NEW YORK NOW
Marmara Park Avenue
The grand glass archway and whitewashed interiors in this Turkish-owned hotel group’s newest outpost make quite the impact on arrival. While the lobby is a European throwback, the rooms are entirely modern, and the hotel’s apartment options are ideal for extended stays.
The New York Edition
Undoubtedly New York’s chicest new place to stay, this Flatiron hotel’s decadent décor drew inspiration from the Golden Age. But the grandeur of the Gold Bar and Clocktower restaurant belies the polished black, white and walnut room interiors, which are a welcome retreat after a nightcap at either of the glamorous locales—which incidentally are worth a trip, hotel guest or otherwise.
William Vale Hotel
You can’t miss this new Brooklyn landmark—its sky-soaring façade is the tallest skyline Williamsburg has to offer. And with heights like these come unparalleled views of the Hudson River and East Manhattan, along with airy, modern rooms with plenty of quintessentially Brooklyn touches.
In a city full of hot new restaurants, the fact that Lilia stands out from the crowd so spectacularly just about says it all. Opened by cult chef Missy Robbins (she’s one of the Obamas' favorites!), this rustic Italian restaurant offers some of the best handmade pasta and seafood in town. Just make sure to book ahead—reservation spots fill up quickly.
No trip to New York is complete without a lox bagel, and the newly opened Sadelle’s is the perfect brunch spot to tick that box. Equal parts chaotic and decadent, you’ll enjoy all the people watching trendy SoHo has to offer, with bagels good enough to match any of New York’s more established institutions.
This charming restaurant in the equally charming East Village is one of the best Korean spots in town. Stand out dishes from the modern fusion menu include the beef tartare, fried chicken, cold buckwheat noodles and the honey butter chips.
The Apartment by the Line
This innovative boutique brings to life the vision of e-commerce shop The Line, imagined as “a carefully considered canvas for a life well-lived.” Filled with fashion, home and beauty items, the store is laid out like the chic SoHo apartment of your dreams—with everything on display available for purchase.
Part retail gallery, part production facility, the new Joya flagship in Brooklyn is New York’s chicest fragrance destination. You’ll find everything from perfumes to candles to body care here, bringing together a beautiful collection of the brand’s signature scents, collaborations and third-party offerings.
The iconic department store’s new flagship is one of the most beautiful retail spaces in New York, expanding over five floors and anchored by a spiral staircase. This one-stop shop houses everything from ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear to cosmetics and an apothecary, as well a personal shopping suite and restaurant. Now if only they’d let us move in.
Yes, it’s expensive and yes, near impossible to get tickets—but yes, it is worth it. And if you really can’t justify the effort, The Total Bent and Dear Evan Hansen are two of this year’s buzziest new musicals that are well worth a watch.
The last time the Metropolitan Museum opened a new location was back in 1938, so it goes without saying that its new outpost that opened earlier this year was hotly anticipated. The Met Breuer houses exclusively 20th and 21st century art, and its current exhibition on Alabama-born artist Kerry James Marshall is a fascinating perspective on black identity in the U.S.
As one of America’s most famous art museums, the Whitney needs no introduction —but its new Meatpacking location is worth discussion. Opened last year, the 50,000 square foot building is as much of a masterpiece as the famous artwork it houses.