Indeed. Who knew New York’s built-from-scratch neighbourhood of glass and steel towers was going to assemble so many genuinely compelling destinations? Best of all, you don’t need to hail a cab to get from one to another. Here’s a breakdown:
Mercado Little Spain
What Eataly is to Italy, this market is to Spain. Namely, an amalgamation of many mini-restaurants, grab-and-go counters, and grocery counters — all heavy on the jamón.
Come for the menu, stay for the wine list and flawlessly executed Manhattans at chef Thomas Keller’s latest destination, designed as a throwback to retro luxury. (Yes, that means velvet.)
Forty Five Ten
Clothing at this boutique skews as avant-garde — think offerings from The Soloist, Sacai, and Amiri — as its Snarkitecture-designed interior, which goes all-in on mirrors and terrazzo.
Fall highlights at this all-types-of-art centre include a retrospective of conceptual artist Agnes Denes’s environmental activism, and a group show exploring the intersection of art and AI.