"Vive Pommes Frites!" Good news for drunken snackers in New York - today Pommes Frites reopens and rejoices in its oily, starchy goodness. For 18 years the Belgian-style staple stood in the East Village, but was lost last year in the wake of the deadly explosion that rocked the neighborhood and crumbled the block. But New Yorkers are notorious for rebuilding bigger and better from the ashes, and owners Suzanne Levinson and Omer Shorshi have been busy doing just that.
Burnt out from the weekend? Well, you're just going to have to keep kicking because we've got an exciting lineup this week. From the annual Arts Connection party at the ever suave 583 Park Avenue to an evening honoring the Lower Eastside Girls Club, we will have you booked solid. Time to rally!
Alexander Wang: curator of cool, downtown designer du jour, owner of one of the best manes in the business. Is it really any surprise that the guy lives in style? Since moving in back in 2010, Wang has called a luxe Tribeca loft at 39 Worth Street home, but with all the changes he's currently experiencing (leaving Balenciaga, launching a jewelry line), a fresh living space is what he's after. So his 2,550-square-foot apartment is going up for sale for a cool $3.75 mil. If you're looking for some new digs (with a massive walk-in closet), click through to take a tour.
"A once-in-a-generation mind," is how a guest from opening night of Nelson Saiers’s “Inside Wall Street” exhibition describes him to us a few days later. Looking back, walking into the gallery that night was a walk into the fascinating wonderland that is Mr. Saiers's brilliant mind gifted in associative thinking. In academia and in the arts, the extraordinarily gifted and talented miraculously put together this and that. They synthesize seemingly unrelated things in original and meaningful ways—drawing from their encyclopedic knowledge and observations.
Our days are spent checking emails, sending texts, posting on social media, and swiping left and right on dating apps. However, when your phone dies, it's like a small taste of what life would be like without it (hint: it's awful). Luckily, public phone charging stations have been popping up around New York City, but in case you can't find one, the following are your next best options.
In case you didn't know, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are full-on workaholics. There's a reason they've created an empire worth a billion dollars before even turning 30. And their favorite metaphorical child in their family of fashionable businesses? The Row. No wonder they're treating the label's first NYC store as an extension of their home. Located at 17 East 71st Street, the shop extends three stories of a chic townhouse, a minimalist haven filled with priceless art by Man Ray and Basquiat. Really, would you expect anything less from these two? Click through for a peek inside.
This weekend, guests will join fashion brand INTREPID by A'OC to celebrate the launch of their new FW16 campaign video and New Yorkers will be eating all weekend in Tribeca for the 22nd annual Taste of Tribeca. Sounds delicious, non?
If there's anything fashion princess Dylan Lauren loves more than candy, it's animals. Last weekend, in an effort to raise awareness for adoption, Dylan's Candy Bar hosted a chic dog rescue event in Union Square, filled with adorable pups looking for homes as well as some very stylish A-listers.
Forget Paris - New York City is the sexiest city in the world. We mean, where else can you go on a different Tinder date every night of the week, with each a member of a completely separate dating pool? With so many opportunities for romantic first kisses and steamy makeout sessions, you're going to need options in optimal spots. Make this your summer kissing bucket list.
Don't spend this weekend online-shopping in bed or at some lame party where you'll down three gin and tonics and then drunk text that guy from ninth grade summer camp. Get out of the city instead. In this bubble, it's easy to forget that there are people whose lives don't revolve around green juice, soul cycle, or investment banking. Visit a lake, go antiquing, or reenact everyone's least favorite Tim Burton film.