As spring grows closer, NYC is bursting with newness—here’s what you need to know.
Stop by Motto’s full-service restaurant, craft bar and lounge, which was designed and is operated by Fabio Viviani of Bravo’s Top Chef.
Chelsea is now home to NYC’s debut Motto by Hilton hotel. The 374-room Motto New York City Chelsea, the brand’s first new-build hotel, offers guests a refined experience in the heart of the bustling Chelsea Arts District and amenities such as a tech-focused fitness center, a full-service restaurant, craft bar and lounge, and plenty of common spaces to work or gather with friends and family. “Chelsea is a neighborhood unlike any other, and the entire Motto Chelsea team is excited to welcome guests and locals to experience all this property has to offer,” says general manager Bassim Ouachani. “Combining unmatched hospitality, sleek and smart design and a prime location, Motto Chelsea is sure to offer an authentic taste of all New York City has to offer.” 113 W. 24th St.
Overstory’s Verveine cocktail, made with gin, tequila, melon and verbena.
Looking to mix up the afterwork drinks routine? Venture up to the 64th floor of 70 Pine St. in the Financial District, where the city’s hottest new cocktail bar, Overstory, awaits. With supersleek, moody interiors and 360-degree skyline views, the contemporary spot serves up carefully crafted sips such as the Easy Money (vodka, coconut, yuzu, lime leaf and soda) and the 212 (whiskey, vermouth, cocoa nib, amaro and black pear) along with beer, wine and booze-free options like the Sim Simma (ginger, hoja santa, banana, lime and soda). Plus, guests can kick back on the outdoor terrace on warmer days. No doubt, Overstory will make a splash this spring. 70 Pine St., 64th Floor
Inside Sei Less’ velvety red space
A curious mural on 38th Street welcomes guests to NYC’s newest Asian-fusion speakeasy, Sei Less. Opened mid-January to the delight of many eager New Yorkers, the 350-seat spot is a sleek new space ideal for everything from date night to private events. “It’s an incredible opportunity to bring destination dining back to NYC in a way that also honors the city’s international history and mystique,” says CEO Dennis Turcinovic. “The team behind Sei Less merges decades of exemplary experience to create a speakeasy vibe that is truly unique. We have created something extraordinary, inside and out, and we are thrilled to finally open our doors and realize our vision in action.” 156 W. 38th St.
Sunday in Brooklyn promises an unforgettable dining experience
LET'S DO BRUNCH
Brunch just got a lot more exciting following the announcement of popular Williamsburg all-day eatery Sunday in Brooklyn’s pop-up in the Seaport. The two-story space, at Cobble & Co.’s former address, with floor-to-ceiling windows and an alfresco dining area open through the warmer months, brings with it dishes well-loved by its cult following, such as the Don Ruben omelet and Sunday Pancakes, as well as an inventive cocktail menu. “We are excited to be popping up at the historic Seaport,” says Todd Enany, Sunday in Brooklyn founder. “Sunday celebrates neighborhood at its core, and we’re humbled to now serve this vibrant and growing Seaport community. We couldn’t be prouder to be a part of an amazing collection of shops and restaurants.” 19 Fulton St.
Stop by The Met through June 5 to explore the eclectic works of famed American artist Charles Ray in Charles Ray: Figure Ground. Ray is most known for his sculpture work, but the artist experimented with other mediums, such as photography and performance art throughout his career. Today, the alluring exhibition showcases a range of his oeuvre, featuring sculptures from each period of his career alongside key photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. Through June 5, 1000 Fifth Ave.
Photography by: PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRAND