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the guide 32 ENTERTAINMENT

Shows, ticket information, bars, cabarets, concerts, events, sports 52 GALLERIES+ANTIQUES

Antiques shops and centers, auction houses, commercial fine art galleries 56 SHOPPING

Fashion, décor, gifts, pampering spas, services, department stores 66 MUSEUMS+ATTRACTIONS

Major art museums, must-see sights, historical treasures 72 DINING

Eateries by neighborhood, plus restaurants in the Outer Boroughs 86 TRANSPORTATION+TOURS

where now 8 Have a Ball Times Square ignites on New Year’s Eve, plus kinky boots for sale, and beware the Bard: He’s everywhere!

10 Cups of Cheer Tummy-warming drinks, for all tastes and ages.

12 Merry Midtown

Travel services, getting around, limousines, group and walking tours 92 MAPS

Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens street maps, bus and subway routes

Also Inside 4 Editor’s Letter 90 Numbers to Note 96 30 Things We Love PHOTO: © REB IMAGES/IMAGE SOURCE/CORBIS

New eateries in the Midtown belt, near NYC’s shopping meccas.

14 Holidates Cyndi Lauper is home, the Rockettes keep kicking, plus classics that still stir the heart: Handel’s Messiah and The Nutcracker.

16 Day Tripper Discover why everyone is talking about Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

18 Holiday Hit Parade BY Walecia Konrad Enjoy a dressed-for-the-holidays city on a dime (or less).

26 Around the World Special gifts, culled from faraway lands.

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Brrrr...ing It On! I remember reading somewhere that composer/singer Randy Newman, in talking about the holidays, always preferred a warm-weather Christmas. Thatʼs a concept I could never quite wrap my head around. As much as I love summer and start complaining as soon as I have to scrounge around the house for my leather gloves, I also have to admit, I am a four seasons kind of gal, especially when it comes to holiday time. And there is nothing that symbolizes the holiday season better than the chill of December: crisp, cold air, a few snowflakes here and there, and watching your own puffs of smokelike breath while chatting with someone on a street corner. Thatʼs just the right atmosphere to paint the town red and green, from window-shopping via the fabulous department store holiday windows (Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macyʼs) to admiring the stunning Christmas trees at Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The holidays are italicized everywhere around town, and this monthʼs feature story, “Holiday Hit Parade,” shows you just how to celebrate them, with glorious music events and sights uptown, downtown and midtown—without having to spend a dime. Elsewhere, our Holiday Gift Guide gives you some fresh ideas for shopping around the world, without leaving the island. Then there are, of course, the classic New York celebrations of the holidays: The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, Christmas at Carnegie Hall with the New York Choral Society, the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. Pop empress Cyndi Lauper is at the Beacon Theatre for her “Home for the Holidays” concert and, for a fix of our Rockettes, head over to Radio City Music Hall. You will need your scarf and your hat, but, hey, Randy Newman, Christmas isnʼt Christmas if you arenʼt feeling a little like Frosty the Snowman!

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Have a Ball The annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop draws at least one million revelers to Times Square, noisemakers in hand. At 11:59 p.m., the sparkling crystal sphere begins its anticipated descent, followed by a midnight blast that leaves celebrants covered in confetti. For info: 212.452.5283

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ART SCENE PHOTOS: TIMES SQUARE, COUNTDOWN ENTERTAINMENT; VARIATIONS ON A THEME: 25 YEARS OF DESIGN FROM THE AJDC PIECES, HAP SAKWA; KINKY BOOTS SKETCH, COURTESY OF KENNETH COLE; ROMEO AND JULIET, CAROL ROSEGG

Treasure Trove If you ever doubted that a piece of jewelry is a work of art, your faith will be restored immediately by the American Jewelry Design Council’s Variations on a Them me: 25 Years of Design From the AJDC (Forbes Galleries, 60 0 Fifth Ave., at 12th St., 212.206.5548, thru Feb. 22). The exh hibit features items from the nonprofit organization’s annual Design Project, in which each member (an independent artisan) creates a piece based on a specific theme. Some of the one-of-akind designs take the form of a wearable brooch, necklace or ring (and, indeed, have later been turned into an item for sale); others are more like tiny

Two pieces from the show: a necklace done for the “Wheel” theme of 1997 (top) and a pendant for 2009’s “Explosion” (below).

sculptures. One ingenious piece features two pairs of anatomically correct male and female lower torsos under a ruby bell (for the theme “Peekaboo”). “P k b ”) Th The show h iis arranged db by concept, and it’s fascinating to see the variety of interpretations: Objects for 2010’s “Tear,” for example, range from an Art Nouveau-style pendant of a fairy tearing open a pea pod to a bracelet with a Roy Lichtenstein-like image of a crying girl.

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Strut Yo’ Stuff Some boots are made for walking. Others are better suited for the strut. Anyone who’s seen the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots—the story of a shoe-factory owner who saves his business by making oversize footwear for drag queens—knows this all too well. Such fabulous footwear is no longer just fantasy: Kenneth Cole’s (95 Fifth Ave., at 17th St., 212.675.2550) Kinky Boots Collection features killer kicks inspired by the production (20 percent off with your ticket stub), including a seduc-tive pair of red stompers with 3.5-inch heels (right), available in women’ss sizes 5.5-11. Men, you’ll just have to try ‘em on to get your kicks.

THEATER

Brush Up Your Shakespeare For a dead playwright, William Shakespeare is alive and well on NYC stages. Check these out: a modern-dress Romeo and Juliet, starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad (left); Macbeth, with Ethan Hawke wielding the deadly dagger; Twelfth Night in which Mark Rylance flirts in drag and Richard III in which he wears the king’s pants. Director Julie Taymor brings her Lion King magic to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, while Falstaff sings, courtesy of Giuseppe Verdi, at the Metropolitan Opera. Finally, there’s Shakespeare and Elizabeth I: The Reality Show, composer Phoebe Legere’s fantasia about the Bard and his monarch. For details on these plays, refer to listings, beginning on p. 32.—Francis Lewis

MINI CITY Hand-carved, miniature wooden models of Downtown and Midtown Manhattan can be seen at the Skyccraper Museum, p. 70.

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Bloomingdale’s offers designer dinnerware, like this ornate Marchesa by Lenox place setting.

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Cups of Cheer Oh, the weather outside is frightful—but a on hot drink inside is delightful. Toast the season d. with some toasty libations, spicy or spirited.

AN APPLE A DAY In agrarian times, almost every American farmhouse kept a barrel of homemade apple cider on its porch (if it happened to ferment, so much the better).

Celebrate that pioneering spirit with a Cidra al Ron, offered at aptly named Burning Waters Cantina (116 MacDougal St., btw Bleecker & W. 3rd sts., 646.707.0078). It’s made of applejack and Caliche rum that’s set aflame, then mixed with apple cider and garnished with a cinnamon stick. Prefer something more European in flavor? Barclay Bar & Grill (Intercontinental New York Barclay, 111 E. 48th St., at Lexington Ave., 212. 906.3130) plucks some Calvados from its extensive collection, combines it with heated cider, and then crowns the mixture with homemade whipped cream. HAUTE COCOA Made with water, instead of milk, Gallic-style hot chocolate is thick enough to eat with a spoon. Sample some at café/chocolatier MarieBelle New York k (484 Broome St., btw W. Broadway & Wooster St., 212.925.6999); the Aztec version, 70 percent cacao, comes with a chili-pepper kick. Equally decadent: The new American Dream Apple Pie Hot Chocolate served within the whimsical confines of Max Brenner (841 Broadway, btw E. 13th & E. 14th sts., 646. 467.8803): white cocoa steeped with caramel apple and topped with whipped cream. JAVA JIVE Speaking of schlag: Nobody made better use of frothy dairy than the Viennese. Served in a glass over espresso— as they do at Café Sabarsky (Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave., at 86th St., 212.288.0665), a recreation of a turn-of-the20th-century Viennese coffee house—it elevates a humble cup of joe into a work of art.

SWEDISH PUNCH For centuries, Scandinavians have celebrated with glögg, a steaming red wine; a flaming hot poker was the original heating method of choice. Chef Marcus Jernmark of Aquavit (65 E. 55th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.307.7311) doesn’t go that far, but otherwise follows tradition, infusing his blend of wine, bourbon and vodka with dried figs, orange, spices and sugar; the concoction is served over sliced almonds and raisins, with gingersnaps on the side. TEA TOTALER You can actually get Christmas tea, one of the dozens of blends served at Alice’s Tea Cup (102 W. 73rd St., at Columbus Ave., 212.799.3006) all year long. But this is a very appropriate time to savor the brew of fruits, hibiscus, rose hips, almond, cinnamon and cloves, served in a fairyland-themed setting. OLDIE BUT GOODIE Dating back to the 1820s, the Tom and Jerry—a milky punch made with eggs, rum and brandy, like eggnog’s hot cousin—was, as Damon Runyon wrote, “once so popular that many people think Christmas [was] invented only to furnish an excuse for hot Tom and Jerry, although of course this is by no means true.” Cocktail lounge Pegu Club (77 W. Houston St., at W. Broadway, 212.473.7348) whips up a batch every year.—Troy Segal

PHOTOS: COCOA PO WDER, COFFEE BEANS AND HOT CHOCOLATE, ISTOCK

CELTIC KICK The hot toddy, a whiskey/ warm water/sugar concoction developed in Scotland (where they know from damp) was once thought to cure the sick. Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen (87 Second Ave., at E. 5th St., 646. 606.2384) does a variation on the classic, the Hot Tully, made of Tullamore D.E.W. (an Irish whiskey), mixed with simple syrup, hot H₂O and fresh lemon juice. The flu is bound to flee.

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Merry Midtown Once a moribund dining scene, the middle of Manhattan is bursting nowadays with a bevy of new restaurants and lounges—oases to refresh you as you make the merry round of the area’s retailers. Named after a healing herb, BETONY Y (41 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.465.2400) is a restorative indeed, in between its innovative-butnot-fussy American fare, smooth-as-silk service and boiserie-and-exposed-brick setting full of cozy, dim nooks. It’s ideally situated after a stint shopping at the elegant clothing emporia Bergdorf Goodman and Bergdorf Goodman Men, or the Rizzoli Bookstore.

Southern Italian dishes, such as rigatoni with spicy sausage, reign at Il Gattopardo.

Stewed, then seared, short ribs are a Betony specialty.

The Mixing Room offers cocktails and Asian nibbles.

Three grand, gilded Renaissance Revival rooms from the 19th century housing updated classic French cuisine: That summarizes the scene at VILLARD MICHEL RICHARD (New York Palace, 455 Madison Ave., btw E. 50th & E. 51st sts., 212.891.8100)—a perfect place to peruse your purchases from grande dame department store Saks Fifth Avenue across the street. Want something lighter? Tucked off a hotel lobby, THE MIXING ROOM (The Lexington New York City, 511 Lexington Ave., at E. 48th St., 212.755.4400) proffers concoctions bursting with fresh fruit juices, along with Chinese appetizers. Just want a drink? After scoring TV souvenirs at Rockefeller Center‘s NBC Experience Store, there’s no venue cooler (literally) than MINUS 5 ICE BAR (New York Hilton, 1335 Sixth Ave., at W. 53rd St., 212.757.4610), an igloo palace kept at 23 F. The Midtown turnaround also includes some refreshed favorites. DB BISTRO MODERNE (55 W. 44th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.391.2400) has sleek new gray décor to accompany a new menu juxtaposing Gallic staples with seasonal specialties. The lunch prix fixe ensures ample time to shop at two bastions of updated classic wear, Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart, a few blocks east. Long a destination for fine Neapolitan cucina, IL GATTOPARDO (13-15 W.

54th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.246.0412) has a new white-on-white home, an appropriately high-style setting to ponder the avant-garde housewares you saw at the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store, the next street over.—T.S.

A spicy special: eggs in tomato sauce.

CIAO, BAMBINO Trattoria Il Mulino (36 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. & Broadway, 212.777.8448), an offshoot of veteran Il Mulino, is an ideal site for a bite, especially if the jewelry at nearby Iosselliani has whipped up an appetite for Italian. Like its parent, the newbie serves Abruzze classics, but the emphasis is on rustic fare (pastas, pizzas), and the décor (as moda dictates) refined industrial.

PHOTOS: THE MIXING R OOM, FRANK OUDEMAN; IL GAT TOPARDO RIGATONI, PAULA SORRENTINO; BE TONY SHOR T RIBS, BUR CU ATALAY TANKUT; TRAT TORIA IL MULINO EGGS, QUENTIN BACON

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WHAT’S JINGLING IN SECONDS FLAT Written by William Frierson IV; Edited by Francis Lewis

DEC. 7 CYNDI LAUPER & FRIENDS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS The pop queen (below) rallies celebrity talent, from Pink to Rosie O’Donnell, during a show benefiting homeless LGBTQ youths at the Beacon Theatre. For full details, see p. 47

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Holiday Hoopla The weeks before Christmas are filled with familiar, feel-good sensations. Some cite the smell of warm eggnog. Others, that chance mistletoe encounter. Ask a New Yorker, and it’s a safe bet he’ll glowingly mention the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Whether seeing it for the first time or fiftieth, this entertainment extravaganza—featuring dazzling numbers, from “The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” to a live Nativity scene—makes even the grumpiest of Scrooges smile. The legendary Rockettes (above) return for their 86th year, displaying the cheerful energy, synchronized dance moves and sculpted calves that have made the show a classic. Afterward, your mood might even rise as high as their signature kicks. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 866.858.0007

Where to Eat 〔DEL FRISCO'S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE〕 Steaks and

seafood in a cavernous space. 1221 Sixth Ave., at W. 49th St., 212.575.5129. Where to Keep Rockin’ 〔ROCK CENTER CAFÉ〕 Cocktails with views of the ice-skaking rink. 20 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7620.

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Seasonal Stalwart Imaginations soar as Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score is brought to life during American Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcrackerr (right)) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave., at Ashland Pl., Brooklyn, 718.636.4100).

DEC. 8 RESCUE SANTA St. Nick himself is saved from the roof of the New York City Fire Museum by the firefighters whose department and history the venue celebrates. Plus, hot chocolate, carols and photo opportunities with Santa. For full details, see p. 69. DEC. 12 & 15 HANDEL’S MESSIAH H The 1741 masterpiece is performed live by the orchestra and choral group Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. For full details, see p. 48. DEC. 1921 PAUL WINTER’S WINTER SOLSTICE Jazz, world music and interpretive dance converge inside a grand cathedral during this celebration of winter’s advent. For full details, see p. 50.

RUN The New York Road Runners Midnight Run (nyrr.org) features music, fireworks and costume-clad revelers at the Central Park Bandshell, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m.

PHOTOS: RADIO CIT Y CHRISTMAS SPECTACUL AR, MSG ENTER TAINMENT; AMERICAN BALLE T THEATRE’S THE NUTCRACKER, GENE SCHIAV ONE; CYNDI LAUPER, GAVIN BOND

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BY JONI SWEET

Check out Brooklyn’s hippest neighborhood, which has evolved from its industrial roots into a thriving cultural center with edgy entertainment

When Matt Viragh set out to combine dinner and a movie under one roof, he had to lobby New York State’s governor to overturn a Prohibition-era law banning the sale of alcohol in movie theaters before Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave., btw Berry St. and Wythe Ave., 718.384.3980) could provide cocktails with its screenings. The theater now serves up movie-inspired meals and drinks in front of the big screen, which regularly rotates cult classics, indie flicks from local filmmakers and seasonally selected favorites. Get there early to enjoy a beer at the bar (right) and browse Nitehawk’s vintage VHS tapes.

Ringmaster If you’re hoping to add some charm to your jewelry collection, look no further than Catbird (219 Bedford Ave., btw N. Fourth and N. Fifth sts., 718.599.3457), which brands itself as “the Brooklyn mecca for all things sparkly and exciting.” The shop offers a line of signature stacking rings (above), engagement rings and wedding bands and everyday jewelry with dainty designs of horseshoes, stars, letters and, of course, cats and birds. Catbird curates its selection from New Yorkbased designers and also sells quality gifts, such as calendars, candles and body products.

QUIRKY COLLECTION With hundreds of Statuettes of Liberty, a burlesquethemed closet and boxes of New York World’s Fair memorabilia (below), City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., 718.782.4842, $5 admission) considers itself more of a “cabinet of curiosities” than a museum. What started as a basement window display has grown into a volunteer-run civic organization, complete with block parties and exhibitions of New York stuff collected by members of the community.

HOW TO GET THERE By Subway: Take the L to Bedford Ave. or the G to Metropolitan Ave.

PHOTOS: NITEHAWK CINEMA, PEDR O FERIA PINO; CATBIRD, COUR TESY OF CATBIRD; CIT Y RELIQUARY, ANNA O. GRANT

DARK DINING

HIT THE LANES With bands, DJs, snacks and drinks, Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave., at N. 12th St., 718.963.3369) spruces up the standard 10-pin game.

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Free (or almost free) places to see New York City’s most glorious lights and sights.

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ew York City is ablaze during the holiday season. From baroque to jazzy, from avant-garde to kitsch, Gotham bequeaths holiday glitter for just about everyone’s taste. In addition to trees, there are everevolving window displays, light shows, model trains and holiday markets. At this time of year, the phrase, “Bright Lights, Big City,” takes on a whole new meaning. And most of the fanfare won’t cost much, if anything at all.

Big Bushes. Rising 70 to 100 feet tall and reached by a path of illuminated, trumpet-blowing angels, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (30 Rockefeller Plz., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.588.8601, thru Jan. 7) is the grandfather of holiday evergreens and never fails to thrill, even after 81 years. The tree-lighting ceremony, a celebrity-studded event interspersed with musical numbers, takes place on Dec. 4. Keep the kids up late and head to 30 Rock in the evening (lights out isn’t until 11:30 p.m. most days throughout the season), if you

want to avoid the most intense crowds and really get to gaze. Once you’ve had your fill of fir, head west to the stretch of giant office towers on Sixth Ave., aka the Avenue of the Americas, from W. 47th to W. 52nd sts. Each building seems to compete with the next for the most ingenious, outsized decorations Still growing, in its front plaza: giant red ornaafter 81 years: The ments, gargantuan Christmas Rockefeller Center lights, skyscraper-high toy solChristmas Tree. diers, a humongous toy train. Fifteen blocks uptown, Lincoln Center rivals Rockefeller Plaza for holiday spirit. The dominant tree of the Upper West Side, with thousands of lights and ornaments, is lit on Dec. 2 during the 14th annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square festival (winterseve.org, 212.581.7762). The celebration starts at 5:30 p.m. in Dante Park, a patch of green across from Lincoln Center (Broadway & W. 63rd St.), and stretches along Broadway, from the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle to W. 68th St., with performances from Broadway and jazz artists, food from local eateries and ice sculpting. Elsewhere in Manhattan you

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can enjoy some of the most creative conifers without encounterVisual Displays. No matter what the temperature, a giant ing Jurassic Park-size crowds. The South Street Seaport Christsnowflake always floats over 57th St. and Fifth Ave. this time of UNICEF Snowflake is adorned with mas Tree (actually a steel structure covered in greens, adorned year. 16,000 Baccarat crystal prisms and, while it looks lighter than air, with thousands of LED lights), for instance, makes its post-Superit weighs 3,300 pounds. Of course, it’s not enough for Big Apple storm Sandy comeback with the opening of a brand-new skating holiday lights to just twinkle. Back at The Shops at Columbus rink (11 Fulton St., at Front St., 212.732.8257). After a twirl on the Circle (Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 58th & ice—the rink is free, though there is a skate-rental fee—grab a W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300), one dozen drink or a bite to eat at any of the restau14-foot stars dangling from the ceiling rants surrounding the Seaport. of the central atrium put on Holiday The giant tree in Washington Square Under the Stars, an illuminated show Park (Fifth Ave. & Waverly Pl., washing choreographed to seasonal tunes thru tonsquarenyc.org), just under the famous Jan. 3, from 5 p.m. to midnight each Stanford White-designed arch, is another night. After a three-year hiatus, the Downtown crowd-pleaser. Uptown, take Holiday Light Show in Grand Central a stroll on Park Ave. (fundforparkavenue Terminal (Park Ave., at E. 42nd St., grand .org, 212.705.4237), anywhere from E. 54th centralterminal.com), shown against the to E. 96th St., to inhale the scent of 104 giant windows of the main concourse, balsam firs, each strung with 25 strands is being revived in 2013 in honor of of white lights, that occupy the central the station’s 100th anniversary. You can meridians Dec. 8 thru mid-January. The catch the six-minute-long display every tradition of planting and illuminating half hour daily from 5 to 11 p.m., thru them started back in 1945, in memory of Dec. 26. World War II soldiers. Today, they salute The grand department stores of the all veterans, in a tree-lighting ceremony city put on quite a show, too, giving a conducted outside the Brick Presbyterian The American Museum of Natural Hiswhole new meaning to window-shopChurch (Park Ave. & E. 91st St.). tory offers up an origami tree each year.

PHOTOS: HOLIDAY UNDER THE STARS, COUR TESY OF THE SHOPS AT COLUMBUS CIR CLE; ORIGAMI TREE, AMNH/R MICKENS

Dangling stars put on a sound-and-light show at The Shops at Columbus Circle.

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Some 200 figures populate the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s crèche.

FOR THE PRICE OF ADMISSION … These special holiday sights cost a bit, but are worth dipping into pockets for: • The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212.535.7710) Christ-

Human and puppet celebrants at the annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square festival.

ria’s most elegant and original fashions and accessories, of course. And let’s not forget a fourth “b” farther east: Bloomingdale’s. This year, the Upper East Side flagship (1000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.753.2000) displays oversize presents celebrating holiday shopping around the world. Holiday Gift Markets. Borrowing from its Northern European counterparts, NYC has embraced the idea of outdoor holiday markets. With their tented stalls and vendors selling hot spiced cider and sweets, they often evoke a feeling more Prague than Gotham. One especially elaborate affair is the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park (W. 40th to W. 42nd sts., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., bryantpark.org). Along with

mas Tree and ornate Neapolitan Baroque Crèche are holiday traditions that combine two different decorative customs: decorated trees from Protestant Northern Europe and Nativity scenes, popular in Roman Catholic lands (what could express the season of universal peace better than that?). Located in the first-floor Medieval Sculpture Hall, they’re on view thru Jan. 6. • The Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History (Central Park W., at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100) is on display thru Jan. 12 in the museum’s Grand Gallery. Volunteers begin folding paper in July to complete the 500 decorations on this unique tree, designed each year around a

special theme; this year’s is “Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful,” honoring the museum’s The Power of Poison exhibit. During the holidays, volunteers are on hand, conducting tutorials in the art of origami folding. • Buy a ticket (in advance, if possible) and get on board at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx River Parkway, at Fordham Rd., Bronx, 718.817.8700), whose Enid A. Haupt Conservatory hosts an elaborate Holiday Train Show thru Jan. 12. The historic model trains travel a leafy quarter mile of track that’s lined with mini replicas of New York landmarks, made of twigs, bark, seeds and other plant parts. Refuel with fare inspired by NYC nabes at the new Holiday Pavilion.

PHOTOS: WINTER’S E VE AT LINCOLN SQUARE, LINCOLN SQUARE BID; DE TAIL OF NEAPOLITAN BAR OQUE CRÈCHE, COUR TESY OF THE ME TR OPOLITAN MUSEUM OF AR T

ping. These do get crowded during the day, so prepare to navigate through long lines and red ropes to get an up front glimpse of some of the most elaborate holiday tableaux in the world. Remember, the wait is half the fun, especially if you can snag a hot chocolate at a local diner or some warm chestnuts from a street vendor. Best to start at Macy’s Herald Square (151 W. 34th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.465.0500), whose windows always feature scenes from the classic film Miracle on 34th Street, among other displays. Then make your way over to Fifth Ave. and up to Lord & Taylor (424 Fifth Ave., btw 38th & 39th sts., 212.391.3344), known for its miniature animated figures in nostalgic holiday scenes. Ten blocks north, you’ll hit Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000), which is partial to doing storybook-themed windows. Don’t forget to duck inside: The entire ground floor is transformed into a winter wonderland of snow-dusted pine branches. Not to neglect the city’s legendary three “b”s of retail: Henri Bendel (712 Fifth Ave., btw 55th & 56th sts., 212.247.1100), Bergdorf Goodman (754 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.753.7300), and, one block east, Barneys New York (660 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.826.8900), which annually vie for the most hip, humorous window displays in town. Past themes have featured everything from The Great Gatsby to Cirque du Soleil—along with examples of the empo-

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125 holiday shops (thru Jan. 5), the scene features a free skating pavilion (with a fee for skate rentals) and the Celsius restaurant, both thru Mar. 2. A 54-foot-tall decorated Norway spruce presides over all. Near the southwestern entrance to Central Park is the Columbus Circle Holiday Market (Central Park W. , at W. 59th St., Dec. 4-24), featuring crafts vendors and local food carts representing a range of cuisines from Turkish to Mexican. Its Downtown cousin is the Union Square Holiday Market (E. 14th St. & Union Sq. W., thru Dec. 24). After meandering its merry maze of stalls, head a few blocks north to Rolf’s German Restaurant (281 Third Ave., at E. 22nd St., 212.473.8718) to witness one of the most elaborate showcases of Bavarian decorations ever. You can shop under a different kind of sky at the Grand Central Holiday Fair. Held in Grand Central Terminal’s soaring, chandeliered Vanderbilt Hall thru Christmas Eve, the market is a showcase for New York City-area artisans this year; the 76 vendors offer foods, jewelry, clothing, art and even pet toys. Afterward, make your way to the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store in the Shuttle Passage next to the Station Master’s office to see the Holiday Train Show (thru Feb. 23). This year’s exhibit features vintage miniatures and posters from the museum’s collection, along with Lionel model trains running on a multitrack layout through New York City and

Tiny trains take a hoiday tour through NYC at the New York Botanical Garden. PHOTOS: HOLIDAY TRAIN SHO OW W, IV O M. VERMEULEN; UNICEF SNO WFLAKE, DONALD BO WERS

The UNICEF Snowflake sparkles above 57th St. and Fifth Ave.

environs—complete with a replica of Grand Central Terminal itself (where else would they depart from?). At holiday time, music always seems to fill the air. In New York, it fills hotel lobbies, too. A few blocks from Grand Central, the Intercontinental New York Barclay (111 E. 48th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.755.5900) hosts choral concerts Dec. 2-23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Holiday Vocal Arts Celebration groups range from Voices of Gotham, a barbershop chorus (Dec. 4), to the Broadway tune-loving Big Apple Chorus (Dec. 10) to the Renaissance Street Singers (Dec. 19). Bright Lights, Big Brooklyn. For the most over-the-top neighborhood home decorations, head for the subway, grab the D train to 18th Ave. in Brooklyn or the R train to 86th St. in Brooklyn, the closest stops to Dyker Heights. The neighborhood has long been known for its not just keep-up-with, but-gotta-beat-the Joneses Christmas decorating mania. Stroll from 11th Ave. to 13th Ave., and from 83rd to 86th sts., where you’re likely to see Baby Jesus, Santa Claus, nutcrackers and flying reindeer—all on one lawn! Some displays include recorded Christmas carols, animated decorations and even a live Saint Nicholas, when weather permits. All these delights without opening your wallet: The Big Apple is never more generous than during the holiday season. Take that, Ebenezer Scrooge.

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UNITED STATES Chunky cableknit sweaters, $250 each. The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.705.2000

Behind the glittering windows of New York City stores, an exotic array of gifts from (or inspired by) faraway lands beckon. MEXICO Glittering Twoolies sheep by Eleven Design Studio, $55. Story, 144 10th Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.4853

PATAGONIA Animaná Patagonia alpaca blanket, $546. ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway, at E. 19th St., 212.473.3000.

PHOTOS: BACKGR OUND IMAGE, “ YOUR W ORLD IN WATER COLOR,” BY JE E SS SICA DURRANT/JESSICA SICAILLUSTRATION.E IL TSY.COM; ALPAC CA BLANKE T, COUR TESY OF F ANIMAN Á PATAGONIA; G SWEATERS, COUR TESY OF BLOOMINGDALE S; T W OOLIES SHEEP, ELE VEN DESIGN STUDIO/T W OOLL IE BLOOMINGDALE’S; IES; UMBRELLA, COUR COU TESY O OF MARISOL; ZEBRA DISH, COUR UR TESY OF JONATHAN ADLE LER; NECKLACE, GA LE GAS BIJOUX

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TANZANIA African-inspired VoluptĂŠ necklace, $380. Gas Bijoux, 266 Elizabeth St., at E. Houston St., 212.966.8566

SUDAN Gold stacking zebra dish, $32. Jonathan Adler, 53 Greene St., btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.941.8950

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO African wax print umbrella, $425. Marisol, www.mar sols.org

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IRELAND Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey, $27.99. Astor Wine & Spirits, 399 Lafayette St., at E. 4th St., 212.674.7500

England Ocean Royale cologne by James Bond 007, $40. Kohl’s, 61-35 Junction Blvd., at 58th Ave., Queens, 718. 271.8400

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SPAIN Barcelona Bar, $7.50. Vosges HautChocolat, 132 Spring St., btw Greene & Wooster sts., 212.625.2929

FRANCE Le Petit Déjeuner box, $119. Épicerie Boulud, 1900 Broadway, at W. 64th St., 212.595.9606

PHOTOS: ACQUA DI PARMA COLOGNE, COUR TESY OF GASTEL; CA ANDY BAR, V O SGE S HA AU UTC UT TC T T CH HO OCO OC O CO C O LAT; LAT AT; TEA A POT, P OT COU PO C URT CO TES TE ES E SY O OF MAR R IME MEK ME M E KO; O WATC O; W H, COUR TESY S OF SWAR WAR A R O V SKI ; ÉP IC AR ICER ICE CER CE C E R IE E BO OU OULU U D G GII FT F T B OX, M M.. H OM OM; M;; TEA T SE T, T © ST.PE ST PE TERSBUR G GLOBAL TRADE HOUSE; HOUSE JAMES BOND 007 COLOGNE, 0 07 FRAGRANCES N C ; TU NC T U LLL LLAM L A ORE RE E D.E. D W D.E W.,..,, WIL W. WILL W WI ILL IAM GRAN A AN ANT N T & SONS ON ONS O NS N S; B BY KIM RING, C COUR TESY OF F W EMP EMPE MPE MP

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FINLAND Sääpäiväkirja teapot, $115. Marimekko, 200 Fifth Ave., btw 23rd & 24th sts., 212.843.9121

GERMANY Passiflora amethyst and 18K rose gold BY KIM ring, $3,745. Wempe Jewelers, 700 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 212.397.9000

RUSSIA Zamoskvorechye tea set, $600. St.-Petersburg Global Trade House, House 261 Fifth Ave., btw 28th & 29th sts., 212.433.2999

ITALY Colonia Assoluta by Acqua di Parma, $186. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.753.7300 AUSTRIA Octea Abyssal men’s watch, $1,300. Swarovski, 696 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 212.315.0561

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MALAYSIA Key Largo straw bag by Kayu, $185. Calypso St. Barth, 900 Madison Ave., at E. 74th St., 212.535.4100

INDONESIA Handmade candle by Volcanica, $32. Extraordinary, 247 E. 57th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.223.9151

AUSTRALIA Ba a Bailey Button short boot, $165. UGG Australia, 79 Mercer St., btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.226.0602

NEW ZEALAND Merino wool scarf, $54.99. Icebreaker Touchlab, 102 Wooster St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 646.861.2523

PHOTOS: STRAW BAG, K AYU; CANDLE, COUR TESY OF V OLCANICA CA CANDL NDLES; SCARF, COUR TESY OF ICEBREAKER; A HANDKER CHIEF, E COUR TESY Y OF THIRD DRAWER DO W WN; MASU U BOX, BO YUKO UEDA/YUKOUEDAGRAPHICS.COM; BENTO BOXES, BLA ACK+BLUM; B BANGLES, S, COUR C TESY OF R OSENA SAMMI;I MASK KIT, COUR TESY E OF THE M ME TR OPOLITAN MUSEUM O OF AR T STORE

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CHINA Handkerchief based on Ai Weiwei’s “Sunflower Seeds,” $30. New Museum Store, 235 Bowery, at Stanton St., 212.343.0460

JAPAN Colorful Masu Ichimatsu box by Ohashi, $25. Amé Amé, 17 W. 29th St., 3B, btw Broadway & Fifth Ave., 646.867.2342 INDIA Rosena Sammi Bangles quartet, $77. Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop, 145 Sixth Ave., btw Dominick & Spring sts., 212.759.0606

JAPAN Bento boxes by Black+Blum, two for $20. Whisk, 933 Broadway, btw E. 21st & E. 22nd sts., 212.477.8680

NEW GUINEA Pacific Island mask kit, $12.95. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 800.662.3397

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Santa Claus Is Coming to … The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where A Christmas Story, The Musicall opens an encore engagement on Dec. 11. The show arrives trailing clouds of glory, having been nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. But wait a sec: Isn’t Santa holding a flask in the photo above? Looks like the big guy’s been nipping some holiday spirits. Cheers! The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008

Broadway Openings BEAUTIFULTHE CAROLE KING MUSICAL  4C02(L1 In previews, opens Jan. 12) The new

musical traces the rise of the singer/ songwriter, from her early days as Carole Klein, an aspiring composer from Brooklyn, to her international success as Carole King, chart-topping sensa-

tion. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $75-$152. www.beautifulon broadway.com. Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 MACHINAL C0L345(Previews begin Dec. 20,

opens Jan. 16, closes Mar. 2) Rebecca Hall stars in the Roundabout Theatre

Company’s new production of Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play about a young woman whose unfulfilled, dead-end life leads her to commit murder. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $52-$127. www.roundabouttheatre .org. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300. Map 1, F5

PHOTOS: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, © 2012 CAROL ROSEGG; BEYONCÉ, FRANK MICELOTTA

WRITTEN AND EDITED BY FRANCIS LEWIS

HOMETOWN FANS Woody Allen, Anna Wintour, 50 Cent and Howard Stern cheered on the New York Knicks at the opening of their 2013-2014 season.

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ONCE UPON A DREAM STARRING THE RASCALS LC0824(Performances begin Dec.

16, closes Jan. 5) The Rascals, the chart-topping American blue-eyed soul band of the 1960s, reunite for the first time since 1970 in a limitedengagement concert and multimedia Broadway show. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 7 p.m. $85-$152. www.rascalsbway .com. Marquis Theatre, W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5

Broadway A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (2 hrs 20 mins) In the new

musical comedy, Monty Navarro, the black sheep of the D’Ysquith family, will do anything to become the next earl, even murder his nearest and notso-dearest. Bryce Pinkham is Monty, and Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, in a tour de force performance, plays the eight relatives who stand in Monty’s way. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $99-$137. www.agentle mansguidebroadway.com. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

Tues & Thurs 6:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $49-$160.50. www.anniethemusical .com. Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, btw W. 46th & W. 47th sts., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5

that may turn into something more in this new musical comedy. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7 p.m. $35-$137. www .firstdatethemusical.com. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

BETRAYAL LC297304(Closes Jan. 5) (1 hr., 30

mins., no intermission) In the revival of Harold Pinter’s play, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz star as a couple whose marriage unravels when the wife has an affair with the husband’s best friend (Rafe Spall). Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $57-$152. www.betrayalbroadway .com. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

THE GLASS MENAGERIE LC7034(Closes Feb.

23) (2 hrs 30 mins) Cherry Jones heads the cast in Tennessee Williams’ family

SPOTLIGHT

BIG FISH LC48130(2 hrs 20 mins) A son ques-

tions his father’s tall tales only to find they may be true after all in the new musical, starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $49-$142. www.bigfishthemusical .com. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, E5 THE BOOK OF MORMON LC391270(2 hrs 30 mins)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN LC625304(2 hrs 15

mins) Rock ’n’ roller Janis Joplin burns bright and fast in the biographical musical, starring Mary Bridget Davies in the lead role (with Kacee Clanton performing Wed and Sat matinees). Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $49-$140. www .anightwithjanisjoplin.com. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 AFTER MIDNIGHT LC572304(1 hr 30 mins, no

intermission) The Jazz Age lives again in this critically acclaimed musical revue, featuring such popular hit songs as “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “Stormy Weather” and “Creole Love Call,” all presented in the original Duke Ellington arrangements. American Idol’s Grammy Award-winning Fantasia Barrino guest stars thru Feb. 9. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $60-$142. www.aftermidnightbroadway.com. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5 ANNIE LC6340(Closes Jan. 5) (2 hrs 30 mins)

The sun comes out on the beloved musical about an orphan who goes from a hard-knock life to easy street.

Two Mormon boys are on a mission in Africa in the irreverent Tony Awardwinning musical comedy. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $69-$175. www.bookofmormon themusical.com. Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 CHICAGO LC06841(2 hrs 30 mins) Two alluring

jailbirds named Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption. Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 & 7 p.m. $69-$146.50. www .chicagothemusical.com. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 CINDERELLA LC38104(2 hrs 30 mins) The

ultimate rags-to-riches, makeover fairy tale boasts a score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $45$137. www.cinderellaonbroadway.com. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, at W. 53rd St., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 FIRST DATE LC5034(Closes Jan. 5) (1 hr 30

mins, no intermission) An uptight guy (Zachary Levi) meets an adventurous gal (Krysta Rodriguez) on a blind date

Stargazing Forgive a New Yorker when he boasts that there are more stars on local stages this month than there are in heaven. And here’s the proof: Beyoncé (above) at Barclays Center (p. 47); Elton John, Rod Stewart and d Phish at Madison Square Garden (p. 48); Chris Botti at the Blue Note (p. 46); Michael Feinstein at Birdland (p. 46); Chita Rivera at 54 Below (p. 42); Sandra Bernhard at Joe’s Pub (p. 43) and Wynton Marsalis at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (p. 46).

BALLOON DROP At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 3,000 balloons will rain down on celebrants at Resorts World Casino New York City.

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Entertainment Guidelines The dates, hours and prices in these listings are subject to change. Furthermore, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows can close after Where® goes to press. It is therefore best to call to confirm if the show of your choice is still running. For even more entertainment choices, visit us online at www.wheretraveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. unless otherwise noted.

MAP LOCATIONS The references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 92-94.

TICKET INFORMATION Tickets for Broadway and Off-Broadway events, can be purchased at the individual box offices or through ticket agencies such as CenterCharge (212.721.6500) for Lincoln Center events, Telecharge (212.239.6200), Ticket Central (212.279.4200) and Ticketmaster (877.250.2929). Service fees vary. Independent brokers, such as Continental Guest Services (212.944.8910, 800.299.8587, www.continentalguestservices.com), help with securing hard-to-obtain tickets for shows, sports and concerts. For information, up-to-the-minute news, tickets and discount offers for Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals, go to www.broadway.com. The Broadway Ticket Center (Times Square Visitors Center, 1560 Broadway, btw W. 46th and W. 47th sts. Map 1, F5) provides information about special events. Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. At givenik.com, 5 percent of the ticket price (discount, full or premium) goes to the charity of the ticket buyer’s choice.

Day-of-performance discount tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows may be purchased by credit card, cash or traveler’s checks at the three TKTS booths in Times Square (Father Duffy Square, W. 47th St. & Broadway. Map 1, F5), in Lower Manhattan (at the corner of Front & John sts. Map 1, N7) and in Brooklyn (1 Metro Tech Center, at the corner of Jay St. & Myrtle Ave. Map 3, D4). Times Square: For sameday evening shows: Mon, Wed-Sat 3-8 p.m., Tues 2-8 p.m., Sun 3-7 p.m.; for same-day matinee performances: Wed & Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 7-Day Fast Pass: Return within seven days of a TKTS purchase, with your TKTS stub, and walk up to Window #1 thereby avoiding long lines. Lower Manhattan: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Brooklyn: For same-day evening and next-day matinee performances: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, log on to www.tdf.org.

drama about a mother whose dream of a love connection for her shy daughter ends in heartbreak. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $77-$137. www.theglassmenager iebroadway.com. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

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Entertainment JERSEY BOYS LC768410(2 hrs 30 mins) The songs

of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tell the story of how the blue-collar quartet rose to become one of the nation’s most beloved pop-music sensations. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $47-$172. www.JerseyBoysBroadway .com. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 KINKY BOOTS LC57104(2 hrs 20 mins) Cyndi

Lauper has written the score for the Tony Award-winning musical about a down-on-its-heels shoe factory given a transfusion of style, thanks to a drag queen. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $77-$147. www.kinkybootsthemu sical.com. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE LION KING LC968410(2 hrs 30 mins) The-

atergoers sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s animated movie, enjoying songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets. TuesWed 7 p.m., Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $80-$142. www .lionking.com. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717. Map 1, F5 MACBETH LC3504(Closes Jan. 12) (2 hrs

45 mins) Ethan Hawke stars as the titular king in the new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Jack O’Brien. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $75$135. www.lct.org. Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, D4 MAMMA MIA! LC52140(2 hrs 30 mins) The disco-

flavored music of Swedish pop group ABBA is integrated into the story—set in Greece—of a bride-to-be searching for the father she never knew. Mon, Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $70-$140. www.mammamia northamerica.com. Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 MATILDA THE MUSICAL LC4710(2 hrs 40 mins)

The hit musical, based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book, follows a precocious young girl as she triumphs over indifferent parents and a monstrous headmistress. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $37-$147. www.matildathe musical.com. Shubert Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

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Entertainment MOTOWN THE MUSICAL LC67104(2 hrs 45 mins)

The story of music mogul Berry Gordy Jr. and his Motown record label, which set toes tapping in the second half of the 20th century. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $72-$147. www.motownthemusical .com. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5 NEWSIES LC786051(2 hrs 30 mins) Newsboys go

on strike when publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer threatens their hardscrabble livelihood in Disney’s fact-based musical set in New York at the turn of the last century. Mon-Wed 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $93-$125. www.newsiesthemusi cal.com. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717. Map 1, F5 NO MAN’S LAND / WAITING FOR GODOT  LC41830(Closes Mar. 2) (No Man’s Land: 2

hrs; Waiting for Godot: 2 hrs 30 mins) Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star, with Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley, in Harold Pinter’s ambiguous comedy and Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play, performed in repertory. Schedule varies. $40-$137. www .twoplaysinrep.com. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 ONCE LC6928410(2 hrs 30 mins) An Irish musician

and a Czech immigrant meet, compose and fall in love in the eight-time Tony Award-winning musical based on the 2007 movie of the same name. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $60-$157. www.oncemusical.com. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA LC678410(2 hrs

30 mins) Broadway’s longest-running show tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young singer, whisking her away to his mysterious chambers. Mon 8 p.m., Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m. $27-$137. www.thephantom oftheopera.com. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 PIPPIN LC0714(2 hrs 35 mins) There is “Magic

to Do” in the Tony Award-winning revival of the 1972 musical about a prince’s search for his “Corner of the Sky.” Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $59-$157.50. www .pippinthemusical.com. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

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Entertainment ROCK OF AGES LC58270(2 hrs 15 mins) A young

rocker is eager for his big break, a small-town girl chases her dreams and a Hollywood club faces its demise in this late-1980s-era musical. Mon, Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Tues 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. $70-$165. www .rockofagesmusical.com. Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 ROMEO AND JULIET LC37104(Closes Jan. 12)

(2 hrs 30 mins) Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad play Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers from different ethnicities in David Leveaux’s updated production. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $77-$142. www.romeoandjuliet broadway.com. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 800.745.3000. Map 1, F5 700 SUNDAYS LC32140(Closes Jan. 5) (2 hrs

15 mins) Billy Crystal brings his Tony Award-winning autobiographical, one-man play to Broadway for a final engagement. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed & Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m. $97$162. www.700sundaysonbroadway .com. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE SNOW GEESE LC81304(Closes Dec. 15) (2

hrs 20 mins) As World War I looms, a widow (Mary-Louise Parker) takes her family on its annual shooting party. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $67-$125. www .manhattantheatreclub.com. Manhattan Theatre Club, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK LC45360(2

hrs 30 mins) Peter Parker’s thrilling journey has taken him from the pages of Marvel comics to the Great White Way, where he soars to the rafters in this musical. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., FriSat 8 p.m., Wed 1:30 p.m., Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Schedule can vary. $49$147.50. www.spidermanonbroad way.com. Foxwoods Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5 TWELFTH NIGHT / RICHARD III LC31804(Closes

Feb. 2) (Twelfth Night: 3 hrs; Richard III: 2 hrs 50 mins) The all-male Shakespeare’s Globe productions of the Bard’s comedy and tragedy play in repertory and star two-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance. There are six performances of Twelfth Night and two performances of Richard III a week; both plays are performed on Wed and Sat. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m.,

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Entertainment Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $25-$135. www.shakespeare broadway.com. Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 WICKED LC0841(2 hrs 45 mins) The hit musical

imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a green-hued girl is branded the Wicked Witch of the West. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $56.25-$156.25. www.wicked themusical.com. Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, E5

Off-Broadway A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

(Closes Jan. 12) (3 hrs) Visionary director Julie Taymor (The Lion King) g) stages Shakespeare’s comedy. Tues-Sun 7:30 p.m., Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $53-$100. www .tfana.org. Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Pl., at Fulton St., Brooklyn, 866.811.4111. Map 3, D6 ALL THAT FALL LC0314(Closes Dec. 8) (1 hr 15

mins, no intermission) Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon head a cast of nine in Samuel Beckett’s 1957 radio play about a woman’s adventures en route to meeting her husband at a railway station. Trevor Nunn directs. TuesThurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $70. www.59e59 .org. 59E59 Theaters, Theater A, 59 E. 59th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.279.4200. Map 1, D6 AVENUE Q LC85410(2 hrs 15 mins) People and

puppets live together on a fictitious New York City block in this uproarious and tuneful Tony Award-winning musical for adults. Mon, Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. $72.50-$92.50. www.avenueq .com. New World Stages, Stage 3, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E4 BLUE MAN GROUP LC68410(1 hr 45 mins, no

intermission) The trio of bald blue life-forms utilizes high-energy music, props, splatters of paint, comedy and pantomime as it stretches the limits of performance art. Now in its 23rd anniversary year with new material. Mon, Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 5 p.m. Schedule can vary. $85-$99. www.blueman.com. Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., btw E. 4th St. & Astor Pl., 800.982.2787. Map 1, J7 THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA LC918304(Closes

Jan. 26) A husband’s Wall Street scam drives his widow (Blythe Danner)

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Entertainment from her high-flying life in New York to a one-bedroom condo in Florida, where she is visited by her daughter (Sarah Jessica Parker). Times vary. $95-$105. www.manhattantheatreclub .com. Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage 1, New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. Map 1, E5 DOMESTICATED LC618304(Closes Jan. 5) (2 hrs

10 mins) Scandal threatens to tear apart a married couple (Jeff Goldblum and Laurie Metcalfe) in Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris’ new play. TuesSat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $75-$85. www.lct.org. Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, D4 FAMILY FURNITURE LC72140(Closes Dec. 22)

Playwright A.R. Gurney continues his exploration of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant upper class in his new coming-of-age story about a family in Buffalo, N.Y., and one fateful summer. Tues-Sat 7 p.m., Sat & Sun 3 p.m. $15-$70. www.theflea.org. The Flea Theater, 41 White St., btw Broadway & Church St., 212.352.3101. Map 1, L6 HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER LC0174(65 mins)

The sketch comedy for tourists, who don’t want to stand out as an out of towner. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1:30 & 7 p.m. Pre-show lunch and dinner served 30 minutes before each performance. $59 (includes buffet). www.how2banew yorker.com. The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square, 1540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.352.3101. Map 1, F5 THE JACKSONIAN LC128304(Closes Dec. 22) (1

hr 25 mins) Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman star in Beth Henley’s play set in racially charged Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964. Mon-Tues 7 p.m., Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $75-$95. www .thenewgroup.org. The New Group @ Theatre Row, The Acorn Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & Dyer aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F4 LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER LC2840(Previews begin Dec. 3,

opens Dec. 12, closes Jan. 5) The one-woman musical, starring Stevie Holland and using songs by Cole Porter, follows the 35-year marriage between the Southern belle and the gay composer. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 2:30 p.m. (Schedule can vary.) $67.50. www.lovelindathemu sical.com. The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s, 619 Lexington Ave., at E. 54th St., 212.935.5820. Map 1, E7

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Entertainment MURDER FOR TWO LC5304(Closes Mar. 16)

(1 hr 30 mins) The madcap musical murder mystery features a cast of two: One actor plays all the suspects, the other investigates the crime, both play the piano. Mon & Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $75. www.murderfortwo musical.com. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E4 NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 LC50324(Closes Dec. 31) (2

hrs 40 mins) The electropop opera, based on characters in Tolstoy’s War and Peace, is set in a Moscow supper club. Every ticket includes Russianstyle snacks (evenings), Russian high tea with pastries (matinees). Tues-Sat 8 p.m. Wed & Sat 2:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $125, $175 & $237.50. www.thegreat cometof1812.com. Kazino, W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 SHAKESPEARE AND ELIZABETH I: THE RE ALITY SHOW LC0824(Closes Dec. 15) (1 hr 30

mins) Downtown diva/singer/composer/multiplatform artist Phoebe Legere has written and stars in a musical comedy about the Elizabethan Age that is part sex romp à la Mae West and part feminist reading of the Bard of Avon. Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $15. www .theaterforthenewcity.net. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., at E. 10th St., 212.254.1109. Map 1, J8 SIGNATURE THEATRE LC4P 0351 lays are

performed in a handsome, multistage complex, designed by architect Frank Gehry. Thru Dec. 22: Ruben SantiagoHudson in August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned. Thru Dec. 22: Cheri, conceived, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke. Schedules vary. $25-$75. www.signaturethe atre.org. Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.244.7529. Map 1, F4 STOMP LC1094(1 hr 40 mins) In a daz-

zling percussive performance, the eight-member cast conjures rhythm out of brooms, dustbins, hubcaps and more. Tues-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 3 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 5:30 p.m. $48-$78. www.stomponline.com. Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Ave., at E. 8th St., 800.982.2787. Map 1, K7 TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY LC28304(Closes Jan. 5) (1 hr 10 mins, no

intermission) A grieving widow retreats from the world following her husband’s death in Meghan Kennedy’s world-premiere drama. Tues-Sun 7 p.m., Sat & Sun at 1:30 p.m. $20. www

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Entertainment .roundabouttheatre.org. Roundabout Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.719.1300. Map 1, F5

Bars/Lounges BOOKMARKS T LC20741 he heated rooftop

lounge and terrace, with a working fireplace, is a suitably literary spot in which to imbibe cocktails named after Truman Capote and The Great Gatsby. y Sun-Thurs 4 p.m.-midnight, Fri-Sat 4 p.m.-1 a.m.. www.hospi talityholdings.com. The Library Hotel, 299 Madison Ave., at E. 41st St., 212.204.5498. Map 1, F6 BOXERS NYC T LC57160 he sports bar for gay

men features pool tables, beer on tap and pizza. Mon-Wed 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Thurs-Fri 4 p.m.-4 a.m., Sat 1 p.m.-4 a.m., Sun 1 p.m.-2 a.m. www.boxersnyc .com. 37 W. 20th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.255.5082. Map 1, I6; and one other NYC location. DAVE & BUSTER’S LCA 17045 large selec-

tion of cocktails complement a comfort-food menu and a multitude of arcade games. Eat & Play combo, $19.99. Half-price games every Wed. Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun 11 a.m.-midnight. www .daveandbusters.com. 234 W. 42nd St., 3rd fl., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 646.495.2015. Map 1, F5 GOLDBAR ReRetro libations are served

in a cool space that is gilded from floor to ceiling—and that includes the human skulls lining the walls. Thurs-Sun 11 p.m.-4 a.m. www.gold barnewyork.com. 389 Broome St., btw Center Market Pl. & Mulberry St., 212.274.1568. Map 1, L7 MADAM GENEVA LC64I1730 ndustrial chic meets

British colonial at this cozy lounge with a working record player. True to its name—once upon a time in London, gin was known as Madam Geneva— gin concoctions predominate. Nightly 6 p.m.-2 a.m. www.madamgeneva-nyc .com. 4 Bleecker St., at Bowery, 212.254.0350. Map 1, K7 MINUS 5 ICE BAR LC73B 04 aby, it’s cold inside,

so bundle up in your parka, hat and gloves (provided) and admire the ice sculptures and architecture (everything here is made of Canadian ice) while downing really cool cocktails. Daily 2 p.m.-1 a.m. www.minus5experience .com. New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Sixth Ave., btw W. 53rd & W. 54th sts., 212.757.4610. Map 1, E5

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Entertainment RUM HOUSE T LC268051 he retro Times Square

bar entertains before or after a Broadway show with live piano music (everyone’s invited to sing along) and classic cocktails (Manhattans, martinis) and, of course, rum-based concoctions, such as the Tortuga and Dark & Stormy. Daily 11 a.m.-4 a.m. www .edisonrumhouse.com. Edison Hotel, 228 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 646.490.6924. Map 1, F5 SOCIETY BILLIARDS AND BAR T LC192740 he

subterranean pool hall includes two full-service bars and a lounge and darts area. Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-3 a.m., Fri & Sat 11 a.m.-4 a.m., Sun 11 a.m.midnight. www.societybilliards.com. 10 E. 21st St., btw Broadway & Fifth Ave., 212.420.1000. Map 1, I6

Cabarets + Comedy Clubs CAFÉ CARLYLE T LC03941 his sophisticated caba-

ret features French cuisine pre-show. Highlights: Thru Dec. 31: Steve Tyrell. Every Mon thru Dec. 16: Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Times/music charges vary. www .rosewoodhotels.com/en/carlyle/din ing/cafe_carlyle. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel New York, 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave., 212.744.1600. Map 1, B6 CAROLINES ON BROADWAY LC83P 9410 erfor-

mances by headliners and up-andcomers. Highlights: Dec. 5, 7-8: Maz Jobrani. Dec. 12-15: Damon Wayans. Dec. 19-22: Steve Rannazzisi. Dec. 26-29: Tracy Morgan. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Spectacular. Times/cover charges vary. www.carolines.com. 1626 Broadway, btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.757.4100. Map 1, F5 CHICAGO CITY LIMITS LC735M 20 asters of im-

provisation take suggestions from the audience for an evening of interactive sketch comedy. Shows Fri 8 p.m., Sat 8 & 10 p.m. $20 cover charge, two-drink minimum. www.chicagocitylimits .com. Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.888.5233. Map 1, E5 THE CUTTING ROOM T LC96410 he nightclub,

co-owned by actor Chris Noth (Sex and the City, y Law & Order) r is known for its mix of live acts. Highlights: Dec. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-23, 26-30: Naked Holidays. Times/cover charges vary. www.thecuttingroomnyc.com. 44 E. 32nd St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.691.1900. Map 1, G6 54 BELOW T LC823510 he subterranean nightclub,

restaurant and cocktail lounge underneath Studio 54 presents up to three

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Entertainment shows nightly. Highlights: Dec. 2, 4-7: Sierra Boggess. Dec. 31: Chita Rivera. Times vary. Cover charges $30-$70, food & drink minimum. www.54below .com. 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.468.7619. Map 1, E5 JOE’S PUB T LC43910 he Public Theater’s

performance space books eclectic entertainment. Highlights: Dec. 1: The Joey Arias Experience. Dec. 8: Cristin Miloti. Dec. 12-14: The Losers Lounge. Dec. 15: Tammy Faye Starlite. Dec. 20-24: Jackie Hoffman: Heeb for the Holidays. Dec. 26-31: Sandra Bernhard. Times/cover charges vary. www.joespub.com. 425 Lafayette St., at Astor Pl., 212.539.8778. Map 1, J7

Dance + Music ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER  LC89160(Dec. 4-Jan. 5) The world-renowned

dance troupe performs new productions, repertory favorites and classic works in its annual season. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. $25-$135. www.alvinailey .org. New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. Map 1, E6 CARNEGIE HALL T LC05941 he 2013-2014 season

is the venerable concert hall’s 122nd. Highlights: Dec. 6: The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séquin with Hélène Grimaud, piano. Dec. 8: Vienna Boys Choir. Dec. 13: The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 14: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin, and Lambert Orkis, piano. Dec. 17: Christmas at Carnegie Hall with the New York Choral Society. Dec. 18: The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 19-20: The New York Pops: Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown. Dec. 21: Carnegie Hall Family Holiday Concert: The New York Pops: A Charlie Brown Christmas. Dec. 22: The Met Orchestra. Dec. 23: Oratorio Society of New York: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 24 & 28: New York String Orchestra. Times/prices vary. www.carnegiehall.org. W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave., 212.247.7800. Map 1, E5 JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER T LC35740 he state-

of-the-art complex includes the Rose Theater, Allen Room, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Highlights: Dec. 12-14 in the Rose Theater: Big Band Holidays. Dec. 31 in the Allen Room: Ring in the Swing: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party. Times/prices vary. www.jalc.org. Time Warner Center, Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.721.6500. Map 1, D4

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Entertainment METROPOLITAN OPERA T LC859410 he Met’s

2013-2014 season features new productions as well as repertory favorites. Highlights: Dec. 2, 5, 12: Eugene Onegin. Dec. 3, 7, 10, 13: Der Rosenkavalier. r Dec. 4, 7 (mat): Rigoletto. Dec. 6, 9, 14 (mat), 18, 21 f Dec. 11, 14, 17, (mat), 27, 30: Falstaff. 20, 23, 28 (mat): Tosca. Dec. 16, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30 (mat): The Magic Flute. Dec. 31: Die Fledermaus. Times/prices vary. www.metopera.org. Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000. Map 1, D4 MOMIX LC4620(Dec. 17-Jan. 5) Choreographer

Moses Pendleton presents works known for their dreamlike narration, contortionist imagery and remarkable physicality. Tues-Wed 7:30 p.m., Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. (No performances Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1; additional performances Dec. 23 & 30 at 7:30 p.m.; time change: Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.). $19-$59. www.mosespendleton.com. Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.0800. Map 1, I5 NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC T LC16940 he 2013-

2014 season of New York’s preeminent orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Alan Gilbert, is its 172nd. Highlights: Dec. 5-7: David Zinman conducts Mozart, Mendelssohn and Adès. Dec. 10: All-Dvorak program with Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin. Dec. 12-14: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts Beethoven and Strauss with Glenn Dicterow, violin. Dec. 15: Holiday Brass. Dec. 17-21: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Concert conducted by Alan Gilbert with Igudesman & Joo. Times/prices vary. www.nyphil.org. Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656. Map 1, D4 THE TOWN HALL T LC569410 his concert hall

boasts an eclectic lineup of performers. Highlights: Dec. 7, 17, 2: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Dec. 12: Jim Brickman: The Magic of Christmas. Dec. 17: Gotham Holiday Swing, featuring Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. Dec. 19: Holiday Belles, starring Marilyn Maye, Christine Andreas and Leslie Uggams. Times/ prices vary. www.the-townhall-nyc .org. 123 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.840.2824. Map 1, F5

Dance Clubs PACHA T LC54910 he decadence of Ibiza comes

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Entertainment dance, sip cocktails and unwind. Fri & Sat 10 p.m.-4 a.m. www.pachanyc .com. 618 W. 46th St., at 12th Ave., 212.209.7500. Map 1, F3 WEBSTER HALL T LC781460 he multiroom venue

hosts club nights, special events and concerts. Dance nights Thurs-Sat 10 p.m.-4 a.m. www.websterhall.com. 125 E. 11th St., btw Third & Fourth aves., 212.353.1600. Map 1, J7 XL T LC81504 he straight-friendly gay club has a

14,000-square-foot dance floor, a 150seat cabaret and a lounge with its own DJ booth and videos. Nightly 4 p.m.-4 a.m. www.xlnightclub.com. The Out NYC Hotel, 512 W. 42nd St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.239.2999. Map 1, F4

Jazz Clubs THE BAR NEXT DOOR LCA 60941 romantic

spot offering a private bar, dining and weekly live jazz from a variety of performers. Times/prices vary. www .lalanternacaffe.com. 129 MacDougal St., btw W. 3rd & W. 4th sts., 212.529.5945. Map 1, K6 BIRDLAND “ LC69410 The jazz corner of the

world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. Highlights: Dec. 3-7: Stacey Kent. Dec. 10-14: Jazz Stories: Eddie Gomez, Kenny Barron, Al Foster, Wallace Roney. Dec. 17-21, 24-28: Michael Feinstein. Sets 8:30 & 11 p.m. Music charges vary, $10 food or drink minimum. Dinner nightly (5 p.m.-1 a.m.). www.birdlandjazz.com. 315 W. 44th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.581.3080. Map 1, F4 BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB S LC769410 ome of the

best and brightest perform here. Highlights: Dec. 3-8: David Sanborn. Dec. 10-15: Fourplay. Dec. 16-Jan. 5: Chris Botti. Times/prices vary. www.bluenotejazz.com. 131 W. 3rd St., btw MacDougal St. & Sixth Ave., 212.475.8592. Map 1, K6 DIZZY’S CLUB COCACOLA S LC869410 leek

furnishings, low lighting and talented performers define this intimate club that also boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the glittering Manhattan skyline. Highlights: Dec. 6-8: Anat Cohen Quartet. Dec. 12-15: Bobby Watson & Horizon. Dec. 19-23: Duduka da Fonseca & Helio Alves. Dec. 26-31: Wynton Marsalis Septet. Sets 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Late-night sessions Tues-Sat after last artist set. Cover charges $20-$45, $10 minimum. Dinner served nightly. www.jalc.org/dizzys. Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.258.9595. Map 1, D4

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Entertainment VILLAGE VANGUARD LC07941One of NYC’s

most prestigious jazz clubs. Highlights: Dec. 1: Jason Moran & The Bandwagon. Dec. 3-8: Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society. y Dec. 10-15: The Fellowship Band. Dec. 17-22: Geri Allen Quartet. Dec. 24-29: Dr. Michael White & The Original Liberty Jazz Band of New Orleans. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve with the Bad Plus. Times/ prices vary. www.villagevanguard.com. 178 Seventh Ave. So., btw Perry & W. 11th sts., 212.255.4037. Map 1, J5 ZINC BAR LC61750Jazz with a world and Latin

twist is found at this subterranean, candlelit Greenwich Village club with an Art Deco ambience and a guest list that has included Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Thelonius Monk. Live music nightly 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun-Thurs 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri-Sat 5 p.m.-3:30 a.m. www.zincbar.net. 82 W. 3rd St., btw Thompson & Sullivan sts., 212.477.9462. Map 1, K6

Pop/Rock Clubs + Venues B.B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL T LC92410 his

intimate space is dedicated to the musical legend. Highlights: Dec. 1: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. Dec. 6 & 20: Darlene Love. Dec. 7: A Peter White Christmas. Dec. 8: Eric Benet. Dec. 13: The Marshall Tucker Band. Dec. 15: Jose Feliciano. Dec. 22: Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever! Times/prices vary. Every Sat at noon: Beatles Brunch. Every Sun at 1:30 p.m.: Sunday Gospel Brunch. www.bbkingblues.com. 237 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.997.4144. Map 1, F5 BARCLAYS CENTER LC74B 0 rooklyn’s state-

of-the-art entertainment and sports arena. Highlights: Dec. 8-9: Pink. Dec. 11: Andrea Bocelli. Dec. 14: Queens of the Stone Age. Dec. 17: John Mayer. Dec. 19 & 22: Beyoncé. Dec. 26: Pitbull. Times/prices vary. www.barclayscenter.com. 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. Map 3, E6 BEACON THEATRE T LC9410 he theater has

been revamped to house pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights: Dec. 6: Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman: Behind the Myths Tour. Dec. 7: Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays. Dec. 14: Trailer Park Boys’ Ricky, Julian and Bubbles. Dec. 20-22: A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live Holiday Show. Dec. 30-31: Gov’t Mule. Times/prices vary. www.bea contheatre.com. 2124 Broadway, at W. 74th St., 866.858.0008. Map 1, C3

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Entertainment MADISON SQUARE GARDEN LCA 659410 leading

entertainment, concert and sporting venue. Highlights: Dec. 3-4: Elton John. Dec. 9: Rod Stewart. Dec. 28-31: Phish. Times/Prices vary. www.the garden.com. Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008. Map 1, G5

Special Holiday Events A CHRISTMAS CAROL LC18240(Closes Jan. 4)

Five actors bring to life the Charles Dickens holiday classic in Patrick Barlow’s new theatrical adaptation. TuesThurs 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. (Schedule can vary.). $75. www.achristmascarolonstage .com. Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F4 A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL LC68240(Dec. 11-29) (2 hrs 25 mins) The holiday

musical is based on the 1983 film and the writings of Jean Shepherd. Wed 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. (No performances Dec. 25 at 2 & 7:30 p.m., Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performances Dec. 23 at 2 & 7:30 p.m., Dec. 27 at 2 p.m.; time change: Dec. 26 at 2 p.m.). $49-$199. www.achristmasstorythemusical.com. The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008. Map 1, G5 AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S THE NUTCRACKER LC68025(Dec. 13-22) Alexei

Ratmansky’s version of the Tchaikovsky classic features a live orchestra and more than 100 dancers. Wed-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 1 & 6 p.m. $25-$135. www.abt.org. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., btw St. Felix St. & Ashland Pl., 718.636.4100. Map 3, D6 MUSICA SACRA LC5470(Dec. 12 & 15) New

York’s premier professional choral ensemble performs Handel’s Messiah. 8 p.m. each night. $25-$128. www.musicasacrany.com. Carnegie Hall, W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave., 212.247.7800. Map 1, E5 NEW YORK CITY BALLET: GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER LC6470

(Thru Jan. 4) Toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies and more dance their way across the stage in the holiday favorite. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 1 & 5 p.m. (No performances Dec. 3, 4, 25, Jan. 1; additional performances Dec. 23 & 30 at 2 & 7 p.m., Dec. 26 at 2 p.m.; time change: Dec. 24 at 2 p.m., Dec. 31 at noon & 4 p.m.). Prices vary. www.nycballet

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Entertainment .com. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. Map 1, D4 PAUL WINTER’S WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION LC482730(Dec. 19-21) The 34th

annual festival of music and dance pays homage to the return of the sun after December’s longest night. Thurs & Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m. $35-$90. www.solsticeconcert.com. The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., btw W. 110th & W. 111th sts., 866.811.4111. Map 1, N1 RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR  LC409( Thru Dec. 30) This year’s show cel-

ebrates 86 years of the Rockettes, the world-famous precision dance team. Several shows daily, times vary. $39$299. www.radiocitychristmas.com. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 866.858.0007. Map 1, F5 WINTER’S EVE LC05743(Dec. 2) NYC’s largest

outdoor holiday festival transforms Broadway, btw W. 60th and W. 68th sts., into a family-friendly winter wonderland, featuring live entertainment, dancing, in-store activities, food tastings ($1-$4 per taste) and more. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a tree lighting at Broadway & W. 63rd St. and end at 9 p.m. Free. www.winters eve.org. Lincoln Square, Broadway & W. 63rd St., 212.581.3774. Map 1, D4

Sports + Activities BROOKLYN NETSďšź T LC074 he professional

basketball team has the home-court advantage. Highlights: Dec. 3: Denver Nuggets. Dec. 5: New York Knicks. Dec. 10: Boston Celtics. Dec. 12: L.A. Clippers. Dec. 16: Philadelphia 76ers. Dec. 18: Washington Wizards. Dec. 23: Indiana Pacers. Dec. 25: Chicago Bulls. Dec. 27: Milwaukee Bucks. Times/prices vary. www.nba.com/ nets. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. Map 3, E6 NEW YORK GIANTSďšź T LC51430 he 2012 Super

Bowl champions play home games at MetLife Stadium. Highlights: Dec. 15: Seattle Seahawks. Dec. 29: Washington Redskins. Times/prices vary. www .giants.com. MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., 800.745.3000.

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tackle the opposition. Highlights: Dec. 1: Miami Dolphins. Dec. 8: Oakland Raiders. Dec. 22: Cleveland Browns. Times/prices vary. www.newyorkjets .com. MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., 800.745.3000.

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Entertainment NEW YORK KNICKS T LC679410 he hoopsters play

at Madison Square Garden. Highlights: Dec. 6: Orlando Magic. Dec. 8: Boston Celtics. Dec. 11: Chicago Bulls. Dec. 16: Washington Wizards. Dec. 21: Memphis Grizzlies. Dec. 25: Oklahoma City Thunder. Dec. 27: Toronto Raptors. Times/prices vary. www.nba .com/knicks. Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 877.465.6425. Map 1, G5 NEW YORK RANGERS T 703 he NHL hockey

team meets the opposition on home ice. Highlights: Dec. 7: New Jersey Devils. Dec. 10: Nashville Predators. Dec. 12: Columbus Blue Jackets. Dec. 15: Calgary Flames. Dec. 18: Pittsburgh Penguins. Dec. 20: New York Islanders. Dec. 23: Toronto Maple Leafs. Times/prices vary. rangers.nhl .com. Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 212.465.6741. Map 1, G5 POLE POSITION RACEWAY T LC58410 he indoor

karting facility features two tracks in its 80,000-square-foot space as well as the fastest (45 mph) electric kart in the U.S. Mon-Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri noon-11 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-midnight, Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $25 adults, $22 children 48 inches and taller. www.polepo sitionraceway.com. 99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City, N.J., 201.333.7223. PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CYCLE SHOW LC30624(Dec. 13-15) The annual

event boasts hundreds of sportsbikes, dirt bikes, street bikes, cruisers, scooters and fuel-efficient motorcycles, as well as celebrity appearances, action stunts and interactive activities. Fri 1-9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $18 adults, $6 children 6-11. www .motorcycleshows.com. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th St., at 11th Ave., 212.542.1990. Map 1, G3 RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY T LC18305 he casino is the first of its kind

in the city and features thousands of slot machines, hundreds of electronic table games, restaurants and nightly entertainment. Highlights: Dec. 7: International Fight Night. Dec. 13: Muay Thai Boxing. Dec. 20: Big Apple Boxing. Dec. 31: Gala New Year’s Eve Party. Daily 8 a.m.-4 a.m. www.rwnew york.com. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, Queens, 888.888.8801.

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Shimmering scales. Seductive swimming patterns. Brilliant coloration. Koi—the breathtakingly hued domestic Japanese carp—make enticing subjects for any eye. Belgium-based artist Jan De Vliegher draws upon the aesthetic energy of these aquatic wonders in Jan De Vliegher: New Works, on exhibit in Chelsea thru Jan. 18. His pieces, made using oil on large canvas t fuse (such as “Koi 16,” left), elements of traditional representational painting with Abstract Expressionism, particularly Color Field Painting—a subset of the artistic school that explores the tension created when swatches of various colors interact or overlap. Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.691.6899

Antiques Shops/Centers ADELAIDE A constantly refreshed collec-

tion of furniture and fixtures emphasizes the clean lines of 1930s and 1940s design. Wed-Sun noon-7 p.m. www .adelaideny.com. 702 Greenwich St., at W. 10th St., 212.627.0508. Map 1, J5 AJ GALLERY Chinese art, decora-

tive objects and antiques. Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. www.ajgallery.com. 155 E. 71st St., at Lexington Ave., 212.585.3246. Map 1, C7

ANTONY TODD HOME A global col-

lection, edited by the Australian-born designer, features an eclectic mix of lamps, statues, trunks and dressers, as well as restored antique sofas and carpets. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. www.antonytodd.com. 44 E. 11th St., btw Broadway & University Pl., 212.529.3252. Map 1, J6 BAXTER & LIEBCHEN A warehouse

filled with 20th-century furniture and housewares, from mod armchairs to welded metal wall art to ceramic serving dishes to copper desk lamps.

Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. www.baxterliebchen.com. 33 Jay St., at Plymouth St., DUMBO, Brooklyn, 718.797.0630. Map 1, N9 BROWNSTONE TREASURES The array

of vintage artifacts at this shop centers around retro 1960s home décor, apparel, furnishings and miscellany (from pop art to records to pottery to pulp fiction books). Sister store Yesterday’s News is nearby. Tues-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www .brownstonetreasures.com. 220 Court St., btw Baltic & Warren sts., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, 718.237.1838. Map 1, P10.

PHOTO: JAN DE VLIEGHER, “KOI 16,” COURTESY OF MIKE WEISS GALLERY

Ponder the Pond

GRAFFITI In October, street artist Banksy left many marks on NYC, including a 9/11-themed piece viewable at Jay & Staple sts. in Lower Manhattan.

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Galleries+Antiques Guidelines The dates and hours in these listings are subject to change. For these and even more choices, visit us online at www.wheretraveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. unless otherwise noted.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 92-94.

GALLERIES & ANTIQUES DISTRICTS In general, commercial art galleries and antiques shops are concentrated in five areas of Manhattan: The Upper East Side. Madison Ave., and surrounding streets, is a rich hunting ground for the collector of fine art and antiques. 57th St. The stretch btw Madison & Sixth aves. is of special interest to the art lover. The most notable buildings here are 40 W. 57th St. (btw Fifth & Sixth aves.); 724 Fifth Ave. (btw 56th & 57th sts.); 745 Fifth Ave. (btw 57th & 58th sts.); the Fuller Building (41 E. 57th St., at Madison Ave.); and the Crown Building (730 Fifth Ave., btw 56th & 57th sts.). Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. These are unquestionably two of Manhattan’s hottest art districts. Contemporary paintings, sculpture and video installations prevail, with only a few antiques shops. Art galleries are mainly located btw W. 14th & W. 29th sts. and btw 10th & 12th aves. A multitude of galleries can be found on W. 20th, W. 21st, W. 22nd, W. 24th, W. 25th & W. 26th sts. SoHo. Though SoHo has ceded its title as Manhattan’s art epicenter to Chelsea, many outstanding galleries remain in this neighborhood, where the cast-iron buildings are works of art themselves. Greene & Wooster sts. and W. Broadway are important thoroughfares for the art-minded. The East Village and Lower East Side. Shops along two streets—Broadway, btw E. 10th & E. 13th sts., and E. 10th St., btw University Pl. & Broadway—specialize in fine furniture and accessories. Offbeat art exhibitors cluster on Rivington, Orchard, Eldridge and Chrystie sts., as well as on Bowery.

THE CHINESE PORCELAIN COMPANY

Established in 1984, this vendor sells ceramics from China, plus sculpture from Southeast Asia and French furniture. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.chineseporce lainco.com. 475 Park Ave., at E. 58th St., 212.838.7744. Map 1, E6 ELIZABETH STREET GALLERY A reno-

vated 1850s firehouse is the home of a collection of furniture, art and objects from various periods, including folk art furniture, ancient Greek and Roman

statuary and 19th-century French and American ironwork. Plus, a picturesque sculpture garden. Mon-Sat noon-6 p.m. www.elizabethstreetgallery.com. 209 Elizabeth St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.941.4800. Map 1, K7 HADLEY ANTIQUES Highlights among

the large selection of Victorian pieces include barware and vintage lighting. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1026 Lexington Ave., at E. 74th St., 212.535.7002. Map 1, C7 HOLLER & SQUALL Rustic American

items include vintage knickknacks and housewares, taxidermic animals, club chairs, jewelry, storage vessels and utilitarian furniture. Thurs-Fri noon-6 p.m., Sat & Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m. www.hol lerandsquall.com. 119 Atlantic Ave., at Henry St., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, 347.223.4685. Map 3, E3

Art Galleries AFA Fantastical, whimsical and surreal

art, including conceptual animation work, from creative minds both established and emerging, including Pierre Matter, Joe Sorren, Kirk Reinert, Tom Everhart, Tim Burton and painter Nicoletta Ceccoli. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.afanyc .com. 54 Greene St., at Broome St., 212.226.7374. Map 1, L6

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LEAH GORDON Fine gold and silver

antique and estate jewelry from 1800 to 1950, American art pottery and early-20th-century design objects, including pieces by Georg Jensen, William Spratling and Bulgari, and ceramics by Jean Lucrat. Mon-Fri 1-6 p.m. www.leahgordon.com. The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, Gallery 18, at E. 55th St., 212.872.1422. Map 1, E7 MALLETT English furniture, objects,

textiles, lighting and art from the 17th thru 19th centuries. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.mallet tantiques.com. 929 Madison Ave., at E. 74th St., 212.249.8783. Map 1, C6 THE MANHATTAN ART & ANTIQUES CENTER More than 100 established

galleries on three levels offer an encyclopedic selection of rare and intriguing objects from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, including furniture, silver, antique jewelry and sculpture. Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. www.the-maac .com. 1050 Second Ave., at E. 55th St., 212.355.4400. Map 1, E7 PHOENIX ANCIENT ART An expan-

sive inventory made up of rare and beautiful treasures from the ancient world, from Greek war helmets and ritualistic Celtic swords to Egyptian hippopotamus statuettes and stately late-Roman Empire busts. Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and by appointment. www.phoenixancientart.com. 47 E. 66th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.7518. Map 1, D6

Natural Beauty Self-taught photographer Robert Rotella has traveled the globe in an effort to capture the Earth’s wonder: “We see the world in color, but all too often try to render it in black and white,” he says. There is certainly no lack of color in his work, from his close-up shots of flowers to more abstract pieces— such as “Phantom” (above), depicting the amber-colored caverns of Antelope Canyon, Arizona. Prints are available at the new Rotella Gallery (p. 55).

HISTORY In The Lincoln Bedroom, Skylar Fein playfully explores rumors about Abe Lincoln’s sexual history, on view at C24 Gallery (p. 54) thru Dec. 21.

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Galleries+Antiques purveys contemporary Indian and Pakistani art. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.aicongallery.com. 35 Great Jones St., btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.725.6092. Map 1, L7 ANASTASIA PHOTO A gallery special-

izing in documentary photography and photojournalism. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.anastasia photo.com. 166 Orchard St., at Stanton St., 212.677.9725. Map 1, K8 BARRY FRIEDMAN LTD. European deco-

rative arts and avant-garde paintings from the 1920s and 1930s, plus works on paper, sculpture and vintage and contemporary photographs. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.barryfriedmanltd .com. 515 W. 26th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.239.8600. Map 1, H3 BENRIMON CONTEMPORARY

Exploring the relationship between modern and contemporary schools, this gallery represents budding and established artists, such as Changha Hwang and Trey Speegle. TuesSat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.bcon

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temporary.com. 514 W. 24th St., 2nd fl., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.924.2400. Map 1, H4 BETTY CUNINGHAM GALLERY Con-

temporary paintings, sculpture and multimedia works by artists such as William Bailey. Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.bettycuninghamgallery.com. 541 W. 25th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.242.2772. Map 1, H4 BOWERY GALLERY A coopera-

tive gallery that exhibits figurative and representational paintings by independent artists. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.bowerygallery.org. 25 W. 25th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 646.230.6655. Map 1, I13 tic paintings and sculpture by masters such as Michael Parkes, Ailene Fields and Félicien Rops. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.cfmgallery.com. 236 W. 27th St., Ste. 4F West, btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.966.3864. Map 1, H5 C24 GALLERY Contemporary artwork—

drawings, prints, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, installations—from beyond the usual circles of U.S. and European cities. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.c24gallery.com. 514 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 646.416.6300. Map 1, H4 1990, this gallery puts an emphasis on photography, exhibiting artists whose work illustrates the modern significance of the photo in our society. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.danziger gallery.com. 527 W. 23td St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.269.6778. Map 1, H4

Some display cases are artworks worthy of display themselves. German artist Reinhard Mucha’s “Lennep” (above, 2009) is a case in point. Known for his original vitrines and sculptures enclosed in glass, the artist presents his first NYC solo exhibit in 13 years, Hidden Tracks, to showcase recent pieces. On view at Luhring Augustine (this page), thru Jan. 11. 54

national emerging and established contemporary artists—Colby Bird, Drew Conrad, Timothy Hull, Gibb Slife, Paul Pascarella, Meg Cranston, Georgi Tushev—are displayed on two levels. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. www.fitzroy.com. 195 Chrystie St., at Stanton St., 212.343.8670. Map 1, L6 GLADSTONE GALLERY Barbara Glad-

stone’s large gallery—possessing an industrial feel, with cracked cement floors and white walls—exhibits works by contemporary artists, from installation art to sculpture. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.gladstonegallery .com. 515 W. 24th St., at 10th Ave., 212.206.9300. Map 1, L6; and one other NYC location.

CFM GALLERY Figurative and surrealis-

DANZIGER GALLERY Founded in

Case in Point

FITZROY GALLERY Works by inter-

DAVID FINDLAY JR. FINE ART

American art, including the American Impressionists, the Stieglitz Group and contemporary artists. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.davidfindlayjr.com. 724 Fifth Ave., btw 56th & 57th sts., 212.486.7660. Map 1, E6 DC MOORE GALLERY A collection of

20th-century American art, focusing on movements such as Modernism and Precisionism. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.dcmooregallery.com. 535 W. 22nd St., 2nd fl., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.247.2111. Map 1, I4 ELEVEN RIVINGTON Stark white walls

showcase a collection of modern and abstract works at this Lower East Side staple. Wed-Sun noon-6 p.m. www .elevenrivington.com. 11 Rivington St., btw Chrystie St. & Bowery, 212.982.1930. Map 1, K7

HOSFELT GALLERY The New York out-

post of the San Francisco-based gallery is a large, loftlike space displaying renowned international artists, such as Michael Light, Byron Kim and Liliana Porter. Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment. www.hosfeltgallery.com. 531 W. 36th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.563.5454. Map 1, G4 JOSHUA LINER GALLERY Founded in

2008, this gallery features a wide range of contemporary works, from mixedmedia sculpture to easel paintings, by artists dealing with the issues of globalism, new technology, politics, urbanism and the enviornment. TuesSat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.joshualinergal lery.com. 548 W. 28th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.244.7415. Map 1, H3 LUHRING AUGUSTINE Paintings,

drawings, video and photography by established and contemporary artists, such as Larry Clark, Johannes Kahrs and David Musgrave. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.6 p.m. www.luhringaugustine .com. 531 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.206.9100. Map 1, H4; and one other NYC location. LUMAS GALLERY NEW YORK Photo-

graphic prints, in limited editions, from more than 120 established and emerging photographers. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m. www.lumas.com. 326 W. Broadway, btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.219.9497. Map 1, L6 LYNCH THAM Contemporary art gallery

showcasing some historical figures, as well as midcareer and emerging artists, such as Tiong Ang, Greg Kwiatek and Ralph Provisero. Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues by appointment. www.lynchtham.com. 175 Rivington St., btw Attorney & Clinton sts., 212.387.8190. Map 1, K8

PHOTOS: REINHARD MUCHA, “LENNEP,” COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK; MALLETT ANTIQUES, GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED HAREWOOD AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE, COURTESY OF MALLETT

AICON GALLERY This showplace

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Galleries+Antiques MAGNAN METZ GALLERY Albert

Magnan and Dara Metz showcase works by international artists in a broad range of mediums. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.magnanmetz.com. 521 W. 26th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.244.2344. Map 1, H4

Basquiat, as well as works by photographer Lawrence Schiller. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and by appointment. www.popinternational .com. 473 W. Broadway, at E. Houston St., 212.533.4262. Map 1, K6 RARE GALLERY Emerging talents, such

MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES

Founded in 1975, this far-reaching gallery—with locations from Hawaii to New Orleans—exhibits paintings, sculpture and limited-edition graphics by Erté, Warhol, Renoir, Chagall, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Liudmila Kondakova and other masters. Nov. 14: Meet Philippe Bertho, 7-9 p.m. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m. www.martinlawrence.com. 457 W. Broadway, btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.995.8865. Map 1, K6

as Jimmy Joe Roche, Maya Brodsky, Eamon O’Kane, are given a platform at this gallery. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and by appointment. www.rare-gallery .com. 547 W. 27th St., Ste. 514, btw 10th & 11th aves., 646.339.6050. Map 1, H4

New York include American Art, Arts of the American West: A Collection From the David J. Brown Family (Dec. 4), Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana (Dec. 5), Important Watches (Dec. 10), Magnificent Jewels (Dec. 11), Egyptian, Classical and Western Asiatic Antiques (Dec. 12), Israeli & International Art, Judaica (Dec. 17), Modern Design Visionaries: The Yurcik Collection, Important 20th-Century Design, Important Tiffany (Dec. 18). Call for viewing and sale hours. www.sothebys .com. 1334 York Ave., at E. 72nd St., 212.606.7000. Map 1, C8

ROTELLA GALLERY The majestic

works of two globe-trotting nature photographers, Robert Rotella and Art Wolfe, are exhibited. www.rotel lagalleries.com. 468 W. Broadway, btw Prince & W. Houston sts., 212.260.1140. Map 1, K6

SPOTLIGHT

MIKE WEISS GALLERY Works by

international, contemporary artists, both emerging and established. www.mikeweissgallery.com. 520 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.691.6899. Map 1, I4 MNUCHIN GALLERY Robert Mnuchin’s

showroom, occupying a charming brick town house, features works by Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.mnuchingallery .com. 45 E. 78th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.861.0020. Map 1, B6 NICHELLE BEAUCHENE GALLERY

Radical art objects here include trompe l’oeil paintings that morph into sculptures, precise graphite drawings on antique paper and black-and-white photography. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.nichellebeauchene.com. 327 Broome St., btw Chrystie St. & Bowery, 212.375.8043. Map 1, L8

SCHILLER AND BODO EUROPEAN PAINTINGS French Academic, Barbi-

zon, Realist and paintings from other 19th-century movements are displayed in an intimate, salonlike space. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.schillerandbodo .com. 120 E. 65th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.772.8627. Map 1, D7 VIVIAN HORAN FINE ART This town

house gallery specializes in European and American contemporary and modern masters. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.vivianhoran.com. 35 W. 67th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.517.9410. Map 1, D7 WALTER WICKISER GALLERY Con-

temporary art, with an emphasis on Asian and Asian-American works. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.walter wickisergallery.com. 210 11th Ave., Ste. 303, btw W. 24th & W. 25th sts., 212.941.1817. Map 1, H3

PAUL KASMIN GALLERY Works by major

modern and contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana and David LaChapelle. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.paulkasmingallery .com. 515 W. 27th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.563.4474. Map 1, H3; and one other NYC loaction. PETER FREEMAN, INC. Modern art,

including pieces from the Pop and Minimalist movements, is displayed with more contemporary works by artists such as Mangelos and Richard Serra. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 140 Grand St., btw Lafayette & Crosby sts., 212.966.5154. Map 1, L6

Auction Houses CHRISTIE’SA prestigious auctioneer of

fine art and antiques. Auctions include American Art (Dec. 5), Fine Books & Manuscripts Including Americana, Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts (Dec. 6), Fine and Rare Wine (Dec. 7), Jewelry (Dec. 10), Christie’s Interiors (Dec. 11-12), Antiquities, Ancient Jewelry (Dec. 13), Important Watches (Dec. 17), 20th-Century Decorative Arts (Dec. 19). Call for viewing and sale hours. www.christies.com. Rockefeller Plz., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.636.2000. Map 1, F6

POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES

A collection with a fun and easygoing vibe, featuring pop art by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel

SOTHEBY’S Fine art and collectibles

from a world-class institution with 90 locations in 40 countries. Auctions in

Fine Furnishings You don’t have to be an 18th-century aristocrat to furnish your parlor or vestibule like one. Mallett (p. 53), a dealer in antiques for more than a century, specializes in helping you bring touches of history to your home, offering a curated collection that includes pieces such as this English marquetry and harewood demi-lune commode and frieze (above, c. 1765). And for up-to-the-minute details on hundreds of other New York City venues, visit:

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Wrist Candy Nothing says timeless like a good timepiece. Combining a rose-gold case with a sapphire-blue patent leather strap to match the baroque dial, the Versace Mystique Foulard (right) boasts just the right amount of color to turn this ticker into a statement accessory. Versace, 647 Fifth Ave., btw E. 51st & E. 52nd sts.,

Above, left: Check out the selection at Galerie Saint Gil (p. 58), which offers an assortment of colorful jackets, extra-soft cashmere sweaters, fur coats, leather handbags and dresses in sophisticated designs. Above, right: Kickstart your defense against winter in style with some Frye boots, available at Shoe Parlor and The Frye Company (this page).

Accessories + Footwear AEROSOLES (Women) Comfortable,

fashionable and affordable shoes that can make you feel like you are walking on pillows in a variety of styles, including boots and pumps. www.aerosoles .com. 36 W. 34th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.563.0610. Map 1, G6; and 18 other NYC locations. CARLO PAZOLINI (Men, women) Italian-

inspired shoes and accessories are offered from this retailer. www.carlopa zolini.com. 543 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.792.5855. Map 1, K6

CLARKS  (Men, women) Comfortable

footwear includes leather loafers, walking, hiking and dress boots. www .clarksusa.com. 363 Madison Ave., at E. 45th St., 212.949.9545. Map 1, F6; and one other NYC location. THE FRYE COMPANY (Men, women, children) The brand known for its vin-

tage-inspired boots occupies a 3,600square-foot space. www.thefryecom pany.com. 113 Spring St., btw Mercer & Greene sts., 212.226.3793. Map 1, L6 PORSCHE DESIGN (Men, women)

Fans of the sports car go for the name-brand sunglasses, gloves and

luggage in this super-sleek gallery store. www.porsche-design.com. 624 Madison Ave., btw E. 58th & E. 59th sts., 212.308.1786. Map 1, E6; 462 W. Broadway, btw Prince & W. Houston sts., 212.475.0747. Map 1, K6 SHOE PARLOR (Men, women, children)

The family-run shop offers dress and casual shoes and boots, from labels such as Frye, UGG Australia, Skechers, Hunter, Timberland, Blundstone, Converse, Dr. Martens and Clarks, at attractive prices with a helpful staff on hand. www.shoeparlor.com. 851 Seventh Ave., btw W. 54th & W. 55th sts., 212.582.0039. Map 1, E5

PHOTOS: MANHATTAN MALL, KEVIN CHU & JESSICA PAUL; SHOE PARLOR, COURTESY OF SHOE PARLOR

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Shopping Apparel A SECOND CHANCE (Women) A favorite

of stylists and the fashion-savvy, this consignment shop offers designer items at a fraction of the original price, including dresses and handbags from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more. www .asecondchanceresale.com. 11091111 Lexington Ave., btw E. 77th & E. 78th sts., 212.744.6041. Map 1, B7; 155 Prince St., at W. Broadway, 212.673.6155. Map 1, K6 A.P.C. (Men, women) A shop carrying

tasteful basics, including pants, suits, blouses and more, all with a French influence. www.apc.fr. 131 Mercer St., btw Prince & Spring sts., 212.966.9685 Map 1, K6; and one other NYC location.

and accessories. www.brooksbroth ers.com. 901 Broadway, at E. 20th St., 212.228.3580. Map 1, I6; and seven other NYC locations. CHICO’S (Women) Easy-fitting pants,

tops and dresses in mix-and-match styles. www.chicos.com. 1310 Third Ave., btw. E. 75th & E. 76th sts., 212.249.9105. Map 1, B7; and one other NYC location. CLOAK & DAGGER (Women) Those

looking for feminine pieces, accessories and fragrances will have a shopping spree at this Brooklyn-based boutique. www.cloakanddaggernyc .com. 77 Hoyt St., btw Atlantic & State sts., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 718.875.0500. Map 3, E4; and one other NYC location.

ALAN FLUSSER (Men) The famed

men’s custom clothier’s sophisticated store features the atmosphere of an old-guard English gentlemen’s club with swank Art Deco touches. www .alanflusser.com. 3 E. 48th St., 4th fl., at Fifth Ave., 212.888.4500. Map 1, F6 ALLSAINTS (Men, women, children) The

British punk-chic label stocks hip and statement-making apparel, footwear and accessories. www.us.allsaints.com. 512 Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 646.862.1832. Map 1, L6; 411-417 W. 13th St., btw Ninth Ave. & Washington St., 646.862.3155. Map 1, I4 ANNE FONTAINE (Women) White

Top: Coats that fit perfectly are a reality with the made-to-measure service at Rafel Shearling (p. 59). Bottom: JCPenney and the other shops at the Manhattan Mall have holiday purchases covered (p. 62). SPACE COWBOY BOOTS (Men, women)

This Western specialty shop in NoLIta has its walls lined with the finest handmade cowboy boots, hats, belts and buckles, featuring brands like Lucchese, Stallion and Comstock Heritage. www.spacecowboyboots.com. 234 Mulberry St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 646.559.4779. Map 1, K7 VINCE CAMUTO (Women) This designer

brand boasts a well-priced stock of trendy, quality leather footwear and handbags. www.vincecamuto.com. 532 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 646.532.2684. Map 1, L6; and one other NYC location.

blouses are the focus of this designer boutique, from classic styles to lacy, romantic visions. www.annefontaine .com. 677 Madison Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.421.0947. Map 1, D6; and two other NYC locations. BEDHEAD (Men, women, children)

Sleepyheads can find tailored pajama sets, comfy robes and accessories for shut-eye in a variety of colors and prints at this company’s only East Coast flagship. www.bedheadpjs.com. 252 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 212.233.4323. Map 1, K7 BEN SHERMAN (Men) 1960s mod-

inspired clothing, both formal and casual, as well as shoes, hats and quintessentially British accessories. www .bensherman.com/us. 96 Spring St., at Mercer St., 212.680.0160. Map 1, L6 BROOKS BROTHERS (Men, women, children) Since 1818, this well-respect-

ed clothier has been known for its superior-quality conservative clothing

COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS (Women, children) Chic, innovative, ready-to-

wear clothes for mothers and daughters are found at the French boutique. www.comptoirdescotonniers.com. 155 Spring St., btw W. Broadway & Wooster St., 212.274.0830. Map 1, K6; and four other NYC locations. CYNTHIA ROWLEY (Women) A four-sto-

ry, whimsically decorated town house features the designer’s eponymous label on the first floor and the CuRious candy store on the second. The third and fourth floors are appointment-only spaces for Rowley and her husband’s online art venture, Exhibition A. www .cynthiarowley.com. 43 E. 78th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.1141. Map 1, B6; and one other NYC location. DENIM & SUPPLY (Men, women) This

denim outpost from America’s archetypical designer reflects the Ralph Lauren aesthetic in its jeans styles for men and women, along with other apparel and accessories. www.denimandsup ply.com. 99 University Pl., at E. 12th St., 212.677.1895. Map 1, J6 DESIGUAL (Men, women) This whimsi-

cal Spanish label’s graphic-print T-shirts and dresses pop against the store’s black walls. www.desigual.com. 594 Broadway, btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.343.8206. Map 1, K7; and two other NYC locations. FLYING A (Men, women) This apparel

shop offers a trove of hip vintage tops and bottoms, as well as trendy accessories. www.flyinganyc.com. 169 Spring St., btw W. Broadway & Thompson St., 212.965.9090. Map 1, L6

DOING GOOD Retailers on upper Madison Avenue will donate 20 percent of sales on Dec. 7 to cancer research.

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Shopping Guidelines For these and even more shopping choices, visit www.wheretraveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. before the area code.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 92-94.

STORE HOURS, ETC. In general, hours at Midtown retail outlets are Mon thru Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many stores have specific late nights, often on Thurs, and many are open on Sun. Downtown shopping hours in neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, SoHo and Chelsea are generally noon to 8 p.m., with a lot of flexibility. While most establishments welcome major credit cards, it’s a good idea to call ahead for information about acceptable forms of payment, as well as for hours of operation and directions to the store.

SIZING CHART Women’s Blouses & Sweaters US EUROPE

32 38

34 40

36 42

38 44

40 46

42 48

44 50

46 52

5 37 3.5 22

6 7 38 39 4.5 5.5 23 24

8 40 6.5 25

9 41 7.5 26

10 41 8.5 27

8 38 10 11

10 40 12 13

14 44 16 17

16 46 18 19

18 48 20 21

44 54 LL

46 56 —

48 58 —

Women’s Shoes US EUROPE UK JAPAN

3 35 1.5 20

4 36 2.5 21

Women’s Dresses US EUROPE UK JAPAN

4 34 6 7

6 36 8 9

12 42 14 15

Men’s Shirts US/UK EUROPE JAPAN*

15 15.5 16 16.5 17 37 38 40 41 42 97 102 107 113 117

Men’s Suits, Coats and Sweaters US/UK EUROPE JAPAN

34 44 S

36 46 —

38 48 M

40 50 L

42 52 —

7 39 6.5 26

8 40 7.5 27

9 10 11 12 13 41 42 43 44 45 8.5 9.5 10.5 11.5 12.5 28 29 30 31 32

Men’s Shoes US EUROPE UK JAPAN

6 38 5.5 25

Children’s Clothing US 2 4 6 8 EUROPE 16/18 20/22 24/26 28/30 UK 40/45 50/55 60/65 70/75 JAPAN* 90 100 110 120

10 12 32/34 36/38 80/85 90/95 13 140

Children’s Shoes (Toddlers/Children) US UK EUROPE JAPAN

5 4.5 20 11

6 5.5 22 12

7 6.5 23 13

8 9 7.5 8.5 24 25 14 15

10 11 12 9.5 10.5 11.5 27 28 30 16 17 18

*Japanese sizes are measured in centimeters.

GALERIE SAINT GIL (Women) Stylish

apparel, such as blouses and dresses, plus handbags and accessories for the modern, sophisticated woman. www .saintgil.com. 60 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.664.9700. Map 1, E5; 541 Lexington Ave., at E. 50th St., 212.486.0001. Map 1, E6 GUDRUN SJÖDÉN (Women) This Scan-

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Shopping and more. www.gudrunsjoden.com. 50 Greene St., btw Broome & Grand sts., 212.219.2510. Map 1, L6 IN GOD WE TRUST (Men, women)

Designer Shana Tabor’s stores offer her vintage-inspired creations, as well as pieces from local designers with a similar aesthetic. www.ingodwetrust nyc.com. 265 Lafayette St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.966.9010. Map 1, L7; and two other NYC locations. LISA PERRY  (Women) Bright, mod-

ish, 1960s-inspired dresses in bold colors and simple geometric prints are joined by a lifestyle collection consisting of bedding, pillows, towels and more. www.lisaperrystyle.com. 988 Madison Ave., at E. 77th St., 212.431.7467. Map 1, B6 MADEWELL (Women) This flagship

sibling to J. Crew offers basics for a less preppy crowd. www.madewell .com. 486 Broadway, at Broome St., 212.226.6954. Map 1, L6; 115 Fifth Ave., btw W. 18th & W. 19th sts., 212.228.5172. Map 1, I6 NANETTE LEPORE (Women) Designer

Nanette Lepore’s glamour-girl-meetsgypsy clothing and accessories include flirty dresses, handbags and cool suits. www.nanettelepore.com. 423 Broome St., btw Lafayette & Crosby sts., 212.219.8265. Map 1, M6; and one other NYC location. PAUL STUART (Men, women) An

elegant and classic selection of suits, outerwear, accessories, shoes, jewelry and more. www.paulstuart .com. 10 E. 45th St., at Madison Ave., 212.682.0320. Map 1, F6 RAFEL SHEARLING (Men, women)

The wholesale and retail shearling manufacturer crafts warm and versatile coats and jackets in a variety of styles. www.rafel.com. 216 W. 29th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.564.8874. Map 1, H5 SOIGNÉ K (Women) This boutique

specializes in offering contemporary designer clothing and accessories from India. www.soignek.com. 717 Madison Ave., btw E. 63rd & E. 64th sts., 212.486.2890. Map 1, D6 TED BAKER LONDON (Men, women)

This shop stocks the British retailer’s ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories collections, recognized for their fine materials and colorful designs. www.tedbaker.com. 595 Fifth Ave., btw 48th & 49th sts., 212.317.1514. Map 1, E6; and two other NYC locations.

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Shopping UNIQLO (Men, women, children)

Trendy, affordable basics are available at the tri-level global flagship of this popular Japanese label. www .uniqlo.com. 666 Fifth Ave., at 53rd St., 877.486.4756. Map 1, E6; and two other NYC locations. VERSACE (Men, women) Italian couture

from the fashion house built by the late Gianni Versace. The flagship store on Fifth Ave. has the designer’s complete lines for men and women, plus children’s clothing and home furnishings. www.versace.com. 647 Fifth Ave., btw E. 51st & E. 52nd sts., 212.317.0224. Map 1, E6; and one other NYC location. VPL (Women) High-end apparel,

lingerie, jewelry and accessories are offered at this boutique. www.vplnyc .com. 7 Mercer St., btw Canal & Grand sts., 212.966.2145. Map 1, L7 ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO (Women)

Chilean designer Maria Cornejo presents skirts, dresses and jackets with an emphasis on draping at this boutique. www.zeromariacornejo.com. 33 Bleecker St., btw Lafayette St. & Bowery, 212.925.3849. Map 1, K7; and one other NYC location.

Audio + Music ACADEMY RECORDS & CDS Rare CD

albums and vinyl records, in genres ranging from theatrical to country, can be found here. www.academy-records .com. 12 W. 18th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.242.3000. Map 1, I6

BLISS SPA Known for its celeb-

rity clientele, Bliss provides a mix of classic spa offerings and unusual treatments. www.blissworld.com. 568 Broadway, 2nd fl., at Prince St., 877.862.5477. Map 1, L6; and two other NYC locations. CLARINS SKIN SPA Aestheticians

stimulate clients’ blood circulation and lymphatic systems using 80 intricate hand movements in a wide range of treatments. www.clarinsusa.com. 1061 Madison Ave., btw E. 80th & E. 81st sts., 212.734.6100. Map 1, B6 EDRIS SALON A handsomely designed

open space featuring large windows that look out upon local streets and—a great rarity in Manhattan—vast expanses of unobstructed sky over the Hudson River is the setting for a variety of hair services. www.edrissalon.com. 35 W. 20th St., 212.989.6800. Map 1, J4 ESSIE FLAGSHIP SALON AT SAMUEL SHRIQUI The popular nail polish

line Essie has opened its own salon, replete with comfy seats and relaxing manicure services, with up to 250 playfully named shades to choose from. www.samuelshriquisalon.com. 37 E. 65th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.472.6805. Map 1, D6 INNER HEALING CENTER This spiritual

center for the mind and soul offers a variety of readings, from tarot cards, crystal balls and tea leaves. www .innerhealing-inc.com 30 Central Park So., Ste. 1A, btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.682.6765. Map, 1 D6 KIEHL’S Founded as an apothecary in

HALCYON THE SHOP A music store/

gallery offering current electronica, house, techno, soul, funk and avantgarde. www.halcyontheshop.com. 57 Pearl St., at Water St., DUMBO, Brooklyn, 718.260.9299. Map 3, C3

1851, this skin-care specialist uses the finest ingredients, including avocado oil and aloe vera, in its cleansers, scrubs, toners and shaving products. www.kiehls.com. 109 Third Ave., at E. 13th St., 212.677.3171. Map 1, J7; and three other NYC locations.

J&R MUSIC AND COMPUTER WORLD

The block-long store offers the very latest music, computers and personalized service. www.jr.com. 23 Park Row, btw Ann & Beekman sts., 212.238.9000. Map 1, N7

Beauty + Health

L’OCCITANE The South of France is

the inspiration for the all-natural fragrances and bath, body and skin-care products found in this Flatiron flagship. usa.loccitane.com. 170 Fifth Ave., at 22nd St., 212.206.8860. Map 1, I6; and 12 other NYC locations. LUSH Fresh, fragrant shampoos, soaps,

THE ART OF SHAVING Razors, brushes,

oils, soaps, creams and gels are among the many offerings at this shaving mecca. www.theartofshaving.com. The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.9410. Map 1, D5; and five other NYC locations.

“bath bombs,” lotions and other toiletries handcrafted from organic fruits and vegetables, that come in clever shapes, colorful hues and special gift packaging. www.lushusa.com. 529 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.925.2323. Map 1, K7; and four other NYC locations.

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Shopping SUPPLE SPA Specifically designed for

shared services, such as a couples massage, this spa has a variety of treatments intended to provide utter relaxation. www.supplespa.com. 55 W. 19th St., #2, btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.929.5948. Map 1, I6

Cameras + Computers B&H PHOTO, VIDEO & PRO AUDIO Over

100,000 tech-related products, including top-of-the-line cameras, computers, binoculars, lenses, and lighting and presentation equipment. www .bhphotovideo.com. 420 Ninth Ave., at W. 34th St., 212.239.7765. Map 1, G4 LEICA STORE NEW YORK SOHO New

York’s only purveyor of Leica cameras and equipment, alongside binoculars and accessories, an in-house gallery featuring Leica-taken photographs, plus classes and seminars. The store also buys and sells used equipment. www.kurlandphoto.com. 460 W. Broadway, btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.475.7799. Map 1, K6 MAKERBOT The first retail outlet from

the global leader in 3-D printing features a fun photo booth that immortalizes its subject in a 3-D portrait. www.makerbot.com/retail-store. 298 Mulberry St., btw Houston & Bleecker sts., 347.457.5758. Map 1,K7 SONY STYLE Computers, televisions

and other electronics from Sony in this interactive, high-tech store. www.store.sony.com. 550 Madison Ave., btw E. 55th & E. 56th sts., 212.833.8800. Map 1, E6

Dept. Stores + Centers

59th St., 212.705.2000. Map 1, D7; 504 Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.729.5900. Map 1, L6 CENTURY 21 Deep discounts (up to

60 percent off) on everything from famous designer apparel for men, women and children to cosmetics, electronics and housewares. www.c21stores .com. 1972 Broadway, btw W. 66th & W. 67th sts., 212.518.2121. Map 1, C4; 22 Cortlandt St., btw Broadway & Church St., 212.227.9092. Map 1, N6; and two other NYC locations. EAST MIDTOWN PARTNERSHIP This

complimentary Passport card gives holders direct access to deals at a multitude of Midtown restaurants, shops, art dealers, spas and fitness centers. www.eastmidtown.org/passport.com. 212.813.0030. JCPENNEY Find designer clothing col-

lections for men, women and children, home furnishings, gifts, footwear, home appliances and more in this branch of the well-known department store chain. www.jcpenney.com. Manhattan Mall, 100 W. 33rd St., at Sixth Ave., 212.295.6120. Map 1, G5 MACY’S HERALD SQUARE “The world’s

largest department store“ lives up to its reputation, encompassing a full city block. The 100-year-old space contains a mammoth variety of merchandise—designer clothing by Kenneth Cole, French Connection, Calvin Klein clothing and more—plus shoes and accessories for men, women and children, beauty products and home furnishings, and a cellar full of cookware. www.macys.com. 151 W. 34th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.695.4400. Map 1, G5 MANHATTAN MALL Retailers, such

BERGDORF GOODMAN Brimming with

the latest from luxe designers, this store offers exclusive clothing, accessories, shoes and more for fashionloving femmes. A men’s store is across the street. www.bergdorfgood man. com. 754 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.753.7300. Map 1, E6

as Aéropostale, Lids, Foot Locker, Express and Victoria’s Secret, are all close at hand and under one roof conveniently located near Penn Station. www.manhattanmallny .com. 100 W. 33rd St., at Broadway, 212.465.0500. Map 1,G5 SAKS FIFTH AVENUE A luxury de-

BLOOMINGDALE’S The store’s Interna-

tional Services Desk/Visitors Center has consultants who speak more than 35 languages and offers a complimentary coat check, personal shoppers and a free gift with purchase. While the Midtown original carries everything for men, women and the home, the SoHo branch focuses on hip designerwear and accessories from brands like Alice + Olivia and Theory. www.bloom ingdales.com. 1000 Third Ave., at E.

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partment store carrying designer apparel, accessories and home décor, plus cosmetics and fragrances. www.saksfifthavenue.com. 611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000. Map 1, E6 THE SHOPS AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE Nu-

merous luxury stores, such as L.K. Bennett, Wolford and BOSS Hugo Boss, can be found inside the seven-story atrium in the Time Warner Center.

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Shopping www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com. 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300. Map 1, D5

Flea Markets + Markets

M&M’S WORLD NEW YORK A shop

for various paraphernalia inspired by the beloved candies, such as T-shirts, drinkware, candy dispensers and special holiday items. www.mmsworld .com. 1600 Broadway, btw W. 48th & W. 49th sts., 212.295.3850. Map 1, 5E

BROOKLYN FLEA Furniture, jewelry,

bicycles, clothing and more from more than 150 local artists are on offer, plus an assortment of exciting food. www .brooklynflea.com. Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Ave., btw Clermont & Vanderbilt aves., Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Map 3, D7 GREENFLEA MARKET This year-round

indoor/outdoor market offers a huge range of merchandise, including new and antique home furnishings and collectibles, Hollywood memorabilia, jewelry, ethnic handicrafts, books, clothing for men, women and children, a farmers market and prepared-food vendors. Sun 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free, rain or shine. www.greenfleamarkets .com. Columbus Ave., btw W. 76th & W. 77th sts., 212.239.3025. Map 1, B4

MACKENZIECHILDS A veritable

wonderland of whimsical home décor, MacKenzie-Childs specializes in playful yet practical ceramic and enamel goods—tableware, chests, hanging lamps and more, all in vivid colors. www.mackenzie-childs.com. 20 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.570.6050. Map 1, E6 MARIMEKKO The Finnish brand, famed

for its oversize and colorful floral prints, also makes fanciful raincoats, umbrellas, tablecloths and fabrics by the yard, along with eye-catching clothing. www.marimekko.com. 200 Fifth Ave., btw 23rd & 24th sts., 212.843.9121. Map 1, I6; and one other NYC location. MENDEL GOLDBERG FABRICS In busi-

MALCOLM SHABAZZ HARLEM MARKET

Traditional African textiles, crafts, clothes and figurines. 52 W. 116th St., btw Fifth Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd., 212.685.8131. Map 1, M2

Gifts + Home

ness since 1890, this textile mecca specializes in European couture fabrics of the highest quality, including a superb selection of eveningwear materials, as well as made-to-order designs from the staff. 72 Hester St., btw Allen & Orchard sts., 212.925.9110. Map 1, L8 MOMA DESIGN STORE The Museum

DAHESH MUSEUM OF ART GIFT SHOP

Inspired by the museum’s collection of 19th- and 20th-century art, this innovative shop curates designs and objects with both modern and ancient influences, resulting in an eclectic collection of oriental rugs, gifts, jewelry and apparel. www.daheshmuseum .org. 145 Sixth Ave., btw Dominick & Spring sts., 212.759.0606. Map 1, L6 DESIRON A furniture store showcas-

ing minimalist, high-quality tables, seats, beds and other pieces for the home. www.desiron.com. 151 Wooster St., btw Prince & W. Houston sts., 212.353.2600. Map 1, K6 DYLAN’S CANDY BAR The colorful

duplex shop stocks a bountiful assortment of gourmet candies, sweets and chocolates. www.dylanscandybar .com. 1011 Third Ave., at E. 60th St., 646.735.0078. Map 1, D7 LIFE: CURATED Home and apparel

in a stylish yet accessible setting, well-suited to its Brooklyn neighborhood. www.life-curated.com. 186 Grand St., btw Driggs & Bedford aves., 347.689.9143.

of Modern Art’s store encompasses personal and home accessories, furniture, lighting, art and design publications, prints, books and small gift items. www.momastore.org. 44 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.767.1050. Map 1, E6; and two other NYC locations. NBC EXPERIENCE STORE Visitors

can take photos on mock sets of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, experience the NBC-Panasonic HDTV theater and buy NBC-logo items from hit programs. www.nbcuniversalstore .com. 30 Rockefeller Plz., at W. 49th St., 212.664.3700. Map 1, F6 PAGEANT PRINT SHOP Antique and

one-of-a-kind prints and maps fill this tiny store, with enough stacks to sift through for hours. www.pageant books.com. 69 E 4th St., btw Second Ave. & Bowery, 212.674.5296. Map 1, K7 ST.PETERSBURG GLOBAL TRADE HOUSE From Russia with love: This

venue offers a variety of handcrafted items, ranging from textiles to porcelain to cookware to matryoshka dolls, representing different decora-

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Shopping tive arts traditions in different parts of the country. www.fromrussia.com. 261 Fifth Ave., btw 28th & 29th sts., 212.433.2999. Map 1, H6

able. www.sobralusa.com. 412 W. Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.226.2710. Map 1, K6 SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED This

STARBRIGHT FLORAL DESIGN Located

in the heart of the Flower District, this emporium stocks more than 500 varieties of flowers and plants and delivers fresh flowers across the New York City area. www.starflor.com. 150 W. 28th St., 2nd fl., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 800.520.8999. Map 1, H5

Jewelry + Watches AARON BASHA High-quality 18-karat

gold jewelry and precious stone gems, as well as whimsically charming baubles such as the popular jeweled baby shoes. www.aaronbasha.com. 685 Madison Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.644.1970. Map 1, D6

unique store features a lounge and exhibition space, so customers can wine and dine as they purchase from a selection of designer-name jewelry and collaboration pieces. www.swarovski-elements.com. 499 Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.966.3322. Map 1, 6L TIFFANY & CO. The world-famous

jewelry store carries diamonds, pearls, gold, silver, sterling flatware, fine timepieces, crystal and more—all of which come wrapped in the signature robin’s egg blue boxes. www.tif fany.com. 727 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., 212.755.8000. Map 1, E6; and one other NYC location. TOURNEAU This landmark store boasts

ALIBI Shop owner Jo Liu stocks her

quaint boutique with trendy jewelry pieces, such as skull charm necklaces, gold chain bracelets and knuckle-duster rings, at affordable prices. www.alib inyc.com. 241 Mulberry St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.226.7373. Map 1, K7 DAVID YURMAN JEWELRY Sleek,

distinctive and wearable necklaces, bracelets, rings and timepieces from the American designer. www.davidyu rman.com. 712 Madison Ave., at E. 63rd St., 212.752.4255. Map 1, D6 FEMMEGEMS Make a necklace or

purchase one at this do-it-yourself jewelry studio in Chelsea. By appointment only. www.femmegems.com. 134 W. 26th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.625.1611. Map 1, H5

8,000-plus styles of timepieces from top watchmakers, such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Cartier, Movado, Baume & Mercier and Omega, among others. www.tourneau.com. 12 E. 57th St., at Madison Ave., 212.758.7300. Map 1, E6; and three other NYC locations. WEMPE JEWELERS Fifth Avenue’s only

official Rolex dealer offers an impressive collection of other watch brands, such as A. Lange & Söhne, Chopard, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Panerai and more. Also on hand is a selection of gold and diamond jewelry. www.wempe.com. 700 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 212.397.9000. Map 1, E6

Specialty + Services ADIDAS SPORT PERFORMANCE

IOSSELLIANI Bright, intricate, con-

temporary jewelry for the modern woman is displayed in this new, petite boutique that features a gigantic King Kong statue. www.iosselliani.com. 4 W. 29th St., btw Fifth Ave. & Broadway, 212.686.2211. Map 1, H6 IVANKA TRUMP The former model and

billionaire heiress’ flagship boutique sells original diamond, pearl and onyx pieces with a vintage air. www .ivankatrumpcollection.com. 109 Mercer St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 888.756.9912. Map 1, K6

Spanning 29,500 square feet, the brand’s sports performance outpost touts gear for all athletes. www.adidas .com. 610 Broadway, at Houston St., 212.529.0081. Map 1, K7 HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER Known

for its innovatio, this historic retailer was the first to offer such imaginative products for travel, home and personal care as the pop-up toaster and electric shaver. www.hammacher.com. 147 E. 57th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 800.421.9002. Map 1, E6 THE NBA STORE This sports shop

SOBRAL Colorful art jewelry, including

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features the widest selection of NBA merchandise a hoops fan could ever imagine, including jerseys, footwear, basketballs and gifts. www.nba.com/ nycstore. 590 Fifth Ave., btw 47th & 48th sts., 212.515.6221. Map 1, F6

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Shopping NHL POWERED BY REEBOK Apparel and

footwear for all 30 pro hockey teams, an on-site studio for live radio broadcasts and interactive stations featuring the latest in NHL video games are at this flagship for the hockey-obsessed. nhlstore.nhl.com. 1185 Sixth Ave., at W. 47th St., 212.221.6375.  Map 1, F6 NYC RACQUET SPORTS Serious and

amateur athletes alike head here for tennis, badminton, squash and racquetball equipment, plus clothing, footwear accessories and videos. www.grandcentralracquet.com. 157A W. 35th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.695.5353. Map 1, G5; and two other NYC locations. PARAGON SPORTING GOODS This

sports mecca carries equipment and clothing from major brands, including Timberland and Patagonia. www. paragonsports.com. 867 Broadway, at E. 18th St., 212.255.8889. Map 1, J6 SUPER RUNNERS SHOPShoppers find

an extensive selection of running shoes from brands such as Adidas, Newton Running, Mizuno, Nike and New Balance. www.superrunnersshop .com. 745 Seventh Ave., btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.398.2449 Map 1, F5; and six other NYC locations. THE WORLD OF GOLF The seasoned

and new golfer can find clubs, shoes, balls, duffel bags, sunglasses, instruction materials and more. www.twog .com. 147 E. 47th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.755.9398. Map 1, F6

also stocked. www.idlewildbooks.com. 12 W. 19th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.414.8888. Map 1, I6 KIDDING AROUND A whimsical

independent store stocking toys, clothes, gifts and party favors from hundreds of name-brand distributors. www.kid dingaroundtoys.com. Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. Passage, E. 42nd St. & Park Ave., 212.645.6337. Map 1, F6; 60 W. 15th St., at Sixth Ave., 212.645.6337. Map 1, I6 MARY ARNOLD TOYS This old-fash-

ioned toy store carries all the newest and latest toys, as well as classic favorites, without the fuss, crowds and lines of big chain stores. www .maryarnoldtoys.com. 1010 Lexington Ave., btw. E. 72nd & E. 73rd sts., 212.744.8510. Map 1, C7 MCNALLY JACKSON A bustling

independent shop offering two floors of books and magazines, a lively café and a variety of literary events. www.mcnallyjackson.com. 52 Prince St., btw Mulberry & Lafayette sts., 212.274.1160. Map 1, K7 NINTENDO® WORLD A 10,000-square-

foot interactive gaming paradise that features several Nintendo Wii kiosks and carries an extensive selection of Nintendo merchandise, with many exclusive items and all the latest video games. www.nintendoworldstore .com. 10 Rockefeller Plz., at W. 48th St., 646.459.0800. Map 1, F6 RIZZOLI Illustrated books on photog-

Toys, Books + Games AMERICAN GIRL PLACE The newly

expanded store features not only dolls, but fashionable clothing, accessories and design-it-yourself tees for them, along with a bookstore and café. Guests also enjoy a personal shopping area, doll hair salon and photo studio. www.americangirl.com. 609 Fifth Ave., at 49th St., 877.247.5223. Map 1, F6 BOOK CULTURE Genres carried at

this bookstore include nonfiction, children’s literature, poetry, history and more, making it easy to find something for everyone. www.bookculture.com. 536 W. 112th St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway, 212.865.1588; and one other NYC location. IDLEWILD BOOKS An extensive inven-

tory of travel writing, travel guides and literature from around the globe is categorized by country; classics and new, colorful books for children are

raphy, art, fashion, architecture and more, plus international newspapers and CDs are all housed in a sophisticated wood-paneled librarylike setting. www.rizzoliusa.com. 31 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.759.2424. Map 1, E6 THE SCHOLASTIC STORE Offering

Scholastic-brand products—books, toys, videos, games, art and craft supplies and more—plus meet ’n’ greets with popular characters from literature such as Harry Potter. www.scholastic.com/sohostore. 557 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.343.6166. Map 1, L7

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Museums+Attractions Museums+Attractions

WRITTEN BY JONI SWEET; EDITED BY FRANCIS LEWIS

Charles Dickens’ manuscript of A Christmas Caroll and select illustrations (left) from the permanent collection of the Morgan Library are on display (Dec. 3–Jan. 5) to rejuvenate the holiday spirit—just as they did in 1843, when the novella sold out five days after being printed. The tale of Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come revived interest in old English traditions at a time when people began embracing new customs. The story has never gone out of print. The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave., at E. 36th St., 212.685.0008

Museums AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Artifacts include rare gems,

meteorites and the world’s largest collection of vertebrate fossils. Thru Jan. 5: Frogs: A Chorus of Colorss and Whales: Giants of the Deep. Thru May 26: The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter. r Thru Aug. 10: The Power of Poison. Daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Suggested admission $22 adults, $17 seniors/students (with ID), $12.50 children 2-12. www.amnh .org. Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100. Map 1, B5 BROOKLYN MUSEUM Multiple perma-

nent collections, including ancient Egyptian and contemporary American

art, are housed in a 560,000-squarefoot Beaux Arts building. Wed 11 a.m.6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., first Sat of the month 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Suggested admission $12 adults, $8 seniors (62+)/students, children under 12 accompanied by adult and first Sat of the month after 5 p.m. free. www.brooklyn museum. org. 200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718.638.5000. Map 3, F9 CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHAT TAN Interactive exhibits, such as

Eat Sleep Play: Building Health Every Day, PlayWorkss and Adventures With Dora and Diego, encourage learning for children ages 18 months thru 6. Thru Dec. 31: The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop. Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat

10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $11 adults/children, $7 seniors, under 12 months and first Fri of the month 5-8 p.m. free. www.cmom.org. 212 W. 83rd St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway, 212.721.1223. Map 1, B4 EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO The art and

cultural heritage of the Caribbean and Latin America are celebrated at this center of Latin pride. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. Suggested admission $9 adults, $5 seniors/students, children under 12 free. www .elmuseo.org. 1230 Fifth Ave., at 104th St., 212.831.7272. Map 1, N3 ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

Visitors seeking their heritage are welcomed on this historic island, which was the entry point for many

PHOTOS: CHARLES DICKENS AT THE MORGAN, COURTESY OF THE MORGAN LIBRARY, GRAHAM S. HABER; JADE GOBLET, © AMNH/C. CHESEK

Instant Classic

MINI CITY Hand-carved, miniature wooden models of Downtown and Midtown Manhattan can be seen at the Skyscraper Museum, p. 70.

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Museums+Attractions Guidelines Many museums have bookstores and gift shops, as well as restaurants conducive to either a quick bite or leisurely meal. For these and even more choices, visit us online at www.wheretraveler.com. Dates, hours and prices in these listings are subject to change; call to confirm. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. unless otherwise noted.

DISCOUNT ADMISSIONS: NEW YORK CITYPASS The discount pass provides access to six of New York’s top attractions, including the Empire State Building, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and a two-hour Circle Line harbor cruise or trip to Ellis and Liberty islands via Statue Cruises, for one low price. Passes are sold at any of the participating attractions. $106 adults, $79 children ages 6-17. www.citypass.com. 888.330.5008.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 92-94.

immigrants between 1892 and 1954. Ellis Island is accessible via Statue Cruises (see Statue of Liberty listing, p. 71). www.ellisisland.org. Ellis Island: 212.363.3206. Map 1, P6 FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM Once

the gathering place for 18th-century American revolutionary leaders and where Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his officers in 1783, the building now functions as a museum of Early American history and culture. Daily noon-5 p.m. $7 adults, $4 seniors (65+)/students/children 6-18, children 5 and under free. www.frauncestavern museum.org. 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.425.1778. Map 1, O7 THE FRICK COLLECTION The former

residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick houses one of the world’s most magnificent collections of Old Master paintings, furnishings and decorative arts. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $10 students, pay what you wish Sun 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children under 10 not admitted. www .frick.org. 1 E. 70th St., at Fifth Ave., 212.288.0700. Map 1, C6 GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, SOLOMON R.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous structure is the repository for world-class art and exhibits. Thru Jan. 5: Robert Motherwell: Early Collages. Thru Jan. 22: Christopher Wool. Sun-Wed & Fri

10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m. $22 adults, $18 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12 with an adult free, pay what you wish Sat 5:45-7:45 p.m. www.guggenheim.org. 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.423.3500. Map 1, A6 INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOG RAPHY A museum and school,

this center was founded in 1974 by photographer Cornell Capa and is devoted to all aspects of historical and contemporary photography. The museum’s permanent collection contains more than 100,000 original prints. Tues-Thurs, Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $14 adults, $10 seniors/students, children under 12 free, Fri 5-8 p.m. pay what you wish. www.icp.org. 1133 Sixth Ave., at W. 43rd St., 212.857.0000. Map 1, F5

THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Initially the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan, the facility now houses a research library and museum featuring sheet music by Mozart and three of the extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible, as well as rare manuscripts, books and drawings. Tues-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $18 adults,

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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

The USS Intrepid d aircraft carrier offers access to seven 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. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General Admission: $24 adults, $20 seniors (62+)/college students, $19 youths 7-17, $17 veterans, $12 children 3-6, free children under 3, retired U.S. military and active-duty personnel. www.intrepid museum.org. Pier 86, 12th Ave., at W. 46th St., 212.245.0072. Map 1, F3 THE JEWISH MUSEUM Archaeological

artifacts, ceremonial objects, photographs, works on paper and art exhibitions explore Jewish diversity and culture in the past, present and future. Fri-Tues 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 seniors (65+), $7.50 students, children 18 and under and Sat free, Thurs 5-8 p.m. pay what you wish. www.thejewishmu seum.org. 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St., 212.423.3200. Map 1, P3 THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Greek and Roman galleries; vast fashion holdings; instruments of historical, technical and social importance; and renowned collections of American, European and Far Eastern fine and decorative art and more fill this encyclopedic museum. Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Suggested admission $25 adults, $17 seniors (65+), $12 students, children under 12 with an adult free. www .metmuseum.org. 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212.535.7710. Map 1, B6

Pick a Poison The Power of Poison at the American Museum of Natural History y (p. 66) explores mankind’s complex relationship with toxins. The interactive exhibition highlights the pursuit of both poisons and antidotes, such as jade goblets (above), which were prized in Europe for their alleged ability to purify wine.

QUITE A COLLECTION The Whitney Museum of American Art (p. 70), which started with just 600 pieces, now contains more than 18,000 permanent works.

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Museums+Attractions $12 seniors (65+)/students/children under 16, children 12 and under and Fri 7-9 p.m. free. www.themorgan .org. 225 Madison Ave., at E. 36th St., 212.685.0008. Map 1, G6 MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN The

museum’s 54,000 square feet house a permanent collection of contemporary objects created in a wide range of mediums, plus a jewelry gallery, studios for artists-in-residence and a 150-seat auditorium. Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs & Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students, children under 18 free, Thurs & Fri 6-9 p.m. pay what you wish. www.madmuseum.org. 2 Columbus Circle, btw Broadway and Eighth Ave., 212.299.7777. Map 1, D5 MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE: A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST

Exhibitions and cultural events celebrate the lives of those who perished in the Holocaust. Sun-Tues & Thurs 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $7 students, children under 12 and Wed 4-8 p.m. free. www .mjhnyc.org. Battery Park City, 36 Battery Pl., btw West St. & First Pl., 646.437.4202. Map 1, P5 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART One of the

world’s greatest repositories of 20thcentury art contains masterpieces by van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, a sculpture garden and an extensive film collection. Mon-Thurs, Sat & Sun 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, children under 16 and Fri 4-8 p.m. free. www.moma.org. 11 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.708.9400. Map 1, E6 MUSEUM OF SEX This museum is

dedicated to the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $17.50 adults, $15.25 seniors/students. www.museumof sex.com. 233 Fifth Ave., at 27th St., 212.689.6337. Map 1, H6 MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

New York City’s past, present and future are illustrated through paintings, photographs and more. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Suggested admission $10 adults, $6 seniors/students, $20 families (max. two adults), children under 12 free. www.mcny.org. 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672. Map 1, N3 MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE This

transformed museum chronicles the art, technology and history of filmed entertainment. Wed-Thurs 10:30

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Museums+Attractions a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $12 adults, $9 seniors/students, $6 children ages 3-12, children under 3 and Fri 4-8 p.m. free. www.movingimage.us. 36-01 35th Ave., at 37th St., Astoria, Queens, 718.777.6888. Map 2, C6 NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM

Founded in 1825, the academy boasts a collection of more than 5,000 pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Academy members have included Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Rauschenberg, I.M. Pei, Frank Gehry and Wayne Thiebaud. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+)/students, under 12 free. www.nationalacad emy.org. 1083 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.369.4880. Map 1, A6 NEUE GALERIE NEW YORK An elegant

space dedicated to 20th-century German and Austrian fine and decorative arts. Thurs-Mon 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $20 adults, $10 seniors (65+)/students, first Fri of the month 6-8 p.m. free. Children under 12 not admitted, children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. www.neuegalerie.org. 1048 Fifth Ave., at 86th St., 212.628.6200. Map 1, A6 NEW MUSEUM Boasting seven levels of

gallery space, this museum explores contemporary cutting-edge art in a variety of mediums by American and international artists. Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $14 adults, $12 seniors (65+), $10 students, under 18 and Thurs 7-9 p.m. free. www.newmuseum.org. 235 Bowery, btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.219.1222. Map 1, K7 NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM Fire-

related art and artifacts, including preCivil War fire engines. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 adults, $5 seniors/children under 12, under 2 and members of service free. www.nycfiremuseum.org. 278 Spring St., btw Varick & Hudson sts., 212.691.1303. Map 1, L5 NEWYORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSE UM & LIBRARY This cultural institution

features more than 60,000 objects and works of art focused on the history of New York. Thru Feb. 9: Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art. Thru Feb. 23: The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution. Thru Mar. 9: Gilded Age Portraits in America. Tues-Thurs, Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $18 adults, $14 seniors/educators, $12 students, $6 children 5-13, children under 4 free. www.nyhistory.org. 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (W. 77th St.), 212.873.3400. Map 1, B4

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Museums+Attractions 9/11 TRIBUTE CENTER Recovered ob-

jects, photographs, films and personal effects offer visitors the chance to pay their respects to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, NYC terrorist attacks. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery admission: $17 adults, $12 seniors/students/military, $5 children 6-12. Gallery admission and guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial: $22 adults, $17 seniors, students/military, $7 children 6-12. www.tributewtc.org. 120 Liberty St., btw Greenwich St. & Trinity Pl., 866.737.1184. Map 1, O6

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA Former-

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

ly The Museum of Television & Radio, this institution focuses on the social impact of media technology, as well as the collection and preservation of TV and radio programs since the 1950s, of which more than 120,000 are available to be viewed or listened to at private consoles. Wed, Fri-Sun noon-6 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m. Suggested admission $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children under 14. www.paleycenter .org. 25 W. 52nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.621.6800. Map 1, E5

The museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions focus on modern and contemporary artwork by renowned American artists, such as Edward Hopper. Wed-Thurs, Sat & Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 1-9 p.m. $20 adults, $16 seniors (65+)/students/ages 19-25, children 18 and under free, pay what you wish Fri 6-9 p.m. www.whitney .org. 945 Madison Ave., at E. 75th St., 212.570.3600. Map 1, C6

Attractions

QUEENS MUSEUM One of the main at-

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tractions here is the Panorama of New York City, a 10,000-square-foot threedimensional scale rendering of the city’s five boroughs. Conceived for the 1965 World’s Fair, the panorama offers exquisite detail and scope. Wed-Sun noon-6 p.m. $8 adults, $4 seniors/ students, children under 12 free. www .queensmuseum.org. New York City Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, 718.592.9700.

BODY WORLDS: PULSE The exhibition

uncovers the mysteries of the human body through plastination, a technique which preserves donated specimens for the purpose of education. Sun-Tues 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (last entry 1 hr before closing). $27 adults, $23.50 seniors, $19.50 children. www.discov erytsx.com. Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.987.9692. Map 1, F5

ROSE CENTER FOR EARTH AND SPACE

Donning a fitted leather jacket over a suave gray vest, crisp white shirt and black slacks, the wax statue of pop idol Justin Timberlake (above) is ready for its closeup with visitors at Madame Tussauds New York k (this page). JT hangs out in the VIP room, alongside Lady Gaga, Usher and other A-list celebrities.

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Himalayan art, this museum also features paintings, sculpture and textiles from India, Nepal and Siberia. Featured events include jazz and acoustic concerts, lectures and film series. Mon & Thurs 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat & Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/ students; children under 12, seniors on first Mon of the month and everyone Fri 6-10 p.m. free. www.rmanyc.org. 150 W. 17th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.620.5000. Map 1, J5 THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM Stainless

steel floors and ceilings reflect the floor-to-ceiling exhibition cases at this space, which celebrates the history of skyscrapers and skylines. Wed-Sun noon-6 p.m. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors/students. www.skyscraper .org. 39 Battery Pl., btw Little West St. & Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, 212.968.1961. Map 1, P6

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING One of

New York’s tallest buildings offers stellar views from the 86th-floor and 102nd-floor observation decks. A jazz saxophonist plays soulful background notes Thurs-Sat (10 p.m.-1 a.m.). Visitors are encouraged to record their experience with cameras and/or camcorders, though the use of tripods is prohibited. A virtual thrill tour, New York Skyride, is on the second floor (separate admission). Observatory open daily 8 a.m.-2 a.m. (last elevator ascends at 1:15 a.m.). Main deck (86th floor) admission: $27 adults, $24 seniors (62+), $21 children 6-12, under 5 free. Main & Top decks (86th floor & 102nd floor) admission: $44 adults, $41 seniors (62+), $38 children 6-12, under 5 free. www.esbnyc.com. 350 Fifth Ave., at 34th St., 212.736.3100. Map 1, H6 GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Restored

to its 1913 splendor, this Beaux Arts train station, which celebrated its centennial this year, features 20 eateries and nearly 70 shops, such as Banana Republic, the Apple Store, Cipriani Dolci, Oyster Bar and Restaurant, Vince Camuto, Jo Malone and more. www.grandcentralterminal.com. E. 42nd St., btw Lexington & Vanderbilt aves., 212.340.2583. Map 1, F6 MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK The

NYC incarnation of the Britishbased wax museum features lifelike sculptures of celebrities, including George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber and

PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK, JIM SULLEY/NEWSCAST

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Home to the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway, Cullman Hall of the Universe and Scales of the Universe Walkway. Daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., first Fri of the month 10 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Museum: Suggested admission $22 adults, $17 seniors/students, $12.50 children 2-12. Museum & Space Show: $27 adults, $22 seniors/students, $16 children 2-12. www.amnh.org/rose. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, entrance on W. 81st St., 212.769.5200. Map 1, B5

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Museums+Attractions Lady Gaga, plus a state-of-the-art 4-D theater with virtual special effects. Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $36 adults, $29 children 4-12, children under 4 free. www.nyc wax.com. 234 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.841.3505. Map 1, F5 NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL

Within the original footprints of the Twin Towers are two massive pools consisting of cascading waterfalls and parapets, on which are inscribed the names of nearly 3,000 victims from the 9/11 attacks in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. 10 a.m.6 p.m., last entry at 5 p.m. Free visitor passes are required in advance by registering online or calling 212.266.5200. www.911memorial.org. 1 Albany St., at Greenwich St., 212.312.8800. Map 1, N5 SOUTH STREET SEAPORT This historic

district along the Lower Manhattan waterfront offers restaurants, attractions, bike rentals, a museum and shops. www.southstreetseaport .com. Pier 17, btw Fulton & South sts., 212.732.8257. Map 1, N8 ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL This world-

renowned Gothic cathedral is celebrated for its majestic beauty. Call for daily and Christmas Mass schedule. Daily 6:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Free. www.saintpat rickscathedral.org. Fifth Ave., btw 50th & 51st sts., 212.753.2261. Map 1, F6 STATUE OF LIBERTY The 151-foot statue

created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from France to the United States in 1886. Statue Cruises operates a daily ferry service to Liberty Island: 201.604.2800, www.statuecruises.com. www.nps.gov/stli. Map 1, P6 TOP OF THE ROCK The observation

deck at the top of Rockefeller Center welcomes visitors with panoramic vistas some 70 floors above the ground. Daily 8 a.m.-midnight (last elevator ascends at 11 p.m.). $27 adults, $25 seniors (62+), $17 children 6-12. The “Sun & Stars” combination ticket allows visitors to enjoy Top of the Rock twice in one day, from 8 a.m.-midnight; $40 adults, $22 children 6-12. www .topoftherocknyc.com. 30 Rockefeller Plz., W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.698.2000. Map 1, F6

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WRITTEN BY WILLIAM FRIERSON IV; EDITED BY LOIS LEVINE

Potato Paradise

Chelsea BLOSSOM Vegan. It’s all about the

veggie-fueled lifestyle at this narrow eatery with hardwood floors and potted greenery, serving an assortment of nondairy, organic and international dishes. L (Fri-Sun), D (nightly). www.blossomnyc.com. 187 Ninth Ave., btw W. 21st & W. 22nd sts., 212.627.1144. $$ FF PD Map 1, I4; and two other NYC locations. CAFETERIA American. A neighbor-

hood stalwart for elevated comfort classics—such as truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, crispy buttermilk waffles with cinnamon cream and horseradish-hon-

ey steak tacos—with a hypermodern black-and-white space. B, L & D (daily). www.cafeteriagroup.com. 119 Seventh Ave., at W. 17th St., 212.414.1717. $$ FF Map 1, I5 COLICCHIO & SONS American. Modern

fare served amid wine racks and stacked firewood. L & D (daily). www .craftrestaurantsinc.com. 85 10th Ave., btw W. 14th & W. 15th sts., 212.400.6699. $$$$ PD Map 1, I4 DONATELLA Italian. Inventive pizzas,

such as the Dia Vola (San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, pecorino, salami and chili oil), are cooked in a woodburning oven adorned with sparkling

mosaic tiles. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.donatellanyc.com. 184 Eighth Ave., btw W. 19th & W. 20th sts., 212.493.5150. $$ FF Map 1, I5

Chinatown NEW BO KY RESTAURANT Vietnamese.

Soups brim with such ingredients as sliced pork, shrimp balls and pig intestines, and are served in a stark dining room. B, L & D (daily). www.bokynyc .com. 78-80 Bayard St., at Mott St., 212.406.2292. $ FF Map 1, M7 TASTY DUMPLING Chinese. Beijing-

style boiled dumplings are stuffed with pork and chives in a no-frills space.

PHOTO: POTATOPIA, COURTESY OF POTATOPIA

The potato shows its versatility at Potatopia, a West Village food stop devoted to the tuberous crop and its many preparations. A menu of signatures awaits, from the punny “frequent friers” (shoestring potatoes, salt, pepper, Parmesan, parsley, garlic and aioli) to the decadent “comatoser” (above; e skin chips, salt, pepper, Asiago, pepper jack, onions, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, broccoli, bacon, melted cheddar, roasted pepper and ranch dressing). Starchy is in. Potatopia, 378 Sixth Ave., btw Waverly Pl. & W. 8th St., 212.260.4100

HOPPY The NYC Beer Week Fundraiser features tastings of rare and exotic craft beers at The Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th St., Brooklyn), Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m.

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Dining Guidelines This directory is arranged by neighborhood. For further details and more restaurant choices, visit us online at www.wheretraveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. before the area code.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 92-94.

RESERVATIONS Making advance reservations for most restaurants is highly recommended.

THEATER DINING If dining before an 8 p.m. curtain, it is advisable to make dinner plans for around 5:30 p.m. to ensure a relaxed meal and sufficient time to arrive at the theater (traffic in the Broadway Theater District is particularly heavy beginning about one hour before curtain time).

PRICE SYMBOLS Price range is noted by dollar signs, which refer to the approximate cost of an appetizer and main course, usually at dinner. All major credit cards are accepted, unless noted otherwise. $ $$ $$$ $$$$

20 and below 21-35 36-50 51 and above

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Family-friendly restaurant Private dining room Open late (2 a.m. or later) Wheelchair accessible

B, L & D (daily). 54 Mulberry St., btw Worth & Bayard sts., 212.349.0070. $ FF Map 1, M7 VEGETARIAN DIM SUM HOUSE Chinese.

More than 200 vegetable- and grainbased dishes range from “shark fin” dumplings and hot to spicy bean curd. L & D (daily). www.vegetarian dimsum. com. 24 Pell St., btw Doyers & Mott sts., 212.577.7176. $ Map 1, M7

East Village BUENOS AIRES Argentinean. A native

of South America, Owner Karina De Marco opened this spirited, warm restaurant to offer a taste of her fiery homeland’s cuisine, including bife de chorizo (grilled shell steak), plus an extensive list of Argentinean wines and an outdoor patio. The décor, featuring dark wood chairs, candles, exposed brick, framed mirrors, cowhides and

black-and-white photos of Buenos Aires, evokes the history and charm of the “Paris of South America.” L & D (daily). www.buenosairesnyc.com. 513 E. 6th St., btw aves. B & A, 212.228.2775. $$ Map 1, K8 DBGB KITCHEN & BAR French. A Chef

Daniel Boulud outpost—which boasts a chic downtown décor—offers diners 12 hearty varieties of housemade sausage and more than 20 craft beers on tap, plus juicy burgers and succulent shellfish platters. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.dbgb.com. 299 Bowery, btw E. Houston & E. 1st sts., 212.933.5300. $$ PD Map 1, K7 EMPELLÓN COCINA Modern Mexican.

Chef Alex Stupak, formerly of WD-50, spins upscale Mexican with an inventive twist, including Scotch eggs with chicken chorizo and masa tempura and sea scallop tacos with caramelized cauliflower, all served in a contemporary space. Drinks are potent, and there is a nightly buzz as the place fills with fashionable Manhattanites. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.empellon.com. 105 First Ave., btw E. 6th & E. 7th sts., 212.780.0999. $$. Map 1, K7

Flatiron District EATALY Italian. The regional diversity

of Italy is the emphasis of this busy hybrid of enormous supermarket and restaurant collective (including eateries such as the rooftop beer garden Birreria). L & D (daily). www.eataly.com. 200 Fifth Ave., at 23rd St., 212.229.2560. $$ FF Map 1, I6 GRAMERCY TAVERN American.

Guests experience the comfort of a late19th-century American inn and savor such cuisine as duck breast and confit with pickled ramps. Main dining room: L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). Tavern: L & D (daily). www.gramercytavern.com. 42 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.477.0777. $$$$ FF PD Map 1, I6 SD26 RESTAURANT & WINE BAR Italian. Across from picturesque

Madison Square Park, diners find nutritional balance in American interpretations of Italian dishes—such as uovo in raviolo (single soft egg-yolk ravioli finished with white truffle butter), cured and spiced pork belly and panroasted Dover sole in brown butter—in a 14,000-square-foot space, designed by Massimo Vignelli, with red and gold accents. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.sd26ny.com. 19 E.

26th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.265.5959. $$ PD Map 1, H6

Garment District BRYANT PARK GRILL New American.

An elegant outpost, with seasonal patio and rooftop dining, situated in bucolic Bryant Park, serves dishes such as crispy duck confit and fish ‘n’ chips. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .arkrestaurants.com. 25 W. 40th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.840.6500. $$$. Map 1, F5 CLYDE FRAZIER’S WINE AND DINE American. The unique style of a

legendary Knick is embodied in this trendy spot featuring a free-throw court and serving salmon with vanillabourbon butter. L & D (daily). www .arkrestaurants.com. 485 10th Ave., at W. 37th St., 212.842.1110. $$ Map 1, G4 FRANKIE & JOHNNIE’S STEAKHOUSE Steak. The friendly, attentive staff at

this venue’s two NYC locations serves juicy steaks, veal chops and grilled chicken. L (Mon-Fri), D (Mon-Sat). Complimentary limo service provided to and from the Midtown area and the restaurant. www.frankieandjohnnies .com. 32 W. 37th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.947.8940. $$$ FF Map 1, G6; 269 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.997.9494. Map 1, F5 IL PUNTO RISTORANTE Italian. A

homey, Tuscan-style space offers a broad wine list and an authentic array of dishes highlighting the culinary diversity of Italy, including fresh pastas, grilled and roasted seafood, poultry and veal. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.ilpuntonyc .com. 507 Ninth Ave., at W. 38th St., 212.244.0088. $$ PD Map 1, G4

Gramercy Park CHEF 28 Asian. Japanese and Chinese

favorites—from sushi rolls and sashimi to Peking duck and Sichuan-style shredded beef—plus the featured house specialty: Neptune’s Duo (scallops, prawns and vegetables in garlic sauce). L & D (daily). www.chef28 .com. 29 E. 28th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Madison aves., 212.685.8871. $ PD Map 1, H6 PRANNA Asian. Pan-Asian delights,

such as Singapore crab chili, in a space that doubles as a chic cocktail lounge. L (Mon-Fri), D (Mon-Sun), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.prannarestaurant.com.

TRADITION Hearth’s (403 E. 12th St., 646.602.1300) American-Italian kitchen serves an annual “Feast of the Seven Fishes” prix fixe Christmas Eve dinner.

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Dining 79 Madison Ave., btw E. 28th & E. 29th sts., 212.696.5700. $$ PD Map 1, H6 VIC & ANTHONY’S STEAKHOUSE Steaks. Jumbo lump crab cakes or

maple-glazed quail can serve as a starter for a juicy porterhouse for two or domestic Kobe beef at this wellseasoned, steak-savvy stop. Plus, an edgy, modern décor. L & D (Mon-Sat). www.vicandanthonys.com. 233 Park Ave. So., btw E. 18th & E 19th sts., 212.220.9200. $$$ Map 1, I6

Greenwich Village CAFÉ ESPAÑOL Spanish. Savory flavors

of Spain sing in classic paellas, pork chops and seafood, such as whole Canadian live lobsters and lobster fra diavolo. Nearby Salon de Tapas (190 Sullivan St., at Bleecker St., 1.212.505.8475) serves a variety of small plates. L & D (daily). www.cafeespanol .com. 172 Bleecker St., btw Sullivan & MacDougal sts., 212.505.0657. $ FF PD Map 1, L6 THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ FrenchAmerican. This landmark restaurant/

cabaret embodies the lively spirit of the Village, offering innovative cuisine (from a locally smoked salmon plate to miso- and brown-sugar-glazed pork loin), a classic country dining room and a downstairs entertainment lounge (with acts ranging from jazz to poetry readings). B, L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.corneliastreetcafe.com. 29 Cornelia St., btw W. 4th & Bleecker sts., 212.989.9319. $$ PD Map 1, K5 GARAGE RESTAURANT & CAFÉ American. Seafood, steaks, quesadil-

las and burgers are favorites on the contemporary menu at this multilevel dining space. Live jazz seven days a week; 16-piece big band Mon & Tues; Sat & Sun brunch special with live jazz. No cover, no minimum. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .garagerest.com. 99 Seventh Ave. So., at Christopher St., 212.645.0600. $$ FF PD Map 1, K4 GRANO TRATTORIA Italian. A menu

of Old Country eats—sautéed baby octopus and rigatoni in Bolognese sauce—are served in a bright space with an open kitchen and woodburning oven. Brunch, L & D (daily). www.granonyc.com. 21 Greenwich Ave., at W. 10th St., 212.645.2121. $$ FF Map 1, K4 HUDSON CLEARWATER American. This

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Dining locate, but once inside, an inviting eat-in garden, a warm and rustic interior and intriguing dishes—from crispy duck breast with cabbage, broccoli rabe and dijon crème fraîche to grilled pork chop with smashed fingerling potatoes and sautéed mustard greens—await. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www . hudsonclearwater.com. 477 Hudson St., btw Barrow & Christopher sts., 212.989.3255. $$ Map 1, K4 JEFFREY’S GROCERY Contemporary American. The décor would suggest

this spot is an old-fashioned general store (tin ceilings, shelves filled with jars and bottles, antique scales and cash registers), but the food has the flavor of a top-notch restaurant. The menu features riffs on classics and a raw bar selection. L & D (Mon-Fri), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.jefferysgrocery.com. 172 Waverly Pl., at Christopher St., 646.398.7630. $$$ Map 1, K5 MONTE’S Italian. Operating since

1918, this cozy, subterranean, family-owned ristorante is known for its cheesecake, homemade pastas, fresh seafood, steak, veal and chicken dishes by Chef Pietro Mosconi. L & D (Mon, Wed-Sun). www.montestrattorianyc

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.com. 97 MacDougal St., btw Bleecker & W. 3rd sts., 212.228.9194. $$ FF PD Map 1, K6 THE PLACE Italian. On a tree-lined

street, diners find this intimate and cozy spot with Old World charm, where Mediterranean overtones grace the menu, which offers pappardelle with duck ragu and baby artichokes, steamed mussels and goat cheese ravioli. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.theplacenyc .com. 310 W. 4th St., btw Bank & W. 12th sts., 212.924.2711. $$ PD Map 1, J5 ROGUE & CANON British/American. A

swanky neighborhood joint, where the Rogue Burger (peanut butter, crispy pork belly, onion marmalade, aged cheddar on a potato roll) can be devoured—well-made cocktail in hand (try the Negroni)—amid copper ceilings and edgy artwork. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.rogueandcanon. com. 128 W. Houston St., at Sullivan St., 646.398.8700. $ PD Map 1, K6 POTATOPIA American. The potato is cel-

ebrated at this casual and quick eatery, featuring witty signature dishes such as “I think therefore I yam” (sweet potato fries, salt, pepper, Asiago, Parmesan,

parsley, onions and garlic aioli) and an assortment of “build your own” plate options. L & D (daily). www.potatopia .com. 378 Sixth Ave., btw Waverly Pl. & W. 8th St., 212.260.4100. $ PD Map 1, J5 SEVILLA RESTAURANT AND BAR Spanish.

Open 365 days a year, this local favorite, known for its superb service and reasonable prices, has been family-run since 1941 and is celebrated for its seafood, veal and paella dishes and guava with cream cheese dessert. L & D (daily). www.sevillarestaurantandbar.com. 62 Charles St., at W. 4th St., 212.929.3189. $$ FF Map 1, K5 UMAMI BURGER GREENWICH VILLAGE American/Asian. The celebrated West

Coast burger joint hits the West Village, introducing the unique (and addictive) umami-focused menu—that savory Japanese “fifth taste,” after sweet, sour, bitter and salty—to the NYC masses. Featured is the location-specific specialty, the five-spice duck burger (house-ground duck, peach-apple chutney, Chinese five spice, Madagascar pepper, crispy duck skin, garlic aioli and caramelized fennel). L & D (daily). www .umami.com. 432 Sixth Ave., btw W. 9th & W. 10th sts., 212.677.8626. $ Map 1, J5

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Dining Harlem BIER INTERNATIONAL International. A

menu of German snacks and hearty burgers and sandwiches pairs with global drafts and local craft brews, including Sugar Hill Blond Ale, in an industrial space with communal seating. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.bierinternational.com. 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd., at W. 113th St., 212.280.0944. $ DINOSAUR BARBQUE American.

Barbecue thrives north of the MasonDixon Line at this Southern-style eatery, serving finger-lickin’ pulled pork and ribs. Patrons can purchase tangy sauces, rubs and other items to take home. L & D (daily). www.dinosaurbar bque.com. 700 W. 125th St., at 12th Ave., 212.694.1777; 604 Union St., btw 3rd & 4th aves., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 347.429.7030. $$ FF HARLEM PUBLIC American. Guests sip

beverages from mason jars at this hip, homey spot with communal seating and a menu featuring items such as fried pickles and burgers topped with peanut butter, thick-cut brown-sugar bacon and cheddar. L & D (daily). www .harlempublic.com. 3612 Broadway, at W. 149th St., 212.939.9404. $$

Little Italy DA NICO Italian. Northern and

Southern Italian specialties include pesto gnocchi, eggplant rigatoni, zucchini pizza, stuffed grilled lobster and broiled veal chop. L & D (daily). www.danicoristorante.com. 164 Mulberry St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.343.1212. PD $$ Map 1, L7 JACK’S WIFE FREDA Mediterranean/ American. Matzo ball soup, Greek

salad and vegetable curry bowls with couscous at this casual eatery. B, L & D (daily). www.jackswifefredas.com. 224 Lafayette St., btw Spring & Kenmare sts., 212.510.8550. $ Map 1, L6 LA ESQUINA Latin American. An alumi-

num-sided, counter-service taqueria serves veal tongue tacos, rotisserie chicken burritos with avocado and grilled fish quesadillas with Mexican truffle and roasted corn. B (Mon-Fri), L & D (daily). www.esquinanyc.com. 114 Kenmare St., btw Centre & Lafayette sts., 646.613.7100. $ Map 1, L7

Lower East Side ANTIBES BISTRO French/Mediterranean. Refined fare—from truffle-roast-

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Dining with caramelized pear, port reduction and aged balsamic to wild mushroom risotto—served in a romantic, rustic space with exposed brick and wooden tables. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.antibesbistro.com. 112 Suffolk St., btw Delancey & Rivington sts., 212.533.6088. $$ Map 1, K8 LORELEY German. Modeled after the

typical beer hall restaurants of Cologne, this German eatery offers over a dozen imported draft beers and serves such dishes as vinegary herb-marinated roast beef with dumplings and braised red cabbage and potato pancakes with apple sauce, lingonberries or smoked salmon. L & D (daily). www.loreleynyc .com. 7 Rivington St., btw Chrystie St. & Bowery, 212.253.7077. $$ Map 1, K7; and one other NYC location. WD~50 American. Swarms of foodies

flock here for a taste of Chef Wylie Dufresne’s trademark cooking, characterized by unique fusions, such as green olive and white chocolate sauce over Mediterranean sea bass. Call well in advance of the evening you want to go. D (nightly). www.wd-50.com. 50 Clinton St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.477.2900. $$$ PD Map 1, L8

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Lower Manhattan/ Financial District CIPRIANI WALL STREET Italian. Inside

a building with monolithic Greek columns, guests dine on Italian classics— such as spinach sage ravioli and veal milanese—while sipping signature Bellinis. B, L & D (Mon-Fri). www .cipriani.com. 55 Wall St., btw William & Hanover sts., 212.699.4099. $$$ PD Map 1, O7; Cipriani Downtown, 376 W. Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.343.0999. Map 1, L6; Cipriani Dolci, 89 E. 42nd St., btw Park & Vanderbilt aves., 212.973.0999. Map 1, F6 IL GIGLIO Italian. Lavish portions of

Northern Italian staples—spaghetti carbonara, spicy shrimp, breaded veal chop—are preceded by complimentary antipasti. L (Mon-Fri), D (Mon-Sat). www.ilgigliorestaurant.com. 81 Warren St., btw W. Broadway & Greenwich St., 212.571.5555. $$$ Map 1, M6 P.J. CLARKE’S ON THE HUDSON American. The downtown location of the

famed bar and restaurant offers chilled oysters, as well as sliced Colorado skirt steak and cedar-wrapped salmon

served with market vegetables. B, L & D (daily). www.pjclarkes.com. World Financial Ctr., btw Liberty & Vesey sts., 212.285.1500 $$ FF PD Map 1, N6; and three other NYC locations.

Meatpacking District BEAUMARCHAIS French. Named after

French Renaissance man Pierre Beaumarchais, this brasserie’s kitchen offers dishes such as Maine lobster poached in saffron and roasted Long Island duck. D (Mon-Sat), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .brasseriebeaumarchais.com. 409 W. 13th St., btw Ninth Ave. & Washington St., 212.675.2400. $$$. Map 1, J4 DOS CAMINOS Mexican. South-of-the-

border spice is given a modern rebirth in Mexican French toast and inventive guacamoles. L (Mon & Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.doscaminos .com. 675 Hudson St., at W. 14th St., 212.699.2400. $$ Map 1, J4; and three other NYC locations. MORIMOTO Japanese. The Iron Chef

himself, Masaharu Morimoto, devises such dishes as oyster foie gras in this gargantuan, 12,000-square-foot space with minimalist décor. L (Mon-Fri), D

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Dining (nightly). www.morimotonyc.com. 88 10th Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 212.989.8883. $$$$ Map 1, J4

Midtown East AQUAVIT Scandinavian. Elegant,

contemporary reinventions of seasonal Nordic classics are served at this acclaimed restaurant with a sharp, modern setting. L (Mon-Sat), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www.aquavit .org. 65 E. 55th St., btw Madison & Park aves., 212.307.7311. $$$ PD Map 1, E6 DARBAR Indian. This inviting bi-level

restaurant and lounge presents dishes with a transethnic touch, from spicy shrimp curry to lemon-basmati rice to lamb kebabs. L & D (daily). www.dar barny.com. 152 E. 46th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.681.4500. $$ FF PD Map 1, F7 DARBAR GRILL Indian. A menu of

Southeast Asian flavors features dishes for vegetarians (slow-simmered yellow lentils sautéed with tomatoes, ginger, cumin and onions) and meat lovers (chicken breast marinated with ginger, garlic and cream cheese); specializing in tandoori dishes (baked in a clay oven). L & D (daily). www.darbargrill .com. 157 E. 55th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.751.4600. $$ FF Map 1, E7 LE RELAIS DE VENISE L’ENTRECÔTE Steak. The first stateside location

of a 50-year-old Parisian eatery has perfected the single dish on its menu: farm-raised beef, served with a secret house sauce, alongside a green salad and crisp French fries. Also on offer are a selection of cheeses, wines and desserts. L & D (daily). www.relaisde venise.com. 590 Lexington Ave., at E. 52nd St., 212.758.3989. $$ Map 1, E7 MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Steaks.

Pepper-crusted beef carpaccio, baked escargot and Maine lobster cocktail are among appetizers that can precede an array of steak and seafood entrées, such as center-cut prime rib eye and honey-chili-glazed salmon fillet. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www .mortons.com. 551 Fifth Ave., at 45th St., 212.972.3315. $$$$ PD Map 1, F6 MR. K’S Chinese. An Art Deco ambi-

ence, full-service bar and dishes such as Peking duck and chicken macadamia define this restaurant, where the chopsticks of celebrities who have visited are proudly on display. L & D (daily). www.mrksny.com. 570 Lexington Ave., at E. 51st St., 212.583.1668. $$$ FF PD Map 1, E6

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Dining SAN MARTIN Italian. Continental

cuisine includes spinach and groundmeat lasagna, artichoke hearts sautéed in olive oil, penne with porcini mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes and salmon with zucchini and piquant capers. L & D (daily). www.sanmartin restaurantny.com. 143 E. 49th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.832.0888. $$ FF PD Map 1, F7 THE SEA FIRE GRILL Seafood/American.

Contemporary dishes emphasize the flavors of fresh, seasonally sourced fish—whole Maine lobsters stuffed with crabmeat, pancetta-wrapped wild striped bass with cockles, herbbasted Atlantic halibut with lemon and white wine—in a space with a sleek, modern bar and an elegant dining room lined with dark walnut wine racks; also serves USDA prime, dryaged steaks and chops (porterhouse for two, bone-in filet mignon, bone-in New York strip). L & D (Mon-Fri). www .theseafiregrill.com. 158 E. 48th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.935.3785. $$$$ Map 1, F7

Murray Hill FRANCHIA Korean. Inside this serene

refuge, diners can experience vegetarian fare, such as ginger fried rice and sweet corn-cilantro pancakes. L & D (daily). www.franchia.com. 12 Park Ave., btw E. 34th & E. 35th sts., 212.213.1001. $$ Map 1, G6

(daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.anti quegaragesoho.com. 41 Mercer St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.219.1019. $$ Map 1, L7 CANTINE PARISIENNE Contemporary French. Chef Marcel Angez presents

his take on classic dishes—from duck leg confit to croque monsieurs—in an airy space with a modern vibe. D (nightly). www.cantineparisienne.com. Nolitan Hotel, 40 Kenmare St., btw Elizabeth & Mott sts., 212.966.2740. $$$ Map 1, L7 DAVID BURKE KITCHEN American.

Denim banquettes and a blackened steel-top bar create a rustic yet modern atmosphere for Chef David Burke’s locally sourced menu of smoked pastrami salmon with bagel fritters and pickled onions, and braised lamb chops with eggplant lasagna and tomato gravy. B, L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .davidburkekitchen.com. The James New York, 23 Grand St., at Sixth Ave., 212.201.9119. $$$ Map 1, L6 ED’S LOBSTER BAR Seafood/American. This intimate New England-style

seafood shack serves the namesake crustacean, flown in daily from Maine, in a variety of ways—potpie, roll, whole, chef salad and more, plus shellfish stew, linguine with clams and a raw bar. L & D (daily). www.lobsterbarnyc .com. 222 Lafayette St., btw Kenmare & Spring sts., 212.343.3236. $$ Map 1, L7

LE PARISIEN BISTROT French. Comfort

food for Francophiles prepared by Chef Johnathan Masse includes braised duck with cassoulet beans and rainbow trout over Pinot Noir risotto in a space with classic French charm. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.leparisiennyc.com. 163 E. 33rd St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.889.5489. $$ Map 1, G7 WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE Steaks.

Large portions of USDA-prime steaks, plus wild salmon, yellowfin tuna and lobster, are served in a dramatic vaulted dining room with a bar that is always lively. L & D (daily). www.wolfganssteakhouse.net. 4 Park Ave., at E. 33rd St., 212.889.3369. $$$$ Map 1, H6; and three other NYC locations.

SoHo/NoLIta ANTIQUE GARAGE Turkish. A former

auto-repair shop, this airy, bi-level place brims with mirrors, chandeliers, rugs and other antiques and serves such skillfully prepared mezzes and platters as meatballs with white kidney bean salad and seafood pasta. L & D

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PERA SOHO Mediterranean.

Marinated grilled meats (lamb, beef and chicken) and seafood and traditional and inventive regional side dishes (smoked eggplant with garlic yogurt, Mediterranean beef sliders, marinated mixed olives, charcuterie) and fresh-baked breads tempt diners in a stylish, modern space. Live jazz on Fri. L (Mon-Fri), D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .peranyc.com. 54 Thompson St., btw Spring & Broome sts., 212.878.6305. $$. Map 1, L6; 303 Madison Ave., btw E. 41st & E. 42nd sts.,. 212.878.6301. Map 1, F6

Theater District BUCA DI BEPPO Italian. This fun, casual

hub for traditional classics boasts an extensive menu—including antipasti (cheesy bread Florentine), salads (apple and Gorgonzola), pizzas (margherita), meat entrées (Chianti-braised short ribs), pastas (ravioli with meat sauce), baked pasta specialties (stuffed shells) and desserts (tiramisu)—in family-style portions that are sampled in an inviting space with vintage accents. L &

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Dining D (daily). www.bucadibeppo.com. 1540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.764.6527. $$ FF PD Map 1, E5 CHEZ JOSEPHINE French-American.

A colorful restaurant bursting with the energy of 1930s Paris calls upon the memory of the seductive singer/ actress Josephine Baker. Nightly live piano music accompanies a menu of escargot with herbs and garlic and down-home fried chicken. www .chezjosephine.com. 414 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.594.1925. $$$ Map 1, F4 DB BISTRO MODERNE French-American. A tried-and-true American staple,

the venerable burger, gets a contemporary reimagining with French flair in the “original db burger” (sirloin meat filled with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle on a Parmesan bun). Other signatures include bouillabaisse (Provençal fish stew with a toasted anise baguette) and crispy duck confit. B (daily), L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.dbbistro.com. City Club Hotel, 55 W. 44th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.391.2400. $$$ FF PD Map 1, F6 FOGO DE CHÃO Brazilian Steak. The

meaty taste of Southern Brazil can be savored just steps from MoMA in a cavernous, tri-level space. Guests wield signal cards for summoning traditionally costumed waiters who bear succulent fire-roasted meats (from tender filet mignon to seasoned pork ribs), which are sliced and served tableside. Also on offer are sides, salads and desserts. Opening soon. www.fogodechao.com. 40 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., no phone number at press time. $$$ FF Map 1, E6 GUY’S AMERICAN KITCHEN & BAR American. The big and bold flavors

of television personality Guy Fieri are served in the heart of Times Square on a menu that includes such dishes as buttermilk-brined chicken tenders coated in crunchy, crushed pretzels and chipotle shrimp with Cajun hot links over penne pasta. L & D (daily). www.guysamerican.com. 220 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 646.532.4897. $$. Map 1, F4 HARU Japanese. Fusion dishes, such

as white tuna tataki in a lemon soy vinaigrette, are served along with fresh sushi and sashimi. L & D (daily). www .harusushi.com. 205 W. 43rd St., at Broadway, 212.398.9810. $$$ Map 1, F5; 433 Amsterdam Ave., at W. 81st St., 212.579.5655. Map 1, B4; 1329 Third Ave., btw E. 76th & E. 77th sts.,

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HB BURGER  American. This shrine to

the art of burger-making offers variations on the classic that range from a buffalo-style beef burger laced with melted blue cheese and topped with hot sauce to a spicy Cajun crab cake burger served with Old Bay mayo. The eatery, boasting two bars, also offers sandwiches, salads and pub fare. L & D (daily). www.heartlandbrewery .com. 127 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.575.5848. $ FF Map 1, F5.

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HEARTLAND BREWERY & CHOPHOUSE American. Steaks, chops, hearty pub

fare and seasonal, handcrafted beers are served in a warm, rustic atmosphere. L & D (daily). www.heartland brewery.com.127 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 646.366.0235. $ FF, PD Map 1, F5; 625 Eighth Ave., at W. 41st St., 646.214.1000. Map 1, F4; 35 Union Square W., at E. 17th St., 212.645.3400. Map 1, I6; 350 Fifth Ave., at 34th St., 212.563.3433. Map 1, G6. HERB ‘N’ KITCHEN American. Seasonal

salads, sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas and entrées, as well as café goods, at this market-style eatery. B, L & D (daily). www.newyorkhilton.com. Hilton New York Midtown, 1335 Sixth Ave., entrance on W. 53rd btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.586.7000. $ Map 1, E5 JEKYLL & HYDE CLUB RESTAURANT & BAR American. As diners feast on

popcorn shrimp, pulled pork sandwiches and London-style fish ‘n’ chips in a spooky atmosphere, creepy characters, such as Tobias Bloodworth and Dr. Danger, interact and enthrall. L & D (daily). www.jekyllandhydeclub.com. 216 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.869.4933. $$ FF Map 1, F5 KELLARI TAVERNA Greek. This vast,

Nordic Nosh Aquavitt (p. 79)—a refined, Michelin star-rated staple, established in 1987—offers seasonal Swedish dishes that go far beyond the meatball (but, yes, meatballs are served, too). In a bright space, diners peruse a menu of regional flavors—a la carte, as well as five- and eight-course prix fixe meals—featuring contemporary takes on classics, from herring with strained buttermilk, löjrom (bleak roe) and brown butter to an artfully presented medley of panroasted foie gras, pork belly and onion brûlée (above).

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traditional restaurant has a striking contemporary wine-cellar décor and serves a wide array of Hellenic dishes, including charcoal-grilled fish and lamb chops grilled in olive oil. Prix fixe pre- and post-theater D $31.95 (4-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight). L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.kellari.us. 19 W. 44th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.221.0144. $$$ FF Map 1, F6

Frank Sinatra, specializes in authentic Neapolitan cuisine. L & D (daily). www .patsys.com. 236 W. 56th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.247.3491. $$ FF PD Map 1, E5 PLANET HOLLYWOOD American.

Movie memorabilia, both classic and current, filling sandwiches, juicy burgers and big salads are the main attractions at this recently renovated Times Square staple devoted to film and television history. L & D (daily). www.planethollywoodintl.com. 1540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.333.7827. $$ FF PD Map 1, E5 TASTI DLITE Dessert. The beloved

dairy-based, soft-serve frozen dessert can be enjoyed in the heart of Times Square with six “flavors of the day” on offer every day—from creamy coconut to cookies ‘n’ cream to rice pudding to Nutella. Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. www .tastidlite.com/timessquare. 1588 Broadway, btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.265.4073. $ FF Map 1, F5 TRATTORIA DANIELA Italian.

Traditional flavors of the Old Country—from starters (fresh caprese salad) to pastas (creamy fettuccine Alfredo) to grilled fare (salmon with lemon on a bed of spinach) to entrées (chicken Marsala) to pizzas (capriciosa: artichokes, capers, mushrooms, anchovies, black olives)—can be savored in a rustic space with exposed brick walls, wood furnishings and flickering candles. B, L & D (daily). www.daniela restaurant.com. 728 Eighth Ave., btw W. 45th & W. 46th sts., 212.869.3585. $$ PD Map 1, F5 VICTOR’S CAFE Cuban. Classic fare

LE BERNARDIN Seafood. This ac-

claimed restaurant serves fresh and simply prepared fish dishes. L (MonFri), D (Mon-Sat). Jackets required, ties optional. www.le-benardin.com. 155 W. 51st St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.554.1515. $$$-$$$$ PD Map 1, F5 NOBU FIFTY SEVEN Japanese. Chef

Nobu Matsuhisa’s largest outpost features a dramatic and enticing David Rockwell design and signature dishes, including miso-glazed black cod and yellowtail with jalapeño, as well as new dishes from the hibachi table and wood-burning oven. L (Mon-Fri), D & Bar/Lounge (nightly). www.myriadres taurantgroup.com. 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.757.3000. $$$$ PD Map 1, E6 PATSY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian.

Open since 1944, this friendly familyrun restaurant, a favorite of the late

includes ropa vieja (shredded Black Angus steak in a bed of plantains), adobo-marinated prime beef tenderloin over fire-roasted pepper and Creole jumbo shrimp. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.victorscafe .com. 236 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.586.7714. $$$ FF PD Map 1, E5 WORLD YACHT American/Seafood.

Diners sail around NYC and take in spectacular skyline views while sampling Chef John Peper’s cuisine. www.worldyacht.com. L (Sat), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). Pier 81, W. 41st St., on the Hudson River, 212.630.8100. $$$$ Map 1, F3

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212.452.2230. Map 1, B7; 1 Wall St. Court, at Broad St., 212.785.6850. Map 1, O6; and two other NYC locations.

NOBU NEW YORK Japanese. At the

crown jewel of Nobu Matsuhisa’s vast restaurant empire, the renowned

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Dining chef’s inventive and modern cuisine— including celebrated signatures such as yellowtail with jalapeño and black cod with miso—is served in an escapist, Japanese-countryside-style, David Rockwell-designed dining room (featuring birch tree pillars, a wall made of river stones and soothing earth tones). L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.myriad restaurantgroup.com. 105 Hudson St., at Franklin St., 212.219.0500. $$$ FF PD Map 1, M6 NOBU NEXT DOOR Japanese. A haven

for savvy diners who crave Nobu’s elevated Japanese cuisine. Reservations are now taken, but tables are also availible for walk-ins, making the Nobu experience accessible to everyone. Hugely popular for its raw bar. D (nightly). www.myriadrestau rantgroup.com. 105 Hudson St., btw Franklin & N. Moore sts., 212.334.4445. $$$ Map 1, M6 TRIBECA GRILL American. The bras-

serie fare and world-class wine at this landmark restaurant, owned by Robert De Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent, is served in a space buzzing with excitement that is quintessentially New York. Dishes include short rib ragu with sheep’s milk and ricotta, and the extensive wine list has repeatedly earned the Wine Spectator Grand Award. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www.myriadrestau rantgroup.com. 375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St., 212.941.3900. $$$ FF PD Map 1, N6

Upper East Side CAFÉ BOULUD French. The menu at

Chef Daniel Boulud’s much-applauded informal restaurant features classic fare (French onion soup with Gruyère cheese, chives and sourdough croutons), market-driven dishes (veal cheek cannelloni with sweet potatoes and rutabaga) and world cuisine (short rib beef dumplings with an orange glaze and ponzu vinaigrette). L (MonSat), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www .cafeboulud.com. The Surrey Hotel, 20 E. 76th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.772.2600. $$$ PD Map 1, B6 DANIEL French. Chef Daniel Boulud’s

contemporary cuisine—duck terrine with red-wine-poached Forelle pear; bread-crusted Artic char; chorizostuffed rabbit saddle—is served in an elegant, modern space with grand neoclassical accents. D (Mon-Sat). Jacket required, tie preferred. www .danielnyc.com. 60 E. 65th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.0033. $$$$ PD Map 1, D6

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Dining SFOGLIA Italian. This charming, rustic

eatery makes use of local produce, serving dishes such as fennel soup with crab and dill; and skate with cauliflower, capers and seaweed. L (Tues-Sat), D (nightly). www.sfogliares taurant.com. 1402 Lexington Ave., at E. 92nd St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.0033. $$$$ PD Map 1, D6

Upper West Side BOULUD SUD Mediterranean. Cel-

ebrated Chef Daniel Boulud sources flavors from the shores of Southern France to the coast of North Africa, integrating them into dishes such as sea-urchin-and-crab tartine with lemon cream and seaweed-rye bread; lemonsaffron linguine; Maine diver scallops with asparagus and artichokes; and chicken tagine with cauliflower, Moroccan couscous and preserved lemon. Also on-site are Bar Boulud—a casual bistro with an outdoor terrace—and Épicerie Boulud—a market offering artisanal meats, cheeses and baked goods. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.bouludsud.com. 20 W. 64th St., btw Central Park W. & Broadway, 212.595.1313. $$$$ Map 1, D4 CITRUS American/Asian. Sushi chefs

prepare raw-fish creations in front of a vast, glowing amber wall, while Southwestern-inspired entrées range from three-pepper-crusted yellowfin tuna with citrus salsa to coffee-barbecued pork chop with poblano-corn mashed potatoes. D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). 320 Amsterdam Ave., at W 75th St., 212.595.0500 $$ PD Map 1, B4 LA CARIDAD 78 RESTAURANT Chinese/ Spanish. Hearty helpings of Eastern

and Western dishes—such as soupy rice with shrimp, egg rolls, fried chicken wings, egg drop soup, roast chicken, hot and sour soup, beef steak sandwich, potato omelet, bok choy, roasted pork fried rice and chicken with broccoli. L & D (daily). 2199 Broadway, at W. 78th St., 212.874.2780 $ FF Map 1, B4 RESTAURANT AND BAR COLLECTION Various. Prestigious group of fine dining institutions includes A VOCE Italian L (Mon-Sat), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun), 3rd fl., 212.823.2523. $$$$; BAR MASA-Japanese L & D (Mon-Sat), 4th fl., 212.823.9800 $$$$; BOUCHON BAKERY-French-Boulangerie L & D (daily), 3rd fl., 212.823.9366. $$; LANDMARC-French B, L & D (daily), 3rd fl., 212. 823.6123. $$$; CENTER BAR-Tapas

L & D (daily), 4th fl., 212.823.9482. $$; PER SE-French L (Fri-Sun), D (nightly),

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4th fl., 212.823.9335. $$$$; PORTERHOUSE-Steaks L & D (daily), 4th fl., 212.823.9500. $$$$; STONE ROSE LOUNGE-American L & D (daily), 4th fl., 212.823.9770 $$$. www.circleof taste.com. The Shops at Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, W. 59th St. & Central Park W. Map 1, D4 ROBERT Contemporary American.

In a colorful, sculptural dining room overlooking beautiful and historic Central Park and Columbus Circle, diners sample complex, modern dishes that may include codfish brandade croquettes with red pepper fondue, crispy ricotta gnocchi with spinach, pancetta and blue cheese sauce, and filet mignon with foie gras mousse and shaved truffles. L & D (daily). www .robertnyc .com. Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 9th fl., at Eighth Ave. & W. 59th St., 212.299.7730. $$ FF PD Map 1, D5 ROSA MEXICANO Mexican. David

Rockwell designed the space with a dazzling two-story wall of blue tiles and a cascading waterfall. Specialties include spicy guacamole made tableside, tacos (fish, vegetable, pork and scallops) and carne asada (skillet-style steak). L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.rosamexicano.com. 61 Columbus Ave., at W. 62nd St., 212.977.7700. $$$ FF PD Map 1, D4; and two other NYC locations.

The Boroughs ANTICA PESA Italian. The essence of

Old Rome in traditional dishes—such as slow-roasted pork loin, glazed portobello mushroom tarts and grilled lamb chops—can be sampled in a chic, modern dining room with occasional live jazz. D (nightly). www .anticapesa.com 115 Berry St., at N. 8th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 347.763.2635. $$$ ARUNEE THAI CUISINE Thai. Yellow

walls, red wood floors and a silver tin ceiling make a cheery backdrop for Bangkokian dishes. L & D (daily). 37-68 79th St., btw Ankener Ave. & Elks Rd., Jackson Heights, Queens, 718.205.5559 THE BLACK WHALE American. A quaint,

nostalgic spot for surf ‘n’ turf, such as pan-seared salmon and slow-cooked baby back ribs. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). 279 City Island Ave., at Hawkins St., City Island, Bronx, 718.885.3657. $$ CROWN VICTORIA American. A

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Dining serves 24 craft beers and pub fare in a rustic space. L (Sat & Sun), D (nightly). www.crownvictoria.com. 60 S. 2nd St., btw Wythe & Kent aves., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 917.719.6072. $$ DUMONT American. Vintage décor

adds to the charm of this intimate restaurant famous for its hefty burgers. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). 432 Union Ave., btw Devoe St. & Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.389.2060. $$ FANNY French. Dishes found in the

South of France, such as grilled organic chicken paillard and root vegetables in tomato broth. L (Mon.-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). 425 Graham Ave., btw Withers & Frosts sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.389.2060. $$ RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY Various. Appetites aroused by

a day of gambling can be satisfied at a number of on-site eateries. AQUEDUCT BUFFETAn all-you-can-eat affair. L & D (daily), 1st fl. $$; GENTING PALACE Dim sum and entrées. L & D (WedSun), 2nd fl. $$$; RW PRIME STEAK HOUSEPrime steaks and a wine bar. L & D (daily), 2nd fl. $$$$; www.rwnew york.com. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., btw 114th St. & Aqueduct Rd., Jamaica, Queens, 888.888.8801. $$ FF SEA Thai. A bold, modern décor—

complete with a reflecting pool under a Buddhist statue and hanging disco balls—provides an exciting backdrop for curries. www.seathainyc.com/sea. L & D (daily). 114 N. 6th St., at Berry St., Willamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.384.8850. $; and one other NYC location. SIDECAR American. Brothers John and

Bart DeCoursey—one adept in the kitchen, the other behind the bar— combine forces to present innovative comfort eats and crisp cocktails in a rustic dining room with tin ceilings and exposed brick walls. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.sidecarbrooklyn.com. 560 5th Ave., btw 15th & 16th sts., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718.369.0077. $ SPICY & TASTY Chinese. Powerfully

flavored cold dishes, such as noodles infused with fiery red chili oil. L & D (dailyl). 39-07 Prince St., at 39th St., Flushing Queens, 718.359.1601 $$

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Deck the Halls of Double-Deckers Twinkling lights, extravagant window displays and maybe even a little snow on the ground mean the holidays are here, and Gray Line New York Sightseeing is getting into the spirit by offering a special Holiday Lights Tour, starting Dec. 3. Doubledecker buses treat riders to an evening jaunt to the city’s most festive attractions, including Times Square, the Laser Light Show at Grand Central Terminal, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Central Park and more. Whether you snuggle into the enclosed lower level or brave the cold by riding on top, one thing is for sure: Only Santa Claus himself will get a better view of NYC in all its glory. Gray Line Visitor Center, 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., www.graylinenewyork.com

CAPRICORN LUXURY TRAVEL This

chauffeured car and limousine service has catered to high-end clients, including executives, since 1979, offering efficient and comfortable corporate and leisure travel in its fleet of luxury automobiles. 24/7. www.capricorn luxury.com. 718.729.3000. CARS CO. With lime-green automobiles

and eco-friendly engines, this chauffeured car service offers competitive rates on transportation to airports, around town or out of town. Membership subscribers receive substantial discounts. 24/7. www.mycarsco.com. 800.800.6757. CITIBIKE Bicycles available for rent for

30-minute intervals from various docking stations throughout Manhattan

and Brooklyn. $9.95 24-Hour Access Pass, $25.95 7-Day Access Pass. www .citibikenyc.com. FILMCARS Classic vintage vehicles

from the early 20th century to the mid1970s, many of which have appeared in movies, are available for up to three escorted hours. Options include a 1910 Ford Model T Delivery Wagon, a 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan, a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible and 1968, 1969 and 1970 Checker Taxicabs, among others. www.filmcars .com. 718.748.6707. GO AIRLINK NYC Up to 10 airline pas-

sengers can share door-to-door rides, saving fuel and money, to and from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark terminals with this efficient airport transfer service. Meet-and-greet service for airport pickups is available. 24/7. For

more information or reservations, call 212.812.9000. www.goairlink shuttle.com. GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Trains

run on the Metro-North railroad line to and from this majestic Beaux Arts landmark, which celebrated its centennial in 2013. For a complete list of schedules and prices, visit www .mta.info/mnr. Terminal open daily 5:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Stores: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dining concourse: Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.grandcentralterminal .com. 87 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 212.340.2583. Map 1, F6 MEGABUS.COM Double-decker coach-

es with reclining seats, Wi-Fi, climate controls and wheelchair accessibility depart daily from W. 34th St., btw

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TREAT YOURSELF Sample the sweetness of the holidays on Sugartooth Tours’ (p. 89) Union Square Holiday Market Dessert Tour, thru Dec. 22.

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Transportation+Tours Guidelines This section contains information on traveling around the city and its environs, tours and lots more. For these and even more choices, visit us online at www.where traveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. unless otherwise noted.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 92-94.

STREET FINDER To find the Manhattan street nearest a number on any avenue, cancel the last figure. Divide the remainder by 2 and add the key number given below—the result is the nearest street. 500 Fifth Ave., for example: Cancel the 0, divide the 50 by 2, add the result (25) to Key No. (17) and the answer is 42nd Street. Avenue A..............................................................................................3 Avenue B...............................................................................................3 Avenue C..............................................................................................3 Avenue D..............................................................................................3 First Avenue.......................................................................................3 Second Avenue.............................................................................3 Third Avenue .................................................................................10 Fourth Avenue................................................................................8 Fifth Avenue (Below No. 200)........................................13 Fifth Avenue (Above No. 200).......................................17 Fifth Avenue (775-1286)................................Deduct 18 Sixth Avenue (Below Central Park).....Deduct 12 Seventh Avenue (Below Central Park)..................12 Seventh Avenue (Above Central Park) ................20 Eighth Avenue (Below Central Park) ......................10 Ninth Avenue................................................................................13 Tenth Avenue................................................................................14 Eleventh Avenue .......................................................................15 Convent Avenue....................................................................127 Lenox Avenue...............................................................................10 Lexington Avenue....................................................................22 Madison Avenue........................................................................26 Park Avenue....................................................................................35 Park Avenue South .....................................................................8 St. Nicholas...................................................................................110 York Avenue.......................................................................................4 Central Park West .....................................................................60 Columbus Avenue...................................................................60 West End Avenue......................................................................60 Amsterdam Avenue...............................................................60 Broadway..................................................................... y Deduct 30 Riverside Drive (Below No. 567)..................................72 Riverside Drive (Above No. 568) .................................78

11th & 12th aves., traveling to cities in Canada and the northeastern United States, including Baltimore, Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Atlantic City and Toronto. Ticket prices start at $1. www.megabus.com.

NEW YORK WATER TAXI Luxury seating

is available on this commuter taxi, which cruises the Hudson and East rivers daily, making stops that include Pier 44 (W. 44th St.), Pier 17 (South Street Seaport), Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO, Brooklyn) and others. All-Day Access Pass: $28 adults, $17 children 3-12. Under 2 free per ride. Routes/times vary. www.nywatertaxi .com. 866.985.2542.

CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING CRUISES

Magnificent views of the Big Apple skyline and landmarks can be seen on one of the fully narrated cruises of New York Harbor. Full Island, Semi-Circle, Harbor Lights and Liberty cruises and more are available. Times/prices vary. www.circleline42.com. Cruises depart from Pier 83, at W. 42nd St. & 12th Ave. 212.563.3200. Map 1, F3 CITY WINE TOURS Sip wines from every

PENN STATION At one of the nation’s

busiest transit hubs, city buses and subways converge with commuter rail services to New Jersey and Long Island and national rail services to Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston and other destinations. www.amtrak.com. Eighth Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 212.630.6401. Map 1, H5 SUPERSHUTTLE  Bright blue and yellow

vans transport travelers on shared rides from home, office or hotel to LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy or Newark International airports. www.super shuttle.com. 800.258.3826.

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corner of the world at restaurants beloved by locals on a two-hour walking tour of the West Village or SoHo. Sat and Sun at 3 p.m. $75. www.citywine tours.com/nyc. 855.455.8747. CITYSIGHTS NY Hop-on, hop-off

double-decker bus tours by day and night allow passengers to experience Manhattan from the top (Harlem) to the bottom (Battery Park), with visits to popular attractions in Brooklyn as well. Frequent departures daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Prices vary. www.citysightsny .com. Visitors Center: 234 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves. (inside the lobby of Madame Tussauds), 212.812.2700. Map 1, F5 CITYSIGHTSEEING NEW YORK On

A SLICE OF BROOKLYN BUS TOURS

Brooklynite Tony Muia takes visitors from Brooklyn Heights to Bensonhurst on four-and-a-half-hour quests to sample the best pizza that the borough has to offer. Mon, Fri-Sun at 11 a.m. $80 adults, $70 children under 12. Other tours include the Brooklyn Neighborhood Tour. Sat at 10:30 a.m. $75 adults, $65 children under 12. Tours leave from Manhattan. www .asliceofbrooklyn.com. BIG APPLE GREETER Local, multilingual

volunteers show tourists the ins and outs of New York City when they lead two-to-four-hour jaunts through the city’s neighborhoods. Free excursions are available both by foot and by subway. Reservations must be made at least four weeks prior to the visit. For more information, call 212.669.8159. www.bigapplegreeter.org. BIG ONION WALKING TOURS Locals

and visitors alike are led through historic New York neighborhoods on the Multi-Ethnic Eating, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Gangs of New York and Immigrant New York tours. Outings last two hours. Dates/times vary. $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+)/students/ military. Additional $5 for eating tour. www.bigonion.com. 888.606.9255.

90-minute Midtown and Twilight sails, passengers glide past the city’s most iconic sights. Land-and-sea packages are also available. www .citysightseeingnewyork.com. For departure points, times and prices, call 800.669.0051. Pier 78, 455 12th Ave., at W. 38th St. Map 1, G3 GRAY LINE NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing tours by bus, boat and helicopter, such as the 48-hour, hop-on/ hop-off double-decker bus tour that offers maximum scheduling flexibility and includes the Downtown Loop, Uptown Loop and Brooklyn Loop. Citywide transportation, individual, group and one-day excursion packages are also available. Tours are available in 11 different languages. Times/prices vary. www.graylinenewyork.com. Gray Line Visitor Center, 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts. Map 1, F5 GREENWOOD CEMETERY GUIDED TOUR Visitors to this landmark burial

ground, a National Historic Landmark, can explore the beautifully landscaped 478 acres on their own or learn about the cemetery’s history and its 560,000 permanent residents on a two-hour guided trolley tour every Wed and on the second and fourth Sun of each month, 1 p.m. $15. Daily visiting hours

NEW YEAR, NEW CITY Once independent, Brooklyn was incorporated into New York City on Jan. 1, 1898, after voters approved the plan four years earlier.

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Transportation+Tours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. www.green-wood .com. 25th St. & Fifth Ave., Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, 718.768.7300. LIBERTY HELICOPTERS SIGHTSEEING TOURSďšź Passengers enjoy sweeping

views of New York. Flights last 12 to 20 minutes, soaring past the city’s most popular sights. Times vary. $150-$215. www.libertyhelicopter.com. 6 East River Piers, 800.542.9933. Map 1, H3 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 VIP areas, locker rooms and an exhibition on the greatest moments in the landmark’s 130-year history. Daily 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $17.95-$26.95. www .MSGAllAccessTour.com. Seventh Ave., at W. 33rd St., 866.858.0008. Map 1, H5 NEW YORK CITY CHOCOLATE TOURS

Groups of attendees earn tasty chocolate rewards on savory walking tours. The New Cuisine Chocolate Tour journeys to Downtown chocolate boutiques, while the Luxury Chocolate Tour treats guests to samples from exclusive chocolate boutiques on the Upper East Side. Thurs-Sun, times vary. $50-$70. www.sweetwalks.com. 917.292.0680.

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City attractions with a pocket-size discount booklet, with which holders skip ticket lines and save 40 percent off regular admission. Attractions are the Empire State Building Observatory, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (or Top of the Rock), American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and either a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise or the Statue of Liberty. Booklets are valid for nine days. $106 adults, $79 children ages 6-17. Purchase online or at any CityPass attraction. www .citypass.com. 888.330.5008.

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the Hudson and East rivers conducting tours, such as the Statue by Night Cruise, which departs from Pier 17, South Street Seaport. Daily 7:30-8:30 p.m. $28 adults, $24 seniors, $17 children 3-12. In partnership with the National September 11 Memorial, visitors can purchase an All-Day HopOn/Hop-Off Access Pass and Visitor Pass, which ensures stops along the route for visits to major attractions and a scheduled visit to the memorial. $30 adults, $19 children 3-12. www.ny watertaxi.com. 866.985.2542.

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Transportation+Tours NYC KIDS TOUR This three-hour excur-

sion incorporates math-, science- and art-based educational games for kids, all while scouring city sights. Daily at 10 a.m. Meets at the southeast corner of W. 42nd St. & Sixth Ave. www.nyckids tours.com. 800.619.2795. RADIO CITY STAGE DOOR TOUR Radio

City Music Hall’s secrets are revealed on a guided one-hour walking tour that explores the venue’s beautifully restored Art Deco interiors and introduces visitors to one of the iconic Rockettes. Daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $19.95 adults, $15 seniors (62+)/children 12 and under. www.radiocity.com/tours. For tickets, visit the Radio City Sweets & Gifts Shop, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 800.745.3000. Map 1, F5 SPIRIT CRUISES Patrons enjoy views of

the Manhattan skyline, along with dining, dancing and entertainment, while cruising through New York Harbor and along the Hudson and East rivers. Times/prices vary. www.spiritcruises .com. Cruises depart from Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, at W. 23rd St. & the West Side Hwy., 866.483.3866. Map 1, I3 STATUE CRUISES Ferries carry visitors

to the Statue of Liberty National Monument 100 times a week, with National Park Service rangers on board to regale passengers with their expert knowledge. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. $17 adults, $14 seniors (62+), $9 children ages 4-12, under 4 free. Audio tour included. www.statuecruises.com. 201.604.2800. Map 1, P6 SUGARTOOTH TOURS Dessert tours

of NYC restaurants and bakeries in groups of 16 or fewer, led by a pastry connoisseur who is also a history buff. Tours, times vary. $50 per person. www.sugartoothtours.com. 917.856.6761. UNITED NATIONS Forty-five minute

tours of the building and grounds are conducted by an international staff. Tickets are available online only and are not sold on-site. Tours: Mon-Fri 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. $16 adults, $11 seniors (60+)/students, $9 children 5-12. Children under 5 not admitted. visit .un.org. Visitors entrance: First Ave., at E. 43rd St., 212.963.8687. Map 1, F8

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Hanging out with Justin Timberlake at Madame Tussauds New York, p. 70.

Stomping down the streets of Manhattan with new kicks from Space Cowboy Boots, p. 57.

Dining on Thai specialties at SEA, p. 85. Serving afternoon tea on china from St.-Petersburg Global Trade House, p. 29.

Zooming past holiday lights on a Gray Line New York Sightseeing bus, p. 86.

Loading up potatoes with cheese, broccoli and all the fixins at Potatopia, p. 72.

Letting the magic of the Origami Holiday Tree unfold at the American Museum of Natural History, p. 20.

Falling in love with Orlando Bloom as the heartthrob in Romeo and Juliet, p. 9.

Wandering around the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, p. 66.

Partying with Cyndi Lauper during a benefit show at the Beacon Theatre, p. 14.

Wrapping up gifts from Mary Arnold Toys, p. 65.

Gazing at the Rockettes’ sky-high kicks during the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, p. 14.

Savoring hot cocoa spiked with chili powder at MarieBelle New York, p. 10.

Dancing while pop diva Beyoncé struts through Barclays Center, p. 33.

Rescuing Santa from the roof of the New York City Fire Museum, p. 14.

Picking up some authentic Indian bangles at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop, p. 31.

Chilling out with our winter coats on and a cocktail in a cup made of ice at Minus 5 Ice Bar, p. 12.

Stacking charming rings from Catbird on all 10 fingers, p. 16. Warming up in a coat from Rafel Shearling, p. 57. Watching Ralphie Parker beg for an air rifle in A Christmas Story, The Musical, p. 32.

Other Places We Love Where® is an international network of magazines first published in 1936 and distributed in over 4,000 leading hotels in more than 40 places around the world. Look for us when you visit any of the following cities, or plan ahead for your next trip by visiting us online at www.wheretraveler.com UNITED STATES Alaska & Yukon, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Georgia, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los

Taking dinner and a movie to the next level at Nitehawk Cinema, p. 16. Belting out our favorite ABBA songs during Mamma Mia!, p. 35.

Proving that jewelry is art at the Forbes Galleries’ Variations on a Theme, p. 9. Snuggling in a sweater from Bloomingdale’s, p. 26. Reveling in Times Square for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, p. 8. Indulging in some of NYC’s tastiest baked goods with Sugartooth Tours, p. 89. Standing under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, p. 18. Imbibing Christmas tea at Alice’s Tea Cup, p. 10. Swimming through a sea of balloons at Resorts World Casino New York City, p. 33. Quaffing exotic craft brews at the NYC Beer Week Fundraiser, p. 72.

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