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COVER PHOTO: UMA THURMAN, GIAMPAOLO SGURA/TRUNK ARCHIVE Must-visit spots in Brooklyn and Queens. WE�C�M� TO NEW YORK WHERE SWEET DREAMS COME TRUE GE� BROADW�Y’S G�LDEN TICKE� TO�AY! CharlieOnBroadw�y.c�m Lunt-Fo��an�e Th�atre, 205 West 46th Stre�� (Betw�en Broadw�y and 8th Avenu�) TICKE�MAST�R.C�M or 87�-250-�92� OFFICIAL AIRLINE PREFERRED Treat yourself luxuriously Available at Macy’s Herald Square, 5th Floor Call 212-494-1227 or visit macys.com/furvault December skyline HOT HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN by Francis Lewis OK, “Tesseract,” the name of the dance/theater/ film piece at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, is a brainteaser. In geometry, a tesseract is a four-dimensional shape made up of eight cubes, 24 squares and 32 edges. But enough math. The onstage “Tesseract” is art: a 3-D dance video and live performance with video capture and projection. Very layered and very of the moment. | bam.org, also Dec. 14–16 6 13 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM PHOTOS: “TESSERACT,” MIKE BELLO; A CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE BY NICK BEAULIEU, © AND COURTESY PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS, PHOTO: MANNY PANDYA; PAUL WINTER’S WINTER SOLSTICE, CLIFF SOBEL; SHAUN LEANE FOR ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, “COILED CORSET,” THE OVERLOOK COLLECTION, AUTUMN/WINTER 1999–2000, COURTESY SOTHEBY’S 1 (ALSO DEC. 2 & 3) Time to hit the open road, folks. Parked inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is the 37th annual Progressive International Motorcycle Show. motorcycleshows.com (THRU NOV. 12) The Big Apple busts a gut when stand-up comedians, like self-proclaimed nerd Chris Hardwick (below), tickle the humerus (aka funny bone) at the 14th annual New York Comedy Festival. nycomedyfestival.com 7 It’s New Year’s Eve. You can brave the throngs in Times Square, or better yet go for a four-mile Midnight Run in Central Park, with music, dancing, fireworks—and room to breathe. nyrr.org 31 14 4 Art? Fashion? Jewelry? Goldsmith Shaun Leane’s work for iconoclastic couturier Alexander McQueen was all three. Now, Sotheby’s auctions Leane’s archive, including “Coiled Corset”—estimated to sell for $250,000$350,000. That’s haute! sothebys.com (ALSO DEC. 15 & 16) Sound the gong: Paul Winter’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration fills the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the world’s largest cathedral, with music, dance and pageantry. solsticeconcert.com INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 7 MAKIMAKI (1369 Sixth Ave., 212.245.4550) was, frankly, not what I expected. Usually restaurants with a public relations firm behind them are fairly elaborate affairs: at the very least, sit-down spots with waiter service. But Kevin Takarada’s 650-square-foot takeout is a mere slip of a space, with just a counter and a few stools for the lucky few who can nab them. The sushi, however, was worthy of a four-star affair. Maki rolls (cut-up or hand-held sushi rolls) were exquisitely fresh: The rolls came wrapped in a tight, twist-off cellophane (with directions) “to keep each roll as fresh as possible until the moment it is eaten,” explains Takarada. Besides the standards (spicy tuna, eel avocado, etc.), you can also customize your own roll. Sushi-aholics, don’t miss this place! Elsewhere, an American bistro, Esther & Carol (341 Broome St., 646.355.1840), has gained a following since opening last May. The decor is sleek WHAT’S TRENDING ON THE FOODIE SCENE by Lois Levine and contemporary (gray leather banquettes, metallic drop lights), while the menu runs the gamut from traditional (chicken noodle soup, fried chicken) to trendy (wheat berry and quinoa grain bowl). Who, by the way, are Esther and Carol? The owners’ mothers. Actor Chazz Palminteri (“A Bronx Tale”) has moved his namesake restaurant from Second Ave. to the Theater District (30 W. 46th St., 212.355.5540) where you can expect white tablecloth service and classic Northern Italian dishes (prosciutto and melon, mushroom risotto, veal parmigiana). At Lincoln Ristorante (142 W. 65th St., 212.359.6500), Chef Shea Gallante takes a wider view of Italy, borrowing from both northern and southern traditions. The restaurant’s wraparound glass windows offer a great view of Lincoln Center’s sweeping plaza, while the open kitchen provides a steady stream of inventive dishes (fluke crudo with watermelon radish, pappardelle with lamb bacon, Tuscan crustacean stew). 3 2 1 1. The bar area at Esther & Carol 2. MakiMaki sushi hand rolls 3. The dining room at Chazz Palminteri 4. A sampling of dishes at Lincoln Ristorante 4 8 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM PHOTOS: ESTHER & CAROL, COURTESY ESTHER & CAROL; MAKIMAKI, MICHAEL TULIPAN; CHAZZ PALMINTERI, COURTESY CHAZZ PALMINTERI ITALIAN RESTAURANT NYC; LINCOLN RISTORANTE, COURTESY GHOST MEDIA flavor of the month Bring the Bubbles THE AFTER-DARK SCENE by Daniel Fridman Hundreds of bottles—including sparkling wines from France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Spain, Germany and the United States—as well as varietals of Champagne ranging from single grapes to blends, to Champagne rosés and sparkling rosés, make up the long and informative book of wines at the first MacDougal St. restaurant venture from New York born-and-bred owner and Wine Enthusiast “40 Under 40 Tastemaker,” 29-year-old Ariel Arce. | Air’s Champagne Parlor, 127 MacDougal St., 212.420.4777 A Drink to Experience Locally sourced produce and ingredients are procured daily to be incorporated into handcrafted cocktails, prepared in a “drink kitchen” by a staff of bartenders whipping up inventive, intricate concoctions, or offering modern takes on classic libations, such as the hot toddy, reimagined with graham flour, cinnamon, mocha chai and bourbon, forming “Cloche Encounters of the 46 Kind.” | The Aviary, Mandarin Oriental New York, 80 Columbus Cir., at W. 60th St., 212.805.8800 Friday Night Is Party Night When the clock strikes 10 pm on a Friday evening at the NYC outpost of this global, luxe Japanese restaurant, the upstairs lounge—serving signature cocktails, spirit bottle specials and Champagne (including plenty of magnums)—transforms into a buzzing, reservation-only celebration of the weekend to come. Live DJ sets and instrumental performances soundtrack the night until close, while an all-night menu of Izakaya-style street-food bites supplement the 9 pm pre-party omakase dinner. | Zuma, 261 Madison Ave., 212.544.9862 10 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM PHOTOS: ASSORTED WINES AT AIR’S CHAMPAGNE PARLOR, NOAH FECKS; CLOCHE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 46 KIND, SARAH AND ALLEN HEMBEGER; ZUMA BAR INTERIOR AND STAIRCASE, COURTESY ZUMA NEW YORK night spots REVOLUTIONARY LINGERIE STYLING VISIT A BOUTIQUE OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO EXPERIENCE A PERSONALIZED FIT AND STYLE SESSION LINGERIE | SWIMWEAR | NIGHTWEAR | SHAPEWEAR B R A S AVA I L A B L E I N A-K C U P S NYC BOUTIQUES 104 Fifth Ave. (between 15th and 16th St.) 1051 Third Ave. (between 62nd and 63rd St.) 1252 Madison Ave. (at 90th St.) W W W . R I G B YA N D P E L L E R . C O M on exhibit 1 Who wouldn’t love to find a work of art under the tree? Jampacked with galleries, New York offers something at almost any price for the art enthusiast on your list (or for yourself). Besides, it doesn’t cost anything to look. (1) With over 50 works, “Ardent Nature: Arshile Gorky Landscapes, 1943-47” is a gift for aficionados of the groundbreaking artist, whose enigmatic Surrealism prefigured Abstract Expressionism. Inspired by summers spent on a farm, lyrical paintings like “Pastoral” (1947) show how Gorky (1904-1948) liberated himself from artistic conventions. Hauser & Wirth, 32 E. 69th St., 212.794.4970, thru Dec. 23 (2) Can’t spring for a grand-scale flower sculpture by art’s indomitable 88-year-old Japanese polymath Yayoi Kusama (pictured in her studio)? Join the line for a selfie with or without a friend in her hallucinatory “Infinity Mirror Rooms” during the exhibit “Festival of Life,” which spills through two Chelsea galleries. David Zwirner, 525 & 533 W. 19th sts., thru Dec. 16 (3) Collecting work by younger artists lets you watch a career develop and often sidestep stratospheric prices. In “HotSpots,” his first New York solo show, Los Angeles artist Brian Rochefort unveils irresistibly tactile ceramic “craters,” including “Chumbe” (2017). Rochefort’s travels to volcanoes, rain forests and barrier reefs inspired these bold sculptures that blast past traditional ceramics. Van Doren Waxter, 195 Chrystie St., 212.982.1930, thru Dec. 22 (4) Born into a Yoruba family in London, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones is fascinated by the enduring influence of ancient West African aesthetic traditions on present-day diasporic communities. In “Flash of the Spirit,” the 25-year-old New York artist creates his own mythologies of ancient royalty and Yoruba deities in vibrant, color-field paintings like “Red Twins” (2016). Nicelle Beauchene, 327 Broome St., 212.375.8043, thru Dec. 17 2 3 1 12 4 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM PHOTOS: ARSHILE GORKY, “PASTORAL,” ©2017 THE ARSHILE GORKY FOUNDATION/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK, COURTESY THE ARSHILE GORKY FOUNDATION AND HAUSER & WIRTH; PORTRAIT OF YAYOI KUSAMA, IMAGE ©YAYOI KUSAMA. COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK. OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO/SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI. VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON. YAYOI KUSAMA INC.; BRIAN ROCHEFORT, “CHUMBE,” 2017, COURTESY THE ARTIST AND VAN DOREN WAXTER; TUNJI ADENIYI-JONES, “RED TWINS,” 2016, COURTESY THE ARTIST Artful Giving FASCINATING ART DISPLAYS by Terry Trucco footlights THEATER NEWS by Francis Lewis Truth is, we New Yorkers don’t get to see live theater from abroad as often we would like. Certainly not on the grand scale of Théâtre du Soleil’s “A Room in India (Une chambre en Inde)” (right), which has its North American premiere here this month. Under the visionary direction of Ariane Mnouchkine, whose 1978 film ‘Molière” is required viewing for every theater buff, the Paris-based company of 35 multinational actors performs a story about a touring theater troupe stranded in India following a European terrorist attack. Timely to be sure, with issues of religious extremism, climate change and gender equity addressed. But thrillingly exotic, too, with interludes of terukkuttu, an ancient and elaborate form of theater practiced in South India. | “A Room in India (Une chambre en Inde),” Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., 212.933.5812, Dec. 5–20 The Doctor Is In When I spoke on the phone to singer/songwriter Jason Mraz, he was walking to rehearsals for the hit Broadway musical “Waitress,” in which he stars (with Betsy Wolfe, below) through mid-January. What prompted the Grammy Award winner to take on the challenge of his first extended role as Dr. Pomatter, the romantic lead? “I thought that dramatic roles would come to me in my 50s [he just turned 40], when I had more life experience and more facial hair,” he said. ”So, when Sara [Bareilles, writer of the show’s songs] asked if I would consider the gig, I felt uncomfortable, which was a sign that I should do it.” Always one to say yes to life, Mraz summed up his new adventure this way: “If it goes really bad, I’m going to want to do it again to redeem myself. If it goes really great, I’m going to want to do it again because it went really great.” It’s going great. | “Waitress,” Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., 877.250.2929 1 Beautiful Music Ask me what play I’m most looking forward to seeing and, without hesitation, I’ll say Claire van Kampen’s “Farinelli and the King.” The plot is drawn from life: Borderline loony and insomniac Philippe V of Spain finds comfort and healing in the dulcet tones of Italian castrato Farinelli. Playing these two mentally and physically wounded soul mates are Mark Rylance and Sam Crane (left to right, above). Crane is new to me, but Rylance … he can do no wrong, whether in the theater, on TV or in the movies. Students of acting, and anyone else who wants to get up close to a masterful performance, should consider buying a ticket for a special onstage seat. | “Farinelli and the King,” Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., 212.239.6200 14 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM PHOTOS: JASON MRAZ AND BETSY WOLFE IN “WAITRESS.” JASON BELL; MARK RYLANCE AND SAM CRANE IN SHAKESPEARE GLOBE’S PRODUCTION OF “FARINELLI AND THE KING,” ©MARC BRENNER; THÉÂTRE DU SOLEIL’S “A ROOM IN INDIA (UNE CHAMBRE EN INDE),” MICHELE LAURENT Epic Theater ightly iance of n ll ri b e th From scale ome of up it p e e th s to Star Show eason ining — a s d d n a g in shopp aits. sibility aw s o p g n li z of daz COACH | HUGO BOSS | STUART WEITZMAN | MAC COSMETICS MORE THAN 60 SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS Uma s ’ GRAND DEBUT Uma Thurman, the alluring blonde star of the silver screen, finally comes to Broadway. BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON 18 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM “I’VE BEEN CHOMPING at the bit to get back to acting,” says Uma Thurman. While the 6-foot-tall actress has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows over the first 25 years of her career, from “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) to “Pulp Fiction,” (1994) to “The Producers” (2005) to “Smash” (2012)—earning Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy nominations along the way — she has worked far more sporadically since her daughter Luna (from actor-director Arpad Busson) was born five years ago. In her 47 years, Uma Thurman has seemingly lived numerous lifetimes. Born in Boston, she grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts—along with siblings, Ganden, Dechen, and Mipam— where the Dalai Lama would visit her father, the famed Buddhist scholar, Robert Thurman, and her mother, Nena, a fashionmodel-turned-psychotherapist who had been previously married to Timothy Leary. She came to New York as a teenager, where after a brief modeling career, she began acting in films at age 16. For all her prodigious talent, though, her personal life has made the statuesque, startlingly beautiful actress almost as famous as her films; most notably, her marriages to actors Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke and her romance with hotelier André Balazs But now, Thurman (also mother to Maya, 19, and Levon, 15, from exhusband Ethan Hawke) is back in the spotlight. She has four films in production and is taking her first turn on Broadway as Chloe, the deceptively smart political wife in “The Parisian Woman,” by Beau Willimon (“House of Cards), about political maneuvering in Washington, D.C. How did you make the transition from modeling to acting? I was in boarding school in Boston and needed spending money, so my mother suggested I become a model. And then it just happened that my modeling agent decided to open an acting agency and asked me to join it. So I thought, “that’s perfect.” By the time I was 16, I had already made a couple of movies, and then everything changed when I made “Dangerous Liaisons.” I was only 18 when that film came out. Of course. I am terrified about the results. Even before rehearsals started, I had all those famous actors’ nightmares and woke up in the sweat of anxiety. Some people have tried to scare me about Broadway, but I figure if you get torn to pieces, it should be by the finest people in the world. But I also often forget what I can do until I do it. I also know I am the luckiest person alive to be directed by Pam, to have Beau writing this script and to be working with great actors like Josh Lucas and Blair Brown. Tell me what you love most about your character, Chloe? I think she is fascinating, because she is so liberated in her life, in a way not many women are. It’s not often you see women pictured in such a multidimensional way. I also love the unusual depiction of marriage and what the play says about love. The play is set during the Trump presidency, and Beau is going to constantly update the script as things happen in real life. How do you feel about that idea? That’s an added pressure. With all the things going on, there’s no telling if the play will just be adjusted a little every week or if it could turn into large, even full-scale renovation. It’s possible things will get so crazy that we’ll just have a TV on the stage running CNN, and we all will just be talking back to it! Do you have role models in your profession? Don’t laugh, but Doris Day was one of my true heroes. If I could have lived in any other time in history, and if I could’ve been Doris Day, I would have taken it. Of course, I admire so many working actresses, especially Meryl Streep and Sissy Spacek. How does being a mother affect playing a woman like Chloe? Motherhood has been my master in the best sense of the word. But I believe that the concept of living for yourself is just as valid. I admire Chloe, who hasn’t suffered over the decision she made in not having had children. Now, it’s almost 30 years later, and you’re finally making your Your daughter Maya is following in your professional foot- Broadway debut. What took so long? steps. Are you happy about that? First of all, this is something I’ve wanted to do for years; in many ways, it was just circumstances that prevented it from happening. But I admit some of it was my own hemming and hawing about getting onstage. Ultimately, all of my life experiences have delivered me here right now. My youngest child is now 5, and I feel it’s finally the right time to take back my passion for acting. She’s conquering the world and having this meteoric rise in acting. I will admit I wanted her to get a bachelors of arts from a traditional college rather than going to Juilliard, and I was not listened to. As a parent, you have to guess what’s best for your children, and I may have guessed wrong. In fact, I’ll be happy if she proves me wrong. I am not the author of her life, and, as a mother, I know deep down I have to be fluid and flexible and provide support. So how did you actually end up in “The Parisian Woman”? PHOTO: RUVEN AFANADOR Are you scared at all about taking on this challenge? A couple of years ago, my lawyer suggested I meet this great stage director, Pam MacKinnon, who was also his client. And we got along enormously well and talked a lot about me making the transition from film acting to stage acting. At the end of our meeting, I told her, if you have any ideas, just point me to something. And then she paused and said she was working on something with a great writer. She didn’t say what it was. And I couldn’t believe it when she sent me the Beau Willimon script. I read it in one gulp and knew I wanted to do it. Many people think of you as a quintessential New Yorker, even though you were raised in New England. What I most love about New York is its diversity. It forces an integration that some other places don’t. People here all feel they’re New Yorkers, no matter where they started. Ultimately, whether you’re standing in the rain at the Lincoln Center fountain or just driving by the statue of Duke Ellington in Central Park, you feel the magic of New York. IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM 19 MET STORE AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Luxury Linen Watercolor Set. NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY STORE Vintage Vietnam Marine Aviator’s Jacket and book, “When Jackie Saved Grand Central.” Buyers Rejoice Insiders from NYC’s top retail stores pick their favorite holiday gifts. PHOTOS: WATERCOLOR SET, COURTESY THE MET STORE; VINTAGE AVIATOR JACKET, COURTESY COCKPIT USA; “WHEN JACKIE SAVED GRAND CENTRAL,” COURTESY HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT; PLYWOOD SHOULDER BAG AND CUCINA COLORI DINNERWARE, COURTESY MOMA DESIGN STORE by Tracy Kaler ’Tis the season for sugar plums, holiday parties and last-minute shopping. If you’re one to scurry around town on Christmas Eve leaving hardly enough time to wrap, tag and tuck those presents under the tree, this holiday gift list will inspire an NYC spree and leave time to spare. We’ve curated a diverse lineup in various price ranges from some of the city’s top merchandising pros. Get shopping! THE MET STORE Leave it to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to masterfully MoMA merge art with giving. Leanne DESIGN STORE Graeff, Senior Product Design“Plywood” Shoulder Bag er for the Met Store, lends us and Cucina Colori her holiday gift suggestions. Dinnerware bowls. The Cloisters Playing Cards Pocket Square ($55) will dress up the man in your life. This handkerchief was adapted from a 15th-century set of playing cards in The Met Cloisters. Graeff says, “The rich colors will look wonderful peeking out of a suit pocket.” For ladies, she likes the Quimbaya Pendant Necklace ($178). Influenced by the pre-Columbian section of the museum, this hammered gold necklace’s lusTHE WHITE COMPANY trous finish will spruce up any outfit. “It brings an Filled with comforting finds, the furniture, clothing instant sense of style and polish.” and homewares store, The White Company exudes Handcrafted by a family-operated workshop in Itsumptuousness, and there’s no better time for a aly, the Florentine Trivet in green and blue ($95) is splurge here than at the holidays. British Founder and sure to brighten almost any kitchen. According to Owner Chrissie Rucker gives us her must-buys. Graeff, the ceramics are painted the same way they Guys deserve their share of luxury, too, and Ruckhave been for centuries and reflect the techniques seen er believes you should “treat him to the comfiest and in The Met’s maiolica collection. best loungewear around.” The men’s Cashmere Zip Older kids can get their creative juices flowing with Hoodie ($325) works well for a yoga class, casual the Luxury Linen Watercolor Set ($150), complete weekend brunch or a quiet night in. with paint, brushes, a pad of acid-free paper and a For the ladies, Rucker claims that it doesn’t get teal linen case. Dressing up the pad’s cover is a repromore indulgent than the luxe Shawl Collar Cashmere duction of German artist Paul Klee’s famous 1915 Robe ($475). (Rucker is keeping her fingers crossed watercolor, “Movement of the Vaulted Chambers,” that her husband reads this gift guide because she’d which Graeff tells us is what gives this gift an “essenlove to find it under her tree come Christmas.) tial tie to The Met collection.” IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM 21 Glass is timeless, which is why the vintage Etched Mercury Tea Light Holder ($19) and the Mercury Bowl Vase ($55) make exquisite home furnishings gifts. Rucker suggests grouping several on shelves or decorating holiday tables with candles and flowers. The Little White Company (the children’s department) has a cute Reindeer Romper ($48), snug and comfy on any tiny tot. “This fun all-in-one is just perfect for baby’s first Christmas,” says Rucker. Erica Russo, Bloomingdale’s Operating Vice President and Fashion Director of Accessories and Beauty, assures us that style and gift giving go hand in hand. According to Russo, nothing says cozy chic quite the way that Bloomingdale’s Cashmere Crewneck Sweaters ($198) do. Available in The Men’s Store, the pullovers come in 10 different colors including slate, coal and dusk-blue. “Show the woman in your life just how much she sparkles and shines,” suggests Russo, with Bloomingdale’s exclusive Roberto Coin 18-karat yellow gold Princess Chiodo Bangle Bracelet ($6,500), with openwork detail and capped with pavé diamonds. Oenophiles will adore the Üllo Wine Decanter Set ($149.99). Holding one full bottle of wine, the borosilicate handblown glass carafe includes a removable purifier that filters out artificial preservatives. Russo says to “indulge your little musician” and celebrate “The Greatest Showman”—20th Century Fox’s film about P.T. Barnum, scheduled for release on Christmas Day—when you give the limited-edition Melissa and Doug Learn-to-Play Piano ($139.99). The hardwood little piano has 25 color-coded keys. MoMA DESIGN STORE We turn to The Museum of Modern Art for choices that keep us thinking right up until we purchase and THE WHITE COMPANY Shawl Collar Cashmere Robe and Mercury Bowl Vase. PHOTOS: CASHMERE ROBE AND MERCURY BOWL VASE FROM THE WHITE COMPANY, COURTESY THE WHITE COMPANY; BLOOM FRAGRANCE, GIANT BEAR AND SMOKING SLIPPERS, COURTESY MACY’S BLOOMINGDALE’S even more so afterward. Emmanuel Plat, Director of Merchandising for the MoMA Design Store, divulges his preferred holiday gift picks. Named after Einstein, the wall-mountable Albert Clock ($340) displays unsolved math equations that require cracking to read the time, so geeky guys and gals can work their minds and tell time simultaneously. Plat refers to the gadget, which features a white LED display and six different levels of difficulty, as “a clock like no other.” For women, Plat selected the Origami-inspired “Plywood” Shoulder Bag ($250) because it’s “a wonderful ‘trompe l’oeil’ bag that looks just like plywood, but is made from one piece of leather.” Wearable on the shoulder or as a cross-body purse, it has slots and pockets on the interior to stay organized. “This German dinnerware brings a cheerful touch to any dinner party,” says Plat of the elegant and dishwasher-safe Cucina Colori Dinnerware ($180). Each white porcelain set consists of six dinner plates and six salad plates that don a slim ring of color around the edges. A six-piece bowl set ($108) can be purchased separately. Your little one can “stay warm and see in the dark” when he or she sports the Kids X-Cap Light Up Hat ($30) in pink or blue. The beanie contains a removable lamp that shines three levels of light up to four continuous hours and can be recharged via USB. MACY’S Gucci’s Bloom Fragrance; FAO Schwarz Giant Bear and Steve Madden Smoking Slippers. MACY’S There’s no store with the history of the 2-millionsquare-foot Macy’s Herald Square (the first store to have a real “Santa,” among other firsts). Cassandra Jones, Senior Vice President of Macy’s Fashion Office, lets us in on her No. 1 choices. Jones suggests giving him “the gift of style with IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM 23 BLOOMINGDALE’S classic pieces like varsity jackets and smoking slippers, reinvented for the modern man,” such as the Tommy Logo Capsule Item Varsity Jacket ($129) and Steve Madden Smoking Slippers ($100). Ladies who appreciate fresh floral scents will love Gucci’s Bloom Fragrance (3.3 oz. for $124). For a more whimsical present, opt for fun plus sparkle with a Bow and Drape Sweatshirt ($68-$78). Outstanding host gifts include Thirstystone Barware ($15-$85) and Studio Mercantile Bar Games ($20-$120). Jones says that “gorgeous barware and games will help celebrate any occasion.” Sometimes, life can feel like a movie for grownups, but children will think they’re living in one when they catch sight of FAO Schwarz’s 93-inch Giant Bear ($500) on Christmas. Jones says, “Make their wishes come true” with this supersize stuffed animal. THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY NYHISTORY STORE The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library gift store offers NYC-centric presents for all ages. Ione Saroyan, Director of Merchandise Operations, shares her favorite items from the shop. The Vintage Vietnam Marine Aviator’s Jacket 24 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM ($230 to $270) is perfect for stylish men with a penchant for history. Referred to as the “Marine Corps Harrier Pilot’s Second Skin,” the army green jacket pays tribute to the garment worn by Navy and Marine fighter pilots from the 1950s through the 1970s. Saroyan says she favors the Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History Tote ($19.95) because “it gives me hope.” Printed with the noteworthy phrase by Lauren Thatcher Ulrich, the purple, white and gold canvas satchel is a gentle reminder of the American suffrage movement and the women’s movement that prevails today. Diehard fans of the Big Apple will adore the 35-by14-inch wool New York Skyline Pillow Cushion ($150) that pictures the iconic cityscape in all its glory. The wide-angle image showcases New York City from the Hudson to the East River. For kids, the book “When Jackie Saved Grand Central” ($17.99) tells the remarkable story of how the famed first lady fought to protect one of New York’s most beloved landmarks and ultimately change history. Written by Natasha Wing with illustrations by Alexandra Boiger, the 48-page read is excellent for ages 6 to 9. Saroyan claims this book as one of her favorites because “Despite it all, she persisted.” PHOTOS: DECANTER SET AND BANGLE BRACELET, COURTESY BLOOMINGDALE’S AND BLOOMINGDALES.COM Üllo Wine Decanter Set and Roberto Coin 18-karat yellow gold Princess Chiodo Bangle Bracelet. Snake Chain Bracelet System (U.S. Pat. No. 7,007,507) • © 2017 Pandora Jewelry, LLC • All rights reserved O 101 PERA Everything you want to know about opera: And why you (yes, you) will love it. Time to debunk a few false assumptions about the grandest of art forms. By David Cote Options for live entertainment in the city are varied, but you can easily check off the top ones: Broadway shows, a concert at Carnegie Hall, a rock band at the Beacon or maybe ballet at Lincoln Center. But what about opera? For many, opera is a forbidding realm, where you can’t understand what anybody is saying, but they say it real loud. It’s expensive, you won’t get it, it sounds boring or worse—you may laugh. Not true! After you read through our mythbusting items below, we hope you’ll treat yourself to a night at the opera. No tux required. PHOTO: MARTY SOHL/METROPOLITAN OPERA THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN IS THE METROPOLITAN OPERA It’s true that the Met is New York’s only opera company with its own theater (3,800 seats and lots of crystal starburst chandeliers). A $280 million annual budget means the Met dominates the landscape in terms of ads and name recognition, but it’s definitely not alone. Just as there is more to theater than Broadway, there are several small companies presenting work all year. The scrappy and irreverent troupe Opera on Tap belts high notes in bars such as the Brooklyn watering hole Barbès. Two roving companies, On Site Opera and LoftOpera, go site-specific: staging classic (and new) work everywhere, from a Brooklyn chocolate factory to the American Museum of Natural History. Every January, the funky downtown venue HERE Arts Center and indie opera producer Beth Morrison mount Prototype, a festival devoted to experimental opera and daring hybrids. But perhaps the Met’s biggest competitor is New York City Opera. The storied company has a long and rocky history: Founded in 1943, it went bankrupt in 2013 and was resurrected by entirely new management three years later. Now, NYCO presents opera in various venues, balancing new titles with war horses such as “Tosca.” YOU NEED TO KNOW ITALIAN, FRENCH OR GERMAN An exterior view of the Metropolitan Opera House. Non! Nein! Nyet! Although the world’s best-known operas tend to be in Romance languages, people have been singing opera in our mother tongue since opera’s birth in the 1600s. English was good enough for Henry Purcell (“Dido and IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM 27 The story of a town trying to find a rich widow a husband (pre-Match.com) is both hilarious and touching. Although it’s at the Met, Franz Lehár’s 1905 chestnut is technically an operetta, not an opera. What’s the difference? You can laugh at an operetta. 28 Anthony Roth Costanzo and Ambur Braid in the Ferus Festival production of “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo.” THE ECHO DRIFT Baruch Performing Arts Center Jan. 10-20 FERUS FESTIVAL 2018 National Sawdust Jan. 10-16 CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater Jan. 25-28 Fans of David Lynch and Nine Inch Nails might dig this surreal head-trip by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson. A convicted murderer is visited in his cell by a mysterious moth, who promises him escape. Is the killer’s mind just playing tricks? Located in Brooklyn’s hipster enclave Williamsburg, the cool new-music venue National Sawdust presents a red-hot annual showcase for daring new collaborations between composers, singers and multimedia artists. Mariachi: It’s not just for Cinco de Mayo or birthday parties anymore! The lively musical style informs Leonard Foglia and José “Pepe” Martinez’s heartbreaking tale of families split along the U.S./Mexico border. A dying immigrant recalls the life he left behind. IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM PHOTOS: SCENE FROM “ACI, GALATEA E POLIFEMO,” JILL STEINBERG; SCENE FROM “CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA,” COURTESY OF HOUSTON GRAND OPERA THE MERRY WIDOW The Metropolitan Opera Dec. 14-Jan. 11 Aeneas”) and it’s good enough for Jennifer Higdon (“Cold Mountain”) today. As for new opera, American composers outstrip their European counterparts in terms of volume and popularity. Renowned poets such as Robert Pinsky and playwrights like Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage (“Sweat”) have dabbled in libretto writing. And anyway, if you do find yourself at “La Bohème” or “Don Giovanni,” it’s standard practice now to have supertitles projected on a wall or the back of the seat in front of you. If you can handle translations at the movies, you can handle them at the opera. IT’S WAY TOO EXPENSIVE Yes, orchestra seats at the Met can make Broadway seem like a bargain. If you’re on a budget and willing to take a risk, try rush tickets, only $25 and offered daily on the Met website. Some of the tickets are in prime locations, and they can be yours on a first-come, first-served basis for all performances (except the New Year’s Eve gala). Other than that, if you’re only there for the great music (or have a handy set of binoculars), you can purchase Family Circle and Balcony seats starting at $27 or $35. Naturally, smaller opera outfits are more affordable: $30 to $75 at January’s Prototype festival, which compares to the ranges at New York City Opera. IT’S ALL MIDDLE-AGED, ROTUND EUROPEANS This is probably the, ahem, biggest misconception of all, that opera stars are plus-size behemoths in ridiculous robes and horned helmets. Yes, legendary diva Maria Callas struggled FELLOW TRAVELERS Gerald W. Lynch Theater Jan 12-14 with weight loss, and American soprano Deborah Voigt didn’t hide the fact that she underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2004. But the truth is, opera sees itself as a showbiz industry in the same universe as pop and Broadway musicals, and that means looks matter. Singers are often cast to fit the role, and American training programs are turning out younger, fitter singers—who can even act! (A rarity in the “park and bark” standard of many performances.) Of course, a great voice trumps any dress size. Still: The talent pool hasn’t been this ethnically diverse and good-looking in a long time. Amerian mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and soprano Julia Bullock are magazine-cover gorgeous, and two of the world’s hotterst tenors are Jonas Kaufmann and Juan Diego Flórez. There’s even a blog (“barihunks”) to track opera’s sexiest baritones. IT’S ABOUT KINGS AND WIZARDS AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REAL WORLD True, many of the classics of the genre—Wagner’s music dramas, Ring Cycle, Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” and Strauss’ “Salome”—do involve magical creatures and naughty aristocrats, but operas have evolved like the rest of culture over the past century. Just as 19th-century Western dramatists like Henrik Ibsen explored social realism, opera started focusing on ordinary folks. American opera over the decades has dramatized suburban discontent (“A Quiet Place”), a civil-rights icon (“X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X”) and the transgender experience (“As One”). Living composers and librettists know that to attract an audience, the issues must be hot and the stakes high. A scene from the opera “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (To Cross the Face of the Moon). This opera is set in 1950s Washington during the height of McCarthyism. An anti-Communist college grad enters into a clandestine affair with another man—a dangerous passion which could expose both of them. COSÌ FAN TUTTE The Metropolitan Opera March 15-April 19 Broadway diva Kelli O’Hara (“The King and I”) has been showing off her classical chops at the Met, and we can’t wait to see her in Mozart’s naughty tale of romantic confusion. The colorful directorial concept locates the action in 1950s Coney Island. IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM 29 Out & About CONCIERGES MIXED & MINGLED AT SEVERAL POSH EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK CITY! BLACK TAP CRAFT BURGERS & BEER hosted a concierge dinner at its newest Lower East Side location. Concierges got a chance to try out the restaurant’s “viral” burgers and “crazy” shakes. Clockwise from bottom left: John Paul Palace, Hotel Mela Times Sqaure; Kareem Anglin, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown; David Rahner, JW Marriott Essex House New York; Adam Nunez, 11 Howard; Enrich Reveil, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown; German Guevara, W New YorkDowntown; Spencer Howard, W New York-Times Square; Paige Siegwardt, The Standard, East Village. Center: Interior of Black Tap Lower East Side. Right, from left to right: Adam Perabo, Hotel 50 Bowery NYC; Robert Butt, Ritz-Carlton Battery Park; Florence Li, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. GULLIVER’S GATE welcomed concierges to one of Times Square’s newest exhibits. Where they, their friends and family experienced the real world in a miniature version. Left, from left to right: Miniature version of the Guggenheim museum. Center, from left to right: David Almada, W New York; Renaldo Moore, Gansevoort Park Avenue. Right, from left to right: Guest of Johannes Schaafsma; Johannes Schaafsma, Four Seasons Hotel New York. SWATCH hosted a concierge event at its new location in Times Square. Attendees had the opportunity to meet store managers, try on over 100 watches and test out an Andy Warhol inspired photo wall. Left, from left to right: Franziska Maeder, The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel; Guest of Franziska Maeder. Center: Interior of Swatch. Right, from left to right: Kevin Howard, New York City Association of Hotel Concierges; Stanley Wong, New York Marriott Marquis. 30 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM BOROUGH BEAT Check out these exciting neighborhoods for top-shelf eats, shops, art and more. brooklyn bound PROSPECT HEIGHTS swath of meticulously maintained Prospect Heights is one of Brooklyn’s gardens, visit the Brooklyn Botanic tiniest neighborhoods, but don’t let Garden (990 Washington Ave., its size fool you. The neighborhood 718.623.7200). Barclays Center packs a serious punch in terms of (620 Atlantic Ave., 917.618.6100) shopping, sights and great food. The hosts Brooklyn Nets basketball and Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern New York Islanders hockey games as Pkwy., 718.638.5000) is both a grand well as entertainment events. As far cultural institution, with a gift shop as eats go, Tom’s Restaurant (782 stocked with unusual souvenirs. For Washington Ave., 718.636.9738), a more small gifts, and cards by local diner beloved for its killer pancakes designers, check out Planet Cute and egg creams, has been a neigh- (704 Washington Ave., 347.425.8464). borhood staple since 1936. At Chuko A fun collection of vintage wear is at Ramen (565 Vanderbilt Ave., 1 of a Find Vintage (633 Vanderbilt 347.425.9570), dig into the ramen Ave., 718.789.2008). For a 52-acre bowls, beer and sake. 32 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM Above: The Conservatory at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Top: An event at Barclays Center. PHOTOS: BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN, COURTESY BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN; BARCLAYS CENTER, BRUCE DAMONTE By Daniel Fridman, Kate Hooker and Pamela Mitchell BROOKLYN HEIGHTS Williamsburg’s skyrocketing rents have With its proximity to Manhattan, expan- driven a lot of the demographic to sive New York Harbor views and magnifi- Bushwick. Explore this vibrant community, cent Victorian-era brownstones, it’s no and you’ll see why Vogue deemed it one of wonder that notables from Walt Whitman the top 15 coolest neighborhoods in the to Truman Capote have called Brooklyn world. Stroll around Bushwick’s Troutman Heights home. First stop is the Prom- Street and St. Nicolas Avenue for the enade, a boardwalk overlooking the outdoor art gallery, Bushwick Collec- Statue of Liberty and Downtown Manhat- tive, with bright murals covering every tan. Enjoy a flight of beers, dinner, brunch wall and roll-up garage door in sight. or lunch at the functioning brewery/ Shoppers interested in vintage wear restaurant, Circa Brewing Co. (141 should explore Urban Jungle (120 Lawrence St., 718.858.0055). Men will find Knickerbocker Ave., 718.381.85110), with sophisticated clothing at Goose Bar- endless racks of $5 flannel shirts. Bush- nacle (91 Atlantic Ave., 718.855.2694). At wick’s SHOPS at the Loom (1087 Colonie (127 Atlantic Ave., 718.855.7500), Flushing Ave., 718.417.1616) has a skate- have a first-class dinner in a space with a board shop, espresso bar and tattoo shop. lush vertical garden wall. Those interest- Your trip to Bushwick should include ed in trains love the NYC Transit Roberta’s (261 Moore St., 718.417.1118) Museum (Boerum Pl., 718.694.1600). for its famous pizza. For down-home Learn about the city’s subway system and Southern eats, its Montana’s Trail climb aboard vintage cars from the early House (445 Troutman St., 917.966.1666). 1900s, festooned with period advertising. Bottom: The Promenade in Brooklyn Heights. Below: The popular paparizza pizza from Roberta’s. PHOTOS: BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PROMENADE, ISTOCK; ROBERTA’S PAPARIZZA PIZZA, DEIDRE SCHOO BUSHWICK INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 33 queens bound LONG ISLAND CITY ASTORIA CORONA LIC’s commercial warehouses have been The lively, diverse neighborhood of Corona borders Flushing Meadows Park, repurposed as art galleries, studio spaces Astoria, Queens, has ethnic eats, a the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s and great spots to eat and shop. One of bustling bar scene and fine arts attrac- Fairs. The park houses the New York Hall the area’s highest-profile restaurants is tions. Anyone with a love of film, TV or of Science (718.699.0005), with 450 funky, cavernous M. Wells Steakhouse digital media should peruse the Museum permanent and rotating exhibits; the (43-15 Crescent St., 718.786.9060). Or, of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave., Queens Museum (718.592.9700), which chow down on top-flight sushi at Hibino 718.777.6800). Socrates Sculpture Park includes the Panorama, a scale model of (10-70 Jackson Ave., 718.392.5190) or (32-01 Vernon Blvd., 718.956.1819), New York City featuring all 895,000 hand-pulled noodles at Mu Ramen (1209 located on the waterfront, is an outdoor buildings constructed before 1992; Citi Jackson Ave., 917.868.8903). The Brick- museum, open studio and rotating Field, home of the New York Mets house Ceramic Art Center (10-34 44th exhibition space. Astoria is known for its (718.507.8499); and the USTA Billie Jean Dr., 718.784.4907) houses studio spaces Greek cuisine, and one of the best-loved King National Tennis Center and classes for potters and ceramicists. places is Taverna Kyclades (33-07 (718.760.6200), where the US Tennis Open LIC is also known for its world-class Ditmars Blvd., 718.545.8666). Gaijin is played. Many musicians have called museums, like MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson (37-12 31st Ave., 929.328.2890) is Corona home, from Louis Armstrong to Ave., 718.784.2084). The edgier, younger thoroughly Japanese, where cooked foods Madonna. Fans can pay homage to the sibling of the Museum of Modern Art in are slow-grilled with Japanese charcoal former at the Louis Armstrong House Midtown Manhattan is in the vanguard of and the sushi is divine. Beer lovers should Museum (34-56 107th St., 718.478.8274). the contemporary art scene. Elsewhere, check out The Beer Garden at Bohe- For one of the best Cubano sandwiches visit The Noguchi Museum (9-01 33rd mian Hall (2919 24th Ave., 718.274.4925), north of Miami, check out Rincon Criollo Rd., 718.204.7088), created by Japanese- an authentic beer garden with equally (40-09 Junction Blvd., 718.458.0236); and American sculptor/designer Isamu authentic Czech food. In a shopping state stop by family-run Lemon Ice King of Noguchi to display his most representa- of mind? Lockwood Shop (32-15 33rd St., Corona (52-02 108th St., 718.699.5133), tive works. The museum includes 10 718.626.6030) has curated jewelry, gifts which has been making Italian ices for galleries and a sculpture garden. and Queens-themed merchandise. over 60 years. 34 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM PHOTOS: NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE, COURTESY NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE; UNI AND IKURA DONBURI FROM GAIJIN, JASON GREENSPAN Left: Outdoor, interactive exhibits at the New York Hall of Science. Below: Uni and ikura donburi (quail egg, uni, salmon roe, rice and mushrooms) from Gaijin. Famed entrepreneur and quintessential host Giuseppe Cipriani brings his family’s renowned history of service to New York City’s Financial District with Cipriani Club 55. Located in the historic Merchants Exchange building at 55 Wall Street, the restaurant is open noon to 10PM, Monday to Friday. Already a hot spot for power lunches, Cipriani Club 55 offers breakfast from 7AM to 10AM. An open-air terrace among the buildings granite columns is the perfect spot for a cocktail or a relaxed dinner with friends, overlooking the most powerful address in the world. Cipriani Club 55 features the signature Bellini, invented at Harry’s Bar in Venice by Giuseppe Cipriani Sr., as well as the original Carpaccio alla Cipriani, Baked Tagliolini with Ham, Calf’s liver alla Veneziana, the classic Vanilla Meringue cake and many other Venetian and Italian specialties. The bi-level restaurant seats up to 120 people, with room for 60 additional guests on the spacious outdoor terrace. On the main floor beautiful “La Murrina” Murano glass chandeliers, Peter Beard artwork on cork-paneled walls and travertine marble floor complete the luxe European experience. The upper level of the restaurant offers intimate dining with a Russian white oak wood floor and brilliant-green Dominique Kieffer-upholstered chairs. Both the terrace and upper level of the restaurant are available for private functions. Monday to Friday Breakfast 7AM-10AM Lunch and Dinner Noon-10PM 55 Wall Street New York, NY 10015 212-699-4098 entertainment FOR INSIDERS’ PICKS, GO TO INNEWYORK.COM/BLOG/DAILY-NYC 2 3 3 1 4 1 Electronic music group ODESZA brings its A World Apart Tour to Brooklyn for one night only. | Barclays Center, p. 47 2 December in New York just wouldn’t be the same without the Rockettes. | Radio City Christmas Spectacular, p. 48 3 Veteran standup comedian Tom Papa returns to the city where he started his career and this Chelsea nightspot. | Gotham Comedy Club, p. 45 4 Since 1954, the dance company has ushered in the holidays with choreographer George Balanchine’s family-favorite version of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” | New York City Ballet, p. 48 36 BROADWAY OPENINGS The Children Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. manhattantheatreclub.com. (In previews, opens Dec. 12, closes Feb. 4) Following a power-plant disaster brought on by an earthquake, a married couple, both retired nuclear engineers, are living in a country cottage when a former colleague turns up with a surprising request. Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay star. H14 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM Farinelli and the King Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.239.6200. farinelliandthekingbroadway.com. (Previews begin Dec. 5, opens Dec. 17, closes March 25) Three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance returns to Broadway as King Philippe V of Spain in a play with music by Claire van Kampen. The king, a seemingly incurable insomniac, falls under the spell of Farinelli, a celebrated castrato with a hypnotic voice, and entreats him to become a member of his court. Will Farinelli say yes? H14 PHOTOS: ODESZA, ©DANI HANSEN; THE ROCKETTES, COURTESY MSG PHOTOS; TOM PAPA, COURTESY GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB; NEW YORK CITY BALLET IN GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER, PAUL KOLNIK The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 68-70). LET YOUR FANTASIES UNWIND entertainment John Lithgow: Stories by Heart American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300. roundabouttheatre .org. (Previews begin Dec. 21, opens Jan. 11, closes March 4) John Lithgow puts on his storyteller’s hat in this solo show, weaving a narrative about his family and career while bringing to life classic short stories that were first read to him as a child. H14 Once on This Island Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. onceonthisisland.com. (In previews, opens Dec. 3) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) The revival of the 1990 musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is set on an idyllic Caribbean island devastated by a great storm. A peasant girl from one side of the island falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Will true love win out over cultural differences? I13 SpongeBob SquarePants Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, at W. 47th St., 877.250.2929. spongebobbroadway.com. (In previews, opens Dec. 4) When the undersea world of Bikini Bottom is threatened with extinction, SpongeBob SquarePants comes to its rescue in the family-friendly musical comedy based on the Nickelodeon TV program. H14 BROADWAY Ph h oto: Matt Crockett Aladdin C0L46N 7 ew Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717. aladdinthemusical.com. (2 hrs 20 mins) The musical comedy is an exotic magic carpet ride, filled with romance, special effects and the Academy Award-winning songs from Disney’s 1992 animated feature. H14 Anastasia Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. anastasiabroadway.com. (2 hrs 25 mins) A young woman with amnesia travels from Russia to 1920s Paris in search of her family and identity. Is she the sole surviving daughter of the slain czar? Or is she an imposter? Two Twentieth Century Fox movies inspired the musical. H14 The Band’s Visit Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. thebandsvisitmusical.com. (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) An Egyptian police band is in Israel to give a concert, when, through a mix-up at the border, it is sent to an isolated village in the desert. Tony Shalhoub leads the band in the new musical, which is based on the 2007 movie of the same name. H14 Beautiful–The Carole King Musical C0L421Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. beautifulonbroad way.com. (2 hrs 20 mins) The long-running hit musical traces the rise of the singer/songwriter, from her early days as Carole Klein, an aspiring composer from Brooklyn, to her international success as Carole King, charttopping sensation. H14 MAJESTIC THEATRE | 247 West 44th St. Telecharge.com | 212.239.6200 phantomboradway.com INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 37 entertainment The Book of Mormon C0L97231Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. bookofmormonthemusical.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) Two Mormon boys are on a mission to save souls in Africa in an irreverent, politically incorrect, Tony Award-winning musical comedy that only Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central’s “South Park,” could dream up. H13 A Bronx Tale Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. abronxtalethemusical.com. (2 hrs 10 mins) In the 1960s Bronx, a gangster takes a young boy under his wing and introduces him to the mob life, much to the disapproval of his loving, hard-working father. Chazz Palminteri has written the book for the musical, while the original doo-wop score is by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. H13 Cats Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. catsbroad way.com. (Closes Dec. 30) (2 hrs 15 mins) The family-friendly musical juggernaut is revived on Broadway. Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show first opened in 1982 on Broadway, where it played for 18 years and 7,485 performances. H13 WINNER! BEST MUSICAL ALL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. charlieon broadway.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) Roald Dahl’s classic semi-dark children’s book is now a family-friendly musical. When Willy Wonka, inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, opens his candy factory to five lucky Golden Ticket winners, young Charlie Bucket goes on a life-changing journey that turns his world from sour to sweet. H14 Chicago Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. chicagothemusical.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) In the Tony Award-winning revival of the vaudeville musical, two alluring jailbirds named Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption. “Chicago” is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. H13 Come From Away Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. comefromaway.com. (1 hr 40 mins, no intermission) On Sept. 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., 38 commercial airplanes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland; when the 6,579 passengers landed, they found themselves stranded in a small town with a population half their size. How they and the town adjusted to a changed world on Sept. 12 is the basis of the upbeat musical. H14 COME FROM AWAY Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein Directed by Christopher Ashley THE REMARKABLE TRUE STORY NOW ON BROADWAY TELECHARGE.COM (212) 239-6200 O Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45 TH STREET I COMEFROMAWAY.COM 38 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM OFFICIAL AIRLINE Dear Evan Hansen Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. dearevanhansen.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) In the Tony Award-winning musical, a socially awkward high-school senior goes from outsider to cool guy when he comforts the parents of a troubled teenager who commits suicide. Although the boys did not know each other well, Evan, the titular hero, takes to social media and fabricates emails between them that idealize their friendship. Will the lie eventually undo him? H14 entertainment Hamilton Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. hamiltonbroadway.com. (2 hrs 45 mins) Lin-Manuel Miranda has written the book, music and lyrics for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about political mastermind Alexander Hamilton. Expect the unexpected when America’s past is told through the hip-hop sounds of today. H14 Hello, Dolly! Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. hellodollyonbroadway.com. (2 hrs 35 mins) The first new production of the musical comedy since its premiere on Broadway in 1964 stars Tony Award winner Bette Midler. H14 Home for the Holidays August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. holidayonbroadway.com. (Closes Dec. 30) Singers from “American Idol” (Candice Glover), “The Voice” (Josh Kaufman) and “America’s Got Talent” (Bianca Ryan) perform contemporary takes on perennial holiday favorites, backed by an eight-piece rhythm and brass band. Also starring Danny Aiello, who shares stories about Christmas in New York. H13 Kinky Boots C0L4751Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 877.250.2929. kinkybootsthemusical.com. (2 hrs 20 mins) Cyndi Lauper has written the music and lyrics and Harvey Fierstein the book for the musical about a down-on-its-heels shoe factory given a transfusion of style, thanks to a drag queen. I14 T:9.75” Junk Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200. lct.org. (2 hrs 30 mins) Money makes the world go ’round in Ayad Akhtar’s play about a charismatic investment banker and his hostile take over of an iconic American manufacturing company. The time is 1985. I12 “A magical Broadway musical with BRAINS, HEART and COURAGE.” Time Magazine Latin History for Morons Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. latinhistorybroadway.com. (Closes Feb. 4) (1 hr 35 mins, no intermission) When his son needs to find a Latin hero for a school project, writer/actor John Leguizamo, the ever-helpful parent, does some research, embarking on a journey through 3,000 years of Latino history in the Americas. H13 The Lion King C0L41896Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717. lionking.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) Theatergoers sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s beloved animated movie, enjoying such songs by multiple Grammy winner Elton John as “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata,” as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets. H14 Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St. For more information: WickedtheMusical.com Audio translations available in 7 languages. M. Butterfly Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. mbutterfly broadway.com. (2 hrs) Clive Owen stars in this story of a 20-year love affair between a married INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 39 entertainment French diplomat and a Chinese opera singer. Full of intrigue, espionage, betrayal and scandal, this is the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s gender-bending 1988 Tony Award-winning play. H13 Meteor Shower Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. meteoronbroadway.com. (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) When space rocks streak across the California sky in Steve Martin’s comedy, a quiet dinner between two diametrically opposed married couples turns on anything but small talk. Amy Schumer heads the cast. H14 Miss Saigon Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, btw W. 52nd & W. 53rd sts., 212.239.6200. saigonbroadway.com. (Closes Jan. 14) (2 hrs 40 mins) During the last days of the Vietnam War, a Saigon bar girl falls in love with an American GI in the new production of the tragic musical that first opened on Broadway in 1991. As the city falls and American personnel are hastily evacuated, the lovers are torn apart. When they reunite three years later, their lives have irrevocably changed. H13 The Parisian Woman Hudson Theatre, 139-141 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves. parisian womanbroadway.com. (Closes March 11) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) Set in Washington, D.C., after the 2016 election, socialite Chloe (Uma Thurman) maneuvers her way through a changing political landscape, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. Josh Lucas and Blair Brown co-star in the timely new play by Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”). H14 The Phantom of the Opera C0L64M 187 ajestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. phantombroadway.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) Broadway’s longest-running show, featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young soprano, whisking her away to his mysterious chambers beneath the Paris Opera House. H14 The Play That Goes Wrong Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. broadwaygoeswrong.com. (2 hrs) Everything that could comically go wrong does when the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society puts on a 1920s murder mystery. H14 School of Rock Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, btw W. 50th & W. 51st sts., 212.239.6200. schoolofrockthemusical.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but the kids at a prestigious prep school love it when their wannabe rock star substitute teacher turns them into a rock band in the musical with a score written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater. H13 Springsteen on Broadway Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave. brucespringsteen.net/broadway. (Closes Feb. 3) (2 hrs, no intermission) “The Boss” makes his Broadway debut in a solo acoustic show. H13 Waitress Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. waitressthemusical.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) A 40 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM waitress, with an exceptional talent for baking, dreams of opening her own pie shop, but a loveless marriage and unexpected pregnancy threaten to hold her back. Sara Bareilles has written the songs for the musical. H14 entertainment Wicked C0L418Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. wickedthe musical.com. (2 hrs 45 mins) Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, this hit musical with a score by Stephen Schwartz—a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West. I13 OFF-BROADWAY+BEYOND Avenue Q C0L4185New World Stages, Stage 3, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. avenueq.com. (2 hrs 15 mins) People and puppets live together on a fictitious New York City block in this uproarious Tony Award-winning musical for adults. I13 The Black Glove Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St., btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.868.4444. strindbergrep.com. (Nov. 30-Dec. 16) (1 hr 15 mins) An August Strindberg Christmas play for children? The August Strindberg Rep has unearthed the rarely performed, lyrical fantasy about a black glove, lost on Christmas Eve, that bestows the Christmas spirit on all who find it. Recommended for audiences 8 and up. E19 A Christmas Carol Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E. 4th St., btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.868.4444. summonersensemble.org. (Nov. 30-Dec. 27) (1 hr) One hundred and fifty years ago, Charles Dickens arrived in New York for a month of performances of his holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.” For the fifth year in a row, actor John Kevin Jones recreates those performances in the festively decorated Greek Revival parlor of the Merchant’s House Museum. E18 Cruel Intentions: The Musical (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., btw Thompson & Sullivan sts., 212.505.3474. cruelmusical.com. (In previews, opens Dec. 11, closes Jan. 29) (1 hr 45 mins) Step-siblings play the cruelest game of all, love, when they set out to destroy an innocent young girl in this musical stage adaptation of the 1999 cult movie. The score is composed of pop and rock hits of the 1990s. Audiences 13+, theatergoers under 18 admitted only if accompanied by an adult. G19 The Dead, 1904 The Irish American Historical Society, 991 Fifth Ave., btw 80th & 81st sts., 212.727.2737. irishrep.org. (Closes Jan. 7) Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz have adapted James Joyce’s short story, “The Dead,” into an immersive experience, which takes place in a ca. 1900 WINNER 6 TONY AWARDS ® INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St. • Telecharge.com • 212-239-6200 • DearEvanHansen.com @DearEvanHansen INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 41 T:4.75” A Clockwork Orange New World Stages, Stage 4, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. aclockworkorangeplay.com. (Closes Jan. 6) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel about a dystopian future—in which rebellious young thugs, called Droogs, run rampant—has been adapted for the stage. The production includes stylized but intense violence and sexuality. I13 T:4.625” ON BROADWAY THROUGH DECEMBER 30 ONLY! entertainment town house. During a holiday party in Dublin, guests sing, dance, eat and drink, while Gabriel Conroy (Rufus Collins) and his wife (Melissa Gilbert) ponder their life and ultimately death. During the performance, a meal is served to the cast (and audience members who have bought premium tickets). F10 Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.966.3651. thewoostergroup.org. (Dec. 7-10, 12-17) (1 hr) The piece, presented by the Wooster Group, is based on a 1976 album of Shaker songs recorded by the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. Five singers, including Frances McDormand, channel the album’s voices via in-ear receivers. Dances complement the songs. F20 Friends! The Musical Parody St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. friendsmusicalparody.com. (Closes Dec. 31) (2 hrs 10 mins) Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther: The gang’s all here in the unauthorized, but loving musical parody of the hit TV sitcom about twentysomethings living and loving in 1990s NYC. I14 CATSBROADWAY.COM Neil Simon Theatre · 250 W. 52nd St. ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH AND THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LIMITED PHOTO OF GEORGINA PAZCOGUIN BY MATTHEW MURPHY TM © 1981 RUG LTD Harry Clarke Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St., btw Irving Pl. & Union Sq. E., 212.353.0303. vineyardtheatre.org. (Closes Dec. 10) (1 hr 15 mins, no intermission) Billy Crudup stars in the one-man thriller by David Cale. Harry Clarke is a shy Midwestern man who moves to NYC, where he passes himself off as a cocky Londoner. Will his double life prove to be his undoing? E17 Hot Mess The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center, 210 W. 50th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.307.4100. hotmesstheplay.com. Max and Elanor are soul mates in the new romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg and Colleen Crabtree. They tell each other everything. Well, almost everything. While Elanor freely discusses her ex-boyfriends, Max is mum about his. H13 The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking New World Stages, The Green Room, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. imbible.org. (1 hr 45 mins) Audiences (21+) drink their way through the 10,000-year history—and science—of alcoholic beverages, tutored by a knowledgeable bartender, who is also an engaging storyteller and amusing entertainer. Music accompanies the imbibing and revelry. I13 In & Of Itself Daryl Roth Theatre, 101 E. 15th St., at Union Sq. E., 800.745.3000. inandofitselfshow .com. (1 hr, no intermission) Magic meets storytelling in this paradoxical theater piece, written and performed by Derek DelGaudio, directed by Frank Oz and produced by Neil Patrick Harris. Audiences 16+. F17 Jersey Boys New World Stages, Stage 1, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. jerseyboysnewyork.com. (2 hrs 30 mins) The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2006 tells the behind-the-scenes story of pop sensations, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and includes the group’s greatest hits, such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Oh What a Night.” I13 42 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM entertainment The Last Match Laura Pels Theatre, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.719.1300. roundabouttheatre.org. (Closes Dec. 24) (1 hr 35 mins, no intermission) During the semifinals of the US Open, two tennis rivals face off against each other: The aging American favorite is out to prove to himself, his family and the world that he’s still a champion, while his muchyounger opponent wants to defeat his idol. H14 The Portuguese Kid Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center-Stage 1, 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. manhattantheatreclub.com. (Closes Dec. 10) (1 hr 40 mins, no intermission) Billed as a “feisty romantic comedy,” the new play by John Patrick Shanley, Pulitzer Prize winner for “Doubt” and Oscar winner for “Moonstruck,” stars Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”) as a two-bit lawyer called in to settle the estate of a much-widowed client’s latest husband. H13 Puffs New World Stages, Stage 5, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. puffstheplay.com. (1 hr 45 mins, no intermission) Any similarity to a fictional school for gifted-in-a-certain-way children (think: Hogwarts) is strictly intentional as Wayne, an average boy from New Mexico, and his mates (known as Puffs) study to be wizards. A young wizard with a scar on his forehead makes things challenging—and interesting. I13 BEAUTIFULLY VISUALIZED, DELICIOUSLY QUIRKY. IT MIGHT JUST BE THE YELLOW TONIC THAT BROADWAY NEEDS. CHRIS JONES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE Sleep No More C0L4T 59 he McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 866.811.4111. sleepnomorenyc.com. (up to 3 hrs) In this immersive, interactive theater piece, maskwearing audiences wander at will and at their own pace through a 100,000-square-foot environment—an abandoned 1930s luxury hotel—eavesdropping on scenes and characters that conjure up Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” J16 Spamilton 47th Street Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, 304 W. 47th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.279.4200. spamilton.com. (1 hr 15 mins, no intermission) If you can’t get tickets to Broadway’s biggest hit (“Hamilton”), this spoof written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, creator of “Forbidden Broadway,” is the next best thing. I14 PALACE THEATRE, 47TH & BROADWAY SpongeBobBroadway.com @SpongeBobBway INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 43 T:4.75” Shame of Thrones: The Rock Musical—An Unauthorized Parody The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, at W. 50th St., 212.921.7862. gotthemusical.com. (Closes Dec. 30) (1 hr 40 mins) The unauthorized musical comedy parody of the hit HBO series follows the adventures of Ned Stark as he does battle with tap-dancing direwolves and an assortment of Lannisters, Arryns, Tullys, Greyjoys, Tyrells, Martells and Targaryens. Will Ned sit on the Iron Throne or will he lose his head? H13 T:4.625” ©2017 Viacom. Created by Stephen Hillenburg. A Room in India (Une chambre en Inde) Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., at E. 67th St., 212.933.5812. armoryonpark.org. (Dec. 5-20) (3 hrs 35 mins) Théâtre du Soleil, under the direction of Ariane Mnouchkine, presents the North American premiere of its new work about a touring French theater company stranded in India without a director following a terrorist attack in Paris. F11 entertainment Stomp C0L94O 1 rpheum Theatre, 126 Second Ave., at E. 8th St., 800.982.2787. stomponline.com. (1 hr 40 mins) In a dazzling percussive performance, the cast conjures rhythm out of brooms, dustbins, hubcaps and more. The family-friendly hit has played in the same theater since 1994. E18 Sweeney Todd Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St., at Seventh Ave. So., 866.811.4111. sweeneytoddnyc.com. (2 hrs 45 mins) The Tooting Arts Club revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical takes place in a working pie-shop environment in which bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd can wreak vengeance and Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime, can bake “the worst pies in London.” H19 Tiny Beautiful Things The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., at Astor Pl., 212.967.7555. publictheater.org. (Closes Dec. 10) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) is Sugar, an anonymous online columnist who draws on her own life experiences when giving advice. E18 Torch Song Tony Kiser Theatre at Second Stage, 305 W. 43rd St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.245.4422. 2st.com. (Closes Dec. 9) (2 hrs 40 mins) Can the drag-queen son of a domineering Jewish mother find romance and a family in 1979 New York? Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl star in the new production of Harvey Fierstein’s play. I14 T:4.625” 20th Century Blues The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St., btw, 212.279.4200. 20thcentury blues.com. (Closes Jan. 28) Four women meet once a year for a photo shoot. As they chronicle their changing and aging lives, the private photos may end up going public. How the women deal with the situation is the crux of the new play by Susan Miller. J14 YOUR HOLIDAY WISH IS GRANTED The Wolves Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200. lct.org. (Closes Jan. 7) (1 hr 30 mins) A girls indoor soccer team warms up in Sarah DeLappe’s play. As these nine teenage warriors practice their sport, they also navigate life’s big questions, all in the pursuit of scoring some goals. I12 CABARETS+COMEDY CLUBS T:4.75” Café Carlyle C0L9431The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel New York, 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave., 212.744.1600. rosewoodhotels.com/en/carlyle/ dining/cafe_carlyle. One of the swankiest supper clubs in town serves French cuisine and boasts whimsical murals by Oscar winner Marcel Vertès. Nov. 28-Dec. 31: Steve Tyrell. Every Monday thru Dec. 11: Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. F10 New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway & 42nd Street • 866-870-27 17 AladdinTheMusical.com 44 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM ©Disney T H E H I T B R O A D WAY M U S I C A L Carolines on Broadway C0L941 318 626 Broadway, btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.757.4100. carolines .com. Performances by some of the nation’s hottest headliners and up-and-coming comics. Highlights: Nov. 30-Dec. 2: Kevin Nealon. Dec. 7-10: Tiffany Haddish. Dec. 27-30: Dave Attell. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Spectacular. H13 Feinstein’s/54 Below C0L52138254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 646.476.3551. 54below entertainment .com. The subterranean nightclub, restaurant and cocktail lounge underneath the former Studio 54 disco. Several shows nightly. Highlights: Dec. 1-2, 6: Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner. Dec. 5 & 12: Christine Pedi. Dec. 8-9: Don Scardino with John Miller. Dec. 13: A Well-Strung Christmas. Dec. 15-17: Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza. Dec. 18-23: Norm Lewis: “Santa Baby!” Dec. 18-23, 24-25, 27-30: Michael Feinstein: “Christmas Crooners.” Dec. 31: Lee Roy Reams at 7 pm and Caissie Levy at 11 pm. H13 Gotham Comedy Club 208 W. 23rd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.367.9000. gotham comedyclub.com. Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Louis CK and Amy Schumer are among the big-name stand-ups who have performed in the 10,000-square-foot space, known for its Art Deco ambience. In addition to headliners, New Talent Showcases are a staple of the club’s calendar. Food and drink menus available. Highlights: Dec. 1-3: Adam Ray. Dec. 8-9: Roy Wood Jr.. Dec. 15-16: Tom Papa. Dec. 22-23: Robert Kelly. Dec. 29-30: Adam Ferrara. I16 Joe’s Pub C0L9431425 Lafayette St., at Astor Pl., 212.539.8778. publictheater.org. This performance space boasts eclectic entertainment. Highlights: Dec. 11: The Skivvies: “Sleigh My Name.” Dec. 12: Tori Scott: “Vodka Is the Reason for the Season.” Dec. 14-17: “A Murray Little Christmas” starring Murray Hill. Dec. 14-17, 19-23: Justin Vivian Bond: “Manger Danger!” Dec. 21-23: “Alan Cummings Sings Sappy Songs.” Dec. 26-31: Sandra Bernhard: “Sandemonium.” E18 DANCE+MUSIC Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater C0L891N 6 ew York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. alvinailey.org. (Nov. 29-Dec. 31) The renowned dance troupe is in residence for its annual season, featuring more than two dozen works, including world premieres by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Ailey dancer Jamar Roberts, and new productions by Twyla Tharp, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Talley Beatty. H13 Carnegie Hall C0L9541Seventh Ave., at W. 57th St., 212.247.7800. carnegiehall.org. The 2017–2018 season is the concert hall’s 127th. Highlights: Dec. 3: Vienna Boys Choir. Dec. 7: Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Dec. 8: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Dec. 13: “Sing Along: The Music of Stevie Wonder.” Dec. 15-16: The New York Pops. Dec. 18: Oratorio Society of New York: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 21: Musica Sacra: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 23: The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 24 & 28: New York String Orchestra. H13 Jazz at Lincoln Center C0L74T 53 ime Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.721.6500. jalc.org. The 2017–2018 season is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th season. Dec. 1-2 in the Appel Room: Peter and Will Anderson: “The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers.” Dec. 1-2 in the Rose Theater: Steve Miller: “The Blues Triangle.” Dec. 13-17 in the Rose Theater: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: “Big Band Holidays.” I12 Joyce Theater C0L1 9541 75 Eighth Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.0800. joyce.org. The respected venue Celebrate the holiday season at the Met with enchanting productions of The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Merry Widow. Tickets start at $25 metopera.org | 212.362.6000 Illustration: Mei Kanamoto / Metropolitan Opera INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 45 entertainment GLO BAL SPO NSO R welcomes renowned modern-dance companies from the U.S. and abroad. Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Liz Gerring Dance Company: “Horizon.” Dec. 12-17: Trisha Brown Dance Company. Dec. 19-31: Dorrance Dance. H17 Metropolitan Opera C0L3572Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000. metopera.org. The world-famous opera company presents its 2017–2018 season, featuring new productions as well as repertory favorites. Dec. 1, 5, 8, 11, 16 (matinee): “Norma.” Dec. 2 (matinee): “Verdi’s Requiem.” Dec. 2 (evening): “Thaïs.” Dec. 4, 7, 9 (matinee): “The Magic Flute.” Dec. 6, 9 (evening), 12, 15, 19, 23 (matinee), 29: “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Dec. 14, 16 (evening), 20, 23 (evening), 27, 30 (matinee): “The Merry Widow.” Dec. 18, 22, 26, 28 (matinee), 30 (evening): “Hansel and Gretel.” Dec. 31: “Tosca.” I12 New York Philharmonic C0LD 1964 avid Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656. nyphil.org. The 2017–2018 season is a momentous one, as New York’s preeminent orchestra honors Leonard Bernstein, its former Music Director and Laureate Conductor, on the occasion of the centennial of his birth. Concerts: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2: Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the world premiere of Bent Sorensen’s “Evening Land,” Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27, with Emanuel Ax, piano. Dec. 6-8: The Philharmonic’s 175th Birthday Concert: Alan Gilbert conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Dec. 12-16: Andrew Manze conducts Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 17: Holiday Brass. Dec. 27-30: Bramwell Tovey conducts Smetana, Bartók and Musorgsky, with Yefim Bronfman, piano. Dec. 31: Bramwell Tovey conducts the New Year’s Eve concert: “Bernstein on Broadway.” I12 The Town Hall C0L1 96451 23 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.840.2824. thetownhall.org. “The People’s Concert Hall” boasts an eclectic lineup of performers. Highlights: Dec. 2, 9, 16: “A Prairie Home Companion” with Chris Thile. Dec. 3: Steve Earle & The Dukes with Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. Dec. 5: NEEDTOBREATHE. Dec. 6: Robert Earl Keen: “Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee” Show. Dec. 7: Jake Bugg. Dec. 12: “Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History: Holiday Sauce.” Dec. 22: The Tenors: “Christmas Together.” H14 JAZZ CLUBS Now through December 31 TICKETS START AT JUST $40 nycballet.com ������������ David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center 46 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM Birdland C0L9641315 W. 44th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.581.3080. birdlandjazz.com. “The jazz corner of the world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. Highlights: Nov. 28-Dec. 2: Marcus Roberts Trio. Dec. 12-26: Stacey Kent. Dec. 19-25: Freddy Cole Quartet. Dec. 26-31: The Birdland Big Band with special guest vocalist Veronica Swift. Dinner served nightly. I14 Blue Note Jazz Club C0L1 79641 31 W. 3rd St., btw MacDougal St. & Sixth Ave., 212.475.8592. bluenote.net. The best and brightest perform here. Highlights: Nov. 28-Dec. 3: Fourplay. Dec. 7-10: Jimmy Heath Big Band. Dec. 11-Jan. 7: Chris Botti’s 13th Annual Holiday Residency. G18 Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola C0L96418Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Cir., Broadway & W. 60th St., entertainment 212.258.9595. jazz.org/dizzys. This intimate club boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the glittering Manhattan skyline. Highlights: Dec. 1-3: Paula West Quintet. Dec. 7-10: Renee Rosnes. Dec. 15-17: Riley’s Red Hot Holidays. Dec. 20-23: Sherman Irby: “A New Christmas Story.” Dec. 26-30: Carlos Henriquez Octet. Dec. 31: Carlos Henriquez and Paquito d’Rivera: “A Latin Jazz Celebration.” Dinner served nightly. I12 Jazz Standard C0L31 627 16 E. 27th St., btw Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. So., 212.576.2232. jazzstandard .com. An eclectic lineup of world-class artists performing classic jazz to funk, R&B, blues and more, plus Blue Smoke restaurant’s awardwinning barbecue. Every M: “Mingus Mondays” concert series. Highlights: Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Danilo Pérez Trio: Panamonk. Dec. 7-10: Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan Duo. Dec. 12-17: Joe Lovano Classic Quartet. Dec. 21-23: Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Dec. 28-31: René Marie. F16 Village Vanguard C0L1 9471 78 Seventh Ave. So., btw Perry & W. 11th sts., 212.255.4037. villagevan guard.com. Since 1935, one of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Highlights: Nov. 28-Dec. 3: Christian McBride & Tip City. Dec. 5-10: Christian McBride & Inside Straight. Dec. 12-17: Kenny Barron Trio. Dec. 19-24: Kenny Barron Quintet. Dec. 25-31: The Bad Plus. H18 POP/ROCK CLUBS+VENUES B.B. King Blues Club & Grill C0L9421237 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.997.4144. bbkingblues.com. Dedicated to the musical legend, who died on May 14, 2015, this intimate space has been in Times Square for 15 years and counting. Highlights: Dec. 15: Aaron Neville. Dec. 17: Blood Sweat & Tears. Dec. 21-23: A Darlene Love Christmas. Dec. 26: Petula Clark. Every Saturday at noon: Beatles Brunch. Every Sunday at 1:30 pm: Gospel Brunch. H14 Barclays Center C0L46 7 20 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. barclayscenter .com. A state-of-the-art entertainment/sports arena. Highlights: Dec. 6-7: Disney Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in concert live-to-film, starring Danny Elfman. Dec. 9: Chris Rock. Dec. 15: Odesza. AA24 Beacon Theatre C0L2 941 124 Broadway, at W. 74th St., 866.858.0008. beacontheatre.com. Pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights: Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5: Mariah Carey: “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Dec. 8: Jerry Seinfeld. Dec. 9: Cyndi Lauper & Friends. Dec. 10: Aquarium. Dec. 17: The K-Love Christmas Tour. Dec. 19-21: Pentatonix. Dec. 30-31: Gov’t Mule. J111 Madison Square Garden C0L95461Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008. thegarden .com. Concerts and live events in the arena and The Theater. Highlights in the Arena: Dec. 8: Z100’s Jingle Ball. Dec. 13-14: Andrea Bocelli. Dec. 20: Billy Joel. Dec. 28-31: Phish. Highlights in The Theater: Dec. 2: Morrissey. Dec. 6-8: Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017. H15 SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS Big Apple Circus Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, W. 62nd St., at Amsterdam Ave., ESTABLISHED IN 1994 NYC or 800-982-2787 · ORPHEUM THEATRE, 2nd Ave. at 8th St. #StompNYC /StompOnline @StompNYC @StompNYC StompOnline.com INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 47 a ted talk. a photoshoot. a test of friendship. entertainment 646.793.9313. bigapplecircus.com. (Thru Jan. 7) NYC’s very own intimate one-ring circus—no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action—marks its 40th anniversary season with a new ringmaster, Nik Wallenda and The Fabulous Wallendas, and the return of fan-favorite clown Grandma. I12 Elf The Musical The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008. theateratmsg.com/elf. (Dec. 13-29) Buddy, a human orphan, is brought up as one of Santa’s elves at the North Pole, but when he grows to be bigger (and clumsier) than the other elves, it’s time for him to find out who he really is. In this family-favorite holiday musical, Buddy heads to New York in search of his real father and the true meaning of Christmas. H15 a new play by two time obie® winner susan miller Directed by two time obie® winner ® & tony award nominee emily mann TicketCentral.com | 212-279-4200 | 20thCenturyBlues.com The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St, NYC New Year’s Eve Ball Drop C0L372T8 imes Square, W. 42nd to W. 47th sts., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave. timessquarenyc.org. (Dec. 31) The Waterford crystal ball makes its descent down the flagpole atop 1 Times Square at 11:59 pm. Spectators are welcomed into the revelry area starting at 6 pm. H14 New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker C0L467David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. nycballet.com. (Nov. 24-Dec. 31) Toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies and more dance their way across the stage in the holiday favorite, choreographed by George Balanchine to music by Tchaikovsky. I12 Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration C0L372T 84 he Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., btw W. 110th & W. 111th sts., 866.811.4111. solsticeconcert.com. (Dec. 14-16) The 38th annual festival of music and dance pays homage to the return of the sun after December’s longest night. J6 ROY WOOD JR. TOM PAPA Fri. Dec. 8 – Sat. Dec. 9 Fri. Dec. 15 – Sat. Dec. 16 A VERY JEWISH CHRISTMAS Sun. Dec. 24 ADAM FERRARA Fri. Dec. 29 – Sun. Dec. 31 Purchase tickets online at www.GothamComedyClub.com Radio City Christmas Spectacular C0L49Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 866.858.0007. radiocitychristmas.com. (Nov. 10-Jan. 1) (1 hr 30 mins) The holiday variety show features the high-kicking Rockettes and enhanced special effects in 2017. G13 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree C0L623Rockefeller Plz., btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.632.3975. rockefellercent er.com. (Nov. 29-Jan. 7) Arguably the world’s most famous holiday tree has lit up Midtown Manhattan since 1931. The tree is lit daily 5:30 am-11:30 pm (until 9 pm on Jan. 7). G13 Who’s Holiday! Westside Theatre Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St.,, btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200. whosholiday.com. (Closes Dec. 31) (1 hr 15 mins, no intermission) Cindy Lou Who is now middle-aged, down on her luck and living in a trailer. As she prepares to host a Christmas Eve party, she reminisces about the night she met the Grinch 40 years ago. Lesli Margherita is Cindy in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo‘s comedy in couplets. J14 The Yorkville Nutcracker C0LT6917 he Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., btw E. 68th & E. 69th sts., 212.772.4448. dancespatrelle.org. (Dec. 7-10) In this version of the Tchaikovsky ballet, 48 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM performed by Dances Patrelle, the setting has been transported to New York City in 1895. Set pieces include a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, home of the city’s mayor; dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden; and ice skating in Central Park. F11 entertainment SPORTS Brooklyn Nets C0L47Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. nba.com/nets. The professional basketball team has the home-court advantage. Dec. 2: Atlanta Hawks. Dec. 12: Washington Wizards. Dec. 14: New York Knicks. Dec. 17: Indiana Pacers. Dec. 20: Sacramento Kings. Dec. 22: Washington Wizards. AA24 New York Giants C0L513M 4 etLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 800.745.3000. giants .com. The 2012 Super Bowl champions are at home at state-of-the-art MetLife Stadium. Dec. 10: Dallas Cowboys. Dec. 17: Philadelphia Eagles. Dec. 31: Washington Redskins. New York Islanders Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 917.618.6700. newyorkislanders.com. The NHL franchise plays home games in Brooklyn. Dec. 1: Washington Senators. Dec. 11: Washington Capitals. Dec. 13: Dallas Stars. Dec. 16: Los Angeles Kings. Dec. 19: Detroit Red Wings. Dec. 21: Anaheim Ducks. Dec. 23: Winnipeg Jets. Dec. 27: Buffalo Sabres. AA24 New York Jets C0L5143MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 800.745.3000. newyork jets.com. New York’s Men in Green tackle the opposition on their home turf. Dec. 3: Kansas City Chiefs. Dec. 24: Los Angeles Chargers. New York Knicks C0L6M 9471 adison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 877.465.6425. nba.com/knicks. Hometown hoop action. Dec. 3: Orlando Magic. Dec. 6: Memphis Grizzlies. Dec. 10: Atlanta Hawks. Dec. 12: Los Angeles Lakers. Dec. 16: Oklahoma City Thunder. Dec. 21: Boston Celtics. Dec. 25: Philadelphia 76ers. H15 New York Rangers C0L395Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 212.465.6741. nyrangers.com. The hockey team laces up its skates. Dec. 1: Carolina Hurricanes. Dec. 9: New Jersey Devils. Dec. 11: Dallas Stars. Dec. 15: Los Angeles Kings. Dec. 19: Anaheim Ducks. Dec. 23: Toronto Maple Leafs. Dec. 27: Washington Capitals. H15 SERVICES BroadwayHD broadwayhd.com. The online, on-demand streaming service brings live theater—more than 200 recent as well as classic musicals, plays and comedies—and exclusive live-stream content to at-home or on-the-go audiences located in the United States (as IN New York went to press). BroadwayHD is currently available on Amazon Channels, all compatible Amazon Video devices, and Android and iOS mobile devices. Access is via a monthly package, yearly subscription or on a per-show basis. INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 49 dining+drinking FOR INSIDERS’ PICKS, GO TO INNEWYORK.COM/BLOG/DAILY-NYC The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 68-70). 2 1 4 1 This kitchen at this rustic resto, with a wood-finished bar and wooden dining room tables, stays open until 1 am nightly. | The Wren, p. 51 2 Three tiers of traditional omakase are available from Chef Inoue, after whom this Michelin-starred restaurant is named. | Sushi Inoue, p. 53 3 For a password to this resto’s speakeasy-style, after-hours holiday party on Dec. 15, email email@example.com. | BAITA, p. 51 4 Red and golden beets with arugula, cashews, ricotta cheese and balsamic dressing form the vegetarian, gluten-free dish: Vegan Ricotta Beets. | Nisi Estiatorio, p. 52 50 Pricing Legend: $=inexpensive (average meal under $25) $$=moderate ($25-$50) $$$=expensive ($50-$80) $$$$=luxe ($80+) 41st St., 646.214.1000, I14. heartlandbrewery .com. Handcrafted beers, housemade sodas and a hearty steakhouse menu, including bison burgers and certifi ed Black Angus New York strip steak. L & D (daily). $$ CENTRAL PARK SOUTH+ Le Bernardin—French 155 W. 51st St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.554.1515. le-bernardin .com. This internationally acclaimed restaurant—a leader in New York City’s French cuisine landscape, with a menu crafted by Chef Eric Ripert—serves fresh, simply prepared fi sh dishes in an elegant space. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). Jackets required, ties optional. $$$$ G13 THEATER DISTRICT+HELL’S KITCHEN Heartland Brewery & Chophouse— American 127 W. 43rd St., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave., 646.366.0235, H14; 350 Fifth Ave., at 34th St., 212.563.3433, G15; 625 Eighth Ave., at W. IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM PHOTOS: MAIN BAR, COURTESY THE WREN; ASSORTED SUSHI, COURTESY SUSHI INOUE; BAITA CABIN AT LA BIRRERIA, RON CAPISTRANO; VEGAN RICOTTA BEETS SALAD FROM NISI ESTIATORIO, WANDA PEREZ 3 Rouge Tomate Chelsea—Contemporary American C0L5321 97 26 W. 18th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 646.395.3978. rougetomatechelsea.com. Locally sourced and health-oriented culinary offerings, as well as more than 200 wines, including biodynamic, international and certified organic bottles, from a team that earned a 2018 Michelin star less than a year after opening. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su), Brunch (Sa & Su) $$$$ G17 Valbella—Italian C0L1944 6 21 W. 13th St., btw Ninth Ave. & Washington St., 212.645.7777, I17; 11 E. 53rd St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.888.8955, F13. valbellarestaurants.com. Northern Italian dishes are paired with rich wines in a sleek, tiered space. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$$$ CHINATOWN+LITTLE ITALY Ajisen Noodle—Japanese 14 Mott St., btw Bowery & Pell St., 212.267.9680, E21; 136 W. 28th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 646.638.0888, H16. ajisenusa.com. This noodle house is known for its impressive ramen dish selection. Other dishes include grilled eel, beef yakitori and various sushi rolls. L & D (daily). $$ Planet Hollywood—Contemporary American C0L631 52 540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.333.7827. planethollywoodintl.com. Huge sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads are the main attractions at this Times Square staple, with decor and a menu devoted to film and television history. L & D (daily). $$ H14 Sardi’s—Continental 234 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.221.8440. sardis .com. A Theater District staple since 1921, this restaurant has been catering to pre- and post-theater crowds for almost a century, and is famous for its walls, lined with celebrity caricatures. L & D (Tu-Su), Brunch (Su). $$$ H14 Utsav Indian Bar & Grill—Indian 1185 Sixth Ave., entrance on W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.575.2525. utsavny.com. There is a cozy bar and outdoor seating on the lower level and, on the upper level, elegant decor and floorto-ceiling windows, where you can enjoy savory traditional Indian flavors during a lunch buffet, on a prix fixe dinner menu, or à la carte. Convenient for pre-theater dining. L & D (daily). $$$ G14 CHELSEA+MEATPACKING DISTRICT Catch—Asian Fusion C0L4195321 Ninth Ave., at W. 13th St., 212.392.5978. catchrestaurants.com /catchnyc. “Top Chef” Season 3 winner Hung Huynh creates a seafood-centric menu with Asian and Mediterranean influences—broken into categories such as “rolled” (sushi roll with lobster, kiwi, pickled jalapeño and spicy mango), “cold” (salmon belly carpaccio) and “big fish” La Mela—Italian 167 Mulberry St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.431.9493. lamelarestaurant.com. Traditional family-style meals of shrimp marinara, rigatoni pomodoro, cannoli and more. L & D (daily). $$ E20 Lombardi’s—Italian C0L52133 6 2 Spring St., at Mott St., 212.941.7994. firstpizza.com. America’s first pizzeria has been serving New Yorkers and tourists with its New York-style, coal-oven-fired pizza pies for more than 100 years. L & D (daily). Cash only. $$ E20 Wo Hop—Chinese C01 L714 7 Mott St., btw Worth & Mosco sts., 212.962.8617. wohopnyc.com. Established in 1938, this subterranean Cantonese joint is a popular NYC late-night hangout, staying open 24 hours a day and serving roasted duck lo mein, vegetable chow fun, chicken with oyster sauce over rice and other classic dishes. For those seeking less “buzz” and more intimacy, a dining room is available upstairs. L & D (daily). $ E20 The Wren—Contemporary American C0L74213 9 44 Bowery, at Great Jones St., 212.388.0148. thewrennyc.com. Cockles and mussels with bacon, beer and leeks; Guinness-braised steak and Stilton pie; and fish ‘n’ chips constitute this much-praised, modern pub menu. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ E19 FINANCIAL DISTRICT+TRIBECA Cipriani Club 55—Contemporary Italian C0L81742 55 Wall St., btw William & Hanover sts., 212.699.4099; and three other NYC locations. cipriani.com. Inside a building with monolithic Greek columns, guests dine on Italian classics such as spinach sage ravioli and veal milanese while sipping on signature bellinis. B, L & D (M-F). $$$$ E22 Graffiti Earth—Contemporary Indian 190 Church St., at Duane St., 212.542.9440. graffitiearthny.com. Persian and Indian influences run wild on the menu inside Chef/ owner Jehangir Mehta’s elegant 20-seat dining room. Dishes include shiitake panna cotta with long pepper squid and garlic coconut soup with chickpea caviar. D (Tu-Sa). $$$ F21 Jung Sik—Contemporary Korean C0L2 147 Harrison St., at Hudson St., 212.219.0900. jungsik.com. French and Spanish influences shape the cutting-edge cooking techniques of Michelinstarred, Seoul-born Chef Yim Jung Sik, on a menu with a range of omakase experiences. D (M-Sa). $$$$ G21 EAST VILLAGE+LOWER EAST SIDE Brindle Room—American 277 E. 10th St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 212.529.9702. brindleroom .com. Duck confit poutine can start a meal of pan-roasted salmon, blackened pork loin or the spot’s most popular dish: the steakhouse burger, topped with caramelized onions and American cheese. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ D18 Famous Sammy’s Roumanian—Jewish/ Steak House 157 Chrystie St., at Delancey St., Katz’s Delicatessen—Jewish-American 205 E. Houston St., at Ludlow St., 212.254.2246. katzsdelicatessen.com. This iconic spot has been serving pastrami, corned beef, knishes, housemade pickles and other classics since 1888. Tickets are given for purchase and seating; don’t lose them! L & D (daily). $$ D19 Nobu Downtown—Japanese 195 Broadway, btw Vesey & Fulton sts., 212.219.0500. nobu restaurants.com. Celebrated dishes on Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s menu include yellowtail with jalapeño and black cod with miso, while newer menu additions include bigeye tuna tataki with truffle eryngii mushrooms. L (M-F), D (nightly). $$$ G22 Nobu Fifty Seven—Japanese 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.757.3000. noburestaurants.com/fifty-seven. The flagship’s grandiose Uptown sister. L & D (daily). $$$ G12 FLATIRON+UNION SQUARE+GRAMERCY BAITA by Birreria—Contemporary Italian 200 Fifth Ave., roof, btw W. 23rd & W. 24th sts., INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 51 dining 212.673.0330. sammysromanian.com. A subterranean dining room zealously decorated with balloons, streamers and photographs recalls a midcentury bar mitzvah and old-time service provides Jewish delicacies: stuffed cabbage, breaded veal cutlet, broiled chicken liver, housemade pickles and potato pancakes. D (nightly). $$$ E20 (crispy whole snapper) —in a warm, expansive space with copper, marble and wood details. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ I17 dining+drinking 212.937.8910. eataly.com/us_en/stores /nyc-flatiron/nyc-baita. This enclosed, heated La Birreria winter pop-up cabin atop Eataly food hall is dressed as a Piedmont ski lodge, with wooden walls and a retractable roof. Familystyle beef shank, a polenta bar, aged cheeses and a variety of pastas fill out a menu complemented by house-brewed beers in an unusual space with excellent views of the Flatiron Building. L & D (daily). $$$ E16 Cosme—Contemporary Mexican 35 E. 21st St., btw Park Ave. So & Broadway, 212.913.9659. cosmenyc.com. Chef Enrique Olvera crafts small dishes using avant-garde ingredients, such as uni and hazlenut mole. Entrées include black-garlic-rubbed New York strip steak tacos with shishito peppers and avocado-tarragon puree. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ F17 Cote—Korean Steak House 16 W. 22nd St., btw Broadway & Fifth Ave., 212.401.7986. cotenyc .com. A wide array of prime and specialty cuts are served as part of a daily rotating “butcher’s feast,” alongside seasonal ban-chan and housemade stews, at this Korean steak house led by the team from Michelin-starred West Village fixture, Piora. D (M-Sa). $$ F16 Eleven Madison Park—American C 094211 Madison Ave., btw E. 24th & E. 25th sts., 212.889.0905. elevenmadisonpark.com. Seasonal, refined dishes on a customizable tasting menu are enhanced by a lengthy international wine list at this Gramercy Park gem, which was named the greatest resto in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Organization in 2017. L (F-Su), D (nightly). $$$$ F16 Union Square Cafe—Contemporary American 101 E. 19th St., at Park Ave. So., 212.243.4020. unionsquarecafe.com. Danny Meyer’s hot spot is known for such classics as ricotta gnocchi, tagliarini with summer squash and mushrooms, and olive-oil-poached halibut with squash ribbons, chanterelles and sungold tomatoes. L & D (daily). $$$ F17 GREENWICH+WEST VILLAGE Chefs Club Counter—Contemporary American 62 Spring St., at Lafayette St., 646.780.5456. chefsclubcounter.com. A bustling counter-service space introduces “fine-fast” dining, offering guests the opportunity to try oft-rotating dishes conceptualized by worldrenowned chefs (e.g., Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Magnus Hansson) and brought to fruition by the Chefs Club team in the restaurant’s open kitchen. B, L & D (daily). $$ E20 Kiin Thai—Contemporary Thai 36 E. 8th St., btw Greene St. & University Pl., 212.529.2363. kiinthaieatery.com. An expansive menu is highlighted by an appetizer of Thai pandan wings, served with honey-chili sauce. This fast-casual restaurant also offers a hefty cocktail list. L & D (daily). $$ F18 Nisi Estiatorio—Greek 302 Bleecker St., btw Barrow & Grove sts., 212.727.7463. nisinyc.com. Housemade Greek dips—melitzanosalata, tirokafteri, skordalia, fava, skordalia—with classic Greek-style grilled fish and lamb dishes, alongside such modern menu offerings as paper-thin zucchini and eggplant chips served with housemade tzatziki and mushrooms stifado: wild mushroom ragout with polenta. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ H18 2nd City—Filipino 525 Hudson St., btw W. 10th & Charles sts., 917.639.3262. 2ndcityusa.com. Dishes such as the Flip-N-Out burger—a double cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onion and a secret Filipino-style banana pepper ketchup— and a sushi-grade tuna poke bowl with steamed coconut rice, from celebrity Chef/owner Jordan Andino (“Chopped”). Twelve bar seats and a four-seat table fill the restaurant; reservations are recommended. L & D (daily). $$ I18 The Warren—Contemporary American 131 Christopher St., btw Hudson & Greenwich sts., 212.243.1311. thewarrennyc.com. In this candlelit restaurant with a brick-walled bar, popular starters include East and West Coast oysters, followed by entrées such as steelhead salmon and spring lamb with artichokes, spring onion, nettle soubise (sauce made with slow-cooked nettle leaf and onion) and black trumpet mushroom sauce. A rotating boozy house punch is made fresh daily with an owner’s choice recipe. D (nightly), Brunch (Su). $$$ H18 • OVER-THE-TOP DECORATIONS • HOLIDAY MOVIE MEMORABILIA • SPECIAL HOLIDAY MENU ITEMS • SPECIAL VISITS FROM SANTA NOVEMBER 1 - JANUARY 1, 2018 NOVEMBER 1 - JANUARY 1, 2018 Entrance on 45th between Broadway & 6th open daily for lunch + dinner212.333.7827 52 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM dining+drinking HARLEM Barawine—French 200 Lenox Ave., at W. 120th St., 646.756.4154. barawine.com. French bistro classics, from hanger steak with mushrooms and fingerling potatoes to branzino Provençal, can be paired with international or domestic wines selected by sommelier Fabrice Warin. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ G5 dining Le Baobab Restaurant—Senegalese 120 W. 116th St., btw Malcolm X Blvd. & Seventh Ave., 212.864.4700. lebaobabrestaurant.com. Thick stews of fish, lamb and vegetables are ladled over rice at this cozy locale. L & D (daily). $$ H5 Streetbird Rotisserie—Soul Food 2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd., btw W. 115th & W. 116th sts., 212.206.2557. streetbirdnyc.com. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson cooks up soul food (red velvet waffles with chicken and bourbon maple syrup) in an open space accented with vibrant art by Cey Adams, Anthony Vasquez and others. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ I5 Sushi Inoue—Japanese 381 Lenox Ave., at W. 129th St., 646.706.0555. sushiinoue.com. Simple plates of sushi, sashimi and other varieties of fish, in a space with traditional Japanese decor and authentic fare, at Harlem’s only Michelinstarred restaurant. D (Tu-Su). $$$ G3 MIDTOWN EAST+WEST+ MURRAY HILL+TURTLE BAY Ai Fiori—French/Italian C0L814 7 00 Fifth Ave., 2nd fl., btw 36th & 37th sts., 212.613.8660. aifiorinyc .com. Chef/owner Michael White serves French and Italian Riviera-inspired dishes such as pan-seared sea scallops with smoked eggplant, olives and radishes at his Michelin-starred restaurant inside the Langham Place Hotel. B & D (daily), L (M-F). $$$$ G15 Benjamin Steakhouse—Steak House Dylan Hotel, 52 E. 41st St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.297.9177. benjaminsteakhouse.com. Executive Chef Arturo McLeod prepares six cuts of USDA prime steaks—dry-aged on the premises—at this classic chophouse. B (M-F), L & D (daily). $$$ F14 Benjamin Steakhouse Prime—Steak House 23 E. 40th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.338.0818. benjaminsteak house.com. Sister restaurant of Benjamin Steakhouse, this Midtown restaurant serves up USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood and more from the grill. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$$ F14 Delegates Dining Room—Various C0L61United Nations Building, visitors’ entrance at E. 46th St. & First Ave. Lunch reservations: call 917.367.3314. For special event info, call 212.963.7029. delegatesdiningroom-un.com. Dine alongside delegates and dignitaries at an international prix fixe buffet with wide views of the East River. L (M-F). $$$ D14 L’Adresse American Bistro—Various 5 Bryant Park, 1065 Sixth Ave., at W. 40th St., 212.221.2510. ladressenyc.com. This Moscowbased chain opens its first American outpost, across from Bryant Park, serving a variety of specialty coffee concoctions—including the THE SEA FIRE GRILL 158 E. 48th St. | btw Lexington & Third aves. | 212.935.3785 BENJAMIN PRIME 23 E. 40th St. | btw Park & Madison aves. | 212.338.0818 NOW OPEN: BENJAMIN STEAKHOUSE, TOKYO JAPAN B1F Remm Roppongi Building 7-14-4 | Roppongi Minatoku, Tokyo | 03-5413-4266 INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 53 LUNCH & DINNER DAILY dining+drinking Bumble: fresh orange, caramel and espresso— alongside an eclectic food menu featuring items ranging from seared, honey crusted duck breast to a rabbit burger, and svekol’nik: traditional housemade beetroot soup with marinated beef. B & L (M-F), D (M-Sa), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ G14 Nerai—Greek 55 E. 54th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.759.5554. nerainyc.com. In a chic, all-white space with a sleek, intimate bar, Executive Chef Chris Christou crafts a contemporary Greek menu with such dishes as Alaskan king crab linguine with Neapolitan cream sauce, roasted red peppers and moschofilero. B & L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ F13 SINCE 1995 TIMES SQ 127 43 ST AT B’WAY MIDTOWN W 625 8TH AVE AT 41 ST EMPIRE STATE 350 5TH AVE AT 34 ST HB BURGER 127 43 ST AT B’WAY P.S. Kitchen—Vegan 246 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.651.7247. ps-kitchen .com. This plant-based eatery serves gourmet vegan fare in a brick-walled space, and donates all of its profits to charities—The Bowery Mission, The Doe Fund —devoted to providing resources for marginalized communities. Specialties include ginger rice congee with sautéed oyster mushroom, spinach and crispy yuba. $$ H13 Sparks Steak House—Steak House 210 E. 46th St., btw Second & Third aves., 212.687.4855. sparkssteakhouse.com. Opened in 1966 and housed inside its current elegant dining room since 1977, this locally and nationally renowned chop house serves conventional favorites that can be complemented by wines from an elaborate, lengthy wine list featuring upward of a thousand bottles from a wide range of regions and vintages, including hundreds of large-format and half bottles. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$$$ D14 Turntable Chicken Jazz—Korean 20 W. 33rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.714.9700. turntablenyc.com. This newly renovated Midtown fixture known for wings and drumsticks—soy garlic or hot—also has a variety of house specialties on offer, including a burger of thinly sliced marinated beef (bulgogi), pork fat edamame and a savory kimchi and scallion pancake. L & D (daily). $$ G15 ROCKEFELLER CENTER Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York—Steak House C0L41 1836 221 Sixth Ave., at W. 49th St., 212.575.5129. delfriscos.com. Specialties at the NYC branch of this bustling chophouse chain include a 22-oz. bone-in prime rib eye, seared rare wagyu beef carpaccio and potatoes au gratin with bacon. L (M-F), D (nightly). $$$ G13 Il Gattopardo—Italian 13-15 W. 54th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.246.0412. ilgattopardonyc .com. Southern Italian fare—pan-seared veal loin scented with wild fennel pollen from Felitto, with porcini mushrooms and fingerling potatoes—on a menu offering housemade pastas, more than 10 dessert items and a lengthy rotating wine list. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ G13 Morrell Wine Bar & Café—Contemporary American 1 Rockefeller Plz., btw Fifth & Sixth 54 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM aves., 212.262.7700. morellwinebar.com. More than 150 wines offered by the glass and a 52-page, 1,000-plus bottle list complement a food menu of coconut curry mussels, classic or country charcuterie, and crab and avocado salad. L (daily), D (M-Sa). $$ G13 NYY Steak—Steak House C0L57 89 W. 51st St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 646.307.7910, G13; 1 E. 161st St., at River Ave., Bronx, 646.977.8325. nyysteak .com. The upscale restaurant owned by the New York Yankees features USDA prime dry-aged beef, fresh seafood and other dishes by Executive Chef John Schafer, served alongside an impressive list of by-the-glass wines. Business attire recommended. L & D (daily). $$$ SOHO+NOLITA Antique Garage—Contemporary Mediterranean C0L735255 E. Houston St., at Mott St., 212.274.8881. antiquegaragesoho.com. A collection of antiques lends a charming, romantic ambience to a brick-walled space that was once a mechanic shop, in which diners enjoy meze, salads and traditional entrées, such as spicy beyti (ground lamb grilled on skewers) and manti (beef dumplings with yogurt sauce and mint). Call for live jazz schedule. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ F20 Emilio’s Ballato—Italian C0L735255 E. Houston St., at Mott St., 212.274.8881. No website. Family photographs and antique mirrors punctuate the unfinished walls of this cozy spot that presents hearty, classically prepared Italian dishes. L & D (daily). $$$ F20 Esther & Carol—American 341 Broome St., at Bowery, 646.355.1840. eshterandcarolnyc.com. Conventional American classics like seared king salmon with asparagus puree and a 20-oz. grilled rib eye steak, alongside starters of grilled oysters and lobster crab cake, in a cozy, elegant space with black leather couches and wood-finished tables and floor. L & D (daily). $$$ F20 Raoul’s—French 180 Prince St., btw Thompson and Sullivan sts., 212.966.3518. raouls.com. The nationally ranked burger is offered off-themenu as soon as the kitchen opens at 5:30 pm, but only 12 burgers are served up nightly. The Parisian-style bistro also offers a variety of entrées and features its own wines, and serves its esteemed burger in unlimited quantities during weekend brunch. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ G19 UPPER EAST SIDE Antonucci—Italian C0L651 82 70 E. 81st St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.570.5100. antonuccicafe81 .com. Traditional Italian fare includes salads and homemade pastas, alongside a respectable list of wines by the glass. L & D (daily). $$$ E9 Areppas—Venezuelan 954 Third Ave., at E. 57th St., 212.355.3901. areppas.com. Corn patties, fluffy and made fresh daily, are stuffed with herbs and spices and varietals of meat, vegetables and cheeses, or served on their own with housemade salsa and garlic sauce offerings. B, L & D (M-F). $$ D12 Imli—Contemporary Indian 1136 First Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.256.0073. imlirestaurant.com. Recipes from various regions in India, alongside unusual housemade specialty plates, such as the Imli spicy burger, a patty blended with three kinds of beef; and seven types of naan—including mushroom with truffle. L & D (daily). $$ D12 UPPER WEST SIDE Awash—Ethiopian 947 Amsterdam Ave., btw W. 106th & W. 107th sts., 212.961.1416; and two other NYC locations. awashny.com. Authentic Ethiopian dishes at this restaurant named after a river in Ethiopia include kitfo (steak tartare seasoned in Ethiopian butter and mitmita), doro wat (chicken simmered in berbere sauce) and yabeg alicha (lamb cooked in butter with onions and green peppers). L & D (daily). $$ J6 Bustan—Israeli C0L453487 Amsterdam Ave., btw W. 83rd & W. 84th sts., 212.595.5050. bustannyc .com. Eclectic dishes from Israel with a contemporary Mediterranean twist—many of which are cooked in the restaurant’s domeshaped, wood-fired taboon oven. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ J9 Marlow Bistro—Mediterranean 1018 Amsterdam Ave., at W. 110th St., 212.662.9020. marlowbistro.com. Homemade squid ink cavatelli and octopus with French beans, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and lemon-potato espuma are specialties on this high-end Mediterranean menu, in a cozy, chic, brick-walled space across from the storied Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ J6 Nice Matin—French C0L642 18 01 W. 79th St., at Amsterdam Ave., 212.873.6423. nicematinnyc .com. Provençal specialties include soupe à pistou and herb-crusted Atlantic cod. B, L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ J10 THE OUTER BOROUGHS Casa Enrique—Contemporary Mexican 5-48 49th Ave, Long Island City, Queens, 347.448.6040. henrinyc.com. Tucked just above the LIC side of the Midtown tunnel, this under-the-radar Mexican gem has maintained a Michelin star since 2010. Specialties include cochinito chiapaneco (roasted pork ribs marinated in guajillo chilies, rice and beans) and mole de piaxtla, a Puebla-style chicken dish served over rice in mole sauce, housemade with mixed dry peppers, almonds, raisins, plantain, sesame seeds and chocolate sauce. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ B14 Dominick’s—Italian 2335 Arthur Ave., btw Crescent Ave. & E. 186th St., Belmont, Bronx, 718.733.2807. There are no menus at this NYC institution with casual, communal tables and a familial vibe—just heaping portions of daily specials. Cash only. L & D (W-M). $$ Enoteca Maria—Italian 27 Hyatt St., at Stuyvesant Pl., St. George, Staten Island, 718.447.2777. enotecamaria.com. A daily rotation of female chefs, the “Grandmas,” each from a different region of Italy, ensure a handmade menu of total freshness, variety and authenticity. Free one-on-one afternoon cooking classes taught by the rotating women are held W-Su. D (W-Su). $$$ dining Grünauer Bistro—Austrian 1578 First Ave., at E. 82nd St., 212.988.1077. grunauernyc.com. Traditional Austrian and Viennese dishes, such as Tafelspitz (root vegetables, creamed spinach, rösti potato, apple horseradish), are complemented by a lengthy by-the-glass Austrian wine list and live piano music Th-Sa 9 pm. D (M-Sa). $$$ D9 Il Falco—Italian 21-50 44th Dr., btw 21st & 23rd sts., Long Island City, Queens, 718.707.0009, 718.707.0023. ilfalcolic.com. Classic, homestyle Italian fare—mushroom ravioli, veal chops, seafood over angel hair pasta—in an elegant space in Long Island City spearheaded by the chefs behind Manhattan’s Il Mulino. L (M-F), D (nightly). $$$ A13 Karczma—Polish 136 Greenpoint Ave., btw Franklin St. & Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 718.349.1744. karczmabrooklyn.com. Hearty portions of authentic Polish cuisine are on offer, including white borscht served in a bread bowl alongside mashed potatoes with bacon. L & D (daily). $$ BB16 BARS+LOUNGES Air’s Champagne Parlor 127 MacDougal St., btw W. 3rd & W. 4th sts., 212.420.4777. airschamp agneparlor.com A list of 125 sparkling and champagne bottles feature 50 priced under $50, in a space with a 40-seat marble-topped bar, banquette, bar and living room-style seating. G19 The Aviary 80 Columbus Cir., at W. 60th St., 212.805.8800. aviarynyc.com. This Chicagobased specialty cocktail penthouse atop the Mandarin Oriental New York hotel offers innovative cocktail inventions, such as the Wake and Bake: a mix of rye, coffee-and-orangeinfused vermouth and coffee liqueur, served in a glass inside a clear plastic bag filled with an everything-bagel aroma. I12 Fat Cat C0L727 85 5 Christopher St., btw Seventh Ave. So. & Bleecker St., 212.675.6056. fatcatmusic.org. Jazz bands energize this underground beer-and-soju bar and table-tennis hall, which also offers 10 billiards tables, shuffleboard, massive chess tables, checkers and backgammon, and stays open until 5 am daily. H18 JIMMY The James New York Hotel, 15 Thompson St., rooftop, btw Canal & Grand sts., 212.201.9118. jimmysoho.com. It’s cocktails and socializing at this swanky hotel rooftop bar, situated at the intersection of SoHo and TriBeCa. The specialty cocktail pad boasts modular furniture, glazed tile walls, a working fireplace and killer Downtown views. F20 One Mile House 10 Delancey St., btw Bowery & Chrystie St., 646.559.0702. onemilehousenyc .com. In a vintage taproom located next door to Bowery Ballroom, 30 craft beers rotate on tap. The beer list boasts 60-plus bottles and cans. $$ E19 INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 55 shops+services FOR INSIDERS’ PICKS, GO TO INNEWYORK.COM/BLOG/DAILY-NYC The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 68-70). 2 3 1 1 Loriann Jewelry earrings are included in this museum store’s fine jewelry winter catalog, called RE:FINE Holiday 2017. | The Store at MAD thestore .madmuseum.org 2 Thom Browne’s TriBeCa shop, a huge, newly renovated space, now stocks a women’s collection, alongside his knitwear, outwear and accessories for men. | Thom Browne thombrowne .com 3 The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar has an 18-karat white gold face and a black alligator leather strap. | IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique iwc .com 4 The Alvar Aalto 80-mm Christmas glass ornament is available at Abode’s Brooklyn store. | Abode New York abode-newyork.com 5 These stainless steel shades, called “Preston,” boast titanium nose pads. | Billy Reid billyreid.com 56 ACCESSORIES+FOOTWEAR Adidas Originals C0L1 5147 15 Spring St., btw Mercer & Greene sts., 212.966.0954. adidas.com/us /originals. The Adidas offshoot specializes in streetwear and fashionable variations of the brand’s classic looks. F19 Barton Perreira 42 E. 66th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.628.2013. bartonperreira.com. This California-based brand creates designdriven optical eyewear and sunglasses. F11 Billy Reid C0L6254 Bond St. Ste. 2, btw Bowery & Lafayette St., 212.598.9355, E19; 94 Charles St., IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM btw Bleecker & W. 4th sts., 646.461.6427, H18. billyreid.com. The menswear boutique carries Southern-inspired eyewear designs in a space decorated with antiques and heirlooms. Citishoes C0L4 17945 45 Park Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.751.3200. citishoes.com. Casual and dress shoes for men from such brands as Alden, Cole Haan, Mephisto and Rockport. F12 NYC Sole C0L4257384 Fifth Ave., btw 35th & 36th sts., 917.351.1484, E15; 738 Broadway, at Waverly Pl., 212.229.4790, F18. nycsole.com. For more than 30 years, this shoe store—formerly known as David Z—has provided the latest kicks from top PHOTO: THOM BROWNE STORE INTERIOR, COURTESY THOM BROWNE 5 men and women from top designers, such as Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Fendi; also shoes, accessories, cosmetics and housewares. F12 Bergdorf Goodman C0L7 32749 54 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.753.7300, 888.774.2424. bergdorf goodman.com. Designer labels, accessories and cosmetics for men and women in this iconic New York department store. G12 BEAUTY+HEALTH Linhart Dentistry C0L52 8731 30 Park Ave., Ste. 1164, at E. 46th St., 212.682.5180. drlinhart.com. A favorite among celebrities, Dr. Linhart specializes in cosmetic and restorative procedures and offers his own Pearlinbrite™ laser tooth whitening. Other treatments include Invisalign, color restorations, veneers, crowns, bridges, implants and iBraces. F14 4 footwear brands, including Adidas, Asics, Nike, Puma and Converse. Molton Brown 635 Madison Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.755.7194, F12; 128 Spring St., btw Greene & Wooster sts., 212.965.1740. F20. moltonbrown .com. This beauty and body-care company brings its luxurious perfumes, shower gels, body lotions, candles and hand creams from its London base to two New York City stores. Vans DQM General 93 Grand St., btw Mercer & Greene sts, 212.226.7776. vansdqm.com. NYC contemporary streetwear, skateboarding and fashion brand DQM teams up with the Californian skatewear professionals at Vans to open this surfi ng, skateboarding and casualwear boutique in SoHo. E20 Osswald 311 W. Broadway, btw Canal & Grand sts., 212.625.3111. osswaldnyc.com. With a brand that dates back to 1921, this family-owned shop boasts an array of high-end fragrances, skin-care products and makeup for men and women. F20 APPAREL BOOKS Cockpit USA C0L3281 5 5 W. 39th St., 12th fl., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.575.1616. cockpitusa.com. Classic American clothing for men, women and children inspired by military and aviation garb is available at the line’s showroom. Appointments are advised. G14 Amazon The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir., btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., I12; 7 W. 34th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., F15. Phone number for both locations: 206.266.2992. amazon.com. Amazon’s brick-and-mortar locations in NYC sell books exclusively, which are categorized by customer ratings and curators’ assessments. Gadgets, including the electronic personal assistant, Alexa, are also available. rag & bone C0L1 3871 19 Mercer St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.219.2204; and various other NYC locations. rag-bone.com. Rooted in Kentucky, but infl uenced by British tailoring, the designer duo behind this emerging label creates classic yet modern collections for men and women, as well as footwear and accessories. F19 Rigby & Peller 1252 Madison Ave., at E. 90th St., 212.860.8366, F8; 1051 Third Ave., at E. 62nd St., 646.395.3885, F11; 104 Fifth Ave., btw 15th & 16th sts., G17. rigbyandpeller.com. This British lingerie and swimwear brand has been a leader in luxury women’s undergarments since 1939. Fitting and styling available by appointment. Thom Browne C0L427100 Hudson St., at Franklin St., 212.633.1197. thombrowne.com. This chic designer’s collection includes 1950s and 1960s-inspired menswear, including overcoats that come in a palette of neutral colors. A 2,000-square-foot space in the same storefront (attached via a passageway) offers women’s clothing and accessories, as well as handbags, eyewear and the brand’s own tennis collection. Century 21 C0L962 87 2 Cortlandt St., btw Broadway & Church sts., 212.227.9092, 877.350.2121; and various other NYC locations. c21stores.com. Deep discounts on everything, from designer apparel to cosmetics, shoes and electronics. F22 Lord & Taylor C0L964 1 24 Fifth Ave., btw 38th & 39th sts., 212.391.3344. lordandtaylor.com. Classic and contemporary clothing and accessories for all ages from over 400 designer brands are at the oldest specialty store in the U.S. G15 Saks Fifth Avenue C0L48156611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000. saksfifthavenue.com. A luxury department store carrying designer apparel, cosmetics and fragrances. G13 Book Culture C0L41392536 W. 112th St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway 212.865.1588, J6; 2915 Broadway, btw. W. 114th & W. 115th St., 646.403.3000, K5; 450 Columbus Ave., btw W. 66th & W. 67th St., 212.595.1962, I12. bookculture .com. This independent bookseller carries literature, poetry, nonfi ction and children’s books and hosts in-store events. Barneys New York C0L32496660 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.826.8900; and three other NYC locations. barneys.com. Luxe couture for Brookfield Place 230 Vesey St., btw Liberty & West sts., 212.978.1698. brookfieldplaceny.com. The shopping center brings apparel brands for men, women and kids, along with bookstores, beauty shops and dining options. G22 Macy’s Herald Square C0L961 3 51 W. 34th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.695.4400. macys .com. This fl agship department store spans a city block with designer clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty items and cookware. G15 Fur Vault at Macy’s 151 W. 34th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.494.1227. macys.com /furvault. Furs for every occasion can be found at this elegant fur salon. G15 Barnes & Noble C0L3 961 3 E. 17th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.253.0810; and various other NYC locations. bn.com. Thousands of titles are housed in a New York City landmark building, suitable for reading and browsing, with events such as lectures by authors and storytelling hours for children. F17 DEPT. STORES+CENTERS Bloomingdale’s C0L421 5 000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.705.2000; and two other NYC locations. bloomingdales.com. A fashion hub since the late-19th century, carrying designer clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and more. E12 The Shops at Columbus Circle C0L36Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300. theshopsatcolumbuscircle .com. This high-end retail and dining complex features more than 40 stores, the world-class Restaurant and Bar Collection, a park-view atrium and art installations. I12 Westfield World Trade Center 185 Greenwich St., btw Vesey & Barclay sts., 212.284.9982. westfield.com/westfieldworldtrade center. This shopping center features well over 125 retail shops, including Breitling, Cole Haan, John Varvatos and Roberto Coin. G22 GIFTS+HOME Abode New York 42 West St., Grd. fl. 2, btw Oak & Noble sts., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 57 shops+services Uniqlo C0L5 6913 46 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., F20 F20; 31 W. 34th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., G12; 666 Fifth Ave., at 53rd St., F13. Phone number for all locations: 877.486.4756. uniqlo.com. Chic, casual basics in bold and vibrant hues, including T-shirts, jeans, coats, sweaters and accessories by the Japanese brand. shops+services 718.388.5383. abode-newyork.com. Premium home furnishings and unusual decor, as well as kitchen and tableware and year-round and seasonal accessories, in a cozy space in Brooklyn or on the web. BB16 Davidoff of Geneva C0L675 94 15 Madison Ave., at E. 53rd St., 212.751.9060, F13; 1390 Sixth Ave., btw W. 56th & W 57th sts., 212.757.3167, F13; Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., at West St., 212.897.2866, G22. davidoffmadison.com. Premium lighters, cigars and other smoking accessories fill this store and cigar lounge. Museum of Arts and Design Store 2 Columbus Cir., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.299.7700. thestore.madmuseum.org. This museum store sells gifts and small sculptures reflecting its arts and crafts exhibitions, many from NYC artists and designers. I12 JEWELRY IWC Schaffhausen C0L4531535 Madison Ave., at E. 54th St., 212.355.7271. iwc.com. This Swiss manufacturer, founded in 1868, offers an array of precise, sophisticated watches for men, limited-edition tickers and a selection of women’s timepieces at its flagship boutique in NYC. F12 Martinique Jewelers C0L727 6 50 Seventh Ave., btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.262.7600. martinique jewelers.com. In Times Square since 1963, this fine jeweler offers a vast selection of jewelry, including Alex and Ani bangles, a full Pandora boutique with exclusive NYC charms, the Thomas Sabo collection, and timeless diamond and 18-karat gold pieces. Watch battery replacement is also available. H13 Maurice Badler Fine Jewelry C0L4 72 85 Park Ave., btw E. 58th & E. 59th sts., 800.622.3537. badler .com. Fine jewelry from famous designers fill this established jewelry shop. F12 Tiffany & Co. C0L727 6 27 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., 212.755.8000; and two other NYC locations. tiffany.com. The world-famous jewelry store carries diamonds, pearls, gold, silver, timepieces, crystal and more—all wrapped in signature robin’s-egg blue boxes. G13 Wempe Jewelers C0L347 15 00 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 212.397.9000. wempe.com. Fifth Avenue’s only official Rolex dealer also carries other prestigious brands such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Chopard and Baume & Mercier, plus jewelry that includes 18-karat gold earrings, brilliant diamond rings, silver charms, pearl necklaces, classic cameos and precious gemstones. G13 SPORTING GOODS+FAN APPAREL Burton Flagship Store C0L63269 Greene St., btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.966.8070. burton.com. The hip and trusted snowboard apparel company provides warm layers and accessories, as well as tools and tuning. F20 NBA Store C0L3575 1 45 Fifth Ave., at 45th St., 212.515.6221. nba.com/nycstore. Team jerseys, gifts and footwear fill this sports emporium of National Basketball Association merchandise and memorabilia. G14 58 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM TECH+MUSIC A-1 Record Shop C0L687439 E. 6th St., btw Ave. A & First Ave., 212.473.2870. a1recordshop.com. Shoppers at this record store can browse a massive selection of records from all genres. The shop also buys and sells records, and produces its own radio show. D18 B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio C0L79468420 Ninth Ave., at W. 34th St., 800.606.6969, 800.221.5743. bhphotovideo.com. One-stop shopping for the newest technology at discount prices, including cutting-edge cameras, hard drives, audio and video equipment, laptops and accessories. I15 42nd Street Photo C0L33 21 78 Fifth Ave., btw 35th & 36th sts., 888.810.4242. 42photo.com. This electronics hub specializes in digital cameras and videography equipment like camcorders, microphones, lenses and flashes. G15 Halcyon C0L45 6127 7 Pearl St., at Water St., DUMBO, Brooklyn, 718.260.9299. halcyontheshop.com. A music store/gallery offering current electronica, soul, funk and avant-garde. Second Hand Rose Music C0L63848 E. 12th St., btw Broadway & University Pl., 212.675.3735. shrosemusic.com. This Union Square shop’s expansive inventory includes used, vintage and rare vinyl in fine condition. F18 Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers (2 days) LINHARTTM Laser Whitening IN PRACT IC FOR O E VE 30 YEA R RS Implants Crowns Invisalign® Root Canals ONE-S TOP DENTA L PERFE CTION TM Periodontics 24-Hour Emergency Services Multilingual Services Available 2 3 0 P a r k Av e . a t 4 6 t h S t . , S u i t e 1 1 6 4 | 2 1 2 . 6 8 2 . 5 1 8 0 | d r l i n h a r t . c o m T-Mobile Times Square C0L6451 82 535 Broadway, at W. 46th St., 646.350.4645. t-mobile.com. The wireless provider’s flagship store in NYC sells internet devices, tablets, accessories and cellphones powered by iOS, Android, Windows and other operating systems. H14 TOYS+GAMES kidding around C0L486260 W. 15th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.645.6337, G17; Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. Passage, E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 212.972.8697, F14. kiddingaroundtoys.com. This family-owned store specializes in toys and board games, costumes, clothes and gifts for children of all ages. The 15th St. location boasts a Victorian design and mobile toy train traveling throughout the shop. Kidrobot C0L461 73 18 Prince St., btw Greene & Wooster sts., 212.966.6688. kidrobot.com. Artist-created collectible and limited-edition toys, made in the United States or imported from Japan, Hong Kong and Europe, as well as art, apparel and accessories reflecting urban culture, street fashion and pop culture. F19 Nintendo® World C0L5110 Rockefeller Plz., at W. 48th St., 646.459.0800. nintendoworldstore.com. A 10,000-square-foot interactive gaming paradise that features Nintendo Wii kiosks, branded merchandise, exclusive items and all the latest Nintendo video games. F13 INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 59 shops+services Paragon Sporting Goods C0L48 317 67 Broadway, at E. 18th St., 212.255.8889. paragonsports.com. This only-in-New-York sports mecca carries equipment and clothing from major brands, including Timberland, Patagonia, Nike and Reebok. E17 museums+attractions FOR INSIDERS’ PICKS, GO TO INNEWYORK.COM/BLOG/DAILY-NYC 2 1 5 1 The Wiener Werkstätte, 1903–1932, epitomized luxurious beauty, as this photograph from an exhibition devoted to the artists’ collective attests. | Neue Galerie New York, p. 61 2 David Hockney’s iconic “Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures)” is a highlight of the artist’s major retrospective. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 61 3 “Holiday Express: Trains and Toys From the Jerni Collection” delights young and old. | New-York Historical Society, p. 61 4 Who invented Christmas as we know it? “Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas” has the answer. | The Morgan Library & Museum, p. 61 5 Kenny Scarf’s painting, “Having Fun,” sums up the essence of the exhibit “Club 57: Film, Performance and Art in the East Village, 1978– 1983.” | Museum of Modern Art, p. 61 60 MUSEUMS American Folk Art Museum C0L5482 Lincoln Sq., Columbus Ave., at W. 66th St., 212.595.9533. folkartmuseum.org. The museum specializes in works created by self-taught (as opposed to formally trained) artists working in a variety of mediums and dating from the 18th century to today. Tu-Th, Sa 11:30 am-7 pm, F noon-7:30 pm, Su noon-6 pm. Free. I11 American Museum of Natural History C0L365Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100. amnh.org. Guests explore halls filled with full-scale dinosaur skeletons, fossils, dioramas, IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM 4 artifacts, gems and minerals, meteorites and more. The Hayden Planetarium’s immersive space show is here, too. Daily 10 am-5:45 pm. General admission: $23 adults, $18 seniors (60+)/students (with ID), $13 ages 2-12. I10 Brooklyn Museum C0L5948200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718.638.5000. brooklynmuseum.org. Ancient Egyptian artifacts, photography and European, Asian and American art are housed in a grand Beaux Arts building. W 11 am-6 pm, Th 11 am-10 pm, F-Su 11 am-6 pm. Suggested admission: $16 adults, $10 seniors (62+)/ students, age 19 and under free. PHOTOS: DETAIL OF A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY THE ATELIER D’ORA STUDIO OF EMILIE FLÖGE WEARING A DRESS DESIGNED BY EDUARD JOSEF WIMMER-WISGRILL AND JEWELRY FROM THE WIENER WERKSTÄTTE, 1910, COURTESY NEUE GALERIE NEW YORK; DAVID HOCKNEY, “PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST (POOL WITH TWO FIGURES),” 1972, ©DAVID HOCKNEY, PHOTO: ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES/JENNI CARTER; A 360-DEGREE MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE SHOWCASING TOY TRAINS, MINIATURE FIGURES AND MODEL BUILDINGS EVOKING THE 1890S, THE JERNI COLLECTION, NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY; “CHARLES DICKENS,” WOOD ENGRAVING, THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 68-70). National Museum of the American Indian C0L561 2 Bowling Green, at Broadway, 212.514.3700. nmai.si.edu. A branch of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House promotes Native American history, culture and arts. Su-W, F-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Th 10 am-8 pm. Free. F23 The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St., 212.423.3200. thejewishmuseum.org. Art and artifacts showcase Jewish culture and identity. Su-Tu, Sa 11 am-5:45 pm, Th 11 am-8 pm, F 11 am-4 pm. $15 adults, $12 seniors (65+), $7.50 students, under 18 and Sa free, pay what you wish Th 5-8 pm. G8 PHOTO: GRAHAM HABER, 2011; KENNY SCHARF, “HAVING FUN,” 1979, COLLECTION BRUNO TESTORE SCHMIDT, COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HONOR FRASER GALLERY, LOS ANGELES 3 Cooper Hewitt 2 E. 91st St., at Fifth Ave., 212.849.8400. cooperhewitt.org. Located in the former residence of Andrew Carnegie, this Smithsonian museum uses groundbreaking technology to create interactive exhibits on historic and contemporary design. Su-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-9 pm. $18 adults, $12 seniors (62+), $9 students, under 18 free, pay what you wish Sa 6-9 pm. F9 Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration05 libertyellisfoundation.org. Visitors seeking their immigrant heritage are welcomed on this historic island in New York Harbor, adjacent to the Statue of Liberty, to view exhibits and search archives. Open daily. Free. Fraunces Tavern Museum 0316 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.425.1778. frauncestavern museum.org. Built in 1719, the building showcases Revolutionary War-era manuscripts, art, memorabilia and meticulously recreated period rooms. M-F noon-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. $7 adults, $4 seniors (65+)/children 6-18/students, children 5 and under free. F23 The Frick Collection 1 E. 70th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.288.0700. frick.org. Paintings by old masters are on display in the palatial former home of industrialist Henry Clay Frick. Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. $22 adults, $17 seniors (65+), $12 students, pay what you wish W 2-6 pm. Children under 10 are not admitted. G11 Guggenheim MuseumC0L136 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.423.3500. guggenheim.org. A major architectural icon of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright’s spiraling landmark building houses a collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as temporary exhibitions. Su-W & F 10 am-5:45 pm, Sa 10 am-7:45 pm. $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+)/students (with ID), under 12 free, pay what you wish Sa 5:45-7:45 pm. G8 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212.535.7710. metmuseum.org. Renowned for its encyclopedic collections of American, European, Oriental, Oceanic, Islamic and ancient arts. Su-Th 10 am-5:30 pm, F-Sa 10 am-9 pm. Suggested admission (which includes same-day admission to the museum’s two satellites: The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters): $25 adults, $17 seniors (65+), $12 students, children under 12 with an adult free. G9 The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Ave., at E. 36th St., 212.685.0008. themorgan.org. An Italian Renaissance-style palazzo, once the library of financier Pierpont Morgan, contains rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints and other treasures. Tu-Th 10:30 am-5 pm, F 10:30 am-9 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. $20 adults, $13 seniors (65+)/students/ages 13-16, under 12 with adult and F 7-9 pm free. F15 The Museum at FIT C0L531S 6 eventh Ave., at W. 27th St., 212.217.4558. fitnyc.edu/museum. Fashion is celebrated through public programs and exhibitions of contemporary and historic clothing, avant-garde accessories, textiles and other visual materials. Tu-F noon-8 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. Free. H16 The Museum of Modern Art 11 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.708.9400. moma.org. World-renowned modern and contemporary works, including masterpieces of sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and film, are in the permanent collection. M-Th, Su 10:30 am-5:30 pm, F-Sa 10:30 am-9 pm. $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, children under 16 and F 4-9 pm free. G13 Museum of the City of New YorkC0L5914 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672. mcny.org. NYC is on display in paintings, photographs and artifacts. The permanent exhibition, “New York at Its Core,” is a three-gallery, high-tech look at the city’s 400-year history. Daily 10 am-6 pm. Suggested admission: $18 adults, $12 seniors/students, under 19 free. F7 National September 11 Memorial & MuseumC0L415879 Museum entrance at 180 Greenwich St., btw Liberty & Fulton sts., 212.312.8800. 911memorial.org. The memorial features waterfalls set within the footprints of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Memorial: Daily 7:30 am-9 pm. Free. Museum: Su-Th 9 am-8 pm (last entry 6 pm), F-Sa 9 am-9 pm (last entry 7 pm). Museum admission: $24 adults, $18 seniors (65+), U.S. veterans, college students, $15 children 7-17, children under 6 and Tu 5-8 pm free. G22 Neue Galerie New York C0L1 457 048 Fifth Ave., at 86th St., 212.628.6200. neuegalerie.org. The elegant town-house museum is dedicated to 20th-century German and Austrian fine and decorative art and design by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix and others. Th-M 11 am-6 pm. $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $10 students, first F of the month 6-8 pm free. Children under 12 not admitted, children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. G9 New Museum C0L57235 Bowery, btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.219.1222. newmuseum.org. Contemporary cutting-edge art in a variety of mediums by American and international artists. Tu-W, F-Su 11 am-6 pm, Th 11 am-9 pm. $18 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $12 students, under 18 free, pay what you wish Th 7-9 pm. D20 New-York Historical Society Museum & Library C0L51 8 70 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (W. 77th St.), 212.873.3400. nyhistory.org. Objects and works of art with a focus on the rich history of New York. Tu-Th, Sa 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. $21 adults, $16 seniors/educators/active military, $13 students, $6 children 5-13, children under 4 free, pay what you wish F 6-8 pm. I10 Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort St., btw Greenwich & West sts., 212.570.3600. whitney.org. More than 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space are devoted to American art and artists. M, W-Th, Su 10:30 am-6 pm, F-Sa 10:30 am-10 pm. $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+)/students, children under 18 free, pay what you wish F 7-10 pm. I18 ATTRACTIONS Downton Abbey: The Exhibition 218 W. 57th, btw Seventh Ave. & Broadway, 866.811.4111. downtonexhibition.com. The Emmy Award-winning television show comes alive in an exhibition that transports fans to post-Edwardian England and the iconic country house. Featured are memorable moments from the INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 61 museums+attractions museums+attractions Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum C0L3276Pier 86, 12th Ave., at W. 46th St., 212.245.0072. intrepid museum.org. A national historic landmark, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier offers access to several decks featuring historic aircraft, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits and flight simulators, plus the guided missile submarine USS Growler, the British Airways Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. Daily 10 am-5 pm. General admission: $33 adults, $31 seniors (65+), $24 children 5-12, children 4 and under, veterans and active-duty personnel free. K14 museums+attractions show’s six seasons and displays devoted to the characters, their clothes and way of life, as well as the social history and culture of the period. Daily 10 am-8 pm. $30 adults, $28 seniors (65+), $15 children 4-12. H12 Empire State Building ExperienceC0L3487 350 Fifth Ave., btw 33rd & 34th sts., 212.736.3100. esbnyc .com. Views of New York City and beyond from the 86th- and 102nd-floor indoor and outdoor observatories. Daily 8 am-2 am. Main deck (86th floor) admission: $36 adults, $34 seniors (62+), $30 children 6-12, children under 5 free. Main & top decks (86th floor & 102nd floor) admission: $56 adults, $54 seniors (62+), $50 children 6-12, children under 5 free. G15 Encounter: Ocean Odyssey 226 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 646.308.1337. natgeoencounter.com. National Geographic’s immersive experience is an underwater walk-through adventure that takes explorers into the depths of the Pacific Ocean, where they encounter humpback whales, great white sharks, sea lions and other creatures. The journey, using state-of-the-art digital technology, animation and projections, lasts approximately 90 minutes. Su-Th 10 am-10:30 pm, F-Sa 10 am-midnight (last ticket sold one hour before closing). Reserved tickets (buy in advance and choose guaranteed entry time): $39.50 adults, $36.50 seniors (65+), $32.50 children (12 and under). H14 The High Line C0L568G 1 ansevoort to W. 34th sts., btw 10th & 12th aves., 212.500.6035. thehighline.org. The 1.45-mile-long elevated park and promenade, reclaimed from derelict freight railway tracks, is one of the city’s most popular attractions, offering views of the skyline and Chelsea neighborhood, plus perennial gardens and art displays by notable contemporary artists. Daily 7 am-7 pm. Free. J15-J18 One World Observatory One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St., entrance to the observatory is on West St., at Vesey St., 844.696.1776. oneworldobservatory.com. The indoor observatory is located on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere—1,250 feet above street level. Dining options available, plus a gift shop. Daily 9 am-8 pm (last ticket sold at 7:15 pm). $34 adults, $32 seniors (65+), $28 children 6-12, children 5 and under free. G22 Statue of Liberty libertyellisfoundation.org. The copper-clad neoclassical statue in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and a gift from France to the United States in 1886, is a symbol of freedom and democracy. Open daily. Free. Top of the Rock C30 0L57 Rockefeller Plz., W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.698.2000. topofthe rocknyc.com. Panoramic vistas of the city some 70 floors above the ground. Daily 8 am-midnight (last elevator ascends at 11:15 pm). $34 adults, $32 seniors (62+), $28 children 6-12. The “Sun & Stars” combination ticket allows visitors to enjoy Top of the Rock twice in one day: $49 adults, $47 seniors, $43 children 6-12. G13 62 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM galleries+antiques FOR MORE ART, GO TO INNEWYORK.COM/BLOG/DAILY-NYC PHOTOS: KÄTHE KOLLWITZ, “WORKING WOMAN WITH BLUE SHAWL,” 1903, COURTESY GALERIE ST. ETIENNE; DANA OLDFATHER, “PORCH LIGHTS ON,” 2017, COURTESY KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS; HAYV KAHRAMAN, “MNEMONIC ARTIFACT 6,” 2017, COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY galleries+antiques The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 68-70). 2 1 3 1 The exhibition, “All Good Art Is Political: Käthe Kollwitz and Sue Coe,” on view thru Feb. 10, includes more than 30 drawings and prints by Kollwitz (1867–1945), including “Working Woman With Blue Shawl” (pictured, 1903); and in excess of 30 paintings, drawings and prints by Coe (b. 1951). | Galerie St. Etienne, p. 64 2 Participating in the group show, ”Echoes,” thru Dec. 23, is Dana Oldfather, whose frenetic abstract forms in “Porch Lights On” from 2017 echo her energetic, often chaotic inner life. | Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, p. 64 3 “Re-weaving Migrant Inscriptions,” thru Dec. 20, is Baghdad-born, Los Angeles-based Hayv Kahraman’s third solo show at this gallery’s W. 24th St. space. | Jack Shainman Gallery, p. 64 ANTIQUES Argosy Book Store C0L31 8 16 E. 59th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.753.4455. argosy books.com. This family-owned shop offers antiquarian and out-of-print books, antique maps and historical autographs. Specialties include modern first editions, Americana, autographs and the history of science and medicine. M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. F12 Hyde Park Antiques C0L658 7 36 Broadway, btw E. 12th & E. 13th sts., 212.477.0033.hydeparkan tiques.com. Fine English furniture from the 18th and early 19th centuries, with an emphasis on the Georgian and Regency periods. Comple- menting the furniture are examples of Chinese export porcelain and English ceramics, plus sporting and marine art, landscapes and still lifes. M-F 9 am-5 pm. F18 James Robinson Inc. C0L58480 Park Ave., at E. 58th St., 212.752.6166. jrobinson.com. English and Continental silver, porcelain and glass (16th-18th centuries), antique and Art Deco jewelry. Handmade sterling silver flatware is also available. M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa 10:30 am-4:30 pm. F12 Karl Kemp Antiques C0L58236 E. 10th St., btw Broadway & University Pl., 212.254.1877. karlkemp.com. Biedermeier, Art Deco and INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 63 galleries+antiques neoclassical furniture and accessories. M-F 10 am-5:30 pm, Sa noon-5 pm. F18 Lost City Arts C0L961 3 8 Cooper Sq., btw E. 4th & E. 5th sts., 212.375.0500. lostcityarts.com. Internationally sourced 20th-century furniture, lighting and accessories are the stock-in-trade at this store, in business since 1982. M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa noon-6 pm. E18 Macklowe Gallery C0L28164 5 45 Park Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.644.6400. macklowegallery .com. Museum-quality Tiffany lamps, floor lamps and chandeliers; French Art Nouveau treasures, including cameo glass, ceramic earthenware and furniture; antique and estate jewelry. M-F 10:30 am-6 pm. F13 Maison Gerard C0L59343-53 E. 10th St., btw Broadway & University Pl., 212.674.7611. maisongerard.com. Fine French Art Deco furniture, lighting and objets d’art. M-F 10 am6 pm. F18 The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center C0L51 9 050 Second Ave., at E. 55th St., 212.355.4400. the-maac.com. More than 100 established galleries on three levels offer an encyclopedic selection of antiques, fine art, decorative accessories, silver and jewelry from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. M-Sa 10:30 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm. E13 Mantiques Modern C0L4151 87 46 W. 22nd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.206.1494. mantiquesmod ern.com. An inventory of mostly 20th-century design and industrial objects, such as a 1920s French mail-sorter desk, as well as vintage jewelry, luggage and home decor and accessories. M-F 10:30 am-6:30 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-7 pm. G16 Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. C0L11 5 6 E. 52nd St., 10th fl., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.397.2818. rmchait.com. A large inventory of fine antique Chinese porcelain works of art. M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa by appointment. F13 Showplace Antique + Design Center C0L194 5 0 W. 25th St., btw Broadway & Sixth Ave., 212.633.6063. nyshowplace.com. More than 200 antiques dealers on four floors exhibit European and American furniture, art glass, textiles, silver, fine and costume jewelry, pottery, vintage clothing and more. M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa-Su 8:30 am-5:30 pm. G16 ART GALLERIES Booth Gallery 325 W. 38th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 646.902.4566. paulboothgallery.com. The gallery represents and shows local and international artists who strike a balance between content and form, research and communication. On exhibit thru Jan. 13: “The New Baroque.” Tu-Sa 1-9 pm. I15 Castelli Gallery C0L531 4 8 E. 77th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.249.4470. castelligallery.com. Founded by the late Leo Castelli in 1957, the gallery remains committed to postwar pop, minimal and conceptual American art. On exhibit thru Feb. 10: “Found, Made, Cast: Sculptures by Nancy Graves, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.” Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. F10 64 IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM Company 88 Eldridge St., 5th fl., btw Hester & Grand sts., 646.756.4547. companygallery.us. The contemporary art gallery represents Yve Laris Cohen, Barbara Hammer, Raúl de Nieves and Cajsa von Zeipel. On exhibit Dec. 3-Jan. 21: “Troy Michie.” W-Su noon-6 pm. D20 Forum Gallery C0L4 5127 75 Park Ave., at E. 57th St., 212.355.4545. forumgallery.com. Modern (1900–1945), postwar and contemporary figurative art by artists such as William Beckman and Tula Telfair. On exhibit thru Jan. 6: “Favorite Things: A Holiday Exhibition.” Tu-Sa 10 am-5:30 pm. F12 Franklin Parrasch Gallery C0L694253 E. 64th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.246.5360. franklin parrasch.com. Many of the artists represented are from California and rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s. On exhibit thru Dec. 23: “Tony DeLap: A Career Survey, 1963–2016.” Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. F11 Gagosian Gallery C0L155 3 22 W. 21st St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.741.1717. gagosian.com. The New York outpost of a global gallery—owned by Larry Gagosian, considered by many to be a kingmaker in the art world—holds exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, photography and installations by postwar American and European artists. On exhibit thru Dec. 22: “Douglas Gordon: Back and Forth and Forth and Back.” Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. J17 Galerie St. Etienne C0L522 18 4 W. 57th St., 8th fl., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.245.6734. gseart.com. Specializing in Austrian and German Expressionist artists, such as Otto Dix, Egon Schiele and Emil Nolde, this gallery is also a showcase for self-taught and outsider artists like Grandma Moses. Tu-Sa 11 am-5 pm. G13 Hauser & Wirth C0L46532 E. 69th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.794.4970, F11; 548 W. 22nd St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.790.3900, J16. hauserwirth.com. With branches in Zürich, London and L.A., this gallery represents artists such as Paul McCarthy, Ian Wallace, Pipilotti Rist and Dan Graham. On exhibit thru Dec. 23 at 32 E. 69th St.: “Ardent Nature: Arshile Gorky Landscapes, 1943–47.” On exhibit thru Dec. 23 at 548 W. 22nd St.: “David Smith: Origins & Innovations” and “Geta Bratescu: The Leaps of Aesop.” Both galleries: Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. Jack Shainman Gallery C0L3264513 W. 20th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., J17; 524 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., J16. Phone for both: 212.645.1701. jackshainman.com. Photographs, videos, paintings and sculpture by artists from Africa, East Asia and North America. Both galleries: Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. Kathryn Markel Fine Arts C0L643529 W. 20th St., Ste. 6W, btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.366.5368. markelfinearts.com. Abstract and contemporary paintings and works on paper from emerging and established artists, including Lisa Breslow and Tracey Adams, are exhibited here, with compositions ranging from bold, colorful and geometric to minimal, sinuous and organic. Tu-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 11 am-6 pm. J17 Leila Heller Gallery 568 W. 25th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.249.7695. leilahellergallery.com. Opera Gallery C0L67 5741 91 Madison Ave., at E. 67th St., 646.707.3299. operagallery.com. The international gallery, with branches in New York, Miami, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and other capitals, showcases 19th- and 20th-century masterworks by Picasso, Dubuffet, Warhol and Chagall, as well as works by emerging contemporary artists. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. F11 Shoot the Lobster 138 Eldridge St., btw Broome & Delancey sts., 212.560.0670. shootthe lobster.com. The semi-subterranean project space is located in a former fish market. On exhibit thru Dec. 22: “To a Body.” Th-Su noon-6 pm. D20 Staley-Wise Gallery C0L651 2 00 Crosby St., Ste. 305, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.966.6223. staley wise.com. Historical and contemporary fashion photography and celebrity portraiture by such artists as Bert Stern, Steven Klein, Herb Ritts, David LaChapelle, Lillian Bassman and Slim Aarons. On exhibit thru Jan. 20: “Sheila Metzner: From Life.” Tu-Sa 11 am-5 pm. F19 Susan Eley Fine Art C0L649146 W. 90th St., 2nd fl., btw Central Park West & Columbus Ave., 917.952.7641. susaneleyfineart.com. This townhouse gallery provides a salon setting in which to view paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture by emerging and midcareer artists. On exhibit thru Dec. 28: “The Colors of Jazz: New Paintings by Carlos Puyol.” Tu-Th 11 am-5 pm, and by appointment. I8 Van Doren Waxter C0L463723 E. 73rd St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.445.0444, F11; 195 Chrystie St., btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.982.1930, D19. vandorenwaxter.com. The gallery, located in an Upper East Side town house and on the Lower East Side, offers a multigenerational program of established and emerging international artists. On exhibit thru Jan. 20 at 23 E. 73rd St.: “Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1955–1967.” Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. On exhibit thru Dec. 22 at 195 Chrystie St.: “Brian Rochefort: HotSpots.” Tu-Sa 11 am-6 pm. AUCTION HOUSES Bonhams C0L5 1574 80 Madison Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.644.9001. bonhams.com. An esteemed auction house dealing in the appraisal and sale of fine art, antiques and more. Dec. 4: The Art of Time; Fine Jewelry. Dec. 5: Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples. Dec. 6: History of Science and Technology. Dec. 6: Voices of the 20th Century. Dec. 11: Coins and Christie’s C0L5724120 Rockefeller Plz., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.636.2000. christies.com. A prestigious auctioneer of fine art and antiques since the 18th century. Dec. 5: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana. Dec. 6: Magnificent Jewels. Dec. 7: Watches; Russian America Polar Exploration: Highlights From the Martin Greene Library. Dec. 8: Finest and Rarest Wines: A Study in Distinction. Dec. 9: Finest Wines and Spirits, featuring an exceptional collection and rarities from the cellars of Champagne Charles Heidsieck. Dec. 12-13: Interiors. Dec. 14: Design. G13 galleries+antiques Marlborough Contemporary C0L648545 W. 25th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.463.8634. marlbor oughcontemporary.com. This is the downtown location of a leading international dealer in modern and contemporary art with galleries in London and Spain. On exhibit thru Dec. 23: “Brian Fahlstrom: Truth in the Night.” Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. J16 Medals. Dec. 14: Modern Decorative Art & Design. F13 Doyle New York C0L51 7431 75 E. 87th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.427.2730. doylenewyork .com. The auction house sells fine art, jewelry, furniture and more. Dec. 6: Doyle at Home. Dec. 13: Important Jewelry. Dec. 14: Photographs. E9 Phillips C0L968450 Park Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.940.1300. phillips.com. This well-established auction house, founded in London in 1796, specializes in contemporary art, photographs, editions, design, watches and jewelry. Dec. 12: Design and “Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century—Personal Photographs From the Collection of Peter Fetterman.” F13 Sotheby’s C0L1 2315 334 York Ave., at E. 72nd St., 212.606.7000. sothebys.com. Fine art and collectibles go on the block at this longstanding auction house. Dec. 2: Finest and Rarest Wines. Dec. 4: Couture Fashion Jewelry: The Personal Archive of Shaun Leane. Dec. 5: Magnificent Jewels. Dec. 6: Important Watches. Dec. 7: Fine Jewels. Dec. 11: Fine Books & Manuscripts. Dec. 12: History of Science and Technology. Dec. 13: Tiffany: Dreaming in Glass; Important Design; Masterworks by Tiffany Studios: The William A. Richardson Collection. Dec. 20: Important Judaica; Israeli and International Art. C8 Swann Auction Galleries C0L1 4687 04 E. 25th St., btw Lexington & Park aves., 212.254.4710. swanngal leries.com. A family-owned auction house specializing in rare and antiquarian books and works on paper. Dec. 5: Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. Dec. 14: Illustration Art. F16 SPECIAL SHOWS Holiday House NYC Academy Mansion, 2 E. 63rd St., btw Madison & Fifth aves. holidayhouse nyc.com. (Thru Dec. 6) More than 15 interior designers, inspired by holiday themes, transform a four-story limestone mansion and its 20 rooms into a luxuriously appointed showcase. The show benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Daily 11 am-5 pm, Th 11 am-8 pm. $40. F12 McDermott & McGough: The Oscar Wilde Temple The Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., at Seventh Ave. oscarwildetemple.org. (Thru Dec. 7) The installation by collaborative artists David McDermott and Peter McGough honors one of the earliest heroes of gay liberation and equal rights. Tu-Sa noon-7 pm. Free. H17 Jewelry from Kenneth James Collection Gallery 47 (212) 888-0165 The gallery, which also has a location in Dubai, represents Western and Middle Eastern artists; it is also active in the American, European and Middle Eastern secondary art markets. On exhibit thru Dec. 24: “Ran Hwang: Sacred Space.” Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. J16 Historical Design Fine Art | Jewelry Contemporary Art Silver | Antiques and more... 1050 2nd Ave b/t 55th St & 56th St. New York | NY 10022 212.355.4400 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-maac.com INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK MAAC_INNY_OCT_2017_thirdpage.indd 1 65 30.10.17 18:18 transportation+tours FOR MORE ON WHAT TO DO, GO TO INNEWYORK.COM/BLOG/DAILY-NYC The letters/numbers at the end of each listing are NYC Map coordinates (pp. 68-70). M & V Limousines 631.543.0908, 800.498.5788. mvlimo.com. This limousine company offers transportation for weddings, nights on the town, airports and more. Choose from a variety of vehicles, including antique cars and luxury buses. Metro-North Railroad C0L52 18 12.532.4900. mta .info/mnr. Commuter trains operate daily from 4 am to 2 am, arriving and departing from Grand Central Terminal. F14 New Jersey Transit C0L4851 973.275.5555. njtransit .com. Trains, buses and airport connections, all with online ticketing options to various cities and towns throughout New Jersey, including most cities on the Jersey Shore. New York Water Taxi C0L2 \5246 12.742.1969. nywatertaxi.com. Commuter taxis cruise the Hudson and East rivers daily. All-Day Access Pass: $31 adults, $19 children 3-12. Routes/ times vary. NYC Ferry ferry.nyc. This ferry service, operated by Hornblower, offers transportation along the East River to and from Lower Manhattan and Midtown and also parts of Brooklyn and Queens, with more routes being developed. Vessels offer charging stations, Wi-Fi and concessions. Adult one-way ticket, $2.75. Tickets can be bought through the NYC Ferry app, the website or at a ticket vending machine, available at all of the ferry landings. Clark Griswold has nothing on The Original Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights. The bus ride to Dyker Heights entertains with vintage Christmas television specials including Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, and, once there, you‘ll be wowed by the over-the-top holiday decorations. | A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours, p. 67 . TRANSPORTATION Amtrak C0L800.872.7245. amtrak.com. Penn Station, Eighth Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 212.630.6400. Guests travel in comfort on these passenger trains, stopping at stations throughout the country. Refreshments are available on most trains. I15 Carmel Car & Limousine Service C0L5234 212.666.6666. carmellimo.com. Luxury sedans (late-model Lincoln Town Cars), limos, minivans and large passenger vans (that can hold up to 40 customers) are all available by the hour and for airport transportation. Charge & Ride, Inc. C0L4137 8 18.392.5200. charge andride.com. Passengers can ride in luxury sedans, SUVs, limos and buses to any destination in the New York metro area. Services are available 24/7. Commonwealth Limo C0L48 7162 00.558.5466. commonwealthlimo.com. Luxury chauffeured transportation throughout the NYC metro area 66 offering a variety of vehicles, such as stretch limousines and executive vans. Empire CLS C0L419 888.826.3431. empirecls.com. Uniformed drivers chauffeur executives, dignitaries and celebrities around town and to and from airports. The fleet includes the latest models of Lincoln Town Cars, Navigators, Mercedes-Benz sedans, stretch limos, buses and minivans, many of which are hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. Go Airlink NYC C0L212.812.9000. 6154 goairlinkshuttle .com. Door-to-door shuttles and rides in late-model vans, SUVs and sedans to and from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark terminals for individuals, groups and charters. For reservations, call 877.599.8200. Lincoln Limousine 718.728.5466. lincolnlimou sine.com. Pick from a fleet of vehicles that include luxury sedans, stretch and superstretch limos, chauffeured SUVs and more for trips to various tristate area destinations. Private tours of the city’s most well-known sights and attractions are also available. Long Island Rail Road mta.info/lirr. Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including all holidays), taking visitors from Penn Station or Jamaica, Queens, to more than 100 destinations throughout Long Island. For pricing and schedules, go online or call 511 and say “LIRR” at any time. IN NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2017 | INNEWYORK.COM Penn Station C0L5E 213 ighth Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 212.630.6401. amtrak.com. Subways converge with commuter rail and bus services to New Jersey and Long Island and national rail services. I15 Port Authority Bus Terminal C0L526 13 25 Eighth Ave., btw W. 40th & W. 42nd sts., 800.221.9903. panynj .gov/bus-terminals/port-authority-bus-terminal .html. Bus carriers available at this terminal include New Jersey Transit, Greyhound and ShortLine Bus. Three levels include shops and restaurants. H14 Statue Cruises C0L511 4 .877.523.9849. statuecruises .com. Ferries carry visitors to the Statue of Liberty National Monument 100 times a week. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. Crown reserve tickets: $21 adults, $17 seniors (62+), $12 children ages 4-12. Audio tour included. F24 TOURS Big Apple Greeter C0L9b 518 igapplegreeter.org. Local volunteers highlight the ins and outs of New York City when they lead free two-to-four-hour jaunts tailored to your interests. Tours must be booked three weeks in advance. For more information, call 212.669.8159. Big Bus Tours bigbustours.com. Visitors can see NYC’s most famous attractions, including the Empire State Building and the Statue of excursions offer visitors an inside look at Lincoln Center. Daily; times vary. $25 adults, $20 students under 30. I12 Citifari citifari.com. Visitors can strap on a camera and capture the Big Apple’s most stunning sites on 2 1/2-hour walking tours. The professional photographers who guide the tours scout out the best vantage points and share tips and techniques for getting the best shot, day or night. Tour locations include SoHo, Central Park and several other picturesque points. $69-99 per person. Dates/times vary. Madison Square Garden All-Access Tour C0L64589Seventh Ave., at W. 33rd St., 212.465.6080. thegarden.com. This tour goes behind the scenes of the revamped arena, including the locker rooms and a gallery of famous photos from the Garden’s photo archives. Check website for varied hours and prices. H15 Citysightseeing Cruises New York Pier 78, 455 12th Ave., at W. 38th St., 212.445.7599. citysightseeingnewyork.com. Sightseeing cruises include a twilight sail, a skyline cruise and a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing ferry. Times/prices/ packages vary. K15 Foods of NY Tours C0L7914 212.913.9964. foodsofny .com. These walking, tasting and cultural tours offer a look at NYC’s various neighborhoods, restaurants and markets. Tours include Original Greenwich Village (historic mom-and-pop specialty food shops), Chelsea Market and the High Line (NYC’s famous indoor food market, the Meatpacking District and the High Line), Gourmet Chinatown (sit-down dining featuring upscale Asian eats) and The Best of Brooklyn (a history and gastronomy lesson complete with Brooklyn Bridge views). Times/prices vary. Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour C0L4588 37 9 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 917.566.0008. grand centralterminal.com. Learn the secrets and compelling history of the famous transportation hub with this one-hour, self-guided audio tour, available on a device from Orpheo. $9 adults, $7 seniors/disabled, students/children. Pickup from GCT Tour Window on the Main Concourse. F14 Gray Line New York C0L516Buses leave from the Gray Line New York Visitor Center, 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.445.0848. newyorksightseeing.com. Sightseeing tours by bus, boat and helicopter let visitors discover NYC’s iconic sites. Prices vary. H14 Ground Zero Tour 646.801.9113. 911ground zero.com. Guided, two-hour walking tours offer a deeper understanding of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The stroll includes skip-theline access to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Daily tours at 10:30 am and 2 pm. Prices vary. G22 Harlem Gospel and Jazz Tours C0L4835690 Eighth Ave., btw W. 43rd & W. 44th sts., 212.391.0900. harlemspirituals.com. Visitors take in Manhattan’s largest neighborhood, touring a Baptist church and hearing inspiring spirituals. Times/ prices vary. I14 Lincoln Center Tours C0L68942David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway, btw W. 62nd & W. 63rd sts., 212.875.5350. lincolncenter.org/tours. Guided visit the former sites of rock clubs like DBGB’s) and The Beatles Tour (where you will visit Strawberry Fields—the memorial to John Lennon—and Carnegie Hall, where the Beatles performed. Times/prices vary. Metro NYC Tours C0L5846 516.652.4527. metronyc tours.com. This tour company, founded by Robin London, a third generation native New Yorker and professionally licensed New York City tour guide, offers a wide variety of tours around the city, including all-day private tours, half-day vehicle tours, a Gangster and Crime Tour, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side and Chinatown Food Tours and others. New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour 10 Columbus Cir., btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts. getyourguide.com. Take a two-and-ahalf-hour guided bus tour of New York to see its spectacular holiday lights and movie sites. See the apartment where Buddy the Elf stayed in “Elf;” relive a “Home Alone Christmas” moment outside Rockefeller Center, plus lots more. Meet your tour guide at 10 Columbus Cir., right above the Williams Sonoma store on the 2nd floor, facing the main entrance windows overlooking the Visitor’s Desk on the left side. Prices/times vary. I12 Onboard New York Sightseeing Tours Seventh Ave. & Broadway at W. 53rd St., 212.852.4821. newyorktours.onboardtours.com. Guests and guides explore Central Park, Wall Street, Times Square and other areas, both on the tour bus and off. Times/schedules/prices vary. H13 Real New York Tours realnewyorktours.com. This highly rated tour offers up close and personal tours of the city, including the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Morningside Heights and Harlem; six-hour tours of the entire island from Central Park to Chinatown; and more. Group tours are available by subway and foot, and private tours are also available. Prices and schedules vary. Rockefeller Center Tours C0L586430 Rockefeller Plz., at W. 50th St., 212.698.2000. rockefeller center.com The skating rink, statue of Prometheus and more are featured on this 75-minute walking tour of the historic venue. Opt for a scheduled or unscheduled tour. $25. Times vary. Rock Junket New York City’s Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Walking Tour C0L4695 212.209.3370. rockjunket.com. These tours take visitors to famous rock music sites around NYC. Tours include the East Village Punk ’n’ Rock Tour (where you will learn about punk groups including The Ramones, the New York Dolls and Shady Ladies Tours 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 646.201.4848. shadyladiestours.com. This tour group offers several tours, including the Shady Ladies Tours and the Nasty Women Tour. Tours take in a number of collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and meet in the lobby of the museum. For prices, meeting times and more information, visit the website. G9 A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours C0L796 212.913.9917. asliceofbrooklyn.com. Tours depart from Manhattan and take visitors to iconic locations and sites around this famous borough. This month, you can see the most extravagant display of Christmas lights in the country in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, now known as the “Dyker Lights,” visited by over 100,000 people every year to view the over-the-top decorations. Style Room C0L4326225 W. 34th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 646.245.5316. styleroom.com. Fashion expert Karen Parker O’Brien creates personalized shopping tours that include VIP access to designer showrooms. H15 Turnstile Tours 347.903.8687. turnstiletours .com. Two-hour walking tours of Manhattan’s Financial District or Midtown include some of the finest street food the city has to offer. Each tour includes 5-6 tastings from trucks and carts that offer dishes such as falafel and lamb off the bone, Korean short ribs, and Belgian waffles. Prices, schedules/locations vary. Viator Tours 888.651.9785. viator.com. This huge tour company offers a wide variety of tours. Choose from such tours as Mornings at MoMA and EmptyMet Tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Evening Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise, and many others. Walks of New York C0L4582 888.683.8671. walksofnewyork.com. This group offers immersive walking explorations of New York City for history and architecture buffs, along with activity-driven excursions, such as photography and dining tours. Price/dates/times/departure points vary. Woolworth Building 233 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, 203.966.9663. woolworthtours.com. Designed by architect Cass Gilbert between 1910 and 1912 as Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the landmarked Woolworth Building was once the tallest building in the world. Long closed the the public, tours of the magnificent vintage lobby are available. You can opt for 30, 60 or 90-minute tours. Custom tours and private group photographer tours are also available. $20-$45. E21 INNEWYORK.COM | DECEMBER 2017 | IN NEW YORK 67 transportation+tours Liberty, on this bus service, which offers fixed loops and a hop-on, hop-off tours with 30 stops. Times/prices vary. 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