New York, NY 10019 Hotel Fantasies become reality at Dream New York, Vikram Chatwal’s blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in a landmark 1895 Beaux-Arts building, Dream New York is a playscape where luxury hospitality combines with the reverie of modern design. Settle into sleek-yet-comfortable accommodations, complete with the utmost in luxury amenities and eclectic restaurants and lounges. Break free from the conventional at Dream New York and experience a Manhattan boutique hotel that defies tradition for surreal design, dramatic luxury accommodations, and a choice of eccentric, eclectic bars and eateries in a supreme Manhattan location. Not your mother's luxury hotel in Midtown, Dream New York is housed in a landmark 1895 Beaux-Arts property bolstered with features only found in your wildest imaginations: a portrait gallery is traditional, but not when the art work appears only on the ceiling.
Lidia's Italy: Recipes: Stuffed Rice Balls serves: 20 rice balls Traditionally, this dish was made with short grain rice, Arborio or Carnaroli, that's been boiled in salted water with a little oil, and that's how I make it here. If you have leftover risotto, you can use that instead of starting from scratch with the rice. On the other hand, if you have leftover Bolognese sauce, you can skip making the ragu; all you need to do is add some peas and a little water to the sauce and simmer until the peas are tender and the sauce is dense, not runny. For the Ragu¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil1 pound ground beef½ cup onion, chopped salt¼ cup celery , finely diced¼ cup carrots, grated14 ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, crushed1 teaspoon tomato paste½ teaspoon hot red pepper, crushed1 cup fresh peas, or frozen peas
Benoit New York Alain Ducasse invites you to discover the very best of French bistrot style food, in the heart of New York. A few steps away from the boutiques of 5th avenue, the younger brother of the legendary Parisian bistrot has developed a personality of its own, through a multitude of minute details. The menu focuses on all the great bistrot classics, with that little extra that creates all the magic of Alain Ducasse, such as hors d’oeuvres that chef Philippe Bertineau prepares with his heart and soul! New York City Hotels : Ace Hotel Ace Hotel New York lives in a building formerly known as the Breslin Hotel, built in 1904. The building and the neighborhood have always been full of life. When the Breslin was built, Midtown was the Times Square of its time. Tom Fruin: WATERTOWER Tom Fruin's WATERTOWERlive cam video of lights Location: DUMBO, Brooklyn USA Situated on the rooftop of 20 Jay Street the sculpture is viewable from the parks and streets of Dumbo, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, FDR Drive and Lower Manhattan. The prime viewing locations are the Brooklyn Bridge Park at Washington Street(see map), and the Manhattan Bridge bike path.
Souen: Recommended by: Karlie Kloss (Model), Rachel Antonoff (Fashion Designer) This is a known macrobiotic, organic spot for those that want to be healthy while also wanting to experience a delicious, fun meal out. This is a desire that’s becoming more and more prevalent in NYC; Souen definitely fits the bill. “I love Souen because they have deliciously healthy food prepared in a unique and tasty way that doesn’t sacrifice the flavor while still being nutritious.” – Karlie Kloss (Model) “Souen is one of my all time favorites.” – Rachel Antonoff (Fashion Designer) Map Data
Café Gitane Nolita: Recommended by: Karlie Kloss (Model), Peter Tunney (Peter Tunney Art), Jodie Snyder Morel (DANNIJO) Possibly one of the chicest lunch spots you can go to, Café Gitane is all about the people-watching. Oh, and have we mentioned the food? We recommend it for brunch rather than dinner; you may have to wait awhile but the avocado toast will be worth it… “The avocado toast is life changing!”
SD26: Recommended by: Mauro Maccioni (Le Cirque) The reinvented Italian spot in Flatiron has a grand, sleek aesthetic and a large variety on its menu – from a salumeria section to formaggeria to a duo of tuna to pasta and grains. A great spot for both a night out or a casual dinner, it’s a restaurant to get dressed for. Make a Reservation. www.sd26ny.com Map Data Map data ©2014 Google, Sanborn