From new foodie spots to innovative healthcare, check out New York City’s latest attractions this month.
Soho Home Studio’s new collection
In their first U.S. outpost, Soho Home Studio in the Meatpacking District brings the vibe and experience of Soho House to an artistic—and shoppable—environment featuring in-house interior design services and made-to-order furniture. Other exciting amenities include a juice bar, floral offerings, a vinyl corner for DJs and an area for rotating creative workshops and events from Soho House members and others. With Soho Home’s contemporary and stylish furniture available for purchase and an inherent essence of creativity throughout, the studio is the ideal place to browse and be inspired. 401 W. 14th St.
Gray Malin’s “Picnic Party, Central Park” shot from the Dogs of New York City series
Internationally renowned fine art photographer Gray Malin recently released a new series called Dogs of New York City—and it’s absolutely adorable. Highlighting some of the most well-known and admired locations in the city through a light-hearted, whimsical lens, Malin creates a fantasy world of stylish, furry tourists exploring spots like the Plaza Hotel and Central Park. Surely, a snapshot of precious canines sunbathing on the Rockefeller observation deck in retro sunglasses will brighten anyone’s day. New York has always been a source of inspiration for Malin, and as a dog lover, this project was the perfect intersection of interests. “It was a joy to feature such dynamic subjects in a city that I—and so many others—love,” he says.
The Lanby’s luxe space
Co-founded by self-dubbed “professional patients,” Tandice Urban and Chloe Harrouche, who entered the healthcare system at young ages, The Lanby is a new hospitality-focused, primary care members club. With a three-person care team model, The Lanby integrates medicine, wellness and hospitality.
Lanby co-founders Chloe Harrouche and Tandice Urban
“Because we came at this from our own patient perspectives, we were forced to be honest with ourselves about what actually gets patients excited,” Harrouche says. Designed with velvet and marble accents, The Lanby’s space provides a sophisticated, comforting environment where members can enjoy luxuries such as a library of wellness books along with unlimited visits and wellness assessments. 535 Fifth Ave., Ste. 603
Jordan Fisher, who leads as Evan Hansen
Winner of a Grammy, Olivier and six Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 2017, Dear Evan Hansen is returning to Music Box Theatre on Dec. 11. The hit musical features a score by the award-winning composers behind LaLa Land and The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. It follows 17-year-old high school outcast Evan Hansen (played by Jordan Fisher) on his long, complicated journey to finally fitting in. The oft en-relatable musical has received rave reviews and proves to be a must-see. Opens Dec. 11, 239 W. 45th St.
D.C. TO NYC
Chef José Andrés of Zaytinya
James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés is bringing his innovative Mediterranean eatery Zaytinya from Washington, D.C., to the new Ritz-Carlton New York. White oak woods, neutral hues and bursts of blue, plus a blue lava stone-top bar and backlit backbar feature inspired by the Greek evil eye, create a Mediterranean ambiance. Featuring an inventive menu including mezze, small plates of the eastern Mediterranean, inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisine, the restaurant will serve sharing plates with meats and cheeses, hummus and flatbreads along with a diverse wine list. 1185 Broadway
The Waldorf Astoria’s iconic facade
The iconic Waldorf Astoria has undergone a number of changes in the years since it was built in 1931 and, over time, straying from the original architect Schultze & Weaver’s vision. Now, through a renovation, architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is setting out to restore the Waldorf Astoria’s inherently elegant character and grandeur to return it closer to the original design. Because the exterior and several interior spaces are official New York City landmarks, this project is especially complex—every landmark change requires the Landmarks Preservation Commission approval. Through conducting extensive research of the original structure, architects are bringing back aspects such as the well-known abundance of public spaces on the main level and the original cove lights in the Grand Ballroom to return the Waldorf Astoria to New York City’s sparkling crown jewel by 2023. “When New Yorkers and visitors from around the world walk through these spaces when they reopen, it will be a revelation,” architect Frank Mahan says. 301 Park Ave.
At the Fulton Fish Market comes chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s highly anticipated 53,000-square-foot marketplace, The Tin Building. Featuring cuisines from around the globe, it will house six full-service restaurant concepts and six fast-casual counters, as well as beverage outposts, retailers and a Central Market, selling local seafoods, meats, cheeses and more. “This project is a valued opportunity for me to re-create such a meaningful experience of discovery—incorporating favorite dishes that are global in scope and locally sourced, specially curated for a one-of-a-kind Seaport journey,” Vongerichten says. Restaurants range from Japanese fare, including Shikku, a sushi and sake spot that turns into a late-night izakaya, to plant-based spots such as Seeds & Weeds, a sustainable eatery that focuses on fresh daily ingredients. Pier 17, The Seaport
ALL DAY CAFÉ
Lodi’s menu showcases sweet treats that are equally mouthwatering as they are photogenic.
Inspired by the relaxed Italian cafe culture, all-day restaurant, bakery and bar Lodi by Chef Ignacio Mattos has recently debuted in Rockefeller Plaza. Lodi’s versatile atmosphere and menu allow guests to visit for a morning coffee or afternoon drinks and immerse themselves in the elegant ambiance created by features like the barrel vault ceiling and cut-glass chandelier. The extensive bread and pastry selection, created by head baker and pastry chef Louis Volle, celebrates the craft of milling and baking, and the spot even has its own large stone mill—the first of its kind in Manhattan. “As we enter this new stage in New York City, we’re returning to our roots with an appreciation for the most essential crafts, such as milling, baking and distilling,” says Mattos. “Lodi is a celebration of what we love to do.” With breakfast options such as small pastries, seasonal fruits and soft eggs with smoked salmon, and an all-day menu focused mainly on antipasti such as housemade ricotta and caprese, Lodi’s delectable bites will soon make a splash. 1 Rockefeller Plaza, lodinyc.com
Photography by: FROM TOP: PHOTO BY BEN ANDERS/COURTESY OF BRAND; PHOTO BY BEN ANDERS/COURTESY OF BRAND; DOGS PHOTO BY GRAY MALIN; LANBY PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRAND; JORDAN FISHER PHOTO BY JOHN SALANGSANG/BFA; ZAYTINYA PHOTO BY LOCAL COMMONS; WALDORF PHOTO COURTESY OF NOË & ASSOCIATES / THE BOUNDARY; TIN BUILDING PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROMAN AND WILLIAMS BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS; LODI PHOTO BY ADRIANNA GLAVIANO/COURTESY OF BRAND