Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Flatiron & Union Square
A potter around Broadway Fifth Avenue and Union Square will yield some treasures. If it's good weather join the crowds at the Shake Shack for a snack or indulge in a languid lunch at Gramercy Tavern.
LES Tenement Museum
A tour around the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum is a real insight into old New York.
The Greenwich
Innovative and imaginative; The Greenwich is a treat for technophiles.
The Royalton
One of the first boutique hotels in Manhattan the Royalton remains one of the best.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn's contemporary art museum is well worth a trip...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Superlatives just don't do justice to one of the most impressive and extensive art collections in the world...
Public
Located in the heart of Nolita's maze of chic streets this is a great lunch option.
Le Baron
Famous for its impossible-to-impress door handlers and tres chic clubbers in Paris, Le Baron's New York's outpost fits in swimmingly in the Big Apple...
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
The Peninsula
The fusion between contemporary accessories with old-world grace makes this hotel a special pick.
Jean-Georges
Proudly the flagship of Jean-George Vongerichten's eateries the food is close to flawless.
Bar Americain
Superchef Bobby Flay's interpretation of the Brasserie is a triumph. From seafood to steaks; it is stunning.
B.B. King Blues
Legendary guitarist BB King's NYC live music venue can be a little 'destination' for some...
The Benjamin
The Benjamin provides discerning New York travelers with intimacy and comfort.
Bembe
Very cool, very alternative, very eco-friendly, very Williamsburg...
Riverside Church
Serene and spectacular venue for theater and concerts...
Joe
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
The Carlyle
The Carlyle is a timeless classic a showcase of great art and a sanctuary of privacy.
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Tenjune
High-octane Meatpacking club that packs in a weekend party crowd...
Zinc Bar
Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
The Maritime Hotel
What the Maritime lacks in cutting-edge contemporary design it certainly makes up for in atmosphere.
Bicycle Habitat
Whether you want to rent or buy, you're guaranteed to leave this store on two wheels. The perfect way to see the city.
Sunshine Cinema
The hipster haunt for film fans…
Apizz
A less than salubrious location just adds to the charm of Apizz.
Caroline’s Comedy Club
One of the city's most well-known comedy clubs has a mixed line up of stand up and improv...
Little Branch
West Village speakeasy from the Milk & Honey boys...
The Rose Bar
Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Alternative music to cutting-edge theatre is on offer at Brooklyn Academy of Music...
Exhale
Luxury, contemplative chain of upmarket spas around the US...
United Nations
The home of international diplomacy at the heart of Manhattan...
Club Macanudo
Old school elegance for serious cocktails and cigars...
Employees Only
Delicatessen
Smooth and striking interior; a tasty SoHo take on the greasy spoon diner...
Upper West Side
Whilst the Upper West Side is definitely the poor relation to the Upper East Side's designer charms there are a few places that are worth popping into.
Central Park
A trip to New York City is not complete without a visit to Central Park...
Murray Hill
This is where the high-octane shopping really starts - going north up Madison or Fifth Avenue will take you past a roll-call of international designers. Revive with lunch at BLT Steak.
Soho House
Chic decadence seeps from every pore of this building a top choice for a trendy media-set.
Empire State Building
NYC's iconic landmark still provides the best views of the city...
Soaked Lounge
This new SoHo terrace bar gives extensive views over the roof tops of Manhattan, while serving up all-natural fruit cocktails for a stylish set.

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