Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

The Mercer
The fact that the owner dates Uma Thurman shouldn't impress you but it should alert you to the credentials of the place.
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.
Crosby Street Hotel
Áber-hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp made the leap across the pond in 2009 transforming a vacant SoHo lot into this boutique beauty.
NoMad Hotel
Glamourous new boutique hotel and upscale eatery bridges the gap between Paris & New York and Chelsea & Gramercy Park.
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.
Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum of American Art has moved into a purpose-built Renzo Piano building in the Meatpacking where the 14,000 strong collection is housed...
The Peninsula
The fusion between contemporary accessories with old-world grace makes this hotel a special pick.
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
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.
The Benjamin
The Benjamin provides discerning New York travelers with intimacy and comfort.
Bar Americain
Superchef Bobby Flay's interpretation of the Brasserie is a triumph. From seafood to steaks; it is stunning.
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.
B.B. King Blues
Legendary guitarist BB King's NYC live music venue can be a little 'destination' for some...
Bembe
Very cool, very alternative, very eco-friendly, very Williamsburg...
Jean-Georges
Proudly the flagship of Jean-George Vongerichten's eateries the food is close to flawless.
Riverside Church
Serene and spectacular venue for theater and concerts...
Joe
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
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...
Little Branch
West Village speakeasy from the Milk & Honey boys...
Zinc Bar
Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
Sunshine Cinema
The hipster haunt for film fans…
Caroline’s Comedy Club
One of the city's most well-known comedy clubs has a mixed line up of stand up and improv...
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.
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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...
Exhale
Luxury, contemplative chain of upmarket spas around the US...
United Nations
The home of international diplomacy at the heart of Manhattan...
Delicatessen
Smooth and striking interior; a tasty SoHo take on the greasy spoon diner...
Club Macanudo
Old school elegance for serious cocktails and cigars...
Guggenheim Museum
One of the most iconic buildings in the city houses one of the world's greatest art collections...
Financial District & Tribeca
Whilst the Financial District and Tribeca are not renowned shopping areas many Manhattanites make the trek downtown to rummage through Century 21 for bargains Sex and the City's Carrie would kill for.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick's is architecturally stunning and offers an alternative to the city's parks and galleries.

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