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New York City travel guide: Lifestyle addresses

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New York City travel guide: Lifestyle addresses

ELLE US editors are experts on the best cultural destinations in New York City. Read on to disocver the best hotels, museums and markets you need to see on your next trip to the Big Apple.

• Robbie Myers – Editor in Chief of ELLE US

• Joe Zee – Creative Director of ELLE US

• Anne Slowey – Fashion News Directror of ELLE US

• Emily Dougherty – Beauty & Fitness Director of ELLE US

• Joann Pailey – Market Director of ELLE US

THE MOST CHARMING HOTELS

THE BOWERY HOTEL
335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
1 (212) 505 9100
theboweryhotel.com
€€€€
This charming little hotel looks as though it came from another era. It’s hard to say what our favourite area is between the lounge, the bar and the garden. A must if you want a taste of old New York.
ED: “I make my friends stay here so that I can crash in their rooms.”

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THE CROSBY HOTEL
79 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012
1 (212) 226 6400
firmdalehotels.com/new-york/crosby-street-hotel
€€€€
One of the cosiest hotels in town. The lounge is stunning, as is the garden. Perfect for an afternoon break.
JZ: “Feels like London living in Soho.”

THE FOUR SEASONS
57 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022
1 (212) 893 6802
fourseasons.com/newyork/
€€€€
The New York Four Seasons Hotel is a truly luxurious place, perfect for an elegant trip to New York. On the always busy 5th avenue and right next to Central Park, this hotel makes you feel right at home instantly.

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THE MARK HOTEL
25 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10075
1 (212) 744 4300
themarkhotel.com
€€€€
The Mark Hotel is one of those luxurious places you could stay in forever. Comfortable and classic with a modern twist, it leaves you with the desire to come back, forever.
JP: “The Mark is a very chic small hotel that I even sometimes check into for the weekend if I feel I need a mini vacation but don't have time to leave the City.”

THE STANDARD HOTEL
848 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
1 (212) 645 4646
standardhotels.com/new-york-city
€€€€
The Standard Hotel is one of those hotels you would love to live in as it always has something new to offer. We don't know what the best part is: the beautiful and refined rooms, the restaurant and its floor made of pennies or the beer garden where you can serve yourself your own draught beer...
AS: “The views are sensational and the restaurant is a blast.”

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THE SOFITEL
45 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
1 (212) 354-8844
sofitel.com
€€€
Centrally located, the Sofitel is just next to Times Square, but you won’t even know you’re there thanks to the quiet and discreet atmosphere you’ll discover there. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, and the beds will give you the best sleep you’ll ever have.

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nyc-lifestyle-addresses-002.jpgFOR AN AFTERNOON WALK

THE HIGH LINE
An outdoor promenade that runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenue, it is one of the newest features of the city that every New Yorker is proud of.
1 (212) 500 6035
thehighline.org
Every day: 7am - 10pm
ED: “Great people watching.”
AS: “It's one of the most unique New York experiences.”
JZ: “Great design and views.”


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CENTRAL PARK
Central Park, Manhattan, New York
centralparknyc.org

FLEA/FOOD/FLOWER MARKETS

BROOKLYN FLEA MARKET

194 20th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
1 (718) 596 9614
brooklynflea.com
Every Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
ED: “A little bit of everything. It is worth the subway ride to Brooklyn.”

CHELSEA MARKET
75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
chelseamarket.com
1 (888) 727 7887
Monday - Saturday: 7am to 9pm, Sundays: 8am to 8pm
JP: “An impressive selection of flowers and blooming plants that is re-stocked daily.”

DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD PLAZA GREENMARKET
East 47 Street at 2 Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Wednesday: 8am - 3pm
AS: “Robert Morganthau's Junior's farm fresh eggs are the best!”

HESTER STREET FAIR
Corner of Hester and Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
1 (917) 267-9496
hesterstreetfair.com
Saturdays: 10am - 6pm
JZ: “Great place for the urban downtown foodie.”

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PARKS FOR A STROLL

MADISON SQUARE PARK
Between Fifth Avenue & Madison Avenue, 23rd Street & 26th Street, New York, NY
madisonsquarepark.org
Every day: 6am – 12am
ED: “Try the Shake Shack burger and chocolate shake.”

RIVERSIDE PARK

From 72nd Street to 158th Street along the Hudson River (west side of Manhattan).
nycgovparks.org/park-features/riverside-park/virtual-tour

TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
500 East 9th Street, New York, 10009
nycgovparks.org/parks/tompkinssquarepark
1 (212) 387 7685
AS: “The dog run is my home away from home.”

CENTRAL PARK
Central Park, Manhattan, New York
centralparknyc.org
JZ: “It's so NYC.”

Click through to the next page for the best museums in New York City...

nyc-lifestyle-addresses-002.jpgMUSEUMS

MOMA
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
1 (212) 708 9400
moma.org
€-€€
The MOMA (Museum Of Modern Art) is one of the trendiest museums in town. A must if you love contemporary and modern art, and the sculpture garden will make you forget you’re in the middle of Manhattan.

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NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY, 10024
1 (212) 769 5100
amnh.org

This National History museum is like no other. The skeletons you will see there are the biggest and the most impressive you’ll ever see. A New York classic.
ED: “I could spend days here.”
JZ: “I love old dinosaurs and it feels very New York.”


NEUE GALERIE
1048 5th Avenue New York, NY 10028
1 (212) 628 6200
neuegalerie.org

Like its name implies, the Neue Galerie features early 20th century German (and Austrian) art and design. A beautiful mansion, gorgeous decoration and a charming tea room.
AS: “It's unique and quite manageable. It doesn't wear you out.”

THE FRICK COLLECTION
1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
1 (212) 288 0700
frick.org

With paintings, sculptures and small works of art from the 17th and 18th centuries as well as the Renaissance period, there is always something extraordinary to discover in this museum. And to top it off, the Frick Collection often hosts events such as concerts, galas and celebrations.
JP: “I love that this museum was formerly a mansion and you can truly imagine what it must have been like to live in New York in the Gilded Era. Even though the Frick is relatively small in size it has some of the most important 17th and 18th century European masterpieces that reside in all of New York. Not to mention Renaissance works. Additionally, I am very involved with this museum and I chair the annual Young Fellows gala each spring.”

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CULTURAL SHOPS

DASHWOOD BOOKS
33 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012
1 (212) 387 8520
dashwoodbooks.com
€-€€€€
The shop is a simple yet hip bookstore, located on the lower level of a building where you enter by going down a few stairs. Look down or you will miss this incredible shop, which houses an in-depth selection of contemporary and rare photography books.
JP: “Their entire selection is devoted to photography. I have found some of my favourite coffee table books here, and there is so much inspirational material for fashion shoots.”

THE MOMA’S STORE

12 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
1 (212) 708 9401
moma.org
€-€€€
Inside this great museum is an incredible shop that sells a wide variety of items deriving from the masterpieces in the museum. Perfect for a gift.

ST MARK’S BOOKS
31 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003
1 (212) 260 7853
stmarksbookshop.com
€-€€
St Mark’s Books is a big bookstore located in the heart of the east village. It's refreshing to see that places like this still exist after the Internet frenzy.
AS: “It's nice to know there are people who still read books.”

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nyc-lifestyle-addresses-002.jpgHOME DECORATION SHOPS

ABC CARPET & HOME

888 Broadway, New York, NY 1000
1 (212) 473 3000
abchome.com/
€€€
An institution in NYC for everything that is home decoration, not just carpets. ABC Carpet Home takes up several floors in its two locations near Union Square, covering many different styles. And it’s wonderful for gifts!

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BDDW
5 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10013
1 (212) 625 1230
bddw.com
€€€€
This store specializes in home-made pieces of furniture. Perfect for those who like massive wood and minimalist creations.
AS: “The most beautiful reclaimed wood furniture in the world. A minimalist's dream.”

WYETH
315 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013
1 (212) 243 3661
wyethome.com
€€€€
For vintage and antique furniture lovers. You’ll find masterpieces coming from all over the world, especially Scandinavia. This store is a real treasure trove.
JP: “They specialize in very high-end Mid-Century Modern antiques and objects - which is one of my favourite time periods.”
JZ: “The furniture is the most well-curated in the entire city.”


FOR GIFTS

BLUE TREE
1283 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128
1 (212) 369 2583
bluetreenyc.com
€€€€
Whatever you’re after, you find in this tiny shop. Clothes, jewellery, candles… there is something for everyone.
JP: “Owned by actress Phoebe Cates, this little boutique has everything from funny cards or stationery, to sweet smelling soaps, trinket jewellery and children's gifts. It is my one stop shopping place for Christmas stocking stuffers.”

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THE MOMA’S STORE
12 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
1 (212) 708 9401
moma.org
€-€€€
Inside this great museum is an incredible shop that sells a wide variety of items deriving from the masterpieces in the museum. Perfect for a gift.
JZ: “Great gift ideas. So chic!”

WINE SHOPS

ALPHABET CITY WINE
100 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
1 (212) 505 9463
abcwinecompany.com
€-€€€€
A lovely wine shop in the heart of Alphabet City. A perfect spot for stocking up on some great bottles.
AS: “They have great wines for under $15 and make spot on recommendations.”

EATALY
200 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010 (Entrances on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street)
1 (212) 229 2560
eatalyny.com/the-market/wine/
€-€€€€
This store is also present in Milan and Parma, Italy, which is just to show the pledge of quality and authenticity they offer in their wide range of Italian products. You’ll think you’re in Italy!
ED: “Say Ciao to delicious wines.”

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nyc-lifestyle-addresses-002.jpgFORAGER’S WINE

300 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
1 (212) 243 8888
foragerscitygrocer.com
€-€€€€
Forager's is a supermarket where everything is organic and healthy. On 8th Avenue, the decor is charming and it feels like home.
JZ: “Great selection.”

MAISON DU VIN
931 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
1 (212) 737 1585
€-€€€€
Maison du vin is a little wine shop but thanks to the staff, you will always find what you need and never walk out empty handed.
JP: “It is a tiny shop, but they have a very well edited selection and are very helpful. You can tell them what you are cooking for dinner and they always recommend the perfect wine to accompany it.”

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WHOLEFOODS MARKET
4 Union Square South, New York, NY 10003
1 (212) 673 5388
wholefoodsmarket.com
€-€€€€
WholeFoods Market is the favourite place of any organic-lover. With numerous locations in Manhattan and around the U.S., you will always be able to find what you need.

FOOD SHOPS


FORAGER’S

300 west 22nd street, New York, NY 10011
1 (212)-243-8888
foragerscitygrocer.com
€€
Forager's is a kind of supermarket where everything is organic and healthy. On 8th Avenue, the decor is great and it feels like home.
ED: “I love Farmers Markets, but they're not open all the time: Foragers is the next best thing in my neighbourhood.”
JZ: “It's all farm to table freshness and one block away from my home.”


MURRAY’S CHEESE SHOP
254 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014
1 (212) 243-5001
murrayscheese.com
€€
If you love cheese, you’re in the right place. In this store you will find more than 300 varieties of cheese that have all aged on location.
JP: “This is where I buy cheese for special occasions and the cocktail parties I host. The best part is getting to test sample before making your selection.”

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