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New York CONTENTS

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The Plan Let’s get started

The Guide The best of the City

2 Editor’s Itinerary

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A bagel, botanicals and an awesome bar: what a day.

Shows, ticket information, n bars, cabarets, concerts, events, sports

Breakfast, flowers and drinks.

22 Hot Dates

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Ga-ga for Cher, international festivals and much more.

Food celebrity Anthony Bourdain dishes on food trends, favorite eateries and his idea of a perfect day.

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

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8 Gourmet to Go Fine dining, in your room. ON THE COVER

A movable feast: ‘Cesca restaurant will deliver a sumptuous picnic basket for your dining pleasure. See p. 8.

CONNECT WITH US

BY MERYL D. PEARLSTEIN

14 Showstoppers New York Theatre Ballet pays a tribute; Andy Warhol gets paired up; a look at an American composer’s studio. BY TROY SEGAL

16 Hot Hotel Haunts Cool bars, warm bakeries.

BY WILLIAM FRIERSON IV

SHOPPING

Fashion, décor, gifts, t jewelry, spas, department stores, sporting goods, toys

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GALLERIES & ANTIQUES

MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS

Major art museums, must-see u sights, historical treasures

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DINING

Eateries organized by neighborhood, plus restaurants in the Outer Boroughs

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TRANSPORTATION + TOURS

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18 Drink Up Homegrown breweries and a most unique antique store. BY WILLIAM FRIERSON IV 2

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COVER PHOTO: JEFF WESTBROOK

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A Day That’s Smokin’ I was weaned on Sunday mornings consisting of The New York Times and smoked fish, so when I have a hankering for the best in smoked salmon, Barney Greengrass is where I gravitate. After that, on a warm spring day, can there be nothing lovelier than to be surrounded by gardens and gardens of exquisite flora? At cocktail hour, I tend to nest at the bar of Gramercy Tavern: Can’t resist the elaborate wine list—or smoked pork broth. Yup, starting and ending my day with food that’s smokin’ makes me one happy camper. For my full New York City itinerary, go to wheretraveler.com. TRIP PLANNER

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EDITORINCHIEF Lois Anzelowitz Levine DESIGN DIRECTOR Anna Ratman EDITORIAL AND ART EXECUTIVE EDITOR Francis Lewis PHOTO EDITOR Margo Dooney ASSOCIATE EDITOR William Grant Frierson IV SENIOR EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Joni Sweet CONTRIBUTORS Meryl D. Pearlstein, Jeff Westbrook PRODUCTION PRODUCTION AND CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Ray O’Connell 1.212.716.2789 PRODUCTION DESIGNER Harley Brooks MORRIS VISITOR PUBLICATIONS CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER Haines Wilkerson SENIOR REGIONAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Margaret Martin REGIONAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Leigh Harrington DESIGN DIRECTOR Jane Frey

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At Barney Greengrass, there is bounty sometimes too great to choose from. To start off, there are the deliciously doughy bagels and bialys. Then, pick from delectables including sturgeon, smoked salmon and Nova. Yum: My Jewish Ashkenazi soul never feels happier.

The New York Botanical Garden is one of the city’s lushest and most beautiful retreats. This month, it offers a variety of programs, from a Spring Wine Festival (May 3 & 4) to a Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party (May 10 & 11). Or you can just go and smell the roses.

I discovered Gramercy Tavern back in 1994, and the restaurant still delivers: seamless service and impressive wine know-how from the bartenders, and a great tavern menu, including the aforementioned smoked pork broth with hearty dumplings and root vegetables.

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PHOTOS: BARNEY GREENGRASS, JONATHAN BUMBLE; NE W YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN, COUR TESY OF THE NE W YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN; GRAMER CY TAVERN, MAURA MCE V OY

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CUISINE SCENE

GOURMET TO GO A top-shelf meal from a great restaurant—in your pajamas? A look at fine dining in NYC, wrapped and ready for your room. BY MERYL D. PEARLSTEIN

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isitors to New York City come for the culture, for the sights, for work, and, most of all, for the fantastic variety of restaurants. But, after a full day of meetings or sightseeing, you might just not have the energy to hit a restaurant. Thanks to the local eating scene where New Yorkers demand nonstop variety and 8

expect the best when dining out, you can kick back, put your feet up and enjoy great dining without going out. While everyone knows that just about every pizza joint or Chinese restaurant in most any city will bring its grub to your door, you might be surprised to find out that you can have a four-star experience right in your hotel room

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here in the Big Apple. We proudly present a lineup of fine-dining restaurants that bring a taste of the world, with take-out or delivery to specified areas. Utensils are provided and the full menu is available, unless otherwise noted. Just add wine. Steak restaurants are pros at packing up leftovers of 22-ounce rib eyes and mountains of creamed spinach. They’re equally adept at wrapping meals to go from the start. Bill’s Food & Drink gives you a taste of its clubby menu at home with dishes like asparagus vichyssoise, Bill’s Bolognese pasta and scallop succotash. Or, go for a starter of ricotta meatballs and then move on to garlic chicken with roasted potatoes, or a Berkshire pork chop. No utensils provided. 57 E. 54th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.518.2727. Costata, from superstar chef Michael White, not only excels at steaks but also complements them with

White’s acclaimed pastas and seafood dishes. You can put together a refined dinner for two by sharing the gigantic tomahawk rib eye and the restaurant’s version of Caesar salad, made with crispy capers and Japanese panko crumbs. Add garganelli in truffle cream with speck, and a side of crispy artichokes, and you have a meal to remember. The restaurant will gladly advise on the best cut of meat for you. Take-out only at dinner. Request utensils with your order. 206 Spring St., btw Sullivan St. & Sixth Ave., 212.334.3320. If you prefer steak with an Argentine twist, avoid waiting on line at Buenos Aires by ordering take-out or

Facing page: Hot and sour soup, firecracker prawns and chicken supreme are some of the delectable items you can bring back to your room to enjoy from Mr. K’s.

Clockwise from bottom left: Match 65’s flash-seared salmon with petite niçoise salad; pâté de campagne with toasted bread; and buffalo mozzarella with tomato carpaccio, basil, basil pesto and balsamic vinegar. w w w. w w.wh .w .wh w wh h he e re r e ttrr aavel ret ave av vvel ve ele el errr. r.c . c om om

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delivery. We recommend the 24-ounce special strip with chimichurri sauce, an appetizer of grilled Italian provolone (provoleta) and an ensalada tropical with hearts of palm. Turn on some tango tunes and you can pretend you’re sitting in the “Paris of South America.” Choose a fine Malbec to accompany. Delivery focused on the Lower East Side, West Village and Alphabet City. 513 E. 6th St., btw Ave. A & Ave. B, 212.228.2775. For a lunchtime splurge, order take-out from Michael White’s award-winning seafooder, Marea. The knowledgeable staff will help compose a meal to best suit your tastes: Are you traveling far? Do you prefer a certain type of seafood, or would you rather have pasta? The restaurant is known for its crudo, raw fish enhanced with light seasonings and sauces. Be adventurous and try the Pacific jack mackerel or the Long Island fluke; or the perfectly composed strozzapreti pasta with sea urchin, crab and lemon. Request utensils with your order. 240 Central Park So., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.582.5100.

Morandi is a West Village favorite from superstar restaurateur Keith McNally. The trattoria recently began takeout and delivery in response to neighborhood demand and hard-to-score reservations. Recyclable, thermal containers keep your food warm and fresh. Morandi caters to customers in a way that exemplifies personal service. Try the bistecca for two, which is served on a special ceramic plate if you order it in the restaurant. You’ll get the plate to go—just promise to return it to the restaurant or call for pick-up when you’re done. You might find some cookies or a dessert in your bag, at no extra cost, too. Delivery throughout the West Village and Chelsea. 211 Waverly Pl., at Charles St., 212.627.7575. Heading to Central Park? ‘Cesca will deliver a picnic basket from its extensive Italian-American menu. The basket comes with a red-and–white checkered tablecloth —both are yours to keep. Start with a spread of salumi, pastas and salads. You can request wine glasses, a candle and even trash bags to help complete that fine picnic

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County’s roast pork belly comes with pulled pork, collard greens and toast; salmon tartare is accompanied by crispy sushi rice, herb crème fraîche and sesame garlic topping.

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WHERE NOW experience ($2.50 additional charge per person). Available from 1-10 p.m., anywhere in the city (including the park!). 164 W. 75th St., at Amsterdam Ave., 212.787.6300. Eastsiders can feast in the park, too, with take-out courtesy of star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s The Mark. While the entire Asian- and French-inflected American menu is available for all three meals of the day, we vote for the amazing black truffle pizza, prepared at lunch and dinner. 25 E. 77th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.744.4300. Farm-to-table is ever popular in the city, and available to go as well. County’s (34 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.677.7771) eclectic menu of small plates— pork belly tacos, honey-drizzled ricotta and more— changes frequently with ingredients sourced from the nearby greenmarket. All are available for takeout. Similarly, the choices from The Marshal in Hell’s Kitchen vary daily. For a satisfying meal, order a French bread

loaf and mac ‘n’ cheese, packaged in a biodegradable container made from corn. Ask for daily specials when you call. Delivery on the West Side from 38th to 62nd streets. 628 10th Ave., btw W. 44th & W. 45th sts., 212.582.6300. Four-star Brushstroke, a partnership between David Bouley and Yoshiki Tsuji of the Tsuji Culinary Institute in Japan, delivers Japanese kaiseki (individual plate) dining to you in a wooden bento box wrapped in a gorgeous Japanese cloth, throughout the city up to 96th Street ($10 additional charge for deliveries outside TriBeCa). Expect delicacies like miso-marinated kingfish among the 15 or so tastings. Two options—one vegetarian—are offered, comprised of select items from the regular menu. 30 Hudson St., at Duane St., 212.791.3771. For those who associate take-out and delivery with Chinese food, Mr. K’s, a high-end Chinese restaurant, offers combo boxes with a crispy spring roll, entrée, rice,

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Bento boxes at Brushtroke come with both fish and beef offerings, such as pork belly with apples and duck breast with mustard seed, as well as a vegetarian box filled with braised seasonal vegetables.

vegetables, fruit and water. Delivery from 36th to 65th streets on the East Side. 570 Lexington Ave., btw. E. 51st and E. 52nd sts., 212.583.1668. TAO Uptown, the hip Asianfusion eatery that recently opened a downtown outpost, brings you Japanese and Chinese specialties from its lavishly decorated restaurant, including soy sauce in adorable plastic bottles shaped like fish! Delivery is available mainly to midtown and the Upper East Side, from Second to Sixth Aves., with an added charge outside the zone. 42 E. 58th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.888.1233. French cuisine isn’t usually associated with take-out or

delivery, but Match 65 says, pourquoi pas? In fact, this cozy bistro will even deliver its rich French onion soup (with its melty cheese) in a sturdy cardboard box. They’ll thank you in advance for your order by including cookies. Delivery only to Upper East Side. 29 E. 65th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.737.4400. And, lastly, you can also have a fine Indian dinner while relaxing in your room. Darbar packages up a vegetarian or meat lunch box and brings it right to your door. Delivery to Midtown West and Theater District. 152 E. 46th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.681.4500. Bon appétit!

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SHOWSTOPPERS

Intimate but Intense Chamber troupe New York Theatre Ballet honors choreographic great Antony Tudor with an evening of his emotion-laden, dramatic dances, like “Jardin aux Lilas.” Its weekend season also includes two daytime kid-friendly ballets. Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St., at Madison Ave., 800.982.2787, May 9-11.

Shockers An art gallery makes its debut this month, and to celebrate, it’s giving two painters— Yves Klein and Andy Warhol—an unprecedented pairing. Skarstedt (550 W. 21st St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.994.5200), the new Chelsea branch of an uptown specialist in late-20th-century art, is displaying Klein’s 1961 Fire Painting series—created by the artist burning, via a blowtorch, abstract shapes onto cardboard—alongside Warhol’s 1977-78 Oxidation Paintings (example above), a group of iridescent coppery and green canvases etched with metallic paint and urine. While Warhol may have been spoofing abstractionists like Klein, these works have a natural affinity. This exhibition is unnamed; perhaps, When Andy Met Yves … ?

WHERE THE MASTER PLAYED Now on view at the American Academy of Arts and Letters (633 W. 155th St., at Audubon Terrace, 212.368.5900, May 22-Jun. 15), the Charles Ives Studio duplicates the room in which the American composer worked for 40 years, including all the original contents: 3,000 objects ranging from the major (his upright piano) to the endearingly minor (his felt hat).

PHOTOS: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET’S ”JARDIN AUX LILAS,” RICHARD TERMINE; ANDY WARHOL, “OXIDATION PAINTING,” COURTESY OF SKARSTEDT NEW YORK; CHARLES IVES STUDIO, MARTIN SOLARTE

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Hot Hotel Haunts New York is a drinker’s town. And our hotels are hopping on the high-end booze train in big ways, becoming so much more than just places to lay your head. We’re talking serious bars. Here’s what’s buzzing.—William Frierson

Park Kitchen at Park Central New York

MILE HIGH Bar 54 (135 W. 45th St., 54th fl., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 646.364.1234), a skybox lounge atop the Hyatt Times Square, combines breathtaking altitude with a playful mod décor. The venue is high up, but patron pockets best be deep: House cocktails (crafted by Julie Reiner) go for $23 a pop, while special punch bowls (try the Green Submarine—Pimm’s, gin and Green Chartreuse with ginger, lemon, soda and cucumber) can be placed before parties of

four for $115. Somehow, sipping amid the glowing spires of the area makes evenings here feel worth the splurge. ART HISTORY Maxfield Parrish’s iconic mural “Old King Cole,” has resided at the regal St. Regis hotel since the 1930s. Needless to say, it’s since accumulated some … well, gunk. After a professional restoration, the painting is once again displayed, this time with renewed grandeur, at the recently renovated King Cole Bar and Salon (Fifth Ave., at

Bar 54 at Hyatt Times Square New York

55th St., 212.339.6857)— which, rumor has it, is where the bloody mary was introduced in 1934. A new salon space adds a plush plot for tucking into Italian plates by Chef John DeLucie. Ask the bartenders why the painting’s characters all are making funny faces—unless, that is, you hold your nose to such stinky secrets. NEW YORK IN A GLASS As Chef Nathaniel Eckhaus of Park Central Hotel’s elegant Park Kitchen (870 Seventh Ave., at W. 56th St., 212.247.8000) told us, “We want to make people remember—I’m in New York!” The bar menu does the trick, with cocktails representing all five boroughs (a kind of tippling tour). The Bronx (gin, sweet and dry vermouth, lavender bitters, blood orange) is fab.

King Cole Bar at The St. Regis New York

CRAZY BAKE! Crossbred baked goods are taking NYC by storm. Bite into our picks.—W.F.

Cronut The croissant-doughnut hybrid (above) by DOMIN IQUE ANSEL BAKERY (189 Spring St., btw Sullivan & Thompson sts., 212.219.2773) birthed a craze. Arrive early (long lines). Cragel Few things beat an NYC bagel … except, dare I say, a croissant-bagel from Williamsburg’s THE BAGEL STORE (349 Bedford Ave., at S. 4th St., Brooklyn, 718.218.7220). Try topping it with pink Champagne cream cheese. Donart Think: doughnut + tart. And it’s vegan! Get it at THE GREEN RADISH food truck (www. facebook.com/thegreenradish for locations). More hybrid baked goods at wheretraveler.com

PHOTOS: PARK KITCHEN, COURTESY OF PARK CENTRAL NEW YORK; BAR 54, COURTESY OF HYATT TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK; KING COLE BAR AND SALON, COURTESY OF ST. REGIS NEW YORK; DOMINIQUE ANSEL’S CRONUT®, THOMAS SCHAUER

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EATS & ANTIQUES Donna Lennard has always been drawn to Italy’s central and southern regions, and in 1994 she stocked a small NoHo antiques stop with rustic goods from the areas—from earthenware to arti-

You don’t need a beer to feel the buzz around the outer boroughs—but, hey, a few sure won’t hurt. The realms beyond Manhattan are fast becoming epicenters of locally brewed beer, and craft breweries are blooming like lilies in the spring. Brooklyn’s been a leader in city-sourced suds for some years now—home to Red Hook’s Sixpoint Brewery y and Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Brewery y (79 N. 11th St., btw Wythe Ave. & Berry St., 718.486.7422; tours Sun-Thurs, taproom open Fri-Sun)—but a new brewer’s batches bubble with promise. Other Half Brewing Co. (195 Centre St., btw Hamilton Ave. & Smith St., Carroll Gardens, 347.987.3527) is giving Brooklyn more reason to drink, with West Coast-style IPAs, sour brews and Belgian-style ales with spunky official tas taste profiles, such as Lembeek 86 Blonde (“super funkky barnyard” with “some pineapple upfront” and d “a charcuterie board finish”). The facility and tap proom are open on weekends, or you can grab ag glass at a growing list of bars, including the hip Mission Dolores (249 4th Ave., at Carroll St., Brooklyn, 347.457.5606). Beer history is being made as both the Bronx and Staten Island get their first breweries in some 50 years: y Gun Hill Brewing Co. (3227 Laco onia Ave., btw Burke Ave. & Duncan St., Bron nx, 718.881.0010; taproom daily) and The Flagship Brewing Co. (40 Minthorne St., att Bay St., Staten Island, 718.448.5284; tapro oom Thurs-Sun), where local hops entice drinkers to hop on the ferry. Welcome to Brew York City.—William Frierson

51 Bond St., 2nd fl. (ring bell), btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.533.1932

You can’t keep a good deli down. A fire shuttered Sarge’s (548 Third Ave, 212.679.0442) for over a year; but now it’s back— perfect for my pastrami cravings.—Troy Segal

PHOTOS: BROOKLYN BREWERY, EVAN SUNG; IL BUCO VITA, MICHAEL GRIMM

Heady Brews in the Outer Boroughs

san tiles—serving midday snacks to hungry shoppers on the side. Her plates became so popular that she turned the store into a full-time trattoria. Now, she’s back on the retail scene with Il Buco Vita, a neighboring design shop (Thurs-Mon, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.), carrying the same décor items found in her restaurant. Here’s to Lennard’s good taste—in more ways than one.—W.F. Il Buco Vita,

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PICNIC IN THE PARK Nearly 3,000 acres of preserved natural forest, known as The Greenbelt (Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave., at Brielle Ave., 718.351.3450), provide a serene setting for hiking, picnicking and outdoor recreation. CULTURE ON TAP German culture dominates the culinary scene throughout this borough. See what’s brewing at Nürnberger Bierhaus (817 Castleton Ave., btw Regan & Davis aves., 718.816.7461) or Killmeyer’s (4254 Arthur Kill Rd., at Sharrots Rd., 718.984.1202), and chow down on authentic bratwurst, schnitzel and sauerbraten. TIBET REVEALED Designed to resemble a Himalayan monastery, the Jacques Marchais

Alice Austen House

Day Trip to Staten Island Climb aboard the ferry to this island, where gardens in bloom, historic architecture and cultural attractions galore awaken NYC’s sleepy suburban borough.—By Joni Sweet THE SECRET GARDEN Majestic Greek Revival buildings stand tall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (1000 Richmond Terr., btw Harbor Rd. & Tysen St., 718.448.2500), an arts center that hosts performances and exhibitions. The grounds feature a collection of gardens,

crowned by the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

PIONEER PHOTOJOURNALIST Decades before the term photojournalism was coined, Alice Austen documented NYC life from the 1880s to the 1950s. One of the first female photographers to work outside of a studio, she chronicled the lives of Manhattan “street types” (ragpickers, peddlers, cleaners) and the local Quarantine Station, where immigrants awaited admittance to Ellis Island. Images from her prolific portfolio can be seen at the Alice Austen House (2 Hylan Blvd., at Edgewater St., The Greenbelt 718.816.4506).

A bodhisattva statue

Museum of Tibetan Art (338 Lighthouse Ave., near Winsor Ave., 718.987.3500) showcases pieces from one of the earliest U.S. collections of sculpture, instruments, scroll paintings (thangkas) and furniture from the largely Buddhist region in a contextual setting. The museum pursues its mission to advance greater understanding of Tibetan culture though presentations, lectures, film screenings and special events.

PHOTOS: GREENBELT CONSERVANCY, DOROTHY REILLY; ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE, © SIOBHAN WALL 2014; SCULPTURE, JACQUES MARCHAIS MUSEUM OF TIBETAN ART

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Grand Gourmet at Grand Central Terminal Last chance to catch the Soho International Film Festival at Sunshine Cinema Spring for Music festival opens at Carnegie James Blunt at Webster Hall

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Encores! Irma la Douce opens at New York City Center

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Charles James: Beyond Fashion opens at Metropolitan Museum of Art Pulse art fair opens at Metropolitan Pavilion

Every modern generation is presided over by a pop-music diva—a shimmering, shimmying dance-ballad dame, belting out big notes in sky-high heels. But what happens when the dominions of two divas overlap? Two larger-than-life concerts in one month. Cher’s D2K Tour 2014, with the fierce Cyndi Lauper, hits Barclays Center (May 9, p. 33), while Lady Gaga’s artRave—The ARTPOP Ball dazzles Madison Square Garden (May 13, p. 34). May the best diva win.

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1 BAYOU ‘N’ BROOKLYN MUSIC FESTIVAL > MAY 911 The French-flavored South comes North for a tribute to Louisiana’s Cajun, Creole and zydeco music at Red Hook, Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. Plus, jam sessions and hearty jambalaya. www.bayou-nbrooklyn.com

JAPAN DAY > MAY 11 The Land of the Rising Sun’s culture is honored at Central Park’s Bandshell with Kabuki face painting, traditional performances and free food and tea. www.japandaynyc.org 2

UKRAINIAN FES TIVAL > MAY 1618 National pride consumes the block surrounding St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church (E. 7th St., btw Second & Third aves.). Expect food tents, dance performances, music and art displays. www.brama .com/stgeorge 3

NINTH AVENUE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL > MAY 1718 The 40th-annual takeover of Ninth Ave. (btw W. 42nd & W. 57th sts.) features block upon block of global eats, fine art booths and childrens’ games and entertainment. www.ninthave nuefoodfestival.com

DANCEAFRICA > MAY 18, 2326 Brooklyn Academy of Music’s tribute to African rhythm features Madagascar-based troupe Bakomanga’s drum and accordian beats. www.bam.org 5

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Put On Your Dancin’ Shoes Stand back, Evita Perón: Imelda Marcos is in town. And as the heroine of the immersive musical Here Lies Love, the former first lady of the Philippines (and shoe maven) has more than a little touch of star quality. She’s a supernova. The show exudes a dance-club vibe, so dress to party: Boogying to David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s pumping score is not only encouraged, it’s unavoidable. The Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall, 425 Lafayette St., btw E. 4th St. & Astor Pl., 212.967.7555

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.hollerifyahearme.com. Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, btw W. 46th & W. 47th sts., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME LC4250(Previews begin

May 29, opens Jun. 19) The hip-hop and rap music and lyrics of Tupac Shakur have inspired this original musical exploring themes of family, friendship and hope in the innner city. Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $59-$139. www

Broadway A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER LC197304(2 hrs 20 mins) In the new

musical comedy, the black sheep of the D’Ysquith family will do anything to

become the next earl, even murder his nearest and not-so-dearest relatives. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $99$137. www.agentlemansguidebroad way.com. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 A RAISIN IN THE SUN LC408(Closes Jun. 15)

(2 hrs 40 mins) The revival of Lorraine

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HAPPY 450TH, SHAKESPEARE! The Drilling Company’s Hamlet ponders whether to be or not to be in Bryant Park, May 15-31 (Thurs-Sat at 7 p.m., free).

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Hansberry’s 1959 play an n aspiring composer from about three generations Brooklyn, to her internationB of an African-American al success as Carole King, a family living on Chichart-topping sensation. cago’s South Side stars Check out Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Denzel Washington, wheretraveler.com’s Sophie Okonedo and Sun 3 p.m. $75-$152. www S lounge listings Anika Noni Rose. Tues & .beautifulonbroadway.com. Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat Step phen Sondheim Theatre, 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 124 W W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Sev3 p.m. $67-$149. www.raisinbroad b d enth h aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 way.com. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth THE BOOK OF MORMON LC391270(2 hrs 30 mins) Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 Two Mormon boys are on a mission in Africa in the irreverent musical comedy ACT ONE LC5084(Closes Jun. 15) (2 hrs, 45 hit, winner of 9 2011 Tony Awards. mins) Playwright/director Moss Hart’s Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 best-selling rags-to-riches autobiogp.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $69-$175. www raphy is the basis for James Lapine’s .bookofmormonthemusical.com. new play. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $77St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., $137. www.lct.org. Vivian Beaumont 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY LC470(2 212.239.6200. Map 1, D4 hrs 35 mins) An Iowa housewife (Kelli O’Hara) and a National Geographic AFTER MIDNIGHT LC572304(1 hr 30 mins, no photographer (Steven Pasquale) fall in intermission) The Jazz Age lives again love in the new musical, based on the in this new musical revue celebratnovel by Robert James Waller. Tues & ing Harlem’s Cotton Club. Vanessa Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed Williams guest stars thru May 11; & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $67-$141. www Fantasia guest stars May 13-Jun. 8. .bridgesofmadisoncountymusical.com. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 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

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mins) Woody Allen has adapted his 1994 movie comedy about an aspiring playwright into a musical featuring songs from the 1920s. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $52-$147. www .bulletsoverbroadway.com. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 CABARET LC6084(2 hrs 30 mins) Michelle

Williams makes her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the revival of the Kander and Ebb musical, starring Alan Cumming as the emcee. TuesSat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $47-$162. www.roundabouttheatre .org. Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.719.1300. Map 1, E5 CASA VALENTINA LC87940(2 hrs 25 mins) In

Harvey Fierstein’s new play, set in 1962, a group of heterosexual white-collar men with families vacation in a Catskill Mountains bungalow community, where they relax dressed as women. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. Schedule can

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ALADDIN LC7064(2 hrs 20 mins) Disney’s new-

est musical comedy is an exotic magic carpet ride, filled with romance, special effects and songs from the 1992 animated feature. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $59.50-$125.50. www.aladdinthemusi cal.com. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717. Map 1, F5 ALL THE WAY LC21640(3 hrs) Bryan Cranston of

TV’s Breaking Bad d makes his Broadway debut as President Lyndon Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s new play about the passage of a landmark civil rights bill. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $57-$142. www.allthewaybroadway .com. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, E5 BEAUTIFULTHE CAROLE KING MUSICAL  LC4210(2 hrs 20 mins) The new musical

Jeter on Deck This is a momentous time for the New York Yankees (p. 35), aka Bronx Bombers. Shortstop Derek Jeter—hometown hero and future Hall of Famer—hangs up his No. 2 jersey when he retires from baseball at the end of the 2014 season, his 20th with the Yanks. Catch the legendary player’s final innings at a home game in Yankee Stadium, “the house that Ruth built.”

traces the rise of the singer/songwriter, from her early days as Carole Klein, IN TRANSLATION The Spanish language production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues (www.monologosvagina.com) opens Off-Broadway on May 6.

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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 68-70.

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.

vary. $67-$125. www.manhattanthe atreclub.com. Manhattan Theatre Club, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 CHICAGO LC06841(2 hrs 30 mins) In the Tony

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Entertainment musical, 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 7 p.m., Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Thurs & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $45$147. www.cinderellaonbroadway.com. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, at W. 53rd St., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN LC67940(Closes

Jul. 20) A Hollywood film company shakes things up when it makes a movie on a remote Irish island in Martin McDonagh’s play, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $27-$142. www.crippleofin ishmaan.com. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH LC9084(1 hr 40

mins, no intermission) The Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell (book) and Stephen Trask’s (music and lyrics) groundbreaking rock musical about the life, loves and (botched) sexchange operation of Hedwig Robinson stars Neil Patrick Harris in the title role thru Aug. 17. Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 7 & 10 p.m., Sun 3 & 7 p.m. $49-$154. www.hedwigbroadway.com. Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 IF/THEN LC0184(2 hrs 30 mins) In the new

musical, a woman on the verge of 40, played by Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, rebuilds her life in New York, where opportunities and choices are seemingly endless. Tues & Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $67-$142. www.ifthenthe musical.com. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5 JERSEY BOYS LC768410(2 hrs 40 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

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Entertainment KINKY BOOTS LC57104(2 hrs 20 mins) Cyndi

Lauper has written the music and lyrics for the new 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. $87-$157. www.kinkybootsthemu sical.com. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL LC81054(1 hr 30 mins) The tumultuous life of

jazz singer Billie Holiday (portrayed by Audra McDonald) is told through the songs that made her famous. Tues, Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $97-$157. www.ladydayon broadway.com. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 LES MISÉRABLES LC31840(2 hrs 50 mins) One of

the world’s most popular musicals has been restaged, drawing inspiration not only from Victor Hugo’s epic novel, but also from the author’s paintings. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $55-$145. www.lesmis.com/broadway. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE LION KING LC968410(2 hrs 30 mins) The-

atergoers sing along at the runaway Tony Award-winning stage version of Disney’s animated movie, enjoying songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $80-$142. www.lionking.com. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717. Map 1, F5 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-Sat 8 p.m., Thurs & Sat 2 p.m. $49-$140. www.mammamianorthamerica.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 from London’s West End, 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.matildathemusical .com. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

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Entertainment MOTHERS AND SONS LC31640(1 hr 30 mins, no

intermission) Twenty-five years after the death of her gay son from AIDS, a mother (Tyne Daly) comes to terms with his lifestyle when she visits his former partner, who is now married to another man and the father of a child. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $59-$137. www.mothersandsonsbroadway .com. John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 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-Sat 7:30 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $72-$167. 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. $67-$125. www.newsiesthemusi cal.com. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717. Map 1, F5 OF MICE AND MEN LC1840(Closes Jul. 27)

(2 hrs 20 mins) The revival of John Steinbeck’s play (adapted from his 1937 novella) stars James Franco and Chris O’Dowd as two migrant workers whose dream of owning an acre of land turns into a nightmare. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $37$137. www.ofmiceandmenonbroadway .com. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 ONCE LC6928410(2 hrs 30 mins) An Irish musi-

cian and a Czech immigrant meet, compose and fall in love in the 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., Thurs & Sat 2 p.m. $27-$167. www.thephantom

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Entertainment 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 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. $69-$157.50. www .pippinthemusical.com. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE REALISTIC JONESES LC4180(1 hr 30 mins,

no intermission) Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei portray neighbors in Will Eno’s new play. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $39-$135. www.therealisticjoneses .com. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 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 ROCKY LC1640(2 hrs 20 mins) Small-time

Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa takes on heavyweight champion Apollo Creed in the new musical based on the 1976 Oscar-winning movie. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $79-$143. www .rockybroadway.com. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, at W. 50th St., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN LC27940(1 hr 30

mins, no intermission) In this dark comedy, octogenarian Alexandra (Estelle Parsons) barricades herself in her Brooklyn home, threatening to blow it and herself up, if she is sent to a nursing home. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $65-$135. www.ve locityofautumnbroadway.com. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 VIOLET LC51840(Closes Aug. 10) (1 hr 45 mins,

no intermission) A disfigured young woman (Sutton Foster) searches for a faith-based transformation in the musical set in the image-conscious 1960s. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m., $67-$152. www.roundabouttheatre .org. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300. Map 1, F5

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Entertainment WICKED LC0841(2 hrs 45 mins) This hit

musical—a prequel to The Wizard of Oz—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., ThursSat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $56.25-$156.25. www.wickedthe musical.com. Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, E5

Off-Broadway AVENUE Q LC65104(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 24th year with new material. Mon-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 5 p.m. Schedule can vary. $85-$99. www.blue man.com. Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., btw E. 4th St. & Astor Pl., 800.982.2787. Map 1, J7 FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! LC4892510(1 hr 40 mins) The lat-

est edition of Gerard Alessandrini’s popular musical parody show spoofs current Broadway shows. Mon-Tues 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 & 7 p.m. $29-$79. www.forbidden broadway.com. Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F4 HERE LIES LOVE LC57104(1 hr 30 mins) With

music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, with additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, this deconstruction of the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos is a nonstop experience in which audiences stand, move and dance with the actors. Tues-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 9:30 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. (Schedule can vary.) $99-$139. www.herelieslove.com. The Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall, 425 Lafayette St., btw E. 4th St. & Astor Pl., 212.967.7555. Map 1, J7 TOO MUCH SUN LC2054(Previews begin May

1, opens May 20, closes Jun. 8) In Nicky Silver’s new play, an acclaimed actress (Linda Lavin) freaks out while preparing a new production of Medea

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Entertainment and retreats to the seaside to spend the summer with her married daughter, who receives her with less-than-open arms. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 3 p.m. $80. www .vineyardtheatre.org. Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St., btw Irving Pl. & Union Square E., 212.353.0303. Map 1, I7

Bars/Lounges APOTHÉKE LC3816M 0 ore than 250 specialty

cocktails are divided into categories based on classification sections of old apothecaries. Live music nightly. Mon-Sat 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun 8 p.m.-2 a.m. www.apothekenyc.com. 9 Doyers St., btw Bowery & Pell St., 212.406.0400. Map 1, M7 THE 40/40 CLUB LC724M 60 edia mogul Jay Z’s

luxe sports bar and nightclub. Nightly 5 p.m.-4 a.m. www.the4040club.com/ nyc. 6 W. 25th St., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave., 212.832.4040. Map 1, H6 MINUS 5 ICE BAR LC73B 04 aby, it’s cold inside,

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Entertainment GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB LC60N 324 ational headliners, as well as up-

and-comers, tickle the funny bone in this cozy basement space. Times/ prices vary. www.greenwichvillage comedyclub.com. 99 MacDougal St., btw Bleecker St. & Minetta Ln., 212.777.5233. Map 1, K5

Dance + Music AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE LC14730(May

12-Jul. 5) The spring season comprises full-length classics choreographed by Natalia Makarova (La Bayadère), Kenneth MacMillan (Manon), Frederick Ashton (Cinderella)) and others. Mon-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m. $20-$200. www.abt.org. Metropolitan Opera House, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000. Map 1, D4 BARCLAYS CENTER LC74B 0 rooklyn’s state-

of-the-art entertainment and sports arena. Highlights: May 9: Cher. Times/ prices vary. www.barclayscenter.com. 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. Map 3, E6 CARNEGIE HALL T LC05941 he 2013-2014 season

is the venerable concert hall’s 122nd. Highlights: May 1: Richard Goode, piano. May 2: The Philadelphia Orchestra. May 3: Kristin Chenoweth. May 5: New York Philharmonic. May 6: Seattle Symphony. May 7: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. May 8: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. May 9: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. May 10: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. May 11: The Met Orchestra. May 15: Emanuel Ax, piano. May 16-18: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. May 20: Oratorio Society of New York. May 30: American Symphony Orchestra. Times/prices vary. www.carnegiehall .org. W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave., 212.247.7800. Map 1, E5 JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER LCA 35740 state-of-

the-art complex. Highlights: May 14-15 in the Allen Room: The Music of Cole Porter, with Michael Feinstein. May 16-17 in the Appel Room: New Jazz Standards and Nuevo Jazz Latino. May 23-24 in the Rose Theater: Christian McBride and Kurt Rosenwinkel. May 30-31 in the Appel Room: John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest Jane Monheit. Times/prices vary. www.jalc .org. Time Warner Center, Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.721.6500. Map 1, D4 JOYCE THEATER T LC45910 he respected venue

welcomes renowned modern-dance companies. Highlights: Thru May 4: Limón Dance Company. May 6-11:

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Entertainment Cincinnati Ballet. May 13-18: Pierre Rigal/Compagnie Dernière Minute: Micro. May 27-Jun. 1: Malpaso Dance Company. Times/prices vary. www .joyce.org. 175 Eighth Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.0800. Map 1, I5 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN T LC659410 he en-

tertainment venue hosts concerts and sporting events in its arena. Highlights: May 9: Billy Joel. May 13: Lady Gaga’s artRave—The ARTPOP Ball. Times/ prices vary. www.thegarden.com. Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008. Map 1, G5 METROPOLITAN OPERAT LC859410 he Met’s

2013-2014 season concludes this month. Highlights: May 1, 5, 9: Madama Butterfly. y May 2, 6, 10 (mat): La Cenerentola. May 3 (mat), 7, 10: I Puritani. May 3, 8: Così fan tutte. 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 NEW YORK CITY BALLET LC13840( Thru Jun. 8)

One of the world’s most distinguished ballet companies presents both classic and contemporary works in repertory. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $29-$159. www .nycballet.com. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. Map 1, D4 NEW YORK CITY CENTER T LC95410 his perform-

ing arts venue hosts music, dance and theater events. Highlights: May 7-11: Encores! Irma la Douce. May 29Jun. 1: The Cherry Orchard Festival: Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia in the U.S. premiere of Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin. Times/ prices vary. www.nycitycenter.org. 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. Map 1, E5 NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC LC16N 940 ew York’s

preeminent orchestra is under the baton of Music Director Alan Gilbert. Concerts: May 1-3, 8-10,15-17, 2124, 30-31. Times/prices vary. www .nyphil.org. Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656. Map 1, D4

Jazz Clubs BIRDLAND “ LC69410 The jazz corner of the

world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. Highlights: Thru May 3: Steve Kuhn Trio with Steve Swallow & Joey Brown. May 6-7: Sheila Jordan. May 8-10: Maria Schneider Orchestra. May 13-17: Joey DeFrancesco Organ Trio. May 20-24: Karrin Allyson. Sets 8:30 &

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Entertainment 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

NINTH AVENUE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL LC70356(May 17-18) Over a million

spectators and food lovers promenade along this 15-block-long street fair, sampling regional, ethnic and global foods and enjoying live entertainment. Noon-5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. www.ninthavenuefoodfestival.com. Ninth Ave., from W. 42nd to W. 57th sts., 212.581.7217. Map 1, F4-E4

BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB T LC769410 he best and

brightest have performed here. Times/ prices vary. www.bluenotejazz.com. 131 W. 3rd St., btw MacDougal St. & Sixth Ave., 212.475.8592. Map 1, K6

Sports + Activities

DIZZY’S CLUB COCACOLA T LC869410 his

intimate club boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the glittering Manhattan skyline. Highlights: May 2-4: Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band. May 7-11: Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. May 15-18: René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil, With Love to Eartha Kitt. May 22-25: Ben Wolfe Quintet featuring Nicholas Payton. May 28-Jun. 1: Juilliard Jazz Quartet. 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

NEW YORK METS T LC79410 he Amazin’ Mets

play 2014 home games at Citi Field in Queens. Highlights: May 9-11: Philadelphia Phillies. May 14-15: New York Yankees. May 20-22: Los Angeles Dodgers. May 23-25: Arizona Diamondbacks. May 26-28: Pittsburgh Pirates. Times/prices vary. www.new yorkmets.com. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., at 126th St., Queens, 718.507.8499. NEW YORK YANKEES T LC879410 he 2009 World

Series Champions take on the competition in their 2014 home-game season. Highlights: May 1: Seattle Mariners. May 2-4: Tampa Bay Rays. May 12-13: New York Mets. May 16-18: Pittsburgh Pirates. May 3-Jun. 1: Minnesota Twins. Times/prices vary. www.new yorkyankees.com. Yankee Stadium, 44 E. 161st St., btw River & Jerome aves., Bronx, 718.293.6000.

VILLAGE VANGUARD LC07941One of NYC’s

most prestigious jazz clubs. 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 6 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Fri-Sat 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Prices vary. www.zincbar.net. 82 W. 3rd St., btw Thompson & Sullivan sts., 212.477.9462. Map 1, K6

Special Events

POLE POSITION RACEWAY T LC58410 he premier

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indoor karting facility in the New York/ Jersey City area, just three miles from Manhattan, features two tracks in its 80,000-square-foot space as well as the fastest (45 mph) electric kart in the United States. Racers and beginners welcome. 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

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: AMALUNA LC048( Thru

May 18) Cirque du Soleil’s latest acrobatic and special-effects extravaganza imagines an island ruled by women that is invaded by shipwrecked young men. Times/prices vary. www.cirque dusoleil.com/amaluna. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., at 126th St., Flushing, Queens, 800.450.1480.

RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY T LC18305 he casino is the first of its kind

in the city and features 5,000-plus slot machines and electronic table games, plus restaurants and complimentary nightly entertainment. Daily 8 a.m.-4 a.m. www.rwnewyork.com. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, Queens, 888.888.8801.

FLEET WEEK LC0723(May 21-27) Naval ships

from all over the world drop anchor, providing visitors with free public tours, competitions, demonstrations and other activities. www.fleetweek newyork.com. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave., at W. 46th St., 212.245.0072. Map 1, F3

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London Surrealism ”My paintings are awkward and mutable,” London-based artist Jill Mason writes, “often appearing to me as makeshift camps.” Mason’s combination of seemingly random objects with an almost childlike brushstroke, as seen in “Heirloom” (above, 2011), invites viewers to invent their own narrative explainations for the scenes. Her solo exhibit Kings is on view thru May 18. Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, 327 Broome St., btw Bowery & Chrystie St., 212.375.8043

Antiques Shops/Centers BAUMAN RARE BOOKS An extensive

collection of rare books from the 15th to 20th centuries. Genres include Americana, music, fine bindings and sets, and children’s books. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.baumanrarebooks.com. 535 Madison Ave., btw E. 54th & E. 55th sts., 212.751.0011. Map 1, E6 FRIEDMAN VALLOIS This French-owned

establishment specializes in Art Deco,

modern and contemporary sculpture. Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.vallois.com. 27 E. 67th St., at Madison Ave., 212.517.3820. 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

Art Galleries ANDRE ZARRE GALLERY Abstract

paintings and sculptures include Doug Ohlson’s color-block acrylics on canvas and Peter Reginato’s stainless-steel creations. Tues-Sat 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. www.andrezarre.com. 529 W. 20th St., Ste. 8E, btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.255.0202. Map 1, I4

PHOTOS: JILL MASON, “HEIRLOOM,” COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND NICELLE BEAUCHENE GALLERY; GABRIEL KURI, “SELF PORTRAIT AS NEGATIVE CHART,” COURTESY OF KURIMANZUTTO

Galleries+Antiques

DESIGN NYCxDesign (www.nycxdesign.com) celebrates design through exhibits, talks and trade shows at various venues, May 9-20.

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Galleries+Antiques artists, including R. Crumb and Diana Thater. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.davidzwirner.com. 527 W. 19th St., btw 10th Ave. & West St., 212.727.2070. Map 1, I4; and 212.727 two other NYC locations.

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.

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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 68-70.

GALLERIES & ANTIQUES DISTRICTS In general, commercial art galleries and d 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.

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.

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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.

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BITFORMS Installation pieces, mixed-

media creations, photography and paintings by progressive, contemporary artists, as well as midcareer and historic creatives. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.bitforms.com. 529 W. 20th St., 2nd fl., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.366.6939. Map 1, I4 ture and conceptual photography from international contemporary

EDEN FINE ART A E

c contemporary art gallery representing established international artists and showcasing a ccolorful and spiritually wheretraveler.com up plifting works, including paintings, sculpture and photography. p Daily 9 a.m.-9 9 p.m. www.eden-gallery .com. 437 Madison Ave., at E. 50th St., 212.888.0177. Map 1, F6

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.).

DAVID ZWIRNER Paintings, sculp-

ART!

Check out our listings at

Broadway, btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.995.8865. Map 1, K6 VOLUME BLACK A contemporary art

gallery that showcases young artists with recent Masters of Fine Arts. Better-known artists are also exhibited. Daily 1-7 p.m. www.volumeblack .com. 89 Washington St., btw Rector & Thames St., 858.442.6798. Map 1, O6

SPOTLIGHT

FOXY PRODUCTION This gallery made

a move from Brooklyn to Manhattan in 2003, bringing its edgy brand of contemporary art to Chelsea. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.foxyproduction .com. 623 W. 27th St., btw 11th & 12th aves., 212.239.2758. Map 1, H3 KOENIG & CLINTON Emerging and

midcareer artists are showcased, with an emphasis on German and American sculpture and paintings. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.koenigandclinton .com. 459 W. 19th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.334.9255. Map 1, I4; and one other NYC location. LEHMANN MAUPIN New and estab-

lished American and international contemporary artists working in all mediums, including video. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun noon-6 p.m. www.lehmannmaupin.com. 540 W. 26th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.255.2923. Map 1, I3 LESLIE + LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART Dedicated to the

exhibition and preservation of LGBTQ art, this gallery curates shows that celebrate and shed light on queer cultural themes and histories. Tues-Sun noon-6 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m. www.leslie lohman.com. 26 Wooster St., btw Canal & Grand sts., 212.431.2609. Map 1, L6

Art Island Randall’s Island is again overtaken by hot finds in contemporary art—from paintings to sculpture—as Frieze New York k sets up camp, showcasing works from over 190 global galleries and exhibitors, including Gabriel Kuri’s “Self Portrait as a Negative Chart” (above, 2011) from Mexico City’s kurimanzutto gallery. May 9-12: Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon 11 a.m.-6 p.m., www .friezenewyork.com.

MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES Found-

ed in 1975, this far-reaching gallery —with showroom locations from Hawaii to New Orleans—exhibits paintings, sculpture and limitededition prints by Picasso, Warhol and other renowned masters. May 22: Meet Mark Kostabi, 7-9 p.m. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m. www.martinlawrence.com. 457 W.

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PROCESS The Accretion of Events, a group show at Volume Black (this page), explores the notion of artistic process, thru Sept. 30.

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Designer Pool Party Family-owned swimwear boutique Pesca takes inspiration from fish for its Italian name and its racks of American, European and Brazilian finds. Owners Shahlla, Teresa and Benjamin Azizian curate a variety of bikinis, one-pieces and beachy apparel that are as colorful as the schools of tropical sea dwellers that their shoppers see while snorkeling in turquoise oceans. The Azizians keep articles, such as this embellished, camera-ready one-piece from Agua Bendita, in limited supply, so customers never have to see fellow sunsoakers wearing matching couture creations. Pesca Boutique, 244 E. 60th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.980.1901; and one other NYC location,

Accessories + Footwear ALTMAN LUGGAGE (Men, women)

The family-owned store offers a large selection of name-brand luggage, including Tumi, Samsonite and Titan Luggage, plus small leather goods, high-end watches and an assortment of writing instruments. www .altmanluggage.com. 135 Orchard St., btw Delancey & Rivington sts., 212.254.7275. Map 1, K8 CITISHOES (Men) This family-owned

footwear store sells sophisticated dress and casual shoes, from brands such as Church’s, Edward Green, Cole Haan, Ralph Lauren, Alden and Mephhisto. www.citishoes.com. 445 Park Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.751.3200. Map 1, E5 CLARKS  (Men, women) Comfortable

footwear on offer at this store includes loafers, hiking shoes 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

vintage-inspired boots occupies a 3,600-square-foot space. www .thefryecompany.com. 113 Spring St., btw Mercer & Greene sts., 212.226.3793. Map 1, L6 GOORIN BROS. HAT SHOP (Men, women) Flashy hats inspired by San

Francisco’s artistic community are available at this long-running family endeavor. www.goorin.com. 337 Bleecker St., btw Christopher & W. 10th sts., 212.256.1895. Map 1, K5; and two other NYC locations. KOKIN (Women) Boasting a star-

studded clientele, this millinery shop offers hats both practical and fanciful, and small accessories, as well as custom and bridal services. www .kokinnewyork.com. 1028 Lexington Ave., btw E. 73rd & E. 74th sts., 212.628.1981. Map 1, C7 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 and 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 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

PHOTOS: PESCA BOUTIQUE, ENRIQUE BADULESCU; MOLKESKINE, COURTESY OF MOLESKINE

www.pescaboutique.com

BETTER BAZAAR Brooklyn Flea (p. 42) kicks off its outdoor season with free children’s programming, new vendors and an even wider selection of food.

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1111 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

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

LISA PERRY  (Women) Bright, modish ALLSAINTS (Men, women, children)

MAP LOCATIONS

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; and one other NYC location.

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 68-70.

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

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BARBOUR (Men, women) Durable

outdoor clothing from this British company, which was founded in 1894 and is under warranty to Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family. The label’s oiled Egyptian cotton jackets last a lifetime, and to ensure that they do, the firm offers reproofing, repair and alteration services. www.barbour.com. 1047 Madison Ave., btw E. 79th & E. 80th sts., 212.570.2600. Map 1, B6; and one other NYC location.

dresses in bold colors and simple geometric prints are joined by a lifestyle collection consisting of bedding, pillows, towels and placemats at this NYC-based designer’s boutique. www .lisaperrystyle.com. 988 Madison Ave., at E. 77th St., 212.431.7467. Map 1, B6 OSKA (Women) Comfortable, casual

basics are the staples of this German fashion line. Linen trousers, Bermuda shorts and soft tunics are among the separates offered. www.oska.de. 311

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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 East Coast flagship. www.bedheadpjs.com. 252 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 212.233.4323. Map 1, K7 BROOKS BROTHERS (Men, women, children) Since 1818, this well-respect-

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

curtains. www.gudrunsjoden.com. 50 Greene St., btw Broome & Grand sts., 212.219.2510. Map 1, L6

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ed clothier has been known for its superior-quality conservative clothing and accessories. www.brooksbroth ers.com. 901 Broadway, at E. 20th St., 212.228.3580. Map 1, I6; and seven other NYC locations. 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.

*Japanese sizes are measured in centimeters.

GALERIE SAINT GIL (Women) Stylish

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 Dior. www .asecondchanceresale.com. 1109-

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

Scandinavian designer incorporates bright colors and eye-catching prints into women’s clothing, pillows and

Pack Your Bags For two centuries, writers such as Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway, have jotted ideas on Moleskine (p. 42) notebooks as they chased their nomadic muses. Now Moleskine makes it even easier for its contemporary travel-loving fans to follow in the footsteps of their inspirational predecessors with a new line of passport holders (above), wallets and bags to match the classic small-bound diaries.

DISCOUNTS TO GO Use your smartphone to stay current on the Big Apple’s hottest designer sample sales with NYC SampleSales, a free app on iTunes.

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Shopping Columbus Ave., btw W. 74th & W. 75th sts., 212.799.3757. Map 1, C4 UNIQLO (Men, women, children)

Trendy basics are available at the trilevel global flagship of this Japanese label. www.uniqlo.com. 666 Fifth Ave., at 53rd St., 877.486.4756. Map 1, E6; and two other NYC locations. WINK (Women) Clothing, hip handbags

and funky accessories fill the racks at this fashionable Upper East Side store. www.winknyc.com. 1050 Lexington Ave., btw E. 74th & E. 75th sts., 212.249.2033. Map 1, C7; and two other NYC locations.

Audio + Music

and other health issues. www.doctors 24hs.com. 855.362.2447. EDRIS SALON A well-designed space

featuring large windows that look out upon local streets and 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., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.989.6800. Map 1, J4 HARMON FACE VALUES This Bed Bath

& Beyond subsidiary offers personal care products, including cosmetics, shampoo, lotion and cleansers, for men, women and kids. The shop also carries an array of on-the-go accessories and travel-sized products. www .harmondiscount.com. 675 Sixth Ave., at W. 22nd St., 212.243.3501. Map 1, I6

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 HALCYON THE SHOP A music store

and gallery offering contemporary electronica, house, techno, soul, funk and avant-garde sounds. www .halcyontheshop.com. 57 Pearl St., at Water St., DUMBO, Brooklyn, 718.260.9299. Map 3, C3 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

THE NEW YORK SHAVING COMPANY

Traditional shaves, shaving classes and locally made grooming products are provided in a vintagelike setting. www.nyshavingcompany.com. 202B Elizabeth St., btw Prince & Spring sts., 212.334.9495. Map 1, L7; and two other NYC locations. ROUGE NEW YORK Law & Order:

Special Victims Unitt actress Stephanie March founded this glamorous SoHo salon with the show’s makeup department head Rebecca Perkins to offer women access to professional makeup artists in a comfortable setting. www.rougeny.com. 130 Thompson St., btw Houston & Prince sts., 212.388.1717. Map 1, K5 THE SCENTSORIUM Fragrance expert

Beauty + Health THE ART OF SHAVING Razors, brushes,

oils, soaps, creams and gels are among the 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.

Sue Phillips invites guests to her cozy TriBeCa workshop to discover the intricacies of scent and create their own perfumes. By appointment only. www.scenterprises.com. 85 Franklin St., btw Broadway & Church St., 917.449.1134. Map 1, M6

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

CENTRAL PARK ASTROLOGY This spiri-

tual center offers a variety of readings, including 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

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

DOCTORS 24 HS This 24-hour medical

concierge service offers patients a way to avoid a long wait at a crowded emergency room by having a doctor visit their hotel room. Board-certified physicians are available to assist with medical emergencies, prescriptions

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Shopping Lexington Ave., btw E. 51st & E. 52nd sts., 646.789.4830. Map 1, E7 LEICA STORE NEW YORK SOHO New

York’s only purveyor of Leica cameras and equipment, plus binoculars and accessories, an in-house gallery, 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

Dept. Stores + Centers BARNEYS NEW YORK Offering fashion-

forward designer apparel, shoes, home furnishings, special sizes and cosmetics. www.barneys.com. 660 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.826.8900. Map 1, D6 BERGDORF GOODMAN Brimming with

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

International Services Desk/Visitors Center has consultants who speak more than 35 languages and offers a complimentary coat check and personal shoppers. While the Midtown original carries everything for men, women and the home, the SoHo branch focuses on hip designerwear and accessories. www.bloom ingdales.com. 1000 Third Ave., at E. 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 65 percent off) on everything from famous designer apparel for men, women and children to quality 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 A

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Shopping holders direct access to deals at a myriad of Midtown restaurants, shops, art dealers, spas and fitness centers. www.eastmidtown.org/passport.com. 212.813.0030. 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 and Calvin Klein— plus shoes and accessories for men, women and children, beauty products and home furnishings. www.macys .com. 151 W. 34th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.695.4400. Map 1, G5 SAKS FIFTH AVENUE A luxury de-

partment store carrying designer apparel, accessories and home décor items, 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

Numerous luxury stores, such as L.K. Bennett and Wolford, can be found inside the seven-story atrium in the Time Warner Center. www.theshops atcolumbuscircle.com. 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300. Map 1, D5

Flea Markets + Markets

Gifts + Home DYLAN’S CANDY BAR The

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heart of the Flower District, h colorful duplex shop tthis emporium stocks more For more on stocks a bountiful asthan 500 varieties of flowsortment of gourmet ers and plants and delivers shopping, visit candies, sweets and ffresh flowers across the wheretraveler.com chocolates, along with New York City area. www N candy-themed apparel. .sttarflor.com. 150 W. 28th St., 2nd fl., btw Sixth & Seventh www.dylanscandybar.com. 1011 Third Ave., at E. 60th Stt., aves., 800.520.8999. 8 Map 1, H5 646.735.0078. Map 1, D7 STILL HOUSE Items for the home, funky HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER Known for jewelry, colored vases and pieces from both local and international designers innovation, this historic retailer was the first to offer such imaginative products line the wooden shelves and fill the for travel, home and personal care glass cases of this contemporary cabias the pop-up toaster and electric net of curiosities. www.stillhousenyc shaver. www.hammacher.com. 147 E. .com. 117 E. 7th St., btw Ave. A & First 57th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., Ave., 212.539.0200. Map 1, J8 800.421.9002. Map 1, E6 M&M’S WORLD NEW YORK A shop

for various paraphernalia inspired by the beloved candy-coated chocolates, 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 MENDEL GOLDBERG FABRICS In busi-

ness since 1890, this textile mecca specializes in European couture fabrics of the highest quality, including a large 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

BROOKLYN FLEA Furniture, jewelry,

bicycles, clothing and more from over 150 local artists are on offer, plus an assortment of exciting food vendors. www.brooklynflea.com. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: 176 Lafayette Ave., btw Clermont & Vanderbilt aves., Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 718.928.6033. Map 3, D7; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Ave., btw First & Second sts., Park Slope, Brooklyn. 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 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

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Jewelry + Watches GURHAN ATELIER Jewelry designer

Gurhan Orhan works directly with customers to create one-of-a-kind pieces at his new workshop. www.gurhan .com. 160 Franklin St., btw Varick & Hudson sts., 855.948.7426. Map 1, M6 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 IPPOLITA Italian designer Ippolita

MOLESKINE The famed paper goods

company offers its popular writing supplies, such as pocket- and full-sized notebooks, planners and journals, along with a new selection of bags and travel supplies, at its recently opened shop. www.moleskine.com. 436 W. Broadway, at Prince St., 646.964.4146. Map 1, K6; and one other NYC location. NBC EXPERIENCE STORE Visitors can

take photos on mock sets, 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

Rostagno creates collections of fine jewelry, such as charm necklaces, gold bangles, diamond hoop earrings and black onyx cuff links, intended for everyday wear. www.ippolita.com. 796 Madison Ave., btw E. 67th & E. 68th sts., 646.664.4240. Map 1, C6 SOBRAL Colorful art jewelry, including

necklaces, earrings and bracelets by Brazilian designer Carlos Sobral, is made from recycled resin and other environment-friendly materials. Home décor items are also available. www.sobralusa.com. 412 W. Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.226.2710. Map 1, K6 TIFFANY & CO. The famous jewelry

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

store carries diamonds, pearls, gold, silver, flatware, fine timepieces, crystal and more—all of which come wrapped in the signature robin’s egg blue boxes. www.tiffany.com. 727 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., 212.755.8000. Map 1, E6; and one other NYC location. WEMPE JEWELERS Fifth Avenue’s only

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Shopping sive collection of other watch brands as well, such as A. Lange & SĂśhne, Chopard, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-Le Coultre and Panerai. Also on hand is gold and diamond jewelry. www .wempe.com. 700 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 212.397.9000. Map 1, E6

and a candy department. www.fao .com. 767 Fifth Ave., btw 58th & 59th sts., 212.644.9400. Map 1, D6 IDLEWILD BOOKSď&#x161;ź An inventory of travel

writing, location guides and literature from around the globe is categorized by country. www.idlewildbooks.com. 12 W. 19th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.414.8888. Map 1, I6

Sporting Goods ADIDAS SPORT PERFORMANCEď&#x161;ź Span-

KIDDING AROUNDď&#x161;ź A whimsical

ning 29,500 square feet, the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports performance outpost offers gear for athletes of all sports. www .adidas.com. 610 Broadway, at Houston St., 212.529.0081. Map 1, K7

independent store stocking toys, clothes, gifts and party favors. www.kiddingaroundtoys.com. Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. Passage, E. 42nd St. at Park Ave., 212.645.6337. Map 1, F6; 60 W. 15th St., at Sixth Ave., 212.645.6337. Map 1, I6

THE NBA STOREď&#x161;ź This sports shop

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

MARY ARNOLD TOYSď&#x161;ź This old-fash-

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

THE NEW BALANCE EXPERIENCE STOREď&#x161;ź

Trained ďŹ t specialists help customers discover their perfect shoe size at this athletic apparel and footwear store. Shoppers can also design their own sneakers at the customization station. www.newbalance.com. 150 Fifth Ave., at 20th St., 212.727.2520. Map 1, I6

MCNALLY JACKSONď&#x161;ź An independent

shop offering books, magazines, a cafĂŠ and literary events. www.mcnallyjack son.com. 52 Prince St., btw Mulberry & Lafayette sts., 212.274.1160. Map 1, K7 THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOPď&#x161;ź Mystery

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publisher Otto Penzlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bookstore specializes in crime and detective ďŹ ction. www.mysteriousbookshop.com. 58 Warren St., btw Church St. & W. Broadway, 212.587.1011. Map 1, N6

a selection of shoes from brands such as Adidas, Newton Running, Mizuno, Nike and New Balance. www.superrun nersshop.com. 745 Seventh Ave., btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.398.2449. Map 1, F5; and six other NYC locations.

NINTENDOÂŽ WORLDď&#x161;ź An interactive

gaming paradise that features Nintendo Wii kiosks and carries an extensive selection of merchandise. www.ninten doworldstore.com. 10 Rockefeller Plz., at W. 48th St., 646.459.0800. Map 1, F6

Toys, Books + Games AMERICAN GIRL PLACEď&#x161;ź The recently

expanded store features not only collectible dolls, but also fashionable clothing, accessories and design-ityourself tees for them, along with a bookstore and cafĂŠ. Guests also enjoy a personal shopping area, doll hair salon and photo studio. www.ameri cangirl.com. 609 Fifth Ave., at 49th St., 877.247.5223. Map 1, F6 BOOK CULTUREď&#x161;ź Genres carried at this

bookstore include nonďŹ ction, poetry, history and travel. www.bookculture .com. 536 W. 112th St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway, 212.865.1588; and one other NYC location. FAO SCHWARZď&#x161;ź This ďŹ&#x201A;agship store

features life-size stuffed animals, toys, dolls, books and race sets, as well as a giant dance-on piano, design your own Muppet Whatnot, LEGO shop

THE SCHOLASTIC STOREď&#x161;ź Offering

books, toys, games and art and craft supplies, plus meet â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; greets with literary characters. www.scholastic.com/ sohostore. 557 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.343.6166. Map 1, L7

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out-of-print and rare books are housed in this multilevel warehouse. www .strandbooks.com. 828 Broadway, at E. 12th St., 212.473.1452. Map 1, J7

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Museums+Attractions Museums+Attractions

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Founded by Raphael Montañez Ortiz as a space to showcase the achievements of Puerto Rican artists, El Museo del Barrio celebrates its 45th anniversary with Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care (thru Sept. 6). The exhibition highlights the works of artists from El Museo’s past exhibitions, including those of Ortiz himself and Zilia Sánchez’s 1972 ink drawing “Furia II,” alongside pieces from a group of local artists and personal objects from East Harlem residents. El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave., at 104th St., 212.831.7272, www.elmuseo.org

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

meteorites and fossils at this museum, which also includes the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Thru Jan. 4, 2015: Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. 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 CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHAT TAN Interactive exhibits, such as

PlayWorkss and Adventures With Dora and Diego, promote fun and wellness and encourage learning for children ages 18 months thru 6. Thru May 11: STEAM Lab. From May 23: Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street. 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 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. It also hosts performances, lectures and film screenings. Thru

PHOTOS: ZILIA SÁNCHEZ, “FURIA II,” COURTESY OF GALERIE LELONG; LAUREN KALMAN, “HARD WEAR (TONGUE GILDING),” COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND SIENNA PATTI / PHOTO BY LAUREN KALMAN

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FOOL YOUR FRIENDS Visitors can snap photos with the lifelike wax sculptures of stars like Adele and Katy Perry at Madame Tussauds New York (p. 47).

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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.

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renowned museum. Thru Jul. 27: Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century. y SunThurs 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

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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 68-70.

Sept. 1: Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe. SunWed & 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 PHOTOGRA PHY This center, which contains more

than 100,000 prints is devoted to all aspects of historical and contemporary photography. 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 JEWISH MUSEUM Archaeological

artifacts, ceremonial objects, photographs and art exhibitions explore Jewish diversity. 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.the jewishmuseum.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 collections of American, European and Far Eastern art and more fill this

W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.708.9400. Map 1, E6 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

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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Initially the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan, the facility houses a research library and museum featuring three of the extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible, as well as rare manuscripts, books and drawings. TuesThurs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $18 adults, $12 seniors (65+)/ students/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 made in a wide range of mediums, plus a jewelry gallery, studios for artists-in-residence and an auditorium containing 150 seats. 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 events celebrate the lives of Holocaust victims. 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 showcases masterpieces by van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, a sculpture garden and a film collection. Thru Jun. 8: Gauguin: Metamorphoses. 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

Printed Gems Tongue-ringed rebels, meet your match: “Hard Wear (Tongue Gilding)” by artist Lauren Kalman. Her image, which comes to life as a throbbing gold-flaked muscle in a video available on Vimeo, examines the connection between jewelry and photography in Multiple Exposures (May 13-Sept. 14) at the Museum of Arts and Design (this page). The exhibition includes striking pictures and wearable prints from more than 80 other artists.

NEW ADDITION The National September 11 Memorial (p. 47) opens its museum, which honors the victims of the World Trade Center attacks, on May 21.

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Museums+Attractions 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 NEW MUSEUM This museum explores

cutting-edge art 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 HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY This cultural

institution features more than 60,000 objects and artworks focused on NYC history. Thru May 26: Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown. Thru Jun. 15: Bill Cunningham: Façades. 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.nyhis tory.org. 170 Central Park West, at W. 77th St., 212.873.3400. Map 1, B4 9/11 TRIBUTE CENTER Recovered ob-

jects, films and personal effects allow visitors to pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, 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 WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

The museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions focus on modern and contemporary artwork by renowned American artists. Thru May 25: Whitney Biennial 2014. 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 BODY WORLDS: PULSE The exhibition

uncovers the mysteries of the human body through plastination, a technique which preserves donated human 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. (Final entry 1 hr before closing). $27 adults, $23.50 seniors, $19.50 children. www .discoverytsx.com. Discovery Times

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Museums+Attractions Square, 226 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.987.9692. Map 1, F5 EMPIRE STATE BUILDING One of NYC’s

tallest buildings offers views from the 86th and 102nd floors. A saxophonist plays Thurs-Sat (10 p.m.-1 a.m.). 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 MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK

The wax museum features lifelike sculptures of celebrities. 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.nycwax.com. 234 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.841.3505. Map 1, F5 NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM Within the original

footprints of the Twin Towers are parapets inscribed with the names of the victims from the 9/11 attacks. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m., last entry at 7 p.m. Free passes to the memorial are required in advance by registering online or calling 212.266.5200. The museum opens on May 21. Museum admission: $24 adults; $18 senior (65+), U.S. veterans, college students; $15 youth (7-17); children under 6 and Tues 5-8 p.m. free. www.911memorial.org. 1 Albany St., at Greenwich St., 212.312.8800. Map 1, N5 STATUE OF LIBERTY The 151-foot statue

was a gift from France. Statue Cruises operates a daily ferry service to Liberty Island: 201.604.2800, www.statuecruis es.com. www.nps.gov/stli. Map 1, P6 TOP OF THE ROCK The deck at the top

of Rockefeller Center offers vistas from the 70th floor. 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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Dining Ninth Ave., at W. 15th St., 212.741.6623. $$ Map 1, I4 INTERMEZZO Italian. A contemporary

eatery that offers dishes from all over Italy’s boot, such as Ligurian pesto gnocchi, Southern Italian eggplant Parmigiana and prosciutto-stuffed chicken from the Alps region of the Aosta Valley. L & D (daily). www.inter mezzo-nyc.com. 202 Eighth Ave., btw W. 20th & W. 21st sts., 212.929.3433. $$ Map 1, I5 OVEST PIZZOTECA Italian. Imported

mozzarella di bufala graces the tops of spicy salami, four-cheese and sausage pies, while original panini are stuffed with ingredients such as prosciutto, brie, truffle pâté, hamburger, salmon carpaccio, pancetta and more. L & D (daily). www.ovestnyc.com. 513 W. 27th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.967.4392. $$ Map 1, H4 TRESTLE ON TENTH  European. The

sociable Swiss brasserie—situated across from the High Line—is a gathering place for those seeking comforting, casual fare and international wines from small producers. Plus, a quaint garden dining area. B, L, D (daily), brunch (Sat & Sun). www.trestleon tenth.com. 242 10th Ave., at W. 24th St., 212.645.5659. $$ Map 1, H4

KENNETH CHEN; THE SEA FIRE GRILL, BRIAN KENNEDY

Facing page: bottom, left: The Marshal‘s (p. 59) wood-oven-braised lamb shank with parsnip-turnip purée; vignarola, a spring vegetable stew, is among the modern takes on Italian classics at SD26 (p. 53). This page, clockwise from top, left: Wood-fired pizzas at Naples 45 (p. 57) are crowdpleasers; a trio of fresh lobster roll sliders, each dressed differently, graces the bar menu at The Sea Fire Grill (p. 57); Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (p. 54) does pork ribs the down-home way—slow-pitsmoked and spice-rubbed.

CHERRY RESTAURANT AND SUPPER CLUB Japanese. Modern fare with

French flair—such as shiso-cured salmon with beets and wasabi crème fraîche—served amid opulent, deep red décor. D (nightly). www.cherrynyc .com. Dream Downtown, 355 W. 16th St., basement, btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.929.5800. $$$ Map 1, I4 COLICCHIO & SONS American. Braised

beef short ribs with spring onions and English peas is served in a dining room decorated with wine racks and stacked firewood. L & D (daily). www.craftrestaurantsinc.com. 85 10th Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 212.400.6699. $$$$ Map 1, I4

WILLOW ROAD American. Traditional

DEL POSTO Italian. Charred octopus,

brown-buttered lobster and veal chops are served in a large and opulent restaurant, complete with a grand piano. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.delposto .com. 85 10th Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 212.497.8090. $$$$ Map 1, I4 THE GREEN TABLE American. In an

orange dining room with (predictably) green tables, all-natural dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, such as shrimp and sausage gumbo, vegetarian mushroom potpie and hazelnut-butter-seared red snapper, are paired with organic wine from all over the world. L (daily), D (Mon-Sat), Brunch (Sun). www .cleaverco.com. Chelsea Market, 75

comfort food is fused with global flavors in dishes such as seared dayboat scallops with fennel salad and bacon emulsion, buttermilk-fried chicken with jerk spices and orange blossom honey, mussels in kumquat-drawn butter and mac ’n’ cheese with sweet sausage. Located in the former Nabisco Building (where all those delicious cookies were once made) and just below the High Line. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.willowroadnyc.com. 85 10th Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 646.484.6566. $$$ Map 1, I4

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. $ Map 1, M7 TASTY DUMPLING Chinese. Beijing-

style boiled dumplings are stuffed with pork and chives in a no-frills space. B, L & D (daily). 54 Mulberry St., btw

‘HOOD NOSH Savor bites from leading TriBeCa vendors at Taste of Tribeca (www.tasteoftribeca.com), on Duane St. (btw Greenwich & Hudson sts.), May 17.

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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 68-70.

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. $ $$ $$$ $$$$

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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 to spicy bean curd. L & D (daily). www.vegetariandimsum .com. 24 Pell St., btw Doyers & Mott sts., 212.577.7176. $ Map 1, M7

East Village APIARY American. Chef Scott Bryan’s

menu includes artichoke velouté and chanterelle risotto and is accompanied by a selection of 35 wines by the glass and 24 microbrews. D (nightly). www .apiarynyc.com. 60 Third Ave., btw E. 10 & E. 11th sts., 212.254.0888. $$ Map 1, J7 AU ZA’ATAR French/Arabic. This fu-

sion bistro—with an intimate dining room lit by lamps made from wooden pallets—serves traditional dishes from Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco. Expect lavish mezze platters, kebab meats and wheaty Lebanese ales. www .auzaatar.com. 188 Ave. A, at E. 12th St., 212.254.5660. $$$ Map 1, J8

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Dining BLACK MARKET American. Burgers

made with Pat LaFrieda beef can be sampled under chandeliers and at tufted leather booths in a casually elegant setting. Plus, “bottomless mimosa” brunch specials. D (Tues-Sun), Brunch (Sun). www.blackmarketny. com. 110 Ave. A, btw E. 6th & E. 7th sts., 212.614.9798. $$ Map 1, J8 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 CAFE HIMALAYA Tibetan. A no-frills,

insider spot for flavorful Himalayan and Nepalese fare, such as avocado salad with seasoned potatoes and chickpeas, sautéed tofu and vegetables over basmati rice and shapta (traditional spicy beef dish). L & D (Tues-Sun). 78 E. 1st St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 212.358.0160. $ Map 1, K8 DBGB KITCHEN & BAR French.

This 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. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .dbgb.com. 299 Bowery, btw E. Houston & E. 1st sts., 212.933.5300. $$ 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.em pellon.com. 105 First Ave., btw E. 6th & E. 7th sts., 212.780.0999. $$ Map 1, K7 FIVE POINTS American. Chef/owner

Marc Meyer caters to a Downtown crowd in a casually elegant space with his home-style cooking with a Mediterranean slant and a constantly changing menu that may include dishes such as sheep-milk ricotta ravioli, Normandy

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Dining duck leg confit, grass-fed beef burger and grilled sirloin steak. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .fivepointsrestaurant.com. 31 Great Jones St., btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.253.5700. $$ Map 1, K7 GRAFFITI French/American. In a cozy

brick-walled space, Indian spices and Persian influences punctuate Chef Jehangir Mehta’s exotic menu, with highlights including foie gras, raspberry crostini, chickpea-crusted skate with mint yogurt sauce, zucchini hummus pizza, cumin eggplant buns with a thyme fennel relish and hazelnut chocolate caviar cupcakes. D (Tues-Sun). www.graffitinyc.com. 224 E. 10th St., btw First and Second aves., 212.677.0695. $ Map 1, J7

GREAT JONES CAFE Cajun/Creole.

Dishes such as jambalaya and jalapeño cornbread hit a soul-food lover’s sweet spot in a casual dining room filled with vintage diner posters. L (Tues-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.greatjones.com. 54 Great Jones St., btw Lafayette St. & Bowery, 212.674.9304. $$ Map 1, L6 HECHO EN DUMBO Mexican. The

Manhattan reincarnation of a Brooklyn hot spot offers a menu of grilled fish, smoke-cured pork loin, Herradura Blanco margaritas and Brooklyn beers. Brunch, L & D (daily). www.hechoen dumbo.com. 354 Bowery, btw Great Jones & E. 4th sts., 212.937.4245. $ Map 1, K7 JIMMY’S NO 43 American. Grass-fed

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burgers, sausage plates and pork belly with braised cabbage and bacon vinaigrette in a tavern filled with beer casks. D (daily), brunch (Sat & Sun). jimmysno43 .com. 43 E. 7th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.982.3006. $. Map 1, J7

mutton stew and barbecue favorites. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). 137 Ave. C, btw E. 8th & E. 9th sts., 212.529.0005. $$ Map 1, J9

Flatiron District THE CELLAR AT BEECHER’S American.

This subterranean restaurant and bar doubles as a working cheese cellar, and serves dishes such as mac ‘n’ cheese with balsamic mushroom and fennel and braised pork with smoked grits. D (Mon-Sat). www .beechershandmadecheese.com. 900 Broadway, at E. 20th St., 212.466.3340. $$ Map 1, I6 CRAFTBAR American. Set in a comfort-

able, rustic dining room, this casual trattoria from Chef Tom Colicchio serves small cheese plates, sandwiches, pastas, salads and stews. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.craftres taurantsinc.com. 900 Broadway, btw E. 19th & E. 20th sts., 212.461.4300. $$ Map 1, I6 EATALY Italian. The regional diversity of

pews, a butcher-block table and other early-20th-century furnishings provide an eclectic setting for Chef Joe Dobias’ innovative menu, starring pickled beets, hand-rolled semolina pasta, marinated hanger steak and smoked pork shoulder ham. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.chefjoedoe.com. 45 E. 1st St., btw First & Second aves., 212.780.0262. $$$ Map 1, K7

Mom’s Brunch In honor of Mother’s day (May 11), treat yours to a tasty morning meal in the East Village. DBGB KITCHEN & BAR (p. 51)

has launched a new family-style brunch, serving six or more, so all mom’s offspring can come. Think poached eggs en cocotte (above; with spring garlic, roasted peppers and potato hash). Choose FIVE POINTS (p. 51), and mom will know she raised someone with taste. Pitchers of mimosas, sangria or morning punch (citrus, cranberry, tequila or vodka) ensure everything goes smoothly.

NORTHERN SPY FOOD CO. American.

An ever-rotating menu emphasizes fresh produce and healthful preparation. Soups, salads and sandwiches made with lush vegetables are enhanced by such sides as wheat berries, red quinoa and mustard greens. Grocery items—granola, pancake mix, jams, syrups and Brooklyn Brine Co. pickles—are also available. L & D (daily). www.northernfoodspyco .com. 511 E. 12th St., btw aves. B & A, 212.228.5100. $ Map 1, J8 POMMES FRITES International. Au-

thentic Belgian twice-fried potatoes come plain or topped with a choice of gourmet sauces, including pesto, smoked eggplant or pomegranate teriyakimayo, curry ketchup, peanut satay, malt vinegar and sweet chili. L & D (daily). www.pommesfritesnyc.com. 123 Second Ave., btw E. 7th St. & St. Marks Pl., 212.674.1234. $ Map 1, K7 SUNBURNT COW Australian. At this

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more than 60 classic sandwiches, plus burgers, omelets, cold platters and well-loved egg creams. Don’t pass up the tuna melt. L (daily), D (Mon-Fri). eisenbergsnyc .com. 174 Fifth Ave., btw 22nd & 23 sts., 212.675.5096. $ Map 1, I6 ELEVEN MADISON PARK American. A

sophisticated and soaring café and wine bar fronting Madison Park offers the classic cuisine of Chef Daniel Humm, such as bone marrow-crusted black Angus beef, with service to match. L (Thus-Sat), D (nightly). www .elevenmadisonpark.com. 11 Madison Ave., at E. 24th St., 212.889.0905. $$$$ Map 1, I6 GRAMERCY TAVERN American.

Guests experience the comfort of a late-19th-century American inn and savor such cuisine as duck breast and confit with pickled ramps. Meanwhile, a night bar scene keeps things lively. 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. $$$$ Map 1, I6

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Dining LAUT Southeast Asian. Traditional

Malaysian and Thai dishes are among a wide variety of pan-Asian menu items, such as rendang curry with gingercoated beef, plus the regional dessert of sweet, sticky rice topped with shredded coconut and plum sugar. L (MonFri), D (nightly). www.lautnyc.com. 15 E. 17th St., btw Broadway & Fifth Ave., 212.206.8989. $$ 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)—in a 14,000-square-foot space, designed by Massimo Vignelli, with red and gold accents. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www .sd26ny.com. 19 E. 26th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.265.5959. $$ Map 1, H6

Garment District APPETITO RISTORANTE Italian. This

airy, bi-level eatery focuses on Northern Italian dishes, such as fettuccine with vodka sauce and Norwegian salmon, zucchini-, spinach- and cheesestuffed chicken breast and whitewine-sautéed veal. L & D (daily). www .appetitoristorante.com. 47 W. 39th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.391.5286. $$ Map 1, G6 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 and fried calamari with chipotle aioli. 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 staple’s two NYC locations serves a menu of 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.

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Dining 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.997.9494. Map 1, F5 STELLA 34 TRATTORIA Italian.

This modern trattoria—equipped with three wood-burning ovens named after three of Italy’s active volcanoes (Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli)— serves Neapolitan pizzas, house-made pastas and piccoli piatti (signature small plates). Convenient for a postshopping meal. L & D (daily). www.pa tinagroup.com. Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W. 34th St., 6th fl., at Seventh Ave., entrance on W. 35th St., 212.967.9251. $$-$$$ Map 1, G5

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 (comprised of scallops, prawns and vegetables in garlic sauce). L & D (daily). www.chef28 .com. 29 E. 28th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Madison Ave., 212.685.8871. $ 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. 79 Madison Ave., btw E. 28th & E. 29th sts., 212.696.5700. $$ 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 BARBUTO Italian. Located in an airy

former garage, decorated with aged wooden casks and rustic candle holders, seasonal dishes rotate daily and may include sautéed fillet of fluke and grilled leg of lamb. L & D (daily). www .barbutonyc.com. 775 Washington St., btw W. 12th & Jane sts., 212.924.9700. $$ Map 1, J4

.cafeespanol .com. 172 Bleecker St., btw Sullivan & MacDougal sts., 212.505.0657. $ Map 1, L6 THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ French-American.

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This landmark restaurant/ cabaret embodies the lively spirit of the Village, offering innovative cuisine (from a locally ally 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.corne liastreetcafe.com. 29 Cornelia St., btw W. 4th & Bleecker sts., 212.989.9319. $$ Map 1, K5

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Harlem H BIER INTERNATIONAL INT International. A menu of German snacks

and hearty burgers and sandwiches pair 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.

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. $$ Map 1, K4 HUDSON CAFÉ New American. Café by

day, restaurant by evening. This spot serves steamed mussels in mustardfennel broth and classic beef Bourguignon in a cozy, casual space formerly inhabited by a neighborhood deli. B, L & D (daily). www.hudsoncafenyc.com. 628 Hudson St., btw Jane & Horatio sts., 212.390.1744. $ Map 1, J4 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 (scallops with white wine, broiled swordfish, cod, fillet of sole, Chilean sea bass), veal (with almond sauce, white sauce, sautéed with mushrooms, served with onions, peppers and sausage or grilled) and paella dishes, as well as a tantalizing guava with cream cheese dessert. L & D (daily). www.sevillarestaurantand bar.com. 62 Charles St., at W. 4th St., 212.929.3189. $$ Map 1, K5

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

and d Plumm,” offering both in ndoor and outdoor seating. Daily (Tues-Sun). www.sugarandplumm w .com. 257 Bleecker St., at Cornelia St., 212.388.5757. C $ Map 1, K5

SUGAR AND PLUMM Dessert. The

sister location of the posh patisserie’s Upper West Side flagship offers specialty smoothies, milkshakes, sundaes and ebelskivers (a pancakelike Danish delicacy). Plus the recently opened “The Back Room at Sugar

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. $$ 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. L & D (daily). www.har lempublic.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

aluminum-sided, counter-service taqueria serves south-of-the-border dishes, such as veal tongue tacos and grilled fish quesadillas with Mexican truffle and roasted corn. B (MonFri), L & D (daily). www.esquinanyc .com. 114 Kenmare St., btw Centre & Lafayette sts., 646.613.7100. $ Map 1, L7

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

roasted asparagus to country duck pâté—served in a romantic 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 BEAUTY & ESSEX Contemporary American. Classic comfort dishes are given

a contemporary reimagining and are creatively plated in portions fit for sharing—from “grilled-cheese-smokedbacon-tomato-soup dumplings” to lobster mac ’n’ cheese—in a lavish dining room hidden behind a pawn shop facade. D (nightly, Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.beautyandessex.com. 146 Essex St., btw Stanton & Rivington sts., 212.614.0146. $$$. Map 1, K7 ESSEX American/Latin. Fusion cuisine

includes cheeseburger empanadas, spicy chipotle pork loin and Mexican matzo brei. The space is clean and simple, with white brick walls and potted greenery. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.essexnyc.com. 120 Essex St., at Rivington St., 212.533.9616. $$ Map 1, K8 KATZ’S DELICATESSEN Jewish/American. Among New York’s oldest deli-

catessens, this iconic spot has been serving famous pastrami, corned beef, knishes and other classics since 1888. L & D (daily). www.katzsdelicatessen .com. 205 E. Houston St., at Ludlow St., 212.254.2246. $ Map 1, L8 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. L & D (daily). www.loreleynyc.com. 7 Rivington St., btw Chrystie St. & Bowery, 212.253.7077. $$ Map 1, K7; and one other NYC location. RAYUELA Latin American. Meaning

“hopscotch” in Spanish, this lush, modern dining room’s boldly flavored entrées are rooted in tradition and enhanced with offbeat ingredients, creating squid ink corn cakes with lobster, shrimp and collard greens and tamarind baby pork chops with ginger pumpkin puree and spicy sausage. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .rayuelanyc.com. 165 Allen St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.253.8840. $$ Map 1, K8

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Dining SCHILLER’S LIQUOR BAR Continental.

This popular, vintage-inspired spot serves tried-and-true mustard-crusted salmon, chicken-fried pork chops, croque monsieur, mac ’n’ cheese and creamy rigatoni with sausage. B & L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.schillersny.com. 131 Rivington St., at Norfolk St., 212.260.4555. $$ Map 1, L8 SONS OF ESSEX New American. A

general-store area in the front carries local goods, such as pickles, coffee, panini and cupcakes, while in the rear dining room, maple-glazed hen with homemade Belgian waffles, sautéed-apple-topped bone-in pork chop and croissant-topped lobster potpie are served. B, L & D (daily). www.sonsofessexles.com. 133 Essex St., btw Delancey & Rivington sts., 212.674.7100. $$$ Map 1, L8

Financial Ctr., btw Liberty & Vesey sts., 212.285.1500. $$ Map 1, N6; and two 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.

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 dine. D (nightly). www .wd-50 .com. 50 Clinton St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.477.2900. $$$ Map 1, L8

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

dine on comforting 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. $$$ 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 are preceded by complimentary antipasti in a cream-walled dining room with rustic touches. 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 and cedar-wrapped salmon served with market vegetables just a short walk from the water. B, L & D (daily). www.pjclarkes.com. World

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

Midtown East 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. $$ Map 1, F7 DARBAR GRILL Indian. Southeast Asian

flavors in dishes for vegetarians (slowsimmered 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. $$ 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 centercut prime rib eye and honey-chiliglazed salmon fillet, served in this upscale national chain. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.mortons.com. 551 Fifth Ave., at 45th St., 212.972.3315. $$$$ Map 1, F6; 136 Washington

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Dining St., btw Cedar & Albany sts., 212.608.0171. Map 1, 06. MR. K’S Chinese. An Art Deco ambi-

ence and dishes such as Peking duck and chicken macadamia define this restaurant, where celebrity chopsticks are on display. L & D (daily). www.mrksny.com. 570 Lexington Ave., at E. 51st St., 212.583.1668. $$$ Map 1, E6 NAPLES 45 Italian. This Neapolitan

restaurant and pizzeria, close to Grand Central Terminal, offers pastas, seafood and thin-crust pizzas, such as the special Sicilian tuna and spicy puttanesca pie. B, L & D (Mon-Fri). www.patinagroup.com. The MetLife Building, 200 Park Ave., entrance on E. 45th St., 212.972.7001. $$$ 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—in a space with an elegant dining room lined with dark walnut wine racks; also serves USDA prime, dry-aged steaks and chops. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). 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 LE PARISIEN BISTROT French. Comfort

food for Francophiles prepared by Chef Johnathan Masse—steak tartare, calf’s liver with caramelized onions, duck confit—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.wolf gangssteakhouse.net. 4 Park Ave., at E. 33rd St., 212.889.3369. $$$$ Map 1, H6; and three other NYC locations.

Rockefeller Center FOGO DE CHÃO Brazilian Steak. The

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Dining 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. www.fogodechao .com. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). 40 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212 969.9980. $$$ Map 1, E6 JOHNNY UTAH’S American. A mechani-

cal bull and Tex-Mex cuisine, such as barbecue chicken, brisket chili nachos and slow-cooked baby back ribs, are on offer at this subterranean saloonstyle restaurant. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.johnnyutahs.com. 25 W. 51st St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.265.8824. $$ Map 1, E6 ROCK CENTER CAFÉ American. Diners

at this family-friendly staple enjoy a menu that includes slow-roasted salmon, crab and risotto cakes and turkey tenderloin. The prime views of the iconic Rockefeller Center and gilded Prometheus statue add to the appeal. B (Mon-Fri), L (Mon-Sat), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www.patinagroup.com.

Rockefeller Center, 20 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7620. $$$ Map 1, E6

SoHo/NoLIta

as fried artichokes, eggplant and zucchini tart, butter and sage ravioli and fennel sausage with cannellini beans. D (daily). www.biancanyc.com. 5 Bleecker St., btw Bowery & Elizabeth St., 212.260.4666. $$ Map 1, K7

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 small plates and platters as meatballs with white kidney bean salad and seafood pasta. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.antiquegaragesoho.com. 41 Mercer St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.219.1019. $$ Map 1, L7

DAVID BURKE KITCHEN American.

Located within the stylish James New York hotel, this restaurant features denim banquettes and a blackened steel-top bar, creating a rustic yet modern atmosphere for Chef David Burke’s locally sourced menu. 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

BALTHAZAR French. Opened by famed

British restaurateur Keith McNally in 1997, the dashing bistro has become a mainstay with its authentic bistro fare (rabbit terrine, grilled lamb, salt-crusted whole fish) and celebrity clientele. B, L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.balthazarny.com. 80 Spring St., btw Broadway & Crosby St., 212.965.1414. $$$ Map 1, L6 BIANCA Italian. Guests at this intimate

space, with the feel and charm of an Old World home, feast on dishes such

SPOTLIGHT

Theater District 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. D (TuesSun), live piano brunch (Sun). www .chez josephine.com. 414 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.594.1925. $$$ Map 1, F4 CHURRASCARIA PLATAFORMA Brazilian Steak. Feast like a gaucho at this

lively Brazilian steak house, where cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken are ceremoniously brought to the table and individually carved, rodízio-style. An expansive salad bar satisfies vegetarians while cachaça—a staple liquor in Brazil that’s distilled from sugarcane juice—flows freely at the bar. L & D (daily). www.churrascaria plataforma.com. 316 W. 49th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.245.0505. $$-$$$ Map 1, F4

Gorge the Gaucho Way Brazilians do many things well—among them are dancing, partying and, oh yes, eating. Fogo de Chão (p. 57) recently opened an NYC branch, and the popular Brazilian steak house comes through, offering a carnivore’s delight: all-you-can-eat meat—16 fire-roasted cuts, from lamb chops to filet mignon—brought to your table sizzling on skewers by servers in traditional gaucho garb. Authentic salads and sides are on offer, too. Gorge away.

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the venerable burger, gets a contemporary reimagining with French flair in the “original db burger” (sirloin meat filled with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle on a Parmesan bun). Other signatures include crispy duck confit. 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. $$$ Map 1, F6 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

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Dining 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., 212.452.2230. Map 1, B7; 1 Wall St. Court, at Broad St., 212.785.6850. Map 1, O6; and two other NYC locations. 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.heartlandbrew ery.com. 127 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.575.5848. $ Map 1, F5 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. $ 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 KELLARI TAVERNA Greek. This

vast, traditional restaurant has a contemporary wine-cellar décor and serves a wide array of Hellenic dishes. 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. $$$ Map 1, F6 LE BERNARDIN Seafood. Named after

an order of monks who were particularly fond of food and drink, this internationally acclaimed restaurant—a leader in NYC French cuisine, with a menu crafted by Chef Eric Ripert— serves fresh and simply prepared fish dishes. L (Mon-Fri), D (Mon-Sat). Jackets required, ties optional. www .le-benardin.com. 155 W. 51st St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.554.1515. $$$-$$$$ Map 1, F5

THE MARSHAL American. Seasonal

ingredients inspire the farm-to-table menu—featuring wood-oven-baked dishes, from free-range whole chicken for two to meatloaf with brisket, beef chuck, sirloin, roasted peppers, spinach and mozzarella—in a homey, rustic and narrow space located blocks from Times Square. L & D (daily). www .the-marshal.com. 628 10th Ave., btw W. 44th & W. 45th sts., 212.582.6300. $-$$ Map 1, F4 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. $$$$ Map 1, E6 PATSY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian. Open since 1944, this friendly

family-run restaurant, a favorite of the late Frank Sinatra and his friends, specializes in heaping portions of authentic Neapolitan cuisine, including a wide variety of pastas. L & D (daily). www.patsys.com. 236 W. 56th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.247.3491. $$ Map 1, E5 UTSAV INDIAN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Indian. Guests feast

on ginger rack of lamb, stir-fried lamb with coconut and curry leaves, tandoori halibut, kurkuri bhindii (fried okra) and Goan-style spicy chicken cooked with roasted spices. All-youcan-eat lunch buffet, daily noon-3 p.m., $18.95; Broadway special threecourse dinner, daily 5:30-7:30 p.m., $32. Lunch-box specials—vegetarian, $8.50; nonvegetarian, $10.50. L & D (daily). www.utsavny.com. 1185 Sixth Ave., entrance on W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.575.2525. $$ Map 1, F5 VICTOR’S CAFE Cuban. Classic

fare from the island nation of Cuba 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. $$$ Map 1, E5 WORLD YACHT American/Seafood.

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Dining pling freshly prepared 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

TriBeCa AAMANNSCOPENHAGEN Danish/ Dutch. The U.S. outpost of a popular

Danish establishment, outfitted in mod white furniture, serves traditional smorgasbord fare, from roast beef sirloin to open-face sandwiches, and cocktails. Great for take-out. B, L, & D (daily). www.aamanns.dk/us. 13 Laight St., btw Varick St. & St. Johns Ln., 212.925.1313. $$ Map 1, L5 ATERA New American. Intimate

experience in an open kitchen space, where Chef Matthew Lighter prepares tasting menus tableside. D (Tues-Sat). www.ateranyc.com. 77 Worth St., btw Church St. & Broadway, 212.226.1444. $$$$ Map 1, M6 CHINA BLUE Chinese. In a space that

conjures up Shanghai during the 1930s—think: antique typewriters and ornate light fixtures—Chef Dong Fa Chen prepares dishes representative of the city’s cuisine, from braised tofu with king crab meat to whole fried bass. L, D (daily). www.chinabluenew york.com. 135 Watts St., btw Washington & Greenwich sts., 212.431.0111. $$ Map 1, L5 LANDMARC French/Italian. Notable

luxuries by Chef Marc Murphy include chicken liver cavatelli and caramelized sweetbreads, served in a brick-walled dining room with exposed wine racks and orange banquettes. B (Sat & Sun), L & D (nightly). www.landmarc restaurant.com. 179 W. Broadway, btw Leonard & Worth sts., 212.343.3883. $$ Map 1, N6; and one other NYC location. MACAO TRADING CO. Southeast Asian.

Moroccan, Chinese and Indian flavors fuse on a menu that is served in a hip space decorated to emulate a romanticized version of a Chinese opium den. D (nightly). www.macaonyc.com. 311 Church St., btw Walker & Lispenard sts., 212.431.8750. $$ Map 1, L6 MARC FORGIONE American.

Son of legendary chef Larry Forgione, Chef Marc Forgione oversees the kitchen at his first and namesake restaurant, housed in a warm, rustic space. The staff serves seasonal dishes, such as Hampshire pork tenderloin with speck, mustard greens, pear and gnocchi. D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www

.marcforgione.com. 134 Reade St., btw Hudson & Greenwich sts., 212.941.9401. $$$ Map 1, M6 NINJA Japanese. Asian-style Angus

skirt steak with a soft-boiled egg is served in individual chambers modeled after a feudal castle at this martial-arts-themed eatery. D (nightly). www.ninjanewyork.com. 25 Hudson St., btw Reade & Duane sts., 212.274.8500. $$$ Map 1, N6 NOBU NEW YORK Japanese. At the

crown jewel of Nobu Matsuhisa’s vast restaurant empire, the renowned 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. $$$ 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 available 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 THE ODEON French. Homemade ravioli

with chanterelle mushrooms, grilled leg of lamb with Greek yogurt and allnatural roasted chicken are highlights on the brasserie menu at this Art Deco destination. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.theodeon restaurant.com. 145 W. Broadway, at Thomas St., 212.233.0507. $$ Map 1, N5 TRIBECA GRILL American. The bras-

serie fare and world-class wines at this landmark restaurant, owned by Robert De Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent, are 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. $$$ Map 1, N6 WALKER’S American. Located in the

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Dining since the 1880s, this classic eatery serves menu items including a grilled mozzarella and basil sandwich with roasted red peppers and balsamic vinaigrette on a baguette, chopped sirloin steak with green peppercorn demi-glace and mashed potatoes and “cowboy” chili with sour cream, cheddar and onion. L & D (daily). www .walkerstribeca.com. 16 N. Moore St., at Varick St., 212.941.0142. Map 1, L6

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 (Mon-Sat), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www.cafeboulud.com. The Surrey Hotel, 20 E. 76th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.772.2600. $$$ Map 1, B6

vast, glowing amber wall, while other entrées incude three-pepper-crusted yellowfin tuna with citrus salsa. D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www.josiesnyc .com. 320 Amsterdam Ave., at W 75th St., 212.595.0500 $$ Map 1, B4 JEAN GEORGES French. This four-star

haven offers the cuisine of JeanGeorges Vongerichten in a formal dining room, and the more casual Nougatine Cafe. Dining Room: L (MonFri), D (Mon-Sat); Nougatine Cafe: B, L & D (daily). Jacket required in dining room. www.jean-georges.com. Trump International Hotel and Tower, 1 Central Park West, btw W. 60th & W. 61st sts., 212.299.3900. $$$-$$$$ Map 1, E4 MACARON PARLOUR Dessert. The

second NYC outpost of a patisserie specializing in French macarons, with experimental flavors such as candied bacon with maple cream cheese, honey-cognac and Cheetos-infused white chocolate ganache (talk about bold). Daily. www.macaronparlour.com. 560 Columbus Ave., btw W. 87th & W. 88th sts., 212.387.9167. $ Map 1, A4

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. $$$$ Map 1, D6 SFOGLIA Italian. This charming, rustic

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

Upper West Side BOULUD SUD Mediterranean.

Celebrated Chef Daniel Boulud sources flavors from the shores of Southern France to the coast of North Africa. (The grapefruit givré dessert is a must-have!) Also on-site are Bar Boulud—a casual and elegant 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

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rant, courtesy of Chef Masa Takayama, is among the most expensive eateries in the Big Apple. Dinner for two runs between $600 and $1,000 (exclusive of tax, drinks and gratuity). L (Tues-Fri). D (Mon-Sat). Next door is Bar Masa, a no-reservations sushi bar, where sushi and sashimi tastings cost considerably less. www.masanyc.com. Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Ave., 4th fl., at W. 60th St., 212.823.9800. $$$$ Map 1, D5 PER SE French. Easily among the

most exclusive (and most expensive) restaurants in the city, this high-end venue—with sweeping views of Central Park—serves tasting menus with seasonal flair in a dining room colored gray and brown. Elegantly presented dishes (we’re talking “food as art”) are served by a waitstaff dressed in formal suits. You, too, should dress to impress. Reservations required. L (FriSun), D (nightly). www.perseny.com. 10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl., at W. 60th St., 212.823.9335 $$$$. Map 1, D5 ROBERT Contemporary American.

In a colorful, sculptural dining room overlooking beautiful and historic Central Park and Columbus Circle, above the Museum of Arts & Design, diners sample complex, modern dishes and tantalizing cocktails. L & D (daily). www.robertnyc.com. Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 9th fl., at Eighth Ave. & W. 59th St., 212.299.7730. $$ Map 1, D5

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Dining The Boroughs ANTICA PESA Italian. The essence of

Old Rome in traditional dishes—such as slow-roasted pork loins and glazed portobello mushroom tarts—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. $$$ THE BLACK WHALE American. A quaint,

nostalgic spot for hearty surf ‘n’ turf with a lovely garden. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.theblack whalefb.wix.com/theblackwhaleci. 279 City Island Ave., at Hawkins St., City Island, Bronx, 718.885.3657. $$

nadian bacon. Cash only. L & D (daily). www.peterluger.com. 178 Broadway, at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.387.7400. $$$$ 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. ROBERTA’S Italian-American. In an

BURNSIDE American. Midwestern-

inspired eats���from the fat and decadent “Juicy Lucy” (a seasoned burger stuffed with American cheese and topped with spicy mayo) to oversized bratwurst to Wisconsin cheese curds— craft cocktails and brews on tap in a rustic, farmhouse-chic space. L (Sat & Sun), D (nightly). www.burnsidebrooklyn.com. 506 Grand St., at Union Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 347.889.7793. $ DONOVAN’S PUB Irish/American.

A Tudor-style building houses this family-friendly, labyrinthine Irish tavern, serving pub fate, amid stainedglass windows and fireplaces. L & D (daily). www.donovansny.com. 57-24 Roosevelt Ave, at 58th St., Woodside, Queens, 718.429.9339. $ Map 2, C9 MARLOW & SONS American. While

menus change daily at this café and restaurant—with wood-paneled walls and a breezy, Mediterranean feel— one can expect classic dishes, such as brick chicken with beet greens, and retro cocktails. B, L, D (daily). www .marlowandsons.com. 81 Broadway, btw Wythe Ave. & Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.384.1441. $$ 983 American. Dubbed “Bushwick’s

Living Room,” this homey joint (formerly Life Café) serves up comfort eats (burgers to munch in a small dining room filled with distressed wood and revolving art displays from local creatives. Plus, a hopping bar with knowledgeable mixologists. B, L, D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.983bk.com. 983 Flushing Ave., at Central Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn, 718.386.1133. $ PETER LUGER STEAKHOUSE Steak. A

standard bearer of Brooklyn steak, this renowned steak house serves hunks of beef for two, three and four. Plus, classic sides, from creamed spinach to Ca-

unassuming, cinder-block-faced structure, expertly made wood-oven pizzas are fired. A “secret” tasting menu dining room has hosted celebs and cultural elites. L & D (daily). www.robertaspizza.com. 261 Moore St., at Bogart St., Bushwick, Brooklyn, 718.417.1118. $$ RYE Traditional American. With a décor

and menu inspired by pre-Prohibition Era city pubs, this rustic restaurant serves dishes such as bacon-wrapped monkfish and braised short ribs with horseradish mashed potatoes Plus, a 21-foot-long bar dating back to 1890. D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www.ryerestau rant.com. 247 1st St., at 4th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718.218.8047. $$ SANTOS ANNE French/Mexican. A fu-

sion of Mexican and French flavors in a charming, bistro-like dining room filled with religious artifacts and featuring an eat-in backyard. Choice dishes include “duck breast magret loco” (spicy sausage, dauphinoise gratin, sweet banana, pineapple). D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.santosannebk.com. 366 Union Ave., btw Powers St. & Borinquen Pl., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.486.6979. $ ZONA ROSA Mexican. Named for the

Mexico City neighborhood, this hip venue—with an antique silver trailer car built into the restaurant and a glass-walled roof—serves traditional fare by Chef Ivan Garcia. D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.zonarosabrooklyn.com. 571 Lorimer St., at Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 917.324.7423. $$ And for up-to-the-minute details on hundreds of other New York City venues, visit:

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Land Ahoy! Two historic schooners hoist their sails for another summer on the Hudson and East rivers. So, hop aboard to enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty and NYC landmarks on Manhattan By Sail’s daytime and twilight cruises. The new “boozy” sails include champagne brunches and craft-beer tastings to help landlubbers relax at sea. Manhattan by Sail,

Transportation CARS CO. With 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. CLIQCAR Customers can book rides in

white vehicles by calling this point-topoint car service or using the CliqCar smartphone app. www.cliqcar.com. 212.804.7888. 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.grand

centralterminal.com. 87 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 212.340.2583. Map 1, F6 NEW YORK WATER TAXI Luxury seating

is available on this commuter taxi, which cruises the Hudson and East rivers daily, making stops that include Christopher St. (Pier 45), Battery Park (Slip 6), South Street Seaport (Pier 16), Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO, Brooklyn), Pier 11 (Slip A), W. 39th St. (Pier 79) and others. All-Day Access Pass: $30 adults, $19 children 3-12. Under 2 free per ride. Routes/times vary. www .nywatertaxi.com. 866.985.2542. SUPERSHUTTLE  Bright blue and yellow

vans transport travelers on shared rides from home, office or hotel to

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North Cove Marina, btw Vesey & Liberty sts.; Slip 1, South Side of Battery Park, 212.619.6900, www.manhattanbysail.com

DEALS ON WHEELS New car service app Via (www.ridewithvia.com) offers shared rides in luxury vehicles for $4 in Midtown and on the Upper East Side.

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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 68-70.

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 belowâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;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

LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy or Newark International airports. www.super shuttle.com. 800.258.3826. WORLD YACHTď&#x161;ź Spectacular views on

this river ride are complemented by gourmet dishes on brunch , lunch and dinner cruises. Special holiday cruises are also available. Times/prices vary. www.worldyacht.com. Pier 81,

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Tours + Destinations BIG APPLE GREETERď&#x161;ź Local, multilingual

volunteers show tourists the ins and outs of New York City on two-tofour-hour jaunts. 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. CIRCLE LINE DOWNTOWNď&#x161;ź One-hour

cruises aboard the New York Water Taxi offer pristine views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. $30 adults, $19 children 3-12. www.circleline downtown.com. Pier 17, South Street Seaport, btw Fulton & South sts., 212.742.1969. Map 1, O8 CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING CRUISESď&#x161;ź

Views of the Big Apple skyline 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 CITYSIGHTS NYď&#x161;ź 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 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

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90-minute Midtown and Twilight sails, passengers glide past the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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Sightseeing tours by bus, boat and helicopter, such as the 48-hour, hopon/hop-off double-decker bus tour that offers scheduling ďŹ&#x201A;exibility and includes the Downtown Loop, Uptown Loop and Brooklyn Loop. Citywide transportation, individual, group and one-day packages are also available. Tours are available in 11 languages. Times/prices vary. www.graylinenew york.com. Gray Line Visitor Center, 777

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Transportation+Tours Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.445.0848. Map 1, F5 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ALLACCESS TOUR This tour of one of the world’s

most famous arenas allows visitors to explore the revamped venue. Highlights include VIP areas, locker rooms and an exhibition on the landmark’s 130-year history. Daily 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $17.95-$26.95. www.MSGAllAc cessTour.com. Seventh Ave., at W. 33rd St., 866.858.0008. Map 1, H5 NEW YORK CITYPASS Visit NYC attrac-

tions with a discount booklet, with which holders skip lines and save 40 percent on costs. 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. RADIO CITY STAGE DOOR TOUR Radio

City Music Hall’s secrets are revealed on a guided one-hour tour that introduces visitors to one of the 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 STATUE CRUISES Ferries carry visitors

to the Statue of Liberty National Monument 100 times a week, with National Park Service rangers on board. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. $18 adults, $14 seniors (62+), $9 children ages 4-12, under 4 free. Audio tour included. www.statuecruises.com. 201.604.2800. Map 1, P6 UNITED NATIONS International staff

lead 45-minute tours of the building and grounds. 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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Maps Getting Around New York by Bus and Subway MTA New York City Transit subways connect four of the city’s five boroughs. Blue and white buses run in all five boroughs. Subways run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bus or subway questions? Check out www.mta.info or call 1.718.330.1234. ABOUT SUBWAYS NYC Transit’s subway system operates 24 lines designated by either a route number or letter. Serving 468 stations along 660 miles of track, approximately 6,400 air-conditioned subway cars will take you to almost anywhere in the city faster than a taxi and at a fraction of the cost. Subways run every 2-to-5 minutes during rush hours, 10-to-15 minutes during the day and about every 20 minutes between midnight and 5 a.m. Signs above the platform edge tell you which trains stop there and the direction of travel. Signs on the front of the train identify the route. Subway maps are hung at stations and in every subway car. Subway station entrances display the routes that stop there; some entrances only provide service in one direction (for example, uptown only or downtown only), so be sure you check before you pay. Station booth agents can answer questions and sell MetroCard, NYC Transit’s electronic farecard. Subway stations also have MetroCard Vending Machines. They accept credit/debit cards or cash. ABOUT BUSES Approximately 5,900 air-conditioned buses provide reliable service on over 300 routes to almost anywhere in the city. Bus stops are located about every two blocks on street corners and are marked by a sign pole with a bus emblem and route number. While some buses run 24 hours a day, most operate between 5 a.m. and 2 a.m. Bus schedules and route maps are posted on most bus stops. All buses are equipped with wheelchair accessible lifts. Check the sign on the front of the bus. If you’re not sure it’s the bus you want, ask the bus operator. ABOUT FARES No matter how far you ride, the base subway and local bus fare is $2.50 per ride, payable by MetroCard. Buses also accept exact change (but no dollar bills or pennies). METROCARD You can buy MetroCards at any subway station booth. MetroCards are also available at MetroCard Vending Machines, which are found in many subway stations and at neighborhood stores. Look for the MetroCard sign in store windows or visit www .mta.info/metrocard for a store near you. There are two kinds of MetroCards: 1) Unlimited Ride—$30 for seven consecutive days and $112 for 30 consecutive days. 2) Pay-Per-Ride—The bonus for purchasing multiple rides is 5 percent.

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My New York MY PERFECT DAY Morning & Afternoon Pancakes, Puttering and Pastrami Honestly, for me, the perfect day would be a weekend. I’d wake up and make my daughter pancakes. We’d watch cartoons in our pajamas. I’d putter around doing absolutely nothing, maybe call out later for good NYC deli—some chopped liver and pastrami from Pastrami Queen (‘cause they deliver and have good stuff ). Maybe brunch at the Upper West Side’s Barney Greengrass.

[ C h e f, A uth o r a n d T V h os t , C N N ’s Parts Unknown ] The culinary connoisseur and international badass speaks to us, sharing his take on NYC’s foodie trends and his in-the-works Lower Manhattan food market. And he does so with all his sass and spunk. Dig in.—William Frierson What about NYC makes it such a culinary magnet and foodie haven? It’s a melting pot, it’s big and there’s lots of rich people here. When you have a lot of people from a lot of places with different tastes, and the money to pursue those tastes, that pretty much guarantees a higher concentration of restaurant options. A recipe for a culinary destination. If NYC were a dish, what would it be? How would it taste? Which New York are we talking about? To me, there are certain iconic dishes. What represents the length and breadth of New York? That’s a challenge. For me, a “dirty water” hot dog or a pastrami sandwich—with the whole Eastern European/Jewish Diaspora example behind it. But New York is really a gumbo … without being a gumbo at all.

Evening Romance Over Barbecue Date night with my wife. Perhaps an evening of yakitori barbecue. Yakitori Totto would be a good option.

What are your favorite city food spots—from fine dining to dive? Le Bernardin is as good as it gets. I love Osteria Morini. Salumaria Rosi Parmacotto for casual Italian. Mission Cantina is terrific. Oh! I love Bar Boulud for the pâté and charcuterie there. I’m always happy to get a Papaya King hot dog or a Shake Shack burger. You’ve decried Brooklyn’s gentrification. Why the hipster hate? Look, if you can’t make fun of hipsters, comedy is dead. However much fun they may be to make fun of, it’s a hipster-driven economy right now. It’s probably the salvation of the restaurant business. Take my hipster hate with a grain of salt. Tell us about your food market. It’s about what turns me on. I’m a fan of Hakka centers [regional Chinese

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cuisine] and dai pai dong [open-air Hong Kong vendors] and the way Singapore has kept the integrity of its street food in a modern, germophobic world. It’d be cool to have that in NYC, and I hope to riff off that model.

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