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La Piscine’s winter hibernation. Hôtel Americano rooftop bar turns up the cozy at Patagonia-inspired aerie. The piscine is now a hot tub, and the solarium is looking Viking-friendly wit... read more
A Barcade for the LES. Long hall packed with vintage arcade games. A little divey, linoleum floors and crusty old games. Frogger, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, and the list goes on. Barrels of beer ... read more
Sleek gastrobar under a High Line trestle. Rubs shoulders with Del Posto and Colicchio & Sons, has a former Cru hand working the kitchen. Seasonal American puts the focus on local sourcing, str... read more
Former Aura, Dorsia, Roam, and a bunch of other unmemorable one-word names finally converted to a legit destination. Two floors, with well-heeled crew upstairs, more eclectic crowd for the den belo... read more
"Lesbian-implied" (but straight-friendly) lounge and restaurant delivered by reality stars Kim Stolz and Amanda Leigh Dunn. From The Real L Word and ANTM to chipotle tuna rubbed with avocado, ... read more
Millesime and Momofuku hands team up on neighborhood watering hole. Attention to detail in the cocktails, with plenty of handcrafting. Sodas made in-house from scratch, married up smart like root b... read more
EMM Group hooks up with Pacha, drops top-line club inside the 199 Bowery funplex. Electronic music never sounded better thanks to sick Void Acoustic system. Natural DJ magnet, decks manned in front... read more
Historic den of weirdness is back in business and offering variety shows that stretch the boundaries of wcreativity. Newly renovated spot showcases striptease, burlesque, animal acts, puppetry, acr... read more
"Little kitchen" just sounds so much better in Italian. Truth in advertising here, as joint is intimate: just a handful of tables plus a couple of stools at the bar. Mirrored walls, chic accents wi... read more
If more proof were needed that the LES has gone to the dogs. This canine takes a bite out of a prime Orchard corner, with bar built to the specs of sibling joints like Down the Hatch and Off th... read more
Folks behind Shervin’s World fashion blog do wine tastings and parties in an EVill café. Cozy little shop with a mini-couch and a chandelier still boasts a solid happy hour and DJ ... read more
Romanesque Revival former Astor Library now hosting swank resto-lounge on the mezzanine. Earth-toned leather and pale wood space somewhat like a library, except one with a killer booze program. Red... read more
Irish pub keeps it contemporary, eschewing the shamrock regalia for clean, peach-colored walls and white ceilings. Neither fancy nor overly gritty, it's a fine spot for an after-work pint or an aft... read more
Bar and café pays homage to French colonialism. Too soon? Naw. Southeast Asia plays out through menu and the tiger-print rugs and light wooden fans of the space itself. Cocktails rock house-... read more
Housemade sodas in a stripped-down corridor. Wooden benches and blue-cushioned stools line old-style bar, backroom upscales with banquettes and waitress service. Spiked phosphates are the word(s); ... read more
Serious drinks from Joaquin Simo and the fine folks at Alchemy Consulting. Heavy wood behind the bar, comfy orange barstools inside arch-windowed second story room. Drinks scaled two ways, refreshi... read more
The owners of this bar have found a way to keep NY'ers real loyal to it: by giving them something to own. At The Flatiron Room, you can polish off half a bottle of your favorite bourbon or rye, and... read more
Former upscale pawn shop and Jasper Johns studio now hosts the largest club on the Lower East Side. Three levels of party action. Downstairs vault topped in arched brick ceilings, with accents from... read more
Club within a club. Webster Hall turns over its balcony to NY nightlife legend Gary Spencer. Stealth separate entry leads to marble staircase rising to velvet lounge. Hanky panky theme sees wait st... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...