October 3, 2019
Where to stay, eat and shop in Nolita and nearby.
Boho vibes and duds abound at the chic boutique Warm.
The charming streets of Nolita are home to the loveliest locally owned boutiques. Love Adorned (269 Elizabeth St., 212-431-5683, loveadorned.com) is a treasure trove of jewelry, ceramics, aromatics and textiles in a beautifully designed space. Down the block is Thomas Sires (243 Elizabeth St., 646-692-4472, thomassires.com), your go-to for gifts from established and emerging designers and global artists. Shop Goods for the Study (234 Mulberry St., 212-219-2789, goodsforthestudy.mcnallyjacksonstore.com), a cozy sliver of a storefront from the owners of McNally Jackson Books, when you need a home office revamp. Warm (181 Mott St., 212-925-1200, warmny.myshopify.com) has become a destination for “urban hippies” who appreciate handcrafted goods, capsule collections and stunning fabrics, while Westerlind (29 Spring St., 212-226-6916, westerlindoutdoor.com) is for the style-conscious outdoor adventurer. Later this fall, the Seattle fashion emporium Totokaelo (190 Bowery, totokaelo.com) will take over 9,000 square feet of space on Bowery Street for top brands like Acne Studios, Proenza Schouler and Marni.
Deconstructed avocado toast from the French café Maman.
Nestled on the edge of Nolita is De Maria (19 Kenmare St., 212-966-3058, demarianyc.com), a contemporary café serving all-day breakfast and more by chef Camille Becerra. The menu is stacked with flavorful healthy dishes like toast with avocado and lavender-cured salmon and, for dinner, halibut with apricot-mustard chutney. For consistently delicious Italian, stop by Rubirosa (235 Mulberry St., 212-965-0500, rubirosanyc.com). The eatery’s chicken parmigiana, paper-thin pizza and meatballs are some of the best in the city. If it’s Mexican for dinner, head to Tacombi Nolita (267 Elizabeth St., 917-727-0179, tacombi.com), where fresh tacos are served out of a vintage Volkswagen van. Grab an ice-cold agua fresca and enjoy the kitschy garagelike space. Cocoron (37 Kenmare St., 212-966-0800, cocoronandgoemon.com) is a small Japanese noodle shop with an open kitchen and made-to-order small dishes. Finish your meal with tapioca and frozen fruit doused in frozen coconut milk. The Sosta (186 Mott St., thesosta.com), a fast-casual Italian eatery by a co-founder of the vegan sensation By Chloe, has become an instant hit, offering pastas made fresh each morning, along with antipasto boards, focaccia sandwiches and wine on tap. Mangiamo, baby!
The New Museum, designed by architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.
Ian Schrager’s latest hotel, Public (215 Chrystie St., 212-735-6000, publichotels.com), prides itself on providing “luxury for all.” The 28-story Herzog & de Meuron-designed tower has a toughluxe aesthetic, using a mix of plywood, concrete and fine marble. The 370 glass-box guest rooms, in a calming neutral palette, were inspired by yacht cabins. Guests and visitors can enjoy several bars, including a 17th-floor cocktail lounge, as well as the restaurant Public Kitchen and the food market Louis, both by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. There are also co-working spaces, a chic retail store, a flower shop and a basement art center.