By Lauren Stone And Caroline Grogan By Lauren Stone And Caroline Grogan | October 14, 2021 | Lifestyle Feature
The city is bustling this month—here's what you need to know.
Handcrafted furnishings come from American makers such as BDDW, Thomas Hayes, Sawkille and more.
Eating at home takes on a new meaning at the four-story townhouse-turned-three-story restaurant One White Street. The eatery’s ever-changing menu features globally inspired dishes based on local ingredients, which are sourced year-round from its Rigor Hill Farm in Columbia County, N.Y. Over the past two years, the space has been adapted by owner Dustin Wilson, a former wine director at Eleven Madison Park, and Austin Johnson, former chef at Michelin-starred Frenchie in Paris, and the historic townhouse that once housed John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Nutopian Embassy now boasts a restaurant and wine bar.
The second floor
On the casual first floor, a 2 5-seat wine bar and floor-to-ceiling windows take the stage, and on the second and third floors, Johnson serves a six-course tasting menu from two open-air kitchens. With a heavy focus on seasonal produce at varying levels of fine dining, One White Street offers a choose-your-own-adventure-style dining experience we can’t wait to try. 1 White St. –LS
The Rounds are the perfect gift for everyone on your list this season.
Inspired by owner Anna Harrington’s upbringing in Holland, Brooklyn-based The Rounds are delicious, sustainably made, bite-size cookies that bring out the spirit of the holidays. “The Rounds was born from my love of entertaining and my desire to make hosting in the home less complicated for people,” Harrington says. “Rounds are meant to inspire gatherings—simple or elevated—and encourage people to connect by sharing in something delicious.” Harrington’s take on kaaskoekjes, a buttery cheese cookie she enjoyed growing up in the Netherlands, has attracted the attention of high-profile fans like Tory Burch and Miu Miu. Wrapped with robin’s-egg blue packaging, these scrumptious treats are dressed to impress. @theroundsnyc –LS
A scene from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
The New York Ballet winter season offers an impressive selection to celebrate the splendor of live performances. During the six weeks of programming, viewers can enjoy the music of Tchaikovsky, contemporary choreography, narrative works and a 12-performance run of Swan Lake. “We are honored to present the most diverse group of choreographers who have ever been commissioned by NYCB during a single season,” Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan says. Kicking off the season is an all-Balanchine show featuring three esteemed works—Rubies, The Four Temperaments and La Valse. Other highlights include world premieres by choreographers Justin Peck and Jamar Roberts, who created digital works for the company throughout the pandemic, and a final performance farewell to principal dancer Gonzalo Garcia. Jan. 18-Feb. 27, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza–LS
Xavier Veilhan’s “David n°1” (2021), which will debut at Perrotin in November
Paris-based multidisciplinary artist Xavier Veilhan is debuting a sculptural exhibition at Perrotin’s LES gallery. Some of his most enigmatic works like Veilhan Versailles have had stints in influential modernist locations like Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion. But this one veers from his usual sharp, futuristic shapes with smooth, sculptural configurations. “This new work is very important to me because it’s gradually developing into a new series of works where the idea is a bit like in faceted sculptures,” he says. “We reveal forms that are recognized as being human but that are more or less altered to correspond to our perception of these forms.” Nov. 3-Dec. 24, 130 Orchard St. –LS
Through Andy Warhol: Photo Factory, viewers can explore more than 120 of the artist’s works.
Featuring rare, never-before-seen photographs as well as iconic favorites, Andy Warhol: Photo Factory at Fotografiska offers a new way for viewers to interact with his work like never before. The show displays an in-depth view of all six areas of Warhol’s film-based work, from stitched photographs to photo booth strips and gelatin silver prints, allowing a look at the artist’s experimentation with the camera. “The exhibition exemplifies the breadth and depth of Warhol’s photographic practice, with an unprecedented degree of focus,” says Amanda Hajjar, director of exhibitions at Fotografiska. Photo studies and intimate documentation of celebrities, friends, trans women and drag queens all offer a glimpse into the social and artistic life of Andy Warhol. Through Jan. 30, 281 Park Ave. S. –LS
WARHOL PHOTO BY DARIO LASAGNI
Inside Bar Blondeau’s laid-back space
From the team behind Le Crocodile comes Bar Blondeau, a buzzy new French-style bar in Williamsburg by chef partners Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber and restaurateur Jon Neidich. Beverage Director Rafa García Febles also joins the team with an international selection of natural wines from on-the-rise regions. The spot’s seafood-forward menu focuses on small plates infused with French, Spanish and Portuguese influences (think oysters with apples and ginger, salmon rillettes with creme fraiche and mussel toast with tomato). Located on the sixth floor of the Wythe Hotel, Bar Blondeau’s 70-seat space stars warm oak walls, built-in jewel-toned banquettes and a green-tiled, marble-top bar positioned along floor-to-ceiling windows with views overlooking the East River. 80 Wythe Ave. –CG
A view of the New-York Historical Society’s expansion project from Central Park West
The New-York Historical Society will be welcoming the city’s first museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history and culture as part of a massive 70,000-square-foot expansion by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The museum will focus on the untold, insider stories of the LGBTQ+ community rather than portray the narrative generally heard in pop culture. Visitors to the American LGBTQ+ Museum, which will take up the entire top floor of the expansion, will learn about the history of discrimination and resilience of both the local and national LGBTQ+ community. “The respect and rigor with which New-York Historical has approached this process, including their consultation with local communities, mirrors our own commitment to building a thoughtful, welcoming, queer and inclusive experience for our visitors and partners,” says Richard Burns, chair of the board of directors of the American LGBTQ+ Museum. “We look forward to bringing a dynamic new museum to life within this cherished, deeply respected and growing New York City landmark.” 170 Central Park West –LS
Photography by: FROM TOP: PHOTO BY NICOLE FRANZEN; THE ROUNDS PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; BALLET PHOTO BY ERIN BAIANO; VEILHAN PHOTO © CLAIRE DORN, XAVIER VEILHAN/ADAGP, 2021; WARHOL PHOTO BY DARIO LASAGNI; BAR BLONDEAU PHOTO BY LIZ CLAYMAN; NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY RENDERING BY ALDEN STUDIOS FOR ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS