• DOWNTOWN, NYC
  • WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

    • With its mythic origins, iconic architecture and sophisticated way of life, we couldn’t be happier to join the diverse fabric and exciting energy of downtown Manhattan. From restaurants and bars to culture and wellbeing, here are five neighbors we love.

      Since 2009, the High Line (starting at Gansevoort Street) has been seducing visitors and locals alike. A 1.45-mile-long linear park built on disused train tracks that stretch over the trendy Meatpacking District and Chelsea neighborhoods, it’s both serene and stunning. There are areas to sit and enjoy a snack, admire the landscaping and gardens, and take in views of the city and Hudson River—a classic New York landmark.

      • DOWNTOWN, NYC
      • DOWNTOWN, NYC
    • When it comes to shopping, there is no shortage of chic boutiques and high fashion flagships downtown. A new kind of luxury can be found at Shinola (177 Franklin Street, Tribeca). Founded in Detroit, and dedicated to producing American-made products, this New York outpost is sleek, sophisticated and warmly personal. You’ll find custom crafted bicycles, watches and leather goods of the highest quality possible. Don’t miss the macchiatos and morning muffins at the in-house café, The Smile.

      Staying fit isn’t always a pretty proposition. But Bar Method (155 Spring Street, Soho) is changing the experience of working out. The studio’s beautiful reception area is welcoming with fresh flowers and candles, and the instructors are warm and personal. They immediately move to a first-name basis as they guide you through the yoga-meets-ballet discipline. While small repetitive movements build your core muscles, classical music plays, restoring your soul.

      • DOWNTOWN, NYC
      • DOWNTOWN, NYC

      One of the biggest restaurant debuts of the past fall season, Dirty French (180 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side) is alive with energy, drawing a trendy downtown clientele for its modern French bistro cuisine. Located in the Ludlow Hotel, and created by a team of heralded restaurateurs known for pushing boundaries and earning rave reviews, it’s a quintessential New York scene. 

      There’s no cozier place for an afternoon cocktail or tea than the Crosby Street Hotel (79 Crosby Street, Soho). The first U.S. venture of London hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp, the worldly hotel’s Crosby Bar imports British sophistication and marries it with American flair. Large warehouse windows open light into a room of plush seats and couches, a long pewter bar, and colorful and eclectic art.

    • 04/01/15
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