Richard Serra: Sculpture and Drawings.” All galleries: Open Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. 525 W. 19th St., btw 10th Ave. & West St., 212.727.2070; 537 W. 20th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.517.8677; 34 E. 69th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.201.0420. DEREK ELLER GALLERY

Emerging and midcareer artists showcase multimedia art and installations. Thru Dec. 23: “Michelle Segre.” Open W-Su 11 am-6 pm. 300 Broome St., btw Eldridge & Forsyth sts., 212.206.6411. GEORGE ADAMS GALLERY

Representing established and emerging realist and figurative artists, Bay Area painters and sculptors, and Latin American artists. Thru Dec.

23: “Roy De Forest: Drawings and Paintings 1962–1991.” Open Tu-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 11 am-6 pm. 525 W. 26th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.564.8480. LMAK GALLERY

Contemporary works in all mediums, including drawings, painting, photography, video/film and sculpture, by artists from around the world. Thru Dec. 24: “Nynke Koster: A Part of New York History.” Open W-Su 11 am-6 pm, and by appointment. 298 Grand St., btw Allen & Eldridge sts., 212.255.9707. THE MANHATTAN ART & ANTIQUES CENTER

More than 100 established galleries on three levels offer an encyclopedic selection of antiques, fine art, decorative accessories, silver and jewelry from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Open M-Sa 10:30 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 1050 Second Ave., at E. 55th St., 212.355.4400. PAVEL ZOUBOK

The space, founded in 1997, focuses on collages, assemblages and mixed-media installations by contemporary and modern artists. Thru Dec. 23: “Cut & Staple: New Work by Lance Letscher.” Open Tu-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 11 am-6 pm. 531 W. 26th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.675.7490.

RYAN LEE

The gallery, which overlooks the High Line, boasts a roster of international contemporary artists, both emerging and established, working in a variety of mediums. Thru Dec. 16: “Emma Amos: Black Bodies.” Open Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. 515 W. 26th St., 3rd fl., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.397.0742. SPERONE WESTWATER

Diverse selection of international contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture by prominent artists such as Bruce Nauman, Helmut Lang and Andrew Sendor. Thru Dec. 16: “Michael Landy: Breaking News–New York.” Open Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. 257 Bowery, btw Stanton & E. Houston sts., 212.999.7337. TEAM GALLERY

A group of rising young artists exhibit work that ranges from photography (Ryan McGinley) to new media (Cory Arcangel) to graffiti-like paintings (David Ratcliff). Thru Dec. 23: “Dawn Mellor: Sirens.” Open Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. 83 Grand St., at Greene St., 212.279.9219.

Long Island City gallery, focuses on works created by self-taught (as opposed to formally trained) American artists in a variety of mediums and dating from the 18th century to today. The Long Island City gallery is open M-Th 11 am-5 pm. Free. The museum’s space on the Upper West Side is reserved for monographs and themed exhibitions. The Upper West Side gallery is open Tu-Th, Sa 11:30 am-7 pm, F noon-7:30 pm, Su noon-6 pm. Free. 47-29 32nd Pl., Long Island City, Queens; 2 Lincoln Sq., Columbus Ave., at W. 66th St. Phone for both locations: 212.595.9533. BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Ancient Egyptian and contemporary American art, among other specialties, are housed in a 560,000-squarefoot Beaux Arts building. Open W 11 am-6 pm, Th 11 am-10 pm, F-Su 11 am-6 pm, first Sa of the month 11 am-11 pm. 200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718.638.5000.

ART MUSEUMS

CENTER FOR ITALIAN MODERN ART

The museum’s permanent collection of more than 8,000 objects, now housed and on view in the recently opened

The nonprofit organization, founded in 2013, seeks to advance public understanding and promote scholarly research on modern and contemporary Italian art through

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM

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annual exhibitions and cultural programs. Open F & Sa 1-6 pm, guided tours at 11 am and 2 pm. 421 Broome St., 4th fl., btw Lafayette & Crosby sts., 646.370.3596. COOPER HEWITT

Located in the former residence of industrialist Andrew Carnegie, this Smithsonian museum uses groundbreaking technology to create interactive exhibits on historic and contemporary design. Open M-F, Su 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-9 pm. 2 E. 91st St., at Fifth Ave., 212.849.8400. THE FRICK COLLECTION

One of the world’s most magnificent collections of old-master paintings, furnishings and decorative arts fills the former residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. Children under 10 not admitted. 1 E. 70th St., at Fifth Ave., 212.288.0700. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

One of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous structure is the repository for a world-class permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Open M-W, F, Su 10 am-5:45 pm, Sa 10 am-7:45 pm. 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.423.3500. ICP MUSEUM

As its name suggests, ICP (the International Center of Photography), founded in 1974, is devoted to all aspects of photography and visual culture, both historical and contemporary. Open Tu-W, F-Su 10 am-6 pm, Th 10 am-9 pm. 250 Bowery, btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 212.857.0000. THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, photographs, works on paper and art exhibitions explore Jewish diversity and culture. Open Sa-Tu 11 am-5:45 pm, Th 11 am-8 pm, F 11 am-4 pm. 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St., 212.423.3200.

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LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART

The world’s first museum dedicated to exhibiting and preserving LGBTQ art has a permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects. Open W, F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm. Free. 26 Wooster St., btw Canal & Grand sts., 212.431.2609. THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Greek and Roman galleries; vast fashion holdings; instruments of historical, technical and social importance; and renowned collections of American, European and Far Eastern fine and decorative art fill this encyclopedic museum, which represents more than 5,000 years of artistic endeavor from every corner of the world. Open Su-Th 10 am-5:30 pm, F-Sa 10 am-9 pm. Admission to the main building of The Metropolitan Museum of Art includes same-day admission to the museum’s two annexes: The Met Cloisters and The Met Breuer. 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212.535.7710. MOMA PS1

This affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art presents exhibits of up-and-coming artists. Open Th-M noon-6 pm. 22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., Long Island City, Queens, 718.784.2084. THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Initially the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan, the facility now hosts temporary exhibitions in addition to being a research library and museum containing rare and priceless books, manuscripts, drawings and prints. Open Tu-Th 10:30 am-5 pm, F 10:30 am-9 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 225 Madison Ave., at E. 36th St., 212.685.0008. MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN

The process of transforming materials into expressive

objects is celebrated at this center for innovative arts and crafts. Open Tu-W, F-Su 10 am-6 pm, Th 10 am-9 pm. 2 Columbus Circle, btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.299.7777. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

One of the world’s greatest repositories of late-19th-, 20th- and 21st-century works of art contains masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, a sculpture garden and an extensive film collection. Open M-Th, Su 10:30 am-5:30 pm, F-Sa 10:30 am-9 pm. 11 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.708.9400. NEW MUSEUM

Contemporary cutting-edge art in a variety of mediums by American and international artists. Open Tu-W, F-Su 11 am-6 pm, Th 11 am-9 pm. 235 Bowery, btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.219.1222. THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM

The former studio of Japanese sculptor and set designer Isamu Noguchi now houses his work, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden. Open W-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-6 pm. 9-01 33rd Rd., at Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Queens, 718.204.7088. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

Paintings, books, artifacts, textiles and more from the Himalayas and the surrounding regions, including Nepal, Bhutan, India, China and Mongolia. Featured events include concerts and films. Open M & Th 11 am-5 pm, W 11 am-9 pm, F 11 am-10 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-6 pm. 150 W. 17th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.620.5000. THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM

Dedicated to local, national and international artists of African descent. Open Th-F noon-9 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 144 W. 125th St., btw Malcolm X & Adam

Clayton Powell Jr. blvds., 212.864.4500. WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Indoor galleries and outdoor spaces are devoted to temporary exhibitions and a renowned permanent collection of American art. Open M, W-Th, Su 10:30 am-6 pm, F-Sa 10:30 am-10 pm. 99 Gansevoort St., btw Washington & West sts., 212.570.3600.

AUCTION HOUSES

BONHAMS

An esteemed auction house dealing in the appraisal and sale of fine art, antiques and more. Dec. 4: The Art of Time; Fine Jewelry. Dec. 5: Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. Dec. 6: History of Science and Technology. Dec. 6: Voices of the 20th Century. Dec. 11: Coins and Medals. Dec. 14: Modern Decorative Art and Design. 580 Madison Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.644.9001. CHRISTIE’S

A prestigious auctioneer of fine art and antiques since the 18th century. Dec. 5: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana. Dec. 6: Magnificent Jewels. Dec. 7: Watches; Russian America and Polar Exploration: Highlights from the Martin Greene Library. Dec. 8: Finest and Rarest Wines: A Study in Distinction. Dec. 9: Finest Wines and Spirits, featuring an exceptional collection and rarities from the cellars of Champagne Charles Heidsieck. Dec. 1213: Interiors. Dec. 14: Design. 20 Rockefeller Plz., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.636.2000. DOYLE NEW YORK

The auction house sells fine art, jewelry, furniture and more. Dec. 6: Doyle at Home. Dec. 13: Important Jewelry. Dec. 14: Photographs. 175 E. 87th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.427.2730.


Art PHILLIPS

This well-established auction house, founded in London in 1796, specializes in sales of contemporary art, photographs, editions, design, watches and jewelry. Dec. 12: Design; “Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century— Personal Photographs From the Collection of Peter Fetterman.” 450 Park Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.940.1300. SOTHEBY’S

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Fine art and collectibles go on the block at this longstanding auction house. Dec. 2: Finest and Rarest Wines. Dec. 4: Couture Fashion Jewelry: The Personal Archive of Shaun Leane. Dec. 5: Magnificent Jewels. Dec. 6: Important Watches. Dec. 7: Fine Jewels. Dec. 11: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Dec. 12: History of Science and Technology. Dec. 13: Tiffany: Dreaming in Glass; Important Design; Masterworks by Tiffany Studios: The William A. Richardson Collection. Dec. 20: Important Judaica; Israeli and International Art. 1334 York Ave., at E. 72nd St., 212.606.7000. SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES

A family-owned auction house specializing in rare and antiquarian books and works on paper. Dec. 5: Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. Dec. 14: Illustration Art. 104 E. 25th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.254.4710.

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1 Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night (detail). 1889. Oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art

SPECIAL ART SHOWS

HOLIDAY HOUSE NYC

(Nov. 15-Dec. 6) Interior designers and lifestyle brands, taking holiday themes for their inspiration, transform a four-story, limestone mansion’s 20 rooms. A benefit for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Daily 11 am-5 pm, Th 11 am-8 pm. $40. Academy Mansion, 2 E. 63rd St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., holidayhousenyc.com.

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Scene Madison Square Garden ”The World’s Most Famous Arena” is jampacked nightly with live entertainment and sporting events. Dec. 26, WWE Live Holiday Tour. New York Rangers highlights: Dec. 9: New Jersey Devils; Dec. 23: Toronto Maple Leafs. New York Knicks highlights: Dec. 12: Los Angeles Lakers; Dec. 16: Oklahoma City Thunder. Concert highlights: Dec. 8: Z100’s Jingle Ball; Dec. 13-14: Andrea Bocelli; Dec. 20: Billy Joel; Dec. 28-31: Phish. Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008.

Once a Prohibition-era speakeasy, this obscured bar brings back the past with an entrance hidden in a dark alley, with a sign on its gate reading “Lower East Side Toy Company.” Inside this elegant lounge, beer is served in paper bags and cocktails in teacups. 102 Norfolk St., btw Rivington & Delancey sts., 212.228.5098. BOOBIE TRAP

The atmosphere at this neighborhood beer and barbecue fixture is divey-chic, with brightly colored lights, board games and breast-themed coloring books. 308 Bleecker St., at Irving Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn, 347.240.9105. TWO E BAR LOUNGE

Signature cocktails appeal to international palates at this posh hotel lobby bar. Live jazz Tu 6:30-9:30 pm. The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, 2 E. 61st St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.940.8113.

BREWHOUSES

BROOKLYN BREWERY

Craft beers in a massive space offering nightly “small batch” tours and an industrial tasting room with picnic tables. 79 N. 11th St., btw Berry & Wythe sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.486.7422.

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CITY SWIGGERS

The store stocks hundreds of limited-edition and specialty brews, and pours craft draft beers from 14 taps for growler fill-ups to go or full pours and beer flights to stay. 320 E. 86th St., btw First & Second aves., 212.570.2000. CONEY ISLAND BREWING CO.

Just a block from the Coney Island boardwalk, this brewery pours eight house drafts and limited-release specialty styles in the taproom. Free tours three times daily (2, 4 and 6 pm). 1904 Surf Ave., at W. 17th St., 800.482.9197.

COMEDY CLUBS

CAROLINES ON BROADWAY

The nation’s hottest acts and up-and-coming comics headline at Caroline Hirsch’s Times Square staple. 1626 Broadway, btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.757.4100. MAGNET THEATER

Improv comedy shows nightly. Free introductory classes in improvisation are also offered several times a week; open to all, no experience necessary. 254 W. 29th St., ground fl., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.244.8824. UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATRE

Newcomers and seasoned comics perform improv,

sketch and stand-up shows in two Manhattan theaters. 307 W. 26th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.366.9176; 153 E. 3rd St., btw aves. B & A, 212.366.9231.

DANCE CLUBS+RAVES

THE BOWERY ELECTRIC

DJs and rock musicians thrill guests at this multilevel space, open late nightly. 327 Bowery, at E. 2nd St., 212.228.0228. HAUS

This club’s large dance floor and tiered lounge areas fill up to the sounds of house music. 285 West Broadway, at Canal St., 212.625.4287. MARQUEE NEW YORK

The dance palace has been gutted and totally revamped into one enormous space with 30-foot ceilings, an LED wall and half-a-milliondollars worth of state-ofthe-art sound and lighting equipment. 289 10th Ave., btw W. 26th & W. 27th sts., 646.473.0202.

EXPERIENCES+ ACTIVITES

THE CHABAD HOUSE

Centers serve as community platforms for those interested in Torah classes, Jewish education and practice, and general guidance regarding Jewish traditions, holidays, festivals, values and entertainment. Visit the Chabad

House website for a directory of all 24 Manhattan locations, as well as locations in the outer boroughs. Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave., Ste. 3-218, btw E. 24th & E. 25th sts., 646.312.4765. COOK SPACE

Rotating culinary classes— including Vietnamese street food and New Orleans cuisine—in a boutique space in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. 603 Bergen St., btw Vanderbilt & Carlton aves., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718.230.8400. EMPIRE PUB CRAWL

A staff of knowledgeable “crawl hosts” lead the way as party tour groups venue-hop to top NYC night spots— including The DL and The Late Late—during a ticketed three-hour expedition. Price includes four stops, drink specials and admission fees. No phone; empirepubcrawl.com.

JAZZ CLUBS

ARTHUR’S TAVERN

This nightclub and piano bar, in the same space since 1937, hosts nightly live sets of jazz, blues and R&B. Cash only. 57 Grove St., btw Seventh Ave. So. & Bleecker St., 212.675.6879. BAR NEXT DOOR AT LA LANTERNA DI VITTORIO

A romantic spot offering a private bar, a lengthy menu

PHOTO: NEW YORK KNICKS ENTRANCE THEME, DEC. 7, 2016, COURTESY MSG PHOTOS

BARS+LOUNGES

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Scene of Italian food specialties and several sets of live jazz nightly. 129 MacDougal St., btw W. 3rd & W. 4th sts., 212.529.5945. DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA

Sleek furnishings, low lighting and talented performers define this intimate club that also boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the Manhattan skyline. Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Cir., Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.258.9595.

ROCK VENUES

GRAMERCY THEATRE

The intimate concert hall offers general admission standing room and seating. 127 E. 23rd St., btw Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. So., 212.614.6932. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

Local musicians shine at this no-frills club with three stages featuring several sets nightly. 196 Allen St., btw Stanton & E. Houston sts., 212.477.4155. WARSAW

The Polish National Home doubles as a music venue on show nights, playing host to performers ranging from pop to punk and metal. Cash only. 261 Driggs Ave., btw Leonard & Eckford sts., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 212.777.6800.

SPORTS: PLAY

FAT CAT

Table tennis, pool tables, foosball, and massive chess and checkers tables, with live jazz nightly. 75 Christopher St., btw Seventh Ave. So. & Bleecker St., 212.675.6056. SHAPE UP NYC

Burn calories at your own pace during drop-in fitness programs given throughout the five boroughs at various centers. Visit website for schedules and venues. nycgovparks.org/programs /recreation/shape-up-nyc. SPIN NEW YORK

This table tennis lounge has a pro shop, full bar and food menu. 48 E. 23rd St. btw Park & Madison aves., 212.982.8802.

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Sights A Dickens of a Christmas In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrived in New York, where, for the next month, he read his holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” before sold-out audiences. One hundred and fifty years later, John Kevin Jones (left), in the guise of the author, recreates those performances, using Dickens’ script, in the festively and traditionally decorated Greek Revival parlor of the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum (p. 70). Performances, which last an hour, run thru Dec. 27. Seating is limited to 40.

DISCOUNTS

NEW YORK CITYPASS

The discount pass provides access to six major attractions at a saving of 40 percent off regular admissions. Passes are sold at participating attractions and are good for nine consecutive days from the first day of use. 888.330.5008.

PHOTO: JOHN KEVIN JONES AS CHARLES DICKENS, COURTESY SUMMONERS ENSEMBLE THEATRE

ATTRACTIONS

BRONX ZOO

The largest urban zoo in the United States provides natural habitats and environments for its 4,000 species, including snow leopards. Open daily 10 am-4:30 pm. 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718.220.1500. DOWNTON ABBEY: THE EXHIBITION

The award-winning television show comes alive in an exhibition that transports fans to post-Edwardian England and the iconic country house. Featured are memorable moments from the show’s six seasons and displays devoted to the characters, their clothes and way of life, as well as the social history and culture of the period. Open daily 10 am-8 pm. 218 W. 57th St., btw Seventh Ave. & Broadway. downtonexhibition.com.

102nd-floor observatories. Open daily 8 am-2 am (last elevator ascends at 1:15 am). Every day, 100 visitors who book in advance can see the sun rise from the 86th-floor observatory. 350 Fifth Ave., btw 3rd & 34th sts., 212.736.3100. ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY

National Geographic’s immersive experience is an underwater walk-through adventure that takes explorers into the depths of the Pacific Ocean, where they come face-to-face with humpback whales, great white sharks, sea lions and other creatures. Open Su-Th 10 am-10:30 pm, F-Sa 10 am-midnight (last ticket sold one hour before closing). 226 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 646.308.1337. FEDERAL HALL NATIONAL MONUMENT

This landmark structure is on the site of the United States’ first capitol, where the Bill of Rights was adopted and George Washington took his presidential oath in 1789. Open M-F 9 am-5 pm. Free. 26 Wall St., at Nassau St., 212.825.6990.

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING EXPERIENCE

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK

Wraparound views of New York from the 86th- and

The memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on his

namesake island in the East River was realized by architect Louis I. Kahn and inspired by Roosevelt’s famous 1941 “Four Freedoms” speech. The serene park, on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island and within sight of the United Nations, contains a grassy expanse, two alleys of trees and a waterfront promenade: all leading to Jo Davidson’s monumental bronze head of Roosevelt set within a granite alcove. Open M, W-Su 9 am-5 pm. Free. Roosevelt Island, 212.204.8831. GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL MEMORIAL

The granite-and-marble neoclassical mausoleum is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the victorious Union army in the Civil War and 18th president of the United States. Visitor Center: Open W-Su 9 am-5 pm. Mausoleum: Open W-Su 10-11 am, noon-1 pm, 2-3 pm, 4-5 pm. Free. Riverside Dr., at W. 122nd St., 212.666.1640. GULLIVER’S GATE

The interactive, miniature world display features more than 300 built-to-scale models of well-known landscapes and monuments, as well as hundreds of moving model trains, planes, cars and people. Visitors can take home miniature versions of

themselves, thanks to a fullbody scanner and 3-D printer. Open daily 10 am-8 pm. 216 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., gulliversgate.com. HAMILTON GRANGE NATIONAL MEMORIAL

The Federal-style home of Alexander Hamilton (1755– 1804)—a Founding Father of the United States and inspiration for the Pulitzer Prizewinning and Tony Awardwinning Broadway musical hit—is in Harlem’s Saint Nicholas Park. Permanent exhibits relating to Hamilton’s life and legacy include historically furnished rooms and landscaped grounds. Open W-Su 9 am-5 pm. 414 W. 141st St., btw St. Nicholas & Convent aves., 646.548.2310. THE HIGH LINE

The 1.45-mile-long elevated park and public promenade offers views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, plus gardens and public art displays. Open daily 7 am-7 pm. Free. Gansevoort to W. 34th sts., btw 10th & 12th aves., 212.500.6035. MACY’S SANTALAND

(Thru Dec. 24) Macy’s 13,000-square-foot Christmas village is a fantasyland of holiday sights and sounds for the entire family, culminating in a visit with Santa himself.

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While Santaland is open to the public free of charge during regular store hours, a visit with Santa is by reservation only, which can be made online (macys.com/santaland). Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W. 34th St., 8th fl., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.494.4495. NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

Miles of impressively lush gardens and walking trails, educational programs, free tours and a hands-on children’s adventure garden offer an escape from the city. Thru Jan. 15: Holiday Train Show. Tu-Su 10 am-6 pm. 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718.817.8700. ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY

The three-level indoor observatory at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere affords uninterrupted views in every direction. Open daily 9 am-8 pm (last ticket sold at 7:15 pm). One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St., entrance to the observatory is on West St., at Vesey St., 844.696.1776. ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL

One of the nation’s largest gothic-style cathedrals is a center of Catholic life. Masses daily. Renowned for its Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services, as well as its crèche. Open daily 6:30 am8:45 pm. Free. Fifth Ave., btw 50th & 51st sts., 212.753.2261.

pm). 30 Rockefeller Plz., W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 877.692.7625.

MUSEUMS

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Guests explore halls filled with full-scale dinosaur skeletons, fossils, dioramas, artifacts, gems and minerals, meteorites and more. The Hayden Planetarium, with its immersive space show, is located in the museum’s Rose Center for Earth and Space. Open daily 10 am-5:45 pm. Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN

Interactive exhibits, such as “Eat Sleep Play: Building Health Every Day,” promote fun and wellness and encourage learning for children ages 18 months thru 6. Open Su, Tu-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa 10 am-7 pm. 83rd St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway, 212.721.1223. ELLIS ISLAND NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION

Millions of immigrants entered the U.S. on this historic island between 1892 and 1954. In addition to viewing artifacts displayed in the museum, visitors seeking their heritage are welcome to consult the archives of the American Family Immigration History Center. Open daily. Free. Ellis Island: 212.363.3200.

STATUE OF LIBERTY

FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM

The 151-foot neoclassical statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from France to the United States in 1886, and is known worldwide as a symbol of freedom and democracy. Open daily. Free. 212.363.3200.

George Washington bade farewell to his officers in 1783 at the end of the Revolutionary War in what is now a museum of Early American history and culture. Open M-F noon-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. A tavern on the ground floor is open for lunch and dinner. 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.425.1778.

TOP OF THE ROCK

The observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center welcomes visitors with panoramic vistas some 70 floors above street level. Open daily 8 am-midnight (the last elevator ascends at 11:15

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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

A national historic landmark, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, docked in the Hudson

River, offers access to several of its decks, which feature historic aircraft, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits and flight simulators, plus the guided missile submarine USS Growler, the British Airways Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. Pier 86, 12th Ave., at W. 46th St., 212.245.0072. MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM

This is the city’s only 19th-century family home that has been preserved intact, both inside and out. The furnishings, decorative objects, clothing and memorabilia belonged to the Tredwell family which lived here for almost 100 years. Open Th noon-8 pm, F-M noon-5 pm. 29 E. 4th St., btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.777.1089. MMUSEUMM

Founded in 2012, Mmuseumm is a new kind of museum: It collects and displays everyday objects (as opposed to art), which tell stories about the world today. Sa & Su noon-6 pm. Visible 24/7 through viewing windows and calling into the audio guide. 4 Cortlandt Alley, btw Franklin & White sts., 888.763.8839. MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION

Built in 1765, this Palladianstyle house was used as Gen. George Washington’s headquarters in 1776; today, its rooms recreate different periods in the mansion’s history. Open Tu-F 10 am-4 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm. 65 Jumel Terrace, btw W. 160th & W. 162nd sts., 212.923.8008. MOUNT VERNON HOTEL MUSEUM & GARDEN

This institution, located in a 1799 carriage house that became a hotel in 1826, takes visitors back to the days when midtown Manhattan was a country escape for New Yorkers living in the crowded southern tip of the island. Open Tu-Su 11 am-4 pm. 421

E. 61st St., btw York & First aves., 212.838.6878. MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET

Located in the restored national historic landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, the museum presents the culture, history and traditions of Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side. Guided onehour tours are offered on the hour. Open Su-Th 10 am-5 pm, F 10 am-3 pm. 12 Eldridge St., btw Division & Canal sts., 212.219.0302. THE MUSEUM AT FIT

Fashion is celebrated through public programs and exhibitions of contemporary and historic clothing, avant-garde accessories, textiles and other visual materials. Open Tu-F noon-8 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. Free. Seventh Ave., at W. 27th St., 212.217.4558. MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE

Permanent galleries and special-focus temporary exhibitions chronicle the nation’s financial structure and encourage visitors to learn more about their own financial lives. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-4 pm. 48 Wall St., at William St., 212.908.4110. MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA

Artifacts, exhibits, events and archives chronicle the traditions and history of Chinese Americans. Open Tu-W, F-Su 11 am-6 pm, Th 11 am-9 pm. 215 Centre St., btw Howard & Grand sts., 855.955.6622. MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

The permanent exhibition, “New York at Its Core,” is a high-tech look at the city’s 400-year history. Open daily 10 am-6 pm. 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672. MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

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The first and only math museum in the nation offers more than 40 interactive exhibits appealing to both calculus stars and beginners. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. 11 E. 26th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.542.0566. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN

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NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM

Within the original footprints of the Twin Towers are two massive pools consisting of 30-foot cascading waterfalls and parapets, on which are inscribed the names of nearly 3,000 victims from the 9/11 attacks in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, as well as the Feb. 26, 1993, World Trade Center bombing. Memorial: Open daily 7:30 am-9 pm. Free. Museum: Open Su-Th 9 am-8 pm (last entry 6 pm), F-Sa 9 am-9 pm (last entry 7 pm). Museum entrance at 180 Greenwich St., btw Liberty & Fulton sts., 212.266.5211. NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY

More than 60,000 objects, including documents, photographs and other works of art, focus on the rich history of

Sights New York City and New York State. Open Tu-Th, Sa 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (W. 77th St.), 212.873.3400. NEW YORK TRANSIT MUSEUM

Visitors view vintage subway cars, turnstiles, rotating art exhibitions and more in a 1930s Brooklyn subway station. Open Tu-F 10 am-4 pm, Sa & Su 11 am-5 pm. Boerum Pl. & Schermerhorn St., Downtown Brooklyn, 718.694.1600. 9/11 TRIBUTE MUSEUM

Recovered objects, photographs, oral stories, films and personal effects displayed in the museum’s galleries offer visitors the chance to pay their respects to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, NYC terrorist attacks. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm. Tours of the 9/11 Memorial are led by survivors, family members, rescue workers, and local residents. 92 Greenwich St., at Rector St., 866.737.1184. THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA

Formerly The Museum of Television & Radio, this institution focuses on the social impact of media technology, as well as the collection and preservation of TV and radio programs since the 1950s, of which more than 120,000 are available to be viewed or listened to at private consoles. Open W, F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm. 25 W. 52nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.621.6600. TENEMENT MUSEUM

Visitors can experience late-19th-century and turn-ofthe-20th-century immigrant life on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on a variety of guided tours of authentically preserved and furnished three-room tenement apartments. Tours are offered daily 10 am-6 pm (last tour 5 pm). Visitor Center: 103 Orchard St., btw Broome & Delancey sts., 212.982.8420.

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Explore CitySightseeing New York The CitySightseeing Ferry Tour allows you to explore New York via the city’s waterways from three hop-on, hop-off locations: Pier 78, World Financial Center and DUMBO, Brooklyn. A tour guide introduces you to views of the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge and more. Concessions available on the 90-minute ferry tour. Frequent departures daily 10 am-4 pm. Prices vary. newyorksightseeing.com.

GRAY LINE CITY SIGHTSEEING NEW YORK

Guests travel in comfort on these passenger trains, stopping at stations throughout the country. Red Cap service is available for those who need assistance with their baggage. For more information, call Penn Station, Eighth Ave., 800.872.7245.

Sightseeing tours by bus, boat and helicopter. Tours are available in 11 languages. The company also offers buses to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets seven days a week. Buses leave from the Gray Line New York Visitor Center, 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.445.0848.

CARMEL CAR & LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Luxury sedans (Lincoln Town Cars, Cadillacs), stretch limos, minivans and large passenger vans are all available by the hour or for airport transportation. 212.666.6666. GO AIRLINK NYC/ MY SEDAN

Door-to-door shuttles and rides in late-model vans, SUVs and sedans. Save money on rides to and from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark terminals. For more information or reservations, call 877.599.8200. GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

Trains run on the MetroNorth railroad line to and from this majestic landmark. For schedules and prices, visit mta.info/mnr. Terminal open daily 5:30 am-2 am. Stores: M-F 8 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. Dining concourse: M-Sa 7 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. E. 42nd St., btw Lexington & Vanderbilt aves., 212.340.2583.

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party buses, and luxury and coach buses. 631.543.0908; 800.498.5788. METRO-NORTH RAILROAD

This railroad line departs from Grand Central Terminal and travels to 120 stations throughout seven counties in New York State. On weekdays, peak-period trains run every 20-30 minutes. 212.532.4900.

LINCOLN LIMOUSINE

NJ TRANSIT

Pick from a fleet of luxury sedans including stretch and super-stretch limos, chauffeured SUVs, deluxe coaches and more for virtually anywhere in the tri-state area. 718.728.5466.

This public transportation corporation provides frequent bus and train service to points throughout New Jersey, including Newark Liberty International Airport. Save time and buy tickets and monthly passes for all train, bus routes and light rail lines with NJ TRANSIT Mobile App™, MyTix. 973.275.5555.

LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD

This rail service, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including all holidays), takes visitors from Penn Station or Jamaica to more than 100 destinations throughout Long Island. For getaway packages, pricing and schedules, go to mta .info/lirr or call 511 and say “LIRR” at any time. M & V LIMOUSINES

This limousine company offers transportation for weddings, airports, long-distance trips and more. Choose from a variety of vehicles, including antique cars, sedans,

NYC FERRY

Ferry service along the East River to and from Lower Manhattan and Midtown and parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Adult one-way ticket, $2.75. Tickets purchased through the NYC Ferry app, the website or at a ticket vending machine available at ferry landings. ferry.nyc. PENN STATION

City buses and subways converge with commuter rail services to New Jersey and

Long Island and national rail services to Chicago, Miami and other destinations. Eighth Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 212.630.6401. PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL

This bus terminal serves approximately 200,000 passengers on a typical weekday. Bus carriers include Academy, Greyhound, Megabus, Newark Airport Express, New Jersey Transit, Peter Pan and ShortLine Bus. 625 Eighth Ave., btw W. 40th & W. 42nd sts., 800.221.9903. ROOSEVELT ISLAND TRAM

Purchase an MTA Metrocard and then take a ride over to Roosevelt Island on the tram. The tram, which makes approximately 115 trips a day and operates daily, spans the East River and offers travelers views of Manhattan as it makes its way over to Roosevelt Island. Once there, the “red bus” offers free transportation around the island. There is also a visitor center adjacent to the tram station. E. 60th St. & Second Ave., 212.308.6608. SUPERSHUTTLE

Bright blue-and-yellow vans transport travelers on shared rides from home, office or hotel to LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy

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TOURS

BEST NEW YORK TOURS

Choose from a wide range of tours by foot, subway or chauffeured luxury vehicle and explore various parts of the city, including Brooklyn, Downtown, Midtown and Uptown Manhattan. Fourhour minimum for all tours. Schedules/prices vary. 516.349.7671; 516.578.9124. BIG APPLE GREETER

Local, multilingual volunteers show tourists the ins and outs of New York City on twoto-four-hour jaunts through the city’s neighborhoods on free tours. Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance. 212.669.8159. CITYSIGHTS NY

Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tours by day

and night allow passengers to experience Manhattan from the top to the bottom. Frequent departures daily 8 am-6 pm. Prices vary. Visitors Center: 234 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves. (inside the lobby of Madame Tussauds), 212.812.2700.

$17.95 children. Seventh Ave., at W. 33rd St., 866.858.0008. NEW YORK HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND MOVIE SITES BUS TOUR

Guided excursions offer visitors an inside look at Lincoln Center. Daily; times vary. $25 adults, $20 students under 30. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway, btw W. 62nd & W. 63rd sts., 212.875.5350.

Take a guided bus tour of New York to see its spectacular holiday lights and movie sites. A New York actor is your guide. You can see the apartment where Buddy the Elf stays in “Elf;” relive a “Home Alone Christmas” moment outside Rockefeller Center, enjoy a photo op in front of the Lincoln Center Christmas Tree, plus lots more. Prices start at $42. getyourguide.com.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ALL-ACCESS TOUR

ONBOARD NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING TOURS

This tour of one of the world’s most famous arenas includes VIP areas, locker rooms and an exhibition on the greatest moments in the landmark’s 130-year history. Daily 10:30 am-3 pm. $26.95 adults, $18.95 seniors/students,

Guests explore Central Park, Wall Street, Times Square and other areas, both on the tour bus and off. Times/schedules/ prices vary. Tours meet on the northwest corner of Seventh Ave. at W. 50th St. For more information, call 212.852.4821.

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Tours depart from Manhattan and take visitors to iconic locations and sites around the borough. This month, check out the most extravagant display of Christmas lights in the country in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, now known as the “Dyker Lights,” visited by over 100,000 people every year. 212.913.9917. SPIRIT CRUISES

The dazzling Manhattan skyline is on the menu, along with dancing, entertainment, and fine and casual dining. This month special holiday cruises (including Jingle Bell’s Lunch and New Year‘s Eve) are offered. Times/prices vary. Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, at W. 21st St. & the West Side Hwy.; Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club, 1500 Harbor Blvd., btw Park Ave. & 19th St., Weehawken, New Jersey, 866.483.3866.

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Explore STATUE CRUISES

Ferries carry visitors to the Statue of Liberty National Monument 100 times a week. Packages include admission to the Statue of LIberty and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. $18.50 adults, $14 seniors (62+), $9 children ages 4-12, under 4 free. Audio tour included. 201.604.2800. TOP VIEW

See the best of the city with a variety of tour options, including an All City Pass 1-Day Tour. 2 E. 42nd St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.664.0300.

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TOURS OF THE CITY

Justin Ferate, author of the official New York City Tour Guide licensing exam, takes visitors via foot, limousine or bus to hidden gems of the city, such as Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery and an art-in-the-subway tour. Dates/times/prices vary. 212.223.2777. TURNSTILE TOURS

Enjoy two-hour walking tours of Manhattan’s Financial District or Midtown, and experience some of the finest street food the city has to offer. Each tour includes 5-6 generous tastings from trucks and carts that offer a rotating menu of dishes. Dates/ times/prices/locations vary. 347.903.8687. VIATOR TOURS

A wide variety of tours, including VIP and helicopter tours. 888.651.9785. WOOLWORTH BUILDING

Designed by architect Cass Gilbert between 1910 and 1912 as Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the landmarked Woolworth Building was once the tallest building in the world. Long closed to the public, tours of the magnificent vintage lobby are available. Prices for timed tours $20-$45. 233 Broadway, 203.966.9663.

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Be Well BeSu Salon & Day Spa The services here are extensive, and include haircuts and color, scalp treatments, hair-repair serums, makeup applications, facials (including a Diamondhead Microderm Facial and Gentleman’s Deep Clean Facial), body scrubs and wraps (including a slimming body wrap), organic collagen masks and more. A soothing ambience on the lower level is helped along by stone-wall rooms with heated beds strewn with rose petals. 234 Third Ave., btw E. 19th & E. 20th sts., 212.420.6565.

Cuts, color, straightening, styling and extensions are among the haircare services offered, plus customized hair therapy, private makeup lessons, makeup applications and eyebrow shaping. 149 Fifth Ave., #2, at 21st St., 212.253.2100. CREDO

A beauty store that offers skincare products, face washes, cosmetics, soaps, scents and lotions, all vetted to ensure no harmful ingredients were used. 9 Prince St., btw Bowery & Elizabeth St., 917.675.6041. DOODLE DOO’S

Children watch DVDs as they enjoy their first haircuts in chairs shaped like cars, boats and taxis. First-timers receive a certificate, gift bag and their lock of hair. The salon also sells kids clothing and hair accessories. 11 Christopher St., btw Greenwich Ave. & Waverly Pl., 212.627.3667.

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TOMMY GUNS

This Parisian-style salon offers services that beautify clients from head to toe. The menu includes hairstyling, cuts, coloring, manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages and more. 345 W. Broadway, btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.390.8666.

The interior of this salon was inspired by Edwardian English barbershops. Quality haircuts, coloring and hot-towel shaves are on offer. 138 Ludlow St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.477.1151; and one other NYC location.

MICHAEL ANGELO’S WONDERLAND BEAUTY PARLOR

ALBINA SPA

Art exhibitions are mounted at the eponymous, industrial space with Lucite chairs, pink vanities, whimsical mirrors and glass chandeliers; hair and makeup services include blowouts, color corrections and manicures. 418 W. 13th St., btw Greenwich & Washington sts., 212.524.2800. MOLTON BROWN

This beauty and body-care company brings its luxurious perfumes, shower gels, body lotions and hand creams from its London base to three New York City stores. 635 Madison Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.755.7194; and two other NYC locations.

SPAS/WELLNESS

Clients can indulge in massage treatments ranging from a standard Swedish to a signature decadent Chocolate Massage. Electrolysis, threading, ear candling and other hair-removal procedures are also offered. 170 E. 61st St., 1st fl., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.888.0891. EXHALE MIND BODY SPA

This spa and its sister sites target the mind and body with fitness classes—yoga, cardio, barre—and healing therapies such as facials, massages, acupuncture, scrubs and more. 420 Park Ave. So., btw E. 28th & E. 29th sts., 646.380.5330; and several other NYC locations.

DRAMATICS NYC

OUIDAD HAIR SALON

THE FOUR SEASONS SPA

This salon specializes in personalization, including trendy haircuts and rainbow coloring for men and women, at affordable prices. Walk-ins welcome. 77 Fifth Ave., btw 15th & 16th sts., 212.243.0068; and several other NYC locations.

For over 30 years, this bright, airy 5,000-square foot loft space has specialized in treating and caring for women with curly and textured hair. Curly hair products also sold. 37 W. 57th St., #401, btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.888.3288.

Traditional massage treatments, such as deep tissue and Swedish, are offered alongside antioxidant fullbody scrubs, enzyme peels and Eastern treatments such as Shiatsu, reflexology and hot stone therapy. Four

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Seasons Hotel, 57 E. 57th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.758.5700. LA PEAU DAY SPA

Men and women can choose from a variety of facials, hair-removal services, body scrubs and anti-aging treatments. 181-183 Lafayette St., btw Broome & Grand sts., 212.334.7071. THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA

Treatments for the mind and body (Hot Stone Caress, Lagoon Hydration, Velvet Glove) use French-made Carita products and are administered in an intimate and calming setting. The RitzCarlton New York, Battery Park, 2 Little West St., btw 1st Pl. & Battery Pl., 212.334.0800. THE SKIN SPA

Skincare services begin with a skin analysis and utilize Peter Thomas Roth products. Services also include facials, massages and more. 132 Crosby St., 3rd fl., btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.925.1956; and several other NYC locations. SOHO SANCTUARY

A fitness studio, beauty loft and spa offer clients plenty of treatments from Yoga and Pilates to massages, facials and body treatments. 119 Mercer St., btw Prince & Spring sts., 212.334.5550.

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WHERE IN NEW YORK

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 Local influencers weigh in this month on where to feed their obsession with—being fed! Trying to figure out which restaurant to pick in this town is a mammoth job, so let these luminaries pick for you. For more great restaurants in New York City, visit wheretraveler.com

Bar Pitti We like so many of this city’s restaurants, including Bar Pitti, a lovely little place in the Village. –Gloria Estefan, singer

El Cocotero We love to take bike rides and try new restaurants. There is this Venezuelan place, El Cocotero, on W. 18th: so good! –Matthew Morrison, actor

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Del Frisco’s A typical evening for me would be Del Frisco’s for dinner (filet mignon, mac ’n’ cheese and a lobster tail), and then my friends and I would go to one of the karaoke bars in Koreatown. –Justin Pugh, offensive tackle, New York Giants

Joe Allen When I did “The Normal Heart,” Todd and I used

the hell out of Joe Allen. I think we ate there four times a week. We love food: We’re the kind of people who talk at lunch about where to go for dinner.

Minetta Tavern The Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern must be eaten with every seriously delicious form of potato served at the restaurant.

–Jim Parsons, actor

–Ed Levine, founder, Serious Eats

BONDST I like to go for dinner and drinks with friends. I love going to BONDST for its sushi.

Marea I go to this place when lovely, rich friends take me. It’s expensive.

–Gigi Hadid, supermodel

–Anjelica Huston, actress

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