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The weekend start now! Mary J. Blige in concert and catch Kim Kardashian at the Playstation Theater. Plus, drink up at Margarita March and explore Indian culture on Sunday.


Turn up this Tuesday! Jimmy Buffett and Trio Solisti are in concert. Plus, drink up at MOFAD or hit a comedy show.


Happy Monday NYC! Khalid in concert and a new exhibit opens. Plus, check out see amazing performances at the Battery Dance Festival.


Bush in concert and the Battle of the Burger returns to the city. Plus, the Giglio Di Sant Antonio Feast and Modern Art Auction kicks off.


This Place opens at the Brooklyn Museum and witness a struggle for survival at BAM. Or shop the Morgan Le Fay sample sale.


Lupita Nyong’o makes her B’Way debut in Eclipsed and shop the Thomas Laine sample sale. Plus, rocker Lita Ford signs copies of her new memoir.


Happy Monday NYC! Start you week off with right. Shop the Ralph Lauren Home sample sale, see a tale of love at the Met or catch a Knicks game at the Garden.


The Beach Boys in concert, shop a sample sale for Ports 1961– and the Knicks hit the Garden.


Shop! Shop! Shop! Sample Sales take over this Thursday and NY Rangers hit the ice.

Saddle Shoe Tours

Discover a new and always evolving concrete canvas

“Lia’s tours are all about opening your eyes and discovering the impressive paintings, hidden sculpture, and stylized prints, right under your nose. Her tours are like urban scavenger hunts, and by the end you’ll be able to recognize Roa’s murals, Stickman’s Stickmen, and way more, which will earn you some serious cool points with your friends.”

– solifestyle.com

A look at the sleek, made-to-measure custom shirts from Manuel Racim

The new made to measure experience. Manuel Racim offers the latest trends in custom suit tailoring. Just walk in—no appointment necessary—for a stylist-led tour of the high-tech space: Remote-controlled panels rotate with some 200 Italian-milled fabrics and a magical wall mirror converts into a digital touch-screen, letting customers swipe through options for everything from the type of fit, collar, and cuffs to the color of ­monogram, buttons, and threading. The shirts, which start at $125, are sewn in a century-old French atelier and arrive within two weeks; your ­measurements, meanwhile, are saved to an online account for future bespoke shopping

Omar’s La Ranita Restaurant

Omar’s La Ranita is a neighborhood eatery in Greenwich Village, NY, tucked away in a historic brownstone on West 9th Street. This legendary downtown Manhattan address was host to some of the most memorable nightlife landmarks of the last 50 years. La Ranita serves seasonal American cuisine inspired by superb produce found in local green markets.

Obao Restaurant

OBAO bridges the gap from the streets of South East Asia to the Streets of NYC, bringing you combinations of various Thai and Vietnamese foods with a twist. This Citybuzz pick takes traditional dishes from Thailand and Vietnam like Pad Thai and Pho Noodles and adds a touch of luxury and elegance without ever compromising on authenticity.

The Park 112

The Park 112 is located on Harlem’s ‘Restaurant Row’. The décor fosters a relaxed social approach to the dining experience with its grand tufted leather banquettes, light bulb chandeliers as well as an illuminated communal table and private dining area. This Citybuzz pick also offers a self serve wine machine.

Refine your sweet tooth with handmade designer candy from Papabubble

Papabubble is a unique candy shop that prides itself on its craft of candy. Made by hand, the hard candy of Papabubble includes many different varieties. You can even customize your own candy to include flowers designs and even your own name! Come to this original candy shop that puts a twist on the candy making business!

Wine and Roses

Wine and Roses

When you walk into Wine and Roses on the Upper West Side (Columbus between 73rd & 74th streets to be exact), you immediately understand where the cozy wine bar got it’s name.

Model, Cindy Guyer, decided to turn her passion for the finer things, specifically wine and roses, into a new career as restauranteur. She’s successfully created a “Cheers” like environment where strangers become friends and neighbors often just pop in to say hello. Offering over 200 different bottles of wine, along with delicious dishes like Prosciutto Pizza, Wine And Roses offers an unforgettable dining experience. Citybuzz host Seth Levine takes a closer look.

Tiki Mondays at Goldbar

Every Monday the glamedgy Goldbar located in Little Italy takes a Polynesian turn: Tiki Mondays. The ecelectic themed night features rum drinking pirates and sensual Polynesian girls in grass skirts as New Yorkers sip cocktails in the gold bling interiors. On this Monday night, New Yorkers from all walks of life partake in an unforgettable night on the town. Citybuzz host Thomas Farley reports.

The Bar at BaubleBar

CityBuzz shopping insider, Raina Seitel, is revealing a fashion find only a select few fashionistas know about…until now. Baublebar.com, the trendy online jewelry boutique, recently opened up a retail space where the contents of the website come to life. Shoppers try on various baubles…from necklaces to bracelets to earrings all while indulging in complimentary champagne. But this little “gem” of a store isn’t housed in your typical retail space. The boutique is located on the 6th floor of an office building: 230 Fifth Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets. Appointments are mandatory and your inner Elizabeth Taylor is bound to come out!

Arlington Club

The Arlington Club has hit the streets of the Upper East Side and is taking diners by storm! With celebrated chef, Laurent Tourandel, at the helm and in the kitchen, The Arlington Club is THE hotspot for locales and travelers alike. It’s no wonder because the restaurant is offering up everything from succulent steak to savory sushi, pleasing the most particular of taste buds. Signature items include the 28-day, dry-aged Cote de Boeuf for two. Just divine! Classic favorites we love are clam’s casino and filet mignon carpaccio…short ribs and pickled jalapeño crispy kobe beef & truffle and spicy tuna osaka style. CityBuzz host, Raina Seitel, got a chance to try the cuisine as she dined with none other than her friend and uber chef, Laurent Tourondel.

The Cast NYC

Established in 2004, The Cast is a downtown New York based Men’s/Women’s clothing label and retail shop specializing in leather, denim, vintage, records, and other rock ‘n’ roll necessities. Known for their custom leather creations all made in New York City, customers have come from as far as Japan to create their own distinctive leather piece. The Cast is the go-to destination offering amazing fits and buttery soft leather of unparalleled quality. The Cast allows customers to personalize the details from color and texture to buttons, zippers, buckles and belts. Each can all be handpicked and made to order.

Ted Baker

From the beginning Ted has had a very clear, unswerving, focus on quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humour, so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry service for every shirt purchased – something that gained the quickly growing brand the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’. Everything produced under the Ted Baker name has his personality woven into its very heart.

As you would expect from Ted, the approach to marketing the brand remains the same as it was from day one … primarily by word of mouth and out of the ordinary marketing. What other brand would give away Paxo stuffing at Christmas, a can of chocolate bunny hotpot for Easter, or even special world-cup 2006 football cards, Roy of the Rovers style? Ted remains one of the only brands to be built into an international designer label without an advertising campaign.


The products sold at Kidrobot are the centerpieces of a global movement that exemplifies the cutting edge of both pop art and mass culture. Many Kidrobot toys, such as Dunny, MUNNY, and Frank Kozik’s Labbits and Mongers, attract huge followings. Artists that work with Kidrobot have gained celebrity status-these include USA artists Frank Kozik, Tim Biskup, Huck Gee, Joe Ledbetter, Tristan Eaton, Paul Budnitz, and Tara McPherson; the German design collective eBoy; Japan’s Devilrobots & Mad Barbarians; French street artists Tilt & Mist; the UK’s TADO and ilovedust; Australia’s Nathan Jurevicius; Argentina’s DOMA; and many, many others.

Kidrobot also regularly collaborates with many of the world’s top brands to create unique limited editions products. Past collaborations include Marc Jacobs, Visionaire Magazine, Barneys New York, The Standard Hotels, Playboy, Burton, Nike, Lacoste, Nooka, Matt Groening & more.

A blend of sculpture and popular art, many of Kidrobot’s exclusive toys are extremely rare and collectible. Artists often create a series of only a few hundred to a few thousand pieces, so once a toy is sold out, it’s sold out forever. Kidrobot toys retail anywhere from $5 to $25,000, and many appreciate in value over time.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA) acquired 13 Kidrobot toys in late 2007, adding these iconic pieces to the museum’s collection.

In 2006, Kidrobot launched its exclusive apparel line. Vibrant, distinctive, and produced in limited runs, Kidrobot apparel draws from the company’s unique pop art aesthetic.

Edit Boutique NYC

Edit co-founder and creative director Alissa Emerson has spent two decades in fashion retail. For sixteen years she owned and managed TuesdaysChild, her multi-brand boutique in Scarsdale, New York, where she carried the Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Derek Lam–as well as Alexander Wang’s debut collection. Although she’s blessed with an eye for young talent, Alissa’s insistence on refinement and quality over flash-in-the-pan trendiness has earned her a loyal clientele. With the birth of her daughter, Annabelle, she recently became a first-time mother.

Edit co-founder and head of operations Valerie Feigen grew up on New York’s Upper East Side. After graduating from Columbia Law School, she worked for many years as an analyst in the apparel sector for JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers, where she specialized in luxury brands. Now a mother of three and an active member in several New York charities, Valerie has an intimate understanding of the needs of the modern woman.

Capital Grille is the Capital Steakhouse of NYC!

The Capital Grille. Known for delicious dry aged steaks, chops and fresh seafood. An award-winning wine list. A relaxed, elegant atmosphere. And, to top it all off, it’s in the Trylon Towers of the exquisite Chrysler Center. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting from one-of-a-kind art deco chandeliers set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening (unless it’s a lively, social atmosphere you seek, in which case our sophisticated bar might be your destination). Their impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier.

UNIQLO – a store for all of us!

Uniqlo is one of the main brands who introduced Japanese apparel to the USA. How? Simple style, great fabrics, colorful prints, affordable prices, mass production. I first discovered Uniqlo in Tokyo – their T-shirts with Manga prints were must-buy presets for my friends back in New York. So, I was thrilled when i found out they opened a location in Soho, and I have been a loyal customer ever since. Similar to the one in Japan, the New York store is huge, airy, and full of light. The service is great, and their merchandise is always neatly organized. Uniqlo sells hundreds of styles of T-shirts, tights, sweaters, jackets, blazers – they certainly have something for everyone. T-Shirts start at $12.90 and the prints are fashionable, colorful, and catchy. Tip: during fall and winter you can find cashmere sweaters for less than $100 – and that’s what I call a great deal!

Marc by Marc Jacobs, a budget-friendly store

Marc Jacobs needs no introduction. He is certainly one of the most influential American designers alive. But if you think brand name clothing and accessories always come with a high price, well, you are wrong. The little Marc by Marc Jacobs store located on West Village’s cutes block – Bleecker between 11th street and Bank has prices for every budget. The store has pretty much everything a true fashionista needs: keychains, rain boots, wallets, umbrellas, scarves, jewelry, T-shirts etc, etc, etc. For only $20 bucks you can buy a Marc Jacobs T-shirt, and for $28 a pair of MJ rain boots. The store is no longer a secret to New Yorkers or tourist, therefore it is always packed. Regardless the weather, there is always a huge line outside, but the wait is worth it.

Rag and Bone


If you consider yourself a true fashionista, you must have a couple of Rag and Bone pieces in your wardrobe. Their clothing have a somewhat British influence, being modern, understated, fashionable, yet a little classy. The quality of the fabrics is high, and everything is nicely tailored (mostly in the United States). The Rag and Bone jeans are the type of jeans you will wear for years and years. In New York, Rag and Bone has four flagship stores, men’s and women’s, on Christopher Street West Village, as well as a SoHo store on Mercer Street. And as any reputable brand, Rag and Bone has a fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Visit rag-bone.com for more information.

New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center The Fall 2011 Collections at New York Fashion Week

The fashion industry’s finest, and the celebrities who love them, are descending on Lincoln Center once again for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week from February 9-17, 2011.

All of the hottest designers are showing their Fall 2011 collections to celebs and fashionistas in the tents at Lincoln Center this year.


3. 10 Premieres at Lincoln Center Festival July 7-25

Picture 11The goal of the Lincoln Center Festival is to bring to audiences something they could not see anywhere else in the world. In a city as culturally crazy as New York, this is a lofty task, but this festival always delivers- and this year is no exception. In 18 days there will be 10 premieres and debuts, and 45 performances from 12 countries in over seven venues across New York City.

The Lincoln Center Festival kicks off with the U.S. premiere of Musashi, a lavish production based on a legendary samurai story. Another highlight includes the works of Edgard Varese by Maestro Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic. This festival is heralded by nearly every New York critic as one of summer’s highlights.

1. Summer Nights at the ICA July 8-29

Picture 4This summer, instead of going out to a club, Bostonians in the know head over to the coolest museum in Boston: the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Heralded by the New York Times as one of the summer hotspots in Boston, every Thursday (and sometimes Wednesday) night there will be live music and performances.

In the ICA’s beautiful waterfront location- with floor to ceiling glass windows adding to the gorgeous ambiance- hear catchy Latin pop and folk music from Tais Alvarenga, old-school urban blues from the Pinchback Blues, and ancient Greece’s Sappho’s poetry meets interpretative dance at the Co Lab: Anne Carson and Rashaun Mitchell. Most performances are free, so Summer Nights at the ICA is a great way to cap off a beautiful summer night.

3. First U.S. Luc Tymans Exhibit at DMA Begins June 6

Picture 103Jointly organized by the prestigious San Francisco MOMA and the Wexner Center, Belgian artist Luc Tymans will be showing his first U.S. retrospective work at the Dallas Museum of Art starting on June 6, 2010. The New York Times has already raved about this exhibit. Luc Tymans is known for his deceptively simple figurative paintings that evoke strong thoughts and discussions in its simplicity. The exhibition will go in chronological order of his career, highlighting the fluid progression of his famous painting style. Enjoy it in Dallas before the exhibit heads over to the SFMOMA.