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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.


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.


Logic in concert and some musical legends take over the Playstation Theater. Or, check the New York International Fringe Festival and a flick at BAM.


It’s a musical Monday! Herbie Hancock, Junior Brown and Earth Wind & Fire are in concert. Plus, catch a screening of All That Jazz in Bryant Park.


Gillian Welch and the Good Vibes Tour hits the stage. Or, check out a party happening Highline Ballroom and a film under the stars.


My Cherie Amour, it’s Stevie Wonder! Plus the first of four chances for another show and a fancy occasion dinner.


A new month and a new set of fun ideas! Plus start on your Labor Day Weekend planning…

Sunset Salsa: free outdoor salsa dancing fiestas in Manhattan


Sunset Salsa is free Salsa dancing in Manhattan’s hip Meatpacking District. There are free lessons followed by a dance party with New York’s top Latin DJ’s.

The summer fun happens on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9pm at the 14th Street Park (at 10th Avenue). The party starts on Thursday June 6 and runs through August 29th. Visit sunsetsalsa.com for more information.


One of the first European watch shops to sell Rolexes, this German emporium now carries timepieces from more than 20 upscale brands. For every sporty number from Swiss company TAG Heuer, there’s a recherché model from Teutonic firm A. Lange & Söhne to please all types of watch lovers. If you’d rather splurge on jewelry than chronographs, you can ogle exquisite woven gold bangles and diamond rings.

Lucky Chengs For A “Unexpected” Evening

Lucky Chengs

Lucky Cheng’s is the Drag Queen Capital of the Universe!

Outrageous drag queens serve up dinner and a show featuring interactive cabaret, comedy, and karaoke at the infamous Lucky Cheng’s Restaurant. The drag staff turns up the fun as your bartenders, waitresses and performers. After a 19 year run at its downtown location, the dinner show moved on up to its new Times Square Theater District location in the fall of 2012.

See the one hour show during a delicious 3-course Asian Fusion dinner packed with flavors, textures and aromas from all of Asia. The show is included in the dinner price, but menu surcharges, drinks, tax, and gratuity are not. Expect to see several talented performers and don’t be afraid to participate in the show. Tips for the show performers are optional, but greatly appreciated. This additional gratuity can be paid in cash or by credit card when paying your check.

Plan your evening so that you can stay for our notorious drag hosted karaoke after last show. And don’t forget, the more you drink, the better you sing. Visit luckychengsnyc.com for more information.

Head Out To The Dead Rabbit For An Old New York Evening

Dead Rabbits

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog embodies the conviviality of Old New York and the Irish-American tradition.

Our ground-floor Taproom offers an informal setting for the enjoyment of craft beer, bottled punch, and whiskeys of the world, with lunch served daily.

Upstairs, our sumptuous Parlor focuses on small plates, communal punch, and 72 historically-accurate cocktails dreamed up by the nineteenth century’s most celebrated bartenders.

The Dead Rabbit is dedicated to advancing the art and practice of hospitality, as it was understood then and as it is understood now, for all residents of and visitors to this great metropolis. Visit deadrabbitnyc.com for more information.

Pop In To DreamDry For A Quick Style!

Dream Dry

DreamDry isn’t just a salon — It’s a destination.

They have made it easier than ever to express your personal style — and keep your style evolving. They’ll go above-and-beyond to ensure that every visit is consistently exceptional — and exceptionally consistent.

Step through the doors, and you’ll be greeted with a smile & a personal iPad — yours to enjoy, throughout your entire DreamDry experience. Catch up on your favorite magazines and flip through the latest red-carpet hair trends. Or simply relax with a fresh beverage & do nothing at all: serenity is always in vogue.

After a quick consult with your stylist, you’ll be escorted back to the wet space to get all lathered up, and then it’s over to your styling station for the ultimate blow dry: faster than you’d ever dreamed possible, with impeccable attention & care.

Ready to check out? A concierge is waiting at your styling station to complete your check to and ensure that you’re utterly delighted with your experience.

Who says luxury has to cost an arm & a leg — or take more than an hour?

Pressed for time? With our Express Service, you can get a legendary look in a New York minute (Well, 20 minutes, to be precise…) Visit dreamdry.com for more information.

Stop By Salon AKS For NYC Styling!

Salon AKS

Salon AKS is staffed with hair experts, many of whom have established themselves in the world of fashion and beauty designing looks for Vogue, W, Allure and countless others. We cover every area of expertise and our team of dedicated professsionals is ready to assist you with the utmost care and attention to your needs. Visit salonaks.com formore information.

Visit Resurrection For The Best In Vintage Designer Wear


Check out Resurrection for great vintage designer duds. It is like a fashion museum inside. They carry vintage designer items from the 60’s through the ‘90s. The shop is stocked with hard-to-find items, that it is known throughout the fashion stylist industry as a go-to place for just the right item.

Vintage clothes shopping doesn’t get any better than Resurrection. Check out resurrectionvintage.com for more information.

Find Pop Up Pianos All Over NYC!

Pop Up Pianos

This summer, from June 1st through June 16th, the Sing for Hope Pianos return to our city streets. In one of New York City’s most vibrant public art installations, 88 artist-designed pianos (one for each key on a piano) are placed in parks and public spaces throughout the 5 boroughs for anyone and everyone to enjoy.

Visual artists from Sing for Hope’s roster of over 1,000 Volunteer Artists and local community members were selected through an open application process and donate their time and talent to create this beautiful gift to our city: 88 unique and interactive piano artworks.

Once on the streets, neighborhood associations and community organizations serve as “piano buddies” and supervise each piano throughout the duration of the project, making sure they are protected from inclement weather. The Sing for Hope Pianos unite our city, as artists from all walks of life create daily spontaneous concerts and neighborhoods come together around the shared gift of music and art.

After their public residency, the pianos are donated to under-served local schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations, where Sing for Hope artists continue to bring the pianos to life year-round through classes, performances, and workshops.

Thanks to the generous support of Chobani, Inc the Sing for Hope Pianos are back in 2013 better than ever. The pairing is a well-suited partnership as the two like-minded, entrepreneurial organizations align in the mission to provide access to all – whether that access is rooted in the arts or good food.

To find a Sing for Hope piano near you visit singforhope.org.

Visit The Past At The American Museum Of Natural History


The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

Current exhibits include Whales: Giants of the Deep which transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth. Also visit Frogs: A Chorus of Colors where you can explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face in the world’s changing environments. Also Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture where you can take a journey around the world and through time. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals—and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time.

Visit amnh.org for more information.

Visit The New Museum

New Museum

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program.

The New Museum is devoted entirely to contemporary art from all over the world. Its exhibitions are often shocking, controversial, and they attract great criticism. But isn’t this what contemporary art is all about? The building of the New Museum, located on Bowery and Prince, is a contemporary art piece in itself. The Japanese architecture firm designed the building as a series of gigantic boxes, the museum’s galleries, placed on top of each other. It is truly a monument of contemporary art. Located in the Lower East side, where most buildings are old and poorly maintained, the building of the New Museum definitely stands and makes a strong statement – contemporary art exist, and it matters. The New Museum seems to reject everything that is bourgeois or old, making space for a new direction in art and culture – modernity.

This summer, the New Museum will present the first major New York museum exhibition of the work of Ellen Gallagher. Spanning the past twenty years, “Don’t Axe Me” will provide one of the first opportunities to thoroughly examine the complex formal and thematic concerns of one of the most significant artists to emerge since the mid-1990s. The title of the exhibition, “Don’t Axe Me,” evokes her radical approach to image, text, and surface—drawing equally from modernism, mass culture, and social history. This focused survey at the New Museum will run concurrently with Gallagher’s exhibition at the Tate Modern, London (May 2013).

Visit newmuseum.org for more information.

Be On The Floor At The Cutting Room


The Cutting Room opened at 44 East 32nd Street in NYC in January of 2013, Compared to the old space, this “new” Cutting Room is bigger, with a better location and better food. The old one had a New York Rock ‘N Roll feel, and things have changed for the better. The Rock ‘N Roll feel is still here, but with a touch of a supper club ambiance.

There’s quality on every level, good food, good drinks, good entertainment, good sound. Check out the menu and the upcoming calander on the website at thecuttingroomnyc.com

Ben and Jack’s

Ben and Jack, long-time waiters of Peter Luger’s Steakhouse, have opened a beautiful restaurant in the heart of Manhattan. They offer prime, dry aged porterhouse steaks and a dazzling assortment of steakhouse favorites.
This is the brainchild of a group of former Peter Luger waiters who decided to try to recreate the magic of the legendary Brooklyn restaurant in Manhattan. They have succeeded and offer some of the most delicious steaks and seafood in town. Everything is mouthwateringly good, and here you can use your credit card!


The popular haunt of Halloween revelers, magicians and pranksters who like to play dress-up, this super-cool Flatiron supply shop is filled to the rafters with plenty of tricks, props, clown gear, magic supplies, masks, wigs, scarily realistic costumes and other ghoulish goodies – as well as that odd or outlandish accessory you’ve always wanted; if neat freaks are spooked by the cramped quarters, the spellbound shrug it’s all part of the “horror museum” experience.


GrubKit was founded by Max & Barb, a husband-and-wife duo with a huge passion for all things food and drink. They we’re excited to share some of their favorite recipes and ingredients with you.
Their mission is to inspire you to cook more at home and make it effortless by delivering pre-measured specialty ingredients to your door.
Their recipe kits come with just the right amount of pre-measured ingredients that are hand-selected with a focus on healthy and organic choices. No need to run around town trying to find all the different spices for your Indian curry dish or buying a quart of Thai fish sauce that you’ll only use once a year.

Each GrubKit is loaded with delicious and often hard-to-find specialty ingredients. Ingredients are sealed and pre-measured helping you prepare gourmet dishes in no time. Kits include detailed recipe cards along with a handy shopping list for fresh ingredients. We use biodegradable packing peanuts and ingredients are sealed in compostable cello bags.

Thomas Farley on Hotel Chantelle “We Love Bingo”

Every Monday join New York’s favorite Bingo couple: ladylike Linda Simpson & good-time guy Murray Hill as they put a riotous spin on America’s favorite (& easiest) game of chance! The gender-bending, number-calling, award-winning duo puts on the most thrilling and hilarious game in town! Come and see why Monday Night Bingo is a downtown institution!

Bingo- 7:30-10pm No cover! $2 Cards

Blake Scotland

We’re obsessed with the Lower East Side and for the last year have taken pleasure in dressing her friends, neighbors, and strangers from New York and cities and countries abroad.
Every line carried in the boutique is hand chosen for its high quality, unique design, and perfect attention to detail. If we wouldn’t wear it we are not going to sell it. Consistently influenced by this neighborhood, each piece reflects its cutting edge sensibility – comfort clothing for the wild child who’s just a little rough around the edges.
The boutique itself maintains an emphasis on making passionate hard work fun. This ethos is reflected through every facet of Blake Scotland: The hot, clever staff, boyfriends smoking on the bench out front, creative excuses to host events – albeit increasingly fashion focused. There’s no I in team. We aren’t shy about pooling our resources. We boast a family of friends who turn ideas and dreams into reality.

Ereka Vetrini on Parm NYC: The ONLY place to get chicken parm.

No need to travel to Italy for the perfect Parm, just head down to 248 Mulberry Street and taste the goods! Classic chicken parm sandwiches with a little downtown new york twist. All of the ingredients they use are locally grown which is part of their Italian motto. Each piece of chicken parm comes with a side of lasagna which is hands down the best lasagna in all of the city. Their secret for making awesome lasagna? Easy: they toast each side of the lasagna so that every bite provides the necessary crunch.

Barry’s Bootcamp Saturday Night Dance Party

Why can’t you be healthy working out and partying at the same time? Oh yeah, YOU CAN! Velvet ropes, LIVE DJ, Barry’s Bootcamp GOGO Dancers, non alcoholic antioxidant shots and a Disco Ball are all apart of this unique workout!

On the actual class:

Three switch-offs between treadmill and floor – we didn’t lose much time on the transitions because the floor sections used minimal equipment.
Lots of lunging and tons of multi-tasking exercises. Some up-and-down step work.
We did a few partner exercises – which were super fun and set a great tone for the class. On the treadmills, we took turns sprinting with our neighbor – the resting partner cheered for the sprinting partner. On the floor, we pushed our partner’s legs to the ground repeatedly for an old-school abs sesh.

Party favors:

Disco ball
Velvet ropes
Live DJ
Glow bracelets
Joey, Alicia, Noah, and some other guy dressed in silly 80s workout garb
Shots – mid class they brought in a tray of acai antioxidant shots. They were yummy and I forgot water, so any cold liquid was a blessing.

Thomas Farley on Top Hops Beer Shop

Lower east side NYC. Just a few blocks from NY food and beer institutions, New Beer, Whole Foods Bowery, and Katz’s Deli. This is a new place that has it all…multiple growler fill taps, 100’s of bottles (kept in growler units without lights to preserve the integrity of the beer), artisanal foods available while you enjoy a tasty draft at the bar…1/2 bar, 1/2 growler fill station..is the this the new model for craft beer distribution spots? Not sure but this is a well worth checking out location…Craft is appreciated and celebrated, mid sized spot, with a sleek and comfortable arching bar, friendly, gracious and knowledgeable owner adds to the experience…go check it out..places like this are the future and deserve to be supported.

Bond No. 9

Perfumery has always been about head-turning. Now, perfumes have been turned on their head. For the first time in fragrance history, a major, full-blown fragrance collection was launched as an homage to a great city. The name of this fragrance collection is Bond No. 9 (which is also the address of its headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street, in NoHo). The city it celebrates is none other than — could be no other than — New York.

The Bond No. 9 collection of women’s, men’s, and unisex eaux de parfum — has a dual mission: To restore artistry to perfumery, and to mark every New York neighborhood with a scent of its own. Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown, or uptown locale or a city-wide sensibility. With new introductions in the coming seasons, Bond No. 9 infuses the island of Manhattan with scents.

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.

1. King Tut Debuts in Times Square July 1-31

It hasking tut been 30 years since the famous boy king has made his presence felt in New York City, and King Tut NYC is quite a debut. Located in the Discovery Times Square Exposition- NYC’s first large-scale exhibition center, King Tut NYC will feature 10 galleries and more than 130 artifacts from the world of pharaohs.

Highlights include King Tutanhkhamun’s iconic golden canopic coffinette and crown as well as an entire gallery that will for the first time showcase the latest DNA studies and forensic findings, like exactly how he died.

Christiane Amanpour Stargazes at Hayden Planetarium

As CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor, Christiane Amanpour is a journalism star. She has interviewed some of the toughest figures in international news and reported breaking stories from crisis hotspots like Afghanistan and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

When Christiane needs a break from the chaos, she heads over to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Taking a Journey to the Stars (the scientific stars, of course), the beauty of the gigantic stars in space tends to put situations on little earth into perspective. The show, narrated by none other thPicture 6an Whoopi Goldberg, features extraordinary images from telescopes and never-before-seen visualizations of physics-based simulations of the life and death of stars, stellar formations, and other heavenly bodies in space.

Christiane isn’t the only journalist who raves about the planetarium, National Georgraphic Adventure and the New York Times say the mind-blowing visuals makes this “easily the most beautiful planetarium show.”

If feeling inspired after the show, the planetarium’s prime Central Park West location makes this one of the few places in NYC to actually see a few stars at night.

*** Christiane Amanpour is one of the leading journalists in news as CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of her own show, Amanpour. Her excellence in covering the toughest international breaking news stories has been awarded with a myriad of acclamations including 9 News Emmys, 4 Peabody Awards and an honor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Maialino is Danny Meyer’s New Crown Jewel

Picture 22Restaurateur Danny Meyer is known as the “King of Union Square” owning landmark restaurants like Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe. With the very recent opening of his high-end restaurant, Maialino, in the chic Gramercy Park Hotel, it seems he has the new crown jewel to his empire.

Meyer has professed that it’s been his dream to open an authentic Italian restaurant and Maialino is the culmination of his hard work and vision. The name is actually Meyer’s nickname, meaning “roast suckling pig,” from when he lived in Rome in his early twenties. Of course, the signature dish at Maialino is the suckling pig.

One part wine bar, one part trattoria, the Roman-style restaurant serves dishes in true Italian style with primi, secondi and antipasti courses written in Italian. The dishes are simple, elegant, and fresh, using the local Greenmarket as its supplier. Just like the food, the restaurant reflects the juxtaposition between rustic Roma and modern NYC. The restaurant is outfitted in shades of brown and blue checkered tablecloths, but keeps its clean and modern lines.

In true Meyer fashion, Maialino serves consistently delicious food inside an elegantly designed restaurant. Yet this one has the added bonus of generous views of the private Gramercy Park inside one of the coolest hotels in Manhattan.

A Good Night’s Never a Question at Cafe Wha?

Tucked along the NYU friendly Macdougal Street, Cafe Wha? and its humble exterior might make you question the legitimacy of this place. Put all doubts aside, over the years Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor have all performed on its small stage. Picture 5

Today, the place is always packed with a cool, downtown crowd. The lowly lit venue is always loud with buzzed New Yorkers and the small stage allows for an intimate setting. Different guests perform every night, but the acclaimed Cafe Wha? Band is guaranteed to play every Wednesday through Sunday. And comedians, many of whom have appeared on Comedy Central, HBO or late-night television, open for the band regularly.

Arrive early for the best seats, but bets are on that you half-way through you’ll be singing at the top of your lungs and turning this live music venue into a personal dance floor.

The Met’s Thomas Campbell Eats at Balthazar

Balthazar is owned by the same Keith McNally of the trendy, meatpacking hotspot Pastis, so it’s no wonder it’s always packed with a cool crowd. One of the Picture 9elite New Yorkers that frequents the French bistro in artsy SoHo is the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas P. Campbell.

Often quoted as a “masterpiece,” Balthazar is known for its fresh baked breads, delicious brasserie cuisine, and rustic Parisian-inspired decor. Favorite dishes include the short braised ribs, Portbello mushroom sandwich (for lunch), and the proudly named Balthazar salad.

No matter what time of day or night you head downtown, this brasserie is always buzzing with social New Yorkers like Campbell. Make sure to call ahead for a reservation. But if you just want to drop by, you can go to the Balthazar Bakery and grab some of their famous grains to enjoy in the privacy of your home.

Thomas Campbell has incredible taste in haute art and tasty cuisine.

***Thomas P. Campbell is the Director of the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art. Before his role at the Director and CEO in January 2009, Campbell excelled as the Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and was the organizer of many groundbreaking and highly acclaimed exhibits at the Met.

The Empire Observatory’s Secret

EmpireStateBuildingAs the tallest building in New York City, you can’t help but be entranced by the Empire State Building. Yet waiting in the sometimes hours long line to see its famous view can ruin any source of awe one was expecting to feel.

We’ve got the solution to your tourist problems.

Go at night.

The ESB Observatory has hours fit for the City That Never Sleeps. It’s open until 2am.

Once the sun sets, it’s like a whole new world up there. Instead of families and tourists clamoring to get the best skyline shot (is there even one?), the crowd turns to New Yorkers and couples. The wait to get up to the top is slim to none and it’s quiet and spacious enough to feel like you’re on top of the world- alone.

Yes, the ESB Observatory is as incredible and romantic as it sounds.

Eric Fischl & The New Gen of Odeon Artists

It makes perfect sense that artist Eric Fischl’s favorite restaurant is The Odeon Restaurant. The Odeon is the grandfather of the hot culinary scene that is TriBeCa today. It was the first to arrive on the scene, before TriBeCa got its moniker for being the Triangle-Below-Canal, and attractedPicture 8 the who’s who of the art world, including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Odeon is known for its brasserie fare including the country frisee salad, trouffled poached eggs and sautéed cod.

At night, especially on warm summer evenings, the restaurant’s terrace sports the beautiful and fabulous of New York sipping martinis and cocktails.  And Eric Fischl’s keeps the Odeon’s artist attraction alive today with his frequent visits to this American brasserie pioneer.

** Eric Fischl is an artist and sculptor and native New Yorker. Fischl’s works have been featured at The Whitney Museum and sculptures in Rockefeller Center.

Michael’s Pre-Theater and Power Lunches

A midtown must, Michael’s is the talk of the town when it comes to power lunches and pre-theater dinner. Financiers, CEOs, suits, and celebs rub elbows while filling up on award-winning wines and expertly executed entrees ranging from lobster to duck and scallops to steak. Contemporary art by the likes of Jasper Johns and Frank Stella deck the walls of the airy Garden Room, not that guests need to notice anything other than the famed food.

Take in the Tropical Air at the Cabanas

Cabanas at The Maritime Hotel is the Meatpacking’s rooftop escape from New York City’s summertime swelter. Whimsical patio furniture, amid tropical décor, feels like a Hampton retreat stories above the concrete jungle below. It’s always a better scene mid-week for social cocktails. A good dance floor night at Cabanas is refreshingly playful, unlike its fellow summer see and be seens.

Cabanas is just one of the Maritime Group’s NYC nightlife institutions. Its sister NYU hang Bowery Bar is another summer air favorite, and The Maritime Hotel’s Matsuri and nightclub Hiro offer a swankier scene just downstairs. A massive white wall with marine windows, the Maritime Hotel is impossible to miss. Its meatpacking/Chelsea location makes the Cabanas perfect for jumping off or capping a crisp summer night out.

Sophisticated Jazz Club at Classy Cafe Carlyle

Picture 6Cafe Carlyle offers an oh-so-elegant change of pace from all the downtown jazz joints. This upper east side venue was made famous by Bobby Short and his decades of Cole Porter and Duke Ellington interpretations. On any given night the coolest of the cool slip into the ritzy Carlyle Hotel to hear the tunes in the subtle light of table lamps.

Woody Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band play Monday nights ’til June. Come here dressed to impress, jackets are required and so is the pocketbook- prices can start at $100 a person. But the performances and luxurious setting are well worth the price tag.

Georgeous Gowns & Bridal Beauty at Reem Acra

Known for stunning bridal creations and dazzling gowns, Reem Acra carries everything you need to look your most glamorous. Reem Acra has a design aesthetique that will get you noticed no matter what part of the world you’re in. The designer was born in Lebanon and studied fashion in Paris and New York, giving her clothes a European style for the American woman. Reem Acra is known for luxurious clothing with rich colors that are traditional classic, yet modern at the same time. The designs are spectacular now and most definitely will be far in into the future.

Chanel Fine Jewelry Boutique

If any name is synonymous with luxury, it’s Chanel. Here at their jewelry and watch boutique, you’ll find some of the most opulent pieces you can imagine. And when you visit this store, you’ll feel elegantly transported back in time as the salon is modeled after Coco Chanel’s own apartment!

Dovetail Restaurant

Dining out is delicious at this lovely little oasis nestled on the Upper West Side. Muslin-covered walls and exposed brick set an elegant ambiance for patrons with a passion for extraordinary eats. There’s a sherry cellar downstairs that dually serves as a private dining room, and the main dining area seats 75. Come for brunch, lunch, or dinner and prepare to be dazzled!


MaxMara is a luxurious brand at a great price point.  It is the perfect combination of value and luxury found in chic and easy to wear silhouettes that can be accessorized to fit everyone’s style. MaxMara is known worldwide for their confidence-inspiring neutral and tonal separates and their great fit.  These are garments women rely on to be chic and relaxed in all occasions.

Strip House

Who knew a steak house could be so chic? Understated lighting, a seductive décor, and scrumptious cuisine to match – Strip House knows how to serve. Your every need will be met by a wait staff that is both attentive and personable. We don’t know what’s more alluring, the sleek ambiance or the mouth-watering Rib eye!

Grotta Azzurra

Complete with a wine cellar and private dining room, this Little Italy café stays true to traditional cuisine. With a menu spanning from Caprese salad to pan-seared lobster to chicken scarpiello, it has something for everyone. The wooden moldings and granite floors give the restaurant a feel of Rome and reasonable prices round out its appeal.


Rare Books. Special Editions. One-of-a-kind gifts. Just a few of the things you can expect to find at Assouline. Sporting the motto, All that’s beautiful in the world should be in an Assouline Book, Assouline’s spirit has created a unique and eclectic, chic and elegant brand that is immediately identifiable. With its reputation for style and elegance, Assouline has used this to create a superior line of gifts that represent the best in modern design, from stationery to paperweights.

Fred Leighton

Fred Leighton has draped countless red-carpet stars in diamonds, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones (who was married in them). Explore this Madison Avenue boutique and find antique cushion-cut diamonds and estate brooches. Leighton also designs delicate diamond and platinum engagement rings for brides-to-be.

Wyndham Hotel Midtown

WyndhamMidtownBe Centered. There’s nothing better than being in the heart of things when you’re visiting New York City. It’s all about experiencing the excitement and energy of the city. But it’s always great to have your own private oasis when you’re ready to wind down. At the Wyndham Garden New York City near the Jacob Javits Convention Center and Madison Square Garden, you get the best of both worlds. And it’s all wrapped up in a shiny new package, newly built just opened in November of 2008.

Marriott Financial

MarriottFinancialWelcome to the New York Marriott Downtown, a premier New York City hotel previously named the New York Marriott Financial Center. This downtown Manhattan hotel provides a superior level of luxury and service among hotels in Lower Manhattan. This Marriott hotel is ideally located in the heart of NYC’s Financial District, with easy access to the World Trade Center site, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, South Street Seaport, and SOHO NYC. Perfect for business trips, weekend getaways or leisure travel, this magnificent New York City hotel offers 497 richly appointed hotel rooms, complete with the new luxurious Revive bedding. This contemporary downtown Manhattan hotel near Battery Park features the on-site 85 West Cocktail Bar and Sports Lounge. The Marriott hotel staff looks forward to welcoming you to New York City, so come visit today, and experience all that the historic Financial District in NYC has to offer.

Affinia Dumont

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With a unique focus on wellness, the Affinia Dumont offers an array of services and amenities to help guests relax, maintain balance and keep fit while traveling. A key element of the hotel’s wellness philosophy is the Oasis Day Spa, a state-of-the-art urban fitness center and a full spa for health and life balance.