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JAMES CORDEN HOSTS THE TONY AWARDS

Celebrate Gay Pride all month long

Top stops in Jersey City

Broadway’s big night is June 9

Our picks to win theater’s most coveted accolades


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ESSENTIALS Editor’s Note 4 Ask the Expert 6 One Block 18 Maps 36 Where Next 38 Parting Shot 40 THE GUIDE Entertainment 21 Explore 27 Attractions 29 Shopping 30 Dining 32

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Check out our curated list of where to go and what to see in June, from outdoor art in Rockefeller Center to Hugh Jackman at Madison Square Garden.

Gay Pride

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LGBTQ rights have come a long way since the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969. As the world gathers in NYC for Pride, we have the scoop on the monthlong celebration’s major events.

14 Will Amber Gray win a 2019 Tony Award? We hope so.

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FRANCIS LEWIS Editor, Where Traveler New York @wherenewyork

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he other day, I walked the five blocks from Where’s office to Rockefeller Center in Midtown. My destination was the “Frieze Sculpture” exhibition (p. 10), but to get there I had to work my way through throngs of people on Fifth Avenue. How many more folk can this city of almost 9 million residents accommodate? I asked myself. Well, the answer is millions more. It is estimated that “Frieze Sculpture” alone will attract 3 million art lovers to Rock Center. A further 3 million visitors—and that’s a conservative guesstimate—are expected to travel here this month for events marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the riots that gave birth to the Gay Liberation Movement. NYC’s will be the world’s largest Pride celebration and LGBTQ gathering; and there is no shortage of things for all those millions to experience (p. 12). Every year, millions of theatergoers attend a Broadway show, the most recent statistic being 13.8 million during the 2017–2018 season, and more than 50 percent of them are from out of town. There is no better time than June, when the Tony Awards are handed out (p. 14), to join that audience and see a play or musical. Not to overstate the obvious, but NYC is where millions want to be.

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Most people visit Manhattan for its main attractions, but the heart of the city is out in the boroughs.

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Q: WHAT’S A HOT SPOT TO CAPTURE A GREAT SELFIE? A: I recently walked

Q: BEST PLACES TO TAKE KIDS OF ALL AGES? A: I think one of the best

around Hudson Yards. There is an array of new shops, restaurants, cafés and even an observation deck. It’s an amazing new addition to the city, with a structure called the Vessel that’s the newest hot spot for a great selfie.

places to take kids is the Brooklyn Bridge. Walking across the bridge and taking in those incredible views always blows everyone away.

Visiting foodies should visit Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, the largest weekly open-air food market in America open all year long.

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Q: WHAT ARE SOME FUN, EXCITING AND UNDER-THE-RADAR THINGS TO DO OUT OF NYC? A: I would suggest taking

a day trip just an hour by train out of Manhattan to Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, which is full of spooky history. Most of the shops and restaurants are within walking distance of the railroad station. Also, you can head up to the Hudson Valley from Grand Central Terminal. Q: WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GO ON YOUR DAY OFF? A: I like to visit Rhine-

beck and Beacon in the Hudson Valley. Both towns have an abundance of Victorian architecture, collectibles shops, emerging art galleries, museums and fine dining.

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TOOTSIE Music & Lyrics by DAVID YAZBEK Book by ROBERT HORN Based on the story by DON M CGUIRE and LARRY GELBART and the COLUMBIA PICTURES motion picture produced by PUNCH PRODUCTIONS and starring DUSTIN HOFFMAN

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one of my go-to restaurants: Upland, a spacious, casually chic brasserie in Gramercy Park with hearty dishes featuring Californian and Italian influences. It’s nothing short of excellent every time. Then I would suggest heading to Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room for drinks and a stunning view.

funniest.

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Q: FOR GUESTS LOOKING FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN, WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? A: I would recommend

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The most comprehensive exhibition on Auschwitz featuring more than 700 original objects never before seen in North America.

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Jaume Plensa’s “Behind the Walls” (below) stands guard at the Fifth Avenue entrance of Rockefeller Center, a monumental introduction to an art installation that has turned the complex, both inside and out, into a sculpture park, featuring works by 14 international artists, including Nick Cave, Kiki Smith, Walter De Maria, Joan Miró, Sarah Sze, Ibrahim Mahama, Aaron Curry and Hank Willis Thomas. Admission is free. www.rockefellercenter.com

JAUME PLENSA, “BEHIND THE WALLS,” 2019, IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK

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 WASHINGTON SQUARE ART EXHIBIT, COURTESY WASHINGTON SQUARE ART EXHIBIT; MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING, KEVIN YATAROLA; EVENT 1 SEASON 1 SAIL GP EVENT IN SYDNEY HARBOUR, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 15 FEBRUARY 2019, DAVID GRAY FOR SAIL GP, COURTESY SAIL GP; CAKE, COURTESY TASTE OF TIMES SQUARE; DIANA ROSS, EUGENE GOLOGURSKY

Outdoor Art Exhibit June 1 & 2 Washington Square hosts a sidewalk show and sale of original works in all mediums. www.wsoae.org Taste of Times Square June 3 Theater District restaurants showcase signature dishes at the alfresco food fest. www.timessquarenyc.org Belmont Stakes June 8 Thoroughbreds race to the finish line at Belmont Park on Long Island. www .belmontstakes.com Museum Mile Festival June 11 Museums on upper Fifth Avenue are open for free 6 to 9 pm. www.museum milefestival.org

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival June 16 Cultures meet and eat at this fun street fair on the Lower East Side. www .eldridgestreet.org Ariana Grande June 18 & 19 The pop princess rules Madison Square Garden. www.msg.com/madisonsquare-garden SailGP June 21 & 22 On-water racing comes to New York City and the lower Hudson River for the first time. www.sailgp.com Mermaid Parade June 22 The costumed art parade in Coney Island welcomes summer in wacky style. www.coneyisland.com

New York Philharmonic June 11–14 Pack a picnic and attend a free concert in a city park. Fireworks, too! www .nyphil.org/parks

Diana Ross June 22 The diva revels in being 75 at Radio City Music Hall. www.radiocity.com

Pilobolus June 11–29 The mind-boggling, body-twisting dance theater company returns. www.joyce.org

Midsummer Night Swing June 25–July 13 Grab your partner and cut a rug at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. www .midsummernightswing.org

Museum of Modern Art June 15 This is the last day the public can visit the museum before it closes for the summer. www.moma.org

Exhibition at Sotheby’s June 28–Sept. 18 Treasures from Chatsworth House vacation in NYC. www.sothebys.com

Jazz Age Lawn Party June 15 & 16 The 1920s live again on Governors Island. www .jazzagelawnparty.com

ABOVE, FROM TOP: WASHINGTON SQUARE OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT; MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING IN LINCOLN CENTER. BELOW, CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: TASTE OF TIMES SQUARE; DIANA ROSS AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL; RIVAL TEAMS FROM AUSTRALIA, CHINA, FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES REACH SPEEDS EXCEEDING 60 MPH AS THEY RACE F50 WINGSAILED CATAMARANS IN NEW YORK HARBOR.

Hugh Jackman June 28 & 29 The music man puts on a show at Madison Square Garden. www.msg.com/ madison-square-garden

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Fifty years ago, on June 28, 1969, a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, sparked a week of rioting and protests. Gay men and women were at last fighting for their civil rights, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) history would never be the same again. This month, as NYC Pride welcomes WorldPride in a monthlong commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising, the city flies the rainbow flag. 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org

RAINBOW FLAG, NEW YORK

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FROM LEFT: THE ILLUSTRIOUS BLACKS; FRED W. MCDARRAH’S PHOTO OF THE FIRST GAY PRIDE MARCH; THE CAST OF THE OPERA “STONEWALL;” A SEMINAL  THE ILLUSTRIOUS BLACKS (AKA MANCHILDBLACK AND MONSTAH BLACK), COURTESY THE ILLUSTRIOUS BLACKS; FRED W. MCDARRAH, “FIRST GAY PRIDE MARCH,” JULY 27, 1969, ©ESTATE OF FRED W. MCDARRAH. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED; CAST OF “STONEWALL,” SARAH SHATZ; “SILENCE=DEATH,” AIDS COALITION TO UNLEASH POWER, 1987, COURTESY SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES

1987 POSTER GOES ON THE BLOCK.

“Love & Resistance” Thru July 14 The New York Public Library’s exhibition depicts gay life before, during and after the Stonewall riots. www.nypl.org “Art After Stonewall” Thru July 20 The two-part exhibition at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art surveys the impact of the LGBTQ liberation movement on visual culture in the 20 years after Stonewall. greyartgallery .nyu.edu “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow” Thru Dec. 8 Stonewall’s impact on today’s New York-based queer artistic community is felt in this exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. www .brooklynmuseum.org LGBTQ Walking Tour Daily in June Urban Adventures offers a three-hour history, neighborhood and pub walking tour of Greenwich Village,

where the Gay Lib movement took root. www .urbanadventures.com Pride Sails Saturdays in June Classic Harbor Line’s schooners host Trans New York Harbor Pride Sails, benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute, an organization supporting LGBTQ youth. www.sail-nyc.com McDarrah Photographs Opens June 6 Photojournalist Fred W. McDarrah was there, chronicling the Stonewall uprising and its aftermath in images on display at the Museum of the City of New York. www.mcny.org “Spill the Tea” June 15 The program at Harlem Stage gives voice to Southern black gay men, followed by a DJ set with the Illustrious Blacks, a fly and fierce duo. www .harlemstage.org The Pride Sale June 20 Swann Auction Galleries

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holds its first sale of LGBTQ archives, literature, autographs, art and photography, including works by James Baldwin, Walt Whitman, Tom of Finland, Gertrude Stein, Alice Walker and Peter Hujar. www .swanngalleries.com Pride Plays June 20–24 The festival of play readings brings celebrated LGBTQ voices to the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in the West Village. www .rattlestick.org “Stonewall” June 21–22, 27–28 New York City Opera presents the world premiere of an American opera about the hot summer night in 1969 that gave birth to a civil rights movement. This is the first opera to feature a transgender character created for a transgender singer. www.nycopera.com Opening Ceremony June 26 WorldPride gets off to a rousing start with a star-studded concert at

Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Ciara and Billy Porter top the bill. 2019-world pride-stonewall50.nyc pride.org Gay Men’s Chorus June 27 The New York group performs “Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall” at Carnegie Hall. www.nycgmc.org Pride Island June 29 LGBTQ icon Grace Jones headlines the party at Pier 97. 2019-worldpride-stone wall50.nycpride.org NYC Pride March June 30 The annual demonstration of pride kicks off at noon on Fifth Ave. at 26th St. 2019-worldpride-stone wall50.nycpride.org

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I have no crystal ball when it comes to the Tony Awards. Who will take home the shiny prize on June 9, when the awards are handed out at Radio City Music Hall, is anybody’s guess, mine included. But I can tell you what I enjoyed during the 2018–2019 Broadway season: the plays, the musicals, the performances that moved me and are worthy of your attention. FRANCIS LEWIS


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“INK”

Stop the presses: “Ink” by James Graham is my Best Play of the Year. In it, The Sun, a tabloid in 1969 Britain, rises like a phoenix from the ashes to win the Fleet Street circulation wars, bankrolled by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is played to a Tony-worthy turn by

Bertie Carvel, who won the 2018 Olivier Award for the same role in the show’s London iteration. “People like stories,” says Murdoch at the end of the play, and this is a cracking good story. Even better for being true. SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE, 261 W. 47TH ST., 212.239.6200, WWW.MANHATTANTHEATRECLUB.COM


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“THE PROM”

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“HADESTOWN”

The greatest-hits crowdpleaser about the One and Only may have lost out on multiple Tony nominations (a measly three), but what it did earn is choice: namely, a Best Actress in a Musical nod for Stephanie J. Block as the very incarnation of the wisecracking, softhearted, worldly wise diva. And check out Bob Mackie’s costumes, all feathers and sequins and sheer net. They’re a show unto themselves. And so Cher.

This is the sweetest show on Broadway, and I don’t mean that pejoratively. The musical about coming out in high school has its heart in all the right places. Bring a hankie. And while the acting throughout is stellar, Brooks Ashmanskas, up for his first Tony Award as a narcissistic actor who finds his true self and finally gets to go to the prom, proves his comic chops. As to the score, I can’t get the song “Dance With You” out of my head.

With 14 Tony nominations (the most of any show this season), “Hadestown” is the one to beat for Best Musical of 2019. From start to finish, it’s a triumph for Anaïs Mitchell (book, music and lyrics) and Rachel Chavkin (director). Tony nominee Amber Gray grabs hold of her character— an often-inebriated Persephone in this rendering of classical myth, by way of New Orleans—and stops the show time and time again.

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LONGACRE THEATRE, 220 W. 48TH ST., 212.239.6200, WWW.THEPROMMUSICAL.COM

WALTER KERR THEATRE, 219 W. 48TH ST., 212.239.6200 WWW.HADESTOWN.COM

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 PREVIOUS SPREAD: (LEFT TO RIGHT) BERTIE CARVEL, BILL BUELL, JONNY LEE MILLER, ROBERT STANTON AND EDEN MARRYSHOW IN “INK,” ©JOAN MARCUS, 2019. THIS PAGE: STEPHANIE J. BLOCK AS STAR AND THE CAST OF “THE CHER SHOW,” JOAN MARCUS; (LEFT TO RIGHT) ISABELLE MCCALLA AND CAITLIN KINNUNEN IN “THE PROM,” DEEN VAN MEER, 2018; AMBER GRAY IN “HADESTOWN,” MATTHEW MURPHY

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Trailing clouds of glory from London’s West End, where it won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Play, Jez Butterworth’s family drama set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland enters the Tony race a clear favorite, with a total of nine nominations, including Best Play. A sprawling, stunning piece of stagecraft, directed by Sam Mendes, the show boasts a shock ending that has audiences jumping out of their seats. BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE, 242 W. 45TH ST., 212.239.6200, WWW.THEFERRYMANBROADWAY.COM

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HONORABLE MENTIONS

What’s not to love about the revival of the Cole Porter musical from the Golden Age? To say that this is the danciest show now on Broadway is pure understatement. Warren Carlyle, nominated for Best Choreography, puts his dancers through their paces, from the epic, 11-minute “Too Darn Hot” number that opens Act Two to soloist Corbin Bleu effortlessly and tirelessly tap-dancing up and down stairs and even upside down—while singing. Wow.

Attention must be paid to Bryan Cranston’s mesmerizing star turn as a manic newsman in “Network,” based on the movie of the same name. Unfortunately, the “mad as hell” guy and his show are out of here on June 8, the day before Tony winners are announced. One show that won’t be saying “toot, toot, Tootsie good-bye” for years to come is “Tootsie,” also based on a 1970s movie. The musical’s songs are serviceable, but its book is smart and funny as hell.

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There are plenty of tax-free shopping options to discover. Kanibal & Co. and Another Man’s Treasure offer refurbished vintage furniture and clothing, while Vivi Girl Shop curates fun and funky womenswear.

JC has several watering holes worth a visit. Dullboy is a chill brick-walled joint with a large cocktail list. South House whips up cocktails in a rustic setting. Zeppelin Hall boosts a 100plus beer list and classic German grub.

Take a quick half-hour trip off the island to JC for stunning Manhattan views, and explore the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere at Liberty Science Center. Make sure to check out Jonathan LeVine Projects known for exhibiting graffiti, street art and paintings inspired by comic books.

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Broadway Openings IN RESIDENCE ON BROADWAY The series presents iconic performers in concert in a Broadway theater. May 28, 29, 31, June 1 & 2: Yanni. June 17 & 18: Mel Brooks. June 20-22, 25 & 26: Regina Spektor. LuntFontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.inresi denceonbroadway.com

AIN’T TOO PROUD— THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 30 mins) The new biomusical captures the unmistakable harmonies, signature dance moves and personal stories of the legendary R&B group. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.aint tooproudmusical.com

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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 songs from the 1992 animated feature. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717, www.alad dinthemusical.com ALL MY SONS 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (Closes June 30) (2 hrs 20 mins) A family is torn apart in postwar America in the revival of the play that launched Arthur

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MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL (Previews begin June 28, opens July 25) With Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie as its starting point, the new musical spectacle celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and love in Belle Époque Paris. The greatest-hits score runs the gamut from Edith Piaf to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 877.250.2929, www.moulin rougemusical.com

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Miller’s career. Annette Bening and Tracy Letts star. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300, www.roundabout theatre.org BE MORE CHILL 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 20 mins) The coming-ofage-in-the-digital-age musical tells the story of a high-school kid who, though he longs to be popular, wants to remain true to himself. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200, www .bemorechillmusical.com

BEETLEJUICE 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 30 mins) A demented, rambunctious spirit named Beetlejuice wreaks havoc in the new musical comedy based on the popular 1988 film. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, btw W. 50th & W. 51st sts., 212.239.6200, www .beetlejuicebroadway.com THE BOOK OF MORMON (2 hrs 30 mins) Two Mormon boys are on a mission to save souls in Africa in the irreverent, musical comedy. Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.bookofmor monmusical.com

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BEAUTIFUL–THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (2 hrs 20 mins) The long-running show chronicles the rise of the singer/songwriter. Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200, www.beautifulon broadway.com

BURN THIS 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (Closes July 14) (2 hrs 30 mins) A sexual attraction develops into a deeper love connection in the revival of Lanford Wilson’s 1987 play, starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell. Hudson Theatre, 139-141 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 855.801.5876, www.burnthisplay.com THE CHER SHOW 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 30 mins) The new musical follows the highs and lows of the superstar’s career and personal

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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, www.come fromaway.com

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN (2 hrs 30 mins) In the 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. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., Page # 1 212.239.6200, www.dearevan hansen.com

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FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE Print Ad Slug (2 hrs 15 mins) A waitress (Audra McDonald) and a short-order cook (Michael Shannon) go on a first date that may lead to a lasting relationship in the revival of Terrence McNally’s play. Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.frankieand johnnybroadway.com

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GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (1 hr 35 mins, no intermission) Taylor Mac’s comedy picks up where Shakespeare’s first tragedy leaves off. Nathan Lane stars. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.garyon broadway.com

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FROZEN (2 hrs 15 mins) Disney’s animated feature is now a full-length stage work, with new songs and story material added. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717, www.frozenthe musical.com

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HADESTOWN 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 25 mins) Two classic love stories are set to a jazzy New Orleans beat in the epic new musical. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.hadestown.com HAMILTON (2 hrs 45 mins) America’s past is told through the hiphop sounds of today in the acclaimed musical about political mastermind Alexander Hamilton. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.hamilton broadway.com

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KING KONG 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 30 mins) Beauty tames the beast in the new musical, based on the novel by Merian C. Cooper. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, btw W. 52nd & W. 53rd sts., 212.239.6200, www.kingkongbroadway.com

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THE LION KING (2 hrs 30 mins) Theatergoers Inks Approvals of all ages sing along at the hit Cyan CD None stage version of Disney’s aniMagenta CW Tom Yellow AD Peter mated movie. Minskoff Theatre, Black Studio Miles 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway Used Swatches Acct Kyle/marci Black & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717, Proofrd Joe F GRAY @ 60% Prod None www.lionking.com PMS 178 C 4 C=100 M=0 Y=0 K=0 PHAN Light Blue

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MEAN GIRLS (2 hrs 30 mins) Tina Fey has written the book for the hit musical about teenage rivalry in high school. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.meangirls Print Ad Slug onbroadway.com

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MY FAIR LADY (2 hrs 55 mins) The 1956 Lerner & Loewe musical is back on Broadway, featuring a 29-piece orchestra. Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200, www.lct.org

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KING LEAR 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (Closes July 7) (3 hrs 30 mins) Glenda Jackson stars as Shakespeare’s tragic monarch. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200, www.kinglearon broadway.com


NETWORK 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (Closes June 8) (2 hrs, no intermission) Bryan Cranston stars as a TV news anchor whose on-air rants draw big ratings. Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.239.6200, www.network broadway.com OKLAHOMA! 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 45 mins) Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 musical is reinvented for the 21st century. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.oklahomabroadway.com

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2 hrs 30 mins) Broadway’s longest-running musical is now in its 32nd year. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.phantombroadway.com PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (2 hrs 30 mins) The romantic musical comedy tells a contemporary Cinderella story. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929, www .prettywomanthemusical.com THE PROM 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 15 mins) An Indiana teen wants to take her girlfriend to the prom in the new musical comedy. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.theprommusical.com TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 35 mins) Harper Lee’s novel has been adapted for the stage. Jeff Daniels stars. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.tokilla mockingbirdbroadway.com TOOTSIE 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (2 hrs 35 mins) The new musical comedy is based on the 1982 movie of the same name. Marquis Theatre, 210 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.toot siemusical.com

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WAITRESS (2 hrs 30 mins) Sara Bareilles wrote the score for the musical about a waitress with an exceptional talent for baking. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.wait ressthemusical.com

Off-Broadway FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (3 hrs) The Yiddish language adaptation of the 1965 musical about dairyman Tevye, his family and their traditional community in pre-revolutionary Russia is performed in Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles. Stage 42, 422 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200, www.nytf.org/ fiddler-on-the-roof

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME 2019 Tony Award Nominee! (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) Author/performer Heidi Schreck relates how she paid for college by entering Constitutional debate competitions. The Hayes Theater, 240 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.con stitutionbroadway.com

JERSEY BOYS (2 hrs 30 mins) The behind-thescenes story of pop sensations, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, includes the group’s greatest hits, such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Oh What a Night.” New World Stages, Stage 1, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200, www.jerseyboys newyork.com

WICKED (2 hrs 45 mins) A green-hued girl is branded the Wicked Witch of the West in the musical, now in its 16th year. Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.wick edthemusical.com

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (2 hrs) Everything that could comically go wrong does when

a college drama society puts on a 1920s murder mystery. New World Stages, Stage 4, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200, www .broadwaygoeswrong.com

Dance+Music ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER (June 12-16) Mixed-repertoire programs each end with “Revelations,” Ailey’s masterwork. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496-0600, www.alvinailey.org AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE (Thru July 6) The revered troupe pirouettes into NYC for its spring season. Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000, www.metopera.org CARNEGIE HALL Highlights: June 3 & 14: The Met Orchestra. June 7: The

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NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC New York’s preeminent classical music orchestra. Highlights: June 1: Jaap van Zweden conducts Brahms, Mozart and John Corigliano, with David Fray, piano. June 6, 7 & 8: Jaap van Zweden conducts David Lang’s “Prisoner of the State.” June 1114: Concerts in the Parks. David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656, www.nyphil.org

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GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Trains run on the Metro-North railroad line to and from this landmark, which celebrated its centennial in 2013. For schedules and prices, visit www .mta.info/mnr. Terminal open daily 5:30 am-2 am. Within the terminal, there are 60 shops and 35 dining options. Store and restaurant hours vary. E. 42nd St., btw Lexington & Vanderbilt aves., 212.340.2583, www .grandcentralterminal.com

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JOYCE THEATER The Chelsea venue welcomes modern-dance companies from the U.S. and abroad. Highlights: May 29-June 2: Limón Dance Company. June 6-9: Ballet Tech Kids Dance. June 11-29: Pilobolus. 175 Eighth Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.0800, www .joyce.org


NJ TRANSIT NJ Transit is your ride to Newark Liberty International Airport, MetLife Stadium, Prudential Center, the Jersey Shore and more. Buy tickets in advance with NJ Transit’s Mobile App. 973.275.5555, www.njtransit.com

Tours CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING CRUISES Day and night tours around the island of Manhattan, including the Best of NYC Tour, a two-and-a-half-hour guided tour that circumnavigates Manhattan Island. Times/prices vary. Pier 83, W. 42nd St., at the Hudson River, 212.563.3200, www.circleline42.com

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CITYSIGHTS NY Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tours of Manhattan by day and night. Visitors Center: 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.812.2700, www .citysightsny.com MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ALL-ACCESS TOUR This tour of one of the world’s most famous sports and entertainment arenas takes visitors on an exploration of the totally revamped and modernized venue. Highlights include visits to behind-the-scenes areas. Daily 9:30 am-3 pm, departing about every 30 minutes; tours last approximately 75 minutes. Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0007. www .msg.com/tours MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY OF NEW YORK TOURS The two-hour walking tours are architectural forays through historic districts and landmark buildings. Dates/times vary. 212.935.3960, www.mas.org ROYAL EGYPT TOUR WITH DR. ZAHI HAWASS Discover the secrets of Egypt with a tour company unlike any other. Visit the Land of the Pharaohs with the world’s most famous archaeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, who has held the keys to all Egyptian antiquities for more than 20 years. Meet

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Museums AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Exhibition halls are filled with dinosaur skeletons, fossils, dioramas and more. The Hayden Planetarium is here, too. Open daily 10 am-5:45 pm. Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100, www.amnh.org THE FRICK COLLECTION Old Master paintings, furnishings and decorative arts in an early-20th-century limestone mansion. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. Children under 10 are not admitted. 1 E. 70th St., at Fifth Ave., 212.288.0700, www.frick.org GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark structure houses significant works of modern and contemporary art. Open daily 10 am-5:30 pm, Tu & Sa until 8 pm. 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.423.3500, www.guggen heim.org

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NEW YORK CITYPASS The discount pass provides access to a choice of six major attractions at a saving of 42 percent off regular admissions. Passes are sold online or at participating attractions and are good for nine days from the first day of use. www.citypass.com


INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM A national historic landmark, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier offers access to several decks featuring 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 M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa & Su 10 am-6 pm. Pier 86, 12th Ave., at W. 46th St., 212.245.0072, www.intrepidmuseum.org THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART American, European and Far Eastern fine and decorative art fill this encyclopedic museum. Open Su-Th 10 am-5:30 pm, F & Sa 10 am-9 pm. 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212.535.7710, www .metmuseum.org

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aves., 212.736.3100, www .esbnyc.com THE HIGH LINE The 1.45-mile-long elevated park and promenade, which runs from the Meatpacking District to Hudson Yards, features gardens and art displays. Open daily 7 am-11 pm. Free. Gansevoort to W. 34th sts., btw 10th & 12th aves., 212.500.6035, www.thehighline.org JERSEY CITY NY Waterway operates ferries between Midtown Manhattan and Battery Park City and Jersey City, where places to go include the RPM Raceway, an allelectric indoor go-kart facility. www.jcmakeityours.com ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY The three-level indoor observatory is at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Open daily 9 am-9 pm (last ticket sold at 8:15 pm). One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St., entrance to the observatory is on West St., at Vesey St., 844.696.1776, www .oneworldobservatory.com TOP OF THE ROCK The open-air observation deck welcomes visitors with panoramic vistas some 70 floors above street level. Open daily 8 am-midnight (last elevator ascends at 11 pm). 30 Rockefeller Plz., W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 877.692.7625, www .topoftherocknyc.com

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WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Exclusively devoted to American art and artists. 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, www.whitney.org

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IL BISONTE High-quality handbags, briefcases and accessories can be found at this Italian leather goods retailer’s flagship store in the Village. 381 Bleecker St., at Perry St., 212.633.0334, www .ilbisonte.com

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING EXPERIENCE Wraparound views from the 86th- and 102nd-floor observatories. Open daily 8 am-2 am. 20 W. 34th St., btw Fifth & Sixth

FLIGHT 001 Practical and ingenious items for travelers, such as carry-on bags, cosmetics bags, electronic gadgets, stationery and books. 96 Greenwich Ave., btw W. 12th and Jane sts., 212.989.0001, www.flight001.com

J.J. HAT CENTER Straw hats for summer, as well as Stetsons, homburgs and more, are found at one of the city’s oldest hat shops, founded in 1911. 310 Fifth Ave., btw 31st & 32nd sts., 212.239.4368, www.jjhatcenter.com JOHNSTON & MURPHY Makers of footwear for U.S. presidents since 1850, this respected company is known for its top-notch, handmade leather shoes for business, dress and pleasure. 501 Madison Ave., btw E. 52nd & E. 53rd sts., 212.339.0046, www.johnston murphy.com STEVE MADDEN The latest styles in shoes, boots, and beyond for men, women and kids appeal to a younger crowd. 41 W. 34th St., btw. Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.736.3283, www.stevemadden.com.

Department Stores BARNEYS NEW YORK Luxe couture for men and women from the world’s top designers, as well as shoes, accessories, cosmetics and housewares. 660 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.826.8900, www.barneys.com BERGDORF GOODMAN The iconic emporium’s separate men’s and women’s stores offer designer labels, accessories and cosmetics. 754 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.753.73000, www.bergdorfgoodman.com BLOOMINGDALE’S A fashion hub carrying designer clothing, jewelry, accessories and more. 1000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.705.2000, www .bloomingdales.com MACY’S HERALD SQUARE The store spans a full city block and is stocked with clothing, accessories, home decor and cosmetics. 151 W. 34th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.695.4400, www.macys.com NEIMAN MARCUS The renowned store’s first-ever brick-and-mortar flagship in NYC offers the highest level of service and exclusive designer apparel and accessories for men

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and women. 20 Hudson Yards, at 10th Ave. & W. 33rd St., www .neimanmarcus.com SAKS FIFTH AVENUE The women’s shoe salon is so big, it occupies an entire floor of this flagship location. 611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000, www.saks fifthavenue.com

Jewelry DAVID YURMAN The jeweler’s boutique displays bangles, bracelets, necklaces and rings adorned in colorful gemstones, as well as watches, a bridal collection and jewelry for men. 712 Madison Ave., btw E. 63rd & E. 64th sts., 212.752.4255, www.davidyurman.com

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TIFFANY & CO. The world-famous jewelry store carries diamonds, pearls, gold, silver, sterling flatware, fine timepieces, crystal and more—all wrapped in signature robin’s-egg blue boxes. 727 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., 212.755.8000, www.tiffany.com TOURNEAU 3 BRYANT PARK The store boasts 8,000-plus styles of timepieces from top makers, such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Cartier, Movado, Baume & Mercier and Omega. 1095 Sixth Ave., btw W. 41st & W. 42nd sts., 212.278.8041, www .tourneau.com

Shopping Centers BROOKFIELD PLACE High-end apparel and accessories brands for men, women and kids, plus bookstores, beauty shops and dining options. 230 Vesey St., btw West & Liberty sts., 212.978.1698, www.brook fieldplaceny.com

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MARTINIQUE JEWELERS In Times Square since 1963, this fine jeweler sells Alex and Ani bangles, exclusive sterling silver NYC charms by Pandora, the Thomas Sabo collection, and timeless diamond and 18karat gold pieces. 750 Seventh Ave., btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.262.7600, www.martinique jewelers.com


EMPIRE OUTLETS The only outlet shopping center in NYC houses more than 100 designer outlet retailers, including Banana Republic, Converse, H&M, Levi’s, Samsonite, Jockey and more. With easy access to and from Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry, the center is less than a five-minute walk from the St. George Terminal. 1 Richmond Terr., Staten Island. www.empireoutlets.com THE SHOPS AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE There are more than 40 stores, plus fine restaurants, bars, a Central Park-view atrium and art installations. Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300, www.the shops atcolumbuscircle.com

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THE SHOPS AT HUDSON YARDS Luxury and specialty stores fill this multifloor retail destination, including Aritzia, Cartier, Fendi, H&M, Jo Malone, Mack Weldon and Muji. 20 Hudson Yards, at 10th Ave. & W. 33rd St., www.hudsonyardsnewyork .com/shopping WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER Top-tier stores include Apple, Roberto Coin and Montblanc. 185 Greenwich St., btw Vesey & Barclay sts., 212.284.9982, www.westfield.com/westfield worldtradecenter

MCNALLY JACKSON A bustling, well-stocked independent shop offering two floors of books in all genres and magazines, a lively café and a variety of literary events. 52 Prince St., btw Mulberry & Lafayette sts., 212.274.1160, www.mcnallyjackson.com THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP Specializing in mystery novels, thrillers and crime, detective, espionage, suspense, pulp and noir fiction, as well as rare collectibles and signed first editions. 58 Warren St., btw Church St. & W. Broadway, 212.587.1011, www.mysterious bookshop.com NINTENDO NEW YORK A 10,000-square-foot interactive gaming paradise that features Nintendo Wii kiosks, branded merchandise, exclusive items and all the latest video games. 10 Rockefeller Plz., at W. 48th St., 646.459.0800, www.nintendonyc.com TEICH TOYS & BOOKS Children’s books, toy taxis, puzzle games, brew-it-yourself root beer kits, kites, magic tools and more are in stock at this bright, colorful shop that caters to families with babies on up through school-age kids. 573 Hudson St., at W. 11th St., 212.924.2232, www.teichtoys.com

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FORBIDDEN PLANET A massive stock of graphic novels and DC, Marvel and Darkhouse comics—from mainstream to obscure—plus games, posters, movie memorabilia, action figures, DVDs and anime. 832 Broadway, btw E. 12th & E. 13th sts., 212.473.1576, www.fpnyc.com

BÂTARD— Contemporary European. TriBeCa’s elegant Michelin-star classic was named Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation in 2015. D (M-Sa). 239 West Broadway, at N. Moore St., 212.219.2777, www .myriadrestaurantgroup.com

THE LEGO STORE An 8-foot tall Statue of Liberty and NYC street scenes built from mini Legos inspire kids to create designs of their own. Building blocks range from basic to special Lego sets and other products. 200 Fifth Ave., btw 23rd & 24th sts., 212.255.3217, www.lego.com

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BLUE RIBBON SUSHI— Japanese & Sushi. This wildly popular SoHo restaurant offers a diverse selection of sushi and sake in a cozy, cedar-clad space with a sushi bar and tables. Fresh fish flowin in from the Sea of Japan. L & D (daily). 119 Sullivan St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.343.0404, www .blueribbonrestaurants.com

FRAUNCES TAVERN— American. Founded in 1762, the historic Colonial locale where Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his troops features down-home comfort foods. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.968.1776, www .frauncestavern.com GOLDEN UNICORN— Chinese. Authentic dim sum, as well as dinner dishes like clay pot specials, can be found at this spacious, festive and bustling Chinatown restaurant. L & D (daily). 18 E. Broadway, btw Market & Catherine sts., 212.941.0911, www .goldenunicornrestaurant.com HARRY’S—Steak House. A favorite for a business lunch, dinner or after-work drink, this clubby restaurant in a grand mid-19th-century building prepares choice cuts of beef, pastas and Dover sole meunière. L & D (M-Sa), Brunch (Su). 1 Hanover Sq., btw Pearl & Stone sts., 212.785.9200, www .harrysnyc.com KATZ’S DELICATESSEN— Jewish/American. This iconic spot has been serving pastrami, corned beef, knishes, pickles and more since 1888. Tickets are given for purchase and seating: Don’t lose them! B, L & D (daily). 205 E. Houston St., at Ludlow St., 212.254.2246, www .katzsdelicatessen.com

PAPATZUL—Mexican. The rustic bar and cantina, with scrubbed wood floors and a multitude of Mexican movie posters on the wall, is known for its shrimp ceviche, skirt steak tacos and chicken enchiladas washed down with red or white sangria and a host of margaritas. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). 55 Grand St., btw Wooster St. & W. Broadway, 212.274.8225, www .papatzul.com PEASANT—Italian. Chef/ owner Frank DeCarlo mans the open kitchen, with its brick wood-fired ovens, rotisserie and grill, dishing out such signature preparations as grilled orata, spit-roasted suckling pig and house-made pastas. D (Tu-Su). 194 Elizabeth St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.965.9511, www .peasantnyc.com PRUNE—American. Chef/ owner Gabrielle Hamilton whips up a compact menu of creative, unpretentious American bistro fare like grilled trout and roasted duck breast. Dutch-style pancakes hit the spot at the ever-popular weekend brunch in an East Village hole in the wall. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 54 E. 1st St., btw First & Second aves., 212.677.6221, www.prune restaurant.com

LAUT—Malaysian. Traditional Malaysian, Thai and Singaporean dishes are among the regional Southeast Asian menu items, which include noodle soups, spicy rendang curry, nasi lemak (the national dish of Malaysia) and roti (griddle-baked Indian bread). L (M-F), D (nightly). 15 E. 17th St., btw Broadway & Fifth Ave., 212.206.8989, www .lautnyc.com

SEVILLA RESTAURANT AND BAR—Spanish. This local favorite, with gold leather banquettes and white tablecloths, has been familyrun since 1941. The cozy spot is known for its genteel service, large tapas menu, seafood paella, pitchers of sangria and guava with cream cheese dessert. Winner of the James Beard Foundation’s America’s Classic Award. L & D (daily). 62 Charles St., at W. 4th St., 212.929.3189, www .sevillarestaurantandbar.com

NOBU DOWNTOWN— Japanese. Celebrated dishes on Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature menu include yellowtail with jalapeño and black cod with miso. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 195 Broadway, btw Dey & Fulton sts., 212.219.0500, www .myriadrestaurantgroup.com

TRIBECA GRILL— Contemporary American. The Robert De Niro/Drew Nieporent collaboration offers robust fare and an award-winning international wine list. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Su). 375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St., 212.941.3900, www.myriadres taurantgroup.com

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Midtown Manhattan BLUE SMOKE—Barbecue. Traditional Southern cooking, including barbecue served family-style. Blue Smoke is a no-tipping restaurant; hospitality is included. Live jazz nightly in the Jazz Standard downstairs. L & D (daily). 116 E. 27th St., btw Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. So., 212.447.7733, www.bluesmoke.com GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR & RESTAURANT— Seafood. The eatery is revered for its selection of oysters and casual ambience under a stunning vaulted tile ceiling. L & D (M-Sa). Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St., lower level, at Park Ave., 212.490.6650, www .oysterbarny.com HILL COUNTRY—American. Dry-rubbed meats—brisket, ribs, pulled pork, turkey breast and more—are cooked low and slow in a pit smoker fueled by post oak wood imported from the Lone Star State at the cafeteria-style, communal-table eatery. Live American roots music plays in the downstairs bar Tu-Sa. L & D (daily). 30 W. 26th St., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave., 212.255.4544, www.hill country.com HOOTERS—Contemporary American. Comfort food (wings, ribs, burgers) is served in a bi-level wood-paneled space, across from Madison Square Garden. L & D (daily). 155 W. 33rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.695.9580, www.originalhooters.com. JOE ALLEN—American. Pre- and post-theater dining is a tradition at this warm and casual 54-year-old go-to, known for its comfort food (calf ’s liver, meat loaf, shrimp and grits), celebrity clientele and collection of posters of Broadway shows that have flopped. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). 326 W. 46th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.581.6464, www.joeallen restaurant.com JUNIOR’S RESTAURANT— American. The legendary Brooklyn cheesecake bakery

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offers more than 10 creamy varieties, as well as humongous deli sandwiches, barbecue and a full menu of breakfast fare. B, L & D (daily). W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.302.2000; 1626 Broadway, at W. 49th St., 212.365.5900. www.juniorscheesecake.com MOLYVOS —Greek. Diners feast on elegant versions of Hellenic specialties— moussaka; stuffed red peppers with basmati rice, eggplant, tomato and manouri cheese; charcoal grilled whole fish with lemon and olive oil emulsion, priced by the pound; and of course, hummus and tzatziki spreads—in an Aegian-inspired dining room. L & D (daily). 871 Seventh Ave., btw W. 55th & W. 56th sts., 212.582.7500, www .molyvos.com

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NOBU FIFTY SEVEN— Japanese. The Uptown sister of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s renowned Downtown spot is a visual spectacle. L & D (daily). 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.757.3000. www.myri adrestaurantgroup.com PATSY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—Italian. This family-run restaurant (since 1944), a favorite of the late Frank Sinatra, specializes in Neapolitan cuisine, including penne alla vodka and gnocchi with meat sauce. L & D (daily). 236 W. 56th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.247.3491, www .patsys.com ROCK CENTER CAFÉ— American. Outdoor seating in warm months and tall-window views of the Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink in winter set the scene for a menu offering house-made pastas and a specialty burger blended in-house with chuck and Black Angus short ribs. Children’s menu available. B, L & D (daily) 20 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7620, www.patina group.com/rock-center-cafe RUSSIAN SAMOVAR — Russian. Inside a charming banquette-lined main room, diners take in traditional comfort food—borscht, pelmeni, chicken Kiev, beef stroganoff— and the hideaway’s popular

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flavored vodkas. Live music nightly keeps the party going. Keep your eyes peeled for pro Russian hockey player sightings. L (Tu-Su), D (nightly). 256 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.757.0168, www .russiansamovar.com

ents. L & D (daily), B & Brunch (Sa & Su). 1307 Third Ave., btw E. 74th & E. 75th St., 212.472.0970, www.candlecafe.com

SUSHIANN—Japanese. Simple decor and a serene ambience allow diners to focus on authentic sushi, sashimi and other delicacies, like grilled salmon cheek, yellowtail tartare and fresh sea urchin. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 38 E. 51st St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.755.1780

DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE— American. Barbecue thrives north of the Mason-Dixon Line at this Southern-style eatery, serving finger-lickin’ pulled pork and ribs, cajun-spiced catfish, and shrimp boil. Patrons can purchase tangy sauces, rubs and other items to take home. L & D (daily). 700 W. 125th St., at 12th Ave., 212.694.1777, and one other location in Brooklyn, www .dinosaurbarbque.com

WOLFGANG’S—Steak House. Large portions of USDA-prime dry-aged steaks, plus wild salmon, grilled yellowfin tuna and lobster (broiled or steamed), are served in the flagship’s dramatic dining room with its vaulted blue and white tile ceilings by Rafael Guastavino. L & D (daily). 4 Park Ave. So., at E. 33rd St., 212.889.3369, www.wolfgangs steakhouse.net

FLEX MUSSELS— Seafood. Heaping pots of fresh mussels are served in a variety of 24 sauces, from classic (white wine, herbs and garlic) to exotic (Thai with curry coconut broth, lemongrass, coriander, lime, garlic and ginger). House-made doughnuts end a meal on a sweet note. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 174 E. 82nd St., btw Third & Lexington aves., and one other location in Greenwich

Village 212.717.7772, www.flex mussels.com HEIDELBERG— German. Smoked bratwurst with potato salad and roasted pork shank with sauerkraut are served at this family-run staple, established in the 1930s and one of the last German restaurants in NYC. L (W-Su), D (nightly). 1648 Second Ave., btw E. 85th & E. 86th sts., 212.628.2332, www .heidelberg-nyc.com LEXINGTON CANDY SHOP—American. This old-school luncheonette is best known for its traditional diner menu, including all-day breakfast, and fresh egg creams. B, L & D (daily). Closes M-Sa at 7 pm, Su at 6 pm. 1226 Lexington Ave., at E. 83rd St.,, 212.288.0057, www.lexingtoncandyshop.net MISS MAMIE’S SPOONBREAD TOO— Southern Soul Food. A sampler of shrimp, short ribs, chicken and veggies is the way to go here. International comfort food (African, Asian and Latin)

Uptown Manhattan BARNEY GREENGRASS— Deli. Founded in 1908, this timeless, traditional “New Yawk” deli specializes in smoked and fresh fish, creative omelets and halvah. It’s casual and there are no frills, but it’s a favorite of locals of all stripes nonetheless. B & L (Tu-Su). 541 Amsterdam Ave., btw W. 86th & W. 87th sts., 212.724.4707, www.barneygreengrass.com CAFE LUXEMBOURG— French. This glamorous Art Deco Upper West Side bistro serves all the classics: cassoulet, steak tartare, coq au vin, steak frites, moules frites and more. B & L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 200 W. 70th St., btw Amsterdam & West End aves., 212.873.7411, www.cafe luxembourg.com CANDLE CAFE— Vegetarian/Vegan. A onetime juice bar has grown into an organic restaurant with an eco-friendly menu of plantbased specials made with locally sourced sustainable ingredi-

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P.J. CLARKE’S— American. Burgers, steaks and shepherd’s pie in a saloon environment across the street from Lincoln Center. L & D (daily). 44 W. 63rd St., btw Broadway & Columbus Ave., 212.957.9700, www.pjclarkes.com RED ROOSTER HARLEM— American. Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised Chef/owner Marcus Samuelsson serves refined comfort foods, like hot honey yardbird and seafood jambalaya. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 310 Lenox Ave., btw W. 125th & W. 126th sts., 212.792.9001, www.red roosterharlem.com SHAKE SHACK— American. This modern burger joint elevates fast food and serves savory burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, wine and beer to a cult following. L & D (daily). 366 Columbus Ave., at W. 77th St., 646.747.8770 ; and several other NYC locations, www.shakeshack.com

Brooklyn AL DI LÀ—Italian. The casual communal tables create an inviting neighborhood vibe at this sunny, walk-in trattoria. The menu features Northern Italian specialties that can include charcoal-grilled young chicken and spaghetti with Manila clams, hot chili peppers, garlic and oregano. L & D (daily). 248 Fifth Ave., at Carroll St., Park Slope, 718.783.4565, www.aldi latrattoria.com.

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CONEY ISLAND BREWING COMPANY—Brewery. Eight house-brewed beers are on tap at any one time and can be enjoyed by the pint, flight or growler. Most beers are brewery exclusives. There is no kitchen on-site, but patrons can bring their own food to eat on the premises, Free tours of the facilities available. Call for opening hours. 1904 Surf Ave., at W. 17th St., Coney Island, 718.996.0019, www.coneyislandbeer.com

EVELINA—Contemporary Italian. Inventive plates—squid ink spaghetti with fish ragout, Manila clams and ramps; grassfed steak tartare—in a dimly lit, brick-walled space with ample bar seating and a menu focused on creative appetizer plates. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 211 Dekalb Ave., at Adelphi St., Fort Greene, 929.298.0209, www.evelinabk.com LUCALI—Italian. This intimate spot, evocative of a classic old-world pizza shop, dishes out hearty pies and calzones kneaded and baked in a brick oven before customers’ eyes. D (W-M). 575 Henry St., btw First Pl. & Carroll St., Carroll Gardens, 718.858.4086, www .lucalibrooklyn.com OXOMOCO— Contemporary Mexican. Specialty tacos made with homemade tortillas are served in a comfortable, airy space with high ceilings, or outside in a bright backyard. Brunch & D (daily). 128 Greenpoint Ave., btw Franklin St. & Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, 646.688.4180, www.oxomoconyc.com PETER LUGER STEAK HOUSE—Steak House. The restaurant, established in 1887, specializes in porterhouse steaks served with a special house sauce. Classic sides, like creamed spinach, complement a menu that, at lunch, also carries a comparably inexpensive hamburger. Cash, U.S. checks (with valid photo ID) and debit cards only. L & D (daily). 178 Broadway, at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, 718.387.7400, www.peterluger.com THE RIVER CAFÉ — American. This Michelinstarred riverside fixture offers panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Gruyère popovers, Gianduja pancakes, wagyu steak tartare, poached Nova Scotia lobster highlight the generous menu. Locals celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions here. Jackets required after 5 pm; appropriate footwear at all times. B (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 1 Water St., at Old Fulton St., DUMBO, 718.522.5200, www.rivercafe.com.

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