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by Kiri Tannenbaum

The dish on Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi: There’s a lot more to New York City’s most famous foodie than just another telegenic face.

18 Landmark Dining by drew limsky

What becomes a restaurant legend most? Sometimes its location, sometimes its culinary reputation— and often, it’s both.

24 Ignite Your Passion Love on the edge, with divinely racy gifts that will dazzle your Valentine.

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8 Footlights

Behind-the-curtain news

10 eclectic collector Art, antiques and stylish finds

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14 IN Store Recent news on the retail scene

On the Cover How did Padma Lakshmi develop such a refined palate? Turn to p. 16.

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Grand Opera “Parsifal is not just an opera—it’s a mission,” says Director françois Girard, whose new production of richard wagner’s monumental work (below) receives its metropolitan opera premiere this month. “at the end of his life, wagner was trying to reconcile all the aspects of his spirituality. it’s a sacred piece in the history of music.” So sacred that wagner’s estate forbade stagings of the mystical music drama about the quest for the Holy Grail outside the bayreuth festspielhaus in Germany for 20 years after its initial performance there in 1882. new york’s met, where the copyright was unenforceable, was the first to break the embargo in 1903. » Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., btw w. 63rd & w. 64th sts., 212.362.6000, feb. 15, 18, 21, 27


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Hit Parade the whitney Museum of american art has holdings in early-20thcentury american art that are second to none, but it owns more works than it has space in which to display them. until the museum’s new, mega building in the Meatpacking district is completed in 2015, the temporary solution to the dilemma is a brilliant one—a yearlong exhibition in its current upper east side digs consisting of mini retrospectives of 18 realist and modernist artists from the permanent collection. among those receiving the “greatest hits” treatment is Joseph stella, whose “the Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an old theme” (below, 1939) is a whitney icon.

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The Music Man In looks, talent and sex appeal, Nathan Gunn (right) is the Hugh Jackman of classical music. This month, the 42-yearold American baritone, a fixture on the Metropolitan Opera stage, flexes his vocal muscles, exhibiting his impressive range in an ambitious doubleheader. Accompanied by his wife, pianist Julie Gunn, and the Pacifica Quartet, he opens with a recital of songs by Charles Ives, Ben Moore and others at Carnegie Hall. Switching genres, he then tackles one of the greatest roles in musical theater, that of Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, presented in concert form by the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall. Could Broadway be Gunn’s next career move?

» American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., 212.570.3600, thru Dec.

» Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave., 212.247.7800, Feb. 19; Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656, Feb. 27-Mar. 2

Mass Appeal inspired by the 17th-century italian Baroque painter artemisia gentileschi and her struggles to attain artistic recognition and personal independence in a repressive, male-dominated society, choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi’s Requiem (left, helen hansen) took on new meaning following the tragic events of sept. 11, 2001. From a reflection on the continuing obstacles confronting women today, the emotive ballet, performed by five female dancers to gabriel Fauré’s choral setting of the roman Catholic Mass, evolved into a more general contemplation on death, loss and mourning. a signature component of Buglisi dance theatre’s repertoire for the past decade, the work is a highlight of the company’s 20th-anniversary season.

» Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., 212.242.0800, Feb. 5-10

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curtain going up on signature Theatre’s new production of Lanford Wilson’s The Mound Builders. Pershing square signature center, 480 W. 42nd st., 212.244.7529.

nyc native Marc Anthony follows his heart home for two Valentine’s Day weekend concerts. barclays center, 620 Atlantic Ave., brooklyn, 800.745.3000

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behind the curtain news » by Francis Lewis

Cinderella for Today It’s taken almost 56 years for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella to make the transition from a TV musical, starring Julie Andrews, to a full-blown Broadway production, starring Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana (left). Thanks to a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the original by Oscar Hammerstein II, the show has never been more timeless—or more relevant—according to its director, Mark Brokaw. “Cinderella touches many chords,” he says. “The loneliness of the outsider, the ruptured family, the need to believe in the strength inside yourself, the promise of the impossible, the joy of being loved for who you are, the absolute power of kindness and forgiveness. These concerns are the touchstones of being human. As Marie, the fairy godmother, tells Cinderella in our story: ‘You are the only one who’s shown me charity, generosity and kindness.’ These attributes can often be in short supply in today’s self-focused world. It’s empowering to be reminded of their force.” » Cinderella, Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, 212.239.6200

The late Ann Richards (1933-2006), governor of Texas between 1991 and 1995, is a natural for the stage, says Holland Taylor (below), who not only acts the title role in Ann on Broadway, but also wrote the one-woman show. “Pretty much everyone was wowed by Richards’ keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention,” she recalls. “Who had ever seen any woman as funny, smart and beautiful as that?” When Richards died, Taylor was “unusually mournful. I realized that my rather childish reluctance to accept that she was gone was, in fact, a feeling of loss for the country, not just myself. I wanted to do something creative, and, as an actress, what would it be but to act her? The play is about how a great person lived, down to earth, yet looking to the stars. And, yes, a joy to embody.” » Ann, Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., 212.239.6200

Blending In When do you know you’re a New Yorker? For Margaret Copeland, co-star and cocreator with Kevin James Doyle (above) of the Off-Broadway revue How to Be a New Yorker, in which they skewer as many as 75 local types (the show is always evolving), the answer is easy: She was born here. Kevin James Doyle, however, is a transplant from Ohio. “People want to put a certain amount of time on


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how long you have to live here before actually becoming a New Yorker. That’s a big load of nonsense,” he says. “You’re a New Yorker once you call New York home, and you aren’t thinking of leaving. I have no intention of moving, so I’m a New Yorker—but a little more polite from growing up in the Midwest.” » How to Be a New Yorker, Sofia’s Downstairs Theater, 221 W. 46th St., 212.352.3101

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An American Heroine

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art, antiques & stylish finds » by troy segal

Ceramic Showcase

“a frame can make a painting look better or worse than it is,” says framer eli wilner (left). “size, shape, width of the molding, color of the gilt: all can affect your eye.” wilner should know: since 1983, his company has done nearly 10,000 framing jobs, fitting, restoring or even recreating antique pieces (including a replica of the lost original for the metropolitan museum of art’s “washington crossing the delaware”). but not all works demand “period” frames, wilner notes. smallscale abstract art by pollock or de kooning, say, “looks great in simple, ebonized 17th-century dutch frames.” and his fastest-growing area? framing flat-screen tvs. » eli wilner & company, 1525 York ave., 212.744.6521

Lunar Inspiration Some 40 years ago, Swedish artist Siri Berg became fascinated with the work of William Butler Yeats, especially A Vision, the poet’s 1925 analysis of astrology and the occult. “I was enamored of its built-in mysticism,” she recalls, “which I then interpreted in my own language—that of abstractionism.” Some results are on view in Phases, an exhibit of Berg’s characteristically geometric forms from Opening Gambit the 1970s. Typical is “Phase 22” after nearly a quarter-century on 57th street, the michael rosenfeld Gallery has headed south— (detail above, 1975), a diptych of specifically, to a new light-filled space in chelsea that’s more than double the size of its previous six gray-shifting-to-orange orbs digs. to celebrate, the gallery is hosting a major show, “a reintroduction of who we are and whose march across a turquoise what we stand for,” says director hallie harrisburg. indeed, INsite/INchelsea offers nothing less background suggests the phases of than a survey course in 20th- and 21st-century american art, with 70-odd works that span the the moon that so intrigued Yeats. decades, movements and media. from modernist raymond Jonson’s jazzy “city lights” (above, » Hionas Gallery LES, 124 Forsyth 1933), to a 1973 back-to-folkcrafts vase by peter voulkos, it’s a commemoration of the country’s St., 917.974.6976, thru Feb. 17 brilliantly diverse creatives. » michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 100 11th ave., 212.247.0082, thru mar. 9


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The new Lladró boutique wraps itself around a Midtown building corner, its milky surface as smooth and gleaming as one of its signature glazed porcelains. All is white within the oblong, marble-accented interior as well, all the better to feature the Spanish firm’s figurines and home furnishings. While traditional styles are represented, the store also offers items from more avantgarde collections, such as “Winged Beauty” (right), wearing little but her delicately multihued, gilded peacock feathers. » Lladró, 500 Madison Ave., 800.785.3490

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Owners of Hasted Kraeutler, a contemporary art gallery that is located in the heart of New York’s Chelsea art district. Sarah and Joseph share their favorite art works from the gallery’s current exhibition with photographer, Albert Watson & from this year’s previous exhibitions with photographer, Nick Brandt and painter, Kim Dong Yoo.

Kim Dong Yoo Installation view

ALBERT WATSON Artist Albert Watson, with Sarah Hasted and Joseph Kraeutler

Albert Watson is a world famous photographer. The photographs in this solo exhibition celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyclops (Callaway Editions, 1994), which was the artist’s first major monograph. Cyclops will display unique vintage platinum and silver prints by the artist, spanning 40 years of the photographer’s career, including iconic celebrity portraits, such as Mick Jagger, Los Angeles, 1992, Kate Moss, Marrakech, Morocco, 1993 (below) and Alfred Hitchcock, Los Angeles, 1973.

NICK BRANDT Nick Brandt’s photographs feature stunning images of endangered African animals, which he photographs “in the same way I would a human being, watching for the right ‘pose’ that hopefully will best capture his or her spirit,” he says. Always “moving in close” he never uses a telephoto lens, because it is too impersonal. Prices of the photographs from the exhibition start at $4,500. Hasted Kraeutler is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm.

Nick Brandt,Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007

Albert Watson, Kate Moss, Marrakech, Morocco, 1993

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the after-dark scene » by William G. Frierson IV

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Cold-Proof Roof

… year-round rooftop relaxation … Central Park views … hidden hot spots … offbeat acts at a neo-burlesque bar …

Winter is in full swing, but if you think you’ll have to wait for warmer weather to engage in some rooftop relaxation, think again. The temperature-controlled exterior lounge, with retractable roof, at Hudson Terrace (above) allows for all-season imbibing. The space features a DJ booth, fireplace, surround sound and glass-enclosed, curtained cabanas. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the Hudson River. And just in case you still have cold feet, there’s also heated mahogany flooring. » Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46th St., 212.315.9400

We’d all do well to heed the words of Chinese philosopher Confucius: “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” Perhaps a good place to start the soul search is at Center Bar, a recently opened addition to the many elegant lounging options around, appropriately enough, Central Park. On offer are classic cocktails by master bartender James Moreland, such as the Brandy Smash (below, brandy, mint, sugar, soda, orange, maraschino cherry). Or guests can peruse an 80-bottle wine list as they take in the stellar view.

» Center Bar, The Shops

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To the untrained eye, Beauty & Essex appears to be an unassuming pawnshop—antique guitars hanging on the wall, glass display cases filled with knickknacks and costume jewelry. Venture further, and you’ll discover that this space, formerly occupied by a furniture store, is actually a 10,000-square-foot nightclub and restaurant. A grand staircase winds up and around a huge chandelier and leads to an expansive second floor with a wood-paneled lounge (left), a bar and plenty of room for dancing. The noticeably attractive crowd can be seen sipping the Beauty Elixir (gin, cucumber, strawberry, sparkling rosé). Ladies take note: Free champagne in the women’s bathroom. » Beauty & Essex, 146 Essex St., 212.614.0146


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Incognito Entrance

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Risqué Performance If you ever hear anyone say that burlesque is a relic of a bygone era, feel free to direct him or her to The Slipper Room. Inside this old-timey jewel box theater—complete with a bar and curtained stage—guests sit for a show that will add a touch of naughty to their night out. The regular variety performances (a combo of burlesque bravado, vaudeville comedy and carnival sideshow crudeness) feature acts involving everything from contortionism and magic to fire-breathing and dagger-throwing to aerial work (above) and striptease (we did say it was naughty, didn’t we?). As proprietor James Habacker told The Huffington Post: “To me the dream of any performer is to have a theater and be able to present whatever they choose to present. There’s no limits here.” » The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard

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the retail scene » by Carly Pifer; Edited by Troy Segal

Curiosity Shop Thé Pour Vous Savor teas from around the world at Le Palais des Thés (below), a newly arrived Parisian tea shop which serves customers a complimentary hot cup upon entrance. It’s fameux for its extensive selection of green, white, black and other leaves in collections such as “Les Créations,” in which each blend is inspired by a simple indulgence: for example, Thé du Hammam evokes the warmth of a hot bath in Istanbul; Fleur de Geisha, the scent of Kyoto’s spring cherry blossoms. » Le Palais des Thés, 194 Columbus Ave., 646.664.1902

Fancy a lobster’s exoskeleton, painstakingly preserved and held together by careful gold wiring? Or perhaps you’re keen on marble kindling for a seriously regal fireplace? Whatever your curious collector heart desires, you can find it at Creel and Gow (above), where the co-owners, Paris-based Jamie Creel and Sotheby’s expert Christopher Gow, source some of the most original exotic objects on earth. Even if you find the merchandise a bit peculiar—a taxidermied mountain lion straight from a Midwestern museum, for example— you can still enjoy the quaint setting, the former stables of architect Grosvenor Atterbury’s town house, which adds an air of rusticity to the environs. » Creel and Gow, 131 E. 70th St., 212.327.4281

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Das Ist Kühl German style has landed in SoHo, where fine leather goods maker Liebeskind Berlin (far right) has set up shop in a snug industrial-style space, complete with cement walls, copper tables and tall, regal cabinets to display its wares. Handbags are unquestionably the company’s prized creation—constructed through an involved layering process, which gives a shimmering textured, animal or reptile skinlike surface to the finished product (right). The firm is known for its vibrant colors (though a Limited Edition New York bag comes in black, naturally). Also available: belts, wallets and other accessories, all ideal for über-cool shoppers. » Liebeskind Berlin, 276 Lafayette St., 212.993.7894


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WITH dewy SKIN the color of cappuccino, jet-black hair that frames her chiseled cheekbones and cascades down her designer-attired back, and aura of sensuality, Padma Lakshmi is, indeed, breathtaking to behold. But the statuesque host of Bravo’s hit show Top Chef (final episode of Season 10 airs Feb. 27) is much more than just another telegenic face. A former supermodel, she is an actress, a cookbook author, an entrepreneur and activist for the Endometriosis Foundation of America, as well as a devoted single mom to 3-yearold daughter Krishna, with whom she lives in the East Village. She credits her confidence, sophistication, poise, glamour and, above all, discriminating taste buds, to New York City, where she moved at age 4 and spent most of her childhood. “My palate was first formed in New York City,” she says. “I was exposed to the foods of all the immigrant cultures—Chinese, Spanish, Russian, German and Indian, which I was, of course, already familiar with. The city is truly a melting pot.” Born Padma Parvati Lakshmi in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 1, 1970, she fondly recalls arriving in her adopted city on Halloween 1974. “It was a magical night. I loved New York from the beginning.” She lived in Queens and on the Upper East Side with her mother, Vijaya, who left India following her divorce and worked as a registered nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. “I grew up roller-skating (not Rollerblading) all over the city,” says Lakshmi. “I would skate down York Avenue at lunchtime to meet my mom for falafel—I was a vegetarian back then.” A self-described “latchkey kid,” she also developed a taste for cooking, and would often prepare herself simple foods, such as grilled cheese, after school. She attended Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and during a semester abroad in Spain, caught the eye of an agent. Soon, she was modeling for top designers and posing for world-renowned photographers including Helmut Newton, who was particularly fascinated by the seven-inch scar on her right arm (the result of a car accident when she was 14). An Italian television talk show (Domenica In, 1997) and film roles (Glitter,

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2001, and The Mistress of Known for her fabulous Spices, 2005) followed, as did two best-selling cookbooks, looks, refined palate Easy Exotic: A Model’s Lowand Top Chef catchphrase Fat Recipes From Around the “Take your knives and go,” World (Miramax Books, 1999) and Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: Padma Lakshmi A World of Recipes for Every Day (Weinstein Books, 2007). may be NYC’s most From there, it was an easy transifamous foodie. tion to television; she appeared on Food Network in 2001 and, in 2006, By Kiri Tannenbaum she joined the wildly popular cooking competition, Top Chef. Along the way, she launched The Padma Collection, a line of fine jewelry (“We’re in the process of converting it to costume jewelry”) and Easy Exotic, a collection of fine teas and spice blends, roasting rubs and sea salts; both companies occupy much of her time. Plus, “I’m always working on recipes for my website [padmalak] or just for my next cookbook,” she notes. Her top priority, however, is spending time with Krishna. Yet she still finds time to enjoy the rich cultural and culinary landscape of New York City. When asked about her favorite local eateries, she rattles off a list, including Indochine, Marea, ABC Kitchen, wd-50, Mission Chinese, The Wren and The Spotted Pig. “That’s the beauty of the city, there’s never a lack of interesting food to eat,” says the top taster. For entertainment, Lakshmi visits museums (current fave: the exhibit Matisse: In Search of True Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), attends Knicks games at Madison Square Garden and comedy performances at Upright Citizens Brigade. “I don’t go clubbing anymore,” she says, “but once in a while you’ll see my face at Basement Bhangra,” a monthly dance party set to bhangra, a lively style of Punjabi folk music, at Greenwich Village multimedia art cabaret (Le) Poisson Rouge. She also likes to people-watch, mainly on the Upper East Side and in Brooklyn. “The best style in New York is on the street! But because I have a child in tow these days, I don’t have the luxury of being as dandy with my own clothing. Usually, I’m running from meeting to playground,” she says. “And I can talk about food all day long.” Still, perhaps it’s her Twitter bio (@PadmaLakshmi) that best sums up her favorite activities: “Ramblin’ like a gypsy, savoring all the juice I can squeeze out of life …”

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New York restaurants are icons—sometimes by virtue of their venue, other times in their own right, and often both. Certainly, sense of place has never tasted so good. By Drew Limsky

photography by evan sung

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Howard Chandler Christy’s 1930s murals are a focal point at The Leopard at des Artistes (facing page). The restaurant’s “fregula” and lobster salad (below), with mullet bottarga and fried capers.


hen surveying eateries in the city’s signature buildings, it seems logical to begin at the architectural beginning. Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl St., 212.968.1776) is situated in a Georgian house-turned-inn that dates from 1719, one of New York’s oldest surviving structures, and one of its most historically significant: In 1783, Gen. George Washington held a farewell feast for his officers here at the end of the Revolutionary War, a fact that helped enroll the building on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Today, entering the dining room is like stepping into a time machine—the décor is a faithful reconstruction of a late-18th-century tavern, with wide-plank wood floors, long wood tables and period portraits—where guests sample Irish-American classics (shepherd’s pie, haddock chowder) and an extensive list of beer, porter and whiskey. The building also houses a museum, which contains such curiosities as a lock of Washington’s hair, as well as the actual room where he bid the boys goodbye. Many a private dinner also occurred in what is now Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse (32 W. 37th St., 212.947.8940). The two-story brownstone was once the home of actor John Barrymore, whose classic profile broke a thousand hearts on and off stage and screen. Guests can dine in his former study, with its stained-glass IN New YORK | february 2013 |

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ceiling and mahogany walls; one prized table is set beside the working fireplace. “It’s a romantic spot—Barrymore was a romantic man,” says Owner Russ Panopoulos, noting that the actor was born the day after Valentine’s Day. The menu, too, sets the stage for seduction, with such endorphin-releasing fare as USDA prime dry-aged steaks, crab cakes and Key lime pie. Barrymore’s film career flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, an era that saw the construction of many a modern icon—including Rockefeller Center, one of Midtown’s most significant architectural sights. Built in the 1930s by the illustrious Rockefeller clan, the 19-building Art Deco complex, which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987, includes Radio City Music Hall, numerous corporate headquarters, including NBC (whose TV series 30 Rock—short for 30 Rockefeller Plaza—is set here) and the observation perch Top of the Rock. Down on the ground, a quintessential New York experience is to dine at Rock Center Café (20 W. 50th St., 212.332.7620), overlooking the famed gilded statue of Prometheus. “Almost every seat in the house is a good one,” says Executive Chef Antonio Prontelli, “with terrific views allowing for great people-watching. Regardless of the time of year, it’s magical”—but particularly this month, when The Rink at Rockefeller Center, which is alongside the restaurant, is the site of marriage proposals on ice (“People love to witness those”). During the summer, the rink is transformed into an out-

Set in the heart of Rockefeller Center, Rock Center Café (above) has a ringside view of the skating rink and the golden statue of Prometheus. One of the New American dishes on offer is Crystal Valley Farms Amish chicken (right) with romesco sauce and sautéed broccoli rabe.

Situated in one of New York City’s newest skyscrapers, the Time Warner Center, A Voce offers an iconic view of Central Park. “It’s pretty special whenever I walk into that dining room,” says Executive Chef Missy Robbins. 20

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Nobu New York (below), where the David Rockwell-designed interior suggests a stylized take on a Japanese farmhouse, features Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s minimally presented dishes, such as a simple umami sea bass (above), that introduced New Yorkers to innovative Japanese cuisine.


door patio, perfect for alfresco dining. The feeling is festive, courtesy of the eatery’s signature pear bellini cocktails and Prontelli’s contemporary American cuisine, which features roast beet salad, hot crab and artichoke dip with housemade chips, and prime rib. Though Manhattan is synonymous with mid-20th-century projects like Rockefeller Center, newer skyscrapers have also earned their place on the city’s skyline. The Time Warner Center, identifiable by its sleek, glass twin towers, is an elegant addition to the Upper West Side. The mixed-use development has become a dining mecca with several fine restaurants, and one that really makes the most of its position is A Voce (10 Columbus Circle, 212.823.2523), whose site on the third floor affords a panorama of Central Park. “It’s pretty special whenever I walk into that dining room,” Executive Chef Missy Robbins says. “Every single person requests a window table, and there are only five of them! But my favorites are near the back of the room— you have the energy, plus the view.” Chef Robbins says that the menu changes every three to five weeks as she rotates various Italian regions: Veneto today; next month, Lazio. But one thing that doesn’t change is the way that sitting here makes diners feel—as they savor a cassoncini con prosciutto di parma or ricotta-filled ravioli with pork sugo—as if they’re modern-day Medicis, lording over one of the city’s most cherished vistas.

ome landmarks are as magnificent on the inside as they are on the outside. One of the most commanding is Grand Central Terminal, which celebrates its centennial in 2013. Each year, 21 million people pass through its Beaux Arts portals, from commuters dashing for trains to visitors lingering to gaze upward at the Main Concourse’s famed green ceiling, decorated with a fresco of the constellations. And downstairs the view is just as rewarding, if one dines at The Oyster Bar & Restaurant (89 E. 42nd St., 212.490.6650), with its vaulted ceilings clad in pale tiles by architect Raphael Guastavino. The 400-seat poisson palace opened just after the terminal in 1913; Sandy Ingber, the chef since 1996, is honoring the occasion by offering a new-century dish every week for $20.13 to complement classic fish and seafood stews, pan roasts and platters featuring the namesake bivalve. “We practice truth in advertising,” Chef Ingber says. “We have the largest selection of oysters in America, and we only buy oysters from certified waters.” IN New YORK | february 2013 |

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Filet mignon, made of USDA prime beef and served with a mushroom cap (left), is a specialty of Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse (below). The eatery is situated in a town house once owned by John Barrymore, with a warm, wood-laden dining room that would have done the actor proud.


urals help to make the magic at The Leopard at des Artistes (1 W. 67th St., 212.787.8767), located on the ground floor of an illustrious 1918 apartment building that once housed artistes such as Isadora Duncan, Noël Coward and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy, who painted a series of “Fantasy Scenes With Naked Beauties” (completed in 1935) for the walls of what was then a tenants’ dining room. These cavorting, lipstick-sporting lovelies remained a major draw, even after the dining room became a long-running independent restaurant, Café des Artistes. Acquired by Gianfranco and Paula Bolla Sorrentino, it reopened as The Leopard in 2011, welcoming patrons back to “a full gut renovation and restored murals, so they could be seen as they were first intended—brighter,” Paula says. This incarnation features Italian cuisine, with menu standouts including an eggplant and mozzarella timbale and orecchiette with broccoli Romanesco and anchovies. The Four Seasons (99 E. 52nd St., 212.745.9494) is located in the Seagram Building, a touchstone of International Style architecture created by Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. Opened in 1959, its then avant-garde design (airy and angular, with a square marble pool, two-story windows covered by rippling metal-chain curtains and a


“Nobu New York helped to put TriBeCa on the map. … [The neighborhood’s] now one of New York City’s prime dining destinations,” says restaurateur Drew Nieporent.

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Super-fresh shellfish platters (below) with lobster and the namesake bivalve are perennials at the Oyster Bar & Restaurant (bottom). Featuring a vaulted tile ceiling, the 100-year-old fish eatery resides on the lower level of Grand Central Terminal.

canopy of seasonally changing trees), the restaurant is the only eatery in the city to be officially designated an interior landmark by the New York City Landmarks Commission. But it’s almost as much of a landmark for its august clientele as for its streamlined, Midcentury Modern décor. Alex von Bidder, the managing partner for 36 years, recites a litany of loyal guests who have power-lunched on the minimalist premises: Jackie Onassis, Seagram’s CEO Edgar Bronfman, Barbara Walters. “Henry Kissinger was in today,” he says. And the man who made the building was a daily guest until he died, von Bidder recalls. “In his 80s, Philip Johnson had the same lunch every day: an Americano cocktail, some foie gras and an espresso. He had to be served and out of here in under an hour because he was very busy.” Pity he didn’t take advantage of the fact that the Four Seasons studs its American menu with market-fresh items, one of the earliest places on the Manhattan culinary map to do so. “We were the first locovore restaurant, the first fine dining restaurant that didn’t have allegiance to French cuisine,” von Bidder says. “That was a revelation in the 1950s and early 1960s.”


uch more typical at the time were places such as La Grenouille (3 E. 52nd St., 212.752.1495), at age 50 an icon in its own right—and standardbearer for the culinary tradition of haute cuisine. “We do French tableside service as it used to be,” says Owner Charles Masson. “It’s almost a lost art to carve the chicken, flambé the rognons [kidneys] and fillet the sole right in the dining room. It’s part of the theater.” Equally old-school is the décor, dominated by dramatic floral arrangements so admired that Masson wrote a book, The Flowers of La Grenouille (Clarkson Potter, 1994), about them. “And you’ll notice that the flowers are in season just like the cuisine,” he points out. “When you see lilacs and peonies displayed, you’ll probably see morel mushrooms and white asparagus on the menu.” Of course, landmarks not only represent the familiar—they can symbolize a turning point, too. In that sense, Nobu New York (105 Hudson St., 212.219.0500) is an institution, one that introduced the city to fine Japanese cuisine and drew its denizens down to a hitherto deserted-atnight neighborhood. “Nobu helped to put TriBeCa on the map,” declares Co-owner/restaurateur Drew Nieporent. “Eighteen years later, what used to be an industrial area is now one of New York City’s prime dining destinations.” David Rockwell’s minimalist, Asian-inspired design matches Founding Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s minimalist presentations of such delicacies as salmon sashimi, king crab tempura and the widely copied, but never-replicated, miso-marinated black cod. Whether they’re famed for their place or their plate, these restaurants are the stuff of which legends are made. IN New YORK | february 2013 |

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Marchesa silk chiffon slip with macramé, sheer lace and velvet detailing, $732. La Perla, 803 Madison Ave., 212.570.0050 • “Shanghai” MULTICOLORED BRACELET of semiprecious stones set in 18-karat yellow gold ($15,000) and “Ipanema” EARRINGS of lemon quartz in 18-karat yellow gold ($2,940), both by Roberto Coin. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212.753.4000 • Sterling silver “Scultura” oval RING with peach moonstone and diamonds ($4,495) and 18-karat gold “Rock Candy Lollipop Station” NECKLACE with cabochon-cut peach moonstones ($3,595). IPPOLITA, 796 Madison Ave., 646.664.4240 • CLEAR BRACELET with emerald-cut rock crystals and diamond connectors in rose gold ($16,000) and RINGS of rock crystal with oval diamond bands ($3,650 each). Ivanka Trump Boutique, 109 Mercer St., 212.756.9912 • CHAIR made of white seat belts, $1,375. Cliff Young Ltd., 200 Lexington Ave., Ste. 505, 212.683.8808


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ignite your passion

merchandised and styled by Anna Katsanis; hair and makeup by Jerry Lopez; nails by rachel/marc joseph hair & Nail salon; model: paulina Murchie/ford models

photographed by Tracy Toler

The best way to show love is by giving—generously and without restraint. Delight and excite this Valentine’s Day with gifts that show just how far you’ll go for the one you love. “Fifi Spikes” PUMPS, nude kid leather with silver spikes ($1,195), and “Marquise” CLUTCH in gold python with silver spikes ($1,995). Christian Louboutin, 965 Madison Ave., 212.396.1884 • “Envol” 2011 Limited Edition PARFUM in collectible crystal flacon, $1,500. Lalique Boutique, 609 Madison Ave., 212.355.6550 • Classic billfold WALLETS in Florentine blue and plum crocodile, $495 each. Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Ave., 212.755.8000 • “Charms” watch with pavé diamonds set in 18-karat pink gold, price upon request. Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Ave., 212.896.9284 • Handcuffs BRACELET in plated rose gold, $490. Jennifer Fisher, by appointment only, 212.625.2380 • cuff links “Macapà” with orange citrine and white diamonds set in 14-karat gold ($1,200) and “Griquatown” with tiger’s-eye set in 14-karat gold ($1,200). Raquel Green Custom Cufflinks, by appointment only, 917.426.1414 • Woodsy FRAGRANCE “V” for Men from Clive Christian’s Private Collection, $405. Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store, 745 Fifth Ave., 212.753.7300 IN New YORK | february 2013 |

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silk ties with geometric patterns (on neck, middle and lower back), $195 each. Ermenegildo Zegna, 663 Fifth Ave., 212.421.4488; multicolored stripes (upper back), $157. Etro, 720 Madison Ave., 212.317.9096


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“Jazzberry” dress of sequined tulle with gathered side, $495. DKNY, 655 Madison Ave., 212.223.3569 • “Mia” pumps in kid suede with leaf-motif ankle strap by Isa Tapia, $495; and assorted rose gold-plated Bangles ($75-$135), “Gwyneth” yellow gold-plated RINGS ($52 each) and yellow gold-plated NECKLACES, “Mimi Fringe Sparkle” with rubies ($125), “Textured Heart and Arrow” ($95), “Alex” with pink tourmaline pendant ($125) and “Genevieve” with teardrop-shaped pink tourmaline pendant ($120), all by Melinda Maria. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., 212.705.2000 • Rose OTTOMAN, $2,440. Cliff Young Ltd., 200 Lexington Ave., Ste. 505, 212.683.8808

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Finn leather boatneck DRESS, $797. Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, 431 W. 14th St., 646.747.1232 • Jason Wu “Daphne” cross body Bag in black/blue baby calf saffiano leather, $1,555. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., 212.753.7300 • Jason Wu “Karlie” blue-beaded satin box CLUTCH, $2,195. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212.753.4000 • RINGS “Sketch” rhodiumplated with red and pink crystals ($360), “Mini Chic” gold-plated encrusted with black crystals ($180), “Trema” palladium-plated with crystal ($180) and “Teodora” palladium-plated door-knocker EARRINGS in crystal and epoxy ($100). Swarovski, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 212.332.4300 • “De Ville” Prestige WATCH in yellow gold, $8,800. OMEGA Boutique, 711 Fifth Ave., 212.207.3333 • PONO NECKLACE by Joan Goodman, $368. Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., 212.247.1100


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Gray “Zippy” wallet ($925) and Damier graphite passport cover ($295). Louis Vuitton, 1 E. 57th St., 212.758.8877 • P’3115 Laserflex Ballpoint PEN in flexible stainless steel ($550) and P’6351 Flat6 SteelPVD WATCH ($3,740). Porsche Design Store, 624 Madison Ave., 212.308.1786 • François Payard’s 25-piece Valrhona CHOCOLATE collection, $52. FP Patisserie, 1293 Third Ave., 212.717.5252 • Paper plane and jet plane CUFF LINKS by Robin Rotenier, $345 per pair. Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store, 745 Fifth Ave., 212.753.7300 • Polished SS Black Constellation Touch PHONE crafted with the highest-quality leather, $6,600. Vertu Boutique, 703 Madison Ave., 212.371.8701 • Connor Les Petits NOTECARDS hand-stamped in gold, $25 set of three. Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., 212.826.8900

Chocolates and roses are just two routes to the heart—tried and true. But try something new: Surprise your valentine this year with unconventional leather, steel, suede—and paper with a golden touch. IN New YORK | february 2013 |

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John Pizzarelli, birdland, 212.581.3080 (Jan.feb. 2)

3 Women of Will opens, The Gym at Judson, 212.352.3101 (thru Jun. 2) 15th Annual BAMKids Film Festival, rose cinemas, brooklyn academy of music, 718.777.3456 (also feb. 2)

10 CHINeSe New YeAR 14th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Festival, Sara roosevelt Park Cochon 555 Culinary Competition, chelsea Piers,

17 Planetfall, Hasted kraeutler, 212.627.0006 (Jan.mar. 9) Manolo Valdes: Monumental Sculpture, new york botanical Garden, 718.817.8716 (Sept. 2012-may 26)

24 PuRIM The Turn of the Screw, new york city opera, Howard Gilman opera House at brooklyn academy of music, 718.636.4100 (thru mar. 2)


Last Quarter

New Moon

First Quarter

Full Moon





4 Chocolate week begins, various venues, chocolate (thru feb. 13) winter NYC Restaurant week, various venues, (Jan.-feb. 8)



6 Mumford & Sons, barclays center, 800.745.3000 (also feb. 12)

Clive opens, The new Group at The acorn Theatre, 212.239.6200 (thru mar. 9)

Brooklyn Nets vs. LA Lakers, barclays center, 800.745.3000

eat, Drink & Be Literary: Colson whitehead, bamcafé at brooklyn academy of music, 718.636.4100

Mercedes-Benz Fashion week begins, Damrosch Park at Lincoln center, 212.489.8300 (thru feb. 14)


13 American Songbook Series: Sondre Lercher, The allen room, Jazz at Lincoln center, 212.721.6500

westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, madison Square Garden, 866.858.0008 (also feb. 12)

The Sleeping Beauty new Beauty, y york city ballet, 212.496.0600 (thru feb. 24)



Monroe Crossing: Bluegrass 57@7, Dciny at carnegie Hall, 212.247.7800

Fortuny y Madrazo: An Artistic Legacy, Queen Sofia Spanish institute, 212.628.0420 (nov. 2012-mar. 30)

Nellie McKay and The Amigos Band, Dizzy’s club CocaCola, 212.258.9595

Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise, Statue cruises, 201.604.2800

25 The Dance and The Railroad opens, alice Griffin Jewel box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature center, 212.244.7529 (thru mar. 17)


Buglisi Dance Theatre opens, Joyce Theater, 212.242.0800 (thru feb. 10)

Chinese New Year Celebration, resorts world casino, 888.888.8801 (feb. 10-15)


winter Antiques Show, Park avenue armory, 718.292.7392 (Jan.-feb. 3)

26 The Madrid opens, manhattan Theatre club at new york city center, 212.581.1212 (thru apr. 14) This Part of Being, museum of motherhood, 212.452.9816 (Jan.may 31)

20 Martha Graham Dance Company opens, Joyce Theater, (thru mar. 3) Michael Feinstein, Zankel Hall, 212.247.7800

27 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel opens, new york Philharmonic, avery fisher Hall at Lincoln center, 212. 875.5656 (thru mar. 2) Stinky Cheese Festival, 404 event Space (tourdefrancenyc .com)

14 VALeNTINe’S DAY Couture Fashion week begins, The new yorker Hotel, couturefashionweek .com (thru feb. 17)


Gary Puckett & The union Gap, b.b. king blues club & Grill, 212.997.4144


Passion opens, classic Stage company, 212.352. 3101 (thru apr. 7)


Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes, Theater at madison Square Garden, 866.858.0008 (feb. 7-18)




Tropical Paradise, The new york botanical Garden, 718.817.8700 (Jan.feb. 24)


Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity opens, The metropolitan museum of art, 212.535.7710 (feb. 25-may 27)

Totally Tubular Time Machine opens, culture club, 212.352.3101

Blues for Smoke, whitney museum of american art, 212.570.3600 (feb. 7-apr. 28)

Gutai: Splendid Playground opens, Guggenheim museum, 212.423.3500 (thru may 8)

Degas, Miss La La and the Cirque Fernando, The morgan Library & museum, 212.685. 0008 (feb. 15-may 12)

Landmarks of New York II, new-york Historical Society, 212.873.3400 (Dec. 2012-feb. 17)

Robot/Android + Human Theater, Japan Society, 212.715.1258 (feb. 7-9)

Judy Collins, metropolitan museum of art, 212.570.3949

Blood on the Fields opens, rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln center, 212.721.6500 (thru feb. 23)


Lady Gaga, madison Square Garden, 866.858.0008 (also feb. 23) Don Carlo, metropolitan opera, 212.362.6000 (also feb. 25 & 28, mar. 6, 9, 13, 16)

23 Maroon 5, izod center, 800.745.3000 (also at madison Square Garden, feb. 16) Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries opens, beacon Theatre, 866.858.0008 (thru feb. 24)

photos: sesame street live: elmo’s super heroes, tm/ tm/©2012 2012 sesame workshop; the metropolitan opera’s don carlo, ken howard/metropolitan opera 2010

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Before making your plans final, we suggest you contact the venue to confirm dates and check times, as schedules (while correct at press time) are subject to change.



Looking Forward to Spring May 2 Art and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show NYC, Park Avenue Armory (thru May 5) 4 Rihanna, Barclays Center (also May 5) 6 Nikolai and the Others opens, Mitzi e. Newhouse Theater

3 The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens opens, The new york botanical Garden, 718.817.8700 (thru apr. 22)

10 DAYLIgHT SAvINg TIMe BegINS Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, new-york Historical Society, 212.873.3400 (mar. 8-may 19)

photos: cirque du soleil, osa images; st. patrick’s cathedral,

photos: sesame street live: elmo’s super heroes, tm/©2012 sesame workshop; the metropolitan opera’s don carlo, ken howard/metropolitan opera 2010

Cinderella opens, broadway Theatre, 212.239.6200


4 Old Hat opens, The irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature center, 212.244.7529 (thru mar. 24) Careers Through Culinary Arts (C-CAP) Benefit, Pier Sixty, 212.974.7111

11 Fifth Annual Blossom Ball benefit for The endometriosis foundation of america, capitale, 212.988.4160 Living Shrines of Uyghur China, rubin museum of art, 212. 620.5000 (feb. 8-Jul. 8)


ST. PATRICK’S DAY Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, fifth ave., from 44th to 86th sts.


Helen Reddy, b.b. king blues club & Grill, 212.997.4144 (also mar. 23)


eASTeR Arturo O’Farrill, birldand, 212.581.3080 (every Sun)


PASSOveR BegINS AT SuNDOwN electronic baccarat, craps and roulette, resorts world casino new york city, 888.888.8801

9 National Puerto Rican Day Parade 18 Savion glover, Joyce Theater (thru Jul. 6)


6 Ice Hot: A Nordic Dance Festival opens, Joyce Theater, 212.242.0800 (thru mar. 17)

New York International Children’s Film Festival, ifc center, 212.349. 0330 (mar. 1-24)

Ballet Flamenco Andalucía opens, new york city center, 212.581.1212 (thru mar. 9)

12 Dropkick Murphys, Terminal 5, 800.745. 3000 (also mar. 13) Francesca da Rimini, metropolitan opera, 212.362.6000 (also mar. 4, 9, 16, 19, 22)

13 The Lying Lesson opens, atlantic Theater company at the Linda Gross Theater, 212.279.4200 (thru mar. 31) Antiques Hunting, The manhattan art & antiques center, 212.355.4400



Asia week New York, various venues, www.asiaweeknew ((mar. 15-23)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s opens, cort Theatre, 212.239.6200


Patricia Recette, 54 below, 866.468.7619 (thru mar. 30) Kyle eastwood Band, blue note, 212.475.8592 (thru mar. 31)

gansu Dance Theatre performs “Silk Road,” David H. koch Theater at Lincoln center, 212.496.0600 (also feb. 27, mar. 2-3)

8 37th Annual American Crafts Festival, Lincoln Center (also Jun. 9, 15-16)

Talley’s Folly opens, roundabout Theatre company’s Laura Pels Theatre, 212.719.1300 (thru apr. 28)

The Little Opera’s The Reformed Drunkard, 59 59e59 Theaters, ( 212.279.4200 (mar. 16-24)

The Pier Antiques Show & Fashion Alley, Pier 94, 973.808.5015 (also mar. 16)

June 1 Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Carnegie Hall

Encores! It’s a Bird ... It’s a Plane ... It’s Superman opens, new york city center, 212.581.1212 (thru mar. 24)


Macy’s Flower Show opens, macy’s Herald Square, 212.494.4495 (thru apr. 10) Shopping for scents, fragrance & beauty outlet, 212.687.7635



Ann opens, Vivian beaumont Theater, 212.239.6200 Lady gaga, barclays center, 800.745.3000 (also mar. 6) Joe Sorren: The Great Cantaloupe Day, afa, 212.226.7374 (feb. 24-mar. 31)


Hands on a Hardbody opens, brooks atkinson Theatre, 800.745.3000


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, beacon Theatre, 866.858.0008 (also mar. 29) Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture, national academy museum, 212.369. 4880 (Jan.-may 5)

9 The 20th Original gLBT expo, Jacob k. Javits convention center, 800.243.9774 (also mar. 10)

ADAA: The Art Show, Park avenue armory, 212.766.9200, ext. 248 (mar. 6-10)

SCOPe New York, Skylight at moynihan Station, 212.268.1522 (mar. 7-10)


16 Yasuko Yokoshi’s BELL opens, bessie Schönberg Theater, 212.924.0077 (also m 19-23) mar.

André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire with Renée Fleming, carnegie Hall, 212.247.7800

Architectural Digest Home Design Show opens, Pier 94, 800.677.6278 (thru mar. 24)

gilbert gottfried’s The Diet Show, Stage 72, broadways (also Jan. 5, 19 & feb. 16)

Megan Hilty and Ryan Silverman join The New York Pops, carnegie Hall, 212.247.7800

Cirque du Soleil’s Totem opens, citi field, 800.450.1480


2 Kids Food Festival, citi Pond at bryant Park, 718.406.7506 (also mar. 3)

A-10 women’s Basketball Championship Championship, b barclays center, 800.745.3000

22 Pink, madison Square Garden, 866.858.0008 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, barclays center, 800.745.3000 (mar. 20-apr. 1)



eric Anderson, naked Soul concert Series at rubin museum of art, 212.620.5000, ext. 344

23 Whales: Giants of the Deep opens, american museum of natural History, 212.769.5100 (thru Jan. 5, 2014) Madeleine Peyroux, The allen room, Jazz at Lincoln center, 212.721.6500 (also mar. 22)


American Songbook in the Penthouse: Meow Meow, Stanley H. kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln center, 212.721.6500

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lucky Guy opens, broadhurst Theatre, 212.239.6200 (thru may 26)

The last Five Years opens, Second Stage Theatre, 212.246.4422 (thru apr. 21)

Dinner and Drag Cabaret, Lucky cheng’s, 212.995.5500

new York: City of Trees, arsenal Gallery, 212.360.8163 (mar. 7-apr. 26)



Orphans opens, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 212.239.6200 (thru Jun. 30)

pump Boys and dinettes opens, circle in the Square Theatre, 212.239.6200

Kevin eubanks opens, birdland, 212.581.3080 (thru apr. 13)

Our Global Kitchen: Food, nature, Culture, american museum of natural History, 212.769.5100 (nov. 2012-aug. 11)

Auction of Street Art, Doyle new york, 212.427.2730

hammer, Chisel, drill: noguchi’s Studio practice, The noguchi museum, 718.204.7088 (oct. 2012-apr. 28)


Motown: The Musical opens, Luntfontanne Theatre, 800.745.3000 New York City Opera opens, new york city center, 212.535.7710 (thru apr. 27)

21 pajanimals live!, best buy Theater, 800.745.3000 Joan Semmel—a lucid eye, bronx museum of the arts, 718.681.6000 (Jan.Jun. 26)

28 Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, beacon Theatre, 866.858.0007 Radical Terrain: Modernist art from India, rubin museum of art, 212.620.5000 (nov. 2012-apr. 29)



The nance opens, Lyceum Theatre, 212.239.6200 Cedric watson & Bijou Creole, 92y Tribeca, 212.415.5500 (also apr. 14 & 16)

22 The 27th Annual easter Bonnet Competition, minskoff Theatre, 212.840.0770 (also apr. 23)


The Big Knife opens, american airlines Theatre, 212.719.1300 (thru Jun. 2) Ballet Hispanico opens, Joyce Theater, 212.242.0800 (thru apr. 28)

23 The Trip to Bountiful opens, Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 212.239.6200 (thru Jul. 7)

The Testament of Mary opens, walter kerr Theatre, 212.239.6200 (thru Jun. 16)

29 The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies alive in Winter, american museum of natural History, 212.769.5100 (oct. 2012-may 28)

30 New York City Ballet spring season opens, David H. koch Theater at Lincoln center, 212.496.0600 (thru Jun. 9).

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The Impressionists line From degas to Toulouselautrec, The frick collection, 212.288.0700 (mar. 12-Jun. 16)

The Black Crowes, Crowes Terminal 5, 800.745.3000 (also apr. a 6)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, carnegie Hall, 212.247.7800 (also apr. 4, 5)

10 Holly Near, Joe’s Pub, 212.967.7555 (also apr. 9) Modernist art From India, The rubin museum of art, 212.620.5000 (nov. 2012-apr. 29)


Workt by hand: hidden labor and historical Quilts, brooklyn museum, 718.638.5000 (mar. 15-Sept. 13)




Blues for Smoke, The whitney museum of american art, 212.570.3600 (feb. 7-apr. 28)

2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival, madison Square Garden, 866.858.0008 (also apr. 13)

Matilda opens, Shubert Theatre, 212.239.6200

drawing Surrealism The morgan Library & museum, 212.685.0008 (Jan.apr. 21)



Diana Krall, beacon Theatre, 866.858.0008 Janis Ian, naked Soul concert Series at the rubin museum of art, 212.620.5000, ext. 344

The assembled parties opens, Samuel J. friedman Theatre, 212.239.6200

I’ll eat You last: a Chat With Sue Mengers opens, broadway theater to be announced, 212.239.6200

5 Gabriel Iglesias, radio city music Hall, 866.858.0008

25 pippin opens, music box Theatre, 212.239.6200 Tower of Power, b.b. king’s blues club & Grill, 212.997.4144


6 Branford Marsalis, frederick P. rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln center, 212.721.6500 (also apr. 5) Leonard Cohen, radio city music Hall, 866.858.0008


artist and Visionary: William Matthew pryor Revealed, american folk art museum, 212.595. 9533 (Jan.-may 26)


The dream Continues: photographs of Martin luther King Murals by Vergara, new-york Historical Society, 212.873.3400 (Jan.-may 5)


Renée Fleming, carnegie Hall, 212.247.7800 (also apr. 20-25, 27-28)

Arturo Sandoval, blue note, 212.475.8592 (also apr. 26 & 28)

Shen Yun, David H. koch Theater at Lincoln center, 800.818.2393 (also apr. 20-25, 27-28)

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival, brooklyn botanic Garden, 718-623-7200 (also apr. 28)

photos: Jutta Koether, “100% (portrait of roBert Johnson),” Courtesy of the artist and Galerie BuChholz, Berlin/ColoGne; elizaBeth Welsh Medallion Quilt, Gavin ashWorth; shen yun, © 2012 shen yun perforMinG arts

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A City for Lovers The month of romance is upon us. ’Tis a time for moonlit strolls, candlelit dinners and reveling, red rose in hand. Lucky for you, fortunate traveler, our city provides countless opportunities to spark passion’s flame with the (big) apple of your eye. Eric Strauss, Concierge at The Bryant Park Hotel New York—which boasts a lobby (above) accented in red leather that arouses romantic visions—knows a thing or two about Cupid’s touch. One must have “a perfect night out to set the mood for a romantic night in,” says Strauss. Château Cherbuliez—a French restaurant from celeb chef Todd English that is housed in the ivy-covered Limelight Marketplace, a converted Gothic Revival church in Chelsea—comes “complete with corset-clad waitresses and candlelit tables” and “is a great spot to wine and dine your honey.” Afterward? Strauss raves about The Box, a “sultry and seductive burlesque, vaudeville-inspired show that offers all sorts of acts ranging from obscure oddities to scintillating sexiness.” When you’re ready to retire, tap into your hotel amenities. Along with a TIPS FROM: minibar, many NYC hotel suites (including those at eric Strauss, concierge, The bryant The Bryant Park Hotel New York) offer a discreet Park Hotel new york, assortment of adults-only specialty items. Hopefully, 40 w. 40th St., 212.869.0100 by that point you’ll already have, as Strauss puts it, “set the mood.”—William Grant Frierson IV key To SymboLS in LiSTinGS on the following pages, important features are indicated by these icons: $ inexpensive, $$ moderate, $$$ expensive, $$$$ luxe; 2 handicap accessible; 0 gifts; 1 child friendly; 3 food/snacks; / drinks; 9 gay/lesbian patrons; 6 dress code; 5 music; . private rooms; 7 fireplace; 8 outdoor dining; 4 new york cityPaSS. when making a phone call from a landline, first dial 1, then the area code and seven-digit number. For essential numbers, turn to “Fyi” (p. 79). For mass transit, see bus & Subway maps (p. 78 & pp. 80-82).

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SHOPS & SERVICES a buyer’s reference to spending time in the city Written by Carly Pifer; Edited by Troy Segal

above, left: a valentine’s bouquet with a mix of roses and lavender sprigs.

above: there can never be enough chocolate, but this nine-piece box should satiate cravings. | la maison du chocolat, p. 39 left: everything under one roof at this new swiss spot for men’s and women’s casualwear. | victorinox swiss army, p. 35 Below: “infinite love,” designed by bez ambar, an 18-karat white gold ring with icy white diamonds, is hand-set using a micro-pavÉ technique. | maurice badler fine jewelry, p. 40

Some department stores have “visitor centers” with guest services. Most establishments are open Mon-Sat from 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an 8 p.m. closing time on Thurs. Longstanding retailers on the Lower East Side often close Fri afternoons and reopen Sun. Most spas and salons are open daily and begin appointments around 10 a.m., with closing private room or event space; 0 merchandise. When making a phone times ranging from 7 to 10 p.m. Key to symbols: 2 wheelchair accessible; 1 child-friendly;/ drinks; 3 food; call from a landline, first dial 1, then three-digit area code and seven-digit number. Letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 80-82).


Recent Openings Brian AtwoodC0L4573 655 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.415.4739. A shoe lover’s paradise, where customers can indulge in the designer’s signature shoes, handbags and accessories. F12 Creel & Gow 131 E. 70th St., btw Park & Lexington aves., 212.327.4281. An eclectic selection of curious objects from around the


world, including taxidermied animals, seashells, ceramics and artifacts, all housed in old stables on the Upper East Side. F11

IppolitaC0L47 796 Madison Ave., at E. 67th St., 646.664.4240. The Italian jewelry line has opened its debut U.S. boutique on the Upper East Side, offering a new collection of handcrafted leather handbags, clutches, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. F11

Juliette Longuet 153 E. 70th St., at Lexington Ave., 917.518.6557. The French designer makes her retail debut with this boutique and studio, which houses her contemporary French/ Nouveau-York designs. F11 Le Palais des Thés 194 Columbus Ave., btw W. 68th & W. 69th sts., 646.664.1902. A Parisian tea shop carrying a range of fresh leaves, as well as the company’s own special collections. I11

Photos: victorinox swiss army soho store, thaddeus rombauer; infinite love ring, bez ambar for maurice badler fine jewelry; valentine’s day chocolates, la maison du chocolat

| starbright floral design, p. 39

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large selection of sports-inspired apparel and shoes for newborns to teens and many in-store games to keep children entertained. 1 I7

SchutzC0L4379 655 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.257.4366. The brazilian footwear brand also carries women’s apparel, bags and other small accessories. F12 VersaceC0L4379 160 Mercer St., btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.966.8111. a concept-driven shop that carries interpretations of versace designs by artists, designers and musicians, along with a more Downtown sampling of the brand’s collection. F19 Victorinox Swiss Army06913 99 Wooster St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.431.4950. men’s and women’s apparel, travel gear, watches and cutlery at this flagship store housed in a former firehouse. G19 Yigal AzrouëlC0L457 1011 Madison Ave., btw E. 78th & E. 79th sts., 212.929.7525. This 900-square-foot space showcases the israeli designer’s ready-to-wear collection, as well as exclusive pieces. F10

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Carlo Pazolini C0L735 951 43 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.792.5855. This russian retailer finds inspiration in italian styles, creating sleek european shoes and accessories for men and women. F19

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Charlotte Olympia C0L7392 51 2 E. 65th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.744.1842; and one other NYC location. London designer charlotte Dellal brings her feminine footwear and quirky accessories to the line’s first u.s. venue. F12 Porsche Design C0L6 71 24 Madison Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.308.1786; 465 W. Broadway, btw Prince & W. Houston sts., 212.475.0747, porsche-design .com. The sturdy yet sleek collection of products includes stylish apparel for men and women, durable luggage, high-tech phones and sporty timepieces. The newer soho shop is the brand’s largest locale in the world. F12, G19 Shoe ParlorC0L7241 851 Seventh Ave., btw W. 54th & W. 55th sts., 212.842.0574, men and women alike can find a variety of footwear styles at this establishment, including hunter and uGG boots, clarks wallabees, Jeffrey campbell clogs, skechers, converse sneakers and the vibram fivefingers collection. 2 1 h13 Liebeskind BerlinC0L487 276 Lafayette St., btw Prince & Jersey sts., 212.993.7894. This German line creates avant-garde leather accessories for women, including colorful handbags, belts and jackets. e19

3-D printing equipment and gifts, such as sculptures and models made on the 3-D printers, at the manufacturer’s new retail location. e19

Lladró BoutiqueC0L513 500 Madison Ave., at E. 52nd St, 800.785.3490, from valencia, madrid and other iberian locations come heirloom-quality spanish porcelain figurines, objets d’art and home décor items. 2 1 G12

Monique LhuillierC0L487 19 E. 71st St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.683.3332. at this impressive 19th-century town house, the designer takes bridal appointments on the intimate second floor, while the first is reserved for her elegant ready-to-wear collection, home décor products, stationery and fine jewelry. F11

MakerBotC0L487 298 Mulberry St., btw Houston & Bleecker sts., 347.457.5758. Tech-heads can create their own 3-D portrait as well as shop for

Rookie USAC0L416837 808 Columbus Ave., btw W. 97th & 100th sts., 212.666.0434. a clothing store that appeals to both parents and their offspring with a

Space Cowboy BootsC0L52134 234 Mulberry St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 646.559.4779, spacecowboy as a pioneer of western-style fashion, this boutique boasts not only handcrafted boots, but just about everything else for the traditional and nontraditional urban cowgirl or cowboy: hats, belts, buckles, bolo ties and T-shirts. most items can be designed and customized to the client’s taste. e19 Ultimate SpectacleC0L52713 789 Lexington Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.792.8123, This upper east side boutique offers comprehensive eye care and | february 2013 | IN New YORK

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Anya Ponorovskaya/Girl Cat Boutique 167 Elizabeth St., btw Kenmare & Spring sts., 212.219.1647. Carefully curated, ultra-girly apparel and costume jewelry, plus accessories and purses. E20






















Bedhead PajamasC0L78413 252 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 212.233.4323, Luxe sleepwear, robes and slippers for men, women and children, which have been worn on TV shows including The New Girl and Glee, are designed by Renée Claire. 1 D19 Beretta Gallery C0L42197 8 18 Madison Ave., btw E. 63rd & E. 64th sts., 212.319.3235, A tri-level space, graced with an Italian stone façade, houses a collection of fine sportswear, including safari apparel, along with lightweight hunting gear and equipment, plus versatile accessories for travel. F12 Bradelis New YorkC0L78413 66 Madison Ave., btw E. 27th & E. 28th sts., 212.599.2223. Decadent lingerie and intimate apparel. F16 Cesare AttoliniC0L67 798 Madison Ave., btw E. 67th & E. 68th sts., 646.707.3006. Sophisticated, classic and elegantly tailored menswear, both bespoke and off-the-rack, are on offer at this venerable Italian label’s first store in New York City. f11 Christian Siriano0L3285 252 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 212.775.8494. Project Runway winner Christian Siriano has opened his own shop, offering his namesake designs, from tops and evening gowns to clutches, heels and wallets. e19 Cockpit USAC0L3285 15 W. 39th St., 12th fl., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.575.1616, Classic American contemporary and replica clothing for men, women and children inspired by military garb of all eras—including leather flight jackets made in the USA—available at the line’s showroom. By appointment only. 1 G14 Donna KaranC0L2614 819 Madison Ave., btw E. 68th & E. 69th sts., 212.861.1001. Sleek, modern clothing collections for men and women, plus shoes and accessories, by the iconic New York-based designer are housed in this boutique with a rock garden. Additional services include on-site tailoring and personal shopping. F11 Dusica DusicaC0L2614 67 Prince St., at Crosby St., 212.966.9099. The exclusive and handcrafted pieces at this clothing, accessory and footwear boutique are inspired by fine art and international cultures. e19 Erica TanovC0L1748 204 Elizabeth St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.334.8020. The Northern California-born designer’s delicate feminine



AcneC0L5219 33 Greene St., at Grand St., 212.334.8345. The Swedish-based line for both men and women offers classically inspired high-end fashion in its 4,000-square-foot flagship. F20



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Eton Brand StoreC0L7281 625 Madison Ave., at E. 58th St., 212.758.3866. High-quality, Swedish-made men’s shirts in a variety of styles with colors, prints and textures inspired by the seasons. F12 Icebreaker Touchlab C0L7251 823 Washington St., btw Gansevoort & Little W. 12th sts., 212.337.0616; and one other NYC location. The New Zealandbased activewear line offers fitted, all-purpose base layers, 100-percent merino insulated sweaters, fleece midlayers and windbreakers for men, women and children, all made with the environment in mind, using natural, sustainable materials. 1 I18 Ivana HelsinkiC0L8175 251 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 646.360.3802. Finnish designer Paola Ivana Suhonen creates simple knitted pieces, handmade in her native country and adorned with a variety of prints and patterns for her indie art, fashion and cinema brand. E19 LacosteC0L96 134 Prince St, btw Wooster St. & W. Broadway, 212.226.5019; and three other NYC locations. The iconic “croc” is sewn on the colorful signature polo shirts and shirtdresses, denim, accessories and footwear of this chic sportswear line. 2 F20 LanvinC0L96 815 Madison Ave., btw E. 68th & E. 69th sts., 646.439.0381. The tri-level flagship features the French line’s ready-to-wear items, featuring bold prints and fur accents, ultra-luxe accessories, footwear, handbags and a third-floor bridal boutique. 2 F11

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Maison KitsunéC0L52134 NoMad Hotel, 1170 Broadway, at W. 28th St., 212.481.6010. making its nyc debut, the french fashion-and-music label features its compilation records and ready-towear collection for men and women, as well as leather accessories from want Les essentiels de la vie and skin-care items from aesop. g16 Maximilian Fur Salon at Bloomingdale’sC0L315 Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., 4th fl., at E. 59th St., 212.705.3335, full-length coats and shorter jackets by top designers including bisang, Dennis basso, féraud, michael kors and Zac posen are available. also featuring services that include restyling, redesigning, storage, cleaning and alterations. 2 e12

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MissoniC0L315 1009 Madison Ave., at E. 78th St., 212.517.9339. a gleaming, white-walled space acts as the backdrop for the italian knitwear label’s colorful and quirky designs. 2 f10 OwenC0L7568 809 Washington St., btw Horatio & Gansevoort sts., 212.524.9770. fashion and celebrity reporter philip salem mixes established designers with new names, including jen kao, made her Think, warriors of radness and wood wood, in his 1,800-square-foot boutique for men and women. j18

Pinkyotto C0L7428307 E. 9th St., btw First & Second aves., 212.533.4028; and two other NYC locations. in-demand clothing and accessories for young women at this popular east village boutique include furry vests, fringed or studded leather clutches, fitted blazers and cropped jackets. d18 Project No. 8 7138 Division St., btw Orchard & Hester sts., 212.925.5599. a quirky selection of artisanal jewelry, porcelain and french jet cuff

With all the International patients who come to our office from around the world—many are accompanied by an entourage of family or friends, personal physicians, bodyguards and security personnel—cosmetic and restorative dentist Jan Linhart, D.D.S. P.C., was inspired to create the Continental Suite, a 750-square-foot treatment suite outfitted with State-of-the-Art equipment, that is more like a luxurious pied-á-terre than a place to undergo a dental procedure.

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Paul Smith C0L1 742 42 Greene St., btw Prince & W. Houston sts., 646.613.3060; and one other NYC location. sophisticated, tailored men’s apparel and accessories include suits with splashy linings, shirts, cuff links, handcrafted eyeglasses, swiss-made watches and a new loafer released every season. f19


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Qiviuk BoutiqueC0L7841 40 E. 58th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.826.3388, The boutique’s men’s and women’s collections of clothing and accessories are handcrafted from one of the rarest fibers in the world—the downy undercoat of the Arctic musk ox. F12 Rafel ShearlingC0L316 216 W. 29th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.564.8874, This tri-level warehouse has NYC’s largest stock of custom-fit shearling garments for men and women in petite to big and tall sizes. 2 1 . H16 Raleigh WorkshopC0L7841 211 Elizabeth St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.334.1330. Straight from Raleigh, North Carolina, this small manufacturer makes limited-edition jeans for both men and women, using local materials and traditional sewing techniques. E19 Robert MarcC0L42 1225 Madison Ave., btw E. 88th & E. 89th sts., 212.722.1600; and four other NYC locations. This optical chain offers carefully crafted designer eyewear for both women and men. Leather furniture, walnut fixtures and a tiled floor surround its luxe stock. F8

Beauty & Personal Care Avignone PharmacyC0L5827 281 Sixth Ave., at Carmine St., 212.989.5568. A wide selection of natural skin and hair products, including homeopathic remedies and eco-friendly personal health goods. H19 Bathroom, TheC0L5827 94 Charles St., at Bleecker St., 212.929.1449. Bumble & bumble and Comme des Garçons are among the fine brands available at this boutique for bath and body goods. H18 DermalogicaC0L549 110 Grand St., btw Broadway & Mercer St., 212.219.9800; and two other NYC locations. The national brand’s New York outpost offers skin analysis at the Skin Bar and professional skin treatments. 0 F20 Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S., P.C.C0L58731 230 Park Ave., Ste. 1164, at E. 46th St., 212.682.5180, drlinhart .com. An official dentist of the Miss Universe Organization and winner of the 2010 Concierge Choice Award for Emergency Services, Dr. Linhart specializes in cosmetic and restorative procedures. The Continental Room is his luxurious

Roberto CavalliC0L42 711 Madison Ave., at E. 63rd St., 212.755.7722. Glamorous fashions—from silky dresses to animal-print pants—and accessories for men and women from the cutting-edge Italian designer. F12

UniqloC0L6913 546 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts.; 31 W. 34th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves.; 666 Fifth Ave., at 53rd St., 877.486.4756, Chic, casual basics in bold and vibrant hues, including T-shirts, jeans, coats, sweaters and accessories by the Japanese brand. Free, same-day alterations are also available. f20, g15, g12 Windsor CustomC0L5173 122 W. 26th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 917.683.4329. The ambience of this custom tailor shop, located in the basement of The Ainsworth sports bar, is not unlike that of an Ivy League fraternity house, featuring a pool table, televisions and full-stocked bar. By appointment only./  H16 Wink NYCC0L5173 129 Prince St., at Wooster St., 212.334.3646. A fun, contemporary boutique with women’s apparel, footwear, accessories and jewelry by designers such as Baggu, Clare Vivier, Dolce Vita, Nixon, Posse, Rebecca Minkoff and WiNK’s own brand./  f19


Dept. Stores & Shopping Centers Barneys New YorkC0L32496 660 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.826.8900. Luxe couture for men and women from the world’s top designers, such as Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Ogle and Fendi, plus shoes, accessories, cosmetics and housewares. 2 13 F12 Bergdorf GoodmanC0L32749 754 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.753.7300. Designer labels, accessories and cosmetics and the second-floor, 2,000-square-foot Chanel boutique, in a setting overlooking The Plaza Hotel and the Pulitzer Fountain. 2 13 G12 Bloomingdale’sC0L3294 1000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.705.2000; 504 Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.729.5900, Couture and ready-to-wear fashions, gifts, home décor and accessories. Amenities include a coat/ package check and personal shoppers. International Visitors’ Information: 212.705.2098. 2 13 e12, f20 Century 21C0L31295 1972 Broadway, btw W. 66th & W. 67th sts., 212.518.2121; 22 Cortlandt St., btw Broadway & Church St., 212.227.9092; and two other NYC locations, Shoppers can save up to 65 percent on a selection of designer apparel and accessories for men, women and children, from labels such as Seven Jeans and Pierre Cardin, as well as cosmetics, shoes and handbags. 2 1 j11, f22

Scotch & SodaC0L7961 273 Lafayette St., at Prince St., 212.966.3300. Edgy Dutch fashions with a focus on detail and quality fabrics at affordable prices for men and women carried by this NoLIta boutique include velvet blazers with brocade collars, leather bomber jackets, plaid button-ups and belted coats. 2 1 E19 Stella McCartneyC0L6429 112 Greene St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.255.1556. The designer has moved her flagship from the Meatpacking District to SoHo, where the new locale offers two floors of her ready-to-wear collection, along with children’s wear, lingerie and pieces from the Adidas by Stella McCartney collaboration. F19

New York Shaving Co., TheC0L6741 202B Elizabeth St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.334.9495. Men recapture the traditional ritual of shaving with all-natural grooming products sold amid an oldfashioned barbershop atmosphere. 2 1 E19

raleigh workshop (this page) does jeans the oldfashioned way, using locally sourced cloth on vintage sewing equipment to produce small batches of 150 quality pants per week, which are customhemmed in-store.

private treatment suite. Dr. Linhart’s son, Zachary, recently joined the practice with training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. 2 1 0 F14

Fragrance & Beauty OutletC0L4132 301 Madison Ave., btw E. 41st & E. 42nd sts., 212.687.7635. An enormous inventory of beauty items and designer fragrances for men and women. 2 F14 Jo Malone London C0L28135330 Bleecker St., btw Christopher & W. 10th sts., 212.242.1454. Perfumes, candles and various toiletries in a range of inventively combined scents are the specialty of this British brand. h18 L’Occitane en ProvenceC0L5826 180 E. 86th St., btw Third & Lexington aves. 212.722.5141; and 11 other NYC locations. The beauty brand’s newest store offers skin and hair-care consultations. E9 MiN New YorkC0L5826 117 Crosby St., btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.206 6366. Hard-to-find, artisanal brands of skin care and fragrances are the speciality of this “apothecary/atelier.” F19

Henri BendelC0L356 712 Fifth Ave., btw 55th & 56th sts., 212.247.1100. High-style accessories, cosmetics and novelties from this luxurious specialty store fill the signature brown-and-white striped shopping bags. 3 G13 jcpenneyC0L516 Manhattan Mall, 100 W. 33rd St., at Sixth Ave., 212.295.6120, The 150,000-square-foot clothing emporium stocks apparel from such designers as Nicole Miller, Allen B. Schwartz and Charlotte Ronson and exclusive brands, including American Living, Worthington, Supergirl and more, plus a home department. 2 1 G15 Lord & TaylorC0L395 424 Fifth Ave., at 39th St., 212.391.3344, Ten fashionable floors sprawling with men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, home accents, cosmetics and accessories. 2 13 G15 Macy’s Herald SquareC0L36 Broadway, at W. 34th St., 212.695.4400; Event information: 212.494.4495; Puppet Theatre (large groups): 212.494.1917, The world’s largest department store is bursting with designer clothing for men, women and children, luggage, accessories and furniture. 2 13 G15 Manhattan MallC0L4187 100 W. 33rd St., at Broadway, 212.465.0500, Shoppers can explore four levels of major retailers, including Sunglass Hut, Victoria’s Secret, Foot Locker Express and Gamestop. 2 1 G15

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Saks Fifth AvenueC0L362 611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000. The landmark department store offers a mélange of top designer fashions, plus home décor, handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and unique editions of designer fragrances by burberry and maison martin margiela. 2 13 G13 Shops at Columbus Circle, TheC0L36 Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300, theshopsatcolumbus This high-end retail and dining complex features more than 40 stores, including aveda, coach, c. wonder, h&m, J. crew, papyrus, wolford, boss hugo boss and Thomas pink, along with the world-class restaurant and bar collection, a park-view atrium and art installations. 2 1/  3 I12 Shops at The Plaza, TheC0L953 The Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.546.5499, in the landmark hotel, a unique collection of fashion boutiques, salons and jewelry stores that includes angelo Galasso, caudalie vinothérapie spa, Douglas hannant and mcm, as well as The plaza food hall. 2/  3 G12

electRONIcs, MusIc & caMeRas B&H Photo, Video, Pro AudioC0L79468 420 Ninth Ave., at W. 34th St., 212.444.6615, one-stop shopping for the newest electronic technology at discount prices, including cutting-edge cameras, camcorders, DvDs, mini-disc players, film and tripods. I15 BrookstoneC0L476 142 W. 34th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.564.0417. customers can test-drive a variety of high-tech gadgets and electronics from ipad and iphone accessories to personal massagers and foot spa-baths. h15 Camera LandC0L476 575 Lexington Ave., btw E. 51st & E. 52nd sts., 212.753.5128, equipment and accessories are available at this photography emporium, which also offers repair services, photo scanning and more. e13 J&R Music and Computer WorldC0L37 23 Park Row, btw Beekman & Ann sts., across from City Hall, 212.238.9000; The Cellar at Macy’s Herald Square, Broadway, at W. 34th St., 212.494.3748, jr .com. The downtown location is a block-long compound housing the best in audio, music, computers and high-tech appliances, plus housewares, musical instruments and a mac boutique. 2 1 F22, G15 Sony StyleC0L372 550 Madison Ave., btw E. 55th & E. 56th sts., 212.833.8800. computers, televisions, home audio systems and other electronics from sony in this interactive, high-tech store. 2 1 F13 VertuC0L5174 The Shops at the Plaza, 768 Fifth Ave., btw 58th & 59th sts., 212.371.8701. This luxury mobile phone maker uses quality materials such as sapphire crystals, jeweled bearings and exotic leather in its phones, which are individually constructed in London. F12

Willoughby’sC0L5174 298 Fifth Ave., at 31st St., 212.564.1600. new york city’s oldest camera shop selling cameras and photo equipment for the novice and professional in a wide price range. camcorders and binoculars are also offered. G15

GIFts & hOMe Antony ToddC0L3249 44 E. 11th St., btw Broadway & University Pl., 212.529.3252. antique and vintage furniture is revamped to improve function, comfort and style. 2 F18 Dahesh Museum of Art Gift ShopC0L3249 145 Sixth Ave., btw Spring & Dominick sts., 212.759.0606, recently relocated to hudson square, this emporium offers limitededition art books, women’s clothing, gift items and home furnishings that reflect its parent museum’s collection of 19th-century and early 20th-century european academic art. 2 1 G20 FretteC0L78961 799 Madison Ave., btw E. 67th & E. 68th sts., 212.988.5221. high-thread-count sheets and towels, as well as luxurious robes and pajamas, from the italian maker of fine linens. 2 1 F12

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Gracious HomeC0L78961 1992 Broadway, at W. 67th St., 212.231.7800; and two other NYC locations. handpicked houseware and hardware items, including lighting, kitchen appliances, linens and glassware from around the globe. 2 1 j11

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La Maison du ChocolatC0L78961 1018 Madison Ave., btw E. 78th & E. 79th sts., 212.744.7117. a parisian chocolatier using the finest ingredients to create rich, filled chocolates, pastries and other confections. 2 1 F10

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Serendipity 3C0L174 225 E. 60th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.838.3531. a gift shop within the beloved restaurant sells novelty items with a candy theme. e12 Starbright Floral DesignC0L321 150 W. 28th St., Studio 201, btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 800.520.8999, over 500 types of flora, including rare and unusual blossoms, as well as an assortment of chocolates and gift baskets. event-planning is a specialty. shipping available. 2 13 h16 StepeviC0L321 147 Wooster St., btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.466.0400. in addition to modern home accessories, refined and luxurious rugs and carpets are found at this interior decorating boutique. 2 13 F19

Zarin Fabrics is the largest resource of discounted designer fabrics in New York City. Established in 1936, this third generation family-owned business is a three-floor fabric wonderland stocked with thousands of bolts of upholstery and drapery fabrics.

Stickley, Audi & Co.0L321 207 W. 25th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.337.0700. high-quality furniture for living areas, dining rooms and bedrooms, oriental rugs and home accessories are available at this showroom which offers complimentary design services. 2 13 h16 Vast selection beats competition millions of yards of fabric take home goods the same day WorldWide shipping

Tender ButtonsC0L6394 143 E. 62nd St., at Lexington Ave., 212.758.7004, This old-fashioned, museumlike shop is filled with an array of fasteners for both men and women. 2 1 I12 Williams Sonoma C0L73952 The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 59th & W. 60th sts., 212.581.1146. high-quality, casually elegant home furnishings and gourmet cookware. I12

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Nordstrom RackC0L68439 60 E. 14th St., btw Fourth Ave. & Broadway, 212.220.2080. both men and women find a variety of designer apparel and accessories for 50 to 60 percent off regular retail prices. F17


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SHoPS & SerViceS Zarin FabricsC0L79482 314 Grand St., btw Orchard & Allen sts., 212.925.6112, founded in 1936, and still family-owned and operated, Zarin showcases thousands of bolts of fine fabrics by leading manufacturers at affordable prices. D20

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JewelRY, CRYstal & sIlveR Aaron Basha C0L9781680 Madison Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.935.1960. famous for its baby shoe charms, as well as other bejeweled characters and items, this chic store also offers heirloom accessories and jewelry cases. 2 1 F12 Alexis Bittar C0L9781465 Broome St., btw Mercer & Greene sts., 212.625.8340; and two other NYC locations. Signature pieces incorporate Lucite and stones in the form of necklaces, statement rings, chunky bangles and earrings. 2 F20 J. EstinaC0L391 The Shops at The Plaza, 1 W. 58th St., at Fifth Ave., 212.510.8613. This korean jewelry line offers earrings, rings, bracelets and hair bands. G12 Lissa Fine Jewelry C0L1 4735 2 W. 57th St., Ste. 707, at Sixth Ave., 212.245.4780. a fashion-forward jewelry store whose inventory ranges from wedding bands to necklaces, bracelets and earrings. H12

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Little King JewelryC0L41628 177 Lafayette St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.260.6140, littleking Designer duo michael regan and Jennifer o’Sullivan create vintage-inspired jewelry, belt buckles and cuff links that are handmade from eco-friendly materials. The east Village shop is also a popular choice among soon-to-be brides. 2 . e20 Maurice Badler Fine Jewelry 578 Fifth Ave., at 47th St., 800.622.3537. new and exclusive competitively priced fashions from leading jewelry designers such as roberto coin, bez ambar, Di massima and others. G14 Officine PaneraiC0L41389 545 Madison Ave., btw E. 54th & E. 55th sts., 212.223.1562. exclusive Swissmade watches in every variety, with straps of alligator, Velcro and metal bracelet, from the venerable italian company. F13 Swarovski CrystallizedC0L41389 499 Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.966.3322; swarovski crystallized jewelry (necklaces, rings, earrings), many made by rising designers, are offered at the prestigious austrian brand’s concept boutique in SoHo. / 3 F20 Tiffany & Co. 97 Greene St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.226.6136, and one other NYC location. elegant jewelry in a variety of styles and metals, as well as crystal, silver, cuff links, engagement rings, watches and stationery alongside special designer collections, all packaged in the famous robin’s-egg blue box. F19 TourneauC0L341 510 Madison Ave., btw E. 52nd & E 53rd sts., 212.758.5830; 12 E. 57th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.758.7300, tourneau .com. The world’s largest authorized purveyor of fine timepieces offers more than 100 brands and 8,000-plus styles from top international watchmakers. F12

where to find places seen in “Ignite Your Passion” (p. 24): alice + Olivia by stacey Bendet 431 W. 14th St., btw Ninth Ave. & Washington St., 646.747.1232. contemporary womenswear and fashion-forward accessories. I17 Christian louboutin 965 Madison Ave., btw E. 75th & E. 76th sts., 212.396.1884; and one other NYC location. cutting-edge stilettos, boots, handbags and accessories. F10 Cliff Young ltd. 200 Lexington Ave., Ste. 505, btw E. 32nd & E. 33rd sts., 212.683.8808. custom-designed and handcrafted furniture for every room in the house. e15 ermenegildo Zegna 663 Fifth Ave., btw 52nd & 53rd sts., 212.421.4488. men’s designer fashions. G13 FP Patisserie 1293 Third Ave., btw E. 74th & E. 75th sts., 212.717.5252. baked goods and treats, such as tarts, cakes, cookies and macarons from the renowned french pastry chef françois Payard. e11 Ivanka trump Boutique 109 Mercer St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.756.9912. Very feminine jewelry store, with a selection of shoes, bags and apparel. F19 Jennifer Fisher 212.625.2380, by appointment only. customizable, hip jewelry, such as ear cuffs, wraparound rings, chains and anklets, for men, women and children. lalique 609 Madison Ave., at E. 58th St., 212.355.6550. Jewelry, tableware and objects in the famed frosted glass from the historic french design house. F12 la Perla 803 Madison Ave., btw E. 67th & E. 68th sts., 212.570.0050; and two other NYC locations. Luxurious lingerie, swimwear, loungewear and sleepwear for women, along with T-shirts and briefs for men. F12 louis vuitton 1 E. 57th St, at Fifth Ave., 212.758.8877. Deluxe apparel, handbags, luggage, shoes, accessories and more for men and women, adorned with the familiar “LV” logo. G13 OMeGa Boutique 711 Fifth Ave., btw 55th & 56th sts., 212.207.3333. innovative Swiss watches, plus accessories and fragrances for men and women. G13 Raquel Green Custom Cuff links 917.426.1414, by appointment only. men’s cuff links available to be personalized to suit every taste and shirt style. swarovski 30 Rockefeller Plaza, btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.4300; and seven other NYC locations. Sparkling crystal jewelry and figurines, plus a large selection of crystalstudded accessories. G13 van Cleef & arpels 744 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.896.9284. opulent, high-fashion jewelry, engagement rings and watches, plus fragrances for both sexes, at this venerable jeweler. G12

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salONs & spas AerospaC0L8135 Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave., 2nd fl., btw E. 21st & E. 22nd sts., 212.920.3300. This luxurious spa offers pampering treatments for men and women, including swedish and Thai massages, collagen facials, honey almond body scrub treatments and body wraps. 2 e16 Blind Barber, The C0L965339 E. 10th St., btw aves. B & A, 212.228.2123. Gentlemen can enjoy complimentary signature or seasonal cocktails with every haircut, beard trim or shave at this / c18 funky east village barbershop.   Graceful Services & Graceful SpaC0L3581 Graceful Spa, 205 W. 14th St., 2nd fl., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.675.5145; 240 E. 56th St., Ste. 2W, btw Second & Third aves., 212.755.5589; Graceful Services, 1095 Second Ave., 2nd fl., btw E. 57th & E. 58th sts., 212.593.9904, Traditional chinese and Thai, plus prenatal massage, stretching, immunity boosting and circulation-stimulating treatments, body scrubs, facials and more. h17, e13, e12 Long Tai Body WorkC0L5139 53 W. 29th St., at Sixth Ave., 631.235.9888, both the mind and the body are soothed at this intimate flatiron spa. G15

specIal seRVIces Catalyst Luxury LifestyleC0L47162 26 Court St., Ste. 2611, btw Montague & Remsen sts., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, 718.222.8900, catalystlux Luxury concierge services, providing high-end services to high-end clientele. InWhatLanguageC09L185 800.580.3718, inwhat Translation, interpretation and transcription services in more than 160 languages by a global team of linguists. Modern Leather Goods 069582 W. 32nd St., 4th fl., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.695.3400. founded in 1944, this family-run repair shop can replace zippers, mend tears and reglaze fine leathers— often while customers wait. G16

spORTs appaRel & equIpmeNT NBA StoreC0L3571 590 Fifth Ave., btw 47th & 48th sts., 212.515.6221, Team jerseys, basketballs, hats, collectibles, gifts and footwear fill this arena-style sports emporium of nba merchandise and memorabilia for men, women and children. 2 1 G13 NHL Powered by ReebokC0L371 1185 Sixth Ave., at W. 47th St., 212.221.6375, official national hockey League team uniforms, memorabilia and interactive kiosks are offered at this store, along with an Xm radio studio broadcasting live games and an nhL-themed starbucks. 2 1 G14

Toga Bike ShopC0L5183 110 West End Ave., at W. 65th St., 212.799.9625; and two other NYC locations. new york city’s oldest and largest bike shop offers mountain, road, triathlon and hybrid varieties, as well as an assortment of accessories and clothing. 2 J12

TOYs, BOOKs & wORKshOps American Girl Place New YorkC0L3816 609 Fifth Ave., at 49th St., 877.247.5223, in addition to the popular historical and contemporary doll collection, there are accessories, matching doll-and-girl clothing, a complete line of books and fun programs available for participation, such as a doll hair salon and photo studio, plus a café. personal shoppers available. 2 1/  3 G13

Traditional Chinese deep tissue massage combining Swedish and Shiatsu with strong, rich Qi.

kidding aroundC0L4862 60 W. 15th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.645.6337; Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. Passage, E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 212.972.8697, This independent, family-owned store specializes in toys and board games, clothes, gifts and party favors for children of all ages, selected from more than 600 brand-name distributors. its newest location in Grand central Terminal boasts a playful victorian design, along with a mobile toy train traveling on a track throughout the shop. 2 1 G17, f14 MAKE Meaning 1501 Third Ave., btw E. 84th & E. 85th sts., 212.744.0011. There is fun for the whole family at this arts-and-crafts locale, which lets you create candles, glass, soap, ceramics and jewelry—or even decorate cakes. call to make reservations or inquire about events. 2 1 e9

2 Hour Package Includes Facial and Massage Only $120 1095 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor 212-593-9904 205 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor 212-675-5145 240 East 56th Street, Suite 2w 212-755-5589


VINTaGe appaRel & accessORIes A Second ChanceC0L65731 1109-1111 Lexington Ave., 2nd fl., btw E. 77th & E. 78th sts., 212.744.6041; 155 Prince St., at W. Broadway, 212.673.6155, The upscale consignment shop carries a large selection of gently used designer handbags and accessories from such brands as chanel, fendi, prada, hermès, yves saint Laurent and Louis vuitton. e10, G1

...WITH THe fInesT made booTs, HaTs, belTs & buckles! create your own custom pair or choose from the famous wall of boots! Space Cowboy

Beacon’s ClosetC0L41628 10 W. 13th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 917.261.4683; and two other NYC locations. specializing in buying, selling and trading quality vintage clothing and accessories, from brands such as Dolce vita and opening ceremony, this popular brooklyn boutique makes its way onto manhattan’s thrifty retail scene with a third location in the west village. G18




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Roundabout New & Resale CoutureC0L72 115 Mercer St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.966.9166; 31 E. 72nd St., at Madison Ave., 646.755.8009, clothing and accessories from such revered design houses as chanel, balenciaga, ralph Lauren, Louboutin, chloe and more fill this pair of tastefully appointed consignment boutiques. f20, f11

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Wempe JewelersC0L3415 700 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 212.397.9000, fifth avenue’s only official rolex dealer also carries other prestigious brands such as Jaeger-Lecoultre, patek philippe, chopard and baume & mercier, plus a line of jewelry that includes 18-karat gold earrings, brilliant-cut diamond rings, pearl necklaces, classic cameos and precious gemstones. 2 G13

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Art & antiques STORES & CENTERS, FAIRS & SHOWS, GALLERIES & AUCTION HOUSES Written by William Frierson IV; Edited by Troy Segal

above, left: A still from the visitors (2012), a video installation depicting a series of intimate musical performances staged in upstate new york at rokeby farm— on view thru mar. 9—by icelandic artist ragnar kjartansson. | luhring augustine, p. 44 above: Jessica Charlotte’s “pregnant petal” (2010), made with acrylics, is part of the group exhibit FUR, which celebrates the beauty of the contemporary, p. 44 far left: ojos bien abiertos (which translates as “eyes wide open”), an exhibition of 35 silver gelatin prints—including “tosferina naucalpan estado de mexico” (1962) —by acclaimed mexican photographer rodrigo moya, is on view thru mar. 3. | throckmorton fine art, p. 45 left: A large-scale poppy sculpture entitled “Love, Park lane, london 2013” (2013) is the centerpiece of the exhibit exposed, which also features paintings by ana tzarev inspired by flowers, thru feb. 23. | ana tzarev gallery , p. 44

Please call ahead to confirm gallery hours, exhibitions and dates; all information is correct at press time, but is subject to change. Key to symbols: 2 wheelchair accessible; 1 child-friendly;/ drinks; 3 food; private room or event space. When making a phone call from a landline, first dial 1, then three-digit area code and seven-digit number. The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 80-82). For more information, browse the Art & Antiques section of


AeroC0L95421 419 Broome St., btw Lafayette & Crosby sts., 212.966.4700. Owner Thomas O’Brien’s showroom and design studio offers restored midcentury furniture alongside contemporary styles. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. E20

Antique RoomC0L953 412-414-416 Atlantic Ave., at Bond St., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 718.875.7084. Rare American and English furniture, including complete dining and living room sets in the Neoclassical and Egyptian Revival styles, in a 12,000-square-foot showroom. Thurs-Sun 12:30-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. BB24

Alan Rosenberg—Works of ArtC0L96421 155 W. 20th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.989.4061. Rosenberg sources such 20th-century pieces as 1950s silver and fine art to fill his gallery. By appointment. H17

Antony ToddC0L94821 44 E. 11th St., btw Broadway & University Pl., 212.529.3252. The Australian designer’s showroom displays his collection of eclectic finds from around the globe. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. F18

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Argosy Book StoreC0L38 116 E. 59th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.753.4455. Antiquarian and out-of-print books, antique maps and historical autographs. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. F12 Baxter & LiebchenC0L9421 33 Jay St., at Plymouth St., DUMBO, Brooklyn, 718.797.0630. Twentiethcentury furniture and housewares, such as solid teak coffee tables, welded metal wall art, oak nightstands, copper desk lamps and decorative ceramic pieces. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. A22

Photos: ragnar kjartansson, the visitors, courtesy of the artist, luhring augustine, new york and i8 gallery, reykjavik; rodrigo moyar, “tosferina naucalpan estado de mexico,” courtesy of throckmorton fine art; ana tzarev, “love, park lane, london 2013,” alex maguire

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Botier Inc. The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 15, at E. 55th St., 212.371.2424. Antique and modern signed jewelry, watches and other fine objects of art from such designers as Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier. Daily 12:30-6 p.m. E13 Clifford Baron The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 8, at E. 55th St., 646.204.0143. Ingenious pieces of fine jewelry— brooches, dress clips and bracelets—bought and sold. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. E13 Estate Silver Co. The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 65, at E. 55th St., 212.758.4858, An everchanging inventory from a range of countries and periods includes Victorian silver plate and Old Sheffield pieces. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. E13 Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.C0L35 The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Galleries 55, 56 & 58, at E. 55th St., 212.223.4600, Japanese art from the Meiji period, including Fukugawa porcelain, intricate bamboo vessels and Samurai swords. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 2 E13 Gallery 47 The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 47, at E. 55th St., 212.888.0165, Art Nouveau and Art Deco fashion jewelry, as well as early-20th-century perfume bottles, atomizers and figurines. Daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m. E13

Earrings, faceted amethysts, mother-of-pearl and 18k gold, c. 1970.

Brooch, 18k gold, enamel and diamonds, English, c. 1970.



Buccellati diamond and 18k gold cuff bracelet, c. 1980-1990.

Tiffany & Co., “Love & Kisses” necklace by Paloma Picasso, 18k gold.

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Hemingway African Gallery035 The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Galleries 96, at E. 55th St., 212.838.3650, African sculpture and artifacts, including masks and figurines. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. 2 E13

Les Enluminures 23 E. 73rd St., 7th fl., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.717.7273. The Paris-based gallery handles rare museum-quality art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, focusing on manuscripts but also featuring sculptures, metalwork and ivories. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment. F11 Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, TheC0L356 1050 Second Ave., at E. 55th St., 212.355.4400, More than 100 dealers offer furniture, designer jewelry, chandeliers, crystal, silver, Asian and African artifacts, paintings, sculpture and other fine pieces. Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. 2 E13 Palace Galleries Inc. The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 62, at E. 55th St., 516.244.3922. Chandeliers, clocks and

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Leah Gordon The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 18, at E. 55th St., 212.872.1422, Fine gold and silver antique and estate jewelry from 1800 to 1950, American art pottery and early-20th-century design objects, including pieces by Georg Jensen, William Spratling and Bulgari and ceramics by Jean Lurcat. Mon-Fri 16 p.m. E13

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Art & Antiques marble sculptures can be found amid an inventory of luxurious pieces. Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.5 p.m. E13

photography and photojournalism that benefit an affiliated charitable organization. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1 D19

Phoenix Ancient Art S.A.C0L4157 47 E. 66th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.7518. Fine antiquities from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Byzantium, Greece and the Roman Empire. Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. F11

Anita Shapolsky GalleryC0L691 152 E. 65th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.452.1094. Drawings, paintings and sculpture with a focus on Abstract Expressionism. Mon-Sat noon-5 p.m. and by appointment. E12

P.M. Tung Arts The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 61, at E. 55th St., 212.308.7203. Fine Chinese antiques and works of art. Daily 1-6 p.m. E13

CFM GalleryC0L37 236 W. 27th St., 4th fl., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.966.3864. Modern and contemporary works by Salvador Dalí, Anne Bachelier, Leonor Fini, Anne Bachelier, Aleksandra Nowak, Michael Parkes, Frederick Hart, Felicien Rops, Ailene Fields and others, plus fine jewelry. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2 1 F20

R 20th Century DesignC0L4187 82 Franklin St., btw Franklin Pl. & Church St., 212.343.7979. Modern home décor designs from the last century include Danish lighting and Brazilian tables. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m. F20 Showplace Antique + Design Center C0L316 40 W. 25th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.633.6063, More than 200 antiques dealers on four expansive floors exhibit European and American furniture, textiles, art, jewelry, silver, bronze, stamps and decorative accessories. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 2 3 G16

AmaridianC0L94821 31 Howard St., at Crosby St., 917.463.3719. Sculpture, art and furniture from sub-Saharan designers. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.6:30 p.m. F20

Hionas Gallery LESC0L465 124 Forsyth St., at Delancey St., 917.974.6976. The second branch of a gallery specializing in contemporary works in all media by established and emerging artists. Thurs-Sun noon-6 p.m. D20 fine art, such as tara bergey’s oil painting “build your house in the heavens,” can be acquired during live auctions held on weekends by a boutique consultant. | sunday’s auction house, p. 45

Eden Fine ArtC0L4513 437 Madison Ave., at E. 50th St., 212.888.0177. Specializing in Israeli and international art, this Tel-Aviv-based gallery focuses on colorful works that are spiritually uplifting. Ongoing: New Works by Romero Britto. Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. F13 Forum GalleryC0L318 The Crown Building, 730 Fifth Ave., 2nd fl., btw 56th & 57th sts., 212.355.4545. Contemporary American and European works as well as 20th-century social realist and figurative art by artists such as Davis Cone, Robert Cottingham, Ellen Eagle and Alan Feltus. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 2 G12

Ana Tzarev GalleryC0L37 24 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.586.9800. Colorful paintings depict the Croatian-born artist’s travels through Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Special exhhibitions highlight photography and works on paper by other international artists in an effort to raise cultural awareness. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. G13

Fountain GalleryC0L382 702 Ninth Ave., at W. 48th St., 212.262.2756, An environment for artists living and working with mental illness to exhibit their creations, which range from watercolors to photography. Represented artists include David Alonzo, Leonard Aschenbrand and Dick Lubinsky. Thru Mar. 6: Collaged Realities: Photography and Mixed Media. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. 2 1 . I14

Anastasia Photo C0L71 166 Orchard St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.677.9725. This gallery hosts exhibitions of socially conscious

Freight + VolumeC0L4138 530 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.691.7700. Works of contemporary artistic expression, including Erik den Breejen’s


Godel & Co. Fine ArtC0L6495 39A E. 72nd St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.7272. Fine 19th- and 20th-century art, including landscapes, still lifes and Impressionist works. American holdings include Hudson River School pieces and works by Joseph Stella. Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun by appointment. F11

Hasted Kraeutler C0L465 537 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.627.0006, Classic vintage to contemporary photography by established and emerging artists. Thru Mar. 9: Michael Benson: Planetfall. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment. J16

Art Galleries

Akira Ikeda GalleryC0L41853 17 Cornelia St., btw W. 4th & Bleecker sts., 212.366.5449. With outposts in Tokyo and Berlin, this gallery represents some 40 national, European and Japanese artists. By appointment. G19

Gerald Peters Gallery0L465 24 E. 78th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.628.9780. The Santa Fe-based gallery showcases 19th- and 20thcentury paintings and photos, as well as traditional and modern sculpture. Represented artists include Tony Angell. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. F10

Hammer GalleriesC0L465 475 Park Ave., btw E. 57th & E. 58th sts., 212.644.4400. Focusing on 19th- and 20th-century European and American masters, past exhibitions have included works by artists such as Corot, Monet, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall. Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. F12

Treasures & PleasuresC0L736 The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, 1050 Second Ave., Gallery 35, at E. 55th St., 212.750.1929. Specializing in vintage clutches and handbags, such as Louis Vuitton monogrammed purses and Judith Leiber minaudières, as well as jewelry and timepieces. Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. E13

AFAC0L396 54 Greene St., at Broome St., 212.226.7374, A showcase for fantastical and surreal artwork, featuring established and emerging artists such as Tim Burton, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Tom Everhart, Daniel Merriam and Kirk Reinert. Thru Feb. 3: Nicoletta Ceccoli: Curiouser and Curiouser; Thru Feb. 22: Essential Being: Sculpture & Drawings by Pierre Matter; Feb. 24-Mar. 31: Joe Sorren: The Great Cantaloupe Day. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 1 F20

street-art-inspired paintings, Ali Smith’s abtract oils and Okay Mountain’s tongue-in-cheek found-object sculptures. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment. J16

JeanMarie GalleryC0L716 Miriam Rigler, 220 E. 60th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.486.8150. Fine original oil paintings and Lucite sculptures by artists such as Yolande Ardissone and Guy Dessapt, at this venue located inside a dress shop. Call for hours. E13 Joshua Liner GalleryC0L716 548 W. 28th St., 3rd fl., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.244.7415. Many of the artists represented here are influenced by graphic design, Asian pop culture and comic art. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 2 1 J16 Luhring AugustineC0L7945 531 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.206.9100. Contemporary paintings, drawings, large-scale sculpture, video and photography by established artists such as Rachel Whiteread. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. j16 Michael Rosenfeld GalleryC0L7945 100 11th St., btw W. 19th & W. 20th sts., 212.247.0082. Specializing in 20th-century American art, including African-American works from 1900 to 1975. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment. j17 Porter ContemporaryC0L7945 548 W. 28th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.696.7432. Steps from High Line Park, this gallery showcases emerging and established artists such as Catherine Tafur, Johnny Romeo, Jee Hwang, Lori Larusso, Jennifer Murray, Pato Bosich, Louise Daddona, JaH-HaHa, Jihay Kang and Jeff Huntington. Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues-Wed by appointment. J16

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Rehs Galleries, Inc.C0L7945 5 E. 57th St., 8th fl., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.355.5710, Specializing in artists exhibited at the Paris Salon and London’s royal academy from 1850 to 1920, including Julien Dupré. mon-fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. 2 1 F13


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RH Gallery0528139 137 Duane St., btw Varick & Church sts., 646.490.6355. founded in 2010, this bi-level gallery features contemporary works by artists such as wolfgang ellenrieder, Soledad arias, Paul edmunds, Daniel escobar, Parastou forouhar and Shayok mukhopadhyay. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun-mon by appointment. G21 Scholten Japanese ArtC0L73195 145 W. 58th St., Ste. 6D, btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.585.0474, fine Japanese works of art—including wood-block prints, netsuke, hanging scrolls, prints, sculptures and lacquer boxes—specializing in the edo period. mon-fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only. 2 G12 Throckmorton Fine ArtC0L46 145 E. 57th St., 3rd fl., btw Thrid & Lexington aves., 212.223.1059. Latin american photography and Pre-colombian art. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. F13 William Secord GalleryC0L46 52 E. 76th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.249.0075. a treasure trove for dog lovers, this gallery specializes in fine 19th-century paintings of man’s best friend. mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. F11

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A RARE IVORY SCULPTURE carved as a Seashell Collector examining his new acquisitions. This iconic Tokyo School okimono is one of the few such masterpieces known from the hand of Homei-the Meiji Period Court Artist to the Imperial Household revered for his massive studies in this difficult discipline. Ht. 19". Meiji Period, Japan.

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Christie’sC0L34 20 Rockefeller Plz., W. 49th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.636.2000. founded by James christie, this world-renowned institution has been holding auctions since 1766. Highlights: feb. 5-6: christie’s interiors; feb. 27: american art. 2 G13

Fine Original Oil Paintings and Lucite Sculptures

Eli Wilner & CompanyC0L46 1525 York Ave., btw E. 80th & E. 81st sts., 212.744.6521. founded in 1983 by eli wilner, this firm specializes in the art of framing and frame restoration, particularly european and american frames from the mid-19th to the early-20th centuries. it also offers art installation, customized lighting and fitting services. mon-fri 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. D10 Sotheby’sC0L7945 134 York Ave., at E. 72nd St., 212.606.7000. The famed auctioneers sell fine art, antiques, jewelry and more. Highlights: feb.1: important old master Paintings and Sculpture, masterworks; feb.1-2: old master 19th-century european Paintings and Drawings, including Property from the estate of Giancarlo baroni; feb. 7: important Jewels; feb. 23: finest and rarest wines. 2 D11

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Entertainment theater, Music, dance, nightlife & adventure Written and edited by Francis Lewis

left: ellen burstyn, ben rappaport and maggie grace (left to right) star in the roundabout theatre company’s broadway revival of william inge’s 1953 pulitzer prizewinning drama, set in a small town on a sultry labor day weekend. | picnic, p. 51 below, left: violinist ray chen makes his debut at this illustrious classical music venue, playing Max Bruch’s violin concerto no. 1 in g minor with the royal stockholm philharmonic orchestra. | carnegie hall, p. 57 below, right: the sleeping beauty, choreographed by peter martins, after marius petipa, and requiring more than 100 dancers, is the crown jewel of this company’s winter season; 13 performances of the twoact ballet are given Feb. 13-24.

Please call ahead to confirm showtimes and dates; all information is correct at press time, but is subject to change. Credit cards: American Express (AE), Discover (D), Diners Club (DC), MasterCard (MC), Visa (V). $=inexpensive, $$=moderate, $$$=expensive. Key to symbols: 2 wheelchair access; 1 child-friendly;/ drinks; 3 food; 9 gay/lesbian; 5 music; 8 outdoor; private room or event space; 0 merchandise; 4 New York CityPASS (1-888-330-5008, save on tickets for six top sights. When making a phone call from a landline, first dial 1, then three-digit area code and seven-digit number. The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 80-82).


Previews & Openings AnnC0L4613 Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200. Texas Governor Ann Richards takes center stage in the new one-woman bioplay, written and performed by Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor. Mon-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m.; $75-$125. Previews begin Feb. 18, opens Mar. 7. 2/  0 I12


CinderellaC0L43182 Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, at W. 53rd St., 212.239.6200, cinderellaonbroad The Broadway premiere of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Thru Feb. 9: Mon-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m. Feb. 12-17: Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 2 p.m. Feb. 19-24: Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Beginning Feb. 26: Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed 7:30 p.m., Fri & Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $45-$137. In previews, opens Mar. 3. 2 1/  0 H13

Broadway AnnieC0L456— (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, btw W. 46th & W. 47th sts., 877.250.2929, Little Orphan Annie and her dog Sandy return to Broadway in a new production of the Tony Award-winning family-favorite musical. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $49-$160.50. 2 1/  0 H14

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Book of Mormon, TheC0L7218— (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. an outrageous musical comedy about spreading the word of the mormon church in africa. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m.; $69-$175. 2/  0 H13 Cat on a Hot Tin RoofC0L4261— (2 hrs., 45 mins.) Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Tony award winner Scarlett Johansson stars as maggie the cat in the revival of Tennessee williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama. Tues 7 p.m., wed-Sat 8 p.m., wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $87-$142. runs thru mar. 30. 2/  0 H14 ChicagoC0L342— (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, would-be chorus girl roxie Hart takes the windy city by storm, murders her lover, skips jail and shoots to stardom in this jazzy revival. mon, Tues, Thurs-fri 8 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 & 7 p.m.; $69-$146.50. 2/  0 H13 Heiress, TheC0L495— (2 hrs., 45 mins.) Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. The dramatic adaptation of a Henry James novella pits a retiring young woman (Jessica chastain) against her domineering father (David Strathairn), who disapproves of her choice of lover (Dan Stevens). Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., wed, fri-Sat 8 p.m., wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $50-$125. runs thru feb. 10. 2/  0 H13

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Jersey BoysC0L341— (2 hrs., 30 mins.) August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, The Tony award-winning tale of 1960s group The four Seasons is set to a score consisting of their hit songs. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., fri-Sat 8 p.m., wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $47-$147. 2/  0 H13 Lion King, TheC0L34— (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717, Disney’s megahit features revolutionary puppetry and melodious songs by elton John and Tim rice. Tues-wed 7 p.m., Thurs-fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.; $80-$142. 2 1/  0 H14


Mamma Mia! C0L346— (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, at W. 50th St., 212.239.6200, on a Greek isle on the eve of her wedding, a bride tries to uncover her father’s identity in this musical set to a score of Swedish pop group abba’s hits. mon, wed-fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m.; $70-$138. 2 1/  0 H13 Manilow on BroadwayC0L4318 St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. barry manilow returns to broadway for the first time in more than 20 years in a series of concerts. Tues-wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m.; $50-$350. runs thru feb. 23. 2/  0 H14 Mary PoppinsC0L347— (2 hrs., 40 mins.) New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717, | february 2013 | IN New YORK

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American Museum of Natural History expeditions 800.462.8687, amnhexpedi explore beyond the halls of the museum. Destinations/schedules/prices vary. 2 1 0 I10 | Big Apple Greeter 1 Centre St., 212.669.8159, bigapplegreeter .org. thousands of visitors have seen the big apple through the eyes of a native new yorker. | Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Pier 83, 12th Ave., at W. 42nd St., 212.563.3200. Day and night tours around the island of manhattan. 2 1 0 K14 | CitySights NY Visitor Center: 234 W. 42nd St. (Madame Tussauds Lobby), btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.812.2700, Daily double-decker bus tours. 1 K15 | Citysightseeing Cruises New York Pier 78, 455 12th Ave., at W. 38th St., 212.445.7599, Daily cruises include the 60-minute Downtown cruise ($18 adults, $14 children 7-11), 90-minute midtown cruise ($28 adults, $17 children 3-11) and 90-minute twilight cruise ($28 adults, $17 children 3-11). 1 K15 | Gray Line New York Sightseeing Visitors Center: 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.445.0848, 800.669.0051, graylinenewyork .com. climate-controlled, double-decker buses tour the city. 2 1 I13, I14, I14 | Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Pier 6, at South & Broad sts., 1.800.542.9933, 212.967.6464. Helicopter tours last from 12-15 and 18-20 mins and cost about $150-$215 per person. Specials include the romance ViP and marriage over manhattan flights. e23 | Municipal Art Society of New York Tours themed walking tours explore the history and cultural life of city neighborhoods. Highlights: feb. 2: Grand central at 100; feb. 10: black History tour of uptown trinity church cemetery; feb. 10: in the footsteps of abraham Lincoln; feb. 17: new york in the time of George washington; feb. 23: Harlem Grab bag; feb. 24: rockefeller center family tour. times/ meeting places vary; $20. 1 8 | New York water Taxi Pier 17, South Street Seaport, btw Fulton & South sts., 212.742.1969, nywatertaxi .com. Visitors can choose from a one-hour Statue of Liberty express tour (daily), a Statue by

the flying nanny totes her magical carpetbag and umbrella in this musical based on the beloved P.L. travers books and classic Disney film. tues-thurs 7 p.m., fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.; $62-$122. runs thru mar. 3. 2 1/ 0 H14

Mystery of Edwin Drood, TheC0L41— 6 (2 hrs., 40 mins.) Roundabout Theatre Company, Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.719.1300. audiences solve the mystery of charles Dickens’ unfinished novel when they decide who killed edwin Drood in the first broadway revival of the 1986 tony award-winning musical. tues-Sat 8 p.m., wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m.; $42-$137. runs thru mar. 10. 2/ 0 H13 NewsiesC0L51729— (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717, the

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night tour (daily) or the Hop-on/Hop-off service with national September 11 memorial Pass (daily). Times/prices vary. 1 3 8 D22 | NYC Discovery walking Tours For reservations and meeting places, 212.465.3331. neighborhood, tasting and ghost-hunting excursions. Highlights: feb. 2, 3, 16 & 17: The Secrets of Grand central—a centennial birthday celebration; feb. 9 & 10: Valentine's weekend romantic Greenwich Village History and Dessert Tour; feb. 9 & 10: Happy chinese new year—chinatown History and Tasting Tour; feb. 23 & 24: academy award weekend famous movie Sites Tour. Times/prices vary. 1 3 8 | Radio City Stage Door Tour Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 800.745.3000. Visitors tour the art Deco concert hall and meet a rockette. Daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $19.95 adults, $15 seniors/ children 12 and under. (a combo ticket can be purchased for both the music Hall Stage Door Tour and Lincoln center’s Guided Tour, $27.75 adults, $17.25 children.) G13 | Spirit Cruises Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, W. 23rd St. & the West Side Hwy., 866.483.3866. Dining, dancing, entertainment and views of the skyline while cruising new york Harbor and the Hudson and east rivers. feb. 14-16: new york Valentine Dinner cruises. Times/prices vary. 2/ 3 K17 | Statue Cruises 17 State St., 201.604.2800. Daily cruises in new york Harbor. 1 8 F24 | United Nations First Ave., at E. 46th St., 212.963.8687. Guided and audio tours mon-fri 9:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; audio tours only Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; $16 adults, $11 seniors/students, $9 children 5-12. 1 3 0 K14 | watson Adventures 877.946.4868 ext. 22. Scavenger hunts in top attractions and neighborhoods. Highlights: feb. 2: The murder at the museum of natural History Scavenger Hunt (adults only); feb. 9: The munch around chinatown Scavenger Hunt (adults only); feb. 9, 10, 15, 16: The Dancing nudes murder mystery Scavenger Hunt (adults only); feb. 9, 16, 17: The SoHo chocolatey Scavenger Hunt (adults only). Times/prices vary. / 35 8 . | world Yacht Pier 81, W. 41st St., at 12th Ave., on the Hudson River, 212.630.8100, worldyacht .com. Diners sail around the city on luxury boats on dinner cruises. feb. 14-16: Valentine's Day cruises. Times/prices vary./ 35 8 . K14


real-life newsboy Strike of 1899 is the basis for Disney Theatrical Productions’ newest musical, with a book by Harvey fierstein and score by alan menken and Jack feldman. mon-wed 7:30 p.m., fri-Sat 8 p.m., wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $93-$125. 2 1/ 0 H15

Nice Work If You Can Get ItC0L5173— (2 hrs., 40 mins.) Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, nicework a playboy (matthew broderick) meets a bootlegger (kelli o’Hara) on the eve of his wedding in this Prohibition-era musical. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., wed, fri-Sat 8 p.m., wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $47-$152. 2/ 0 H14 OnceC0L51— 4 (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, The | february 2013 | IN New YORK

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Neighborhood Information Alliance for Downtown New York, The 120 Broadway, Ste. 3340, btw Pine & Cedar sts., 212.566.6700. brochures, maps. mon-fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 0 F22 | Chinatown Information Kiosk Triangle formed by Canal, Walker & Baxter sts., 212.484.1222. free maps, guidebooks, brochures. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1 e20 | City Hall Information Center Broadway, at Barclay St., 212.484.1222. History-themed tours, activities and events. mon-fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. F22 | Federal Hall Visitors Center 26 Wall St., btw Broad & William sts., 212.668.2561. information on national parks. mon-fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2 F23 | Grand Central Partnership Visitors Center, Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse, 87 E. 42nd St., 212.697.1245. Visit the “i Love ny” info window (main concourse) or sidewalk info carts for free maps, brochures and info. Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. free neighborhood tour fri 12:30 p.m. 1 F14 | Harlem Visitor Information Center The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St., btw Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. blvds., 212.222.1014. info about upper manhattan. mon-fri noon-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1 H4 | Lower east Side Visitor Center 54 Orchard St., btw Hester & Grand sts., 212.226.9010. information on local dining, sightseeing, shopping. mon-fri 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. D20 | Official NYC Information Center 810 Seventh Ave., btw W. 52nd & W. 53rd sts., 212.484.1222. attractions, metrocards. mon-fri 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. H13 | 34th Street Partnership Visitor Services Penn Station, Amtrak Level, Seventh Ave., at W. 32nd St., 212.868.0521. maps, brochures, plus a multilingual staff. Daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1 H15 | Times Square Visitor Center 1560 Broadway (Seventh Ave., btw W. 46th & W. 47th sts.), 212.452.5283, travel information (including free brochures), tours, show tickets, live radio shows and a mini-museum. Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. times Square exposé walking tour, fri noon, free. 1

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Other Place, TheC0L4281— (1 hr., 10 mins., no intermission) Manhattan Theatre Club, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. a neurologist (Laurie metcalf) faces a devastating personal crisis in Sharr white’s broadway premiere. tues-wed 7 p.m., thurs-Sat 8 p.m., wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m.; $67-$120. runs thru feb. 24. 2/  0 H14 Phantom of the Opera, TheC0L348— (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, thephan andrew Lloyd webber’s long-running musical tells the tragic story of a disfigured man, whose growing obsession with a soprano drives him to imprison her beneath the


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My Name Is Asher LevC0L4732— (1 hr., 30 mins., no intermission) Westside Theatre Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200. A young boy, whose passion is to become an artist, comes into conflict with his tradition-bound family and Brooklyn community. Adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner from Chaim Potok’s novel. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $79. Runs thru May 26. 2/  0 I14
















PassionC0L461 Classic Stage Company (CSC), 136 E. 13th St., btw Third & Fourth aves., 212.352.3101. John Doyle directs Judy Kuhn, Melissa Errico and Ryan Silverman in the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1994 Tony Award-winning musical about an obsessive love. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 3 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. (Additional performances Feb. 13 & 27 at 3 p.m.); $60-$80. Previews begin Feb. 8, opens Feb. 28, runs thru Apr. 7. E17










Signature TheatreC0L52137 Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.244.7529, Devoted to the craft of playwriting, Signature Theatre presents productions in a state-of-the-art, Frank Gehry-designed multistage venue. Feb. 5-Mar. 17: The Dance and the Railroad by David Henry Hwang; Feb. 12-Mar. 31: Old Hats, created and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner; Feb. 26-Apr. 7: The Mound Builders by Lanford Wilson. Times vary; $25-$75. 2/  3 0 J14

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High Line, TheC0L5681 Gansevoort to W. 30th sts., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.500.6035. The mile-long elevated park and public promenade offers a spectacular view of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, fixed and movable seating, gardens, public art displays and a steel walkway. Open daily 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Free. 1/  3 8 J15-J18


Rink at Rockefeller Center, TheC0L73914 Rockefeller Plz., btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7654. Outdoor ice-skating in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Thru Apr. 13: Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-midnight, Sun 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $12 seniors and children under 11, $10 skate rental. 1/  3 8 G13 South Street SeaportC0L5781 Fulton St., at South St., on the East River, 212.732.7678. This Downtown area encompasses a 12-block historic district with water views, shopping, dining, bars, entertainment, events and a museum. 2 13 5 8 0 D22 Top of the Rock™ Observation DeckC0L4315 30 Rockefeller Plz., W. 50th St., 67th-70th fls., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.698.2000, topoftherocknyc .com. The Grand Viewing Room boasts expansive and breathtaking views of the magnificent New York City skyline. Daily 8 a.m.-midnight; $22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 ages 6-12; Sunrise Sunset (visit twice in one day) $32 adults, $17 children. 2 1 4 8 0 G13

Bars/Lounges Beauty & EssexC0L42813 146 Essex St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.614.0146. Beyond the pawnshop entrance and up the fur-lined spiral staircase lies a clubby lounge, where small plates (lobster tacos) and retro libations (Earl the Pearl made with Belvedere vodka, Earl Grey tea, lemon, mint syrup) are de rigueur. AE, MC, V; $$/  3 5 . C19

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Center BarC0L4165 The Shops at Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, 4th fl., W. 59th St. & Central Park W., 212.823.9482. Small plates from the kitchen of chef michael Lomonaco (foie gras parfait, roasted mayan prawns) complement cocktails that range from a signature Hairy canary (tanqueray 10 gin, mastic, bitters) to a classic kir royale (champagne, chambord). ae, mc, V; $$ 2/  3 I12

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entertainment 54 BelowC0L5213 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.468.7619, Up to three shows nightly, starring some of the city’s best and brightest theatrical talents. Highlights: Thru Feb. 2: Christine Andreas; Feb. 4, 11 & 18: Edward Hibbert; Feb. 15: Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle; Feb. 19-23: Adam Guettel. Times vary. Cover charge $30-$70, food & drink minimum. AE, MC, V; $$ 2/  3 5 H13 Lucky Cheng’sC0L46 240 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.995.5500, luckychengsnyc .com. Drag queen waiters serve Chef Richard Krause’s creative fusion fare (ginger lemongrass steamed whole flounder, twice-cooked Chinese black bean spare ribs), then entertain onstage in the multistory, over-the-top cabaret restaurant. Three dinner seatings and shows nightly; prix fixe $40, $45, $50. Karaoke or cabaret/burlesque follows last show; late-night menu. AE, D, MC, V; $$/  3 5 . H13 Metropolitan Room, TheC0L9614 34 W. 22nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.206.0440. Jazz, comedy and cabaret performers. Highlights: Feb. 7-10: Pia Zadora; Feb. 14-17: David Brenner. Every Tues: Annie Ross. Times/cover charge vary; two-drink minimum per person, per show. AE, MC, V; $$/  3 5 G17

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American Songbook in The Allen RoomC0L9426 The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.721.6500. Lincoln Center’s acclaimed series celebrates the diversity of American popular song. Highlights: Feb. 1: Karen Akers; Feb. 2: Cécile McLorin Salvant; Feb. 6: Ring Them Bells: Rob Fisher salutes Kander & Ebb with Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Chita Rivera and Joel Grey; Feb. 7: Bonnie “Prince” Billy; Feb. 9: Stephanie Blythe: We’ll Meet Again—The Songs of Kate Smith; Feb. 13: Sondre Lerche; Feb. 14: Mavis Staples; Feb. 15: Kristin Chenoweth; Feb. 16: Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman; Feb. 27: Kathy Mattea; Feb. 28: Lost in the Trees. All shows at 8:30 p.m. (except Feb. 1 & 15 at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.). Prices vary. Thru Mar. 2. 2/  I12 Barclays CenterC0L452 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. Top names in entertainment and sports perform at this new, all-purpose venue in Brooklyn. Highlights: Feb. 6 & 12: Mumford & Sons; Feb. 15-16: Marc Anthony. Times/prices vary. 2/  3 0 AA23

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Beacon TheatreC0L9427 2124 Broadway, at W. 74th St., 866.858.0008. This historic pop and rock showplace is known for its flawless acoustics. Highlights: Feb. 14: Straight No Chaser; Feb. 16: The 70s Soul Jam; Feb. 22-24: Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries; Feb. 26: Herbert Grönemeyer. Times/prices vary. 2/  3 0 J11 Best Buy TheaterC0L3457 1515 Broadway, at W. 44th St., 800.745.3000. Performance venue in the heart of Times Square. Highlights: Feb. 1-2: moe.; Feb. 12: John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert; Feb. 14: Testament; Feb. 15: Chris Young; Feb. 21: Pentatonix. Times/prices vary. 2/  3 G13 Bowery BallroomC0L7386 6 Delancey St., at Bowery, 212.533.2111. Host to indie and alternative bands. Highlights: Feb. 1: Red Baraat; Feb. 2-3: Local

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Joyce Theater, TheC0L3596 175 Eighth Ave., btw W. 18th & W. 19th sts., 212.242.0800. Performances by renowned american and international dance troupes. Highlights: Thru feb. 3: Seán curran company & working women; feb. 5-10: buglisi Dance Theatre; feb. 12-17: ronald k. brown/ evidence; feb. 20-mar. 3: martha Graham Dance company. Times/prices vary. 2 H17

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Jazz at Lincoln CenterC0L3568 Time Warner Center, Broadway, at W. 60th St., 212.721.6500, Located in the Time warner center, this state-of-the-art complex includes the rose Theater, allen room, Dizzy’s club Coca-Cola and the nesuhi ertegun Jazz Hall of fame. Highlights: feb. 9 at the rose Theater: family concert: what is Latin Jazz?; feb. 21-23 in the rose Theater: Jazz at Lincoln center orchestra: wynton marsalis’ blood on the fields; feb. 22-23 in the allen room: Joe Lovano: nonet & us five. Times/ prices vary. 2 1/  3 0 I12

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Distinguished Concerts International New YorkC0L5163 Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave., at W. 57th St., 212.247.7800, Leading musicians perform in top venues. Highlight: feb. 18 at 7 p.m.: Bluegrass 57@7, featuring the music of carol barnett, Joseph martin, Pepper choplin and guest artists monroe crossing. Prices vary. 2/  3 0 H13 Highline BallroomC0L3576 431 W. 16th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 866.468.7619. musical acts from a variety of genres. Highlights: feb. 1: mad Dogs & Dominos; feb. 6: G-eazy; feb. 8: Lez Zeppelin; feb. 12: bilal; feb. 13: Patrizio buanne; feb. 14: filthy Gorgeous burlesque; feb. 17: m.o.P.; feb. 18: Jesse ruben & chris ayer; feb. 20: Dada; feb. 21: Dopapod; feb. 22: The Prince and michael Jackson experience Dance Party; feb. 28: charlene kaye, alexz Johnson, Jay Stolar & misty boyce. every Sat: The rewind Show. Times/prices vary./  3 I17



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Metropolitan OperaC0L3572 Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000, the world-famous opera company presents its 2012-2013 season. Highlights: feb. 2 (mat), 5: Le Comte Ory; feb. 2, 6, 9 (mat): L’Elisir d’Amore; feb. 4, 8, 12, 16 (mat), 19, 23: Rigoletto; feb. 9, 13, 16, 20, 23 (mat), 26: Carmen; feb. 15, 18, 21, 27: Parsifal; feb. 22, 25, 28: Don Carlo. times/ prices vary. 2/  3 0 I12

B.B. King Blues Club & GrillC0L35 237 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.997.4144. a sizzling club named for the legendary musician. Highlights: feb. 4: Doro; feb. 5: John mayall; feb. 7-8: all kooper 69th birthday Show; feb. 9: Gary Puckett & the union Gap; feb. 12: George clinton & the P-funk all-Stars; feb. 14: freddie Jackson; feb. 15: ronnie earl & the broadcasters; feb. 16: Lulu. times/cover charge vary, $10 food/drink minimum. every Sat: beatles brunch. every Sun: Gospel brunch. ae, D, mc, V; $$$/  3 5 0 H14

New York City BalletC0L671 David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. new york’s classical ballet company’s winter season features works from the repertoire, both classic and new. tues-thurs 7:30 p.m., fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $20-$155. thru feb. 24. 2 1/  3 0 I12


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New York City CenterC0L9428 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. theater, dance and music. Highlights: thru feb. 3: Fiorello! feb. 13-16: Pacific northwest ballet. times/prices vary. 2/  0 H13 New York City OperaC0L9428 BAM Harold Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., btw St. Felix St. & Ashland Pl., Brooklyn, 718.636.4100. the “People’s opera” presents thomas adès’ Powder Her Face (feb. 15, 21 & 23 at 7:30 p.m., feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m.) and benjamin britten’s The Turn of the Screw (feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m., feb. 26, 28 & mar. 2 at 7:30 p.m.). Prices vary. 2/  3 0 New York PhilharmonicC0L357 Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656. new york’s famed orchestra is in its 171st season. Highlights: feb. 1-2: christoph von Dohnanyi conducts beethoven with radu Lupu, piano; feb. 6-9: andris nelsons conducts brahms and bartók with christian tetzlaff, violin; feb. 12: Long yu conducts a chinese new year celebration with Herbie Hancock, piano; feb. 14-16: alan Gilbert conducts tchaikovsky and brahms with rudolf buchbinder, piano; feb. 21-22: alan Gilbert conducts brahms, bloch and rouse with Jan Vogler, cello; feb. 27-mar. 2: rob fisher conducts rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel with nathan Gunn, kelli o’Hara, Stephanie blythe and alexander Gemignani. times/prices vary. 2 1/  3 0 I12

DaNce clubs CieloC0L68743 18 Little W. 12th St., btw Ninth Ave. & Washington St., 212.645.5700. revelers groove to tunes spun by international DJs. wed-mon 10 p.m.-4 a.m. ae, mc, V; $$/  5 J18

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BirdlandC0L9214 315 W. 44th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.581.3080, famous and new jazz musicians at the “jazz corner of the world.” Highlights: thru feb. 2: John Pizzarelli; feb. 5-9: Lou Donaldson organ Quartet; feb. 12-16: cyrille aimee; feb. 19-23: Quest: Dave Liebman, richie beirach, ron mcclure and billy Hart; feb. 26-mar. 2: Gary Peacock, marc copland, Joey baron. Sets mon 7 p.m., tues-Sun 8:30 & 11 p.m., unless otherwise noted; Dinner nightly 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; music charges vary, $10 food or drink minimum. ae, D, mc, V; $$$ 2/  3 5 0 I14 Blue NoteC0L315 131 W. 3rd St., btw MacDougal St. & Sixth Ave., 212.475.8592. Downtown’s legendary jazz lounge. Highlights: thru feb. 3: Diane Schuur; feb. 5-10: ron carter Quartet; feb. 14-17: rachelle farrell; feb. 19-24: karrin allyson & raul midón; feb. 26-mar. 3: bill evans Soulgrass. times/prices vary. ae, Dc, mc, V; $$$/  3 5 G18 Dizzy’s Club Coca-ColaC0L357 Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway, at W. 60th St., 5th fl., 212.258.9595, Hot jazz, sweeping views and a full menu in an intimate room overlooking central Park and the new york skyline. Highlights: thru feb. 3: rené marie Quartet; feb. 5-6: Gerald clayton trio; feb. 7-10: mulgrew miller & wingspan; feb. 13-17: nilson mata’s Black Orpheus, featuring Leny andrade; feb. 18: nellie mckay and the amigos band; feb. 19-20: toshiko akiyoshi/Lew tabackin Jazz Quartet; feb. 21-24: the fuller Quartet; feb. 26-27: the music of Dexter Gordon: a celebration. Sets Sun-thurs 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., fri & Sat 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.; cover charges $10-$45, $10 minimum. Dinner served nightly. ae, mc, V; $$ 2/  3 5 0 I12 SmallsC0L62 183 W. 10th St., at Seventh Ave. So., 212.252.5091. this tiny subterranean jazz club offers at least three live acts nightly for a cover charge of $20 (good all evening); no drink minimum. nightly 7:30 p.m.-4 a.m. ae, D, mc, V; $/  5 H18 Village VanguardC0L3562 178 Seventh Ave. So., btw Perry & W. 11th sts., 212.255.4037. a popular Greenwich Village jazzeteria for 75 years. Highlights: thru feb. 3: David Virelles—continuum; feb. 5-10: chris Potter underground; feb. 11-18: Vanguard Jazz orchestra: 47th anniversary week; feb. 19-24: Peter bernstein Quartet; feb. 26-mar. 3: the Heath brothers. every mon: Vanguard Jazz orchestra. times/prices vary. mc, V; $$/  5 H18

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New York KnicksC0L3495 Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 877.465.6425. The hoopsters play home games at madison Square Garden. Highlights: feb. 1: milwaukee bucks; feb. 2: Sacramento kings; feb. 4: Detroit Pistons; feb. 10: Los angeles clippers; feb. 13: Toronto raptors; feb. 24: Philadelphia 76ers; feb. 27: Golden State warriors. Times/ prices vary. 2 1/  3 0 H15 Resorts World Casino New York CityC0L5194 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, Queens, 888.888.8801, The multifloor casino is the first of its kind in the city and features thousands of slot machines, hundreds of electronic table games (baccarat, craps and roulette), a food court and restaurants, and complimentary entertainment nightly. Daily 8 a.m.-4 a.m. feb. 10-15: resorts world casino celebrates chinese new year with entertainment (including martial arts and kung fu performances, money God giveaways, lion dances, chinese drums and an interactive cherry blossom tree) and retail booths featuring chinese art, a fortune teller and new year food. 2/  3 5 . 0

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left: monet used magazine illustrations to depict the painting “women in the garden,” included in impressionism, fashion and modernity, feb. 26-may 27. | the metropolitan museum of art, p. 61 right: featured in the firstever monographic exhibition in the united states devoted to renaissance master piero della francesca, feb. 12-may 19, is “Saint John the evangelist.” | the frick collection, p. 61 below, left: made from garbage found in brazilian landfills, vik muniz’s chromogenic print “woman ironing (isis)” is among the works in seismic shifts: 10 visionaries in contemporary art and architecture, Thru may 5. | national academy museum & school of fine arts, p. 62 below: constructed with aluminum and copper wire, el anatsui’s “Gravity and Grace” is the namesake piece in his exhibition, feb. 8-aug. 4. | brooklyn museum, this page

Please call ahead to confirm museum hours, exhibitions and dates; all information is correct at press time, but is subject to change. 4 New York CityPASS (1-888-330-5008,, save on tickets for six top sights. Key to symbols: 2 wheelchair accessible; 1 child-friendly;/ drinks; 3 food; 5 live music (call for days/time); 8 outdoor; private room or event space; 0 merchandise. When making a phone call from a landline, first dial 1, then three-digit area code and seven-digit number. The letters/ numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 80-82). For more information, browse the Museums section of


Cultural Centers & Museums American Folk Art MuseumC0L36 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Ave., btw W. 65th & W. 66th sts., 212.595.9533. The museum is known for its exhibits of Americana. Tues-Sat noon-7:30 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.; Free. 2 13 5 . 0 I12 American Museum of Natural HistoryC0L365 Central Park W., at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100, Guests explore halls filled with


full-scale dinosaur skeletons, fossils, dioramas, artifacts, gems and minerals (including a rare 2-foot-long jade slab) and meteorites—more than 32 million specimens and artifacts in total, all under one roof. Thru May 27: The Butterfly Conservatory; Thru Jun. 24: Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies; Thru Aug. 11: Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture. Daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Suggested $19 adults, $14.50 seniors/students (with ID), $10.50 ages 2-12. 2 1 4 3 . 0 I10

Brooklyn Children’s MuseumC0L4137 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 718.735.4400. Hands-on, interactive exhibits and programs encourage learning and family togetherness. Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7.50, children under 1, first weekend of every month 2-5 p.m. and third Thursday 4-7 p.m. free. 13 Brooklyn MuseumC0L367 200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718.638.5000. More than 1 million objects, from

Photos: claude monet, “women in the garden,” 1886, musée d’orsay, paris; piero della francesca, “saint john the evangelist,” 1454-1469, the frick collection, new york; vik muniz, “woman ironing (isis),” courtesy of sikkema jenkins & co., Ny, © vik muniz/ licensed by vaga, ny; el anatsui, “gravity and grace,” courtesy of the akron art museum, photo by andrew mcallister; Art Club 2000, “untitled (conrans I),” 1992-1993, estate of colin de land; Edgar Degas, “miss la la at the cirque fernando,” 1879, © national gallery, london/art resource, ny

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Above: nyc 1993: experimental jet set, trash and no star, feb. 13-may 26, looks at art made and exhibited in new york in 1993, such as art club’s color print “untitled (conrans I).” | new museum, p. 62 below: “miss la la at the cirque fernando” is the centerpiece of an edgar degas exhibition, feb. 15may 12. | the morgan library & museum, p. 61

Guggenheim Museum, The Solomon R.C0L136 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.423.3500, One of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous spiraling landmark celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Thru Apr. 21: Zarina: Paper Like Skin; Feb. 15-May 8: Gutai: Splendid Playground. Sun-Wed & Fri 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m.; $22 adults, $18 seniors (65+)/students (with ID), under 12 free, Sat 5:45-7:45 p.m. pay what you wish. 2 1 4 3 5 . 0 G8 Harry Potter: The ExhibitionC0L136 Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.987.9692, Harry Potter’s magical movie world comes to life in this 14,000-square-foot exhibition that features film-set replicas and original props and costumes. Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; $27 adults, $23.50 seniors, $19.50 children 4-12. 2 13 . 0 H14 Houdini Museum, TheC0L4157 421 Seventh Ave., btw W. 33rd & W. 34th sts., 212.244.3633. Harry Houdini, the celebrated vaudeville performer and magician, is the focus of this museum, where exhibits of personal belongings and tricks of the trade, such as his “unthinkable handcuffs,” elucidate his life and career, from a difficult childhood through his rise to fame. The museum also hosts magic shows and lectures. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; free. 2 0 International Center of PhotographyC0L437 1133 Sixth Ave., at W. 43rd St., 212.857.0000. More than 100,000 original photographs from such artists as David Seidner, Justine Kurland, Louise Lawler, Barbara Bloom, John Wood and Edward Steichen are in the permanent collection of this museum and school. Tues-Wed & Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs-Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; $14 adults, $10 seniors/students, under 12 free, Fri 5-8 p.m. pay what you wish. 2 13 0 G14

ancient Egyptian artifacts to American and European contemporary art. Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., first Sat of every month 11 a.m.-11 p.m., with special events and programs; Suggested $12 adults, $8 seniors (62+)/students, under 12 with adult free.

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Drawing Center, TheC0L4375 35 Wooster St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.219.2166. A not-forprofit institution that showcases exhibitions of drawings and demonstrates their significance and diversity throughout history. Wed, Fri-Sun noon-6 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, children under 12 free. 2 1 . 0 G20

Japan SocietyC0L4378 333 E. 47th St., btw First & Second aves., 212.832.1155, Exhibitions, events, movies and more pertaining to Japanese history, art and culture. Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, under 16 and Fri 6-9 p.m. free. 2 15 . H12 Louis Armstrong House Museum C0L147 34-56 107th St., btw 37th & 34th aves., Corona, Queens, 718.478.8274. The legendary jazz trumpeter’s home for close to 30 years can be explored on 40-minute escorted tours, which are offered on the hour (last tour at 4 p.m.). Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 seniors (65+)/students, children under 4 free. 2 1 0 Metropolitan Museum of Art, TheC0L4316 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212.535.7710. Known for its extensive collection of American, medieval, Oriental, Oceanic and ancient decorative art, plus the Costume Institute and galleries of 19th- and 20th-century European paintings and sculpture. Newly renovated galleries display thousands of Islamic works. Tues-Thurs & Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Suggested $25 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students (with ID), under 12 with adult free. 2 1 4/  3 5 8 0 G9 MoMa PS1C0L39618 22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., Long Island City, Queens, 718.784.2084. Experimental, conceptual art and unconventional installations, as well as performance and music programming. Thurs-Mon noon-6 p.m.; Suggested $10 adults, $5 seniors/students, MoMA ticket holders free. 2/  3 5 8 0 BB13 Morgan Library & Museum, TheC0L473 225 Madison Ave., at E. 36th St., 212.685.0008. The priceless collection of books, manuscripts, drawings and prints includes three extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible. Tues-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 seniors/ students/ages 13-15, under 13 with adult and Fri 7-9 p.m. free. 2 1/  3 5 0 F15 Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden C0L414 7 21 E. 61st St., btw York & First aves., 212.838.6878. Eighteenth- and 19th-century American decorative arts and artifacts, ranging from paintings, ceramics and furnishings to letters, maps and kitchen equipment, are housed in a 1799 stone carriage house. Tues-Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $8 adults, $7 seniors/students, children under 12 free. 1 0 D12

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space MuseumC0L4673 Pier 86, 12th Ave., at W. 46th St., 212.245.0072. The famed aircraft carrier, a national historic landmark, features historic aircraft, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits and flight simulators, the guided missile submarine USS Growler submarine, the British Airways Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; General admission: $24 adults, $20 seniors/ college students, $19 ages 7-17, $17 veterans, $12 ages 3-6, free under 3, retired military and active duty; Admission, including the Space Shuttle Pavilion: $30 adults, $26 seniors/college students, $23 ages 7-17/veterans, $16 ages 3-6, free under 3, retired military and active duty. 2 13 8 . 0 K14

Museum at Eldridge StreetC0L94587 12 Eldridge St., btw Canal & Division sts., 212.219.0888. Museum exhibits and tours of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a fully restored national landmark that was built in 1887. Tours depart every half hour: Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $6 ages 5-18, under 5 and Mon free. 2 1 . D20 Museum at FIT, TheC0L5316 Seventh Ave., at W. 27th St., 212.217.4558. Fashion is celebrated through public programs and exhibitions of contemporary and historic clothing, avant-garde accessories, textiles and other visual materials. Tues-Fri noon-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Free. 2 H16 | february 2013 | IN New YORK

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Photos: claude monet, “women in the garden,” 1886, musée d’orsay, paris; piero della francesca, “saint john the evangelist,” 1454-1469, the frick collection, new york; vik muniz, “woman ironing (isis),” courtesy of sikkema jenkins & co., Ny, © vik muniz/ licensed by vaga, ny; el anatsui, “gravity and grace,” courtesy of the akron art museum, photo by andrew mcallister; Art Club 2000, “untitled (conrans I),” 1992-1993, estate of colin de land; Edgar Degas, “miss la la at the cirque fernando,” 1879, © national gallery, london/art resource, ny

Frick Collection, TheC0L316 1 E. 70th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.288.0700. Oriental rugs, furnishings and paintings by Old Masters, including Rembrandt, Giovanni Bellini, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Anthony Van Dyck and François Boucher, are on display in the former home of Henry Clay Frick. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students, Sun 11 a.m.-1 p.m. pay what you wish; Under 10 not admitted. 2 5 . 0 G11


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MUSEUMS Museum of Biblical Art, TheC0L478 1865 Broadway, at W. 61st St., 212.408.1500. Exhibitions and activities examine how the messages, stories and symbols in the Bible have influenced culture. Tues-Wed, Fri-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Free. 2 0 I12 Museum of Chinese in AmericaC0L457 215 Centre St., btw Howard & Grand sts., 212.619.4785. The culture, history and struggles of Chinese people in the United States are presented through exhibits, films and performances. Tues & Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $7 adults, $4 seniors (65+)/students (with ID), under 12 and Thurs free. 2 1 F20 Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the HolocaustC0L1594 Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Pl., btw West St. & First Pl., 646.437.4202, Created in 1997 as a memorial to Holocaust victims. Sun-Tues & Thurs 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (and eve of major Jewish holidays); $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students, under 12 and Wed 4-8 p.m. free. 13 8 . 0 F23

MUSEUMS National Academy Museum & School of Fine ArtsC0L4827 1083 Fifth Ave., btw 89th & 90th sts., 212.369.4880., Founded in 1825, this museum boasts one of the largest collections of 19th- and 20th-century American art in the United States. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $12 adults, $7 seniors/students, under 12 free. 2 1 G9 National Museum of the American IndianC0L8316 1 Bowling Green, across from Battery Park, 212.514.3700. Celebrating Native American culture in exhibitions culled from the Smithsonian Institution’s extensive collection of decorative and functional ethnographic objects, including beadwork, stone carvings, painted hides, turquoise jewelry, fur clothing, skin kayaks and moose hair embroidery, plus multimedia exhibits. Sun-Wed, Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Free. 2 1 0 F23

Museum of MotherhoodC0L4158 401 E. 84th St., btw York & First aves., 212.452.9816. A communitybased arts, media and social-change museum centered on the experience of motherhood; exhibits range from art and sculpture to more abstract, academic subjects. The museum also holds informal baby groups and playdates. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m.; Suggested $15 adults, $12 students, $13 seniors, $5 children. 2 1 0 D9 Museum of the City of New YorkC0L5914 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672. The city is on display in more than 1 million paintings, photographs, costumes, toys and other artifacts. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Suggested $20 families, $10 adults, $6 seniors/students, under 12 free. 2 1 . 0 F7 Museum of the Moving ImageC0L52914 36-01 35th Ave., at 37th St., Astoria, Queens, 718.777.6888. The art, history, technique and technology of film, television and digital media are explored through exhibitions, programs and the nation’s largest permanent collection of moving-image artifacts. Tues-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; $12 adults, $9 seniors/students, $6 ages 3-18, under 3 and Fri 4-8 p.m. free. 2 13 . 0 AA10


New-York Historical Society Museum & LibraryC0L9316 170 Central Park W., at Richard Gilder Way (W. 77th St.), 212.873.3400. This landmark institution devoted to local history houses photographs, Hudson River School landscapes, manuscripts and more. Tues-Thurs, Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 seniors/educators, $10 students, $5 ages 5-13, under 4 free. 2 13 0 I10 9/11 Tribute CenterC0L3642 120 Liberty St., btw Greenwich St. & Trinity Pl., 866.737.1184, Recovered objects and narratives by family members of victims memorialize the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 seniors/students/ military, children under 12 free. 2 1 0 G22 Paley Center for Media, TheC0L47 25 W. 52nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.621.6800. The former Museum of Television and Radio focuses on the social impact of media technology, as well as the collection and preservation of TV and radio programs since the 1950s. Wed, Fri-Sun noon-6 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m.; Suggested $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 under 14. 2 1 . 0 G13

Museum of MathematicsC0L4271 11 E. 26th St., at Fifth Ave., 212.542.0566. Boasting a status as the only math museum in the nation, this 20,000-square-foot space invites the mathematically challenged and math whizzes alike to participate in more than 40 interactive exhibits, possibly proving once and for all that math can be fun. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $15 adults, $9 children. 2 1 0 G16 Museum of Modern Art, TheC0L7316 11 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.708.9400. Over 150,000 modern and contemporary works, including sculpture, photography and paintings, plus 22,000 films, are in the collection. Mon, WedThurs, 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, under 16 and Fri 4-8 p.m. free. 2 1 4/  3 5 8 . 0 G13

p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Reservations required for tours/special events; $7 adults, $5 seniors (62+)/ages 2-17 with adult, under 2 and Wed seniors free. 2 15 . 0

jiro yoshihara’s “circle” is representative of the works in gutai: splendid playground, an exhibition dedicated to the radical artist collective in postwar japan, feb. 15-may 8. | guggenheim museum, p. 61

Neue Galerie New YorkC0L59134 1048 Fifth Ave., at 86th St., 212.628.6200. Early-20th-century German and Austrian art and design by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Otto Dix and others. Thurs-Mon 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 seniors/students, first Fri of each month 6-8 p.m., free; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, under 12 not admitted. 2 3 . 0 G9 New Museum C0L784 235 Bowery, btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.219.1222. Focusing on innovation in art and ideas, this museum exhibits pieces in various mediums by cutting-edge artists. Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $14 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students, under 19 and Thurs 7-9 p.m. free. 2 3 5 0 D20 New York City Fire MuseumC0L5914 278 Spring St., btw Hudson & Varick sts., 212.691.1303. Vintage fire-fighting apparatuses include pre-Civil War fire engines, plus artwork and artifacts honoring New York’s fire department. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $8 adults, $5 seniors/students/children, under 2 free. 2 1 . 0 G20 New York Transit MuseumC0L362 Boerum Pl., at Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, 718.694.1600. Housed in a 1936 subway station, this museum features exhibitions, tours and workshops that explore the impact of New York’s public transportation system. Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-4

Rose Center for Earth and Space/ American Museum of Natural HistoryC0L362 Central Park W., enter on W. 81st St., 212.769.5200, Home to the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, Scales of the Universe Walkway and Cullman Hall of the Universe. Space Show: Journey to the Stars, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. Daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., first Fri of the month 10 a.m.-8:45 p.m.; Suggested $19 adults, $14.50 seniors/students, $10.50 children 2-12; Museum and space show: $25 adults, $19 seniors/students, $14.50 ages 2-12. 2 1 0 I10 Rubin Museum of Art, TheC0L4957 150 W. 17th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.620.5000. Paintings, books, artifacts and more from the Himalayas and the surrounding regions. Mon & Thurs 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students/seniors (65+), children under 13, Fri 6-10 p.m. and seniors (65+) first Mon of the month free. 2 13 0 H17 Skyscraper Museum, TheC0L5432 39 Battery Pl., btw Little West St. & Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, 212.968.1961. Exhibitions, programs and publications devoted to high-rise buildings and their impact on society. Wed-Sun noon-6 p.m.; $5 adults, $2.50 seniors/students. 2 1 0 G23 Studio Museum in Harlem, TheC0L59714 144 W. 125th St., btw Lenox Ave. & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., 212.864.4500. Artists of African descent take center stage at this museum. Thurs-Fri noon-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.; Suggested $7 adults, $3 seniors/students (with ID), under 12 and Sun free. 2 13 0 G4 Tenement MuseumC0L316 108 Orchard St., btw Delancey & Broome sts., 212.982.8420. Between 1836 and 1935, over 7,000 immigrants found

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Dining Restaurants, Cafés, bistros and gastropubs

Written by William Frierson IV; Edited by Bonnie Davidson

left: a rainbow of young veggies, fungi and herbs—including orange kabocha squash, parsley root, trumpet mushrooms and shiso leaves— in “from the garden,” a salad that may be found on the ever-changing seasonal menu.

Below, left: an array of fresh seafood dishes—from peekytoe crab cakes to roasted monkfish to general tso’s lobster—can be savored in comfy banquettes. | oceana, p. 75 Below: housemade cheesecake, as well as traditional walnut tartufo, tiramisu and warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream, are among the sweet selections at this italian restaurant. | puttanesca, p. 76

Reservations may be hard to get at the hottest restaurants, but last-minute cancellations do occur. Credit cards: American Express (AE), Discover (D), Diners Club (DC), MasterCard (MC), Visa (V). $=inexpensive (average meal under $25), $$=moderate ($25-$50), $$$=expensive ($50-$80), $$$$=luxe ($80+). Key to symbols: 2 wheelchair access; 1 child-friendly;/ drinks; 9 gay/lesbian; 5 music; 8 outdoor; private room or event space; 0 merchandise; 7 fireplace; jackets (or ties). When making a phone call from a landline, first dial 1, then three-digit area code and seven-digit number. The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 80-82).


recent openings General, The– C0L94318Modern Asian 199 Bowery, at Spring St., 212.271.7101. Top Chef Hung Huynh prepares contemporary dishes inspired by Eastern culinary traditions—such as fried rice with Chinese sausage, shrimp and egg; General Tso’s chicken; crispy beef with chilis, carrots and leeks; ribbons of tuna with Asian pear, avocado and black sesame—in a 300-seat space. Dinner nightly; AE, D, MC, V; $$$ 2/  E20



Sen– C0L94318Japanese Fusion 12 W. 21st St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.388.5736. Japanese ingredients are wed with French techniques in a menu of contemporary dishes—stone-fired wagyu steak with sansho butter, kinome and mitsuba cress; Colorado lamb chops with cumin, chilis and pickled potato salad; Japanese sea bass with crisp puffed rice and black goma ponzu sauce—prepared in a kitchen helmed by former Iron Chef contestant Wayne Nish. Dinner Mon-Sat; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/  I45

Willow Road– C0L94318American 85 10th Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 646.484.6566. Executive Chef Todd MacDonald prepares comfort food fused with global flavors in dishes such as buttermilkfried chicken with jerk spices and orange blossom honey, spiced lamb burgers, citrusgarlic lobster with pea shoots, sea beans and cheddar grits, beef potpie with seasonal veggies and thyme, mussels in kumquat-drawn butter and mac ‘n’ cheese with sweet sausage. Dinner nightly; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/  I4

Photos: corton, evan sung; oceana, paul johnson; hakkasan, mona zubair; guy’s american kitchen & bar, noah fecks; mr.k’s, courtesy of mr. k’s; alison eighteen, melissa horn; the food hall at the plaza, paul warhol photography, inc.

| corton, p. 76

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above, left: intricately carved latticework creates a distinctly chinese atmosphere. | hakkasan, p. 75 above: billy’s bakery and william greenberg desserts present sweets at this foodie emporium. | the plaza food hall, this page below, left: sangria-glazed shrimp with red onions, bell peppers and green apples. | guy’s american kitchen & bar, p. 75 below, middle: traditional chinese cuisine is served in an elegant art deco setting. | mr. k’s, p. 73 below: spit-roasted chicken with haricots verts, baby carrots and fingerling potatoes. | alison eighteen, p. 68

(W. 59th St., from Fifth to Eighth aves.)

Marea– C0L572Italian Seafood 240 Central Park So., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.582.5100. Chef Michael White’s fish and shellfish dishes are served in a room designed to resemble a yacht. Lunch Sun-Fri, dinner nightly; AE, DC, MC, V; $$$/  . I12 Park Room Restaurant, The– C0L348Continental The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park So., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.521.6655, Executive Chef Anthony

Marra’s seafood and grilled meats—whole branzino, truffle-roasted pheasant, venison osso buco—are served against the breathtaking beauty of a Central Park backdrop. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$$/  G12

The Plaza Food Hall– C0L5763International The Plaza, 1 W. 59th St., Concourse Level, at Fifth Ave., 212.546.5499, Celeb Chef Todd English is among the lineup of purveyors in the expanded European-style hall, along with Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Sub, Pain d’Avignon, Sushi of Gari, William Greenberg Desserts, François Payard, Billy’s Bakery,

Creperie NYC, Burke in the Box, YoArt Frozen Yogurt, Maison du Chocolat, Kusmi Tea and Tartinery. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2 1/  0 G12

South Gate– C0L348Modern American Jumeirah Essex House, 154 Central Park So., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.484.5120. Chef Kerry Heffernan’s elegant menu includes dishes such as butter-poached lobster with cranberry beans, swordfish with seafood ravioli and escarole and Thai spiced cream and ricotta gnocchi with sorrel and oyster mushrooms. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, MC, V; $$$ 2/  7 5 . G12 | february 2013 | IN New YORK

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Top, left: a multifloor casino offers

prime steak cuts, from rib eye to

multiple dining venues, including the

porterhouse for two. | morton’s the

aqueduct buffet. | resorts world

steakhouse, p. 73

casino, p. 77 middle, right: fine indian cuisine is bottom, left: roasted suckling pig is marinated with sour orange, olive

served in a space with an illuminated bar and mod décor. | mint, p. 72

oil, garlic and herbs before being hand-carved. | victor’s café, p. 76

bottom, right: steak—filet mignon, prime strip, bone-in rib eye, domestic

top, right: a host of seafood

kobe beef—is the star at this

options—such as honey-chili-glazed

glitzy eatery. | vic & anthony’s

salmon fillet and Maine lobster—and

steakhouse, p. 69

Chelsea (West of Sixth Ave. from W. 14th to W. 24th sts.; west of Eighth Ave. from W. 24th to W. 34th sts.)

Colicchio & Sons– C08LA 146 merican Nouveau 85 10th Ave., btw W. 15th St. & W. 16th sts., 212.400.6699. Refined meals of roasted scallops, foie gras with rhubarb and candied walnuts, seared tuna with Yukon gold potatoes and leek vinaigrette, roasted and braised suckling pig with polenta and fava beans, braised beef cheeks with polenta and beets, and lamb loin with green chickpeas and caramelized yogurt. Dinner nightly (Tap room: Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun); AE, D, MC, V; $$$/  . I17


Le Singe Vert– C0L6F 5317 rench 160 Seventh Ave., btw W. 19th & W. 20th sts., 212.366.4100. A sidewalk café, mahogany bar and an elegant dining room in which to enjoy traditional bistro fare: red-wine-braised pork shank, salmon with lentil ragout, pan-seared skate fish and organic steak tartare. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE; $$/  5 8 . H17 Thai Chai Yo– C0L94318Thai 233 Ninth Ave., btw W. 24th & W. 25th sts., 212.488.2170. Crispy tilapia cooked with green mango, avocado and cashews and tossed with lime dressing, duck roll with scallion, cucumber and hoisin sauce wrapped in a pancacke, grilled eggplant with sweet chili paste and sesame-crusted, pan-seared salmon. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, MC, V; $ I16

Chinatown (East of Centre and west of Eldridge & Rutgers sts. from Frankfort to Canal sts.)

Jing Fong– C0L78415Chinese 20 Elizabeth St., 2nd fl., btw Bayard & Canal sts., 212.964.5256. Servers wheel dim sum carts—with crispy shrimp rolls, barbecued spareribs, salt-baked baby oysters, baked scallops, spareribs with garlic and pan-fried pork dumplings—through the cavernous, colorful banquet hall. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; AE, MC, V; $ 1/  E20 Peking Duck House– C0L4835Chinese 28 Mott St., btw Pell & Worth sts., 212.227.1810; and one other NYC location. The classic roast duck is served

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dishes can be sampled before the warmth of a burning hearth. | benjamin steak house, p. 72 middle, left: chopped salad with crunchy iceberg lettuce, fresh maine lobster, bacon lardons, tomato, haricots verts, corn and shallot vinaigrette. | the claw restaurant, p. 75 bottom, left: a bright dining room with multicolored banquettes sets the stage for italian favorites, including fettuccine alfredo and classic veal scallopine. | san martin, p. 73 top, right: lamb is marinated in spices and grilled in the tandoor, as well as cooked into a variety of authentic indian curries. | utsav, p. 76 middle, right: exposed brick and photos from the 1953 film roman holiday provide a backdrop for italian dishes such as eggplant ragú with ricotta salad. | scarlatto, p. 76 bottom, right: wild salmon pinwheels are brushed with herbed butter and served atop sautéed spinach and roasted fingerling potatoes. | garage restaurant and café, p. 70

with house-made pancakes, green scallions, fresh cucumbers and plum sauce. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, MC, V; $ 1 E21

Red Egg– C0L2C 176 hinese 202 Centre St., btw Hester & Howard sts., 212.966.1123. A sleek dim sum lounge serves updated teahouse fare, including Peking duck sliders, moo shoo pork pancakes, shrimp with black bean sauce and a signature cocktail of jasmine cognac, sparkling sake, fresh lemon and cucumber. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2 1/  E20 Vegetarian Dim Sum House– C0L78451Chinese 24 Pell St., btw St. James Pl. & Mott St., 212.577.7176. Yams, wheat gluten and bean curd create mock-meat versions of such classic

dishes as sweet ‘n’ sour chicken and beef with Chinese broccoli in brown sauce. Brunch, lunch, dinner daily; Cash only; $$/  E21

East Village

poutine can start off a meal of crispy seared salmon or Parmesan-crusted pork chop. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, MC, V; $$/  D18

Balade– C0LM 15764 iddle Eastern 208 First Ave., btw E. 12th & E. 13th sts., 212.529.6868. Lebanese owners Ronald Semaan and Joseph Said fold marinated meats into baked pita bread. Lunch,   8  D18 dinner daily; AE, D, MC, V; $$/

Caravan of Dreams– C0L942V 61 egan 405 E. 6th St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 212.254.1613. Owner Angel Moreno’s organic and kosher-certified menu offers enzyme-rich foods (beet ravioli with hemp-mint-cilantro pesto, almond hummus, zucchini-yellow-squash spaghetti) and other healthful options. Brunch, lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$/  5 . D19

Brindle Room– C0L42817North American 227 E. 10th St., btw First & Second aves., 212.529.9702. A spread of roasted eggplant or duck confit

Dirt Candy– C0L9428Vegetarian 430 E. 9th St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 212.228.7732. Portobello mousse with fennel pear compote and truffled

C0L41952( East of Third Ave. from Houston to E. 14th sts.) | february 2013 | IN New YORK

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Photos: resorts world casino, courtesy of resorts world casino; victor’s café, noah fecks; morton’s the steakhouse, courtesy of morton’s the steakhouse; mint, courtesy of mint; vic & anthony’s steakhouse, courtesy of landrys inc.; garage restaurant, richard o’brien

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DINING toast and jalapeño hush puppies are some of Chef Amanda Cohen’s vegetable-centric treats. Dinner Tues-Sat; AE, D, MC, V; $$ D18

Edi and the Wolf– C0L7358Austrian 102 Ave. C, at E. 7th St., 212.598.1040. Rustic décor (ceiling, floor and tables are made of reclaimed barn boards) sets the scene for pulled pork belly and cauliflower schnitzels. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; MC, V; $$ 2/  . B18 L’Apicio– C0L572Italian 13 E. 1st St., btw Bowery & Second Ave., 212.533.7400. Executive Chef Gabe Thompson’s modern menu—including grilled endive salad and grilled Arctic char with pickled shallots and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms—is served in a sleek, rustic dining room. Dinner    E19 nightly; AE, DC, MC, V; $$$ 2/ Prima– C0L931S 46 easonal American 58 E. 1st St., btw First & Second aves., 646.559.4823. Chef/owners Mathieu Palombino and David Malbecqui’s local fish-centric menu includes options such as red snapper, tempura hake, steamed lobster and squash puree with brown butter and marinated beets with Honeycrisp apple. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; AE, MC, V; $$ 1/  D19

Financial District (Southern tip of Manhattan Island)

Atrio– C0L4321Mediterranean Conrad New York, 102 North End Ave., at River Terrace, 212.945.0100. Old-world flavors paired with a contemporary

attitude toward style and service, featuring dishes such as orecchiette with duck sausage, escarole and cannellini beans; and branzino with roasted Brussels sprouts, parsnip puree and pine nut brown butter. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/  H22

Cipriani Wall Street– C0L6914I7 talian 55 Wall St., btw William & Hanover sts., 212.699.4069, cipriani .com. Towering Greek Revival architecture creates an aura of exclusivity as guests sip Bellinis and dine on elegant cuisine, such as baked tagliolini in béchamel sauce; fennel au gratin; carpaccio; salmon with zucchini sauce; cold lobster with haricots verts and lemon oil; cannelloni with mushrooms; roast rack of veal in natural sauce; and risotto with asparagus. Breakfast, lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; AE, D, MC, V; $$$ 2/  . 8 E18

parsnips and linguine with shrimp, crab and squid. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, MC, V;    F23 $$$ 2/

North End Grill– C0L7358American 104 North End Ave., at Murray St., 646.747.1600. Restaurateur Danny Meyer and Executive Chef Floyd Cardoz’s 140-seat restaurant with an open kitchen has a seasonal menu focusing on grilled meats and seafood. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/  . H22

Flatiron District & Union Square (East of Sixth Ave., west of Park Ave. So. from 14th to 23rd sts.)

Exchange, The– C0L431N 5 ew American Setai Wall Street, 40 Broad St., 2nd fl., btw Beaver St. & Exchange Pl., 212.809.3993. Executive Chef Josh Capone’s San Francisco-style menu includes dishes such as olive-oil-poached tuna salad on toast with creamy peekytoe crab aioli and watercress-radish salad. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner    F23 Mon-Sat; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/

Alison Eighteen– C0L5A 186 merican Nouveau 15 W. 18th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.366.1818, Restaurateur Alison Price Becker’s 7,000-square-foot brasserie and café offers Executive Chef Juan Carlos Landazuri’s French-inflected dishes, such as carrot gnocchi with braised rabbit and poached halibut with citrus marmalade, parsley puree, capers and pistachios. Breakfast, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, MC, V; $$ 2/  5 0 . F17

Fraunces Tavern– C0L43A 15 merican 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.968.1776. Founded in 1762, the historic locale where Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his troops features down-home comfort foods, such as smoked haddock chowder, roasted half chicken with duck fat

Mihoko’s 21 Grams– C0L5271French/Japanese 16 W. 22nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.741.0021. Mihoko Kiyokawa’s team of chefs fuse culinary traditions (uni bisque, foie gras with kuro sichimi) amid Versailles-like opulence. Dinner Tues-Sat; AE, MC, V; $$$$ 2/  . 0  G17








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Raymi– C0L5271Peruvian 43 W. 24th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.929.1200. chefs richard Sandoval and Jaime Pesaque emphasize the multicultural flavors of Peru in a space that features a ceviche bar (offering fresh seafood spiked with indigenous spices) and pisco bar (with 30 houseinfused varieties of the fiery liqueur). Lunch mon-fri, dinner nightly; ae, D, mc, V; $$ 2/  G16 Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse– C0L2851Steak House 233 Park Ave. So., btw E. 18th & E. 19th sts., 212.220.9200, midwestern grain-fed steaks are the star, while the signature dishes include kobe beef, maple-glazed quail and au gratin potatoes. Lunch mon-fri, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2 1/  8 . F17

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China Latina– C0L5A 72 sian/Latin Hotel Indigo, 127 W. 28th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 646.397.9881. chef Julieta ballestros offers flavors that crisscross continents in dishes such as edamame with ancho chili salt, chorizo dumplings, sushi burritos (smoked tofu, salmon and crab), wonton tacos (Peking duck, fish tempura, Szechuan beef), gordita-scallion pancakes, guacamole with wasabi and mole poblano lo mein. breakfast, dinner daily; ae, D,    H16 mc, V; $$ 2/

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Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse– C0L6398Steak House 32 W. 37th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.947.8940; 269 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.997.9494, frankieandjohnnies .com. The classic steak and chophouse boasts prime cuts of beef—porterhouse, sirloin, T-bone—and a raw bar featuring shrimp and lobster cocktail. complimentary limo rides are offered to and from the restaurant from midtown. Lunch mon-fri, dinner mon-Sat; ae, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2 1/  7 . G15, H14 IL Punto Ristoriante– C0L94238Italian 507 Ninth Ave., at W. 38th St., 212.244.0088, ilpuntorestaurant .com. a full wine list accompanies Southern C italian specialties—such as lobster ravioli in a M pink cognac sauce, turkey osso buco and rabbit stewed with mushrooms in a white wine Y sauce—in a warm, summery atmosphere. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, mc, V; CM $$/  8 . I15 MY

Martinique Café, The– C0L52136International/ CY American Radisson Martinique New York-Broadway Hotel, 49 W. 32nd St., at Broadway, CMY 212.736.3800, Steak frites, salmon burgers, salads, pastas and desserts inK a casual setting. breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, mc, V; $ 2 1 G15


Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse– C0L397Steak House 9 Penn Plz., at W. 33rd St. & Eighth Ave., 212.563.4444, Dry-aged steaks, veal and double-cut lamb chops—served with signature sauces, from horseradish cream to wild mushroom—are balanced by generous grilled seafood offerings and vegetable dishes in an ultra-contemporary dining room adjacent to madison Square Garden. Lunch mon-fri, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2/  . H16 | february 2013 | IN New YORK

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“One of the Top 8 Best Steakhouses in New York City”

- Zagat, 2012

Petit Poulet– C0L52136French 52 W. 33rd St., btw Fifth Ave. & Broadway, 212.244.0440. french onion soup, filet mignon tartare on grilled crostini, turkey crepe with wild mushrooms and béchamel sauce and beef bourguignon. Lunch, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, mc, V; $ 2/ G15

GRameRcY PaRK (east of Park ave. So. from e. 14th to e. 23rd sts. and east of fifth ave. from e. 23rd to e. 30th sts.)

A Voce– C0L4165Italian 41 Madison Ave., at E. 26th St., 212.545.8555; and one other NYC location. executive chef missy robbins’ seasonal fusion cuisine includes fresh seafood, pasta and meat dishes. Lunch mon-Sat, dinner nightly; ae, mc, V;    8 F16 $$$ 2/ Bread & Tulips– C0L4165Modern Italian 365 Park Ave. So., at E. 26th St., 212.532.9100. Homemade organic ricotta and oven-roasted chicken are designed to share, while smoked pork shoulder with egg and dandelion greens and dry-aged strip steak are individual entrée options. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, mc, V; $$/  . F16

52 E. 41st St. (Park & Madison) (212) 297-9177

610 W. Hartsdale Ave. White Plains, NY (914) 428-6868

Singapura– C0L59A 13 sian Fusion 106 Lexington Ave., at E. 27th St., 212.684.6842. The cuisine of Singapore—a fusion of Thai, malaysian and indian flavors—is conjured up in dishes such as kari ayam (classic coconut curry with chicken on the bone) and sarawak sambal udang (red chili paste with ginger and coconut cream). Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, mc, V; $/   e16

GReeNwIch & west VIllaGe (west of Third ave. from Houston to 14th sts.)

“The best classic Italian in the city.”

- Zagat

Lunch • Dinner One Hudson Street (At Chambers) NYC (212) 240-0163 •


Frankies 570– C0L3I749 talian 570 Hudson St., at W. 11th St., 212.924.0818; and two other NYC locations. chef/owners frank falcinelli and frank castronovo offer roasted beet and avocado salad and housemade cavatelli with hot sausage and browned sage butter. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, mc, V; $$/ 8 . I18 Garage Restaurant and Café– C0LA 3749 merican 99 Seventh Ave. So., at the corner of Christopher St. & Seventh Ave. So., 212.645.0600, garagerest .com. a welcoming spot serving fresh seafood (pan-seared jumbo sea scallops), steaks (shallot-crusted filet mignon) and crisp salads (melted brie salad with organic baby greens, pears and walnuts); live jazz nightly. Lunch mon-fri, dinner nightly, jazz brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2 1/  5 8 . h18

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana– C0L49P 21 eruvian 11 Madison Ave., at E. 25th St., 212.612.3388, The second u.S. location of this Lima-based chain presents chef Gastón acurio’s haute interpretations of traditional dishes; the signature dish, ceviche, comes in six variations, including limeño (sashimi-grade fluke, Spanish day-boat octopus, calamari, scallops and blue shrimp in aji limo leche de tigre). Lunch, dinner daily; ae, mc, V; $$$ 2/  F16 Ristorante Asellina– C0L49I21 talian Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC, 420 Park Ave. So., btw E. 28th & E. 29th sts., 212.317.2908. chef marco Proceddu offers modern interpretations of rustic dishes—wood-fired flatbread pizzas, chilled seafood salad, saffron strozzapreti, pork chop milanese with lemon vinaigrette and roasted branzino. breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, mc, V; $$ 2/  F16

Inventive Northern Italian Cuisine.

chef Josh capon whips up a selection of pan-mexican dishes, such as market fish steamed in banana leaf, lobster ceviche, oaxacaño tamales and pulled chicken enchiladas. Lunch,    h19 dinner daily; ae, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2/

Barraca– C0L43S 15 panish/Tapas 80 Greenwich Ave., at Bank St., 212.462.0080. executive chef Jesús núñez prepares six varieties of paellas and a wide selection of tapas (including crispy potatoes with brava sauce and aioli; clams with salsa verde, asparagus, english peas and boiled egg; shrimps with garlic sauce and spicy cayenne) in a space that evokes a traveling    I18 theater. Dinner nightly; ae, D, mc, V; $$ 2/ El Toro Blanco– C0L572Mexican 257 Sixth Ave., btw W. Houston & Bleecker sts., 212.645.0193. a Southwestern space—complete with cacti, ceramic pottery and woven blankets—where

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McCoy American Bistro– C0L41578Farm-to-Table 89 MacDougal St., at Bleecker St., 212.460.0900, eric mccue’s seasonal menu—as well as specialties such as colorado rack of lamb with fennel, radish, cucumber, apple and mint chimichurri; new york strip steak with fries, herb butter and cabernet demi-glace; and freshly shucked oysters from the raw bar—are accompanied by craft beers and contemporary cocktails. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, mc, V; $ 2 1/  5 8 . G19

haRlem (from w. 110th to w. 153rd sts. and e. 100th to e. 153rd sts.)

Amor Cubano– C0L742C 1 uban 2018 Third Ave., at E. 111th St., 212.996.1220. brick walls, wood overhead fans and colorful paintings set the scene for flavorful dishes such as ropa vieja (shredded skirt steak braised in garlic sauce and served in a plantain chip bowl) and marinated whole red snapper. Lunch mon-Sat, dinner nightly, brunch Sun; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2/  5 8 . e6 Patisserie des Ambassades– C0L241A 76 frican 2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd., at W. 119th St., 212.666.0078. a comfortable café and neighbor-

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Red Rooster Harlem– C0L13A 7 merican 310 Lenox Ave., btw W. 125th & W. 126th sts., 212.792.9001. In celebration of local diversity, Ethiopian-born Chef/owner Marcus Samuelsson names his neighborhood spot after a famed Harlem speakeasy and serves refined local comfort foods. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, MC, V; $$ 2 1/  5 8 . 0 G4

Public– C0L943Global Fusion 210 Elizabeth St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.343.7011. A vast, multiroom space for Pacific Rim and Aussieinspired cuisine and other exotic creations, such as snail-and-oxtail ravioli, cured wild boar and New Zealand venison loin. Dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$$/  . E19

chicken paillard and rigatoni with sausage, cream and tomato in Keith McNally’s stylish bar and bistro. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, MC, V; $$/  C19

Meatpacking District (West of Ninth Ave. from Gansevoort to W. 15th sts.)

Lower East Side

Dos Caminos– C0L4168M 7 exican 675 Hudson St., at W. 14th St., 212.699.2400; and three other NYC locations. Guacamoles flavored with mango, papaya and habanero and chipotle jumbo crab are available alongside classics-with-a-kick, such as soy-lime-marinated tuna ceviche, spicy eggs Benedict with jalapeño-cheddar biscuits and chorizo gravy, Mexican French toast and jumbo sea scallops with coconut jasmine rice. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$/  I17

(East of Eldridge St. from Canal to Houston sts.)

(East of Centre, west of Eldridge sts, from Canal to Houston sts.)

Clerkenwell, The– C0L5724English 49 Clinton St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.614.3234. Seasonal comfort food, such as slow-roasted pork belly, Yorkshire toad in the hole (pan-fried sausages, cream mashed potatoes and gravy) and twice-cooked hand-cut chips. Dinner Tues-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, D, MC, V; $ 2/  C19

Bread– C0L41395Italian 20 Spring St., btw Elizabeth & Mott sts., 212.334.1015. Cheesy polenta, braised beef, lasagna Bolognese, 14 varieties of panini (Gorgonzola dolce, shirmp, prosciutto cotto, aged salami, Sicilian sardines, Austrian speck, smoked salmon, Italian tuna) and other Mediterranean dishes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; D, MC, V; $$/  8 E19

Meatball Shop, The– C0L4168Italian 84 Stanton St., btw Orchard & Allen sts., 212.982.8895; and two other NYC locations. Namesake orbs (beef, spicy pork, chicken, veggie) are served in sliders, heroes, on a toasted brioche bun or with a variety of sauces (classic tomato, spicy meat, mushroom gravy, Parmesean cheese, pesto). Lunch, dinner daily; $ 1/  D19

Cafe el Portal– C0L413952Mexican 174 Elizabeth St., btw Kenmare & Spring sts., 212.226.4642. Mirrors and old family portraits line the teal walls of this small space, where authentic favorites include cactus burritos and goat-cheese and avocado quesadillas. Lunch, dinner Mon-Sat; AE; $ E19

Schiller’s Liquor Bar– C0L1F 79 rench/American 131 Rivington St., at Norfolk St., 212.260.4555. Chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson serve rotisserie chicken with roast potatoes, grilled salmon with green beans and walnuts, steak frites, roast cauliflower with fennel raisins and capers,

Little Italy & Nolita

ALL NEW MENU! New York 551 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10017 (212) 972-3315

Great Neck 777 Northern Boulevard Great Neck, NY 11020 (516) 498-2950

Spice Market– C0L943Asian 403 W. 13th St., at Ninth Ave., 212.675.2322. Street foods from Vietnam, Thailand and China are given a modern, upscale twist and served family-style in plush dining rooms. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$/  . I17 Vinatta Project, The– C0L5213I7 nternational 69 Gansevoort St., btw Greenwich & Washington sts., 646.398.9125. Chef Marc Anthony Bynum’s small plates are served in a sleek, industrial space featuring an alcohol-vending machine. Dinner nightly; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/   J16

PRIME STEAK. FINE WINE. PRIVATE DINING. Hackensack The Shops at Riverside One Riverside Square Hackensack, NJ 07601 (201) 487-1303


hood staple serves Moroccan-, Mediterraneanand French-inflected dishes (homemade fish patties, Vietnamese spring rolls, Yoff kebabs), plus homemade pastries. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, MC, V; $ 1 8 I5

Stamford 377 N. State St. Stamford, CT 06901 (203) 324-3939


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Fresh Never FrozeN

Benjamin Steak House– C0L34S 1 teak House Dylan Hotel, 52 E. 41st St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.297.9177, executive chef arturo mcLeod prepares six cuts of uSDa prime steaks—dry-aged on the premises—and seafood options—including chilean sea bass, grilled norwegian salmon and broiled or steamed jumbo lobsters—at this classic spot. breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, mc, V; $$$ 1/  7 . F14 BICE Ristorante– C0L342Northern Italian 7 E. 54th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.688.1999, executive chef Silverio chavez helms the kitchen at this bustling milanese bistro, where pasta is made fresh daily and specialties include braised natural veal shank. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$/  8 . F13

our SIgNaTurE SEafood dISHES

HELL’S KITCHEN 744 Ninth Ave. | btw 50 th & 51st sts. | 212.581.8400


(now open)

269 W. 23rd st. | btw 7th & 8th aves. | 212.627.7700

Brasserie– C0L34French 100 E. 53rd St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.751.4840, patina Located in the iconic Seagram building since 1959, this ultra-sleek spot offers bistro fare from french onion soup to steak frites. breakfast, lunch mon-fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, Dc, mc, V; $$$/  F13

Four Seasons Restaurant, The– C0L49C 1 ontinental 99 E. 52nd St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.754.9494. a landmark dining spot for stargazing, inking important business deals and savoring exquisitely prepared fare, such as maryland crabmeat cakes and filet of bison with foie gras and black truffles. Lunch mon-fri, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, mc, V; $$$ /  6. F13 La Fonda del Sol– C0L4863Modern Spanish MetLife Bldg., 200 Park Ave., at E. 44th St. & Vanderbilt Ave., 212.867.6767, executive chef christopher DeLuna’s fresh take on tapas, ceviches and seafood entrées (atlantic cod with clams, jumbo prawns with tomato aioli) at this adam D. Tihany-designed space. Lunch, dinner mon-fri, downstairs Tapas Lounge: mon-fri; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2/  8 . F14

Café Centro– C0L346French MetLife Bldg., 200 Park Ave., at E. 45th St., 212.818.1222, patinagroup .com. a grand café brings the air of old Paris to manhattan with seasonal plats du jour, escargots bourguignon and foie gras terrine. breakfast, lunch mon-fri, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$/  8 F14 Caviar Russe– C0L346New American 538 Madison Ave., 2nd fl., btw E. 54th & E. 55th sts., 212.980.5908. executive chef kyle mcclelland’s caviar-focused menu includes seared foie gras, butter-poached lobster, diver sea scallops with crispy pork belly and spring lamb with white truffle honey. Lunch, dinner mon-Sat; ae, Dc, mc, V; $$$ /  0 . F13 Crave Fishbar– C0L346Seafood 945 Second Ave., at E. 50th St., 646.895.9585. a rustic yet elegant décor and chef Todd mitgang’s specialties, such as olive-oil-marinated lump crab with heirloom tomato-garbanzo puree; lobster curry with eggplant and fresh bamboo shoots; and roasted monkfish with baby beets and house-cured bacon. breakfast, lunch mon-fri, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, mc, V; $$/  e13 Cucina & Co.– C0LM 314 editerranean MetLife Bldg., 200 Park Ave., at E. 45th St., 212.682.2700; Macy’s Cellar, Broadway & W. 34th St., 212.868.2388; 30 Rockefeller Center, concourse, btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.332.7630, Diners at this gourmet café and marketplace stop for a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, alluring pastas and desserts. breakfast, lunch, dinner mon-fri; ae, D, mc, V; $$ 2 1 8 0 F14, G15, G13 Darbar– C0L49I1 ndian 152 E. 46th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.681.4500, The bi-level restaurant and lounge offers dishes with a trans-ethnic flair, including cilantro-pesto shrimp, tandoori chicken marinated in almond paste, samosas and reshni kebabs. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, mc, V; $$/  . F14


Darbar Grill– C0L49I1 ndian 157 E. 55th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.751.4600, authentic dishes include chicken vindaloo cooked in spicy sauce with potatoes, mint-ginger lamb chops with yogurt and spinach fritters with bean sprouts, onions and chutney. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2 /  e13

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La Grenouille– C0L4863French 3 E. 52nd St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.7521495. classic fare—such as lobster bisque, mushroom risotto, seared foie gras with quince and sautéed frogs’ legs—and a commitment to traditional tableside service. Lunch, dinner Tues-Sat; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$/  . e6 Le Cirque– C0L4863French 151 E. 58th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.644.0202. Gracious service, elegant surroundings and exquisite fare, such as rack of lamb, veal chops with winter root vegetables, lobster risotto, tuna tartare, octopus salad and foie gras ravioli with cabbage marmalade . Lunch, dinner Tues-Sat; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$/  . e12 Mint– C0L34I71 ndian 150 E. 50th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.644.8888, chef Gary Sikka explores indo-asian flavors in a menu of lamb (cooked in rich yogurt-based curry with a touch of onions and dried fenugreek seeds), chicken (simmered in a fragrant, creamy sauce with onions, garlic, ginger and cashews) and vegetarian dishes, as well as a selection of tandoor specialties and chutneys (mango). Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, mc, V; $$/   e13

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Morton’s The Steakhouse– C0L41689Steak House 551 Fifth Ave., btw 45th & 46th sts., 212.972.3315, USDA Prime-aged beef in every juicy incarnation—NY strip, porterhouse, tenderloin, filet mignon, rib eye, prime-rib roast, T-bone—as well as an array of succulent seafood dishes including honey-chili-glazed salmon and baked whole Maine lobster. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. AE, D, MC, V; $$$$ 2 1/  . F14 Mr. K’s– C0L41689Chinese 570 Lexington Ave., at E. 51st St., 212.583.1668, Located in a landmark Art Deco building, a luxurious dining room invites patrons to dine on such dishes as poached beef Szechuan, sweet and sour pork, honey-braised pork ribs in a savory soy reduction with bean sprouts, seared medallions of beef with scallion-oyster sauce and basil ginger chicken. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$ 1/  . F13 Naples 45– C0L34I21 talian MetLife Bldg., 200 Park Ave., entrance on E. 45th St., 212.972.7001, patina Tradition, in method and ingredients, defines these Southern Italian specialties, including Neapolitan pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens (such as spicy pepperoni, mushroom, chicken sausage with hot pepper). Breakfast, lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; AE, MC, V; $$ 2/  8 F14 Oyster Bar & Restaurant– C0L34S 21 eafood Grand Central Terminal, lower lvl., 89 E. 42nd St., btw Park & Vanderbilt aves., 212.490.6650. An expansive oyster list—from briny and powerful to sweet and mild—and fish entrées, such as catfish fillet and fried calamari with marinara sauce, can be sampled in the historic transit hub. Lunch, dinner Mon-Sat; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/  F14 San Martin– C0L642I1 nternational 143 E. 49th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.832.0888, Spanish melds with Italian in specialties that include paella valenciana, veal scaloppine with mushrooms and slow-cooked rosemary lamb chops. Live jazz every Tues 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$ 2/  5 E1

Drew Nieporent Invites You To Eat Downtown and Enjoy NYC’s Most Memorable Dining Experiences!

Murray Hill

El Parador Café– C0L7948Mexican 325 E. 34th St., btw First & Second aves., 212.679.6812. One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the city serves roasted enchiladas with stewed chicken, fajitas with chicken breast or sirloin steak, braised shrimp with garlic and grilled double-cut baby lamb chops. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$/  . D15 La Giara– C0L4196KoItalian 501 Third Ave., btw E. 33rd & E. 34th sts., 212.726.9855. The Sardinian chef prepares regional dishes, such as duck pappardelle and oven-roasted sea bass. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$   1/  . E15 Moco Global Dining– C0L36A 185 sian/International 516 Third Ave., btw E. 35th & E. 36th sts., 212.685.3663. The far-reaching menu displays creative takes on culinary traditions from around the world: black tempura calamari and octopus ceviche with seaweed. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; AE, D, MC, V; $$/  F15

Great American Food & Wine 375 Greenwich St. | 212-941-3900

Michelin Modern French 239 West Broadway | 212-219-2777

Award-Winning New Style Japanese NYC | 105 Hudson St.| 212-219-0500 NEXT DOOR| 105 Hudson St. | 212-334-4445


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places to dine Birdland Named for the legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, who dubbed it “The JAZZ Corner of the World,” Birdland is celebrating 60 memorable years as a nightclub and restaurant, where musical performers from the world of jazz and beyond take the stage nightly. American Southern cuisine with a Cajun flair is served from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. Reservations strongly recommended. 315 W. 44th St., at Eighth Ave., 212-581-3080,

McCoy American Bistro Simple seasonings reveal the vitality of the locally sourced, fresh ingredients in McCoy American Bistro’s classic American fare. With an emphasis on healthy food, nearly all of the restaurant’s offerings are gluten-free. Also enjoy an off-menu cocktail at the restaurant’s lower-level speakeasy, Tomoka. 89 MacDougal St., at Bleecker St., 212-460-0900,

Morton’s The Steahouse

Bocca East Bocca East is an Italian wine bar and trattoria located on the Upper East Side. The restaurant’s menu offers innovative Italian dishes at moderate prices. Bocca East boasts an extensive collection of 300 wines from all over Italy, as well as a creative cocktail list. 1496 Second Ave., at E. 78th St., 212-249-1010,

Morton’s The Steakhouse serves only the finest-quality food, featuring USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, decadent desserts and an award-winning wine list. Sophisticated elegance and genuine hospitality mark every meal and function held at Morton’s. 551 Fifth Ave., entrance on 45th St., btw Fifth & Madison aves., 212-972-3315,


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Started as a mobile concession unit in 1983, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is now a nationally acclaimed restaurant with four locations. A commitment to high-quality food and genuine hospitality make Dinosaur Bar-B-Que a great place to have fun and sample some of the best bar-b-que in the country. 700 W. 125th St., at 12th Ave., 212-694-1777,

Oceana offers bold American seafood in a modern and elegant space near Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Under the direction of Executive Chef Ben Pollinger, the restaurant features a menu focused on seasonal products and pristine seafood. Since 2006, Oceana has earned a Michelin Star annually. 120 W. 49th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212-759-5941,

San Martin

Hakkasan New York Hakkasan New York is a stunning evolution of the London original, and both locations are acclaimed for their Michelin-starred modern Chinese cuisine. The New York restaurant features an innovative selection of skillfully crafted cocktails made with fresh pressed juices, purees and other fresh ingredients. At the heart of the restaurant is the kitchen, with highly skilled wok chefs at center stage. Choreographed by Master Chef Ho Chee Boon, the menu includes Hakkasan classics, such as roasted silver cod with champagne and Chinese honey, stir fry black pepper ribeye beef with merlot and an assortment of refined dim sum offerings. 311 W. 43rd St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212-776-1818,

San Martin offers Continental cuisine in Old World surroundings. Spanish and Italian specialties include paella Valenciana and slow-cooked rosemary lamb chops. Enjoy live jazz every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lunch and dinner are served daily. San Martin also serves as the perfect venue for a private event. 143 E. 49th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212-832-0888,


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DINING (W. 48th to W. 51st sts., btw Fifth & Sixth aves.)

Lizarran New York City– C0L3452Spanish/Tapas 11 W. 51st St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 646.998.4351, An authentic menu of hot tapas (croquetas with béchamel sauce and cured ham, beef meetballs in tomato sauce, artichokes with cured ham, shrimps with garlic and cayenne pepper, oxtail with truffled mashed potatoes), cold tapas (gazpacho), cheeses, cured meats and paellas, as well as meat (pork tenderloin with potatoes, piquillo pepper and bacon) and seafood entrées (baby squid with applesauce and onions). Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/  G13 Oceana– C0L346Seafood McGraw-Hill Building, 120 W. 49th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.759.5941, Chef Ben Pollinger’s global menu tackles fish from every angle, from taro-wrapped dorade and roasted monkfish to a raw bar and whole stuffed wild striped bass. Casual dining in the Café at Oceana. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$$/  8 . 5 G13 Rock Center Café– C0L346American Rockefeller Center, 20 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7620, Original Warhol prints and bold dishes, such as pork chop over sweet potato flan and hand-carved prime rib, make this eatery not only modern but also memorable. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, MC, V; $$$/  8 . G13 Sea Grill, The– C0L347Seafood Rockefeller Center, 19 W. 49th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7610, Diners enjoy a view of the ice rink as they savor fresh ocean fare, such as crab cakes, shellfish platters and daily grilled fish specialties. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$$/  8 . G13

SoHo (West of Centre & Lafayette sts. from Canal to Houston sts.)

Blue Ribbon– C0L9425International 97 Sullivan St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.274.0404; and seven other NYC locations. The menu at this eatery features dishes ranging from seafood paella and matzo ball soup to fried chicken and tofu ravioli. Dinner nightly; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2/  G19 Dalloway, The– C0L5A 72 merican 525 Broome St., btw Thompson St. & Sixth Ave., 212.966.9620. Executive Chef Vanessa Miller’s small plates— both hot (spice-crusted ahi tuna, grilled hanger steak, seared scallops) and cold (beet and citrus salad, shrimp ceviche, caramelized Brussels sprouts, cauliflower trio)—can be paired with cocktails, such as the Mrs. Dalloway (gin, raspberry puree, lemon juice, egg white), in a candlelit dining room. Dinner Tues-Sat; AE, DC,   97 G20 MC, V; $$ 2/ La Sirène– C0LF 6217 rench 558 Broome St., at Varick St., 212.925.3061. Chef/owner and Marseille native Didier Pawlicki serves home-style, seasonal dishes ­at this BYOB bistro (seared pork tenderloin, quail with cranberry sauce). Dinner nightly; cash only; $$$/  . G20

Pintxos– C0L41857Spanish/Tapas 510 Greenwich St., at Spring St., 212.343.9923. Basque savories, such as chorizo paella, grilled prawns and spicy steak. Dinner Mon-Sat; Cash only; $$/  H20

Theater District (West of Fifth Ave. from W. 40th to W. 59th sts.)

Abboccato– C0L34I7 talian Blakely Hotel, 136 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.265.4000, Chef Jim Botsacos’ menu of classics includes arancini, hand-cut pappardelle with Maine lobster ragout and hearty lamb chops, plus side dishes of market produce. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon-Sat, dinner nightly; AE,    . 8 H13 D, DC, MC, V; $$ 2/ Brasserie 8 1/2– C0L347French 9 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.829.0812, brasserie812 .com. Patrons experience a modern, art-filled ambience, contemporary French fare and a raw bar. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sun; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$$/  . G13 Claw Restaurant, The– C0L516Seafood 744 Ninth Ave., btw W. 50th & W. 51st sts., 212.581.8400,; 269 W. 23rd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.627.7700. Daily shipments from Maine stock this seafood shack-style eatery, specializing in butter-poached lobster rolls and lobster bisque. Lunch, dinner Tues-Sun; AE, D, MC, V; $ 1/  I13, H16 Crossroads American Kitchen & Bar– C0L9721A 5 merican New York Marriott Marquis, 8th fl., 1535 Broadway, btw W. 45th & W. 46th sts., 212.704.8834, A 21-foot mirrored spiral bar provides a grand backdrop for modern classics. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$ 2 1/  . H14 Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar– C0L48A 15 merican 220 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 646.532.4897, Television personality Guy Fieri offers dishes with big, bold flavors, such as Malibu oysters (stuffed with peppers, spinach, onion and creamy Havarti, and served on the half shell), chicken wings glazed in honey-soy marinade and topped with sesame and scallions, sangria-glazed shrimp with crispy noodles and grilled lamb chops with mint pesto. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, MC, V; $$ 2 1/  . H14 Hakkasan– C0L3452Modern Chinese 311 W. 43rd St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.776.1818, hakkasan .com. Chef Ho Chee Boon offers Asian-style haute cuisine in an 11,000-square-foot space featuring an elegant 50-foot bar. Signature dishes include crispy duck salad and roasted silver cod with champagne and Chinese honey. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$$ 2/  I13 Heartland Brewery & Chophouse– C0L345American 127 W. 43rd St., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave., 646.366.0235, Specializing in steaks and chops, this welcoming eatery also serves hearty pub fare—such as buffalo chicken spring rolls, smoked chicken salad—and handcrafted beers. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$ 2 1/  . G14; HB Burger 127 W. 43rd St., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave., 212.575.5848. Specializing in nine types of burgers. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $ 2 1/  . G14;

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Molyvos– C0L3452Greek 871 Seventh Ave., btw W. 55th & W. 56th sts., 212.582.7500, chef Jim botsacos’ Hellenic specialties, such as moussaka (casserole of potato, eggplant, pepper, spiced ground lamb and beef with yogurt béchamel sauce) and lahano dolmades (tender cabbage leaves filled with ground lamb, beef, pork and arborio rice) ensure diners have a feast fit for Zeus. Lunch mon-Sat, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2/  H13



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and saffron crème brûlée are served in a dining room featuring exposed brick walls and chandeliers. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, mc, V; $$ 2/  . I13

Scarlatto– C0L5281Italian 250 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.730.4535, scarlatto .com. fine pastas, seafood, meats and hearty roman specialties such as linguine con vongole (linguine with sautéed manila clams in white wine sauce) and garganelli osso buco (chunks of veal shank in rosemary sauce). Lunch mon-fri, dinner nightly; ae, mc, V; $$ 2/  . G14 Utsav – C0L347Indian 1185 Sixth Ave., 2nd fl., entrance on W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.575.2525, an innovative menu—lamb kakori kebab—is served in a bi-level restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows. Vegetarian lunch box to-go $7.95, nonvegetarian lunch box to-go $9.95, lunch buffet ($18.95) and dinner prix fixe (5:30-7:30 p.m., $32). Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2 1/  8 . H14 Victor’s Café– C0LC 7421 uban 236 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.586.7714, victors in a room reminiscent of old Havana, classic fare includes ropa vieja (shredded black angus skirt steak in a plantain basket) and florida red snapper ceviche. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, Dc, mc, V; $$$ 1/  5 . H13

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Nobu New York– C0LJ3791 apanese/Peruvian 105 Hudson St., at Franklin St., 212.219.0500, chef nobu matsuhisa prepares sea urchin tempura, halibut cheeks with wasabi pepper and other sublime innovations, served in a David rockwell-designed space. Lunch mon-fri, dinner nightly; ae, D, mc, V; $$$ 2 . 0 G21 Nobu Next Door– C0L3891Japanese/Peruvian 105 Hudson St., btw Franklin & N. Moore sts., 212.334.4445, adjacent to chef nobu matsuhisa’s legendary restaurant, this outpost serves the same inventive menu, plus a raw bar. Dinner nightly; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$ 2/  0 G21 Tribeca Grill– C0L3A 91 merican 375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St., 212.941.3900, myriadrestaurant The robert De niro/Drew nieporent collaboration offers pan-roasted atlantic salmon and sweet potato gnocchi, octopus salad, hanger steak, buttermilk onion rings and roasted chicken with panzanella salad and citrus salsa verde in a historic former warehouse. Lunch mon-fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sun; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$ 2 1/  . 0 G21

UppeR easT sIde Bocca East– C0L769Italian 1496 Second Ave., at E. 78th St., 212.249.1010, a lively trattoria and wine bar offering fare such as homemade fettuccine with bolognese sauce, lamb with olives and rosemary, meatball sandwiches with mozzarella on focaccia, buffalo burgers with chipotle mayo, oxtail ravioli, grilled branzino fillet, sea scallop ceviche with salmon roe, roman-style suckling pig and potato-wrapped sea bream. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat & Sun; ae, mc, V; $$/  8 e10

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Sirio Ristorante– C0L4813Italian The Pierre-A Taj Hotel-New York, 795 Fifth Ave., at 61st St., 212.940.8195. The namesake restaurant of Le cirque restaurateur Sirio maccioni serves a menu of traditional and contemporary Tuscan-inspired family-style plates in a casual space—featuring a crudo bar and a carving station—with décor inspired by the classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita. breakfast, dinner daily, lunch mon-fri, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, mc, V; $$$ 2/  . F12

Acappella– C0L5214Northern Italian 1 Hudson St., at Chambers St., 212.240.0163, acappellarestaurant .com. chef/owner Sergio acappella’s menu of classic dishes—lobster arrabiata (with herbs, spices, garlic and white wine), veal chop mt. edna (veal chop with cherry peppers, bell peppers and topped with mushrooms, cognac and plum tomatoes)—served in a luxuriously appointed dining room. complimentary housemade grappa is presented to every table. Lunch, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$/  G21

Zucchero e Pomodori– C0L4896Italian 1435 Second Ave., btw E. 74th & E. 75th sts., 212.585.2100, This neighborhood restaurant serves an authentic menu of antipasti (portobello grilled with goat cheese), salads (pear, arugula, Gorgonzola, walnuts and bacon), homemade pastas (pappardelle in country meat sauce) and risottos (arborio rice with asparagus and Gorgonzola), as well as meat and fish entrées. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, mc, V; $$ / 8 e10

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Grand Tier, The– C0L348American Metropolitan Opera House, Columbus Ave., btw W. 62nd & W. 65th sts., 212.799.3400, operagoers experience chef Jeff raider’s pre-curtain and intermission cuisine at the metropolitan opera House, featuring fresh seafood, cheese and dessert. Dinner on performance nights only. Times vary. ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$ 2/  . I12 Leopard at des Artistes, The– C0LS 96184 outhern Italian 1 W. 67th St., btw Central Park W. & Columbus Ave., 212.787.8767. featuring influences from Sardinia, Sicily, campania and apulia, chef Vito Gnazzo’s specialties include peppery mussels in white wine broth, braised artichoke and burrata ravioli, shellfish ragout over organic couscous and roasted berkshire pork. Lunch mon-fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$ 2/  . I11 Lincoln Ristorante– C0L9C 6184 ontemporary Italian Lincoln Center, 142 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.359.6500, lincolnristorante .com. a glass-enclosed pavilion houses executive chef Jonathan benno’s culinary celebrations of italy, such as lamb chop with spicy sausage and eggplant Parmigiana. Lunch wed-fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$/  8 . J12 Restaurant and Bar Collection, The—Various The Shops at Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, W. 59th St. & Central Park W., A Voce–Italian 3rd fl., 212.823.2523. Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sun; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$/  ; Bar Masa–Japanese 4th fl., 212.823.9800. Lunch Tues-fri, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, mc, V; $$$/  ; Bouchon Bakery–French-Boulangerie 3rd fl., 212.823.9366. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, Dc, mc, V; $$; Center Bar–Tapas 4th fl., 212.823.9482. Dinner nightly; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$/  ; Landmarc–French 3rd fl., 212.823.6123. breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$/  ; Masa–Japanese 4th fl., 212.823.9800. Lunch Tues-fri, dinner mon-Sat; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$$/  ; Per Se–French 4th fl., 212.823.9335. Lunch fri-Sun, dinner nightly; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$$/  ; Porter House–Steakhouse 4th fl., 212.823.9500. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $$$/  ; Stone Rose Lounge–American 4th fl., 212.823.9770. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, Dc, mc, V; $/  I12

Sambuca Restaurant & Wine Bar– C0LI96184 talian 20 W. 72nd St., btw Central Park West & Columbus Ave., 212.787.5656. Small plates, thin-crust pizzas and signature entrées, such as chicken Scarpariello, linguine with white clam sauce, penne vodka, shrimp scampi and eggplant rollatini. Lunch wed-fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, mc, V; $$ 2/  I11

The OuTeR BOROughs Alobar– C0L76A 9 merican Traditional 46-42 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Queens, 718.752.6000. an old-fashioned industrial décor featuring stained-glass doors and iron light fixtures sets the stage for dishes such as kentucky fried rabbit with braised cabbage. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D,   Dc, mc, V; $$ 1/  Bedford, The– C0LA 5213 merican 110 Bedford Ave., at N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 646.626.3775. chef blake Joyal’s rotating menu of seasonal and locally sourced dishes—which may include charred lamb ribs with north carolina vinegar sauce, arctic char with braised escarole hearts and trumpet royal mushrooms—and homemade desserts are served in a cozy pub setting. breakfast, lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, mc, V; $$

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F&J Pine Tavern– C0LI5213 talian 1913 Bronxdale Ave., btw Muliner & Matthews aves., Bronx, 718.792.5956. Hearty portions of dishes such as calamari calabrese and eggplant rollatini. Lunch, dinner daily. cash only; $ 1/  8 .

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LIC Market– C0LA 5213 merican 21-52 44th Dr., at 23rd St., Long Island City, Queens, 718.361.0013. a seasonal menu may include nantucket bay scallops with roasted beet vinaigrette, puntarella and bread crumbs; and spaghetti with baby octopus and chorizo. breakfast, lunch mon-fri, dinner wed-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun; ae, D, mc, V; $$/  0

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Resorts World Casino New York City— Various 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., btw 114th St. & Aqueduct Rd., Jamaicia, Queens, 888.888.8801, Aqueduct Buffet–International 1st fl. an all-you-can-eat experience, including seafood, pasta, salads and vegetarian dishes. Lunch, dinner daily; ae, D, mc, V; $$; Genting Palace–Chinese 2nd fl. a colorful dim sum menu, as well as entrées such as sautéed frog with ginger and scallions. Lunch, dinner wedSun; ae, D, mc, V; $$/  ; RW Prime Steakhouse–Steak House 2nd. fl. Prime steaks, from porterhouse to filet mignon, and a wine bar. Dinner nightly; ae, D, mc, V; $$$/ 

Roberta’s– C0L769oContemporary Italian 261 Moore St., btw Bogart & White sts., Bushwick, Brooklyn, 718.417.1118. Pizzas, wood-fired in a brick oven, are made with artisanal dough covered with ingredients such as smoked ricotta, mozzarella, mushrooms, onions, taleggio, black pepper, prosciutto, berkshire pork sausage, spicy soppressata and speck. Lunch mon-fri, dinner nightly, brunch Sat-Sun; cash only; $$./  8

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Spritzenhaus– C0LG 5213 erman 33 Nassau Ave., btw Berry & 14th sts., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 347.987.4632. This 6,000-square-foot beer hall boasts 25 beers on tap, a simple industrial décor and savory snacks, such as sausages and pretzels. Lunch Thurs-Sun, dinner nightly; ae, D, mc, V; $/  AA16


uppeR wesT sIde Andanada 141– C0L348Spanish 141 W. 69th St., btw Columbus Ave. & Broadway, 646.692.8762. chef manuel berganza prepares tapas (sardines marinated with lime and coconut, vegetable salad seasoned with gazpacho-beet juice reduction) and entrées (lamb shoulder confit, lobster tail with pork trotters) in a space that evokes Spain’s bullfighting tradition. Dinner nightly; ae, D, mc, V; $$$ 2/  J11

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212.879.0600 212.319.2555 212.499.5000 212.737.9100 212.935.9000 212.371.8222 212.421.4741 646.674.6000 212.973.4318 212.744.7905 212.687.1025 212.752.5775 212.354.7840 212.888.6664 646.524.5750 212.490.2722 212.725.2345 212.217.6400 212.286.0500

Mongolia Morocco Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Russia Saudi Arabia Senegal

212.861.9460 212.758.2625 877.388.2443 212.832.4038 212.986.6562 212.808.0301 646.430.7500 212.355.3505 212.879.5800 212.840.2450 212.682.9441 646.735.3828 212.764.1330 646.237.2100 212.221.3165 212.682.9122 212.348.0926 212.752.2740 917.493.8950

int’l access & country codes/time differences Dialing Codes & Hrs. Ahead Algeria–011-213 Argentina–011-54 Aus./Canberra–011-61 Austria–011-43 Bahrain–011-973 Barbados–1-246 Belgium–011-32 Bermuda­–1-441 Bolivia–011-591 Bosnia–011-387 Brazil/Rio–011-55 Bulgaria–011-359 Chile–011-56 China–011-86 Colombia–011-57 Croatia–011-385 Cyprus–011-357 Czech Rep.–011-420 Denmark–011-45 Dom. Rep.­–1-809

+6 hrs. +2 hrs. +16 hrs. +6 hrs. +8 hrs. +1 hr. +6 hrs. +1 hr. +1 hr. +6 hrs. +3 hrs. +7 hrs. +2 hrs. +13 hrs. +0 hrs. +6 hrs. +7 hrs. +6 hrs. +6 hrs. +1 hr.

Egypt–011-20 +7 hrs. Estonia–001-372 +7 hrs. Fiji–011-679 +17 hrs. Finland–011-358 +7 hrs. France–011-33 +6 hrs. Germany–011-49 +6 hrs. Greece–011-30 +7 hrs. Guyana­–011-592 +1 hr. Hungary–011-36 +6 hrs. Iceland–011-354 +5 hrs. India–011-91 +10.5 hrs. Indonesia/Jakarta–011-62 +12 hrs. Iran–011-98 +8.5 hrs. Iraq–011-964 +8 hrs. Ireland, Rep. of–011-353 +5 hrs. Israel–011-972 +7 hrs. Italy–011-39 +6 hrs. Japan–011-81 +14 hrs. Jordan–011-962 +7 hrs. Kenya–011-254 +8 hrs. Korea, Rep. of–011-82 +14 hrs.

Kuwait–011-965 +8 hrs. Lebanon–011-961 +7 hrs. Liberia–011-231 +5 hrs. Liechtenstein–011-423 +6 hrs. Lithuania–011-370 +7 hrs. Luxembourg–011-352 +6 hrs. Malaysia KL–011-60 +13 hrs. Monaco–011-377 +6 hrs. Morocco–011-212 +5 hrs. Myanmar–011-95 +11.5 hrs. Netherlands–011-31 +6 hrs. Neth. Antilles–011-599 +1 hr. New Caledonia–011-687 +16 hrs. New Zealand–011-64 +18 hrs. Nigeria–011-234 +6 hrs. Norway–011-47 +6 hrs. Oman–011-968 +9 hrs. Pakistan–011-92 +10 hrs. Papua/N. G.–011-675 +15 hrs. Paraguay–011-595 +2 hrs. Philippines–011-63 +13 hrs.

Poland–011-48 +6 hrs. Portugal–011-351 +5 hrs. Puerto Rico–939-1-787 +1 hr. Romania–011-40 +7 hrs. Russia/Moscow–011-7 +8 hrs. San Marino–011-378 +6 hrs. Saudi Arabia–011-966 +8 hrs. Serbia–011-381 +6 hrs. Singapore–011-65 +13 hrs. Slovakia–011-421 +6 hrs. Slovenia­–011-386 +6 hrs. South Africa–011-27 +7 hrs. Spain–011-34 +6 hrs. Sweden–011-46 +6 hrs. Switzerland­–011-41 +6 hrs. Syria–011-963 +7 hrs. Taiwan–011-886 +13 hrs. Thailand–011-66 +12 hrs. Turkey–011-90 +7 hrs. Ukraine­–011-380 +7 hrs. United Arab Emirates–011-971 +9 hrs.

Singapore Slovakia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka St. Lucia Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Togo Trinidad/Tobago Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Uruguay Venezuela Yemen

212.223.3331 212.286.8434 212.213.4880 212.355.4080 212.986.7040 212.697.9360 212.573.6033 212.888.3000 212.599.5700 212.486.0088 212.754.1770 212.490.3455 212.682.7272 646.430.6560 212.371.5690 212.745.0200 212.753.8581 212.826.1660 212.355.1730

(From New York City, EST) United Kingdom–011-44 Uruguay–011-598 Vatican City–011-39 Venezuela–011-58 Vietnam–011-84 Yemen–011-967

+5 hrs. +3 hrs. +6 hrs. +1 hr. +12 hrs. +8 hrs.

Dialing Codes & Hrs. Behind Alaska/Juneau–1-907­ -4 hrs. Canada/Vancouver–1-604 -3 hrs. Costa Rica­–011-506 -1 hr. El Salvador–011-503 -1 hr. Guatemala­–011-502 -1 hr. Hawaii/Honolulu–1-808 -5 hrs. Honduras–011-504 -1 hr. Mexico/M. City–011-52 -1 hr. Nicaragua–011-505 -1 hr. Panama–011-507 -0 hrs. Peru–011-51 -0 hrs. Tahiti­–011-689 -5 hrs. The above is based on standard time. In some parts of the world, daylight saving time is in effect from spring to autumn. | february 2013 | IN New YORK

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Sockerbit, Wooly’s Ice, Papabubble and Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, the 100 bakeries, candy stores, chocolatiers, patisseries, ice cream parlors and treat trucks in New York Sweets (left, Rizzoli, 2013), by Susan Pear Meisel, supply an instant sugar high.

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Last february, Thomas Dold, a 27-year-old German professional athlete, raced up 86 flights (1,576 steps) in the empire State building in just 10 minutes and 28 seconds to win the men’s division of the annual

An acoustic anomaly, the 2,300-square-foot Whispering Gallery outside the Oyster Bar & Restaurant in Grand Central Terminal recently underwent a $450,000 renovation, but 1,600 original tiles remain.

empire State building run-up for the seventh straight year. about 650 fleet-footed runners are expected to make the ascent in the 36th annual competitive stair-climbing event (feb. 6).


Modest Start Tiffany & co., the jewelry store renowned for the Tiffany setting that graces so many diamond engagement

Snake Charmers chinatown welcomes the year of the Snake with firecrackers, dragon dancers and pageantry, while the egyptian cobra that escaped from the bronx Zoo in 2011 (but was recaptured) has nearly 200,000 Twitter followers.

rings, opened its doors in Lower manhattan in 1837 (its famed fifth ave. and 57th St. locale, where Holly Golightly loved to breakfast, was built in 1940). The first day’s sales totaled $4.98.

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