Meet TOWN’s Laurie Gilmore: As a resident of New York City for the past 19 years, Laurie knows the neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan inside and out. She’s known for combining an innovative, artistic mind, after an impressive career in Broadway productions, with a determination to deliver top-level results. Read more about her affinity for the West Village on NearSay.
Cuddle up with your significant other this Valentine’s Day at some of the hottest bars across Manhattan.
Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Terminal is The Campbell Apartment, one of New York City’s most historic bars. The former office and salon of 1920s mogul John W. Campbell transforms into a breathtaking space with intricate architectural details including extensive woodwork, balcony beamed ceiling and stone fireplace. Sip on classy cocktails like a Kentucky Ginger or Prohibition Punch and get whisked away to another time with your beau.
Beneath the posh Inn at Irving Place is the upscale martini lounge Cibar Lounge
The wine is free flowing at Chelsea’s Drunken Horse. The Middle Eastern-inspired haunt taunts floor-to-ceiling wooden wine racks carrying a large selection from the Western European region. The intimate ambiance, high-end share plates and vino set the tone for a relaxing evening.
For an old-world speakeasy feel in the West Village keep your eyes open for Employees Only. Marked by a neon sign advertising a psychic reader, the deco-inspired bar is a sensuous time warp back to the Prohibition era.
Unwind with your beau over at the Brandy Library in TriBeCa with an extensive, highly curated list of rare scotches and whiskeys. Treat your palette and each other to an education in top shelf, namesake liquors with their exclusive Spirit School sessions.
The Back Room is an elusive speakeasy tucked away in the depths of the Lower East Side. Look for a sign touting the “Lower East Side Toy Company,” to gain entry to this adult playpen. Alcohol is served up in nondescript teacups and mugs, a fireplace blazes in the background and you can find some of the best live jazz in Manhattan on any given evening.
Looking to finalize your Super Bowl Sunday plans this weekend? We’ve scoured the city for the best viewing parties for friends and fans to watch the big game.
The James Hotel is elevating your Super Bowl plans with a viewing party from their rooftop bar, The Jimmy. Enjoy breathtaking views, audible play-by-play commentary and sophisticated cocktails.
Whiskey Park is hosting a 5 Borough themed tailgate on Sunday with 6-foot subs from the best sandwich shops around NYC. Expect representation from Manhattan’s Faccio’s, Brooklyn’s Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe, Staten Island’s Goodfellas, Bronx’s Tino’s Deli and Catering and Queens’ Brothers. Wash it all down with football-themed beverages like the Pigskin concocted with bacon-infused bourbon, maple syrup and orange bitters.
Chef David Craine is preparing a Super Bowl spread with exclusive off-menu items at BLT Bar & Grill this Sunday including deviled-egg croquettes, Serrano-pepper poppers with smoked gouda and chorizo, skirt-steak sliders and more.
Warren 77 one of our favorite TriBeCa sporting haunts is offering patrons the ultimate package for large groups that includes: a reserved booth, unlimited bar snacks and beverages, rounds to celebrate every team touchdown and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot to those rooting for the winning team.
Houston Hall is serving up extra large steins of Greenpoint Beer Works brews, wing specials and burgers to complement their big screens in the West Village. Make sure you arrive early to grab a communal table for your group.
Midtown West’s Empire Steak House is debuting a 20 oz. filet mignon for the big game, come hungry.
Opposites attract in Michael White’s latest culinary adventure at All’onda. The newly-opened and highly anticipated restaurant serves up Venetian dishes with an unconventional fusion of Japanese flavors making for an intriguing meal.
Culinary mastermind Jaeckle, makes this eccentric combination a Manhattan gem. He masterfully edits Venetian noodle and seafood dishes to include Japanese flair.
Sweet-and-sour Sardines are arranged Japanese style on a plank with a touch of miso on the razor clams. He even added monkfish to the classic Venetian liver dish. There’s nothing Jaeckle can’t do.
And for dessert? Gelato in flavors like ricotta and soy. Take a seat at the white marble bar and sip on a Venetian-inspired cocktail, look out the floor-to-ceiling windows, and give thanks to Venice for these incredibly talented chefs.
All’onda, 22 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, (212) 231-2236
Looking for dinner plans this weekend? Secure your reservations at Betony for a top-notch dining experience. Manned by vets from Eleven Madison Park, this midtown gem is taking the dining scene by storm.
Sultry lighting, antique mirrors and magnificent main bar set the tone for sensational dishes from Bryce Shuman’s masterfully run kitchen. Try the delicate pieces of kale atop unctuous warm foie gras and what is perhaps the most tender slice of roasted chicken to ever grace the table.
The service is excellent, the beverage program outstanding and the experience, worth repeating over and over again. Pete Wells already gave his seal of approval, as have the dining masses, hankering for just one more bite of the lavender and lemon infused rice pudding—it’s divinity on a plate.
Betony, 41 W 57th St., New York, NY 10019, (212) 465-2400.
TOWN Residential is a real estate firm that is committed to serving our Representatives with all the resources they need to excel. Melissa Van Damm, Managing Director of TOWN Financial District, played a key role in the foundation of the TOWN brand and creating a “culture of care” unique to our firm. Melissa has a deep passion for property and contributed to selling her first apartment as a 14-year-old teen. Watch the interview to learn more about Melissa’s deep-rooted experience in real estate.
TOWN Representatives are dedicated to rising above and beyond challenges to make the difference for their clients. Christian Benites, a native New Yorker and former flight test engineer, uses his entrepreneurial nature to exceed his clients’ expectations. Watch the interview to learn more about Christian’s passion for real estate.
TOWN Representatives are neighborhood experts who embody the spirit and energy of Manhattan. West Village Representative Filippa Edberg-Manuel, an expert on Manhattan’s West Side and Chelsea High Line, talks about her passion for the west side from iconic waterfront buildings to the deep, varied cultures within the neighborhood. You can learn more about Filippa’s unique background in design and real estate here.
We’ve scoured the city for the best seasonal treats to serve this year. From pies, to macaroons, to cakes, be sure to save room after the big feast for these decadent treats.
The sister duo at Four & Twenty Blackbirds added a pinch of salt to this traditional favorite to create their Salted Caramel Apple Pie.
Zucker Bakery is serving up Thanksgivukkah Donuts this year with a limited-series of flavor varieties: Cranberry Turkey, Turkey Gravy, Jelly and Sweet Potato.
Lady M Cake Boutique‘s Pumpkin Nuage is only available one season every year. This dessert is a combination of pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake with the perfect touches of cinnamon, cream cheese and graham crackers.
The sweet geniuses at Momofuku Milk Bar turned blondies into an entire pie. This concoction features white chocolate brownies, Granny Smith apples and gingersnap crust for a new kind of apple pie.
This month, Dana’s Bakery is serving up a holiday menu of pecan pie, jelly doughnut and pumpkin pie macaroons.