New York: an insider guide
New York is booming. Fly from Heathrow to JFK or Newark to find amazing food, fashion and culture spanning Harlem, Queens and Brooklyn. NYC is the incubator of new ideas, says photographer and filmmaker Cheryl Dunn, whose documentary Everybody Street celebrates the city's street photographers. Here's where Cheryl stops
Narcissa is the restaurant in the new luxury Standard Hotel in the East Village at the edge of the High Line, the stretch of elevated railway track that is now a park. Narcissa's outstanding food marries California cuisine with new techniques of roasting, rotisserie and slow-cooking and they use seasonal, local and organic produce from founder André Balazs' Hudson Valley farm. Beautifully designed. And art on the walls by Andrew Kuo, Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson.
21 Cooper Square
(Corner of 5th Street and Bowery)
Sunday to Thursday: 17:30-23:30
Friday to Saturday: 17:30-00:30
Saturday to Sunday: 10:30-16:30
Book now for winter dates: +1 212 228 3344 or narcissarestaurant.com.
Miss Lily's 7A
There are great vibes at this Jamaican/American diner, which takes inspiration from the early 1980s Memphis anti-design movement in Italy and the East Village's authentic punk scene. They serve the best slushy dark 'n' stormies, with a splash of dark rum and a black cherry on top. The food is authentic Jamaican with a twist, plus the waitresses are the most stunning in NYC.
109 Avenue A at 7th Street
Monday to Friday: 12:00-02:00
Tel +1 212 812 1482
Max Fish 2.0
Max Fish is an iconic Lower East Side bar where downtown's cool kids, skaters and artists mix with in-the-know A-listers. After getting pushed out of her space after 25 years, the owner, artist Uli Rumkus, has secured a bigger, better space just down the road at 120 Orchard Street. She started the renaissance of the LES and now she's back in the 'hood!
120 Orchard Street
New York, NY, 10005