My top picks in the city. This post originally appeared on Whitewall Magazine.
WHERE TO EAT
In the West Village, I love La Lanterna di Vittorio for a family Italian meal and late night jazz. Notable mentions are Gemma at the Bowery Hotel and ABC Kitchen.
WHERE TO SIP
Smith & Mills or the bar at Le Coucou. My friends at Roman Williams’ design are so beautiful, you’ll never want to leave.
WHERE TO SEE ART
The Met (and for roof cocktails, too). The Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA, David Zwirner.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN
If you’re in the mood for something retro, Coney Island is always fun. Rent a Citi Bike for a ride starting at Battery Park with views of Lady Liberty, stop for a round of mini golf at Pier25, and continue all the way to Harlem (and with Citi Bike, you don’t have to peddle back).
WHERE TO RELAX
The New York Botanical Garden is inspiring and rejuvenating.
TOP SHOW(S) TO SEE THIS NOVEMBER
Xaviera Simmons at Half Gallery opens mid-November, and Rob Pruitt‘s show at Gavin Brown’s enterprise on Grand Street.