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NEW YORK NOV 2019
EXPERIENTIAL GIFT GUIDE
Out and about in DUMBO
From the Rockettes to Scrooge
Unwrap the city
Presents that defy gravity, hit aces, unlock doors, cleanse deeply and wear well
ESSENTIALS Editor’s Note 2 Ask the Expert 4 Calendar 6 Maps 30 Where Next 32 Parting Shot 33 THE GUIDE Entertainment 15 Shopping 23 Explore 25 Attractions 25 Dining 27
6 Our monthly curated list of where to go and what to see
Experiential Gift Guide
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This year, think out of the gift box when making your list and checking it twice. Give an experience that can only be found here in the Big Apple.
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“New York City,” a poster by Juan Luis Quintana (www.juan luisquintana.com). ©JUAN LUIS QUINTANA
New York’s obsession with acronyms extends to this Brooklyn nabe— most definitely not named after the circus elephant with large ears.
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EDITOR’S NOTE 2019
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t’s that time of year again, whether we’re ready for it or not. Frankly, gift-giving season can be a pain. Thank goodness then for contributing writer Joni Sweet, whose gift guide, beginning on p. 8, puts a refreshing New York-centric spin on the annual enterprise. I’d like to tell you about my most recent gift. It came in the nick of time (pardon the Santa pun), and it may be the reason why you picked up and are reading this issue of WhereTraveler New York. I’m talking about the cover image: Juan Luis Quintana’s lovely patchwork poster of Manhattan. Month after month, choosing the cover image is one of the biggest challenges facing a magazine editor and art director. Two days before going to press with this issue, AD Jennifer Vaz and I still had not found the image that clicked. Desperation was upon us. Then, out of the blue, I received an unsolicited email from Juan Luis Quintana, a Spanish painter who spends half the year in Buffalo, New York, and the other half in Barcelona. “Would it be possible to publish the attached poster?” he wrote. Would it ever! “Cool,” Jennifer concurred. So, let Juan Luis Quintana’s serendipitous gift to Jennifer and me be our gift to you. Hope you like it.
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able the city can be. You never know what new adventure you’ll find when you turn the corner.
Q: WHAT’S A GOOD SPOT TO CAPTURE A GREAT SELFIE? A: I love the underpass
Q: WHAT STOPS SHOULD BE ON EVERY VISITOR’S “BUCKET LIST” WHEN COMING HERE? A: Everyone should walk
of Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, two architectural features overlooking the lake in Central Park. It’s one of the prettiest places in NYC.
the High Line, get cookies at Levain Bakery and find time to get a great slice of New York pizza.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANTS? A: Brooklyn has some of
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Happiness Begins for the Jonas Brothers when they stop by Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a pre-Thanksgiving Day gig. www.barclays center.com
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NOV. 21–24, NOV. 29–DEC. 23, DEC. 26–31, JAN. 3–5
Seven nights, 200+ comedians (including Bill Maher): The New York Comedy Festival is a feast. www.ny comedyfestival.com
The Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lights tradition returns to the zoological garden after an absence of 12 years. Beginning at 5 pm each night, visitors can experience wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns and animated light shows, as well as music performances, caroling, ice-carving demonstrations, train rides and seasonal treats like hot chocolate and s’mores. www.bronxzoo.com
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FOREST BATHING AT WAVE HILL IN THE BRONX
10 GREAT THINGS THIS MONTH TEFAF New York Fall Nov. 1–5 The fair fills the Park Avenue Armory with fine and decorative art from antiquity through the 20th century. www.tefaf.com
TCS NYC Marathon Nov. 3 The race is to the swift on the 26.2-mile course through the five boroughs. www.nyrr.org Forest Bathing Nov. 3 Commune with nature and reduce stress on a walk through the gardens and trails of Wave Hill in the Bronx. www.wavehill.org “A Christmas Carol” Nov. 7–Jan. 5 Bah humbug indeed! Ebenezer Scrooge takes up residence in Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre for the holidays. www.achristmas carolbroadway.com
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Christmas Spectacular Nov. 8–Jan. 5 The Rockettes high kick their way into Radio City Music Hall in the annual family-friendly holiday show. www.rockettes.com
Bob Dylan Nov. 23–Dec. 6 The mythic Nobel Prize winner and his band rock the Beacon Theatre for 10 performances. www.msg .com/beacon-theatre
Salon Art + Design Nov. 14–18 Let the blue chips fall where they may, this show at the Park Avenue Armory is a trendsetter in collectible design. www .thesalonny.com
Holiday Train Show Nov. 23–Jan. 26 The New York Botanical Garden’s model trains chug through a display of NYC landmarks. www.nybg.org
Salon du Chocolat Nov. 16–17 For two days, the Javits Center is a chocoholic’s heaven on earth. www .salonduchocolatny.com
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“George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” Nov. 29–Jan. 5 New York City Ballet is on its toes in the evergreen classic at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. www.nycballet.com
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Experiential Gift Guide Here are 17 giftable experiences that will take the holidays to the next level. Joni Sweet
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ood things come in small packages. But when it comes to gifts, the greatest ones come in no package at all. Instead, they offer the recipient an experience they’ll remember for years to come. A VIP beer tour, a denim jacket made to measure and even the chance to defy gravity—experiential gifts abound in New York City. The best part? These presents can be as much of a treat for you as they are for your loved ones.
PALATE-PLEASING PRESENTS A cooking class promises to please any person with a discerning palate.
The Institute of Culinary Education (www.ice.edu/newyork) offers a large selection of hands-on classes for amateurs. They can help your loved one sharpen their knife skills, master the art of pizza-making or give sushi-rolling a spin. Beloved grocery store Fairway Market’s recently opened culinary school, The Cooking Place (www .thecookingplace.com), has also cooked up some creative classes, including pie-making, handmade pasta and Spanish tapas. (And many classes include wine tasting!) Here’s an experiential gift that will thrill anyone who loves to bake:
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a cake-making class at Milk Bar (www.milkbarstore.com). Guests learn how to make “MasterChef” judge Christina Tosi’s decadent layered creations topped with cake truffles.
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Skip the bottles and indulge your favorite spirits fan in a boozy experience they may (or may not!) remember long after the holidays are over. Inspired by the rustic cider houses of Spain’s Basque Country, Brooklyn Cider House (www.brooklyncider house.com) invites guests to enjoy family-style prix fixe dinners and catch cider in their glass, straight from the barrel, in between courses. The good times keep flowing during the accompanying tour of the graffiti-covered cidery in Bushwick. New York’s craft beer scene has only gotten bigger and better since the first commercial brewery in America opened in Lower Manhattan 400 years ago. Give a brewhead a taste of local culture on a VIP beer tour with City Brew Tours (www .citybrewtours.com). The tours include tastings of up to 12 styles at three hip breweries in Brooklyn or Queens. Few experiential gifts have as much holiday magic as Ophelia’s Snow Globe in the Sky (www .opheliany.com). The Midtown rooftop lounge is a winter wonderland, with thousands of crystals and snowflakes suspended above the bar and sheepskin-draped furniture—making it the perfect place for a romantic nightcap.
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The right interactive experience can top any toy under the tree for a kid. Pint-size travelers will love getting messy at the Sloomoo Institute (www.sloomooinstitute.com), an 8,000-square-foot “sensory playground centered around slime.” They’ll customize their own slime, immerse themselves in slime-inspired art and even get doused by a slime waterfall. Help a little one live out their “Harry Potter” fantasies on a wizarding tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Fable & Lark Storied Adven-
tures (www.fableandlark.com). The interactive gift gives kids a wizard’s perspective on the museum, taking them through spaces that evoke J.K. Rowling’s beloved stories. For an experiential gift for the whole family, check out The Escape Game (www.theescapegame.com). You’ll be locked in a room and forced to put your heads together to solve puzzles and make your way out.
We’re not sure what’s more fun—giving a loved one an active adventure
for the holidays, or joining them for the ride. You both can get the oncein-a-lifetime gift of defying gravity at Trapeze School New York (newyork .trapezeschool.com). The workshops offer an adrenaline-pumping introduction to circus arts—and the school’s skilled instructors are dedicated to making the experience a blast. For something more down-to-earth, head to Court 16 (www.court16.com), with its cushioned glass floor surfacing and LED lines. A gift of a private lesson or small group clinic will spark a love of the game in any recipient.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: THERE MIGHT EVEN BE A LITTLE MAGIC INVOLVED ON FABLE & LARK’S “HARRY POTTER” TOUR OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART; FAMILIES WILL ENJOY LOOKING FOR CLUES TO SOLVE THE ESCAPE GAME; COURT 16 IS THE NATION’S ONLY TENNIS FACILITY TO HAVE CUSHIONED GLASS FLOOR SURFACING AND CUTTING-EDGE LED LINES; BEHIND SLOOMOO INSTITUTE’S DOOR IN SOHO LIES A WORLD OF SLIME.
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“GRIFFINS, GOBLINS AND GOLD” TOUR OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, COURTESY FABLE & LARK STORIED ADVENTURES; THE ESCAPE GAME, COURTESY THE ESCAPE GAME; COURT 16 IN LONG ISLAND CITY, COURTESY COURT 16; ENTRANCE TO SLOOMOO INSTITUTE, COURTESY SLOOMOO INSTITUTE
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FABULOUS FASHION FINDS
You could find someone a cool garment or accessory for the holidays—or, better yet, let them design it themselves. Start at Qüero Shoes’ pop-up customization shop on Madison Avenue (www.querohms.com) for made-to-order leather kicks for men
and women. Customers can choose from the style and the sole to the details and materials (there are 40 on offer!). Then, get your loved one the perfect pair of jeans or denim jacket at Levi’s Times Square flagship store (www.levi.com). Four on-site tailors and digital stations let customers craft pieces with images, art and text designed by local artists. Finally, give their athletic gear an upgrade at the SoHo Champion store (www .champion.com). Customers create unique Champion garments and add NYC-themed patches that express their creativity, resulting in clothes they’ll never want to take off.
ABOVE: QÜERO LEATHER SHOES FOR WOMEN AND MEN ARE HANDCRAFTED IN SPAIN AND SOLD AT AFFORDABLE PRICES AT THE BRAND’S POP-UP SHOP IN MIDTOWN, WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN PERSONALIZE FOOTWEAR TO THEIR LIKING. BELOW: TAKE THE PLUNGE AT AIRE ANCIENT BATHS IN TRIBECA; THE SIX THERMAL TUBS, FILLED WITH WATER OF VARYING TEMPERATURES, PROMOTE RELAXATION.
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Pampering might be the ultimate experiential gift (and perhaps a nice excuse to get a spa treatment yourself!). Book a bathing experience at Aire Ancient Baths (www .beaire.com). Even the most well-versed wellness lovers will be impressed with the space’s moody ambience. Nothing beats the gift of great skin, and HeyDay (www.heydayskincare .com) has you covered with its popular facial services. Give someone a quick 30-minute facial for a hydrating boost, or splurge on the 50- to 75-minute facials,
which include deep cleansing, extractions and tons of personal attention. Haven Spa (www.havenspa.nyc) also has a new treatment. Its Harmony Massage includes sound therapy, soothing scents and an Ayurvedic rubdown that will leave anyone in a state of bliss.
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CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP: JANE’S CAROUSEL; SUGARCANE RAW BAR GRILL; CECCONI’S; BINC BURGER AT THE BINC.
DUMBO—or Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass—offers spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge. Here you’ll find new high-end restaurants and food halls alongside century-old river barges and retired factories.
DUMBO’s well-preserved warehouses and cobblestoned streets serve as a backdrop for a luxury shopping complex (Empire Stores), a vintage clothing and antiques outpost (Front General Store) and a children’s boutique (Two Kids and a Dog).
DUMBO is full of hot spots where crowds come “to see and be seen.” The Binc offers full menus with creative, satisfying cocktails. There’s no shortage of Brooklyn brews (Randolph Beer), and vino enthusiasts will find impressive wine lists at Olympia Wine Bar.
There are some exciting tours (A Slice of Brooklyn) that remove the guesswork by curating the best of the borough. The formerly industrial area boasts a waterfront park at the end of the Brooklyn Bridge, along with a historic carousel (Jane’s Carousel).
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill 55 Water St.,
53-83 Water St., 718.858.8555, www.empirestoresdumbo.com
60 Henry St., 718.624.1444, www.thebinc.com
A Slice of Brooklyn Tours 917.515.5409,
Front General Store
55 Water St., 718.650.3900, www.cecconisdumbo.com
143 Front St., 646.573.0123, www.frontgeneralstore.com
82 Prospect St., 646.383.3623, www.randolphbeer.com
Vinegar Hill House
Two Kids and a Dog
Olympia Wine Bar
72 Hudson Ave., 718.522.1018, www.vinegarhillhouse.com
65 Pearl St., 646.342.4549, www.twokidsandadog.com
54 Jay St., 718.624.7900, www.olympiawinebar.com
Old Dock St., 718.222.2502, www.janescarousel.com
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THE CAT’S MEOW
The Savitsky Cats—no mere house felines, but “America’s Got Talent” finalists—make their New York debut as a headlining act in this year’s Big Apple Circus (p. 20).
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THE INHERITANCE (Previews began Sept. 27, opens Nov. 17) (Part I: 3 hrs 15 mins; Part 2: 3 hrs 20 mins) In Matthew Lopez’s epic twopart play, three generations of gay men search for a sense of community. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.theinher itanceplay.com
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW (Previews begin Nov. 11, opens Nov. 13, closes Jan. 5) (1 hr 40 mins) Pantomime and special effects help conjure up a surrealistic and absurd world. Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200, www .slavaonbroadway.com TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL (Previews began Oct. 12, opens Nov. 7) (2 hrs 45 mins) The story of the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll is told through the music that made her a global sensation. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.tinaon broadway.com
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Broadway AIN’T TOO PROUD— THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS (2 hrs 30 mins) The biomusical
KRISTIN CHENOWETH: FOR THE GIRLS (Nov. 8-17) The Tony winner returns with a solo concert. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929, www.offi cialkristinchenoweth.com
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Previews begin Nov. 7, opens Nov. 20, closes Jan. 5) (2 hrs 15 mins) The new interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic stars Campbell Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200, www.achrist mascarolbroadway.com
ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE SHOWS IN MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY.
B:4.187” T:4.187” S:4.187” 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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BEETLEJUICE (2 hrs 30 mins) A demented, rambunctious spirit named Beetlejuice wreaks havoc in the 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
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
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DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA (1 hr 40 mins, no intermission) The theatrical concert includes songs from pop/rocker Byrne’s 2018 album of the same name, as well as songs from Talking Heads and his solo career. Byrne performs onstage with an ensemble of 11 musicians. Hudson Theatre, 141 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 855.801.5876, www .americanutopiabroadway.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., 212.239.6200, www.dearevan hansen.com DERREN BROWN: SECRET (Closes Jan. 4) (2 hrs 30 mins) Page 1 Derren Brown puts his#individual spin on mind reading, persuasion and psychological Inks Approvals illusion. Cort Theatre, 138 W. Cyan CD None 48th St., btw Sixth &Magenta Seventh CW Tom AD Jared aves., 212.239.6200,Yellow www.der Black Studio Saroop renbrownsecret.com Used Swatches Acct Dorothy Black
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take suggestions from the audience), music and vocal stylings make up the fast-paced show. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., Print Ad Slug 212.239.6200, www.freestyle lovesupreme.com
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FROZEN (2 hrs 15 mins) Disney’s animated feature is now a stage work, with new songs and story material added. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717, www.frozenthemusical.com
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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
THE GREAT SOCIETY (Closes Nov. 30) (2 hrs 45 mins) Robert Schenkkan’s play dramatizes Lyndon B. Johnson’s turbulent term as U.S. president. Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200, www.great societybroadway.com HADESTOWN (2 hrs 25 mins) Two classic love stories are set to a New Orleans beat in the 2019 Tony-winning musical. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.hadestown.com
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (Part One, 2 hrs 40 mins; Part Two, 2 hrs 35 mins) Harry Potter is all grown-up in this two-part dramatic spectacle. Lyric Theatre, 214 W. 43rd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929, www.harry pottertheplay.com
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THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM (Closes Nov. 24) (1 hr 20 mins, no intermission) André and Madeleine, his wife of 50 years, are in the twilight of their lives in Florian Zeller’s play, starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins. Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.man hattantheatreclub.com THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL (2 hrs 5 mins) based on the novel by Rick Riordan, the rock musical follows a teen—a son of Poseidon—on his mission to find Zeus’ lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.light ningthiefmusical.com
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HAMILTON (2 hrs 45 mins) America’s past is told through the hip-hop sounds of today in the musical about political mastermind Alexander Hamilton. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.hamil tonbroadway.com
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LINDA VISTA (Closes Nov. 10) (2 hrs 40 mins) Divorced Wheeler strikes out on his own in Tracy Letts’ comedy for adults. Hayes Theater, 240 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.541.4516, www.2st.com THE LION KING (2 hrs 30 mins) Theatergoers of all ages sing along at the hit stage version of Disney’s animated movie. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717, www.lionking.com 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 onbroadway.com
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OKLAHOMA! (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 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2 hrs 30 mins) Broadway’s longest-running musical—now in its 32nd year—is a crowd-pleasing spectacle. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.phantombroadway.com
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THE ROSE TATTOO (Closes Dec. 8) (2 hrs 30 mins) The revival of Tennessee Williams’ play stars Marisa Tomei as a grieving widow who finds love and passion again. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300, www.roundabouttheatre.org
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MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL (2 hrs 35 mins) With Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie for inspiration, the musical celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and l’amour. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 877.250.2929, www .moulinrougemusical.com
SLAVE PLAY (Closes Jan. 5) (2 hrs, no intermission) Jeremy O. Harris’ play explores race, sex and power. Suitable for ages 17 and older. John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.slave playbroadway.com THE SOUND INSIDE (Closes Jan. 12) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) In Adam Rapp’s play, a tenured professor of creative writing (Mary-Louise Parker) and a talented student (Will Hochman) connect. Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.soundin sidebroadway.com
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (2 hrs 35 mins) Harper Lee’s novel has been adapted for the stage. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.tokilla mockingbirdbroadway.com TOOTSIE (2 hrs 35 mins) The Tony Awardwinning musical comedy is based on the 1982 movie. Marquis Theatre, 210 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.toot siemusical.com 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 WICKED (2 hrs 45 mins) A green-hued girl is branded the Wicked Witch of the West in the musical, now in its 17th year. Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.wick edthemusical.com
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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 .fiddlernyc.com FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION (Thru Nov. 30) The all-new edition of the musical spoof by Gerard Alessandrini lampoons such current Broadway hits as “Moulin Rouge,” “Beetlejuice,” “Tootsie,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and stars including Billy Porter, Ben Platt, Bette Midler and others. The Triad, 158 W. 72nd St., btw Columbus Ave. & Broadway, 212.279.4200, www.forbidden broadway.com
Nov. 2: Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder. Nov. 8 & 9: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 15-16: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 18: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 22: Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal. Nov. 30: Arlo Guthrie’s Annual Thanksgiving Concert. Seventh Ave., at W. 57th St., 212.247.7800, www .carnegiehall.org CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES (Nov. 8-Jan. 5) (1 hr 30 mins) This holiday variety show features the world-famous precision dance team. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 866.858.0007, www .rockettes.com DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK The creative producing entity presents diverse programs of music performed by leading musicians, the
Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers. Nov. 17: Sing! Christmas Dreams. Nov. 24: The Holiday Music of Eric Whitacre. Dec.1: Messiah … Refreshed! Dec. 2: The Holiday Music of Mark Hayes and Pepper Choplin. Carnegie Hall, Seventh Ave., at W. 57th St., 212.247.7800. www.dciny.org JOYCE THEATER The venue, devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary dance, welcomes renowned companies from the United States and abroad. Highlights: Oct. 29-Nov. 3: Black Dance. Nov. 5-7: Ephrat Asherie Dance. Nov. 9-10: Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Nov. 13-17: Kate Wallich + The YC X Perfume Genius. Nov. 19-Dec. 1: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca. 175 Eighth Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.0800, www.joyce.org METROPOLITAN OPERA The 2019–2020 season features new productions and old favorites. Nov. 1, 4, 7, 10: “Orfeo ed Euridice.” Nov. 2 (matinee), 6, 9
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 ROCK OF AGES (Closes Jan. 12) (2 hrs 15 mins) A small-town girl and her big-city boyfriend join forces to save a Sunset Strip rock club from demolition in this hit musical propelled by rock ballads and power anthems from the 1980s. New World Stages, Stage 3, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200, www.rock ofagesmusical.com
Dance+Music CARNEGIE HALL Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is the venerable concert hall’s 129th. Highlights:
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BIG APPLE CIRCUS (Oct. 12-Feb. 2) NYC’s very own intimate one-ring circus—no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action—marks its 42nd season with Brooklynborn ringmaster (Storm
Marrero); The Aliev Troupe aerial acrobats; a straps act; a hand balancing duo and more. Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, W. 62nd St., at Amsterdam Ave., 646.793.9313, www.bigapple circus.com
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(matinee), 13, 16 (evening), 22, 25: “Madama Butterfly.” Nov. 2 (evening), 5, 9 (evening), 14, 17, 21: “La Bohème.” Nov. 8, 12, 15, 19, 23 (matinee), 30 (evening): “Akhnaten.” Nov. 16 (matinee), 20, 23 (evening), 26, 30 (matinee): “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Nov. 29: “The Queen of Spades.” Metropolitan Opera House, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000, www.metopera.org NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC The city’s preeminent classical-music orchestra is under the direction of Jaap van Zweden. Concerts: Nov. 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14-16, 21-23, 27, 29, 30. David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656, www.nyphil.org
JAZZ STANDARD An eclectic lineup of worldclass artists performing classic jazz to funk, R&B, blues and more, plus Blue Smoke restaurant’s award-winning barbecue. Highlights: Nov. 1-3: Bria Skonberg. Nov. 8-10: Kenny Werner Quartet. Nov. 14-17: Vincius Cantuaria sings Jobim and Joao. Nov. 19-24: Bill Frisell. Nov. 26-27, 29-Dec. 1: Maria Schneider Orchestra. 116 E. 27th St., btw Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. So., 212.576.2232, www .jazzstandard.com VILLAGE VANGUARD Since 1935, this intimate Village stalwart has been one of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Highlights: Oct.
DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA This intimate club boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the glittering Manhattan skyline. Highlights: Nov. 1-2: Stefon Harris & Blackout. Nov. 5-6: Paul Nedzela Quartet. Nov. 7-10: Tom Harrell Infinity Band. Nov. 14-17: Willie Jones III. Nov. 20-21: The RodBros. Nov. 22-24: Paula West. Nov. 26-27, 29-30, Dec. 1: Wycliffe Gordon & Friends. Dinner served nightly. Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Cir., Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.258.9595, www .jazz.org/dizzys
29-Nov. 3: John Zorn: New Masada Quartet. Nov. 5-10: Fred Hersch Trio. Nov. 12-17: Dayna Stephens Quintet. Nov. 19-24: Javon Jackson Quartet. Nov. 26-Dec. 1: Jason Moran & The Bandwagon. Every M: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. 178 Seventh Ave. So., btw Perry & W. 11th sts., 212.255.4037, www.village vanguard.com
Pop/Rock Venues BARCLAYS CENTER Brooklyn’s state-of-the-art entertainment and sports arena. Highlights: Nov. 2: Marc Anthony. Nov. 8: Logic. Nov. 12: Ariana Grande. Nov. 15-17: Disney on Ice Presents Road Trip Adventures. Nov. 19: Tool. Nov. 23: Jonas Brothers. 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000, www .barclayscenter.com
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BEACON THEATRE Pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights: Nov. 1: Blues Traveler. Nov. 2: The Fab Faux. Nov. 3: Nick Offerman. Nov. 7: Tom Segura (New York Comedy Festival). Nov. 8: Scott Aukerman and guests (New York Comedy Festival). Nov. 9: Randy Rainbos (New York Comedy Festival). Nov. 13: Charlie Daniels Band. Nov. 1416: Joe Bonamassa. Nov. 17-18: Sylvan Esso. Nov. 20: Il Divo. Nov. 21-22: Jerry Seinfeld. Nov. 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, Dec. 2, 3, 5, 6: Bob Dylan. 2124 Broadway, at W. 74th St., 866.858.0008, www.msg.com/beacon-theatre MADISON SQUARE GARDEN A major entertainment and sporting arena. Highlights: Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Dead & Company. Nov. 8: Trevor Noah (New York Comedy Festival). Nov. 9: Slayer. Nov. 15: Billy Joel. Nov. 19: SuperM. Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008, www.msg.com/ madison-square-garden
Special Event WINTER’S EVE AT LINCOLN SQUARE (Dec. 2) NYC’s largest outdoor holiday festival transforms Broadway, btw The Shops at
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Columbus Circle and W. 70th St., into a winter wonderland, featuring live musical entertainment, in-store activities, ice sculpting, food tastings, a tree-lighting ceremony and more. 5:30-9 pm—rain, snow or shine. Dante Park, Broadway, at W. 63rd St., 212.581.3774, www .winterseve.nyc
SHOPPING Department Stores
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
NEIMAN MARCUS This is the renowned store’s first-ever brick-and-mortar flagship in NYC. 20 Hudson Yards, at 10th Ave. & W. 33rd St., www.neimanmarcus.com
Celebrate together! This holiday season, spend a special day at American Girl New York. Enjoy holiday events, get girl and doll styles in the salon, and share conversation over a meal in our café. Plus, be sure to check out our new interactive Doll Hospital and Julie’s Groovy World. Wishes granted.
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NORDSTROM Merchandise in the seven-floor, 320,000-square-foot flagship includes clothing, accessories, shoes, beauty, children and home. W. 57th St. & Broadway, www.nordstrom.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
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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,
MACY’S HERALD SQUARE The store spans a full city block. 151 W. 34th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.695.4400, www.macys.com
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 TIFFANY & CO. 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
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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THE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS AT HUDSON YARDS Luxury and specialty stores fill this multifloor retail and dining destination. 20 Hudson Yards, at 10th Ave. & W. 33rd St., www .hudsonyardsnewyork.com THE SHOPS AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE There are more than 60 stores and fine restaurants under one roof, plus bars, a Central Park-view atrium, art installations, special events and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300, www.theshops atcolumbuscircle.com WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER Top-tier stores include Apple, Roberto Coin, Longines and Stuart Weitzman. 185 Greenwich St., btw Vesey & Barclay sts., 212.284.9982, www.westfield.com/westfield worldtradecenter
Toys+Games AMERICAN GIRL PLACE In addition to the popular historical and contemporary doll collection, the store sells doll accessories and matching doll-
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Transportation GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Trains run on the Metro-North railroad line to and from this landmark, which celebrated its centennial in 2013. Within the terminal, there are 60 shops and 35 dining options, as well as a seasonal Holiday Fair, Nov. 18-Dec. 24. E. 42nd St., btw Lexington & Vanderbilt aves., 212.340.2583, www.grandcen tralterminal.com
Tours CITYSIGHTS NY Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tours are a convenient way to see Manhattan by day and night. Visitors Center: 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.812.2700, www .citysightsny.com STATUE CRUISES Ferries carry visitors to and from the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. 877.523.9849, www.statuecruises.com
ATTRACTIONS Discounts 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
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 Transitâ€™s Mobile App. 973.275.5555, www.njtransit.com
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
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GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark structure houses 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 .guggenheim.org THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART American, European and Far Eastern fine and decorative art, plus fashion, fill this world-renowned 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 THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM The private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan is now a research facility and museum featuring rare 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, www .themorgan.org MUSEUM OF MODERN ART One of the world’s greatest repositories of late-19th-, 20th- and 21st-century works of art. Sa-Th 10:30 am-5:30 pm, F 10:30 am-8 pm. 11 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.708.9400, www.moma.org
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remembrance. 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: 180 Greenwich St., btw Liberty & Fulton sts., 212.266.5211, www .911memorial.org WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 20th-century and contemporary American art and artists. Open M, W, Th, Sa & Su 10:30 am-6 pm, F 10:30 am-10 pm. 99 Gansevoort St., btw Washington & West sts., 212.570.3600, www.whitney.org
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ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY The three-level indoor observatory is at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Open daily 8 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
DINING Downtown Manhattan
BÂTARD— Contemporary European. TriBeCa’s elegant Michelin-star classic serves inventive cuisine and expertly prepared cocktails, supplemented by an extensive wine list. D (M-Sa). 239 West Broadway, at N. Moore
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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 aves., 212.736.3100, www .esbnyc.com
St., 212.219.2777, www.myriad restaurantgroup.com KATZ’S DELICATESSEN— Jewish/American. This iconic spot has been serving pastrami, corned beef, knishes, pickles and more since 1888. B, L & D (daily). 205 E. Houston St., at Ludlow St., 212.254.2246, www .katzsdelicatessen.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.myriad restaurantgroup.com
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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
(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
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
Midtown Manhattan 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
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
JOE ALLEN—American. Pre- and post-theater dining is a tradition at this warm go-to, known for its comfort food and posters of Broadway flops. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). 326 W. 46th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.581.6464, www.joe allenrestaurant.com
P.J. CLARKE’S— American. Burgers, steaks and shepherd’s pie in a saloon environment across the street from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. L & D (daily). 44 W. 63rd St., btw Broadway & Columbus Ave., 212.957.9700, www.pjclarkes.com
NOBU FIFTY SEVEN— Japanese. The sister of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s renowned Downtown spot. L & D (daily). 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.757.3000. www.myri adrestaurantgroup.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
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Drew Nieporent and Myriad Restaurant Group invite you to
FIG & OLIVE— Mediterranean. The chic, Upper East Side location is the perfect setting in which to enjoy the restaurant’s famed Mediterranean cuisine and signature cocktails. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 808 Lexington Ave., btw E. 62nd & E. 63rd sts., 212.207.4555; and two other NYC locations. www .figandolive.com
PATSY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—Italian. This family-run restaurant
For great dining experiences:
Great American Food & Wine 375 Greenwich St. 212-941-3900 Winner of the WINE SPECTATOR Grand Award Since 2002
Award-winning New Style Japanese 195 Broadway 212-219-0500
Modern European Dining 239 West Broadway 212-219-2777 Winner! BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN AMERICA James Beard Awards 2015
Award-winning New Style Japanese - MIDTOWN 40 West 57th Street 212-757-3000
Where to Go
This month’s top picks for shopping, attractions and more TRIBECA GRILL A NYC hospitality landmark in its third decade, Tribeca Grill continues to play a starring role in the vibrant downtown-dining scene. Owned by famed restaurateur Drew Nieporent and Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, the Grill provides an engaging NYC dining experience, enhanced with a Grand Award-winning wine list and great people-watching. 375 Greenwich St., 212.941.3900, www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA From the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, this is the musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and an undeniable obsession that could never die. The breathtaking original production is directed by the great Hal Prince. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., 212.239.6200, www.phantombroadway.com
THE FRICK COLLECTION Housed in the Gilded Age mansion of Henry Clay Frick on NYC’s famed Fifth Avenue, the Frick is one of the most important collections of fine art in the world, featuring works by Bellini, El Greco, Rembrandt, Titian, Turner, and many others. The museum also contains European porcelains and eighteenth-century French furniture. Children under age ten are not admitted. 1 E. 70th St., 212.288.0700, www.frick.org
THE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Experience the ultimate New York City holiday celebration—the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes® presented by Chase! Radio City Music Hall® transforms into a winter wonderland, where Christmas comes to life and the Rockettes® dazzle. November 8 –January 5. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., Ticketmaster® at 866.858.0007, www.rockettes.com/christmas
AMERICAN DREAM American Dream, located in East Rutherford, NJ, is a hub for indoor family entertainment. Nickelodeon Universe, the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere, and a NHL-regulation size ice rink opened on October 25. DreamWorks Water Park opens in November, and Big SNOW will open in December, with more attractions coming in early 2020. 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ, www.americandream.com
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Santa’s Not-So-Little Helper At 46 feet tall and 64 feet long, the Elf on the Shelf is one of the largest balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 28. The fellow’s frisky, too. It takes 90 handlers to hold him down.