Celebrate the new season with some of New York City’s hottest new offerings.
Darling’s bar area
The recently opened Central Park South hotel Park Lane New York has made a splash as one of the city’s hottest hospitality debuts. This spring, the spot is opening Darling, an exclusive new rooftop lounge, to complement its park-facing rooms, event spaces and restaurants. Perched on the 47th floor, the Scott Sartiano-led club features a bloody mary bar, self-pour natural wine bar and tableside martinis in the evenings and nights. Darling encourages a relaxed lounge environment during the day, and as the sun sets, a more intimate vibe takes over for curated events. 36 Central Park South
A shot from An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City.
Architect and design educator Phillip James Dodd teams with photographer Jonathan Wallen to show the glory of New York City’s Gilded Age in their new book, An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City (Images Publishing). “By 1892, nearly half of the country’s millionaires had taken up residency in New York City,” writes Dodd. “[Through their] leadership, vision and patronage [they] ushered in a renaissance of architecture, painting and sculpture, and transformed New York City into the metropolis we know today.” Full-color photography from Wallen and insightful commentary by Dodd welcome readers into some of New York’s celebrated Beaux-Arts landmarks—including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central Terminal and some that are not open to the public—and the world of those who imagined them.
Chef Nicole Gajadhar offers crowd-pleasers ranging from caviar-topped potatoes to a burger.
To The Nines
Inspired by the great hotel lobby bars of Europe, The Nines offers enchantment and whimsy in equal measure, with live music, refined cocktails and House of Hackney’s Wild Card carpet in a 70-seat tribute to culinary excellence. The recently opened supper club is the newest establishment by renowned restaurateur Jon Neidich and Golden Age Hospitality. “Our ethos at Golden Age is all about considered hospitality,” explains Neidich. “The soft lighting, the gold wallpapered ceiling, the feeling of a chilled martini in crystal glassware enjoyed with delicious food all while renditions of Chaka Khan, Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones play on the baby grand piano—the guest is taken on a journey that culminates in a perfectly harmonious evening.” 9 Great Jones St.
A Life Through Art
Jean Michel Basquiat, “Jailbirds” (1983)
Designed by the award-winning architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and curated by the family of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure showcases over 200 of the artist’s rarest works. Visitors can explore Basquiat’s deep understanding of American culture through his paintings, drawings, multimedia presentations, ephemera and artifacts. Adjaye envisions the exhibition—hosted in the Starrett-Lehigh Building—as “an intimate narrative journey that not only displays his trailblazing career but cultivates his spirit and mission through the eyes and insights of his own family.” Opens April 9, 601 W. 26th St.
Photography by: FROM TOP: PHOTO BY MICHAEL KLEINBERG; PHOTO BY JONATHAN WALLEN; PHOTO BY LIZ CLAYMAN; COURTESY OF THE ESTATE OF JEAN-MICHAEL BASQUIAT