Spring is the season for gallery hopping. And the Lower East Side is a great place to start. There's nowhere else in Manhattan that's seen such an explosion of gallery growth over the past five years. Sure, Chelsea has more of them (over 300), but the Lower East Side has gone from less than a dozen small spaces just five years ago to around 100 today, making it the neighborhood with the second-highest concentration of galleries in Manhattan...

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It's hard to imagine that Joe's Pub has been a fixture of the East Village nightlife scene for only 13 years. Of all the live venues in New York, it's the one that feels the most inviting, the most intimate, the most loved by musicians. In fact, its whole cabaret-bar set-up with cocktail tables reminds me of the legendary Ronnie Scott's in London, my favorite jazz club in the world...

Directed and shot by: Thiago Da Costa. Edited by: Thiago Da Costa, Justin Schultz

When you think of spa food, do you think of raw veggies and fruit smoothies? What if I told you there was a spa where you could indulge in a glass of the most exquisite wine — chosen by one of New York's top sommeliers?

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Bar Italia

Kors re-makes, Italian double-takes and vegan shakes! There’s been plenty of action lately on the Upper East Side, and I want to bring you all up to speed in one fell swoop...

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In Hell’s Kitchen, where so many new things have been brewing lately, the drink of choice is unequivocally wine. How do I know? The neighborhood has become...


There’s a boutique just off Madison Avenue that’s as pretty as a jewelry shop, only yummier — because everything on sale is completely edible...


Brooklyn Bowl is many things: a music venue, a nightclub, a restaurant, and the first LEED-certified bowling alley in the city. It's also a brilliant night out...


Every time I enter The Frick, I get this feeling that I’m some sort of 19th-century dignitary arriving for a private soiree. I love that sense of stateliness when strolling through the garden court, where I often...


One of these days I'm going to pluck up enough courage to come to work sporting myVivienne Westwood tweed suit. It makes me pause every time I see it hanging in the closet: it’s pretty outlandish, but a thing of beauty given to me by my mother, who bought (and wore!) it in the 80s. I’m sure it would make quite an impact with its crazy shoulder pads!


Until then, I can at least content myself with New York's first show dedicated to Westwood's fashions of the era. Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89, debuts today at theMuseum at FIT, and runs until April 2...

The Lunch Belle
Socca served at Nizza

I'm coming to New York and need recommendations for restaurants with gluten-free menus. Can you help?

mcaliese | Silver Spring, MD