Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Zinc Bar
Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
Employees Only
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...
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...
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.
The Muse
Personal pampering for both you and your pooch in the heart of Times Square.
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.
The Empire Hotel
Majestic modernity, happily situated adjacent to Central Park. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool deck, bar and lounge.
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.
Museum of Natural History
All you ever wanted to know about natural history...
Frick Collection
A collection of artworks housed in the former estate of steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick...
Magnificent meals (and margaritas); some of the best Mexican fare in town.
Per Se
This three Michelin-starred restaurant is where New York's moneyed elite dine in plush modernity overlooking Central Park.
New York's spiritual home of house music is now as much about the music as it is about the look...
Ritz Carlton
The theme of the hotel is pure old-school luxury... but with just enough contemporary twists.
Homey sophistication is the order of the day come for classic cocktails and great food.
Burger Joint
A no-frills approach to well-made food is what people love best.
Cipriani Downtown
Dress in the day's designer purchases and join the jet-set crowd for Bellinis and people watching.
Knitting Factory
One of Brooklyn's best live-music clubs...
60 Thompson
Perfectly located 60 Thompson is ideal for those who want something hip stylish and comfortable.
City Club Hotel
Once a stately private club the City Club Hotel is a cool choice for an exclusive set.
Hundred Acres
Comforting and comfortable. Particularly popular for the rustic brunch.
City Bakery
Wonderfully warm, rib-sticking comfort food...
Tucked away down a little alleyway is this temple to the hunt.
Gotham Comedy Club
Brings grandeur and glamour to the Big Apple comedy scene...
Pete’s Tavern
One of New York's oldest taverns and a favourite of O. Henry.
1 Oak
Subtle it ain't. Sexy it can be. Over the top, all the time!
Hudson Hotel
The Hudson is a brilliant reflection of the boldness and diversity of the city that never sleeps.
Antique Garage
Formerly an auto-garage the space is now a bi-level restaurant slash antiques shop.
Blue Ribbon
A landmark on the New York culinary scene. This is the place for late night dining.
Ten’s World Class Cabaret
Upmarket and somewhat 'gourmet' strip club with charming girls...
Chelsea Bicycles
Chelsea Bicycles offer high-end bikes for rent for a genteel pedal...

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