Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

The Slipper Room
The Slipper Room is a performance space offering a roster of incredible variety acts, from burlesque to aerialists and everything in between.
The Spotted Pig
New Yorkers have firmly embraced the Spotted Pig and gastro-pub concept some while after opening it's still regularly packed out. Go for epic bar food and to watch Manhattan sophisticates do what they do best.
The Standard
Towering graciously above the neighbouring warehouses and the High Line, this glistening glass wonder offers stunning city views.
The Standard East Village
The Standard East Village is striking, stylish and chic. This 21-storey tower has beautiful rooms, super cocktails and one of the best restaurants around...
The Standard Grill
One of the most fashionable and sought-after restaurants in New York...
The Strip House
A great atmosphere and a few eclectic culinary touches put this steakhouse ahead of the pack...
The Surrey
The Surrey is glamorously reminiscent of the Upper East Side's past.
The Third Man
A speakeasy-like bar in Alphabet City, The Third Man serves creative cocktails and a great selection of wine and beer in its rustic-chic space.
The Todd English Food Hall
New York’s answer to the food halls and markets of the Mediterranean, The Todd English Food Hall is located in the luxurious Plaza hotel.
The W Union Sq.
W Union Square's landmark 1911 Guardian Life building has the city at it's fingertips.
The Whitby
A second New York hotel for the Firmdale Group, The Whitby shows the group has hotel design down to an art, with luxe rooms and an in-house cinema.
The World on Your Skin – Superb Spas
Therapy
The gay crowd are flocking to Hell's Kitchen for a little late-night Therapy...
Thompson’s Smyth Tribeca opens Toro Bar
Thompson's Smyth Tribeca opens sumptuous Spanish inspired cocktail bar Toro designed by Avroko.
Tom Sellers | Story in The Making
Tommaso’s
This old-world Italian eatery, with operatic accompaniment, is ideal for a romantic first date dinner...
Top 10 first-date restaurants in NYC
Whether sealing a short-term deal or planning to put a ring on it in the distant future; you need this to go well. So get your first-date venue right.
Tørst
Danish for ‘thirst’, TØrst is the latest addition to Brooklyn's ever expanding bar scene, and a real haven for beer aficionados.
Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Union Square Park
Union Square Park is a cultural hub of happenings. Stop savour and enjoy...
United Nations
The home of international diplomacy at the heart of Manhattan...
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.
Urban Flowers – A City in Bloom
Vic’s
A marvellous marriage of Italian and Mediterranean flavours, Vic’s – with Chef Hillary Sterling at the helm – is a NoHo knockout.
Washington Square Park
Steeped in history and popular with a diverse mix of people Washington Square Park is a great place to hang out. On the weekends come and enjoy performers entertaining the large crowds.
Webster Hall
Large-scale club nights and top-class live music...
West Village
Bleecker is the main shopping street around these parts with Marc Jacobs Cynthia Rowley and Ralph Lauren leading the pack.
Westville
Low-key Westville is neighbourhood cooking at its finest...
What are Pop-up Supper Clubs?
They've been around since the 30's, and with good food and new company for just £30, their appeal is not waning. Hg2 asks: what are pop-up supper clubs?
What’s Cooking Good Looking? / ON THE RECORD
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...
Wollman Rink
Now owned by Trump - what isn't in New York - the Wollman Rink offers the perfect Christmastime activity...
Words with Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park
Wythe Hotel
Housed in an old factory building from 1901, The Wythe Hotel is a boutique hotel offering incredible views over the Manhattan skyline and sleek interiors.
Yakitori Totto
Authentic Japanese cooking – the shiso-wrapped chicken skewers are a must...
Zinc Bar
Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
Zum Schneider
Beer just got fun again in New York...

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