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Manhattan

FOOD-DRINK
Easy Bitters-Based Iced Coffee Cocktails
At Manhattan cocktail venue Amor y Amargo drinks are constructed in reverse. Rather than start with a base spirit such as whiskey or gin, the team behind every sip starts with bitters—be that the obscure Cocktail Punk Alpino Bitters or the common...
STYLE
Petal by Pedal
In today's culture, sending flowers has become a monotonous act that has lost some of its meaning; another chore to cross off the to-do list made easy through various methods: online sites, Whole Foods, even the bodega across the street. Trying to...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video: Satya Twena Hats
When in Manhattan's Garment District recently, we toured a traditionally run hat factory that's dedicated to truly handmade, local products. Guided by owner and milliner Satya Twena—who raised enough money to save the factory from closing just a...
TRAVEL
Refinery Hotel
Steps away from Bryant Park in New York's Garment District is the new Refinery Hotel, which quietly opened its doors this summer. Design firm Stonehill & Taylor, tasked with the hotel's architectural transformation and interior design, drew from...
CULTURE
Foreign Neighbors: A Solo Show by SiMPLE
Tomorrow, 28 September 2013, creative collective Foreign Neighbors unveils its inaugural New York City exhibition. The event will be the US debut of German-born, Sweden-based artist SiMPLE, whose work modernizes Cubist sensibilities with graffiti...
SHOPS
KIOSK
Hand-selected from across month-long worldwide travels, Kiosk is more than a shop—it’s a collector’s paradise. Billed as a travel story presented for sale, several of their buyers spend months abroad selecting site specific objects and materials. They...
FOOD
RedFarm
The creation of dim sum master chef Joe Ng and Chinese food expert Ed Schoenfeld, RedFarm offers the greenmarket mentality applied to modern Chinese masterpieces. Rustic décor meets dim sum exploration, and it's all locavore. The steamed baby bok choy...
SHOPS
Shinola
The TriBeCa flagship for Detroit watch, bike (and more) maker is worth a visit. More than a shop, the location is designed to keep people engaged. Their café and newsstand, run by sandwich masters The Smile, sits right up front. It's a good place for...
FOOD
Shake Shack
The line outside of Shake Shack on any given day is a fairly good indicator of how much it's enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Before going, check their webcam to see how long you'll have to wait (sometimes over an hour, depending on weather and...
New York
A collection of neighborhoods—all bearing their own distinct, noteworthy identities—lay scattered across New York City's five boroughs. Over 50 million visitors and $35 billion in tourist commerce traipse through every year. There is so much to bite...
STYLE
Interview: April Barton of Suite 303
With three large windows and a small terrace, Suite 303 peers out at 23rd street from Manhattan's legendary Hotel Chelsea. Decorated simply with tokens from friends, tall mirrors and an inviting couch, the private space feels more like a buddy's...
CULTURE
Time and Space on the Lower East Side
After graduating from The Cooper Union in 1980 Brian Rose began recording the cultural landscape of the Lower East Side along with fellow photographer Ed Fausty. The images were exhibited in a show called "Gargoyles and Cherubs" at the Henry Street...
TRAVEL
The 2012 Vantage in NYC
We first got to test the Aston Martin Vantage S last year at Ascari and it left quite an impression: The svelte, punchy coupe was both a perfect track companion and a delight cruising the picturesque Spanish countryside. It was whirlwind romance...