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ISSUE 21 SEPT 2016

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carlos campos; models - the class of 2016; corey johnson speaks out; wrap up for fall; a fashion insider's loft on W37th St; food trends & wine labels; pool goddess; pokemon go!; events guide for hell's kitchen ... AND DOGS!


CONTENTS September Edition

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The September issue is traditionally the biggest, shiniest, all-singing, all-dancing issue of a magazine’s year. And you know how we hate to disappoint. So this month’s W42ST has more pages, going to more poeple in Hell’s Kitchen than ever before. In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re all about style – not just fashion but cool food, hot living spaces and fun fitness. So dive in. And don’t forget to sign up for our editor’s weekly email newsletter for chat and giveaways: http://bit.ly/letterfromruth. THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU W42ST

PUBLISHER PHIL O’BRIEN phil@w42st.com (646) 535-4407

EDITOR RUTH WALKER ruth@w42st.com (646) 847-9645

SALES MATT LUNETTA matt@w42st.com (646) 535-2186

SALES BOB BRUNO bob@w42st.com (929) 428-0767

FOUNDING EDITOR SIMON KIRRANE

SENIOR ART ED LEE CAPLE lee@w42st.com SOCIAL MEDIA ED SANDRA MANGAN sandra@w42st. com CREATIVE DIRECTOR MYKEL C. SMITH

CONTRIBUTORS

JACI STEPHEN NACHO GUEVARA EVERETT ROSS HUERTA CIERA COYAN CLAUDIA CHUNG IAN TD SMITH JEREMY KAPLAN DUSTIN COHEN SAMINA KALLOO CARLA DUVAL CLAUDIA CHUNG SOURABH SHARMA

JASON WITCHER ORTAL MIZRAHI SARAH TIMMS LISA MARIE FALCONE HOSEA JOHNSON JOSE MORALES ANTONIO GRIFFITH NATHAN BEST ANDRE WATSON EVA MUELLER KERRY DONELLI JACQUELINE DONELLI

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used without written permission of the publisher ©2016. Please note: Every effort has been made to avoid errors, misspellings, and omissions in this publication. However, if you spot one please accept our sincere apologies.

COMMUNITY 6 MY HELL’S KITCHEN

Sharifa Cudjoe on bringing one of the world’s biggest fashion trade shows to the neighborhood.

8 OUT & ABOUT

Meeting some of the coolest people with street style and fashion attitude.

9 JACI STEPHEN

The most expensive fashion mistake you’ll see in this month’s magazine.

10 COVER STORY

How our beautiful cover was created – using the unique talents of an artist, a photographer, and the hottest young model.

12 COREY JOHNSON

The Council Member on being openly gay, openly HIV positive, a former alcoholic, and college drop-out.

17 GO! GO! GO!

Take a Pokéwalk through Hell’s Kitchen – catch us if you can.

18 CLASS OF 2016

The faces and the styles that will shape fall/winter’s fashion landscape.

24 CARLOS CAMPOS

Menswear’s most glittering rising star is surprisingly grounded.

28 COVER UP

Essential coats to keep you nice and cozy this fall.

32 NEW DAWN

She hung with the supermodels and was photographed by Avedon. Now, after some time away from modelling, Dawn Leak is stronger than ever.

34 WEAR ONE THING

Statement jewels and accessories from our favorite designers right here in the hood.

38 GLISTEN UP

Bold beauty and the season’s most glittering gems.

60 GALLERY

Anyone with an eye for a picture and a half-decent cameraphone could have their work in our mag.

72 PHOTO FINISH

When an unknown musician by the name of John Mayer began his career with a shoot on a ratty old sofa in Hell’s Kitchen.

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WHAT’S GOING ON 42 EVENTS

Our diary of happenings, from theater to dance to family fun, is the only guide you’ll need this month.

EATING & DRINKING

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45 WHAT’S IN A LABEL?

Vegan? Paleo? Lacto-ovo? There are as many dietary labels as there are fashion ones.

47 BEER

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Our top three neighborhood bars with style.

49 WINE

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Don’t judge a bottle by its cover – turn it around and check out the back instead.

50 STAFF SURVEY

Which bar owner is also a marathon runner and nifty magician on the side?

REAL ESTATE

LIFESTYLE

52 FACTORY GIRL

62 PRETTY SWIMMING

The fashion industry insider who lives in a former sewing machine factory loft on W37th St.

57 APARTMENT GLOSSARY

Demystfying the terms used to describe the different types of apartment in New York.

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The 82-year-old swim instructor still making waves – and loving every minute of it. COVER Alvaro’s work is collected by the likes of Mariah Carey, Naomi Campbell and model Iman, and has appeared in Vogue, Esquire, and The New York Times. Read the story of how this cover came into being with a dream team of creatives on p10. Above is his portrait of Michael Phelps after his triumphant comeback at Rio. www.alvaro artz.com

67 TWICE THE ADVICE

Identical twins take two thorny problems and dish up their different verdicts.

69 NUTRITION

Fat-free? Whole wheat? All natural? What do any of these labels REALLY mean?

PETS

71 WAGGING TALES

Our favorite, most photogenic pups in Hell’s Kitchen. Get involved by emailing waggingtales@w42st.com with your dog’s vital stats.

W42ST+ THE GUIDE

The essential guide to the very best of Hell’s Kitchen. This is where you’ll find everything from bars and restaurants, to nail salons, dog walkers, personal trainers and more. Plus an illustrated map. Want to be included? Just contact bob@w42st.com.

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MY HELL’S KITCHEN

“My dad instilled in me that honesty and loyalty are attributes that you need as a foundation to be successful.”

STOCKISTS Rails (www.intermixny.com); H&M (www.hm.com); T by Alexander Wang (www.AtriumNYC.com); 203 Jewlry (www.203jewelry.com); Trina Turk (www.lordandtaylor.com); Fendi (www.fendi.com/us); Club Monaco (www.ClubMonaco.com) CREDITS CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MYKEL C. SMITH ART DIRECTOR: PATRICK EDENS HAIR: ANTONIO THIGPEN MAKE-UP: NAOMI SUAREZ NAILS: TEE HUNDLEY (WWW.KENBARBOZA.COM) USING DR. REMEDYS PRODUCTION: DIMAS BRAVO

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Life, Liberty, and the

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Sharifa Murdock is the fashion boss who knows it’s good to give back Photograph Antonio Griffith

Jacket, $248, Rails; red stripe top, $149.50, Club Monaco; blue stripe top, $24.99, H&M; skirt, $325, T by Alexander Wang; bracelet, $1,160, 203 Jewlry; earrings, $98, Trina Turk; shoes, $820, Fendi

First off, talk to me about Liberty Fairs ... My partner Sam and I have been together for over 20 years, since I began working for him at Atrium, the menswear boutique in NoHo. We felt the market needed a new show with a fresh point of view. We wanted to create something that felt fun to be at, that felt communal and highlighted incredible young talent coming into the scene alongside commercial brands that were still very relevant in the marketplace. No other show covered Macy’s to Barney’s in terms of brand mix. Above all, we wanted to create an environment that drove discovery of new coupled with commerce. We wanted to invigorate the industry by setting a new standard for what a trade shows should be. So in 2013 Liberty Fairs was born. It all happens down on Pier 94 – a great venue (though we’re a little biased). We love the raw industrial feel of the space. It’s convenient for attendees and brands to commute to and it is just the right size for how we envisioned our New York show to be.

cover. The entire experience was incredibly glamorous. Describe your personal style. I’m what you can describe as “fancy downtown chic.” I love mixing high-end designer with vintage finds. Any fashion tips for staying cool in the summer heat? Always have an Evian spray bottle. In five words, describe your average fashion week experience: Nonstop, fashion, Ubers, events, community. Which shows will you kill to get a ticket for? Dries Van Noten, Dior, Raf Simons, and Sacai. How do you recover once it’s all over? I keep going! This is a lifestyle I love. Gotta stay ahead of the game. My husband’s cooking is what gives me the fuel to keep it up.

The whole west side is becoming a center for fashion. Were you ahead of the game, or is it just coincidence? It’s never a coincidence with us. We plan everything with purpose according to our overall vision. Hell’s Kitchen is just a good fit for what we are doing now.

Who do you admire most in the world? My dad instilled in me that honesty and loyalty are attributes that you need as a foundation to be successful. Pair that with hard work and dedication and finding a career path you are truly passionate about.

What’s been your most “fashion” moment to date? When Redbook Magazine put me on their

What’s your personal mantra? Keep evolving, be thankful, and stay humble.

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BIO

Sharifa is coowner of Liberty Fairs, one of the biggest fashion trade shows in the US, which takes place every year on Pier 94. She cut her teeth at Donna Karan and Louis Vuitton, and founded The Brooklyn Intern, which helps high school students get a glimpse of the fashion industry. She a Redbook 2016 Real Women Style Award winner. www.libertyfairs. com STYLE HK Stylish picks a stone’s throw from Pier 94 Il Baretto, 11th Ave - 53rd St Taboon, 10th Ave - 52nd St The Press Lounge, 11th Ave 47th/48th St

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HK street

Dress for comfort or style? You decide

REPORTER: SARAH TIMMS PHOTOGRAPHER: EVERETT ROSS HUERTA

2 Houda

Age: 23. From: Miami. Occupation: Medical student. My style: Pretty free flowing. I don’t really like tight stuff, I like baggy and prefer a more exotic kind of look. Can’t live without: These pants – they’re super comfortable. I also am a huge glasses person, so I have a prescription on several different frames.

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Age: 15. From: California. Occupation: Student. My style: Boho/grunge/retro-chic. I bought the tee and shorts from thrift stores, but the brands are both American Apparel. Can’t live without: Doc Martens, hoops, leggings, choker necklaces.

Age: 21. From: China, but I’ve lived on the Upper West Side for three years. Occupation: Economics student. My style: Comfortable and casual. Can’t live without: My favorite color, blue.

4 Sahil Hassan

Age: 29. From: South Africa . Occupation: Fashion – men’s clothing. My style: Normally I’m in suits, but when I’m not, this is it – naked, literally. The shorter the better. Words of style wisdom: Go for it, own it, don’t take it back.

5 Michael Lew

Age: 19. From: LA. Occupation: Media, culture and communications student. My style: Thrift store trash. Can’t live without: A nice pair of platforms will elevate anything, literally. Comfort isn’t a thing, hell no. Fashion is pain – my toes are like not attached to my body right now but it’s cool.

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Age: 41. From: New York. Occupation: Banker. My style: I’d say high fashion, most definitely. But I don’t do what most people do. I’ll have something that I own and then I’ll just take the scissors to it and then I’ll change it up because I feel like doing something different. Can’t live without: Hats. I have loads of verdure in the house so that’s really my staple item. When people see me out without a hat they’ll ask: “What’s going on?” Today I can’t, it’s really hot out.

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JACI STEPHEN

REGRETS? I have this one... Style costs, says Jaci, and right here’s where you start paying. In cold, hard credit card dollars

IMAGE: WALTER VAN DYK

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y mother always had style. When I was 14, she gave me a Michael Jackson curly perm, assuring me that he and it were all the rage. I went to school and cried until I could rush home at lunchtime to have her remove it. In clothes, too, she was a style guru. For my first day at a new school when I was 11, she put me in a psychedelic dress with a cowbell round my neck. It was the Sixties, after all. Unfortunately, the quiet country school was still living in the Second World War. My attempts to acquire style have always been doomed to failure, and at no time more so than in southern Spain, where, on a friend’s boat, I suffered delusions of wealth. After many glasses of wine, I returned to shore, where I saw IT in the window of Chloe: an exquisite, 1960s-style, cream silk shift dress laden with glittering discs, beads and baubles that caught the sun, drawing me uncontrollably towards it. Upon entering the shop and enquiring, the assistant Claudia headed for the dummy (the one in the window, as opposed to the one who was pondering buying the thing). When I saw the price tag of €10,722 (roughly $12,000 on today’s exchange rate), I decided that it should stay where it was. Too late. Claudia was too fast, and suddenly, I was in it. Gushing about my beauty, Claudia said there were only six of these dresses in the world. It sealed the deal. I felt like a million dollars, which suddenly made €10,722 seem like a bargain. It made the cost of the shoes I had to buy to go with the dress look like something from the 99c store. Then there was the bag, which cost almost as much. I owned butter dishes that were bigger. But I whipped out my exclusive black French credit card, while secretly praying for the computer to say no. Not a chance. I left with my goods and kept telling myself I was really,

Clockwise from above: The $12,000 dress (please, don’t remind me); I was never going to be the trendiest kid in the school; when curly perms came back into fashion, I was there; the serial killer look; finally, some style in my forties.

“I felt like a million dollars, which suddenly made €10,722 seem like a bargain.” really pleased with my purchase. After several more drinks, I was delirious with excitement. The next thing I remember was waking up: Oh, my God: WHAT HAVE I DONE? Depression set in. Black, suicidal despair. I felt physically sick. The dress had to go back. The problem was, they wouldn’t take it. So I wore it. Once. And it fell apart. I returned to Chloe again and was offered a repair job.

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“But it’s unwearable!” I shrieked, only to be told it was “not a practical dress” and, as haute couture (it wasn’t; they didn’t even know the meaning of the phrase), was not meant to be worn to parties. Besides, Kylie Minogue had no trouble with hers. “She can afford to throw it away after wearing it once!” I yelled. But they had sold “lots of this dress.” “Eh? What do you mean, lots? I thought there were only six in the world!” I shouted. I screamed. I sobbed. I employed a French lawyer. Finally, they gave me a credit note. Getting my designer dress may have given me a few hours’ pleasure, but only when it was in the bag. Style invariably comes with a gold price-tag, but for the most part, I still think it’s not worth its weight in tissue paper.

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The creation of a cover ‌

"It's like we have brought the seeds, we have water, we have the dirt - and we are going to plant it and slowly see it grow."

Black boiled wool capelet, $610, Epperson; dress, $650, Vivienne Tam; shoes, $119, Zara; earrings, $140, Shaw Jewels; ring, $325, Michelle Grant Blair.

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ehind an anonymous storefront on W37th St – opaque glass, white curtains, intercom – fashion magic is happening. Inside, a group of world-class artists and creatives are bringing our September cover to life. Alvaro: the renowned fashion illustrator whose work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Esquire, and The New York Times, and who is collected by the likes of Mariah Carey, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. Ezequiel De La Rosa: a man with 30 years in the fashion industry, first as a designer, then a leading hair and makeup artist – working with Monica Bellucci, Brooke Shields, and Rene Russo – and now an in-demand photographer. “I didn’t think I’d like it,” he says, “but all of a sudden I love it.” And Tatjana Berg: just signed to Next Models, daughter of Gucci model and Tom Ford Nadine Willis, her career is about to go stellar. As Tatjana works, Ez shoots her. And Alvaro? “I’m drawing body parts and capturing moments while this all happens,” he says. “It’s sort of like the birth of something. I want to take bits and pieces of everything. “It’s like we have brought the seeds, we have water, we have the dirt – and we are going to plant it and slowly see it grow. I’m just going to watch everyone. I get the energy.” Ez has been in this W37th St building for 20 years. First, he had the studio on the second floor, then moved in to take over the first floor. “It was a dump,” he says. “Everything you see here is the result of hard work.” It’s the multi-purpose venue for product launches, runway shows, events, and, of course, fashion shoots. Echoing Alvaro, Ez says: “I like to capture a moment, a movement, a feeling. “I’ve always admired Alvaro’s work – I think it’s striking. And he’s a lovely person as well, so it’s fantastic to work with him and collaborate with him and to really get energy from one another. We can see the same vision. We just let things happen.” Alvaro’s parents moved to New York from Puerto Rico in the early 1960s, and he was born in Brooklyn in 1963, and brought up in the South Bronx. His father was a film cutter, and Alvaro was raised on evenings watching borrowed films played on a broken-down

magazine – with an poignant image of the RnB singer Aaliyah, just before she died. But now, he says: “I’ve pulled away from the fashion world and doing my real art. I’m doing some paintings of famous painters. As for his own profile, he says: “I’ve never wanted to be famous. I just want my work to be recognized.” www.alvaroartz.com www.ezstudios.com

projector against a sheet on the apartment wall. Those images of 1960s goddesses like Garbo, Monroe, Harlow captivated him and continue to inspire him. While studying at FIT, he learned his craft as the protege of legendary illustrator Antonio Lopez. “Antonio drew like … I felt I could never draw like him. He really was quite brilliant,” says Alvaro. “He had that life that I wanted to be a part of. “As a kid I said, ‘One day I am going to work with him.’ The same at high school. Everyone said, ‘Everyone wants to work with Antonio,’ but I said, ‘I’m actually going to do it.” It was a dream come true to get the call from Mariah Carey, one of his idols, to paint for her (he didn’t believe it was her at first, and slammed the phone down). And he was first to illustrate the cover of Vibe

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Jacket, $990, Heike Jarick; braided amour, to order, $3,500, Epperson; necklace, $585, and cuff, $325, both Michelle Grant Blair; panty bottom, $85, Agent Provocateur.

Stockists Heike Jarick (www.heike-ny.com); Epperson (www.eppersonnyc.com); Vivienne Tam (212) 966-2398; Zara (www.zara.com); Agent Provocateur (www.agentprovocateur.com); Shaw Jewels (www.eshawjewels.com); Michelle Grant Blair (www.chiclifeandstyle.info) CREDITS CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MYKEL C. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHER: EZEQUIEL DE LA ROSA ART DIRECTOR: PATRICK EDENS MODEL: TATJANA BERG, NEXT MODELS NYC HAIR: ANTONIO LOPEZ MAKE-UP: D’ANGELO THOMPSON NAILS: MYRDITH LEON McCORMICK

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He's the

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What kind of politician is Corey Johnson anyway? Openly gay, HIV positive, a former alcoholic … and he has no ambitions to be in the White House! Words Claudia Chung Photographs Dustin Cohen

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ity Council Member Cory Johnson doesn’t mess around. “My staff hate it when I joke I am an openly gay, openly HIV positive, former alcoholic … and a quarter Korean,” he says within 30 minutes of our first meeting. Which is to say he’s got nothing to hide – a rarity for a politician. Elected in 2013 to represent District 3, which includes Hell’s Kitchen, Johnson began his political career accidentally. “I wanted to be a veterinarian. Help cows give birth,” he says of his dreams while growing up in Beverly, Massachusetts. Son of a cafeteria worker and a former marine-turned-truck driver (his father died in 2012, before his son had won his Council seat), he grew up in public housing. Johnson was a popular teenager, captain of his high school football team and all-round athlete – a keen wrestler, he also played lacrosse and baseball. Then at the age of 16 he dropped a bomb on his teammates when he came out publicly. It was the start of a new career path. “It was important. It was right after Matthew Shepard was murdered,” he says, referring to the gay University of Wyoming student beaten and tortured in 1998. Soon, Johnson was touring the United States, telling his own story of coming out in rural Massachusetts to young people – a journey that landed him on the front

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“The fight for equal rights isn’t over because gays have the right to marry; there is still violence. And you can get married one day and fired from your job the next.” page of The New York Times. He said at the time: ‘’Someday I want to get beyond being that gay football captain. But for now I need to get out there and show these machismo athletes who run high schools that you don’t have to do drama or be a drum major to be gay. It could be someone who looks just like them.’’ His days of speaking in high school auditoriums have given way to his current routine of listening to constituents. It’s all part of the job. His road to becoming an elected official wasn’t easy. He dropped out of college (George Washington University in D.C.) after a month. He had a problem with alcohol in his twenties. “I didn’t have an off button. I was making poor decisions

Opposite: Corey Johnson in his Hell’s Kitchen constituency.

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and blacking out,” he says. He’s now sober seven years. “I wouldn’t be in the City Council if I didn’t get sober. It was the best thing I did for myself.” And for the people he represents in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea (where he lives with his cat, Mousse). He was diagnosed HIV positive during a routine exam 12 years ago, and talked about it publicly for the first time in 2013. Aged just 34, Johnson says he has passed more bills than nearly any other member of the City Council. He’s particularly interested in the Council’s $80 billion budget. And he tries to be hands-on when it comes to helping those who live in the district, for instance visiting the scenes of fires to determine if residents need help relocating or repairing. The latest constituent worry, he says, are the LINK NYC wifi pillars that are popping up along 8th Avenue and elsewhere. “The idea is good and I’m happy to get rid of the old payphones,” he says, “yet people say they are horrible. There’s a daily drumbeat of constituents complaining about them.” He loves the mix of people and businesses in Hells Kitchen, but worries about development in the neighborhood. He’s sad to see a favorite restaurant like 9th Avenue’s Renaissance Diner (“I loved that place!”) close when the rent goes up, and worried about unscrupulous real estate developers trying to cut corners when putting up new high rises. He’s also keeping an eye on the the plans to redevelop the Port Authority Bus Terminal. “It’s the busiest bus station in the country, but it’s an embarrassment to the city,” he says. As honest as he is about his personal struggles, he’s also upfront about which presidential candidate is the best choice for the LGBT community. “Donald Trump is more than an embarrassment. He is against marriage equality,” he says. Speaking of Trump’s plans to make the Supreme Court more conservative. He adds: “He has never been there for gay community; he is a liar and unstable.” Johnson believes the fight for equal rights “isn’t over because gays have the right to marry; there is still violence. And you can get married one day and fired from your job the next.” While he enjoys working on the City Council, he doesn’t plan on running for higher office. “I never want to be president or the mayor,” he says, “but if I never get reelected I want to be in a profession where it helps people.”

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COMMUNITY 8:04pm Jaywalk across 12th Ave without getting hit by a car #achievementunlocked 8:07pm Game freezes due to #karma

Multiple game freezes, a case of mistaken identity, and NYPD on Team Valor? Carla Duval investigates

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s a kid, my father read me Pokémon Yellow (Prima’s Official Strategy Guide) as a bedtime story. Every. Single. Night. So of course I’m freaking out over this summer’s release of Pokémon GO. Whether I’m going to work or going to the bathroom, I’m always PoGO-ing. I decided to hit the streets of Hell’s Kitchen and see what I could see through the lens of my phone.

9:18pm Getting tired of ignoring Zubats, I make my way back to 12th Ave and walk smack-dab into a tree branch. Didn’t heed the game’s loading warning to “Stay aware of your surroundings.” Ouch.

7:35pm One battle in and my game already freezes. Time to relaunch. I manage to claim the gym for my own (and for Team Mystic – go blue!) and snatch my daily prize before I get the boot. With the spirit of a true pioneer, I head west.

9:36pm Game freezes and refuses to reload. Withdrawal symptoms begin to set in – sweat, shaking, Pikachus dancing before my eyes … It is the darkest five minutes of my life. 9:43pm My two eggs hatch: one an impressively bulked-up Rhyhorn, and the other a ... Zubat. Womp womp womp.

7:37pm Phone vibrates and I look at my screen expectantly, only to find a pitiful Zubat spazzing before me. I ignore it.

10:00pm Triumphantly finish my adventure by conquering the gym at Columbus Circle. The game crashes and by the time I relaunch, someone else has nabbed my spot #pokéburn

PHOTOGRAPHS: DAN YAIULLO

7:38pm Reach Level 20 in front of the West Side Jewish Center Pokéstop and am introduced to the sweet glory of Ultraballs.

7:54pm The Javits Center upholds its worth as a haven for geeks during the

8:32pm I can see the USS Enterprise Pokégym on my screen, but can’t find a real-life way to get there even though I watch it change team hands from red to blue, then back to red. Contemplate trespassing until I spot the line of cop cars blocking the path. I play it cool as I meander away, all the while knowing the NYPD must be with Team Valor. 8:49pm Head over to 11th Ave to pay a visit to Trevor Noah at The Daily Show’s gym when, to my surprise, Pokémon GO informs me the show is still hosted by Jon Stewart. Someone should let him know ...

7:31pm Low power mode on. Two external batteries in my backpack. Total disregard for my data bill. I have everything I need to start my Pokémon GO adventure on the corner of 34th and 8th by the first gym: the Nikola Tesla plaque.

7:41pm NYC art exhibits must change frequently, since the “Monkey Magic” sculpture where a Pokégym is located is nowhere to be found. I spot a 30-something man tapping furiously on his phone. He looks up, we make eye contact, and nod in knowing respect.

8:17pm Head north along the Hudson, catching different Water-Type Pokémon along the way. A fellow trainer stops and we discuss how many Magikarp candies we’ve earned, both having a long way to go before we reach the 400 required to evolve the flopping, useless waste-of-balls into the merciless killing god that is Gyrados.

Clockwise from top: Carla, armed and ready; even Pidgeys get thirsty; Bellsprout – hello!; a flapping useless Magikarp.

annual NYC Comic Con. I try to take on the gym and get my bum handed to me by seven Pokémon far stronger than my own. 8:01pm Catch a Pidgey perched in a soda machine when I stop at a deli for lemonade. Drink it all instead of using it to bribe the thirsty guard of Saffron City.

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Meet the models whose faces are shaping fashion's future Photographs Rico Kinnaro

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AGE: 22 AGENCY: RED NYC FROM: TAIWAN BEYOND THE STUDIO: “I want to pursue a career in fashion and art.” WEARING Blazer, $2,100, Palmiers du Mal; top, made to order, Elias Gurrola; pants, $225, and shorts, $145, both Matiere

KATERYNA

AGE: 18 AGENCY: MAJOR MODELS FROM: LVIV, UKRAINE BEYOND THE STUDIO: “After I graduate with my fashion business degree, I’d like to become a fashion forecaster, travel the world, and inspire fashion creators.” WEARING Fox belly jacket, $3,500, Michael McCollom; jumpsuit, $1,375, Anna Sammarone; earrings, $58, Trina Turk; bracelet, $1,160, 203 Jewelry

SHELDON

AGE: 21 AGENCY: RED NYC FROM: TRINIDAD &

TOBAGO BEYOND THE STUDIO: “Besides modeling, I’m really into music, art, and dance. I play guitar, piano, and drums, and produce my own tracks, and tracks for others. I’m also going to school for the studio arts, and have been painting for 15 years.” WEARING Coat, $975, Dzojchen; hoodie, $149, Anglero New York; shirt, $145, Soulland; palazzo trouser, $495, Landros New York; shoes, $110, Florsheim

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SASHA

AGE: 23 AGENCY: Q MODELS FROM: VIRGINIA BEYOND THE STUDIO: “I’m a big advocate for LGBTQ youth.” WEARING Fur jacket, $1,100, Masion Pere; top, $390, True Royal; pants, $171, Suncoo; shoes, $89.99, Nina Originals; earrings, $68, and ring, $98, both Trina Turk

JACLYNNE

AGE: 21 AGENCY: MAJOR MODELS FROM: DUTCHESS COUNTY BEYOND THE STUDIO: “After modeling I’d like to pursue a career in psychology.” WEARING Navy coat, $435: To Be Adored; top, $700, Angelys Balek; earrings, $48, and necklace, $98, Trina Turk; skirt, $365, Maision Pere; shoes, $24, H&M

CALVIN

AGE: 19 AGENCY: MSA FROM: AMSTERDAM BEYOND THE STUDIO: “I’m a professional dancer and study musical theater in school.” WEARING Sweatshirt, $165, Soulland Lasorda; shirt, $xx, Dzojchen; jacket, $550, Soulland Thomasson; pants, $325, Max ‘n Chester; shoes, $580, Alejandro Angelo

CREDITS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MYKEL C. SMITH STYLIST: TIMOTHY TATE ART DIRECTOR: PATRICK EDENS MAKE-UP: RASHIDA BOLDEN HAIR: ANTONIO THIGPEN NAILS: TEE HUNDLEY, VICTOR AMOS FOR KEN BARBOZA MAKE-UP ASSISTANT: DRISHTY EMPIRE CASTING: DIMAS BRAVOS SHOT ON LOCATION AT YOTEL (WWW.YOTEL.COM/ NEWYORK) AND MARSEILLE (WWW.MARSEILLENYC. COM) THANKS TO GREEN FIG (WWW.GREENFIGNYC.COM), AND AMY’S BREAD (WWW.AMYSBREAD.COM) FOR FEEDING THE ENTIRE TEAM AND KEEPING US REFRESHED. 20

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AGE: 24 AGENCY: RED NYC FROM: EGYPT BEYOND THE STUDIO: “I want to pursue a career in entertainment – as a club owner perhaps.” WEARING Blazer, $695, shirt, $295, and pants, $395, all Dzojchen

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GEORGE

AGE: 23 AGENCY: MSA FROM: MORRISTOWN, NJ BEYOND THE STUDIO: “I definitely want to use my platform from modeling to go oversees and start a charitable organization for less fortunate kids. I also intend to earn a degree in business and learn at least five languages.”

AGE: 26 FROM: SUDAN AGENCY: MSA BEYOND THE STUDIO: “I’m a fashion stylist and a refugee from Sudan.” WEARING Coat, $1,275, Dzojchen; turtle neck, $175, Soulland; pants, $225, Lucio Castro

WEARING Jacket, $1,735, Liven; pants, $495, True Royal; earrings, $68, Trina Turk; bag, $895, Blacksea; ring, $35, ABS by Allen Schwartz

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(BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT) 1. Sweater, $135, Soulland; gown, $2,391, Venexiana 2. Coat, $1,375, Dzojchen; top, made to order, Elias Gurrola; pants, $360, Carlos Campos 3. Top, $1,175, Dzojchen; pants, made to order, Elias Gurrola; hoodie, $350, Matiere 4. Hoodie, $350, Matiere; pants, $225, Conner 5. Coat, $975, Dzojchen; top, made to order, Gurrola; pants, $325, Matiere 6. Crew, $525, Lucio Castro; vest, made to order, Elias Gurrola 7. Cape, $1,400, Carlos Campos; shirt, $225, Dzojchen; pants, $625, Lucio Castro; shoes, $89, Original Penguin (MIDDLE ROW) Fox fur coat, $3,600, Saunder; sweater, $217, Suncoo; skirt, made to order, Elias Gurrola Bomber, $640, Carlos Campos; turtleneck, $340, Soulland; cashmere tuxedo trousers, $595, Landerson New York 3. Dress, $200, Rujuta Sheth; cardigan, $366, Suncoo (FRONT ROW) 1. Bomber, $180, Soulland; Turtleneck, $355, Kinross Cashmere; culottes, $325, Lucio Castro 2. Dress, $190, To be Adored; scarf, $360, Liven

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TIM

AGE: 27 AGENCY: MSA FROM: NEW JERSEY BEYOND THE STUDIO: “I enjoy playing football. I’m also a bartender and play the guitar.” WEARING Top, made to order, Elias Gurrola; pants, $260, Max ‘n Chester

STOCKISTS

True Royal and Sunoco (www.shopbop.com); Suncoo @ Perch (970) 688-5947; Nina Originals (www.ninashoes.com); Trina Turk @ Lord & Taylor (www.lordandtaylor.com); Angelys Balek (www. AngelysBalek.com); Maision Pere @ Plan De Ville (212) 763-7709; H&M (www.hm.com); Soulland and Allen Schwartz @ Bloomingdales (www.bloomingdales.com); Dzojchen (www.dzojchen.com); Max ‘n Chester (www.maxnchester.com); Alejandro Angelo @ Boyds (www.boydsphila.com); Lucio Castro (www.luciocastro.com); To Be Adored (www.ilovetba.com/shop); Liven @ Ayla & Co (734) 665-7788; Blacksea (www.BlackseaCollection.com); Elias Gurrola (www.eliasgurrola.nyc); Gents (www.gentsco. com); Matiere and Conner (www.matiere.com); Loris Diran (www.lorisdiran.com); Palmier du Mal (www. palmiersdumal.com); Elias Gurrola (www.eliasgurrola.nyc); Michael McCollom (www.trilogycollections. com); Anna Sammarone (www.annasammarone.it); 203 Jewelry (www.203jewelry.com); Anglero New York (www.anglerony.com); Landros New York (www.landerosnewyork.com); Florsheim (www.florsheim.com); Venetian (www.shopvenexiana.com); Carlos Campos (www.carloscampos. com); Connor (www.connor.com.au); Saunder (www.thesaunder.com); Landerson New York (www. landerosnewyork.com); Rujuta Sheth @ Alter Brooklyn (www.alterbrooklyn.com); Kinross Cashmere @ Rothman’s (www.rothmansny.com); Liven @ Steven Dann (212) 575-5551

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ALEXANDRE

AGE: 21 AGENCY: RED NYC FROM: FAIR HAVEN, NJ BEYOND THE STUDIO: “I play sports, I’m an aspiring actor and an avid singer, songwriter, and guitarist. I also love to travel and try anything new. WEARING Hat, $48, Gents; shirt, $180, Matiere; blazer, $1,330, and joggers, $450, both Loris Diran

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FASHION Main: On Jean Camel shawl collar coat, $1,090; kaleidoscope mountain sweatshirt, $220; woven dress shirt, $178; slim fit droprise trouser, $320; sport mocassin, $260, all Carlos Campos On Carlos Designer’s own clothing

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Menswear’s most vibrant rising star, Carlos Campos, talks coffee, global culture, and why he’s not too self-important to press his own clothes Words Sourabh Sharma Photographs Nathan Best

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f the world is a book, then those who do not travel read only a single page. Carlos Campos, on the other hand, demonstrates how travel can be the crux of growth and inspiration. An FIT grad, Fashion Group International’s Rising Star of Menswear, and Vanidades Icon of Style, as well as a finalist for the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund, he is equally at ease wandering the world as he is biking around New York City. Perching on a seat, the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, he stares at the Hudson River. This is a city he has called home for over a decade (his offices and studio are on W37th St). But his relaxed smile belies the fact that he’s just stepped off a plane, and has another flight to Columbia in the morning. For all the time he spends in the air, he’s surprisingly down to earth as he offers an insight into what makes him tick, from his love of food (he’s craving a box of crackers right now) to why his designs often include gigantic pockets. “It’s to put the newspapers in,” he smiles, looking down at his own pockets, which are the size of modern tablets. He still prefers the retro newspaper way of life, and believes menswear should enable guys to carry their stuff around. Which is a direct representation of his penchant for travel. At 13, Campos left Honduras for New York to pursue his American dream. He’s lived in various districts of the city and watched it change over the years. “In the mid 1980s, you couldn’t even go to 8th

Above: He’s fresh off the plane, and is taking another flight tomorrow, but Campos is relaxed – an easy traveler.

“For me, biking is my exercise … and my mode of transport. But I do take the train sometimes, so I can see people. Especially the L train.”

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Avenue … and now 9th and even 10th Avenue are so commercialized.” The mushrooming of neighborhoods reflects the multicultural lifestyles of New Yorkers, and that worldly nature is what keeps Campos content. He enjoys wandering around and hearing people speak different languages. “Whether you walk from where we are [at One Penn Plaza] to Korea Town, or to Murray Hill’s Indian vibes, no other city matches the diversity.” This diversity provides the inspiration for Campos’ designs. His spring/summer 2017 collection is based on the tobacco fields of Cuba, given his frequent trips to Havana. From playfully renaming the guayabera shirt “the Jackebera” (it doubles as a jacket), he uses natural hues of whites, browns and beiges to tackle outerwear, shirts and jumpers, all complete with utility pockets. Similarly, his previous fall/winter 2016 collection was based on the coffee plantations of Honduras, with more practical spaces for guys to stash their goods. While content with finally having a separate fashion week for menswear, Campos feels the gap between men’s and women’s fashion weeks is still too large. So while he’s enthusiastic about the changes, he believes the timing could be better worked out to fit with the production, commerce and business aspects of the industry. And he knows that industry inside out. As a true new age entrepreneur, he shuns the notion of hierarchy and believes

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in working together and learning from each other benefits the entire team. “I partake in all aspects of my design and production,” he says, “from creation to ironing and pressing my clothes.” That work vibe is so chill that he comically reveals a situation where one of his team members didn’t even realize they’d just been chatting casually with THE Carlos Campos. The boss! All this chatter about coffee-hued collections takes us down the beverage route. While Campos has a taste for mezcal, his latest kick comes from frappuccinos. Shocked by their sugar content, he none the less enjoys his caffeine, while his girlfriend stays true to her matcha tea and Pilates classes. Megan, his partner of many years, is creative director at the footwear brand Dolce Vita, and they’ve traveled the world together, including multiple trips to his hometown in Honduras. “For me, biking is my exercise … and my mode of transport,” he says in response to her rigorous fitness regimen. With an almost child-like joy on his face from the

Above: “No Hay Cafe” sweatshirt, $220; woven dress shirt, $178; slim-fit drop-rise trouser, $320; sport mocassin, $260, all Carlos Campos.

mere mention of it, he paints a picture of a casual, modern man on pedals, sporting well-cut attire with extra-large pockets. An image which reminds us that the sense of discovery doesn’t just come from international travels, but can also be found in one’s own city. “I do take the train sometimes, so I can see people,” he adds. “Especially the L train.” His favorite neighborhood in terms of style, however, is the East Village. He enjoys the non-brand conformism there, because, he says: “The rebel doesn’t wear Prada.” Individualism is a coveted trait, and his words send a powerful message to the world: be yourself and wear your own style. One of this globetrotter’s favorite destinations for fashion gaping is Brazil, where the sight of a man in a suit walking with a friend in swimming trunks is the norm. The juxtaposition of dressing up and down appeals to Campos, which explains the use of layers in his runway shows. Japan is the one country he wants to conquer on his widely populated travel map, if only to experience the independent fashion vibe of its well-clothed inhabitants. With no more crackers to nibble on, he confesses that the other role he plays at home is that of head chef. A fan of fusion food, he often blends Spanish influences into familiar dishes. His current favorite is what he calls a summer taco: cabbage with salt and pepper, two mushrooms with tomato sauce, tortillas and cheese. And

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when not cooking, he can be found at Café Mogador, whose Mediterranean food and neighborhood vibe gives him a homey feel. What about food from Honduras, I wonder? “For lunch, you eat fried beans, tortillas, eggs and cheese. For dinner, you replace the eggs with another protein. And you repeat.” Like fashion, Campos says that even foods and ingredients are often a combination of what you find in neighboring countries. Salsas from one region, spices from another, and it all gives birth to a general Latin American cuisine that is consequently a blend of cultural and regional influences. The metaphor of a melting pot also applies to his sense of style, and reflects our ever-shrinking planet. Learning things from others and integrating them into life is the best way to share, grow and live. Ultimately, true to his collaborative nature, he feels designers are not trying to stay on trend, but are working together as an industry to create a trend. “Trends are born from collaboration… as long as you are true to your brand and identity.”

ABOUT THE WRITER Sourabh Sharma is a digital influencer and menswear editor, with a passion for luxury travel. Described as a melting pot of fashion, lifestyle and exploration, his work has been featured in numerous style outlets, and he is a regular attendee of fashion weeks in New York, Milan, New Delhi, Dubai and London.

STOCKISTS: CARLOS CAMPOS (WWW.CARLOSCAMPOS. COM) AVAILABLE AT LORD AND TAYLOR (WWW. LORDANDTAYLOR.COM) CREDITS CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MYKEL C. SMITH STYLIST: TIMOTHY TATE ART DIRECTOR: PATRICK EDENS CASTING: DIMAS BRAVO GROOMING: FRAN FREEMAN MODEL: JEAN, RED MODELS NYC SHOT ON LOCATION: MANTIS MARKETING SPECIAL THANKS TO KENNETH ALEXANDER

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Come in

cold from the

The New York winter is coming. Be prepared ‌ Photographs Jose Morales

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Moto jacket, $250; and moto pants, $250, both Murray West


Double cashmere coat, $1,450, Lucio Castro; white bucks, $198, Florsheim; jeans, $195, Karl Lagerfeld

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Tech trench coat, $599; and wool sweater, $150, both Control Sector; white bucks, $198, Florsheim; jeans, $195, Karl Lagerfeld

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ABOUT JOSE

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orn in the Dominican Republic, Jose Morales moved to New York City in 1996. Coming from a family of fashion designers, jewelry designers and hair stylists, he graduated in 2001 with a degree in visual communications/graphic design and a minor in photography. “Photography is a form of art I have been passionate about since my childhood,” he says. “Being an avid lover of Renaissance art, I aim to infuse my images with the aesthetics and mystery paintings from that period possessed. Images that will make you stop, and draw you into the beauty not only of the subject, but also of the garments: their fabrics, colors, and details.” Jose is a passionate traveler, and enjoys spending hours visiting museums in order to perfect his art. He currently lives between New York City and Miami with his business partner and stylist, Luis De Jesus. Together they have founded BlueAngel Photography, focusing in fashion, fitness, and portrait photography. www.blueangelphotography.com

Coat, $498, Jack Spade; jeans, $195, Karl Lagerfeld; vintage tote, stylist’s own

stockists

Murray West (www.murraywest.com); Lucio Castro (www.luciocastro.com); Florsheim (www.florsheim.com); Karl Lagerfeld (www.karl.com); Control Sector (www.controlsector.com); Jack Spade (www.jackspade.com); David Hart (www.davidhart.com); Matiere (www.matiere.com)

credits

Creative director: Mykel C Smith (@mykelcsmithcreative) Photographer’s assistant: Luis de Jesus (@drbang83) Hair/make-up: Fran Freeman (@franfreemangrooming) Model: Johannes Hasler (@johannes.has)

Overcoat, $595, Control Sector; suit, $1,895, David Hart; jacket, $395, Matiere

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Fifty,

fabulous, fierce Age? Dawn Leak isn’t counting Photographs Andre Watson

CREDITS Creative director/stylist: Mykel C. Smith Make-up: Deborah Padila Hair: Cameron LeSiege Nails: Myridith Leon McCormick

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Photographer’s assistant: Dimas Bravo Production:Andy Diaz Production assistant: Kadeem Mason Shot at Contra Studios

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STOCKISTS: Zenzii (www.zenzii. com); Maria Lucia Hohan (www. bergdorfgoodman.com); Giannico (www.giannicoofficial.com); Plein Sud (www.stylight.com); Nicole Bakti (www.lordandtaylor.com);

Vladimiro Gioia (www.vladimirogioia. com); Jitrois Jean (www.jitrois. com); Larruci (www.laruicci.com); Anastasia Vitkina (www.sharisplace. com); Alejandro Ingelmo (www. alejandroingelmo.com)


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ondon, Paris, New York … she’s worked them all, with greats including Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Thierry Mugler, and photographer Richard Avedon. She made her mark with her trademark bald head in the era of the supermodel, alongside Alek Wek and Naomi Campbell. But after just three years away from the business, says Dawn Leak, you’re invisible. And when you’ve just turned 50, for a model, that condition feels terminal. “People perceive you in a certain way,” she says. “And as soon as you drop the bomb and say, ‘Well, guess what, I’m 50 years old,’ they’re like, ‘OK, I don’t understand this, how do we market you?’ “I just have to be brave, be myself.” She got started in the industry at the age of 21, when supermodel Karen Mulder spotted her while driving down the street in a limousine.

“This is who I am. I’m happy, I’m still alive, and still able to do something in fashion. Stop pouting.”

Opposite: Dress, $398, earrings, $245, Larruci. Above: Mink jacket, $12,500, Vladimiro Gioia; leather jeans, $2,200, Jitrois Jean; necklace, $140, and bracelet, $50, both Zenzii; shoes, $1,595, Alejandro Ingelmo. Left: Gown, $1,667, Maria Lucia Hohan; shoes, $595, Giannico; earrings, $59, Zenzii. Right: Mink vest, $6,238, Vladimiro Gioia; dress, $835, Plein Sud Jeanius; clutch, $1,125, Anastasia Vitkina; shoes, $1,595, Alejandro Ingelmo

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“She stopped me and said, ‘Hey, how about going to this party.’ I was like, ‘OK.’ I met Kristen McMenamy, Naomi Campbell – I was so intimidated.” Intimidated … but intoxicated. She was signed to an agency, moved to Paris, and worked with, among others, J Alexander, who taught her how to walk the runway. Richard Avedon asked her why on earth she wanted to be a model anyway, because all models are crazy. “I just really wanted to be part of that world,” she says. Her family had other ideas. They wanted her to have an education, something to fall back on. So she dropped out of the scene and went back to school. “But it wasn’t for me. My passion is fashion and I love to be around fashion people.” So she’s back, more confident than ever. “I’ve been out of the industry three years. Basically you’re dead,” she says. So now I’m Dawn of the dead!” She laughs: “But I’m 50, get over it. This is who I am. I’m happy, I’m still alive, and still able to do something in fashion. So stop pouting. Turning 50 was a real kick up the ass.”

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OPAL NECKLACE

By designer Jacqueline Rose. 10% of sale goes to the Catherine Fund, which helps women and men being treated for breast cancer. $312, www. maison10.com

loud Say it

Coco Chanel said take one thing off before leaving the house. We say leave one thing on. But have it make a statement

SHARK TOOTH NECKLACE

White bronze shark tooth on chain, by deisgner Jacqueline Rose. 10% of proceeds go to the Catherine Fund breast cancer charity. $173, www.maison10.com

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Illustration Jason Witcher Photographs Ortal Mizrahi

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FASHION MULTIBRIGHT EARRINGS

With semi-precious stones, crystals and beads set in brass brass electroplated with 24k gold. $85​, www.michalgolan.com

TWO-CIRCLE CHOKER

Bejewelled neckpiece with semi-precious stones, crystals and beads set in brass electroplated with 24k gold. $380​, www.michalgolan.com

BE HAPPY CLUTCH

It’s an order! By designer Emm Kuo. And 10% of proceeds go to to the American Foundation for AIDS research. $250, www.maison10.com

FLOWER POWER CAP

A tropical printed, five-panel cap adorned with a powerful message in enameled copper. $110, www.madlymade.com

FINE AND DANDY HANDKERCHIEFS

Blow your nose in style. 10% of proceeds from these dapper hankies goes to Broadway Cares. $94, www.maison10.com

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It’s all in

THE DETAIL The story behind the shoot … THE HAT: MADLY MADE Two designers, Mox and Mohawk. One city: NYC. The pair make every piece by hand, and every product says something unique about them. Signature pieces include spike

collars, stainless steel statement cuffs (by statement, we mean: “Please die” and “KmyA” and beanies and caps with brass text bubbles that read:

“OMG,” “FTW,” and “WTF.”) They’re sold through Patricia Field and Rebel Circus, as well as online, and they live right here in our favorite hood. www.madlymade.com

THE CONSCIENCE: MAISON 10 Tom Blackie and Henri Myers launched their concept store just a few short weeks ago and already it’s growing a cult following. The concept: Ten

categories, ten designers, for ten weeks at a time. And ten per cent of every purchase goes to one of ten charities. The next changeover happens on

September 18, so the products featured on these pages are only available until then. After that, they’re gone. www.maison 10.com

THE JEWELS: MICHAL GOLAN Born in Haifa, Israel, Michal graduated from NYU with a Master’s in studio art, focusing on abstract paintings and printmaking. But to support herself through school, she

started designing and selling jewelry at craft fairs. Demand grew and, eventually, she was joined by her husband Michael. They continue to design and handmake their mosaic-style

pieces from a studio on W44th St. “For the past 27 years, my studio has been based in Hell’s Kitchen,” she says. “Although many fashion companies now outsource production

and no longer produce in the US, I have never considered it an option. NYC inspires my work and the vibrant energy of the city is reflected in everything we make.” www.michalgolan.com

THE ARTIST: JASON WITCHER “I’ve never met a Sharpie marker I didn’t like,” says Jason Witcher. “Playing with the clean black line on a white page is the ultimate brain drain for me. Flirty and fun,

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stylized with smarts, I hope my work sends up fashion as it celebrates it.” Through his agency Visual Tickle, he aspires to elevate the common to the fantastic. “Fashion a cheap,

paper toyo straw into a bespoke head topper. Rejoice in the rainbow palette of duct tape. Tickle the eye and the viewer may look a little closer at one’s work.” www.visualtickle.com

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The

shining

Luminous skin, sparkling eyes, and a killer pout – just add gems Photographs Andre Watson

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Jeweled comb, $495, Ellen Hunter (www.ellenhunter. com); ring with 5.79ct opal, 3.73ct emeralds and .17ct diamonds set in 18k black gold, $3,000

COSMETICS CREDITS FACE

AJ Crimson cream foundation in 4.5, $35 (www.ajcrimson.com) Anastasia contour palette, $40 (www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com) Ben NYE powder in Banana, $15 (www.bennyemakeup.com) Mac Mineral Powder in Golden, $33 (www.maccosmetics.com) Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel, $29 Nars Orgasm Blush, $30 (www. narscosmetics.com)

EYES

Anastasia shadow palette, $12 (www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com) Ardel lashes, $25 (www. ardelllashes.com)

LIPS

Lip Rebel, $15 (www.lrebel.com)

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Necklace with 8.89ct pink tourmaline, 8.50ct white opal and 7ct diamonds set in 18k rose gold, $16,000

CREDITS

Creative director: Mykel C. Smith Art director: Patrick Edens Model: Tatiana Berg, Next Management Hair: Armmon Carver using L’anza (www.lanza.com) Make-up: Deborah Padilla Nails: Myrdith Leon Mc Cormick using Chanel Le Vernis, $25 (www.chanel.com) Photographer’s assistant: Dimas Bravo Shot at Armmon Carver Studios All jewelry from Jane Kaye Jewelry (www. janekayejewelry.com) unless otherwise stated 40

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Open drop earrings with 6.94ct tanzanite and .19ct diamonds set in 18k rose gold, $3,000; cocktail ring with 3.74ct cushion tanzanite and 1.73ct diamonds set in 18k rose gold, $8,000; headband: white topaz “by the yard� set in 14k rose gold, $1,200.

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what’s going on in

SEPTEMBER

Every day’s a play day with our guide to this month’s events for families, kids, and big kids reliving their youth.

September 1 Charlie Parker’s birthday Birdland

Celebrate Bird’s birthday in the nightclub – and with the musicians – he inspired. With guest appearance from vocalist Sheila Jordan. www.birdlandjazz.com

Opens September 6 A Taste of Honey Pearl Theatre

Not seen on a NY stage for 35 years, this 1959 play is the story of a young woman facing an uncertain future in a hostile world. www.pearltheatre.org

Sept 8-15 New York Fashion Week All over the city

All the designers, all the shows, at venues across the city but with a focus on Skylight at Moynihan Station on W33rd St. Get ready for the runway. www.nyfw.com

All month Generations in Jazz Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

From rising star Bruce Harris and The Big Sax Section to extraordinary artists including Marilyn Maye, this festival spans three generations of performers. www.jazz.org

September 2-4 Star Trek: Mission NY Javits Center

Interactive exhibits, exclusive merch, celebrity guests (James T Kirk WILL be there), panels, screenings. Trekkies, prepare to beam up. www.startrekmissions.com

September 7 54 Does 54 54 Below

They’ve served you food. They’ve poured you drinks. Now the staff of Feinstein’s/54 Below take to the stage with their other talents. www.54below.com

September 5-18 NYC Broadway Week All over Broadway, baby!

Get two-for-one seats (that’s HALF PRICE, people!) to all the dramas, comedies and jazz hands musicals you can handle. www.nycgo.com/broadway-week

Opens September 8 Edwin Theatre at St. Clement’s

The night Edwin Booth, the most famous American actor of the 19th century, returned to the stage after his brother assassinated Lincoln. www.greatcircleproductions.org

September 9 & 10 Declan O’Rourke Irish Arts Center

Kicking off the fall season, the Dublin balladeer brings his back catalogue and new material to the center in two intimate performances. www.irishartscenter.org

Not Mondays Aubergine Opens September 10 Julian Charriere: Freeze, Memory Sean Kelly Gallery

Three different bodies of work, each exploring how human civilization and the natural landscape are linked. www.skny.com

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September 10 Instant Shakespeare Company Columbus Library

The Instant Shakespeare Co return for their 17th season of free readings at the library. This time: Henry VIII. www.nypl.org

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Playwrights Horizons A man shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman falls in love. A mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son from leaving home. And a son cooks for his dying father to say everything that words can’t. In Julia Cho’s poignant new play, the making of a meal is the medium through which life gradually reveals itself. www.playwrightshorizons.org


September 12 The Songs of Prince BB King’s

The Harlem Gospel Choir present an “any color as long as it’s purple” tribute of Prince’s greatest and bestloved hits. www.bbkingblues.com

Opens September 13 Underground Railroad Game Ars Nova

In Hanover Middle School, a pair of teachers tackle race, sex, and power in an R-rated comedy. www.arsnovanyc.com

Opens September 15 How To Keep An Alien September 17 The Trial of An American President The Lion Theatre

President George W. Bush has been called to the International Criminal Court. The audience acts as the jury. www.BushOnTrialPlay.com

Opens September 18 Verso New World Stages

Close-up magic artist Helder Guimarães returns with a new show following the sold-out Nothing to Hide, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. www.versoshow.com

Opens September 20 The Front Page

Ends September 24 The Wolves

Broadhurst Theatre

The Duke on 42nd Street

www.thefrontpagebroadway.com

www.playwrightsrealm.org

This classic 1928 comedy set in Chicago’s newspaper business stars Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, and many more.

Opens September 29 Puffs Elektra Theatre

Some people do great things. Some people change the world. Puffs is the story of the people who sit in class next to those people. www.PuffsthePlay.com

Irish Arts Center You’ve fallen in love. It’s all hearts, flowers, and romance. But now you need to prove it’s real! This autobiographical tale follows Irish Sonya and Australian Kate as they try to persuade the Department of Immigration that they have the right to live together in Ireland, though the sentiment will reverberate strongly in the US too. www.irishartscenter.org

A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American teens in an all-girls soccer team.

September 29 Next W42ST out All over Hell’s Kitchen

We’re talking Comic Con and Halloween for October. If you’d like to be featured in the magazine, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us on news@w42st.com.

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DESIGNERDIETS Vegan versus veggie. Paleo versus pescatarian. But aren’t all these labels just missing the point, wonders Lisa Marie Falcone

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o you ever think about our constant desire to put a label on things? Fashion designers have built empires by charging people exorbitant amounts of money for articles of clothing with their name sewn in the back. A DVF wrap dress is a symbol of wealth, and unless you run with a certain crowd, you have to be added to a wait list for a handbag. We’ve used fashion and labels as status symbols for years. First came Chanel and Givenchy, then Beyoncé went vegan and the whole world took notice … wait, what? You see, labels have this unique ability to both separate and unite. As a former handbag production coordinator turned nutrition coach, I’ve had the unique opportunity to observe this in both the fashion and food worlds. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of working in fashion. I decided (stubbornly) at a very young age that I was going to go to FIT and make a name for myself in the industry. For a few years this was going as planned, but then, as usual, life tugged me in a different direction. After 10 plus years I was no longer drawn to the fashion industry. I didn’t pay attention to the hottest trends, and I found myself less interested in Vogue and more interested in Women’s Health. I wanted to become a nutrition coach. So, at age 28, I found myself back in school. What I didn’t realize was how similar the two worlds would be. The women who come to me for nutrition help are searching for a label in the same way the women in department stores search for their favorite designer. As the world starts to pay more attention to what is fueling their bodies, I can see a rapid increase in the desire to put a name on it. It’s all too familiar. During my freshman year of college, the “interesting” fact I told my floormates at dorm orientation was that I was a vegetarian. That’s not interesting at all,

I know that now, but I was looking for a common connection, an instant bond. On my food journey, I discovered that finding my tribe would be a little more complicated as there are so many versions of a plant-based diet.

Lisa Marie Falcone is a certified transformational nutrition coach, and the founder of Kale is my Karma. She is on a mission to help women nourish their bodies and eat more plants. She lives by the motto that good food should taste great and everyone deserves dessert! www.kaleismy karma.com

Right: Hands up who’s a fruitarian!

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There’s lacto-ovo, a person who doesn’t eat meat or fish, but is OK with dairy and eggs. There’s ovo vegetarian, who will consume eggs but no dairy, meat, or fish. There’s pescatarian, a person who is OK with fish, and flexitarian, who occasionally eats meat. And of course there’s vegan. It’s enough to make your head spin. And these are just the “old school” labels. Today there are even more versions of plant-based diets. A fruitarian only consumes fruit, for instance. And there are also the raw foodists who only consume food raw or cooked below 118 degrees. But these are less popular compared to the newest and, in my opinion the most popular, plant-based paleo, where you eat only plants, meats, and fish. It seems simple until you hear the laundry list of foods to avoid: no dairy, grains, beans, sugar, alcohol, or processed foods. There is so much division. Paleo eaters call plant-based dieters unhealthy, and vegans are often found protesting outside fashion shows with buckets of red paint. But we are all united in the fact that food is a basic human necessity. It’s our constant need to put a label on this it places a Louboutin heel-sized wedge between us all. The thing that gives me hope is also the latest diet trend: eating clean. In a nutshell, this is consuming more of the good and less of the bad. When you eat clean you eat food as close to its original state and avoid things that come in a box as much as possible. It’s just the simplicity of eating the best versions of what makes you feel good. Don’t get me wrong, diet and labels have their place. But just as we switch out our closets each season, it may not be a bad idea to reevaluate our bodies’ needs. There will always be a dietary fad, much like fashion trends (hello crop tops!), but you don’t need to try them all on. You just have to find what works for you.

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YOU CAN’T FAKE IT Style. Some bars have it, some don’t. Ciera Coyan picks her top three …

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t’s certainly not revolutionary to note that New York City is packed with bars. With this wealth of options, it’s interesting to think about why people choose to spend time at any particular place. As someone who works in craft beer, I occasionally find myself wanting to paraphrase the famous movie quote after a customer orders, say, a Bud Light: of all the gin joints in this town, why did you walk into this one? I have a very untested theory that for a bar in New York City to succeed it needs an idiosyncratic style. The market is too saturated for boring or basic. With that, here are three of my favorite Hell’s Kitchen bars with distinct and inimitable style.

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FLAMING SADDLES This is the gay country answer to Coyote Ugly you never knew you needed. Dolly Parton blasts from the jukebox, old westerns play on the two televisions, and the drinks are reasonably priced, particularly for the neighborhood. All of that is great, but the real draw here are the bartenders. Typically clad in skin-tight jeans and cowboy boots, they regularly treat customers by dancing on the bar, and I mean dancing. This is no drunk girl trying to have a crazy weekend bar-top dancing, this is professional, Broadwayis-a-block-away level dancing. There’s no better place for drinks and a show in the neighborhood. 793 9th Ave - 52nd/53rd St REUNION This is one of those spots that I walked past dozens upon dozens of times and each time thought: “I should really check that place out.” I think many of us have spots like that. Similar to the person in

Right: Style, says Ciera, means never trying too hard.

“Similar to the person in your life that you keep assuming you’ll eventually hook up with but you don’t try too hard to make it happen, these bars feel like spots you’ll eventually wind up in.”

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your life that you keep assuming you’ll eventually hook up with but you don’t try too hard to make it happen, these bars feel like spots you’ll eventually wind up in, but somehow aren’t a destination worth working for. I felt that way about Reunion until I actually went in. There’s no other way to put it, this bar is just fun. The outside, with its surfboard, is impossible to miss, and inside the beach vibe is kitschy in all the right ways. Surf pop plays on the stereo while the expert bartenders mix rum-based drinks that manage to be both delicious and dangerous. A quick warning, however: this bar puts you into such vacation mindset that upon leaving it and stumbling back onto 9th Avenue you might experience culture shock. 357 W44th St - 8th/9th Ave POCKET BAR Pocket is the kind of place that proves a gimmick doesn’t necessarily equal style. There’s no trick here except, perhaps, the size. In case the name didn’t already give it away, this spot is tiny. It’s so small, in fact, that it’s almost impossible to sit at the bar and not make friends. Every bartender is personable and charming in a way that not only gets customers talking to the bartender, but gets customers talking to each other. No place that I’ve been to in Hell’s Kitchen feels more like a local, neighborhood bar than Pocket. No frills, no gimmicks, just good drinks and great people: two things that will never go out of style. 455 W48th St - 9th/10th Ave

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Not just

A PRETTY FACE

So many wines, so little time. Jeremy Kaplan guides us through the label maze

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e walk into our local wine shop and are confronted with hundreds of bottles each yelling: “ TAKE ME HOME!” I’ve seen all sorts of designs, colors, fonts on wine labels – grand houses and chateaux, fields, flowers, animals and birds, paintings, illustrations, sometimes nothing at all – just type. Wine makers and those responsible for marketing it spend tons of money conceiving, creating, and printing these labels in the hope of getting your attention. But maybe educating yourself on what the back of the bottle has to say is more important and informative. On the back, you might get more information about the wine itself. The grape composition, for example, is often left off the front – especially with wines from Europe. Maybe you’ll find a story about the wine maker, or the region, even tasting notes. In addition to a government warning on wine consumption by pregnant women and the use of heavy farm equipment, the most important information may be the name of the importer. There are hundreds of importers. Some bring in thousands of wines, while another might only bring in a couple dozen. But I wanted to showcase a couple of my favorites to look out for and the type and style of wines they represent. THE BIG BOYS But by no means the biggest, Skurnik Wines and Louis/Dressner have a strong history of importing great wines from around the world. Skurnik, founded in 1987, imports over 500 winemakers and is known for its in-depth approach, tasting a full library of wines before bringing them here to America. The bottles in their portfolio exhibit balance and finesse, and express identity. I’ve never tried a Skurnik wine I didn’t like (or at least respect). Similarly, Louis/Dressner takes an exhaustive approach – even spending time in the vineyard and cellars to ensure

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the wine is pure and honest. These bottles are made with integrity and respect for the traditions of the native region. Wild yeast, hand harvesting, low yields all typify the wines of Louis/Dressner. THE WILD WINE GUYS Jenny and Francois were among the first importers to focus almost exclusively on organic, bio-dynamic and natural wines. These tend to be a little rustic, but they are pure expressions of wine making – never over-manipulated. They have some sharp edges at times – you can expect a little of a wild ride when drinking these wines. Savio Soares is another whose wines are often organic or bio-dynamically produced. They’re a bit more elegant and refined but also fun and full of surprises. UP AND COMERS Smaller importers sometimes focus on specific regions, and that’s the case with Winemonger, where the majority of the wines are imported from Germany and Austria. These bottles are delicious and often deliver significant value. Similarly, Blue Danube focuses on the wines of Eastern Europe, where the quality improves every year. You’ll find wines from nations that you might not know exactly where they are – but the adventure is worth it. More locally, Metropolis Wine Merchants, here in Hell’s Kitchen, is a family operation and seeks to bring in wines that not only express a sense of place – often made by husband and wife, or father and daughter – but wines that offer great value while not skimping on quality. So when you buy and enjoy a wine, be sure to turn the bottle around and see which geniuses brought this wonderful juice into the country. That way, the next time you buy, you can look for their name. www.facebook.com/veritasstudiowines

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“Beer is served 'as is' – either it’s good or bad. There’s no smoke and mirrors to hide behind.” 50

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Expert beer knowledge, magic tricks, and marathon stamina – is there nothing Benjamin Pratt can’t do? Photograph Phil O'Brien Let’s start with the obvious question. As Is – explain the name. It came to us when we were conceptualizing the bar and how we wanted to present ourselves and what we are serving. One thing we love about beer, and beer bars in particular, is that there are generally no frills. Beer bars are very comfortable and welcoming to all types of people, with little pretense. Beer is served “as is” – either it’s good or bad. There’s no smoke and mirrors to hide behind. We serve our cocktails the same way, on tap. You're passionate about beer – what's the deal with that? I’d been working in coffee, and everyone knows coffee people love beer. They go hand in hand. The qualities we look for in good coffee – acidity, flavor clarity, balance etc. – are quite similar to those that make a good beer. I took a job roasting coffee after college up in Boston and at that time I started homebrewing beer. That’s when I really started to come to understand beer. If beer, like wine, can be matched with food, match the following with the perfect bevy … Dollar slice pizza: Keep it simple. A good clean, crushable lager should be fine. The lighter the better: Helles or Pils for me. Mac and cheese: Maybe something nutty and robust like an American brown ale or a nice malty Oktoberfest. Wings: For me, I really love drinking an IPA when I order wings. The bitter hoppiness is one of the only things that can stand the heat of the wings. Steak frÎtes: This is Belgian cuisine, if I’m not mistaken. I’d personally go for

something malty and strong like a Belgian Dubbel. Dubbels are essentially Belgian brown ales. There are some malty flavors like chocolate and roast, but the Belgian yeast creates some unique dried fruit and leather flavors that hold up well with meat. The craft beer scene is going from strength to strength, but how should a non-beer-drinking beginner ease their way in? Whenever people say they don’t like beer, I’m very skeptical. Beer is such a diverse beverage and there’s really no one flavor all beers have in common that someone could not like. When I hear someone say they don’t like beer, I generally assume they haven’t experienced much in the way of craft beer. People often mistake beer with being the cheap stuff everyone drank in college. We have a range of styles, from light beers like an effervescent Belgian witbier to heavy imperial stouts brewed with chocolate in coffee. Along the way, there are a range of complex styles like fruity and floral IPAs to mouth-puckering sours that have been aged in wine barrels. We try to have something for everyone and hope we can turn someone who “isn’t into beer” on to something new. Running a bar is hard work and long hours. How do you wind down after a late shift? Winding down after a shift almost always entails a beer. A lot of my friends are bartenders. I’ll usually go visit a friend at another bar when I get off work. My go-to spot is the Blind Tiger in the West Village – one of the best beer bars in the city with some of the nicest people I know.

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Opposite: Don't like beer? That sounds like a challenge. Over to you, Benjamin...

Where else do you hang out in the neighborhood? I most often find myself at Pony Bar, because they have a great beer selection and the staff are really friendly. I’ll sometimes go by Valhalla, or if I’m really lazy I’ll go next door to the Waylon. It’s a great country bar and the guys there are really nice. Someone tells us you're super fit – how on earth do you find time? Super fit may be an overstatement, but I am a somewhat serious runner. I do marathons and ultra-marathons. Opening the bar has definitely cut into my running time and it’s been hard to find time to run as much as I used to. I’m training for a 50K in October. I’m also pacing a friend for about 40 miles of a 100-mile race in the fall, so I’m trying to be prepared for that at the moment. We’re going to try to start a running group at As Is in the fall. You also do magic! What's your go-to party trick when things get quiet behind the bar? Ha! As far as magic goes, it’s true, I am interested in sleight of hand. I don’t really perform magic these days but I do love it and have studied it for years. On Tuesday nights, my friend Ricky, one of New York’s best sleight-of-hand magicians, hangs out at the bar and does tricks for people who want to see something truly amazing. It’s a good day to come by for a beer.

AS IS (646) 858-1153 734 10TH AVE - 50TH/51ST ST www.asisnyc.com

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CLUB KIDS live When Erin Hawker moved into an old sewing machine factory on W37th Street, she needed a bodyguard just to get to her apartment …

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he people in this room go back. Way back. Even before we start shooting, Erin Hawker and photographer Eva Mueller work out that they both used to live on the same block in Hell’s Kitchen in the late 1990s. They reminisce over the rooftop parties, the crazy neighbors, the changes that caused Eva to move up to the 40s then, eventually, to Brooklyn, and Erin to lose her Hudson River views. “I was a really big club kid,” says Erin. “Clubbing was a huge, integral part of New York and it’s really what made it the city it is – that freedom of expression. I grew up in Wisconsin and this was the epitome of going out and letting your hair loose. It was wild!” It was in those clubs that Erin, owner and founder of Agentry PR, fashion industry insider, and the brain behind New York Men’s Day, met our creative director, Mykel C Smith. So, you see, the team has a lot of catching up to do. There was Vinyl in Tribeca, remember? The Tunnel and The Sound Factory. Limelight. Save The Robots in the East Village. “It would only get started at around 7am,” says Erin. “It was crazy. “Then there would be these afterhours clubs in people’s apartments. And there was this whole weird scene of underground casinos. They moved around the city, in random office buildings. There’d be people outside the clubs with pamphlets, or if you got chosen you’d be given an address and you’d just go. Literally, you walked into the basement of this office building – a functioning office building – and there’d be roulette tables, there’d be blackjack.

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“We’ve got somebody who was a porno illustrator, an Academy Award-winning set designer, an Academy Awardwinning director, a lot of artists … then just some crazies.” It was definitely part of the drug culture, let’s be honest – it had to have been. There was definitely this shady, seedy, underground scene.” Then she met a guy. “It always starts with meeting a guy!” she laughs. (The guy, by the way, is film producer Jon Furay, and he’s now her husband.) “He lived in Hell’s Kitchen, on W37th St between 8th and 9th Ave, but the neighborhood was so different then. It was really unsafe. I would have to call him from a payphone when I got out of the taxi for him to come down and get me. Literally, I would be coming back from the clubs, 2am or 3am, and he would come down.” They still live in that apartment, on the seventh floor of an old sewing machine factory – all open-plan, bare floorboards, and, a salute to Erin’s clubbing days, a giant disco ball hanging from the ceiling. “When we moved in there was graffiti

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on the walls,” she says. “We painted it – it took about six months! After that painin-the-ass project, I’ve never repainted it. “The people in this building – some of them have been here since the 1970s,” she says. “It’s ripe with characters. We’ve got somebody who was a porno illustrator, an Academy Award-winning set designer, an Academy Award-winning director, a lot of artists … then just some crazies.” A former head of PR at Diesel and global director of PR at DKNY, she took the plunge six and a half years ago to branch out on her own, working out of her apartment with just a single client: Ben Sherman. Now she has 23 brands on her books, ranging from Carlos Campos and Florsheim to Uniqlo and Christian Siriano, with offices in LA as well as NY. “When I started the agency, the white space was really in menswear,” she says. “That was where the potential for growth was. It became this new cottage industry. There were so many bloggers, so many street-style kids. That translated to mainstream brands, which then gave men throughout America the confidence to dress differently. It also gave a lot of young menswear designers

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the confidence to launch and grow their brands. “We started working with three or four of these brands, but they were all struggling to do a show. I thought: there has to be a better way. What if we do a group showing, power in numbers, and we could go after larger sponsors?” That was six seasons, three years ago. From the outset, New York Men’s Day was seen as a serious showcase for men’s fashion, and it had a big-hitting sponsor behind it. “My 101st call was to Cadillac,” says Erin. “100 calls. Rejection. Or not even a call back. Call 101, I just hit the right person at the right time who had a huge interest in men’s fashion but who also wanted to try to do something a little bit chic in the luxury sphere.” The event launched with six designers, the second season there were ten, then 12. “Eight hundred people come through the door in one day,” she says. Now the CFDA has put its considerable weight behind the men’s fashion industry and launched New York Fashion Week: Men’s. “We were working with a lot of the emerging designers already,” says Erin, “but they pulled the trigger on the big guns. So they got the

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Opposite: Erin, egg chair, and disco ball. Above: The couple’s art collection adorns the walls – which haven’t been painted since they moved in.

likes of John Varvatos and the Todd Snyders to come on board.” As the industry has evolves, so has the apartment on W37th St. “Space is a commodity in New York, so the more shit we accumulate, the more cubbies and things I’ve had to build.” She’s watched the neighborhood change and adapt too, and while new construction has blocked her old river view, at least she can now walk down the street without calling her husband. “It’s amazing. But there’s still that gritty side of things, which is great. I see a lot of crazy stuff happen still.” Does she miss that clubbing scene? Not really, she says. “I wish New York had some of that madness because the club scene now is all watered down. It’s all just bankers with money,” she says. These days, the weekends are for winding down and regrouping instead. “Stress in this city is so massive. You’ll get eaten alive. You have to have some solace, some little place to hide. So I tend to be a homebody. We’ll either go upstate on the weekends, or I’ll just cook and hunker down in Hell’s Kitchen.” Where better? www.agentrypr.com


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STYLE

From lofts to railroads, juniors to gardens, Ian TD Smith’s apartment glossary will keep you straight

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his month is all about style. And one of the most common style mistakes I’ve noticed in nearly a decade as a real estate agent is the lack of understanding of terms used to describe the myriad types of apartments in the city. Some of these terms were created at the turn of the last century and have been further muddled by the passage of time. But fear not, this month I’m giving a vocabulary lesson on style.

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CLASSIC 6 V CLASSIC 7 Let’s start at the top. The most vaunted of apartments in the city are found on the UES and UWS, in old pre-war buildings, the ones where doormen wear white gloves. A Classic 6 refers to the number of rooms in the apartment: two large bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a smaller room typically reserved for staff, called the maid’s room. The Classic 7 simply adds another true bedroom to the mix and gives you even more beautiful space. RAILROAD V FLOOR-THROUGH These terms are often confused because they typically occur simultaneously. Railroaded apartments are those that have no hallways separating the space. So the bedroom (typically in the back of the apartment) has to be entered from the bedroom right in front of it – awkward! This can make for a difficult roommate situation, but if there is a second door to the building hallway it can save a lot of

Junior 4 is a common style on the UWS and UES and is normally a spacious one bedroom, living room and then a smaller, separate room that can be used as a home office or additional sleeping area. PARLOR FLOOR V GARDEN APARTMENT This can be confusing because they both mean the first floor of a building. The parlor-floor is the floor you enter once you walk up the stairs outside a building. The garden apartment is the one right off the street. If you’ve walked around HK, you’ll have seen those doorways underneath the stairs. This is sometimes called the basement, though the term may confuse you. The key difference is that the garden apartment always has access to the shared or private back of the building, the parlor floor typically does not.

stress. Almost all railroaded apartments are floor-through but not all floor-throughs are railroads – the term simply identifies that the apartment takes up the entire floor of a building or spans the front to back of the building. JUNIOR 1 V JUNIOR 4 A Junior 1 bedroom is simply a studio that at some point was converted to a one bedroom. A way to distinguish this when looking at apartments – other than the fact that it’s smaller than your average one bed – is to look for French doors. They typically indicate a later construction. A

Ian TD Smith is a licensed real estate broker. Contact him at ian@adomee.com

LOFT V LOFT-LIKE Everyone loves a loft. I’ve seen it for years, and so have developers. True lofts are converted warehouse spaces with ceiling height exceeding 12 feet. These apartments almost always have exposed pipes and ductwork. Furthermore, lofts are units where the walls around rooms do not reach the ceiling. This is the key to differentiating a true loft from a unit that is loft-like. Loft-like spaces are newer, built to mirror the popularity of loft spaces. Whether you like the new building or want that SoHo grunge of old, know which one is posing as the other.

PROPERTY Watch Ian’s top buying and rental options in the neighborhood this month Location: 310 W55th Street #2J Price: I’d make $535K my initial offer Spec: 1 bed 1 bath, approx 800 sq ft “I love pre-war buildings and apartments. This unit is beautifully sized and well priced.”

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Location: 352 W46th Street #4D Rental: $1750 per person Spec: 2 bed 1 bath, approx 750 sq ft “This is one of my favorite buildings in the neighborhood, nice finishes on Restaurant Row for this price.”

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GIFTS FROM TURNSTYLE

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GET JUICED

Pressed Juicery is the story of three friends and their life transformation thanks to the joys of juicing. This creamy, dreamy, Brazil nut blend is packed with protein and power greens to keep you on your A game all day. Cleanses start from $72 (www. pressedjuicery.com)

GOOD SPORT

The blue semispread dress shirt means business. Slim fit, with a semispread collar and double button cuffs, it’s the stylish alternative to a plain white shirt. Plus it doesn’t show the stains so easily! $55 (www.shopspectre.com)

BULLY FOR YOU

Show your pup you love him with this adorable stripe tee, designed and sized to perfectly fit your bully buddy. This beauty is handmade in Tuscany, for heaven’s sake! If that doesn’t say quality, we don’t know what does. $44 (www. shopdogandco.com)

PLAID ALL OVER

Check it out. A dress shirt in a casual red plaid means you’re reddy for anything (get it?). The Saunders Plaid shirt is made with luscious 100%, long stem, two-ply cotton and comes in a lean, slim fit so you always look your best. Pair it with a grey or khaki jacket and a medium-width tie. $55 (www.shopspectre.com)

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WESTIE SIDE STORY

Maybe you have a Westie. Maybe you love dogs. Heck, maybe you just want to stay dry in the rain. Whatever, this cute red umbrella is your new best friend. $34 (www.marctetro.com)

CAN’T SEE THE WOOD …

VU Frameworks is a New York City-based eyewear brand with a difference. Its aim is to preserve the unique look and texture of genuine wood, but with minimal environmental impact. So each pair is made with either upcycled wood, or acetate plastic that looks like the stuff from trees, but is stronger, lighter, and more affordable. The Railslide Skate is a case in point. Made with upcycled skateboard wood, it’s a fun take on the classic 1980 Browline style. Price available in store (www.vuframeworks.com)

HOOP SPRINGS

Take a sterling silver hoop. Thread on an 18K gold vermeil orchid. The result is an earring that is both feminine and chic. The Orchid is our new favorite pair. $85 (www.victoriabekerman.com)

GREEN-EYED MONSTER

Another beauty from VU Frameworks, the Dalmata ChroMe comes in faux wood with a mirrored, polarized green lens. Love! Price available in store (www. vuframeworks.com)

CIRCLE OF LIFE

The Lorna necklace from jewelry designer Victoria Bekerman is a delicate combination of oxidized sterling silver chain, tiny precious garnet and a brushed 18K gold vermeil disk. Wear it every day and never take it off. $85 (www.victoriabekerman.com)

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IN THE NAVY

Navy gingham just never goes out of style. This classic beauty is just at home at a summer picnic as it is in the boardroom. And the guys at Spectre suggest wearing it with a navy, grey, or khaki jacket and a medium width tie. So now you know. $55 (www.shopspectre.com)

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#W42ST Hashtag your Instagram pics and they could star in the mag! When the heat is on, Hell’s Kitcheners take to the streets, the bars, the fire escapes, and the pool in their attempts to stay cool. And, if all else fails ... cookies! Remember, anyone can get involved in these pages of Instagram brilliance. Just tag your images #W42ST and you might be the one whose photograph ends up in the next issue.

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LIFESTYLE

Million dollar

MERMAID This 82-year-old swim instructor is all about the attitude

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sther Mulligan is a good sport. In all the meanings of the word. Celebrating her 82nd birthday this month (September 16, many happy returns, Esther), she radiates joy – of life, of love, and of fitness. And she’s not averse to floating in a swimming pool fully clothed for a photograph when required … She joined Manhattan Plaza Health Club in 1983 (just five years after it opened) and a year later became a swim instructor there. She’s been part of the team ever since “The day after Labor Day, my husband went to work, I put on my swimming suit and came to the pool. What I have here is family,” she says. “We’re more than co-workers. We share.” Married 62 years, she and her husband have two sons, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. “They say to me, ‘You’re still swimming, you’re still doing all this,’ and I say, ‘I’m not going to sit home and do nothing. It’s just not my style.’” Last year she had to stay out of the pool for three long months on doctor’s orders. It nearly killed her. “That was a tough one,” she says. “I came to the pool, I sat out on the deck, I got a beautiful tan, but I couldn’t wait to get back in the pool. “Being active has always been part of my life. Bicycle riding, roller skating, running, jumping, swimming, whatever was available. In the 1940s, during the war, we were lucky to get to the pool. Saturday and Sunday, that’s what we’d do. It’d be my cousins, my aunts … then after the pool we’d go and have pizza. It was a lot of fun.” She lived in the Bronx at the time,

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“My husband – he played every sport. And he was my teacher. I fell in love and he was the man of my dreams from that moment on.” then when her father came back from the war, the family moved to Chelsea and life changed forever. There was summer camp, basketball courts … and a handsome young athlete who shared her love of sport. “My husband – he played everything. And he was my teacher. I fell in love and he was the man of my dreams from that moment on. “We had two children and we took them everywhere. We didn’t have a lot of money to travel and things like that, but we made sure they saw the world. He played ball in the summertime. We went to Queens, the Bronx, you name it. We traveled by train and it kept us happy, it kept me happy.” That ready smile, that infectious giggle, that positive mental attitude seem to belong to a woman much younger. She laughs and says: “I’m riddled with arthritis, I’ve had many surgeries, I get cluster headaches, I have asthma – you name it, I have it. That’s what I tell people. “But it’s mind over matter. It’s how I want to be. This is what makes me happy.” www.mphc.com

On Esther Hat, $450, made to order, Roosevelt Hat; black kaftan, $450, Chris Barreto Art Studio (by appointment only); shoes, $550, Tiannia Barnes; ring $245, and earrings, $260, Chic and Style On Javier and Johan Cap, $48, Gents; worsted wool suit, $2,500, The Tailory; ring, $250, Chic and Style

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LIFESTYLE On Esther Dress, $395, Jalla by Heike Jarick; necklace, $585, and cuffs, $580, both Chic and Style On Johan and Javier Sunglasses, $125, Ray-ban; swim trunks, $75, Original Penguin

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Dress, $395, Jalla by Heike Jarick; necklace, $585, and cuffs, $580, both Chic and Style

Stockists Roosevelt Hat (jbborn@gmail.com); Chris Barreto Art Studio (www.chrisbarreto.com); Tiannia Barnes (www.tianniabarnes.com); Chic and Style (www. chicandstyle.info); Gents (www.gentsco.com); The Tailory (www.thetailorynyc.com); Heike Jarick (www. heike-ny.com); Ray-ban (www.rayban.com); Original Penguin (www.orginalpenguin.com)

Credits CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MYKEL C. SMITH ART DIRECTOR: PATRICK EDENS MAKE-UP/HAIR: RASHIDA BOLDEN GROOMING: FRAN FREEMAN NAILS: MYRIDITH LEON MCCORMICK STYLIST: TIMOTHY TATE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: ASHAY FRANCIS MODELS: JOHAN MATIAS, JAVIER ROBALES Shot on location at Manhattan Plaza Health Club

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PSYCHOLOGY

Twice the

ADVICE Dear Twins, For a summer job, my 13-yearold son started a dog-walking business. He’s been doing pretty well. However, there’s one client who always asks a little extra of him. “On the way back, can you stop by the laundry and pick up my husband’s suit?” Or “On the way back, can you pick me up some milk, bread, and eggs?” She pays for these items, but she never offers any extra to my son for the favors. Is this fair? Should I say something to her, or have him say something? Signed Miffed in Manhattan

Got a problem? Two heads are better than one. Meet our columnists, identical twins Kerry and Jacqueline Donelli clients. If the chores are part of the paid hour, then what’s the big deal? What I’m hearing is this bothers you more than your son. If he’s fine with it, stay out of things and let work breed more work. Dear Twins, I’m casting an independent film. It’s my first big job. I’ve been doing it for three weeks, but I have yet to get paid. I’ve mentioned it twice to my producer (who hasn’t been paid either) and he keeps telling me I’ll get paid by the director (who is also funding the job). What do I do? I really need this on my resume and I don’t want to make trouble. Signed Payless

KERRY SAYS: Dear Miffed, Your son should not be taken advantage of. In fact, this is a good time to learn that his hard work is valuable and he needs to be compensated for it; this includes any “extras.” He also needs to learn to speak up for himself. If your son wants to make extra money, he should very amicably say: “The rate I charge is only for dog walking, but I’d be happy to do any additional work you may need at $5 per job.” Or if he prefers to keep it as solely as a dog walking service he might say: “I’m only offering dog walking services at this time. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to do any extra jobs.”

KERRY SAYS: Dear No Pay Either there is no money left in the budget or this director is taking you for a ride. Either way, it doesn’t look good. You have two options: refuse to work another minute unless you get the paid the full three weeks or suck it up as a free job necessary to build your resume. JACQUELINE SAYS: Dear Less, I agree with my twin sis. If you’re desperate for a resume builder and would do the job nonetheless, then keep a low profile, do your best, and hope to get paid. Then move on to the next paying gig. However, if you can’t eat this week and are less motivated by the high ringer on the resume, then put your foot down. Explain to them, firmly yet professionally, that while you appreciate this opportunity, you’ll have to refuse to contribute unless you get paid.

JACQUELINE SAYS: Dear M&M, Yes, your son is being taken advantage of because he is 13 and easy to take advantage of. But I disagree with Kerry. I’m all for going the extra mile. That’s how we get recommendations and more

MEET THE TWINS

Kerry and Jacqueline Donelli are psychotherapists based in Hell’s Kitchen. They are also actresses (recently on Adult Swim’s Unedited Footage of a Bear), and filmmakers of the award-winning movie Titillating Steven. Their revamped website launches next month. Please send all letters to: advice@w42st.com.

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NUTRITION

Sweet little lies

Don’t believe everything you read on a food label, says Samina Kalloo

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ave you ever made a food choice because the label claimed “all natural” or “made with real fruit”? Grocery store aisles are stocked with packages boasting how healthy they are, and with phrases like these, it must mean they’re the smartest choice, right? Wrong. Unlike the Nutrition Facts panel, which is tightly regulated by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), front-of-package claims aren’t as closely monitored. So even though it looks like it’s good for you, appearances can be deceiving. Let’s take a closer look at some of those claims …

LABELS: DESIGNED BY ROSAPUCHALT - FREEPIK.COM

MULTIGRAIN/MADE WITH WHOLE GRAIN

With the Dietary Guidelines for Americans encouraging people to eat whole grains, it’s no wonder manufacturers are making whole grain claims. The truth is, many of these products contain more white flour and sugar than whole wheat or other whole grains. Although the label touts their “whole wheat” and “whole grain” content, check the ingredients list and you may be surprised to find that the first few ingredients include water and white flour. If the first ingredient is not whole, that bread likely doesn’t contain much fiber. Look for words such as whole grain (not “made with whole grain”) and 100% whole wheat in the ingredients list. Also, don’t go by color alone. Some darker breads have caramel coloring and are no healthier than refined white breads.

FAT FREE

If a package states “fat free” don’t assume it’s good for you. When a product contains none or physiologically inconsequential amounts of fat, there’s usually a payoff: a high amount of sugar or vice versa. Be sure to check the nutrition facts panel on the back or side of the packaging and compare it to the full-fat version.

GLUTEN FREE

Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley. A gluten-free diet is a treatment for celiac disease or gluten intolerance. However, it serves no benefit for those without these conditions. Often times, gluten-free foods can lack vitamins, minerals and fiber. Although many people perceive gluten-free as being healthier, the reality is that these products usually have no nutritional advantage over the regular version.

Samina Kalloo is a registered and certified dietitian, freelance nutrition consultant, and mom. Connect with her on Twitter (@SaminaKallooRD).

NATURAL

How many times have you bought something because the package stated “All Natural”? Although this may make a food sound healthy and appealing, what

does it mean exactly? Let’s just say the claim of “all natural” is more like “all nonsense.” The FDA does not have a legal definition for what natural means pertaining to food, but it does have a longstanding policy, which states any human food using this term should have no added colors and no artificial or synthetic substances. However, this policy does not address food production methods including the use of pesticides or processing. The FDA also did not consider whether the word “natural” should indicate any nutritional or health benefit. In a nutshell, natural can basically mean whatever the manufacturer decides, so consumers beware.

NO SUGAR ADDED

You may be quick to toss “no sugar added” products into your shopping cart, but know that these foods may still contain natural sugars from sources such as fruit, vegetables and milk. Just because there are no added sugars doesn’t mean the food is free of carbohydrates, which also raise blood sugar. There may also be added ingredients or hidden sources of carbohydrates such as maltodextrin. Be sure to check the ingredient list before making your selection.

SHOPPING RULES TO ABIDE BY

The sea of brands can be overwhelming, but follow these few tips during your next grocery trip to avoid being duped

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Ingredients should be those you can easily pronounce and shouldn’t sound like they are from a science lab. So if it has several syllables, put it back on the shelf.

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Bypass the front label and look straight at the ingredients list, particularly the first three items on there. This list is in order of descending weight, so the first few

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will be the most prevalent in the food. Scan the Nutrition Facts panel, which will include the calories and a breakdown of nutrients per

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PETS

Wagging tales

These camera-happy canines took a time out from the morning stroll for a quick Q&A with W42ST

Sadie

Bodhi

Calisi

Human’s name: Harold. Breed: Terrier dachshund mix. Age: Two. What makes me bark: When I get excited playing. Three words that describe me best: Greedy, happy, intelligent. Confessions: I prefer the indoors. Outside it’s either too hot or too cold.

Human’s name: Stephanie. Breed: Long-haired miniature dachshund. Age: Four. What makes me bark: Tennis balls and apple crunchies. Three words that describe me best: Little piggy monster. Confessions: I once peed in my mom’s lap on a flight to LA. Instadog: @calisi_the_doxie

Human’s name: Alex. Breed: Beagle. Age: Sevenish (the shelter estimated). What makes me bark: When I’m playing with other dogs. Three words that describe me best: Lovely, anxious, conniving. Confessions: I like going through the garbage and chewing up used tissues. Instadog? No, but I’m on Facebook (@sadie.loughman)

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Frida Humans’ names: Advin and Jeff. Breed: Dapple mini-dachshund. Age: Five months. What makes me bark: Organic, raw, and grain-free treats. Three words that describe me best: Curious, sweet, and stubborn. Confessions: I have the face of an angel but the naughtiness of a professional biter. When I’m on daddy’s bed, I bite anything! Instadog: @fridanyc

Send it to waggingtales@w42st.com and we’ll do the rest.

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LAST WORD

PHOTO FINISH 9th Ave - 36th/37th St, 2000

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ometime during the spring of 2000, photographer Sam Erickson was hired by Columbia Records to do a photo shoot for an unknown, just-signed singer-songwriter by the name of John Mayer. Sam already had a name for himself, documenting the 1990s rock scene with the likes of the Dave Matthews Band. “John Mayer’s manager was a friend of mine and we had worked on things together before,” explains Sam, “so I think he trusted me to do what was probably John’s first ‘professional’ shoot.” He uses the quotation marks deliberately because, he says, “it was a low-budget, pretty low-fi photo shoot with me, John, and an assistant walking around Hell’s Kitchen and looking for interesting places to shoot. “I had grown up in the Jim Marshall school of photography and liked to find ‘real’ places to shoot my subjects. Hell’s Kitchen was pretty rough still at the time and so it was a good place to wander and not be harassed.” Walking along 9th Avenue, outside Longo Bros liquor store (which is still operating), he says: “We found this old couch that was being thrown away and John hopped up on it (perhaps before any of us had heard of bedbugs!). He was always a great, spontaneous subject and for some reason he thought it would be hilarious to do a serious-looking shot on a trashy couch on the sidewalk. So that is what we did.” Sam has been credited with helping launch the career of John Mayer, with a documentary of his debut album Room for Squares and creating John’s first concert DVD Any Given Thursday. www.44pictures.com

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Fold-out illustrated map; guide to all the best bars, restaurants, sights, and shopping, plus essential local businesses and services


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GUIDE LISTINGS

The essential guide to Hell’s Kitchen, from working out to eating out (and in) – it’s the business!

STYLE

EAT CHILL DINNER At Nine Restaurant 9th Ave - 42nd/43rd St

Bar Bacon 9th Ave - 54th/55th St

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Ñaño Ecuadorian Kitchen

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White Oak

Fish Bar

10th Ave - 54th/55th St

Pier 81, W41st St - 12th Ave

10th Ave - 47th/48th St

It’s worth the effort to walk a few

Fish Bar at North River Landing,

Ecuadorable! Quaint, Ecuadorian

more blocks! Home of the ALL

a 3-story seafood restaurant &

eatery serving traditional dishes with

DAY Happy Hour + Oysters. Craft

lounge on a 160ft. yacht, sails

some modern flair. Family recipes

cocktails - Elevated “Pub Grub” -

along the Hudson and is home

make Ñaño a special experience.

Raw Bar - Daily Specials.

to a vibrant bar scene.

www.nanobarnyc.com (646) 649-4678

www.WhiteOakNYC.com (646) 692-9247

(212) 630-8840 www.northriverfishbar.com

Bourbon Street Bar W46th St - 8th/9th Ave

Noodies

Feel like you stepped into New

9th Ave - 54th/55th St

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Orleans’ French Quarter with gas

Oovina

lamps, wrought iron balconies,

9th Ave - 37th/38th St

hurricanes and delicious Cajun fare.

Route 66 Cafe

(212) 245-2030 www.bourbonny.com

9th Ave - 55th/56th St

Siri Thai 10th Ave - 45th/46th St

Carbone

North River Lobster

W38th St - 8th/9th Ave

Pier 81, W41st St - 12th Ave

Dafni Greek Taverna

North River Lobster Co. is NY’s

10th Ave - 44th/45th Ave

1st floating lobster shack. Dine

Tulcingo Del Valle

& unwind on 1 of 3 decks while

10th Ave - 46th/47th St

W42nd St - 8th/9th Ave

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El Azteca 9th Ave - 52nd/53rd St

Il Forno 8th Ave - 44th/45th St

taking short cruises on the Hudson up to 7 times per day.

(212) 630-8831 www.northriverlobsterco.com

Kodama Sushi & Japanese

The Marshal

SOMETHING SPECIAL Bricco Ristorante W56th St - 8th/9th Ave

Cara Mia 9th Ave - 45th/46th St

Chimichurri Grill 9th Ave - 43rd/44th St

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Esca W43rd St - 9th/10th Ave

Green Fig Yotel, 10th Ave - 41st/42nd St Shared dishes, locally sourced ingredients, perfectly crafted wine list.

(646) 449-7790

Hakkasan W43rd St - 8th/9th Ave

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La Vela Dining & Bar 11th Ave - 42nd/43rd St

Pio Pio 10th Ave - 43rd/44th

W45th St - 8th/9th Ave

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PRINT Restaurant

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Sangria 46

11th Ave - 47th/48th Ave W46th St - 8th/9th Ave

Staghorn Steakhouse W36th St - 8th/9th Ave

Taboon v{iv} Thai Restaurant & Bar Esanation Thai Street Food 9th Ave - 50th/51st St

Contemporary interior with

The newest and unique Thai

classic Thai and traditional

restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen featuring

Northern Thai dishes. Everyday

Thai street food and specializing in

happy hours with drink specials.

Northeastern Thai dishes.

Truly fun and Vibrant place to be.

(212) 315-0555 www.esanation.com

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9th Ave - 48th/49th St

(212) 581-5999 www.vivthainyc.com

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Chez Josephine

10th Ave - 52nd/53rd St

W42nd St - 9th/10th Ave

Trattoria Casa Di Isacco

Return to the joie de vivre of

9th Ave - 39th/40th St

1920s Paris, with a blue tin ceiling, red velvet walls and chandeliers lighting up Josephine Baker portraits.

www.chezjosephine.com (212) 594-1925

Uncle Vanya Cafe W54th St - 8th/9th Ave

TIME FOR BRUNCH

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Cosmic Diner 8th Ave - 52nd/53rd St


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Friedman’s

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Gotham West Market 11th Ave - 44th/45th St

10th Ave - 35th St

Hourglass Tavern W46th St - 8th/9th Ave

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Rustic Table W42nd St - 10th/11th Ave

Enjoy a rustic selection of Mediterranean breakfast and lunch, fine espresso, homemade pastries, fresh juices & refreshers. A unique hidden gem on 42nd.

(212) 244-0744 rustictablenyc@gmail.com

Kava Cafe

City Kitchen at Row NYC

Clyde Frazier’s

W42nd St - 9th/10th Ave

8th Ave - 44th/45th St

10th Ave - 37th/38th St

Kee’s Chocolates

Curry Hut

Daisy May’s BBQ

W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

9th Ave - 39th/40th St

11th Ave - 46th St

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Little Pie Company

El Rancho Burritos

W43rd St - 9th/10th Ave

W45th St - 8th/9th Ave

Merilu Pizza Al Metro

W34th St - 9th/10th Ave

9th Ave - 48th/49th St

9th Ave - 52nd/53rd St

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Poseidon Greek Bakery

Hell’s Chicken

New York Sal’s Pizza

9th Ave - 44th/45th St

10th Ave - 45th/46th St

10th Ave - 48th/49th St

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REX Coffee

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Schmackary’s Cookies

10th Ave - 56th/57th St W45th St - 8th/9th Ave

Snax Spot

10th Ave - 36th/37th St

Le Bon Choix

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The Jolly Goat Coffee Bar

10th Ave - 45th/46th St

W47th St - 10th/11th Ave

Manganaro’s Hero Boy

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Think Coffee

9th Ave - 37th/38th St

W42nd St - 11th/12th Ave

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9th Ave - 54th/55th St

hour weekdays 3-6pm.

9th Ave - 42nd/43rd St

W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

Tehuitzingo Deli & Grocery 10th Ave - 47th/48th St

Vintner Wine Market 9th Ave - 46th/47th St

Zoob Zib

Better Being 940

BURGERS AND PIZZA

9th Ave - 39th/40th St

9th Ave - 51st/52nd St

42nd Street Pizza W42nd St - 11th/12th Ave

9th Ave - 52nd/53rd St

China Xiang W42nd St - 8th/9th Ave

Capizzi Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Chirping Chicken

9th Ave - 40th/41st St

City Slice

9th Ave - 42nd/43rd St

10th Ave - 51st/52nd St

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Kahve 9th Avenue

Dave’s Tavern 9th Ave - 41st/42nd St Authentic, 40 year-old Irish dive bar,

8th Ave - 40th/41st St

Holland Bar 9th Ave - 39th/40th St

Houndstooth Pub

Amy’s Bread

9th Ave - 51st/52nd St

9th Ave - 43rd/44th St

(917) 475-1473

COFFEE & COOKIES

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Dalton’s Bar & Grill

Heartland Brewery

www.westwaydiner.com (212) 582-7661

W42nd St - 10th/11th St

Brickyard Gastropub

steps away from Times Square.

atmosphere.

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Beer Culture W45th St - 8th/9th Ave

enjoying the food and the

Green Nature Coffee House

W40th St - 8th Ave

Blue Ruin

9th Ave - 39th/40th St

always see a familiar face

W47th St - 8th/9th Ave

Beer Authority

9th Ave - 35th/36th St

Bombay Grill House

Frisson Espresso

www.asisnyc.com

Taqueria Tehuitzingo

Aleef Coffee House

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speciality foods with happy

9th Ave - 35th/36th St

W51st St - 9th/10th Ave

9th Ave - 46th/47th St

Craft beers & cocktails,

Sushi Star

Azuri Cafe

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10th Ave - 50th St

9th Ave - 35th/36th St

9th Ave - 39th/40th St

restaurant. A local favorite, you’ll

AS IS

Paradigm Cafe

Atomic Wings

family owned and operated

Parada 47 Mexican W47th St - 10th/11th Ave

Underwest Donuts

Aaheli Indian Cuisine

Established in 1988, this is a

HERE FOR THE BEER

W36th St - 9th/10th Ave

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Theatre Row Diner

9th Ave - 43rd/44th St

9th Ave - 49th/50th St

Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen

The Cafe Grind

LUNCHBREAK

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Uncle Mario’s Brick Oven Pizza

9th Ave - 37th/38th St

La Panineria

9th Ave - 39th/40th St

W34th St - 9th/10th Ave

Westway Diner

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Jonny Panini NYC

8th Ave - 48th/49th St

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8th Ave - 34th St

W52nd St - 8th/9th Ave

Gazala Place

Skylight Diner

W42nd St - 9th/10th Ave

Lucky’s Famous Burgers

Old Country Coffee

12th Ave - 46th/47th St

Tick Tock Diner

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Fresh From Hell W47th St - 8th/9th Ave

Fresh, delicious food and juices, prepared in a friendly, neighborly way.

(212) 956-4355 www.freshfromhell.com

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Kiabacca 10th Ave - 45th/46th St

Featuring 20 specialty brick oven pizzas and a high quality selection

Kahve 10th Avenue

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House of Brews W51st St - 8th/9th Ave

Iron Bar

of rotating crafts at fantastic prices.

8th Ave - 44th/45th St

Always interesting draft cocktails

Ivy

and wine on tap. Comfortable vibe.

www.kiabaccabar.com (212) 649-4675

10th Ave - 46th/47th St

8th Ave - 36th/37th St

8th Ave - 55th/56th St

Juniper Bar W35th St - 7th/8th Ave

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Social Bar, Grill & Lounge 8th Ave - 48th/49th St

Stitch Bar & Lounge W37th St - 7th/8th Ave

The Jolly Monk 9th Ave - 48th/49th St

Lansdowne Road STYLE

10th Ave - 43rd/44th St This neighborhood sports bar is a great place to gather for tasty pub food, wings and a wide selection of beers while watching your favorite team. Back bar available for parties.

www.lansdowneroadnyc.com (212) 239-8020

Landmark Tavern OUT

11th Ave - 45th/46th St

Lincoln Park Grill 9th Ave - 56th/57th St

McGee’s Pub W55th St - 7th/8th Ave

Molloy’s Irish Pub 9th Ave - 49th/50th St

COCKTAIL HOUR Barcelona Bar 8th Ave - 54th/55th St

Press Lounge 11th Ave - 47th/48th St

Social Drink And Food Yotel, 10th Ave - 41st/42nd St “Middleterranean” inspired dishes,

Scallywag’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

perfectly crafted wine list.

(646) 449-7790

9th Ave - 38th/39th St The best Irish hospitality in Hell’s

EATING IN

Kitchen. We offer delicious food, live music every night, happy hour, great sport - it’s all here for you.

www.scallywagsnyc.com (646) 490-4803

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The Pony Bar 10th Ave - 45th St

Neighborhood bar serving fantastic American craft beer.

Mr. Biggs Bar & Grill

Our 20 “world class” drafts

10th Ave - 43rd St

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34th Street Wine & Spirits

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42nd Street Wine Loft

W34th St - 9th/10th Ave W42nd St - 10th/11th Ave

5 Brothers Gourmet Market 10th Ave - 47th/48th St

are always rotating & our

New York Beer Company

food is tasty and inexpensive.

W44th St - 8th/9th Ave

www.theponybar.com

Rattle ‘N Hum W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

The Waylon

Rudy’s Bar & Grill

10th Ave - 50th/51st St

9th Ave - 44th/45th St

Tir Na Nog W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

LIVING

TO GET YOUR HELL’S KITCHEN BUSINESS LISTING IN OUR DIRECTORY

Valhalla

Big Apple Market

9th Ave - 53rd/54th St

9th Ave - 39th/40th St

West End Bar & Grill

A true Hell’s Kitchen institution

8th Ave - 48th/49th St

serving USDA choice meats,

BOYS & BARS

poultry and groceries at super low prices. Serving the

9th Avenue Saloon

neighborhood since 1991.

9th Ave - 45th/46th St

(212) 563-2555

Flaming Saddles Saloon 9th Ave - 52nd/53rd St

PETS

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Adella

Cellar 53 Wines & Spirits

W43rd St - 9th/10th Ave

Hell’s Kitchen

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Ardesia Wine Bar W52nd St - 10th/11th Ave

Pocket Bar NYC W48th St - 9th/10th Ave It may be little, but this wine bar packs a powerful punch.

www.pocketbarnyc.com

Get one of these in your window

Tartina 9th Ave - 45th/46th St

Wine Escape W44th St - 9th/10th Ave A cozy, intimate wine bar with Mediterranean tapas & wines from around the world

Email us at sticker@w42st.com

Brooklyn Fare

WINE O’CLOCK

www.wineescapenyc.com

W37th St - 9th/10th Ave

10th Ave - 52nd/53rd St

Clinton Gourmet Market 10th Ave - 45th/46th St

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Empire Coffee & Tea Company 9th Ave - 41st/42nd St

Esposito Meat Market 9th Ave - 37th/38th St

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Grace Wine & Spirits

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Grand Cru Wine & Spirits

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Gristedes

10th Ave - 43rd/44th St 11th Ave - 43rd St 8th Ave - 53rd/54th St

Healthy Market Deli 10th Ave - 45th St

TO SEE YOUR YOUR BUSINESS LISTED IN THIS SECTION, EMAIL BOB@W42ST.COM

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Hell’s Kitchen

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FLEA MARKET See you at the flea for fashion hauls and vinyl markets

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he Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market will hold themed events throughout August and September to highlight the best vinyl, fashion, and collectibles our famous vendors have.   In addition to the unique gifts, antiques, and completely unexpected treasures shoppers always find at the flea, every weekend for the next two months we’ll feature a themed shopping market to showcase our specialty vendors for everyone from the casual shopper to serious collectors. Last weekend our first street style fashion haul drew fashionistas from every

“Our first street style fashion haul drew fashionistas from every borough, and visitors from as far away as Tokyo, Sydney, Berlin, Mexico City, Paris, London. and Dublin.” borough of the city and visitors from as far away as Tokyo, Sydney, Berlin, Mexico City, Paris, London, and Dublin. Though they came from different parts of the world, they all had one thing in common: they were amazed at the fashion they found on 39th Street. Shoppers found stunning shoes and jackets, including the best platform heels the Studio 54 era had to offer, and affordable custom leather jackets in every color of the rainbow. One young street styler from Berlin found a lime green

That perfect vintage find. Leather jackets of every hue. And vinyl for the true music fan.

CALENDAR August 27/28 Classic collectibles.

September 2/3 Labor Day End of summer deals at the market.

September 10/11 Fashion week/fashion haul.

September 17/18 Vinyl market: the history of rock at the HKFM.

September 24/25 Vintage fall fashion: flea chic for fall.

leather biker jacket to match the ombre color in her hair. A shopper from SoHo loaded up on summer dresses and found the perfect boots to pair with them. The verdict was unanimous: we need to have these fashion parties more often. The event was such a success that we’ve scheduled two more fashion hauls. One, on the weekend of September 10 and 11, will be the perfect finish for New York Fashion Week. We plan to close out the week New Yorkers pay homage to haute couture with a unique celebration of street style and vintage couture. And just as we bid farewell to summer, on September 23, we’ll celebrate the arrival of fall with our first vintage fashion haul of

the 2016 season, featuring dozens of New York’s finest vintage vendors. Fashionistas have already marked their calendars. Our themed markets aren’t limited to fashion. A recent customer survey showed almost everyone at the flea was likely to stop and look at vinyl record albums, so we’ve planned some special vinyl flea markets for September too. See the

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calendar of events for the weekends when you can search for a rare George Coleman jazz album or an autographed Rolling Stones bootleg. For music lovers everywhere, the Hell’s Kitchen vinyl flea weekends will provide the perfect opportunity to browse for the albums that will complete their collections. See you at the flea!

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Hell’s Kitchen Brewtique

FIT FOR ANYTHING

9th Ave - 39th/40th St

Cyc Fitness 8th Ave - 44th/45th St

International Grocery

Danny’s Cycles - Hell’s Kitchen

9th Ave - 40th/41st St

10th Ave - 46th/47th St

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Manhattan Plaza Winery

Enoch’s Bike Shop

9th Ave - 42nd/43rd St

10th Ave - 36th/37th Ave

Mazzella’s Market 9th Ave - 47th/48th St

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Ninth Avenue Vintner

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Odyssey Wine & Spirits

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Ray & Frank Liquor Store

9th Ave - 46th/47th St 10th Ave - 37th/38th St 9th Ave - 48th/49th St

Sea Breeze Fish Market 9th Ave - 40th/41st St

Liberty Bicycles 9th Ave - 55th/56th St

Couture du Jour W44th St - 8th/9th Ave A well-curated collection of

www.blockeryoga.com

and accessories is a favorite

Get your zen on with private

haunt for stylists, costumers

or group yoga classes led by

& girls about town.

certified instructor, Brooke

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Blocker. Also offering worldwide yoga + wellness retreats.

Manhattan Kayak Company

(912) 313-9911 blockeryoga@gmail.com

Simply Natural W43rd St - 9th/10th Ave

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Blocker Yoga

mint condition vintage clothing

Pier 84 - Hudson River

Stiles Farmers Market

Visit us daily for New York kayaking

W52nd St - 8th/9th Ave

and stand-up paddleboard tours, group and 1-on-1 how-to training

Sullivan Street Bakery

and SUP Yoga. A hop, skip and

W47th St - 10th/11th Ave

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jump from Hell’s Kitchen.

SUNAC Natural Market

www.manhattankayak.com (212) 924-1788

W42nd St - 11th Ave

Terra Market 9th Ave -39th/40th St

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Domus Unaffected Living

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The MKT @ Mercedes House

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Veritas Studio Wines

with artisans around globe to

Proven hands-on healing art

W45th St - 10th/11th Ave

source unique home decor items,

for athletes, dancers & anyone

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Westerly Natural Market

gifts and jewelry. Candles and

experiencing physical pain.

cards make it a one-stop shop.

Enjoy a new level of well-being

W54th St - 10th/11th Ave

8th Ave - 54th St

STYLE SHOP IT OUT

W44th St - 9th/10th Ave Owners Luisa and Nicki work

www.domusnewyork.com (212) 581-8099

Hell’s Kitchen Rolfing W51st St - 8th/9th Ave

and physical freedom.

(212) 307-5367 www.rolfingnyc.nyc

B&H Cameras

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Manhattan Plaza Health Club

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Mark Fisher Fitness

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Mercedes Club

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Mid City Gym W42nd St - 8th/9th Ave

NYC VELO W45th St - 10th/11th Ave

Rolates Pilates

9th Ave - 34th St

8th Ave - 55th/56th St

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Champion Stamp Company W54th St - 9th/10th Ave

Delphinium Home W47th St - 8th/9th Ave

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Fine And Dandy W49th St - 9th/10th Ave

Ties, handkerchiefs, suspenders, socks, hats, jewelry, flasks, cards, books, gifts & more.

www.fineanddandyshop.com

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Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

W39th St - 9th/10th Ave An authentic NY experience, one of

JCohen Chiropractic W52nd St - 8th/9th Ave Jonathan Cohen’s treatment

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TMPL Gym

Glitz & Glory

the city’s oldest flea markets. Year

9th Ave - 52nd/53rd St

plan goes beyond adjustments,

round, each weekend. Antiques,

incorporating massage, careful

Grishko Dancewear

vintage clothes, collectibles & more!

TMPL includes over 40,000

stretching and re-positioning,

square feet of state-of-the-

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art equipment, 25-meter

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saltwater pool, virtual reality

W50th St - 8th/9th Ave

Housing Works Thrift Shop

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TAGG 9th Ave - 48th/49th St

Al’s Cycle Solutions

Thrift & New Shop

10th Ave - 47th/48th St

9th Ave - 43rd/44th St

W49 St - 8th/9th Ave

spin room, customized metabolic program and more.

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HELLO GORGEOUS

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42nd Nails & Spa

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9th Ave - 41st/42nd St

9th Avenue Barbershop Ada Salon 9th Ave - 54th/5th St

Ars Nova Theater

Albano Salon America’s Hairstyle International W50th St - 9th/10th Ave

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Best Barber

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David Ryan Salon

10th Ave - 48th/49th St W46th St - 9th/10th Ave

Mo Lynch Photography Alisa Krutovsky Graphic Design

Davenport Theater

Environmental portraits, editorial,

W45th St - 8th/9th Ave

features. Specialty--events at

www.alisakrutovsky.com Graphic Design, Web Design,

Madison Square Garden, Javits

Print & Editorial, Illustration,

Center, Piers 92 & 94. Favorite

Informational Design.

subjects--dogs and children.

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lisusha@yahoo.com

Dramatics NYC W57th St - 8th/9th Ave

Erik’s Barbershop

Birdland W44th St - 8th/9th Ave

Jazz at Lincoln Center Nacho Guevara Photography

W44th St - 8th/9th Ave

Hell’s Kitchen Barbers

www.nachoguevara.com

W56th St - 9th/10th Ave

I’m a professional portrait and

Jeunesse Hair Salon

fashion photographer committed

9th Ave - 57th/58th St

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Signature Theatre

MUSICAL INTERLUDE

Hair 2 Stay

Massage Envy

W44th St - 9th/10th Ave

W42nd St - 9th/10th Ave

W46th St - 9th/10th Ave

W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

New Dramatists

The New Group

READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP

Grum’d Barber Shop

Kolorbar

Ensemble Studio Theatre W52nd St - 10th/11th Ave

W42nd St - 9th/10th Ave

10th Ave - 46th/47th St

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W54th St - 10th/11th Ave

molynchphoto@gmail.com

De Lido Hair Salon 8th Ave - 52nd/53rd St

W47th St - 12th Ave

OUT BROADWAY BABY

9th Ave - 37th/38th St

450 9th Ave - 35th/36th Ave

Westside Highway Car Wash

to producing highly creative

Christian Miles Photography

pictures with a unique look.

iguedur@gmail.com (773) 441-9455

www.cmilesstudio.com info@cmilesstudio.com

10 Columbus Circle

Orchestra of St. Luke’s W37th St - 9th/10th Ave

TIME TO PLAY Frames Bowling Lounge 9th Ave - 40th/41st St

Lucky Strike W42nd St - 12th Ave

Mud Sweat & Tears

Pura Dermatology

10th Ave - 46th St

W38th St - 9th/10th Ave

Space Ibiza

Rafik Barber Shop

W50th St - 11th/12th Ave

9th Ave - 50th/51st

GET YOUR ART ON

Skintrade Tattoos W35th St - 8th/9th Ave

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West Vibe Hair Salon W46th St - 9th/10th Ave

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Balloon Bouquets of NY W43rd St - 9th/10th Ave

Jay Cleaners

Ilona Lieberman Photography

M2 Organic Cleaners

is based in New York. She

Schwartz Luggage Storage W37th St - 8th/9th Ave

Vera’s Shoe Repair 9th Ave - 45th/46th St

ortalmzrhi@gmail.com www.bitly.com/ortalmizrahi (347) 592-7107

www.ilonalieberman.com

9th Ave - 43rd/44th St 9th Ave - 54th/55th St

Ortal Mizrahi Photography

Ilona Lieberman Photography

shoots editorial portraits, photojournalist weddings and relaxed modern family portraiture.

(917) 566-6900 ilona@ilonalieberman.com

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54th Street Auto Center W54th St - 9th/10th Ave

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Fountain House Gallery

9th Ave - 48th St Our gallery exhibits and sells original, affordable art made by local artists living with mental illness.

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Sean Kelly Gallery 10th Ave - 36th/37th St

SEE THE SIGHTS Circle Line W42nd St - 12th Ave

Hudson River Park 12th Ave - 34th/59th St

STYLE

Intrepid Museum

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Courtyard Marriott

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DoubleTree by Hilton

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Econo Lodge Times Square

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W47th St - 8th/9th Ave

Element Times Square West W39th St - 8th/9th Ave Natural light, open spaces & healthy

W46th St - 12th Ave

options. Restore balance in the Big Apple.

Javits Center

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Quality Inn Convention Center W36th St - 9th/10th Ave

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Residence Inn New York

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Row NYC Hotel

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Skyline Hotel

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Staybridge Suites Times Square

6th Ave - 38th/39th St

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Washington Jefferson Hotel

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Wyndham New Yorker

W51st St - 8th/9th Ave 8th Ave - 34th/35th St

Yotel New York

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EVEN Hotel

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Four Points by Sheraton

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French Quarters Apartments

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Hampton Inn Times Square North

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The Knickerbocker

W57th St - 12th Ave

8th Ave - 51st/52nd St

Clinton Glass & Mirrors

LET’S DANCE

Hampton Inn Times Square South

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The OUT NYC W42nd St - 10th/11th Ave

9th Ave - 46th/47th St

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The Time Hotel

Columbus Hardware

W49th St - 7th/8th Ave

9th Ave - 55th/56th St

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Travel Inn

Epstein’s Paint Center

W42nd St - 10th/11th Ave

W52nd St - 10th/11th Ave

W34th St - 11th Ave

NY Waterway Ferry 12th Ave - 39th/40th St

The Daily Show 11th Ave - 51st/52nd St

Tom Otterness Playground W42st - 11th/12th Ave

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Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Hilton Times Square

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Holiday Inn Times Square South

LIVING

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414 Hotel

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Belvedere Hotel

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Candlewood Suites Times Square

W46th St - 9th/10th Ave W48th St - 8th/9th Ave

W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

W42nd St - 7th/8th Ave

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Holiday Inn Express Midtown West

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Holiday Inn Express Times Square

W48th St - 10th/11th Ave

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Cassa Times Square Hotel

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Comfort Inn & Suites Times Square South

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Homewood Suites New York

W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

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Ink 48 Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel

Comfort Inn Midtown West

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Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites

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Comfort Inn Times Square West

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New York Marriott Marquis

W48th St - 10th/11th Ave

W44th St - 8th/9th Ave

W39th St - 8th/9th Ave W37th St - 8th/9th Ave 11th Ave - 47th/48th Ave W40th St - 8th/9th Ave Broadway - 45th/46th St

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10th Ave - 49th/50th St

W42nd St - Broadway

10th Ave - 42nd St

LIVING FIX IT UP Adam 99 Cents & Up 10th Ave - 51st/52nd St

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American Home Hardware 9th Ave - 42nd/43rd St

W42nd St - 6th/7th Ave

8th Ave - 38th/39th St

9th Ave - 38th/39th St

8th Ave - 44th/45th St

W40th St - 8th/9th Ave

W46th St - 8th/9th Ave

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

W37th St - 9th/10th Ave

STAYCATION

W40th St - 8th/9th St

W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

Alvin Ailey Theater W55th St - 9th Ave

W35th - 8th/9th Ave

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Meet the faces of

IMAGE: CRAIG GIAMBRONE

SILVER TOWERS L iving and working together as a couple never seemed as fun and glamorous as with the Blonds. Designer Phillipe and creative director David cofounded their luxury apparel brand, Blonds, in 2007. From lavish fur coats paired with sequin mini-dresses to form-fitted corsets adorned with chains and gems, their unique pieces have been worn by the world’s most iconic artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, and even Barbie! “It’s all about glamor and magic,” says Philippe. “We help our clients to escape from the everyday and have fun with their style.” David and Phillipe always had a passion for fashion, so setting out to create a label of their own was a natural progression. Since they got their start nearly a decade ago, the Blonds have taken the fashion world by storm. Not only are they the go-to designer for A-list celebrities hoping to make a dazzling impression, but they are also making strides in the LGBT fashion community as the inspiration for Rootstein’s new genderfluid mannequins. “We’re really grateful for the opportunity to express ourselves creatively and make a living while doing so. New York is one of the only places in the world that you can do or be anything you desire if you’re willing to work for it,” says David. The couple value chic living both in their professional and personal

Above: David and Philippe make up the dynamic fashion duo The Blonds lives, so moving to their stylish pad at Silver Towers in the mecca of the entertainment district was an easy decision. They believe the early bird gets the worm, so start their day with a 5am work out in Silver Towers

Club 7 gym. Living just blocks away from the garment district, they avoid subway delays and heavy street traffic by walking to work. Some may ask how their public image differs from their private life,

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“I always say we’re Sonny and Cher at work, and Lucy and Ricky at home … that pretty much explains it all.” to which David explains: “I always say we’re Sonny and Cher at work, and Lucy and Ricky at home … that pretty much explains it all.” After a glamourous yet hectic day at work, the pair enjoy returning to their Silver Towers home to take in the inspiring view of the city skyline and the Hudson River. Then they set out to find something exciting to do in the neighborhood. Some nights they are dining with friends at Chez Josephine, while other evenings they are attending Broadway shows, or concerts at the piers. While weeknights are dedicated to socializing, they like to spend the weekends in total comfort and relaxation at home. The Blonds spring/summer 2017 show will take place at MADE Fashion Week in MILK Studios for New York Fashion Week this month. You can check out their next collection on Instagram @TheBlondsNY

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Framing on 9th 9th Ave - 51st/52nd St

Fresh Cut Flowers W43rd St - 9th/10th Ave

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Gotham Mini Storage 10th Ave - 38th/39th St

Jadite Custom Picture Framing 10th Ave - 46th/47th St

Matles Florist STYLE

Isaac Halpern

W57th - 8th/9th Ave

I live in Hell’s Kitchen and I

OUT and out of the The Kitchen.

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One MiMa Tower

318W47

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One River Place

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Riverbank West

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Silver Towers

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SKY

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The Armory

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360 W43rd St

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420W42

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432W52

W43rd St - 8th/9th Ave W42nd St - 9th/10th Ave W52nd St - 9th/10th Ave

535W43

LIVING

(917) 216-2771 ian@pocketbroker.co

Instrata at Mercedes House

Midwest Court

W47th St - 8th/9th Ave

services to his neighbors in

W45th St - 10th/11th Ave

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(646) 641-0145 ihalpern@halstead.com

provides extensive real estate

Gotham West

Mercedes House

to find the perfect home for you!

resident of Hell’s Kitchen, Ian

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GO FOR BROKERS

in the neighborhood. Contact me

As a native and long term

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Emerald Green

W39th St - 8th/9th Ave

Manhattan Plaza

specialize in sales and rentals

TD Realty Corp

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Crystal Green

W57th St - 9th/10th Ave

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W36th St - 8th/9th Ave

Ian TD Smith

Addison Hall

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Halstead Property

Prudence Design & Events

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The Helena

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The Helux

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The Orion Condominium

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The Park Clinton

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The Westport

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Two Worldwide Plaza

W57th St - 11th/12th Ave W43rd St - 10th/11th Ave W42nd St - 8th/9th Ave W52nd St - 10th/11th Ave W56th St - 10th/11th Ave W50th St - 8th/9th Ave

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Coco and Toto 11th Ave - 51st/52nd St

Pet Ark 10th Ave - 43rd/44th St

Petland Discounts 9th Ave - 49th/50th St

Pets NYC 9th Ave - 42nd/43rd St

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Pure Paws Veterinary Care

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The Spot Experience

W42nd St - 10th/11th Ave W42nd St - 11th/12th Ave

Westside Animal Hospital W46th St - 9th/10th Ave

W42nd St - 10th/11th Ave

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