Meticulously trained baristas give coffee the sort of care usually reserved for wine, cheese, and chocolate. No wonder the cafe inspires such devotion. Read more.
The best touristy venue, this 80-year-old landmark is simply stunning. Check out the Art Deco flourishes in the lobby, restored to its original gilded splendor in 2009. Read more.
"Follow the spandex!" Kayleen Schaefer went to Lululemon's annual sale, held at the Nassau Coliseum, and lived to tell the tale: Read more.
If your steak tartare tastes just a wee bit different than usual, thank Philippe Bertineau, the restaurant’s new head chef, who previously cooked at Payard. Read more.
Originally built as a backup to the NYC's main water supply, the reservoir now serves as an ecological sanctuary that houses more than 20 species, including herons, egrets, loons, coots, wood ducks. Read more.
The Pear Gorgonzola pizza, topped with rosemary and dried dates, is a big hit. A popular savory option is the Artichoke Fennel pizza, which includes kalamata olives, thyme, oregano and basil. Read more.
Break out of the chicken tikka masala rut with the coondapur kori, a flavorful, deep-orange coconut chicken curry from the coastal city of Mangalore. Read more.
Ed Koch may no longer be mayor of New York, but if he used Foursquare, he'd probably be the mayor of this restaurant. Once a month, Koch invites members of his administration to an elegant lunch here. Read more.
9/23/13: On “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938”: “His radical use of language and his transposition of the banal and the unnerving set a precedent.” Sept. 28-Jan. 12 Read more.
Ride vintage wooden escalators dating back to 1902. Look for them on the Broadway side of the shop between the eighth and ninth floors. Read more.
"Indeed, it felt like good luck to eat there." Hannah Goldfield reviews Bistro Petit in the Nov. 12, 2012 issue: Read more.
"Falkner was originally a pastry chef, and the desserts here seem more attended-to than the rest of the meal. They are daring, even avant-garde." Read more.
NEW YORK: Try the delicately layered dessert La Bulle de Sucre in the restaurant L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Read more.
The Four Seasons restaurant - not to be confused with the hotel - is another New York landmark. Its Pool Room is said to be the most beautiful place in any New York restaurant. Read more.
Revamped. Retractable roof 17 stories above the city. Sky–view breakfast, power brunch or lunch. American food: seasonal produce and regionally-sourced meats and fish Read more.
People who love this hotel include: Karl Lagerfeld, Courtney Love, Marc Jacobs (who briefly lived here), Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and...oh yeah...Madonna. Keep your shades on when you stay here. Read more.
The Nasu Dengaku (grilled eggplant) and Oshinki (assorted pickled vegetables) are popular appetizers. And the miso soup comes with miso paste in a separate dish. Read more.
“The Viennese Café Sabarsky, perfect for a post-analytic snack of Apfelstrudel mit Schlag, is open until 9 and has a Zagat score of 22.” Read more.
This Grand Central favorite tops the Village Voice's Top 10 Oyster Bar list. The atmosphere alone is worth the price, with enormous arched ceilings spanning above the restaurant. Read more.
If you want the real New York-style steakhouse, it helps to actually do it in New York. You really can’t do any better or more authentic than Keens. – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations Read more.
Pure’s fine-dining treatment of vegan and raw food—too often considered not the stuff of eating out—has been a real coup for vegetarians, not to mention plenty of meat-and-potato-types who appreciate Read more.
Recover from long Fashion Week days at the tiny, laid-back Spanish wine bar. Ditch industry types, try its famous uni panini, and nightcap with one of your real friends. Read more.
Tia Pol serves up traditional spanish tapas and an all-spanish wine list in a simple, narrow restaurant where the dark wood tabletops will be crowded with a variety of small dishes that pack a punch. Read more.
You'll feel like you're in Europe. Barista Anastasios Nougos trained at the famed espresso bar Sosta in Stockholm. Read more.
Why shop here? Phillip Lim. Seasonal runway jewelry. In-store exclusive items like cashmere travel blankets and eye masks. Accessories include shoes, belts, handbags, and eyewear, Boutique. For All. Read more.
You can't leave Chelsea without a stop off at the Apple store at 14th Street and 9th Avenue. A beautiful 3 story loft building with a sexy glass curtain covering it. Read more.
The Apple Store flagship is underground, but you can't miss the 32-foot glass cube atop it. Open 24/365, so Mac fans can shop for computers, software and accessories forever. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.
“This is loaded with subtle shit,” Apple store architect Peter Q. Bohlin explained of his new building in a May, 2010 Talk of the Town piece. Read more.
It's always downtown even when its uptown; it's a lab where the experiments never hurt; its a place where age means diddly but self expression and creativity mean everything! [Essential NYC Shops] Read more.
If stores were people, Bergdorf would be Barneys' impeccably coiffed older sister who might not have a great sense of humor, but her clothes cost more than most houses. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.
On the menu, there is nothing too heavy for the ladies who lunch (crab cake salad, roasted cod, etc), and they even serve a lovely afternoon tea with French favorite, Dammann Freres tea. Read more.
Everything you've ever wanted is here. Everything you didn't know you wanted is also here. Warning- you will look fabulous in everything you try! Read more.
These guys practically revived the old school art of barber shoppery single-handedly. This burly man's paradise, which has two NYC locations, is the perfect place to tame those locks with finesse. Read more.
Notable for its selection of hard-to-find beauty products, including European imports and a well-loved house line. The space is old-fashioned and charming. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.
The best store to blow your paycheck in stocks covetable finds from around the world—both luxury threads and more affordable goods like indie mags, CDs and hip accessories. Read more.
Interni Best Design selection. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat noon - 6pm Read more.
Try the lemongrass caramel ribs here, which Adam Platt calls “the finest ribs (sticky, charred, infused with lemongrass and caramel) ever to be served in the vicinity of 56th Street and Fifth Avenue." Read more.
This over-80-year-old establishment houses thousands of discounted new and used titles, rare books, and hard-to-find art and photography books. A total classic. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.
“Virgola, a six-foot-wide Italian wine bar, obliterates any of the negative associations of alleys and their accoutrements (trash cans, rats), while retaining a sense of history, even subterfuge.” Read more.
2013's Best New Restaurant winner astonishes with its all-in pursuit of luxury: radishes dipped like bonbons in shells of butter & roasted chicken w/ foie gras & truffles tucked beneath its skin. Read more.
In addition to lobster dumplings with shiitake mushrooms, mahogany chicken and long-bone short ribs with Sichuan black pepper sauce, there’s also a DJ booth and an outdoor terrace. Read more.
"For a more refined experience, ask for the off-menu 5 Spice Duck Burger, a subtler but exceptional composition of ground breast and leg topped with chutney and roasted fennel." Read more.
Your to-eat list just got longer and more calorie-filled now that those evil geniuses have unveiled donut ice cream sandwiches made with goodness flown in directly from L.A. Creamery and Stan's Donuts Read more.
Famous for its DB Burger (which includes a helping of foie gras), this French bistro features large photographs of flowers by Christopher Beane, hand-picked by chef Daniel Boulud. Read more.
In addition to a traditional bar, Smith's got a raw bar featuring towers of scallop ceviche, lobster, little neck clams, and East Coast oysters. Read more.
Rocco DiSpirito wants it all at Tal Bagels in New York, NY, on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, where his favorite is the Everything Bagel. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more.
A cheerful spot with fresh Lebanese cooking. A good way to begin might be an assortment of tasty hummus, fatayer, baba gannouj and arayess. Choices among main courses include kafta khashkhash. Read more.
Look out for luminaries of the financial, film, and TV industries at this casual Italian restaurant. The most popular dishes are "My Grandmothers' Ravioli" and the slow-cooked lamb sandwich, both $16. Read more.
Paris Hilton grew up here. We asked her what it was like to live in a hotel... Read more.
Midtown East contains some of Manhattan’s most iconic skyscrapers, the mini-neighborhoods of Turtle Bay, Beekman, Tudor City and the Plaza District and several promising new construction condominiums Read more.
English Renaissance bldg built 1909 as private residence of Martin Erdmann. Friars began in 1904 when 11 press agents began to meet at local restaurant, Browne’s Chophouse. Full site history via<LINK> Read more.
If you couldn't find the love of your life on OKCupid, eHarmony, Match.com, Grindr, or via your social profiles, take yourself to Max Brenner and indulge in The Red Heart. - Erica Swallow Read more.