Neighborhoods

NYC Places with a scene

Catch, 21 9th Avenue, Meatpacking, Manager Chris Henessey, Hostess Nori Ann Riviera 212 392 5978 This is one of the hottest places in all of NYC.  Its above the Sephora store in the center of the Meatpacking district and is three floors of non stop action.  From the best looking hostesses in the city to […]

Joseph Leonards

Joseph Leonards, 170 Waverly Place,  West Village This is a very cool and hip place to go for a very good and fun meal.  Its basic American food, great fresh fish, aa selection of meat, you get the picture.  I had a great pork chop over grits, really terrific.  The winners here are the apps, […]

My favorite Pizza places

Motorino, 349 E. 12th St, 212-777-2644 Winner of several best pizza in NYC awards, was taken here by Ed Levine of Serious Eats who considers this the best pie this side of the East River (get it) and it will not disappoint.  Great crust, perfectly cooked and worth the schlepp to the East Village. (see […]

Grand-Havana-Room-best-cigar-bar in city

Grand Havana Room, 666 Fifth Ave, 212-245-1600, Private Club Without a doubt the single best cigar bar in NYC.  Located at the top of 666 Fifth, thirty nine floors above the city located between 53rd and 54th, this place is gorgeous, luxurious, cool and just one great room.  The bar has everything, the food is really good […]

Italian restaurant: i truilli

i Trulli, 122 E. 27th, 212-481-7372 This is a wonderful east side place that offers a great fresh fish cooked whole in a lot of herbs and spices that just melts off the bone.  A really good place to eat with a group or just a couple of people.  They have a wonderful wine bar […]