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The Marlton, West Village
Vogue, Wallpaper, Vanity Fair
Hot new boutique hotel in the West Village by Sean McPherson, the downtown fixture behind the Jane and The Bowery.  "Once home to writers J ...
The Broome, Soho
Wallpaper
"The Broome is a charming 14-room boutique hotel that’s located in the heart of Soho," writes Wallpaper in the attached, April 2014 r ...
Standard East Village, East Village
Wallpaper, Vogue
A Vogue new hip hotel pick for Manhattan. "Andre Balazs's glass-walled 21-story Standard East Village stands in stark contrats to the tatoo ...
Dream Downtown, Chelsea / Meatpacking District
Tatler
Tatler calls Dream Downtown "a sort of gallery/nighclub/all-round-too-cool-for-school hotspot." "The rooms are zippy and alittle bit B ...
Refinery Hotel, Garment District
Tatler
Hot new boutique hotel in the Garment District. "The staff in the warm sandstone lobby look like models, and the rooms have the highest ceilings ...
Pod 39, Murray Hill, Midtown
Wallpaper
Cool new boutique hotel providing hip affordable "pod size" rooms in the center of Manhattan.  The second Pod Hotel in NYC, this new o ...
The NoMad Hotel, Flatiron / Gramercy Park
Financial Times, Elle, Tatler, Financial Times, Wallpaper, Elle Decor
Tatler calls NoMad "fiercely hip."  "If the Ace Hotel is the bastion of geek cool, the new NoMad is its big sexy brother." & ...
Le Parker Meridien, Midtown
Vanity Fair
Great business-class hotel in Manhattan for serious spa / fitness junkies. Underground, the wellness shop on the lower level of Le Parker Meridien ...
The Greenwich Hotel, Tribeca
Financial Times, Tatler, W Magazine, Tatler, Vanity Fair, Financial Times,
Robert De Niro's hot hotel in Tribeca, featuring 88 rooms and 13 super-plush suites. Vanity Fair praised the architecture calling it "the mo ...
The Lowell, Upper East Side
British Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, Our Friends, Financial Times, Town and Country
Tatler's pick for the most stylsh place to stay during New York's fashion week. "Discreet and delicious, the Lowell is a quiet king ...
Hotel Americano, Chelsea Art District
Tatler, W Magazine
Art-centric boutique hotel in Chelsea, the US flagship property of hip Mexican hoteliers Grupo Habita.  W Magazine comments about Hotel American ...
The Nolitan, Nolita
Financial Times
Cool boutique hotel in NYC's Nolita, announced by The FT's How to spend it in the attached, October 2011 review.  "Clear and frosted glas ...
Mondrian Soho, Soho
Financial Times
Posh 25-story luxury hotel on "uber-chic" Crosby Street in Soho.  The Mondrian Soho is sister to Hollywood hotel by the Morgans Grou ...
The Chatwal New York, Midtown, Theatre District
Town and Country, Wallpaper, Elle Decor
Slick Manhattan hotel, located in a Stanford White landmark building, by international hipster Vikram Chatwal. In September 2010, Elle Decor comment ...
Andaz Fifth Avenue, Midtown
Elle Decor
Industrial-chic hotel in Midtown Manhattan across from the New York Public Library.   Andaz Fifth features 184 spacious loftlike rooms and suites w ...
Andaz Wall Street, Financial District, Wall Street
Elle Decor, Elle Decor
Slick boutique hotel in New York's Financial District. Perfect hotel for hip financial types visiting NYC. Elle Decor writes, "A sculptural wh ...
Smyth Tribeca, Tribeca
Wallpaper
Wallpaper praised this new urban resort in Tribeca by Thompson Hotels, designed by the slick Canadian architectural team Yabu Pushelberg. Smyth Tribe ...
Crosby Street Hotel, Soho
Elle, Tatler, Financial Times, DailyCandy, Vanity Fair, Elle Decor
Super-stylish boutique hotel in Manhattan/Soho, "housed in a brutish faux-industrial brick box," by the much-acclaimed Kemp team from Londo ...
The Standard New York, Meatpacking District
Elle, Vogue, Elle Decor, Wallpaper, Elle, Vanity Fair,
Vanity Fair writes about the Standard New York, "The latest creation from André Balazs is a New York branch of his modish Standard hotels ...
Bedford Post, an hour outside New York City
W Magazine
Getaway idea from New York City.  Luxury B&B and restaurant opened by Richard Gere and his wife, Carey Lowell, in Bedford, an hour outside N ...
Ace Hotel New York, Midtown
Elle, Tatler, W Magazine, Vogue, Elle, W Magazine
"The cool kids' hotel," remarks Elle in the attached review. Trendy boutique hotel in a funky Midtown Manhattan location ...
The Jane Hotel, West Village
Elle
Cool boutique hotel in NYC that happens to be good value. In April 2009 Elle writes, "Our favorite crop of new hotels exemplifies carefully co ...
Royalton, Midtown
Wallpaper
An old-time favorite hip hotel in New York.  In February 2009, Wallpaper named Royalton a "runner-up" in its annual award for "be ...
Morgans, Midtown
Wallpaper
The world's first boutique hotel, designed by Andree Putman in 1986, was revamped by her a couple of years ago.  "The changes are minimal ...
Duane Street Hotel, Tribeca
Financial Times
Small boutique hotel in Tribeca.  Built on a "neighborhood scale,"  the Duane Street Hotel has adopted an intimate, service-oriented ...
The Bowery Hotel, Lower East Side
Financial Times, Financial Times, Wallpaper, W Magazine
Eric Goode's boutique hotel seems to reflect the spirit of the old Bowery area a couple of centuries ago. Clean, classic, elegant design. Wallpaper cove ...
Gramercy Park Hotel, Gramercy Park
Elle Decor, British Harper's Bazaar, Our Friends, Financial Times, New York Social Diary, Elle, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Financial Times
Trendy "new style" design hotel with artwork by Julian Schnabel. Don't call it a "hip" hotel. In Vogue's multi-page featu ...
Pod Hotel, Midtown
Our Friends
Cool budget option, probably for the younger set.  How about $89 per night?   Hip digs, bunkbeds.  Good value.&nbs ...
City Club, Midtown
Our Friends
Former gentleman's club building transformed into a posh hotel by Jeffrey Bilhuber, one of New York's leading interior designers. 65 guest rooms done up ...
Dream Hotel, Midtown
Our Friends
International hipster Vikram Chatwal's hotel.  Check out the web site to see if it's for you. ...
Lafayette House, Lower East Side
Our Friends, Vanity Fair
Away from the tourist action, all rooms of this Inn have working fireplaces,  antiques,  nice rugs, 500 thread count sheets, free wi ...
Room Mate Grace, Midtown
Our Friends, DailyCandy
The utlimate crash pad.  Attractively priced, stylish, spartan rooms. A large swimming pool greets you upon your entry.  (Formerly Hotel QT)&n ...
Soho House, Meat Packing District
British Harper's Bazaar, Our Friends
Private club with rooms available for travellers. ...
Mercer Hotel, Soho
Our Friends
Majorly-stylish boutique hotel with sun-drenched, cream-colored rooms by Christian Liagre. Ideal Soho setting in a landmark building. A real gem by Andr ...
The London NYC, Midtown
Tatler, Vanity Fair
Tatler says the rooms at the London NYC  (the tallest hotel in NYC) are great.  "Even the simplest of the [564] suites are big." ...
Four Seasons New York, Midtown
Wallpaper, Vanity Fair
A very slick Four Seasons, in the heart of Manhattan's ultra-chic shopping district. ...
Chambers Hotel, Midtown
Our Friends
The downtown edginess of an artist loft is the inspiration of this midtown luxury hotel, coiffed with the most luxurious fabrics and indulgent amen ...
Night Hotel, Midtown
Our Friends
Edgy boutique hotel in New York bathed in black, by international hipster Vikram Chatwal.  Modern Gotham Gothic theme.   Well a ...
The Bryant Park Hotel, Midtown
Our Friends
Hip luxury hotel in New York overlooking Bryant Park in Manhattan.   A screening room, a 24 hour on-call personal butler, a bas ...

Where to Eat

Cherche Midi, East Village / Soho
Our Friends
Hot new French bistro by Keith McNally, downtown NYC's "king of cool" restaurants."   In Mr. McNally’s restaurants, che ...
All’onda, Greenwich Village
Wallpaper
"All’onda is a modern Venetian restaurant that is poised to set hearts aflutter with its creative Japanese-Italian take on the region&rsqu ...
Trattoria Il Mulino, Gramercy
Wallpaper
"Industrial lanterns, burnished concrete pillars and a Steampunk-inspired mural welcome the youthful crowd of New York's Gramercy district t ...
Dominique Ansel Bakery, Soho
Elle, Financial Times
Hotspot bakery in NYC, the place for cronuts.  Elle writes in the atatched review, "There’s one pastry that New Yorkers will actually ...
Alder, East Village
Wallpaper
Wallpaper praised this new "understated-chic" restaurant in the East Village by superstar chef Wylie Dufresne.  "Food is glorious ...
Pearl & Ash, Nolita, Bowery
Wallpaper
Hip new "small plates" restaurant in Nolita.  Wallpaper praised Pearl & Ash's stylish, "playful" interior in April 2 ...
Lafayette, Noho
Elle, Elle Decor, Wallpaper
Much-anticipated new French bistro in Noho by Andrew Carmellino, offering a modern interpretation of France's all-day grand cafes.  Wallpape ...
Bill's Food & Drink, Midtown
Tatler
Modern take on a traditional steakhouse, in midtown Manhattan.   Elle remarks on Bill's Food & Drink, "Manhttan's glamour crowd ...
Beatrice Inn, Greenwich Village
Tatler
"The Bea is hands-down the hottest ticket in town," writes Tatler in March 2013 about this hotspot "billed almost hilariously as a nei ...
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, Noho
Elle Decor
Buzzy casual Italian restaurant / store in Noho, sister to Il Buco.  "The Vineria serves up rustic Italian dishes, while own ...
Rosemary's, West Village
Elle Decor
"Rustic Italian eatery" in the West Village. "[At Rosemary's], chef Wade Moises, a veteran of Mario Batali's restaurants, uses ...
La Piscine, Chelsea
Wallpaper
Hot rooftop bar and grill on the top floor of Hotel Americana, Grupo Habita's fashionable new hotel in Chelsea's art district. Wallpaper feat ...
Hakkasan, Midtown
Elle Decor
New York outpost of London hotspot Hakkasan, announced by Elle Decor in July/August 2012. "Inventive dishes like stir-fry lobster are the stars of ...
Empellón Cocina, East Village
Our Friends
Mexican food lovers in NYC should check out Empellón Cocina in the East Village, where acclaimed chef Alex Stupaks serves a "smart, inspired ...
The Dutch, Soho
DailyCandy
A new staple of NYC's downtown hip crowd, serving well-executed American comfort food.  In December 2011, New York Times food critic Sam Sifton sel ...
Torrisi, Nolita, Soho
Financial Times
Following the trend of gastronomes flocking to hole-in-the-walls, Sophy Roberts for the FT cites Torrisi, a restaurant in New York City that takes no ...
Tertulia, Greenwich Village
Our Friends
The New York Times praised Tertulia, a Spanish gastropub in Greenwich Village,  causing  "quite the scene: loud, crowded and ...
Miss Lily's, Greenwich Village, Soho
Wallpaper
"A fashionable take on the traditional Jamaican jerk chicken joint" is how Wallpaper describes Miss Lily's, a NYC hotspot on the edge o ...
Boulud Sud, Upper West Side, Lincoln Center
Town and Country
Daniel Boulud's restaurant near Lincoln Center, specializing in lamb and grilled whole fish.  "Boulud Sud sits next to Epicerie Boulud, ...
Red Rooster, Harlem
Vanity Fair, Vogue
Manhattan hot spot, in Harlem, by super-star chef Marcus Samuelsson. Back in the day, The Red Rooster was a popular restaurant and a place to be seen ...
ABC Kitchen, Flatiron
Our Friends, Elle Decor
Power lunch spot for hip ladies who lunch, featuring organic, locally-sourced fare by Jean-George Vongerichten.    "If Tom Wolfe were ...
La Esquina, Little Italy
Our Friends
New York's fashion crowd continues to flock to La Esquina, a cool Mexican eatery comprising three dining spaces behind a diner facade in Lit ...
Amaranth, Upper East Side
Our Friends
Cozy neighborhood bistro, a favorite of the rich Upper East Side crowd, located just off Fifth Avenue in the 60s.  During the UN General Assembl ...
The Lion, West Village
DailyCandy, W Magazine
Fashionable restaurant in the West Village, set in a revamped, art-filed cabaret with food by the Waverly Inn's acclaimed chef, John DeLucie. Daily ...
The Mark Restaurant, Upper East Side
Elle Decor
Fashionable Upper East Side restaurant housed in the revamped Mark Hotel, featuring classic European cuisine by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. ...
Ardesia, Midtown, Hell's Kitchen
Elle Decor, W Magazine, DailyCandy
Hip wine bar/restaurant in Hell's Kitchen.   Elle Decor writes,  "Oenophiles and gourmands alike have reason to celebrate Ard ...
DBGB Kitchen & Bar, East Village, Bowery
Elle Decor
"Hot" restaurant in lower Manhattan by Daniel Boulud, "[uniting] brasserie and pub fare (think succulent sausages made on-site and c ...
Momofuku Ko Restaurant, East Village
Town and Country, Tatler, Elle, Tatler, Financial Times, Wallpaper
Tatler writes in March 2013, "To young New York foodies, the no-frills, no-reservation Momofuku has become... iconic." Wallpaper calls  ...
The Mermaid Inn, East Village
Elle Decor
Elle Decor recommends the Mermaid Inn, "a citified clam shack with a full oyster bar and an upscale fish fry."  Located in the Ea ...
Monkey Bar, Midtown
New York Social Diary
Glitzy relaunch of an old-time restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. His other restaurant, Waverly Inn, is a highly- ...
Blue Hill Café (Rockefeller Estate), Tarrytown, 45 minutes outside city
Our Friends
If you're looking to get out of the city on a nice day, the Stone Barns on the Rockefeller Estate just outside Tarrytown offers a beautiful, rural setti ...
Bar Boulud, Upper West Side, Lincoln Center
Elle Decor
Stylish wine bar and bistro, opposite Lincoln Center, by Daniel Boulud. Cool space featuring vaulted ceilings (recalling traditional wine cellars), ...
Community Food and Juice, Upper West Side, Columbia
Our Friends
Farm-to-table restaurant in a cool, rustic-modern space near Columbia University.  Warm, friendly-service.  Open for breakfast, lunch and d ...
The Shrine, Harlem
Our Friends
Unpretentious, edgy, cool-as-hell bar/restaurant in Harlem serving affordable Franco-African cuisine.  Great place to hang out with friends ...
The Waverly Inn, West Village
British Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, Financial Times, New York Social Diary
Graydon Carter's haunt, the Waverly Inn, has some of the most desired tables in Manhattan.  Bazaar says it's "fiercely difficult" to get ...
Da Silvano, Greenwich Village
Town and Country, Our Friends, New York Social Diary
"La Cucina of cool," writes Towns & Country about Da Silvana in April 2014.  Good spot for casual Italian if you're in the moo ...
Bar Pitti, Greenwich Village
Our Friends
Cool Italian restaurant serving very good Tuscan fare at attractive prices.  Casual, hip vibe.  Good value.  Great plac ...
Barawine, Harlem
Our Friends
The hangout spot for Harlem's new generation.    For breakfast in Harlem, try Caffe Latte across the street. ...
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Midtown
Our Friends, New York Social Diary
Perhaps the best food in New York and the recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant in 2007.  Innovative haut ...
Via Quadronno, Upper East Side
Our Friends, New York Social Diary
Sandwiches and the best cappuccino in New York.   Chic, understated vibe.   You can see more pictures in the attached NYSD article. ...
Serafina, Upper East Side
Our Friends
Casual, a little noisy, neighborhood restaurant serving excellent Italian food at attractive prices.    Good spot for a low key meal.&nbs ...
Spotted Pig, West Village
British Harper's Bazaar, Our Friends
Serving up pork and fennel sausage with polenta, skirt steak with creme fraiche, as well as the classic shepherd's pie, this "gastro pub" seem ...
Melba's, Harlem
Our Friends
Stylish Harlem neighborhood bistro serving contemporary soul food for dinner at attractive prices.   Good value.  Closed on Mon ...
Tortilla Flats, West Village
Our Friends
The ultimate Tex-Mex dive.  Tacky decor, loud, cramped, really cheap, so much fun.  Bingo on Monday and Tuesday nights.   If on ...
Aquavit, Midtown
Our Friends
Outstanding, innovative Scandinavian cuisine.  A good spot for a very special meal in New York City.  Click here for a July 2010, NYTimes revi ...
Blaue Gans, Tribeca
Our Friends
Excellent, simple and unpretentious (yet somehow, sophisticated) Austrian food served in a wirtshaus, kind of like the German version of a Bri ...
Bouley Bakery and Market, Tribeca
Town and Country, Our Friends, DailyCandy
The acclaimed chef's casual restaurant serving outstanding French food at prices much less than Bouley.  Warm ambiance, kind of like ea ...
Casa Lever, Midtown
Our Friends
Good spot for power business lunches in New York City, now run by the team from Sant Ambroeus.  Click here to read a January 2010 review of Casa Le ...
Chez Napoleon, Midtown/Theatre District
Our Friends
Quaint little French restaurant in the Theatre district, run and staffed by the same French-Canadian family for ages. Ever-so-cute with lots of pictures ...
Freemans, Lower East Side
Our Friends
Located at the end of a hard-to-find alley, Freemans serves very good food in a fun, funky setting (antlers and mooseheads on the walls). ...
Indochine, Lower East Side
Our Friends, New York Social Diary
Still going strong and way cool.  Excellent Vietnamese food. ...
Le Charlot, Upper East Side
Our Friends, New York Social Diary
A longtime staple of the party-hearty Euro set.  Tiny reystaurant serving delicious French food in cozy Upper East Side setting ...
The Odeon, Tribeca
Our Friends, New York Social Diary
Still going strong. New York at its best. ...
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